"Sacred and Profane Love" was produced at the Playhouse, Liverpool, last Monday 15th, at 7.30.
The audience laughed when Iris Hoey called out 'I cannot bear it' as the hero was playing the piano.
|Iris Hoey, 1916|
True, the playing was appallingly bad. This ruined the first Act Sc. 1. Act 1 Sc.2 went perfectly. The hold of the play gradually increased on the audience, and at the close an emphatic success was undeniable. I took a call because I had to. Then I had to take a second call. A thing I never did before.
This play <http://archive.org/details/sacredandprofan01benngoog> is based on my book of the same title, and was later (1921) made into a film. Herewith a synopsis: