The Three Patriots
Examiner of Plays' Summary:
The patriots are a young German, a young English man and a young servant who waits on them in their London lodgings before the war, on the declaration of which each of the lads goes off to fight for his country, much to the distress of the girl, who is in love with the German. In the second scene by a marvellous coincidence all three are brought together again on the field of battle where both men prove themselves chivalrous foes and where, as Red Cross nurse, the girl is killed by a shell while uttering the prayer 'forgive me for having loved a German!' Quite effective in its harmlessly stagey way and Recommended for license, Ernest A. Bendall.
Licensed On: 7 Jul 1915
License Number: 3560
British Library Reference: LCP1915/18
British Library Classmark: Add MS 66104 E
|22 Jul 1915||Queen's Theatre, London||Unknown||Licensed Performance|
|27 Aug 1915||Queen's Theatre, London||Professional|
The only performance of the play was as part of an 'all-sketch matinee' organised by J. T. Grein in aid of interned sailors, soldier and airmen in Holland. It was the highlight of the matinee and performed by Ernest Milton, Frank Ridley and Rowena Jerome.