Great War Theatre

Address: Potters Lane off New Town Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Performances at this Theatre

Date Script Type
15 Feb 1915 Your What? Unknown
9 Aug 1915 Midnight Unknown
23 Aug 1915 Keep It Dark Unknown
18 Oct 1915 The Frenchwoman Professional
28 Feb 1916 For Those In Peril Professional
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Performed by Miss Beaumont Collins.
27 Mar 1916 The Mystery Gun Professional
19 Jun 1916 Stop Press Professional
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‘"Stop Press,” described as a new burlesque revue in five columns, is the chief feature in this week’s entertainment at the Aston Hippodrome, and last night it caught on well. Comedy, song and story were all up to date, and there were many pretty dances by the Verdun Troupe. Jack Warman, Kitty and Tom Major, with George Lawrence, did well in their respective parts, and a full beauty chorus added to the tout ensemble' (Evening Despatch, 20 June 1916). ‘Revue again takes precedence at the Aston Hippodrome this week, and last night Messrs. Magini and company presented the new burlesque, “Stop Press, in Five Columns.” From start to finish the audience was kept in capital good humour by a very clever lot of artistes, who include Jack Warman, Kitty Major, Tom Major, and George Lawrence. The revue contains some pretty and effective scenes, notably country life in summer and winter' (Birmingham Daily Gazette, 20 June 1916).
24 Jul 1916 Dusky Revels Unknown
20 Feb 1917 Wullie Professional
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The piece was top of the bill and others on the same bill included: Marcelle & Partner, Tom Burton, The Rubes, The Martinettes, Sophie Forrest, Two Vestas, Special War Films On The Hipposcope; Harry Cribben in 'Come Aboard, Sir'.
10 Sep 1917 The Frenchwoman Professional
24 Sep 1917 Jack Ashore by The Jutland Boys Other
26 Dec 1917 In the Trenches Professional
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Performed likely from 26 to 29 December by Harry Buss who is 'excruciatingly funny, and he has capable support from his company, all of whom are either discharged soldiers or too old for the Army' (Birmingham Mail, 27 December 1917)
26 Aug 1918 The New Slavery Unknown
30 Sep 1918 The Honourable Gertrude Professional
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‘The Aston Hippodrome bill is full of good bookings, the leading attraction being Miss Esme Beringer in a comedy sketch, “The Honourable Gertrude.” Miss Beringer will have the assistance of Miss Mary Brough and a company of picked artists’ (Evening Despatch, 28 September 1918). ‘In an excellently varied programme at the Aston Hippodrome one of the outstanding features was a comedy sketch entitled “The Honourable Gertrude,” in which Miss Esme Beringer and Miss Mary Brough take the principal parts’ (Birmingham Mail, 1 October 1918). ‘Miss Esme Beringer and company in a comedy sketch, “The Honourable Gertrude,” were very amusing’ at the Aston Hippodrome (Birmingham Daily Gazette, 1 October 1918).

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