Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

Defoe's famous story retold in the conventional pantomimic way. Much is made of the rivalry between the hero and Will Atkins for the love of Polly, who as usual gets on board the ship in male attire and who, as is not so usual, is mistaken by the villain for his possible accomplice in the drowning of her sweetheart. This is the only new turn given to the plot, which is brought to its customary climax in the cannibal island where Robinson saves Friday from becoming a meal for the man-eating King. The dialogue is full of puns new and old, but none the worse for recalling the older methods of pantomime librettists. The words of the proposed ditties where not given must be forwarded for consideration.

Licensed On: 19 Dec 1917

License Number: 1309



British Library Reference: LCP1917/26

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66181 H


26 Dec 1917 Theatre Royal, BournemouthUnknown Licensed Performance