Great War Theatre

Address: Birmingham, UK

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
N/A Babes in the WoodUnknown
14 Sep 1914 The Other Side Of LoveUnknown
23 Dec 1914 Sinbad The SailorUnknown
9 Apr 1915 Wild ThymeUnknown
14 May 1915 AlsaceProfessional
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This was a 'special flying matinee', followed by an evening performance in London. The Birmingham Evening Despatch commented that "Patriotic plays are not, as a rule, an ideal medium for artistic display of dramatic genius, and 'Alsace' [...] is no exception to the general rule' (15 May 1915). The Birmingham Mail added on the same day that ''Alsace' [...] is by no means a great work of art, but it sets out sincerely a very nice problem in patriotism.'
11 Nov 1915 ArmageddonProfessional
25 Dec 1915 The House That Jack BuiltUnknown
19 Mar 1917 The Bing Boys Are HereProfessional
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‘When a piece is built about a trio of personalities of the most distinctive type and it is played without those people it is liable to seem insipid, particularly if the understudies are faithful to the originals, and the first part of “The Bing Boys” at the Theatre Royal last night was tame. But Messrs. Gus Oxley and George Hestor and Miss Joan Hay, in the parts of George Robey, Alfred Lester, and Violet Lorraine, managed to give to the copies a great deal of their own vitality, and the second half the piece plainly justified the encomiums of the London Press on “The Bing Boys,” which is neither revue nor musical comedy, but a good deal of both with a large admixture of the cleverness of the trio of players just mentioned'. Evening Despatch, 20 March 1917.
12 Nov 1917 Inside the LinesProfessional
8 Jul 1918 The Passing Show Of 1918Unknown
9 Nov 1918 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
23 Mar 1919 By Pigeon PostProfessional
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Baliol Holloway (actor), Florence Helm (actress), Gilbert Heron (actor), Reginald Turner (actor), Arthur Hardy (producer)
24 Mar 1919 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional
21 Jul 1919 By Pigeon PostProfessional
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Baliol Holloway (actor), Florence Helm (actress), Goodie Willis (actress), Gilbert Heron (actor). ''By Pigeon Post' returns here after a comparatively short interval...It is well presented by Arthur Hardy's well-balanced company. The leading parts are in extremely good hands, and full regard is paid to the possibilities of the tense situations...The play is most popular.' (Stage, 24 July 1919)
5 Apr 1920 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
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With Alfred Paumier in his original role.
24 Apr 1923 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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Performed for one night as part of a week's repertoire by the company.
11 Nov 1924 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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Performed for one night as part of a week's repertoire by the company.
31 Jul 1930 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional