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Eva Elwes was an English actress and playwright. She wrote over 50 plays between 1907 and 1938 and was particularly prolific during the First World War. She lived in Walsall from c.1911 to 1921 and moved to South Shields when she married Ernest Eykyn (her second husband, having been widowed before 1911) in 1925. From 1896 through until the late 1920s Elwes performed in plays and variety shows. She regularly performed in her own plays which were often staged by Will H. Glaze’s touring theatre company. In 1921 when Glaze became the lessee of the Alexandra Theatre in Wallis Street, South Shields, Elwes performed in the Alexandra Players and then became co-lessee with Ethel Hird from 1930-1940. The theatre closed in 1940 due to the Second World War.

Gender: Female

Date of Birth: 1 Feb 1876

Date of Death: 16 Jun 1950

Served in the armed forces? No



Performances associated with Eva Elwes

DateScripts PerformedTheatreRole
22 Feb 1917 The Cottage GirlAlexandra TheatreProducer
26 Feb 1917 The Cottage GirlPalaceProducer
5 Mar 1917 The Cottage GirlTheatre RoyalProducer
20 Mar 1917 The Cottage GirlTheatre RoyalProducer
26 Mar 1917 The Cottage GirlGaiety TheatreProducer
2 Apr 1917 The Cottage GirlTheatre RoyalProducer
11 Apr 1917 The Cottage GirlNew HippodromeProducer
23 Apr 1917 The Cottage GirlTheatre RoyalProducer
2 May 1917 The Cottage GirlNew Theatre RoyalProducer
8 May 1917 The Cottage GirlPalace theatreProducer
18 Jul 1917 The Cottage GirlGrand TheatreProducer
20 Aug 1917 The Cottage GirlMetropoleProducer
27 Aug 1917 The Cottage GirlStar TheatreProducer
3 Sep 1917 Girl MotherHippodromePerformer
3 Sep 1917 The Cottage GirlTheatre RoyalProducer
10 Sep 1917 Girl MotherPavilionPerformer
17 Sep 1917 Girl MotherAlexandra TheatreProducer
24 Sep 1917 Girl MotherPalaceProducer
24 Sep 1917 The Cottage GirlGrand TheatreProducer
8 Oct 1917 Girl MotherBordesley PalaceProducer
15 Oct 1917 Girl MotherElephant and Castle TheatreProducer
31 Oct 1917 The Cottage GirlHippodromeProducer
5 Nov 1917 Girl MotherTheatre RoyalProducer
12 Nov 1917 The Cottage GirlPalaceProducer
26 Nov 1917 Girl MotherTheatre RoyalProducer
7 Jan 1918 Girl MotherGrand Junction TheatreProducer
14 Jan 1918 Girl MotherRoyal and HippodromeProducer
21 Jan 1918 Girl MotherHippodromeProducer
4 Feb 1918 Girl MotherGrand TheatreProducer
18 Feb 1918 The Cottage GirlRoyal PalaceProducer
25 Feb 1918 The Cottage GirlGrand TheatreProducer
18 Mar 1918 Girl MotherPalaceProducer
25 Mar 1918 Girl MotherTheatre RoyalProducer
12 Aug 1918 Girl MotherPrince's TheatreProducer
21 Oct 1918 Love's Young DreamHippodromePerformer
28 Oct 1918 Love's Young DreamPrince's TheatrePerformer
4 Nov 1918 Love's Young DreamTheatre RoyalPerformer
2 Dec 1918 Girl MotherGlobe TheatreProducer
30 Dec 1918 Love's Young DreamTheatre RoyalProducer
10 Mar 1919 Girl MotherGrand TheatreProducer
17 Mar 1919 Love's Young DreamTheatre RoyalProducer
12 May 1919 Love's Young DreamTheatre RoyalProducer
2 Jun 1919 Girl MotherCorn ExchangeProducer
2 Jun 1919 Love's Young DreamElephant and Castle TheatreProducer
4 Jun 1919 Love's Young DreamCorn ExchangeProducer