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

Licensed On: 30 Jul 1917

License Number: 1080

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British Library Reference: LCP1917/16

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66171 J

Performances

DateTheatreType
N/A Palace Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance