Great War Theatre

Address: Sunderland District, UK

Performances at this Theatre

Date Script Type
21 Apr 1915 Mumming Birds Unknown
5 Jun 1916 For Those In Peril Professional
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Performed by Miss Beaumont Collins.
14 Aug 1916 The Frenchwoman Professional
6 Nov 1916 Joyland Professional
18 Jun 1917 Follow the Flag Professional
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Twice nightly 6.45 and 9pm. A Gigantic National Revue Cast includes: Walter Passmore, Rosie Reys, Maudie Francis, Wilson James, Sid Moorhouse, Leo Ray, Chorus of 60.(Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Wednesday 20 June 1917)
23 Jul 1917 Three Cheers Professional
12 Aug 1917 Three Cheers Professional
11 Feb 1918 Nosey Knows Professional
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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 Village Professional
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Performed here until 24 March with Bob Stevens as Erb.
16 Sep 1918 Airs And Graces Professional
25 Nov 1918 Flying Colours Professional
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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 Village Professional
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Performed until 5 October 1919 with Bob Stevens as Erb.