Great War Theatre

License Number: 1112


British Library Reference: LCP1917/17

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66172 L


N/AUnknown Licensed Performance
3 Sep 1917 Hippodrome, NuneatonProfessional
10 Sep 1917 Pavilion, NorthwichProfessional
17 Sep 1917 Alexandra Theatre, BirminghamProfessional
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A drama of true love and intrigue... there are cross-currents of sentiment and passion which have always such a fascination, and the story is skilfully unfolded by the players. ('The Era', 19 September 1917, p. 6) Twice nightly, Matinee every Wednesday. T. Edward Ward and Eva Elwes present their great success. ('Evening Despatch', 17 September 1917, p. 2)
24 Sep 1917 Palace, DerbyProfessional
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[The play] has been creating records in towns already visited. It was only produced five or six weeks since, and all the new and effective scenery and effects will come to Derby. ('Derby Daily Telegraph', 22 September 1917, p. 2)
8 Oct 1917 Bordesley Palace, BirminghamProfessional
15 Oct 1917 Elephant and Castle Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Brought out in the provinces but a few weeks ago, Eva Elwes's latest drama "The Girl Mother", has reached the Elephant and Castle, where it is being played with the vigorous effect required by the company organised by Mr. T. Edward Ward, the general manager and producer, and the versatile and easily-writing authoress. ('The Stage', 18 October 1917, p. 17)
29 Oct 1917 Theatre Royal, SmethwickProfessional
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Twice nightly. Matinee on Wednesday.
5 Nov 1917 Theatre Royal, AstonProfessional
11 Nov 1917 Public Hall, RuncornProfessional
26 Nov 1917 Theatre Royal, MiddlesbroughProfessional
7 Jan 1918 Grand Junction Theatre, HulmeProfessional
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Twice nightly
14 Jan 1918 Royal and Hippodrome, BilstonProfessional
21 Jan 1918 Hippodrome, SalfordProfessional
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Twice nightly
4 Feb 1918 Grand Theatre, NottinghamProfessional
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From the facile pen of Miss Eva Elwes, a dramatist of some repute, the production deals effectively with high life in London, and incidentally touches on the social problems of the hour. ('Nottingham Journal', 2 March 1918, p. 4)
18 Feb 1918 Osborne Theatre, ManchesterProfessional
18 Feb 1918 Grand Theatre, PlymouthProfessional
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Twice nightly
18 Mar 1918 Palace, NewcastleProfessional
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Twice nightly. T. E. Ward and Eva Elwes No. 1 Co. ('Newcastle Journal', 18 March 1918, p. 1) [The play] was written recently by Miss Eva Elwes, whose name is well known to those who frequent The Palace, to illustrate the great social temptation which often besets the path of young girls, and a very fine moral is pointed in it. ('Newcastle Daily Chronicle', 16 March 1918, p. 5)
25 Mar 1918 Theatre Royal, JarrowProfessional
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In the story there is interwoven the brusque candour of the city toiler, the scheming intrigue of the unscrupulous scoundrel, and behind all, the susceptible influence of genuine love. These three phases of life are so cleverly entwined around the "plot" that each climax is reached only to be followed by further surprises and justice only comes at the fall of the curtain. ('Jarrow Express', 22 March 1918, p. 2)
1 Apr 1918 Theatre Royal, SunderlandProfessional
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Twice nightly
8 Apr 1918 Theatre Royal, HalifaxProfessional
15 Apr 1918 Theatre Royal, DewsburyProfessional
20 Apr 1918 Hippodrome, HuddersfieldProfessional
13 May 1918 Theatre Royal, SheffieldProfessional
27 May 1918 Theatre Royal, South ShieldsProfessional
12 Aug 1918 Prince's Theatre, PortsmouthProfessional
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The nation, in face of the daily waste of human life, has been forced to reconsider the question of the girl mother and her child. ('Hampshire Telegraph', 9 August 1918, p. 2)
2 Dec 1918 Globe Theatre, ConsettProfessional
2 Dec 1918 Alexandra Theatre, HullProfessional
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Twice nightly
10 Mar 1919 Grand Theatre, NottinghamProfessional
14 Apr 1919 Empire Theatre, New TredegarProfessional
21 Apr 1919 Empire, Mountain AshProfessional
2 Jun 1919 Corn Exchange, ChelmsfordProfessional
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The celebrated authoress brings her selected and powerful Repertoire company (direct from London Suburban Tour). Also performed in the week were 'Love's Young Dream', 'Drink', 'Should a Woman Forgive?' ('Chelmsford Chronicle', 6 June 1919, p. 1)
30 May 1921 Theatre Royal, BristolProfessional
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Twice nightly. The story is a thoroughly interesting one, and the many strange situations which arise are happily solved in the end. There are schemes and counter-schemes skilfully blended, and the sad moments are happily relieved by humorous incidents. ('Western Daily Press', 31 May 1921, p. 9)