Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is an odd, far-fetched little comedy.  The dialogue has the lightness and sympathetic quality of Mrs Milne's work in Punch, but there is not much wit or real humour in either the idea or the development.  An eccentric old gentlemen, Anthony Clifton, to prove his theory that people will do anything for money, leaves £50,000 apiece to Robert Crawshaw and Richard Meriton on condition that they take the absurd and made up name of "Wurzel-Flummery". Robert is a pompous M.P. Richard is also an M.P. but is a brighter and more sincere person; Richard is also in love with Viola, Robert's daughter. The three go to see Denis Clifton, Anthony's nephew, an impossible young solicitor.  After much talk Robert persuades himself that it is his duty to take the money and the name. Richard at first refuses, but Viola persuades him to take it, on the ground that love should come before pride, and that the money will enable them to marry. That happiness in the arguments make it very much recommended for licence.

Licensed On: 20 Mar 1917

License Number: 866




British Library Reference: LCP1917/7

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66162 B


7 Apr 1917 New Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance