Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

An amateurish little drama, violent in action and preachy in didactic talk, ranging from the right of women to votes after their war-work to the need of state-help for ‘unmarried mothers’. The chief talkers are an earnest youth doctor, strong on the subject of hypnotic suggestion, and his married sister whom he incidentally warns against her intimacy with an objectionable acquaintance. This villain is presently proved, by the aid of a police-report and a photograph, to have ruined a girl-friend of the doctor’s, with the result that she has just committed suicide. Instead of attempting the usual vengeance the hero contents himself with the hypnotic suggestion that the callous seducer Ashal join his victim in death; and that the hint is taken is indicated by a pistol-shot ‘heard off’ at the end of the sermon. Crude but harmless. Recommended for license, Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 8 Sep 1916

License Number: 452

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British Library Reference: LCP1916/22

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66143 B

Performances

DateTheatreType
21 Sep 1916 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance