Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is described as a 'comedy-dramatic playlet'. But there is no comedy about it: it is a serious and sad little play. An ex-corporal, discharged from the army, comes home expecting a warm welcome from his wife and children. Instead of that he finds his children sent away to his wife's mother and his wife in suspicious agitation. A compromising telegram arrives and gradually it comes out that his wife is being unfaithful to him. At first he 'sees red' and points out with force the baseness of her conduct but when she has advanced a spirited (but rather unconvincing) defence about poverty and illness and loneliness he is touched and decides to forgive her. This solution of the situation is perhaps ultra-sentimental but it is a matter of opinion and I see no harm in its presentment. There is nothing offensive in the dialogue. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street.

Licensed On: 5 Jun 1918

License Number: 1605

British Library Reference: LCP1918/10

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66192 R

Performances

DateTheatreType
N/A Empire Theatre, EdmontonUnknown Licensed Performance
10 Jun 1918 Empire Theatre, EdmontonProfessional
9 Sep 1918 Hippodrome, ExeterProfessional
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Performed by Cora Duncan & Albert Brasque. Other acts on the same bill: Musical Elephants, Eddie Mills, Special War Pictures (Bioscope), Famous Zanettoes (comedy jugglers), 5 Bombays (dancers).
12 Oct 1918 Regent's Theatre, YarmouthProfessional
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Performed by Cora Duncan & Albert Brasque. Other acts on the same bill: Miss Alice Vernon -Queen of brass instrumentalists, Fred Hutchins -Famous comedian.
10 Nov 1918 Empire Theatre, KingstonProfessional
4 Dec 1918 Hippodrome, RochdaleProfessional
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Performed by Cora Duncan & Albert Brasque.
10 Dec 1918 City Varieties, LeedsProfessional
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Performed by Cora Duncan & Albert Brasque. Other acts on the same bill: Madge Velma (vocalist), Edwardo Bros. (gymnastic feats), Harry Knox (comedian).
19 Apr 1919 Hippodrome, ChesterfieldProfessional
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Performed by Cora Duncan & Albert Brasque. Other acts on the same bill: Miss Sara Williams, J.S.Fisher's 6 Mermaids (vocalists and dancers), Bros. Morris (comedians), Fred Shuff (comedians), Ninette (pictorial poseuse).
20 Apr 1919 Empire Theatre, ShoreditchProfessional