Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A serviceable little piece in its way. The slacker is an artist who, coming home from a carnival dinner, finds two soldiers billeted upon him for the night in his suburban house. They have supper and one of them, supported by the slackers' wife, tries to induce him to enlist, but he makes excuses. The men shake down for the night; Zeppelins come and land men; the slacker and one of the soldiers go out to encounter them (the other guarding the women) and the slacker returns heroically carrying his wounded comrade; his wife is shot through the window and blinded. Then the stage is darkened again and lo! It is a dream, but the slacker, convinced by his dream, promises to enlist. A certain silliness in the military operations of course is removed by their occurring in a dream, and the piece is well done, the patriotic arguments being put boldly and sanely. It is cordially Recommended for license. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 14 Nov 1914

License Number: 3016

British Library Reference: LCP1914/33

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66081 H


25 Nov 1914 Castle Theatre, Richmond-upon-thamesUnknown Licensed Performance