Great War Theatre

Address: South Shields, UK

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
14 Sep 1914 In Time of WarProfessional
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Performed twice nightly and advertised as 'the new military drama on the present crisis' (Shields Daily News, 16 September 1914) Popular prices: Circle 9d; Pit 5d; Gallery 2d. C. Watson Mill played the lead character.
23 Nov 1914 In Time of WarProfessional
19 Apr 1915 War and a Woman [Women and War]Professional
10 May 1915 Joy - Sister of MercyProfessional
24 May 1915 La FlambeeProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
18 Jun 1915 Married Midst Shot And ShellProfessional
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Performed for one-night only, at 6.50 and 9pm/
12 Jul 1915 The War BabyProfessional
23 Aug 1915 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
4 Oct 1915 The Little Grey Home In The WestProfessional
20 Dec 1915 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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... a play of great human interest ... ('Shields Daily News', 22 December 1915, p. 2)
20 Jan 1916 Brave Women Who WaitProfessional
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Twice nightly
14 Feb 1916 The Woman Pays - BackProfessional
17 Apr 1916 By Killarney's LakesUnknown
15 May 1916 The Sunshine of Paradise AlleyProfessional
26 Jun 1916 Should a Woman Forgive?Professional
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Performed by Will Casey and Company
21 Aug 1916 The Little Grey Home In The WestProfessional
25 Aug 1916 The Soldier PriestProfessional
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Performers:Matthew H Glenville and Co. Reviews: well constructed and well acted", South Shields Daily News
29 Mar 1917 After The WarUnknown
2 Apr 1917 The Cottage GirlProfessional
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Miss Eva Elwes and Company in the new play of English country life. Two performances on Good Friday. ('Shields Daily News, 5 April 1917, p. 1)
30 Apr 1917 A Mother's PrayerProfessional
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Performed as 'The Middy V.C. Comes Home'
18 Jun 1917 Honour the Man You WedProfessional
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Twice nightly
25 Jun 1917 Should a Woman Forgive?Professional
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Performed by Will Casey and company.
17 Sep 1917 Married Midst Shot And ShellProfessional
10 Dec 1917 The Amazing MarriageProfessional
18 Feb 1918 When Our Lads Come Marching HomeProfessional
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Performers: Harry Foxwell (role not listed but advert suggests - Producer). Performing: Twice nightly performance of new play
20 May 1918 A Mother's PrayerProfessional
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Twice nightly. Performed as 'The Middy V.C. Comes Home'
27 May 1918 Girl MotherProfessional
3 Jun 1918 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
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Will Glaze's Company
3 Jun 1918 When The Joy Bells Are RingingProfessional
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Performed here between 3 and 8 June.
1 Jul 1918 His Wife’s Good NameProfessional
22 Jul 1918 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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Twice nightly
5 Aug 1918 The Queen and The KnaveProfessional
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Performed for the week by Emma Litchfield and her company for the week and described as a 'high class production [...] of great charm' (Shields Daily News, 6 August 1918)
17 Mar 1919 Love's Young DreamProfessional
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Twice nightly.
12 May 1919 Billy's MotherProfessional
9 Jun 1919 Called UpProfessional
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Performed 9-14 June 1919: ‘There was a big crowd last night at the Theatre Royal, South Shields, at the opening performance of a play entitled Coming Home. The plot is of the military order, and opens at the home of a hypocritical profiteering grocer, Enoch Hargreaves, where three soldiers have been billeted. One of them, Reggie Travers, is a gentleman ranker, and falls in love with Mary Darling, a poor relative of the family, a part which is played with great charm by Miss Gladys Ford-Howitt. There is the well-dressed German spy posing as Mr. Smith, in love with the grocer’s daughter Rhoda, and secretly scheming mischief to British interests in which he is aided by the psalm-singing provision merchant. This dastardly plot is discovered by Reggie Travers. The three soldier companions are called up and go through trying times. They encounter the German once more in interned [sic] camp, where Reggie, after a fierce struggle, kills him. It is a piece full of strong situations in which the hero's part is played with much power by Mr E. Vivian Edmonds. The role of the spy is cleverly interpreted by Arthur Cheevers. Mr Harry Warde as one of the soldiers introduces some excellent songs, and Mr Frank Fountain gives a capital representation of the third soldier. There is much humour in Miss H. Graham Edwin’s acting as the frisky domestic and in Miss Alice Fountain’s account of the maiden sister of the grocer, which important part is played with much success by Mr Fred Gresham’ (Shields Daily News, 10 June 1919)
16 Jun 1919 His Wife’s Good NameProfessional
21 Feb 1920 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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Performed on Friday 21 February only.
14 Sep 1931 General PostProfessional
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Performed by the South Shields Repertory Company