Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

The heroine of this sentimental war-drama is Madge, a Sergeant's daughter beloved by Viscount Harry, son of Lord Alistair, an apostle of universal disarmament and Cabinet Minister, who is a great friend of one of the Kaiser's great spies. This spy, Baron Manheim, is practising all sorts of villainy with Lord Alistair's secret papers and has for his enemy Madge who is acting as Alistair's secretary. The usual tampering with secret treatise being discovered the blame is thrown upon Madge who is thrown into prison, but upon her discharge does various gallant deeds in 'khaki' for the sake of the family which has treated her so ill. These stirring if ridiculous episodes occur in Alsace, where all the dramatis personae including the brave servant who supplies the comic relief, are miraculously gathered together for the outbreak of war. After all these alarums and excursions it is apparently proposed to carry the action further in two subsequent acts which, however, have not yet been submitted for License. So far as it goes the silly stuff may be recommended for License. Ernest A. Bendall. 3rd and 4th acts. The missing acts of this seriously-meant but ridiculous war-drama, now received, take the scene of the silly story back to England, where at Lord Alistair's house the German, now posing as a Russian continues his machinations. These are again defeated by the heroine in various disguises, which enable her to find a spies' cave on the cliffs, to prevent the defeat of a British Air-raid, to be rescued by her titled lover in his aeroplane and to add generally to the incredibilities of the innocuous rubbish. Recommended for license Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 10 Sep 1915

License Number: 3701


British Library Reference: LCP1915/23

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66109 X


N/A Theatre Royal, Jarrow-On-TyneUnknown Licensed Performance