Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A childish little play with a Japanese setting. The island of Sien-Kin is ruled by the Marquis Tao-Pao. He insists on marrying two geishas who are loved, honourably, by the English consul and his comic servant respectively, and on their refusal is going to sell them as slaves, but in the nick of time the island is ceded by japan to Great Britain and the Consul effectively protects them. This is of course ignorant nonsense and the sort of thing to annoy any Japanese who sees it - especially the character of the villain, though Tao-Pao is not a Japanese name at all. But it is so small a trifle, chiefly a vehicle for songs that I do not think it can matter. The songs appear to be published. Recommended for licence, G. S. Street. 21 may - opening chorus sent in and can be passed. Other songs published.

Licensed On: 29 May 1918

License Number: 1591


British Library Reference: LCP1918/10

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66192 D


3 Jun 1918 Alexandra Theatre, Stoke NewingtonUnknown Licensed Performance