Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

DateScriptType
4 Jan 1915 The Glorious DayProfessional
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The work was performed by around sixty performers and 'provides some imposing scenes' with the departure and transportation of troops, destruction of Rheims Cathedral and sinking of the Kaiser's Fleet being of particular note for reviewers.
24 May 1915 The Glorious DayProfessional
4 Oct 1915 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
22 Nov 1915 The Glorious DayProfessional
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Performed as 'The Glorious Day'
7 Feb 1916 The Soldier PriestProfessional
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Performers: Matthew H Glenville and Co.
17 Feb 1916 Brave Women Who WaitProfessional
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Twice nightly. Two companies now touring with this gigantic success. The authoress wishes it to be clearly understood that this is not a war drama simply it is a delightful and interesting story of present day home life. No gun shots, pistols, knives or bombs are introduced.
6 Mar 1916 When Love Creeps In Your HeartProfessional
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Performed by Leondard Mortimer's company.
3 Apr 1916 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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Twice nightly.
17 Apr 1916 The Story of the AngelusProfessional
12 Jul 1916 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
20 Nov 1916 Should a Woman Forgive?Professional
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Performed by Will Casey and company.
5 Mar 1917 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
19 Mar 1917 The Spirit of the EmpireProfessional
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Performed here for one week.
26 Mar 1917 Should a Woman Forgive?Professional
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Performed by Will Casey and company.
30 Apr 1917 Honour the Man You WedProfessional
14 May 1917 The Soldier PriestProfessional
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Performers: Matthew H Glenville and Co. Other acts on Bill: "Daddy's Girl"
23 Jul 1917 A Mother's PrayerProfessional
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Performed as 'The Middy V.C. Comes Home'
15 Oct 1917 The Cottage GirlProfessional
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Two performances per night plus Wednesday matinee ('Birmingham Daily Gazette', 18 October 1917, p. 4)
29 Oct 1917 Girl MotherProfessional
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Twice nightly. Matinee on Wednesday.
24 Jun 1918 When Our Lads Come Marching HomeProfessional
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Played for a week
29 Jul 1918 Married on LeaveProfessional
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This performance (theatre and start date) is included in a list of performances of “Married on Leave” in The Stage of Thursday 1 August 1918. The Birmingham Daily Gazette of Saturday 27 July 1918 noted that in the following week ‘“Married on Leave” is the visitor at the Smethwick Theatre Royal’. The Birmingham Daily Gazette of Monday 29 July 1918 carried an advertisement for “Married on Leave” at the Theatre Royal, Smethwick: twice nightly with a matinée on Wednesday.
2 Dec 1918 The Queen and The KnaveProfessional
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Performed for the week.
16 Dec 1918 Back to the Wife and Home [Home from the Trenches]Unknown
16 Dec 1918 Back to the Wife and Home [Home from the Trenches]Professional
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Mentioned in advertisements in The Stage, 21 and 28 November 1918 and the Birmingham Daily Gazette, 18 December 1918. The 28 November 1918 advertisement in The Stage uses the title Back to Wife and Home.
28 Jul 1919 Called UpProfessional
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Performed for the week
5 Mar 1920 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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... on Friday Mr. Glaze will take the leading part in "John Raymond's Daughter". ('Birmingham Daily Gazette', 2 March 1920, p. 3)