Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a dramatic and peasant variant of the usual spy-play of the moment. The involuntary spy is Thomas Atkins R.E., who turns up at the Belgian post office just in time to make use of the telephones in the absence of the postmaster, thus warning the Allies of a projected surprise-attack, and incidentally to save the post-master's daughter from outrage by the Uhlan's billeted in the house. The customary arrival of British troops at the psychological moment enables Private Atkins to survive the results of his resourceful gallantry. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 7 Dec 1914

License Number: 3069




British Library Reference: LCP1914/36

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66084 B


14 Dec 1914 Surrey Theatre, UnknownUnknown Licensed Performance