Saturday 28 October

Posted: May 3, 2017 by saraherhodes in 1916

Yesterday I went to lunch with Mr Harry Naylor. He is a very nice fellow. Has a tremendous amount of work to do through Mr Ernest’s death, and Mr Lionels absence. In the evening we went to “Chu Chin Chow” played by Oscar Asche and Liky Brayton. The music was good, the acting was magnificent, and the staging was simply wonderful. The dresses and colour schemes were riotous. If it ever gets to Australia, see it.

After we had supper at the Carlton, which was very late. Today I had a quiet life. Went to see a football match this afternoon. A pure Australian game, played on the ground where the Inter-varsity matches are played. The 3rd Division played the Australian Training Units. Charlie Perry played as Captain of the TU’s. He played his usual brilliant game and in the old colours- red. Gray of Walkerville was umpire. I saw Jack Bennett there and he is quite well. The match was in aid of Red Cross Funds and must have done well as there was a fair crowd there. Prices 10/- 5/-, 2/6 and 1/-. Programmes what you liked.

The weather is very broken now. Fine one day and wet the next. To go back to “Chu Chin Chow”, it is a glorified tale of Ali Baba and the forty thieves. It is truly eastern in aspect.

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