Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

Musical Comedy with a comically developed "Cinderella" motive. The heroine is Cynthia, or Cinders, the stepdaughter of a racing Baronet who, being on the verge of financial ruin, proposes marrying her, much against her will, to a Rajah who has a mortgage on the estate. Another thread of the needlessly complicated plot is provided in the possibility that the Baronet may get out of his difficulties by winning the Derby with his horse, the trainer of which is in love with Cinders. Through trickery, in which the heroine's disagreeable sister takes part, the scheme fails: and in Act II the whole party arrives at the Rajah's for the reluctant Cynthia's addition to his harem. Through the trainer-lover's persistence,however, the mixed marriage does not come off: and he himself becomes the Baronet's son-in-law. The piece is poor but unobjectionable, except for the stale and disagreeable joke "winter draws on", as marked on p.6, ActI for deletion. Rec for License. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 20 Mar 1916

License Number: 135

British Library Reference: LCP1916/6

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66127 J


N/A Palace Theatre, BowUnknown Licensed Performance