Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This entertainment consists of average jokes of a topical kind. The first scene is a queue outside a butcher's shop. The second imagines a 'kiss controller', a scene which might have been offensive which is merely silly. Then we have a scene outside 'Lady Hoardley's’ house, in which comic detectives seize supplies brought by tradesmen; they proceed in the next to find hidden stores in a maidservant s bedroom. The last scene deals more or less comically with the tank campaign for war bonds in a village. The 4th scene, in the maidservant's bedroom is not at all suggestive. She comes in sleepwalking and the detectives hide in the bed. A direction that she is found asleep in bed has been crossed out. I think, however, it would be as well to give a caution that this excision must be preserved. Recommended for licence. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 2 Apr 1918

License Number: 1493




British Library Reference: LCP1918/6

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66188 T


1 Apr 1918 Hippodrome, ColchesterUnknown Licensed Performance