Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a crude and ignorantly written little spy play with one or two musical illustrations consisting of popular published songs. Its story is that of the German-born wife of an English colonel, whom she, with the aid of a German colleague, are betraying to their Hun employer. Her son, whom she dearly loves, is in the RAF, and suddenly volunteers to fly to France with some plans from his father, taking the place of an officer suddenly prevented from fulfilling the mission. The spy mother learns this to her horror, as she has just put a time-bomb in the aeroplane: so, to save her son, she gets him locked up at home, while she undertakes the voyage which she expects to be fatal. The bomb explosion however only maims her, and leaves her time before her death to confess her malpractices to her husband and son, and to leave the punishment of her confederate in their hands. Raw but well-meaning: and recommended for licence. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 29 Aug 1918

License Number: 1746

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British Library Reference: LCP1918/15

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66197 S

Performances

DateTheatreType
2 Sep 1918 Globe Theatre, Walmer, DealUnknown Licensed Performance