Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This Playlet is defined as a 'revusical comedy' [...] It is all of it riotous and often tasteless nonsense: but there is no offence in it except its silly vulgarity. Some songs are omitted, and these must be forwarded for consideration. Recommended for License. Ernest A. Bendall [an additional licence is included with the script at the British Library. It is undated but reads as follows] This vulgar little revue, originally licensed for the Palace Theatre, Reading, would seem according to the synopsis to have had some suggestive dialogue and business added to it for its production at the Middlesex. In most of the 'gags' quoted I see no serious offence. But the line 'you want an incubator' was licensed only as 'you want a rabbit' and the passage 'there was a man in my room' etc is of course an interpolation and must come out. I think it will be enough if the Manager is cautioned as to this and warned generally against any additions to the text as passed by the Lord Chamberlain. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 19 Feb 1918

License Number: 1408



British Library Reference: LCP1918/4

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66186 C


25 Feb 1918 Palace Theatre, ReadingUnknown Licensed Performance