Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

Shells fall on an East Coast town. A girl, terrified, upbraids her lover, a man employed on a farm, for being a civilian. Enter a soldier to tell them the danger is over: he takes the man in hand and in speeches of real eloquence so moves him that he promises to join. The soldier's eloquence is perhaps too poetical for strict realism, but it makes much the best recruiting appeal I have read in a play. It is bold, too, and does not spare the feelings of any of the audience who should, but do not, enlist. Very cordially Recommended for license. G. S. Street.

Researcher's Summary:

This short sketch was written to be performed at the Tivoli in Manchester, in Witsun week 1915.

Licensed On: 18 May 1915

License Number: 3425


British Library Reference: LCP1915/13

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66099 E


N/A Tivoli, ManchesterUnknown Licensed Performance
24 May 1915 Tivoli, ManchesterProfessional