Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

The hero of this extremely crude and ignorantly written melodrama is first a postmaster at a naval port and then a soldier in the trenches. To begin with he is the victim of a German spy, who makes him appear a traitor to his country, and who, by persuading his bridge that he is her father, induces her to help him compromise her husband ad secure his own escape. Later on all the principals - the hero, who has now divorced his wife because of her supposed treachery, the German spy, the wife, the wife’s jealous cousin, and the comic humble friends of the unhappy pair - all figure in some extraordinary alarums and excursions in a German dug-out where they come across a Hun general who proudly announces his intention to have his wicked will with his female captives. This officer talks at much blatant length, and so do his proposed victims as well as the spy who has brought them within his reach. But by the aid of some disguises, some remarkable feats of gallantry and some equally remarkable blunders on his own part he is kept at bay until the news comes that the British have taken his trench, and until the psychological moment of the learning of the hero’s and heroine’s characters and for their reunion. Sheer nonsense; but otherwise free from offence. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 28 Nov 1917

License Number: 1256




British Library Reference: LCP1917/23

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66178 P


3 Dec 1917 Palace Theatre, Newton, AlfretonUnknown Licensed Performance