Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

Sketch of the efforts of a Recruiting Sergeant to persuade laggards to join, His sound arguments are backed up by the self-denying spirit of a wife and a sweetheart, both anxious that their men shall do their duty. The 'tag' indicates that there is to be a Recruiting Officer in the vestibule of the theatre ready to test the practical result of the performance at its close. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 7 Sep 1914

License Number: 2926



British Library Reference: LCP1914/28

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66076 X


7 Sep 1914 Hippodrome, Golders Green, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance
21 Sep 1914 Chelsea Palace, LondonProfessional
23 Nov 1914 Pavilion, GlasgowProfessional
Read Narrative
'[This] is the principal attraction at the Pavilion this week. The sketch is just what will tend to stimulate recruiting, and Mr Bertram Wallis portrays the character of recruiting sergeant excellently. Mr Wallis has received thanks from the Army for the splendid results his patriotic sketch has had in London' (Daily Record, 24 November 1914)
30 Nov 1914 Palladium, LondonProfessional