Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a breezy nautical comedy, novel in subject and fresh in treatment. This interesting if not very probably story, which begins in 1915, tells how a crushed London clerk in hopeless love with his bullying employer's termagant daughter, is inspired by a Canadian friend (who by trick secures him a commission in the navy) to assert himself as a man of initiative and determination. It’s thrilling result is that three years later on we find him in charge of tramp steamer on behalf of the Admiralty, in which capacity he is enabled by chance to rescue and befriend his late employer and win his haughty lady-love, while he is defeating the villainous schemes of a pro-German Swede with a contraband cargo to be transferred to a submarine. The sensational details of wireless message of theatrical torpedo and so forth are skilfully worked out, while human interest is secured in the fitful development of the hero's character under the stress of the stirring action. There is no need to give details of complications which are as inoffensive as they should be effective, nor of incidental humorous of characterization equally innocuous. Recommended for licence. Ernest A. Bendall

Researcher's Summary:

The Freedom of the Seas began with a six month (August 1918 - Feb 1919) run at the Haymarket Theatre in London. It does not appear to have been staged at the Royalty Theatre although this was the theatre listed on the script submitted for licensing (which also listed no author) to the Lord Chamberlain. It was hit with tragedy at the end of November 1918 when Billie Carleton, the lead actress and a star of the West End, died of what later turned out to be as the result of an overdose. Following the end of its run at the Haymarket it did a short tour of a few suburban London theatres with the same cast as that in the Haymarket. In August 1919 two companies began touring the country, both organised by Thomas C. Dagnall, one led by Robert Brasher and the other by J. Lawrence Anderson. Both were fully booked up until December 1919 when the tour led by J. Lawrence Anderson stopped, only doing a couple of performances over the next year. In December 1920 the production led by Robert Brasher closed so he could focus on another production. Louis Victor took over from J. Lawrence Anderson and continued performances until April 1921. The first production of the play not associated with the Haymarket or Thomas C. Dagnall took place in September 1921. Following the publication of the play in 1929 a number of productions, both professional and amateur took place around the country. In 1934 a film version of the play was produced.

Licensed On: 16 Jul 1918

License Number: 1671

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British Library Reference: LCP1918/12

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66194 Z

Performances

DateTheatreType
24 Jul 1918 Royalty, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance
1 Aug 1918 Haymarket Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Performed from 1 August 1918 to 8 February 1919. Cast included Dennis Eadie (actor), Sydney Valentine (actor), Randle Ayrton (actor), Billie Carleton (actress), James Carew (actor), Tom Reynolds (actor), Chas Groves (actor), Marion Lorne (actress), E. Holman Clark (actor), Henry Scatchard (actor). ''The Freedom of the Seas', the new topical and naval play which was produced tonight at the Haymarket Theatres is an unqualified success. Mr Walter Hackett, the author, has combined out war propaganda with dramatic art so skilfully that the play is an object lesson to our Ministry of Information. The main theme in the plot is the nefarious work of the enemy submarines, which is so courageously held and checked by the Senior Service. There is a pleasing love story, and an abundance of sane and healthy humour, which adds a sparkle to it. The cast is unusually strong.' (Aberdeen Press and Journal, 2 August 1918) 'There is the tang of salt water that invigorates a comedy that is in perpetual doubt as to whether it shall remain a comedy or become a farce, and when it has definitely decided on the latter course is moved to swift repentance[...] The play was received with every sign of favour, and the author and actors were called and recalled many times.' (Era, 7 August 1918) 'The cheerful thing about Mr Walter Hackett's new play at the Haymarket is that although it has every element of a popular success it is nevertheless quite a good play. For once one can side with the majority and the minority at the same time. One can be superior about it, and say "The play's the thing", or one can be just frank and human and say, "What a rattling good story.' (Daily Herald, 31 August 1918)
17 Feb 1919 King's Theatre, HammersmithProfessional
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Performed by the company from the Haymarket, from 17-22 February 1919. Cast included: Dennis Eadie (actor), James Carew (actor), Holman Clark (actor), Fred Grove (actor), Marie Lorne (actress), Evelyn Ormonde (actress).
24 Feb 1919 Grand Theatre, CroydonProfessional
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Performed by the Haymarket Company from 24 February 1919 - 1 March 1919.
3 Mar 1919 Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, LondonProfessional
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Performed by the Haymarket Company from 3 March - 8 March 1919: Dennis Eadie (actor), Holman Clarke (actor), James Carey (actor), Charles Groves (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress), Marion Lorne (actress), Vincent Sternroyd (actor), G. Zucco (actor), H. Gilbey (actor), Melville Phyllips (actor), Henry Scatchard (actor), C. Vernon Proctor (actor) 'Crowded houses welcomed the appearance of Mr Thomas C. Dagnall's strong company, who include Mr Dennis Eadie in The Freedom of the Seas, transferred direct from the Haymarket.' (Stage, 6 March 1919)
4 Aug 1919 Grand Theatre, PeterboroughProfessional
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Organised by Thos. C. Dagnall and presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week by cast including: Robert Brasher, Olivia Glynn
4 Aug 1919 Theatre Royal, LincolnProfessional
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Performed by Thomas C. Dagnall's company.
11 Aug 1919 Palace Pier Theatre, BrightonProfessional
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Organised by Thos. C. Dagnall and presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week by: Robert Brasher (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), C.B. Keston (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), T. Arthur Ellis (actor), Basil Lofting (actor), Frank Leary (actor).
11 Aug 1919 Lyceum Theatre, SheffieldProfessional
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Presented for the week by Thomas C. Dagnall's company: cast included J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress).
18 Aug 1919 Prince's Theatre, ManchesterProfessional
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Presented for the week by Thomas C. Dagnall's company: cast included J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress), Will Smith (actor), Vincent Holman (actor), Dorothy Clifton (actress).
28 Aug 1919 Shodfriar's Theatre, Boston, LincolnshireProfessional
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Organised by Thos. C. Dagnall and presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week by: Robert Brasher (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress). "This company is personally recommended by Arthur Goldstein as a real No. 1 show" (Boston Guardian, 23 August 1919)
28 Aug 1919 Opera House, BridlingtonProfessional
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Performed for the week.
1 Sep 1919 Palace Theatre, RamsgateProfessional
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Organised by Thos. C. Dagnall and presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week by Robert Brasher (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), C.B. Keston (actor), T. Arthur Ellis (actor)
1 Sep 1919 Opera House, LeicesterProfessional
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Presented for the week by Thomas C. Dagnall's company.
8 Sep 1919 New Theatre, CambridgeProfessional
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Presented by Thomas C. Dagnall's company. Cast included: J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Alfred Harding (actor), Wilson Blake (actor), Arthur Fitzrov (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress), Will Smith (actor), Harry Gilberg (actor), Fellows Bassett (actor), Vincent Holman (actor), Henry Statchard (actor), Dorothy Clifton (actress)
15 Sep 1919 ?, Colwyn BayProfessional
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Performed for the week.
18 Sep 1919 ?, RhylProfessional
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Performed for the week
22 Sep 1919 New Theatre Royal, BirkenheadProfessional
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Presented by Thomas C. Dagnall's company. Cast included: Lawrence Anderson (actor), Alfred Harding (actor), Vincent Holman (actor), Dorothy Clifton (actress), Nancy Imlach (actress), Wilson Blake (stage manager). "suits the taste of local playgoers. The crisp dialogue and stirring situations of the play were keenly enjoyed" (Stage, 25 September 1919)
6 Oct 1919 Richmond Theatre, RichmondProfessional
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Presented by Thomas C. Dagnall's company. Cast included: J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Alfred Harding (actor), Wilson Blake (actor), Arthur Fitzrov (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress), Will Smith (actor), Harry Gilberg (actor), Fellows Bassett (actor), Vincent Holman (actor), Henry Statchard (actor), Dorothy Clifton (actress)
6 Oct 1919 Theatre and Opera House, CheltenhamProfessional
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Organised by Thos. C. Dagnall and presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week by Robert Brasher (actor), C.B. Keston (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), T. Arthur Ellis (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress)
13 Oct 1919 Palace Theatre, TynemouthProfessional
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Presented for the week by Robert Brasher.
13 Oct 1919 Grand Theatre, LutonProfessional
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Performed for the week by Thos. C. Dagnall's company including: J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress). "This well-known and successful war story...would seem to be one of the few war plays which can survive the withdrawal of their background and excuse. We are still in that uneasy, transitory stage when drama touching on the old sorrows and triumphs is almost invariably painful or very dull. But this play leaves a different impression. The war element in it is neutralised by the many other elements which are entirely familiar and jolly." (Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle, 9 October 1919)
20 Oct 1919 County Theatre, BedfordProfessional
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Performed for the week by Thos. C. Dagnall's company.
27 Oct 1919 Opera House, BuxtonProfessional
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Presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week.
27 Oct 1919 New Theatre, OxfordProfessional
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Performed for the week by Thos. C. Dagnall's company.
3 Nov 1919 Prince of Wales' Theatre, GrimsbyProfessional
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Performed for the week
3 Nov 1919 Theatre Royal, WorthingProfessional
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Presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week.
10 Nov 1919 Theatre Royal, YorkProfessional
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Performed for the week.
10 Nov 1919 County Theatre, ShrewsburyProfessional
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Performed for the week.
17 Nov 1919 Opera House, SouthportProfessional
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Performed for the week by Thos. C. Dagnall's company including: J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress), Dorothy Clifton (actress), Alfred Harding (actor)
17 Nov 1919 New Theatre, Port TalbotProfessional
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Presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week by Robert Brasher (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), T. Arthur Ellis (actor), Frank Normand (actor), Ernest Jay (actor), C.B. Keston (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), Phyllis Williams (actress).
24 Nov 1919 Grand, BlackpoolProfessional
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Performed for the week by Thos. C. Dagnall's company including: J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress)
24 Nov 1919 Tivoli, New BrightonProfessional
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Robert Brasher's Company performed for the week.
1 Dec 1919 Grand, SwanseaProfessional
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Performed for the week by Thos. C. Dagnall's company including: Evelyn Ormonde (actress)
1 Dec 1919 Theatre Royal, BathProfessional
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Presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week by cast including Robert Brasher and Olivia Glynn.
8 Dec 1919 Theatre Royal, BournemouthProfessional
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Dagnall's company performed for the week.
8 Dec 1919 New Theatre, SalisburyProfessional
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Robert Brasher's company performed for the week.
15 Dec 1919 Grand Theatre, SouthamptonProfessional
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Performed for the week by Thos. C. Dagnall's company including: J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress), Dorothy Clifton (actress), Alfred Harding (actor)
15 Dec 1919 Theatre Royal, ChathamProfessional
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Robert Brasher's company performed for the week.
26 Dec 1919 Opera House, BridlingtonProfessional
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Robert Brasher's company performed for the week.
29 Dec 1919 Palace Theatre, RadcliffeProfessional
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Robert Brasher's company performed for the week.
5 Jan 1920 Westcliff Palace, SouthendProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week. Cast included: Robert Brasher (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), Dorothy Clifton (actress), C.B. Keston (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), T. Arthur Ellis (actor), Frank Normand (actor), Harry Gibey (actor), Frank Paice (actor)
19 Jan 1920 Her Majesty's Theatre, CarlisleProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week. Cast included: Robert Brasher (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), Charlton Hutchinson (actress). "A feature is the capital character-study by Charlton Hutchinson of the captain." (Stage, 22 January 1920)
23 Jan 1920 Theatre Royal, StockportProfessional
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Performed for the week by Brasher's company.
9 Feb 1920 Theatre Royal, InvernessProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week. "Robert Brasher's company give a capital interpretation of "The Freedom of the Seas", with delightul acting by Olivia Glynn as Phyllis Harcourt and Robert Brasher as George Smith." (Stage, 12 February 1920)
16 Feb 1920 Grand Theatre, FalkirkProfessional
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Presented by Robert Brasher. "A capital production in every respect. It is full of breezy vigour and fun, and is attracting wonderfully good houses. ...well-written and intelligently conceived plot, with plenty of fun...especially as it is produced so admirably by such a thoroughly capable company." (Falkirk Herald, 18 February 1920)
4 Mar 1920 Palace, WellingboroughProfessional
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Performed by Brasher's company for the week.
8 Mar 1920 ?, WellingtonProfessional
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Presented by Brasher's company for the week.
15 Mar 1920 Grand Theatre, DouglasProfessional
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Performed for the week by Brasher's company.
22 Mar 1920 New Theatre, Boston, LincolnshireProfessional
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By arrangement with Thomas C. Dagnall, Robert Brasher presented performances on 22, 23 and 27 March.
29 Mar 1920 Empire Theatre, GranthamProfessional
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Robert Brasher's company presented the play for the week.
12 Apr 1920 Theatre Royal, King's LynnProfessional
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Presented by Robert Brasher's company for the week.
19 Apr 1920 Theatre Royal, MansfieldProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week.
5 Jul 1920 West Pier Theatre, BrightonProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week.
12 Jul 1920 Knightstone Pavilion, Weston-Super-MareProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week.
15 Jul 1920 Theatre Royal, BognorProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week. "That delightful play from the Haymarket Theatre, London...should provide a big attraction... In London, this play stood out as one of the successes of the season, by reason of its breeziness and a certain piquancy of situation and dialogue. The play requires good handling, but given careful acting, it should please our local play-goers." (Chichester Observer, 14 July 1920)
19 Jul 1920 Torquay Theatre, TorquayProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week.
2 Aug 1920 Theatre Royal, GuildfordProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week.
9 Aug 1920 Brixton Theatre, Brixton, LondonProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week. Cast included: Robert Brasher (actor), Nancy Warner (actress), C.B. Keston (actor), Vera McCallum (actress), Park Bedford (actor), Stephen Jack (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), Harry Gilbey (actor)
18 Aug 1920 ?, CromerProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week.
23 Aug 1920 Surrey Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Performed for the week by Louis Victor (actor), Patricia Selbourne (actress), Muriel Kelly (actress), Fred Emery (actor), Henry Scatchard (actor), Vincent Holman (actor), Guy Buckland (actor), Joseph R. Tate (actor), Mr Burgess-Barrett (actor), Harry Jackson (actor), Arthur Carlyle (actor), James Digby (actor), David Webster (actor), Wilson Blake (producer), W. Burgess-Barrett (stage manager). "By arrangement with Mr. Thomas C. Dagnall, Mr. Louis Victor made a successful start with Walter Hackett's wireless war piece, ..."The Freedom of the Seas", frankly farcical though much of it is, retains its thrillng effect in all the submarine and sea-plane and wireless business in the exciting last act, in which, Mr. Victor, in his capital and much-applauded performance, contrasts the meta-morphosed Smith as far as possible with the cringing creature of the first act." (Stage 26 August 1920)
23 Aug 1920 Surrey Theatre, LondonProfessional
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Performed for the week by Louis Victor (actor), Patricia Selbourne (actress), Muriel Kelly (actress), Fred Emery (actor), Henry Scatchard (actor), Vincent Holman (actor), Guy Buckland (actor), Joseph R. Tate (actor), Mr Burgess-Barrett (actor), Harry Jackson (actor), Arthur Carlyle (actor), James Digby (actor), David Webster (actor), Wilson Blake (producer), W. Burgess-Barrett (stage manager). "By arrangement with Mr. Thomas C. Dagnall, Mr. Louis Victor made a successful start with Walter Hackett's wireless war piece, ..."The Freedom of the Seas", frankly farcical though much of it is, retains its thrillng effect in all the submarine and sea-plane and wireless business in the exciting last act, in which, Mr. Victor, in his capital and much-applauded performance, contrasts the meta-morphosed Smith as far as possible with the cringing creature of the first act." (Stage 26 August 1920)
23 Aug 1920 ?, SkegnessProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week.
30 Aug 1920 Theatre Royal, Great YarmouthProfessional
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Performed by Robert Brasher's company for the week including: Robert Brasher, Nancy Warner. "Mr. Walter Nightingale announces for next week a visit of the very popular West-end play, "The Freedom of the Seas", which had a very lengthy run at the Haymarket Theatre, London. It was in this play that Miss Bille Carleton was appearing at the time of her tragic end... The famous part of George Smith is well sustained by Robert Brasher, who has now played it over 400 times. ...one of the brightest plays of recent times. Such an excellent mixture of real good comedy and thrilling situations is only too rarely seen." (Yarmouth Independent, 28 August 1920)
6 Sep 1920 Palace Pier, St LeonardsProfessional
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Performed for the week by Robert Brasher's company including: Robert Brasher (actor), C.B. Keston (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), Harry Gilbey (actor)
13 Sep 1920 Princess's Theatre, CrayfordProfessional
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Performed for the week by Robert Brasher's company.
20 Sep 1920 Theatre Royal, Ryde, Isle of WightProfessional
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Performed for the week by Robert Brasher's company including: Robert Brasher (actor), C.B. Keston (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), Harry Gilbey (actor).
21 Sep 1920 Pavilion Theatre, PenzanceProfessional
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Performed on 21 and 22 September 1920.
23 Sep 1920 Pavilion Theatre, NewquayProfessional
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Performed from 23-25 September 1920.
27 Sep 1920 Theatre Royal, AldershotProfessional
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Performed by Brasher's company for the week.
4 Oct 1920 Hippodrome, MargateProfessional
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By arrangement with Thos. C. Dagnall, Louis Victor presented the play for one week. Cast included: Louis Victor (actor), Vincent Holman (actor), Fred Emery (actor), Guy Buckland (actor), Joseph R. Tate (actor), W. Burgess Barratt (actor), Henry Scatchard (actor - in his original part), Arthur Carlyle (actor), Muriel Kelly (actress), Patricia Selbourne (actress)
4 Oct 1920 Theatre Royal, WindsorProfessional
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Performed for the week by Robert Brasher's company including: Robert Brasher (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), Vera McCallum (actress), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), C.B. Keston (actor)
1 Nov 1920 Opera House, ScarboroughProfessional
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Performed 1-3 November 1920.
8 Nov 1920 Pavilion Theatre, WeymouthProfessional
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Performed by Brasher's company for the week.
15 Nov 1920 Theatre Royal, GranthamProfessional
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Performed by Brasher's company for the week: Robert Brasher (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), C.B. Keston (actor), Vera McCallum (actress), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), Stephenson Jack (actor), Harry Gilbey (actor), Park Bedford (actor), Jackson Carn (actor), Desmond O'Neil (actor), Brendon O'Sullivan (actor) "It would be difficult to find a more attractive play...It possesses all the elements of a successful production, good plot, and strong love interest." (Grantham Journal, 20 November 1920)
26 Nov 1920 Theatre and Opera House, BatleyProfessional
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Presented by Thos. C. Dagnall for the week.
29 Nov 1920 Pier Theatre, EastbourneProfessional
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Performed by Brasher's company for the week: Robert Brasher (actor), Carlton Hutchinson (actor), Desmond O'Neill (actor), Brendan O'Sullivan (actor), Harry Gilbey (actor), Stephen Jack (actor), C.B. Keston (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), Vera McCallum (actress)
6 Dec 1920 West Pier Theatre, BrightonProfessional
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Performed by Brasher's company for the week: Vera McCallum (actress), Olivia Glynn (actress), Robert Brasher (actor), Jackson Carr (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), C.B. Keston (actor), Stephen Jack (actor), Harry Gilbey (actor), Desmond O'Neill (actor), Brendan O'Sullivan (actor), Park Bedford (actor)
13 Dec 1920 Westcliff Palace, SouthendProfessional
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Performed by Brasher's company for the week (a return visit with almost the same cast): Robert Brasher (actor), Olivia Glynn (actress), C.B. Keeton (actor), Charlton Hutchinson (actor), Stephen Jack (actor), Harry Gilbey (actor), Vera McCallum (actress).
10 Jan 1921 Opera House, Tunbridge WellsProfessional
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Performed by Louis Victor by arrangement with Thomas C. Dagnall for the week.
17 Feb 1921 King's Theatre, HorshamProfessional
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Performed by Louis Victor by arrangement with Thomas C. Dagnall for the week.
28 Feb 1921 Palace Theatre, RamsgateProfessional
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Performed by Louis Victor by arrangement with Thomas C. Dagnall for the week.
14 Mar 1921 Torquay Theatre, TorquayProfessional
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Performed by Louis Victor by arrangement with Thomas C. Dagnall for the week. Advertised as ncluding the scenery and effects used at the Haymarket Theatre. (Western Morning News, 12 March 1921)
21 Mar 1921 Theatre Royal, BathProfessional
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Performed by Louis Victor by arrangement with Thomas C. Dagnall for the week. Cast including: Louis Victor, Fred Emery, Joseph R. Tate, H. Ryeland-Leigh, Roy Lorraine, Fred Elvin, Muriel Kelly, William H. Rowe, Nancy Warner
4 Apr 1921 Repertory Theatre, PlymouthProfessional
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Performed by Louis Victor by arrangement with Thomas C. Dagnall for the week: Louis Victor, Nancy Warner, Fred Elvin, Ryeland Leigh, Muriel Kelly, Fred Emery.
26 Sep 1921 Repertory Theatre, NottinghamProfessional
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Performed by the Compton Comedy Company from 26 September - 8 October: Ellen Compton (actress), Viola Compton (actress), H. Worrall-Thompson (actor), Henry Crocker (actor).
17 Nov 1921 New Hall, BargoedProfessional
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Performed by Dagnall's company for the week: Louis Victor (actor), Nancy Warner (actress), Lionel Scott (actor), F. Emery (actor), H. Scatchard (actor), Muriel Kelly (actress)
2 Feb 1931 Queen's Theatre, DundeeProfessional
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Performed from 2-7 February 1931 by Herbert Mansfield (actor), E. Hamilton Jordan (actor), E.W. Bretton (actor), Hamilton Hunter (actor), Joseph English (actor), Iris Guilliame (actress), Sybil Trevor (actress), Ada Bennet (actress), Jack West (actor), Chas. M. Julian (actor), Reggie Weston (actor). "A play with an unusual atmosphere...is sheer melodrama, but the players give a most colourful performance, and the varied effects necessary to represent a tramp steamer at sea show great resourcefulness. ...The piece opens well, and the scenes on the steamer are done so successfully that a tense atmosphere is attained. The players work well together, and they give comedy just the right weight." (Dundee Evening Telegraph, 3 February 1931)
20 Mar 1933 Repertory Theatre, PlymouthProfessional
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Performed from 20-25 March 1933 by Noel Morris (actor), A. Davenport Adams (actor), Hilary Meadows (actress), Olga Birkbeck (actress), John Durant (actor), Bernard Copping (actor), Roy Reynor (actor), Arthur Hewlett (actor), Ernest Pollard (actor), Cecil Bagnall (actor).
6 Feb 1936 ?, MenstonAmateur
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An annual production by Menston British Legion Players group: E.C. Kinghorn (actor), A. Outtersides (actor), J. Newton (actor), C. Bilton (actor), A.S. Maston (actor), E. Rawnsley (actor), G. Robertshaw (actor), S. Biltcliffe (actor), C. Speak (actor), Phyllis Rankine (actress), Constance M. Bilton (actress), H.M.E. Leyshon (producer)
6 Feb 1937 Church Lad's Brigade, BristolAmateur
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Likely performed on 6 February 2917 by: K. G. Brooks, K. Stenner, E. Winter, J. McCullum, Doris Pow, M. Hill, H. J. Taylor, G. Thomson, D. Baker, J. Bryant, J. Nelson, K. Stenner, Lilian B. Taylor. Mr S. Kirwin (Stage manager), Mr J. Brooks (electrician), Messrs F. Cox and G. Petheran (assistants), J. Taylor (producer).
16 Dec 1942 Grand Opera House, BelfastProfessional
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Performed from 16-19 December 1942.