From The Era of 9 October, 1918.
LITTLE LOST SISTER
Play by Edward.E.Rose. Produced for the first time in England, at the Dalton Theatre on Monday, Oct 7.
John Boland - Percy E Hubbard
Harry Boland - Harry Norman
Michael Grogan - Charles Neville
Martin Druce - George Wilkinson
Harvey Spencer - George Brunswick
Carter Anson - Geo. M Asquin
Tom Welcome - Gerald Banks
Jack - Jack James
Red - Percy Proy
Andy - William Way
Mary Randall - Julie Kennard
Patience Welcome - Greta Wood
Elsie Welcome - Iren Barnett
Martha Welcome - Stella Carmichael.
The Welcome family, living at Illinois, try hard to earn an honest living at a sweating wage, with the further incubus of a drunken father, a disappointed inventor who has gone to the bad. The tempter, Druce, a man-about-town, who trades on the follies and frailties of human nature, conceives an attachment for Elsie, and persuades her to elope with him. The story shows how Elsie's mother finds her and forgives her, and how she finds succour and shelter, whilst Druce is arrested. So the lamp does not burn in vain for the little lost sister's return. The piece was produced by J.H Darnley, as General Manger for Miss Jessie Millward.
Miss Irene Barnett acts with unaffected girlishness and grace as Elsie Welcome, of the title role. Miss Greta Wood makes a wistful and tender Patience, her sister, and Miss Stella Carmichel is well in the picture as their mother. Miss Julie Kennard makes an arresting figure of Mary Randall, the reformer, and declaims the lines well, which form the prelude to each act. Mr Barry Norman acts earnestly as Harry Boland and Mr Charles Neville is amusing and forcible as good-hearted Michael. George Wilkinson brings out the villainy of Martin Druce in glaring colour and his confederate, Carter Anson is equally unpleasant as depicted by Geo.M.Asquin.
The article stated that, "Miss Greta Wood makes a gentle and refined Patience."