Great War Theatre

Address: Penge, London SE20 7AF, UK

Performances at this Theatre

17 May 1915 The RegistryUnknown
7 Jun 1915 A Guardian AngelUnknown
16 Aug 1915 Seconds OutUnknown
11 Oct 1915 Forty WinksUnknown
20 Dec 1915 LimelightUnknown
24 Jul 1916 After the DivorceUnknown
12 Nov 1917 JoylandProfessional
14 Jan 1918 Hotch PotchUnknown
4 Mar 1918 Ocean WavesProfessional
6 May 1918 Nosey KnowsProfessional
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Performed for the week: ‘There is almost continuous laughter throughout the three scenes, principally on account of Will Hay, who I at least the equal of many men with big London reputations. But he should omit the spitting on his hand business. From personal observation I saw it was distasteful to the better parts of the audience, and a comedian of Hay’s calibre does not need adventitious aids of that sort to raise laughs’. (The Encoure, 9 May 1918)
30 Sep 1918 Married on LeaveProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of forthcoming performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918.
21 Oct 1918 RecruitingUnknown
21 Oct 1918 One of the BirdsUnknown
19 Jan 1919 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
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Performed twice nightly at 6.15 and 8.30 with performances at 6 and 8.30 on Saturdays. Starring Alfred Paumier in his original role. Advertised as 'The longest run of any drama ever produced in the world' (Norwood News, 24 January 1919)
20 Jan 1919 The Soldier Girl or The Red HussarUnknown
10 Mar 1919 Flying ColoursProfessional
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The Era, Wednesday 5 March 1919, listed Harry Thurston and company in “The Johnson ‘Ole” in Calls for Next Week, Monday 10 March, at the Penge Empire. Also advertised in the Norwood News, 7 March 1919.
19 Apr 1920 By Pigeon PostProfessional
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Playing twice nightly.
1 Nov 1920 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional