Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

N/A Hot and ColdUnknown
N/A Called for the RentUnknown
28 Sep 1914 The Village Ne'er-do-WeelUnknown
26 Oct 1914 Jim the RatUnknown
1 Feb 1915 William the Gardener or Bravo's Your QueueUnknown
10 May 1915 Selling A DogUnknown
20 Sep 1915 Next PleaseUnknown
23 Sep 1915 Ex-Corporal Stubbs, InvestigatorUnknown
22 Nov 1915 5064 GerrardUnknown
17 Apr 1916 Fun And BeautyUnknown
5 Oct 1916 Howard and SonProfessional
23 Oct 1916 The Girl of the FutureUnknown
13 Nov 1916 The Hotel de WaterlooProfessional
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Presented and Performed by Ethel Irving who had recently returned from a 9-month tour of South Africa. Also performing was Owen Roughwood. In the same bill were The Selbinis, a cycling act in black and white, May Starr (dancer), Ermay and Rey, W. O. Robinson (Canadian with a mouth organ), and Dora Lyric (comedienne and singer).
20 Nov 1916 £. S. D.Unknown
1 Jan 1917 Pictures of the YearUnknown
26 Mar 1917 Pro PatriaProfessional
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Performed by Mrs Patrick Campbell.
5 Jun 1917 The Lads of the VillageProfessional
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The play had originally been due to be premiered in London, at the Oxford, on 19 May, however, the opening was delayed and it was first seen in Portsmouth where it was performed between 5 and 9 June 1917.
2 Jul 1917 Three CheersProfessional
12 Nov 1917 Nosey KnowsProfessional
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Performed for the week by George Hester (sic – Hestor) (actor), Jack Mann (actor), Charles Hammel (actor), Winnie Collins (actress), Dorothy Frostick (actress), Ethel Arden (actress). Also on the bill: Jos de Moraes, vocalist; Vivian Foster, the ‘vicar of mirth’; the Delson-Good Trio, French comedy acrobats; and Kioto, ‘a clever Japanese equilibrist.
4 Mar 1918 CamouflageProfessional
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The name of the villain changed from Von Bolo to Von Golo. Frenchman Paul Bolo, known as Bolo Pasha, had been arrested in September 1917 as a traitor/German agent and stood trial in early 1918. He was found guilty of treason in February 1918 and executed in April 1918 after an unsuccessful appeal. If the villain was originally called Von Bolo after Bolo Pasha (there was a lot of press coverage of the case) perhaps the producer decided to change the name for the sake of decency!
9 Sep 1918 ClickedUnknown
10 Mar 1919 Hotch PotchProfessional
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Performers: Fred Kitchen, May Beatty
17 Mar 1919 The Lads of the VillageProfessional
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Performed here between 17 and 22 March 1919.
26 Nov 1919 The Lads of the VillageProfessional
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Performed from 26 November to 1 December 1917.
5 Dec 1921 The Lads of the VillageProfessional
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Performed from 5 to 10 December 1921.
8 Jun 1922 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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Flying matinee.