Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This "comedy" is a piece of gibberish nonsense. It is difficult to gather from the script whether it will be played in an offensive way or be merely silly: on the whole I think the latter is the intention. The idea is that a man expects his fiancee to arrive from the East and decorates his room in Eastern fashion to please her, with a troupe of dancers and so on. His clerk, going to meet her, brings by mistake a real Eastern girl who has been engaged for a circus. She assumes that the man is to be her husband and makes love to him, and there is a good deal of sham Eastern business, with appeals to Mahomet and so on. (All this is too silly, I think, to annoy any Mahomedan Indian who might see it.) Then the fiancee arrives and is furious and breaks off the engagement. The circus man comes and claims Eunoa, as the girl is called. Afterwards is a scene of the circus folk getting ready for the show - the 'bearded lady', the 'fat girl' and so on, the circus man ill-treats Eunoa; a storm comes on and the other man comes and rescues her. The thing is all vulgar silliness, but though there is scope for offensiveness in it there is nothing actually to be cut out and probably there will be no harm in it. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 26 Jan 1917

License Number: 765




British Library Reference: LCP1917/3

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66158 B


12 Feb 1917 Hippodrome, WillesdenUnknown Licensed Performance