THEATER ABROAD: Slickey's Slicker

Britain's angry young Playwright John (Look Back in Anger) Osborne had some thing to be angry about last week. His first musical, The World of Paul Slickey, a savage jab at London's Fleet Street society gossipists, was a critical fiasco.

"Dull," said the Telegraph. "Extraordi narily dull," said the Times. "Incredibly naive and dull," said the Evening Stand ard. In Osborne's own words, Slickey got "the worst notices since Judas Iscariot."

Yet, at week's end, the play was still doing well at the box office, and there was even an outside chance that it might complete its scheduled six-week run...

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