Great War Theatre

Address: Wigan, UK

Performances at this Theatre

Date Script Type
N/A The Tramway Inspector and the Lady Guard Unknown
7 Jun 1915 Joy - Sister of Mercy Professional
21 Jun 1915 His Mother's Rosary Professional
31 Jan 1916 The Little Grey Home In The West Professional
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'A Beautiful story of British people who, like plenty of others, were driven from the Motherland to seek new homes and happiness in the West. Love makes the home. Come and see the beautiful play' (Wigan Observer and District Advertiser, 29 January 1916)
1 May 1916 The Frenchwoman Professional
19 Jun 1916 Pals Professional
24 Jul 1916 The Black Sheep Of The Family Professional
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Advertised in the Wigan Observer and District Advertiser, 22 July 1916, as ‘a new up-to-date drama … An Interesting Play, full of Heart and Gripping Incidents’: twice nightly at 7 and 9 with a Monday matinee. When Arthur Hinton advertised his ‘latest and greatest success’, The Black Sheep of the Family, in The Era, 26 July 1916, he gave his address as the Hip., Wigan.
13 Nov 1916 The Mystery Gun Professional
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Twice nightly 7pm and 9pm
5 Feb 1917 Jack Ashore by The Jutland Boys Other
30 Apr 1917 His Mother's Rosary Professional
21 May 1917 The Spirit of the Empire Professional
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Performed for one week. Described as 'The most novel patriotic play in the world' (Wigan Observer, 22 May 1917)
25 Jun 1917 His Last Leave Professional
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Advertised in the Wigan Observer and District Advertiser, 23 June 1917: ‘The most realistic play of the time … A play that will grip you. Don’t miss it’. Reviewed in the Wigan Observer and District Advertiser, 26 June 1917, but the text is often unclear on the British Newspaper Archive: ‘As the title suggests the play is of a military character and the war provides some telling scenes’.
10 Jun 1918 Khaki and Blue Professional
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The Era, 12 June 1918 listed Khaki and Blue as on the road at the 'H., Wigan' from June 10. Similarly The Stage, 6 and 13 June 1918. ‘Two Russian Jews, who gave their address as 84, Morning-lane, Hackney, London, were charged at Wigan, to-day, with being deserters. They were Samuel and Charles Cohn, and both were members of the Khaki and Blue company which last week but one was at the Hippodrome. They were in possession of discharged soldiers’ badges. When questioned by the police Samuel produced a soldier’s discharge paper bearing the name Job C. Jenkins. He said he bought the badge and paper from a man in London for £10 10s. Charles told a similar story. The Chief Constable said he had not yet received any information in reply to his inquiries, and both defendants were remanded await an escort’. Liverpool Echo, 24 June 1918.