Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a drama of the struggle of the English daughter-in-law of a German spy - a naturalized and much honoured British knight - against the machinations into which he tricks her as the widow of his deceased son. One of his plots is to forward her engagement to an air-service lieutenant, in order that she may steal the plans of a wonderful bombing-machine which he has invented. Another is to forward an air-raid on the east coast where they live: and a third concerns the possession of a mysterious 'black book' similar in purpose to that discussed in a recent trial. The plotting’s of the Hun and the counter-plotting of the heroine and her loyal soldier friends are farcical in much of their detail, but seriously patriotic in purpose. The engineering of strikes and of profiteering for inimical ends comes in for much up-to-date allusion and for those to whom the play appeals it can only afford useful lessons. Recommended for licence. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 24 Oct 1918

License Number: 1828

British Library Reference: LCP1918/18

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66200 Q


11 Nov 1918 Palace, BatterseaProfessional Licensed Performance
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This appears to have been the only production of the play.