Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A sprightly little comedy. The scene is a private box at a theatre. Elaine, a pretty young widow, comes into it. She expects Jack, who has wired to her to be there. Jack is a young man in love with her. Bobby, R. F. C., comes in, and thinking in the darkness she is somebody else, kisses her unawares; at that moment the lights go up and he is recognised by some of his friends in the (imaginary) audience. He is a popular hero, having brought down a zeppelin. Apologies, recriminations and so on. Then explanations, and ultimately the news that hack has just married sapphire, a dancer in the theatre, and that the marriage is to be announced from the stage. Then Bobby makes love to Elaine and persuades her to come to the front of the box so that the audience can see that they are going to be married - and sapphire’s advertisement is spoiled. Lively and harmless fun. There is nothing objectionable in Bobby’s being a flying corps boy as the presentment of him is entirely sympathetic recommended for license. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 31 May 1917

License Number: 977



British Library Reference: LCP1917/11

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66166 R


4 Jun 1917 Royalty Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance