Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A wife who, during her husband’s absence at the front is working as a tramway-conductress, is surprised at home one night by the appearance of a man who introduced himself as her spouse returning after two years’ absence. In spite of the remarkable resemblance she cannot quite bring herself to believe in he man and by shrewd cross-examination she proves him to be a fraud, and shows him the door. She has only just done so when she receives a telegram from her real husband and exclaims ‘Gawn blimey! If he’d stopped here another half-hour!’ Racy in its handling of an ‘enoch arden’ coup which does not come off. Recommended for license Ernest A. Bendall.

License Number: 1100

British Library Reference: LCP1917/16

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66171 DD


20 Aug 1917 Hippodrome, ColchesterUnknown Licensed Performance