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THEATRE ROYAL. I

"Personal Appearance."

BETTY BALFOUR IN COMEDY.

Personal Appeal ance which was presented at the Thentic ftovàl last night Is a light comedy of th» distinctly Ameilcan varletv

Its sinall merit llco not so much in humoui

as In wit

The play which Is by Laurence Pilev deals V 1 li the accidental intiusion of a glamorous but illiterate film actie^s r-nd her entourage on the priwicj ot a cotintij family The flist effect is lo delight the ama_ed film crazy loeals But then the actress takes to v ainplng the flnnce of a daughter of the House a mild domestic ci Us ari'es

St John Et vine used thi, identical plot in Mau Man Quite Contraiy many yeal s ago in anv case one felt that tne whole hiattei might have o°cn much moie entertain- ing If bol'ed down to one swlft-movlnn att

Bettv -alfoui plftved the actress with vetve and assurance thaueh with not much vanetv She ftlso appealed in a number of striking

govt nt

Apait ffoin Miss Bl* if our s it is plftasant to iccoid good work from a number ot Syd- ney plajcis who*- oppottunltlcs foi stage \ oik aie small Mniva Diummond as a Hollvwood-mad ru-tic did really well The pnit was conventional but Miss Drummono made the most of it The one refreshing character in this play was that of the actiesss cjnical debunking mansgci plaved in good but not quite bioad enouph stjie bj Fiank Biadlev He laiscd nnnv lauqhs

The vetcian Katie Towcii, made n charactet

istlcally ample appeal ance John Wiltshire presented a tjpicnl American btlddy Rita gflunccfoit Jane conolly Peter Finch Cecil Petry and Rosie le VBide all contributed ably

The prooticCi v as Pçtci Dcatlng

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Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
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