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'KISS AND TELL'

Stars Interviewed J.C.W. SEASON $GR KALGOORLtE

'With 'Kiss arid TelP we have established an Australasian record run for a musical comedy or straight play,' said Mr. Claude Flemmirig, when passing through Kalgoorlie yesterday by the trans Australiari train for Perth, where the J. C. Williamson company, in which he plays the lead, opens with the popular comedy to-night. In an interview here, Mr. Flem riiing recalled that his last visit t6 Western Australia was with George Gee iri 'Firefly,' in 1924.

He was sure that 'Kiss and Tell' would be a favourite with West Australian theatregoers, for it opened in Adelaide on November 27, 1943, arid later had the record season of one year and orie week at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne. Since, it had been played to record houses in the other Eastern States and the present caste was almost identical with the original orie for, as he explained in his breezy manner, 'we have had no casualties.' The vivacious leading lady. Miss Gwerida Wilson, is payirig her first visit to Western Australia. She said she had heard so much about the West from her husband, Mr. Don Sharp, who is also a member of the company, and who, as a member of the R.A.A.F., spent some time here, that she had been looking forward eagerly to this visit. Miss Wilson, who is a Vic torian, is a .graduate of the Mel bourne University, where she took a prominent part in productions by the University Players and other repertory work. She' also played in many revues there, but later went to Sydney to engage in radio plays for 15 months and created the part of ':Tnriie' at the Minerva Theatre. T n., in May, 1943, she returned to luelbourne to take the leading feminine part iri 'Kiss arid Tell' for Williamsons, and, to use her own words, she has been 'kissing and telling ever since.' Miss Wilson said that on the Nuilarbor Plains they encountered rain at orie stop, and what im pressed her was a little dog run ning alongside the train, barking at the rain and snapping at the rain drops. He had apparently riever seen rain before. Advice has been received to the effect that the company, after the conclusion of the Perth season, will play a short season in Kal goorlie with 'Kiss and Tell.'

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