Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

The idea of this production [...] there is a 'woman's efficiency league' rigidly exclusive of men, and men get into it disguised as women, It is obvious that such a scheme would lend itself very easily to improprieties [...] In the first scene the men are outside the 'league; one Grimsby wants to see his wife, and his son, his mother; a [...] They agree to disguise themselves as women [...] Inside they enjoy themselves, but there seems to be nothing but romping, then they go to a gambling hell, which is raided by the women as policemen, then they are all reconciled. Mingled with this silliness is a good deal - in songs and c. - of well-meant stuff about women working for the country: it is clearly not meant to ridicule the movement.

Licensed On: 26 Aug 1915

License Number: 3778

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British Library Reference: LCP1915/23

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66109 B

Performances

DateTheatreType
6 Sep 1915 Hippodrome, PortsmouthUnknown Licensed Performance
6 Sep 1915 Hippodrome, PortsmouthProfessional
13 Sep 1915 Alhambra, BradfordProfessional
20 Sep 1915 Alhambra, GlasgowProfessional
27 Sep 1915 Palace Theatre, ManchesterProfessional
4 Oct 1915 Hippodrome, LeedsProfessional
11 Oct 1915 Empire Theatre, MiddlesbroughProfessional
18 Oct 1915 Hippodrome, NewcastleProfessional
25 Oct 1915 King's Theatre, EdinburghProfessional
1 Nov 1915 Royal Hippodrome, NottinghamProfessional
8 Nov 1915 Theatre Royal, DublinProfessional
15 Nov 1915 Hippodrome, SheffieldProfessional
22 Nov 1915 Hippodrome, LiverpoolProfessional
29 Nov 1915 Hippodrome, BrightonProfessional
13 Dec 1915 Empire Theatre, IslingtonProfessional
20 Dec 1915 Empire, Hackney, LondonProfessional
27 Dec 1915 Hippodrome, BoscombeProfessional
3 Jan 1916 Empire, Shepherd's Bush, LondonProfessional
10 Jan 1916 Hippodrome, NorwichProfessional
17 Jan 1916 Palace Theatre, LeicesterProfessional
24 Jan 1916 Hippodrome, SouthamptonProfessional
31 Jan 1916 Hippodrome, BristolProfessional
21 Feb 1916 Pleasure Gardens Theatre, FolkestoneProfessional
20 Mar 1916 Hippodrome, SouthendProfessional
27 Mar 1916 Empire, ChiswickProfessional