Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a revue with copies of, and allusion to, many other revues, and with much chaff of many happenings of the day. The baby-show craze is exploited in a lecturer’s address to mothers, not always in the best of taste, but void of serious offence. The petrol trouble is illustrated in the course of a tedious journey on a resuscitated [sic] horse-omnibus. The German attitude towards the war is shown - from the English point of view - in a scene between old Fritz and young Fritz when the German comes home from the front. The burlesques include one entitled ‘medically bored’, quite worthy of its title, and another which parodies the brutalities of apace love-making; while ‘three week ends’, with a heroine who has to produce an heir in three weeks, a hero who is a grotesque lover, and a tiger-skin which has got moth-eaten, hits off neatly enough some of the most violent absurdities of Eleanor Glyn’s novel and its adaptation. The fun if all obvious is all harmless; and the lively nonsense is recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 16 Aug 1917

License Number: 1106



British Library Reference: LCP1917/17

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66172 F


18 Aug 1917 Empire Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance