Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This comedietta deals with the familiar situation which occurs when an imaginary spouse, invented for the deception of a rich relative, has to be suddenly produced in order to keep up the fraud. The usual uncle and nephew are here transformed into aunt and niece, the latter having given out that she is married, when she is studying music alone in her flat. While she has been doing so she has annoyed her next-door neighbour, a young stockbroker, who, in pyjamas and dressing gown, has slipped into her flat to lock her piano, and has got locked in by accident during her absence. The fun begins when she returns, recognises the intruder as a former acquaintance, and in the middle of a comic argument learns through the telephone of her aunt's unexpected approach. In desperation she passes off her pyjama-clad caller as her husband, and so brings to a happy ending a joke which safely avoids the riskiness which it suggests. Recommended for licence. Ernest A. Bendall. 1 January 1917

Licensed On: 2 Jan 1917

License Number: 717



British Library Reference: LCP1917/1

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66156 B


8 Jan 1917 Canterbury Music Hall, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance