A new play for broadcasting by PETER CRESWELL and M. H. ALLEN
Founded on ' SAPPER'S' short story, 'RAYMOND BLAIR â€”DRUNKARD '
Incidental Music composed and arranged by LESLIE WOODGATE
The Play produced by PETER CRESWELL
Leyton, a globe trotter LESLIE PERRINS
MacAndrew, a planter J. HUBERT LESLIE
Raymond Blair , a derelict RONALD SIMPSON
Jim Maitland , a rolling stone FELIX AYLMER
Mrs. Blair, a trusting wife LILA MARAVAN
Dutch Joe , a saloon keeper DOUGLAS Ross
Planters, Coolies, Traders, etc., etc.
The action takes place on the Island of Tampico in the South Seas, first on the verandah of the little Tampico Club, next in Dutch Joe's Saloon, or Gin Hell, and lastly in Nagasaki.
' You may not know, or possibly may never have heard of Tampico, in which case, you are to a certain extent to be pitied. If ever there was a flawless jewel set in a sapphire sea, Tampico is that jewel, and since flawless jewels are few and far between, the loss is yours.
' But on balance you win. For if ever there was a place where soul and body rotted more rapidly and more completely, I have yet to find it. That beautiful island, a queen even amongst the glories of the South Seas, contained more vice to the mile than did ever the slums of a great city.'