Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A sort of milestone of humble life, elaborating Mr Chevalier's cockney songs. The section which extends over 40 years begins in 1870, with Joe's courtship of Sal. They marry and Sal comes into money, with which they foolishly have the "Nipper" brought up as a gentleman, with the result that he squanders the money and has to migrate. The couple then fall on evil times and by 1912 are brought to the workhouse. But the Nipper returns a rich man and takes them out. This simple story is enriched with various studies of character and sentimental episodes. The main sentiment is quite genuine, however, and the piece is written with care and points [...]

Licensed On: 24 May 1916

License Number: 261



British Library Reference: LCP1916/12

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66133 O


N/A Gaiety Theatre, HastingsUnknown Licensed Performance