Daughter of the Theatre
JANET MARY WATSON, daughter of Richard Watson, one of the
stars of the J. C. Williamson Gilbert and Sullivan Company, has not only convinced her parents, but also her kindergarten teacher, that
she is destined for a stage career.
The other day the teacher was telling the class
a fairy story when four-year-old Janet announced
that she knew it off by heart.
"Well, you tell it," said the teacher.
Half-way through Janet forgot the story, but that did not cause her any embarrassment. On the contrary she calmly turned to the teacher and
said, "Prompt, please!"
The use of theatrical expressions, however, is not Janet's sole claim to a theatrical career. She
is a remarkable mimic, and already knows most of
her father's Gilbert and Sullivan roles.
Mrs. Watson plans to have her daughter taught
singing and stagecraft. She will begin her lessons in England, however, as the Watsons, who hail
from South Australia, are returning to London at the conclusion of the Gilbert and Sullivan tour.