Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A crude little melodramatic sketch of the manner in which a secret despatch is got from Liege to Namur by a Belgian girl, on behalf of her wounded English lover, in spite of the dastardly efforts of his rival, a typical Prussian spy, who happily ends by being shot. Conventionally effective for the moment: and Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 5 Sep 1914

License Number: 2921

British Library Reference: LCP1914/28

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66076 T


7 Sep 1914 Ardwick Empire, ManchesterProfessional Licensed Performance
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Performers included: Pierre de Bussy (actor), Arthur Lawrence (actor), Brian Ogdvile (actor), Ella Erskine (actress). It was produced by Miss Ella Erskine.
21 Sep 1914 Hippodrome, BristolProfessional
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'Variety Gossip' noted on 24 September 1914 that 200 men from the Gloucester regiment viewed the performance, whilst the 'Western Daily Press' noted that the National Anthem of the Allies was played before each performance and that there was a large number of teritorials in uniform present.