Great War Theatre

Address: Sunderland District, UK

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
19 Apr 1915 'Twixt Love and DutyProfessional
21 Apr 1915 Mumming BirdsUnknown
5 Jun 1916 For Those In PerilProfessional
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Performed by Miss Beaumont Collins.
14 Aug 1916 The FrenchwomanProfessional
6 Nov 1916 JoylandProfessional
23 Jul 1917 Three CheersProfessional
12 Aug 1917 Three CheersProfessional
11 Feb 1918 Nosey KnowsProfessional
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Performed for the week by Will Hayes (sic - Hay) (actor), Dorothy Frostick (actress), Ethel Arden (actress), Nat Lewis (actor). ‘The Empire Theatre was a house of laughter last night. Nosey Knows is Fred Karno’s best production up-to-date. Its humour is highly farcical. It is clever and chippy, too, and the high level of quality is maintained all through. George Hester as Nosey is the greatest asset, but Nat Lewis and Dorothy Frostick stood right out in an all-round strong company’ (Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 11 February 1918)
18 Mar 1918 The Lads of the VillageProfessional
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Performed here until 24 March with Bob Stevens as Erb.
16 Sep 1918 Airs And GracesProfessional
25 Nov 1918 Flying ColoursProfessional
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The Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, Thursday 21 November 1918, advertised for the following week at the Sunderland Empire ‘Captain Bairnsfather will present “The Johnson ‘Ole,” Supported by strong variety company’. ‘Next week [at the Empire] ... Harry Thurston will appear in “The Johnson ‘Ole,” which is said to be the best of Bairnsfather’s’. Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, Saturday 23 November 1918.
30 Sep 1919 The Lads of the VillageProfessional
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Performed until 5 October 1919 with Bob Stevens as Erb.