She formed friendships around this time with other aspiring actresses, Esmé Wynne (who later, as Esmé Wynne-Tyson
, wrote plays, novels, and journalism, and who was always supportive of Smith's career) and Phyllis Morris
and Owen Nares
played the leading roles, and Smith's friend Phyllis Morris
first made her mark as a character actress.
Short, Ernest. Theatrical Cavalcade. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Wynne-Tyson, Jon. Finding the Words: A Publishing Life. Michael Russell.
A few months later, in January 1936, another production opened at...