Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

[...] It is also 'strong meat' and undoubtedly not a play for the young. That fact no longer makes it necessarily a play to ban, as some years ago it would have been banned, and in my opinion it should it should be licensed. The physical fact is that the girl is going to have a bye and in a serious play I think there is nothing indecent in that. I would cross out, however, a passage act II p.20, in which Elsie tells Paul a doctor had 'refused to listen' to her: that points to the idea of abortion and should come out. Otherwise it is not a play like 'waste', which was concerned with abortion and banned for that reason, and though I can quiet understand that another view might be taken, it is recommended for license, G. S. Street

Licensed On: 2 Dec 1915

License Number: 3896



British Library Reference: LCP1915/32

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66118 Q


4 Dec 1915 Royalty Theatre, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance
5 Dec 1915 Royalty Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Performed by the Pioneer Players. This was the first production following the year-long success of 'The Man Who Stayed At Home' at the Royalty. Spectators could purchase subscription tickets for the season at the cost of Stalls: £1, 11s. 6d; Balcony Stalls £1 1ds.; Balcony, 10s. 6d.