Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

25 Jan 1915 Passing EventsProfessional
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Performed for the week, cast including Kitty Colyner, and R. H. Douglass. Performances twice nightly 6.45 and 9pm with a matinee Saturday 2.30.
5 Jul 1915 The FrenchwomanProfessional
8 Nov 1915 Passing EventsProfessional
3 Apr 1916 Fads and FanciesUnknown
26 Jun 1916 WullieProfessional
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This is notable as the play is not listed bottom of the bill as it had been previously. Others in the same bill included: Mark Sheridan-One of the B'hoys in new songs, Les Trombettes, Sophie Forrest, Maggie Benson, Thorpe & Co, Bioscope, Arthur Lennard, The Keystone Cyclists (see 'Newcastle Daily Journal', 26 June 1916)
7 May 1917 The FrenchwomanProfessional
4 Jun 1917 Three CheersProfessional
3 Dec 1917 Nosey KnowsProfessional
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Performed for the week by George Hestor (actor), Winnie Collins (actress), Ethel Arden (actress), D. Frostick (actress), Nat Lewis (actor).
17 Dec 1917 Airs And GracesProfessional
11 Mar 1918 Hotch PotchProfessional
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Performers:Fred Kitchen, Nora Delany
15 Apr 1918 Ocean WavesProfessional
22 Jul 1918 Three CheersProfessional
19 Aug 1918 Hotch PotchProfessional
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Performers: Fred Kitchen
23 Dec 1918 CinderellaUnknown
13 Jan 1919 Ocean WavesProfessional
10 Feb 1919 Flying ColoursProfessional
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‘After a run of pantomime and revue, a variety programme is presented this week at the Empire Theatre, Newcastle. There is a fresh introduction to “Old Bill” of “The Better ‘Ole” fame in a one-act sketch entitled “The Johnson ‘Ole”; but the audience did not seem to respond to the humour of it as they did to the earlier production in war time by Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather. Most people wish to forget the war, and so they are not easily interested now by trench episodes on the stage. Mr. Harry Thurston plays his original part of Old Bill’. Newcastle Daily Chronicle, 11 February 1919.