Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

The lady whom the hero, an airman and inventor (who becomes "Lord Ilchester", a title that must be changed) marries when "on leave" is an actress and the ex-mistress of a German spy. The object of the guilty pair is to to get hold of a wonderful airplane which the hero has invented and then, later on, to get it destroyed by means of an air-raid. Their schemes are helped by the fact that the hero - going abroad on service directly after the wedding - returns wounded and blind, just after the male and female villains have gone off together in their base business. At his flat there chances to be his wicked wife's cousin, a hospital nurse who has secretly loved all along, and who in order to avoid the shock which the doctors say would be fatal, fails to correct his misapprehension when in blindness he takes her for her cousin. Her motive is a pure one and she becomes the wounded hero's good angel is spite of the irregularity of their union. She learns to fly, so that she may help the hero to test his secret invention and she preserves, almost at the sacrifice of her life, the plans which the spies try to steal by force. The climax comes with an air -raid, when she is chloroformed and prevented from taking the wonderful machine out of danger, but when the hero miraculously recovers his sight and goes up himself to bring down his enemies. The wicked wife is conveniently killed by a bomb: the spy is taken off to be shot: and the way is cleared for the hero's happy second marriage. It is strained sensational nonsense, hardly to be taken seriously; but it may be Recommended for License Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 3 Apr 1918

License Number: 1503

British Library Reference: LCP1918/7

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66189 C

Performances

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15 Apr 1918 Theatre Royal, LondonProfessional
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The Stage, 20 June 1918, ‘Owing to the brilliant success and in response to the many applications for dates the management have decided to tour. A second company of equal strength to the one now touring to commence September 2’. The Stage of Thursday 18 July 1918 described “Married on Leave” by Dorothy Mullord as ‘the play that plays to phenomenal business everywhere’. The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918: 'Owing to the enormous success of the above both Title and Plot have been unlawfully imitated. Managers are warned against booking same as proceedings will be taken under the Infringement of Copyright Act’. The Stage of Thursday 2 January 1919 carried an advertisement for ‘Lew Lake’s dramatic enterprises’ seeking theatres for plays by Dorothy Mullord including “Married on Leave” which was ‘now in its 38th week of continuous tour’. A similar advertisement in The Stage of Thursday 9 January noted that “Married on Leave” was now in its ‘39th consecutive week of tour’. The Stage of Thursday 16 January 1919:, ‘In consequence of the enormous success of above Play ["Married on Leave"] on the Gulliver circuit, re-booked for twelve weeks from Sept. 29’. The Stage of Thursday 6 March 1919 reported on a production of Dorothy Mullord’s “For Services Rendered” at the Willesden Hippodrome on 3 March, commenting that ‘the theme of Dorothy Mullord’s latest piece reminds one forcibly of the dramatist’s recently successful piece Married on Leave, there being a distinct similarity in certain of the situations’. Advertisements in The Stage of Thursday 8 May 1919 and subsequently that were seeking theatres for ‘Lew Lake’s dramatic enterprises’, that is, plays by Dorothy Mullord, stated that there were ‘no vacancies this year’ for “Married on Leave". Later in 1919 Dorothy Mullord rewrote "Married on Leave" and renamed it "The King of the Air", the name being that of an aeroplane designed by the hero. The Stage of Thursday 25 September 1919 reviewed a performance of Dorothy Mullord’s "The King of the Air" at the Penge Empire on Monday 22 September. The review mentioned certain perceived deficiencies in the original play: '‘In the plot of this, her new version of “Married on Leave”, Dorothy Mullord has eliminated the alarums and excursions of war, but has still retained two weaker points. She might have taken the opportunity of restoring the sight of her hero by other than supernatural means, and she would also have taxed the credulity of her audiences less by making the resemblance between the official and the unofficial wives more obvious. A man who, although sightless, is incapable of discerning the difference between such widely diverse personalities fails to gain the sympathy he should'. The Stage went on to describe the plot and comment on the individual performances. It described the villain: 'Raymond Vernon, a Swede, naturalised in England, is an international spy'. Is this a change from the original in which Vernon was 'a German spy' according to the Lord Chamberlain's papers and a review in The Era of Wednesday 24 April 1918? The Era of Wednesday 8 October 1919 reviewed “King of the Air”, performed at the Willesden Hippodrome on 6 October, which it described as ‘a new version of “Married on Leave”, a drama that has been very popular both in town and provinces. Many of the war scenes are eliminated and the new version is full of thrilling incidents and pleasing sentiment’. The Hampshire Telegraph of Friday 27 February 1920 and the Portsmouth Evening News of Saturday 28 February 1920 mentioned that "The King of the Air" was to be staged a the Prince’s Theatre, Portsmouth from 1 March 1920, describing it as 'a new version of Miss Mullord’s successful play, “Married on Leave”'. However, there were later performances of a play entitled "Married on Leave" but it is not clear whether this marked a return to the original text. The Era of Wednesday 14 March 1923 carried an advertisement for the production by the Dorothy Mullord company of ‘the renowned drama’ “Married on Leave” at Collins’s, at 6.30pm and 9.00pm. The Stage of Thursday 20 March 1924 included in ‘calls for next week’ “Married on Leave” at the Hippodrome, Rotherhithe. The Era of Saturday 21 February 1925 carried an advertisement for “Married on Leave” at Collins’s, at 6.40pm and 9.00pm. The Stage of Thursday 23 July 1925 included in ‘calls for next week’ “Married on Leave” at the Hippodrome, Willesden. And The Era of Saturday 25 July 1925 carried an advertisement for the production by the West London Players’ (direction, Dorothy Mullord) of ‘the great play’ “Married on Leave” at the Willesden Hippodrome, at 6.40pm and 9.00pm.
15 Apr 1918 Theatre Royal, WoolwichUnknown Licensed Performance
22 Apr 1918 The Elephant, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The People of Sunday 21 April 1918 noted that “Married on Leave” was to be performed at the Elephant Theatre the following week, twice nightly with matinées on Monday and Thursday. . The Era of Wednesday 24 April 1918 reviewed “Married on Leave” at the Elephant Theatre on Monday 22 April. It listed the cast as Capt. Philip Marlow Royce Carleton Raymond Vernon Herbert Pearson Larry Lightfoot Willie Hare Doctor Halley Mortimer Wall Marmaduke Montmorency E. J. Lestere Wilhelm W. J. Mackay Kitty Graham Josephine Richards Daisy Diamond Constance Dana Maude Lillian Drake Mary Graham Dorothy Mulllord The review described the play as ‘an attractive war play with a strong comedy element’. Raymond Vernon is a German spy. In the last act ‘a realistic representation of a fight in the air is shown’. The review summarises the plot and comments briefly on the actors’ performances.
29 Apr 1918 Grand, CroydonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
6 May 1918 Palace, MaidstoneProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
13 May 1918 Palace, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
20 May 1918 Theatre Royal, LeedsProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Leeds Mercury of Tuesday 21 May 1918 reported, ‘The [Whitsuntide] holiday attraction of the Theatre Royal - “Married on Leave”, featuring Miss Dorothy Mullord - delighted large audiences last night. The play is a recent production by Lew Lake, and is a military drama of sound merit’. Advertisements in the newspaper said that the play would be performed twice nightly for six nights with no mention of a matinée. The Yorkshire Evening Post of Tuesday 21 May 1918 reported, ‘The military interest … pervades “Married on Leave” which Miss Dorothy Mullord presents with a capable company at the Theatre Royal, herself taking a leading part. The dramatic situations in the piece are well contrived, and one of the features is a fight in the air’. The Stage of Thursday 23 May 1918 reported that at the Theatre Royal, Leeds ‘The holiday programme … is the drama, Married on Leave. The company are Lew Lake’s, with the authoress Dorothy Mullord as the heroine. Captain Marlowe has a manly representation in Royce Carlton, whose fine elocution called forth applause’.
27 May 1918 Hippodrome, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
3 Jun 1918 Hippodrome, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Era of Wednesday 29 May 1918 carried an advertisement for “Married on Leave” at the Poplar Hippodrome, twice nightly with no mention of a matinée. The programme also included ‘Ex-ambassador Cerard’s film “My 4 years in Germany”' [sic - James Watson Gerard, an American who assumed the care of British interests in Germany during WW1].
10 Jun 1918 Not named, Brixton, LondonProfessional
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This performance (start date and 'Brixton' with no theatre named) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
17 Jun 1918 Prince's Theatre, PortsmouthProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Hampshire Telegraph of Friday 14 June 1918 carried an advertisement for the Prince’s Theatre, Portsmouth announcing that the following week Lew Lake would present “Married on Leave” by Dorothy Mullord. The newspaper also reported, ‘Patrons of the Prince’s Theatre will find something eminently suited to their tastes in Dorothy Mullard and Company s latest success, “Married on Leave”. Mr. Royce Carleton plays the part of Captain Philip Marlowe, and Dorothy Mullard that of Mary Graham. The drama is produced by Mr. W. J. Mackay’. The Hampshire Telegraph of Friday 21 June 1918 carried an advertisement for the Prince’s Theatre, Portsmouth announcing that that week Lew Lake was presenting ‘Dorothy Mullord & Co. in her latest success “Married on Leave” by Dorothy Mullord’.
24 Jun 1918 Palace, BordesleyProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
1 Jul 1918 Hippodrome, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
8 Jul 1918 Hippodrome, RochdaleProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
15 Jul 1918 Prince's Theatre, BradfordProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
22 Jul 1918 Imperial, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of previous performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918 noted, ‘All records for drama beaten last Saturday at Canning Town’.
29 Jul 1918 Theatre Royal, SmethwickProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Birmingham Daily Gazette of Saturday 27 July 1918 noted that in the following week ‘“Married on Leave” is the visitor at the Smethwick Theatre Royal’. The Birmingham Daily Gazette of Monday 29 July 1918 carried an advertisement for “Married on Leave” at the Theatre Royal, Smethwick: twice nightly with a matinée on Wednesday.
5 Aug 1918 Theatre Royal, AstonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Birmingham Mail of Friday 2 August 1918 noted that in the following week ‘“Married on Leave”, a powerful and topical military drama Dorothy Mullard [sic], will be the attraction at the Aston Theatre Royal’. The Evening Despatch of Monday 5 August carried an advertisement for “Married on Leave” at the Theatre Royal, Aston Cross: twice nightly with a matinée on Monday. The Birmingham Daily Gazette of Tuesday 6 August 1918 reported that at the Aston Royal, ‘“Married on Leave” has an interesting plot with exciting situations. The company includes the authoress, Miss Dorothy Mullord as Mary Graham’. The Birmingham Mail of Tuesday 6 August 1918 reported, ‘For the first time at Aston Lew Lake’s company appeared in “Married on Leave” at the Theatre Royal. It is a striking play by Dorothy Mullard sic], who takes the chief part, supported by David Erlston and Herbert Pearson. The topical and dramatic situations in the play, which deals with the career of a soldier temporarily blinded in action, appealed strongly to last night’s large holiday audiences’.
12 Aug 1918 Grand, DoncasterProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
19 Aug 1918 Hippodrome, StockportProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
26 Aug 1918 Theatre Royal, ChathamProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
2 Sep 1918 Theatre Royal, WolverhamptonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
9 Sep 1918 Hippodrome, WoolwichProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Era of Wednesday 11 September 1918 noted that “Married on Leave” was ‘on the road’ at the Hippodrome, Woolwich from 9 September.
16 Sep 1918 Palace, WatfordProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Era of Wednesday 11 September 1918 noted that “Married on Leave” was ‘on the road’ at the Palace, Watford from 16 September.
23 Sep 1918 Hippodrome, BalhamProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Era of Wednesday 18 September 1918 carried an advertisement for “Married on Leave” at the Balham Hippodrome [in the following week] at 6.15pm and 8.30pm with no mention of a matinée.
30 Sep 1918 Empire, PengeProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
7 Oct 1918 Empire, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Era of Wednesday 2 October 1918 carried an advertisement for Dorothy Mullord & Co. in “Married on Leave” at the Islington Empire [in the following week] at 6.15pm and 8.30pm with no mention of a matinée.
14 Oct 1918 King's, ManchesterProfessional
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The performance date of 14 October 1918 was shown as 'vacant' in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Manchester Evening News of Monday 14 and Thursday 17 October 1918 carried an advertisement for the King’s Theatre, Longsight: ‘Lew Lake presents Miss Dorothy Mullard [sic] in the exciting drama Married on Leave’, twice nightly with no mention of a matinée.
21 Oct 1918 Grand, BrightonUnknown
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Era of Wednesday 16 October 1918 noted that “Married on Leave” was ‘on the road’ at the Grand, Brighton from 21 October.
28 Oct 1918 Grand, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Stage of Thursday 31 October 1918 carried an advertisement for ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave by Dorothy Mullord’ which could be seen that week at the Grand, Clapham.
4 Nov 1918 Queen's, LondonProfessional
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The performance date of 4 November 1918 was shown as 'vacant(?)' in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Stage of Thursday 31 October 1918 carried an advertisement for ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave by Dorothy Mullord’ which could be seen in the following week at the Queen’s, Poplar.
11 Nov 1918 Not known, Not knownUnknown
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The performance date of 11 November 1918 was shown as 'vacant' in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Stage of Thursday 31 October 1918 carried an advertisement for ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave by Dorothy Mullord’ which stated that there were no vacant dates in 1918.
18 Nov 1918 Grand, CroydonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Norwood News of Friday 15 November 1918 carried an advertisement for the ‘special return visit of Miss Dorothy Mullord and Co.’ in “Married on Leave” at the Grand Theatre, Croydon on 18 November for six nights at 7.15pm with a matinée on Thursday. The Norwood News of Friday 22 November 1918 reported, ‘Once again there is an opportunity to see “Married on Leave”, the stirring war drama which is being presented at the Grand Theatre. Croydon, this week. Various opinions have been expressed and not few discussions held as to the fate of entertainments of a war character now that the war fever has to some extent abated, but though the fogs of the early par. of this week have affected the attendances at the Grand, there has been no doubt about the approval of the audience at each performance. The play is well acted. and its principal scenes are effectively staged. and very hearty applause has emphasised its numerous points’.
25 Nov 1918 Lyceum, IpswichProfessional
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The performance date of 25 November 1918 was shown as 'vacant' in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Stage of Thursday 28 November 1918 carried an advertisement for ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave by Dorothy Mullord’ which could be seen that week at the Lyceum, Ipswich.
2 Dec 1918 Opera House, CoventryProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Coventry Herald of Saturday 30 November 1918 carried an advertisement for the Opera House, Coventry: ‘Lew Lake presents Dorothy Mullord and a powerful company, in a new play “Married on Leave”, by Dorothy Mullord’. Named cast members were Dorothy Mullord as Mary Graham, David J. Erlston as Capt. Philip Marlowe and Herbert Pearson as Raymond Vernon. Performances were from Monday 2 December, twice nightly for six nights with matinées on Thursday and Saturday. The advertisement appeared also in the Coventry Evening Telegraph of Saturday 30 November and Monday 2 to Friday 6 December 1918. The Coventry Herald of Saturday 30 November 1918 also reported, ‘Next week’s attraction at the Opera House will be Miss Dorothy Mullord’s new play, entitled “Married on Leave”. It is a story of to-day, showing many thrilling sensations, including a fight in the air and the fall of a German Gotha. It is played by an excellent all-round cast, including the authoress, and is given in its entirety twice nightly, with matinees on Thursday and Saturday’.
9 Dec 1918 Olympia, LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
16 Dec 1918 Hippo., LondonProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Stage of Friday 27 December 1918 carried an advertisement for ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave by Dorothy Mullord’ which included the statement, 'Last week Hippo., Rotherhithe, Gross £447 12s 11d without tax’.
23 Dec 1918 Hippodrome, IlfordProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Stage of Friday 27 December 1918 carried an advertisement for ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave by Dorothy Mullord’ which could be seen that week at the Hippodrome, Ilford.
30 Dec 1918 Hippodrome, PutneyProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Era of Wednesday 25 December 1918 carried an advertisement for Dorothy Mullord & Co. in “Married on Leave” at the Putney Hippodrome at 6.15pm and 8.30pm with no mention of a matinée. The Stage of Friday 27 December 1918 carried an advertisement for ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave by Dorothy Mullord’ which could be seen the following week at the Hippodrome, Putney.
6 Jan 1919 Hippodrome, BoltonProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 9 January 1919 showed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the Hippodrome, Bolton from 6 January. An advertisement in same issue of The Stage noted that “Married on Leave” could be seen that week at the Hippodrome, Bolton in its ‘39th consecutive week of tour’. An advertisement in The Stage of Thursday 16 January 1919 noted, ‘Another record for all time broken at Hippo., Bolton, last week'.
13 Jan 1919 Royal, OldhamProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 9 January 1919 showed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the 'R., Oldham' from 18 January [sic - 13 January?].
20 Jan 1919 Hippodrome, AltrinchamProfessional
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An advertisement in The Stage of Thursday 23 January 1919 noted that “Married on Leave” could be seen that week at the Hippodrome, Altrincham.
27 Jan 1919 Grand, MansfieldProfessional
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The Mansfield Reporter of Friday 24 January 1919 reported, ‘Next week Mr. Lew Lake, whose name is so well known to theatre goers all over the country, will present at this theatre [the Grand, Mansfield] his latest and greatest success, “Married on Leave”, a strong story of the events of to-day, by Miss Dorothy Mullard [sic]. In addition to the human interest which runs through the play, it has a grip which holds one spell bound as you witness the sensational fall of the German Gotha, and with abated breath watch a realistic fight in the air. It is undoubtedly the acme of realism and should not be missed, and an attraction which bears the Hall mark of Mr. Lew Lake’s name is bound to be excellent’. The same issue of the Mansfield Reporter also carried an advertisement for the production: ‘Lew Lake presents the greatest dramatic success of the season … [with the] entire London company, and original production’, twice nightly with no mention of matinées.
3 Feb 1919 Grand, West HartlepoolProfessional
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The Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail of Monday 3 February 1919 carried an advertisement for the Grand Theatre: ‘Lew Lake presents Dorothy Mullord and a powerful company in a new play: Married on Leave”’; twice nightly with no mention of matinées. The Stage of Thursday 6 February 1919 reported that at the Grand Theatre, West Hartlepool ‘Mr. Lew Lake’s company are appearing in Married on Leave. The characters are entrusted to capable artists. David J. Erlstone, as Capt. Philip Marlow, acts particularly well, and Dorothy Mullord makes the most of the role of Mary Graham. Other artists appearing in the cast with success are Herbert Pearson, Arthur Clayton, Mortimer Wall, E. J. Lester, W. J. Mackay, Daisy Willis, Daisy Maynard, and Gillian Drake. Scenic effects, especially the aircraft scenes, are realistic’.
10 Feb 1919 Theatre Royal, North ShieldsProfessional
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The Shields Daily News of Monday 10 February 1918 carried an advertisement for the North Shields Theatre Royal for Lew Lake’s presentation of ‘Dorothy Mullord and a powerful company in a new play “Married on Leave”. This play is “breaking” records everywhere’. Performances were twice nightly at 6.40pm and 8.40pm with no mention of matinées.
17 Feb 1919 Palace, NewcastleProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 13 and 20 February 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the Palace, Newcastle from 17 February.
24 Feb 1919 Hippodrome, ChesterfieldProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 20 and 27 February 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the H., Chesterfield from 24 February.
3 Mar 1919 Metropole, GlasgowProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 27 February and 6 March 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the Metropole, Glasgow from 3 March.
10 Mar 1919 Hippodrome, SalfordProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 6 March listed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the Hippodrome, Salford from 10 March' and it included in ‘calls for next week’ ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave’ at the Salford Hippodrome. The Stage of Thursday 13 March 1919 reported that at the Royal Hippodrome, Salford ‘Lew Lake’s company present Married on Leave, with a cast including David J. Ealston [sic - Erlston], Laurie Potter, Daisey Willis, Herbert Pearson, Fred J. Carrol, and Rosa Beryle’.
17 Mar 1919 Queen's Park Hippodrome, ManchesterProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 13 March 1919 included in ‘calls for next week’ ‘Lew Lake’s Married on Leave’ at the Queen’s Park Hippodrome, Manchester. The Stage of Thursday 20 March 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the 'Q’s., Manchester' from 17 March.
24 Mar 1919 Gaiety Theatre, Houghton-Le-Spring, Co. DurhamProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 20 March 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the ‘G., Houghton’ [that is, the Gaiety Theatre, Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham] from 24 March. BUT the Derbyshire Courier of Saturday 22 March 1919 carried an advertisement for ‘the play of the moment’ “Married on Leave” at the Hippodrome, Chesterfield the following week, twice nightly with no mention of matinées.
24 Mar 1919 Hippodrome, ChesterfieldProfessional
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The Derbyshire Courier of Saturday 22 March 1919 carried an advertisement for ‘the play of the moment’ “Married on Leave” at the Hippodrome, Chesterfield the following week, twice nightly with no mention of matinées. BUT The Stage of Thursday 20 March 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the ‘G., Houghton’ [that is, the Gaiety Theatre, Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham] from 24 March.
14 Apr 1919 Grand, LancasterProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 17 April 1919 noted that at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, ‘This week “Married On Leave” is the attraction. The principal parts are played by Alex. Alexander as Capt. Phil Maston, Alex. T Gillette as Raymond Vernon, Laura Potter as Mary Graham, and Daisy Villiers as Kitty Graham’.
21 Apr 1919 Elephant and Castle Theatre, LondonProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 24 April 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as being performed that week at the Elephant and Castle, twice nightly with matinées on Monday and Wednesday.
5 May 1919 Theatre Royal, JarrowProfessional
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The Jarrow Express of Friday 2 May 1919 carried an advertisement for ‘the play of the moment’ “Married on Leave” at the Theatre Royal, Jarrow the following week, twice nightly with no mention of matinées. An article in the newspaper also noted, ‘For next week Miss Mullord will present “Married on Leave”’. The Stage of Thursday 8 May 1919 also briefly noted the production. The Jarrow Express of Friday 9 May 1919 reported, ‘This week Miss Dorothy Mullord’s play, “Married on Leave” has been presented to full houses [at the Theatre Royal, Jarrow]. Mr. A. Alexander taking the part of Captain Marlow, an airman, with success. He has been supported by Miss Alice Dawkins, as Maude a young woman who made a very great sacrifice for the airman when he was blind. The lady gives a fine reading of the part. Mr. A. Gillette fills the heavy role as Raymond Vernon, a naturalised alien, who proves to be a spy. He is helped in his nefarious schemes by Kitty Graham, a woman who deserts her husband when all his money is gone. The guilty pair reap a just reward. Mr. F. E. Coulton takes the part of Harry Lightfoot and Mr. Mortimer Wall that of Harley. Mr. E. J. Lestere appears as Marmaduke Montmerency and Miss Mary Mayne as Daisy Diamond. Mr. W. J. Mackey is very amusing as the Dutchman Milchime. The air-raid proves a great success, the enemy machines are seen coming to earth in flames’.
19 May 1919 Junction, ManchesterProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 15 May 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as on tour at the Junc., Manchester on 19 May. The Stage of Thursday 22 May 1919 noted that “Married on Leave” was being staged by Lew Lake that week at the Junction Theatre, Manchester and that ‘the company are excellent’.
26 May 1919 ?, PontnewynyddProfessional
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The Stage of Thursday 29 May 1919 listed “Married on Leave” as on tour that week at Pontnewynydd.