Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A lurid melodrama, like nothing in life save that on the stage. Peg, the daughter of a burglar, is accompanying her father while robbing the flat of a lascivious scoundrel, who buys her for £10, on condition that he lets the seller go free. The pretty and innocent waif however successfully resists her purchaser's advances, and becomes his enemy in others of his nefarious schemes, which include the seduction of the wife of an English officer in order that, through her, he may obtain some war-plans of which he - as an Austrian spy - is in search. This all-round villain has a colleague in a German mistress posing as a Frenchwoman who naturally pits herself against Peg in that battered angel's defence of the officer whom her rascally admirer attempts to ruin. After many complications of the crudest intrigue the officer's false wife is killed by the jealous mistress of her seducer, and the way is thus cleared for the hero to marry his good angel Peg o' the Pavement. Foolish ignorant stuff but harmless. Recommended for Licence. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 23 Sep 1918

License Number: 1787



British Library Reference: LCP1918/16

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66198 FF


N/A Grand Theatre, PlymouthUnknown Licensed Performance