Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

[...] Labergette is a popular comedian who when he arrives at Macon to play "Ruy Blas" before the President is found, to the distress of the provincial manager, too drunk to appear. Thereupon an ambitious dresser, who knows the part, and chances to resemble Labergette very closely is pressed into service and save the situation for the manager. Unluckily however there appears on the scene a fraudulent detective, anxious to arrest the comedian on a faked charge of public misbehaviour towards an actress, Pamela, who as a matter of fact is his jealous and vengeful wife. To avoid the disaster of having his fraud exposed the manager harries off the sham Labergette to fulfil another engagement at Lyons, whither the pair are speedily followed by the real Labergette, by his wife and the fiancee of the imposter, to say nothing of the manager's own suspicious spouse. Their mistaken identities, their cross purposes, their attempted concealments from one another and their jealousies, constitute a bustling farce of the familiar rabbit- warren order, brought to a happy ending by the arrest of the sham-policeman who has been attempting to arrest everyone all round. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 24 Jul 1916

License Number: 360

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British Library Reference: LCP1916/17

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66138 E

Performances

DateTheatreType
28 Jul 1916 Garrick Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance