Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A conventional episode of the war, owing most of its point to the picturesqueness of its eastern setting in Vladivostok. Its subject is the attempted theft of the plans of a new railroad, all-important to the allies for the transport of munitions from Japan to Russia. The plotters are an old German naturalist and a Viennese adventuress. The intended victim is the young Irish engineer of the trans-Siberian railway, who has for his friends in the mysterious ‘house of the five lanterns’ its owner, Quong Ho, and a Mongol outlaw whose life he saved some time ago. After much stealthy business on both sides and much signalling with the lanterns, the German spy is caught in his act of treachery, and is punished with death at the hands of the grateful outlaw. Effective in its grim savage way: and recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 27 Mar 1917

License Number: 881

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British Library Reference: LCP1917/7

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66162 P

Performances

DateTheatreType
16 Apr 1917 Palace, East HamUnknown Licensed Performance
16 Apr 1917 Palace Theatre, Chelsea, LondonProfessional
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Performed by Mary Mayfren and company. Also on the bill were: Variety acts: Emma King, Arthur Rigby, Howard Bellman, Violet King, Harry Levaine, Mikado Family and two unnamed American singers standing in for 2 Rascals and Jacobson.
23 Apr 1917 Metropolitan Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Performed by Mary Mayfren and company. On the same bill were: 2 Rascals and Jacobson, Jack Pleasants, Manny and Roberts, Alcide Capitaine, Binns and Binns, Violet King, Otto Viola, Daisy Stratton
30 Apr 1917 Palace, East HamProfessional
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Performed by Mary Mayfren and company. Also on the bill were: Florrie Ford, The Two Bobs, Frank and Vesta, Anna Martens, Five Keith Proctors, Harry Hasto, Carlton Trio, Ethel Newman.
7 May 1917 Syndicate Hall, Euston, LondonProfessional
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Performed by Mary Mayfren and company. On the same bill were: T E Dunville, Sharpe's Tromboneers, The Daunton-Shaw Troupe, Maggie Clifton and Partner, Those Four Kids, George Newburn, Frederic Culpitt, Eileen Wayne
14 May 1917 Syndicate Hall, Tottenham, LondonProfessional
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Performed by Mary Mayfren and company. Also on the bill were: Florrie Ford, Charlie Meteor Trio, The Selbinis, Leo Cud and company in the Six Musical Navvies, J H Scotland, Fred Hawtree, Eileen Wayne
28 May 1917 Palace, HammersmithProfessional
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Performed by Mary Mayfren and company. Also on the bill were: Jack and Evelyn, Phil Ray, Daisy James, Tom Clare, Romanesca Quartet, Cissie Lupino, Togos.
4 Jun 1917 Syndicate Hall, LondonProfessional
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Produced by Mary Mayfren and company.
11 Jun 1917 Empress, BrixtonProfessional
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Performed by Mary Mayfren and company. Acts on the same bill were: Sam Barton, Rosie Lloyd, The Carlton Trio, Five Keith Proctors, Frank Maura, The Mervan Girls, Fatty Roma.