Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A patriotic little play with songs. Mr Fleming objects to his daughter’s engagement, Jack, when the latter turns up in khaki, but when Jack has sung a patriotic song and Norah has appeared in the uniform of a girl guide, he joins the special constabulary and they sing a patriotic trio. A political remark or two on pp.2 and 3 seem harmless. The thing is very well meant in its simple way and is Recommended for license. G. S. Street.

Licensed On: 4 May 1915

License Number: 3388

British Library Reference: LCP1915/11

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66097 T


17 May 1915 Empress, BrixtonUnknown Licensed Performance
17 May 1915 Empress, BrixtonProfessional
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Book and lyrics by Arthur Cleveland. Music by Napoleon Lambert. Cast includes Mr. Albert H. Groves as Thomas Fleming, Miss Wilmot Karkeek as Norah and Mr. Frank Cochrane as Jack Roebusk. Reviewed by the "The Stage" on 20 May 1915.
7 Jun 1915 Tottenham Palace, TottenhamProfessional
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Performed at Tottenham Palace for week commencing 7 June 1915. Reviewed by "The Era" on 9 June 1915.
27 Nov 1915 Not known., Heywood, RochdaleAmateur
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Mr J Oldroyd performed the sung "A Bit O Khaki" at United Irish League meeting. Rochdale Observer 27 November 1915.