Great War Theatre

Researcher's Summary:

This play was a 'freely adapted' version of Messieurs Farrere and Nepoty's 'La Veille d'Armes'. The Naval details of the production were noted as being supervised by a French naval officer (see programme, Oxford as a theatre files, VAM Theatre collection)

License Number: 1924



British Library Reference: LCP1918/22

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66204 J


N/AUnknown Licensed Performance
23 Dec 1918 Oxford Theatre, LondonProfessional
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The programme for the first night (VAM, Oxford, as a theatre, files) indicated that the first act was set in the Captain's salon on board the Cruiser 'ALMA' on 1 August 1914, whilst the final act was set in the Hall of the War Council one month later. The play was 'produced under the personal direction of Michael Morton' and the 'Naval details have been kindly supervised by a French Naval Officer'. The production went on beyond 8 Jan 1919.