11 NOVEMBER 1949, Page 5

Mr. J. B. Priestley made a full-tongued attack on the

British theatre on Tuesday. Reporting it, The Daily Telegraph, getting off to a good start, began: "Mr. J. B. Priestley, whose play, ' Summer's Day Dream,' came off at the St. Martin's Theatre on October 55 after 43 performances. . ." Well, it may be so. To distinguish between these post hots and propter hots is never easy. jANUS.