Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
N/A Girl WantedUnknown
17 Sep 1914 Mad Dog. New Pantomimical Patriotic SketchUnknown
13 Sep 1915 Charles Chaplin MadUnknown
10 Jan 1916 War MatesProfessional
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"The author has shown no little skill in constructing a story which certainly takes firm hold of the audience, and which should go a long way towards stimulating national enthusiasm. The programme is further strengthened by other vaudeville turns, including comedians, vocalists, dancers, knockabouts, while a series of entertaining pictures are shown upon the bioscope" (Liverpool Daily Post 12 January 1916)
29 May 1916 Which shall I Marry?Unknown
7 Jun 1916 His Mother's Son V-CProfessional
9 Oct 1916 In the TrenchesProfessional
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Performed for the week by cast including Harry Buss.
26 Mar 1917 Flying ColoursProfessional
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The Liverpool Echo, Monday 26 March 1917 carried an advertisement for the Royal Hippodrome: ‘Captain Bruce Bairnsfather Presents a Comedy of “Somewhere France,” The Johnson ‘Ole (Direct from the London Hippodrome), An Episode of Real Trench Humour. Harry Thurston as “Old Bill – The Walrus”’, plus other acts. ‘The first Bairnsfather episode to be presented in Liverpool is staged this week at the Hippodrome. The Bairnsfather humour characteristic of his pen sketches is sustained through a realistic scene of trench life as lived about Christmastime, 1914. The central character is Walrus, given to posterity by the “sea lion feeding” query, and played on the stage by Mr. Harry Thurston. No better compliment can be paid this actor than say that Bill (Walrus) of the stage proves as quaint and curious a figure as Bill of pen and pencil creation’. Liverpool Daily Post, 27 March 1917. ‘Harry Thurston in “The Johnson ‘Ole,” an episode founded on one of Captain Bairnsfather’s sketches, is the leading item on the Hippodrome bill, and is highly amusing'. Liverpool Echo, 27 March 1917.
4 Jun 1917 The Girl from CircusProfessional
22 Apr 1918 The FrenchwomanProfessional
6 Aug 1918 Any LadyUnknown
16 Sep 1918 By Pigeon PostProfessional
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Starring Allan Jeayes.