Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

There is a note to this Play that 'the characters are purely fictitious.' It was suggested, I think, by the Malcolm case, but it is too remote from the facts of that cause célèbre to have any bearing on it. Mrs Andrews, Iris, has just been acquitted of the murder of one Livsky, a blackmailing adventurer, the evidence being that though he was shot with her revolver in her room (at a friend's bungalow) the deed was done by a burglar - Livsky having come to her assistance on her crying out. After some conversation with two light-minded friends at an hotel, her husband arrives and in an interview with her alone tells her that he was the burglar: he was informed that she was intriguing with Livsky and had concealed himself in her room and had seen her shoot him. Iris says that Livsky never was her lover though she was near eloping with him when he demanded money and threatened her with exposure, whereupon she shot him. The upshot is that she consents to give up her friends and live in Devonshire while her husband is abroad and that they will take up life together when he returned. The theme is not pleasant but there is no harm in it and it is a well written little play. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 4 Jan 1918

License Number: 1332



British Library Reference: LCP1918/1

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66183 I


14 Jan 1918 Euston Palace, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance