Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is an unpretentious and amusing domestic sketch of the entertainment given by a poverty-stricken couple to a rich American, whom they are anxious to persuade to buy their patent door-fastener. They fear greatly the faux pas of the temporary servant whom they have engaged with unsatisfactory references, to wait at table. Fortunately the "boomerang" as the Registry Office keeper calls her - puts the millionaire in good humour by her skill in the mixing of cocktails, and further delights him by the alarmingly familiar conversation which, to her mistress's horror, she keeps up during the meal, the result being that, at its close, the patent has found a purchaser. Cockney humour relieved by touches of pathos, and Recommended for License. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 8 Jan 1916

License Number: 3



British Library Reference: LCP1916/1

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66122 C


17 Jan 1916 Coliseum, LondonProfessional Licensed Performance
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Performed alongside: 'Du Théâtre au Champ d'Honneur'.
28 Feb 1916 Hippodrome, BristolProfessional
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Performed by Mabel Knowles. Other acts on the same bill were: G. H. Elliott, Chris Van Bern (magician), The Keystone Troupe, Hunter and Bob, Zara Wolinski, the Sisters Aberdarc, and Gillie Potter. Described as 'Screamingly funny throughout' (Western Daily Press, 19 February 1916)