GOOD lines help but don't by themselves
make a play. The Blue Goose has many good lines and it has quite an original angle on provincial politics. It should go down very well in the provinces but whether it is quite London's cup of tea will have to be proved by London's support.
The story centres round the family of a Borough Treasurer, their petty social ambitions, their amateur dramatics and really that is all, The elder daughter, tall and masterful. sets out to marry the diminutive mayor (Billy Merson) and the younger girl elopes with a world traveller. The author, Mr. Peter Blackmore, has distributed his good lines rather unevenly with the result that poor Mr. Merson has little or nothing to say and any laughs he gets are completely oft his own hat.
Iris I loey provides a brilliant example of the triumph of technique and personality over thin material and carries off many a "thin" situation that would, in the hands of less experience, have flopped.