Great War Theatre

Address: Hull, UK

Performances at this Theatre

Date Script Type
5 Jul 1915 One O' Kitcheners Professional
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Performed from 5 to 10 July by Shirely and Ransome.
22 May 1916 Watch your Step Unknown
3 Jul 1916 The Frenchwoman Professional
9 Apr 1917 The Frenchwoman Professional
16 Jul 1917 Joyland Professional
24 Dec 1917 Airs And Graces Professional
28 Feb 1918 Nosey Knows Professional
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Performed for the week by George Hestor (actor), Dorothy Frostick (actress), Ethel Arden (actress), Joan Hestor (actress), Marie Ellis (actress), Norman Carn (actor), Charles Hammel (actor), Nat Lewis (actor). ‘Laughter should reign at the Palace next week when Fred Karno’s latest joy-compeller, Nosey Knows, occupies the stage. Fred is very insistent upon the point that it is not a revue, but a farcical musical sketch’. (Hull Daily Mail, 25 January 1918)
29 Apr 1918 The Bull-Dog Breed Professional
27 May 1918 Rations Professional
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‘“Rations,” the revue at the Palace this week, is full of natural humour, the force of which can be appreciated by everybody. There are many whimsical skits on everyday food matters, and fun is fortunately not controlled. Robb Wilton is a spontaneous humorist, and is especially funny as the discoverer of Lady Hoardley’s secret, in the British workmen scene on Tank day, and as the butcher having a harassing time with his customers. As Kiss Controller he is unque [sic – unique?]. Winnie Collins is a dainty comedienne, who has many opportunities and is particularly successful in the song “Wear Less Clothes,” in which she comes on in a charmingly cool dress of heliotrope-coloured paper, which Robb Wilton has to test by tearing. Jack Mann helps the humour in the dinner scene, and F. St. Clair also assists the chief comedian. Maisie Danvers sings in good style, especially as the British officer'. Hull Daily Mail, 28 May 1918.
24 Jun 1918 Three Cheers Professional
15 Jul 1918 Hotch Potch Professional
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Performers: Fred Kitchen, Nora Delany
16 Sep 1918 Ocean Waves Professional
23 Sep 1918 The Woman of Louvain Professional
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Performed by: Mary Mayfren
14 Oct 1918 Flying Colours Professional
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‘The Palace is likely to be filled all this week, for Hull people will be anxious to have more of Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather’s humour and see the presentation of the famous London Hippodrome comedian, Mr Harry Thurston, as Old Bill in “The Johnson Ole.” An episode in Plug-street Trench is depicted, and the time is about Christmas, 1914. There is a blending of humour and pathos in the little sketch, which makes a direct appeal, and amongst other witty tit bits is the information by “Our ‘Arry,” who tells his comrades-in-arms that he had heard the General say the war would be over in a fortnight. Old Bill is out of luck this time, for his leave is not due till three weeks’. Hull Daily Mail, Tuesday 15 October 1918.
5 May 1919 Hotch Potch Professional
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Performer: Fred Kitchen Review: "a splendid tonic for after-the-war nerves" Hull Daily Mail