King's Theatre, Southsea
Performances at this Theatre
|N/A||Hot and Cold||Unknown|
|N/A||Called for the Rent||Unknown|
|28 Sep 1914||The Village Ne'er-do-Weel||Unknown|
|26 Oct 1914||Jim the Rat||Unknown|
|1 Feb 1915||William the Gardener or Bravo's Your Queue||Unknown|
|10 May 1915||Selling A Dog||Unknown|
|20 Sep 1915||Next Please||Unknown|
|23 Sep 1915||Ex-Corporal Stubbs, Investigator||Unknown|
|22 Nov 1915||5064 Gerrard||Unknown|
|17 Apr 1916||Fun And Beauty||Unknown|
|5 Oct 1916||Howard and Son||Professional|
|23 Oct 1916||The Girl of the Future||Unknown|
|13 Nov 1916||The Hotel de Waterloo||Professional|
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 Year||Unknown|
|26 Mar 1917||Pro Patria||Professional|
Performed by Mrs Patrick Campbell.
|5 Jun 1917||The Lads of the Village||Professional|
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 Cheers||Professional|
|12 Nov 1917||Nosey Knows||Professional|
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||Camouflage||Professional|
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||Clicked||Unknown|
|10 Mar 1919||Hotch Potch||Professional|
Performers: Fred Kitchen, May Beatty
|17 Mar 1919||The Lads of the Village||Professional|
Performed here between 17 and 22 March 1919.
|26 Nov 1919||The Lads of the Village||Professional|
Performed from 26 November to 1 December 1917.
|5 Dec 1921||The Lads of the Village||Professional|
Performed from 5 to 10 December 1921.
|8 Jun 1922||The Burgomaster Of Stilemond||Professional|