Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
29 Mar 1915 Joy - Sister of MercyProfessional
14 Nov 1915 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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Twice nightly.
15 May 1916 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
22 May 1916 PalsProfessional
9 Jun 1916 Anno DominiUnknown
7 Aug 1916 The Woman Pays - BackProfessional
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'The play is smartly written, the villainy is human and credible instead of the usual stupidly motiveless crime, there is genuine humour, and the situations do not overtax the audience's credulity.' ('Huddersfield Daily Examiner', 8 August 1916, p. 2)
21 Aug 1916 The Soldier PriestProfessional
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Performers: Matthew H Glenville and Co. Reviews: "certainly worth seeing ... not a single shot is fired throughout the performance"
23 Oct 1916 The Amazing MarriageProfessional
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Performed for the week.
19 Mar 1917 A Mother's PrayerProfessional
18 Jun 1917 Mother’s Sailor BoyProfessional
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Performers: Dot Stephens Co
9 Jul 1917 The Cottage GirlProfessional
26 Oct 1917 The Soldier PriestProfessional
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Performers: Matthew H Glenville and Co. Other acts on Bill: Daddy's Girl
19 Nov 1917 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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Twice nightly. All week except Friday. Friday night 'Honour the man you wed' also by Eva Elwes. ('Huddersfield Daily Examiner', 20 November 1917)
23 Nov 1917 Honour the Man You WedProfessional
21 Jan 1918 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
20 Apr 1918 Girl MotherProfessional
7 Jun 1918 Back From OverseasProfessional
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‘“The Broken Trail,” by Wilson Howard, which is being performed at the Hippodrome this week, is a breezy drama … On Friday night a new spy play, entitled “Back from Overseas,” is to be substituted for “The Broken Trail”’ . Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 4 June 1918. Cast listed in an advertisement in The Stage, 6 June 1918
19 Aug 1918 Called UpProfessional
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Performed for the week by E. Vivian Edmonds, Misses H. Hewitt (actress), F. Davis (actress), N. Corri (actress), H. G. Edwins (actress), and Messrs. F. Fountain (actor), W. Corri, (actor) J. F. Preston (actor), A. Cheevers (actor), and F. G. Kay (actor), Arthur Morton (a local vocalist). Hettie Hewitt took over the role of Mary Darling from Edward Vivian Edmonds’ wife Gladys Ford-Howitt, perhaps because of Gladys’ pregnancy: the birth of their son John E F Edmonds was registered at Wandsworth in the period October-December 1918. 'There is no lack of incident in Mr. E. V. Edmonds's drama, Called Up which is the attraction at the Hippodrome this week. It introduces the audience a couple of sanctimonious profiteers who not object trading with enemy agents order to amass wealth, but who with a touch of poetic justice are called when the age is increased, and are not enamoured of the prospect. Boisterous British soldiers and an internment camp in Germany are prominent in the plot, into which is interwoven an interesting story of love and intrigue. in which virtue is finally triumphant. The drama provides an excellent evening’s entertainment for those who are fond of full-blooded melodrama, and who like their pathos served up hot and strong ... On Friday night The Third Man, by the same author, is to be given’. (Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 20 August 1918)
6 Sep 1918 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
7 Oct 1918 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
14 Oct 1918 Billy's MotherUnknown
14 Oct 1918 The Queen and The KnaveProfessional
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Performed for the week by Emma Litchfield's company. The cast included Emma Litchfield, Mr C.. E. Stratford, Miss W. Rutland, Miss C. Elkington, Rose Carr, Lena Tarver, Mr T. C. Jackson, Mr J. Cooper, Mr B. Raymond, and Mr S. Bryant.
21 Oct 1918 Love's Young DreamProfessional
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Eva Elwes in the leading role of Madame Tora ('Huddersfield Daily Examiner', 22 October 1918, p. 3)
11 Nov 1918 Billy's MotherProfessional
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'The war play, which should so soon give way to the peace play, has not yet quite had its day, but it already is in a stage of metamorphosis, for last night at the Hippodrome the final scene of the melodrama, 'Billy's Mother,' presented by Mr. Will H. Glaze's company, took place just "when peace was declared," an innovation which the house commended with overwhelming applause.' ('Huddersfield Daily Examiner', 12 November 1918)
21 Apr 1919 Married Midst Shot And ShellProfessional
12 Jul 1920 Seven Days LeaveProfessional