Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

The ‘test’ is that put to a famous inventor who is suspected by the Government on account of his having an Austrian wife. The test, invented by a friend of the couple, (who are both of them as loyal as they are affectionate) provides that the wife shall be overheard by a concealed detective confessing to the husband that she is a spy and imploring him to help her in her base traffic with the enemy. The inventor is to refuse indignantly to sell his patriotism for his love and the authorities are thus to be convinced of his trustworthiness. Luckily for him he hears this benevolent plot being concocted, and he 'plays up' so well that his wife fears she will be shot for her pains. Ingeniously effective and recommended for Licence. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 12 Mar 1918

License Number: 1452




British Library Reference: LCP1918/5

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66187 P


21 Mar 1918 Theatre Royal, NewcastleUnknown Licensed Performance