Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
N/A The Life of ManUnknown
15 Apr 1915 Forked LightningUnknown
3 Jun 1915 The Little ManProfessional
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'it was written in 1913, and is therefore antecedent to the outbreak of the present war. The explanation is due since the locus of the play is placed in Austria, and the viewpoint expressed by a German character is pointedly prescient of the inhumane attitude of the nation with whom we are now in deadly grips.' ...'In essentials the play was worthy of the cordial reception it earned. In itself it was interesting and entertaining, and it was certainly well and carefully produced" "Edinburgh Evening News", 4 June 1915
2 Jul 1915 The KeyUnknown
30 Sep 1915 ArmageddonProfessional
17 Jun 1916 D’ CompanyUnknown
7 Aug 1916 The Night BeforeUnknown
23 Dec 1916 Oh Caesar!Unknown
8 Apr 1918 JulyannProfessional
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Performed 8-13 April by H. V. Esmond, Moya Mannering, Frank Fort, Florence Helm, Hilda Harris, Mr Dupres, George M’Closkie. The Scotsman commented that 'the development of the theme in Julyann’s cabin is convincing as well as amusing. Its vivacious interpretation of character and temperament places the comedy on a high level of dramatic art' (9 April 1918)
2 Oct 1918 The Burgomaster Of StilemondUnknown
4 Oct 1918 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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The play was initially planned to be performed on Wednesday 2, Thursday 3 and Friday 4 October 1918. However, 'The Scotsman' announced on 3 October that the play was to be postponed until Friday 4 October when it would make its world premiere. Cast: Martin Harvey, Miss N. de Silva, Vere Bennett, Fred Grove, Walter Pearce, Leo Caselli, Alfred Ibberson, Rutland Barrington, J. Cooke Beresford, Roger Alywyn, Alfred Fisher (actor & Stage Manager), Leonard Cassell (actor & Assistant Stage Manager).
11 Mar 1920 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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Performed for one night only at a special matinee in aid of homes for nurses broken in the war.
29 Sep 1922 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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Performed for one night as part of a week's repertoire by the company.
27 Mar 1925 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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Performed for one night as part of a week's repertoire by the company.
4 Sep 1929 The Invisible FoeProfessional
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Performed from 4-5 September 1929 by cast including Henry Baynton (actor), Douglas Rubery (actor), May King (actress), Gertrude Gilbert (actress). "By the aid of judicious lighting and other means, the right atmosphere was created last night. ...Miss King, in the part of Bransby's daughter, acted at times with a great deal of feeling, but one felt that she was never quite herself because of something conventional in her way of delivering a speech. A bright study of the part of Mrs Hilary was given by Miss Gertrude Gilbert." (Scotsman, 5 September 1929)