The Imaginary Invalid - Satire In Play About Doctors
Review by ‘Te Pana’
The Imaginary Invalid, a play from the French of Moliere by the English humourist P. Ansty, is a fine piece of satire against the medical profession.
Although it is period in its setting, overweighted with words, and employs the ancient theatrical device of the 'aside’, Brisbane Repertory Theatre players in Albert Hall last night nevertheless gave it a certain credibility.
Lack of dramatic highlights was compensated for by the good playing of Blair Hefferan, the pert, and pretty lady's maid, and by Alan Denby, her co conspirator. Sound assistance was given by Beryl Peake, Shirley Burrows, Joseph Holt, and little Maureen McGann. Ralph Taylor, in the lead, was a bit out of his depth.
The Courier Mail, 28 April 1949