Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a primitive tragedietta, written round the ill-treatment of the Flemish peasant, Tonette, by her worthless husband. She has been drive to leave him after he has caused the death of their child: and she has returned to the home of her parents. After her desertion of him he has committed crimes which have sent him to prison, and on his discharged he follows her up to induce her to return to him as his wife. On her refusal he is so indignant that he quarrels violently with her and attempts to murder her with a carving-knife. She is saved by her brother, whereupon her wretched husband commits suicide. The little piece, though harsh and gloomy, is free from offence. Recommended for License. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 11 Jan 1918

License Number: 1342

British Library Reference: LCP1918/1

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66183 S

Performances

DateTheatreType
12 Jan 1918 Castle Theatre, Richmond-upon-thamesUnknown Licensed Performance