Great War Theatre

Address: Belfast, UK

Performances at this Theatre

Date Script Type
27 Dec 1915 The Frenchwoman Professional
19 Jun 1916 For Those In Peril Professional
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Performed by Miss Beaumont Collins.
31 Jul 1916 For Those In Peril Professional
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Performed by Miss Beaumont Collins.
11 Sep 1916 Joyland Professional
25 Dec 1916 A Day In A Dug-Out Professional
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Performing in the same bill: Billy Gould, Rollo, Wullie Durkin, Wheeler & Wilson, The Coombs Trio, Mikado Family, Will Lacey.
5 Feb 1917 The Frenchwoman Professional
25 Mar 1918 Nosey Knows Professional
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Performed for the week by Will Hay (actor), Dorothy Frostick (actress), Mara Collins (actress), Nat Lewis (actor). ‘Patrons of the Hippodrome have had the pleasure frequently of witnessing Fred Karno’s farcical productions, but it is a question if any of them have created greater amusement than that which occupies the stage this week under the title of Nosey Knows. Both houses received it with open arms ...'. (Northern Whig, 26 March 1918)
2 Sep 1918 Rations Professional
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Advertised in the Larne Times, 31 August 1918, as ‘Fred Karno presents “Robb Wilton in Rations,” a Revuette by Bert Lee and R. P. Weston, including a Queue of Quaint Quipsters, and Winnie Collins’, with supporting variety turns. Also, ‘Rationing is a condition of war-time affairs which mainly applies to people having the privilege of living in England, Scotland, and Wales, and by these the subject is one that is treated with befitting gravity. There is, however, a humorous side to the most serious of the conditions in which humanity may find itself placed, and this is cleverly brought out and exploited in the revuette “Rations” being presented by Fred Karno’s Company at the Hippodrome this week. The piece is amusingly written; the music is bright and racy, and the essential ingredients of revue in the way of song, dance settings, and costumes are all put up in the most approved Karno style, the leading parts being capably presented by Winnie Collins, Cissie Buckland, Beatrice Lambert, Donald MacKay, Jack Mann, Fred Simpson, and Bernard Sidney’ (Larne Times, 7 September 1918).
11 Nov 1918 Nosey Knows Professional
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Performed for the week by Will Hay (actor), Enid Langwell (actress), Ethel Arden (actress), Will Hindson (actor). ‘There were very large audiences at both performances in the Hippodrome last evening. The fun was led by Fred Karno’s latest production, Nosey Knows, which is free from all elements of staleness, and provides excellent entertainment in three scenes. It is a farcical musical sketch, having the repute of being one of the best of its kind, and including in the powerful cast the popular comedian Will Hay, with well-known mirth-movers like Enid Langwell, Dorothy Marus, and Will Hindson. The music was well given by a chorus that made the most of their opportunities, and the whole piece moved trippingly along, and was much appreciated’. (Northern Whig, 12 November 1918)