Alexandra Theatre, Hull
Performances at this Theatre
|N/A||His Mother's Son V-C||Unknown|
|25 Jan 1915||In Time of War||Professional|
|6 Dec 1915||His Mother's Rosary||Professional|
|16 Dec 1915||His Mother's Son V-C||Professional|
|14 Apr 1916||Brave Women Who Wait||Professional|
|8 May 1916||The Soldier Priest||Professional|
Performers: Matthew H Glenville and Co.
|26 Jun 1916||John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love Child||Professional|
Performed twice nightly. 'Eva Elwes got very close to human nature when writing this play, which is well worth seeing.' ('Hull Daily Mail', 27 June 1916, p. 4)
|14 Aug 1916||Joy - Sister of Mercy||Professional|
|21 Aug 1916||The Sunshine of Paradise Alley||Professional|
|25 Sep 1916||Heaven at The Helm||Professional|
|1 Oct 1916||Pals||Professional|
'That a good part of this play has as its background the fighting areas of France must counted to it for merit in the eyes of those to whom it is addressed. It is melodrama, but also tonic. This is its first visit to the city, where it seems to have had a cordial welcome.' ('Hull Daily Mail', 3 October 1916, p. 3)
|27 Nov 1916||Should a Woman Forgive?||Professional|
Performed by Will Casey and company.
|1 Jan 1917||The Amazing Marriage||Professional|
Performed twice nightly for the week.
|22 Feb 1917||The Cottage Girl||Professional|
'There is more simplicity and less strain in the play which is at this house this week than has been usual for some time past. Moreover, there is no allusion to the war and its problems, and no really deep-dyed villainy in the domestic circle. It is an English rural story, in which figure the red coats of the hunt, the squire, the villagers, and so forth.' ('Hull Daily Mail', 20 February, 1917 p. 3).
|26 Feb 1917||Married Midst Shot And Shell||Professional|
|9 Mar 1917||A Mother's Prayer||Professional|
Twice nightly. ' ... a capital healthy and stirring drama of the sea, which should attract the particular attention of the naval man on holiday and his friends. It is well written, and played with vigour and discrimination by a talented company.' ('Hull Daily Mail', 10 April 1917, p. 2)
|7 May 1917||Honour the Man You Wed||Professional|
Twice nightly performances
|29 Oct 1917||Mother’s Sailor Boy||Professional|
Performers: Dot Stephens Co
|18 Feb 1918||The Fishermaid of Old St Malo||Professional|
'The play is a very popular one, and Mr C. Watson Mill should do good business this week. Refinement rather than sensation is the keynote.' ('Hull Daily Mail', 19 February 1918, p. 3)
|20 May 1918||John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love Child||Professional|
Presented by the Watson Mill Stock Company
|22 Jul 1918||Heaven at The Helm||Professional|
Performed by Harry Tresham (John Hope), John Hooker (Robert Charlton), F Thorpe Tracey (Simon Keen), Will E Moss (Tom Tough), Charles Yorke (Otto Brandt), Arthur Bell (Capt. Johnson),Harry Harrop (Dr Stanton), Nancy Mitchell (Winnie Wilson), Miss Bell (Mrs Brandt), May Payne (Isobelle Brandt), Dora Marriott (Elsie Maynard).
|12 Aug 1918||His Mother's Rosary||Professional|
|9 Sep 1918||Mother’s Sailor Boy||Professional|
Performers: Watson Mill Stock Repertory Company
|18 Nov 1918||When The Joy Bells Are Ringing||Professional|
Performed here between 18 and 23 November with a cast including Harry Tresham (actor), John Hooker (actor), and Miss Marrott (actress). The 'Hull Daily Mail' reviewed the play on 19 November 1918 and wrote: 'The play selected this week by the Watson Mill Company is not, as some might be led to believe, a play written round the victory of the Allies. It is, however, a military play and is on the same lines as 'His Last Leave'. Clifford Rean, the author, has a thorough grasp of the emotions of the melodramatic audiences of the present day, and creates some strong character drawing. The story deals with the remarkable resemblance of two men entirely unknown to each other. No wonder that the old father was taken in by the impersonator of his soldier son. All ends well, for the real son of the Squire of Hindmarsh eventually returns from the war and is reunited to his family once more. Mr Harry Tresham fills the two roles - one Sidney Wildmarsh, son of the Squire of Staplemoor, and the other a jewel thief named Ned Henderson. The former has been married secretly to the niece of the village parson. After his return to the front the “double” presents himself, and complications ensue. Eventually, both the parson and his young niece are driven from the village in disgrace. In the last scene the young squire, who had lost his memory through shell shock, returns in time to claim Myrtle as his wife. Mr John Hooker as the Squire, Miss Marrott as Myrtle, and the rest of the company gave of their best, the piece “going” with a smoothness we are now accustomed to from this company’.
|2 Dec 1918||Girl Mother||Professional|
|9 Dec 1918||Back to the Wife and Home [Home from the Trenches]||Professional|
Mentioned under the title Home From The Trenches in advertisements in the Hull Daily Mail, 9-13 December 1918.
|29 Dec 1919||Love's Young Dream||Professional|
|1 Mar 1920||By Pigeon Post||Professional|
Arthur Hardy (producer), C. Haviland Burke (actor), Bertram Marsh-Dunn (actor), Baliol Holloway (actor), Garrett Hollick (actor), Charles Poulton (actor), Tommie Butler (actress), Queenie Finnis (actress) 'Four years of warfare have provided ample material for spy plays..Arthur Hardy's capable company present it with a full sense of the responsibility that a spy plot in the Air Service entails.' (Hull Daily Mail, 2 March 1920)
|20 Sep 1920||Seven Days Leave||Professional|