Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This pantomime, the only one promised for the west-end this year, is in every way worthy of its proud isolation. It is far above the average of such productions, in the natural fun of its characterization, in the humorous incongruities of its familiar action, in the wit of its dialogue and in the neatness of its lyrics, which actually scan. For the rest it follows with no noteworthy variation the old story of Aladdin's love for the Princess, of his quest of the Lamp, of his sham Uncle's knavery, of the magic building of the Palace, of its flight through the air at the command of the lamp's new possessor, and of the ultimate defeat of treachery by true love. If its rich fancies are fittingly illustrated, as no doubt they will be, in scenic display, in song, and in dance, it should score what will be, this Christmas, be a unique success of pantomimic extravaganza. Recommended for Licence. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 18 Dec 1917

License Number: 1307


British Library Reference: LCP1917/26

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66181 F


26 Dec 1917 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance