Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A dream play. A man wakes up (apparently) to be confronted by his old friend who was reported dead four years ago but was not really killed; the time is 1918 and his long absence is not explained. It appears that the man had married his supposed widow six months ago. There is a painful scene in which the wife states the hardship of her position and proposes to live alone in future, while the returned soldier denounces his friend and leaves the room. The man soliloquises bitterly and goes to sleep again. Then lo! The husband really returns not in khaki as before but in mufti and with his wife (who has not really married the other man) rejoicing. They wake up the man and he, after a minute's bewilderment, realizes that the other scene was a dream and congratulate the pair. The dialogue hardly rises to the strength of the supposed situation, but there is certainly no harm in any of it. Recommended for license. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 9 Jan 1915

License Number: 3147

British Library Reference: LCP1915/2

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66088 A


14 Jan 1915 Empire, Dudley, WorcestershireUnknown Licensed Performance