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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 April, 2005, 14:49 GMT 15:49 UK
Cleese to embark on one-man show
John Cleese
Cleese has only written the first four minutes of the show
Monty Python star John Cleese is to take a one-man comedy show around New Zealand, California and Australia.

Entitled Seven Ways to Skin an Ocelot, the tour begins in New Zealand in November with no UK dates announced.

A newsletter from the actor's website said Cleese "has no idea what the show will be like yet".

"He and daughter Camilla have written the first four minutes," it said. "First impressions are that the show is going to be very, very, violent."

Side-kicks

"Although we refer to it as a 'one-man show' it will also feature various Cleese underlings, flunkeys, retainers, daughters, side-kicks, minions, catspaws, and cronies (and probably a few hangers-on too)," the newsletter added.

"It should really be called a 'several-person show.'"

Cleese, 65, was a co-founder of TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus, which spawned four movies and the recent Broadway production Spamalot.

He also co-wrote Fawlty Towers, which was voted the top BBC sitcom by foreign viewers in a BBC Worldwide poll last October.


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