Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a sentimental little Play, with rather a gruesome touch at the end of it. A Clergyman finds a young man in the act of trying to burgle his house. It comes out that the young man is a Cambridge undergraduate who has lost money he can't pay in betting. The clergyman takes kindly to him and tells him of his own son who went to the bad and exhorts him to not to let this be the first step (Burgling seems a pretty steep first step by the way). He then offers to give him a ring which which will pay the debt and and sends him to the next room to get it. There the young man finds the corpse of the clergyman's wife who died that day as the result of her son's evil end. The clergyman tells him he sent him into the room to enforce the lesson. A well-meant sermon. Recommended for Licence.

Licensed On: 19 Mar 1917

License Number: 868

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British Library Reference: LCP1917/7

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66162 D

Performances

DateTheatreType
30 Mar 1917 King's Theatre, GlasgowProfessional Licensed Performance
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Performed as part of a charity matinee in aid of the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers, Erskine House, and organised by Mr and Mrs Martin Harvey