The play ‘Some Thing to Talk About’ can rightly be called a comedy. It is a clever and pleasant representation of the temperament of a modern English People and is full of many funny situations and dialogues. There is comedy of actions, situations and also of dialogues in the play which makes it a pleasant piece of reading.
A burglar, Wolf comes to the Sydney family to rob them. But he is received with an unexpected honour and pleasure. His bewilderment at being treated with such genuine politeness is enjoyable. The sentences like ‘manna in wilderness’ and ‘a wolf in sheep clothing’ cause much of the amusement. The real interest and funny situation comes when after having all the valuables, the wolf decides to return the things back and easily entrapped into the soft alluring net of Sydney family. The reader is forced to smile when wolf leaves after shaking hands with the members of Sydney family.
To sum up the play is a comic one with a plenty of funny situations and dialogues. Modern English society has been criticised with a soft and pure humour.