Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A well-written pathetic little play. The scene is a studio shared by two young women artists, Barbara and Guelder. It is a late evening of snow and cold. Guelder is going to marry, next morning, a young artist, now a soldier on leave, Ken, who lives in a studio opposite. As they are going to bed they see a girl lying in the snow outside. They bring her in and when she has been revived she tells them her story. It appears that Ken had taken her as his mistress, two years ago, in a period when Guelder would not marry him. She was his model and passionately in love with him; one gathers that the young man was not very much to blame. He had sent her money and she, hearing he was to be married, had put it back under his door and was watching to see him come home and get it when she fainted. The next morning Barbara tells the girl about Guelder, and she, sorry to have made mischief, leaves a note to say it was all her fault Guelder, however, feels that she cannot marry Kent just after hearing such a story and goes away. The talk between Barbara and Guelder is really good. The other girl - a flower-seller - is more conventional. She tells her story in plain words, but there is nothing whatever to offend any sensible person. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 7 Mar 1918

License Number: 1437



British Library Reference: LCP1918/5

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66187 A


11 Mar 1918 Court Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance