Great War Theatre

Licensed On: 2 Jun 1915

License Number: 3475


British Library Reference: LCP1915/15

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66101 A


7 Jun 1915 Empire Theatre, Ushaw Moor, Co. DurhamUnknown Licensed Performance
28 Jun 1915 Hippodrome, ColneProfessional
30 Aug 1915 Empire, RotherhamProfessional
6 Sep 1915 Kelly's Theatre, LiverpoolProfessional
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The play is rich in dramatic and humorous situations, and a large audience was not slow to show its appreciation of the production. ('Liverpool Echo', 7 September 1915, p. 4)
20 Sep 1915 Royal Osborne Theatre, ManchesterProfessional
25 Oct 1915 Her Majesty's Theatre, WalsallProfessional
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The true to life play.... ('Walsall Advertiser', 30 October 1915, p. 4)
15 Nov 1915 Grand Theatre, PlymouthProfessional
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An interesting drama......The woman who is the heroine of the piece does not, as it turns out, pay back in the ordinary sense, but returns evil for good, whereat "The gods" are greatly pleased. ('Western Morning News', 16 November 1915, p. 4)
13 Dec 1915 Palace Theatre, RochdaleProfessional
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Twice nightly
27 Dec 1915 ?, TyldesleyProfessional
3 Jan 1916 New Theatre, CreweProfessional
10 Jan 1916 ?, NewbridgeProfessional
17 Jan 1916 Theatre Royal, OldhamProfessional
24 Jan 1916 Theatre Royal, LincolnProfessional
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Twice nightly for 3 nights
31 Jan 1916 Arcadia Theatre, SpennymoorProfessional
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Mary Austin and Co. Twice nightly.
7 Feb 1916 Theatre Royal, JarrowProfessional
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Twice nightly.
14 Feb 1916 Theatre Royal, South ShieldsProfessional
21 Feb 1916 Theatre Royal, Seaham HarbourProfessional
27 Feb 1916 Theatre Royal, MacclesfieldProfessional
6 Mar 1916 Empire Theatre, LongtonProfessional
13 Mar 1916 Theatre Royal, BarnsleyProfessional
20 Mar 1916 Picturedrome, IlkestonProfessional
3 Apr 1916 Theatre Royal, LiverpoolProfessional
10 Apr 1916 Prince's Theatre, BradfordProfessional
24 Apr 1916 Theatre Royal, MiddlesbroughProfessional
24 Apr 1916 Opera House, St Helen'sProfessional
1 May 1916 Hippodrome, BoltonProfessional
8 May 1916 Alhambra, StourbridgeProfessional
15 May 1916 Grand Theatre, DoncasterProfessional
22 May 1916 Metropole Theatre, GatesheadProfessional
29 May 1916 Theatre Royal, LeedsProfessional
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Twice nightly. Matinee on Tuesday. A heroine who scarcely attains the customary exalted pinnacle of virtue, and who has a good deal of the spitfire in her nature, is a novelty in melodrama, and this and other touches of originality make the play, "The Woman Pays - Back," quite an acceptable piece. ... The authoress, however, does not get completely away from the commonplace lines of a certain type of melodrama, and she relies upon such old material as the theft of jewels, blackmail, fraud, and other treachery as a setting for the story.... How [the young girl] pays back her betrayer, is quite an exciting chapter. ('Yorkshire Evening Post', 30 May 1916, p. 3)
5 Jun 1916 Empire, GarstonProfessional
7 Aug 1916 Hippodrome, HuddersfieldProfessional
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'The play is smartly written, the villainy is human and credible instead of the usual stupidly motiveless crime, there is genuine humour, and the situations do not overtax the audience's credulity.' ('Huddersfield Daily Examiner', 8 August 1916, p. 2)
4 Sep 1916 ?, LancasterProfessional
11 Sep 1916 Theatre Royal, North ShieldsProfessional
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Twice nightly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Thursday and Friday "The Cotton Spinner". ('Shields Daily News', 13 September 1916, p. 1)
18 Sep 1916 Palace, NewcastleProfessional
25 Sep 1916 Grand, West HartlepoolProfessional
2 Oct 1916 Grand Theatre, StocktonProfessional
9 Oct 1916 Alexandra Theatre, BirminghamProfessional
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The wrong done to women by members of the opposite sex has been the theme of innumerable dramas. In "The Women Pays - Back", presented at the Alexandra Theatre this week, there is a reversal of the usual position, as the title of the play suggests. A deeply-wronged typist sets out to avenge herself for the harsh treatment meted out to her by her former employer, and demonstrates that men cannot always get their own way. ('Birmingham Daily Post, Tuesday 10 October 1916, p. 7)
23 Oct 1916 Grand Theatre, NelsonProfessional
30 Oct 1916 Opera House, WakefieldProfessional
20 Nov 1916 Palace Theatre, RedditchProfessional
27 Nov 1916 Theatre Royal, SheffieldProfessional
29 Jan 1917 Victoria Opera House, BurnleyProfessional
19 Mar 1917 Theatre Royal, JarrowProfessional
21 Dec 1920 Theatre Royal, LeicesterProfessional