Commenting on Barbara Sisley's dual role as both director and actor in The Romantic Young Lady, The Telegraph theatre reviewer wrote:
Barbara Sisley, the producer, took the somewhat unusual step of casting herself. This was no error of judgment. As the witty, excessively shrewd, young-at-heart grandmother, with all her faculties about her, and not to be dragooned by the garrulous and privileged old retainer (excellently played by Rhoda Felgate), she gave a splendid performance. It is a fine point, indeed, whether it is as a player or a producer, that she is to be more heartily congratulated.[i]
Writer: Christine Comans
[i] ‘H.W.D.’ in The Telegraph, Oct. 29, 1932.