Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

An average melodrama. Richard, the villain, beguiles Mavis from his cousin Paul, an honest smack-owner, to whom she was betrothed. He is instigated to this by Edith, Paul's sister, with whom he is really in love and who, learning that Mavis will inherit money, proposes to live in luxury at her expense. So Richard and Mavis marry and go to America, accompanied by Richard's mistress: the money is all spent and Mavis leaves Richard with her child. Edith leaves him too. Mavis's ship is wrecked and Paul saves her life. Then Richard also is wrecked gets into a lighthouse which Paul is tending: they fight and Paul kills him in self defence, as is satisfactorily proved at the inquest. The hymn quoted is sung by the onlookers while Paul is struggling in the waves and rescuing Mavis. There is no harm in the piece. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 4 Jul 1917

License Number: 1036




British Library Reference: LCP1917/14

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66169 I


9 Jul 1917 Grand Theatre, PlymouthUnknown Licensed Performance