Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

An ordering melodrama of the lurid type. The villain is a traitor, son of a colonel, the villainess a German spy. The villain, having seduced the heroine, tricks her by a false marriage - with no apparent object. Then there is much business of stealing an important paper from the colonel, its rescue by the heroine, the shooting of the colonel by the villainess and so on. The final scene takes place in a sort of night house run by the villain but there is no unpleasantly suggestive business in regard to it; like the rest of the play it is childishly unreal and silly. The heroine, disguised as the mother of the villainess, tells the latter's fortune and frightens her into confessing the murder and stabbing herself. The comic relief is vulgar e.g. we have again the revue-worn joke of the husband thinking a child is meant when his wife is talking of a dog - but there is nothing that need be troubled about. Recommended for licence. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 30 Jul 1918

License Number: 1696

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British Library Reference: LCP1918/13

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66195 U

Performances

DateTheatreType
5 Aug 1918 Grand Theatre, HalifaxUnknown Licensed Performance