Great War Theatre

Address: Southampton, UK

Performances at this Theatre

N/A Three SpoonfulsUnknown
2 Aug 1915 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
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The Stage, 5 August 1915, listed The Man Who Stayed at Home (Vedrenne and Eadie) as On Tour from 2 August at the Grand, Southampton.
4 Oct 1915 In Time of WarProfessional
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Mr. C. Watson Mill presents the play of the moment, In Time of War. The play produced with the greatest success at the Lyceum Theatre, London.
3 Jul 1916 Mary from TipperaryProfessional
13 Nov 1916 The Bing Boys Are HereProfessional
2 Apr 1917 The Soldier PriestProfessional
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Performers: Matthew H Glenville and Co. Reviewers: "fine play ...attracting large audiences"
15 Oct 1917 Inside the LinesProfessional
8 Apr 1918 Peace Time Prophecies or Stories Gone WrongProfessional
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Previewed in the Hampshire Advertiser, Saturday 6 April 1918. ‘“Bubbly,” at the Grand Theatre this week, bubbles over with sparkling and artistic amusement. There is decidedly method and merriment in the mad fun of “Bubbly,” and it is truly delightful. Peace Time Prophecies and the story of Old Bill are irresistible. There is not a dull moment anywhere, and the artistes are simply perfection' (Hampshire Advertiser, 13 April 1918).
24 Jun 1918 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
25 Nov 1918 The Hidden HandProfessional
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'There seems to be a generally prevailing opinion that now peace has come on the scene spy-plays will retire from the stage. That remains to be proved ... One which the Armistice caught in mid-career was 'The Hidden Hand' ... Although there is nothing about it of a specially novel character ... it is strongly sensational and some of the acting is eminently effective.' (Southern Daily Echo, 26 November 1918)
10 Feb 1919 Peace Time Prophecies or Stories Gone WrongProfessional
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At the Grand Theatre, Southampton ‘A return visit from Bubbly is the attraction. In addition to Ivy Tresmand, who made a decided hit on her last appearance here, the company again include that clever comedian, Edmund Russell, Ernest Seebold, and Edith Payne. Newcomers are Kathlene Martyn (a pleasing soubrette) and Florence Bayfield, who, like Ivy Tresmand, was in the original cast of Bubbly at. the Comedy’ (The Stage, 13 February 1919).
31 Mar 1919 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
21 Apr 1919 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional
26 May 1919 Tails UpProfessional
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Previewed in the Hampshire Advertiser, 24 May 1919. ‘[At the Grand, Southampton] Frederick G. Lloyd presents the revue, “Tails Up,” cast including Jack Leopold. Edwin Adeler, Bert Moncks, Phillis Beadon, Edith Pearson, and Hilda Simpson’. The Era, 28 May 1919.
16 Jun 1919 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
30 Jun 1919 By Pigeon PostProfessional
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Arthur Hardy (producer), Vernon Fortescue (actor), Marjorie Murray (actress), Philip Knox (actor), Garrett Hollock (actor), Arthur E. Owen (actor), Ethel Gordon (actress), Jack Steward (actor) 'This exceedingly novel and clever. It has a good story, the action is rapid and direct, the tension is steadily maintained, while, although the serious interest largely predominates, there are scattered about pleasant little passages of comedy, which serve admirably to lighten the graver aspects of the plot. There are no pretensions to emotional drama, or intellectual exercise, or delicate fancy - it is a good, honest, exciting, amusing thrilling play...' (Hampshire Advertiser, 5 July 1919)
15 Sep 1919 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
15 Dec 1919 The Freedom of the SeasProfessional
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Performed for the week by Thos. C. Dagnall's company including: J. Lawrence Anderson (actor), Evelyn Ormonde (actress), Dorothy Clifton (actress), Alfred Harding (actor)
19 Apr 1920 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional
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For six nights.
17 Apr 1922 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
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Performed for six nights.