Great War Theatre

Performances at this Theatre

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16 Nov 1914 In Time of WarProfessional
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Proceeds went to the Ambulance Van and the War Fund. Every evening during the interval Mr Mill gave a speech listing the total figures of men who had enlisted in the Tyneside battalions, and urging young men to join the colours.
19 Nov 1914 In Time of WarProfessional
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Last night was set aside as a fashionable night at the Theatre Royal, Jarrow, when the proceeds were set aside in aid of the funds of the Ambulance Van and the War Fund. The first portion of the evening was devoted to Mr.C.Watson Mill's play, "In Time of War", after which a miscellaneous programme was given by members of the company. The first item was a recitation by Mr. Thorpe-Tracey, who gave "The Relief of Lucknow," and was heartily applauded. Miss Edith Vine, the vocalist, followed with a song, which was well received. Mr.Claude Agnew's recitation, 'In the Trenches," was much appreciated. Mr.T. Clark-Lockett, the cartoonist, gave some interesting specimens of his skill by drawing several cartoons in connection with the war. Mr.C.Watson Mill received an enthusiastic encore for his recitation. Mr. Harry Scadden's story of Lissa was warmly applauded. Thanks were given to Mr.Robertson and Mr.Mill and company for their kindness in provided such an enjoyable entertainment. Mr.Mill thanked them for their reception of himself and company. He was sorry that there was not a better house, but he understood that it was due to there being fashionable nights at other places. He trusted the Ambulance Van would continue to be a success. Whenever he came North he always felt like coming home as he always got such a good reception. Miss Powell and Miss Gregory had a number of postcards which they would offer for sale amongst the audience, every penny of which would be handed over to the fund, and he would also have great pleasure in subscribing a guinea himself (Loud applause.) The concluding item upon the programme was then oven, a dramatic episode of the Crimean War, "The Last Call," in which Mr. Horace E.Whitmee and Mr.Paul Neville took part. The Mayor had to leave early owing to his having an appointment at the Empire. Jarrow Express - Friday 20 November 1914
8 Feb 1915 La FlambeeProfessional
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Performers: Cecile Barclay, Rupert Lister
6 Sep 1915 Joy - Sister of MercyProfessional
1 Nov 1915 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
7 Feb 1916 The Woman Pays - BackProfessional
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Twice nightly.
27 Mar 1916 The Little Grey Home In The WestProfessional
3 Apr 1916 PalsProfessional
28 Aug 1916 Heaven at The HelmProfessional
2 Oct 1916 When Love Creeps In Your HeartProfessional
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Performed by Leonard Mortimer's Company.
12 Mar 1917 The Fishermaid of Old St MaloProfessional
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Twice nightly
19 Mar 1917 The Woman Pays - BackProfessional
23 Apr 1917 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
7 May 1917 A Mother's PrayerProfessional
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Performed as 'The Middy V.C. Comes Home'
21 May 1917 Mother’s Sailor BoyProfessional
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Performers: Dot Stephens Co
20 Aug 1917 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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Twice nightly.
25 Mar 1918 Girl MotherProfessional
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In the story there is interwoven the brusque candour of the city toiler, the scheming intrigue of the unscrupulous scoundrel, and behind all, the susceptible influence of genuine love. These three phases of life are so cleverly entwined around the "plot" that each climax is reached only to be followed by further surprises and justice only comes at the fall of the curtain. ('Jarrow Express', 22 March 1918, p. 2)
22 Apr 1918 Roll Of HonourProfessional
13 May 1918 A Mother's PrayerProfessional
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Performed as 'The Middy V.C. Comes Home' on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
6 Aug 1918 John Raymond's Daughter or A Soldier's Love ChildProfessional
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Twice nightly
12 Aug 1918 The Queen and The KnaveProfessional
9 Dec 1918 Back From OverseasProfessional
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Theatre Royal, Jarrow 9-14 December 1918 Advertised in the Jarrow Express, 6 and 13 December 1918 as ‘the great spy play’, playing for six nights at 6.40 and 8.40 with no mention of The Broken Trail. ‘This week Miss Warburton and Company have been paying a visit to Jarrow in “Back from Overseas.” Miss Warburton is a great favourite with Jarrow audiences and always receives a warm welcome. She had [sic] been appearing as Bessie Gray, and has been ably supported by the other members of the Company. W. Howard (Tom Brown), Roland Willis (Carl Meyer), Frank Lorraine (Joseph Myer [sic]), H. Colbeck (Mr. Jobbins), Nina Mallam (Bessie Brandon), Cissie Lorraine (Selina), and Clara Winter (Mrs. Grey)’. Jarrow Express, 13 December 1918.
27 Jan 1919 Back to the Wife and Home [Home from the Trenches]Professional
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Performed as Back to Wife and Home. Mentioned in advertisements The Stage, 28 November and 5 December 1918 and 9 January 1919; and in the Jarrow Express, 24 January 1919. The 28 November and 5 December 1918 advertisements in The Stage, and the 24 January 1919 advertisement in the Jarrow Express, use the title Back to Wife and Home. ‘This week Mr. W. H. Glaze has been presenting “Back to Wife and Home" to large audiences'. Jarrow Express, 31 January 1919.
5 May 1919 Married on LeaveProfessional
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The Jarrow Express of Friday 2 May 1919 carried an advertisement for ‘the play of the moment’ “Married on Leave” at the Theatre Royal, Jarrow the following week, twice nightly with no mention of matinées. An article in the newspaper also noted, ‘For next week Miss Mullord will present “Married on Leave”’. The Stage of Thursday 8 May 1919 also briefly noted the production. The Jarrow Express of Friday 9 May 1919 reported, ‘This week Miss Dorothy Mullord’s play, “Married on Leave” has been presented to full houses [at the Theatre Royal, Jarrow]. Mr. A. Alexander taking the part of Captain Marlow, an airman, with success. He has been supported by Miss Alice Dawkins, as Maude a young woman who made a very great sacrifice for the airman when he was blind. The lady gives a fine reading of the part. Mr. A. Gillette fills the heavy role as Raymond Vernon, a naturalised alien, who proves to be a spy. He is helped in his nefarious schemes by Kitty Graham, a woman who deserts her husband when all his money is gone. The guilty pair reap a just reward. Mr. F. E. Coulton takes the part of Harry Lightfoot and Mr. Mortimer Wall that of Harley. Mr. E. J. Lestere appears as Marmaduke Montmerency and Miss Mary Mayne as Daisy Diamond. Mr. W. J. Mackey is very amusing as the Dutchman Milchime. The air-raid proves a great success, the enemy machines are seen coming to earth in flames’.
21 Jul 1919 Billy's MotherProfessional
1 Sep 1919 The Queen and The KnaveProfessional
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Performed on Monday-Wednesday this week by Emma Litchfield's company who were at the theatre two weeks and presented the play in their second week of the visit along with 'A Clever Imposter' on the remaining nights. Emma Litchfield performed alongside Mr T. C. Jackson, Miss Claire Elkington, Miss Winifred Rutland, Mr Tony Snape, Mr Percy J. Barnett, Mr J. C. Cooper, Mr Frank Rothwell and Miss Rose Carr.
15 Sep 1919 The Fishermaid of Old St MaloProfessional
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Performed Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat. On Friday 'Trilby' was performed. ('Jarrow Express', 12 September 1919, p. 1)