Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A soldier, just home on leave from the trenches and anxious to talk of home interest, is implored by his family to tell them about the war. There upon he excitedly describes a sally from a trench and illustrates it, in pantomime destructive of furniture and crockery. At the end, being asked if he ‘got anything’ for all this bravery, he replies ‘yes: the itch” a tag which, though possibly not unnatural, must be altered into something less offensive to [...] as a result of trench warfare. If such alteration is made the sketch is recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall

Researcher's Summary:

No author was given on the script submitted for licencing, however 'The Era' described it as a scene which had been brought to the revue, 'Razzle Dazzle' when Harry Tate joined the company (23 August 1916). It is therefore likely that it was created by the well-known comedian.

Licensed On: 19 Aug 1916

License Number: 409



British Library Reference: LCP1916/19

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66140 M


N/A Empire, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance