Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a vigorous if rather stagey sketch of the struggle of a couple of provincial magnates over the proposed marriage of the son of one of them, a gallant young soldier, to the daughter of the other, who has kept secret a shameful chapter in her dead mother's past. The soldier-lover's father is, it seems an unsuspected 'profiteer' on a large scale, and this fact the other father threatens to expose, unless consent is given to the match. In a similar manner the heroine's father is counter-threatened with the exposure of his matrimonial secret, should he insist upon the marriage. There is some ingenuity, if not much verisimilitude, about the method in which a drawn battle between the city father is fought out, without rousing the young people's suspicion of its progress Recommended for Licence. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 30 Apr 1918

License Number: 1544

British Library Reference: LCP1918/8

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66190 O


7 May 1918 Alexandra Theatre, Stoke NewingtonUnknown Licensed Performance