Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

Some Belgian refugees, fleeing from the brutalities of the German army, fall asleep from fatigue on the plain of Waterloo. The spirits of Wellington appear and converse, then the shade of Napoleon speaks at length to the effect that once again England has to fight for freedom against the ambition of one man, that once more she is 'criminally unprepared' but that once more, fighting for the good cause, she will win. It seems to be entirely unobjectionable and is Recommended for license. G. S. Street

Licensed On: 10 Sep 1914

License Number: 2931

British Library Reference: LCP1914/29

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66077 C


5 Oct 1914 Assembly Rooms, MalvernUnknown Licensed Performance
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Performed by F. R. Benson's Company as the start of a tour.
12 Oct 1914 Theatre Royal, BournemouthProfessional
19 Oct 1914 Kennington Theatre, KenningtonProfessional
26 Oct 1914 Royal County Theatre, ReadingProfessional
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Performed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week. Company members included: Mr Benson (Company leader and actor), Mrs Benson (actress), Dulce Musgrave (actress), Basil Rathbone (actor), Mr Stuart (actor), Mr Nicholson (actor), Mr Johnston (actor)
2 Nov 1914 Theatre and Opera House, CheltenhamProfessional
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Performed alongside Shakespearean plays by Mr F. R. Benson and company. Performed on Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings and Saturday.
9 Nov 1914 Grand Theatre, DerbyProfessional
16 Nov 1914 Opera House, LeicesterProfessional
23 Nov 1914 Opera House, TorquayProfessional
30 Nov 1914 Theatre Royal, HanleyProfessional
7 Dec 1914 Shakespeare Theatre, LiverpoolProfessional