Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

Date Script Type
N/A Nosey Knows Unknown
N/A Some Kiss Unknown
N/A A Wife's Dilemma Unknown
11 Jan 1915 Goldberg And Family Unknown
24 May 1915 A Rough Diamond Unknown
2 Aug 1915 The Bully Of Berlin [The Beast of Berlin] Professional
8 Nov 1915 Benjamin Brothers Unknown
5 Jun 1916 Who's got it Unknown
24 Jul 1916 £.S.D Unknown
28 Aug 1916 Snookered Unknown
18 Sep 1916 Birds of Paradise Unknown
9 Oct 1916 Cabaret Cameos Unknown
13 Nov 1916 A La Carte (A new version) Unknown
22 Jan 1917 The Frenchwoman Professional
5 Feb 1917 For Those In Peril Professional
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Performed by Miss Beaumont Collins.
7 May 1917 Tramps Unknown
7 May 1917 Opkins On Fatigue Professional
7 May 1917 Opkins On Fatigue Unknown
24 Dec 1917 Aladdin Unknown
4 Mar 1918 Oh Doctor! Unknown
27 May 1918 Fragments Unknown
1 Jul 1918 Nosey Knows Professional
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Performed for the week by Will Hay (actor), J. H. Cleve (music). Also Fred Karno and John Gerant (co-writers).
9 Dec 1918 Old Bill's Return Unknown
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In most references, the show is referred to as 'Ole Bill's Return' rather than 'Old'. It played for the week of 9 December. It starred Miss Jessica Black as Mary, Tom Seymour as Ole Bill, supported by Miss Hebe Russ, Miss Maude Leonard and Mr Arthur Wyle. Irene Rose in songs and character studies. Other cast members: Dan O'Scott (Scottish comedian), The Five Leytons (vocalists and dancers in a charming scene), Two Odols (Dutch Dental Gymnasts) and Wyn and Windle in Bright, Breezy, Brainy Burlesque by Jack Win. It was performed twice nightly, with performances at 6.45 and 8.45, on Monday 9 December and during the week.
6 Jan 1919 Rations Professional
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The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 4 January 1919, advertised next week at the Palace Theatre ‘Fred Karno presents Tom Drew in “Rations.” A Revuette by Bert Lee, Including A Queue of Quaint Quipsters, and Winnie Collins’.