She was taken ill and did not attend the final rehearsals in the last week. Spiers and Pond engaged another performer, Miss Lewis to be ready to take over if Poussard could not. Poussard continued to be ill for the first three days. On Thursday 4 December she was well again, but Spiers and Pond refused to have her back. Mr Poussard claimed for wrongful dismissal on his wife's behalf. the jury found that employing Miss L was reasonable under the circumstances. Spiers and Pond were given leave to claim £83 from Poussard. Poussard appealed.
Poussard was engaged to appear in an operetta from the start of its London run for three months. The plaintiff fell ill and
Hi Lucy. Miss Lewis is a "stand in". A person who does singing and acting if something happens to the original performer --- so that the show (performance) is not cancelled. (I don't know what a douceur is -- perhaps a sum of money -- it is a French word). Miss Lewis would get 15 pounds a week for her stand in performance because P. got sick. Mr. P (Mrs. P's husband), filed a suit -- a wrongful dismissal (Mrs. P was let go without good cause) --- for his wife ( on her behalf). Spiers and Pond are pwners of the theater. This is a simple contract (agree in writing) between Madame P and the Opera company. Madame P. is to be paid 11 pounds a week for 3 months starting on November 14 --- that is , for 3 months if the show goes on for 3 months, or longer. (If the show closes before 3 months, then the contract is broken).
The theater says what Madame P is to sing and play. If the show goes on for more than 3 months, then Madame P. will get paid 14 pounds a week for another 3 months. The theater provides costumes, etc. She was taken ill and did not attend the final rehearsals in the last week. Spiers and Pond engaged another performer, Miss Lewis to be ready to take over if Poussard could not. Poussard continued to be ill for the first three days. On Thursday 4 December she was well again, but...
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