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The Spike or Victoria College Review October 1929

Dramatic Club

Dramatic Club.

The Dramatic Club is just concluding what is perhaps the most successful year in its existence. There is now no need to deplore the lack of attendance at readings, for all have been well attended by students and the public, and more members have taken part in the readings. It has been refreshing to see new faces and to hear new voices, for recruits to the club have been more numerous this year than ever previously. It is hoped that the ranks of the club will continue to increase in numbers, that a more ambitious programme may be planned for next year. As the club has abundant material in hand for reading, and as it is already ordering further supplies of books from England, it is considered desirable to continue readings during the vacation if sufficient members will be able to participate.

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"The Monkey's Paw," by W. W. Jacobs, and Shaw's ever fresh comedy, "How the Lied to Her Husband," were read on one evening and gave capital entertainment to as large audience. The supper which was provided at the reading, was also much appreciated. "Shakespeare," a very fine play by Rubenstein and Bax, and "Outward Bound" by Sutton Vane, were also read with great success. The close of last term saw the performance of the club's annual production. "The young Idea," a comedy in Noel Coward's wittiest vein, was the chosen vehicle this year, and the large audiences, particularly that on the Saturday night, which received the play so enthusiastically, fully justify the club for the enterprise. In connection with the play the thanks of the club are due particularly to Miss Mary Cooley, who, besides taking part in the play undertook the arduous duties of producer.

Thanks are also due to Miss Helen Dunn as stage manager, Mrs. R. K. Styche as business manager to the orchestra and its leader, who preformed so ably on both nights, and to all those who assisted as ushers, doorkeeper or programme sellers. The success of the play and of the readings in general throughout the year is gratifying to the club, and should encourage to hope for even greater success next year.

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