Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
N/A The Lost LegacyUnknown
N/A The K. C.Unknown
N/A The Corner ShopUnknown
N/A A Second SpringUnknown
1 Nov 1917 The FoundationsProfessional
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'Mr Galsworthy's queer little comedy "The Foundations" has not gripped the theatre-goers of Liverpool. Last night's audience at the Playhouse was by no means a large one, but it made amends for its lack of numbers by its eager interest in the playwright's creation and its generous appreciation of the acting. Truth to tell, it is the acting, and especially that of Mr. George Dewhurst as the revolutionary plumber, that makes bearable a stage presentation of a comedy which is much less a genuinely-constructed comedy than a whimsical piece of leg-pulling, in which democracy, aristocracy, and theatre patrons are alike the victims. Of burlesque and cynicism there is plenty, but as a coherent stage story, or as a study of social conditions after the war, even in the form of comedy, "The Foundations" is disappointing.' Liverpool Daily Post, 6 November 1917.
22 Dec 1917 What the DickensUnknown
15 Aug 1918 Wrong ConclusionsUnknown
1 Sep 1918 Fancy DressUnknown
1 Sep 1918 After The WarUnknown
3 Oct 1918 Robin's FatherUnknown
25 Nov 1918 The Call of the RoadUnknown
4 Mar 1920 The End of the WorldProfessional
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The Liverpool Echo, 1 March 1920, advertised at the Playhouse four ‘special matinees’ at 4pm on Thursday 4 and 11 March and Tuesday 9 and 16 March of ''The End of the World' and 'The Staircase' by Lascelles Abercrombie.
8 Jun 1925 The New WordProfessional
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The Liverpool Echo, Wednesday 10 June 1925, advertised that ‘The New Word’ was being performed to precede Frederick Lonsdale’s three-act comedy ‘Aren’t We All’ at the Playhouse; the last night would be Saturday 20 June. ‘The final production of the season [at the Liverpool Playhouse] again took the form of a double bill, Frederick Lonsdale’s “Aren’t We All” being given with Barrie’s playlet, “The New Word,” on Tuesday evening, June 2 [sic]. The Barrie piece can hardly be called Sir James in one of his most inspired moments, but it is very interesting and contains much that is characteristic. It exploits the embarrassment many fathers and sons feel in each other’s presence, and respective parts were excellently played by Messrs. Herbert Lomas and Godfrey Winn. Miss Elsie Irving as the mother whose son has joined the Army (it is unfortunate that this part of the play dates so badly) gave a particularly good study. Miss Primrose Morgan was a very charming sister’. The Stage, 11 June 1925.
23 Dec 1926 A Kiss For CinderellaProfessional
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‘The Playhouse Christmas show, “A Kiss for Cinderella” (Barrie) will be produced on Thursday, Dec. 23. Mr. Norman O’Neill has written special music for the fantasy’. Liverpool Echo, 12 November 1926. The Liverpool Echo, 3 December 1926, reported that Miss Emmie Arthur Williams would play Cinderella and Mr. Sebastian Shaw would play the policeman and the prince. The Stage (30 December 1926) and the Liverpool Echo (4 January 1927) published reviews of the production. The Liverpool Echo, Tuesday 25 January 1927, advertised the last two weeks of A Kiss for Cinderella at the Playhouse and said that The Mask and The Face would open on Monday 7 February.