Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A pretty little war-time sketch said to have been 'suggested by an incident in 'Le Feu'. It shows how a couple of escaped British prisoners, having lost their way on the wrong side of the German line in France, stumble across a little cottage, apparently deserted except for a girl, who is presently joined by a French peasant. Much is made of the blundering efforts of the Englishmen to discover from their obviously discomfited hosts the meaning of the little banquet which has been set out, and to rid themselves of the suspicion that they have fallen into the hands of disguised Huns. The pair courteously insist upon leaving the fugitives to enjoy the meal, while they betake themselves to the pig-sty. It then turns out that they have just been hurriedly married during the yokel's brief leave, and are about to enjoy their stolen honeymoon: whereupon the refugees, not to be outdone in 'la politesse' betake themselves to the pigsty and leave the cottage to the relieved proprietors. Recommended for licence. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 24 Jun 1918

License Number: 1634

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British Library Reference: LCP1918/11

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66193 O

Performances

DateTheatreType
29 Jun 1918 Wyndham's Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance