Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

8 Mar 1915 KulturProfessional
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Kultur was performed for two weeks until 20th March 1915.
17 May 1915 The FrenchwomanProfessional
16 Aug 1915 The Sports GirlUnknown
21 Feb 1916 JoylandProfessional
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A touring company from the same production. A sketch "The Conscienceless Objector" was introduced into the show on 20/3/1916.
20 Mar 1916 The Conscienceless ObjectorProfessional
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The sketch became part of the show 'Joyland' on this day.
29 Mar 1916 Du Théâtre au Champ D'HonneurProfessional
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Performed by Sarah Bernhardt. The Liverpool Daily Post recorded that 'as the curtains fell there was silence for a long, unforgettable second, the silence in which thought is lost in the profundity of the heart's emotion then gradually, like a gathering wave, the unrestrained applause swelled and flung itself against the stage' (30 March 1916). The Liverpool Echo on the same date noted that 'There was no one untouched. The wonderful emotionalism of the actress swept away all the barriers of language. There could have been no woman far from tears; if any man remained unmoved, only dynamite could shake him'.
5 Jun 1916 Little Miss MustardUnknown
21 Aug 1916 A Day In A Dug-OutProfessional
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It was performed by 'Four Vagabonds'. Others in the same bill were: 'Mrs O'Malley's Reception', Harry Bedford, Ed & Jack Smith, Fulgora, Buckley and Dove, May Erne and He.
26 Feb 1917 Follow the FlagUnknown
14 May 1917 JoylandProfessional
15 Oct 1917 Here and ThereUnknown
29 Oct 1917 Inside the LinesProfessional
4 Feb 1918 Flying ColoursProfessional
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The Liverpool Echo, Monday 4 February 1918, advertised ‘a superb vaudeville programme’ including ‘Captain Bruce Bairnsfather Presents Harry Thurston, The London Hippodrome comedian, in “The Johnson ‘Ole”’ at the Olympia. At the Olympia ‘“The Johnson ‘Ole,” with Harry Thurston as “Old Bill,” was extremely laughable’. Liverpool Echo, 5 February 1918.
11 Feb 1918 Airs And GracesProfessional
15 Apr 1918 Hotch PotchProfessional
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Performers: Fred Kitchen, Nora Delany
12 Aug 1918 Hotch PotchProfessional
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Performers: Fred Kitchen
2 Sep 1918 Nosey KnowsProfessional
18 Nov 1918 Ocean WavesProfessional
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Harry Roxbury took over the male lead from Tubby Edlin.
23 Dec 1918 Jack and JillUnknown
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This is more or less original. Jack and Jill are the children of the late King, stolen by the Dame. The Crown is hidden at the bottom of the Well. The Regent proclaims that whoever shall find it shall be the Princess. The Prince, with Jack and Jill, finds it, but Carl the evil spirit of the piece carries them off and the Princes pursues and kills Carl. Still no-one can open the casket until the Good Fairy says Jack can because he is the rightful King. There is the usual 'low comedy' stuff of the Dame and other comic people, but it seems to be free from offence. The songs are all given. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street
17 Feb 1919 Flying ColoursProfessional
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The Stage, 20 February 1919, reported that ‘Harry Thurston appears as Old Bill in The Johnson ‘Ole’ at the Olympia, Liverpool.
12 May 1919 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional