Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

2 Mar 1914 La FlambeeProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister Review: "a tense, live drama", Nottingham Evening Post
15 May 1915 The VowUnknown
4 Sep 1915 The Little ManProfessional
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"its favourable reception must have been gratifying", "Nottingham Journal", 6 September 1915.
3 Jan 1916 The Frame - Up or "The Love-Thief"Unknown
2 Oct 1916 Buxell [A Run for his Money]Professional
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Cast included: Matheson Lang, Avice Kelham, Ben Webster, Herbert Bunston, Louie Pounds, Spencer Trevor, James Prior, Cairns James, Charles Garth, Neville Brook, Blanche Stanley, Dorothy Turner, Hawley Franks, G. Mayor Cooke, J. D. Fagan, Ernest Trillingham.
29 Jan 1917 The Bing Boys Are HereProfessional
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‘A crowded and enthusiastic audience assembled in the Nottingham Theatre Royal this afternoon at a special performance of the popular musical play, “The Bing Boys are Here,” in aid of the fund for Comforts for Prisoners of War, by permission of Mr. George Dance and the Robert Arthur Theatres Co., Ltd. Among those present were the Duchess of Portland, Lady Titchfield. Lady Charles Bentinck, Lord Algernon Gordon Lennox, and the Mayor of Nottingham (Councillor J. E. Pendleton). The artists and the staff of the theatre had given their services free, and during the interval the Mayor proposed a vote of thanks to all concerned, expressing his gratification at seeing such a large audience present in support of so deserving a cause. The Duchess of Portland seconded’. Nottingham Evening Post, 1 February 1917.
1 Apr 1918 JulyannProfessional
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Performed 1-6 April by Moya Mannering, H. V. Esmond, Mr. Frank Fort, Hilda Harris, Florence Helm. The Nottingham Journal commented that ‘if to call the new play a war play is to frighten the theatregoing public, therein lies sufficient excuse for the misdescription of Julyann, an Irish comedy in four acts, which was presented at Nottingham Theatre Royal yesterday afternoon and evening. After all, the war is best seen through the glasses of Bairnsfather, and though it is through this medium that Sara Jeanette Duncan, the authoress of Julyann, has looked on the humorous triangular problem of Private and Mrs. Dempsey and Private Gallagher, it would probably have been damaging to her creation to label it a war play, which in reality it is' (2 April 1918)
25 Apr 1918 Trimmed in ScarletUnknown
31 Mar 1919 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
27 Oct 1919 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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Performed as part of a series of plays.
8 Sep 1922 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
10 Feb 1925 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
4 Jul 1929 The Invisible FoeProfessional
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Performed from 4-6 July 1929 by cast including Henry Baynton.
14 Jul 1930 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional
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Starring Percy Hutchison
27 Oct 1941 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional
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Percy Hutchison returned to the theatre in a new 1941 version of the 1918 play. Evelyn Shillington, daughter of Mrs Clifford Mills, prepared the new version. IT starred Tod Slaughter and Percy Hutchison in his original role.