Great War Theatre

Address: Hammersmith, London, UK

Performances at this Theatre

15 Mar 1915 La KommandaturProfessional
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The final performance date 20 March 1915 is not certain. ‘Hammersmith and West Kensington playgoers will find a notable attraction at the King’s Theatre this week in the English version M. Fonson’s thrilling war-drama, “La Kommandatur.” This play was first acted at the Criterion by the Belgian company, which has lately concluded its welcome engagement, and nothing has more graphically delineated the rage and humiliation of Belgium and the Belgians under the German invaders. Translated into vigorous English, and well acted, the play should be as enthralling as it was in French; and even those fine actors MM. Duquesne and Libeau should have no difficulty in finding adequate successors among their English confrères’. Pall Mall Gazette, Tuesday 16 March 1915. ‘Most of the plays provoked, or evoked, by the war, have been rubbish; but Fonson’s drama, “La Kommandatur,” despite a needlessly melodramatic ending, is a play of great merit, so it is a good thing that an excellent English version, by Celia Storm and Ine Cameron, has been produced. The first night was at the King’s, Hammersmith; probably the thrilling work will soon find its way into the sacred circle of the West End. The question of language prevented a real success from being won at the Criterion; but, in our mother-tongue, this strong, poignant story of the German invasion of Belgium will make a great impression on all classes of playgoers, except the callously frivolous'. The Sketch, Wednesday 24 March 1915.
30 Aug 1915 In Time of WarProfessional
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The Stage - Thursday 02 September 1915
27 May 1916 The Magic WoodUnknown
17 Feb 1919 The Freedom of the SeasProfessional
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Performed by the company from the Haymarket, from 17-22 February 1919. Cast included: Dennis Eadie (actor), James Carew (actor), Holman Clark (actor), Fred Grove (actor), Marie Lorne (actress), Evelyn Ormonde (actress).
23 Jun 1919 The Man Who Stayed At HomeProfessional
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Performed for the week.
4 Apr 1920 By Pigeon PostProfessional
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Performed from 4 to 10 April 1920 as part of a 'holiday programme' by Alfred Gray (actor), Queenie Finnis (actress), Charles Poulton (actor), Garrett Hollick (actor), Reginald Turner (actor), C. Haviland Burke (actor), Tommie Butler (actress), Marion Beresford (actress), Ernest Owttrim (actor), Arthur Hardy (Producer).
24 May 1920 Seven Days LeaveProfessional
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With Alfred Paumier and Annie Saker in their original roles.
25 Oct 1920 The Luck Of The NavyProfessional