Her Majesty's Theatre, Walsall
Performances at this Theatre
|28 Sep 1914||A British Soldier||Unknown|
|28 Sep 1914||A British Soldier||Professional|
"Plays innumerable dealing with the present War are, no doubt , destined to be written, and many will be produced, but whatever distinction may attach to the staging of almost the very first of them we believe belongs to the repertory company of Her Majesty's, Walsall. For obvious reasons, there will be no disposition to judge 'A British Soldier', the author of which is Rollo Balmain, by the ordinary standard. It is somewhat crude in structure and characterisation. But this drama has not been written to please the critical mind; it has been written to the unspoken order of the public, who 'want War' in news and picture, song and story, and, regarded from this limited point of view, it may be expected to achieve a fair measure of success." "The Stage", 1 October 1914
|8 Mar 1915||The Angelus Bell||Unknown|
|24 May 1915||Joy - Sister of Mercy||Professional|
Her Majesty's Repertory Company, John B Shinton (Paul Wingold), Ada M Ryder (Joy)
|28 Jun 1915||His Mother's Rosary||Professional|
Perfromed by Her Majesty's Theatre Repertory Company with John B Shinton and Ada Ryder.
|18 Jul 1915||The War Baby||Professional|
|25 Oct 1915||The Woman Pays - Back||Professional|
The true to life play.... ('Walsall Advertiser', 30 October 1915, p. 4)
|8 Nov 1915||The Enemy In Our Midst||Professional|
‘It is often possible to find as much entertainment in the behaviour of some of audience as in the play itself, and this seems to apply especially to war dramas. It is highly amusing to hear the excited comments on the German villain who frequently talks of “the English swine.” or the outbursts of joy when the British hero and his friends triumph. But nothing more delighted the pit and “gods” at Her Majesty’s this week than the fight between aeroplane Zeppelin, cleverly introduced by the aid of the electric lantern in the last scene; the cheers were almost deafening' (Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Chronicle, 13 November 1915)
|20 Dec 1915||Married Midst Shot And Shell||Professional|
Performed for the week, except Christmas day, twice nightly at 6.55 and 9pm by Her Majesty's Repertory Company.
|29 May 1916||A Bad Girl's Wedding||Unknown|
|25 Sep 1916||John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love Child||Professional|
Twice nightly. Performed by Her Majesty's Repertory Company of Talented Players ('Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Chronicle', 23 September 1916, p.6)
|26 Feb 1917||The Sunshine of Paradise Alley||Professional|
|16 Apr 1917||The Cottage Girl||Professional|
Her Majesty's Repertory Company of Talented Players. Twice nightly. ('Walsall Observer, and South Staffordshire Chronicle', 14 April 1917, p.4)
|2 Jul 1917||The Light that Leads Me Home||Professional|
Performed by Her Majesty's Repertory company.
|16 Jul 1917||Should a Woman Forgive?||Professional|
Performed by the Walsall Repertory Company.
|19 Nov 1917||Mother’s Sailor Boy||Professional|
Performers: Dot Stephens Co
|15 Jul 1918||A Mother's Prayer||Professional|
Performed as 'The Middy V.C. Comes Home'
|9 Sep 1918||All Over The Shop||Unknown|
|4 Nov 1918||Our Lost Lass||Professional|
|14 Jul 1919||Called Up||Professional|
Performed 14-19 July 1919.
|1 Apr 1921||Mother’s Sailor Boy||Professional|
|16 Dec 1929||The Man Who Stayed At Home||Amateur|
Performed Monday and Tuesday in aid of the funds of the Victoria Nursing Institution. Produced by Stanley Eglington.