Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

'La flambee' is the torch or flame of patriotic sentiment which suddenly blazes out to clear up the matrimonial differences about to make a neglected wife divorce her faithless husband. At the critical moment, when she is about to receive a midnight call from her lover with a view to arranging their flight, she receives instead an unexpected visit from her husband who seeks sanctuary in her room, eventually explaining that he has just committed a murder. He has killed a German spy, who was pressing him for the plans of the Jura fortifications of which he is the designer and the commandant. His wife's revulsion of feeling promptly brings her back to his arms, while a similar outburst of patriotic sympathy causes her lover to employ his high legal influence for hushing up what is held to be a justifiable crime. Effective in its melodramatic motives and scenes, and, although painful, quite harmless. Recommended for license. Ernest. A. Bendall

Licensed On: 2 Mar 1915

License Number: 3219

British Library Reference: LCP1915/5

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66091 G

Performances

DateTheatreType
19 Jan 1914 Pier Theatre, EastbourneProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
2 Feb 1914 Grand, AccringtonProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
9 Feb 1914 Theatre Royal, PrestonProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
23 Feb 1914 Crystal Palace Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
23 Feb 1914 Empire, SouthendProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
2 Mar 1914 Theatre Royal, NottinghamProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister Review: "a tense, live drama", Nottingham Evening Post
9 Mar 1914 New Theatre, CardiffProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
16 Mar 1914 Grand Theatre, DerbyProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister Review: "a remarkable play in every respect", The Derby Daily Telegraph
23 Mar 1914 Royalty, Barrow-in-FurnessProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
6 Apr 1914 Her Majesty's Theatre, DundeeProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
13 Apr 1914 Theatre Royal, GlasgowProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
20 Apr 1914 Royal Lyceum, EdinburghProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
27 Apr 1914 Tyne Theatre, NewcastleProfessional
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Performers:Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
11 May 1914 Grand Theatre, HullProfessional
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also on bill: The Attack Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
12 Oct 1914 Grand Theatre, CroydonProfessional
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Also on bill: The Attack Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
9 Nov 1914 New Cross Broadway, LondonProfessional
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Also on bill: The Attack Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
16 Nov 1914 Theatre Royal, PrestonProfessional
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Also on bill: The Attack Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
23 Nov 1914 Shakespeare Theatre, LiverpoolProfessional
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Performers:Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
28 Nov 1914 Theatre Royal, HuddersfieldProfessional
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Also on bill: The Attack Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
8 Feb 1915 Theatre Royal, JarrowProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
1 Mar 1915 Empire, GranthamProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
4 Mar 1915 Criterion, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance
8 Mar 1915 Criterion Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Cast included: M Dusquesne (Colonel Felt), Yvonne Mirval (his wife), M Libeau (Comte), M Desplas (the spy), M L Mathot (Marcel Beaucourt). The play was described as 'more potent now, when spy scares are in the air.' (Era, 10 March 1915)
15 Mar 1915 Queen's Theatre, LeedsProfessional
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Also on bill: 'Attack' Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
22 Mar 1915 New Theatre Royal, BirkenheadProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
2 Apr 1915 New Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Cast included: M Dusquesne (Colonel Felt), Yvonne Mirval (Monique, his wife), M Van den Bosch (Glogau and the mayor), R Tourneur (wine merchant Comte), M Claude Berton (Marcel Beaucourt), Mlle Minne (Therese), Mlle Vara (Annette), Mlle Depernay (the Baron's wife)
19 Apr 1915 Hippodrome, CroydonProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
26 Apr 1915 Grand Theatre, LutonProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
24 May 1915 Theatre Royal, South ShieldsProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
10 Jun 1915 Theatre Royal, PortsmouthProfessional
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Performed by Le Troupe du Théâtre des Galeries St Hubert.
3 Jul 1916 Playhouse, WakefieldProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
12 Jan 1918 West Pier Theatre, BrightonProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister, Blanka Stewart, Frank Follows, John Burton, William Hall, A C Holmes, W Walton Palmer, Gwen Williams, A Vansittart
16 Jun 1919 Prince of Wales, GrimsbyProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
29 Jul 1919 Theatre Royal, LeedsProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister