Reprint: Amusements: "The Sentimental Bloke"

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Clever, profoundly humorous, and at times touching the heart with its directness of appeal to human sympathies the stage version of C J. Dennis's remarkable book is well worthy of its producers. "Truly Australian" must be the verdict upon this play, and certainly it is truly humorous. He would be a poor creature, indeed, who could find nothing laughable

in "The Sentimental Bloke." Last evening saw an even larger audience greeting the production with delight, and salvos of applause greeted some of the sallies. At the close of the performance, the actors received an ovation. The play is well staged, and acted in a manner becoming the firm of Messrs. E. J. & Dan Carroll. As the 'bloke,' Walter Cornock shows remarkable understanding, and appreciation of the likeable hero. His part is a most clever character study. Tal Ordell gives just the right conception of the off-handed awkward Ginger Mick, who is, nevertheless, so true a pal. Miss Eileen Alexander is Doreen, and she has a winsome way, which C. J. Dennis must have perceived in his creation. Excellent work is done in support, and the whole goes to make one of the most laughable and appealing comedies seen in Adelaide for years. The boxplans for the remaining four nights and the matinee are at Allan's. Day sales will be effected at the theatre office from 10 a.m. 

First published in The Register, 28 July 1923.

[Thanks to the National Library of Australia's newspaper digitisation project for this piece.]

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