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Madam Will Wait : A Comedy in One Act single work   drama   humour   - One act
First known date: 1931 Issue Details: First known date: 1931... 1931 Madam Will Wait : A Comedy in One Act
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The play takes place in the waiting room of a fashionable beauty salon.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Madam Will Wait D. L. Waraker , Brisbane : 4BK , 1934 9602901 1934 single work radio play

Adapted from Waraker's one-act play, set entirely in the waiting room of a fashionable beauty salon. The notes that appeared in contemporary newspapers hint at the re-orientating of the drama for radio:

Even in the Introductory note the description of the characters is Interesting—"a lady who is so grand that even her voice sounds expensive"—"a flippant flapper whose finger nails are so resplendent that listeners may almost see the gleam of them shine through the loud speakers," and so on.

Source:

'Radio Interests: 4BK Notes', Telegraph, 21 March 1934, p.19.

Production Details

  • First produced for the Repertory Theatre (Brisbane) in late 1931.

    Producer: Barbara Sisley.

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