The Safety Valve
Examiner of Plays' Summary:
A crude but well-meant little play. Filmer is an engineer, keen on an invention to help his country in the War. Anne, his wife, is an idle coquette. They quarrel and agree to separate; she is to go away and return to find another woman installed - a mere pretence, of course. Exit Filmer. Enter Anne's philandering lover, Temple. She announces her intention to go to him for ever, but he is by no means pleased with the prospect. She, seeing through him, dismisses him, and when Filmer returns with his invention accepted they are reconciled and she agrees to work for the War in a manner (she is French) worthy of her noble country. There is no harm in it and the moral is excellent. Recommended for Licence G. S. Street.
Licensed On: 15 May 1918
License Number: 1568
British Library Reference: LCP1918/9
British Library Classmark: Add MS 66191 G
|24 May 1918||Criterion Theatre, London||Unknown||Licensed Performance|