Argus, 6 August 1924, p.24
The Six Miss Seymours single work   drama   - Three acts
Issue Details: First known date: 1924... 1924 The Six Miss Seymours
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'The idea of six young marriageables, doomed by the will of their late father to live a life of monotony in a quiet village, is depressing enough. But when a handsome young man enters the village, and Rose, the eldest, hits upon the idea that all must impersonate distinctive characters in the race for the matrimony stakes, the idea becomes decidedly interesting.'


'The Six Miss Seymours', The Age, 26 November 1924, p.12.


  • The Six Miss Seymours was a popular choice as a fundraising play through the 1920s and the 1930s, including the following productions:

    • The Honor Club of the Young Women's Christian Association, 1925 (Argus, 21 July 1925, p.14).
    • The Methodist Ladies' College Old Collegians' Dramatist Society, 1925 (Table Talk, 22 October 1925, p.30).
    • The P.G.C. Old Girls' Dramatic Club, 1927 (Australasian, 5 November 1927, p.12).
    • The Thalian Club, 1930 (Argus, 14 August 1930, p.9).
    • The Shire Relief Organisation, 1932 (Advertiser [Hurstbridge], 1 April 1932, p.5).
    • Ivanhoe Grammar Old Girls' Dramatic Players, 1933 (Table Talk, 16 November 1933, p.39).
    • Eileen Murphy's Players, 1935 (Advocate, 6 June 1935, p.22).
    • Miss Isobel Duncan's Players, 1939 (Argus, 18 February 1939, p.11).

Production Details

  • Old Lauristonians

    The earliest production traced to date is an August 1924 production by the Old Lauristonians' Dramatic Society, at The Playhouse (Melbourne), beginning Friday 8 August. (No end date has been traced: this may have been a single performance.)

    Produced by Norman Simpson.

    The old Lauristonians' Dramatic Society repeated the production (again produced by Normal Simpson) on 25 November 1924 as a fundraising activity (in order to raise funds for the Tweddell Baby Hospital and School for Mothercraft), with the following cast members.

    Primary cast members: Peggy Thompson (Rose, the vamp), Leila Pape (Violet, the outdoor girl), Sylvia Ward (Marguerite, the misunderstood sister), Dorothy Warren (Myrtle, the housekeeper-sister), Freda Irving (Primrose, the early Victorian damsel), Elsie Waddell (May, the business girl), Frank Lonie (Roger Paxton, the much-sought male), Olive Walter (Aunt Martha), and Winnie Gardner (the cook).

    Other cast members: Beatrice Gilbert, Jean Poulton, Betty Solomon, and Sybil Irving.


    'The Six Miss Seymours', The Age, 26 November 1924, p.12.

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