Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is an Arabian Nights story told in cockney dialogue and [sprinkled] with allusions to the shops and local [...] of Brighton for whose delectation it is written. The framework of the original story of the lad who loved a Princess, who tormented his widowed mother, who secured the magic lamp by the aid of his rascally uncle, who built himself a fairy Palace in a night and saw it fly away when the birds [forcibly] parted with his talisman - all this is set forth faithfully and yet without a vestige of its real romance. There is however no hint of offence in any of its prosaic fun, nor in the copious selection from popular ditties of the day with which it is [...] Recommended for Licence. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 20 Dec 2016

License Number: 647

British Library Reference: LCP1916/31

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66152 A


13 Dec 1916 Palace Pier Theatre, BrightonUnknown Licensed Performance