MR. ROY REDGRAVE
One of the passengers by the R.M.S. Ophir to-day was Mr. Roy Redgrave, formerly leading man with the Tittell Brune Company. Local playgoers will remember his good work in "L'Aiglon," "Romeo and Juliet,' and- other plays. Mr. Redgrave journeyed to Perth, and was interviewed in ttiis office. 'I came out from Africa,' said Mr. Redgrave, 'for ten weeks, and I remained under Mr.'J. C. -Williamson's management for
three years. Then I became home-sick —went home, and was engaged the day after I landed as leading man for a stock season at the Standard Theatre, Shoreditch. Since last August I have been playing John Storm in 'The Chris- tian' with Wentworth Croke's No. 1 company. I always wanted to come out here again, and I' wrote to Mr. J. C. Williamson with that object in view. He replied that at some future time he would be very glad, etc, etc, but it was too 'future' for me, and so I wrote to Mr. William Anderson, who cabled to me, offering me a year's engagement A week later I sailed, and it was not till I reached 'Colombo that: I learned that I was to appear in the Australian drama, 'The Man from Out Back,' by Edmund Duggan and Albert Bailey, authors of , 'The Squatter's Daughter.' It is possible that I 'may also appear as Conpean in 'Drink.' I played in that piece with the late Charles Warner some years ago, and understudied him. Mr. Anderson is now negotiating with Mr. Warner's trustees. It is probable that Mr. Anderson will play a five or six week's season in Perth in June and July. I want you to tell people how glad I am to be back In Australia— I am sorry I ever left the country. I -went down on my knees and kissed the soil when I landed this morning. Last time I came for ten weeks and stayed three years— therefore, having come this time, for 52 weeks, I ought to stay tot the term of my natural life!'