Examiner of Plays' Summary:
[...] There might have been a question of licensing this play some years ago. It consists of a tolerably frank discussion of the question of population in view of the Empire's need of citizens and of the numerical preponderance of women over men, in this country, a preponderance increased by the war [...] The talk is not profound and is extremely inconclusive but the play is obviously meant very seriously [...] Although its matter may offend old-fashioned views and although personally I do not think the theatre or music-hall a good place for such discussions [...] it should be Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street
License Number: 730
British Library Reference: LCP1917/1
British Library Classmark: Add MS 66156 O
|22 Jan 1917||Victoria Palace, London||Unknown||Licensed Performance|
|22 Jan 1917||Victoria Palace, London||Professional|
'Play in One Act by W.B. Forster-Bovill and Rev. A.J. Waldron'...'The announcement that the Rev. A.J. Waldron was to appear in person in his new sketch drew a huge crowd to the Victoria Palace on Monday night. Mr Forster-Bovil and "the vicar's" latest effort is less of a play than a dramatic conversation upon a very delicate and important moral question. The question being, in a nutshell, that seeing the over-preponderance of women over men in numbers accentuated beyond thought by the war, should a woman satisfy her maternal instinct and bear a child for the race without necessarily marrying the child's father?" "The Era", 24 January 1917.
|29 Jan 1917||Hippodrome, Boscombe||Professional|
Advertised as the '"Epoch-Making Engagement of the Rev. A. J. Waldron (For 10 years Vicar of Brixton), in the Great Problem Sketch "Nature's Call"' "Bournemouth Graphic", 26 January 1917.
|19 Feb 1917||Empress, Brixton||Professional|