Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a sketch of the attempted betrayal of a rising of Belgians against their Prussian conquerors. In the possession of a Belgian colonel are papers giving the names of plans of the conspirators. At the instigation of a 'naturalized' Belgian banker a Prussian spy attempts to obtain these secret documents, which the colonel keeps locked up in his safe. To this end the spy makes frantic love to the colonel's worthless wife, and she in turn makes base advances to her husband adopted son who keeps the keys of the safe. The colonel eventually discovers the treachery, which is punished in the arrest of some of the plotters and the threatened suicide of one. Earnest and vigorous in its crude study of violent emotions, appropriate to wartime. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 7 Jul 1915

License Number: 3581

British Library Reference: LCP1915/18

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66104 Z


21 Jul 1915 Oxford Music Hall, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance