Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a rude melodrama of the war, apparently written by someone who knows nothing about it except from sensational newspaper reports. Its heroes are a remarkably stupid English major and his prospective son-in-law; its villains are two male and female German spies. These latter are bent upon stealing fortification-plans from the former; and in order to do so one of them cajoles the foolish Major into marriage, while the other seeks in every way to discredit the worthy 'son-of-a- soldier' who is engaged to the major's daughter. Remarkable military operations in the trenches are padded out with the commonplaces of comic courtship by Tommie’s and Jack Tars, and of a ruined daughter's tearful appeal for a stern parent's forgiveness. Almost incredibly silly; but quite harmless. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall

Licensed On: 9 Mar 1915

License Number: 3231

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British Library Reference: LCP1915/5

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66091 S

Performances

DateTheatreType
22 Mar 1915 Theatre Royal, MacclesfieldUnknown Licensed Performance