Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

6 Jan 1975 The New WordUnknown
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‘Jon Plowman has put together an impressionistic portrait of J. M. Barrie from accounts of the dramatist’s life and extracts from his plays … We get an extract from The New Word, a short play which clearly should be restored to the repertoire, and which amusingly dramatizes an Englishman’s fear of expressing affection for a son over the age of 10. Though a farce, it clearly deserves more subtlety than it receives from Matthew Francis, who over-projects through the whole production’. The Times, Wednesday 8 January 1975. The dates shown are a conjecture.