SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 10.
Production and Players
Production and Players.
Any performance by a young cast in the Gymn. can only hope to be impressionistic, which, however, forces the audience to use its imagination. The defects in the show were obvious, but in parts the atmosphere was captured and that the audiences were impressed was shown by their attentive and enthusiastic reception.' The setting contrived by I. Gow, P. Macaskill and H. Williamson was excellent and the "effects" amazingly realistic.
Austin gave a polished performance. His "Uncle" was sympathetic, manly, and dignified, while his engaging stage presence and the richness of a splendidly modulated voice gave him a personality which set a high standard for the rest of the cast.
Scrymgeour's Sergeant-Major, true to type was responsible for several highlights of atmosphere.
Gordon was out of his depth in the difficult role of Stanope, but he impressed with his sincerity.
Gow again demonstrated his flair for quiet comedy, and Watt, Hooper, Tossman and Hutton did good work with interesting roles.