Dancing Times, London
Duke of York’s Theatre. May 1937
This newspaper article was, I think, written by someone from the publicity department of the Institute of Mime, as opposed to being written by an independent journalist, as it is word for word the same as articles written elsewhere.
The opening lines are different; mime is described as a ’delightful and little-known branch of the Theatre Arts’. The writer believes that members of the public do want to see mime and unspoken drama in England, yet little of it is performed in the theatres of the West End. However, the Institute of Mime are due to give a show at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
The playbill was similar to others given by Miss Mawer consisting of the history of mime, then adaptations of the old religious dramas, such as The Deluge, followed by Commedia dell’Arte, and finally an excerpt from Irene Mawer’s famous production of L’Enfant Prodigue.