Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A little phantasy of the bottom of the sea. Neptune and the Queen of the Mermaids discuss reports of the doings of submarines. Then a sailor and lieutenant descend, flirt with the mermaids, are arraigned by Neptune and explain how their ship was torpedoed. Then down comes a German submarine with the Kaiser and Tirpitz who are condemned to punishment by Neptune, while the other men are restored to earth. The author has altered the Kaiser to Wilhelm and Tirpitz to Dirtybits and wishes to know if this is necessary. She might be informed that it is not. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street [in ink below] informed Mr Clauss that there was no necessity change the titles of the two characters personating the Kaiser and Admiral Tirpitz.

Researcher's Summary:

The Examiner of Plays mistakenly attributes this play to a female author in his comments. It is notable that as this play is produced after the armistice, there is no longer any requirement to change the names of well-known German figures.

License Number: 1906

British Library Reference: LCP1918/21

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66203 M

Performances

DateTheatreType
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3 Jan 1919 Princess Hall, CheltenhamUnknown Licensed Performance
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This performance was in aid of the Cheltenham Children's Hospital. Children under 12 and wounded soldiers could purchase half-price tickets. This is the licensed performance.
4 Jan 1919 Princess Hall, CheltenhamUnknown
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This performance was in aid of the Cheltenham Children's Hospital. Wounded soldiers and children could purchase half-price tickets.