Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is an amusing little sketch and the title is apparent, for the only revolution any sensible person wants in England is to be delivered from the minor tyrannies. A wealthy householder appears in the guise of a beggar - begging not for money but for servants, taxis and so forth. A flag seller strangely offers him money instead of demanding it, but finding that he has not read the morning paper, starts bullying him. The same thing happens with a cook, a profiteering tradesman and a taxi driver; each is obliging and obsequious until discovering that ‘he does not know’, when each becomes truculent and bullying. Then the secret is out; there has been a revolution to compel these little tyrants to behave properly. I think it was a mistake to include flag sellers, who are harmless, but for the rest it is fair exaggeration and to the point. I suppose it is merely a scene in the Palace revue. Recommended for license. G. S. Street

Researcher's Summary:

This was a sketch which was written for introduction into the revue 'Airs and Graces' at the Palace. Performances of the revue which included this sketch, likely took place from August 1917 onwards. For a list of performances see 'Airs and Graces'.

Licensed On: 30 Jul 1917

License Number: 1080



British Library Reference: LCP1917/16

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66171 J


N/A Palace Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance