Great War Theatre

Address: St Leonard’s Place, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HD, England

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
12 Apr 1915 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
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The Stage, 15 April 1915, listed The Man Who Stayed at Home as On Tour from 12 April at the Royal, York. This must be the Vedrenne and Eadie company as the Taylor Platt company was in Lincoln and Grantham this week.
14 Oct 1915 Stop ThiefUnknown
21 Feb 1916 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
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The Era, 23 February 1916, listed The Man Who Stayed at Home (Taylor Platt) as On The Road from 21 February at the T.R., York.
2 Mar 1916 ArmageddonProfessional
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Performed as part of the week's repertory. No specific days given but likely around Thursday-Saturday on the basis of other performances during the tour.
5 Jun 1916 Mary from TipperaryProfessional
5 Feb 1917 The Bing Boys Are HereProfessional
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‘At the Mansion House, York, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress (Alderman and Mrs. W. A. Forster Todd), and the Sherriff and his lady (Councillor C. W. and Mrs. Shipley) gave a successful entertainment to wounded soldiers from the various York hospitals. Among the artistes who appeared were Miss Violet Blythe, Miss Elsie(?) Malpass, Mr. Fred Beck, Scotch Kelly, Lupino Lane, and the Four Wards. Dan Agar, Mr. Westwood, and Miss Gregory, from “The Bing Boys,” at the Theatre Royal, York; Miss Ada Wise and Miss Elsie Barton. Mr. Colin Bryce, from the Leeds Royal, was responsible for the stage arrangements’. The Era, 14 February 1917.
12 Mar 1917 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
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The Era, 7 and 14 March 1917, listed The Man Who Stayed at Home (Red) as On The Road from 12 March at the Royal, York. Also The Stage, 15 March 1917.
30 Apr 1917 A Kiss For CinderellaProfessional
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‘Mr. Percy Hutchison is bringing his tour, with “A Kiss for Cinderella,” to an end at his own theatres, Southport and York. Ever since last September, he tells us, the piece has been to receipts to receipts averaging £1,000 to £1,400 a week, which would seem to be an argument for the continuance of the tour’. The Stage, 26 April 1917.
24 Dec 1917 Peace Time Prophecies or Stories Gone WrongProfessional
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The Stage, 20 and 27 December 1917, listed Bubbly as On Tour from 24 December at the Theatre Royal, York. Also The Era, 19 December 1917.
15 Apr 1918 Inside the LinesProfessional
22 Jul 1918 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
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The Stage, 18 July 1918, listed The Man Who Stayed at Home as On Tour from 22 July at the R., York.
30 Sep 1918 Peace Time Prophecies or Stories Gone WrongProfessional
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The Stage, 26 September and 3 October 1918, listed Bubbly as On Tour from 30 September at the R., York.
26 May 1919 General PostProfessional
14 Jul 1919 Billy's MotherProfessional
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'An interesting story woven around the Royal Air Force.' ('The Stage', 17 July 1919, p. 4)
4 Aug 1919 Peace Time Prophecies or Stories Gone WrongProfessional
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The Stage, 31 July and 7 August 1919, listed Bubbly as On Tour from 4 August at the R., York.
10 Nov 1919 The Freedom of the SeasProfessional
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Performed for the week.
5 Apr 1920 Peace Time Prophecies or Stories Gone WrongProfessional
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The Stage, 1 April 1920, listed Bubbly as On Tour from 5 April at the R., York.
28 Jul 1930 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
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Performed for the week by Annie Saker.

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