Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

I understand that this is simply an improvised entertainment for soldiers and as such I think it could be passed as it stands: if it were a regular show we should have to ask for further dialogue, as some of this is given synoptically. The idea is that the show starts with the production of the pantomime, when it is discovered that no 'babes' are available. The baron, in despair, pronounces a sort of military curse on the robbers unless they find them. So they burgle Dame Trot’s school, but do not kidnap any babes, and the Baron teaches in the school and so on. Finally they substitute a variety entertainment, with an audience on the stage interrupting the various burlesque turns - a familiar idea. I do not think that there will be anything to object to, though of course the farce is rough and ready. The songs are missing but probably are chiefly published numbers. Recommended for licence. G. S. Street. The songs are published.

Licensed On: 13 Mar 1918

License Number: 1456


British Library Reference: LCP1918/5

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66187 T


11 Mar 1918 Middlesex Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance