Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A touching little study, much after the manner of 'The Story of Waterloo' of the military instinct which is strong in death. A veteran of eighty-two talks with his grandchild of the deed of valour which won him the VC - a conversation prompted by his reading of the reports of the gallantry of his old Regiment in Belgium, and also by the child's longing for the old man's sword. The end is the fiery veteran's peaceful death, with General French's portrait - a birthday gift from the unconscious child - in his hand, and with Tipperary sounding in the distance as a requiem. Wholesome pretty and effective. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 18 Nov 1914

License Number: 3023




British Library Reference: LCP1914/33

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66081 O


23 Nov 1914 Empire, CroydonProfessional Licensed Performance
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Performed by George Bealby (also the author), Pat O'Malley and Cora Goffin.
15 Nov 1915 Surrey Theatre, LondonProfessional