Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

28 Sep 1914 In Time of WarProfessional
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'It ought to make a very strong recruiting appeal' (Liverpool Echo, 26 September 1914)
12 Oct 1914 A Son of the SeaUnknown
4 Jan 1915 In Time of WarProfessional
19 Apr 1915 Constantinople 1915Unknown
6 Sep 1915 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
8 Nov 1915 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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"John Raymond's Daughter," by that prolific young authoress, Miss Eva Elwes, comes to the Rotunda. It is one of those plays in which the hero and heroine "scout convention." There will be a special matinee on Wednesday. ('Liverpool Echo', 5 November 1915, p. 6)
17 Jan 1916 Somebody Knows - Somebody CaresProfessional
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Advertised in The Stage, p. 37, 20 January 1916. Mrs. Frank Bateman's Company
14 Feb 1916 Mary from TipperaryProfessional
6 Mar 1916 PalsProfessional
3 Jul 1916 If Love Were AllUnknown
2 Aug 1916 Heaven at The HelmProfessional
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Performed during the weeks of 2 August and 7 August by: Harry Tresham (John Hope), Clifford Rean (Robert Charlton), John Burton (Simon Keen), J P Marsden (Tom Tough), J Fulton Millar (Otto Brandt), P Neston (Capt. Johnson), H Webster (Dr Stanton), H Sydney (Pte Brown), Nancy Mitchell (Winnie Wilson), Emma Rainbow (Mrs Maynard), Gabrielle Romero (Mrs Brandt), Winifred Rutland (Isobelle Brandt), Leah Corentez (Elsie Maynard). Described by the Era as 'One of the best which has come from the gifted pen of Miss Elwes' (9 August 1916).
4 Sep 1916 Should a Woman Forgive?Professional
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Performed by Will Casey and company.
11 Sep 1916 The Amazing MarriageProfessional
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Performed for the week, twice nightly at 6.50pm and 9.00pm with a matinee Wednesday at 2.30 pm. Cast included Charles Kean, G. Carlton Wallace, H. Elliott-Ball, F. B. Woulfe, Donovan Maule, Chas McColl, H. Wheatman, Frank Dunlop, Edie Martin, Dora Price, Denise Paule, Molly Hayden, Evelyn Carleton. 'The whole company from top to bottom is excellent. Full 'houses' should be the order for the remainder of the week' (Liverpool Echo, 12 September 1916). 'A large audience received the above play with distinct approval [...] The story is a plainly told and deeply interesting one.' (Era, 13 September 1916)
25 Sep 1916 The Little Grey Home In The WestProfessional
16 Oct 1916 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
30 Oct 1916 The Sunshine of Paradise AlleyProfessional
11 Dec 1916 When Love Creeps In Your HeartProfessional
5 Feb 1917 Heaven at The HelmProfessional
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Performed by Messrs Jazon and Montgomery Company
11 Mar 1918 Come and Cuddle UsUnknown
13 May 1918 In the TrenchesProfessional
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Performed for the week by cast including Harry Buss. Other acts on the same bill: McDonagh & Russell, Evelyn Earle, Lal Windham, Clown Gaetano Olloms, Monty Walker, Campbell and Scott.
6 Jul 1918 It's Up To You: 'For Peace And Liberty'Unknown
1 Jun 1939 The Love ChildProfessional
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‘At the Rotunda [next week] the Fortescue Players present two popular plays. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lancashire comedy drama “A Lancashire Lass in London,” by Sydney Sydney. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, another outspoken drama “Neither Wife nor Maid,” by Ernest R. Abbot [sic - Ada Abbott]’. Liverpool Echo, Friday 26 May 1939.