Great War Theatre

Address: Gloucester, UK

Performances at this Theatre

5 Apr 1915 The Glorious DayProfessional
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Included a special matinee at 2.30 on Easter Monday. 'Mr. Leonard Mortimer and his full No. I London Company have presented The Glorious Day twice nightly. It not only slap up-to date, but it shows intelligent anticipation coming events, for towards the end the Allies enter Berlin, the death of the War Lord is foreshadowed, and “The Glorious Day” of peace is ushered in. Patriotism and comedy, laughter and tears, pathos and burlesque are dealt out with a lavish hand. Of anything in the shape of well-connected plot there not much trace, but in exchange you have superabundance of boisterous fun. showy but extremely dainty dresses, and spirited music and dancing. kbit there is cohesion notwithstanding, in that the dangers through which our country is now passing are portrayed, and the lessons to be learned from the present war are strenuously driven home. A strong recruiting appeal is made both in song and speech, backed up trumpet and drum (and here some eight or ten bandsmen from the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars assist the augmented orchestra and appear on the stage); and the spy peril also forms part the slender story. There are eleven tableaux, some in the well-known style of Messrs. Pooledrums, alarums, nerve-shaking explosions, and the lurid glamour of war—but all them strikingly effective. The chorus, numbering some 60. add much to the brightness and jollity of the revue, as it also deepens the impression of the more serious scenes. The oast is particularly strong one: Mr. Leonard Mortimer, author and hero, takes the part of Just Billy Boy,” and irresistibly carries all along with him; his pal, Mr. Louis Oaye, makes lively Tony Evans; and Mr. Fred Russell a typical John Bull; Miss Peggy Wyse is a vivacious and altogether charming Molly Wedlake (Billy’s sweetheart); and Miss Graeie Gallimore Ernestine Ardeune, and Mr, Ernest Griffen as Count Paul Schumann forcefully illustrate the spy peril in this country. These are only a few from a very long oast, all whom found favour amongst the thronged houses Monday.'(Gloucester Journal, 10 April 1915)
6 Dec 1915 His Mother's RosaryProfessional
3 Jan 1916 The Little Grey Home In The WestProfessional
21 Aug 1916 Joy - Sister of MercyProfessional
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Morton Powell Repertory Company
23 Oct 1916 Heaven at The HelmProfessional
13 Nov 1916 Mother’s Sailor BoyProfessional
5 Mar 1917 The Spirit of the EmpireProfessional
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Performed for this week. Performers were: Isa Steele (actress), Charles Carter (actor), Will Gardiner (actor), Horace Whitwell (actor), Alec Gillette (actor), George Steele (actor)
11 Jun 1917 The Cottage GirlProfessional
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The 'Gloucester Journal' (16 June, 1917) notes 'taking the play as a whole, there is nothing novel in it, but it contains most of those thrilling incidents which go to make and interesting production.'
26 Nov 1917 The Spirit of the EmpireProfessional
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Performed for one week.
27 Jan 1919 The Girl from CircusProfessional
24 Nov 1919 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional
9 Feb 1920 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
11 Oct 1920 General PostProfessional
8 May 1922 Called UpProfessional
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Albert Sember's company performed for the week of 8-13 May. Cast were: Reggie Travers ... Val Gurney Enoch Hargreaves ... Albert Sember Eric Mullins ... Willie Reid Billy Blane ... Peter Tyson Bill Blower … George Dudley Samuel Butterworth … E. W. Bretton Mr. Smith … Vincent Carlyle Rhoda Hargreaves … Lilian Moubray Matilda Hargreaves … Ruth Wallace Lilian Alice Jinks ... Jeannie Hackett Mary Darling ... Camille Ronald