Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A topical miniature revue, extremely crude in humour and depending largely upon burlesque 'business' for its effects. Such plot as it has depends upon the discovery by the local mayor that there is a youthful rightful heir to the fortune into which he has just come, and which he is celebrating by a Fete. He bribes some circus-performers who are entertaining his guests to steal the inconvenient child, for whom, however, he is himself mistaken when he assumes for fancy-dress the costume of a little Lord Fauntleroy. The fun, if commonplace and vulgar, is otherwise inoffensive; and the ditties to be introduced appear to be familiar. If however any new lyrics are used they must be forwarded for approval. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 4 Feb 1915

License Number: 3199




British Library Reference: LCP1915/4

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66090 D


26 Dec 1914 Empire, BristolProfessional
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Performed from Boxing Day through to 2 January 1915 by a cast including: Mr O. E. Lennon, Fred Toozen, Fred Mozelle, Arthur Reynolds, Harry Taylor, Frank Rickards, George Spry, R. H. Douglass, Nell Gower, Mollie Adair, Milly Peers, and Kitty Colyer. Produced by Harry Day and under the direction of Edward Lauri.
4 Jan 1915 Empire Theatre, SheffieldProfessional
11 Jan 1915 Empire, LiverpoolProfessional
18 Jan 1915 Empire Theatre, LeedsProfessional
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Peformed for the week. On the first night the show did not end until 11.30pm (Yorkshire Evening Post, 19 January 1915). Performed by R. H. Douglass and Kitty Colyer.
25 Jan 1915 Empire, NewcastleProfessional
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Performed for the week, cast including Kitty Colyner, and R. H. Douglass. Performances twice nightly 6.45 and 9pm with a matinee Saturday 2.30.
1 Feb 1915 Empire Theatre, IslingtonProfessional
4 Feb 1915 Empire, Islington, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance
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This was the first performance licensed by the Lord Chamberlain. The performance took place a few days earlier at this theatre but in fact the play had already been in performance since late December 1914.
8 Feb 1915 Palace, HammersmithProfessional
15 Feb 1915 Empire Theatre, EdinburghProfessional
22 Feb 1915 Hippodrome, IlfordProfessional
1 Mar 1915 Hippodrome, CroydonProfessional
8 Mar 1915 Palladium, LondonProfessional
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Performed on Monday 8 March.
15 Mar 1915 Theatre Royal, PlymouthProfessional
22 Mar 1915 Palace Theatre, ManchesterProfessional
7 Apr 1915 Empire Theatre, BradfordProfessional
26 Apr 1915 Empire Theatre, Finsbury ParkProfessional
9 May 1915 Empire Theatre, New Cross, LondonProfessional
24 May 1915 Hippodrome, SouthamptonProfessional
7 Jun 1915 Grand Palace, ClaphamProfessional
21 Jun 1915 Empire Theatre, HolbornProfessional
28 Jun 1915 Olympia Theatre, ShoreditchProfessional
4 Jul 1915 Palace Theatre, Camberwell, LondonProfessional
12 Jul 1915 Empire Theatre, Kilburn, LondonProfessional
6 Sep 1915 Hippodrome, WillesedenProfessional
13 Sep 1915 Pleasure Gardens Theatre, FolkestoneProfessional
20 Sep 1915 ?, ReadingProfessional
27 Sep 1915 ?, NorthamptonProfessional
4 Oct 1915 Empire, BristolProfessional
11 Oct 1915 Empire, SwanseaProfessional
8 Nov 1915 Empire, NewcastleProfessional
15 Nov 1915 Hippodrome, PrestonProfessional
19 Dec 1915 Hippodrome, WoolwichProfessional
3 Jan 1916 Palace Theatre, Camberwell, LondonProfessional
10 Jan 1916 Hippodrome, Poplar, LondonProfessional
17 Jan 1916 Hippodrome, NorwichProfessional
24 Jan 1916 Hippodrome, IpswichProfessional
31 Jan 1916 Empire Theatre, IslingtonProfessional
7 Feb 1916 Empire Theatre, New Cross, LondonProfessional
14 Feb 1916 Empire Theatre, Stratford, LondonProfessional