The Theatre: Small Boys in Bed

The English theatre knows which side its war bread is buttered on: the bright side. But it doesn't keep mum about the war; it kids it. It makes air-raid shelters and blackouts as good for laughs as mothers-in-law and pratt falls. In the opening number of Lights Up, a new Charles Cochran revue which has struck gold in the provinces and is soon to open in London, chorines wear brassieres resembling ration cards, and preserve their modesty by dangling gas-mask containers.

Wow song of the show is sung by Doris Hare, dressed as a...

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