Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

The scene is a private room in a hospital. A young soldier suffering from shell shock makes no answer when spoken to by the nurse. A photograph of a dancer has been found on him, the face obliterated by a shot. The doctor has asked a young dancer of his acquaintance to come and dance to the boy; she does so, and of courses turns out to be the dancer of the photograph and the girl he was engaged to. He recovers his speech and all is well. As a matter of taste, I dislike a hospital scene-bandages removed etc. - on the stage, but worse faults of taste have to be allowed. Apart from that, the piece is prettily and sympathetically written in it’s simply way. Recommended for license, G. S. Street

Licensed On: 5 Sep 1916

License Number: 444


British Library Reference: LCP1916/21

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66142 M


11 Sep 1916 Hippodrome, PutneyProfessional Licensed Performance
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The cast were: Henry Oscar (Jack), Ernest Burton (Doctor), Rosamond Croudace (Nurse) and Violet Barnett (Coppernob).