Man arrested after protest against immoral play in Dublin

Published: 4 March 1914

A man appeared in court today charged with disorderly conduct during the production of the play, ‘Who’s the Lady?’, which is currently running at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.

William J. Larkin told the court that he regarded the play as ‘immoral’ and ‘indecent’. Mr. Larkin took particular exception to scenes which were ‘suggestive and immoral’ in the first act, and another in the second act where a lady allowed a dress to be pulled off her. The defendant then began shouting at the top of his voice and declined to stop when requested.

Judge Drury dismissed the case saying: ‘I consider the defendant has done a public service, and I dismiss the case.’


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