Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

19 Oct 1914 In Time of WarProfessional
22 Mar 1915 A Daughter of EnglandProfessional
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'The play will be staged with all the original scenery and effects as used in the recent production at the Garrick Theatre, London. Miss Marga la Rubia is the product of the famous Grand Guignol Theatre in Paris, and has a remarkable histrionic record' (Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 20 March 1915). The play was preceded by a performance of the comedy 'French Leave', a Grand Guignol play.
25 Oct 1915 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
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The Stage, 21 October 1915, listed The Man Who Stayed at Home (Taylor Platt) as On Tour from 25 October at the Royal, Bath.
29 Apr 1916 Du Théâtre au Champ D'HonneurProfessional
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Performed by Sarah Bernhardt.
28 Aug 1916 Kultur At HomeProfessional
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‘My Bath correspondent informs me that the first provincial performance of “Kultur at Home” was received with enthusiasm by a fine house on Monday. Miss Beatrice Smith and Charles B. Vaughan scored big successes in leading parts’. The Era, 30 August 1916.
16 Oct 1916 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
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The Era, 11 and 18 October 1916, listed The Man Who Stayed at Home (Blue) as On The Road from 16 October at the T.R., Bath. ‘At the Theatre Royal next week Mr. E. Taylor Platt’s company will present “The Man Who Stayed at Home” ... This play has now been performed over 1,500 times, and has visited all the important towns in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It is a play which deals with the events of the moment, and has several episodes of great dramatic power and is full of humour' (Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 14 October 1916).
27 Nov 1916 The Bing Boys Are HereProfessional
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‘Rarely has a theatrical engagement caused such excitement in the city as is being shown over the advent of “The Bing Boys” to Bath next week. Perhaps this is hardly surprising, inasmuch as not only is it the present rage of London, but is also drawing phenomenal houses at every theatre at which it has appeared in the provinces. At many theatres visited by this company it has been impossible after the second night to secure any more seats for the rest of the week, a wonderful state affairs which probably has had no equal since the early days of the “Merry Widow.” What it is in the “Bing Boys” that causes such enormous enthusiasm all over the country it is difficult to define. Perhaps it is its entire atmosphere of merry light-heartedness and spontaneous gaiety - of singularly attractive music and of inexhaustible humour that makes it so genuine a relaxation in dreary times ... The advance bookings at the Theatre Royal rival those of the D’Oyly Carte visits, and it is expected that “The Bing Boys” will create a new record for the theatre’. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 25 November 1916.
4 Dec 1916 The Soldier PriestProfessional
21 Dec 1916 What Every Girl Can DoUnknown
10 Feb 1919 The Girl from Ciro'sProfessional
29 May 1919 General PostProfessional
8 Sep 1919 Peace Time Prophecies or Stories Gone WrongProfessional
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The Stage, 4 and 11 September 1919, listed Bubbly as On Tour from 8 September at the R., Bath. Previewed in the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 6 September 1919.
3 Nov 1919 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
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Performed for the week with two matinees.
1 Dec 1919 The Freedom of the SeasProfessional
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Presented by Robert Brasher. Performed for the week by cast including Robert Brasher and Olivia Glynn.
13 Dec 1919 The Female HunProfessional
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Today Walter Melville's Co. an entirely New Play, "The Female Hun." Direct from the Lyceum Theatre, London. Monday December 15, 6 nights, two matinees Wednesday December 17, and Saturday December 20 at 2pm. (Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 20 December 1919.)
16 Feb 1920 The Girl from Ciro'sProfessional
30 Aug 1920 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
15 Nov 1920 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional
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Performed for six nights.
21 Mar 1921 The Freedom of the SeasProfessional
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Performed by Louis Victor by arrangement with Thomas C. Dagnall for the week. Cast including: Louis Victor, Fred Emery, Joseph R. Tate, H. Ryeland-Leigh, Roy Lorraine, Fred Elvin, Muriel Kelly, William H. Rowe, Nancy Warner
30 May 1922 The Burgomaster Of StilemondProfessional
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Special matinee. Also listed as being performed on Friday 2 June (Western Morning News, 24 May 1922)
26 May 1924 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
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Performed for the week by the Denville Repertory company with matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
17 Feb 1930 The Invisible FoeProfessional
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Performed 17-20 February and on 22 February by Henry Baynton (actor), Olga Anderson (actress), Gertrude Gilbert (actress), alongside 'Waterloo' by Arthur Conan Doyle. "'Can the dead speak to the living?' is a question puzzling many thousands of people, and dealing with it the author has produced a thrilling and intensely human play, which is certain to arouse great interest." (Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 15 February 1930)