Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a long musical farce with most of the nonsensical action laid in a Golf Hotel, where the two principal comedians, failing to pay their account, are commandeered, one as a Head-Waiter and Commissionaire. They presently pose as confederates of a swindler who is selling a wireless telephone invention whereby they pretend to converse with the Kaiser, President Wilson and so forth. Their next buffoonery is connected with an elaborate rehearsal of a Cinema production, a melodrama of crime in the Chinatown of New York. They so infuriate the "producer" with their blundering interference that he shoots them both and then commits suicide. They are restored to life for a burlesque psychological episode in which, by taking magic pills, they become invisible, or believe that they do so: and the riotous nonsense ends with a scene a propos of nothing, at all, between a W.A.A.C and three soldiers of different nationalities "behind the lines in France." There is no offence in the romp nor in the ditties which it is to introduce. Recommended for License. Ernest A Bendell

Licensed On: 4 Apr 1918

License Number: 1505

British Library Reference: LCP1918/7

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66189 E


8 Apr 1918 Empire Theatre, NottinghamUnknown Licensed Performance