Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

An ex-tradesman, his wife, two daughters and a son live in a village. They are all humbugs, professing patriotism and not really wishing to do anything, except one of the daughters Mary, who sharply exposes them. A Private is billeted on them, and they are up in arms about it and propose to treat him as shabbily as possible until they learn that he is a baronet, when nothing is too good for him. But then this rather bitter satire on humbug and snobbery is softened: the son, who had been 'waiting for a commission' which he knows he would not get, enlists and the father of his own accord applies for more men to be billeted on him. The piece is well-meant and effective, though not, I think, fair to the average middle-class family. There is a rather sharp bit of criticism of politicians on p.27, but it is, I think, within the bounds of fair opinion, whether justified or not. Recommended for license. G. S. Street.

Licensed On: 14 May 1915

License Number: 3436




British Library Reference: LCP1915/13

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66099 P


14 May 1915 Grand Palace, Clapham Junction, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance