Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This little play won a prize in 1911 and was acted privately at Stafford house. It is a delicate and affecting little work. A young man and a girl, in a talk at the latter’s house, go to the nursery where they had played as children, having evidently been brought up together. He was returned to England after defending a hospital for a year against attacks by niggers. They talk of their childhood together and it is clear that they love one another now that they are grown up. And then then young man tells her he cannot ask her to marry him; his experience has made him prematurely old and the doctors give him only a year of suffering life. The girl eloquently refuses to give up and marry anyone else; she will share that year of suffering with him. A sad, well written little play. Recommended for license, G. S. Street

Licensed On: 30 Apr 1917

License Number: 929

British Library Reference: LCP1917/9

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66164 P


7 May 1917 Theatre Royal, BoltonUnknown Licensed Performance