Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

The first scene of this 'new pantomimical patriotic sketch' is outside a recruiting office .Various sorts of men come to enlist and some German spies are discomfited. The second scene is on the deck of a German warship. The captain and crew are represented as arrant cowards. Seeing a small English yacht they fly the English flag and the people of the yacht come on board and turn out to be the comic personages of the first scene. Then an English gunboat is sighted, there is a sort of comic fight between the prisoners and the Germans, who place the female prisoners in front of them, and of course in the end the Germans are defeated. The taste of this second scene in gibing at the German sailors is bad, but this is merely a matter of taste which can hardly be dictated, or censored unless it exceeds decent limits, which is not the case here. The piece is therefore Recommended for license. G. S. Street.

Licensed On: 16 Sep 1914

License Number: 2942

British Library Reference: LCP1914/29

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66077 N

Performances

DateTheatreType
17 Sep 1914 Hippodrome, LiverpoolUnknown Licensed Performance
23 Nov 1914 Empire, BristolProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.
21 Dec 1914 Empire, Wood GreenProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.
4 Jan 1915 Empire, EdmontonProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.
25 Jan 1915 Hippodrome, SheffieldProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.
15 Mar 1915 Empire Theatre, Stratford, LondonProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.
17 May 1915 Hippodrome, PortsmouthProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.
2 Aug 1915 Grand, HenleyProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.
9 Aug 1915 Hippodrome, PutneyProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.
27 Aug 1915 Coliseum, DublinProfessional
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Performed by the Six Brothers Luck company.