Mrs. Pretty and The Premier

Arthur Adams (1872 - 1936)

The Premier has decided that being married would be good for his image. He asks his stenographer for advice: (Premier) Good. Just jot me down a precis of the points made by your fifteen admirers when proposing - the points that specially appealed to you. (Stenographer) I'm afraid, sir, that what most appealed to me could not be expressed in words. In fact, it wasn't words. But no, sir. The subject is too sacred.... (Premier)...But you could tell me how they began. The opening address, eh? How did they lead up? (Stenographer) Most of 'em just kissed me, sir. It seemed to give them confidence. (Premier) But I couldn't possibly start like that. (Stenographer) It's always done sir.... - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Herbert Dix, The Premier's Chief Private Secretary: Peter Musgrove
Effie Bimm, Stenographer in the Premier's Room: Devorah Allen
Gregory, Chief Messenger at Parliament House: alanmapstone
William Power, Premier: Son of the Exiles
Patrick O'Reilly, A Constituent: TJ Burns
Edward Vyce, The Party Whip: Leanne Yau
Martha Callender, The Premier's Sister: Beth Thomas
Charles Lukin, Reporter on The Tribune: Tomas Peter
Helen Pretty, A widow, the owner of Wyonora Estate: Sonia
Mrs. Cusack, A friend of Mrs. Pretty's: Sandra Schmit
Vernon Harrington, Leader of the Opposition: MajorToast
Maid: Leanne Yau
Stage Directions and Editing by: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 01:13:55
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:58:50
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:27:43