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between performances , when in or near London, by 

special arrangement. 

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(Next door to Palladium), 

6, ARGYLL ST., OXFORD CIRCUS, LONDON, W. 

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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



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Every kind of printed matter for Dramas, Cinematograph, Variety, etc. 
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Tel. 320. NORTH MILL PRINTING WORKS, ASHTON UNDER LYNE. Est. 1135. 

ROLL TICKETS, M, K5S£L5r d 6d. per Roll. 

Special quotations lor large quantities and contracts. 



THEATRE BOOKING TICKETS. PASS-OUT CHECKS. TiCKET-ISSUING CASES. 

REGISTERS for counting the number of perrons entering Theatres, etc. 

Send Six Stamps for Simple Roll of Williamson's Patent Roll Tickets for Preventing Fraud. 

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THE DIPPY MAGICIAN. 

THE SUCCESS OF "NOW'S THE TIME" AT THE 

ALHAMBRA, LONDON. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



vu. 



His Majesty's Theatre, 

Proprietor and Manager - SIR HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE. 

SHAKESPEARE, COMEDY AND DRAMA. 

FOR CURRENT PARTICULARS SEE DAILY PRESS. 
Box Office open daily, 10 to 10. Telephone: 1777 Gerrard. 

TOW N HALL, A LLOA! 

Situated centre of town. Seats 1,000. Well heated and 
seated. Good dressing-rooms. Large gallery, fine pipe-organ, 
piano, electric light and Projector, etc., complete. Fully 
licensed, and every accommodation for fit-up Theatrical, 
high-class Concert, etc., Companies. 

Terms and dates, apply: — 

TOWN CLERK, ALLOA. 







ATHENAEUM HALL, ENNISCORTHY. 

Dimensions: Hall, 70x31; Stage, 15x31; Floor to 
Ceiling, 22 feet. Two convenient Dressing Rooms 
under Stage, with Private Entrances, Lavatories, 
&c. Sitting Accommodation, over 500. 
Rent: One Night, £2; Two Nights, £3 10s.; Three 
Nights, £5; Four Nights, £6; Five Nights, £7; 
Six Nights, £8. Gas extra, about 5s. 1,000. 
A deposit of J the Rent to secure booking, and 
b dance prepaid before taking possession. 
Damages to Hall or Furniture will be charged. 
These Terms strictly enforced without exception. 
Skating Rink and Ball Court attached to Building. 

Address: SECRETARY, ATHEN/EUM, ENNISCORTHY 



DUMFRIES. Mechanics' Hall. 

Principal Hall in Town. Licensed for Dramatic Plays and Cinematograph Enter- 
tainments. Hall 75 by 60 feet. Gallery 32 by 23 feet. " Platform 32 by 19 feet, with 
footlights. Proscenium and Scenery. Proscenium opening 20 feet. Accommodates 
1,000 people. Good Dressing Rooms. Lighted throughout by Electric Light. 

Dates and terms on application to W. A. HIDDLESTON, Manager. 

DROITWICH.-SALTERS' HALL. 

Well-furnished excellent Hall for Concerts, Theatricals, etc., with large Seating 
Accommodation on Floor and in Gallery. Licensed for Plays. The Hall contains 
Permanent Stage, with Proscenium, Tableau Curtains, Dressing Rooms, and other 
appointments. No picture shows. — For terms of booking, apply 

J. H. HOLLYER, Secretary, Corbett Estate, DROITWICH. 



FLO MARTELL, 

EMPIRE THEATRE, W. Teacher of Classical Ballet Dancing. 

Private and Class L.es=ons at moderate fees. Ballets produced and Dances arranged. 
Successful Pupils : YvonDe Mehro, 6 Martells, and Mavis Yorke. 

Write, Studio, 37, Fitzroy Square, W. 



Till YEAR 



WIGS. COSTUMES 



CHAS. H. FOX, Ltd., 

27, Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. 



Wigmakers & 
Costumiers, 



WIGS AND COSTUMES TO HIRE OR PURCHASE. 

COMPETENT MFN SENT TO MAKE UP FOR 

AMATEUR THEATRICALS. 

ESTIMATES GIVEN. CATALOGUES F.vEE. 

Telephone: 3C09 Gerrard. Telegrams: "Theatricals, [land, London." 



Wo T. HEMSLEY, 

Artist, 
Scenic Studio : Felix Street, Westminster Bridge Rd., London. 

'Phono : Hop 1853. 



Undertakes Every Class of Work. 

Branch for Hiring Scenery for Trial Shows and Short Productions. 



GEORGE R. HEMSLEY 

Scenic Artist. 

Scenic Studios: — 

7a and 9a, GRAY STREET, WATERLOO 
ROAD, LONDON, S.E. 

Telephones: Telegraphic Address: 

4197 HOP, 6483 GERRARD. " SCEN1CALLY, WATLOO." 

A. B.C. Code. 5th Edition. 

Export Work a Speciality. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



A. W. MOORE, 

Scenic ^A,rtist, 

% 

Contracts to supply Scenery of all kinds, 
from a rock piece to a revue. 

FIRST CLASS WORK ONLY . 

Has supplied Scenery to leading London and 
Provincial Theatres. 



Address communications to 

52, LINDEN GARDENS, 

CHISWICK, W. 



Permanent Address: 
3. MARCH ROAD, ANFIELD, LIVERPOOL. 



Thirteenth Cnnsecu f it)° Ye 



MR. MY. Y. GARROD'S 

Plays and Tours. 



"THE MILLIONAIRE & THE WOMAN " 

By diaries I'arrell, author of " When London Sleeps. 

"THE PRODIGAL PARSON" 

By F. L. Connynghame, Charles A. Clarke »iul 

\V. V. Garrod. -20th year. 

"A LOVE MARRIAGE" 

vn Original Romantic Drama, bj W. V. Garrod. 

"MURDER WILL OUT" 

An Original Drama, l>y W. V. Garrod. 

" For murder, though it have no tongue, 

Will speak with most miraculous organ. —Ha 

"A WIFE FOR A DAY" 

Bj W. V. Garrod. Rebooked by Mr. Charles Gulliver 
for the London Theatres of Varieties. 



"A PITMAN'S DAUGHTERS" 

Bj Frank Price, author ol A Child of the Stra I 
I'.v arraiu-'ciiu-nt with the e\ecui,ir, ol tin hit' 
G. M. Polini.) 
"THE SLEDGE HAMMER" 
From the i; miah of Nestor le Thiere. by Wilson Barrett. 
liy ami n ., ment with .Mr. Mark Blow . 
"BETTER NOT ENQUIRE" 
\ Comedy from the French of Alfred Capus, by Gladys 
i nger. \- produced at the Prince ol Wales Theatre, 
London, by Mr. Charles Hawtrej . 
Preceded by a play in OD 

"PROTECTING Mrs. MOXON " 

Bj Arthur Eckersley (of " Punch.") 



66 



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replace them Free during one year if damaged 
through natural causes! 

Every Slide can be made on "O.K." Slides. Your Advance 

Annocncemenls, Fong Slides. Effects. Advertisements, &c. 

THE "O.K." COMBINE SLIDE AGENCY, LTD.. 

8, Gloucester Mansions. Cambridge Circus, W.C. 

Telephone 2i 32 Geriard. 

The Original and Only Mica Slide Manufacturers in Great Britain. 



AMHURST STORES, 218, Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, N. 

Hundreds of (B:st Quality only) Second-hand Panto, Revu-. and Theatrical Costurres. 
Evening Dresses, Boots, Shoes, S.ndals, High Boots, Wigs, Tights. Fancy Dresses, etc.* 
forwarded to all parts of the World on receipt of full particulars (design if possible), and 
cash to suit customers' own (reasonable) requirements. Amateur Companies alsosupplied. 
View by appointment cnly. Telephone: 641 Dalstcn. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 



ADAMS' AGENCY, 



OWING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 

we have been compelled to remove to larger premises. 

THEATRICAL 
and VARIETY. 

NEW ADDRESS: 

122, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE, LONDON, W. 

Next to (he Shaftesbury Tneatre). 
Tel. Address: " Shriekinj, Piccy, London." 'Phone: Gerrard 2092. 

EVERY CLASS OF THEATRICAL AND VARIETY BUSINESS NEGOTIATED 
Dramatic Department— AKKKMAN MAT. 



Telegrams: " Fetes, Bristol >" Ring uj> 2636. 

T. R. GANNON'S Variety Agency, 

10, NINETREE HILL, BRISTOL. 

An old established Agency conducted on modern tines. 

Artists i laying Plymouth mid Exeter can always be placed at adjacent towns or South Wa'es, :it the 

best of Theatres and Variety houses. 



PROVINCIAL VARIETY AGENCY, 

COLISEUM BUILDINGS, 24, HENRY STREET, DUBLIN. 

Booking : Limerick, Lurgan, Londonderry, Navan, Sligo, Mullingar, etc., etc. 

MANAGERS GET IN TOUCH. 'Grams: Provincial, Coliseum, Dublin. 



Telephone: MUSEUM 2464. 



MADAME MAY WALTER 

Dramatic, Variety and Musical Agent. 

Orchestras Ladies' and Gentlemen's. 

Over 8,C00 Musical Selecticns. 

BEDFORD HOUSE, 46, FITZROY STREET, LONDON, W. 



ICE FRANK ICE 



VAN HOVEN 

THE DIPPY MAGICIAN. 

THE SUCCESS OF "NOW'S THE TIME" AT THE 

ALHAMBRA, LONDON. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



XI. 



T. EDWARD WARD'S PLAYS 

To be Let. or Sold (certain rights . 

"HER WEDDING DAY." " PALS " (by Eva Elwesi. 

"SECOND TO NONE" (by Walter Howard'. "MAN AND WIFE " ibv Walter Howard. 
"HIS REAL WIFE." Certain rights only). 

"JOY-SISTER OF MERCY" (by Eva Elwesi. "HER FATAL PAST," etc., etc. 



Corns., c/o *»OMY ELL. & BROVVJM, Owen Street, Tipton, Staffs, England. 

HENRY CARLTON, Vaudeville Booking Manager. 

Booking for all the Principal Tours and Vaudeville Houses. 

Offices: OAKDENE HOUSE, RAVENSDALE AVENUE, NORTH FINCHLEY. LONDON, N. 
Telegrams: "Empirruka, Norfinch, London." Telephone: Finchley. 1832. 



THE UNITED KiNGDOM \ 

VAUDEVILLE AGENCY. ' 



/Licensed to Henry Carlton\ 
V by the L.C.C. ) 



Miss Agnes Collier 



Mrs. HERBERT FULLER'. 



OWN TOUR. 



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TEMPTRESS OF PARIS 



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P.A. 87, ASHEN GROVE WIMBLEDON PARK, S.W. 



" Not of an age, but for all time. 



Ask the Managers. 




" Its time is for ever, 
Everywhere its place." 

Ask the Managers. 



For Dates apply— EDWIN T. HEYS. 
Mile End, Stockport. 



rii. THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

LAURI WYLIE, 
ALFRED PARKER 

REVUE AUTHORS. 



"5064 GERRARD" New Version. 

" BRIC-A-BRAC " p a t Ao,ho„). 
"KISS ME, SERGEANT," 
"A YEAR IN AN HOUR," 



ETC., ETC. 



26, CHARING CROSS ROAD, 
LONDON, W.C. 



JOCK M C KAY 

Enlisted under Lord Derby's 
Scheme for Kitchener's Army. 
Royal Field Artillery. 



FULLY BOOKED 

BY 

FRED. & HORACE REEVES, 



Private Address : 

17, PENDENNIS ROAD, 

STREATHAM HILL, S.W. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. xiii. 

THE GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 

VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, E.G. 

(Near Blackfriars Bridge). 

Established by the Corporation of London in 1880, 

And under the Management and Control of the Music Committee. 

Principal - LANDON RONALD. 

The Guildhall School of Music was established by the Corporation of the City of T ondon in 
September, 1880, for the purpose of providing high-class instruction in the art and science of Music at 
moderate cost to the Student. The School is for Professional and Amateur Students. 

The subjects taught in the School include :- Elocution, Gesture and Deportment. Stage 
Dancing, Fencing, and a'l Musical subjects. 

Instruction in the above subjects is given daily from 8.30 a.m. till 8.30 p.m. 

The year is divided into Three Terms, arranged to commence as follows:— Third Monday In 
September, Second Mon ay in January, Fourth Monday in April. 

Students of any age are admitted at any time. Fees from £1 14p. to £10 10s. per term. 

The only School in London or the Provinces possessing a fully equipped Theatre. 

Students of the Guildhall School have played leading parts in th= following Theatres and 
Companies: — The Moody Manners Company. The Carl Rosa Company, Greet's Companies 
The D'Oyly Carte Companies, The George Edwardes Companies, Mr. Seymour Hicks' Com- 
pany, Drury Lane, The Gaiety, The Savoy, The Vaudeville, The Garrick, The Palace. &c, &c, &c. 

The Stage Training given is of a thorough description, and opportunity is afforded pupils 
each term of taking part in performances in the School Theatre. 

OPERATIC CLASS.— Saturdays at 3 o'clock, and other appointed times. 



For Prospectus and all further particulars apply to 

H. SAXE WYNDHAM, Secretary. 
Telegraphic Address : — " Euphonium, Fleet, London." Telephone No.— Central 4459. 



ANNUITIES. 



Actors and Actresses should make provision for Old Age or 
Incapacitation by investing in the 

Royal General Theatrical Fund, 

WHICH OFFERS 

GREATER ADVANTAGES 

than can be obtained in any Insurance Office. 



Write for full jwticulars as to Rules, Subscriptions, etc., to 
CHARLES CRUIKSHANKS, Sec, 

55 & 56. GOSCHEN BUILDINGS, 12 & 13, HENRIETTA STREET, 
COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, W.C. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 




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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. ^ 



THE 
•Phones: Telegrams: 

REGEXT 1656 . < » y. » Snillowilo, Charles, 

GERRARD 9839. •"* k 1 O ■/ J ». London." 

^\CKU VAty 

^ EXCHANGE ^ 

WILL COLLINS & CO. 



BROADMEAD HOUSE, PANTON STREET, 
HAYMARKET S.W. 

PRINCIPAL - - - SAM GETHING. 



BOOKING MANAGERS: 



Country : 



London : 

J. H. SHOEBRIDGE. ARTHUR ROYCE. 

AMERICAN OFFICE: 
fLJAC RORNHAIIPT 5i3 - PUTNAM BUILDING. 

^n/Ao. DwiviNnnuri, I493 broadway, new york city. 



SOLELY REPRESENTING: 

The Collins, Blow, Braham-Campbell Productions, 

teaches; 'SUGAR & spice; 

'BEAUTIES; 'RED HEADS,' 'BRIDES/ 

Also MISS ADA REEVE. 

FRANK VAN HOVE N TUCKER TWO RASCALS and 

BEN BEYER & CO. BABY HELEN JACOBSON 

DE MAREST POTTER & HARTWELL SAM BARTON 

DARRELL & CONWAY JEN LATONA DAISY WOOD 

THREE ERNESTS RALPH LYNN CATTS BROTHERS 

DU 'CALION LUPINO LANE LILY LENA 

BERT ERROL ROXY LA ROCCA SISTERS REEVE 

MOTT & MAXWELL ANNA DOROTHY FOUR KASRACS 

5 OLRACS BUSTER & BAILEY VASCO 

And many other notable Artistes. 






1 I if. STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



TtUgrams: OSWASTOLL, WESTRAND, LONDON. 



Telephone: GERRARD 7S4S. (2 lines). 



SXOLL OFFICES 

COLISEUM BUILDINGS, CHARING CROSS, LONDON, W.C. 

COLISEUM SYNDICATE. Ltd., MIDDLESEX THEATRE OF VARIETIES, Ltd., HACKNEY AND SHEPHERD'S 
BUSH EMPIRE PALACES, Ltd., WOOD GREEN EMPIRE THEATRE OF VARIETIES, Ltd., MANCHESTER 
HIPPODROME AND ARDWICK EMPIRE, Ltd.. LEICESTER PALACE THEATRE, Ltd., CHISWICK EMPIRE 
THEATUE OF VARIETIES, Ltd., CHATHAM EMPIRE THEATRE OF VARIETIES, Ltd., ST. AUGUSTINE'S 

PARADE HIPPODROME, BRISTOL, Ltd. 
Chairman and Managing Director, OSWALD STOLL. 

Secretary and Chief Accountant. W. S. GORDON MICHIE. 
ARTISTES' DEPARTMENT: Negotiations- A. D. DAVIS; Dates-LLEWELLYN JOHNS. 
Address all communications to the Managing Director. 

London Ooli&ettm 

CHARING CROSS, FACING TRAFALGAR SQUARE. 

Two Performances Daily at 2.30 and 8. Rehearsals every Monday at 10 a.m. 

Proprietors COLISEUM SYNDICATE, Ltd. 



MANCHESTER HIPPODROME. 

OXFORD STREET. 

Two Performances Nightly at 6.40 and 8.50. 
Mitinees Monday and Tuesday. Rehearsals 
every Monday at 12 noon. 

Proprietors: The Manchester Hiitjdrome 
and Ardwick Empire, Ltd. 

SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE 

SHEPHERD'S BUSH GREEN, LONDON, W. 

Two Performances Nightly at 6.30 and 9.10. 
Rehearsals every Monday at 12.30 p.m. 

Proprietors: Hackne? and Shepherd's Bush 
Empire Palaces, Ltd. 

HACKNEY EMPIRE. 

MARE STREET, LONDON, N.E. 
Performances Nightly at 6.45 and 9. 
Rehearsals every Monday at i2 noon. 

Proprietors: Hackney and Shepherd's Bush 
E mm re Palaces, Ltd. 

LEICEST ER "PALACE. 

BELGRAVE GATE. 
Two Performances Nightly at 6.45 and 8.50 
Rehearsals every Monday at 12 noon. 

CHATHAM EMPIRE. 

HIGH STREET. 

Two Performances Nightly at 6.20 and 8.45. 
Rehearsals every Monday at 2 p.m. 

Proprietors: Chatham Empire Theatre or 
Varieties, Ltd. Joint Managing Director— 
H. B. Davis. ex-Mayor of Gravesend. 

BRISTOL HIPPODROME. 

TRAMWAYS CENTRE. 

Two Performances Nightly at 6.40 and 8.50. 
Rehearsals every Monday at 12 noon. 

Proprietors: 9t. Augustine's Parade Hippo- 
drome. Bristol, Ltd. 



CHISWICK EMPIRE. 

CHISWICK HIGH ROAD, W. 

Two Performances Nightly at 6.40 and 8.50. 
Rehearsals every Monday at 12 noon. 

Proprietors : Chiswick Empire Theatre or 
Varieties, Ltd. 

WOOD GREEN EM PI RE. 

HIGH ROAD, WOOD GREEN, LONDON, N. 

Two Performances Nightly at 6.40 and 9. 
Rehearsals every Monday at 12.30 p.m. 

Proprietors: Wood Green Empire Theatre 
or Varieties, Ltd. 



NEW MIDDLESEX THEATRE. 

DRURY LANE, LONDON, W.C. 
Two Performances Nightly at 6.30 and 9.10. 
Proprietors: The Middlesex Theatre of 
Variet ies, Ltd. ^^ 

ARDWICK EMPIRE. 

ARDWICK GREEN. 

Two Performances Nightly at 6.40 and 9. 
Rehearsals every Monday at 12.30 p.m. 

Proprietors: Manchester Hippodrome and 
Ardwick Empire, Ltd. 

BEDMINSTER HIPPODROME 

BRISTOL. 
PICTURES St VARIETIES. 
Proprietors: St. Augustine's Parade Hippo- 
drome, Brist ol, Ltd. 

FLORAL HALL, LEICESTER 

(Adjoining Leicester Palace). 
PICTURES. 
Proprietors: The Leicester Palace Theatre, 
Ltd. 



IS ASSOCIATION WITH 



The Alhambra 



Nightly, 8.15. 

PROPRIEMiI - 



LEICESTER SQUARE. 

Matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2,13. 
THE ALHAMBRA CO., LTD. 



Note : All sketches played at the above theatres must be licensed by the Lord Chamberlain, 
and a copy of the license, together with script as licensed, must be sent to the Stoll offices at least 
21 davs before date of performance. 

BAND PARTS REQUIRED. -14 different parts for English Orchestrations and 17 for Foreign 
Orchestrations. Bristol Hippodrome requires 20 parts, including three first violins and piano part 
for harp. 

STAGE DEPARTMENT. — Songs proposed to be sung should be submitted and special stage 
requirements stated, in letters marked "Stage Department," by artistes three weeks before opening. 

ADVERTISING MATTER.— Bills, Blocks, photographs, and specimens of pictorials really 
representing the act should be forwarded three weeks before opening. 

COARSENESS. VULGARITY, &c, is not allowed. 

ARTISTES' SCENERY AND PROPERTIES must be fireproofed or they cannot be broughi 



Irk m i a w a. u u wwununi fiiiu f nvruitliug UlUSli UC Ilicpt 
-nto the theatre. This is by order of the Licensing Authorities. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



XVII. 



Telegrams : " Moccadora, London." 



Telephone: 3242 Hop. 



LEW LAKE 

Produced on December 27th, 1915, the 
Up-to-date Musical Extravaganza 

'LIGHTS OUT, LONDON' 

By Arthur Rose, Len Grey and Ted Waite. 

With a Colossal Company of Music Hall Artistes, including: 

KING & BENSON, J. W. RICKABY, 

EDIE VENO. 



"In the Hands 

of the Huns.' 

By D3ROTHY MULLORD. 



a 



A POWERFUL NEW DRAMA, 

entitl sd 

" The Story of 

the Angelus." 

By DOROTHY MULLORD. 

Production February 7th, 1916, 
HIPPODROME, WILLESDEN. 



A Daylight Robbery. 

Reproduction Feb. 21st, 1916. 
PALACE, LEICESTER. 



Bloomsbury Burglars 
" My Pal Jerry." 



AND 



HERBERT LANDECK in 

"The Son of a Jew. 

SOUTH AFRICA. 



a 



IN ACTIVE PREPARATION 

(for London production), the Great Scotch Revue 

entitled 

MUMS THE WORD 

By Siecial Arrangement with 

HARRY McKELVIE. 



» 



XVIII. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



THE 

ASVUDEVILLE 

BOOKING 

OFFICE 

LTD. 





*A £J%^=i 


HE 



HUSTLERS. 



Jo mi ^Managing Directors :— 

T. F. DAWE 

AND 

W. BUCHANAN TAYLOR 

26 CHARING CR0S5 R? 
L OJYT>0 JY 

wc. 

Telegrams . Yebo. Phone: Regent z$2d 



mmmmMMmmmmmmMmmmnmmmmmmmmmmmm^ 



THE STAGE YEAk BOOK. 



XIX. 



WILLIAM HENRY 

BROADHEAD&SON 



OF 



Manchester and Blackpool. 

Operating the following Establishments: 





—THE 

Rehearsal. 


'Phone. 


Hippo., Hulme, Manchester ... 


2 p.m. 


2388 Central 


Pavilion, Liverpool 


2 p.m. 


1799 Roval 


Empire, Ashton-under-Lyne ... 


2 p.m. 


95 Ashton 


Winter Gardens, Morecambe ... 


... 10.30 a.m. 


8 Morecambe 


King's, Manchester 


2 p.m. 


665 Rusholme 


Metropole, Manchester 


2 p.m. 


2392 Central 


Hippodrome, Salford ... 


2 p.m. 


2394 Central 


Royal Osborne, Manchester ... 


2 p.m. 


2391 Central 


Junction, Manchester 


2 p.m. 


2397 Central 


Palace, Preston 


11 a.m. 


317 Preston 


Hippodrome, Preston 


2 p.m. 


360 Preston 


Crown, Eccles 


2 p.m. 


824 Eccles 


Hippo., Queen's Park, Manchester 


2 p.m. 


2396 Central 


Hippodrome, Bury 


2 p.m. 


146 Bury 


Pavilion, Ashton-under-Lync 


11 a.m. 


95 Ashton 


Empress, Manchester... 


11 a.m. 


2391 Central 



Instructions to Artistes and Managers. 



SONGS. 

The words of all songs must be 
sent to the Resident Acting Mana- 
ger fourteen days before opening. 

SKETCHES. 

The Lord Chamberlain's license 
must be obtained and must be 
produced to the Resident Acting 
Manager. 

REHEARSALS. 

Artistes should note the times of 
rehearsal as specified above. This 
clause in contracts will be strictly 
enforced. 



BILL MATTER. 

Full particulars of matter for Bills, 
Blocks, Specimens of Pictorialsand 
Advertisements must be sent to 
the head office, Hulme Hippodrome, 
t\vent3 - -one days before opening. 
Failing this, artistes are liable to 
cancellation of contracts. 

SCENERY, PROPERTIES AND 
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS. 

The Management cannot permit 
Scenery, Properties, etc., which 
have not been fireproofed, and 
Electrical Installations must be in 
accordance with the regulations of 
the Licensing Authorities. 



All Communications re any of these Establishments to— 

PERCY B. BROADHEAD, 

The Hippodrome, Hulme, Manchester. 

General District Manager - H. WINSTANLEY. 

Secretary W. H. ISHERWOOD. 

Telegrams : " Broadheads, Manchester." 'Phones : City 5928, 5929, 5037 & 49. 



XX, 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



JULIAN WYLIE, 

The Agent with an "Ideas Department. 




18, CHARING CROSS ROAD, LONDON, W.C. 

Telephone: 5996 GERRARD. Telegrams: " WYLICARRO WESTRAND, LONDON. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. xxi. 

JULIAN WYLIE, 

An Agent with an "Ideas Department. 



18, CHARING CROSS ROAD, 

LONDON, W.C. 



SOLE AGENT FOR 

Stars of the first magnitude 



AND GOOD ACTS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. 



DAVID DEVANT, 

CLARICE MAYNE & "THAT, 

OSWALD WILLIAMS. 



Also exploiting (with JAS. W. TATE). 

"THE PASSING SHOW" - On Tour. 

By arrangement with the Palace Theatre. 

"KISS ME, SERGEANT" - On Tour. 

"CINDERELLA" - London Palladium. 

"DICK WHITTINGTON," King's, Edinburgh. 

&c, &c. 



SEVERAL NEW PRODUCTIONS IN PREPARATION. 

»■ 



Te'.ep'.one : 5996 Gerrard. 
Telegrams: "Wylicarro, Westrand, London." 



XX11. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



> '■ ' ■' 



" A Collaboration that Stands Alone." 

Vide EVENING STANDARD. 



LRNEST C. ROLLS, 




THE PRODUCER. 

The famous English 
producer has set 
London agog by his 
out-of-the-way pro- 
ductions. A man of 
ideas, he never follows 
on old lines, hates 
conventional ruts, 
and snaps his fingers 
at tradition. Hence 
his success. 



A 

FEW 

A 

K 
T 

I 
S 
T 

S 

WHO 

HAVE 

BEEN 

OR 

ARE 

U 

N 
D 
E 
R 



MAX DAREWSKI, 




THE COMPOSER. 

Oneof thecollaborat is. 
is the brilliant pianist 
and famous ycung com- 
poser, whose Soles 
havj been played by 
Paderewski and whose 
master! u I compositions 
are unanimously 

praised by Press and 
public. Also composer 
of " 5064 Gerrard " and 
" Now s the time.' 



THE ROLLS-DAREWSKI BANNER: 



JENNIE BENSON 
FLORENCE WRAY 
HARRY THURSTON 
ERIC RANDOLPH 
LiLIAN SHELLEY 
SIMS WOOLEY 
JANETTE DENARBER 



FARR AND FARLAND 
MONA VIVIAN 
JOHNNIE SCHOFIELD 
ERIC MARSHALL 
MARJORIE MAXWELL 
HERBERT LA MARTINE 
GEORGE CLARKE 

Etc., Etc. 



NELSON KEYS 
RENEE GRATZ 
JAY WHIDDEN 
TOM DREW 
GEORGE BARRETT 
STANLEY BRETT 
BARDY RUSSELL 



See opposite Page for list of Successes. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. xxiii. 



Ernest g. rolls & G 

IMPRESARIOS, 
THEATRICAL PRODUCERS. 

Under the Personal Supervision of ERNEST C. ROLLS. 
Musical Adviser, MAX DAREWSKI. 

General Manager, J. DAWSON. | Manager, N. GRAHAM. 



Secretary, Miss A. MILLS. 



PROPRIETORS OF THE SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTIONS, 

"THE DAWN OF LOVE," 

"OH! MOLLY," 

" R AGMANIA," 

"STEP THIS WAY," 

"FULL INSIDE," 
"VENUS LIMITED," 
"GOOD EVENING," 



"THE OTHER DEPT." 

The above Productions Invented and Produced by ERNEST C. ROLLS. 
Music by MAX DAREWSKI. 



AUDITIONS HELD WEEKLY. 
Artistes of all descriptions are invited to write in for Appointment. 

ALL COMMUNICATIONS— 

CDRICGT P Dfil I Q P Pfi 53 & 54, H,6H 8T " NEW 
trilNtOl u.nULLouuU., OXFORD SL.LONDON.W.G. 

Telephone: Regent 4931. Telegrams: 'Jenbird, Westcent, London." 



xxiv. THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

AMBROSE BARKER 




In South Africa with MRS. BARKER <Agne, Ardem in the Successful Act, 

AMBROSE AND PEGGY BARKER. 

THE CORINTHIANS 

Open Easter, 1916, at the Hippodrome Sheffield, and have a few Vacancies 
between thm and October. The Company will include: 

WINNIE VICTORIA, WALTER AMNER, 

BERT MEREDITH, 

and 

AMBROSE AND PEGGY BARKER, 

from the Alhambra, London. 

For laticulars of Vacant Dates, apply TOM CASE, Vaudeville Club. W.C., who is em|>o-.vered to 

sign Contracts during Mr. Barker's abser.ce. 



7/ A' STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



XXV. 



LITTLE TICH 




COURT THEATRE, 

LIVERPOOL. 



XXVI 



THE S YEAR BOOK 




THE STAGE YEAH BOOK. 



XXVI I. 




u c' 



S'NO USE.' 



"BUTTONS, 



9J 



PALLADIUM. 



a 



S'NO USE. 



>> 



"THE WHITE 
HOPE," 

MUSIC HALLS. 



Representative : — 

ERNEST EDELSTEN. 



v \ v 1 1 1 . 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 



JAS. W. TATE 

THE THEATRICAL EXPERT. 

EXPLOITING 

Miss CLARICE MAYNE 




and (with JULIAN WYLIE) 

"The Passing Show," 

"Kiss Me ! Sergeant," 

and "Cinderella" 

(LONDON PALLADIUM). 



5, Green Street, Leicester Square, 

LONDON, 'Phone : Gerrard 6498. W.C. 



THE STAC, I: YEAR HOOK, 



XXIX. 



FRED KITCHEN'S 
PRODUCTIONS. 



Proprietor : 
FRED KITCHEN. 

Tour Managers: 




All Eyes, - 
It's all Square," 
All Nonsense, '•' 



E. P. MORGAN. 
H. CLIFFORD. 
J. E. SAVERY. 



General Manager : 
E. J. MACDERMOTT. 

Mus'cal Directors: 

DUDLEY POWELL. 
WILLIAM MOORE. 
HENRI RENARD. 



F 
R 
E 
D 




K 

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T 
C 
H 
E 
N 



. > 



ALL EYES" Featuring Fred Kitchen & Co. 

" IT S ALL SQUARE " „ Fred. Bluett & Co. 
'ALL NONSENSE" 



35 



Harold Wellesley, 
Rolando Martin & Co. 



<& 



Head Office— 

325, VAUXHALL BRIDGE ROAD, VICTORIA, S.W. 



Telegrams — 'Phone — 

" Kitehigrin. Churton, London.'' Victoria 6733; Chiswick 1474 {after 6 p.m.) 



\xx. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



MAY ERNE & "HE" 

(Erne Chest;r. ) 

TOURING AUSTRALIA 
and SOUTH AFRICA. 




Jill Communications during Absence — 
TOM CASE, VAUDEVILLE CLUB. 



Til E STAGE YEAR HOOK. xxxi. 

MUSIC HALL ARTISTS' RAILWAY ASSOCIATION. 

Founded February, 1897. 

President, JOE ELVIN. Chairman of Committee, HARRY GIUBBEX. 

Vice-Chairman, BRUCE GREEN. Hon. Treasurer, ARTHUR RIGBY. 

Terms of Membership, 5s. entrance fee and 7s. 6d. annual subscription. 

Advantages of Membership: 25% Reduction on all Railways in the United Kingdom when 
travelling in parties of five or more. Free Insurance against accidents and loss of luggage. Free 
Medical and Free Legal Advice. All Variety Artists not Members should send for Prospectus from — 

C. DOUGLAS STUART, Secretary, 18, CHARING CROSS ROAD, W.C. 



VARIETY ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT FUND & INSTITUTION. 

Founded December, 1907. 

President HARRY Til H. 

Chairman of Committee, STANLEY J. DAMERELL. Vice-Chaitman, HARRY GRIBBEN. 

Bon. Treasurer, HARRY BLAKE. 

Committee Meetings are held Every Wednesday at 1 o'clock. 
Established for the Relief, by Grants or Loans, of bond-fide Variety Artists only. 

FUNDS URGENTLY NEEDED. All cases are carefully investigated. 

Donations should be tent to — 

C. DOJGLAS STUART, Secretary, 18, CHARING CROSS ROAD, W.C. 



THE BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION. 
" BRINSWORTH," STAINES ROAD, TWICKENHAM, 

NOW OPEN. 

Candidates for admission, who must be genuine old performers, should apply to the Committee. 
Annual Subscriptions earnestly required for the maintenance of the Institution. 

C. DOUGLAS STUART, Secretary, 18, Charing Cross Road, W.C. 

The Beneficent Order of Terriers. 

93, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, S.E. 

(Over the Loudon County an 1 Westminster Bank.i 



A Society for Variety Performers. 

Any bona- fide Variety Performer over the age of 18 and under 45 is eligible for membership. 

KNTRANCE FEE.. .. .. .. .. .. SEVEN GUINEAS 

WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION, CLASS A.. .. .. ONE SHILLING 

CLASS 3.. ONE SHILLING AND SIXl'FNCE 

Grants in case of Sickness, Death, etc. Free Medical Atic.ilancc. Free Legal Advice. 

Insurance of Properties against Loss by Fire. Emergency Loans. 

GRAND CEREMONIAL MEETING EVERY SUNDAY EVENING at the HEADQUARTERS at 6 30 p.m. 



For full particulars of the unrivalled advantages of membership, apply to ARTHUR WERE, Secretary. 



FOOT COMFORT 



CORN EXTERMINATOR. 



Never fa Is. An ingenious Instrument any one can use. Highest Surgical Testimonial?. POST FREE. Is. Id. 

GARDNER'S Corn, Bunion, Chilblain and Rhsumatic Ointment. 

Absolutely cures Gouty, Tender. Weak or Swollen Feet. Harder Soft Corn", Stiff or Enlarged joints. Bupiofs, 
Chilblains. Chaps, P.lesand Rheumatism, etc. Sold lor over ye u POST FREE. Is. 3d. 

GARDNER & RENDALL, Chiropodists and Foot Specialists, 
85, REGENT STREET, LONDON, W. 

Coins and Ingrowing Ue nai's painless y extracted. Mr Gardnei will be pleased to advise anyone who calls. 



X X X 1 1 . 



THE STAGh YEAR BOOK. 



Morny Cash. 



The 

Compliments 

of the 

Season 

to all 




Is the 

wish 

of the 

Lancashire 

Comedian. 



All corns., GEORGE BARCLAY. 



International Variety and Theatrical 

Agency, Ltd., 

SOLE AGENTS for AFRICAN THEATRES TRUST, Ltd., AFRICAN FILMS TRUST, Ltd., 
and AFRICAN FILM PRODUCTIONS, Ltd. 



Wanted Immediately : 

STAR ACTS 

FOR 

African Tour. 

BIG SALARY TO GOOD 

ACTS. 
. tge \ls I '■ 

Australian Circuit 

McINTOSH'. 

Indian Tour 

(BANDSMAN). 

South American Tour. 




I.V.TA 




The I eatrical Department 

of the I. V.T.A. undertakes 

Sole Bookings for 

REVUES AND 
COMBINATIONS 

in Theatres. 



3, LEICESTER STREET, LONDON, W.C. 



Telegraphic and Cable Ad Ircss 
"AFFILTRUS. LONDON." 



Code : A. B. C. 5th EDITION. 
Telephone: REGENT 5621 & 5622. 



The Company's n:w premises of five floors have been entirely remodelled and furnished 
to mee 1 ; the deve'opment of the business. A feature will be an artistes' reading and 
writing room, with telephone facilities and poste restante for their letters. Ma' e these 

offices your Town Address. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. xxxiii. 

PROFESSIONAL CARDS. 



HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE. 



His Majesty's Theatre. 



HARRY NICHOLLS. 

RUPERT COTTAGE, BEDFORD PARK, W. 



FRANK E. PETLEY. 

Leading Business. 
Address, 50, Thornton Avenue, Chiswick. 



HARRY W. DAY. 



General Manager, Gaiety Theatre, Ayr. 



CLARICE JENNER. 

Principal Singing Soubrette or Special Lead. Speciality Mandoline Solos. Petite, 
Dark. Permanent Address, 714, Great Northern Road, Woodside, Aberdeen. 



MASTER JACK ROOKE, 

Boy Actor aad Comedian. 
Actors' Association, 52, Regent Street, W. 



MR. LESLIE HAMILTON, 

Juvenile, Light Comedy, Management. 
Perm. Address: 11, Fambridge Road, Sydenham, S.E. 



ADRIAN H. BURGON, 

High Baritone. 16 years' experience with best Managements. 
All communications: co"THE STAGE." 



ICE 



FRANK ~Jcl 



VAN HOVEN 

THE DIPPY MAGICIAN. 

THE SUCCESS OF "NOWS THE TIME' AT THE 

ALHAMBRA, LONDON. 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



HERBERT LAWRENCE, 

Boys, Comedy, Spec, Juv. 
76, Russell Road, SeTton Park, Liverpool. 

SIGNOR MAURICE ARIOSO, 

ROYAL OPERA TENOR, &c. 

Actors' Association 52, Regent St., Lsncbn, W. Telegrams: c j Actoris. Piccy.. London. Telephone 1753 Gerrard 



GEORGE DENBY. 

Proprietor "The Popinjays.'' 
Address: 31, Flanders Mansions, Bedford Park, W, 



MR. CECIL H. COLLISON, 

Acting Manager for Fred Little's Productions, Ltd. On Tour, "It's a Long Way to Tipperary," and Panto., 
"Babes in the Wood," 1915-16. Offers inv. for Res. Man. P.a.,"Cun House." oppo. Post Office, King's Lynn 
Late on Active Service, No. 1418, K.O.R R.N.Y . 1914-15. "Ineligible," and with J. Bannister Howard 

B. Pareezer, and F. H. Cooper, Esqs, 

J. SEAGAR-ANDERSON, R.N., & Miss SYBIL MELVILLE. 

Staff-Oiiicer H.M.S. "Vivid." Plymouth War Hospital Supply. 

Address during hostilities: C/O " The Stage. " 



MISS MAIE ASH & FRED ALLANDALE. 



Starring in Musical Comedy Sketches. 



ATLAS-VULCANA TROUPE, 

WORLD-FAMOUS SOCIETY ATHLETES. 
Perm. Address, Gosford Lodge, Fulham. 



CHARLES CRAYFORD, 

"The Kentish Mystic." 
46 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent. 

BERT MURRAY, 

Prin. Comedy, Sing and Dance, Falls, etc. 
3, Bodney Road, Hackney, London, N.E. 



HAROLD BATT, 

Producer. 

32. REGENT STREET. W. 



Messrs. CHARLES FREEMAN, CECIL A. MELTON & W. T. PAYNE 

are open to rent or share Theatre for Stock Season, 1916. Fine repertoire of Plays. 
Address: CHARLES FREEMAN (Producer), 38, Fore St., Dcvonport. Manager, CECIL A. MELTON 



THE STAGE YEAR TOOK. xxxv, 



THE STAGE 

HAS 

More News, 

More Advertisements, 

More Pages, 

AND 

A Larger Circulation 

than any other Dramatic or 
Variety Paper. 



Every Thursday. Price 2d. 



~ET FRANK 



ICE 



VAN HOVEN 

THE DIPPY MAGICIAN. 

THE SUCCESS OF "NOW'S THE TIME" AT THE 

ALHAMBRA, LONDON, 



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At all their Depots and Branches throughout 

the Provinces. 

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you are giving a halfpenny to your Benevolent Funds ? 

IF NOT DO IT NOW. 



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CONTENTS. 



Academy of Dramatic Art 

Actors' Association 

Actors' Benevolent Fund 

Actors' Church Union 

Actors' Day... 

Actors' Orphanage Fund... 

Actresses' Franchise League 

Adelaide Neilson Fund 

American Actors' Equity Association ... 

America, Fires in Theatres 

America, New Theatres Opened 

America, Obituary... 

America, Plays of the Year 

America, The Year's Drama in 

Authors of the Year 

Beneficent Order of Terriers 
Birmingham Repertory Th?atre 
Books of the Year. By L. H. Jacobsen 
Bristol Hippodrome Stage : Its Machinery and Mechan 
F. G. H. Macrae '. 

Catholic Stage Guild 

Circuits 

Concert Artists' Benevolent Association 

Concert Party Proprietors' Association... 

Concert Societies ... 

Critics' Circle 

Drama of the Year, The. By II. M. Walbrook 
Dublin Repertory Theatre 

Fires in Theatres ... 

General Meetings of Societies, Funds, etc. 
Grand Order of Water Rats 

Hampstead Literary Theatre 
Incorporated Stage Society, The 

Kinematograph Associations 
King George Pension Fund 

Legal Cases... 

Legal Cases (Index to same) 

Liverpool Repertory Theatre 



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in pm 



ent. 



PAG] 

(.1 
64 
■ 

6', 

65 

68 

69 

90 

173 

173 

171 

153 

40 

143 

79 

15 

37 

68 
60 
S5 
85 

85 
85 

I 

78 

23 

59 

S2 

79 
69 

86 
69 

181 

180 

76 



CONTENTS^ continued. 

PAGE 

Manchester Repertory Theatre 77 

Masonic Lodges ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 55 

Mist cllaneous Events of the Year ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 23 

Music Hall Artists' Railway Asscciation ... ... ... ... ... ... so 

Music Hall Ladies' Guild .-\ 

Theatres, Halls, etc. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 56 

tuary 150 

Paris Stage in 1915, The. Bv John N. Raphael 50 

Performing Right Society ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... • : 

Play Actors 69 

Plavgoers' Clubs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 74 

Plav-Producing Socie'ies... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 69 

Plays of the Year (Alphabetically arranged, with full Casts) ... ... ... ''1 

Poetry Society 

Provincial Entertainment Proprietors' and Managers' Association ... ... 6-' 

Repertory Theatres 

Roll of Honour 152 

Royal General Theatrical Fund ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 65 

Royalty at the Theatre ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 35 

Scottisli Repertory Theatre ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 79 

sons in London, Repertory, Operatic, and Foreign ... ... ... ... 53 

Shakespeare and Shoreditch. By Austin Brereton ... ... ... ... 17 

Society of Authors ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 63 

Society of Entertainment Managers ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 86 

Society of the Theatre ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... S3 

Some Reflections on Revues. By Arthur Coles Armstrong ... ... ... 30 

Staff Organisations 88 

Stage Needlework Guild... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 66 

Theatres Alliance. The ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 62 

Theatrical Clubs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 71 

Theatrical Ladies' Guild... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 66 

Theatrical Managers' Association ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 61 

Theatrical Organisations... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 61 

Th atrical Year, The. By Bernard Weller 8 

Touring Manager,' Association ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 62 

Travelling Theatre Managers' Association ... ... ... ... ... ... 63 

United Bill Posters' Association 84 

Variety Arusts' Benevolent Fund and Institution ... ... ... ... ... 81 

Variety Artists' Federation ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 80 

Variety Organisations ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 80 

Variety Year, The. By E. M. Sansom ... ... ... ... ... ... 25 

Vaudeville Producers' Association ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 82 

West End Theatre Managers, Society of ... ... ... •■■ ••• ••• 62 







J\JtAjLs'{/™jfol-^' 



PAA^r /-y &L&Ukj*m <%vJi 



DRAMA OF THE YEAR. 

BY H. M. WALBROOK. 



AS one looks back upon the doings of the Theatre during the past year, one*s 
principal feeling must be one of admiration for the cheerful valour with 
which it has "carried on" under many circumstances of discouragement. 
There is no need to indicate those circumstances here. They are 
sufficiently well known, and have been quite calmly accepted by the people of 
London as "part of the War." Still, it really is rather astonishing that the work- 
aday world of the Theatre should have risen to the difficulties of the occasion so 
composedly. Night after night, in a city of darkness, the curtain has risen and 
fallen upon plays and players in crowded and brilliantly-lighted theatres; and, 
once inside the auditorium, it has been hard to realise that the conditions from 
which one has only just emerged are in existence at all. This pleasant sight, too, 
has been in due harmony with the patriotic spirit of the nation; for there has not 
been one of those thousands of audiences in which khaki has not been almost " the 
only wear" among the young men. Quite early in the War it became the fashion 
for people to entertain their soldier-friends at the play; and gradually the habit 
spread until not Saturday only but every night in the week became virtually a 
khaki night at the theatre as elsewhere. Never, in short, has the British Theatre 
shown itself so essential a factor in British life as since the outbreak of the present 
War. 

The opportunity has been a great one, and, as we have shown, the Theatre has 
risen to it. on the moral side, quite splendidly. On the artistic, the record of the 
year is perhaps a little less satisfying. A cynic would say this was inevitable — 
that the simultaneous attainment of moral and artistic perfection is an impos- 
sibility. However that may be, the fact stands that, during 1915, we were shown 
few new plays of any special excellence, and very little acting of outstanding 
force, either comic, tragic, or sentimental. At a time when the power of the 
indefinable thing we call personality has become more than ever fascinating, our 
stage has given us no special personal revelation. Never have we been more in 
the mood to acclaim a great Hamlet or an ideal Rosalind. Never has so large a 
multitude of English people been more manifestly ready to respond in the theatre 
to the immortal appeal of Shakespeare, Sheridan, and Goldsmith — to the drama and 
the comedy that can so supremely lift us, not merely out of ourselves, but up from 
ourselves. The majority of our playhouses failed to realise this fact. If, for instance, 
instead of reviving, early in the year, a well-worn Bernard Shaw comedy at the 
Kingsway, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Barker had re-staged the enchanting performance 
of "Twelfth Night " with which they left us under everlasting obligations at the 
Savoy three winters back, they might have had less reason to complain of the 
popular response, and felt less inducement to retire from their own country to the 
theatres of the United States. 

However, 1916 is upon us, the Tercentenary year of the death of Shakespeare. 
Let us hope that, in spite of the immense events which are happening in the 
w T orld, the Culture of England — which, be it plainly stated, is far more a genuine 
thing than the much-vaunted Culture of Germany, to which such a revival of 
" Twelfth Night" as was seen at the Savoy, so sincere, so modest, so loyal to 
Shakespeare and so extraordinarily right, both in the letter and the spirit, has 
so far been an unattainability — will manifest itself in the playhouse in a large and 
adequate commemoration, not only of the greatest Englishman of all time, and of his 
writings, but of those other master-spirits who have combined to make the dramatic 
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We Londoners were not, of course left entirely without the classic drama in 
1915 During the first three months of the year, Mr. Henry Herbert and Mr. 
Brough !' ave performances of a fine repertory at the Coronet, which 

wuii i: ere favour of many playgoers, and proved tlic occasion, not only of 

some excellent acting, but also of much originality and correctness of taste in the 
management. Mr. Herbert's Sir Peter Teazle and Sir Anthony 
Absolute had the u r snuine bouquet of those famous characters; and Mr. F. Randle 
Ayrton gave a number of really valuable impersonations, including a Cassius in 
" Julius Caesar " as good as any seen in London of late years, a quite noble Mar- 
duff, and a Sir Tobj Belch and Mr. Hardcastle of the richest humour. The 
tragedies submitted during this interesting season were less satisfactorily inter- 
preted than the comedies; but tragic power is, of course, the rarest of all gifts. 
In its absence we could, at any rate, enjoy the general intelligence and earnestness 
of the revi\ als 

At the Victoria Hall, again, better known as " The Vic," a number of classic 
revivals were given, with Mr. Fisher White, Miss Sybil Thorndike, and other well- 
graced players in the chief parts. Here, too, a genuine artistic feeling governed 
the whole enterprise; and it will long stand to the credit of the famous old house 
that in the year 1915 it was the only theatre in London which celebrated Shake- 
speare's birthday with a set of performances from his plays. In February, a Com- 
mand performance ofi " The School for Scandal" was given at His Majesty's in the 
presence of the King and Queen, in aid of the Actors' Benevolent Fund, and with 
one of those " star " casts which, as a rule, appeal rather to a second-rate curiosity 
than to any art:stic ideal. On this occasion, however, the Lady Teazle of Miss 
Irene Vanbrugh, the Joseph Surface of Mr. Henry Ainley, and the C'rabtree of Mr. 
William Farren were impersonations which all who saw them, and know the play 
at all intimately, still gratefully remember. 

In the provinces, of course, Mr. Benson, Mr. Compton, and other managers with 
high ideals kept the flag of the classic drama flying; and the usual celebration of 
tli.- birthday took place at Stratford-upon Avon in April, though in a somewhat 
curtailed form. One of the revelations of this Festival wa6 the Shylock of Mr. 
Oscar Asche, a vigorous impersonation on the rather coarse lines which the Shylock 
oi Irving rendered old-fashioned, but which have re-appeared since that great actor 
passed away. Mr. Asche's Jew, like Sir Herbert Tree's and Mr. Bourchier's, is a 
picturesquely dirty Hebrew, of savage impulses, and prone to expectoration. As 
one critic pointed out, he seemed to bring his disasters upon his head by his bad 
manners. And, by way of a further touch of realism, he spoke with a Hebraic 
accent ! This conception of Shylock seems to forget the fact that Bassanio once 
invited him to dinner. It was, of course, easy enough to picture Irving's Jew- 
seated at the table among the handsome and fashionable young Venetian gentlemen; 
but where, in such company, was a place to be found for the dirty moneylender, 
with the untidy habits, of the other conception of the character? 

The Two Shylocks. 

Later in the year, in October, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre revived the 
same comedy, and Mr. Ivor Barnard played the part of the Jew with a dignity and 
sadness which created a deep impression. On this occasion, moreover, the money- 
lender was not allowed to be the always dominating character of the play. As a 
result, the correct " values" of the play, as laid down by the author, were restored. 
At Birmingham, too, a great deal of tiresome traditional and comic " business" in 
connection with the part of young Gobbo was beneficially omitted, particularly the 
now so dreary old pantomime of the repeated raising of the three men's hats. Mr. 
Matheson Lang's Shylock. introduced to London in December in a series of per- 
formances at the St. James's, proved an exceedingly rancorous old gentleman with 
a fine voice, who was made so to dominate the production that the play ceased to 
be a comedy with a tragic figure appearing here and there, and became a drama with 
occasional light interludes. In other words, it was no longer " The Merchant of 
Venice" we saw, hut "The Jew of Venice." Much in the production was popu- 
larly interesting, but the public were scarcely helped to realise how marvellously and 
variedly Shakespeare can speak for himself if only allowed to do so. And in the 
last week of the year, at the Duke of York's. Miss Horniman's company gave us a 
lively performance oi a highly compressed version of "The Comedy of Errors," in 
which Miss Edyth Goodall and other players turned poetry into prose in the gayest 



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way in the world. Such frolics may. and often do, cause a great deal of enter- 
tainment to a section of the public, but the) can scarcely be described as Shake- 
spearean. 

Our leading dramatists have not had an eventful year. Mr. Bernard Shaw wae 
chiefly occupied in writing and talking upon the War, generally upon lines of his 
own; and ins solitary new contribution to the Drama, a one-act play on recruiting 
in Ireland, had difficulties with the authorities in Dublin. Sir J. M. Barrie had 
one or twcTnew one-act plays produced, of which the best was " The New Word," 
which preceded his skit, " Rosy Rapture," at the Duke of York's in March. Its 
theme was the inarticulateness which can characterise the affection between a father 
and son, an idea winch Mr. Shaw had handled a good deal mure gaily in " Misalli- 
ance " at the same theatre five years before. "The New Word," however, was 
delicately written and quite exquisitely acted, particularly by Mi'. O. B. Clarence 
and Miss Helen Have, and it upheld the dramatist's reputation. " Rosy Rapture " 
did not. Indeed, on the first night, after a bright opening, containing some divert- 
ing fooling by Mr. Eric Lewis, it tailed off into an inconsequence very nearly as 
dreary as that of some of the revues of which it purported to be a travesty. It was, 
however, pulled together afterwards, and became a success, though the personality 
of Mile. Gaby Deslys, who danced and frolicked in her celebrated manner through 
the title role, was probably largely responsible for such good fortune as the piece 
enjoyed 

Mr. Henry Arthur Jones gave us no important new play; and the late Mr. 
Stephen Phillips's War drama, " Armageddon," with its curious mixture of the 
Miltonic and the sensational of the modern realist, was a failure at the New in 
May, but has since proved popular in the provinces, where Mr. .Martin Harvey 
has toured with it. Neither did Sir Arthur Pinero's play, " The Big Drum," 
produced by Sir George Alexander at the St. James's in September, enhance the 
author's reputation. Its chief theme — the vulgarity of some modern forms of self- 
advertisement — seemed somewhat small for a tour-act play, and its last act was 
drastically altered for another after the first few performances, so that the piece 
might have a •"happy ending." with results of a visible thinness. It was, however, 
beautifully acted, especially by Sir George Alexander and Miss Irene Vanbrugh. 

In May, at the Kingsway. Mr. John Galsworthy's new play, " A Bit o' Love," 
was produced by the Liverpool Repertory company for a few performances, for which 
it filled the house. Its picture was that of the soul of a young country clergyman 
whose wife had left him for another man ; and. composed with the author's usual 
insight, tenderness, and fair-mindedness, and acted with exceptional sympathy by 
the players, and conspicuously by Mr. William Armstrong in the part of the clergy- 
man, it proved a powerful and often very beautiful delineation of life and passion. 

Mr. Vachell's Year. 

The one established dramatist who can. look back upon 1915 with almost entire 
satisfaction is Mr. Horace Annesley VacheJ.1. His comedy, " Quinneys," pro- 
duced at the Haymarket in April, was the success of the year, running into 
December ; and, save for a lather mechanical last act, proved a fresh and pleasant 
comedy, with a solid attraction in its delineation of the Eurniture-expert and enthu- 
siast from Yorkshire, whose wife and daughter share equally with his chairs and 
bric-a-brac the devotion of his soul. Mr. Henrj Ainley, now one of the most satis- 
fying character-actors on our stag-, played the part to the life, and made in it a 
notable histrionic success. And, as generally happens, the success of the Haymarket 
comedy led to the author being speedily in possession of other programmes. ' Two of 
his plays, '•Searchlights " and '"The Case of Lady Camber," of which the former 
was considerably the more original and entertaining, had fair runs at the Savov 
with Mr. H. B. Irving acting in each of them. " Quinneys " itself, too, was sue 
ceeded on December 9 by t. sort of meiodrama-farce called " Who is He?" based 
by the same writer upon a novel by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, in which the hideous and 
far-famed Whitechapel murders formed the rather jarring background of a series 
of pleasantly Vachellian comicalities and sentimentalities. Here, again, Mr. Ainlev 
gave a notable performance as a shy and harmless Peer who is mistaken by all and 
sundry to be a murderer: and it seemed quite probable, on the first night,' that his 
acting and the farce scenes might carry the piece along a prosperous career. Thus 
four long plays by this busy writer saw the light in 1915, of which the second was 
decidedly the best. He will probably, as a dramatist, never take a sufficiently 
steady, shrewd, and unsentimental view of life to qualify him for the writing of a 



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great play, but in bis very welcome artistic capacity as a pleasant trifler on the 
domestic pian< he bas done much for which p - may be grateful. 

I : , familiar aai ociated watn ;i very witty and interesting play, 

led, whimsically, " rhe Angel in the Elouse, and produced by Mr. Irving at the 
3avoj early in June, Mr. Eden Phillpotts nd VIr. B. Macdonald Hastings. The 
"Angel was a i cal eccentric, much occupied wdt'h his health, 

Mr. Irving found in the oharactei one of the happiesi I liie experiments in comedy. 
A drama i on of I teorge du Maurier's masterpiece, " Peter Ibbetson," l>y Mr. John 
.\. Raphael, a had i ss at a matirUi at His Majesty's in July, and will, no 
doubt, be revived, though, for those who really know the novel (and to know it at 
all intimately is to love it), the storj is one of those which are almost incapable of 
being satisfactorily cast upon the stage. 

Sir (ieorge Alexander, to whom conspicuously the public look for new and impor- 
tant English plays, welt-acted and well-staged, carried on his theatre with great 
spirit, producing a number of new comedies, in addition to that by Sir Arthur 
tinero, to whim reference has already been made. None of them, however, was 
quite up to the very high St. James's standard. Mr. Rudolf Besier's "Kings and 
Queens" exposed the domesticities of a Royal Family, and, lo ! they proved rather 
depressingly suburban in both wo-d and deed, though some excellent acting by Mr. 
Arthur Wontner and Miss Marie Lohr gave some of them a momentary vitality. 
"The Panorama of Youth, by Mr. Hartley Manners, proved still less satisfactory 
as u play, for great issues — love, passion, religion, hlial and parental relation- 
chips, and age trying to recover the spirit of youth — were handled in it in an 
entirely theatrical way. Sir George Alexander has had to tackle a good many 
difficulties in the course of his career as an actor, but never. 1 should say, has 
he faced a stii'fer one than the scene at the end of the third act of " The 
Panorama of ifouth," in which, in the character oi the more than middle-aged 
Dick Gauntlett, he had suddenly to throw over the woman he loved at the bidding 
of his daughter by his first wife, and, with frantic cries, fall insensible upon 
the carpet. Indeed, the one pleasant memory of* the play is that of the appear- 
ance of Sir George in the last act. In the first three acts we had .seen a Dick 
rejuvenated by wig, cosmetics and padding. In the fourth he re-appeared with 
his own grey hair and the simple manners of an English gentleman ; and the 
audience welcomed him with the warmest round of applause of the evening. 

Plays on the War. 

Tc one of the War-plays oi the year, "Armageddon,"' reference has already 
been made. Two other English ones were " The Day Before the Da}'," by 
Mr. C. B. Fernald, produced at the .St. James's in May, and depending for 
its chief appeal on the realism of its delineation of German spies at work in 
London and - n the Suffolk coast ; and " Marie-<Odile," by Mr. E. Knoblauch, 
en at J 1 is Majesty's in June, and delineating the love-story of a novice in a 
Lvent and a non-commissioned officer in an invading army. The innocence of 
the novice in Mr. Knoblauch's play, and her non-realisation of some of the 
serious aspects of its consequences, had a certain beauty, and Miss Lohr played 
the part very prettily indeed; but a good deal of hostility was shown to the 
play in the Roman Catholic Tress, and it was withdrawn after a run of thirty 
performances. "The Day Before the Day" also failed to attract, being with- 
dra □ ■ nineteen perlormantes. A Belgian company, however, who visited 

the Criterion in January, showed that, even out of the stupendous reality of the 
War, an impressive stage-play can be made. M. .Jean F. Fonson's "La Komman- 
datm." with its delineation of some of the loathsomenesses of the German occupa- 
tion of Brussels, thrilled every audience that saw it and filled them with admira- 
tion of the play, and of that fine actor M. Duquesne, whose impersonation of a kindly 
and dignified old Belgian Government official was one of the beautiful pieces 
of acting of the year. The play was a lesson to all men and women who feel 
moved to dramatise the war on lines of the graver realism. The only way of 
doing so successfully is by treating the facts and the tendencies of the cataclysm 
with absolute fairness and sincerity, and with no thought either of mere theatrical 
effect or of pointing a moral. The whole catastrophe, however, is on so awful 
an eminence and so vast a scale, and has brought the deepest personal anxiety 
into such a multitude of homes, that, for the present at any rate, it is best 
left alone so far as the theatre is concerned. The one successful English war-play, 
' The Man Who Stayed at Home." which, produced in the December of 1914, 
ran right through last year at the Royalty, owes its popularity to its mixture 




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of comicality with veracity of suggestion, and also to an admirable interpret • 
by Mr. Eadie and his fellow-artists. 

At His Majesty's, in May. was ed 'The Eight to Kill/' an English 

version, by Gilbert Caiman and Frances Keyzer, of a play by M. Pierre Y ron- 
daie. It proved to be a drama of passion, picturesquely set in Constantinople, 
with an Englishman for its very repulsive villa a Turk for its most enter- 

taining character! There was some Lovely scenery, and some admirable acting 
by .Miss Irene Vanbrugh as the brutal Englishman's desperate wife, and by Mr. 
Arthur Bourchier as the wily Turk, but a run of less than fortj performai 
showed that it failed to please popular taste. In it Sir Eerbert Tree played 
the part of a romantic French soldier. A m :essful production at this 

house was that of Mr. Louis Parker's costume play, " Mavourneen," setting 
forth the adventures in London and at Tunbridge Wells of a merry and hi| 
spirited young Irish lady in the days of Charles the Second. The success of the 
piece was probably due to the fact that the principal characi played bj 

one of the popular favourites of the light lyric stage, Miss Lib) K 
In "Mavourneen" she looked very pretty in a number of highly effective cos- 
tumes, acted and spoke a great deal too much at the audience, made a well- 
sustained if not very convincing attempt to master the subtle inflections and the 
delicate vowel sounds of an Irish accent, and was received by the first and 
succeeding audiences with roars of applause at the end of each act. It is a 
pleasure to add that before the play was produced it was announced that she was 
very generously proposing to devote the whole of her salary to one of the patriotic 
funds of the day. 

Miss Lena Ashwei/l's Return. 

A piquant event of the year was the return in October of Miss Lena Ashwell 
to the management of the Kingsway (where she did such splendid work for the 

English, drama and stage eight years ago), in the prodm I I a new comedy called 

"Iris Intervenes," from the pen of a soldier-dramatist, Mr. John Hastings 
Turner. The piece gave Miss Ashwell a long part, with several effective scenes, 
hut its mixture of comedy, farce, an 1 melodrama, tinctured with a wit that seldom 
went very deep, gave a general impression of immaturity, and, in spite of an excep- 
tionally friendly reception on the first night and on the part of the critics on the 
daily Press, the piece had not a very Ion- life. A I i q, "The St 

light Express." by Mr. Algernon Blackwood, owed mot net- of Sia Edward 

Elgar than to the over-ethereal dramatic proces first essential 

of a play is a story. Mr. Blackwood gave us pretty-pretty platitudes in action; 
and. in spite i t a presentation of much charm, the result was not quite satisfying. 

Mr. Gerald du Maurier can look back upon a busj year, though he, too, had 
his ups and downs. At the end of the long run of the revived " Raffles," he p 
duced "Gamblers All." a comedy by Mrs. May Martindale (whose lamented death 

occurred only a iew weeks after the product] f the play in June), which had a 

quite brilliant premiere. Its second half, however, had little of the neat construc- 
tion of the first: the sentimental moneylender impel d in it by Mr. Lev 
Waller (a part sadly destined to he his last " creation " in thi all, 
a rather theatrically conventional figure; and the run of the play proved shorter 
than might have heen anticipated from the raptures of its original reception. Mr. 
du Maurier then found a steadier attraction in " The \\ e," by M G rue 
Pleydell. a strong comedy-drama, with excellent parts for the a nd 
Miss Lohr, and this filled Wyndham's to the end of the year. 

An interesting specimen of Mrs. W. K. Clifford's very sincere and admirably 
wrought dramatic art. the comedy "Two's Company," v produced at the 
Prince's. Manchester, in May, and had a hearty welcome: and a week or two 
afterward, a young actor who made his reputation long ago in Manchester. Mr. 
Milton Rosmer, opened a short season at the Criterion, in the c I which he 

produced "The Hillarys." a comedy which had been left unfinished by the late 
Mr. Stanlev Houghton, and had heen completed by Mr. Harold Brighouse. It 
show-ed the observation of manners which was a strong point in the author of 
" Hindle Wakes." but did not get very deep below the surface. In it and in 
"' The Road to Raebury," a subsequent production from the pen of Mr. Brig- 
lion-,., we had some finished acting from Mr. Rosmer and Miss Irene Rooke. The 
little season, however, was made memorable by the production of a quite 
notable, one-act play by Mr. Ernest Goodwin, called "The Devil Among the 
Skins," in which a Boccaccian story of a dissolute friar, a naughty wife, and an 



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angry husband, with a witty and shrewd tanner thrown in to compass the friar's 
discomfiture, was told in admirable dialogue. Eer< M Rooke had a 

success, as also had Mr. Randle Ayrton in the pari of the husband, Mr. William 
Si kveley in that of the friar, and Mr. Rosmer as the tanner. Tlie little play was 
«i distinguished one. both in its action and in its atmosphere, and will no doubt be 
ii again in the Metropolis. 

England \m> Amerh \. 

N quite superficial comedy called "The Green Flag," bj Mr. Keble Howard, 
had some success at the Vaudeville and afterwards at the Criterion; and many 
other plays were produced with more or less prosperity, which, however, left no 
special impression calling for record in these pages. There were also, as in the 
previous year, a great Dumber of revivals: and in October Mr. Hall Caine had the 
pleasure of seeing two of his dramas, "The Christian " and " The Prodigal Son." 
running simultaneously in London. The American invasion also continued, and in 
the month of August no irwt-i- than five importations from the Land of the Stars 
and Stripes were being acted in the metropolis : -" Potash and Perlmutter " (which 
concluded in November the long run which commenced in the April of 1914). at the 
Queen's ; " To-night's the Night," a musical comedy bas< 1 on " The Pink Dominos," 
at the Gaiety; "Peg o' My Heart '" (another brilliantly successful Survival from the 
previous yean, at the Globe; "On Trial." a remarkably effective and ingeniously 
constructed murder-drama, which ran for several months at the Lyric; and "Ready 
Money," at the New. And. later in the year, another American play had a successful 
production, Mr. Edward Sheldon's comedy "Romance," a sentimental study of a 
prima-donna's character and adventures, in which Miss Doris Keane revealed an 
attractive personality and an admirable technique. Never, in short, has the sympathy 
l>etween the Theatres of America and England been more cordially illustrated than in 
the year under review; and. in the equal interests both of Art and of International 
Brotherhood, it is to lie hoped that the mutual exchange of plays and players 
between the two countries will continue and extend. America has always shown a 
genuine interest in the perceptions and processes of th* leading British dramatists: 
and here in England all discerning playgoers have a warm corner in their hearts 
for the sincere art of the American actors. 

The Irish Platers. 

The Irish Players from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin paid their annual visit in 
May and June, and appeared at the Little in a number of plays drawn chiefly 
from their familiar repertory. A sort of metaphysical melodrama by Lady Gregory, 
called " Shan walla," was presented, but it scarcely proved worthy of the author 
of "The Image": and the only other novelty was a very amusing little farce bj 
Mr. Martin J. McHugh called " A Minute's Wait." Some of the sincerest admirers 
and well-wishers of the Abbey Theatre felt sorry that there was so much repetition 
of familiar things and so much neelecl of the more recent acquisitions to their acting 
library. Works by Mr. Patrick Wilson. Mr. Lennox Robinson. Mr. Walter Riddali 
Mr. Seumas O'Kelly. Mr. Edward McNulty, and other authors, of which glowing 
reports have reached London from Dublin during the past year or two. were not 
Luded in the Little Theatre list, with results of a rather deen disappointment. 
Even " The Playboy of the Western World " might surely now be given a rest in 
this country in favour of some of those new plays which helped to convince Dublin 
audiences that the modern Irish dramatic preniue does not begin and end with Ladt 
Gregory. Mr. W. 15. Teats, and the classic things of John Millington Svnge. A 
powerful article to this effect from the pen ,,f Mr. W. J. Lawrence, of Dublin, 
appeared in The Stack on .lime 10. and will, it is to lie hoped, have useful conse- 
quences in responsible quarters. 

Mine. Rejane visited us in the spring, and acted with all her customary power in 
Madame Sans-Gene " and MM. Leroux and Camille's "Alsace"; and anothet 
welcome French visitor was Mile. Eve Lavalliere, who. after a sensationally success- 
ful London rentrey with a recitation at a patriotic matinee at His Majesty's, passed 
into the bill at the Ambassadors in a one-act play. " Dieu ! Que les Hommes sont 
Betes ! by M. Pierre Wolff, in which she uave an extraordinarily vivacious per- 
formance. The Grand Guignol company also visited London, appearing at the 
Coronet, and afterwards at the Garrick. in a characteristic selection of the Drama 
of the Raw Head and Bloody Bones which it so conspicuously affects. The London 
public, naturally enough, were not in much humour for this sort of art. and the 
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Decadence was a pie-War luxury for which there is small demand in these days 
when, responding to the mightiest of human impulses, men are men and women 
are women again. 

A Hint to the Stage Society. 

The Stage Society's chief contribution was a very welcome revival of George 
Farquhar's famous old comedy. "The Recruiting Officer." in January. The comic 
social delineations in this picture of English life in the sixteenth century proved 
as diverting as ever, but the complicated imbroglio was found wearisome. For the 
rest, the society occupied itself chiefly in the drama of other and remoter land-. 
There is a feeling that, at such a time as the present, the classic literature of our 
stage might receive more attention from an organisation so conspicuously supported 
by literary men and women as the Stage Society. How interesting a performance, 
for instance, it might give in this Tercentenary year of that very indifferent comedy, 
but very remarkable and charming outburst of literary bravura, Shakespeare's first 
play, ''Love's Labour's Lost " ! 

Of the doings of the other play-producing societies, the most interesting was a 
performance of the late Mr. Laurence Irving's tragedy, " Godef roi and Yolande," 
given by the Pioneers at the Playhouse on Sunday. May 30. as an act of homage 
to the memory of the gifted actor-dramatist, of whose death and that of his brave 
and accomplished wife. Miss Mabel Hackney, in the huge tragedy of the " Kmpress 
of Ireland." the evening was the first anniversary. 

Musical Pieces. 

On the lighter lyric side the theatrical year was a busy one. The Shaftesbury was 
devoted chiefly to grand opera, but at the Gaiety. Daly's, the Adelphi, the Garrick, 
and the Ambassadors comic opera, musical comedy, and revue ruled the roost. 
Revivals nf " Vproniqne " at th e Adelphi and of " Florodora " at the Lyric had 
fairly long runs, but Messrs. Graves and h,mnev were missed in the one, and the late 
Mr. Willie Edouin in the other, and on the whole the less ambitious and more go-as-.- 
you-please musical comedies and revues found more acceptance than pure opera- ' 
bouffe. A great success was made by the musical comedy "Tina" at the Adelphi, 
with Miss Phvllis Dare as the heroine, and Mr. W. H. Berry as the chief comedian, 
and by the revues " Odds and Ends" and " More" at the Ambassadors, in both of 
which the French comedian, M. Morton, made a valuable London reputation. The 
Garrick was the scene of the production of the revue " Looking Around," in which 
the daring Mile. Polaire made a characteristically vivacious London rentree; 
and, to the satisfaction of thousands of playgoeirs, the Gaiety, after a long 

-are. re-opened its doors at the end of April, and. with a production " To-night 's 
the Night." with Mr. George Grossmith. Miss Julia James, and Mr. James Blakeley 
( whose lamented death in October robbed the stage of one of the im 
genuine and effective of its comedians) in the chief parts, kept them prosperously 
open for the remainder of the year. On the literary side, if the term may be 
used at all in this connection, the revues which have been so popular still make 
the humblest of shows. They are manifestly written for the moment, and left 
subject to incessant alteration. They serve their purpose, and are then withdrawn 
and. as a rule, seen or heard of no more. They are the most shadowy of all 
artistic compositions, and all that is necessary to say of them in a historical record 
is that they suit a phase of the taste of the day. 

And so we leave a year which, as we have shown, has, on the whole, been one 
of manful effort under difficult circumstances, and which concluded with pantomime 
going as splendidly as ever at Drury Lane, the Lyceum, and many other of our 
theatres, and "Peter Pan" exercising its annual fascination. The gread poind 
that the British Theatre has held its own. We may be sure that, when at last peace 
is restored to the nations, it will resume the splendid work which its dramatists and 
actors were doing before the War. a work which, in the opinion of many good 
judges, was placing it at the head of the Theatres of Europe in its bold and 
powerful handling of the ideas and thought of the time. Some of its chief voices 
have been inevitably silenced at the call of more urgent patriotic duties; but, all 
being well, they will be heard again in accents rendered more sincere and more 
penetrating than ever by the huge and tragic realities which the enemies of Eng- 
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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



THE THEATRICAL YEAR. 
THE WAR AND THE STAGE. 

BY BERNARD WELLER. 

THE past year lias not, in a professional sense, been marked by "enterprises of 
great, pith and moment." Theatrical managers have been chiefly occupied 
with the task of keeping their bouses open and of getting back to that 
ordinary traffic of the stage which the outbreak of the War affected. Not 
for them, in any genera 1 ! way. experiments, innovations, adventures. Their task, 
however, was sufficiently arduous. It is true that at the end of 1914, in both London 
and the provinces, theatres, music halls, and other places of entertainment were, in 
point of activity, much in their normal state. But there had already been five 
months of the War, and managers envisaged the new year with natural uncertainty 
and nut a little misgiving. To what extent would the public continue going to the 
theatres? What suits of play would the public want? How far would the dramatists 
come to the assistance of managers in supplying these sorts or any sort? Here were 
anxious questions. The manner in which they have been answered can, in all the 
circumstances, be regarded as satisfactory and more than satisfactory. In January. 
1915. there were as many as twenty-five theatres open in the West End; and 
throughout this further year of the War the average number has been twenty — 
to say nothing of the music halls and the picture houses, all which have remained 
open.' At the end of tin' year twenty-eighl theatres in the West End were open 
out of a possible thirty-one. In the provinces the same state of things has been 
maintained, if in some cases, as far as concerned the theatres, not without a certain 
difficulty of supply, owing to a falling-off in the number of the better companies. 
There has, indeed, all round in the theatres, been a supply not equal to the demand. 

The Public and the Stage. 

Of the wish of the public to support the theatres managers need not have been in 
doubt. Here and there a kill-joy may have urged the propriety of closing the 
theatres, and here and there an alarmist may have declared the impossibility of 
keeping them open, but such voices were stray and irresponsible. There has been 
no public sentiment against the work of the stage. The public recognises that the 
stage has fought well its own battle, and also that it has done fully its own part in 
its country's battle — that is to say, that the proportion of actors and other artists 
who have joined the Forces is equal to that of any other section of the community. 
And not only has there been military service. The stage, through its art, has 
bodied forth the call of patriotism. The stage, through its performances, has con- 
tributed enormous sums to the War funds. It can rightly be proud of all this 
practical service, which has also been freely supplemented in other ways. But 
apart altogether from such considerations, the stage can rely upon its own raison 
d'etre, which is always to cheer and brace the public, and at this juncture more than 
ever. The point was clearly and opportunely put in the first days of the War, and 
from a quarter whence the assurance came with especial force — from leading digni- 
taries of the Church, including the Bishop of Winchester and the Bishop of Birming- 
ham A similar assurance was last June forthcoming from the Council of the Actors' 
Church I T nion. At a meeting held at St. Lawrence Jewry in the City it was pro- 
posed and seconded by two of the clergy present, and carried unanimously : "That 
it would be contrary to the best interests of the nation, especially at the present 
time, if the question of closing theatres and music halls were met in any other way 
than by an emphatic negative." In commenting on this resolution. Dean Hole said : 



THE THE \ TR1CA I YEAR. 



" If at other times the drama, is a legitimate source of recreation and instruction, 
then now, when ail hearts need uplifting and inspiring, the dour (if the theatre 

should be set open as widely as the d ■ of the church, that the hour of recreation 

as well as the hour of devotion hi;i\ be rightly used to meet the human needs of the 
nation." He added that there were many forms of self sacrifice that might be 
adopted, but the closing of the theatres was not one of them. No such step 
however, has been contemplated in any responsible quarter. 

At the same time the public, while looking to the theatres for a measure of 
diversion in the midst of a long and wearing War, is naturally unsettled in its 
moods. What the public wants has been more a riddle than ever, because the 
public scarcely knows what it wants in the theatres, excepl a measure of recreation 
that will not conflict with its feelings. It has wauled nothing that will wring its 
withers — no inspissated gloom, no problems of sex, no polemics, no whips of satire. 
Its serious thinking is all about the War; and it i\<h-< imt wish to go to the theatres 
to be " perplexed in the extreme " in either its emotions or its thoughts. Nor does 
it wish to go to the theatres to be made the butt of satirical comedy. Jt is in no 
humour to laugh now over its follies and foibles. It knows that they are not the 
real part of its life, and so it has no easy tolerance, as in the comfortable hour, 
fin- their mere piquant serving up. Hence, for instance, the disappearance of the 
wittily-provocative form of comedy of which the Shaw play was the model. Again, 
it does not want too upruarious a mirth. The public wants to be taken out of 
itself, but without violence. The stirring play, romantic or melodramatic, may 
do that: so may the play of ingenious pint, and the pleasant comedy, the merry 
farce, the variegated musical comedy. Such plays have not been stinted of 
audiences, but such plays have unfortunately been few. Nevertheless, the co- 
operation of dramatic authors with managers last year showed an improvement on 
the lack of support during the latter half of 1914. when managers often sough! in 
vain for attractive plays. The old trouble of normal times took an acute form. 
The output of good plays is always insufficient, even when the little -roup of estab- 
lished dramatists upon which managers rely in the main is at its busiest. But, 
doubtful of what wotdd happen in the theatres, fearful of trusting to the long run 
as an unknown quantity, the leading dramatists, with solitary exceptions in the 
cases of Mr. H. H. Davies and Mr. J. Hartley Manners, held back their plays. 
Last year the dramatists plucked up courage somewhat, and the list was fairly 
representative, though the theatres still suffered from a scarcity of attractive plays. 
A play had onlv to be of average merits to flourish — witness the long runs of 
" Quinneys," " The Man Who Staved at Home," "Betty," "Potash and Perl- 
mutter." "To-night's the Night," and others but such' plays were all too few. 
To this fact largely, .if not altogether, must be ascribed the bad business from 
winch the West-End stage suffered at times during the year. 



Some Working Conditions. 

The tendency to think in some quarters that the dramatic stage has suffered 
because there is now practically free trade in amusements is wholly misconceived. 
The dramatic stage must stand upon its own merits. Artificial protection would 
be — as, indeed, it has been in the past — only a cause of weakness. It was the 
restrictions upon the development of other "forms of amusement that have made 
the dramatic stage hitherto careless of its proper organisation. If the War condi- 
tions have affected it more seriously than the other "forms- and that would appear 
to be so to some extent, in the West End at all events— the chief reason is that 
the working system possesses little co-ordination. Hence it is never completely 
in touch with public requirements, and especially fails to adapt itself to emer- 
gencies. At the outbreak of the War, it will be remembered, music-hall managers 
and artists, joining hands through their organisations, agreed upon and successfully 
carried through certain professional measures, which proved of immense service to 
them, steadying music-hall finance, reducing loss and suffering to a minimum, and 
enabling the music halls to go on with undiminished vigour. But the theatres 
took no corresponding steps. Moreover, the theatres had to carry on their work 
under the intractable long-run system. Here they were without the facilities of 
tne music halls. The music hall is in a position to change its bill weekly. It has 
this resource, and more. A music hall is not staking everything upon a sincde 
piece, the programme is composite, and the failure of one or two items still 
„V,W 5 6 remain .< Jer V 3 make a substantial appeal to the public. In addition, the 
unabated prosperity of the music halls may be traced a good deal to cheap prices 



10 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK 



The theatres have, for the most part, gone back to the old high prices; and the 
_,!,,, I, f this reversion is verj questionable. At the end oi 1914 about half the 
West End theatres were charging reduced prices. The prices seemed to be sorting 
themselves out into three tariffs the old tariff, Ls. to 10s. 6d. ; a medium tariff, 
Is. to 7s.-. and the tariff to which Sir Berber! Tree and Sir George Alexander 
brought down their prices 6.1. to 5s. There seemed therefore a good prospect of 
the long-delayed revision of West-End prices establishing itself on a good working 
basis, ami also of booking facilities for pit seats coming into force. But the 
various experiments were made independently by managers, and in the absence of 
a common agreement— under which it might have been recognised not only that 
prices are generally too high hut also that a sinule fixed tariff is inadvisable for 
West-End theatres' as a whole — the movement fell through. One may he sure, 
however, that the last has not been heard of it. It will cmne again, probably in 
connection with two performances a night. One of the reasons why the music halls, 
in spite of their high salary-lists, can afford to charge low prices is the (hiuhlc 
earning capacity of seats per night. Th ■ past year had an experiment in the twiee- 
nightJy plan at the Garrick. But it was ill-starred, for a tawdry melodrama by a 
company whose members were little known in the West End under a management 
still less known was too violent a break from the Bourchier traditions at this 
theatre. The plan is within itself sound enough and practical enough, but it is 
not applicable to every theatre or to every play. When a piece easily plays within 
two hours, it appears a waste of the earning capacity of the theatre not to give a 
performance before nine as well as one after. And if the prices of admission can 
be reduced, it follows that the public are much more likely to come in. One does 
not suggest any general adoption of the twice-nightly plan at West-End theatres. 
hut there are certainly theatres and plays for which it is suitable. That the 
(in rick was not suitable nor "A Daughter of England" suitable does not touch 
the issue one way or the other. 

Smoking in Theatres. 

V.i only the need of cheap prices, at all events at a proportion of theatres, but 
also the new grant of smoking facilities is likely to help on the plan in the West 
End. The question of smoking arose ana in when Mr. Arthur Chudleigh, in pro- 
duoing the revue "Shell Out" at the Comedy last August, wanted hie audience to 
he at liberty to smoke as far as it wished to. The Lord Chamberlain, when lie had 
previously granted his license to certain of the London music halls, imposed a 
condition that the programme should be made up of not fewer than six turns. Xow 
he imposed a similar condition on theatres if smoking were indulged in in the 
auditorium. But it is no part of the function of the Lord Chamberlain as a theatre 
licenser —indeed, it is contrary to that function — to try to make the theatre conform 
to a style of entertainment that is licensed by another authority. The Theatres 
Act is absolute enough in many respects, but it says nothing of the right of the Lord 
Chamberlain- to prescribe in this fashion the form of entertainment, just as it says 
nothing on the subject of smoking. The assumption of the Lord Chamberlain is that 
he has full poweo to make his own regulations as licenser, but the only section 
referring .specifically to rules for his theatres Section 8 is very limited in charac- 
ter, and under it unreasonable regulations, such as this condition, could scavcely be 
upheld. Fearing that on the six-turn basis they might require a music and dancing 
license, some of the West End managers at the last L. ('.('. licensing sessions applied 
for this form of license. lint the County Council only granted them this 
license subject to the prohibition of intoxicating drinks under it. Here was a fresh 
complication. The Lord Chamberlain, however. gave up an untenable position. 
I pon the application of the Society of West End Theatre .Managers on November 
23 he waived the six-turn restriction. He expressed his readiness to make optional 
the word "auditorium" in Clause 53 of the usual theatre license, which reads: — 
" No smoking is permitted in the auditorium, the orchestra, the green-rooms, the 
dressing-rooms, the wings, or within the precincts of the stage, except so far as 
may be necessary on the stage in connection with the performance." Thus any 
theatre manager in the West End could, upon application, have the word in question 
deleted. The Lord Chamberlain said that as the change was in the nature of an 
experiment, it ought to be regarded at present as a temporary one, say for the 
duration of the War. Only two or three managers availed themselves of the option. 
Under this new arrangement it will be unnecessary for a manager holding the 
Lord Chamberlain's license to apply for a music and dancing license from 




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the London County Council, unless hds theatre is "kept" as a music 
hall. Revues and programmes made up of dramatic and musical pieces will be 
sufficiently entertainments of the stage within the terms of the Theatres Act. The 
point is important, because in granting a new music and dancing license the Council 
stipulates that intoxicating drinks shall not be sold on the premises. The arrange- 
ment is also important in relation to music halls with tne Lord Chamberlain s 

dramatic license. Where an enterta eat with a predominant dramatic and musical 

element is an entertainment of i under t tic Theatres Act, there is no ground 

now — with liberty to smoke under the theatre license- to work under the music and 
dancing license, except in those halls where drink is served m the auditorium. For 
example, the Hippoarome, playing "Joy-Land, ' could exercise the Lord Chamber 
Iain's license, and use the Excise license thereunder. A further logical effect of the 
new smoking facility for theatres is that music halls with the Lord Chamberlain's 
license need not in playing a dramatic piece super-add any variety turns. 

Air Raids and .Matinees. 

5 i much in relation to internal conditions of the year as they have borne on the 
theatres. There have also been external conditions, mainly arising out of the War. 
lhe darkened streets have been a restraint upon playgoing, and so nave tne stringent 
regulations for licensed houses, which have limited the means of getting refresh- 
ments after 9.30 p.m. The Zeppelin raids early in the year and in the autumn 
also had a deterrent effect upon playgoing, if only of a temporary character. Fortu- 
nately no lives were lost in places of amusement through these raids. After the 
October raid there was a meeting of the liocietj of West End Theatre Managers, 
when it was decided that no joint, action should be taken in regard to ev< mug per- 
formance- unless the public indicated a desire for a change or the authorities 
advised one. But a few managers cut down the number of evening performances 
or suspended them altogether, relying instead upon matineef. At tne Royalty the 
new theatre-hour of 5.30 p.m. was in the closing months of the year adopted for the 
second performance, following the matinee. A general result was the marked 
increase in matinee performances, which more or less continued to the end of the 
year. Thus in December many of the theatres were giving three or four matineet 
a week and in some cases six. as well as the evening performances. 

In the Provinces. 

In the provinces playgoing attendance has long since reverted to its pre War 
dimensions. No doubt a pari of the business is not good, but it was not good before 
the War. On the other hand, the special industrial activity in different parte of 
the country has greatly improved : . and the quartering of large bodies of 

troops in other towns has had a similar effect. A.s a whole, then, putting gain 
against loss, something like a normal condition is arrived at, perhaps a condition 
that now- show's a slight increase upon the normal. As an instaa accounts 

of the Royal, Manchester, for the twelve months ending August 4 last showed, after 
meeting all expenses, a net profit of £3,411, as against £3,332 for tin- preceding 
year. There is no reason to suppose that the Royal, Manchester, occupies an excep- 
tional position — indeeel, the published balance sheets of other limited liability 
theatres bear out the common signs that business in the provinces has recovered, and 
more than recovered. Yet lessees found great difficulty in their booking arrange 
merits. It was a natural outcome, in circumstances oi special pressure, of the 
policy of lessees for some years past. They left tie- touring system to take care 
of itself. Its troubles — and they have been serious troubles — were no concern of 
lessees. The concern of lessees seems to have been to give the touring man: 
less and less in the way of sharing terms, and to expect from touring main 
more and more in the way of scenery 7 , printing, and "contras." Under this policy 
the touring system was, long before War. breaking down. The London theatre 
companies were ceasing fo go into the provinces, the No. 1 companies were falling 
off heavily in numbers, and the whole supply was becoming impoverished in plays 
and still more impoverished in acting. The War conditions accentuated these weak- 
nesses of the touring supply. 

The decline became especially severe in comedy and drama of the better sorts. 
The most numerous companies on tour were those playing respectively melodrama, 
musical comedy, and farce. Of the melodrama companies the preponderance was 
marked. One-half the touring supply was made up of such companies. The No. 1 
theatres could make only a sparing use of them. It devolved upon lessees in these 



12 THE STAG*. VEAR 



circumstances t" take an active Bhare in arranging for extra Bupplies to encourage 
the formation of companies with well-known artists in the lend ag parts; to pioinote 
the int( touring repertory companies; to arrange with West find managers for 

preliminarj provincial seasons tor certain West-End productions; to keep open-time 
far plays that, immediately after their Wesl End runs, could be transferred as _ 
■ ncerns for short runs at provincial houses; to organise stock companies <>i" their 
own. Some of these measures were taken, though lessees continued to place far too 
little reliance upon themselves. Thus there was a • onsi lerable increase in the muni" : 
of touring repertory companies. This form of catering is capable of great enlarge- 
ment for the No. I theatres, and also, if perhaps less extensively, for the No. 1. 
It is the mean between the single piece single-week touring company and the stock 
company. A .neat proportion of lessees have neither the knowledge aoi the theatre- 
equipment for stock seasons ; and the reperto] j i ompany season takes off their hands 
these responsibilities and also part of the extra financial outlay incurred by stock 
work. However, the stock companies also showed an inn-ease, and in this respect suc- 
cessful experiments were made by Mr. J. H. Savile, Mr. Peter Davey, and other 
managers. Certain theatres were run almost the year through on stock company work 
— the Grand, Plymouth; the Grand, West Hartlepool; the Royal, Sunderland; and 
the Paisley theatre, fo] example. The movement in some of the big cities to maintain 
self-producing theatres of their own has been kept going, as in the Gaiety, Man- 
chester, the Repertory, Liverpool- here upon an excellent co-operative basis — the 
Repertory, Glasgow, and the Abbey. Dublin. These theatres have found plenty 
of plays available for performance — there is no longer any question of an ample 
sufficiency of attractive plays — and they nave, moreover, brought out many new 
works. Here may lie the first steps in breaking down the extraordinary neglect 
of play-writing and play-reading in the provinces. It is absurd indeed that so huge 
an area as the provinces should be tied down as it is — should be in the main a mere 
receptacle for the West End supply, good, bad, and indifferent. If the provinces 
were a proper producing field, as they should be, managers would be less ham- 
pered and more discriminating in their choice of plays; they could gradually acquire 
repertories; and instead of paying inflated prices for West End pieces could make 
their own terms for the provinces, and in the case of plays of exceptional merit 
could come to London not as buyers but sellers. Last year some provincial-pro- 
duced play- i relied the West-End; and it is worth noting also that an unusual 
number of West-End plays had preliminary performances in the provinces. 

Salaries. 

Unfortunately, while in spite of the troubles of supply provincial business as 
a whole recovered to the normal extent, actors did not get back to the old salaries. 
There was a general tendency to recruit companies at what are called War salaries. 
In other words, the former half salaries or two-thirds salaries, instead of existing as 
admittedly temporary rates, became contract salaries. It was a way of getting a 
manager out of a difficulty when the business done afforded no ground for reduced 
lies. There may be some reason for a manager, in the special circumstances, 
asking an actor to take half or two-thirds of his salary when the business, in conse- 
quence of the War. has fallen off to this extent. Put' that is a different thing from 
engaging an actor at tin-, i.duced rates irrespective of the business done or to be 
done This sort of practice, if it i- adopted generally, will prevent actors from 
ever " getting hack."' Yet underpaid acting means impoverished acting — it means 
driving out professional actors, who cannot do good work or any work without a 
living wage, and relying upon semi-amateurs with means of their own, or upon 
performers who are ready to take nominal salaries fcr opportunities of appearing 
in good parts. In short, an extremely anomalous state of things has come about, in 
consequence of a general want of co-ordination, such as the variety managers and 
artists secured at the start. By means of their good organisation variety managers 
and artists ran the halls for some time on a co-operative system, which last January 
terminated by mutual consent, and the resumption of contract salaries took place. 
But not so with actors; and the position for them has been and is a very serious 
one. West-End salaries may leave a certain margin, though it is often brought to 
vanishing point by intermittent work; but provincial salaries before the War were, 
as a rule, only a bare living wage. Yet the latter were cut down a quarter or a 
half ; and seeing what they were, and also seeing the rise in the cost of living, the 
hardship and privation to actors were very great. Actors endured them loyally and 
bravely, in the hope that they were only temporary. But what has 'been the 



THE THEATRICAL VEAR. 13 

consequence? Salaries today in the provinces show, generally speaking, a 25 per 
cent, decrease. 

The Tw n e \ n.in t.\ Plan. 

Ami at the same time a large proportion ut' actors are called upon for double 
work, for the progress of tunc nigixtlj performance in provincial theatres continues 
extensively. It is not too much to saj thai the double performance per night is 
now mure prevalent than the single. Nor is the former confined to the lesser 
houses. So leading a theatre as the Royal, Birmingham, lately decided to devote a 
substantial part of its .seasons to twice-nightly performance. The Howard and 
Wyndham management has adopted the same plan for its pantomimes. Generally 
the provinces seem to have drifted into the plan. Change upon these lines is 
of course fcue wrong sort of change. Obviously it will be a fatal error in 
proceed on the assumption that the kind of production that has failed to atti 
and please on the once-nightly basis will satisfy the public by a mere doubling of 
performance per night. So far actors regard the plan with undisguised misgiving, 
not without reason, for the sort of play associated with it has often meant too great 
a physical strain, and the sort of salary paid for it has taken no account <>f the fact. 
The future of the twice-nightly plan will depend a great deal on the quality of the 
acting. If the plan brings about no increase in the existing pay the acting will not 
improve, but will probably, in view of the general twice-nightly conditions, get 
worse. Hence before the expansion of twice-nightly performance gets out of hand, 
some concerted measures should be carried through. Managers and actors should 
agree — and here lessees are not disinterested — what extra proportion of salary should 
be fixed for the double work. It is clear that, as two audiences a night pay for 
their seats, so should two performances a night be paid for. One or two manage- 
ments have lately been paying a quarter extra .salary for twice nightly work. A well- 
known West-End manager does the same when his musical comedy companies on 
tour are required to play twice a. night. Othei managers paj an extra 10 per cent., 
but, as a whole, the plan, while it has proved of financial assistance to managers, 
has not benefited actors. 

Actors' Organisation. 

It is to be feared that the genera; meeting of the profession called by the Actors' 
Association at His Majesty's in July did not help forward matters in this or other 
respects. This meeting, the object of which was to consider the dramatic stage in 
relation to the War. was about a year overdue. If in 1914 the theatrical profes- 
sion had been convened through its organisations many practical measures could 
have been formulated, and in the process we should have been spared a mass of 
irresponsible and mischievous talk about what the theatres would do, could do, or 
should do. One of the chief topics of the meeting at the Savoy concerned charity 
performances. A motion was passed providing for a joint committee of actors and 
managers to consider the future participation of actors in such performances. Sir 
Herbert Tree rightly said that the amount of money raised for the War and other 
funds through the medium of the theatres has been stupendous. The money paid 
by the public in attendance at these performances has meant a heavy loss to the 
regular theatrical exchequer. It has meant, in addition, an immense amount of free 
service on the part of actors. But how late it was in the day for any recognition, 
in a substantial way, of this position ! However, on the principle of better late than 
never, the resolution was welcome, and it may serve to set up a rule for the future 
in a very necessary direction. And much as they have aided the charities of the 
War, actors and managers have not been unmindful of the calls within their own 
ranks. The Stage special appeal for the Actors' Benevolent Fund, which at the 
end of the year was nearly £8,000, stands as an eloquent witness to the fact. 

Another resolution at the meeting was to the effect that. ' : it is the duty of every 
member of the profession to organise, so that there may be a representative body 
to meet the conditions brought about by the War and generally to place 
the profession on a business basi-." In this duty the Council of the 
Association recognises its part, but it obtains only a very limited amount of 
support from actors. A personal appeal by Sir Herbert Tree to actors 
during the year met with a certain amount of response, resulting in the 
gain of some hundreds of new members, and serving at all events successfully to 
tide the society over a critical financial period. Yet much more remains to* be 
done. The greatest help that at the present juncture the actor-managers and 
other managers who realise, the need of actors' organisation cotdd give to the Asso- 
ciation would be in the adoption of the Standard Contract. If such managers 



14 THE STAGE YhAk BOOK. 

undertook to engage upon the terms oi this contract those member* of theix companies 
who belonged to tin Association, tin- Association could hold out to actors, as a direct 

.in>l ta; nil!, at least the elements ut a pi ial usage. 

The auxiliary society, the Paj for Play League, continued in a .state of -suspended 
animation. In point of combination other workers in the theatre have not been 
inactive. The National Society of Theatrical Employees has extended somewhat the 
scope of its Liverpool agreement, though this agreement last year led to an acute 
difference of opinion, as to its local application, between the Association and one 
or two of the managerial signatories. The Amalgamated Society of Musicians and 
the Orchestral Society carried out an important federation of their interests. 

Actors' War Services. 

At the meeting at His Majesty's already referred to Sir Herbert Tree paid a 
worthy tribute to the share that actors have taken in the common cause of the 
War— not only in the raising of money, not only in lightening the painful hours of 
the wounded, not only in recruiting, but also in contributing proportionately from 
their comparatively small total to the forces in the field. He estimated that out of 
8,000 actors of all ages — and one doubts if there are so many — 1,500 had up to July 
joined the Colours. The figures are very much higher now. Of actors who have 
laid down their lives no exact roll can be given; for one thing, because many 
deaths were recorded under the private names, which were not the same as the 
professional. Amongst members of the profession dying in the great cause were 
Capt. Arthur Holmes-Gore. Mr. Harold Chapin, Mr. Lionel Mac-kinder, and Lieut. 
Wilbur Dartnell. To the last-named for gallant conduct fell, by a posthumous award, 
the V.O. ; and Staff Lieut. Lambart and Captain Robert Loraine have received the 
D.S.O. and the M.C. ' That island of England breeds very valiant creatures." 

Law. 

The year has been without any special legislation in relation to places of amuse- 
ment. On the other hand, professional litigation was during 1915 heavy in com- 
parison with a generally quiet time in the Courts. The cases are too numerous to 
be dealt with here. Many of them concerned questions of contract. There were 
various copyright actions, the most interesting being perhaps the action brought 
for alleged kinematograph infringement of the novel " Three Weeks." In this case 
the question whether a genuine burlesque of a serious work constitutes an infringe- 
ment of copyright was raised, but was not decided, as the judge found " Three 
Weeks" to be an immoral work, and therefore not entitled to the protection of the 
Court. The ambiguous copyright position of the Cnited States of America in rela- 
tion to protection under our Copyright Act, 1911, became much simplified by an 
Order in Council dated February 3, 1914, and operative as from the preceding 
January 1. This Order applies to literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works 
whereof the authors are at the time of the making of the works citizens of the 
United States, and gives them substantially the same rights in unpublished work* 
as are enjoyed by British subjects or residents within those parts of the British 
Dominions to which the Act extends. Affecting Sunday amusements, the Appeal 
Court held — reversing a previous decision — that a licensing authority may, under 
the Kinematograph Act, within the terms and conditions of the license forbid per- 
formance- on Sunday. 

Vale. 

Not of 1915 can it be said, "Death should have play for lack of work." Amongst 
the veterans in retirement there died Mr. James Fernandez, Mr. E. S. Willard, 
Mr. Algernon Syrns, Mr. T. P. Haynes, Mrs. Bernard Beere, Mrs. John Wood, 
Mrs. E. EL Brooke, Mrs. Henry Leigh, and Miss Maude Brennan ; also Mr*. Mere- 
dith Ball, a grand old man of theatre-music, and Mr. Morris Abrahams. The active 
list lost one of our best romantic actors in Mr. Lewis Waller, one of our best old- 
lui n actors in Mr. Charles Cart-wright, one of our best low comedians in Mr. Arthur 
Williams, and one of our most pleasing leading ladies in Miss Evelyn d'Alroy ; and 
also prominent in a long remainder were Mr. W. H. Denny, Mr. J. J. Dallas, Mr. 
James Blakeley, Mr. Lionel Mackinder, Mr. Arthur Estcourt, Mr. Charles Copland, 
and Mr. James Berry, a young actor of great promise. Musical-comedy management 
suffered an irreparable loss in Mr. George Edwardes, and operatic management one 
in Mr. Neil Forsyth, as Anglo-American management did in Mr. Charles Frohman. 
Dramatic authors dying during 1915 included Mr. Stephen Phillips, Mr. James T. 
Tanner, and Mr. Harold Chapin. 




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BOOKS OF THE YEAR. 



15 



BOOKS OF THE YEAR. 

BY L. H. JACOBSEN. 

FOR the second year in succession the mighty influences of the World War have 
seriously reduced the body of material upon which one had to rely for tin- 
purposes of this article. One might almost say that "Othello's occupa 
tion's gone' " with special reference to the reviewing of books dealing with 
theatrical and musical subjects ; and paradoxically it is the presence of, and not the 
parting from "the plumed troop, and the big wars. That make ambition virtue! 
that forms the theme of one's lament. As a matter of fact, barely a dozen volumes 
falling within the scope of "Books of the Year " have come up for discussion, and 
hence it will be impossible to adopt the usual system of classification into various 
sections. The publishing business may perhaps have done better than had been 
expected, but the chief departments that have enjoyed any real measure of prosperity 
have been those concerned with works of Fiction, and of books relating directly to the 
War. One might also add Biography, and fortunately several works of this nature 
of considerable interest and importance are included in the present list ; whilst 
Criticism and Scholarship have, further, not been altogether neglected. 

GOLDONI AND OTHERS. 

American scholars are always prominent in the composition of books calling foi 
research and erudition, and this applies not only to Archibald Henderson for " The 
Changing Drama," but to H. C. Chatfield-Taylor, already known as a biographer of 
Moliere, for a similar work on Carlo Goldoni, "the Moliere of Italy." This was 
published at 16s. net, by Chatto and Winclus, was finely illustrated, and had among 
its most useful features a catalogue of Gokloni's numerous dramatic works, and also 
a full biographical chronology and a bibliography, prepared by Dr. von Standeeren. 
Besides carrying out his principal object, which was " to tell the story of Goldoni's 
life for English readers, and at the same time to trace the main currents of his 
prolific work' for the stage of his day." Mr. Chatfield-Taylor has also been able to 
give a vivid picture of the "Merry Venetian" as a naturalistic painter of life. As 
he also pertinently and felicitously observes. "'Lovable painter of Nature,' as 
Voltaire affectionately called him. this faithful portrayer of a bygone age remains 
the most wholesome example of good humour in the realm of comedy." Mr. Hen- 
derson, who had previously written concerning " G. Bernard Shaw's Life and 
Works," and "European Dramatists." had for full title of his book under notice 
(which was published by Grant Richards, Limited), " The Changing Drama : Contri- 
butions and Tendencies." He regards the drama as " the symbol of a general move- 
ment in human consciousness," or, in other and more numerous words, as " a great 
movement, exhibiting the evolutionary growth of the human spirit and the enlarge- 
ment of the domain of aesthetics." It is obvious, therefore, that this painstaking 
critic hardly looks upon the drama from the standpoint of entertainment at all, and 
this was brought out clearly when the treatise was discussed at length during the 
month of August. 

Jones and Pekugini. 

Henry Arthur Jones was as polemical and hardly as convincing as usual in the 
vigorously written preface, and the burlesque allegory, that with a few plays made 
up the volume (issued at 3s. 6d. by Chapman and Hall) that he styled " The Theatre 
of Ideas." The allegory itself was rather cheap and feeble stuff, but there were some 
eminently characteristic passages in the preface ; for instance, those referring to the 
varied reception given to several of his best known plays, and to the distinction 
that should be drawn between Comedy and Burlesque. Some sentences from the 
latter run : " Comedy pricks us with a rapier through our correct, conventional everv- 



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da\ dress. Burlesque strips us bare to the skin, and then lays on with bludgeons 
and clubs and nine-tails, while it romps and shouts around us Few bitter books 
about Dancing have been written than "The Art <>f Ballet," by .Mark E. Perugini 
(published by Martin Sicker, at 15s. net). This was notable alike for the skilful and 
successful research shown by the author; for the interesting illustrations from old 
paintings, engravings, and photographs; for the historical surveys and chronological 
,1,-t ii ; and for a number of pieces of thoughtful and illuminating criticism. 

Th- iwing passage deserves transcribing in extenso : — " At this end 

of the historj of an ait some two thousand years old we find mo^t 
ntly in popular favour not English ballet as it was in the sixteenth century days 
of the essentially English masque; not French as it was in the seventeenth and 
eighteenth centuries; nor Italian as it was in the 'forties of last century; nor English 
we have seen it at its best, at the Empire and Alhambra in the past quarter of 
a century, hut the Russian ballet the balance of the arts; which the Russians have 
only been able to do by sheer technical efficiency quite apart from ideas or ideals 
expressed -in all the arts of which tin ballet is composed, and which has enabled 
them to do exactly that which they have set out to do." 

"The .Joi.ly Duchess." 

In his "Sixty Years! Gossiping Record of Sta^e and Society (1777 to 1837),"' 
entitled "The .lolly Duchess," and dealing with the varied career of Harriot 
Mellon, who afterwards became the Duchess of St. Albans. Charles E. Pearce has 
confirmed the reputation which he established with his book on "Polly Peachum " 
ami " The Beggar's Opera," for the writing of works showing close and careful study 
of authorities, ami full of valuable particulars about the eighteenth century stage. 
It gave especially piquant details respecting the abuse of the free list at Drury Lane 
in Sheridan's time, and also with regard to the behaviour of the different sections 
of tlie audiences in pit. gallery, and boxes. In an apt comparison between five gifted 
Irishwomen who became actresses celebrated in comedy. Mr. Pearce mentions "the 
tempestuous Kitty (live, the irrepressible Pejr Woffington, the elegant and slightly 
prim Eliza Farren, Dorothea Jordan, whose laugh was a ripple of joy, and Harriot 
Mellon, the child of Nature, whose animal spirits no reversion could damp." 

Reminiscences and Axec-dotf.^. 

In " A Rambler's Recollections and Reflections," published at 10s. 6d. net by 
George Allen and Unwin, Limited, that celebrated thought-reader. Alfred Capper, 
spoke very frankly and freely about the vocation in which he has become so pro- 
minent, and he also gave a number of excellent anecdotes concerning Royal person- 
ig s, political and religious notabilities, and also theatrical celebrities. His remarks 
respecting these last run : ' The theatrical profession always make an exceptionally 
good and sympathetic audience, and I have appeared at many functions at which the 
m mbers of the profession have been present, and I have noted that they are almost 
invariably the best mediums." The same firm also issued, at 7s. 6d. net. a volume (f 
florid Impressionist sketches entitled " Nights in Town." from the fluent pen of 
Thomas Burke, who. in the course of a series of pen-pictures of scenes of London by 
night, touched upon musical and other entertainment matters. There were some 
interesting allusions to theatrical and musical matters in Lord Redesdale's admirably 
written volumes of Reminiscences. 

Si he Musical Books. 

Under this heading brief reference might be made to Madame Heritte-Viardo's 
memoirs, published by Mills and Boon, at 10s. 6d. net; to that useful book of 
reference. " Who's Who. in Music," compiled by H. Saxe-Wyndham and Geoffrey 
Li'Epine (Pitman, 6s. net): and to Richard Xorthcott's privately printed little 
work on "Donizetti: A Sketch of His Life, and a Record of His' Operas." Mr. 
Northcott has unearthed the curious fact that Gaetano Donizetti was "the grandson 
of a Scotchman, a native of Perthshire, whose name, Donald Izett, became cor- 
rupted to Donizetti when he went to Italy on a visit." In his record of notable 
performances of Donizetti's operas Mr. Northcott has pleasantly revived old 
memories, by mentioning the names of many famous operatic artists, dead or 
still living. It seems as yet premature to hope that 1916 may bring an ampler 
output of books falling within one's special province. 



ACTORS AND THE WAR. 




LIEUT. WILBUR DARTNELL, V.C., 

The first Actor to obtain the Victoria Cross. 



[Lafayette. 



Lieut. Dartnell was bom in Australia. Having served with distinction in the South 
African and Matabele campaigns, he went to East Africa with the 25th Battalion 
Frontiersmen Fusiliers in February, 1915. Neir Maktau (East Africa), on September 
3, during a mounted infantry engagement, it was found impossible to get the more 
severely wounded away. Lieut. Dartnell, who was himself being carried away- 
wounded in the leg, seeing the situation, and knowing that the enemy's black troops 
murdered the wounded, insisted on being left behind in the hope of being able to save 
the lives of the other wounded men. He gave his own life in the gallant attempt to 

save others. 



ACTORS AND THE WAR. 




CAPTAIN ROBERT LORAINE, 



[Lafayette. 



who was last vear awarded the Military Cross for a plucky fight in mid-air with 
German aeroplanes. Captain Loraine was wo inded earlier in the war, recovered, 

and went back to the front. 



ACTORS AND THE WAR. F=* * 




STAFF-LIEUT. LAMBART, D.S.O. 

The first Actor to win this distinction. Lieut. Lambart has had to resign his commission 

on account of ill-health. 




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SHAKESPEARE AND SHOREDITCH. 

BY AUSTIN BRERETON. 

The First London Playhouse. 

IN the .summer of Last year the London County Council made a pronouncement 
to the effect that some of its officers had discovered " the position of the site 
of the first London playhouse. Moreover, the Council arrived at'the decision 
tn place a tablet, which should commemorate the site, on the wall of the 
Curtain Road School. Shoreditch. This good deed, however, is to he held in 
abeyance " until after the conclusion of the War." the excuse fur the delay being 
"the necessity of restricting expenditure at the present time." Amidst a wilder 
ness of bricks and mortar, it is impossible to identify the exact spot which was 
occupied by the first building erected in London for the performance of stagi 
plays, although the whereabouts of the site has not been in doubt since 1883. 
Again, the building was taken down and re-erected elsewhere in 1599. It is rather 
late in the history of the subject to erect a commemorate tablet, bu1 better late 
than never. When, in due course, " after the conclusion id' the War." the London 
County Council schools in Curtain Road record the fact that The Theatre stood 
somewhere here, the inscription will be akin to that of Mrs. Siddons in Baker 
Street, inasmuch as all vestiges of the great actress's house have been obliterated 
by modern buildings. 

It is to be hoped that when, in the fulness of time, the table! is erected it 
will record that the first London playhouse, aptly named The Theatre, was 
the scene of Shakespeare's first work in connection with the stage. Here he 
became associated with Burbage, the greatest tragic actor of his time, and here 
he entered into his apprenticeship to the art of acting. His earliest public efforts 
were made in Shoreditch. and The Theatre ultimatelj be :ame the Globe, in Smith 
wark, so intimately connected with the glory of his later life. Thus, one may 
consider The Theatre and the Globe in close relation to one another. 

Old Shoreditc n. 

Before proceeding further in this story of long ago, let us see how The Theatre 
came into being. Strictly speaking, it is not correct to describe this playhouse as 
being "in London." It stood without the City walls, and Shoreditch was then a 
halting-place for travellers from the Eastern counties, who sold their horses in 
this suburb and stayed for a night on their way to London. The Lion was a 
famous inn of Shoreditch in Shakespeare's day. " I'm to sup this nighi al the 
Lion in Shoreditch with certain gallants," say- one of the characters in '' West 
ward Ho! " (1607). Archery was practised in the fields hard by, and in the same 
fields the trained bands of the City met for exercise. The ancient name for Shore 
ditch — a district at the north-east side of London, bounded by Norton Folgate, 
Hoxton, and Hackney — was Soersditch (possibly contracted from Sewers di 
John Stow, in his " Survey of London," has much to say concerning Shoreditch in 
the chapter on ' The Suburbs without the Walls." All that is pertinent to this 
history is contained in one passage. Having described the journey from Aid. if 
Houndsdifcch, and Bishopsgate, and having passed the parish church of St. 
' Buttolph," we come to " the hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, founded by a 
citizen of London, and as before is showed; up to "the bars without the which is 
Norton Fall Gate, a liberty so called, belonging to the Dean of Paul's; thence up 
to the late dissolved priory of St. John Baptist, called Holywell, a house of nuns, 
of old time founded by a Bishop of London. Stephen Grausend, Bishop of 
London, about the year 1318, was a benefactor thereunto: re-edified by Sir Thomas 
Lovel. knight of the Garter, who built much there in the reigns of Henry VII. 

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18 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



and of lliinv Y 1 1 1 : lie endowed this house with fair lands, and was there buried 
in a hum- chape] by him built for that purpose. This priory was valued at the 
suppression to bave oi Lands two hundred and ninety-three pounds by year, and 
was surrendered 1539. the 31st of Henry VIII. The church thereof being pulled 
down, many houses have been built for the lodgings of noblemen, of strangers 
born, and other." So says the 1603 (the second) edition of Stow. But in the 
first edition, 1598. there is an important addition to the passage : " And neare 
thereunto are builded two publique houses tor the acting and shewe of comedies, 
tragedies, and histories, for, recreation. Whereof one is railed the Courtein, the 
other the Theatre: both standing on the south west side towards the field." 

The Priory ok St. John the Baptist. 

Stow has been taken to task and accused of " Puritanism " for the omission 
from the later edition of his " Survey " of the allusion to the theatres of Shore- 
ditch, hut. as they were wooden buildings and had disappeared from the suburb 
by the time his 1603 edition appeared, there is no occasion for assailing this grand 
old man. On the contrary, we must be grateful to him for mentioning the Shore- 
ditch playhouses at all, for he thus gives us a sure clue to their position. Early 
in the twelfth century there was a well, situated on the eastern side of the 
Finsbury Fields, in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, and this Holy Well 
is still commemorated in the district by Holywell Street. The site of the well, 
or stream, lay to the west of the High Street leading from Norton Folgate to 
Shoreditch Church. It was identified in 1883 as being one chain to the south 
of Batemaifs Row and two chains to the east of Curtain Road. This well, and 
part of the land by which it was surrounded, were given between the years 1108 
and 1128. by the prebend of Haliwell (Holywell), the prebendary having 
become absorbed in the Archdeaconry of London (in which the patronage of St. 
Leonard's, Shoreditch, is still vested), to some nuns of the Benedictine Order. 
Upon this land the nuns built a priory " to the honour of Christ, the blessed 
Virgin Mary, and St. John the Baptist." The last prioress of Haliwell was 
Sibilla Nudigate, who. upon the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. 
surrendered the property to the King in 1539. 

James Burbage, " Joynir " and Actor. 

It is a rapid transition from the priory of St. John the Baptist to The Theatre. 
1 i in 1544 the greater part of the old priory buildings and much of the adjoining 
land were purchased by one Henry Webb. In 1576. we find part of the estate 
in the possession of a certain Giles Allen. It was in that year — on April 13 — that 
•"James Burbage of London joyner" secured from Allen a lease of houses and land 
situated between Finsbury Field and the public road from Bishopsgate to Finsbury 
Church, the western boundary being " a bricke wall next unto the feildes commonly 
called Finsbury Feildes." Now James Burbage, although a joiner by trade, was 
also an actor. In 1574 he was a member of the Earl of Leicester's company of 
players. What more natural, heing both a joiner and actor, that he should wish to 
build a theatre? Indeed, it was for this purpose that he leased the Shoreditch 
property from Giles Allen. He had his place of residence in Holywell Street, Shore- 
ditch. from 1576 to 1597. Dying i n i he latter year, he was buried in the' parish 
church of St. Leonard's. A year before his death he acquired a house in Blackfriars, 
and converted it into the theatre of that name. His more distinguished son, Richard 
Burbage — Shakespeare's life-long friend, and the stage creator of Hamlet, Othello, 
and Lear — acted as a boy in his father's theatre in Shoreditch. Born in 1567, his 
ability was recognised in 1588. His chief impersonations took place in the Years 
1595 to 1618. He lived in Holywell Street from 1603 until 1619. when he died, 
and was buried in St. Leonard's. When Shakespeare came to London in 1586 he 
was tweoty-two. Burbage being three years his junior. The friendship then 
begun in Shoreditch was never broken. Shakespeare, who died three years before 
his brother-player, remembered him in his will by leaving him money with which to 
buy a memorial ring. Burbage inherited his father's interest in the Blackfriars and 
Globe theatres. 

Shakespeare's " Wooden 0." 

Before coming to the arrival of Shakespeare in London, it is necessary to return 
to Giles Allen and James Burbage, and to note that the former agreed with the 
latter tihat, if Burbage expended a sum of two hundred pounds upon the buildings 
already en the estate, he should have the right " to take downe and carrie awaie to 



SHAKESPEARE AA'D SHOREDITCH. 19 



his and their owne proper use all such buildinges and other thinges as should be 
builded, erected or sett upp, in or uppon the gardeines and voide grounde by tin- 
said indentures graunted. or anie parte there. if. by the said Jeames, his executors 
or assignes. either for a theatre or playinge place or for anie other lawefull use for 
his or their commodities." This covenant was taken advantage of in 1599, and, 
from the materials used in the theatre came the Globe, Shakespeare's "wooden 0," 
described by the Chorus in "Henry V." In the twentj three years which inter- 
vened between the erection of The Theatre and its demolition, the Burbages .lanes. 
and his two sons. Cuthbert and Richard had a continual struggle with the authori- 
ties and with their landlords, the Allen family. The Theatre was used fur various 
other amusements, such as fencing displays, and there were many unruly scenes 
from time to time which brought down the maledictions of the Lord Mayor of 
London and the "lergy thereof. In 1578 The Theatre was denounced in good, set 
terms by a preacher at St. Paul's Cross, who asked. " Wvll not a fylthye playe 
wyth the blast of a trumpette sooner call thyther a thousande than an houre* tolling 
of a bell bring to the sermon a hundred? nay even heere in the Citie, without it 
be at this place and some other certaine ordinarie audience, where shall you fiude 
a reasonable company? — whereas, if you resort to the Theatre, the Curtayne and 
other places of playes in the Citie, you shall on the Lords Day have these places, 
with many other that I cannot reckon, so full as possible they can throng." 

Two years later the Lord Mayor had occasion to complain to the Privy Council of 
the "great disorder" at The Theatre. He beseeched their Lordships to hear in 
mind " that the players of playes which are used at The Theatre and other such 
places, and tumblers and such like, are a very superfluous sort of men and of suche 
facultie as the lawes have disallowed, and their exercise of those playes is a great 
hinderence of the service of God, who hath with His mighty hand so latelie ad- 
monished us of oure earnest repentance." The latter allusion is to the great earth- 
quake of that year. 1580. The complaints of unruly conduct became so strong in 
1592 that the Lords in Council, fearing the disturbances which usually occured in 
consequence of the conduct of the London apprentices on Midsummer-night, made 
an order, on June 23, for the suppression of the nuisance : " for avoydinge of thes 
unlawfull assemblies in those quarters, yt is thoughte meete yow shall take order 
that there be noe playes used in anye place nere thereaboutes. as the Theator, 
Curfayne or other usuall places there where the same are comonly used, nor no 
other sorte of unlawfull or forbidden pastymes that drawe togeather the baser sorte 
of people, from henceforth until] the feast of St. Michael!" In 1597. Queen Eliza 
beth made an order in Council, which, by the way, was disregarded, for the 
removal of the Shoreditch theatres, the owners thereof being commanded "forth- 
with to plucke downe quite the stages, galleries and roomes that are made for people 
to stand. in, and so to deface the same its they maie not be ymploied agayne to suche 
use." The Theatre continued to exist, despite this and other ordinances for its 
destruction, until 1599. 

"Dr. Faustus," Taelton. and Kempe. 

Before coming to that event, let us glance at some of the plays produced there, and 
let us see how Shakespeare is associated with this memorable spot. Gosson. in his 
" Sohoole of Abuse," 1579. mentions "The Blacksmith's Daughter" and "Catiline's 
Conspiracies "—" the first containing the treachery of Turkes. the honourable 
bountye of a noble minde. and the shining of vertue in distresse." In 1581, their 
was a " moral drama" in defence of plays, entitled " The Play of Playes." "The 
History of Caesar and Pompey " and "the playe of the Fabii " were acted at The 
Theatre. So also were the 'old play of " Hamlet " and Marlowe's " Doctor 
Faustus." Thomas Lodge, in his " Wit's Miserie," 1596, alludes to one who 
"looks as pale as the visard of the ghost which cried so miserally at the Theator, 
like an oister-wife, ' Hamlet, revenge.' " In the "Black Booke,'" 1604. we find : 
"He had a head of hayre like one of my divells in Doctor Faustus. when the olde 
Theatre erackt and frighted the audience." The famous drolls and dancers, 
Richard Tarlton (who died in 1588) and William Kemp, were favourites at The 
Theatre. Tarlton. like James Burbage, was one the Earl of Leicester's plavers, 
and, m 1583. one of Queen Elizabeth's company of twelve plavers. His comic 
acting, his improvisations, and his dancing made him beloved of the multitude. 
Kemp was noted for his jigs and comic songs. He appeared, together 
with Shakespeare and Burbage. before Queen Elizabeth at Greenwich in 1594 His 
leter in "Romeo and Juliet" and Dogberrv in "Much Ado About Nothing" 



20 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



were celebrated performances. It was Kemp who danced a morris-dance from 
Norwich in 1599. His account of this " daunee," t-ntitled "Kemps 
Nin Daies W mder," published in 1600, is a scarce and most entertaining volume, 
•■ Wherein is somewhat set downe worth note; to reprove the slaunders said of 
him : many things merrie, nothing hurtfull." 

- ikesp] \i:i: i\ London 

Shakespeare came to London in 1586. his theatrical career beginning soon after- 
wards. That beginning was in a very minor way. Before that period he earned a 
living in a still m ire humble capacity bj caring for the horses of the better-cl 
patrons of The Theatre, who rode out from the City through Finsbury Fields to 
the playhouse. There are many contemporary allusions to the practice of rid 
to the theatre on horseback. " He rides into the fieldes playes to behold " is said 
(in a pamphlet of 1539 ) of a man who imitated his betters. In the Induction 
to Ben Jonson's "Cynthia's Revels" 1I6CO). there is an allusion to this custom, 
which, fell into disuse after the Restoration. If there is no absolute and convincing 
evidence that Shakespeare held horses for the visitors to I he 'I heatre, on the 
other hand tradition is a g lod witness on the point. Sir William Davenant gave 
deuce to the story, and from him the tradition to (all it no more — descend. 1 
io Betterton, and so on until it reached Dr. Johnson, whose informant was Pope. 
The worthy Johnson embellished the anecdote. Had he left it at the mere fa 
or supposition, that Shakespeare earned his livelihood for a brief space in the 
humble capacity of tending horses, all might have been well, and the various 
biographers and controversialists would have been spared much trouble. Samuel 
Johnson, however, in 1765. gave his weighty authority to the following story : " In 

the tune of Elizabeth hes being vet uncommon and hired coaches not at all in 

use, those who were too proud, too tender, or too idle to walk went on horseback 
tn any distant business or diversion: many came on horseback to the play, and 
when Shakespeare fled to London from the terror of a criminal prosecution, his 
first expedient was to wait at the door id' the play-house, and hold the h6rs 
those that had no servants that they might be ready again after the performance; 
in this office he became so conspicuous for his care and readiness that in a short 
time every man as he alighted called tor Will Shakespeare, and scarcely any other 
waiter was trusted with a horse while Will Shakespeare could be had; this was 
the first dawn of better fortune: Shakespeare, finding more horses put into his 
hand than he could hold, hired boys to wait under his inspection, who, when Will 
Shakespeare was summoned, woe immediately to present themselves. I am 
Shakespeare's boy, sir: in time Shakespeare found higher employment, but as 
long as the practice of riding to the play house continued, the waiters that held 
the horses retained the appellation of ' siiakespeare"s Boys.' " 

Shakespeare a ' Serviture." 

This embellishment of the Davenant tradition of the previous century has caused 
many writers to ignore some patent facts. In the first place. James Burbage had 
stables of his own and made a business of caring for the horses of his patrons. 
That business was an important one, for horse-stealing was a common form of 
theft in his day. and was punished but lightly. Therefore, the care of the animals 
was by no means a haphazard kind of thing, but called for the employment of an 
honest custodian. In ' Ratseis Ghost," a tract published in 1605. the sentence 
I have heard indeede of some that have gone to London very meanly and have 
(nine in time to be exceeding wealthy.'" is supposed to refer to Shakespeare, 
is Lowe, in his biography id Shakespeare (1709). say.- that the dramatist 
"was received into the company then in being at first in a very mean rank." 
William Castle, the parish clerk of Stratford-on-Avon during the greater part of 
the second half of tin eenth century, used to relate that Shakespeare ' was 

received into the playhouse as a serviture" (servitor). Edmund Malone, in 1780. 
stated that, according I _. tradition, Shakespeare's "first office in the theatre 

was that of prompter's atten lant, whose employment it is to give the performers 
notice to be ready to enter as often as the business of the play requires their appear- 
ance on the st,_ The transition from one kind of "serviture" to another is 
easily understood, especially if we bear in mind that James Burbage. " joyner," 
actor, and theatre proprietor, was also the owner of stables for horses, that he lived 
within a few yards of the playhouse, and that his son. Richard, -was a youth some 
three years the junior of Will Shakespeare. 



Shakespeare And shoreditch. 



21 



Demolition of Thi I beatre. 

There is no doubt that The Theatre was the stage upon which Shakespeare, first 
as call-boy. then as actor, made his initial essays in the field Hen he learnt 

his business as player and as playwright. Here, as in the case of " Hamlet," he 
saw many of the old dramas which he afterwards used as the foundation of 
own. In 1599, when The Theatre was demolished, he wa tehing the matui 

of his genius. He must have had many a kindly thought for the old play] se in 

Shoreditch and the friendsh ps which he had made within it. It' he ted tl ■ 

demolition of the scene of his early efforts on the stage, he surelj rejoiced when 
he saw The Theatre re-erected as the Globe on the banks of the Thames. The 
transformation came about through the cupiditj of G l> - Allen and the a I oi 

the Burbages, Outhbert and Richard. As we have seen the Citj Fat 
Elizabeth herself, had protested against the disturbances of various kinds which 

were attributed to the playhouses of Shoreditch. There were hi ::al troul 

well, and these money matters mew pressing after the death of the elder Burba 
in 1597. In thai year, also, the original lease expired .'111(1 Allen would nol extend 
the period, although he permitted the Burbages to remain in occupation as tenants. 
Allen was minded, "'seeing the greate and greevous abuses tint by the 

Theater, to pull downe the same and to converte the wood and timber thereof to 
some better use." This unamiable design was frustrated by the Burbages, who, 
taking advantage of the clause in their father's lease of 1576, instructed one Peter 
Streete. carpenter and builder, to take down The Theatre. This was done an 1 the 
materials removed to Soiithwark. The transference took place at the end of 
■ l.in nary. 1599. 

The First " Proprietary " Seats. 

One of the most interesting bits in the history of The Theatre is the evidence 
which we have of the existence as far back as the sixteenth centur\ of out- of the 
greatest bug-bears of the playhouse — ■ pr< prietary seats, an evil which Ins grown into 
rank abuse in our own day. In a proposed new lease, which was discussi I in 1535. 
the rapacious Giles Allen made the following stipulation: "And further that \t 
shall or maye be lawful! for the sayde Gyles and for hys wyfe ami familie. upon 
lawfull request therefore made to the sayde Jeames Burbage, his executors or 
assignes, to enter or come into the premisses, and their in some one of the upper 
romes to have such convenient place to sett or stande to se such playes as shal be 
ther played, freely without anything therefore payeinge, soe that the sayde gyles, 
hys wyfe and familie, doe come and take ther places before they shal be taken upp 
by any others. " 

The Theatre was of considerable size and extensively embellished. It was called 
a ''gorgeous playing-place " in an attack by a certain divine of the period. It v 
octagonal in shape, with scaffolds or stages around the arena. The galleries were 
protected from the weather, but the building was open at the top. There were 
tyring-rooms for the players, and, when dramas were represented, a movable sf i 
occupied the arena. It was erected at a cost of " one thousand markes," that is, 
over £600, a large sum of money in Shakespeare's day. It- re noval by the Burbag 
in 1599 was followed by a lawsuit. Alien estimating the value of tie buil bing at 
£700. The charge for admission was a penny, lint this sum wa- onlj for -land' 1 
room on the ground (which was exposed' to the skj an I weather). But there wei 
other charges. William Lambarde. the historian of Kent, in his " Perambulation," 
first published in 1570, says in hie second edition. lo96. " none who go to Paris 
Gardein, the Bell Savage, or Theatre, to beholde beare-baiting, enteruudes or feme 
play, can account of any pleasant spectacle unlesse they first paj one penn e at th 
gate, another at the entrie of the scaffolde, and the thirde for a quiet stand 
There were upper and lower galleries, both covered in. hut it does not appear tin 1 
there w-ere any seats. 

The Site of The Theatre. 

One note as to the site of The Theatre, and so. as old Stow would say. an end 
to that subject. It is not necessary to quote the ancient deeds in regard to th,. lease 
of the land upon which it stood or to cite old documents in Lathi and difficult 
English. All that research was made by the late James Orchard HaTliwell-Phillins. 
whose "Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare " was first issued in 1831. I am the 
happy possessor of an autograph copy of the 1883 edition given by the 
author to the late E. L. Blanchard, and in the fifty pages dealing 
with the subject of this article there is a mine of wealth concerning 



22 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



the site Theatre, With loving care and having all the original 

documents before him. this great Shakespearean scholar was enabled to 
establish the exact locality of the Burbage estate, " the southern boundary of which 
extended from the western side of the lower gate of the Prdory to Fdmeburj Fields, 
the back wall separating tin- latter from Burhage's property being represented in 
Agg is's map in a north-east direction from Holywell Lane on the west of the Priory 
Buildings, though, as previously stated, the wall in that map is placed too near 
Shoreditch." Thus, Balliwell-Phrllips confirms Stow, who, in the passage already 
(pioted, alludes to The Theatre and the Curtain as standing "on the south-west 
side toward t lie Field. ' 

Thanks to the courtesy of the librarian of the Guildhall library. Mr. Bernard 
Kettle, 1 have made a minute studj of the Agga", or Agas, map— there are only two 
copies in existence, one at the Guildhall, the other at Cambridge — and I have also 
studied the later maps. I am, therefore, able to verify the conclusions arrived at 
by H alii w ell- Phil lips. He placed the site of The Theatre as " behind the Board 
school in Curtain Road -that is to say. west of New Inn Street." This is sub- 
stantially the same situation as that described in the recent •"discovery" which 
identifies the site of The Theatre as some "20 feet north of the existing north front- 
age of New Inn Yard." If any one is sufficiently curious in this matter, he can now 
descend from the High Street. Shoreditch. either by Bateman's Row or New Inn 
Yard, and, standing midway between these passages, with his back to Socrates Place 
— shades of the Athenian philosopher ! — he can gaze upon the back of the County 
Council school and think that, within a few feet of where he is. once stood The 
Theatre where Shakespeare tended horses, and. as a " serviture," earned his first 
practical experience in the actor's calling. It is, though, hardly, worth the trouble 
of a journey to this unlovely neighbourhood of furniture and bedding factories, 
cheap eating-houses, and frowzy women who come to their doors and stare in open- 
mouthed wonder at the stranger within their alleys. Far heter is it to study the old 
map which accompanies this article and to picture in imagination the patrons of the 
playhouse riding through the country from the City walls, through Finsbury Field. 
to The Theatre, there to be received by the willing youth of twenty-two who was 
destined to become the great dramatist. 

The Map of Shakespeare's London. 

The Aggas map of old London is well worth studying — an excellent reproduction, 
the work of Mr. Emery Walker, was published by the London Topographical Society 
in December, 1905 — for, as it has been truly said, an hour thus employed "will 
give the inquirer a better idea of Tudor London than a week spent in poring over 
honest John Stow and the learned tomes of Speed and Maitland." Randulph. or 
Ralph Agas (his name is spelt both ways), a land surveyor, born in Suffolk, is 
celebrated for his maps of Oxford (1578). Cambridge (1592), and London. His 
wonderful map. or view, of London, which is just over six feet in length, is usually 
ascribed to the year 1561. It really represents London as it existed in the period 
1560-1570. A copy made by one Vertue for the Society of Antiquaries, and pub- 
lished at their expense in 1737. contains many inaccuracies. The Guildhall map- 
whicli was purchased at a sale by auction in 1841 for £26 — was photographed and 
reproduced in facsimile, together with some historical notes by Mr. W. H. Overall. 
the then City librarian, in 1874. The old Roman walls are clearly defined, and so 
also are the City gates — Ludgate. Newgate. Aldersgate, Cripplegate, Moorgate, and 
Aldgate. Aggas, who died in 1621, when over eighty years of age, practised in 
London for forty years; he lived in Holborn, near Fetter Lane. He was frequently 
consulted by Lord Burleigh, Queen Elizabeth's High Treasurer. His map is a 
magnificent picture of the London of Shakespeare. When happier days come, and 
this splendid map is again visible to the public — it is now ensconced in a safe in the 
vaults of the Guildhall— those who really love Shakespeare should study this 
elaborate picture of the London which was his. It needs but little time to trace his 
footsteps from Shoreditch to Southwark, and back, by Blackfriars. to the scene of his 
first efforts on the stage and to the house of his friends, the Burbages, in Holywell 
Lane, which he visited many a time and oft, after he had won undying fame, as 
well as in his youthful days'. 

The Curtain Playhouse. 

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THE STAGE YEAR EOOK. 



about the same time, the Curtain ;i Little later than The Theatre. It was a some- 
what smaller house, ami in a still more open place, being farther south than The 
Theatre. The site is now denoted by Hewitt Street. Formerly, this was Curtain 
• Mint; it was afterwards Gloucester Row, then Gloucester Street. Hewitt Street 
is a modern appellation. Dirty as it is. there are a few old houses in it, and it 
is easier to imagine the site of the Curtain than that of its companion playhouse, The 
Theatre. The Curtain took its name from the land upon which it stood — a large 
trait of ground which formed part of the estate of Holywell Priory. The entrance 
to the Priory was on the north of Holywell Lane, the Curtain ground occupying 
the southern site. Later on. there were several lmildings, one called the Curtain 
House, mi this ground. In the Aggas map. what i- now Curtain Road is simply 
called the Curtain. The Curtain theatre was alluded to by name in the mouth 
of December, 1577. But it was coupled with The Theatre in a denunciation made 
at Pawle's Crosse in November of that year. " Looke but uppon the common 
playes in London and see the multitude that flocketh to them and followeth them; 
beholde the sumptuous theatre houses, a continual! monument of London's prodi- 
galite and folly " These " sumptuous theatre houses " of the end of the sixteenth 
century were the resort of the disreputable characters of the City, and they too 
often deserved the censure which was so freely passed upon them. " It is the 
fashion of youthes," said Stephen Gosson in his " Playes Confuted in Five 
Actions " (1582), " to go first into the yarde and to carry their eye through every 
gallery; then, like unto ravens, where they spye the carion, thither they flye and 
presse as nere to the fairest as they can ... he taketh himself for a jolly 
fellow that is noted of most to be busyest with women in all such places." 

Although Shakespeare was familiar with the Curtain, his chief, if not only con- 
nection with it as playwright is concerned with "Borneo and Juliet." There is some 
evidence that Shakespeare's first tragedy (writen in 1592) was acted at the Curtain 
in 1596 or 1597. It is also conjectured that Ben Jonson's comedy, " Every Man in 
his Humour,'' was produced there in 1598, through the friendly influence of Shake- 
speare. Be this as it may, the Curtain had no intimate history with Shakespeare 
such as that which hallows the first of London's playhouses. 



MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS OF THE YEAR. 



January 23.— Opening of Theatre Girls' Club 

by the Duchess of Bedford. 
March 14. -The thirty-first annual dinner of 

the Playgoers' Club took place at the 

Hotel Cecil, with the President, Mr. 

Marshall Hall. K.C., M.P., in the chair. 

The members of the Concert Party who 

went to the Front t" entertain the troops 

were tin- guests of honour 
March 21. The Music Hall Ladies' Guild 

wuiual Ball was held at tin- Hotel Cecil. 
March 28.— The O.P. Club Ladies' Dinner was 

la-Id at the Hotel Cecil, with Mr. Carl 

Hentschel, tin- President, in tin- chair. 
May 11. Supper given in honour of Madame 

lo-.iane by the Critics' Circle at the Savoy 

Hotel. 
Ma\ 'J.'.. A memorial service for the late 

Charles Frohman was held at sr. Martin- 

ii. -the Fields. 

July •;. -A Luncheon and Auction Sale took 
place at the Savoj Hotel in aid of the 
Three Art- Women's Employment Fund. 



July 18.— Mr. James W. Mathews was pre- 
sented with an illuminated address by 
Masonic friends at Frascati's Restaurant 
prior to sailing for America to take up 
the management of the New York Hippo- 
drome. 

Jalv 1!). Farewell Dinner piven by members of 
the Savage Club to Mr. James W. 
Mat hew,. Mr. J. E. Preston Muddock 
(•■ Dick Donovan") wa.s in the chair. 

July 20.—The annual garden party in aid of 
"the Actors' Orphanage Fund took place 
in the Botanic Gardens. Regent's Park. 

July 25.— Formal opening by Mr. ryri! Maude 
of the new Actors' Orphanage home at 
Langley. 

December 19.— A "Dinner Matinee" was 
given by the O.P. Club in the Grand Hall 
at 'lc- Hotel Cecil, with Lady Tree in the 
chair. 

December in.— The third annual social of the 
Charley's Aunt Club was held at the 
London Opera House, Mrs. Brandon 
Thomas presiding. 



FIRES IN THEATRES. 



February IS.— Theatre 

destroved by fire. 
May 23.— The Stadium, 

totally destroyed. 



Royal, Bedworth 
Barrow-in-Furness 



June 4.— Playhouse. Stafford. severely 
damaged. Estimated loss, £1,500. 







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THE VARIETY YEAR. 25 



THE VARIETY YEAR. 

BY E. M. SANSOM. 

THE manner in which the world of Variety kept up its position during the War 
year of 1915 has been a constant source of surprise even to those most inti- 
mately concerned in the industry. It would indeed have needed a very 
optimistic prophet to have foretold at the end of December, 1914, that the 
next twelve months would produce extra dividends for the prosperous music halls, 
and give to shareholders in certain '"white elephant" establishments the first 
return upon their investments that they had enjoyed for many a year. The 
explanation of this state of affairs is not far to seek, and the three most generally 
attributed causes are — (1) the need of the public for some light form of entertain- 
n ent which, while not taxing their mentality to any great extent, will yet provide 
an antidote to the depressi.m which naturally accompanies a state of war; (2) the 
large number of troops in training and Colonial troops resident temporarily in this 
country : and (3) the keen desire of soldiers on leave from the front or convalescent 
after wounds to forget themselves for a while in the enjoyment of the light and 
1-right fare which the music hall offers. Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying 
during the American Civil War, " I must either go to the theatre or go mad," and 
this has been a common feeling in England during the past year. Places of amuse- 
ment have been the safety valves for the populace, and Variety might almost be 
<it scribed as a "starred trade," so necessary has it proved itself to the community. 

The Co-operative System. 

The co-operative scheme adopted by managers and artists in the early days of the 
War served its purpose, and made it possible for business to be continued under 
normal conditions at a time when chaos threatened. All kinds of twists and turns were 
practised by partners in the scheme with a view to increasing personal interests, the 
natural sequence being that a great amount of dissatisfaction was caused among 
those who had as a consequence to suffer. The main causes of complaint were the 
overloading of bills by the managers and the exorbitant salaries asked by some 
artists. The scheme was tried for some weeks, and undoubtedly it went a long 
way towards allaying threatened panic; hut long before the time came for a renewal 
ot the system it was clear that the artists would have no more of it. They had 
sacrificed, according to official computations, something like £100.000, and they 
felt that with business as good as. and in many cases better than it had been, they 
were entitled to proceed upon the conditions laid down in their contracts. This 
point of view coincided with the opinions of two of the most influential proprietors — 
Mr. Oswald Stoll and Mr. Charles Gulliver — and Mr. Frank Allen was, in the main, 
also in agreement. The middle of January saw the members of the Variety Artists' 
Federation gathered in force at the Trocadero Restaurant, and a resolution was 
unanimously passed which had the effect of terminating the co-operative scheme 
or. January 31, though certain powers were given to the executive committee to 
deal with — on lines suggested by Mr. Stoll — any cases of hardship that might 
arise at halls where it was impossible to keep open and pay lull salaries. Thus 
after a life of twenty-four weeks the co-operative scheme died a natural death, 
regretted by very few — those who had found themselves "on velvet." with 50 per 
cent, of their gross takings with which to pay their way. It should be mentioned 
thai a sum of over £1.000 was raised by means of a levy upon the takings of halls 
running on the co-operative system for the benefit of members of the V.A.F. who 
suffered unduly in the sharing process. Much of this was expended, for there were 
many cases of great hardship ; but a considerable balance remains, even after the 
contributions of the de Frece halls and the Moss Empires — amounting to £200 — 
have been deducted, for the benefit of the Variety Artists' Benevolent Fund. One 
great redeeming feature of the co-operative scheme was that the necessity of pre- 



26 THE STAGE YEAR LOOK. 



serving tli<' business gave both artists and managers a c mon ground upon which 

to meet, and there ran be little doubt that the V.A.I"', considerably increased the 
respect in which the former were held by the managers by the tactful manner in 
which negotiations were carried out in their behalf: 

The Constktui row oi I v igb i « iu s. 

li. the old days a programme that had not a score or more of prominent names 
upon it had little chance of filling a West. End house, and at outlying places and 
in the provinces quantity was a considerable factor in success. The multiplication 
of music halls, however, has tended towards a reduction in the number id' artists 
engaged at a particular hall, though, oi course, the aggregate of turns has increased 
enormously. Revues, which had become a craze during 1914. retained their hold 
upon the affections of the public during 1915, with the result that man;, fam 
music hall artists found themselves crowded out by the newer form of entert; 
■lent. The popularity oi revues has been welcomed by many proprietors, who see an 
opportunity to '" freeze" the highly paid artist into submission to managerial terms. 
One of the must prominenl of the booking managers put the matte]- succinctly to 
an equally important lady "star" when he said. "The public want revues, and we 
are going tu give them revues for all we are worth. In the end you artists with the 

big salaries will either have to come into our revues or will have tu accept any 

engagements which we may have to offer at oui' price." There is little doubt that 
Mr. Booker was indulging in elocutionary acrobatics, otherwise " talking through 
m. hat," because the public will he the final arbiters, and if they want the old 
favourites they will have them. If one hall has plumped for revues, ami nothing 
biil revues, a tired public would await with calm the advent of another manager 
who would give them the old familiar favourites. These remarks apply more 
particularly to the future, because it has been evident during the past year that 
individual artists have suffered greatly at the expense of revues. It is necessary 
to point out that a system of sharing terms — similar to that obtaining in provincial 
ami suburban theatrical circles — has been introduced by managers tor the benefit <•:' 
otherwise of touring revues. Thus, the proprietor of " I'm in the Cart " revue might 
find himself rejoicing in the possession of a whole tour, but later, on completion of 
his contracts, discovering that he is living up to his title. In many cases revues 
have to "take over the bill" — that is to say. have to undertake the responsibility 
oi' the salaries of those individual artists who have already been engag< I by the 
management. Thus has the resident manager introduced a new kind of "50-50" — 
he takes 50 per cent, of the gross receipts and the remainder goes to a revue pro- 
prietor, who has to pay the salaries ol the other people in the bill before he can 
touch any money for his own company. The revue proprietor cannot reasonably 
expect to make money at every hall on these lines, ami lie will frequently find that 
the profit on the swings does not balance the loss on the roundabouts, but the 
manager of the hall, having transferred his risk to a third party, has nothing to 
los( and everything to gain. Can it be wondered at. therefore, that booking 
managers are more anxious to engage revues on sharing terms than star artists at 
large salaries'.' In the course of time it is possible that the sharing system will be 
generally offered to " tops of the bill " ; 1915 has found many instances of the 
In ginnings of the practice. 

Revues. 

The subject of revues is dealt with at length in another part of this Year Book, 
but any review of the year's work in the variety theatres would be incomplete 
without a reference to what, after all. has been the chief constituent oi the majority 
of programmes. To the number of revues there would appear to be no end. and 
dozens of pieces whose chief claims are a certain inconsequence and a quaint title were 
touring with apparent success at the end of 1915. having ousted a large number of 
l'; ntomimes from public favour. Those, like Ernest C. Rolls, who were the pioneers 
"i this form of entertainment for touring purposes, continue to arrange further pro- 
ductions, and West End houses, like the Alhambra, the Empire, the Hippodrome, 
and the Pavilion, find in revue their chief source of strength. These facts clearly 
indicate that revues have come to stay. That they will take on new and varying 
forms is probable, but there is no getting away from the fact that the music hall 
public does not seek to be educated, and the formlessness of a revue is a recom- 




Watch Your Step," at the Empire, with Joseph Coyne, 



THE VARIETY YEAR. 27 



George Graves, and Ethel Levey as the principals; "5064 Gerrard," at the 
Alhambra; " Honi Soit," a French-English piece, at the London Pavilion; 
•' Venus, Ltd.." " Good Evening.'' and "The Other Department," three of Ernest C. 
Rolls's latest and must successful contributions; "Brides." "Sugar and Spice," and 
' Peaches." with which the t'ollins-Braham-Blow combination added laurels already 
gained with "Redheads"; and the Wylie-Tate pieces, "The Passing Show" (the 
touring version of the Palace show, and "Kiss .Me. Sergeant." Mr. Harry Day has 
been one of the most enterprising and prolific of revue sponsors, and has toured the 
Hippodrome productions of "Business as Usual " ami " Hullo! Tango " (the latter 
"Merry Moments"), as well as "Excuse Me," "Keep to the Right," "Made in 
England," "Passing Events," and other piece?. Fred Karno's "Hot and Cold" 
and an All-Women revue, George Shurley's "Search me." "All Scotch," and Sidney 
Burns' "Don't Tempt Me" and "She's a Daisy." are other touring revues which 
have made their mark. A notable success was scored at the end of the year by 
Wilkie Bard, who reproduced "The Whirl of the Town" at the Palladium 
and subsequently on tour. 

Happily the enterprise of those producers who considered mainly the exhibition 
of feminine charms in chorus have been restrained, a strongly worded circular on the 
subject by the Lord Chamberlain in the summer acting as a very effective break- 
water. Very little is asket. of producers by the public — a piece with the appearance 
Hi a musical comedy, and humour of the pantomime order, is apparently all that is 
necessary in many cases for success — but a clean, bright show is essential. 

For the Wounded. 

The occupants of the military hospitals throughout the country have been cheered 
and helped enormously by the services, ungrudgingly given, of music hall artist-. 
It is no easy matter to be entertaining in the presence of suffering, but the fine work 
of the artists has helped our wounded heroes to forget for a brief spell their tragic 
experiences and their pain, and the healthy tonic of a good laugh has been provided 
in abundant quantities by performers. In many towns — Edinburgh and Eastbourne, 
for example — weekly visits to hospitals have been paid by parties of artists from the 
local halls, and the testimony of doctors, nurses, and patients as to the beneficial 
effects of the arrangements indicates that the work is among the finest that artists 
can accomplish during War time, and that it must be continued and extended during 
1916 and as long as the necessity is present. Much good work is done by amateurs 
in this direction, but the Tommy's affections are for the "pro." whom he has heard 
at his own music hall, or knows by repute. 

\t the beginning of the year Mr. Seymour Hicks took a band of artists for a 
tuui of the rest camps, etc.. in France. The company consisted of Ellaline Terriss, 
Gladys Cooper, Ivy St. Helier, 0!ga, Elgar, and Eli Hudson. Seymour Hicks. Ben 
Davies, W F. Frame, and Will Van Allen, with Mr. W. H. Boardman as manager. 
The experiment was wholly successful, and it has been repeated with other parties 
(notably those organised by Miss Lena Ashwell) during the year. 

Some Song Successes. 

1914 was " Tipperary " year, and the natural successor to the immensely successful 
Irish ditty which the men of the First Expeditionary Force made famous has been 
' Till the boys come home." a popular ditty by Ivor Novello, which has found a 
place in many productions. A sung in the nature of a vocal curiosity has been " When 
the moon shines bright on Charlie Chaplin." Written by a fourteen-year-old boy 
and set to the familiar music of an old number. "Red Wing." it had little to 
recommend it from a literary point of view, but it caught the fancy of the public, 
both military and civil, and fur some months was a craze. Among the most successful 
ballads of the year have been " Somebody knows— Somebodv i ares," " Show me the 
way to your heart." "Blue Eyes." "You were the first one to teach me to love," 
'" When Irish eyes are smiling," " A little bit of heaven," and " When the Angelus 
is ringing." In the category of popular numbers with a military flavour must be 
placed " Cassidy," " All the boys in khaki get the nice girls." " Sergeant Macadoo," 
a:nd " We must all fall in." The ragtime influence has been upon many other 
ditties, and " He's a ragpicker," " Good-bye, Virginia," ' You great big wonderful 
baby," " Mississippi Cabaret," and " Oh. Mr. Rubinstein " are numbers which have 
been successfully introduced and retain their attractive qualities at the end of the 
year. Thanks to a facility for providing catchy numbers for revues. Herman Darewski 
has been one of the most successful song writers of the year, and his talented younger 
brother, Max Darewski. has also scored with similar items. Lawrence Wright, 



28 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



\ it 1 1 Ayer, and [vor Novello are others who have enhanced their reputations 
.luring 1915. 

< !h \kitv. 
The charitable nature of the average music hall artist is proverbial; never is there 
a worthy public cause which asks in vain for the assistance in fund raising entertain- 
ments of members of the profession. With the multitude of War charities making 
a constant appeal, there has been ample opportunity for the help of the profession, 
and this has been willingly rendered at innumerable matinees and other special per- 
formances. It is impossible to compute the amount of money raised in this way. but 
an excellent example of the practical charity of the profession was found in the New 
Year's Gifts to soldiers and sailors which was organised by the late W. H. Clemart 
at the beginning of 1915. In a very few weeks nearly £1,500 was raised among artist-. 
this sum being sufficient to build and equip a Y.M.C.A. recreation hut for troops in 
Dover, and to give amounts of £567 to the funds organised by Lady French and 
Lady Jellicoe. 

It is a curious fact that music hall artists appear to prefer to help outside objects 
rather than their own charities. There are notable exceptions to this rule, but the 
constant generosity of these individuals rather emphasises the lack of enthusiasm 
among the profession generally. There are two splendid music hall charities — the 
Variety Artists' Benevolent Fund and Institution, and the Music Hall Ladies' Guild. 
The former, which deals with general relief as well as keeps about a score of old 
performers in a fine institution at Twickenham, has rather languished during the 
year. Dinners and other sources of revenue have not been available during 1915, but 
applications for assistance have been constant and increasing. In November The 
Stage organised a special appeal on behalf of the Fund, and at the end of the year 
a total of £900 was reached. This result, excellent as it is. is not nearly as good 
as it ought to be. Variety is one of the richest of the professions : it has hardly been 
touched by the War, and the duty of the profession is to put their Fund upon a 
si und basis. It ought not to be a difficult matter to raise sufficient funds to make 
the V.A.B.F. and I. permanently sound, so that instead of oft-recurring appeals for 
financial help there should be, say, an annual dinner only. That is the ideal; whether 
it i- possible of realisation is a matter solely for the artists. If the leaders of the 
profession can be persuaded to take their proper parts — not only in contributing, 
but in organising and directing, using their influence to its best advantage — the 
achievement should be comparatively easy. 

The spirit which animates the workers in the cause of the Music Hall Ladies' 
Guild has produced excellent results. Actual figures are not available, but enough 
is known to indicate that no deserving case ever appeals in vain to the Guild ; that 
an enormous amount of good work is performed, especially among the women and 
children of the profession ; and that the Guild has in hand a substantial cash balance 
(so strong financially are they that they have been able to vote £50 to the special 
appeal of Tin: Stage for the V.A.B.F. and I.). The deeds of the Ladies' Guild are 
more eloquent than any words could be, and the hard-working officers and committee 
deserve the heartiest thanks of the profession. 

^ Although not strictly a music hall charity, reference is necessary to the War Seal 
Fund of Mr. Oswald Stoll, which seeks to raise by means of stamps sufficient money 
to build flats for disabled soldiers and sailors. Thanks to the labours of individuals 
(Mr. Julien Henry has raised many hundreds of pounds) and societies (the Grand 
Ordei of Water Rats and the Ladies' Guild are each seeking to raise the £400 
necessary to endow a flat) the fund appears to be doing well. 

The V.A.F. and Other Societies. 

Oyer 1.000 new members have entered the ranks of the Variety Artists' Federation 
during the year, and the society has at its back a reserve fund amounting to £12,000. 
This access of membership is as it should be. and it is a constant source of wonder 
to most of us that anybody can be found who is so blind to self-interest (putting the 
matter on the lowest plane) as to remain outside the scope and influence of the 
Federation. It has much to offer; it has done and will do great work for the artist. 
but the larger its membership the fuller will be its authority, and the more power 
it will assert in the remedying of abuses which performers have to suffer. The new 
chairman of the Federation. Mr. Fred Russell, naturally spent his earlv months in 
gathering the various threads of his new position, but there have been several 
indications that he means to make a success of his new role and to uphold the best 
traditions of the V.A.F. A reduction of entrance fees for the poorer members of 
the profession, especially those engaged in revues, and a greater facility for the pur- 



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chase of contribution stamps in the provinces are changes which remove two 
stumbling-blocks to membership. In a way these are small matters, but they are 
movements in the right direction, and show that Mr. Russell has a keen eye for the 
interests of the profession as a whole. 

The Music Hall Artists' Railway Association has suffered a considerable reduction 
in membership owing to the prevalence of revues, whose companies travel as theatrical 
parties, and consequently do not need to join the M.H.A.R.A. The result has been 
a slump in the financial position of the Association, but the committee have given 
their attention to the question and the good work of the organisation will continue. 

The Grand Order of Water Rats continues to flourish, and the Beneficent Order of 
Terriers has marked the year by taking over special premises for use as offices and 
headquarters. 

Obituary. 

The Harvester of Death has been very busy during 1915, and many well-known 
names are in the list of those who have begun the great adventure. An irreparable 
loss to the profession was that of W. H. Clemart, chairman of the Variety Artists' 
Federation, who died on July 23. After ten years of devoted service to the cause 
of his brother and sister artists Mr. Clemart passed away, leaving the V.A.F. as his 
monument and its members to mourn the loss of a leader who steered them safely 
through many rocky waters and led them to a haven of political security and financial 
strength. The inception and birth of the Federation were largely due to his unfail- 
ing energy and his command of all the details of the profession, and his tactful 
handling of difficult problems helped in an immeasurable degree towards the success- 
ful organisation of the profession. 

Lieut. Guy Struthers (one of the partners in Guy and Graham) died in London 
from the effect of wounds received in the Dardanelles, and others who fell in their 
country's cause were Will Powell, R. W. Russell (a well-known Dickensian actor), 
Cpl. Astill, Charles Garry, Matthew Hewson, William Kennedy, J. W. Turnbull, 
Henry Stampson, and E. G. V. Mortimer. 

Royalty and the Music Halls. 
Royalty's visits to the music halls during 1915 have been mostly in connection 
with War charity entertainments. On March 25. — Queen Mary, Queen Alexandra, 
Princess Mary and other members of the Royal Family were present at the matinee 
at the London Coliseum in aid of Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein's 
ST.M.O.A. Auxiliary Committee for providing funds for concerts for the troops. On 
March 2. — Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria were present at the London 
Coliseum on the occasion of Mine. Rejane's first appearance in "The Bet." On 
May 11. — The King and Queen, accompanied by Princess Mary, were present at the 
matinee given in aid of the Officers' Families' Fund at the Palace. On June 29. — ■ 
The Queen .and Princess Mary attended a matinee at the Palace in aid of the fund 
for the extension of the London School of Medicine for Women. On July 26.— 
Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria attended the performance at the London 
Coliseum. On November 15. — Queen Alexandra, accompanied by Princess Victoria, 
Princess Mary. Prince Albert, and other members of the Royal Family, was present 
at the matinee given at the London Hippodrome in aid of " The Daily Mirror " Fund 
for the Edith Cavell Nursing Home. On November 18. — Queen Alexandra, Princess 
Victoria, and other members of the Royal Family were present at Russia's Day 
Matinee at the Alhambra. 

What of the Future ? 

1915 closes with practically the whole of Europe an armed camp, with four millions 
of England's best citizens under arms; with the forces of the Right struggling for 
mastery over those of Might. Will 1916 bring with it a return to peaceful times ? 
One can only hope. By comparison with these larger issues Variety is a small 
thing, perhaps, but it is very real to those hundreds of people who depend upon it 
for a living, and the vast numbers of people who look to it for that relaxation and 
contrast which make life easier. Things will never be the same again in England, we 
are told ; but why shouldn't it be a .better England that we may see in the distance? 
It does not follow that the doleful prophecies of the Dismal Jimmies are to be ful- 
filled. The spirit of England lives, and if we have faith in ourselves let us work for 
a bright future. Carry on ! 



THE VARIETY STAGE. 




MR. ALBERT DE COURVILLE. 



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The author and producer of many of the most successful revues. Mr. de Courville may, 
perhaps, be reckoned as the originator of the existing style of revue in England. 



THE VARIETY STAGE. 




MR. WAL PINK. 

The author (with Mr. A. P. de Courville) of various revue successes of 1915. 



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THE VARIETY STAGE. 




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A must successful composer during 1915, having written the music for many Revues. 



THE VARIETY STAGE. 




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SOME REFLECTIONS ON REVUE. 

BY ARTHUR COLES ARMSTRONG. 

WILL peace kill the revue? That is a question in the minds of the more 
thoughtful folk whose business it is to keep a watchful eye upon the 
trend of theatrical and variety events. The mighty change that is coming 
over the national character when the rockets go up in Hyde Park, ami 
the fires of Armageddon are happily trampled down among the dust of the decadent, 
sabre rattling assassins who started them, is going to make itself felt in every flow 
and ebb and backwash of human mentality ; we shall look at the world with a fresh, 
l'isgah gaze, and many things, big and little, will lie left behind us never to be 
regarded or dallied with again. They will he the things that do not actually matter, 
the unimportant things we have hitherto regarded as important, the things we have 
tolerated simply for lack of something better to be going on with. All times of 
great stress are times of comparative tolerance, and essentially minor matters count 
for something even less than their normal worth when overwhelming life and death 
issues are at stake. It i- the story of the absent eat and the frolicsome mice all over 
again, but with a thousand and -one different ramifications and applications. For 
this time the cat is very, very busy indeed ! In a certain sense, and a very important 
one. we are all fighting at the front — almost as much at the front, for instance, and 
perhaps in an equally nerve-racking degree, as the mud-stained warrior from the 
trenches, whose first question, when we meet him at Waterloo Station, is as to how 
the War is getting on. And being, as we are, engaged in a tremendous struggle, 
we cultivate, or rather indulge, a temporary spirit of tolerance towards smaller things 
in the presence of an all-absorbing greater purpose. It is even whispered, for ex- 
ample, that if it were vitally necessary for the Defence of the Realm that the curfew 
bell should ring out in the Strand o' nights--or if our wise rulers declared it to be 
vitally necessary, which amounts to precisely the same thing— then the curfew bell 
would ring out as gladly in the Strand as bells to church across the meadows on a 
summer Sabbath morn, and a certain notorious poem, beloved of emotional Trans- 
atlantic and other more or less harmless reciters, would, after being duly blacked 
out at the Press Bureau in Whitehall, be heard only in damp cellarage suggestive of 
iconoclastic ideals and darkly individualistic propaganda. We have, as a simple 
matter of fact, already put up with a deal of legislation which, in ordinary times, 
could only be regarded as serf legislation. Do the wise and free Britons among us 
grumble — after the first cold douche'! 1 Not a bit of it' We are busily engaged in 
another place; it will do when we get back! There is a big, blundering truth in 
the apparently revolutionary assertion that we shall have to fight the English after 
we have fought the Bodies. The English, it is to be hoped, will be partially con- 
quering themselves and their old-time tolerances while they are wholly conquering 
the Germans. What will have to be attended to are the things we have politely or 
otherwise disregarded -the little boy who has made off with our coat while we have 
been thrashing the big fellow, for instance. All which, if the reader be of a 
ruminative turn, bears distinctly upon the question as to whether peace will kill the 
revue, although, perhaps, it is bringing rather heavy, accumulative psychological 
artillery to bear upon the problem. Will peace kill the revue? It is the considered 
opinion of the present writer, who has lost all count of the revues he has seen — with 
the lurid exception of those he has been inveigled into seeing more than once on 
account of the box-office trick of changing a title -that peace will do nothing of the 
sort. And that for at least two reasons, or. rather, let us say. one reason and a-half. 
The one whole reason is that revue, like tragedy, comedy, melodrama, vaudeville, or 
opeia. is a legitimate and well defined form of stagecraft, and must therefore last 
as long as there are theatre curtains in existence, and audiences ready to pay to 



SOME REFLECTIONS ON REVUE. 31 



sit before them ; the half reason is that the species of revue which is coming in for a 
withering public searchlight almost as soon as the last whiff of poison gas has been 
dissipated into thin air is precisely that species of revue that is not only no species 
of revue at all, but is that weird, formless form of entertainment that cannot, by any 
stretch of the imagination, bedescribed as either flesh, fowl, or good red herring. The 
theatrical and variety house will be swept and garnished ami set wholly in older, 
and many useless and indeed harmful things will be thrown incontinently out of 
window. May the warning be a timely one for those revue producers who do not 
produce revues! As the poor soldier's wife, whose married existence had been by 
no means a bed of roses, pertinently remarked as she hurried out of the jug and 
bottle department into her ninth picture palace, " Peace may come at any moment! " 
And for those of us who hate War and love real revue, may it be soon ! 

No Revue ( 'raze. 

So that, my masters, in spite of the fact that it is difficult nowadays to find a 
variety programme unheaded by a revue, or a revue proprietor without a fur lined 
overcoat and a strong smell of petrol, there is really no real revue craze at all ! We 
have in this matter one of the most interesting and significant phenomena in the 
whole history of the world of entertainment — interesting because it entails a sort of 
hybrid, almost hectic, glorification of the non-existent, and significant because the 
prevalence of what is called revue exhibits a curious twist, caused by the comparative 
laxity of a War-absorbed public, in the laws that usually govern supply and demand. 
There can be no revue craze without revues : how many revues-, real revues, are there 
in the British Islands at the present moment? It is more than possible that the 
correct answer was given in an article upon the subject which appeared in the columns 
of The Stage early in October, in which it was stated that the real revues, figura- 
tively speaking, could be counted upon one's fingers, with fingers to spare. That, at 
any rate, is certainly true as regards London, where, as in other places, there is, and 
has been, a regular and fluent rash of the spurious article. You cannot make a mere 
chunk of song, dance, and intervening irrelevant patter a revue by the simple 
device of calling it "Pass the Mustard/' or "Not all the Soda," any more than 
you can transform a German into a Britisher by clapping a naturalisation paper upon 
his carcase and calling him Smith. Tragedy is tragedy, comedy comedy, opera opera, 
and revue revue all the world over, and in the misapplication of labels there is more 
than a hint of Hanwell. We should certainly look sideways, after having surrepti- 
tiously buttoned up our coat, at the man who described " King Lear " as a comic 
opera, for instance. What of the amiable and well-meaning gentlemen who give 
us a bundle of scenery and properties set to music, tell the author that pedestrianism 
is the finest of all exercises, and call it a revue? And yet. as has already been sug- 
gested, War-time audiences are willing to swallow the strange mixture for want of 
something better to be going on with. On the other hand, the real revue is not 
nearly so modern or contemporary a thing as so many good people imagine. We 
have had revues in London, and in the leading provincial centres, for many years, 
but never, alas ! such a bewildering mass of extraneous and weedy matter as is, at the 
present moment, impeding their direct public appeal. It is a case ot all chorus and 
no song ; all parsley and no fish : a gigantic skeleton making a brave show of 
adiposity, and deceiving all but the discerning with a magnificent display of gorgeous 
purple and complicated, frothy linen. It is something worse than "Hamlet" 
without the Prince of Denmark. It is drama ijone to pieces, and stuck 
together again by alleged authors whose knowledge of the theatrical unities and the 
laws of artistic coherence has not reached even the elementary starting point. It is 
a species of theatrical blight. 

The Elusive Revue Author. 

It is, perhaps, a bold thing to say that one need not be an author in order to write 
a revue of the accepted type ; it is, perhaps, a bolder thing to say that it is difficult 
to find a man who has not written, or who does not contemplate writing, a revue 
of the accepted type. Probably no author, or would-be author, realised that 
writing for the stage was so beautifully easy before he saw his first revue, or pseudo- 
revue. All those five-act tragedies.' those polished societv comedies, and those 
complicated farces that Sir Herbert Tree, Mr. Charles Ha'wtrev, and Mr. James 
Welch declined so politely, so firmly, and so regularly seemed like a deliberately 
self-imposed handicap in the race up the Delectable Mountain when regarded in the 
fascinating glare that radiates from a successful revue. The thins seemed as easy 
as falling off a log, or getting into trouble with one's relations : why haggle at the 



32 THE SJ AGE YEAR HOOK. 



front door while the servants' entrance was bo invitingly .>j.en? So easy, so 
splendidly, fatally easy! No plot, little dialogue (some of it taken piecemeal from 
the "comic" papers), another fellow t<> write the lyrics and music, and no m< 
writer's cramp, Bave that concerned with a possible cataract of fat cheques! And 
so that elusive being, the revue author who doesn't write revues, came into being — 
the palpable captain of a phantom ship — and developed tore shoulders at the 
rehearsals of a piece dimly reminiscent of something he had once written himself. 
Perhaps, however, it is very properly letting him down lightly to imply that he 
had written anything at all even remotely resembling a revue. A possible incapacity 
for potential evil must surely !><• accounted unto him tor righteousness' After all, 
m many instances the poor author merely plays the fly to the producer's spider. 
In countless cases be has obviously nut been allowed to approach the spider's web 
at all. and revue proprietors have therefore had a chance of coining into line with 
thost kind hearted newspaper editors who refuse a contribution out of sheer pity 
foi its writer, and turn the subject over to a more experienced hand — in this case 
tne hand of the producer. The poor author has simply to dump down his bundle 
of distorted dreams upon the stage, cut the string, and run — in order to get clear 
o, the scramble of a host of experts who know infinitely more about his work than 
he does! The profound mystery as to where the author of the pseudo-revue really 
came from will only he equalled by the profound mystery as to where he will 
disappear when the corn is separated from the chaff, and the public and the critic, 
easy to please for the duration of the War, get into proper action again. Then, and 
not till then, will it he found that a revue must first of all be a revue if it 
is to satisfy those who care for revues. Then, and not till then, will there 
be a steady and growing public for a delightful and legitimate form of 
theatrical entertainment that is at present being literally choked and stifled 
by a mass of spurious and heterogeneous matter. The properly accredited revue 
author — the man of sympathy, huge understanding, wit. fancy, and wisdom — 
must come to the rescue of the revue, or the public will quickly see to it that there 
is no revue to rescue. It is bad business policy to offer a customer something he 
doesn't ask for. Palm him off with an imitation article, and he will never come 
again. He will go to the shop where the real article is to be obtained. Persist in 
giving him a formless mMangt of sporadic variety, badly strung together and 
creaking at the joints, or bad musical comedy, miscalled up-to-date revue, and the 
result will be inevitable. For good variety he will go to a good all-variety house, 
and for good musical comedy he will go to a theatre. As for the effect of bad 
revue, his appetite for the real article will most probably be made keener than ever, 
and he will act accordingly. Bad musical comedy drove patrons from the theatres 
into the music halls; bad musical comedy, miscalled revue, in the music halls will 
most assuredly drive them back a^ain into the theatre, where their sense of the 
coherence and appropriateness of things will not be outraged. 

France, the Home of the Revue. 
Mention has already been made of the apparent easiness and simplicity of revue 
writing, and its consequent fatal attractiveness for the writer who cannot write 
or is not allowed to write. The vital essence of all art and beauty is sheer 
simplicity ; nor does it need the inspired eloquence of a Keats to tell us of " white 
simplicity's " wondrous j>ower. Your wayside daisy is more beautiful a thing 
than your expensive orchid cultivated into a thousand eccentricities; there is more 
real music in a woodland glade on a spring morning than in a whole acre of Albert 
Halls. The apparent simplicity of all great art has always been a lure to the 
unwary and the incompetent, who cannot realise that simplicity in itself is largely 
the result of painstaking, pioneer labour that is anything hut simple. Phil May, 
a master of humorous simplicity of line, rubbed out infinitely more lines than he 
ever allowed to remain; and, in another connection, some of the easiest-flowing 
printed verses of classical poetry have presented a bewildering tangle of verbal 
mosaic in the original pen-written manuscripts. There is the assiduous ape period 
ill artistic as in all other professions, and the final triumph is not achieved until 
the practitioner has removed all trace of the scaffolding that has enabled him to 
reai his finished edifice. It is the same with revue writing, which is all the more 
difficult because it is so apparently and so superficially easy. As a matter of fact, 
there is probably no more difficult task in the whole' extended range of theatrical 
art than that of writing a revue. Practitioners of most other accepted forms of 
art are told by the greatest of all masters to hold the mirror up to Nature; the 
revue author has to do something more, something less, than that. He is called 
upon as a sort of lightning cartoonist to epitomise the morning's newspaper: he 




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SOME REFLECTIONS ON REV IE. 33 

must bring into stage focus the wide expanse of contemporary happenings, and 
possess and exercise as instinctive and discriminating a flair for topical essentials, 
ab well as lor selection and rejection, as is possessed by a born or Heaven-sent 
journalist. He must fix and retain the spirit of the times as effectively as a Punch 
cartoonist; in another connection, he must never lose sight of the vital fact that 
revue is a distinctly foreign and, therefore, delicate plant ; that it requires exceed- 
ingly delicate transplanting if it is to flourish in English soil ; and that, more 
important than all, the English, taken as a whole, are not a revue-going people — a 
circumstance that entails something more than mere transplantation if British 
public attention is to be secured and profitably retained. It is easy to understand 
why France, particularly Paris, is the natural home of the revue. The very word 
" vue is in itself a French word, whose real meaning cannot for a moment be held 
in doubt. When a Frenchman goes to see a revue he expects to see a review of con- 
temporary happenings, and a blue miasmatic mist would hover about his language 
if he didn't get it! He is not averse from subsidiary trimmings — far from it! — but 
he invariably insists that they be trimmings with a legitimate bearing upon the 
subject-matter in hand. Having one of the best-ordered intellects in the world, 
he is also a great stickler for form ; his revue may begin and end nowhere in 
particular — indeed, most French revues do! — but it will always be found that it is 
built upon a consecutive plan, and has some legitimate, it' flippantly expressed 
purpose in view. The Frenchman's inborn love for knowing precisely what he is up 
to — a quality sometimes lacking in your average Englishman ! — has also had a most 
valuable artistic effect upon the construction of the real revue in that it has 
brought into being those wholly invaluable revue characters, the commere 
and compere, who act as a form of Greek chorus, and supply the necessary 
connecting cement. When you really come to think of it, no revue, not even 
an English revue, can go very far wrong provided that there is someone at hand 
to tell you what it is all about ! It is a thousand pities that English producers have 
tound no general use for the commere and compere, those dear, delightful, gossippmg 
godmothers and godfathers who immediately get upon intimate terms with the 
audience, and are as welcome as a Cockney showing a country cousin round Mme. 
Tussauds. There are several other reasons why revue is essentially a Gallic plant, 
but perhaps it is necessary to deal only with two in order to emphasise the import- 
ance, in England, not only of adherence to original French form, but also of effecting 
a certain British compromise as far as treatment of subject-matter is concerned. In 
the first place, it must be obvious to every one that there is infinitely more freedom 
in Paris, in dealing- satirically or otherwise with exalted and public personages, than 
there is in England. In Paris, at least, there is certainly no special divinity hedging 
about a public character; it is his humanity that counts, and the more human he is 
the better they like him. English audiences would be transmogrified to stupefaction 
(blessed phrase!) if, say, a character in revue tickled an exalted personage under 
the third rib, and reminded him of some blazing indiscretion of his stormy past. The 
hubbub at the old Gaiety about Gladstone's collar is still fresh in mind, and, in 
quite recent times, some of us felt delightfully wicked when we laughed at Mr. 
Lloyd George's decidedly un-financial pirouettes at the Empire. In Paris, good- 
humoured revue satire does not stop short even at the President of the French 
Republic, and political comment is none the less keen because it generally ends in a 
salvo of laughter. Much rigorous editing is, therefore, necessary in England as 
regards the suitable exploitation of public characters in revue, but the task is by 
no means an unsurmountable one, and should always be attempted. The second 
reason why revue takes so kindly to French soil is that the French are a nation of 
newspaper readers who, unlike thousands of Englishmen, do not necessarily believe 
all that their newspapers tell them, and, therefore, delight to air their own opinions, 
and to hear and discuss those of others. The average Englishman cannot tell the 
average Frenchman- anything new until the next editions come out, and even then 
it is ten to one that the Frenchman will be there before him. It is their supreme 
genius for keeping level with the vital affairs of the day that proves so nourishing to 
the growth and cultivation of the revue spirit : the Parisian revue author w r ould not 
be worth his salt who did not have something to say in the evening about the events 
dealt with in the morning or afternoon's newspapers. Herein it may be perceived 
that the difference between the French revue author and many of his English con- 
frere.* is that the former rarely ever finishes, and that the latter frequently never 
start ! The proper revue, in short, is nothing at all if not topical ; is there any great 
difficulty to prevent an English revue from being topical? None at all if, as should 
be the case, the fully qualified and properly paid author is given his chance, and. 



34 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



the produce) ia content to plaj second fiddle. Comparisons are notoriously odious, 
mill oames need not be mentioned, but there are, at the presenl moment, at Least two 
authors, one manager, one theatre, and one music hall in London associated with the 
real spirit of real revue, and flourishing accordingly. The one idea] revue theatre in 
which the real revue is to be seen in all its witty and comparatively inexpensive 
glory, and v. heir there is no producer to speak ol out of his legitimate sphere, is 

a so i In house in the metropolis where that thidtrt intinn spirit so desirable for 

revue is cultivated in true Parisian fashion. It is interesting, too, to note that the 
manager of this delightful little house, where everything garish and unnecessary is 
essentially tabu, is a gentleman who is not unknown in connection with spectacular 
productions vast enough in scope to take in Lockhart's Elephants, and lose them! 
!!.• has concentrated all the fire of his experience upon one spot, and hit the target 
because he has observed the rules of the game. 

Oveb Peodtjced Musical Comedy. 

It is unnecessary to dwell at any further length upon the circumstances by which 
legitimate revue has been allowed to run to seed in the direction of bad, over- 
produced musical comedy ; nor is the contention of some managers and proprietors 
that purpose, plot, or form are unnecessary in revue, inspired l>y anything but an 
ngenuous belief that War conditions are going to last for ever. Signs are not wanting 
that audiences are already becoming properly weary of the formless, invertebrate, 
overproduced, plotless, and bloated — nothing ! It is no part of the design of the 
present writer to discuss whether the modem producer is in any way an improvement 
upon his immediate predecessor, the stage manager, but a real love for the art of 
the theatre certainly inspires an emphatic distaste for the alleged and always noisy 
expert whose skill in production runs to little beyond a feverish and elaborate effort 
to hide the poverty of his material. These gentlemen would also appear to take a 
fiendish delight in making our flesh creep .by the weird inappropriateness of some of 
their methods. Time or place is totally disregarded whenever there is the least 
chance of spending a few extra hundred pounds on a " picture " ; but surely the height 
of the folly of over production is readied when, as has lately been the case, almost 
enough money has been spent, and thrown away, upon the " production " of a single 
song to stage an adequately produced entertainment in its entirety. The policy of 
going one better than a rival establishment must inevitably lead to financial, to say 
nothing of artistic ruin, if persisted in. and there is always the danger of someone 
else hitting the public taste with a mere tithe of the " big " producer's outlay! Nor 
is there any particular reason why one's sense of the sanity of things should be out- 
raged, say, by the sudden appearance of a host of Japanese lanterns from the clear 
noontide skies over Brighton front in order that someone may wax lyrical about the 
charms of Tokio. or why the members of a beauty chorus should seek a little well- 
earned rest by prostrating themselves full length upon the floor of an old English 
mansion- to be jumped over, for no apparent reason, by a band of yelping, roaring, 
whip-cracking cowboys from the wild and woolly West -while a deep-throated 
vocalist sinus about the joys of the rolling prairie ! In these things sheer madness 
lies; they would he impossible with an accredited author at the helm. The fact of 
the matter is that the producer is gem rally allowed to take precedence over the 
author, and that, indeed, it is no ancommon occurrence for a producer to go over the 
author's book with a ravenous pencil and slash out most of the best things in it. It 
has also frequently happened that the very quips and cranks that have most success- 
fully caught the public fancy in the performance of a revue are precisely those that 
have somehow or another escaped the producer's attention. That, of course, is a 
brilliant example of how not to do the thing, and is presumably inspired by a polite 
but emphatic contempt for the author's ability often justified ! — and by a supposi- 
tion that the public care more for the frame than the picture. The producer is an 
estimable and quite necessary gentleman in his way, but he should never be allowed 
to get in the author's way. The author, as the real captain of the revue ship, is the 
only one who can steer it into safety through the present mass of gorgeous and 
extraneous weeds, and he must never be allowed to leave the captain's bridge until 
the harbour is in sight. Producer, musician, lyrist, costumier, scenic artist, and 
chorus director must take theii rue from him, and from no other. As has already 
been said, there is a small fortune awaiting the real revue, and there is no reason 
why the best authors in the land should not give the matter their serious attention. 
It is unreasonable, however, to expect an author with any respect for the dignity 
of his calling to consent to hide his light under a bushel of mere stage properties, 
be thev never so brilliant 



SOME REFLECTIONS ON REVUE. 



35 



A Parting Word. 

It is always an accepted truth that the mere act of criticising a thing implies a 
certain regard for the thing criticised ; many a fund husband criticises his wife's taste 
in hats who does not. alas ' care the proverbial twopennyworth of cold gin for what 
her mother is wearing, and couldn't criticise it if he did! It is in the same spirit 
that tlie present writer lias endeavoured to approach the subject of revues, for his 
love of real revue is only equalled by his distaste for bad, over-staged musical comedy 
or vaudeville, miscalled revue, and for the noisy, incompetent gentlemen who, to use 
the recent words of a well-known variety manager, have given up studying the 
blacksmith's art in order to become producers. If revue in England cannot wholly 
be divorced from semi-musical comedy lines, why not something in the nature of the 
old Gaiety burlesques, several of which, by the way, if brought up to date, would 
surely bear the test of revival? Then there are the excellent Ba-Ta-Clan models 
of Madame Rasimi to work upon, as well as, as has already been hinted, the samples 
to be seen from time to time at London's one theatre intime. It lies in the fact that 
peace will abolish nothing but the false, the unnecessary, and the improperly-labelled 
that the future of real, legitimate revue is assured. 



ROYALTY AT THE THEATRE. 



February 2. — The King and Queen, with Prin- 
cess Mary, were present at a performance 
of The School for Scandal at Covent 
Garden. The performance was in aid of 
the Actors' Benevolent Fund, and the cast 
was as follows: — 

Sir Peter Teazle Sir Herbert Tree 

Sir Oliver Surface Mr. Louis Calvert 

Sir Harry Bumper Mr. Ben Davies 

Sir Benjamii Backbite Mr. H. V. Esmond 

Joseph Surface Mr. Henry Ainh-y 

Charles Surface Mr. Fred Terry 

Careless Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

Snake Mr. Norman Forbes 

Crabtree Mr. William Farren 

Rowley Mr. E. Lyall Swete 

Moses Mr. Charles Hawtn-y 

Sir Toby ' Mr. Owen Nares 

Trip Mr. Allan Aynesworth 

Servant to Joseph Sir George Alexander 

Servant to Lady Sneerwell 

Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Servant to Sir Peter Mr. H. B. Irvine 

Servant to Charles Mr. Weedon Grossmith 

Lady Teazle Miss Irene Vanbrugh 

Mrs. Candour Lady Tree 

Lady Sneerwell Miss Constance Collier 

Maria Miss Margerv Maude 

Maid to Lady Teazle Miss Ellaline Terriss 

Maid to Lady Sneerwell Miss Eva Moore 

The Mincet. 

Miss Phyllis Bedells Miss Hilda Moore 

Miss Gwendoline Brog- Miss Jessie Winter 

den Mr. .1. V. Bryant 

Miss Stella Campbell Mr. Donald Calthrop 

Mile. Adeline Genee Mr. H. V. Esmond 

Miss Muriel .Martin- Mr. Basil Gill 

Harvey Mr. Basil Hallam 

Mis.-, Marie Hemincwjn Mr. Owen Nares 

Mi>s Doris Lytton ' Mr. Eille Norwood 

Miss Dorothy Minto " Mr. Reginald Owen 

.Miss Phyllis Monkman Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

Miss Amy Brandon- Mr. Ben Webster 

Thomas Mr. Harcourt Williams 
Mr. Arthur Wontner 

Lady Sneerwf.li.'s Guests. 

Miss Lena Ash well Miss Marv Forrester 

Miss Muriel Barnby Miss May' Fortescue 

Miss Lydia Bilbroo'ke Miss Margaret Halstan 

Miss Lilian Braith- Miss Evelyn Millard 

waite Miss Mary Moore 

Miss Frances Dillon Miss Julia Neil.-on 



Miss Olga Nethersole Mr. Holmes-Gore 

Miss Lottie Venne Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Mr. J. H. Barnes Mr. Gerald Lauren. ;e 

Mr. Rutland Barrington Mr. A. E. Matthews 

Mr. O. B. Clarence Mr. Dawson Mil ward 

Mr. Charles V. France Mr. Robert Pateman 

Mr. A. E. Geori-e Mr. Ronald Squire 

Mr. Sydney Valentine 

February 19. —Queen Alexandra, accompanied 
by Princess Victoria, was present at the 
matinee at the Shaftesbury organised by 
the Eastern League on behalf .of Indian 
soldiers wounded on active service. 

March 2. — Queen Alexardra and Princess Vic- 
toria were present at the London Coliseum 
on the occasion of Mme. Rejane's first 
appearance in The Bet. 

March 25. — Queen Mary, with Queen Alex- 
andra. Princess Mary, and other member.- 
of the Royal Family, was present at the 
matinee at the London Coliseum in aid 
of Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein .-. 
V.M.C.A. Auxiliary Committee for pro- 
viding funds for concerts for the troops. 

April 27.— The Queen, Queen Alexandra, Prin- 
cess Mary, and other members of the 
Royal Family were present at the matinee 
at Drury Lane Theatre given in aid of 
the American Women's War Hospital at 
Paignton. 

May 2.— Queen Alexandra, Princess Victoria, 
and Princess Maud of Fife were present 
at the first matinee of Betty at Daly's. 

May 11.— The King and Queen and Princess 
Mary visited the Palace on the occasion 
of the matinee given in aid of the 
Officers' Families' Fund. 

May 13.— The King and Queen, with Princess 
Mary, were present at the concert at the 
Albert Hall organised by Mme. China Butt 
in aid of the Red Cross Societv and the 
Order of St. John of Jerusalem'. 

June 1.— Queen Alexandra, with the Princers 
Royal, Princess Victoria, and Princess 
Maud, was present at the Motherhood 
matinee for the Women's League of 
Service at the Haymarket. 

June 15.— Queen Alexandra, Princess Victoria, 
and other members of the Roval Familv 
were present at Mme. Rejane's AH Women 
Mat, nee at the Haymarket. 

June 24.— The Queen and Princess Mary 
attended the matinee of Potash and Perl- 



36 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



ROYALTY AT THE THEATRE -continual. 



MDitPR at the Queen's, when the profits 
were devoted to the Blinded Boldiers' and 
■ i Bostel. 
June 19 Th( Qui • n and Princess Marj 
. 1 1 1 - aded a matinie a4 the Palace in aid of 
the fund ior the extension ol the London 
School <>t Medicine for Women. 
Jul) 2. Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria 
"u<r. present at the Haymarket on the 
occasion ol the matinie for the benefit of 
tin 1 1 1 \ it i i 1 1 Kitchens «.f London. 
July :>. The King and Queen were present at 
the matinee in aid of King George's Pen- 
sion fund for actors and actresses at His 
Majesty's, when Shakespeare's Kin-. 
lih.Miv VIII. was given, with the following 
< a-i 

Kin.' Senry All! Mr. Arthur Bonrchier 

ii. i! Wols< j Sir Herbert I i i 

Cardinal Campeius Mr. H. B. Irving 

Cranmer Mr. Sydney Valentine 

nuke of Norfolk Mr. A. E. George 

Duke <>[' Buckingham Mr. Lewis Waller 

Duke of .Suffolk Mr. Hubert Carter 

Karl of Surrej Mr. Henry Ainley 

Lord Chamberlain Mr. Edward Sass 

Capucius Mr. J. Fisher White 

Lord Abergavenny .... Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Lord Sands Mr. Gerald du Maimer 

>ir Henry Guildford Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

sir Thomas Lovell Mr. Basil Gill 

sir Nicholas Yaiix Mr. Ben Webster 

Thomas Cromwell Mr. Owen Nares 

Griffith Mr. E. Holmari Clark 

I'ii-: Gentleman Mr. Herbert Waring 

Second Gentleman .... Mr. Murray Carringtoo 

(latter Kiriii-at-Arni- Air. Eille Norwood 

Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham 

Mr. Acton Bond 

- . int-at-Anns Mr. J. H. Barnes 

\ Servant Mr. 0. B. Clarence 

A Crier Mr. Frederick Ross 

\ Scribe Mr. Dion Boucicault 



\ Messenger Mr. Donald Calthrop 

Jester Mr. George Grossuiitii 

Queen Katharine Miss Violet Vanbrugh 

Inne Mullen Miss Laura Cowie 

An <)M Lady I.ady Tree 

li..« ager Duchi -- o! Norfolk 

Miss Alma Murray 

Patiencs Miss Constance Collier 

Fir-t Singing Lad] Mi" \da Crosslej 

Second Singing Lady Mi-.- Clara Evelyn 

Third Singing Ladj .... Miss Winifred Barnei 
July 15. Queen Alexandra was present at 
benefit performance given at the London 
Opera House for the members ol the 
Russian <>i"Ti Company. 
July 23. Queen Alexandra, accompanied by 
tin Princess Royal and other members of 
the Royal Family, attended the matinie 
at UN Majesty's given in aid of the Ba-e 
Hospitals. 
July 2C — Queen Alexandra and Princess Vic- 
toria attended the performance at th< 
London Coliseum. 
November 15. — Queen Alexandra, accompanied 
bj Princess Victoria, Princess Mary. 
Prince Albert, and other members of the 
Royal Family, was present at the matinie 
given at the London Hippodrome in ai<l of 
the Daily Mirror Fund for the Edith 
Oavell Niir.-iuu Home. 
November 18.- Queen Alexandra. Princess Vic- 
toria, and other members of the Royal 
Family were present at Kussia's Day 
Matinie at the Alhambra. 
N< v ember 19. — Queen Alexandra and other 
members of the Royal Family were present 
at the matinie given in ai<l of the Austra- 
lian wounded at His Majesty'-. 
November 26.— -Queen Alexandra and Princess 
\ ictor-ia witnessed the performance of 
L'ENFANT PRODIGUE at the Duke of York's. 
December 22. — Queen Alexandra was present 
at the matinie of L'Esfant Prodioue at 
His Majesty's. 



NEW THEATRES, HALLS, ETC. 



February i. Majestic Picture Hall, Hull. 
February 6.— New Royal, Shotton. 
February 15. — Cinema de Luxe. Margate. 
February 15. Palladium Picture Theatre. 

Coventry. 
March ,s. Hippodrome, Gloucester. 
April :f. -Empire, Penge 
April 5. Coliseum, Dublin. 



May 19.— Grosvenor Picture Palace, Man- 
chester. 

May 24.— Paxilion and Gardens. Nottingham. 

June ii. Premier Picture Palace, Widnes. 

September 30.— Queen- Picture House. 
VI olverhampton. 

December 13.— Shoreham Theatre. Variety. 

December 27. -St. Alban's Hall. North 
Finchley. 




BRISTOL HIPPODROME STAGE. 37 



BRISTOL HIPPODROME STAGE. 
ITS MACHINERY AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT 

BY F. G. H. MACRAE. 

Introductory. 

THE music-hall of to-day commands serious consideration from the engineering 
world. The advancement it has made in mechanical equipment permits of 
productions being presented to the public which, in olden times, would have 
been considered impossible. Realism in olden times depended on imitations 
such as transparencies for waterfalls, etc. ; realism of to-day is presented in its 
literal meaning. To attain this, modern machinery is now utilised to the best 
advantage, and the Bristol Hippodrome presents one of the finest illustrations of a 
modern music-hall equipped with a mechanical installation that assist the stage 
manager to the last degree. To transform an ordinary stage into a lake of water 
by the movement of two levers can justly be considered the acme of scientific applica- 
tion, and the release of thousands of gallons of water from the roof permits of effects 
both realistic and astounding. The Bristol Hippodrome stage may broadly be de- 
scribed as being on the hydro-electric principle ; part of its machinery being hydraulic 
and part electric. This is still more interesting when it is known that the hydraulic 
pressure is "made on the premises," and the same applies to some extent to the 
electric, although in the latter case the primary source of supply is the Corporation 
mains. Productions such as "Sands o' Dee," "Redskins," "The Flood," 
"Mexico," etc., with their raging torrents, waterfalls, storms and diving animals 
present no difficulties in a house fitted out on these lines. Scenes of river life, with 
the gay decked throng in punts and canoes, have been presented in all their realism, 
and there is practically no limit to which such an equipment can be adapted. Ability 
and enterprise are the keynotes of such an attainment, and Mr. Oswald Stoll is to 
be congratulated on this fine building. 

Stage and Water Tanks. 

The stage has a depth of 60 feet from footlights to back wall. The proscenium 
opening is 47 ft. 6 ins., and the width from wall to wall is 81 ft. A scene dock is 
provided back stage prompt. From a mechanical point of view the stage may be 
considered as being in two halves— front and back. The back half is lifted through 
the medium of a 4-in. steel wire rope, operated by an 8-in. hydraulic ram, controlled 
from the switchboard. The front half, together with the footlights, now travels back 
on steel rails until underneath the back half. This is accomplished by means of a 
worm gear, which operates a shaft and drives two sprocket wheels and chains ; the 
whole being driven by an electric motor. The footlights are turned down level with 
the front stage by means of a handle operating a small worm gear, and thev are 
electrically disconnected by means of a plug in the basement. This discloses the main 
water tank, 42 ft. by 27 ft. 6 ins., with a maximum depth of water of 7 ft. 6 ins. 
At the P. and O.P. sides are two bays, each 7 ft. 9 ins. by 10 ft. 6 ins., the stao-e 
portions of which open by means of a hand winch. These provide a useful entrance 
or exit to or from the tank. Rake pieces are sometimes fixed to the table directlv 
under these bays, which are of great assistance to animals leaving the water. 
Situated in the tank are four tables completely covering the bottom. These tables 
are capable of being raised to any height up to the top of the tank, and will, there- 
fore, provide either a dry platform or any depth of water up to the maximum.' Each 
table is capable of being moved independently by its own 8-in. hydraulic ram; the 
power being transmitted to the table by four 2^-in. steel wire ropes operating over 
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master lever. In front of the tank is a glass screen consisting of seven sections of 
2-in. plate glass. This is capable of being raised to a maximum height of 6 ft. 
above the level of the tank, and prevents any water from splashing over into the 
orchestra. This screen is operated l>y a 4 in. hydraulic ram controlled from the 
switchboard. The water in the stage tank is heated through the medium of a cast- 
iron sectional boiler. On the stage roof are situated two water tanks for "effects." 
'Die water from these is led to the stage by 8-in. pipes, and controlled from the fly 
" bridge " by two wheel valves. This water eventually runs to a sump under the 
stage tank and is pumped out by an electrically driven centrifugal pump. Water 
mains are also available in the "flies" and "grid."' The water to the stage tank 
is supplied by a 4-in. main, and the tank is emptied into the basement sump through 
a 6-in. pipe and wheel valve. This water is then pumped to a drain by means of 
the centrifugal pump before mentioned. 

The Hydraulic System. 

The nucleus of the hydraulic system is the hydraulic accumulator — or compressor 
—by which water is raised to a pressure and conveyed by pipes to the various rams. 
This consists of the accumulator and a three-ram hydraulic pump (electrically 
driven), which supplies eight rams at a pressure of 1,000 lbs. per square inch. The 
rams in turn operate the back stage, four tank tables, glass screen, tableaux cur- 
tains, and fireproof curtain. The 8-in. " back stage " ram is placed horizontally in 
the floor of the stage basement. The four 8-in. rams for the tank tables are situated 
horizontally under the stage tank, and the 4-in. ram for the glass screen is in a 
vertical position in front of the tank. The 5-in. tableaux curtain ram and 6-in. 
fireproof ram are situated on the wall above the fly-level, P. and O.P. respectively. 
Emergency gear is fitted to the fireproof curtain, which enables this to be raised 
by hand. Other emergency gear in the shape of heavy block tackle, spare armatures, 
and numerous spare parts, are instantly available. 

The Electric System. 

The electricity supply for the stage is taken from the Bristol Corporation. The 
lighting is alternating current, single phase, 210 volts. The power is 
5U0 volts D.C. The stage intake-room is between the stage and base- 
ment levels, the main circuits being controlled by Berry-Skinner switches. 
Apart from the ordinary stage lighting the electric system consists of 
a motor driving the three-ram pump, a motor driving the front half of stage, 
an electrically driven centrifugal pump, an electrically driven vacuum cleaner, 
and two motor generators. All these motors are of the D.C. type, and run at 
500 volts. The motor generators supply the bioscope and stage arc lighting at a 
pressure of 80 volts. They consist of two machines; one with an output of 250 
amperes, and the other with an output of 280 amperes. They are situated in a room 
between the stage and basement, and feed a separate board on the main switchboard, 
from which the various arc circuits are controlled. The three-ram pump motor, 
centrifugal pump motor and vacuum cleaner motor are all in the stage basement ; 
the first has a speed of 965 R.P.M., and transmits its power through gearing. The 
latter two are direct coupled. The centrifugal pump motor runs at a speed of 1,600 
R.P.M., and the speed of the back stage motor varies according to the position of 
the controller, which is situated on the main switchboard. The vacuum cleaner is 
of the vertical turbine type, and runs at 3,500 R.P.M. 

The Switcheoard. 

The main switchboard may be described as consisting of : the stage lighting 
board, arc board, hydraulic levers aud front stage electrical controller. The lighting 
board is fitted with liquid dimmers, which can be operated together or independently. 
The pots are situated on the lighting gallery directly behind the board, there being 
ample room for accessibility. The incandescent lighting of the stage consists of 
seven battens, proscenium lights and floats, together with lengths and bunches. The 
stage arc lighting consists of six automatic arcs (four being of the flame type), 
together with the ordinary hand-fed arcs on the perches and stage. There is also 
provision for three arcs from the auditorium. The stage has provision 
for a total of twenty five arc lamps. A novel feature of the stage arc 
lighting as a lighting gallery immediately behind the top of the proscenium which 
permits a fine concentration of light ; this is particularly useful for illuminating the 
water. A table indicator has been installed by Mr. Campbell, the resident electri- 
cian, which indicates on the board the height of the tank tables, thereby enabling the 



BRISTOL I/irrODROME STAGE. 



13 



operator to know the position of these, and consequently the depth of water. This 
indicator is in the form of weights fixed to a small steel wire rope, which in turn 
4s connected to the rope of the table. The weights move vertically on a scale on 
the switchboard wall, and the depth of the water is shown in feet. The hydraulic 
levers for the "tabs," and "fireproof," and the signal board are situated in the 
prompt corner. The signalling system consists of lights, bells, and telephones : and 
a second signal board is available for large productions consisting of coloured lamps 
wired in series. Two 100 ampere " special effect " boards are provided on the stage 
for any electrical effects requiring a large amount of current. The circuits feeding 
these boards are entirely independent of any other stage circuit. Each board is 
fitted with three D.P. switches and fuses. 

H EATING. 

The heating of the theatre is on the low-pressure hot-water system, and consists of 
radiators and pipes situated at points calculated to give the maximum efficiency, and 
governed by a cast-iron sectional boiler. There is also a sectional boiler for heating 
the water in the main stage tank, and a separate boiler for supplying the water to the 
dressing-rooms. 



GENERAL MEETINGS OF SOCIETIES, FUNDS, ETC 



January 24.— The annual general meeting of 
the Variety Artists" Federation was he!il 
at the Criterion Restaurant. The chair 
was occupied by the late Mr. W. H. 
Clemart, Chairman oi the Federation. 

February 12.— The twenty-first annual general 
meeting of the Theatrical Managers' Asso- 
ciation was held at Gatti's Restaurant. 
The chair was occupied by Air. J. F 
Elliston. 

February in.— The annual general meeting of 
the Actors' Benevolent Fund was held at 
the New Theatre. The chair was occupied 
by Sir Charles Wyndham, the President. 

February 24.— The annual general meeting of 
the Variety Artists Benevolent Fund and 
Institution was held at the " Bedford 
Head " Hotel. The chair was occupied by 
Mr. Eugene Stratton. 

March 2.— The twenty-fourth annual general 
meeting of the Actors' Association was 
held at His Majesty's Theatre. The chair 
was occupied by Sir H. Beerbohm Tree 
the President. 

March 26.— The annual general meeting of the 
Royal General Theatrical Fund was he'd 
on the stage of the St. James's Theatre, 
the President, Sir George Alexander, 
occupying the chair. 

April 23.— The Annual general meetin" of the 
Critics* Circle was held in the Hall of the 
institute of Journalists, with the Presi- 
dent, Mr. J. T. Grein, in the chair 

May 6.— Annual Meeting of the trustees and 
guardians of Shakespeare's birthplace. 

June 10.— The Annual General Meeting of the 
Rehearsal Club -was held at the St 
James's, with Air. Gerald du Maurier in 
the chair. 

July /i C lcT he four t l1 annual meeting of the 
Catholic Stage Guild was held at the Savoy 
Theatre, presided over by Air. Lister 
Drurr.mond. 



July 16.— The Annual Conference of the 
Actors' Church Union was held at the 
Savoy. The Bishop ot Birmingham, Vice- 
President of the Union, presided. 

July 22.— A meeting was held at the Savoy 
under the auspices of the Actors' Asso- 
ciation, which was open to all members 
of the profession, for the discussion of pro- 
fessional matter- a- affected by the war 
Mr. H. B. Irving presided. 

August 23.— The Annual General Aleeting of 
the Travelling Theatre Managers' Associa- 
tion was held at 7. Wellington Mre.-t 
Strand, v ith .Mr. A. E. Drinkwater in the 

chair 

September 3n.— The annual General Meeting 
ot the O.P. Club was held, with Mr. Carl 
Hentschel in the chair. 

October 27.— The annual general meetin* of 
the Music Hall Artists' Railway Associa- 
tion took place at the " Bedford Head " 
Hotel, with the President, Mr. Joe Elvin, 
m the chair. 

October 31.— The Annual Meeting of the 
Showmen's Guild was held at Rotherhani. 

November 5.— The Annual Meeting of the 
Actors' Orphanage was held on the stage 
at Wyndham 's Theatre, Mr. Gerald du 
.Manner presiding.. 

November 5.— The Annual General Meeting of 
the Music Hail Ladies' Guild was held at 
the Boulogne Restaurant, .Mrs. Charles 
Coborn presiding. 

November 26.— The annual general meeting of 
the Concert Party Proprietors' Associa- 
tion was held at the offices of the Asso- 
ciation, with .Mr. Charles Heslop in the 

chair. 

December 3.— The annual general meeting of 
the Theatrical Ladies' Guild took place at 
the St. James's Theatre, with .Miss Irene 
\ anhrugh in the chair. 



40 



THE STAGE YEAR /;<>OK. 



THE YEAR'S DRAMA IN AMERICA. 



THE past year has been remarkable in the history of the theatre of America 
for the depressing influence of the War. which for a time seriously affected 
both managers and the public, but was completely overcome, and the advent 
of 1916 finds a roster of productions which compares favourably with that of 
our most pi odigal season. 

The War proved beneficial by causing plays immediately to be declared either 
successes or failures, and so put an end to an annoying custom which kept plays on 
the stage which should have been sent to the storehouse. Ever since the example 
set by " Florodora," managers have tried by continuance and by clever advertising to 
force" plays into public favour. This had a detrimental effect on the receipts, for 
it seriously injured public confidence. 

The number of emphatic successes during 1915 was unusually large, but so was the 
number of failures. 

Playwrights, producers, and the public sought feverishly for novelty. The dream 
play is at last lifeless. So is the crook play. Paul Armstrong, manager and specialist 
writer of plays dealing with characters of the underworld, was responsible for the 
vogue of this sort of play which made heroes of criminals, invariably adored and 
reclaimed by young women of refinement and the best social standing. Mr. Arm- 
strong's recent death seems almost coincident with the passing of the crook play. 

There was a noticeable tendency to break away from the conventional in staging 
plays. Granville Barker, by his elementary style of production, hat! an undeniable 
influence. The Abbey Players, too. no doubt were largely responsible for the number 
of little playhouses which the past season brought into competition with the 
larger ones. 

The motion picture at $2 a seat is no longer an astonishing statement, but no 
kinema attraction at this price achieved the success of The Birth of the Nation, 
which set a precedent. The motion picture was admirably employed in a number 
o. spoken dramas. War plays, both short and long, and musical revues, the latter 
following the European models, were two forms of entertainment in competition 

th the older ones. The revue has about usurped the place of musical comedy. In 
an effort to comply with President Wilson's plea for neutrality on the stage. War 
plays and playlets demonstrated the horrors and uselessness of War, and pointed 
the moral that to stay at home was much better than going away to fight. 

Farce was more daring and more popular than ever. The risque in all sorts of 
productions is now frankly welcomed, provided it is subtle and well done. 

.Much friction between dramatic stars and their managers was caused by the 
double engagements caused by actors seeking remunerative employment in kinema 
work. the. former maintaining that actors should not engage in film work, for the 
reason that people would not pay $2 to see a star in a spoken play, when for ten 
cents he might lie seen on the screen. A number of plays were compelled to close 
when a dramatic star found himself his own rival in a motion picture attraction 
booked across the street from the theatre in which he was playing a week's engage- 
ment. Only a few managers succeeded in persuading their stars not to appear in 
both the drama and pictures. 

The Actors' Equity Association made rapid strides during the year. It proved 
very active in behalf of players, and' a number of managers now* use its contract 
when employing actors. .Membership has increased to 2,500 correspondingly with 
the power of the organisation. Its officers at the present time are: — 

Francis Wilson, president: Bruce McRae, vice-president; Howard Kvle. corre- 
sponding secretary: Grant Stewart, recording secretarv : Richard A. Piirdv. trea- 
surer. Albert A. Bruning. .John Cope. Jefferson de Angelis, Frank Reicher, Milton 
Sills. John Westley, and Edward Abeles were chosen as councilmen. 



THE AM LR I CAN STACK. 41 



The Association publishes its aims as follows : — 

To secure transportation from Nev/ York and back to New York ; to limit the 
period of free rehearsals ; to re-establish the two weeks' notice clause; to protect an 
actor who shall have given more than a week's rehearsals from being discharged with- 
out pay; to prevent the increase of extra performances without compensation; to get 
full pay for all weeks played; to seek adjustment with regard to the cost of women's 
dresses. 

The advent of 1915 found a number of established successes still on the boards. 
Among them were " On Trial '"' at the Candler, "Silk Stockings'' at the Little, " It 
Pays to Advertise " at the Cohan, " Kick In " at the Long Acre, " Under Cover " at 
the Cort, " Daddy Long Legs " at the Gaiety, " The Phantom Rival " at the Belasco, 
" The Law of the Land " at the Forty-eighth Street, " Life" at the Manhattan, 
" Experience" at the Booth, " Hello, Broadway," at the Astor, "Twin Beds" at 
the Fulton, "The Girl from Utah" at the Knickerbocker, "Outcast" at the 
Lyceum, "The Only Girl" at the Lyric, "Damaged Goods" at the Hudson, 
' Watch Your Step " at the New Amsterdam, and " The Song of Songs " at the 
Eltinge. " Chin Chin" broke all records since January 1, and 1916 finds it still at 
the Globe Theatre 

Fifteen new plays were produced during the month of January. Of these, three 
attracted unusual attention. They were " Androcles and the Lion," by George 
Bernard Shaw, produced by Granville Barker at Wallack's ; " Marie-Odiile," produced 
by Belasco at the Belasco; and "The Shadow," by Dario Niccodemi, produced by 
l harles Frohman at the Empire. The Shaw play proved a happy selection for Mr. 
Barker's first play in America, for it was both an artistic and a financial success, and 
was pronounced one of the most delightful novelties of some seasons. 

" Marie-Odile," with Fiances Starr dn the title-role, aroused interest because of its 
daring treatment of the Roman Catholic religion. " The Shadow " was responsible 
for Ethel Barrymore's debut as an emotional star. The play was said to have been 
written for Rejane, but first produced in America on account of the War. There was 
a revival of Sheridan's " The Critic," and a revival of " Rosemary," an which John 
Drew again appeared in the role, which eighteen years before had helped establish 
him as a star. Miss Alexandra Carlisle was his leading woman in the revival. 

"Children of Earth," the •$ 10,000 prize play by Alice Brown, accepted by Win- 
throp Ames, was produced at the Booth. While warmly praised by those of literary 
appreciation, it did not meet with popular approval, and was withdrawn after a five 
weeks' run. 

The Purpose Play Society was incorporated for the purpose of presenting the 
Brieux play, " Maternity," without fear of official molestation, following the plan 
employed in placing " Damaged Goods " before the public. " Maternity," the Eng- 
lish version, by Richard Bennett, sponsor and actor of "Damaged Good's," was pro- 
duced at the Princess, with Mr. Bennett in the leading role, but it failed to come up 
to expectations as a sensational rival of its predecessor, and was withdrawn after a 
few performances. 

Nat C. Goodwin filed a libel suit against James Metcalfe, of " Life," for $50,000, 
claiming that his reputation had been injured by Mr. Metcalfe s criticism of his book 
of reminiscences published in November, 1914. 

An interesting coalition proposed at this time, and later put into effect, was that 
between the firms of Klaw and Erlanger and the Shuberts, bitter business rivals, 
mad© wdth the purpose of arranging their bookings so that two big successes would 
not oppose one another in the same city at the same time. Only certain cities, how- 
ever, came under this rule. As a consequence, cities having both Klaw and Erlanger 
and Shubert attractions suffered a reduction in the number of their theatres. In New 
York the two firms continue to fill their own houses with their own attractions. 

On January 11, Daly's — long sacred to the highest in dramatic art — became the 
home of burlesque,- and " The Sunshine Girls " at 10, 20, and 30 cents was the shock- 
ing poster in lurid colours which announced the opening bill. The passing of Daly's 
illustrates what changes have overtaken that part of New York, once the centre of 
theatrical interest. 

The Bandbox closed its doors after a short bid for patronage. "Too far from 
Broadway " was the di"ector's explanation. The one play presented proved an 
artistic, but not a financial success. Subsequently it passed into the hands of the 
Washington Square Players, and now attracts its own clientele. 

In this month an unsuccessful attempt was made to introduce legislation to regu- 
late the sale of tickets. The Assemblyman who was sponsor for the Bill explained 
that the patrons of theatres were being imposed upon by managers advancing the 



42 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



price of tickets oi successful plays by placing them in the hands of ticket agencies 
and declaring the) had none at the boa offices. The agencies charged exorbitantly 
advanced prices, which were divided with the managers. 

( ij fc ne e igh( gina] plays \ reduced in February, " [nside the Lines," by Karl I >. rr 
Biggi ed it the Longacre, was the most successful. Although a War drama. 

" Inside the Lines" was so written as to give offence to no one whose sympathies 
were with one side or the other of tin- European contestants. 

Granville Barker's revival "i ' A Midsummer Night's Dream " created a mild 
sensation by the novel manner in which it was produced. Even those who scoffed 
at i t > simple t'ni in of stage setting, ami t lie liberties taken with Shakespeare's 
lines, went to see it I hrough i uriosity. 

Robert Mantel! began his annual Shakespearean engagement with " King John" 
at the Forty-fourth Street Theatre. "'The Adventure of Lady Ursula," with 
Phyllis Neilson-Terry, failed to prove a successful revival. 

Pavlova at the Century and Isadora Duncan at the Metropolitati were rival 
dancing attractions, with the patronage in favour of the Russian. Duncan was so 
chagrined because <>f her poor financial success in America that she sailed for 
Greece, announcing that she would remain there. 

The Washington Square Players, an organisation composed of members of the 
literary and artistic colony in the vicinity of Washington Square, re-opened the 
Bandbox with four playlets. Their venture was immediately received with marked 
enthusiasm, and this encouragement has enabled the Players to maintain their 
original plan of offering plays which would advance the standards of the American 
drama by means of experiment and initiative. Simplicity and sincerity were made 
the keynotes of the new company. The reception accorded the efforts of the 
Washington Square Players caused several other small theatres to spring into exist- 
ence. Among these was the Neighbourhood Playhouse, on the lower East side, 
which was the outgrowth of a still less pretentious organisation. The first per- 
formance at the Neighbourhood was given in February. It received the support 
of a sufficient following in the community to enable it to continue. 

Emanuel Reicher, the German producer and actor, who founded the Modern 
Stau r e. an organisation to produce standard plays by the best playwrights of all 
countries in English, made his first production with " Elga." by Gerhardt Haupt 
mann, in which his daughter, Hedwig Reicher. played the leading role. 

" Billy " Sunday, the evangelist, proved so great an attraction in Philadelphia 
that he seriously crippled theatrical receipts in that city. Sunday so openly reviled 
the theatrical profession and playhouses that his attacks called forth indignant 
protests from all over the country. 

Managers in Chicago complained of the depressing business outlook there. The 
first of the year found four first* lass theatres less than three years previously. 
High prices, the manipulation of the price of tickets by ticket agencies, and the 
misrepresentation in regard to the merits of coming attractions were held chiefly 
responsible for the poor attendance at the best theatres and increased patronage 
at the vaudeville and motion picture shows. 

In Boston it was proposed to establish a code of morals for the theatre, and 
the Mayor joined a conference of theatrical managers on this subject. 

During the month of March five new plays were presented at the larger 
theatres. Only one of the five, a musical production, scored a success. This was 
'The Peasant Girl," a Shubert attraction at the Forty- fourth Street Theatre. 
An unknown young baritone, John Charles Thomas, created a sensation by his 
voice and acting, and shared honours with the star. Emma Trentini. A drama- 
tisation of " Alice in Wonderland " failed to please. "The Doctor's Dilemma." 
by George Bernard Shaw, was done at Wallack's by Granville Barker. 

The Washington Square Players presented a number of one act plays at the 
Bandbox, and the Neighbour!) 1 Playhouse also put on several playlets. 

A new theatre was added to the list of those described as "little." The Bram- 
hall, priding itself upon being the smallest of all. with a seating capacity of only 
210. opened its doors for the first time under the management of Butler Daven- 
port, with a declared policy to produce only plays by Mr. Davenport, and to 
change the lull every three weeks. 

A memorial tablet to Laurence Irving and his wife, Mabel Hackney, was 
unveiled at the Walker Theatre. Winnipeg, by Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, who 
made an appropriate speech. 

Historic Daly*s suffered the unique experience of being closed by the police during 
the performance of a spicy burlesque entertainment. A renewal' of its license was 
refused. 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 43 

Cyril Maude's production "Grumpy" proved so successful in Chicago that hia 
original three weeks' engagement was extended indefinitely. 

Charles Frohman issued a statement calling upon theatrical managers to stop 
the practice of selling tickets at cut-rates, either through the medium of outside 
orrices or the box-office. Mr. Frohman stated that the selling of cut-rate tickets 
meant dishonesty toward the playwrights, dishonesty toward the public, and 
dishonesty on the part of the managers; lie called upon the playwrights to 
assert themselves so that they might know their right share in the box-office 
receipts. 

The followers of the cut-rate system which had been flourishing all the winter 
received a shock by the Frohman appeal, for it served to start one of the biggest 
discussions between managers which has occurred in recent years. The cut-rate 
evil, which at first was practised quietly by a few managers who were anxious to 
keep their attractions going at any price, soon became a general plan, with the 
result that seats to two-dollar attractions could frequently be purchased for half 
that price, much to the disgust of people who had paid the regular advertised rate. 
Seven new plays were produced in the month of April. Of these, only one, 
" Nobody Home," a musical comedy presented by F. Ray Comstock, achieved 
popularity. Lawrence Grossmith, in a " silly ass " role, was largely responsible 
for its success. There were two important revivals, one of " Trilby " at the 
Shubert, with Phyllis Xeilson-Terry in the title-rt/Ve, and the other, " The 
Celebrated Case," with an all-star cast at the Empire, under the co-management 
of Charles Frohman and David Belasco. This union proved so successful that the 
two managers agreed to make a joint production each spring of special plays. 
Arnold Daly was seen again in revivals of Shaw's plays, "Arms and the Man." 
"Candida," and "You Never Can Tell," and De Wolf Hopper was enthusiasti 
cally welcomed in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera " Yeomen of the Guard," the 
first of a series presented by Wm. A. Brady at the Forty-eighth Street Theatre. 

Much was expected of a War-play, " The Hyphen," by Justus Miles Forman, 
produced at the Empire by Charles Frohman, -but the play registered a flat 
failure. 

Emanuel Reicher produced Ibsen's " John Gabriel Borkman," appearing for 
the first time in this country in the title-role in English. He scored a great 
personal success, although the play was pronounced too gloomy. 

An interesting event was the action of the " New York Times " in securing 
an injunction to restrain the Shuberts from barring its dramatic critic, Mr. 
Alexander Woollcott', from entering their theatres^ even though he had purchased 
a ticket. Mr. Woollcott had incurred the displeasure of the Shuberts by an 
unfavourable review of a play, " Taking Chances," in which Lou-Tellegen, the 
French actor, appeared at a Shubert playhouse. The suit was fought for months, 
and 1916 still finds Mr. Woolcott persona non grata at the Shubert theatres. 
Appeal to the Court of Appeals is the final move the " Times " can make. The 
case is somewhat similar to that of Mr. James Metcalfe, of "Life," eight or nine 
years ago, when that critic was excluded from all the Klaw and Erlanger theatres 
on account of his attacks on the Jews and severe comments on plays produced bv 
that firm. Klaw and Erlanger won their case, and Mr. Metcalfe is still kept from 
the houses. 

At a meeting of all the managers in the city it was agreed to abolish the cut- 
rate ticket evil, in response to the appeal made by Charles Frohman. 

The Stage Society, which brought Granville Barker to America, decided to 
sponsor no more outsiders, since sufficient credit was not given it for its efforts, 
but to return to its former policy of making its own productions. 

Attorneys for the Shuberts and Klaw and Erlanger made arrangements with 
the United States Assistant Attorney-General whereby the books of these firms 
would be placed at' the disposal of the Government in its investigation into the 
existence of a Theatrical Trust. The Government had been informed that an 
illegal combination existed in the booking of the regular theatrical attractions. 
The first-class had been divided into two groups, it was claimed, those booked 
by the managers formerly composing the syndicate, and those by the independent 
managers. A satisfactory agreement made two years before having fallen through, 
the independents claimed that a Theatrical Trust restricted their bookings so that 
they could not secure theatres for their productions while local independent 
managers could not obtain plays by certain authors without surrendering their 
independence to the Theatrical Trust. 

Theatrical interests faced a serious condition in a proposed increase in transporta- 
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go into effect on May 1. Had these rates been put into operation, they would 
practically have doubled the cost of transportation of big companies, and 
thousands oi theatres throughout the country would have closed their doors. But 
the Theatrical Managers' Association took immediate steps to fight for Inter- 
State Commerce regulation, and the schedule did not go into effect. 

Only one of four new plays presented in .May proved to the public liking. 
This was "A lull House, ' a farce l>y Fred Jackson, produced at the Longacre 
by II. II. Frazee. An elaborate musical production, " The Passing Show of 
1915." at the Winter arden, attracted the usual clientele of that popular place 
of amusement. Arnold Daly revived "Arms and the Man," and J)e Wolf Hopper, 
under the management of Win. A. Brady, appeared successfully in "The Mikado" 
at the Forty-eighth Street Theatre. Euripides's tragedy, 'The Trojan Women," 
was a notable production made at the dedication of the Adolph Lewisohn Stadium 
of the College of the City of New York. Granville Barker, Lillah McCarthy, 
and Edith Wynne Matthison played the leading roles. The English translation 
was by Gilbert Murray. The play was staged in the open. Its subject was 
pronounced "timely," since it conveyed a message of war's waste and futility 
in 415 B.C. 

Wallack's historic doors were closed for all time, as the old theatre was 
demolished in older that a sky scraper office building might take its place. Shaw's 
" Androcles and the Lion " was the last performance on its stage, made famous 
by thirty-three years' service. Granville Barker and Augustus Thomas made 
appropriate speeches. Miss Rose Coghlan, in the costume of Lady Teazle, which 
/'lie she had played as a member of the original Wallack company, spoke an epilogue 
by Oliver Herford. 

An interesting event was the war waged by theatrical managers on cabaret 
performances in restaurants. The managers filed a complaint stating that 
restaurants paying an ordinary dance licence fee of 50 dollars a year were pre- 
senting such elaborate cabaret performances as to injure the patronage of the 
theatres which paid 500 dollars. The Commissioner ordered the restaurants to 

cut down their cabarets. When this form of entertainment first invaded New- 
York it consisted chiefly of ragtime songs. Then a dancing speciality was intro- 
duced ; finally the cabaret became almost a musical revue and elaborate vaudeville. 

Another legal decision of interest was a verdict given to Shanley's restaurant 
against Victor Herbert, Harry B. Smith, Robert B. Smith, G. Shirmer, and Fred de 
Greesac, arising out of the singing at Shanley's of a number from Mr. Herbert's 
" Sweethearts." The Justice decided that in selling copies of the published song 
the author and publishers also sold the right to have it performed so long as it was 
not done in a way to infringe the original dramatic musical composition. 

The death of Charles Frohman, Charles Klein, and Justus Miles Forman, aboard 
the " Lusitania," May 7, was acknowledged as a great disaster in the theatrical 
world. Mr. Frohman was a recognised power for good on the stage. His produc- 
tions were examples for other managers to follow and his personal influence over his 
players uplifting. During a long illness Mr. Frohman had expressed a wish that 
in the event of his death his business should -be carried on along the lines planned by 
himself. This is now done by a company composed of his brother, Daniel Frohman, 
representing the estate; Alf Hayman and John D. Williams, business administrators. 
The list of Frohman stars remains the Fame, testifying to a beautiful loyalty, for it 
is said that Mr. Frohman never made a written contract in his life, his word being 
sufficient. Coincident with the death of Mr. Frohman, settlement of the cut-rate 
ticket question was postponed, owing to the opposition of Mr. Wm. A. Brady and 
Lee Shubert to the abolishment of the cut-rate system. 

Mr. Charles Klein, an Englishman by birth, had enjoyed a long career as one of 
the most prolific and successful writers for the American stage. Mr. Klein knew 
how to please the public, and he was personally deservedly popular. 

The death of Mr. Frohman was particularly sad since he had just witnessed the 
production of Ins first play, and was planning to do several more. 

The Society of American Dramatists and Composers, in association with the 
Authors' League of America, formed an arbitration committee to adjudicate cases 
of alleged plagiarism. The officers of the society are Augustus Thomas, president; 
Rachel Grothers, vice-president; Maurice Samuels, secretary; and Henry Erskine 
Smith, treasurer. 

Because of the approach of warm weather, the end of May witnessed the closing 
of a number of successful plays, among them "Watch Your Step" and " Marie- 

Odile. ' * l 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 45 

The Century Opera Company directors filed a petition in the Supreme Court 
asking that a receiver be appointed pending the dissolution of the corporation because 
of financial distress. As a consequence, the Century Opera Company was not able to 
resume. 

In June theatrical production approached a standstill. A comedy, " The Three of 
Hearts," by Martha Morton, failed to please. Granville Barker and his company 
gave *' Iphigenia in Tauris " as their second play in the Stadium of the College of 
the City of New York. The annual Ziegfeld musical revue, " Ziegfeld Follies of 
1915," scored a tremendous success at the New Amsterdam with two acts, compris- 
ing twenty-two scenes of extravagant stage setting and costuming. A chorus of 
beauties came up to the Ziegfeld standard. Ina Claire made an emphatic hit. 

The fortunes of the Century, which began its career as a millionaire playhouse, 
took still another turn when New Wayburn announced that he had secured a five- 
year lease, and would convert the place into the Century Music Hall, operated on 
Continental ideas, with a restaurant, dancing and tea rooms, and other attractions. 
Another lease of importance was that of the Hippodrome, which was taken by 
Mr. Charles B. Dillingham for a term of years with a plan for presenting spectacles 
modelled after big European institutions. The Hippodrome, which was opened in 
1905, has for several years been under the management of the Shuberts, who made 
immense productions with lavish expenditure. The big theatre enjoyed continued 
success until last year, when the spectacle, " Wars of the World," proved a failure. 
An indoor circus which followed was not liked. In March the house was given 
over to motion pictures- In surrendering their management the Shuberts stated that 
they believed the possibilities of the place from a ecenic standpoint had been 
exhausted. 

Travelling actors found new railroad difficulties when on arrival at railroad 
terminals they were obliged to sign a declaration of the value of their baggage and 
to pay " insurance," if the appraised value exceeded $100. This law went into 
effect June 2, and as the new routine in the checking of baggage requires much 
time it at once proved a great nuisance to the general public as well as to actors, 
accustomed to no delay in making their trains. 

July saw three productions, " Hands Up," a musical comedy, by the Shuberts, 
with a cast composed chiefly of vaudeville actors, proved good enough for a while in 
hot weather. Another little theatre, the Portmanteau, described as " the littlest," 
with a stage possible of being folded up and taken anywhere its managers chose, 
opened its doors with a programme of one-act plays. 

The railroad companies yielded to protest of managers against the new baggage 
rates, and decided to give theatrical companies purchasing twenty-five tickets a 
baggage car free. The new rates had made it necessary to have forty tickets before 
one baggage car was supplied free — an almost prohibitive rate. 

Augustus Thomas, the playwright, was engaged by Alf Hayman as art director 
of the Charles Frohman company. Mr. Thomas and Mr. Frohman had been 
intimate friends. 

The midsummer theatrical season was unique in that there was no decided break 
in its routine. Usually the roof gardens and outdoor suburban places derive indoor 
entertainment out of business, but the past summer saw unusual activity on the 
part of the most prominent managers, for no less than fourteen plays were presented 
during August. 

" Young America," by Fred Ballard, in which a child and the Juvenile Court 
methods played an important part, was produced by Cohan and Harris at the 
Astor Theatre, and was unanimously pronounced the best play of the season. How- 
ever, it proved but a moderate success. "Common Clay," with the regeneration 
of womankind as its theme, was produced at the Republic by A. H. Woods with 
Jane Cowl and John Mason. This play, by Cleves Kinkead, received the prize 
in a dramatic school contest at Harvard, and was first produced in Boston. 

"The Boomerang," a comedy by Winchell Smith and Victor Mapes, was admir- 
ably presented by Belasco at the Belasco, and scored an immediate success. It 
has every prospect of remaining all the season. 

" The Blue Paradise," a musical play, produced by the Shuberts at the Casino, 
is another apparent fixture. " Under "Fire," by Roi Cooper Megrue. presented 
by the Selwyns at the Hudson, also has a long run to its credit. This play is of 
interest chiefly because of its subject and a sensational trench scene. 

" Rolling Stones," by Edgar Selwyn, was produced by Selwyn and Company at 
the Harris. 



46 THE Si AC I-. YEAR BOOK. 

Much regret was expressed when Mr.'E. II. Sothern definitely announced the 
retirement from the if his wife, Julia Marl 

The Times Produ rig Company took over the lease of the Longacre, succeeding 
II. II. Frazee. No change was made in the policy of producing only first e! 
attractions. 

Six dramatic productions were made in September, but not one proved a great 
success. " Hit tin Tnnl Bolliday," by George M. Cohan, at the Astor, enjoyed 

fair run. "Moloch, 1 a War play, made an unpleasant appeal to the peace-at- 
any-price camp, but was a failure. " Moloch" was of interest because it regis- 
tered the return to the producing field ol George C. Tyler, formerly of Lieb 
and Company, this time in conjunction with Klaw and Erlanger. 

Wi'ie L'empest revived 'The Duke of Killicrankie " and appeared in Barrie's 
" Rosalind ' with only fair success al thi I.; eum, under the managemenl of the 
Charles Frohman Company. The Drury Lane melodrama, "Stolen Orders." 
proved a failure at the Manhattan Opera House under the management of Brady. 
Comstock, and Guest, and was withdrawn after eighteen performam 

Ned Wayburn's musical revue, "Town Topics," inaugurated the change in 
the Century. The production was lavishly staged, but was not an unqualified 
ess. 

Two musical productions scored immediate successes : " Hip, Hip, Hooray," pro- 
duced by Dillingham at the Hippodrome, and " Princess Pat." by Victor Herbert, 
book by Henry Blossom, under the management of John Cort at the Cort. The 
Hippodrome's fresh success came as a surprise, but the approach of 1916 finds 
'" Hip. Hip, Hooray," as popular as ever. The skating ballet from the Admiral's 
Palace in Berlin, with " Charlotte " as premiere, proved the sensation. Sousa's 
band also was a feature of the production. 

Grace George appeared in a revival of " The New York Idea." by Langdon 
Mitchell, formerly played by Mrs. Fiske, the first of a series of revivals announced 
by Miss George to be produced by her own company under her own management 
at the Playhouse. A reduction in prices also was decided upon by Miss George. 
Her venture proved successful both artistically and financially. 

•' The House of Glass," by Max Marcin, was produced at the Candler by 
Chan and Harris, and gave promise of a long engagement. 

Atfer three weeks' conferences, theatre managers at last reached a unanimous 
agreement whereby no tickets should be sold anywhere at less than regular box-office 
juices. The free list was suspended. The Tyson Company was selected as dis- 
tributor of tickets usually allotted direct to hotels and agencies. For this privi- 
lege it was required to give a bond of 25,000 dollars, guaranteeing that no tickets 
should be sold by it or its agencies for more than fifty cents excess, and any 
■ncy violating this rule would be stopped selling tickets. It was also decided 
that salesmen should be restrained from voicing opinions in regard to the merits 
or demerits of plays, and the public was called upon to report any ticket be 
sold at hotels or agencies at an excess of fifty cents. 

Producing managers gave bond binding themselves to abolish ticket-selling evils. 
In case this agreement was broken, each promised to pay 5.000 dollars for each 
theatre he operated. It was also agreed to abandon the practice of seating balcony 
seat purchasers downstairs in case the orchestra seats were not sold at curtain 
time. 

The new rulings went into effect at once. It was thought that they would 
put an end to the mediocre attract inns which by cut-rate prices were able to 
exist, a condition held accountable for a surfeit of unworthy plays last season. 

Several theatres offering first elass attractions reduced their regular prices from 
2 dollars to 1.50 dollars, a condition which has no! < xisted in Xew York in twenty 
years. These theatres were the Candler, owner! by Cohan and Harris; the Booth. 
a Shubert house, where " A Pair of Silk Stockings " was the attraction, and the 
Longacre. The Casino, the Shubert, Maxine Elliott's, and Bradv's Playhouse 
reduced their rates for three nights a week only. The Selwyns, the Frohman Com- 
pany. Klaw and Erlanger, and A. II. Woods made no reduction. 

F. Pay Comstock. who is allied with the Shuberts. disposed of 90.000 dollars of 
stock in the Tyson ticket agency. 

A strange condition, caused by the terrific heat, was brought about in September. 
when the receipts of the various successes dropped to almost nothing. Four 
attractions were compelled to close for a week or so. Following this, a cave-in of 
the wooden covering over the new subway caused the temporary closing of the 
Casino and Knickerbocker. The latter is now a motion picture house. 



THE AMERICAN STACK. 47 



Twelve productions, three of which were musical, a revival of " Sherlock 
Holmes " by William Gillette at the Empire, and four one act plays presented by 
the Washington Square Players, were the managerial output for October. Two 
attractions of widely different nature registered instantaneous successes — Lehar's 
operetta. ' Alnne at Last," at the Shubert, and " Abe and Mawruss," a Jewish 
comedy, sequel to " Potash and Perlmutter," by the same author, Montague 
Glass, produced by A. H. Woods at the Republic. "Alone at Last." was unani- 
mously declared to be musically far superior to " The Merry Widow." John Charles 
Thomas, the young baritone, scored as great a success as he did in "The Peasant 
Girl," and will soon be starred by the Shuberts. 

"The Two Virtues." in which E. H. Sothern appeared in a comedy role., after 
some seasons in Shakespeare and the romantic drama, proved entertaining. Mr. 
Sothern is a great favourite in comedy. Miss Charlotte Walker played the leading 
woman's role, owing to tire retirement of Miss Marlowe. 

"The Unchastened Woman," a comedy by Louis Anspacher, produced by Oliver 
Morosco at the Thirty-ninth Street Theatre, was well received, chiefly because of 
the brilliant work of Miss Emily Stevens in the title-?-o/e. Miss Stevens will be 
starred in her next engagement 'by Morosco. Miss Elsie Janis was given a cordial 
reception on her return from a two-year stay in London. Unfortunately, " Miss 
Information " was not a vehicle worthy of the talents of this clever artist. " Our 
Mis. McChesney," Ethel Barrymore's latest play, registered a departure from the 
class of plays in which sne has hitherto appeared. "Our Mrs. McChesney " is 
worthy of consideration merely from a box-office viewpoint. As such it met with 
approval. " Quinneys." the London comedy of which so much was expected, 
enjoyed only a short New York engagement. 

A ruling was made by the Treasury Department at Washington that aliens resid- 
ing temporarily in the United States would no longer be allowed the exemptions 
given citizens and resident aliens tinder the income-tax law. They are now com- 
pelled to pay 1 per cent, on all net incomes. The ruling was designed to tax actors, 
singers, and other persons who come to this country for a few months only. These 
have hitherto claimed exemption as resident aliens. Those who show an intention 
of becoming permanent residents are allowed the usual exemptions. 

Oliver Morosco announced that in the future he would book his attractions inde- 
pendently instead of with the Shuberts exclusively. 

Daniel Frohman and Marc Klaw, president and director of the Actors' Fund of 
America, launched a campaign to raise $1,000,000 to prevent the organisation from 
disintegration. The fund spends nearly $70,000 a year in maintaining its home on 
Staten Island and helping members of the theatrical profession. This was its first 
call for personal support. 

At the annual election of the Lambs, held October 21. William Courtleigh was 
re-elected Shepherd. Other offices re-elected were: — Dudley Field Malone, boy : 
George V. Hobart, corresponding secretary ; Percy G. Williams, treasurer ; George 
Fawcett. recording secretary; and Walter Hale, librarian. William Farnum, Paul 
Turner, and William Sampson were elected to the board of directors. 

Four productions in November met with such favour that from first performances 
seats were sold weeks in advance. These lucky four were " Hobson's Choice," a 
Lancashire comedy, by Harold Brighouse, presented by the Shuberts at the Prin- 
cess, but later moved to the Comedy, a larger theatre; "Around the Map." a 
musical comedy, by C. M. S. McClellan. music by Herman Finek, produced by 
Klaw and Erlanger at the New Amsterdam; "Fair and Warmer," a farce, by Avery 
Hopwood, produced by Sehvyn and company at the Eltinge ; and "The Great 
Lover," a romantic comedy, by Leo Ditrichstein and Frederic and Fanny Hatton, 
produced by Cohan and Harris at the Longacre, with Mr. Ditrichstein himself as 
star. 

' Hobson's Choice " pleased by reason of its quaint types, its humour, and 
excellent cast, in which Molly Pearson played a role similar to her Bunty in " Bunty 
Pulls the Strings." "The Great Lover" was a fascinating study of the every-day 
life of a spoiled grand opera tenor, a role in which Mr. Ditrichstein gave one of the 
finest characterisations of recent years. 

Miss Grace George successfully presented Henry Arthur Jones's " The Liars " 
at the Playhouse, where her stock company are splendidly patronised. William 
Gillette revived "Secret Service" at the Empire. The Washington Square and 
the Bramhall Players were seen in new one-act plays. John Drew appeared in a 
comedy, "The Chief," by Horace Annesley Vachell, at the Empire. 



48 HI ii STAGM YKAk BOOK. 



Three failures were registered, among them being "The Angel in the House," 
in which Arnold Daly appeared at the Fulton. 

The return to the stage of Miss .Julia Arthur, after an absence of fourteen 
rears, was one of the memorable events of the year. .Miss Arthur made her 
appearance in an impressive roli in "The Eternal Magdalene," an interesting 
plea concerning fallen women by Robert McLauglin, produced by Selwyn and 
Company at the Forty-eighth Street Theatre. Miss Arthur has lost none of her 
power and beauty, and was enthusiastically welcomed. 

E. II Sothern revived his father's famous success, '"Lord Dundreary," at the 
Booth. " Lord Dundreary " has heroine rather a tradition on the American 
stage ever since its prominence as " Our American Cousin," the play President 
Lincoln was attending the night he was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, 
Washington. 

Avery 11-pwood followed his farce. "Fair and Warmer," by another farce 
"Sadie* Love," at the Gaiety, but "Sadie Love" was not received with the same 
enthusiasm as " Fair and Warmer." 

On the last day of November Lou-Tellegen, the French actor, appeared in 
the murder mystery play, well known to London, 'The Ware Case," by George 
Playdell, admirably produced at the Maxine Elliott by the Garrick Producing 
Company, with Jessie Bonstelle as director. Mr. Lou-Tellegen scored a big 
personal* success. Miss Gladys Hanson, his leading woman, also was well liked. 
Opinion as to the merits of the play was rather divided. 

The announcement that Ned Wayburn's production, " Town Topics," had closed 
its engagement at the Century at the end of nine weeks, caused much comment. 
In spite of excellent business of 12,000 dollars to 20,000 dollars a week, the cost 
of operating the production and theatre was so great that money was lost from 
the start. Two involuntary petitions in bankruptcy were filed against the Xed 
Wayburn's Production Company, Inc. The total liabilities given were 65,000 
dollars, and assets 15,000 dollars, and William A. Brady and Mr. Klaw took different 
sides in its settlement, each accusing the other of being responsible for the trouble. 
Mr. Brady wished to have a law passed regulating the sale of tickets and hotel 
agencies. Mr. Klaw accused Mr. Brady of having violated the rules of the 
Managers' Ticket Association. Mr. Brady declared that he could prove that 
Mr. Klaw had broken up the Association, and so on. As a consequence of its 
internal dissensions, the Managers' Ticket Association has been abandoned. 
Managers now sell blocks of 6eats in advance, but they must deal only through 
the Tyson Company, the general distributor. A new agreement by the managers 
set aside the clause forbidding tickets to be sold below the box-office price. 

Regret was expressed over the temporary retirement of Winthrop Ames as 
manager of the Little, because of ill-health. Mr. Ames was responsible for the 
success of this charming playhouse, and his place will not easily be filled. 

The Theatre Francais began a season of twelve weeks at the Berkeley with 
" Les Marionettes," with every prospect of duplicating its former success with 
its particular clientele. 

The Irving Place Theatre also enjoyed a successful year under the able direction of 
Rudolf Christians. 

The last month of the year started off auspiciously with the long-postponed pro- 
duction at the Punch and Judy of R. L. Stevenson's famous " Treasure Island," the 
dramatisation of which was made by Jules Eckert Goodman. Much misgiving gave 
way to enthusiastic praise when lit %vas seen that the spirit and atmosphere of the 
story had been admirably conveyed to the stage. Mr. Charles Hopkins made the 
production, and also acted Ben Gunn. Mrs. Hopkins proved an ideal Jim Hawkins. 
Tim Murphy, as Bill Bones; Oswald, as Long John Silver and W. J. Furguson as 
Merry ; and Leonard Willey, as Captain Smollett, made those fascinating persons 
seem very real. " Treasure Island " occupies a niche all to itself in present 
attractions. 

Among the noted English actors in the Cnited States at the time this article is 
written are Sir Herbert Tree, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Cyril Maude, Phyllis 
Neilson-Tcrry, Marie Tempest, Graham Browne, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the 
members of " A Pair of Silk Stockings " company (headed by Sam Sothern), the 
members of " Quinneys " company (headed by Frederick Ross), the members of 
" Androcles and the Lion" company. Granville Barker. Mrs. Langtry. Louis 
Calvert, and Lawrence Grossmith. 

All are hoping that 1916 will prove as interesting and successful in play production 
as w-as 1915. 



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MISS ELSIE FERGUSSON, 

who made a success in "Outcast." 



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MISi MOLLY PEARSON, 

In "Hobson's Choice." at the Comedy, New York. 



THE AMERICAN' STAGE. 




MISS JULIA ARTHUR, 

who returned to the stage to appear in "The Eternal Magdalene" at the Forty- 
Eighth Street Theatre, New York. 



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MR. E. H. SOTHERN. 



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MISS GRACE GEORGE, 

who is directing and acting in herjown stock company at the Playhouse, New York, 



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MR. JOHN CHARLES THOMAS 

appearing in " Alone at Last " at the slmhert Theatre. New Yovk, 



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MISS EMILY STEVENS, 

who made a big success in "The Unchastened Woman" at the Thirty-Ninth Street 

Theatre, New York. 






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Author of, and star in, " ThejGreat£Lover," a big success at the Long Acre Theatre, 

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THE PARIS STAGE IN 1915. 

BY JOHN N. RAPHAEL. 

IN sitting down to write for "The Stage Year Booe " my annual article on the 
Paris stage during the past twelve mouths a picture of a railway carriage conies 
to my mind. We were travelling from Boulogne to Paris. We had left London 
in the morning, ami we had bought tin- French morning papers at Amiens. 
They had not been procurable, as tiny would be in normal times, at Boulogne in the 
early afternoon. 1 remember, though it is several months ago, the look of utter 
puzzlement on the face of one of my fellow-travellers (an Englishman who in peace 
time makes frequent visits to Paris) as he looked down the column devoted to 
theatres. 1 saw him frown, rub Ins eyes, turn the paper over and look at the date, 
and then turn back to the theatrical column again. "Here's a funny thing," he 
said "I thought the paper must have been several years old! There are hardly 
any theatres open in Paris, apparently, and all the plays announced are old ones! 

This little incident has crystallised in my mind, because it expresses so exactly 
aim so tersely the story of tin- Paris stage in 1915. There has been no new French 
play of any importance at all produced in any Paris theatre this year. I believe, 
in fact, that the only new French play produced at all has been a little farce of the 
oid-fashioned breadth, " Les Deux Vestales," which is now (late in December) 
running at the < iymnase. The only other new play which 1915 has offered to Paris 
playgoers is a very careful and very admirably dime translation of " The Man Who 
.Slaved at Home." which, under the name of " Kit." was produced at the Theatre 
des Bouffes Parisiens by M. Max Dearly (who plays the leading part in it) in the 
autumn, won instant favour with Parisian audiences, and is still running as I write. 
The translation is the work of M. W. B. Perier, of the Belgian Colonial Office in 
London, and its faithfulness to the English original is one of the principal reasons 
of the play's success. Another reason for that success is the care with which the 
producer has avoided the curiously un-English cl aracteristics which have been 
features in the past of many French adaptations of English work. When "Sherlock 
Flolmes." for instance, was first produced in Paris, the most un-English policeman 
1 have ever seen on any stage smoked a clay pipe upside down (the pipe was upside 

down, he it underst 1, not the policeman) while he was on duty. And Sherlock 

Holmes, mind you, was then played at the Theatre Antoine, under the management 
of M. Firman dernier, whose care for every detail of production excites admiration 
as a rule. It may be expected that carelessness with English names. English, and 
things English in French plays will, with many other abuses, disappear in the new 
• i . alter the War. 

It is difficult to convey across the Channel to British readers any adequate picture 
cf the theatrical life of Paris in 1915. because theatrical life in' London and pro- 
vincial towns in England has. during the past year, been so little different in 
essentials from the stage life of. years preceding. In France, to all intents and purposes, 
tie work of the stage has been at a standstill for the last twelve months. As I have 
said, there have been no new productions, and -there are not likely to be any until 
the menace of the German is entirely removed and the military authorities allow 
Paris to be the Ville Lumiere at night again. London theatres have triumphed 
marvellously over London's anti-Zeppelin darkness. But- the gloom of war has 
indisposed Parisian theatregoers, although the theatres are fuller now — I should, 
perhaps, say less empty now — than they were earlier in the year, and at reduced 
prices managers are managing to cover their outlay by keeping down expenses to 
the utmost and practising every possible small economy. The subsidised theatres 
have, of course, been a trifle less hampered than the others. To begin with, they 
have no rent to pay, while the managers of many of the other theatres have found it 
cheaper to profit by the moratorium and to pay no rent than to open their doors 



THE PARIS STAGE IN 1915. 51 

.mil pay their Landlords. Tlw Comedie Francaise has been open the whole of this 
year, with the exception of a month's holiday. When it n opened in December, 
1914, the prices were reduced for some weeks. Gradually, however, the manage- 
ment thought it wiser to resume the normal rates, and a stall at the Francaise now 
costs its ten shillings as usual. The Opera Comique has also remained open 
throughout the year, and here audiences have been almost normal. As for the 
Opera, that gigantic building remained closed from the beginning of the War until 
December 9, 1915, when it re-opened for occasional matinees at juices which were 
very much reduced. Matinees at the Opera have been given fairly regularly on 
Sundays and Thursdays during the last weeks of the year at prices which make the 
music lover's mouth water. The best seats in the house now cost six shillings, and 
seats in the parterre, to which ladies are admitted now, are to be had for four 
shillings, for half-a-crown, and even eighteenpence. No complete operas have been 
given, but the programme, made up of separate acts from old favourites, with 
interludes of patriotic music, has achieved considerable popularity. The British 
Red Cross Fund was fortunate in securing a magnificent Christmas gift from the 
management of the Opera, for M. Rouche put the great house at its disposal, con- 
jointly with the Union pour la Belgique, tor a gala matinee on December 29, in 
which the Russian ballet appeared before sailing for America. The receipts at this 
matinee totalled five thousand pounds, or thereabouts, every seat in the great build- 
ing being disposed of ait prices out of all proportion to anything but the generosity 
of the patrons who attended. The organisation of this record matinee was due 
largely to the enterprise and hard work of the Comtesse de Greffulhe, who is always 
prominent in charitable work here, and to Lieutenant-Colonel Robinson, R.A.M.C., 
a prominent English doctor with a large practice in Paris, who organised the 
British Red Cross here when the war began, and has worked day and night, and 
tirelessly, for it ever since. 

While there has been no new plays, there have been several interesting sketches 
produced in Paris during the War, and, although revue has not achieved any such 
popularity here during the past year as it lias won in London, there have been 
new revues at one or two of the theatres and at several of the music halls. Needless 
to say, even the best of these revues have been produced without any display or 
extravagance of new scenery or of costumes. The Paris public in its present 
temper would resent too much lavishness on the stage just now as heartily as inherent 
good taste forbids any lavishness in dress in private life. A very notable little play 
(or, rather, impromptu) winch achieved popularity, as "The Man Who Stayed at 
Home" has done, because of. and not in spite of, its bearing on the War, is M. 
Maurice Donnay's "Impromptu du Paquetage." It is a trifle which stages a 
charitable organisation for supplying the families of soldiers with clothes and 
wounded heroes with employment. It is simply a little stage picture of a side of 
Pari:; life which has become familiar to every Parisian, and, delicately and wittily 
written, as is everything to which Maurice Donnay gives birth, every member of 
tiic audience forgets the theatre, and when the curtain drops gets quite a start at 
seeing other members of the audience also with moist eyes all around. Another 
one-act trifle, more ambitions, but for that reason less convincing, perhaps, is the 
stage poem " Les Cathedrales,'' in which Mme. Sarah Bernhardt was welcomed 
to the stage again after her operation. It is rather a stage poem than a play, and 
it would read better than it sounds, were the principal performer not la divine 
Sarah. But all London will, early in the New Year, have been able to judge "Les 
Cathedrales," which before this article appears will be in the bill of the Coliseum. 
The history of the stage in Paris in 1915 can, I think, best be placed on record in 
terms of a weather report. At the beginning of the year deep gloom, with constant 
frost, the heavy weather lifting towards the middle of the year,' and the outlook for 
fine weather being hopeful at the end. During the first few months there were, to 
all intents and purposes, no Paris theatres open at all. Gradually, and very slowly, 
one or two managers ventured to put on favourite old plays', trying to attract 
audiences with prices-varying from fivepence to half-a-crown. There 'was, of course, 
a scarcity of actors, all those available being either old or more or less in ill-health. 
Of available actresses there were too many, and of misery there was an indescribable 
amount. But gradually things settled down. Magnificent work was done by 
authors, actors, and artists wdiose own positions were assured to help their less 
fortunate comrades, and gradually, as one theatre after another opened, work was 
found for nearly all who needed work. There were no star salaries, of course. 
There are no star salaries on the Paris stage yet. Indeed, when the theatres first 
opened artists with well-known names were playing for four shillings a perform- 
ance, and were glad to have the opportunity of doing so. 



52 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



And now, .n the end of the second year of war. the theatres of Paris are still 
what ma\ best be described as " half-open." Manj of them are closed entirely, 
many devoted to revue, triple bills, or the cinematograph, and so far, with the 
one exception mentioned, nobody has dared to attempt a regular season. Of course, 
the Germans are within fifty miles of Pans still, and till the streets become lighter 
theatre-going in the evening will remain unpopular. But that some theatres are 
a, and that more will follow, is undoubted. It will be interesting, as a memory, 
to put "ii record this abbreviated list of what is being played at the theatres of Paris 
in December, 1915. It will show more clearly than any words of mine how utterly 
unlike theatrical circumstances in London are theatrical circumstances in Paris 
after eighteen months of war. At the Comedie Franchise and Opera Comique and 
Odeon, classics, as usual. At the Vaudeville, kinematograph. At the Varietes, 
"Mademoiselle Josette Ma Femme." At the Gymnase, "Les Deux Vestales " 
(tarce). At the Porte Saint Martin. •"Cyrano de Bergei At the Gaite, " Vous 

n'avez lien a dedarez?" At the Theatre Rejane. 'Madame Sans Gene." At the 
Palais Royal, revue. At the Bouffes Parisiens, " Kit " (The Man Who Stayed at 
Home;. At the Renaissance, "La Puce a ['Oreille " (an old farce). At the Apollo, 
"La Cocarde de Mimi Pinson " (operette). At the Theatre Antoine, "La Belle 
Aventure." At the Amhigu, '"Sherlock Holmes" and that is practically all. At 
the music halls, the Folies Bergcre. Olympia, the Cigale, the Gaite Rochechouart, 
and the Concert Mayol have carried on economically but regularly during the year 
at very much reduced prices. The Anglo-French music hall, the Alhambra, after 
an attempt at opening early in the year, which met with no success, announces a 
bright programme to begin 1916. Generally speaking, the story of 1915 is for 
theatrical Paris the story of a gallant struggle against terribly adverse circumstances. 
A? in England, so in France, has the profession done magnificently. There has been 
an incalculable amount of quiet suffering. There has been an incalculable amount 
of unrecorded heroism. And in France, as elsewhere, the profession has carried on 
and done its bit in every way within its power. 

The stage in Fiance has among other heavy losses one in particular to deplore. 
M. Paul Hervieu, the author of " Le Dedale " and so many other fine and 
thoughtful plays, died in the autumn, at the age of fifty-eight. He was a member of 
the French Academy, an officer of the Legion of Honour, and Honorary President of 
the French Society of Men of Letters. But Hervieu is but one who has disappeared 
in the red mist of this war year. It would lead me too far to attempt to mention 
here all those who have gone from the French stage during the year that is just 
over. Many of those who have disappeared may return. One of the tragedies of 
the year in France has been the difficulty of obtaining definite news of friends. 

In conclusion, there is one thing which must be said, and which gives me great 
pleasure to say. Numbers of French actors and actresses have asked me to lose no 
opportunity of expressing the heartfelt gratitude of the profession here to the members 
of the theatrical profession — authors, artists, managers, and all connected with it — 
on the British side of the Channel. In the difficult days at the beginning of the 
y< ar many French artists found their salvation in England. Their gratitude is 
very real, and they are very anxious that it should be known. 



SEASONS IN LONDON. 53 



SEASONS IN LONDON. 

REPERTORY, OPERATIC, AND FOREIGN. 

Repertory. 

MR. MILTON ROSMER and Miss Irene Rooke started their season at the 
Criterion on June 2 with the production of " The Hillarys," a play, in 
three acts, by the late Stanley Houghton. On the same evening a come- 
dietta, entitled " Followers," by Harold Brighouse, was produced. On 
June 18 " The Road to Raebury," a comedy, in three acts, by Harold Brighouse, 
was produced, and also " The Devil Among the Skins," a " Boccaccian " comedy, 
in one act, by Ernest Goodwin. 

The Liverpool Commonwealth Company opened a three weeks' season at the 
Kingsway on May 3 with the production of " The Kiss Cure," a comedy, in three 
acts, by Ronald Jeans, and " Pauline," a play, in one act, also from the pen of 
Mr. Jeans. This was followed on May 6 by the production of " Nobody Loves 
Me," a comedy, in three acts, by Robert Elson. On May 10 " Trelawmey of the 
Wells" was revived, and on May 13 "A Woman of No Importance." " Cousin 
Kate " was played on May 24 for one night only. ".A Bit o' Love," play, in three 
acts, by John Galsworthy, was produced on May 25. The season finished on 
May 29. 

The Irish Players, from the Abbey, Dublin, began their season at the Little on 
May 10 with " Kathleen ni Houlihan " and " The Playboy of the Western World." 
During the week they also presented " The Shadow of the Glen," " Maurice 
Harte," and " Spreading the News " as a triple bill. On May 17, Lady Gregory's 
play, in three acts, " Shanwalla," was produced, preceded by T. C. Murray's 
"Sovereign Love." "A Minute's Wait," a comedy, in one act, by Martin J. 
M( Hugh, was produced on May 6. The season ended on June 5. 

Mr. Martin Harvey began his season at the New on May 17 with a revival of 
" The Breed of the Treshams." This was followed by the production of Stephen 
Phillips's play " Armageddon. " on June 1. During the season, which ended on 
July 3, " The'Corsican Brothers " (June 14) and " The Only Way " (June 21) were 
also revived. 

Mr. Henry Herbert and Mr. A. Brough gave a season of repertory at the Coronet, 
beginning on December 26, 1914, and lasting until March 27, 1915. The season 
was interrupted for one week, beginning on February 20, when Mr. Louis 
Calvert produced 'The New Shylock." The following plays were performed 
during the season: — "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The School for Scandal," 
"The Merry Wives of Windsor," "The Merchant of Venice," "She Stoops to 
Conquer," "Julius Caesar," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Rivals," "Mac- 
beth." "Richelieu," "If I were King," "The Road to Ruin" (Thomas Holcroft), 
"As You Like It," "Twelfth Night," "Hamlet," and "The Tempest." 

Operatic. 

Mr. Robert Courtneidge began an opera season at the Shaftesbury on February 6 
with "The Tales of- Hoffmann." During the season, which ended on May 15, the 
following operas were given: — March 10, "Madame Butterfly"; April 9, "La 
Boheme " ; May 7, " Rigoletto." 

Mr. Thomas Beecham and Mr. Robert Courtneidge opened a season of opera in 
English at the Shaftesbury on October 2 with " Romeo and Juliet," following this 
with "Madame Butterfly" on October 4, and "Tales of Hoffmann" on October 6. 
" La Boheme " was given on October 11, " Faust " on October 13, " La Tosca " on 
October 20, "Carmen" on October 26, " Cavalleria Rusticana " and " Pagliacci " 
on November 23, and " The Prodigal Son " and " Everyman " on December 28. 
The season, after a week's vacation before Christmas, was running at the end of the 
year. 



54 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

M. Vladimir Rosing opened his season of Russian, French, and Italian opera at 
the London Opera House on Maj 29 with the production, for the first time in 
England, of P. Tschaikowsky'e opera, in Russian, " Pikovaya-Dama " ( 1 *i < ] n«- - 
Dame, The Queen of Spades). "Madame Butterfly was given in Italian on 
May 31, ami "Lakme," in French, on June 2. The season finished on account of 
financial failure on June 8. 

I'm NCH. 

MM. Mouru de Lacotte and van de Kerkhove continued their season of Belgian 
plays at the Criterion with the following productions: January 4, "La Demoiselle 
ilc Magasin," comedy, in three acts, by Jean Francois Fonson and Fernand Wicheler; 
January 25, "La Kommandatur," comedie-dramatique, in three acts, by .Jean Fran- 
cois Fonsoro; Februarj 22, " Zonneslag it Cie.," comedie-vaudeviile, by Gustave 
Libeau and .Maurice Say: March 8, " La Flambee," play, in three acts, by Henry 
Kistemaeckers. The season, which began on November 19. 1914. ended March 13. 
1915. 

.Madame Rejane had a short season at the Court, opening on April 12, with the 
production of " Alsace," a play, in three acts, bj Gaston Leroux and Lucien Camille, 
whidh ran until May 1. On May 3 a move was made to the New. where " Madame 
Sans ( tene " was played until May 15. At the ( Jriterion, on May 24. Madame Rejane 
revived " La Pa " foa a few perfortman 

Mr. Colin Messer op< ned a season of French plays, with the Grand Guignol Com- 
pany, at the Coronet, on June 14. when a triple bill, consisting of " I'ne Femme 
Oh.arma.nte," one-act piece, by Andre Mycho; " Le Baiser dans le Nuit." drama, in 
two acts, by Maurice Level: and " Le Chauffeur/' comedy, in one act, by Max 
Maurey. was presented. On Tuesday, June 15. " Le Triangle," in one act. adapted 
from Alfred Sutro by MM. Regis, Gignoux, ami Charles Barbaud, was added to the 
hill. During the season, which finished at the Coronet on July 10. and was resumed 
at the Garrick on July 19. the following plays wen- presented : — June 21. "La Re- 
commanidatdon," play, in one act, by Max Maurey: "An Coin Joli," in one act. 
by Frederick Boutet; and "Cent Lignes Emues," in one act, by Charles Torquet. 
June 28, "Rosalie." comedy, in one act. by Max Maurey; " La Revenante," drama. 
in one act. by Jean d'Aguzay ; "Oardiens de Phare," drama, in one act. by Paul 
Autier and Paul Cloquemin ; and " Le Bonheur," comedy, in one act. by Pieri" 
Veber. July 5. " Le Poison Hindou," drama, in one act, by Eugene Joullof and 
Andre Perye ; "Monsieur Jean," comedy, in one act, by Georges Nanteuil ; "Sous 
la Lumiere Rouge." drama, in three scenes, by Mam ice Level. July 19. "La Porte 
Close," drama, in two acts, by Robert Francheville ; "La Veille." drama, in two 
acts, by Yoris Walter and P. de Wattyne; ami " Bloomfield and Co.," play, in one 
act, bj G. Fabri and Leon Frapie. July 25. "Striking Home." Jose G. Lew's 
adaptation of "Sabotage"; " Mirette a ses Raisoms," by Romain Coolus; "La 
Fugue de M me. ( laramon," by Pierre Jeannoit ; " The Medium." adapted by Jose ( ;. 
Lew from " L'Anigoisse " of Mime, de Vylars an 1 P. Silvestre ; and "La Delaisse," 
by Max Maurey. August 2. " Asile de Niuit," by Max Maurey: "French Leave," 
adapted by Percy J. Barrow from " La Nouvelle Bonne " of V. Miller; and "The 
Gi it." adapted by Percy J. Barrow from the French "La Griffe " of J. Sartene. 
August 9. " Le Piege," by Achaume and Armaury; "The Mask." by F. Tennyson 
Jesse and II. M. Harwood; and " Depuis Six Mois," by Max Maurey ; Auerust 16, 
" Compiegne (28 Aout), 1914." by L. Buteaux ; " he Pharmacien," by Max Maurey; 
'The Vampire," adapted fn.m the French of Mme. de Vylars and P. Silvestre. by 
Jose G. Levy: and "La Derniere Torture." by Andre de Lourde and Eugene Morel. 
The season end. d mi August 21. 

The French section i E tic Independent War Players, under the direction of Mr. 
J. T. Grein, started on July 19. at the Kingsway, a series of a wick's performances 
of loin' light French one ad plays, consisting of " Le Captif," comedy, by Tristan 
Bernard; "La Paix Chez Soi," comedy, by Georges Courteline; "Le Seul Bandit 
du Village," comedy, by Tristan Bernard ; and " Le Commissaire est Bon Enfant," 
comedy, by Geor-i - t urteline. 

On July 26 the British section of the Independent War Plavers presented "Lady 
Huntworth's Experiment," ami Mrs. J. T. Grein's "The Widow and the Waiter," 
for one week. 

A season of French plays was started at the Court on October 18 by Mile. Emilie 
Lindey, and an ambitious programme was announced. "Patachon," a comedy, in 
four acts, by Maurice Hennequin and Felix Duquesnel, was chosen for the opening. 
This was played until October 25. when the season unexpectedly closed. 



MASONIC LODGES. 



55 



MASONIC LODGES. 



A RECORD OF MASONIC LODGES AND CHAPTERS, MEMBERS OF WHICH ARE 
CONNECTED WITH THE DRAMATIC, MUSICAL, AND VARIETY PROFESSIONS. 



LODGE OF ASAPH, No. 1319. 

Consecrated 1870. 

Held at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, 
London, W.C., on the fourth Tuesday in February, 
March, May, June, October, and November. 

Installation in November. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

George H. Dyball W.M. 

W. E. Holloway I.P.M. 

Rev. W. P.Beslev, P.A.G.C. . . S.W. 

R. Douglas Cox J.W. 

Chas. Cruikshanks, P.A.G.Std.B., 

P.M Treasurer. 

James VV. Mathews, P.A.G.D.C, 

P.G.S.W., N.Z., P.M Secretary. 

E. W. Whitmore, P.M., L.R. .. D.C. 

Oscar Grimaldi S.D. 

Algernon Rose J.D. 

C. McLaren A.D.C. 

W. L. Barrett, P.M., L.R Almoner. 

Tom Clare, P.M., L.R. .. .. Organist. 

Herbert Chenery, P.M., L.R. .. Ass. Secrty. 

Joseph Batten Ass. Organist. 

Charles Norton . . . . . . I.G. 

E.A.Pickering Is' Steward. 

Harrv Lockett .. .. .. 2nd Steward. 

J. Gilbert Tyler. 

Past Masters. G.L. Rank. 
E. Stanton Jones 



CHAPTER OF ASAPH, No. 1319. 

Consecrated 1875. 

Held at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, 
London, W.C., on the fourth Monday in February, 
April, June, and November. 

Installation in June. 



OFFICERS, 1915-16. 



1870— 1 

1871— 2 

1872— 3 

1873— 4 

1874— 5 

1875— 6 

1876— 7 

1877— 8 

1878— 9 
1879—80 



P.G.Std.B. 
P.GO. 
P.G., Treasr. 



1880- 

1881- 

18S2— 

1883— 

1884— 

1885— 

1886— 

1887— 

1889—90 

1890— 1 



Charles Coote 
John M. Chamberlin 
James Weaver- 
Edward Frewin 
Charles S. Jekyll . . 
William A. Tinney . . 
Edward Terry 
George Buckland 
Edward Swanborough 
Charles Wellard 
W. Meyer Lutz 
John Maclean 
Frederick Delevanti 
Charles E. Tinney . . 
William J. Kent 
Henry J. Tinney 
William Lestocq 
James D. Beveridge 
T. de B. Holmes 
Alfred E. Bishop . . 
W. Sydney Penley . . 
J. Ed. Hambleton,L.R. 
Francis H. Macklin . . 
Charles C. Cruikshanks 
Samuel Johnson 
W. John Holloway . . 
Luigi Lablache 
Charles Blount Powell 
James W. Mathews 
Algernon Syms, L.R. 
Louis Honig 
Akerman May 
Herbert Leonard 
Edward W. Whitmore, 

L.R 

E. H. Bull .. 
Herbert Chenery, L.R. 
Ernest H. Paterson . , 
Chris Hilton 
A. B. Tapping 
Albert Le Fre.L.R... 
Frank Lister 
Tom Clare, L.R. 
W. E. Holloway .. 

Address of Assistant Secretary — 

78, Addison Gardens, 

Kensington, W 



Herbert Chenery, P.Z. 
Alfred P. Oxley 
•I. H. Ryley .. 
Hairy Nicholls 
C. W. A. Trollope 

E. H. Paterson 
Tom Cl-ire 
A. E. George . . 
Douglas Gordon 
A. B. Tapping 
John Gilbert . . 

Past Principals 
James Weaver 
Edward Humphrey . . 
James E. Hambleton 
Harry Nicholls 
Tom de Brunow Holmes . 
Arthur G. Duck 
James D. Beveridge, L.R. . 
Luigi Lablache, L.R. 
William J. Harvey . . 
Edward W. Whitmore 
Clarence T. Coggin . . 

F. Stewart 
George A. Keen 

C W. A. Trollope .. 
Robert D. Cummings 
J. Percy Fitzgerald . . 




Chair. 
1877 
1887 
1896 
1898 
1900 
1901 
1903 
1904 
1906 
1908 
1909 
1911 
1913 
1914 



M.E.Z. 

H. 

J. 

Treasurar. 

Scribe E. 

Scribe N. 

P.S. 

1st A.S. 

2nd A.S. 

Organist. 

Janitor. 

G.C. Rank. 
P.A.G.D.C. 



P.D.G.D.C. 
P.P.G. O.Kent 
P.A.G.D.C. 



P.A.G.D.C. 
P.A.G.D.C. 



Address of Scribe E. — 

78, Addison Gardens, 

Kensington, W 



p.a.g.d.c. LIVERPOOL DRAMATIC LODGE. 



1891— 
1892— 
1893— 
1894— 
1895— 
1896— 

1897— 8 

1898— 9 
1899—1900 

1900— 1 

1901— 2 

1902— 3 

1903— 4 

1904— 5 

1905— 

1906— 

1907— 

1908— 

1909 

1910—11 

1911—12 

1912—13 

1913—14 

1914—15 



P.O., Treasr. 



P.A.G.Std.B. 



P.A.G.D.C. 



No. 1609. 
Consecrated 1876. 

Held at Masonic Temple, 22, Hope Street, 
Liverpool, on the fourth Tuesday in every month 
except June, July, and December. 

Installation in October. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 



( 
7 
8 

9 

10 



George Smith 


W.M 


R. T. Palmer, 




E. Hak-h 


S.W. 


A. Hatton 


J.W. 


Wm. Savage, P.P.G. T., .. 


Trea&urer. 


W. D. Jones, 


Secretary. 


Eustace Baxter, 


D.C. 


John Breeze . . • . . 


S.D. 


Wm. Crompton 


J.D. 


H. C. Arnold, jun 


A.D.C. 


A. F. Savage 


Organist. 


Albert Moore 


Asst. Sec. 


J. Waters 


I.G. 


F. Stokes, Geo. Saker, R. H. 




Benson, Leslie Green, Jas. 




A. Moore, H. C. Hildyard and 






Stewards. 


J. Reid 


Tyler. 


L. Peake, P. P.A.G.D.C 


Charity Rpve 



56 



THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



Liverpool Dramatic Lodge — Continued. 

Will N 



PAS! M >.s 1 1 l!S. 


W.M. 


C.I;. H \NK. 


w. w. Sandbrook 1880 


and 1889 


P.P.G.D. 


W. Savage 


. . 1882 


P.P.G.,Treas. 


J. Fineberg 


.. 1890 


r.i'.ti.D. 


E. Baxter 


. . 1898 


p.i'.i.s.ofW. 


H.C. Arnold.. 


1901—2 


P.P.G.D. 


W. G. Hargrave 


.. 1903 P.G.8.(I.O M.). 


J. J. Hewson . . 


. . 1904 


P.G.D.C. 


T. R. Robertson 


. . 1905 


— 


W. I). Jones .. 


. . 1907 


— 


• i. Ball 


.. 1911 


— 


H C. Arnold. Jun. . . 


. . 1912 


— 


Frank - M. Coker ("Fred 






.. 1913 


— 


R. T. Palmer. P.M... 


. . 1914 


— 


i, Peake, 1035 




P.P. AG. D.C. 


1 1. E. B. Limbrick, 1620 




— 


1 . Bush, 249 .. 




P.P.G.D. C. 


s. linden Jones, 1299 




l'.P.G.P. 


G. B. Wright, 307 .. 






R. Gofflii,3924 




— 


Address of Secretary— 






100, Seel Street, Liverpool. 



DRURY LANE LODGE, No. 2127. 

Consecrated 1885. 

Held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 
London, W.C., on the second Tuesday in 
February, March, April, and November. 

Installation in February. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

J. H. Ryley 

W. Bruce Smith 

Dr. W. Wilson 

Joseph C. Harker, L.R. 

Rev. W. Cree, M.A 

Thomas Catling, P.A.G.D.C. 

James Powell, P.M , L.R 

Albert G. Neville, P.D.G 

A. Steftens Hardy 

Joseph Myer 

E. T. Pryor 

Frank Braine 

Geo. A. Highland 
Richard Northcott, G. 

Litt. I)., H. Kendal 

A. E. Stenning.and Albert Ward 

T. Reeves 

When 
Past Masters. W.M. 

The Earl of Londesboiough 1886 
Sir Augustus Harris. . 
Sir John E. Gorst, Q.C., M.P 
Adm. Sir K. A. Inglefield .. 
Sir Henry A. Isaacs (Lord 

Mayor) 

James Fernandez 

Sir S. B. Bancroft .. 

Harry Nicholls 

Thomas Catling 

Oscar Barrett 



A. Green, 
Grimsf n, 



1887 
1888 
1889 



H.W. 
I. P.M. 
S.W. 
J.W. 
Chaplain. 
Treasurer. 
Secretary. 
D.C. 
S.D. 
J.D. 

Almoner. 
Organist. 
I.G. 



Stewards. 
Tyler. 

G.L. Rank. 

P.G.W. 

P.G.W 

P.G.W 

P.G.D, 



Tr.- r 



Henry Neville. . 

Gerald Maxwell 
Guy Repton . . 
Lionel Rignold 



1890 
1891 

, 1892 

1893 

1894 

1895 

I 1895 

"( 1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 



P.G.W. 

P.A.G.D.C. 

P.G.D. 

P.G.Std.B. 

P.A.G.D.C. 

■ P.A.G.D.C. 

P.A.G.D.C. 
P.G.D. 



J. H. Barnes 1901 

Luigi Lablache . . . . 1902 

Albert G. Neville .. .. 1903 P.D.G. D.C. 

A. Rashleigh Phipps . . 1904 

H.Nye Chart 1905 

Clarence T. Coggin . . . . 1906 

8. H. Tatham Axmitage .. 1907 P.G.D. 

James Powell 190^ 

Rt. Hon. Lord Athlumney 1909 P.G.W. 

Bedford McNeill . . . . 1910 — 

A. Blomfield Jackson . . 1911 

Col. H. Walker .. .. 1912 P.G.S.B. 

Blake Adams 1913 

W. Bruce Smith . . . . 1914 — 

Address of Secretary — 

34, Essex Street 

Strand, W.C, 



MANCHESTER DRAMATIC 
LODGE, No. 2387. 

Consecrated 1891. 

Held at Freemason^' Hall, Cooper Street, Man- 
chester, on the fourth Thursday in January, 
February, March, April, May, June, September. 
October, and November. 

Installation in April. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

E. Loriimr Wilson W.M. 

I farrv C. Roberts I. P.M. 

Fred Green S.W. 

M.J. Tench J.W. 

(has. Swinn, P.P.G.D Treasurer. 

;. Butterworth, P.P.G.Swd.B. .. Secretary. 

James J. Bennett, P.M D.C. 

Walter Lawley S.D. 

Fred Thorp J.D. 

Nelson Firth .. .. .. .. Organist. 

Arthur E. Wait, P.M Ass. Sec. 

Krnest Catling I.G. 

G. T. Ashton, Ellis Bennett, W. 

Chadwick, James Cha man, 

F. Ogden.and Maurice Solomon 
Edward Roberts, Prov. G.T. 
John Butterworth 



When 

Past Masters.* W.M. 

Chas. Swinn 1895 



Stewards. 
Tyler. 
Charity Rpve. 

Prov. 
G.L. Rank. 
P.P.G.J.D. 
P.P.G.Swd.B. 



P.P.G.J.D. 



John Butterworth . . . . 1900 

J. Pitt Hardacre . . . . 1901 

T. LI. Marsden . . . . 1902 

Harry S. Greenwood . . 1903 

Nelson Stokes . . . . 1904 

Phillip Joseph . . . . 1906 

James J. Bennett .. .. 1907 

Arthur E. Wait . . . . 1909 

S. Fielder 1910 

Tom Cook 1911 

John Bentley 1912 

Peter Lawton 1880 

Louis Peake 1884 

Manbv Willson .. .. 1913 — 

H. C. Roberts .. .. 1914 

* At present Members of the Lodge. 

Address of Secretary — 
5, Carr Street, 

Blackfriars Street, Manchester. 



P.P.J.G.D. 
P.P.G.A.D.C. 



GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC 
LODGE, No. 2454. 

Consecrated 1892. 

Held at the Holborn Restaurant, High Holborn, 
London, W.C, on the second Monday in Feb- 
ruary, March, May, November, and December. 

Installation in December. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

E. Lewis Arney W.M. 

J. Ben Johnson I. P.M. 

Frederick Griffiths S.W. 

Landon Ronald J.W. 

Walter Morrow Treasurer. 

George F. Smith Secretary. 

Arthur H. Lines D.C. 

Bernard Turner S.D. 

Charles Mogg J- D - 

Walter Hubbard Organist. 

David Beardwell Asst - Secy. 

Garfield Blake I-G, 

Robert Carr and Frederick Lake Stewards. 

George Coop Tyler. 



MASOXIC LODGES. 



57 



Guildhall School of Music Lodge — Contd. 



1897— 8 

1898— 9 
1899—1900 

1900— 1 

1901— 2 



When 
Past Masters. In Chair. 

T. Hastings Miller . . 1893 
Geo. P. Smith. . . . 1893— 4 
W. Henry Thomas . . 1894— 5 
Henry Gadsby . . 1895— 6 

Henry Guy, L.R. . . 1896— 7 
William H. Cummings, 

Mus. Doc, Dublin 
William Hy. Wheeler 
Walter Syckelmoore 
David Beardwell 

W. Eogers 

Thomas R. Busby . . 
Albert E. Rowarth . . 
George H. Dawson . . 
Arthur L. Simmons. . 
Montague Borwell . . 
G. A. Hustler Hinchliff 
Sir T. Brooke-Hitching 

Arthur H, Lines 

H. Turnpenny .. 1910—11 

George K. Lang . . 1911—12 

F. Harold Hankins. 

Mortlake Mann . . 1913—14 
J. Ben Johnson . . 1914—15 
Address of Secretary — 

" Seabourne," 

Bonham Road, 

Brixton Hill, S.-W. 



1902— 
1903— 
1904— 
1905— 
1906— 

1907— 8 

1908— 9 

1909—10 ■! 



G.L. Rank, 
P.G.Swd.Br. 
P.G.O. 
P.G.O. 



P.G.O. 



P.Dep.G.O. 
( P.P.G.Dep. 
1 D.C. 

P.Dep.G.O. 

P.Dep.G.O. 

P.Dep.G.O. 



P.G.D. 
P.P.G.S.D. 

P.G.P. 
P.G.Purst. 
P.P.G.D. 

I Dep.G.O. 



GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC 
CHAPTER, No. 2454. 

Consecrated 1900. 

Held at the Holborn Restaurant, High Holborn, 
London, W.C., on the fourth Friday in March, 
June, and October. 

Installation in March. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

C. H. Allen Gill M.E Z. 

Arthur H. Lines, P.A.G. D.C. .. I.P.Z. 

Kalman R. Ronay .. • .. . . H. 

Dr. John W. Pare J. 

W. Henry Thomas, P.G.O. . . Treasurer, 

David Beardwell, P.G.O Scribe E. 

Edwin F. Freund Scribe N. 

Francis Findlay P.S. 

W. Hunter Johnston . . . . 1st A.S. 

G. Henderson Mitchell . . . . 2nd A.S. 

George Coop Janitor. 

When 

Past Principals. In Chair. G.C. Rank. 

T. Hastings Miller . . 1900— 1 P.G.Std.B. 

Dr. W. H. Cummings 1901— 2 P.G.O. 

W. H. Thomas . . 1902— 3 P.G.O. 

Thomas R. Busby . . 1903— 4 P.G.O. 

Fountain Meen . . 1904— 5 P.G.O. 
Charles E. Tinney . . 1905— 6 — 

David Beardwell . . 1906— 7 P.G.O. 
Walter Morrow . . 1907— 8 ' — 

Albert E. Rowarth . . 1908— 9 — 

F. Harold Hankins .. 1909—10 P.G.O. 
George F. Smith . . 1910—11 P.G.O. 
Arthur L. Simmons. . 1911—12 — 
Hugo T. Chadfield . . 1912—13 — 

G. K. Lang . . . . 1913—14 — 
Arthur H. Lines .. 1914—15 P.A.G.D.C. 

Address of Scribe E.— 

38, Patshull Road, 

Camden Road, N.W. 



GREEN ROOM LODGE, No. 2957. 

Consecrated 1903. 
Held at the Imperial Restaurant, 60, Regent 
Street, London, W., on the first Friday in 
January, February, April, May, June, November, 
and December. 

Installation in May. 



Green Room Lodge — Contd. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

Douglas Gordon W.M. 

E. Vivian Reynolds I. P.M. 

Frederick Aunerley. . .. .. S.W. 

Albert E. Raynor J.W. 

W. P. Beslev, P.A.G. Chap. .. Chaplain. 

Harry Nicholls, P.G.Std. Bearer. . Treasurer. 

J. H. Ryley, P.M Secretary. 

W. Lestocq, P.A.G. D.C D.C. 

John R. Crauford S.D. 

A. E. George J.D. 

Hubert Harben A.D.C. 

E. Spen' er Geach Almoner. 

F. J. Arlton Ass. Secrty. 

Arnold Lucy I.G. 

Frederick Ross 1st Steward. 

T .. _,.: (2nd Steward & 

Leslie Stiles , Organist. 

Charles Doran 3rd Steward. 

A.A.Harris 4th Steward. 

E. J. Nesbitt Tyler. 

When 
Past Masters. W.M. G.L. Rank. 

Harry Nicholls . . . . 1903— 4 P.G. Std.B. 
J. D. Beveridge, L.R. . . 1904— 5 
Gerald Maxwell.. .. 1905—6 P.A.G.D.C. 
Herbert Leonard . . 1906— 7 

Akerman May, L.R. . . 1907— 8 
E. H. Bull, L.R. . . 1908— 9 — 

Charles Macdona, L.R. 1909—10 
Hubert Willis . . . . 1910—11 — 

J. H. Ryley .. .. 1911—12 — 

Blake Adams .. .. 1912-13 
E. Vivian Reynolds .. 1913—14—15 — 
Douglas Gordon . . 1915 — 16 — 

Address of Secretary— 

38, Maida Vale, W. 



LYRIC LODGE, No. 3016. 

Consecrated 1904. 

Held at the Imperial Restaurant, Regent Street, 
London, W., on the fourth Saturday in February, 
March, October, and November. 

Installation in February. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

Thos.F. Noakes W.M. 

D. Lome Wallet I.P.M. 

J. H. Willey S.W. 

Clarence Nobbs J.W. 

Rev. Chas. E. L. Wright, M.A., _ 

pgQ Chaplain. 

John A.'stovell, P.M Treasurer. 

J. Harrison, P.M., P.A.G.D.C. .. Secretary. 

Tom Clare, P.M., L.R D.C. 

Chas. E. White S.D. 

Harry J. Barclay .TV,-, 

rrnest H. Baker ' A.D.C. 

Walter Walters Almoner. 

Harry Hudson Organist. 

Felgate King Assist. Orgt. 

Ernest H. Shields Ass. Secrty. 

Federic de Lara LG. 

P. T. Goodban, J. W. Kandt and 

Emil F. Clare Stewards. 

J. Bailey, L.R Tyler. 

When- 
Past Masters. W.M. G.L. Rank. 
W. S. Penley.. .. 1904- 5 P.G. Treasr. 
Joseph Harrison . . 1905— 6 P.A.G.D.C. 
Charles Bertram . . 1906— 7 — 
J. A. Stovell . . . . 1907— 8 — 
Sir George Pragnell.. 1908—9 — 
P.A.Ransom.. .. 1909-10 
Tom Clare .. .. l 910- ^ 
Harry T. Dummett . . 1911—12 
G. H. E. Goodman . . 1912—13 — 
Wilson James Lakeman 1913 — 14 
D. Lome Wallet . . 1914—15 — 

Address of Secretary— 

192, Kennington Park Road, S.E. 

5 



58 



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LYRIC CHAPTER, No. 3016. 

Consecrated 1910. 

Held at Freemasons' Hall. Great Queen Street, 
London, W.C., on the third Saturday in January, 
March, and November. 

Installation in January. 

OFFICERS " ELECT," 1915-16. 
J. H. Willey .. 
Thos. F. Noakes 
H. J. Barclay 
G. H. E. Goodman . . 
Thos. F. Noakes 
Walter Walters 
J. A. 8tovell 
Alfred Hill 
Wilson James 
A. Francis May 
Hairy Hudson 
Frederic de Lara 
J. Bailey 
Past Principals. 

Tom Clare 

John A. Stovell 

P. A. Ransom 

Thos. F. Noakes . . 

Address of Scribe E.- 
42, 



.. M.E.Z. 

.. I.P.Z. 

.. H. 

I. 

. . Scribe E. 

. . Scribe N. 

. . Treasurer. 

.. P.S. 

.. IstA.S. 

.. 2nd A.S. 

. . Organist. 

. . Steward, 

. . Janitor. 
When in Chair 

.. 1910— 11- -12 

. . 1912-13 

. . 1913—14 

. . 1914—15 

Chelsham Road 

Clapham, S.W. 



ORCHESTRAL LODGE, No. 3028. 

Consecrated 19C4 . 

Held at the Holborn Restaurant, High Holborn > 
London, W.C., on the fourth Thursday in March • 
May, September, and December. 

Installation in March. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

Herbert Goom W.M. 

H. Vander Meerschen . . . . I. P.M. 

Charles Appleford 8.W. 

Edwin F. James J.YV." 

John Solomon Treasurer 

George F. Smith, Secretary." 

Thomas R. Busby D.C. 

Cecil Dorling 8,0. 

Victor Watson .' j.d.' 

Frank Stewart A*. D.C. 

Frank Reade Organist. 

Sydney Moxon .. .. .. t.q, 

T. C. Lockyer, Jesse Stamp, 

Charles Fairweather, Charles 

Woodhouse . . 
J. Whiteman 



Stewards. 
Tyler. 

G.L. Rank. 



When 

W.M. 

1904- 5 i P.Dep.O. 
Organist 



Past Masters. 

Thomas R. Busby . 

Albert E. Rowarth, L.R. 1905— 6 ' D?GToreanist 

W. A. Sutch . . . . 1906— 7 — 

Frank Stewart, L.R. . . 1907— 8 — 

John H. Callcott . . 1908— 9 — 

James Breeden .. .. 1909— lo 
Edward W. Whitmore, 

L.R 1910-11 — 

Frank James, L.R. .. 1911—12 — 

Robert Gray . . . . 1912—13 _ 

W. Silvester . . . . 1913—14 _ 

H. Vander Meerschen . . 

Address of Secretary — 

Seabourne, 

Bonham Road, 

Brixton Hill, S.W. 



ORCHESTRAL CHAPTER, No. 3028. 

Consecrated 1906. 

Held at the Holborn Restaurant, High Holborn 
London, W.C., on the third Friday in April, June' 
and December. 

Installation in April. 



Orchestral Chapter— Continued. 



OFFICERS, 1915-16. 



William Silvester 
Frank G. Jarnes 
Montague Borwell 
Robert Gray . . 
David Beardwell 
George F. Smith 
Cecil Dorling . . 
Walter Morrow 
Frank Moore . . 
J. Whiteman . . 



M.E.Z. 

I.P.Z. 

H. 

J. 

Treasurer. 

Scribe E. 

Scribe N. 

P.S. 

1st A.S. 

Janitor. 



When 
Past Principals. In Chair. G.C.Rank. 

Thomas R. Busby .. 1906—7 P.G.O. 

J. Edward Hambleton 1907 — 8 — 

Albert E. Rowarth . . 1908— 9 — 

Frank Stewart . . 1909—10 — 

Edward Whitmore . . 1910—11 — 

H. G. Hambleton . . 1911—12 — 

Robert Gray . . . . 1912—13 — 

Edwin F. James .. 1913-14 — 

Frank G. James . . 1914—15 — 

Address of Scribe E.— 

Seabourne, 

Bonham Road, 

Brixton Hill. 



CHELSEA LODGE, No. 3098. 

Consecrated 1905. 

Held at the Town Hall, Chelsea, London, S.W. 
on the third Friday in March, April, May, June, 
July, August, September, and October. 

Installation in May. 



OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

Albert Bradv (Felino) 

William H. Roberts (Atlas) 

H. W. J. Church (Hal Chapter). . 

Douglas White 

George H. Dyball, P.M 

Wolfe S. Lyon, P.A.G.P. . . ' 

Charles J. Doughty 

A. W. H. Beales (Harry Biwn), 

P.M 

E. Smith (Erne Chester; . 
W. J. Wells (Frank Hardie) 



Walter H. Hitch, P.M.L.R. 
J. W. Bain (James Stewart) 



W.M. 
I. P.M. 

S.W. 

J.W. 

Chaplain. 

Treasurer, 

Secretary. 

D.C. 

8.D. 

J.D. 

A.D.C. 

Almoner. 

Organist. 

Ass. Secrty. 



Stewards. 
Tyler. 

G.L. Rank. 
P.A.G. 



W. Bowkdr Andrews, H. G. Hick- 
mott (Harold Finden), A. C. 
Lind«n (Amandus), J. E. Young 
(Jimmie Athlone): 

J. H. McNaughton 

When 
Past Masters. W.M. 

James W. Mathews . . 1905— 6 

Albert Le Fre .. .. 1906- 7 

Theodore Schreiber . . 1907— 8 — 

Hsnry Coutts . . . . 1908— 9 — 

Walter H. Hitch . . 1909-10 — 

Harry Bawn .. .. 1910-11 

Walter F. K. Walton . . 1911—12 — 

George H. Dyball . . 1912—13 

Ernest T. R. Lester . . 1913—14 — 

W. H. Roberts (Atlas) 1914-15 — 

Address of Secretary— 

14, Rostrevor Road, 

Fulham, S.W. 



MASONIC LODGES. 



59 



CHELSEA CHAPTER, No. 3098. 

Consecrated 1907. 

Held at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, 
London, W.C., on the fourth Friday in March, 
June, September, and November, 

Installation in Jnne. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

George H. Dyball M.E.Z. 

A. T. Chamberlain H. 

W. J. Wells (Frank Hardie) . . J. 

Charles J. Doughty, P.Z Scribe E. 

J. H. McNaughton Scribe N. 

Wolfe S. Lyon, P.A.G.D.C. . . Treasurer. 

W. G. Moren P.S. 

A. T. Earnshaw 1st A.S. 

F. G. H. Macrae 2nd A.S. 

P.Sheridan D.C. 

Erne Warsaw . . . . ... . . Organist. 

Tom Morton Steward. 

F. E. M. Stephens (C. Douglas 

Stuart) Steward. 

John Gilbert Janitor. 

When 
Past Principals. in Chair. G.C. Rank. 
James W. Mathews . . 1907— 8 P.A.G.D.C. 
Albert Le Fre . . . . 1908— 9 — 

Herbert Chenery . . 1909—10 

Henry Coutts .. .. 1910—11 — 

Walter H. Hitch . . 1911—12 

Harry Bawn . . . , 1912—13 — 

W. H. Roberts (Atlas).. 1913—14 — 

Chas. J. Doughty .. 1914-15 — 

Address of Scribe E. — 

14, Rostrevor Road, 

Fulham, S.W. 



BOHEMIAN LODGE, No. 3294. 

Consecrated 1908. 

Held at Masonic Hall, Oliver Street, 
Birkenhead, on the fourth Friday in January, 
February, March, April, May, September, 
October, and November. 

Installation in May. 



OFFICERS, 1915-16. 



George Mathison 

R. E. Goffin 

Frank Weston 

John F. Wood 

W. H. Huish 

W. J. Kerr, P.P.G. Treas. 

F. A. Parker 

Dr. H. Keays Bentley, P.G.W. . . 

A. McLeod 

T. A. Williams 

R. B. Mathison 

J. Crossley Pratt 

J. F. Swift, P.P.G. O 

J. G. A. Lawson 

J. Livingston 

John Scott, P.P.G.S. of W.W.L. 



Past Masters. 



When 
W.M. 



W.M. 
I.P.M. 
S.W. 
J.W. 

Chaplain. 

Treasurer. 

Secretary. 

D.C. 

S.D. 

J.D. 

A.D.C. 

Almoner. 

Organist. 

1st Sectry. 

2nd Sectry. 

Tyler. 

G.L. Rank. 



f P.P.G.W., 
1908- 9 1 Cheshire. 

1909-10 1 *•*££&. 

1910—11 P.P.A.G.D.C. 
1911—12 — 



A. J. Shelley-Thomp 
son 

H. R. Romer 

W. S. Tafner . . 

Henry iviathison 

H. Keays Bentley, 

P.G.W... .. .. 1912-13 

Wm. Jones .. .. 1913—14 

R. E. Goffin 
Address of Secretary — 

"Brynmally," 

Borough Road, 

Birkenhead. 



PROSCENIUM LODGE, No. 3435. 

Consecrated 1910. 

Held at the Town Hall, King's Road, Chelsea, 
S.W., on the first Tuesday in March, April, May, 
June, July, August, September, and October. 

Installation 'n March. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 
Alfred W. H. Beales (Harry Bawn) W.M. 

George A. Keen I.P.M. 

B J. Whiteley S.W. 

Stanley Palmer J.W. 

Wolfe S. Lyon, P.A.G.P Treasurer. 

Charles J. Doughty, P.M Secretary. 

G. H. Dyball, P.M D.C. 

Phineas Headworth (Fred Lyster) S.D. 

William Dufton J.D. 

Albert Le Fre, P.M., L.R. .. Almoner. 

S. Clark Richardson. . .. .. Organist. 

Sidney F. HaineslSidney Lyndon) I.G. 
Reginald H. S. Roberts, Palling 

J. S. Page (Arthur Palling), 

Francis E. M. Stephens (C. 

Douglas Stuart), and Arthur B. 

Were Stewards. 



J. H. McNaughten 
Past Master. 

Albert Le Fre 

W. H. Roberts (Atlas) 

Chas. J. Doughty 

William J a«. Wells (Frank Hardie) 

George A. Keen 

Address of Secretary — 

14, Rostrevor Road, Fulham, S.W. 



Tyler. 

When W.M 
1910—11 
1911—12 
1912—13 
1913—14 
1914-15 



DRAMATIC MARK LODGE, No. 487. 

Consecrated 1895. 
. Held at Mark Masons' Hall, Great Queen 
Street, London, W.C., on the second Thursday 
in February, fourth Thursday in March, and the 
second Thursday in October, November and 
December. Installation in December. 
OFFICERS, 1915-16. 

Tom Clare, L.R W.M. 

Alfred Ellis I.P.M. 

W. E. Holloway S.W. 

Douglas Gordon J.W. 

W.H.Roberts M.O. 

A.H.Hunt S.O. 

Frank Callingham J.O. 

Rev. C. E. L. Wright, P.M. . . Chaplain. 
Charles Cruikshanks, P.M . . Treasurer. 

Clarence Sounes Reg. of Marks 

Will Sparks Secretary. 

E. Vivian Reynolds .. .. S.D. 



Cecil Burton, P.M. 
Albert Collings 
W. J. C. Nourse 
Joseph Batten 
A. M. Latham 
Percy Plowman 

F. Banchini. . 

Past Masters. 
Harry Nicholls 
Rev. C. E. L. Wright 
Charles Cruikshanks 
W. A. Tinney.. 
Harry Nicholls 
H. G. Danby 
W. J. Holloway 
Herbert .Leonard 
Thomas Fraser 
E. H. Paterson 
The Rt. Hon. the Lord 

Athlumney 
A. G. Duck (D.M.) 
Clarence T. Coggin . . 
J. E. Hambleton 

G. A. Keen 

W.J. Keen .. .. 
W. Hotten George . . 
Chris Hilton 
James Powell 
J. H. Ryley 
Alfred Ellis 
Address of Secretary- 



1895— 6 

1896— 7 

1897— 8 

1898— 9 
1899—1900 

1900— 1 



J.D. 
D.C. 
I.G. 

Organist. 
1st Sectry. 
2nd Sectry. 
Tyler. 
G.L. Rank. 
P.G.Std.B. 
P.G.C. 



1901— 
1902— 
1903— 
1904— 



P.G.Std.B. 



P.G., Treasr. 



■ 1905— 6 P.G.W. 

1906— 7 — 

1907— 8 — 

1908— 9 

1909—10 — 

1910-U — 

1911—12 — 

1912 -13 — 

1913-14 — 
1914—15 

32, Walbrook.jE.C. 



60 



THE STAGE YEAR TOOK. 



DRAMATIC LODGE OF ROYAL 
ARK MARINERS, No. 487. 

(crated 1901. 

Held at the Mark Masons' Hall, Great Queen 
Street, London, on the lirst Thursday in the 
months of January, April and October in every 
year, and at such other periods as the W.C.N, 
"for the time being shall appoint. 

Installation in April. 

OFFICERS, 1915-16. 



W. J. C. Nourse W.C.N. 

W. Hei Hey Roberts ("Atlas") .. I. P. C.N. 

J. Pitcairn S.W.J. 

A. E. Mallinson J.W.S. 

W. Sparks .. .. '.. •• Treasurer. 

J. Powell Scribe. 

J. Barker D.C. 

A. M. Latham S.D. 



Dramatic Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners — 

Contd. 

.. JD. 
.. Warder. 

hen in Chajr. 



Cecil Burton 
F. Banchini 



Past Commanders. 

Charles Cruikshanks .. 
Harry Nicholls 
Rev. C. E. L. Wright .. 
Herbert Leonard 
Thomas Fraser . 



\Y 



A. M. Scarf! 

Chris Hilton 
W. H. Roberts 

Address of Scribe— 



1901- 

1902- 

1903- 

1904— 

1905— 

1906- 

1907— 8 

1913-14 

1914-15 



34, Essex Street, 

Strand, W.C. 



CIRCUITS 



WHERE AND TO WHOM TO WRITE FOR ENGAGEMENTS. 



Wires : 



Mr. H. 



BACON'S PICTURE PALACES.— 143, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C. 
BOSTOCK TOUR.— Headquarters, Exhibition Hall, Glasgow. Telephone: 498 Douglas. 

"Bostock, Glasgow." 
BROADHEAD TOUR.— Hulme Hippodrome, Manchester. General District Manager, 

WiDStanley. Telephones : 5928 and 5929 City. Wires :" Broadheads, Manchester." 
EDWARDES (T. ALLAN) TOUR.— Grand Theatre, Derby. Telephone: 193. 
HAMILTON AND HUGHES TOUR.— Co-operative Hall, Crewe. 
HAMILTON'S PICTURE PALACES.— 213, Buchanan Street, Glasgow. 
KENNEDY TOUR.— Empire, Smethwick. Telephone: 127 Smethwick. Telegrams : "Kennedy, 

Smethwick." 
LONDON THEATRES OF VARIETIES, LTD.— Managing Director, Mr. Charles Gulliver. 

Holborn Empire Buildings, High Holborn, W.C. General Manager, Mr. Harry Masters. 

Telephones: 9870—9875 Gerrard. Wires : " Randvoll, London," and " Barrasford, London." 
MACNAGHTEN VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT, LTD.— Provinces : King's Chambers, Angel Street, 

Sheffield. Telephone: 3449. Wires: " Macnaghten, Sheffield." London: Oakley House, 

Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C. Telephone: 9167 Gerrard. Wires: " Cirvaumac, 

London." 
MIDLAND ELECTRIC THEATRES CO.— Empire Palace. Shirebrook. Telephone: 54 Mansfield. 

Wires : " Ruggins, Shirebrook." 
MOSS EMPIRES, LTD.— Cranbourn Mansions, Cranbourn Street, London, W.C. Booking Manager, 

Mr. Ernest Wighton. Telephone: 1050 Gerrard. Wires: " Twigsome, London." 
PICKARD'S PICTURE PALACES.— 115, Trongate, Glasgow. 
POOLE'S THEATRES, LTD.— 146, Westgate, Gloucester. Telephone: 176 Gloucester. Telegrams: 

" Myriorama. Gloucester." 
THE "C. W." POOLE'S ENTERTAINMENTS.— 146, Westgate, Gloucester. 

Gloucester. Telegrams : " Dates, Gloucester." 
PRINGLE'S PICTURE PALACES, LTD.— Elm Row, Leith Walk, Edinburgh. 

Central. 
ROGERS, STANLEY, TOUR.— Messrs. Arthur Stoker and Co., Waterloo Chambers, 

Newcastle. 



Telephone: 176 
Telephone: 288 
Bath Lone, 



Martin's Lane, W.C. Telephone: 7545 Gerrard. Artiste' 
A. D. Davies. Dates: Mr. Llewellyn Johns. Wires: 



STOLL TOUR.— Coliseum Buildings, St 

Department. Negotiations : Mr. 

" Oswastoll, Westrand, London." 
SYNDICATE TOUR.— 25, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C. Booking Manager: Mr. Leon 

Zeitlin. Telephone: 2619, 5654, and 5655 Gerrard. Wires: "Mimesis, London." 
THOMPSON TOUR.— Cleveden, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. Telephone : 186, Linthorpe. Telegrams: 

"Biotint, Middlesbrough." 
VARIETY THEATRES CONTROLLING CO., LTD. (De Frece, Barrasford Tours, etc.) Randvoll 

House, 15, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C. Booking Manager, Mr. Paul Murray. Telephone : 

9870 to 9875 Gerrard* Wire: " Yellit, London." 
VINT TOUR.— 142, Long Acre, London, W.C. Telephone: 9549 City. Telegrams: " Vinticon, 

London." Booking Manager : James J. Welch. 
WARD TOUR.— Weymouth House, Salisbury. Telephone: 262 (two lines). Telegrams: "Albany 

Ward, Salisbury." 
WUiLMOT TOUR.— 33, Norton Street, Liverpool. Telephone: 1758 Royal, Wires: "Vacancies, 

Liverpool." 



THEATRICAL ORGANISATIONS. 



61 



THEATRICAL ORGANISATIONS. 



THE ACTORS' ASSOCIATION. 

President, Sir Herbert Tree. Vice-Presidents, Mr. F. R. Benson, Mr. H. B. Irving, 
Mr. Martin Harvey, and Mr. Cyril Maude. 

Council: H. K. Ayliff, E. H. Brooke, Phyllis Broughton,. Hayden Coffin, Lisa 
Coleman, Georgia Drayson, W. C. Fay, C. V. France, James Gelderd, George Graves, 
Hubert Harben, F. James, Judith Kyrle, Percival Keitley, E. Kennedy, Laura 
Leycester, John Mortimer, M. Moncrieff, Graham Price, Edgar B. Payne, Lucy 
Sibley, W. Stack, W. R. Staveley, A. Harding Steerman, and Ben Webster. 

Secretary, Mr. Adnam Sprange. Offices, 32, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, W. 
Telephone, Gerrard 1753. Some particulars of the work of the Association during the 
year will be found in the article headed the " Professional Year." 



THE THEATRICAL MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION. 

The Theatrical Managers' Association has 90 members, who represent about 250 
theatres. 

Officers for 1915. 

President : Mr. Cyril Maude. 
Vice-Presidents : 

| Mr. W. B. Redfem. 

| Mr. Fred Terry, 

is elected annually, is divided into four sections, as 



Mr. Tom B. Davis. 
Mr. J. F. Elliston. 
The Council, which 
follows (1914) :— 



LONDON. 



Mr. Walter Melville. 
Mr. Fred Terry. 
Sir Herbert Tree. 



Suburban. 



Provincial. 



Mr. Fredk. Melville. 
Mr. B. Blaiberg. 
Mr. Ernest Stevens. 



Mr. Tom B. Davis. 
Mr. P. M. Faraday. 
Mr. J. Bannister Howard. 
Mr. Cyril Maude. 

Mr. H. G. Dudley Bennett. 
Mr. Edward Compton. 
Mr. Fred Fredericks. 

Mr. Milton Bode. 
Mr. Sidney Cooper. 
Mr. Otto Culling. 
Mr. Peter Dayey. 
Mr. E. J. Domville. 
Mr. J. F. Elliston. 
Mr. Charles Elphinstone. 
Mr. E. Graham Falcon. 
Mr. J. M. Glover. 

Mr. Frank B. O'Neill. 

The annual general meeting takes place the last Tuesday in January. 
Secretary, Mr. Herbert Blackmore, 11, Garrick Street, London W.C. 
Treasurer, Mr. Fred W. Warden, Royal, Belfast. 





Mr. John Hart. 




Mr. W. W. Kelly. 




Mr. W. B. Redfern. 




Mr. R. Redford. 




Mr. H. W. Rowland. 




Mr. W. Payne Seddon 




Mr. Clarence Sounes. 




Mr. Fred W. Warden. 




Mr. F. W. Wyndham. 


Touring. 




Mr. T. C. Wray. 



Honorary 



62 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

THE SOCIETY OF WEST END THEATRE MANAGERS. 

The Society of West End Theatre Managers consists of nineteen members, 
including two hon. members, Sir Squire Bancroft and Sir John Hare. 

President, Mr. J. M. Gatti ; Vice-Presidents, Sir Charles Wyndham, Sir Herbert 
Tree, Sir George Alexander, Mr. J. E. Vedrennc. Members: Sir George Alexander, 
Sir Squire Bancroft, Mr. Arthur Chudleigh, Mr. Robert Courtneidge, Mr. Frank 
Curzon, Mr. Tom B. Davis, Mr. Gerald du Maurier, Mr. Dennis Eadie, Mr. Edward 
C. Engelbach. Mr. P. M. Faraday, Mr. J. M. Gatti, Sir John Hare, Sir Herbert Tree, 
Mr. J. E. Vedrenne, and Sir Charles Wyndham. 

Meetings are held each month. The Committee meet when required. 

The theatres controlled by the members are : — Adelphi, Apollo, Comedy, Criterion, 
Daly's, Gaiety. His Majesty's. Lyric, New, Prince of Wales's, Royalty, St. James's, 
Shaftesbury, Vaudeville, and Wyndham's. 

Secretary, Mr. H. E. B> Butler, 18, Austin Friars, E.C. Tel. : London Wall, 7869. 



THE THEATRES' ALLIANCE. 

This Association was formed in the year 1904, under the name of the Suburban 
Theatre Managers' Association, but in the year 1908, in consequence of the widening 
influence of the Association, the name was changed to The Theatres' Alliance, and 
provincial managers became eligible for membership and joined in considerable 
numbers. The objects of the Association are, inter alia, the discussion and settlement by 
arbitration or otherwise of matters of common interest to theatrical managers or 
proprietors ; the affording to members of a central means for inter-communication and 
encouragement, by meetings or otherwise, of the direct exchange of opinions and 
ideas regarding theatres ; the taking when necessary of concerted action and the 
institution or defence of proceedings, legal or otherwise. 

The Alliance has done most valuable work since its formation, and has dealt with 
many important questions, and in particular took a prominent part in the negotiations 
with the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the year 1909, when it was proposed to 
raise the license duty payable for theatres to £50 per annum, with the result that 
the increased duty now affects only those rated at £2,000 per annum or upwards. 
Later the Alliance took a part in the negotiations in connection with the proposed 
Children Bill, and were instrumental in getting several valuable provisions inserted 
in the draft of the Act, though it did not ultimately become law. 

The members have special terms and privileges in connection with insurance and 
other matters, by which considerable saving can be effected. 

The subscription is £1 Is. per annum for each theatre for which a member is 
registered. The Officers of the Alliance are : — President, Mr. J. B. Mulholland ; Vice- 
President and Hon. Treasurer, Mr. F. Fredericks ; Hon. Auditor, Mr. William Bailey ; 
Hon. Secretary, Mr. J. Moverley Sharp, Criterion Chambers, Jermyn Street, S.W. 

The members meet monthly on the second Tuesday in the month to discuss 
and deal with any matters of general or particular interest that may arise. 

Application for membership should be made to the Hon. Secretary, Criterion 
Chambers, 10 and 11, Jermyn Street, S.W. Telephone, Gerrard 6450. 



TOURING MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION, LIMITED. 

The Association has one hundred and twenty members. Address : — 5, Wardour 
Street. W.C. Telephone, Gerrard 8458. 



PROVINCIAL ENTERTAINMENT PROPRIETORS' AND MANAGERS' 

ASSOCIATION, LIMITED. 

This Association was started in 1913. Has a membership of 54, covering 153 places 
of amusement in the provinces. President : Mr. Percy B. Broadhead (Manchester) ; 
Vice-Presidents : Messrs. Ernest Dottridge (Oldham), Will Sley (Manchester), Matthew 
Montgomery (Liverpool), E. P. Lawton (Sheffield). Executive Committee : Messrs. 
Arthur Campbell (Manchester), J. F. Elliston (Bolton), John Harrison (Manchester), 
J. C. Imeson (Middlesbro'), Harry McKelvie (Glasgow), H. D. Moorhouse (Manches- 



THEATRICAL ORGANISATIONS. 63 



ter), Wm. Kobinson (Halifax), G. E. Smith (Dewsbury), Wilberforce Turner (Salford), 
and Fred Waller (Blackpool). Secretary: P. Percival, 73, Bridge Street, 
Manchester. Telephone : 537 City. During the year advice and assistance have been 
freely rendered to members with regard to difficulties over contracts and other matters 
of dispute with artists and the staffs of theatres, and music halls, and much useful 
help has been afforded in this way, including the settlement of threatening disputes 
between managements and their orchestras. The annual general meeting was held at 
the Victoria Hotel, Manchester, on March 19th. 



TRAVELLING THEATRE MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION. 

An Association formed in 1907 among managers and proprietors of portable 
theatres. One of the principal matters to which the Association turned its 
early attention was (working hand-in-hand with the Copyright Play Protection 
Association) that of preventing the pirating of plays in portable theatres. By 
leasing the portable rights of plays and letting them out to their members the 
Association has been able to put a certain amount of check on piracy and to bring 
the price of copyright plays well within the limited reach of its members. It is 
not a large body, and possibly handicapped by a lack of funds, it has not sought 
much in the way of reform amongst portable theatres bejond that already mentioned 
in the way ot piracy prevention, and even in this direction the Association can 
do but little, as many portable managers are not members, and its authority, of 
coarse, does not extend beyond its membership. The officers for the current year 
are: — Mr. A. E. Drinkwater, chairman; Mr. E. Ebley, vice-chairman; Messrs. John 
Johnson, Wm. Haggar, E. Ebley, and Geo. Garrett, emergency committee; 
Messrs. H. Johnson and E. Garrett, auditors; acting secretary, Mr. F. L. 
Loveridge. Its office is at 219, Folkestone Road, Dover. 

The financial statement for the year ending June 30th, 1915, shows entrance fees, 
subscriptions, and interest on invested funds £17 4s. Id. Loans to members £15, 
working expenses £4 8s. 6d. Cash balance at the bank £114 lis. 6d. The Associa- 
tion has £175 invested in Queensland 3 per cent., and at the annual meeting on 
August 23, 1915, at 7, Wellington Street, W.C., it was agreed that £50 of 4| per cent. 
War Loan be purchased and a further £50 be placed on deposit. 



THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF AUTHORS, PLAYWRIGHTS, 

AND COMPOSERS. 

Dramatists have no separate body to represent them, but under a Dramatic Sub- 
Committee of the Society of Authors, Playwrights, and Composers, they are able to act 
as an independent, section of that body, save on the question of finance. The dramatists 
now members of the Society number over 250, comprising nearly all the best-known 
authors. The Dramatic Sub-Committee has for its chairman, Mr. R. C. Carton, and is 
composed of Mr. C. Haddon Chambers, Mr. F. Anstey Guthrie, Miss Cicely Hamilton, 
Mr. Jerome K. Jerome, Mr. Edward Knoblauch, Mr. W. J. Locke, Mr. A. E. W. Mason, 
Mr. Justin Huntly McCarthy, Mr. G. Bernard Shaw, and Miss E. M. Symonds. 

The questions dealt with by the Dramatic Sub-Committee have been many and 
varied, comprising such important issues to dramatic authors as Copyright, Domestic, 
Colonial, and International ; the Managerial Treaty, Kinematograph Film Contracts, 
Amateur Fees, Foreign Agents. The meetings, and the subjects discussed, are 
chronicled fully month by month in The Author, the organ of the Society. Owing to 
the growing importance of kinematograph contracts, on the recommendation of the 
Dramatic Sub-Committee the Committee of Management appointed a special sub- 
committee to dear with all matters relating to the marketing of film rights of members, 
works, and the representatives of the dramatic authors have places on that Sub, 
Committee which meets monthly. 

On the recommendation of the Sub-Committee to the Committee of Management, 
cases are carried through on behalf of dramatic authors. These cases comprise claims 
for infringement of copyright at home and abroad, actions for breach of agreements, 
claims for unpaid authors' fees, questions of plagiarism by one dramatist against 
another. Those last-mentioned cases are very carefully investigated by the Sub- 
Committee, and members of that body very often help the member, if the claim 
seems a sound one, by giving evidence on his or her behalf. 



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THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



There is, ill addition, a Collection Bureau attached to the Society. This Bureau 
collects author-' \< 68 on contracts in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, 
Holland, and Germany. Its operations arc being extended, and it is hoped, at no 
distant date to cover all the countries with which Great Britain is in copyright 
relation-. amateur fees, equally with professional fees, are collected by the Bureau, 
which, in addition, keeps its members informed of performances in the States and 

nada of their plays, thus enabling them to receive early news of any unauthorised 
performance should one occur. 

The Society has, as well, a Register of Scenarios and Plays. For a fee of 2/6, a 
member is able to deposit with the Society a copy of his play immediately he has 
completed it. The evidence of the date of completion of his work, which he thus 
obtain-, may prove of importance should his work be pirated subsequently or 
should its originality be challenged by another party. 

Secretarv, Mr. G. Herbert Turing, 1, Central Buildings. Tothill Street, Westminster, 
B.W. Telephone, Victoria 374. 



ACTORS' BENEVOLENT FUND. 

The object of the Actors' Benevolent Fund, which was established in 1882. is to help 
by allowances, gifts, and loans, old or distressed actors and actresses, managers, stage 
managers, and acting-managers, and their wives and orphans, and choristers whose 
efforts are entirely devoted to theatrical work. 

The President is Sir Charles Wyndham. The Vice-Presidents are Sir Herbert 
Beerbohm Tree and Sir George Alexander. Mr. Harry Nicholls is Hon. Treasurer, and 
Sir Charles Wyndham, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, and Sir George Alexander are 
the Hon. Trustees. 
The members of the Executive Committee are as follow : — 



Mr. Allan Aynesworth. 
Mr. Clifton Alderson. 
Mr. Stanley Bell. 
Mr. J. D. Bevcridge. 
Mr. Dion Boucicault. 
Mr. E. H. Bull. 
Mr. Robert Courtneidge. 
Mr. Charles Cruikshanks. 



Mr. A. E. George. 

Mr. J. Bannister Howard. 

Mr. H. B. Irving. 

Mr. S. Major Jones. 

Mr. Alfred Lester. 

Mr. Cyril Maude. 

Mr. M. R. Morand. 



Mr. Harry Nicholls. 
Mr. Sydney Paxton. 
Mr. Lionel Rignold. 
Mr. Frederick Ross. 
Mr. A. B. Tapping. 
Mr. Arthur Wontner. 
Mr. C. H. Workman. 



Actors' Saturday, when a collection is made in every theatre for the benefit of the 
Fund, is held on the last Saturday in January. The Secretary of the Fund is 
Mr. C. I. Coltson, and the offices are at 8, Adam Street, Strand. 

The annual general meeting was held at the New on February 16 with Sir Charles 
Wyndham in the chair. The accounts showed that during the preceding year in 
donations and pensions the sum of £4.448 had been granted. The investments 
totalled nearly £33.000. The Benevolent Fund, in addition to distributing money for 
charitable purposes in the ordinary way. has on its books many old actors and actresses 
to whom allowances are granted in the form of stated sums per week. It also undertakes 
whenever possible the burial of a member of the theatrical profession in cases where 
otherwise the expense would be borne by the parish in which the person died. 

The War has naturally brought heavily increased demands upon the Fund. The 
Committee placed in the hands of THE STAGE the work involved in collecting the 
extra moneys which it was found urgently necessary to raise, and THE STAGE entered 
upon a general canvass of the theatrical profession, and some thousands of pounds 
were raised. The Emergency Committee sat four times a week to deal with special 
cases, in addition to the usual Thursday Meeting. 

The following is a list of the Local Centres of the Fund : — Blackburn, Prince's, Mr. 
E. H. Page ; Bradford, Royal and Opera House, Mr. J. Hart ; Bristol, Prince's, Mr. 
J. Miller Ellis ; Cardiff. New. Mr. R. Redford ; Carlisle, His Majesty's, Mr. Thomas 
Courtice; Crewe, Lyceum, Mr. H. Taylor, J. P.; Dublin, Gaiety, Mr. Charles Hyland; 
Edinburgh, Lyceum, Mr. G. T. Minshull; Leeds. Grand and Opera House, Mr. J. 
Wynn Millar ; Newcastle-on-Tyne, Tyne, Mr. F. C. Sutcliffe ; Paisley, Paisley, Mr. 
J. H. Savile ; Richmond, New, Mr. Charles E. Hardy; Scarborough, Londesborough, 
Mr. W. H. Waddington ; Sheffield, Lyceum, Mr. J. E. B. Beaumont; Southampton, 
Grand, Mr. Arthur Weston ; York, Royal, Mr. W. H. Waddington. 



THEATRICAL ORGANISATIONS. 65 

THE ACTORS' ORPHANAGE FUND. 

Founded in 1896 by Mrs. C. L. Carson. Mr. Gerald du Maurier is the President, 
having been elected to that position on the resignation of Mr. Cyril Maude on account 
of his continued absence in America. Vice-Presidents are Sir George Alexander, Lady 
Bancroft, Mrs. C. L. Carson, Miss Winifred Emery, Mr. Cyril Maude, Miss Ellen 
Terry, Lady Tree, and Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Trustees are Mr. Arthur Bourchier, 
Mr. Charles Cruikshanks, Mr. Harry Nicholls. Mr. Cyril Maude and Mr. Anslow .(. 
Austin. Hon. Treasurer, Mr. C. Aubrey Smith ; Acting Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Dawson 
Mihvard ; and Hon. Secretary, Mr. A. J. Austin, Goldsmith Building. Inner Temple, 
E.C. 
Executive Committee. 1915-1916 : — 

Miss Ada Blanche, Misg Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Phyllis Broughton, Robert Court- 
neidge, Mrs. Gerald du Maurier, Dennis Eadie, Miss Sydney Fairbrother, Miss Vane 
Featherston, Edmund Gwenn. Miss Constance Hyem, Miss Marie Lohr, E. Lyall 
Swete, Miss Hilda Trevelyan, Sydney Valentine, Miss Irene Vanbrugh, Miss May 
Warley, Ben Webster. Arthur Wontner, Mrs. Fred Wright. 

The aim of the Fund is to board, clothe, and educate destitute children of 
actors and actresses, and to fit them for useful positions in after life. 

Definition* of Destitute Children.— By destitute children is meant— 

(a) A fatherless and motherless child. 

(b) A child, of whom one parent is dead, or incapacitated ; the other living, 
but unable to support it. 

(c) A child whose father is permanently and entirely unable, by reason of 
mental or physical affliction, to contribute to the support of the child, the 
mother living but unable to support it. 

The Orphanage was moved from Croydon in Ma} - , 1915, to Langley Place, Langley, 
Bucks. The present Home is a charming old mansion situate in its own grounds, 
part of which are cultivated, thereby lessening the cost of maintenance. The house 
is now large enough to accommodate the growing family of orphans. At the end of 
1915 the Fund was supporting fifty-six children, seven of whom were admitted during 
1915. 

Matron : Miss D. Craft, assisted by a Resident Master, a Mistress living out, Assist- 
ant Matron and household staff. 

The Annual General Meeting was held on Nov. 5 on the stage of Wyndham's, 
with Mr. Gerald du Maurier in the chair. The meeting differed from previous years, 
in that the public was not invited. The Annual Garden Party in 1915 was held 
at the Royal Botanic Gardens on July 20, when the net proceeds amounted to £3,000. 



ROYAL GENERAL THEATRICAL FUND. 

The Royal General Theatrical Fund, which has the King, the Queen, and Queen 
Alexandra as its patrons, was instituted January 22. 1839, and Incorporated by Royal 
Charter January 29, 1853. It is for the purpose of granting permanent annuities 
regulated by the rate of quarterly subscriptions paid by members in accordance with 
the published scale to actors and actresses, dancers, singers, acting managers, stage 
managers, treasurers, chorus singers, scenic artists, and prompters on attaining the age 
of sixty. Quarterly payments cease at sixty in the case of men, at fifty-five in 
the case of women. Any member who has regularly contributed to its funds by 
payment of quarterly subscriptions for the term of seven years, at any time afterwards, 
on becoming permanently incapacitated by accident or infirmity from exercising his or 
her duties, has a claim on the Fund as if he or she had attained the age of sixty years, 

On the death of any member the sum of ten pounds, if applied for, is allowed and 
paid out of the fund for funeral expenses, arrears of subscription, if any, being first 
deducted if the Directors think fit. Recently the report of a Sub-Committee con- 
sisting of Mr. Saxe Wyndham, Mr. Lionel Carson, and Mr. Charles Cruikshanks 
(Secretary), containing various suggestions for altering the rules in order to make 
membership more attractive, was accepted by the directors, and subsequently by the 
members at a general meeting. The proposed new rules will in due time come before 
the members for ratification. The new scheme aims principally at establishing a 
surrender value for membership, and provides for certain payments at death either 
before or after the age of 60, when members are qualified to claim their annuities. 
President : Sir George Alexander, J. P. ; Trustees : Mr. Alfred de Rothschild, 



66 THE STAGE YEAR I'.OOK. 



I V.O., Sir Squire Bancroft, and Sir George Alexander, J.P. ; Mr. M. R. 
M ■rami, Chairman of the Association; Mr. Charles Rock, Honorary Treasurer; 
Directors: Messrs. Lionel Carson, Lewis Casson, H. Cooper Cliffc, Tom Craven, 
Arthur Curtis, Henry Evill, Douglas Gordon, Edmund Gwenn, Hubert Harben, 
Herbert B. Hays, Ralph W. Hutton, H. B. Irving, L. Cairns James, Alfred Jenner, 
Herbert Lyndon, Frank Ridley, Lionel Rignold, Bassett Roe, F. Percival Stevens, 
Hubert Willis, and H. Saxe YYyndham. Mr. Charles Cruikshanks, Secretary, 55 & 56, 
Goschen Buildings, 12 & 13, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C. Office hours, 
Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 till 4. 

The annua! dinner was not held in 1915 owing to the War, but a list of donations 
was opened and liberally subscribed to, so that in the result the association lost nothing 
by the abandonment of the usual festival. 

Three of the directors and three other members of the association have joined the 
Colours, and two of the honorary officers are also engaged in War work. 

The annual general meeting was held at the St. James's, on Friday, March 26. 
1915, with Sir George Alexander in the chair. The accounts of 1914 showed assets 
amounting to £62.408 18s. lid. 

THEATRICAL LADIES' GUILD. 

Founder. Mrs. C. L. Carson ; President, Miss Irene Vanbrugh': Chairwoman of Com 
mittee, Miss Compton ; Vice-Presidents, Lady Burnand, Mrs. Alfred Bishop, Miss 
Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Phyllis Broughton, Mrs. Edward Compton, Miss Eva 
Moore, 8Miss May Whitty, Mrs. Fred Wright; Trustees, Miss Compton and Miss 
Vane Featherston ; Members of the Executive Committee, Miss Victoria Addison, Miss 
Lena Ashwell. Miss Ada Blanche, Miss Constance Collier, Miss Compton. Mrs. John 
Douglass, Miss Vane Featherston, Miss Helen Ferrers, Mrs. Etnest Hendrie, 
Mrs. Synge Hutchinson, Mrs. G. P. Huntley, Miss Lindsay Jardine, Miss Clara 
Jecks, Miss Marie L5hr, Mrs. Raleigh, Miss Louise Stopford, Miss Frances Wetherall, 
Miss May Warley. 

Every member has to pay not less than Is. per year, and to contribute Is. or more 
towards buying material. The Guild helps mothers (members of the theatrical 
profession) during the period of their maternity by a complete outfit for mother and 
child, in special cases doctors' fees being paid. The Guild also provides second-hand 
clothing for stage purposes and for private wear to the poorer members of the profes- 
sion. Ladies not connected with the theatrical profession can be elected as honorary 
members on payment of a donation not less than 2s. 6d. They can then attend the 
weekly Bee meetings, the annual general meeting, and all social functions in connec- 
tion with the Guild, but they have no voting powers. 

The Guild is allied to the Needle and Thimble Guild, Edinburgh, and the Stage 
Needlework Guild, which annually contribute clothing and sums of money. 

The Annual General Meeting was held at the St. James's on December 3, with 
Miss Irene Vanbrugh in the chair. The accounts showed that the Guild had capital 
amounting to £3,213 odd. 

Bee meetings every Friday. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Secretarv. Miss Lorna Ridler. Offices : 3, Bavlev Street, Bedford Square, London, 
W.C. 



THE STAGE NEEDLEWORK GUILD. 

The Stage Needlework Guild was founded in 1895 by Miss Louise Stopford as 
branch of the Theatrical Ladies' Guild. Its object is to provide new clothing for the 
poorer members (men, women and children) of the theatrical profession and the working 
staffs of the London and Provincial theatres. The Stage Needlework Guild undertakes 
only supplying clothing for purposes of distribution. It hands the garments, after an 
exhibition usually held in December, to the Theatrical Ladies' Guild. There is one 
president, Miss Louise Stopford. There are unlimited vice-presidents, the qualification 
for such a position being an undertaking to find at least five associates. 

Rules. — All members to contribute two new useful garments (at least) every year, 
and pay a subscription of 6d. (at least) to cover printing and postage expenses, or 
contribute 2s. 6d. (at least) in lieu of clothing. Men can become associates by 
contributing 2s. 6d. (at least) per annum, which will be used in buying articles which 
women cannot make (such as blankets, etc.). In 1914 the Guild sent 4,962 garments 
to the Theatrical Ladies' Guild. 

Address, Miss Louise Stopford, 19, Belgrave Road, London, S.W, 



THEATRICAL ORGANISATIONS. 67 

ACTORS' DAY. 

The initiation of Actors' Day took place on Thursday, October 18, 1906. 

The annual Collection falls on the third Thursday in October in each year. Owing, 
however, to the conditions prevailing on account of the War the Committee decided 
that no money should be collected during the period of the war.- All those who were 
on the register in 1913, therefore, remain on the register as though they had con- 
tributed. 

Conditions. — All who contribute one night's salary, or fees, once a year are on the 
register. Actors, actresses, authors, managers, whether actor-manager, theatre, 
manager, touring manager, business or acting manager, or stage manager, are eligible. 
The Fund helps no one who is not on the register. All not playing on Actors' Day, 
but who have, in previous years, when playing, contributed their night's salary, will 
remain on the register, provided they notify the Committee of the fact. Those on the 
register may apply for benefit. The Committee may authorise grants or loans to 
contributors, in case of sickness or urgent need. 

Trustees : Mr. Robert Courtneidge, Miss A. E. Homiman, and Mr. Edmund Gwenn. 

The Advisory Board stands as follows : — 

Chairman, Mr. Henry Ainley. Mr. Sydney Valentine. Mr. A. E. Drinkwater, 
Mr. Story Gofton, Mr. C. Seymour, Mr. Norman V. Norman, Mr. Cecil Barth, 
Mr. Walter Maxwell, Mr. H. A. S.iintsbury, Mr. Cyril Cattley, and Mr. Claude King. 

Secretary, Mr. W. G. Fay, Dudley House, 37, Southampton Street, Strand, 
London, YV.G. 

ACTORS' CHURCH UNION. 

The object of the Actors' Church Union is to endeavour to make special provision to 
meet the spiritual needs of those members of the Church who are engaged in the 
dramatic profession. 

The chaplains (nominated by the President with the approval of the Bishop of the 
Diocese) endeavour to render any service in their power to the theatrical members of 
the Union, and are glad to be notified of any case of illness or other emergency which 
may need their help. 

The Actors' Church Union is in no sense a mission to the stage. It does not regard 
actors and actresses as in any way different from other people, nor as needing any 
"special treatment." It looks upon them simply as members of the Church who, on 
account of the constant travelling which their profession involves, are deprived of many 
of those spiritual advantages which are enjoyed by other Churchmen whose mode of 
life permits them to have a fixed place of residence and to attend some particular church. 

In London the Union in many instances, through its chaplains, has been able to 
co-operate with the Actors' Benevolent Fund, the Music Hall Ladies' Guild and other 
theatrical charities in looking after cases of distress. 

One special feature of the work of the A.C.U. is the lodging-house register, 
containing addresses in the various towns recommended by the local chaplains. The 
register is published in the A.C.U. Directory, and is-issued to all members. 

The Union also attempts to organise something in the way of entertainment and 
friendly social intercourse to alleviate the monotony of life on tour. 

Any member of the dramatic profession may become a member of the A.C.U. on 
payment of an annual subscription of one shilling, which is required to defray the 
printing and postage expenses connected with the Union. 

President, the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Winchester; Vice-Presidents, Right 
Rev. the Lord Bishop of London, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Southwark, Right 
Rev. the Lord Bishop of Oxford, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Birmingham, Right 
Rev. Bishop Browne, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lichfield, Right Rev. 
Bishop Boyd Carpenter, Rt. Rev. Bishop Welldon, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of 
Glasgow, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Right Rev. the Lord 
Bishop of Southampton, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Burnley, Rev. Prebendary 
Pennefather, Sir Charles Wyndham, Sir Herbert Tree, Mr. Arthur Bourchier, Mr. 
Edward Compton, Mr. Ben Greet, Mr. Martin Harvey, Mr. H. B. Irving, Mr. 
Charles Manners, Mr. Cyril Maude ; Committee. Rev. Wm. Cree, Rev. H. F. Davidson, 
Rev. Wynn Healey, Rev. A. D. V. Magee, Rev. A. M. Dale, "Rev. W. E. Kingsbury, 
Rev. Thomas Varney, Mrs. H. R. Gamble, Mrs. Donald Hole, Miss C. Chambers, Miss 
E. G. Clarke, Mrs. Murray, Mr. G. Munro Miller, Miss Lilian Baylis, Miss Lilian 
Braithwaite, Miss Phyllis Broughton, Mr. Charles Coborn, Mrs, Carson, Mrs. EdwarrJ 



68 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

upton, Miss Winifred Emery, Miss Harriet Greet, Mr. Charles Hallard, Mr. Fewlass 
Llewellyn, Mr. C. Douglas Stuart, Mr. Johu Lee, Mr. Kenneth Barnes, Mr. Hubert 
Greenwood; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. G. Munro Miller, Barton St. Mary, East Grinstead, 
Bussex ; Hon. Lady Correspondent and Visitor, Miss Clarke, 24, Delamere Street, 
Paddington ; Organising Secretary, Rev. Donald Hole, Malvern House, Cooper Street, 
Canning Town, E. Tel. East 3014. 
The A.C.U. Annual Directory (price 7id. post free) can be obtained from the Secretary. 



CATHOLIC STAGE GUILD. 

The objects of the Catholic Stage Guild, founded in 1911, are to help Catholic artists 
on tour and to place them in touch with the local Catholic clergy. The means by 
which these are accomplished are by distributing in the theatres cards giving the 
hours of Mass and name of priest ; forwarding names of members to the priests in 
the towns visited ; and furthering social intercourse among the members. Membership 
is open to artists, or those engaged on the staff, or in other ways connected with the 
work of the theatre, and the minimum subscription is Is. per annum for members 
and 2s, 6d. per annum for associates. Executive Committee : Rt. Rev. Monsignor 
Brown, V.G., Rev. Roderick Grant, Rev. Walter Cooksey, Rev. B. Longstaff, Mrs. 
Leslie Stuart, Miss Imelda Gould, Miss Edith Anton-Laing, Miss Bessie Armytage. 
Miss Margaret Emden, Miss Sydney Pairbrother, Miss Una Gilbert, Miss 
Ida Molesworth, Miss Ella Retford, Miss Mary Rorke, Miss Tittell-Brune ; 
Messrs. Lilford Arthur, J. J. Bartlett, Charles J. Cameron, P, Owen Cham- 
bers, Arthur Curtis, A. Houghton Goddard, Alfred Ibberson, Bernard Merefield, 
George Mozart, and Joseph O'Dowd. General Committee : Mrs. F. R. Benson, Miss 
Gould, Miss Ellaline Terriss, Miss Hilda Trevelyan, Miss Frances Vine ; Messrs. 
Charles Burdon, Reginald Garland, Wal Kent, J. R. La Fane, Arthur G. Leigh, 
Arthur Linay, Duncan McRae, Hyland J. O'Shea, J. E. Vedrenne, J. Ansdell Wilson, 
and J. K. Woods. Secretary : Miss Ethel St. Barbe, 5, Walton Street, Knights- 
bridge. Assistant Secretary : Mr. Richard B. Mason, 88, Walton Street, Knightsbridge. 
Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. F. Williams, 138, Coldharbour Lane, S.E. Hon. Deputy 
Treasurer: Miss Margaret Mackenzie. Secretary for Canada: Mrs. H. R. Ives, 43, 
Hampton Court, Mountain Street, Montreal. 

The Guild has the following Provincial Representatives : — 

Birmingham. — Auriol F. Roberts, 431, Stratford Road ; Glasgow. — Rev. J. 
Doherty, 268, Govan Street ; and Hugh Boyle, Roselea, 100, Dixon Avenue, Crosshill ; 
Manchester. — Rev. S.Gates, O.P., St. Sebastian's Priory, Pendleton; Edinburgh. — 
Rev. 0. M. Couttenier, 47, Gilmore Place ; Dublin. — Miss Mary Nairn,. 13, Westland 
Row. 



THE ACTRESSES' FRANCHISE LEAGUE. 

This League was founded by Miss Adeline Bourne, Miss Winifred Mayo, Miss Sime 
Seruya, and Miss Gertrude Elliott (now Lady Forbes-Robertson), in November, 1908. 
It now numbers 900 members. Lady Forbes- Robertson is the President of the League, 
and the Vice-Presidents are Miss Lena Ashwell, Miss Nina Boucicault, Mme. 
Brema, Miss Constance Collier, Mrs. Fagan, Miss Julie Opp Faversham, Mrs. Langtry, 
Miss Lilian McCarthy, Miss Deciraa Moore, Miss Eva Moore, Mrs. Mouillot, Miss 
Beatrice Forbes-Robertson, Mrs. Madeleine Lucette Ryley, Miss Elizabeth Robins, 
Mrs. E. S. Willard, Mrs. Theodore Wright, and Madame Lydia Yavorska. 

The Executive Committee are, Miss Lena Ashwell. Miss Inez Bensusan, Miss Nina 
Boucicault, Miss Adeline Bourne, Miss Compton, Mrs. Fagan, Miss Winifred Mayo, 
Miss Auriol Lee, Miss Decima Moore, Miss Eva Moore, Miss Edyth Olive, Mrs. M. L. 
Ryley, Miss Blanche Stanley, Miss Janette Steer, and Miss May Whitty. 

Hon. Secretary : Miss Nina Boucicault ; Joint Hon. Treasurers : Miss Lena Ashwell, 
Miss Edyth Olive ; Hon. Organising Secretary : Miss Adeline Bourne ; Organiser of the 
Play Department : Miss Inez Bensusan ; Hon. Treasurer of the Play Department : 
Miss Victoria Addison. 

Among the members are Miss Ellen Terry, Miss Compton, Miss Suzanne Sheldon, 
Miss Sarah Brooke, and many others. 

Pink and Green are the colours of the League. 

Since the outbreak of the War the activities of the League have been directed to : — the 
administration of the '' Era " War Distress Fund, and the providing of entertainments 



r 7. ,1 ! \ -PRODUCING SOCIETIES. 69 

for soldiers in the various military centres and camps — both undertaken with a view 
to relieving necessitous people in the theatrical world. The League has also lent their 
offices for the work of the " British Women's Hospital." 
Office : 2, Robert Street, Strand, W.C. Tel. City 1214. 



KING GEORGE'S PENSION FUND. 

This fund was founded on the amount derived from the first Gala performance 
given in an English theatre (apart from those given at Covent Garden) The perform- 
ance was given in 1911 at His Majesty's Theatre in connection with the functions which 
marked the Coronation. On July 5, 1915, a special performance of Shakespeare's " King 
Henry VIII." was given at His Majesty's Theatre in the presence of the King and 
Queen, which resulted in a profit to the Fund of £730. Mr. Arthur Bourchier is the 
Honorary Secretary, and Mr. J. D. Langton is the Assistant Honorary Secretary. 
Address : His Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, W. 



ADELAIDE NEILSON FUND. 

Miss Lilian Adelaide Neilson, who was born in 1850 and died in 1880 in Paris in 
the zenith of her fame, endowed a fund for charity to be applied in emergency cases — 
for actors and actresses only. The fund is administered by the present trustees, Sir 
Squire Bancroft, Sir Herbert Tree, and Mr. Arthur Bourchier. 



PLAY-PRODUCING SOCIETIES. 

THE INCORPORATED STAGE SOCIETY. 

This Society was founded in 1899 and incorporated in 1904. Council of Manage- 
ment : Mr. Ashley Dukes, Sir Almeric Fitzroy, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., Mr. W. L. George, 
Mrs. Gordon-Stables, Mr. H. A. Hertz, Mr. E. J. Horniman, Mr. W. S. Kennedy 
(Hon. Treasurer), Mr. W. Lee Mathews, Mr. T. Sturge Moore, Sir Sydney Olivier, 
K.C.M.G., Miss Magdalen Ponsonby, Mr. G. Bernard Shaw, Mr. Charles Strachey, 
Mr. W. Hector Thomson, Mr. Charles E. Wheeler, Mr. Frederick Whelen (Chairman), 
Mr. Norman Wilkinson, Mr. Allan Wade, Secretary. Address, 36, Southampton Street, 
Strand, W.C. 

Telephone : Gerrard 6907. 

The year's productions of this Society were as follows : — 

January 24, " The Recruiting Officer," comedy by George Farquhar (1677-1707), 
Haymarket. 

March 21, " Wanderers," play in three acts, by C. K. Munro, Queen's. 

June 13, " Eyvind of the Mountains," Icelandic play in four acts, by Johann 
Sigurjonsson, Queen's. 

THE PLAY ACTORS. 

This Society was founded in May, 1907, by members of the Actors' Association 
for the production of original works by English authors, Shakespearean plays, and 
other classic works, and translations of well-known foreign works, and to benefit 
the position of the working actor and actress. 

The membership consists of two degrees— acting membership and ordinary or 
associate. Only professional players who are members of the Actors' Association are 
admitted to the first, and from these the various plays presented and produced are 
cast. Associates' subscriptions are from 5s. (for gallery) to £1 Is. (stall), according to 
the position and the number of seats desired by the members. 

No plays were produced during 1915. 

The Council are willing to produce original works, when such plays have been 
approved by the Reading Committee. All MSS. should be sent to the Secretary of 
the Reading Committee, Mr. A. M. Heathcote, Lower Faringdon, Alton, Hants. 
Secretary, Miss Ruth Parrott, Court Theatre, Sloane Square, S.W. 



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THE ONCOMERS' SOCIETY. 

The Society was founded in September, 1910. The object of the society: To 
introduce to the West End of London plays and players hitherto unknown in the 
Metropolis. Is now defunct. 

THE DRAMA SOCIETY. 

This Society, of which Mr. Rathmell Wilson is the director, was founded October, 
1911. Full particulars may be obtained from Secretary, The Drama Society, c/o 
The Actors' Association, 32, Regent Street, W. 

The Society's performances will be resumed at the end of the War, when a special 
performance will be given in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund. No performances have 
been given since May 25, 1914, when " Dido and ..-Eneas," by A. von Herder, was 
produced at the Ambassadors'. 

THE PIONEER PLAYERS. 

This Society was formed in 1911 with the object of producing plays which may be 
outside the province of the commercial theatre, but are none the less sincere manifes- 
tations of the dramatic spirit. During the year 1915 the Society produced the follow- 
ing plays : — 

" Sisyphus and the Wandering Jew," by Isi Collins; "The Theatre of the Soul," 
byN. Evreinoff ; "The Two Pierrots," by E. Rostand; "The Dilemma." by Con- 
stance Campbell: "Exchange." by Paul Claudel ; "The Terrorist," by Laurence 
Irving; " (Vodefroi and Yolande," by Laurence Irving; " Mouse," by Edward 
Knoblauch. 

President, Miss Ellen Terry. Hon. Secretary, Miss Christopher St. John. Hon. 
Stage Director, Miss Edith Craig. Address, 31, Bedford Street, Strand. Tel.. Gerrard 
3873. 



WOMEN WRITERS' SUFFRAGE LEAGUE. 

The object of the Women Writers' Suffrage League, which was founded in 1908 by 
Miss Cicely Hamilton and Miss Bessie Hatton, is to obtain the Parliamentary 
Franchise for women on the same terms as, or may be, granted to men. 

The qualification for membership is the publication or production of a book, article, 
story, poem, or play for which the author has received payment, and a subscription of 
2s. 6d., to be paid annually. 

President : Mrs. Fenwick Miller. Vice-Presidents : Miss Cicely Hamilton, Miss 
Beatrice Harraden, Miss Bessie Hatton, Miss Evelyn Sharp, Dr. Margaret Todd, Mrs. 
Belloc Lowndes, Miss May Sinclair, Mrs. Margaret Woods, Mrs. Meynell, Mrs. F. A. 
Steel, Mrs. Zangwill, Mrs. Baillie Reynolds, Miss Symonds (George Paston). 
Committee: Mrs. Marion Holmes, Miss S. Bulan, Mrs. Madeleine Greenwood, Miss 
E. M. Symonds, Miss Josephine Knowles, and Mrs. Sarah Tooley. Hon. Secretary : 
Mrs. Romanne- James. Hon. Solicitor : Mr. Reginald C. Watson. Hon. Head 
Literature Department : Miss Stella Ben3on. Hon. Treasurer : Mrs. H. W. 
Nevinson. Office: Goschen Buildings, 12 and 13, Henrietta Street, London, W.C. 
Telephone : Gerrard, 1495. 

STOCKPORT GARRICK SOCIETY. 

The Stockport Garrick Society was founded in 1901, for the purpose of studying and 
giving performances in dramatic literature. Its headquarters are at Garrick Chambers, 
Wellington Street, Stockport. The officers are as follow : — President, Alderman Albert 
Johnson, J.P. ; Honorary Secretary, Mr. Edwin T. Heys, Mile End, Stockport; 
Assistant Honorary Secretary. Mr. Ross Hills ; Honorary Treasurer, Mr. Albert 
Worlthew. During the fourteenth season, 1914-1915, the following were played: — 
" The Bread of Others." play in two acts by Ivan Tourgueneff, translated by S. M. 
Fox ; " The Farewell Supper," play in one act by Arthur Schnitzler, paraphrased by 
Granville Barker; " Trois Heures dc Matin," play without words in one act by A. 
Willette ; " The Voysey Inheritance," play in five acts by Granville Barker ; " Don," 
comedy in three acts by Rudolf Besier ; " Women and Destiny," comedy in four acts 
by Ross Hills. 

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every male member of the 225 membership is working on munitions, is ineligible, or has 
attested. Entertainments at the Stockport and district hospitals have been given 
nightly since early in the summer. 

ALTRINCHAM GARRICK SOCIETY. 

The Altrincham Garrick Society was founded in 1913 by Mr. W. S. Nixon, of the 
Stockport Garrick Society, on lines similar to those on which it is run. Its objects are to 
foster the higher forms of dramatic art and literature. Chief productions : — " The Silver 
Box," by John Galsworthy (1914) ; Masefield's " Nan " (1915) ; and three new plays, 
" The Quest," by Matthew Boulton ; " The Magic Circle" and " The East Window," 
both by Walter R. Matthews (1915). These were produced at the Unitarian Schools, 
Altrincham, on November 17, under the direction of Mr. R. J. Smith. The Society 
is anxious to encourage rising dramatists by the production of new plays, and invites 
them to submit MS. copies. President, Mr. Edward Acton, M.A. (President of the 
Manchester Playgoers' Society) ; Secretary, Mr. W. S. Nixon ; Headquarters, " Garrick 
Rooms," Kingsway, Altrincham. Membership, 130. 



THE BURY STAGE SOCIETY. 

The Bury Stage Society has its officers as follow : — President, Mr. B. Iden Payne ; 
Vice-President, Mr. E. E. Menton ; Producer, Mr. F. Taylor (of Stockport Garrick 
Society); Hon. Secretary, Mr. T. L. Peers, 78, Heywood Street, Bury; Assistant Hon. 
Secretary, Mr. H. B. Hall, 12, Monmouth Street, Bury. ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. 
M. Rennie, South View, Ainsworth Road, Elton, Bury. Headquarters, Textile Hal], 
Manchester Road, Bury. Objects : To stimulate an interest in modern dramatic 
literature by means of performances, lectures, readings, and discussions. Owing to 
the War the ordinary business is suspended, until further notice. 



THEATRICAL CLUBS. 

THE GARRICK CLUB. 

The Garrick Club, Garrick Street, Covent Gardm, was founded in 1831. Its objects 
are defined as follows : — " The Garrick Club is instituted for the general patronage of 
the drama, for the purpose of combining a club, on economic principles, with the 
advantages of a Literary Society, for bringing together the supporters of the Drama, 
and for the foundation of a theatrical library with works on Costume." The club 
possesses a collection of more than 600 theatrical portraits and other pictures, and 
numerous theatrical relics. Secretary, Mr. Charles J. Pitch. 



THE SAVAGE CLUB. 

The Savage Club, 6 and 7, Adelphi Terrace, Strand, London, W.C., is for the 
association of gentlemen connected professionally with Literature, Art, Science, the 
Drama, or Music. Trustees, Mr. Conrad W. Cooke, Mr. A. Gordon Salamon, Sir 
William P. Treloar, Bart. Committee : R. Storry Deans, Reginald Groome, Fred 
Grundy, J. W. Gilmer, E. Vincent Harris, W. G. Kirby, H. G. Montgomery, H. E. 
Peacock, George Pernet, M.D., Capt. J. Mackenzie Rogan, M.V.O., Roy V. Somerville, 
Lance Thackeray; Hon. Treasurer, Sir James D. Linton, P.R.I. ; Hon. Secretary, 
Mr. Reginald Geard ; Hon. Solicitor, Mr. R. H. Humphreys ; Hon. Auditors and 
Scrutineers, Mr. Thomas Catling and Mr. Achille Bazire ; Hon. Librarian, Mr. C. 
J. Shedden Wilson. The annual dinner was held in the Club Room on December 11, 
with Mr. Frank Thornton in the chair. 



THE ECCENTRIC CLUB. 

The Eccentric Club, 9-11, Ryder Street, St. James's Street, S.W. (foundel 1890), is 
constituted for the purpose of promoting social intercourse amongst gentlemen connected , 
directly or indirectly, with Literature, Art, Music, the Drama, Science, Sport, and 



72 //■: STAGE YEAR fiOOA'. 

Commerce. The President is Sir Charles Wyndham, the Hon. Secretary J. A. 
Harrison. The Committee are as follow :— G. S. Allen, Major H. Bateman, H. 
Montague Bates, W. J. W. Beard, Frederick Bishop, Frank H. Callingham, Barnet 
( ohen, Bertie Crewe, Walter de Frece, Alfred Ellis, Thomas Fraser. W.E.Oarstin, H.J. 
Homer, Thomas Honey, W. S. Hooper, Sydney Jousiffe, Percy Leftwich, John Le Hay, 
T. Richards, W. J. Dayer Smith, Ernest Stuart. The Club moved into its new 
premises in Ryder Street in December, when the occasion was celebrated by an 
inaugural luncheon, at which Sir Charles Wyndham presided. Telephone : 1723/1724 
Rt'M 

THE GREEN ROOM CLUB. 

The Green Room Club was founded in 1877 for the association of gentlemen of the 
dramatic and artistic professions. The Committee are vested with power to elect 
others than those engaged in dramatic, literary, and artistic professions as members of 
the club. The larger proportion of the members are actors. The club for a number of 
situated in Bedford Street, whence it moved to its present premises in 
Leicest3r Square in 1902. The late Duke of Beaufort was the first President of the 
club. Sir Squire Bancroft is the present President. 

The late Mr. George Delacher was for more than twenty years the Honorary 
Secretary of the club, and only retired when the club was enlarged and moved into its 
present premises. 

The Green Room Club includes amongst its treasured possessions valuable pieces of 
autographed plate, the gifts or legacies of various members and celebrities in the 
dramatic profession. Mr. Henry Neville, by whose death during 1910 the club lost 
one of its most popular members, left a small legacy to the club in order that it might 
purchase a memento of him in the shape of a silver tankard. 

At the outbreak of the War, in common with other clubs, the Green Room responded 
nobly to its country's call, and many of its members are " doing their bit ;" and within 
a year of the outbreak it has had regretfully to mourn the loss of more than one of its 
members killed in action. 

Secretary, Mr. G. Swann. Address, 46, Leicester Square. 



THE TOUCHSTONE CLUB. 

This club was formed at a meeting held on October 16, 1911, at the Rehearsal Theatre, 
when Mr. Harry Paulton was elected President ; Mr. Harry Nieholls, Honorary 
Secretary ; and Mr. Charles Cruikshanks, Honorary Treasurer. Membership is limited 
only to actors, that is to say, those who at the time of joining are not managers, 
business or acting managers, musical directors, authors, critics, journalists, etc., and 
only those who have been in the profession for 21 years or more are eligible for 
membership. The Committee include Messrs. Frank Arlton, J. H. Barnes, Leonard 
Pagden, Edward Sass, Henry Arncliffe, and, ex officio, the President, the Treasurer, 
and the Secretary. For some time the Club House was situated at the Adelphi Hotel, 
ind, but the club, at the time the Year Book went to press, was without a home. 
The Committee hold their meetings meanwhile at the offices of the Royal General 
Theatrical Fund. 



THE MANAGERS' CLUB. 

The Managers' Club, run by the Touring Managers' Association, is instituted for 
the purpose of bringing touring and resident managers, theatrical proprietors, and 
all interested in theatrical enterprises and business into touch with each other. The 
club has 300 members, and the annual subscription is £2 2s.. and entrance fee £1 Is. 
Address, 5. Wardour Street, W. Tel. Gerrard 8458. 



THE REHEARSAL CLUB. 

The Rehearsal Club (29, Leicester Square) was founded in 1892 with the view to 
furnishing a quiet retreat to which minor actresses might resort between the hours of 
rehearsals and matinees and the evening performance. 

The members' subscription is 2s. per quarter. The club is open from 11 a.m. to 
8 p.m., and contains comfortable reading, resting and refreshment rooms, the former 



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well supplied with books, papers, and magazines. Anyone wishing to see the club will 
be gladly shown over by one of the committee or the matron. 

President, H.R.H. Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein ; Vice-President, the 
Lady Louisa Magenis. Committee : Chair, Lady Maud B. Wilbraham, Lady 
Alexander, Lady Bancroft, Lady Bedford, Mrs. Bayne Chapman, Mrs. Gilmour, Miss 
Alice Gladstone, Mrs. Max Hecht, Mrs. R. S. Henderson, Mrs. Kendal, Mrs. George 
Marjoribanks, Mrs. Cyril Maude, Mrs. Mayne, Mrs. Frank Pownall, Miss Constance 
Rivington, Lady Tree, Eleonora Lady Trevelvan. Hon. Treasurer, Mrs. Mayne, 101, 
Queen's Gate, S.W. ; Hon. Secretary, Mrs. George Marjoribanks, 22, Hans Road, 
S.W. ; Secretary, Miss Murray, Rehearsal Club, 29, Leicester Square. 



THEATRE GIRLS' CLUB, 

The Theatre Girls' Club is situated at 5, Little Portland Street, Oxford Circus, 
London, W. The objec.s and work of the club are best described in the following 
particulars kindly supplied by Mrs. Edward Compton, who was responsible for its 
birth, and is now the chairwoman of the committee. Mrs. Compton writes: "For 
years I have been wanting to start such an establishment, but not until last autumn (1914) 
did the real chance come, and then it was eagerly seized and pushed forward rapidly. 
In about three weeks some money was raised, the building was found, made ready for 
habitation and opened. The idea was to have a club for the smallest salaried girls, 
and for those who are ' looking for work' — for the chorus girls, the ballet girls, the 
extra girls and the show ladies, the out of engagement small salaried actress, and also 
for the sorrowful person who no longer is able to look the only thing she has ever 
learned to do. The idea, too, was to help them tide over the bad times and out of 
work times, help them to get work, help them to be fit to get work, help them to learn 
useful work, help them to improve in their own work, help them when ill, help them to 
doctors, and dentists and hospitals, help them to friends and happiness, to light hearts, 
above all to help them to love God and their neighbour. Indeed the whole adventure 
has been one for Faith and Love. How many people have said to me, ' You'll never 
do anything with those girls.' Well, we have done a good deal, and most of them have 
amply repaid us with their trust and friendship, with honourably repaying loans, with 
never ceasing endeavours to find work. We have in many cases been able to help them 
in getting work, and we have been fortunate in aiding those girls who got secretarial 
work through learning typewriting at the club. 

" I could not close any little account of this venture without acknowledging the great 
support and encouragement I received at the outset from Sir Herbert and Lady Tree, 
Sir George Alexander and Miss Mary Moore. I mention these four names 
specially as they were the first four people to whom I went for advice and help, and 
largely they contributed the same. I should also wish to acknowledge my indebted- 
ness to others, but their names are so many I must not encroach on your space." 

The committee consists of Lady Tree, Miss Victoria Addison, Mrs. Alfred Bishop. 
Mrs. Hayden Coffin, Mrs. Crowe, Miss Eastwood, Miss Vane Featherston, Mrs. 
Arnold Glover, Mrs. Wilfred Greene, Mrs. H. B. Irving, Mrs. G. P. Huntley, Mrs. 
Kendal, Mrs. Donald Maclean, Miss Mary Moore, Miss Smedley, Mrs. Harry Webb, 
and Mrs. Fred Wright. 

Hon. Treasurers : Mrs. Edward Compton and Miss Josephine Dolling. 



THE LYCEUM CLUB. 

The Lyceum Club was started in 1904 for the purpose of affording a meeting ground 
for women of all professions. The interests of dramatists were, however, unrepresented 
until 1908, when .the Authors' Board extended its protection to them, and a 
sub-committee was formed. 

At the annual general meeting of the Club in January, 1914, a resolution 
was passed that the Dramatic Sub-Committee, hitherto a branch of the 
Authors' Board, should become a full Committee with rank as a Dramatists' 
Section and representation on the Executive of the Club. 

Owing to the War it was found necessary to postpone the production of the prize play 
by Bertha N. Graham, " The Duke's Duchess," subsequently renamed "The Royal 
Way," until May 4, 1915, when it was given in aid of the Naval Disasters Fund at the 
Haymarket, which was lent for the occasion by Mr. Frederick Harrison, who judged the 
Competition. The charity benefited to the extent of £165 from the sale of tickets, 



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programmes, and donations. The Dramatists' Section always arrange to give a small 
expense fee to artists appearing in their plays. In this case, several of those concerned 
in the production returned their fees to the Charity. 

In June an entertainment was given in the Club in aid of the Lyceum League of 
Help by the music, social, and dramatists boards, when Alice Law's little sketch in 
two scenes, called "A Woman's Day,'' was produced, 

On December 7, Miss Louie Bagley gave a lecture, " Pictures in Sound." under the 
auspices of the Dramatists' Board. 

After the successful production of their prize play, the Board decided to launch a 
Music Hall Sketch Competition of which the closing date for entries was Januurv 1, 
1916. For this Mr. Harry Ulph will be the final judge, by permission of Mr. Oswald 
Stoll. who has also promised to give the winning sketch a trial show at one of his 
London Halls, probably the Middlesex. 

The Board for 1916 consists of Miss Muriel Dawbarn ; Chair, Mrs. Turnbull ; Vice- 
chair. Miss Sybil Ruskin ; Representative on Executive. Miss Bertha N. Graham : 
Secretary and Deputy Representative, Miss Marjorie Hamilton, Mrs. Herbert Cohen, 
Mrs. Gostling, Miss Sybil Bristowe, Mis3 Dorothy Brandon, and Miss Olive Lethbridge. 

A professional play reader has also been retained by the Club, and will give advice 
on MSS. for a small fee. 

Plays produced by the Committee are submitted under a pseudonym, and are 
judged by five readers: — Mrs. Mathew Arnold, Mrs. Lucy Dale, Miss Ina Royle, 
Miss Stanley Clark, and Mrs. Vigo. The Committee for the year consists of Mrs. 
Mathew Arnold, Miss Dorothy Brandon, Mrs. Herbert Cohen, Miss Muriel Dawbarn, 
Miss Bertha N. Graham, Mrs. Frances Gostliog, Miss Marjorie Hamilton, Miss Olive 
Lethbridge, Mrs. Speck (Gwen Lally), Mrs. Turnbull (Eliot Page). 

Address, Dramatists' Advisorv Board, 128, Piccadillv, London, W. Telephone, 
Mayfair 6976. 

THE ACTORS' SWORD CLUB. 

The Actors' Sword Club was founded by Mr. Gerald Ames in 1910. It has now 
ceased to exist on account of the War. 



THE ACTRESSES' FOIL CLUB. 

The Actresses' Foil Club is the ladies' branch of the Actors' Sword Club, and is 
formed on similar lines to that Club. The president is Miss Irene Vanbrugh. The 
Committee are : Miss Esme Beringer, Miss Gracie Leigh, Miss Alexandra Carlisle, 
Miss Man- Mackenzie. Hon. Secretary, Miss Ruth Maitland, 32, Basil Street, 
Knightsbridge, W.C. A six-monthly subscription of 5s. entitles members to meet and 
fence together at three London Salles d-'Armes. 

THE MAGICIANS' CLUB. 

The objects of the Club (established 1911) are to encourage friendly and social 
intercourse among persons interested in conjuring and similar arts ; to encourage the 
science of conjuring and to watch the interests of the profession generally ; to assist 
members with legal ?dvice, etc. The subscription is £1 Is. per year for London mem- 
bers, and 10s. 6i. for country. "Socials" and entertainments are held at regular 
intervals. 

President : Mr. Harry Houdini ; Honorary Treasurer, Mr. Will Goldston ; Secre- 
tary, Mr. Stanley Collins ; Bankers, London City and Midland, Bedford Row Branch, 
14, Green Street, London, W.C. Telephone No." Regent 3304. 



PLAYGOERS' CLUBS. 

THE PLAYGOERS' CLUB. 

This club was founded in 1884 to encourage social intercourse amongst those 
interested in the Drama, and to afford facilities for the discussion of all matters 
connected with the theatre. Debates on new plays are a feature in the club, and in 
addition, lectures, concerts, dinners, dances, etc., are held to which members have 



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the privilege of inviting guests. There are a golfing society and a Masonic Lodge 
and Chapter in connection with the club, and it exchanges courtesies with the 
Manchester riaygoers' Club, the Bristol and other provincial Playgoers' clubs. 

The club occupies commodious premises above the Leicester Square Tube 
Station in Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road, where ample accommodation 
is provided for the membership. Annual subscription, £3 3s. ; entrance fee, 
£2 2s., in addition to which every member must on election take up one 10s. 
(fully paid) share in the Playgoers' Club, Limited. 

Officers and Committee: — President, Mr. Will Sparkes, ; vice-president, Mr. A. 
M. Latham ; trustee, Mr. Louis E. Harfeld ; treasurer, Mr. Kenneth Havers ; committee, 
Messrs. E. J. Bevan, Osman Edwards, Harry Hart, F. G. E. Jones, E. Amphlett 
Whitehouse, Arthur P. Spencer, W. H. Watts; hon. secretaries, Messrs. James Sharpe 
and Chas. E. B. Kibblewhite ; hon. librarian, Mr. E. Shear ; hon. architect, Mr. H. E. 
Pollard. 

Excellent work is done by the Playgoers' Club in connection with its Christmas 
Pantomime Fund. Thousands of children who possibly otherwise would have little 
chance of witnessing one of the hardy annuals are annually taken to pantomimes. 



THE O.P. CLUB. 

The O.P. Club was founded and opened in the year 1900 by a body of playgoers 
interested in the pursuit and progress of the drama, and desirous of establishing an 
institution which would foster and conserve the love of playgoing in a broad and 
catholic spirit. Its headquarters are at the Adelphi Hotel, Adelphi : President, Mr. 
Carl Hentschel ; Vice-President, Mr. G. B. Burgin ; Trustee, Mr. Percy Barringer ; 
Hon. Treasurer, Mr. W. Wolf; Hon. Secretaries, Mr. Ernest H. Miers and Mr. J. 
Davis Smith. 

In addition to lectures, various eutertainments and visits of large bodies of members 
to theatres, the Club makes a great feature of its dinners. During the past season, a 
large gathering assembled at the New Year Festivity in 1915, at which sevearl artists, 
representing all sides of the profession, spoke. But the most important feature of 
1915 was the " Christmas Dinner Matinee," fixed for the end of December, with Miss 
Lily Elsie in the chair. One of the objects was to promote a fund to assist in the 
relief of necessitous cases among public performers. Twelve months previously, for a 
similar purpose, at a Drake Dinner, presided over by Sir Herbert Tree, the Club had 
been able to raise the substantial sum of £770. 



THE GALLERY FIRST NIGHTERS' CLUB. 

The headquarters of the Gallery First Nighters' Club are at the Bedford Head 
Hotel, Maiden Lane, Strand, W.C. Subscription, 10s. 6d. per annum. 

The Club was founded in 1896, "to maintain the right of playgoers to give free 
and independent criticism in the theatre, and to afford facilities for social intercourse 
among gallery first nighters." Genuine gallery playgoers alone are eligible for 
membership. The club holds frequent debates on subjects connected with the Drama. 
Other functions include the annual dinner, held at Frascati's in February, Bohemian 
suppers, concerts, etc. Ladies are invited to the annual dinner and the debates. 

Since the outbreak of war the Club may be said to be in a state of suspended 
animation. A large proportion of the members are of military age, and practically 
every eligible man has joined the colours, and the inevitable dislocation of affairs has 
taken place. At the conclusion of the war, however, the Club will resume activity, 
and in the meantime communications should be addressed to the Hon. Secretary at 
the above address. 

It may be noted that Mr. James Kenny, who holds the Club record of being President 
for three years in succession, was recently wounded in the Dardanelles, but happily not 
seriously. He also served in the South African War. During the past year the Club 
has suffered a great loss by the death of Mr. W. O. Summers, the first president of the 
G.F.N. 



BRISTOL PLAYGOERS' CLUB. 

The Bristol Playgoers' Club was founded on November 8, 1911. The subscrip, 
tion is 10s. per annum, and there is no entrance fee. The Club nights are Thursdays- 
and the meetings are held at the Royal Hotel, College Green, at 8.30 p.m. Joint 
Hon. Secretaries, Mr. J. F. Holloway, Cairns Villa, Sneyd Park, and Mr. Gordon W. 
Boyd, 3, Belgrave Road, Tyndalls Park. 



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LEEDS PLAYGOERS' SOCIETY. 

The Leeds Playgoers' Society was founded in April, 1907, for the " furtherance of 
operatic and dramatic art." The objects of the Society are : (a) the announcement of 
engagements ; (b) the arrangement of special performances ; (c) lectures ; and (d) co- 
operation with similar societies. The headquarters are at the Leeds Art Club, 8, 
Blenheim Terrace, Leeds. The Theatre Night is Monday, and the Meeting Night 
the first Friday in the month. 

The Hon. Treasurer is Mr. T. A. Lamb, 9, Newport Mount, Headingley, Leeds, and 
the Joint Hon. Secretaries are Messrs. W. P. Irving (Arts Club, 8, Blenheim Terrace) 
and F. G. Jackson (8. I'ark Lane). The Committee are: — Prof. Cohen, Messrs. F. R. 
Dale, ii. Hildesheim, H. B. Smith, C. F. Smith, (i. K. Wilkinson, Miss M. Taylor, 
Mrs. Albert Dawson and Miss Josephy. 

The Society does not produce plays on its own account, but frequently arranges for 
special performances of plays which would not otherwise be seen in Leeds. The 
Society had a very large share in the work of the Committee which arranged an 
experimental Repertory Season in Leeds in 1913. and its members formed the bulk of the 
subscribers to the guarantee fund. For the present Session, the Society is again 
concentrating its efforts on the semi-public reading of plays which have been seldom, 
if ever, performed in Leeds. The first one will be "John Bull's Other Island." 
Exchange readings are being arranged with the Bradford and other Playgoers' Societies. 

Among those who have delivered lectures before the Society are Mr. Holbrook 
Jackson, Mr. G. K. Chesterton, Mr. E. T. Hevs, Mr. Edward Compton, Mr. James 
Welch, Mr. B. Iden Payne, Mr. Ashley Dukes/ Mr. F. J. A kins, Mr. Win. Archer, 
Mr. W. B. Yeats, Mr. Hilaire Belloc, Mr. Basil Dean, Mr. Lennox Robinson. 
Miss Ellen Terry. Mr. C. E. Montague, and Mr. Henry Arthur Jones. 



SHEFFIELD PLAYGOERS' SOCIETY. 

The Sheffield Playgoers' Society was founded in March, 1910, for the purpose of 
awakening and encouraging an interest in the drama and kindred arts. Amongst 
others the following have lectured to the Society ; — Mr. B. Iden Payne, Miss Cicely 
Hamilton, Mr. G. K. Chesterton, Miss A. E. F. Horniman, Mr. H. Granville Barker, 
Mr. J. Galsworthy Mr. Hilaire Belloc. Mr. J. T. Grein, and Mr. H. A. Jones. 

Meetings are held at the University in the Mappin Hall. The following are the 
officers: — Chairman of Committee, Mr. E. H. Lewman ; Committee, Miss Hanson, 
Messrs. Ross, W. S. Jackson, H. L. Cooper, J. B. Simpson, E. E. Lewis, Dr. R. T. 
Martin, Hugh Leader. Hon. Secretaries, Miss Radford, 1, Endcliffe Crescent, Miss 
Gladys Davidson, Glen Road, Sheffield. The Treasurer, Mr. Bowman, has resigned, 
and at the time the Year Book went to press the new Treasurer had not been 
elected. 



BRADFORD PLAYGOERS' SOCIETY. 

The Bradford Plavgoers' Society was founded in May, 1912. It has a membership 
roll of 456. 

President: Professor Gilbert Murray, LL.D., D.Litt. ; Vice-Presidents: Mr. F. H. 
Benson, Mr. J. Martin Harvey, Sir Geo. Scott Robertson, K. C.S.I,, D.C.L.,Mr. A. C. 
Coffin, Mrs. Alfred Illingworth, Mi>s M. Logan, Mr. R. Lishman, Mr. Rennie J. Foster : 
Chairman : Mr. W. Sigismund Dickinson. General Committee : Mr. B. Rilev, Mr. 
A. Knowles. Mr. C< . M. Baker, Mr. G. H. Buttle. Mr. A. I. Coates, Mr. J. R.' Hirst, 
Mr. T. Turner, Mr. H. Ross, Mr. J. Dexter, Mr. H. E. Kemp, Dr. R. Pohl, Mr. 
G. N. Crowther, Mr-. (I. M. Crowther. Mrs. H. D. Blagbrough, Mrs. F. Ncwboult, 
Miss D. M. Fieldsend, Miss L. Butterfield, Miss M. Craven, Miss F. C. Baker. Hon. 
Secretary, MissC. J. Nalton. 4, Belle Yue. Bradford ; Hon. Assistant Secretary. Mr. 
A. M. Auty ; Hon. Treasurer. Mr. H. Matthewman ; Hon. Librarian, Miss G. Aston. 

The objects of the Society are the furtherance of operatic and dramatic art. 

The Society has endeavoured to adapt itself to the changed conditions brought about 
by the War. Weekly meetings are held, at which readings of plays are given or 
discussions organised. A special feature has been made of readings before other 
Societies. By means of collections or fees taken at these readings the Society has been 
able to hand over a substantial sum to the various War charities. 

By means of monthly circulars, members are fully informed as to leading events of 
dramatic interest in their own and the neighbouring towns, and every endeavour is 
made to arouse interest in the performances. The Society is federated with the other 



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Educational Societies in the City, so that members may take full advantage of the 
diverse range of intellectual fare which is offered, as by this system they are allowed 
to attend one meeting of each Society free of charge. 



HUDDERSFIELD PLAYGOERS' SOCIETY. 

The objects of the Society are to promote and encourage interest in the drama and 
opera, and to discuss matters concerning the drama and kindred arts. Subscription 
2s. 6d. per annum. Numbers about 350 members. A course of lectures is provided by the 
Technical College, in pursuance of suggestions made by the Playgoers' Society. The 
object of this course, consisting of about twenty-four lectures on the Growth of the 
Drama, is to give a general survey to enable students to locate any play they see, and 
judge it roughly as regards presentment by comparing it with the ideas and conditions 
of the time in which it was written. The work of the Society is practically at a 
standstill now, a^i most of its officers are away on active service and its members 
hive also joined the colours or are engaged in war work. President, Mr. W. L. 
Wilmshurst, Hon. Treasurer, Mr. E. V. Rigby, West Yorkshire Bank, Ltd., Hudders- 
field ; Hon. Secretary, Mr. C. C. Holtom, Victoria Cottage, Lindley, Huddersfield. 



BRITISH PLAYGOERS' FEDERATION. 

President, Mr. J. T. Grein ; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. E. H. Newman ; Hon. Secretary, 
Mr. R. D. Bennett. The Federation is composed of the following Societies : — The 
Playgoers' Club, London; Bristol Playgoers' Club, Birmingham Drama Society, 
Sheffield Playgoers' Society, Huddersfield Playgoers' Society, Leeds Playgoers' Society, 
Manchester Playgoers' Club, Liverpool Playgoers' Society, Worcestershire Playgoers' 
Association, Hull Playgoers' Society, and the Bradford Playgoers' Society. The work 
of the Federation is suspended during the period of the war. 



REPERTORY THEATRES. 

THE GAIETY, MANCHESTER. 

Following the production of " The Poor Little Rich Girl," at the Gaiety, Christmas, 
1914, Miss Horniman staged, on January 25, 1915, "She Stoops to Conquer" for 
two weeks. On February 8 (for two weeks) there was a double bill of Shakes- 
peare's '"The Comedy of Errors " and "The Blue Stockings," an adaptation of Moliere's 
' Les Femmes Savantes," by Mesley Down and Henry Seton. Then came the 
following: February 22, "The One Thing Needful," by Estelle Burney and Herbert 
Swears, preceded by " Lonesome Like," by Harold Brighouse r March 1, "Victoria 
and Albert," by Philip E. Hubbard and Gwendolin Logan, preceded by " As Others 
See Us," bv Robert Higginbotham ; March 8, "Whimsies," new play by Wilfrid Blair ; 
March 15, '" The Walls of Jericho," by Alfred Sutro ; March 22, "The Fugitive," by 
John Galsworthy, preceded by " Consarnin' Sairey 'Uggins," by Wilfrid Blair ; April 3, 
" Hindle Wakes," by Stanley Houghton, preceded by " The Ladies' Seminary," a new 
play by John Harwood. 

Miss Horniman's Company then went on a short tour visiting Birmingham, Leeds, 
Bradford, Blackpool, Southport, Scarborough, and Harrogate, playing " The Fugitive," 
" The One Thing Needful," and " The Parish Pump." They returned to the Gaiety 
for Whit Week, and played "The Parish Pump," by Dr. Layton, preceded by "The 
Ladies' Seminary." 

During the absence of Miss Horniman's Company on tour the Irish Players visited 
the Gaiety for two weeks, the O'Mara Opera Company for a three weeks' season. Mr. 
Lionel Rignold and Mr. Charles Macdona's Co. in " Diplomacy," and Miss Darragh 
and Mr. Basil Sydney had a two weeks' season, playing " The Unwritten Law," 
" Magda," " The Servant in the House," and " Lady Patricia." 

The Autumn Season opened on July 31 with "Beauty and the Barge," by W. W. 
Jacobs and Louis N. Parker, preceded by a new one act play, "Dark Horses," by Colin 
McDougall Stewart. Then came the following: Aug. 16, " The Tyranny of Tears," 
by C. Haddon Chambers, preceded by "The Private Life of P. C. Pettifer," a new play 



78 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

by Wilfrid B air ; August 23. "One Summer's Day." by H. V. Esmond, preceded by 
"Converts," ;i new play by Harold Brighouse : August 30 (2 weeks), " Tbe Amazons," 
by Sir Artbur \V. I'iihto, preceded by (1st week), "Tbe Private Life of P. C. Pettifer 
(2nd week), " Tbe Ladies' Seminary'" ; September 13, " The One Thing Needful," by 
elle Burney and Herbert Swears, preceded by 'The Pictures." a new play by 
Walter R. Matthews; September 20, "The Two Virtues," by Alfred Sutro, preceded 
by "The Crumbs That Fall; " October 11, anew plav by Philip E. Hubbard ; September 
27," The Walls of Jericho," by Alfred Sutro (2 weeks) ; "The Parish Pump," by Frank 
( ;. I.ayton, preceded by "Driftwood," anew plav in one act by Seumas O'Kelly. October 
18, "The Benefit of the Doubt," by Sir Arthur W. Pinero (2 weeks); November 1. 
' The Weak Point," a new play by N. Radcliffe Martin, preceded by " The Crumbs That 
Fall,'* by Philip E. Hubbard; November 8(2 weeks), " The Joan Danvers," a new 
play by Frank Stayton, preceded by " The Pictures," by Walter R. Matthews ; 
November 22 (2 weeks), " Hindle Wakes," bv Stanley Houghton, preceded by "Re 
Pilgridge," by L. B. Chatwin ; December 6 (2 weeks), "The Comedy of Errors," 
by Shakespeare, and " The Blue Stockings," from Moliere's " Les Femmes Savantes," 
by Mesley Down and Henry Seton. 

The Christmas play was "Alice in Wonderland," for which Stedmans were responsi- 
ble. Miss Horniman's Company opened a Season at the Duke of York's, London, on 
December 27. On September 6 her company revived " Hindle Wakes " at the same 
theatre, where the piece ran for 34 performances. 



THE LIVERPOOL REPERTORY THEATRE. 

Several applications were made by the Editor of THE STAGE YEAR BOOK to the 
management of the Repertory Theatre for particulars of productions during the year 
1915, but up to the time the book went to press no reply was forthcoming. For the 
following list of plays we are indebted to Mr. Alfred Wareing, whose excellent work in 
the cause of Repertory will be remembered in connection with the Scottish Repertory. 

The following plays were given at the Liverpool Repertcry Theatre during the vear 
1915: " Trelawney 'of the Wells," by Sir Arthur Pinero; "The Fugitive," by j'ohn 
Galsworthy ; " Cousin Kate," by Hubert Henry Davies ; " Lady Windermere's Fan." 
by Oscar Wilde; " The Cassilis Engagement," by St. John Hankin ; " Nobody Loves 
Me," by Robert Elson ; " Hullo, Repertory," bv Ronald Jeans and Lawrence Hanrav ; 
" The Wild Duck," by Henrik Ibsen ; " Milestones," " The Second Mrs. Tanqueray,*' 
"The Earth." "The Call," "Helen with the High Hand," '•' Billv's Little Love 
Affair," " Niobe," " My Friend the Prince," "A Bit o' Love," by John Galsworthy. 
The following one act plays were produced : " The Music Cure," by Bernard Shaw : 
"The Tents of the Arabs," by Lord Dunsany ; "A Florentine Tragedy." by Oscar 
Wilde ; " Between the Soup and the Savourv," by Gertrude Jennings ; " A Pantomime 
Rehearsal," by Cecil Clay ; " The Will," by'Sir J. M. Barrie ; " A Flash of Lightning," 
by Norman McKeown ; " A Love Episode," by A. K. Phillips. 

A London Season was given at the Kingsway in May, followed by three weeks at the 
London Coliseum. Particulars of the pieces played will be found in another part of 
the book. 

The Liverpool Repertory Theatre is run on a commonwealth principle, the details of 
which were set out in last year's STAGE YEAR BOOK. So successfully has the scheme 
worked that all artists have been paid full salaries, and this year it is anticipated that 
a bonus will be paid in addition. 

Managing Director, Mr. Godfrey Edwards ; Business Manager, Mr. T. J. Pigott ; 
Stage Manager, Mr. Arthur K. Phillips. 



THE ABBEY THEATRE, DUBLIN. 

Founded in 1898, its aim was to produce "plays that are literature." In the begin* 
ning English actors were brought over to play in the pieces, and at the first production 
of Mr. W. B. Yeats's "Countess Cathleen " Miss May Whitty, Miss Florence Farr, and 
Mr. Trevor Lowe were in the cast, with Miss Farr as General Manager and Mr. Ben 
Webster as Stage Manager. In 1901 performances were given by Mr. W. G. Fay's 
company of Irish amateurs, calling themselves the Irish National Dramatic Company, 
and afterwards the Irish National Theatre Society. 

Miss Horniman acquired the lease of the Abbey Theatre, rebuilt the house, and gave 



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the Irish National Theatre Society its free use. From 1904 to 1910 Miss Horniman 
in addition gave the society an annual subsidy. 

For seven months of the year the Abbey Theatre company will be found at the 
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and another three mouths are generally spent in visits to 
towns in Ireland and England. ' 

There are about sixty plays in the active repertory of the company. The following 
plays were produced during 1915 : — 

"By Word of Mouth," by F. C. Moore and W. P. Flannigan ; January 27 ; " The 
Dreamers," by Lennox Robinson; February 10; "The Bargain," by Wm. Crone; 
April 5: "The Philosopher," by Martin J. McHugh ; April 5; " Shan walla," by 
Lady Gregory ; April 8 (Dublin) May 17 (London); "John Ferguson: A Tragedy," 
by St. John G. Ervine ; November 30. 

The Abbey Theatre had a season of four in London at the Little, beginning on May 
10, during which they played " The Playboy of the Western World," " Kathleen Na 
Houlehan," "The Shadow of the Glen," " Maurice Hart," "Spreading the News," 
"Shanwalla," "Sovereign Love," "A Minute's Wait," "Birthright," "Hyacinth 
Halevy," and other pieces. Subsequently a tour of certain variety theatres was under- 
taken. 

During the year a fortnight's season was played at the Gaiety, Manchester. 

Directors : Mr. W. B. Yeats and Ladv Gregorv ; General Manager and Producer : 
Mr. St. John G. Ervine. 



BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE. 

During 1915 the following plays were presented : — 

"The Charity That Began at Home," by St. John Hankin ; " A Woman of No 
Importance," by Oscar Wilde; "The Master Builder," by Henrik Ibsen; "The 
Tempest," by Shakespeare; *"The Painter and the Baby," by Frank G. Layton ; 
*"The Storm," by John Drinkwater ; *"The Devil Among The Skins," by Ernest 
Goodwin ; " The Clandestine Marriage," by George Colman and David Garrick ; "The 
Rivals," by R. B. Sheridan ; *" The Cobler's Shop," by Charles Forrest ; " The Two 
Mr. Wetherbys," by St. John Hankin ; *" The Battle of The Pump," by C. A. Castell ; 
*" King Lear's Wife," by Gordon Bottomley ; " When The Devil Was 111," by Charles 
McEvoy ; *" Keepers of The Garden," bv E. Ion Swinley ; " The Poacher," by J. O. 
Francis ; *". His Majesty's Pleasure," by Conal O'Riordan ; *" Over a Garden" Wall," 
by Elizabeth Baker ; *" The Faithful," by John Masefield. 

Those plays against which an asterisk is placed in the foregoing list were produced 
for the first time on any stage. 

In September an orchestra was installed for the first time. 

Lessee, Mr. Barry V. Jackson ; General Manager, Mr. John Drinkwater ; Business 
Manager, Mr. Bache Matthews. Tel. Midland 2471 and 2472. 



SCOTTISH REPERTORY COMPANY, LIMITED, 

During the war the activities of this company, who for several years had given 
Repertory seasons in Glasgow, have been suspended. 

Secretary, Mr. James Winning, 93, West George Street, Glasgow. 



HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB LITERARY THEATRE. 

Formed for the purpose of presenting plays of literary and dramatic merit. The 
promoters consist of directors and an advisory board. The fellowship has been 
formed on the basis of a nominal annual minimum subscription of Is. per member. 

Owing to the war the opening of the season in September, 1914, was postponed until 
the following November, when six performances of Boyle's three Act Irish Comedy, " The 
Family Failing, " were given. The programme concluded with Lady Gregory's one 
Act play " The Rising of the Moon." This was followed by other productions, viz. : 
January, 1915, six performances of "The Fountain." three Acts (George Calderon) ; 
March, 1915, six performances of a " Doll's House," three Acts (Ibsen). 

Prior to this last in February, a triple Irish Bill was presented, the plavs selected 
being "The Travelling Man " (Lady Gregory) ; " The Shadow of The Glen " (Synge) 
(revival) ; and " The Jackdaw " (Lady Gregory), two performances being given. 

In spite of a season fraught with anxiety, twenty performances were actually given, 



80 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

the membership having increased from the previous year to nearly 1,800 subscribers, 
and roughly speaking the attendance was somewhere about 4,500 persons, enabling a 
sum of £27 to be handed to local charities. Hon. Directors, Messrs. Florian Williams 
Olid W. H. O'Keefe. Hon. Sec. and Treasurer, Mr. Florian Williams, 26, Temple 
Fortune Lane, Golder's Green, N.W. 



VARIETY ORGANISATIONS. 

VARIETY ARTISTS' FEDERATION. 

Founded February 18, 1906. Registered under the Trades Union Acts, 1871 and 
1876. Offices, 18, Charing Cross Road London, W.C. Telephone, Gerrard 6950. 
Telegraphic address, Antifedera, Westrand, London. Affiliated to the White Rats 
Actors' Union of America, the International Artists' Lodge (in abeyance during war), 
L'Union Syndicate des Artistes Lyriques of France, the Australian Vaudeville 
Artists' Federation, and the Trades Union Congress. Officers: — Chairman, Mr. 
Fred Russell, Secretary, Mr. Fred Herbert; Trustees, Messrs. Joe Elvin, Paul 
Martinetti, and Edmund Edmunds ; Treasurer, Mr. G. H. Chirgwin ; Accountant, 
Mr. W. H. McCarthy. Executive Committee meetings are held every Thursday at 
the offices at 12 noon. 

The Federation aims at the abolition of all abuses detrimental to the interests 
and welfare of the music hall profession. It provides its members with financial 
assistance as regards railroad fares in the United Kingdom, free legal advice, and free 
legal protection and fire insurance. There is also a death levy of 6d. per head per 
member in full benefit. Entrance fee, 21s. ; for performers receiving less than £4 per 
week Is. Weekly subscription, 6d. 

The Executive are as follows : — J as. Alexandre, Martin Adeson, W. H. Atlas, F. E. 
(Lieut.) Albini, Charles Austin, Chris Baker, Signor Borelli. Sid Bandon, 
William Berol, Harry Barrett, J. R. Barnard, F. J. Barnard, Edwin Barwick, 
Geo. Brooks, Burnetti, Andie Caine, J. W. Cragg, G. H. Chirgwin, Leoni Clarke, 
Fred Curran, Moray Cash, W. J. Churchill, T. C. Callaghan, Chas. Cohan, Whit 
Cunlifie, Dave Carter, Syd Crossley, Tom E. Conover, Harry Claff, Geo. D'Albert, 
Sam J. Downing, John Donald, Harry Delevine, Sam Delevine, Percy 
Delevine, Sid Doody, Robert Dunning, William Downes, Johnny Dwyer, Marriott Edgar, 
Seth Egbert, Harry Falls, W. F. Frame, James Foreman, A. E. Godfrey, Horace 
Goldin, Arthur Gallimore, J. W. Gallagher, W. E. Gillin, Chas. Grantley, Bruce Green, 
Fred Griffiths, Gus Garrick, Arthur Hall, Rowland Hill, Geo. Hughes, Carl Hertz, 
Martin Henderson, Phil Herman, Harry Jee, Tom E. Hood, Cecil W. Huxter, Lew 
Lake, Ted Karno, Chas. Kasrac, James Kellino, Fred Kitchen, Neil Kenyon. J. W. 
Knowles, Albert Le Fre, Harry Lauder, J. Laurier, Fred Latimar, J. P. Ling, John 
Lc Hay, B. Monti, Fred Maple, James Mooney, Harry Mason, Harry Merrion, J. C. 
M Mahon, Joe McConnell, Steve McCarthy, Geo. Newham, Orpheus, Jim Obo, Ben 
Obo. Wal Pink, Jack Pleasants, Pip Powell, Charles Rich, W. B. Raby, Austin 
Rudd. J. W. Rickaby, Harry Radford, F. V. St. Clair, Frank Saraski, Mark Stuart, 
Fred Sinclair, Ryder Slone, Max Sterling, Harry Stelling, Eugene Stratton, George 
Sanford, Albert Schafer, Alfred Sutcliffe, Harry Tate. Joe Tennyson, Thora, Deane 
Tribune, BertVasco, Albert Vovce, Horace Wheatlev, Tom Woottwell, Fred Woellbaf, 
Erne Warsaw, W. H. Wallis," Horace White, Bert Williams, J. W. Wilson, John 
Warren, Ben Whiteley, Howard Ward, Charles Whittle, Major Charles, and J. Miller 
Sutcliffe. 



MUSIC HALL ARTISTS' RAILWAY ASSOCIATION. 

Founded on February 2, 1897. Head offices, 18, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C. 
Secretary, Mr. C. Douglas Stuart. Branch offices in Cardiff : Agent, Mr. W. F. Moss ; 
Glasgow : Agent, Mr. John Alexander ; Liverpool : Agent, Mr. Tom McKay ; and 
Manchester : Agent, Mr. Fred Slingsby. Officers for the current year : — Hon. 
President, Mr. Joe Elvin ; Hon. Vice-Presidents, Lieut. Albini, Mr. Charles Austin, 
Mr. Harry Blake, Mr. Charles Coborn, Mr. Arthur Gallimore, Mr. Fred Herbert, 
Mr. Edward H. Lucas, Mr. Ben Obo, Mr. Fred Russell, and Mr. Albert Voyce ; Hon. 
Trustees, Messrs. J. W. Cragg, G. H. Chirgwin and Syd Walker; Hon. Treasurer, Mr. 



Variety organisations. 81 

Arthur Rigby ; Chairman of Committee, Mr. Harry Gribben ; Vice-Chairman, 
Mr. Bruce Green ; Hon. Solicitor, Mr. Eugene Judge (Judge and Priestly). 

The annual subscription is 7s. 6d., entrance fee 5s., and from this 2^. 6d. is donated 
to the Music Hall Benevolent Institution at Twickenham. Committee meetings are 
held every Wednesday at twelve o'clock. During the past year the Association has 
passed through a critical time, chiefly owing to the fact that many members have 
joined Revue t ompanies, the managers of which pay the railway fares. They have not 
renewed their subscriptions, and therefore there has been a loss of 1,075 in the member- 
ship roll, the total number now being just under 6,000. 



VARIETY ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT FUND AND INSTITUTION. 

Offices, 18, Charing Cross Road, W.C. ; Secretary, Mr. C. Douglas Stuart. The 
work of the society consists of the granting of relief to the deserving poor of the 
variety profession, and the direction of the Institution of " Brinsworth," Staines 
Road, Twickenham, where twenty-six old performers of both sexes are housed, fed and 
clothed. 

In November the committee accepted the offer of THE STAGE to organise an appeal 
for funds. By the end of the year a sum of over £900 had been raised, and many pro- 
minent artists had contributed. 

The officers of the Variety Artists' Benevolent Fund and Institution are as follows : — 
President, Harry Tich ; Vice-Presidents, Charles Austin, G. H. Chirgwin, Wal Pink, 
Eugene Stratton. Harry Tate ; Hon. Trustees, J. W. Cragg, Joe Elvin, Harry Lauder ; 
Hon. Treasurer, Harry Blake : Auditors, Messrs. Jackson, Pixley & Co. 

Executive Committee : — -Mr. Robert Abel, Lieut. Albini, Messrs. Victor Andrew, 
W. H. Atlas, Sid Baker, Jack Barker, W. Barrett, Edwin Barwick, Monte Bayly, Henri 
Bekker. Dick Bell, A. Borelli, Burnetti, T, C. Callaghan, Teddy Carlton, Tom E. 
Gliffe, Chas. Coborn,Tom E. Conover, Will Cotterell, Edward Crosland, Syd Crossley, 
Walter Dale, Stanley J. Damerell, H. M. Darsie, Fred Day, A. De Brean, Marriott 
Edgar Seth, Harry Falls, Albert Felino, Harold Finden, Tom Francis, J. W. 
Gallagher, Arthur Gallimore, Ken Gallimore, Chas. Gardener, Gus Garrick, W. E. 
Gillin, Chas. Grantley, Bruce Green, H. Gribben, H. Griff, James Guidery, Frank 
Hardie, Jack Harris, A. P. Hemsley, Martin Henderson, Alf Herald, George Herd, 
Fred Hughes, Jack Hurst, W. Jackson, C. Kasrac, James Kellino, W. Kellino, 
Albert Le Fre, Alf Leonard, Bert Marsden, Harry Marlow, Fred McNaughton, 
Gus McNaughton, Frank Melvin, Harry Moore, Tom J. Morton, Ben Obo, Jim 
Obo, Dave O'Toole, Tom Packer, Pharos, Reginald Prince, Tom Reno, Dusty 
Rhodes, Arthur Rigby, Cecil Rutland, George Sanford, Albert Schafer, Geo. H. 
Smythson, Rich. Taylor, Chris Van Bern, Harry Velanche, Sam Vincent, Albert 
Voyce, Syd Walker, Wm. Welsh, Horace Wheatley, Horace White, Ben Whiteley, 
Bert Williams. Fred Woellhaf, and Harry Wright. Chairman, Mr. Stanley J. 
Damerell ; Vice Chairman, Mr. Harry Gribben. 



THE MUSIC HALL LADIES' GUILD. 

The Guild was formed on September 23, 1906, with the object of assisting the wives 
of artists, who, through lack of employment, illness or confinement, are in want of help, 
by supplying proper medical aid, food, coal, or other necessaries as may be required. 
Also, in cases of confinement, to lend a supply of suitable baby clothes for the first 
month, to be returned at the expiration of that time ; to assist widows of artists to find 
suitable employment, to find employment for children of poor artists and orphans as 
programme sellers, in sketches, or in offices ; to supply necessitous artists with free 
clothing ; to give stage or other clothing to artists who may require it ; to visit the 
sick ; to give toys, books and games to the sick children of artists. The officers of the 
Guild are as follows :— President, Miss Vesta Tilley ; Vice-Presidents, Miss Maude 
Mortimer, Mrs. Bella Gintaro; Hon. Treasurer, Miss Lottie Albert; Executive 
Committee : Miss Vesta Tilley, Miss Marie Lloyd, Miss Irene Rose, Miss Ray Wallace, 
Miss Louie Vere, Mrs. Herbert Shelley, Miss Cecelia Macarte, Miss Julia Macarte, Mrs. 
Gintaro, Mrs. George Gilbey, Miss : Fanny Dent, Mrs. Thomas Fawkes, Miss Marie 
Kendall, Mrs. Fred Kitchin, Mrs. Kasrac, Mrs. G. H. Chirgwin, Miss Irma Lorraine, 
Mrs. Harry Tate, Miss Clarice Mayne, Miss Evelyn O'Connor, M'ss Maggie Bowman, 
Miss Daisy Dormer, Mrs. Perla Adams, Mrs. Annie Alden, Miss Marie George, Mrs. 
F. V. St. Clair, Miss Florrie Gallimore, Miss Maidie Scott, Miss Rose Bancroft, Miss 
May Erne, Mrs. Carl Hertz, Miss Ella Retford, Mrs. Lewis Levy, Mrs. Walford Bodie 



82 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 



Mrs. Has den Coffin, Miss Niagara, Miss Emilie Hayes. Mrs. Fred Millis, Miss Ethel 
Newman. Mi-s Florence Hunton, Miss Annie Coutts. Miss Carrie Laurie. Mrs. Joe 
Jackson, Mr->. Gena Wood. Miss Minnie Leslie. Miss Betty Barclay, Mrs. Jack 
O'Connor. Miss Lily Smith, Miss Marie Studholme, Mrs. Gertie London. Miss Maudie 
Vera, Mrs. Martin Adeson. Miss Maud Mortimer, Miss Claire Romaine, Miss Florrie 
Fordc. Miss Madge Velma, Mrs. Charles Cohan. Mrs. Arthur Sleep, Mrs. Edward 
Compton, Mrs. Coley, Mrs. Fay. Miss Lillian Wesson, Miss Lillian Held, Miss Clara 
Coverdale, Miss Jennie Hartley. Miss Nora Browne, Mrs. Alexandra Vasco, Miss Ella 
Shields, Mrs. Billy Mack. Mrs. Doodle, and Miss Alice Craven. 

Hon. Auditor : Mr. James Mortimer, 63, Coleman Street, E.C. Hon. Solicitor : Mr. 
Harold Seyd, 312, Regent Street, W. Hon. Counsel : Mr. E. P. Lever. 

Committee meetings are held every Wednesday, 7 o'clock, at the offices, 3, Newport 
House. 16, Great Newport Street, W.C. Secretary, Miss Melinda May. 



THE MUSIC HALL HOME FUND. 

The Music Hall Home Fund was founded fourteen years ago by certain 
prominent members of the Terriers' Association with the object of providing shelter 
to deserving members of the variety profession who have fallen on evil times, and to 
provide a permanent home for poor performers, who, through illness, disablement, 
or old age are unable to find employment. The present home at Gipsy Hill is used as 
a branch of the Variety Artists' Benevolent Institution at " Brinsworth," Twickenham, 
the two societies having amalgamated during 1913. Secretary. Mr. C. Douglas Stuart, 
18, Charing Cross Road, W.C. Matron, Mrs. Fruin. 



THE GRAND ORDER OF WATER RATS. 

This Society was founded in 1890. Its headquarters are the Vaudeville Club, 
98, Charing Cross Road, W.C. For the present year the officers are as follows:— 
King Rat, Lew Lake ; Prince Rat, Seth Egbert ; Scribe Rat, W. H. McCarthy; Test 
Rat, Gus McNaughton ; Musical Rat, George Ross; Bait Rat, Fred Maple; Collec- 
ting Rat, Albert Egbert: Trustees, J. W. Cragg and Charles Austin. 

THE BENEFICENT ORDER OF TERRIERS. 

The Order, which was founded in December, 1912, by the active members (variety 
performers) of the Terriers' Association (now dissolved), continues to make satisfactory 
progress, despite existing circumstances. 

Many candidates are awaiting initiation, for the small subscription of Is. or Is. 6d. 
offers many advantages, such as sick pay during illness, free medical attendance, free 
legal advice, death grants, loans, etc. The entrance fee has now been raised to £7 7s. 
The membership has been augmented during the past year, and the funds are in a 
flourishing condition. Hitherto the Order has held its meetings at the Three Stags 
Hotel, Kennington Road, S.E., but it has been realised that the progress of the Order 
has been hampered through being attached to licensed premises. A suite of rooms 
comprising the whole of the second floor over the London County and Westminster 
Bank, Westminster Bridge Road, has been leased and furnished by the Order. The 
Lodge room is open every day for the use of members, and letters may be addressed 
there, with facilities for correspondence, telephone, etc. A meeting is held every 
Sunday evening, when the business of the Order is transacted in open Lodge, new 
members initiated, and a social gathering held. The following members have occupied 
the chair during the year : Harry Gribben, Reginald Prince, Ernest Powell, Ben 
Woodger, Victor Andre, Fred Day, Harry Moore, Fred Zarinella, W r alter Norman, Will 
Cody and Will Norrie. 

The Officers for the year 1915 were : — President, Harry Gribben ; Vice-President, 
Bruce Green; Trustee?, Arthur Gallimore and Ben Obo ; Treasurer, Jim Obo ; Auditors, 
George Cooper and Bert Marsden ; Medical Officer, Dr. G. F. McCarthy ; Solicitors, 
Messrs. Osborn and Osborn ; Public Auditors : Messrs. Turquand, Turquand & Co. ; 
Secretary : Arthur Were, and Assistant Secretary: Fred Hughes. 



THE VAUDEVILLE PRODUCERS' ASSOCIATION. 

The object is to further the interests of the producers of sketches, etc., in the Variety 
theatres. It was founded in the Autumn of 1912 by Mr. Herbert Darnley, who is its 



MISCELLANEOUS ORGANISATIONS. 83 

present chairman. The membership now includes Misses Irma Lorraine, Alice 
Raymond, Helena Millais, J. McElroy, and Messrs. William Berol, Fred Eustace, 
Harold Wolfgang, Leonard Barry, Arthur Gibbons, John Warren, Sidney T. Pease, 
Edward Lauri, George Pickett, John Lawson, J. R. Poole, O. Maus Dayton, 
Walford Bodie, Harry Graham, Monte Bayly, J. W. Cragg, Charlie Bell, 
Maskelyne and Devant, Joe Peterman, Bert Gilbert, Sam Richards, F. Cavaliero, 
Maurice Hoffman, Edward Marris, E. D. Nicholls, Carl Hertz, Harry Roxbury, 
Leo Stormout, Wal Pink, Dan Hardie. J. F. McArdle, Lawrence Brough, jack White, 
Fred Ginnett, Henri de Vries, W. T. Ellwanger, Edward Stanley, Chas. Road Night, 
Lew Lake, Frank Hardie, Signor Arvi, Johnny McElroy, M. Alexander, Chung Ling 
Soo, Stanley May, Walter Ellis. Harry Tate, and Ernest Dottridge. 

The Hon. Secretary and Treasurer is Mr. Arthur Gibbons, and the Offices are 
Walter House, Strand, W.C. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

THE SOCIETY OF THE THEATRE. 

The Society of the Theatre aims at creating a dramatic movement which shall appeal 
to the theatrical rather than to the literary aspects of drama. By "theatrical" is 
meant that form of stage production which makes an appeal through the senses to the 
imagination rather than to the intellect. 

The Society has adopted the idea of Gordon Craig, and continues to spread that 
idea by means of propaganda. 

Subscription : One shilling. 

W. B. Meo, Hon. Secretarv. Offices: Adelphi Chambers, 6, John Street, Adelphi, 
London, W.C. 



THE POETRY SOCIETY. 

The objects of the Society, as stated in the Constitution, are to promote, in the words 
of Matthew Arnold, adopted as a motto, " a clearer, deeper sense of the best in poetry 
and of the strength and joy to be drawn from it." To bring together lovers of poetry 
with a view to extending and developing the intelligent interest in, and proper appreci- 
ation of, poetry. To form Local Centres and Reading Circles and encourage the intelli- 
gent reading of verse with due regard to emphasis and rhythm and the poet's meaning, 
and to study and discuss the art and mission of poetry. To promote and hold private 
and public recitals of poetry. To form sub-societies for the reading and study of the 
works of individual poets. 

The ordinary membership is 7s. 6d. with an entrance fee of 2s. 6d. The Society was 
founded in February, 1909. Sir Herbert Warren, K.C.V.O., is the President, Mr. 
Galloway Kyle the Hon. Director, Mr. C. 0. Gridley the Hon. Treasurer, and Miss 
V. E. James, the Secretary. Headquarters, 16, Featherstone Buildings, London, 
W.C. 'Phone, Holborn 2188. 

The Society holds periodical auditions. 

ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART. 

The Academy of Dramatic Art (62-64, Gower Street, London, W.C.) was founded 
by Sir Herbert Tree in 1904. It was reconstituted in 1906. and is now vested in the 
following Council : — 



Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson. 
Mr. Arthur Bourchier, 
Mr. Cyril Maude, 
Mr. G. Bernard Shaw, 
Miss Irene Vanbrugh 



Sir Squire Bancroft (President), 

Sir James Barrie, Bart., 

Sir John Hare, 

Sir Arthur Pinero, 

Sir Herbert Tree, 

Sir George Alexander. 

'Administrator. — Mr. C. M. Lowne. 
The aim of the Academy is to provide a thorough training for the dramatic stage 
in England, and to encourage those who show talent and discourage those who do 
not. There is a qualifying test, consisting of two recitations, three times annually. 



84 THE STAGE YEAR BOOK. 

ar the commencement of each term, January. May. and October. Two icholanhips 
of one year's free tuition are awarded to the best lady and gentleman studeuti •a<A 
term ; thus, there a nolarshipe in the year. 

Tho training consists of voice production, elocution, Delsarte gesture, dancing, 
fencing, rehearsal classes; also lectures on subjects connected with the drama and 
French diction (optional). The ordinary course- takes four terms, but students cau 
Le term. The fee per term is £12 12s., and the entrance fee £1 Is. 
The French diction classes are £1 Is. extra for regular students. The nrniber of 
regular students during the past year has been 90. 

There is a body of ninety-two Associates, consisting of distinguished members of the 
theatrical profession. The Council and Associates take voluntarily an active part in 
the work of the Academy. During 1915 the following ladies and gentlemen assisted 
at qualifying tests, scholarship competitions, lectures and prize-judging, etc. : — Sir 
Squire Bancroft. Miss Lilian Braithwaite, Miss Gertrude Burnett, Mr. Hubert Henry 
DavieB, Mr. Norman Forbes, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Mr. A. E. George, >l 
Helen Have, Mr. C. M. Lowne. Miss Edna May. Mr. Norman Page. Mr. William Poel, 
Lady Tree, and Mr. J. Fisher White. 

The last students' public performance took place at Wyndham's Theatre, and 
the following programme was performed : — '"Op-o-Me-Thumb," by Frederick Fenn and 
Richard Pryee; "The Green Cockatoo," by Arthur Schnitzler :" "The Little Whit* 
Thought," by Miles Malleson " ; Scenes from ''Anthony and Cleopatra " ; "The 
Merry Wives of Windsor" and " Richard III " ; Extract from " Les Romanesques," 
by Edmond Rostand " ; A Play in Mime and Dances. 

The Bancroft Gold Medal was awarded to Miss Norah Balfour ; special Silver and 
Bronze Medals were awarded to Miss Elspeth Douglas Reid and Miss Kathleen Harrison 
by Miss Violet Vanbrugh and Mr. Gerald du Maurier. 

There are three different divisions, eight different classes, including a children's 
class. Each class consists of twelve to fifteen students, and forms, as it 
were, a company. Plays rehearsed in the acting classes are performed at the end 
of each term, providing generally over thirty performances, each of about three 
hours' duration. A variety of plays from Shakespearean tragedy to modern farce 
are taken. The aim of the Academy is in the first place to afford a practical training, 
to be of use both to the student and to the manager. 

The Academy is not a source of profit to any of its Governing Body. Any surplus 
in funis is applied to the enlargement of the premises and the improvement of the 
training. 

The Council, assisted by a generous gift of £1.000 from Sir Squire Bancroft, have 
constructed a theatre for the students on a site adjoining the present premises. 
The stage is about the size of that at the Duke of York's, and the auditorium will seat 
300 comfortably, having a dress circle and boxes. The theatre, though practically 
completed, has not yet been opened owing to the War. It will be a great addition to 
the practical value of the training at the Academy. The present stage and auditorium 
will also be kept in use. 

THE PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY LIMITED. 

Established to issue licenses for the performance of its copyright music by 
orchestras, pianists, etc., at theatres, music halls, cinemas, concerts, hotels, restaurants, 
and in all other places of public resort. The Copyright Act of 1911 prohibits such 
performance without the written permission of the copyright owners, and the Society's 
license gives the permission required, by the Act for over a million modern works in its 
repertorv and in those of the affiliated Societies of France, Italy, and six other 
countries. Offices: 61-63, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W. Tel.: Gerrard 7403. 

THE UNITED BILLPOSTERS' ASSOCIATION. 

President, Mr. John Hill, Reading; Vice-President, Councillor Joseph Crookes 
Grime, F.I.S.A.. Manchester. Committee: — Mr. Cyril Sheldon, Leeds ; Mr. Walter 
Hill, London; Countv Councillor David Weston, J. P., Enfield; Mr. James G. Owen, 
J. P., Exeter; Mr. David Allen, M.A., LL.B., B.L., Dublin; Mr. L. Rockley, 
Nottingham ; Councillor Charles Pascall, London ; Mr. W. H. Breare, J. P., Harrogate; 
Mr. J. M. Godfrey, Portsmouth; Alderman J. Duckworth, J. P., Accrington. 
Consultant Secretarv, Mr. G. F. Smith, 12, John Street, Bedford Row, W.C. ; 



CONCERT SOCIETIES. 85 



Secretary, Mr. C. G. Wright. Offices, 4 and 5, Warwick Court, Holborn, London. 
Telephone. 6447 Holborn. 

This Association, which had been in existence for many years, was registered in 
June, 1890, for the protection and advancement of common trade interests. 

It has a committee of management, governed by a president, vice-president and ten 
other members, which meets monthly. The Association has a membership of between 
600 and 700, comprising practically the whole of the Billposting contractors in the 
kingdom. 

It has also (jointly with other associations) a Committee of Censors, whose dutv is 
the examination of posters of questionable taste which may be sent them, and whose 
views upon them are communicated to the members. It has also a Parliamentary 
Committee to watch all proposed legislation and bye-laws. 



THE CRITICS' CIRCLE. 

The Critics' Circle was founded in May, 1913, in affiliation to the Institute bf 
Journalists, to promote the professional interests of dramatic and musical critics, and 
to facilitate social intercourse and the exchange of views upon artistic and other 
matters. In its relations with the Institute of Journalists the Circle acts as an 
auxiliary committee, advising the Council of the London District on such questions as 
concern dramatic and musical criticism. At the same time it has power to act 
independently, and its members are not all of them necessarily members of the 
Institute. The Circle now inclndes over 80 members. Officers and committee for 
1915-16 ; — President, J. T. Grein ; Vice-President, E. F. Spence ; Committee, William 
Archer, E. A. Baughan, Alfred Kalisch, Bobin H. Legge, G. E. Morrison, N. 
Newnham-Davis, Bichard Northcott, Charles Palmer, H. M. Walbrook ; Hon. 
Treasurer, Bernard Weller ; Hon. Sec, S. B. Littlewood, Hall of the Institute, Tudor 
Street, London, E.C. Club Boom, Savoy Hotel, W.C. 



CONCERT SOCIETIES. 

THE CONCERT ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. 

The Association, of which Mr. Harold Montague is chairman, consists of ladies and 
gentlemen who are professional vocalists, instrumentalists, and entertainers. It has 
been established since 1897, and is managed by an annually elected Committee of 
fifteen members. 

The Association is for the purpose of relieving the sick and needy, promoting 
sociability, providing legal and medical advice, furnishing a central address, redressing 
grievances, giving opportunity for discussion upon all matters connected with the 
concert artists' profession, and publishing a list of members for the use and guidance 
of entertainment promoters. The Association is willing to act as arbitrator when any 
dispute concerning its members' interests is brought to its notice. 

The Association has its Benevolent Fund and Special Sickness Fund. During 
the year a number of "At Homes" are held on certain Sunday evenings, when 
members have the opportunity of appearing. These "At Homes" are attended by 
organisers of concerts and others, and the advantage to the artist appearing is obvious. 

The entrance fee is 5s. Annual subscription £1 Is. For country members resident 
over forty miles beyond London the annual subscription is 10s. 6d. 

Secretary, Mr. Arthur C. Boberts. 9-10, Pancras Lane, London, E.G. 



CONCERT PARTY PROPRIETORS' ASSOCIATION. 

Formed in November, 1913. Objects, to safeguard the interests of concert party 
proprietors generally, to receive and deal with suggestions for the benefit of members' 
interests, to establish, by means of meetings and written correspondence, a closer 
friendship amongst members, and generally to deal with all matters of complaint 
brought before th» executive of the Association. 

Only bgnafide proprietors of concert parties, either resident or touring, are eligible 
for membership. The Association is governed by a Council, elected annually. The 



86 THE STAGE YEAR ISOOE. 



present Council consist of: Messrs Ambrose Barker. Philip Braham, Robert Carr. 
Ernest Crompton, George Denby, Douglas Furber, Charles Heslop, Wilson James, 
Sydney Looklynne, Cecil Morley, George Robins, Louis Rihll, Harry Ruming, and 
Hickman Smith. Honorary Treasurer, Mr. Lionel Carson ; Secretary, Mr. E. M. 
Sansorn. Offices : 13, York Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C. 



THE SOCIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT MANAGERS. 

A combination of managers for Corporations, etc., of pier pavilions, kursaals, etc., 
throughout the country, forrned to protect mutual interests. Chairman, Mr. Dan 
Godfrey. Hon. Secretary, Mr. John E. Wilshere, Kursaal, Harrogate. 



KINEMATOGRAPH ASSOCIATIONS. 

INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION OF KINEMATOGRAPH 
MANUFACTURERS, LTD. 

Office, 62, Strand, W.C. Secretary, J. Brooke Wilkinson. Formed to protect the 
interests of manufacturers and publishers of films. 



THE CINEMATOGRAPH EXHIBITORS' ASSOCIATION OF GREAT 
BRITAIN AND IRELAND, LIMITED. 

The following are the objects of the Association and the conditions of membership : — 

1. To maintain the rights and further the interests of the Cinematograph exhibitors 

of the British Isles. 

2. To protect Cinematograph exhibitors in their general relations with Parliamentary 

and local authorities. 

3. To promote the interests of the whole Cinematograph industry. 
Members consist of three classes : — 

(a) Exhibitors who own one or more Cinematograph theatres, but who are not 

also carrying on the ordinary business of film manufacturers or hirers. 

(b) Exhibitors who own one or more Cinematograph theatres, but who are 

also carrying on the ordinary business of film manufacturers or hirers. 

(c) Any other person who may be interested in the exhibiting branch of the 

Cinematograph industry, either practically or financially, but who is not 
eligible for a and b membership, and any other person who, in the opinion 
of the Committee, is likely to further the interests of the Association. 

a members only are eligible for election to the executive committee. If a member of 
the executive committee is found to be carrying on the ordinary business of a film 
manufacturer or renter he automatically ceases to be a member of the committee. 

The subscription of a and 6 members is one guinea per annum for each hall owned 
or represented by them. The subscription of c members is half a guinea per annum. 
One-half of the amount of the annual subscription is allocated to district committees 
or local associations for the purposes of their work. 

For the purposes of organisation, the country has been divided into four sections, and 
divisional branches have been established in the Northern, Northern Central, Midland 
and Southern counties. Local associations have been formed within the divisions, and 
existing local associations absorbed. The General Council directs the policy of the 
Association. The Executive Committee carries out the policy decided by the General 
Council. The Association is now represented by the following branches : — 

Bristol and West of England District. — Secretary : G. Rees, Dolphin Buildings, 
Dolphin Street, Bristol. Chairman : A. C. Grant, Cinema Picture Palace, Castle 
Street, Bristol. 

Cardiff and South Wales District. — Secretary : Reginald V. Cross, 41, Charles Street. 
Cardiff. Chairman : George Mudge. Hippodrome, Cardiff. 

Derbyshire District.— Apply to A. R. Flint, Solicitor, 42, Full Street, Derby. 



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Dundee and District. — Secretary : Alex. McRobbie. 30, King's Road, Dundee. 
Chairman : Arthur Howard, 122. Nethergate, Dundee. 

Edinburgh and East of Scotland District. — Secretary: R. Duncan, S.S.C., 8, York- 
Buildings, Edinburgh. Chairman : R. C. Buchanan, Princes Cinema, Princes Street, 
Edinburgh. 

Essex District. — Secretary: A. E. Neary. 197, Romford Road, Forest Gate, E. 
Chairman : E. J. Brown, 37, Lee Terrace, Blackheath. 

Glasgow and West of Scotland District. • — Secretary : John F. Ballantine, S.S.C., 
39. Bath Street, Glasgow. Chairman : Jas. George, Town Hall, Clydebank, Glasgow. 

Irish District. — Secretary : John Carley, O.A., 42, Dame Street, Dublin. Chairman : 
J. I. Bradlaw, 51, Grafton Street, Dublin. 

Leicester. — Secretary : G. Heather White, 13-16, Corridor Chambers, Market Place, 
Leicester. 

Liverpool District. — Secretary : W. H. Huish, 173, Upper Parliament Street, 
Liverpool. Chairman: A. Campbell, C.A., 2, Booth Street, Manchester. 

London District.— Secretary : E. W. Pashley Peall, 83, Brixton Hill, S.W. 
Chairman : F. R. Goodwin Woodhouse Eaves, Haslemere Road, Crouch Hill, N. 

Middlesex District. — Secretary: J.Trevor, 2, Coleman Street, E.C. 

Midland District. — Secretary : Chas. J. Leopold Ray, C.A., Westminster Chambers, 
99, Corporation Street, Birmingham. Chairman: J. P. Moore, Esq., King's Hall, 
Birmingham. 

Northern Central District. — Secretary : M. J. McVittie. 82, Market Street, 
Manchester. Chairman : J. Harrison, 2, Carrill Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester. 

Northern District. — Secretary : F. W. Morrison, 4, Westmoreland Road, Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. Chairman : Lindon Travers, Olympia, Newcastle. 

Nottinghamshire District. — Secretary : E. R. Yewlett, Picture House, Nottingham. 
Chairman: J. B. Stone, Low Pavement, Nottingham. 

Sheffield District.— Secretary : Morris Yaffe, 4, St. Mary's Road, Sheffield. 

Staffordshire District. — Secretary: T. Mottershead, 32, Stafford Street, Longton, 
Staffs. Chairmau : C. E. Elphinstone. Empire, Handley, Staffs. 

Yorkshire District. — Secretary : William Clayton, Accountant, 72, Albion Street, 
Leeds. Chairman : A. Cunningham, 125, Roundhay Road, Leeds. 

President, Mr. T. P. O'Connor, M.P. Chairman, Mr. A. Newbould. Vice-Chairman, 
Mr. A. J. Gale. 

Executive Committee: S. Bacon, E. M. Barker, J. J. Bradlaw, J. Bussey, J. P., 
R. C. Buchanan, A. Cunningham, W. Evans, A. J. Gale, F. R. Goodwin, J. T. 
Hallinan, J. Harrison, Dr. R. T. Jupp, J. P. Moore, A. E. Newbould, Ernest W. P. 
Peall, W. Fowler Pettie, Matt. Raymond, W. Lacon Threlford, Councillor Thos. 
Thompson, and G. H. Turner. 

The Association publishes a weekly film selection, which is issued free to its 
members. It keeps a keen outlook upon the action of local authorities, and renders 
legal assistance to its members in cases where any principle is involved affecting 
exhibitors generally. 

The Secretary is Mr. W. Gavazzi King, and the offices are at Broadmead House, 
Panton Street, Havmarket, S.W. 



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CINEMATOGRAPH OPERATORS. 

(Branch No. 10, N.A.T.E.) 

This Association was established in April, 1907. Its office is 1, Broad Court 
Chambers, Bow Street, London, W.C. Its members are qualified operators of animated 
picture apparatus. 

Objects : — (a) To protect and promote the interests of qualified operators, and to 
raise the status of their profession, (b) To encourage among its members a knowledge 
of the science of new inventions affecting their business, (c) To establish a standard 
of proficiency by a qualifying examination. (d) To secure the recognition of a 
minimum rate of pay for each class of work, (e) To establish an employment register, 
and to assist members with legal advice and assistance at the discretion of the 
Committee. 

Entrance fee, 3s. Contributions, section a, Is. per month ; section b, Is. 4d. per 
month. 



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issued to member-, passing an examination, particulars of which arp 
supplied on application. 

Pull particular- of membership and benefits supplied posl free on application to th« 
Bon. Secretary, at King's Chambers, Portugal Street. Telephone 1305. Holborn. 
Telegraphic Address, Stageland. Estrand, London, W.< 



BRITISH BOARD OF FILM CENSORS. 

A Censorship Board voluntarily established by the Kinematograph Manufacturers in 
the early part of 1913, the idea being, on the one hand, to get publishers of films to 
submit all their films for censorship, and, on the other, to get proprietors 
of halls where pictures are shown to exhibit only those pictures which have 
passed the censorship. Two forms of certificates are issued. One is issued by the 
Board for every film examined and passed, and the other applies to those films passed 
for " Universal " exhibition, which are specially recommended for children's matinees. 
When a film has been passed, the publisher is entitled and expected to cause a photo- 
graphic reproduction of the certificate to appear in each film immediately after the 
main title. The Board is controlled by Mr. Gr. A. Bedford, who at one time was the 
Reader of Plavs to the Lord Chamberlain. The offices are at 75-77, Shaftesbury Avenue. 
Tel. Regent 2076. 



STAFF ORGANISATIONS. 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRICAL EMPLOYES. 

This Association was established on August 20, 1890. It represents those employed 
in the various stage departments, in the manufacture and use of stage scenery, 
properties, electrical fittings, animated picture machines, comprising stage managers, 
heads of departments, carpenters, electricians, kinematograph operators, property men, 
stagemen, and in fact all men and women employed on the mechanical or administra- 
tive staff of a dramatic, variety, or picture theatre, theatrical, or cinematographic 
business or industry. 

It is affiliated with the General Federation of Trade Unions, the Trade Union Con- 
gress, London and Provincial Trades and Labour Councils. The chief office is King's 
Chambers, Portugal Street, London, W.O. Telephone. 1305 Holborn. Telegraphic 
Address. Stageland, Estrand, London. 

Summary of Objects. — To raise the status of each class and grade of employes by 
maintaining a minimum rate of pay. definite working rules, and the provision of sick, 
funeral, and benevolent benefits for members. The Association has the following 
Branches : — Stage Staff, No. 1, London, Carpenters, London, Heads of Dept. No. 5. 
London, General Staff, London, Operators, N.A.C.O., Ashton-under-Lyne, Burnley 
and Nelson, Barrow-in-Furness, Birmingham, Bury, Bolton, Brighton, Chesterfield, 
Dublin, Dundee, Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Morecambe, 
Newcastle, Nottingham. Oldham, Portsmouth, Preston, Sheffield, Stockport, 
Southampton, Sunderland, Wigan, Reading, Warrington, and London Suburban. The 
entrance foe is 3s., including copy of rules and membership card. The contributions 
and benefits are as follows : — (a) TRADE SECTION MEMBERS. — Open to employes over 
18 vears of age. Contributions, 3d. per week. Benefits : Trade protection ; Dispute 
pay, a sum equal to one-half of the normal earnings at the time, from theatre work, 
not exceeding the sum of 20s. per week ; Legal advice free ; Legal assistance in approved 
circumstances ; Grants from the Benevolent Fund subject to the discretion of the 
Committee, (b) TRADE AND FUNERAL FUND SECTION MEMBERS — Open to those 
under 40 years of age at time of joining. Contribution 4d. per week. Benefits, in 
addition to all the benefits provided for class (a) members, the following sums at death : — 
£10 on the death of a member, £5 on the death of a member's wife or husband, after 
12 months' membership. 

The constitution of the Association permits any grade or section of employes eligible 
to join to form a branch, or all sections to combine in one branch in any locality. The 
aim of the organisation is to enrol all eligible men with touring companies, and those 
resident in every theatrical centre in the United Kingdom. 

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twenty miles of the chief office, but it is open to any branch to nominate any member 
to one of the general offices. This Committee organises the London annual theatrical 
sports and annual concerts, and has charge of the National Open Benevolent Fund, 
which is maintained from the proceeds of the theatrical sports and donations received 
by the annual concert funds, for the benefit of non-members, men and women 
employes, whose case is recommended by a subscriber to the sports or concert funds, or 
by any theatrical or music hall association whose rules do not permit them to help 
such applicants. 

During 1914 its membership reached 7,331, of which number about 500 enlisted. 
There were 385 women members. 

.Members of the Executive Committee are : — President, J. Cullen, master carpenter, 
the St. James's ; Treasurer, J. Atherton ; Trustees, Arthur Palmer (V.P.), E. J. Sly. 
carpenter; Charles Thorogood, President, No. 1 Branch; Committee, C. T. Cory, 
master carpenter, the Vaudeville ; A. Jones ; C. Boxall, master carpenter, Ambassadors'; 
Edward Stow, stage staff; Mr. R. Finnigan ; Mr. W.. Sindall, carpenter; Mr. W. 
Stansfield, Ed. H. Mason; A. Ward, carpenter; C. Burgess; C. Morris, carpenter ; 
A. E. Whale, electrician ; General Secretary, Mr. William Johnson. 

The Association is affiliated with the Australian Federation of Stage Employes. 

The National Association of Theatrical Employes is also an approved Societv for the 
purposes of the National Health Insurance Act, 1911. " This approval extends to the 
Society in respect of persons resident in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, who 
are members of the Society for the purposes of Part I. of the Act." 

Any man or woman between the ages of 16 and 65 engaged in any capacity in tbe 
Entertainment World may apply to join the Association for the purposes of the Act, 
irrespective of whether he or she is eligible or ineligible to join the Association for its 
other purposes. 

THE DRAMATIC AND VARIETY THEATRE (Employes') 
PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION. 

This fund is a separate and independent fund for special purposes. It is not 
a part of any Approved Society, although it is managed by the Executive Committee of 
the National Association of Theatrical Employes. 

It is for those who wish to make provision for more assistance during. sickness than 
the National Health Insurance Act provides. It combines the savings bank principle 
with the co-operative method of providing sickness benefit and sums at death. That is 
to say, the members' contributions not needed to assist members in any one year are 
divided at the end of the year between the members. 

This Association is open to any man emploved in the entertainment world over eighteen 
and under forty -five years of age whose application is accepted by the Committee. 

Entrance Fee. — Is. 3d., including membership card and book of rules. Revised 
contributions : — Class A. — 6d. per week to the General Fund. Class B. — 3d. per week 
to the General Fund. Levy of 6d. per member on the death of a member. Levy of 
3d. on the death of a member's wife. No levy for any member with less than six 
months' membership. Revised Benefits : — Sick Pay. — Full benefit (on the respective 
scale) after six months' arid half benefit after three months' membership. Class A. — 
15s. per week for thirteen weeks ; 7s. 6d. per week for a further thirteen weeks if 
necessary. Class B. — Half Class A scale of sick pay. At death of a member or 
member's wife — a sum equal to levy, as above. Annual division of the surplus General 
Funds. In December of each year, each member receives an equal share for equal 
period of membership (Class A full share, Class B half share), less Is. deducted to 
carrv on the membership, and if required Is. for the Benevolent Fund. The share 
forl'909 was 15s., in 1910 9s., in 1911 10s. and for 1914 9s. 2d. per member. 

King's Chambers, Portugal Street, London, W.C. Telegraphic address : 
" Stageland-Estrand, London." Telephone: 1305 Holborn. 



HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS ASSOCIATION. 

This Association is a branch of the N.A.T.E. and was established in November, 1902, 
and consists exclusively of stage managers, scenic artists, master carpenters, chief elec- 
tricians, master propertymen, and master gasmen of dramatic, variety, and picture 
theatres. Membership is open to those connected with any theatre, music hall, or touring 
company in the United Kingdom who have held such positions for at least six months, 
and are otherwise qualified. The entrance fee is 3s. The contribution varies from Is. to 



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4s. 8d. per month, according to benefit desired and age of applicant. Sick pay is assured 
to those subscribing for same from 10s. to 20s. per week for a number of weeks. 

The Association has a benevolent fund, and affords free legal advice to members. 
Officers are: — President, Mr. James Cullen, master carpenter, the St. James's; Hon. 
Secretary, Mr. W. Sindall ; Financial Secretary, Mr. \Vm. Johnson. Office, King's 
Chambers, Portugal Street, London, W.C. Telephone, 1305 Holborn. Telegraphic 
Address, Stagelaud-Estrand.. London. 

AMALGAMATED MUSICIANS' UNION. 
Has a membership of over 9,000. General offices, Trafalgar House, 9, Great Newpor9 
Street, London, W.C. Tel. : 9827 Central. Manchester office, 135, Moss Lane, Eatl 
Manchester. Has branches in most of the important cities. General Secretary, Mr. 
J. B. Williams. 

AMERICAN ACTOR S' EQU ITY ASSOCIATION. 

The Actors' Equity Association of America was organised in New York on May 26, 
1913, as the result of a preliminary meeting, held to discuss the unjust conditions 
prevailing in the actors' profession, in the preceding December. Membership com- 
prises two classes, regular members and lay members. Persons who havefteen actors 
for at least two years are eligible for election as regular members. Persons in sympathy 
with the objects of the Association, and having no business association antagonistic 
thereto are eligible to lay membership. The fees are 5 dollars a year. The Association 
aims at protecting the actors' interests by providing legal advice, and in certain cases, 
legal aid for its members, by securing the adoption of standard contract, which is drawn 
in four parts. Form A is what is known as "Two weeks' notice contract '"; Form B, 
" Contract for the run of the play " ; Form C, " Contract for the season "; and Form 
D, " A stock contract." 

Form A contract provides that either party can give the other two ^weeks' notice, 
but it has the proviso that if the actor is required to rehearse for more than four 
weeks, then for each additional week's rehearsal the manager shall give an additional 
half week's notice in order to terminate the contract. For musical comedies six weeks' 
rehearsal are allowed. The manager has the right to lay off the company without 
salary for the week before Christmas and Passion week. There is a clause providing 
for arbitration should the parties to the contract fall into dispute over it. The 
manager has to bring his Company back to New York at the end of the tour, but if the 
actor gives a fortnight's notice, he has to pay the manager for the transportation of 
his successor to join the company, as well as his own fare back to New York. In the 
case of actresses the manager has to furnish and pay for all dresses, hats, appurte- 
nances, two costumes, and all" props." Two matinees weekly are allowed, extra 
matinees to be paid for at the rate of one-eighth for each performance. 

Members of the Association are required to sign only those contracts approved by 
the Asfticiation. 

The aim of the Association may be summed up as to secure equity for its members 
through courteous correspondence. No one, we think, would contend that the standard 
contract as summarised above, asks for too much for the actor or places any hardship 
upon the manager. Rather do the demands of the Association err on the moderate 
side, especially when the long journeys undertaken, during which the actor is not paid, 
are taken into consideration, or that for a minimum of six weeks' work — that is to say 
four weeks' rehearsal and two of performances, the actor can only claim two weeks' 
salary. Since the annual meeting in July, 1,200 dollars have been recovered in small 
sums for its members. Two leading New York producers have accepted the Association's 
form of Contract, and that the Association is doing good and useful work and is 
popular in the profession may be adduced from the fact that within the short period it 
has been formed it can boast nearly 3,000 members. 

The President is Francis Wilson. Other officers are as follows : Bruce McRae, Vice- 
President ; Howard Kyle. Cor. Secretary ; Grant Stewart, Rec. Secretary ; Richard A. 
Purdy, Treasurer ; Paul N. Turner, Counsel. The Council consists of Edward Abeles, 
Edwin Arden, George Arliss, Holbrook Blinn, Albert Bruning, Charles D. Coburn, 
Edward Connelly, John Cope, Frank Craven, William Courtleigh, Jefferson De Angelia, 
Robert Edeson, Edward Ellis, Frank Gillmore, Grant Mitchell, George Nash, Milton 
Sills, Charles A. Stevenson, David Warfield, John Westley, and Thomas Wise, 
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PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 



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PLAYS OF THE YEAR 

BEING A COMPLETE LIST WITH CASTS OP NEW PLAYS, SKETCHES, AND 
IMPORTANT REVIVALS AT THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS IN THE UNITED 

KINGDOM DURING THE YEAR 1915. 



Al, miniature revue, produced by Mr. Pender, 
played by Pender's Marvels. September 13. 
— Palace, Bow. 

ABODE OF LOVE, THE, drama, by Walter 
Saltoun. August 23. 

The Master Mr. J. Scott Leighton 

Brother Faithful Mr. George Power 

Royston Keene Mr. Vincent W. Carlyle 

Jim Mr. Sydney Xoland 

The Registrar of Marriages. .Mr. James Taylor 

Simpson Mr. Harry Collier 

Captain Baines Mr. Fred Jones 

P.C. Johnson Mr. Gerald Smyth 

Coastguard Mr. J. H. Knapman 

Gaida Mr. Thompson 

Naryan Mr. Garland 

Mrs. Summers Miss Lydia Mannington 

Jessie Ayling Miss Hattie Hanson 

Dora Keene Miss Jessie Scott 

Pauline Summers Miss Ethel Wensley 

—Elephant and Castle. 

ADVERTISEMENT, play, in four acts, by B. 
Macdonald Hastings. April 15. Last per- 
formance (the 17th) May 1. 

Luke Sufan Mr. Sydney Valentine 

Seton Sufan Mr. Alan Fisher 

Randolph Qualtrough Mr. Athol Stewart 

Willoughby Woods Mr. Paul Arthur 

Bert Pym Mr. Arthur Chesney 

John Hext Mr. Charles Daly 

Duncan Mudie Mr. Campbell Gullan 

Adolf Mr. Leon M. Lion 

A Reporter Mr. Harvey Braban 

Another Reporter Mr. Stewart Dawson 

Ellen Sufan Miss Lilian Braithwaite 

Rose Appleyard Miss Ellen O'Malley 

Elsie Makins Miss Violet Graham 

Maid Miss Janet Ross 

— Kingsway. 

AGATHE A PETROGRAD, dramatic sketch, in 
one scene. March 15. 

Agathe Mile. Polaire 

Numa Zerlich M. Jacques Faure 

Jacques Rolland M. Rheims 

L'Advertisseur M. Huart 

Manette Mme. Alix 

— London Coliseum. 

ALADDIN, revue-pantomime, in eleven scene*, 
by Newman Maurice, with music composed 
and arraneed by Burton Manning. Feb- 
ruary 15. — Brixton. 

ALEKO. opera, by Serge Rachmaninoff. Given 
for the first time in England at benefit per- 
formance in aid of the members of the 
Russian Opera Company. July 15. 

Aleko M. Leon Leonidoff 

Young Gipsy M. Petro Moltchanoff 

Old Gipsy Mr. Julian Bonell 

Zetnflra Miss Melisande D'Egville 

— London Opera House. 



ALIAS IRISH TESSIE, American detective 
sketch. In one soen-e. February 15. 

Bill Keegan Mr. Richard Norton 

Kathleen Miss Ada D. Hatchwell 

Teesue O'Briei Miss Celia Storm 

% — Kilburn Empire. 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, revival of the 
magical dream play. Music by Walter 
Slaughter, book by the late H. Savile Clarke 
(December 23, 1886, Prince of Wales's). 
Mutinies. December 24.— Duke of York's, 

ALL ABOARD, revue, in three scenes, by 
Bert H. Delmar. Principal artists, Minnie 
Milwarde, Bert H. Delmar, Ventom 
Swift, Griff Hodson, George Danton, 
Laurie Nayes, Fay Gordon. October 11.— 
Camberwell Empire. 

ALL EYES, revue, by Ernest E. Thackeray, 
music and lyrics by Dudley Powell (April 
5, Empire, Bristol). Principal artists, Fred 
Kitchen, Archie McCaig, Aggie Morris, Fred 
Palmer, Walter Wilby, L. Benson, Phil 
Sinclair, John Osbourne, Arthur Davies, 
Marie Fontaine, Ella Warde, Empire 
Hippodrome, Ashton-under-Lyne, April 19. 
May 31.— Victoria Palace. 

ALL NONSENSE, musical comedy burlesque, 
by Hubert Bartlett, music by Dudley 
Powell, produced under the direction of 
Augustus Hammond. Principal artists, 
Mr. Harold Wellesley, Mr. Rolando Martin, 
Miss May Carter, Mr. Arthur Wilmer, 
Mr. Charles Weaver, Miss Jessie Cram- 
monde, Mr. Harry Kitchen. December 13. 
— Surrey. 

ALL SCOTCH, TaTtan revue, in two acts and 
six scenes, by Harry Grattan, music by 
Herman Darewski and Edward Jones, 
dances and ensembles arranged by George 
Shurley. (March 29, Hippodrome, New- 
castle.) Principal artists, Violet Grey, 
M. R. Morand, Allan McDonald. Marie 
Blanche, Jean Aylwin, E. H. Paterson, 
Effle Mann, Gordon Sherry, J. Prior' 
Eunice McGlenn, Archie McCaig, Adelaide 
Grace July 16. Last performance (the 
75th), September 18.— Apollo. 

ALL SMILES, revue, by Charles E. Stuart 
music by Leo T. Croke, presented by J 
Lawrence Toiler. Principal artists, Tom 
Conway, Tom Nelson, Jimmie Pullen, 
Betty Green, Taggert Craughan. Olitzka 
Madison, the Eigiht Peaches, and the Dotos 
Quartet. September 6.— Hippodrome Sal- 
ford. 

ALL SPOOF. See " Saucy." 



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ALL SQUARE, miwioal burlesque revue, by 
Fred Kitchen am! Charles Baldwin, route 
niul lyitea by Dndtej Powell and B. J. 
Macdermott. Principal artists, Fr.-.i 
Bluett, Connie Warde, Jack Warmam 
Walter M;infre, Aggie Morris. C. Bpurr, 
Harry Wk-n, Pat Fitzgerald, Lena Lavton, 
i Hi. h. Kdwin Beacfa, F. J. Wood, 
Lieut. Frank Travis. September 6.— Bed- 
ford. 

ALL THE NICE GIRLS, musical comedy revue, 
in five scenes, by Jay Hem, music by 
Kdwin. Turner. March 29.— Elephant and 
Oastle. 

ALL TRUMPS, musical comedy revue, by John 
P. Haariagtoo and Harry Lane. Principal 
artist*, Harry Roxbury, William Greene, 
Mabel Medrow. Dorothy Purdell, Harry 
Gould, Jock Hood, Beatrice Fitzgerald, 
Kathleen Hennon, Maude Alexander, 
Madeline Dore, Doris Buckley, Violet 
Bruce, Rex. Anderson, Dick Wilson. 
(February 15, Pavilion, Weymouth.) May 
17.— Middlesex. 

ALL WOMEN*, revue, book and lyrics by 
Harold Simpson and Clifford Marquand, 
music by Willy Redestone, produced by 
Fred Karno. (September 2", Hippodrome, 
Colchester.) October 4. 

Peggy Pry and Susan Pry Beatie and Bahs 

Hon. Pauline Porchester: .Miss Sybil Arundale 

Mary Ann (Sunbeanil Miss Gracie Vicat 

Miss Honi Soit Miss Naomi Keilsoo 

Miss Lolliphat Miss Frankie Carlos 

Lady Virginia Miss Sybil Hook 

—New Cross Empire. 

VLL'S WELL, sketch, by Lionel Scudamore. 
March 1. 

Corporal Smith Mr. L. Scudamore 

Ann Smith Miss Daisy French 

Tim Miss Ida Taylor 

—Barnard's, Chatham. 

IL9ACB, plaj*, in three acts, in French (original 
production January in, 1913, Theatre Re- 
iane. Paris), by Gaston I.eroux and Lucien 
Camille. April 12. 

Mme. Jeanne Of bey Mme. Rejane 

Marguerite Mile. Yvonne Mirval 

Elsa Mile. Yernoux 

Suzie Mile. Maine 

Mme. Honneck Mile. Deperniy 

Mme. Schwartz Mile. Jane Milda 

Katterle Mile. Vara 

Mariette Mile. Dienard 

Maman Floch Mile. Brunet 

Francois M. Theo Bosman 

Karl M. Fernand Mailly 

Jacques M. Jules Delacre 

Uonsiear Schwartz M. GeoTges Desplas 

Herr Professor M. Marecha' 

Le Commissaire M. Robert Tourneur 

Monsieur Honneck M. Mertens 

Rene M. Lucien Mussiere 

Augustus M. Jean Petit 

Michel M. Jacques Remiche 

Bussen M. Jean Verneuil 

— Court. 

AMERICAN DIPLOMACY, an incident in two 
scenes, by Hyram Franklin. May 3 

Jim Perkins Mr. Rutland Barrington 

Washington Jones Mr. Harry Jeannette 

Jack Armstrong Mr. H. AUert 

Beatrice Armstrong Miss Kathleen Leien 

Max Schmidt Mr. H. A. Mather 

— Willesden Hippodrome. 

AMONG THE MISSING, dramatic sketch, in 
one scene, by F. G. Ingleby. February 22. 

The Husband Mr. David Blair 

The Wife Miss Gaby Fay 

The Friend Mr. Reginald J. Turner 

— Bedford. 



AN BlfPTT SLEEVE, dramatic sketch, in one 
act. bv Malcolm Lisle. October 11. 

Fred F<>>tcr Mr. Wilfred II. I; 

.i.iii.- Foster Miss Mabel Wynn 

Harry Porter Mr. B. Grab ante 

Lieutenant Grantham Mr. Edwin B< • 

John Foster Mr. Henry Bedford 

— South London. 

ANGEL IN THB HOUSE, THE, comedy, in 
three acts, by Eden I'hillpotts and B. 
Maodtonaki-Hastings. June 3. Last per- 
formance (the lSOtlu September 24. 
The non. Hyacinth Petavel .. Mr. H. B. Irving 
Sir Rupert Bindloss, Bt...Mr. E. Holman Clark 

Ba^ii Malet Mr. Langhorne Burton 

Count Pietro Rossi Mr. C. Walter Martin 

Robert Mr. Geoffrey Wilmer 

Lallie Bindloss Miss Vera Coburn 

Joan Bindloss Miss Mary Glynne 

Lady Sarel Lady Tree 

—Savoy 

ANGELUS BELL, THE, military drama, in 
-i\ scenes, by T. C. Conlon. March 8. 

Paul Lorrimer Mr. Herbert Skardon 

Prince d*Asturias Mr. A. E. Brooke 

Count Strellson Mr. E. W. Bretton 

Petticose Green Mr. A . Chee vers 

Trooper Delahunt Mr. V. Mason 

Sergeant Smitz Mr. T. C. Conlon 

Marshal Hapside Mr. C. Knight 

Gaspard de Lorraine Mr. C. E. Horobin 

Rochette de Ninos Mr. C. Barr 

Marquise de St. Aubert .. Miss Ella Thornton 

Dolly Mi-s Phyllis Rae 

Bonita, Queen of Sardonia .. Miss Sidney Crone 
—Prince of Wales's, Salford. 

ANOTHER MAN WHO STAYED AT HOME, 
comedy sketch, by Edward G. Smart, pro- 
duced by Geo. W. Hodgson. Plaved by 
Frank Hayter, Winnie Hoyt. Edith Clif- 
ton, and H. A. Mather. August 30.— 
Golder's Green Hippodrome. 

APRIL FOOLS, farce, by J. E. Harold Terry. 
June 11. 

James Carey Mr. Murray Carrin<:ton 

Septimus Butttrcrambe Mr. Christopher Steele 

Millioent Miss Janet Ross 

—Vaudeville. 

ARCADIANS. THE, revival of musical comedy 
by Mark Ambient and A. M. Thompson. 
Lyrics by Arthur Winiperis, music by 
Lionel Monekton and Howard TaTnot 
(April 28. :909. Sbafte^ury). May 20. 
Last performance (the 31st) June 19. 

Eileen Cavr.nagh Mis,s_ Cicely Courtneidge 

Mrs. Smith ". . Mi-s Gwen Clifford 

Chrysoea Miss Hetta Kelly 

Sombra Miss Hope Charteris 

Simplicitas Mr. Dan Agar 

Jack Meadows Mr. Harry Welchman 

Bobbie "Mr. Jack Hulbert 

Sir George Paddock Mr. Ambrose Manning' 

Asphodel Mr. H. E. Pearce 

Time Mr. Georsre Elton 

Peter Doody Mr. Alfred Lester 

— Shaftesbury. 

ARGYLE CASE. THE, play, in four acts, by 
Harriet Ford and Harvey J. O'Hig'Jin-. 
written in co-operation with Detective 
William J. Burns (produced Criterion. 
New York, December 24. 1912). April 22. 
Last performance (the S8th) May 15. 

Asche Kavton Mr. Fred Terry 

Bruce Argvle Mr. Alfred Kendrick 

James T. Hurlev Mr. F. Perrival Stevens 

Dr. Frederick Kreisler .... Mr. C. W. Somerset 

Simeon Gage Mr. H. Woodward 

William Skidd Mr. Leslie Gordon 

Augustus Leischmann Mr. George Dudley 

Samuel Cortwrieht .... Mr. John R. Turnbull 
"Joe" Mannins Mr. Brian Egerton 



Plays of the yeah. 



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Argyle Case, The (cont.), 

Thomas Nash Mr. Bellenden Clarke 

Daniel Colt Mr. Stanley Turnbull 

"Bob" Vincent Mr. Broughty Ferrie 

"Jim" Baynes Mr. Geo. C. Browne 

Findley Mr. W. H. Garbois 

Andy Mr. Clifford Spun 

'i'opp Mr. Ian 0. Will 

Mrs. Martin Miss Julia Neilson 

Mary Masuret Miss Nell Carter 

Mrs. Wyatt Miss Winifred Evans 

Xancy Thornton Miss Pearla Gardner 

Mrs. Beauregard Miss Bessie Major 

Kitty Miss Dorothy Davis 

N — Strand. 

ARE WE DOWNHEARTED? NO! patriotic war 
drama, in seven scenes, by Rollo Balmain 
and Sara Miguon (February 1, Junction, 
Manchester,). June 21. 

Dick Thornton Mr. Percy Braithwaite 

Colonel Hardinge Mr. Conrad Gierke 

Sergeant Wilson Mr. James Taylor 

Matthew Kingsley Mr. Chauncey Morris 

.Stanton, alias Yon Stohlberg 

Mr. Alfred Stretton 

General von Bleer Mr. Edward Smith 

Schmidt Mr. Leslie Bishop 

Ritz Mr. Arthur Gilbert 

Moser Mr. Fred White 

Adolphus Pilkins Mr. Mackintosh Clyde 

Detective Wells Mr. George West 

Bommoll Mr. Sydney May 

Myra Rosen Miss Doris Dallimore 

Madge Kingsley Miss Hettie Hewitt 

Una Kingsley Miss Ethel Wensley 

— Elephant and Castle. 

ARE YOU A MASON? revival by Arthur 
ClnuEeigh, of the farcical comedy, in three 
acts, adapted from the German. (Decem- 
ber 4, 1897. Berlin; September 9, 1901: 
Royal, Worthing: September 12, 1901. 
Shaftesbury.). February 2. Last iierfor- 
mance (the 68nd) March 27. 

Amos Bloodgood .Mr. E. Dagnall 

Frank Perry Mr. Ronald Squire- 
George Fisher Mr - . Spencer Trevor 

John Halton ' Mr. Stanley Turnbull 

Krnest Morrison Mr. Austin Fairman 

Hamilton Travers Mr. Rollo Balmain 

P.C. XX Mr. Springer 

Mrs. Caroline Bloodgood ..Miss Marie Illington 

Eva. Mrs. Perry Miss Dulce Musgrave 

Lulu Miss Margery Sargeant 

Annie Miss Joan Hay 

Mrs. Halton Miss Agnes Maude 

Fanchon Arm it age Miss Inez Vilna 

Lottie Miss Lucy Edwin 

— Comedy. 

ARMAGEDDON, play, in prologue and four 
scenes, by Stephen Phillips. . June 1. 
Last performance (the 14th) June 12. 
Prologue.— In Hell. 

Satan (the Archfiend) Mr. Martin Harvey 

Beelzebub Mr. J. Fisher White 

The Shade of Attila Mr. Franklin Dyall 

Moloch (Lord of War) Mr. Edward Sass 

Belial (Lord of Lies) Mr. F. Forbes Robertson 

A Fury Miss Mary Rorke 

Shadows. — Misses Bessie Elder, Mary Gray, 
Norah Allen, etc. 'Fiends, Spirits, etc., etc. 
Sc. 1. — Rheime. A Room in a French Chateau 

overlooking Rheims. 
Ci>unt Von der Trenk (Commander of the 5th 
German Army Corps in Rheims) 

Mr. Charles Glenney 
The Abbe of Rheims Mr. Martin Harvey- 
Pierre Mr. Herbert Danse" 

Marie Miss Maud Rivers 

A Captain Mr. Alfred Ibberson 

A Lieutenant Mr. Wilson Gunning 

An Orderly Mr. Ivo Danyers 

A Captain of Uhlans .... Mr. B. Marsh Dunn 

Officers of General von Trenk's Staff, Priests, 

Soldiers, stc. 



Armageddon (cont.). 

Sc. 2.— An English Orchard. 

Ladv Carteret Mies Mary Rork" 

Ethel Millard Miss N. de Silva 

Charles Rowland Mr. Walter Howe 

Sc. 3.— The Official German Press Bureau in 
Berlin. 

Herr Weiss (the Director) . . Mr. Franklin Dyall 

First Reporter Mr. J. Cooke Beresiord 

Second Reporter Mr. Percy Foster 

Third Reporter Mr. B. Marsh Dunn 

Fourth Reporter Mr. Wilson Gunning 

Fifth Reporter . . Mr. Frank Forbes Robertson 
An Officer from the Imperial Palace 

Mr. Alfred Ibberson 
Sc. 4.— Cologne. A Room in the House of the 

Burgomaster of Cologne. 
General Murdoch (Commander of the British 
Advance Corps in Cologne) 

Mr. Martin Harvey 
General Larrier (Commander of the French 

Army Corps in Cologne) ..Mr. Edward Saes 
General Leblanc (Commander of the Belgian 
Advance Corps in Cologne) 

Mr. J. Fisher White 

Elsa Miss Maud Rivers 

Clothilde Miss Margaret Omar 

A German Officer Mr. Sydney Coltson 

Officers on General Murdoch's Staff 

Messrs. Gunning, Danyers, and F. Forbes 

Robertson 
The Spirit of Joan of Arc .. Miss N. de Silva 
Epilogue.— In Hell. 

Satan Mr. Martin Harvey 

The Shade of Attila Mr. Franklin Dyall 

— New. 

\s A MAX SOWS, piav, in four acts, by 
Nita Rae. May 20. 

Count Henri Dupri Mr. Lincoln Calthorpe 

Captain Thornton Mr. Jack McCaig 

Seth Hamilton Mr. Victor Mason 

Colonel Belmont Mr. Walter Marsh 

Priscilla Belmont Miss Maisie Wright 

Bessie Hamilton Miss Eily O'Dempsey 

May Belmont Miss Winifrede Veron 

Suzanne Miss Madge Hope 

Olga Brandon Miss Ruby Lee 

—Pavilion, Pontnewynydd. 

ASILE DE XITT. play, by Max Maurey. Pre- 
sented by the Grand Guignol Company. 
August 2.— Garrick. 

AS MAN SOWS, sketch, by Neilson Morris. 
Produced by The Players. March 20.— 
Passmore Edwards Settlement. 

AS OTHERS SEE US, comedy, in one act, by- 
Robert Higginbotham (March 1, Gaiety, 
Manchester, when Cornwall Blair was 
played by Mr. Grendon Bentley and Viola 
Blair by Miss Muriel Pope). April 3. 

Cornwall Blair Mr. Ewan Brook 

Viola Blair Mis3 Evelyn Summers 

Harold Wiggins Mr. Edward Nimmo 

—Little. 

ATONEMENT, THE, sketch, by an anonymous 
author, April 29. 

Ivan Savatoff Mr. Ralph Miller 

Anna Miss Emilie Burke 

—Berkeley Hall, Glasgow. 

ATTACK OX THE MILL, THE, Lyric drama 
by Alfred Bruneau (July 4, 1894, Covent 
Garden). Presented for the first time in 
English by the Harrison Frewin Opera 
Company. October 15. 

Fraucoise Miss Raymonde Amy 

Marcelline Miss Esther Yunson 

Genevieve Miss Marie Lewis 

Merlier Mr. Lewys James 

Prussian Captain Mr. Kingsley Lark 

Village Crier Mr. George A. Fox 



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Attack on 1hr Hill, The (omM. 

French Captain Mr. Ernest Llcwcllln 

Sentinel Mr. Harry Lawn 

Dominique Mr. John Harrison 

— Alexandra, Birmingham. 

AC COIN JOLI, play, in one act, by Frederic 
B«.ut«.-t. (Gnu Guignol Company'! French 
Beaaoo). June 21- 

Pomet M. Guerard 

Le Client M. Cbauniont 

Helena Mine. Joea .Milan 

— Coronet . 

Al'THAK. \l THOR, comedy, in one act, l>y 
John Macdonagh. December 27. 

John Henry Mr. Padnaic (>. Beachain 

Desmond Murray Mr. Kerry Reddin 

Mortimer Breese Mr. John Macdonagh 

0. M.irtin Tlioinpson Mr. J. Derbaro 

Annal.clla MacElhannev .... Miss Nell Byrne 

—Irish, Dublin. 

"AVE SOME SENSE. See "His Nibbs." 

AWAKENING OF ERB, THE, play in 
one act, by Charles D. Steele. December 2. 

'Erh Stuhbs Mr. Charles A. Thompson 

Stella Miss Kav Hale 

—St. Peter's Hall, Brockley. 

\\V\Y DOWN BOUTH, musical revue, by 
Charles Elderton. Principal artists, Mr. 
Frank Beaven, Mr. Horace Wyatt, Miss 
Maudie Tempest, Mr. Wally Scott, El- 
dorado Troupe of Dancers, Burns and Wil- 
liams, Coombs and Webb, Miss Cissy Whit- 
field, Mr. Billy Glen, Mr. Paul Ehrlich, 
Mr. Dick Beamish. April 5.— Eden, Bishop 
Auckland. 

AZURE LILY, THE. fantasy, by the Hon. 
Eleanour Norton . (Matinie in aid of the 
Theatrical Ladies' Guild.) May 7. 

The King Mr. Ben Webster 

The Spirit Miss Phyllis Beddells 

—St. James's. 

BABYLAND, musical ballet-revue, in three 
.scenes, by E. W. Matthews, music by Sheri- 
dan Gordon. Principal artists, Velma Shep- 
herd, Vere Musden, Winnie Dally, Ivy Pole, 
Maxine Clare, Ivy Williams, Arthur May- 
nard. Roger Cutbush. August 30.— Camber- 
well Empire. 

BABY MINE, revival of Margaret Mavo's 
farce, in three acts, originally produced 
in America. (February 22, 1911, Criterion; 
transferred to Vaudeville, May 15, 1911.) 
February 15. Last performance (the 120th) 
June 5. 

Jimmy Jinks Mr. Weedon Grossmith 

Alfred Hardy Mr. J. V. Brvant 

Michael O'Flarity Mr. Charles Neville 

Inspector Thompson Mr. Arthur (J. Leigh 

Constable Donovan Mr. J. R. Tozer 

Aggie Miss Constance Hyem 

Rosa Gatti Miss Shelley Calton 

Maggie O'Flarity Miss Agnes Glymir 

Zoie Miss Iris Hoey 

—Vaudeville. 

BACHELOR'S NIGHTMARE ON HIS WED- 
DING EVE, A, mimic play, by Signorina 
Ney Carini. Produced at performance by 
the students of the Academy of Dramatic 
Art. March 30.— Wyudham's. 

BAISER DANS LA NCIT, LE, drama. In two 
acts, by Maurice Level. (Opening of French 
season by Grand Guignol Company.) 
June 14. 

Le VitrioI6 M. Chaumont 

Jean Duprts M. Villers 

Pierre M. Gouget 

Tie Docteur M. Monteil 

L'Avocat M. Valbray 



Baiscr dant la Suit, Le (conf.1. 

Jane Mme. Rene> Gardes 

Cne Garde Mme. Lebreton 

— Coronet. 

BARGAIN, THE, play of Ulster rural life in 

three acta, by William ('rone. April 5. 
William John McGomb.. Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Tom McComb Mr. Philip Guiry 

Andy Simpson Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Jane Simpson Miss Helen Moloney 

Mary Simpson Miss Cathleen MacCartby 

James Simpson Mr. H. E. Hutchinson 

Annie Harvey Miss Eithne Magee 

Sarah Miss Kathleen Drago 

—Abbey, Dublin. 

BARON ROTTANI, play, in three acts, by 
George H. Hemmen. (Amateur produc- 
tion.) February 11. 

Baron Kottani Mr. George H. Hemmen 

CmmiT St. Clair Mr. S. Herbert Ace 

Jack Hendon , Mr. D. E. Thomas 

Lady Muriel Hendon Miss Grace Rigby 

Paul Lucas Mr. W. Sid Brown 

Carl Huntlv Mr. James Jones 

George Burgess Mr. T. H. Griffiths 

Elaine St. Clair Miss Mildred Jackson 

Clara Demery Miss Jessie Crookes 

Maurice Stanton Mr. H. G. Fortune 

Gordon Fairfax Mr. S. G. Ashton 

Jenny Miss Dorothv Ace 

Croft Mr. R. T. Richards 

Billy Mr. Clifford John 

Hilda Bently Miss E. Ceinwen Roberts 

—St. Gabriel's Hall, Swansea. 

BATTLE OF THE PUMP, THE, play, in one 
act. by C. A. Castell. September 25. 

Dr. Wynter Mr. Felix Aylmer 

Richard Cheyne, J.P. ..Mr. W. Ribton Haines 

Samuel Teakle Mr. E. Stuart Vinden 

Maid Miss Dorothy Taylor 

— Repertory, Birmingham. 

BAULDY, Scottish comedv, in three acts, by 

A. Patrick Wilson. October 11. 
Archibald MacGregor 

Mr. Watson Hume Moffat 

Tom Wilson Mr. Will Ellythorne 

Nellie MacFarlane .. Miss Margaret Dewar 

Mary MacGregor' Miss Vi Moffat 

Martha Doyle Miss Maisie Florence 

Andra Houston Mr. Fred C. Webster 

John Morrison Mr. Dickson Moffat 

Anne Wilson Miss Emily Seabright 

William Paterson Mr. Reid Simpson 

Helen Paterson Miss Mary Campbell 

— Palace, Arbroath. 

BEAUTY BATHS, THE, revue-burlesque, in 
six scenes. (April 19, Hippodrome, Devon- 
port.) Principal artists, Mr. Stephen Ade- 
son, Mr. Johnnie Osborne, Mr. Jack 
Dowle.y, Miss Ruby Louis, Mis? Marjorie 
Cec.l. April 26. — Olympia, Shoreditch. 

BELGIAN PRINCESS, THE, musical play, in 
two acts. by Fred Moule. March 15, 
Foresters'; August 2, Royal, Woolwich. 

BEST MAN THE. farce, with music, by Daisy 
McGeoch and Cecil James. June 21. 
(Matinee.) 

The Bride Miss Elsie Spain 

The Bridegroom Mr. Sam Walsh 

The Best Man Mr. C. Hayden Coffin 

— London Pavilion. 

BET, THE, play, by Regina Regis. March 2. 

Madame Rejane Mme. Rejane 

A Major In the German Army .. M. BosrnsD 

Major Darcourt Mr. Bryan Powley 

Lieutenant Penderton Mr. Francis Drake 

Lieutenant Fanshawe Mr. Reginald Relsie 

Second-Lieutenant Cartwright .. Mr. Cameron 

M. L'Hermitte M. Jacques Remiche 

Two German Soldiers. 'J?wo English Orderlies. 

—London Coliseum. 



PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 



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BETTY, musical play, in three acts, toy 
Frederick Lonsdale and Gladys Unger. 
Music by Paul A. Rubens, with additional 
numbers by Ernest StefTan and Merlin 
Morgan, lyrics by Adrian Ross and P. A. 
Rubens^ (December 24, 1914, Prince's, 
Manchester.) April 24. 

Lathers Mr. Frank Perfitt 

Hillier Mr. Chas. F. Cooke 

Duke of Crowborough Mr. C. M. Lowne 

Alf Master Cyril Doughty 

Betty Miss Winifred Barnes 

Chicquette Miss Isabel Delorme 

Gerard, Earl of Beverley 

Mr. Donald Calthorp 

Lady Playne Miss Madeline Seymour 

Jan© Miss Modesta Daly 

The Hon. Victor Halifax 

Mr. Arthur Wellesley 

Cedric Mr. Cecil Fletcher 

Lord Playne Mr. G. P. Huntley 

David Miss Daisy Burrell 

Achille Lotte Mr. W. H. Berry 

Estelle Miss Mabel Sealby 

Mrs Rawlins Miss Kate Welch 

— Daly's. 

BETWEEN TWO WOMEN, revival of Frederick 
Melville's drama. (October 2", 1902, Terriss, 
Rotherhitihe.) September 29. Last per- 
formance (the 15th) October 13. — Lyceum. 

BIG DRUM, THE, comedy, in four acts, by- 
Arthur Pinero. September 1. Last per- 
formance (the 104th) December 4. 

Philip Mack worth Sir George Alexander 

Sir Randle Filson, Kt...Mr. Allan Aynesworth 

Bertram Filson Mr. Nigel Playfair 

Sir Timothy Barradell, Bart. 

Mr. Leonard Boyne 

Robert Roope Mr. Norman Forbes 

Collingham Green Mr. Stanley Cooke 

Leonard Westrip Mr. Hesketh Pearson 

Aifred Dunning Mr. E. Vivian Reynolds 

Noyes Mr. E. H. Hincks 

Underwood Mr. W. Coats Bush 

John Mr. Alfred Harris 

A Waiter Mr. Charles Hinton 

Ottoline de Chaumie\ Comtesse de Chaumte, 

nee Filson Miss Irene Vanbrugh 

Lady Filson Miss Helen Ferrers 

Hon. Mrs. Godfrey Anslow 

Miss Margaret Ring 

Mrs. Walter Quebec Miss Marjorie Dor6 

Miss Tracer Miss Babara Hannay 

— St. James't. 

BIRDS OF PASSAGE, comedy, in four acts, 
by A. W. Yutfl. April 19. 

Lindsay Carruth Mr. Henrv Baynton 

Dr. Ford Mr. William J. Rae 

Grace Bethune Miss Frances Kendal 

Giles Hassack Mr. Desmond Brannigan 

Corinne Miss Margaret Yarde 

Quintin Betbune Mr. Arthur Claremont 

Gottfried Markiwiees Mr. Esm6 Percy 

Lieut. Lilburn Mr. Frank Darch 

Fenson Mr. Leonard Lucas 

—Royal, Glasgow. 

BIT O' LOVE, A, play, in three acts, by- 
John Galsworthy. Produced by the Liver- 
pool Repertory Company. May 25. 

Michael Strangway Mr. William Armstrong 

Beatrice Strangway..". .Miss Madge Mcintosh 

Mrs. Bradmere Miss Edith Barwell 

Jim Bere Mr. Wilfred E. Shine 

Jack Cremer Mr. Frank Randell 

Mrs. Burlacombe Miss Alice Mansfield 

Buri&combe Mr. Frank Cremlin 

Trustaford -M r- Percy Marmont 

Jarland MrTWIIllam Dexter 

Clyst Mr. Lawrence Hanray 

Freman Mr. Bryan G. Powley 

Godleigh Mr. Charles R. Stone 

Sol Potter Mr. Harvey \dams 

Morse Mr. Arthur ' C. Rose 



Bit o' Love, A (eont.). 

Ivy Burlacombe Miss Edith Smith 

Connie Trustaford Misa Doris Lloyd 

Gladys Freman Miss Eileen Tihorndike 

Mercy Jarland Miss Estelle Winwood 

Tibby Jarland Miss Blanche Fingleston 

Bobbie Jarland Mr. Osmund Willson 

Dumb as Fishes: — Messrs. John C. Rice, Gir- 
ton Barrie, Wifliam Podmore. Villagers and 
Congregation: — Misses Nina Henderson, Gwyni- 
frede Sardon^ Kathleen Johnston, Maisie 
Home, Joan Temple, Hilda Horton. 

— Kingsway. 

BIT OF KHAKI, A, musical sketch, in one 
scene, by Arthur Cleveland, music by 
Napoleon Lambert. May 17. 

Thomas Fleming Mr. Albert H. Groves 

Norah Miss Wilmot Karkeek 

Jack Roebusk Mr. Frank Cochrane 

— Empress, Brixton. 

BITS AND PIECES, burlesque revuette, in two 
scenes. Principal artists, Abe Alva, Sonia 
Seal, W. Chewd, A. Paget, the Nester 
Girls. September 27.— Euston. 

BLIND GIRL'S ROSARY, THE, drama, in six 
scenes, toy Henrietta Schirier and Lodge 
Percy (produced under the title of " The 
Devil's Rosary," July 31, Kelly's, Liver- 
pool). December 20. 

Eugene Strong Mr. Campbell Goldsmid 

Sir Milton Royce Mr. Roy Self ridge 

Captain Maurice de Berault 

Mr. Charles Clifford 
L : ;ut. Christopher Wyng 

Mr. Hamilton Jordan 
Alphonse, Due de Frizzac 

Mr. Sydney Bryant 
Sir Matthew Neale, Bart., M.D. 

Mr. E. W. Bretton 

Jonathan Shott Mr. Montague Firth 

Mikarti Mr. Leonard Way 

Yusef Miss Mary Kintock 

Footman Mr. Lionel Moorhouse 

Christine Royce Miss Maud Camfleld 

Mamie Shott Miss Van Vurgh 

Adrienne de Berault Misa Lilian Maitland 

—•Elephant and Castle. ' 

BLOOMFIELD AND CO., play, in one act, 
by G. Fatori and Leon Prapie. Presented 
toy the Grand Guignol Company. July 
19. 

Cesaire M. Monteil 

Boudois M. Chaumont 

Balentin M. de Warfaaz 

Mme. Boudois Mme. Jane Saint-Bonnet 

Mme. Balentin Mme. Yahne Rolland 

Celestine Mme. Josa Milan 

— Garrick. 

BLOW, THE,, drama, in three acts, by Vane 
Sutton Vane. April 3. Last performance 
(the HBth) April 17. 

Lady Claring Miss Fortescue 

Captain Richard Claring Mr. Ewan Brook 

Evelyn Pallant Miss Edyth Olive 

Fay Pallant Miss Jean Stirling 

Price Sedgley Mr. Julian Royce 

Nina Gicquelle Miss Aime'e de Burgh 

Marie : Miss Evelyn Summers 

Illingworth Mr. Vincent Odle 

—little. 

BLUE STOCKINGS, THE, revival of Mesiey 
Down and Henry Seton'a version of 
Moliere's " Les Fernmes Savantes " 
(November 28, 1913, Gllobe), by Miss Horni- 
man'a company at the opening of their 
London season. December 23. 

Armande Mis3 Edyth Goodail 

Henriette Miss Christie Laws 

Clitandre Mr. Grendon Bentley 

Belise Miss Dnisilla Wills 

Ariste Mr. Ernest Haines 

Chrysale Mr. Stanley Drewitt 



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THE STACk YEAR r.OQK. 



lilac sacking*. Tin- (eont.). 

.Mu.ri.nc Miss Muriel Poi>e 

S&lm Vera Beringer 

L'Epine U • Indn « - 

Mr. Leon Qiiarterinairic 

Vadius Mr. Herbert Lomas 

y Mr. Archibald M 

A Page Master rhomas Nickson 

— Duke of York's. 
BOB-OVER Illi: -WALL, fairy play. 

(Matinie.) ,\n\\ 10- ' 

—Court. 
Boll KM K. LA, revival of Puccini's opera 
IgiruiJ production at Turin in 1896; 
Oovc n «... di ii. Octobi 1897, in 

Italian I Kosa 

Opera Company, as "The Bohemians," 
April 22. 1897. Royal, Manchester; April 
9. 1915, Courtneidge opera season, 9b 
bury), during the Beecham-Oourtneidge 
season. October 6. 

—Shaftesbury. 
BONHEUR, LE, comedy, to one act, by 
r " Veber. Presented by the Grand 
OuignoJ Company. June 28. 

Mazecand M. Guerard 

Ganbert M. Chaumont 

Chotelle M. Monteil 

Mine. Mazerand Mine. Lebreton 

—Coronet. 

BOI'RNEMYTH. revue, by Cyril DelevantL 
music by Montague Birch. Produced by 

the impromptus Concert Party. June 28. 
—Bournemouth Winter Gardens. 

BOYS OF THE BILL-DOG BREED, War play. 

in iour acts, by E. E. Hunter. September 

6. 
Lieut. Norman Glory, V.C. .. Corporal Mitchell 
Private George Glory .. Mr. Frederick C. Loyd 
Private Billy Breton .. Mr. Gilbert E. Taylor 

Lieut. Charley Cheer Mr. It. Bescoby 

Karl Hund Mr. Tom Rovdon 

Father O'Malle;' Mr. Chas. Herberte 

Hans Peters Mr. Thomson 

PC. Clutch Mr. H. An^on 

- - ! Boyce Mr. Bob Rowlands 

Alice Glory Miss Maggie English 

Flo Flowers Miss May Rosine 

Sister Marie Miss Trevannion 

Mr-. Glorv Mi" Mabel M,rt 

Grace Noble Miss Mabel Scudamore 

— Royal, Stratford. 
BRAND OF THE ROSARY. THE. Irish drama, 

in three acts, by Owen .lames (June 21. 

Mebropole, Devonport). September 6. 

Father Walsh Mr. Owen James 

Doctor Gresan Mr. Charles Carlisle 

Dr. Ned O'Mara Mr. Carl I'. Kerzo 

James O'Mara Mr. Walter Thornton 

Mickj i' (Us Mi. Will Hook 

Mr-. Doyle Miss Daisy Carlton 

Kathleen OToole Miss Ada Frank 

Hilda Cregan Miss May Emery 

Herbert Hunt Mr Charles Trevor 

Sheila Deny Miss Ma'- I Coleman 

— Palace, Bow. 
BRAVE WOMEN— WHO WAIT. play, by Mrs. 

F. O. Kimberiey. November 29. 
Captain Frank Cholmondeley 

Mr. Leonard Tremavne 
Father Domency — Mr. G. Beresford Innes 

Tcm Clare Mr. Edward E. A.-hbv 

Bill Smith Mr John C Carlyle 

Charley Thompson Mr. Edwin Beverley 

Philip Btudley Mr. James Maxim 

Jack Armstrong Mr. Jack Austin 

Pollie Vickers Mr,. J. Austin 

Maty Brown Miss L. p v ke 

Annie Rodney M- \_,, . Gagan 

Mrs. Clare Misses 1'attie Groves 

Alice Miss Lilian Burns 

Harriet Miss Adeline Raby 

Lady Barbara Miss Constance Glenabvn 

—Royal, Wolverhampton. 



BREAKPA8T AT MRS. MORGAN'S, ooe-ad 
play, by Elizabeth Yorke Miller. (Matinee. > 
July 27. 

— Queens. 

BREATH OF OLD VIRGINIA, A, romantic 
.-ketch of the American Civil War. July 
5. 

Mary Davie M -- Marjory Post 

Oc Maiden Mr. Graeme Campbell 

Mr. Hathbnni Mr. Wm, Bradford 

Corporal Stanton Mr. Bruce 

Lieut. Garey Mr. Clifford Brooke 

— Hippodrome, Colchester. 

BREED OF Till: TRESHAMS, THE. revival of 

■•John Rutherford'6 " play by Mr. Mart.ii 

Han y at opening of his London season 

ptetnber 28. 1905. Royal, Newcastle-on- 

Tvnei. May 17. 

-New 

BRESILIEN, LE, comedy, in one act, bj 
Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy. August 

16. 

Le I'.ie.-ilien M. Albert Br.i 

Raiaeli Mile. Jeanne Provost 

Charlotte de Vuigeneusi 

Mn.f. Juliette Darcourt 

lie Biancpartbut M. Jean Coquelin 

Ninette Mile, de Nixe 

— 'London Coliseum. 

BRIC-A-BRAC, musical piece, in seven scenes. 
book and lyric- by Arthur W.mperis anil 
Basil Hood, with additional scenes by 
Laiiri Wylie and Alfred Parker, music by 
I ion 1 .Moucktoii and Herman Finck, pro 
iTiieVd by Edward Royce and Torn Rey- 
nold-. Principal artists: Gertie Millar. 
Arthur Playiair. Xel-on Keys. Gwendoline 
Brogden, A. Sunon-tiirard, Lauri Wylie. 
the Sixteen Palace Girls. Teddie Gerard. 
Gina Palernie, Douglas Philips. M 
s ton Carew, Beverley. Hoit, Aston. 
K. Douglas, T. G. Graham, Marion Peake. 
September 18- 

—Palace 

BRIDES, musicai burlesque, in one scene, by 

Sydn. \ Blow and Dougias II". .re. with 
music by Philip Braham (October 11. Hippo- 
drome. Southampton). Principal artists: 
VI -- Ethel Oliver, Miss Kathleen Walker. 
Mr. Dickie Pounds. Mr. Edgar Driver. Mr. 
Louis Victor, Mr. Harry Gribben, Mr. Bert 
Sinclair. Mr. F. Terris. Mr. Walter Pont 
Mi-s Murie-I Kelly. Miss May North. Miss 
Florenc Steventon, Mess Delia Drew. Miss 
Elsie Ark ley. Mi-> Alice Neighbour. 
December 20— Hippodrome. Golder's Green. 

BROKEN HOLIDAY, A. play, in two 84 

by M. J. Don. Produced at performane, 
given by the Dramatic Glass of the Rn\at 
Aoaxft my of Music. Juna 25.— Duke - 

Hall. 

BROKEN ROSARY, THE, drama, in four acts 

bj Leila Zillwood. luguat 2. 
Steve Gordon, R.N. ...Mr. Denbeigh J. Douglas 

Ralph Falkner .Mr. John Worth 

Billy Tiddler ,M r . Algie Spalding 

Bertie Chumleigh Mr. Lvnton Holt 

Stamford Dare Mr. E. Livingstone 

Mr. Snappem Mr. Walter Tahnis 

old Murks M r . James Dale 

Burton Mr. E. Harcourl 

Registrar Mr. H. Poole 

"Sacred" Mis= Sybil Hare 

Gertie Strangeways Miss Maude Steeple 

Marcelle Fauchette Miss Olsa Jefferson 

Maria Mugg Miss Ettie Spalding 

Old Sarah Miss Marie Saville 

Sister Teresa Miss Marparet Hanna 

Bister Monica Miss Florence Gardiner 

The Mother Superior Miss Leila Zillwood 

— Royal, Stratford. 



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BRUTAL TRUTH, THE, play, in oi|§ act, by 
(Private) E. St. Clair Forbes and E. 
Hoggan-Arcnadale. July 50. 
Rev. Godfrey Carlyon 

Mr. E. Hoggan-Armadale 

Agatha Carl yon Miss Vere Moslcy 

Paul Manton Mr. A. L. Baron 

— Scala, Seacombe. 

BUREAU DE POSTE, LE, produced for the 
first time in England, comedy, in one act, 
with music, by Alfred Capus. August 30. 
The Vicomte Edgard de Samblin 

M. Albert Brasseur 

Susanne Borel Mile. Jeanne Provost 

Hermance Lureau .. Mme. Juliette Darcourt 

Father Rouju M. Jean Coquelin 

Riri Mile, de Nixo 

—London Coliseum. 

BURGLARY OX COMMERCIAL LINES, 
sketch, by E. C. Jazon. April 5. 

Biggs Mr. Leo Fields 

Baffles Mr. Clifford Reans 

Lily Drake Miss E. Moore 

A Bully Mr. Chas. Johnson 

Isaacstein Mr. C. Lorraine 

— Lyric, Liverpool. 

BUSY DAY. A. faroe, in three acts, by R. C. 

Ca.rton. January 30. Last performance 

(the 74th) April 10. 
Lord Charles Temperleigh Mr. Charles Hawtrey 
Marquis of Pentreath .. Mr. E. H. Kelly 
Hon. Slingsby Rooke . . Mr. Alfred Drayton 

Major Goadby Mr. Arthur Grenville 

Mr. Spenser Garrington .. Mr. Sydney Paxton 
Mr. Richard Travers . . Mr. Edgar Payne 

Tigwell Mr. W. Corrie 

Rafferty Mr. Edward Fitzgerald 

Bingham Mr. E. W. Tarver 

Chauffeur Mr. Charles Lascelles 

Boy Master Charlie Wade 

Adela Goadby Miss Doris Lytton 

Miss Soady Miss Mona Harrison 

Preeson Miss Mabel Younge 

Mrs. Tigwell Miss Hettie Cavendish 

Mrs. Cosmo Garrington Miss Compton 

— Apollo. 

BUTTERFLY, THE, dance " silhouette," by C. 
H. Bovill. music by Max Darew ? ki. May 3. 
—London Pavilion. 

BUTTERFLY ON" THE WHEEL. A, Divorce 
Court scene from the four-act play by Ed- 
ward G. Hemmerde and Francis Neiison. 
(April 18. 1911, Globe.) July 26. 
The Right Hon. George Admaston, M.P. 

Mr. J. Edward Pearce 

Roderick CoMingwood Mr. E. G. Browne 

Lord Ellerdine Mr. Walton Wynne 

Sir John Burroughes Mr. John Wheatman 

Sir Robert Fvffe, K.C., M.P... Mr. J. J. Bartlett 
Mr. McArthur. K.C., M.P..Mr. Arthur Martin 

-Mr. Menzies, K.C Mr. Clarence Hurst 

Mr. Carteret. KC Mr. Norman Leslie 

Lady Atwill Miss Dorothy Lart 

Pauline Miss Violet Greville 

Knreman of the Jury Mr. G. W. Barnes 

Peggy Admaston Miss Nell Cower 

— Chelsea Palace. 

BY WORD OF MOUTH, farce, in one act, by F. 

O. Moore and W. P. Flanagan. Jannarv 27. 

Cyranus P. Blaine .'. Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Hank Morgan Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Deacon Ezra Simmons .. Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Fidelia Miss Ann Coppinger 

— Abbey, Dublin. 

CALL. THE (YR ALWAD), Welsh play, in four 
act*, by Dorothea Evans. October 18. 

Mrs. Williams '. Miss Nina Henderson 

Ted Miss Doris Lloyd 

Davie James Mr. Arthur W. Pusev 

Old John Mr. William Dexter 

Pollie Miss Eileen Thorndyke 

Evan Evans Mr. Lawrence Hanray 

Paniel payi* Mr. William Arm-trc.ng 



Call, The (Yr Alimdi \cont.). 

Philip Jones Mr. Harvey Adams 

Margaret Moris Miss Kathleen Johnston 

\ouns John Mr. Geoffrey Goodheart 

Mrs. Jones Cwmdilly Miss Edith Barwell 

Aythan Davis Mr. Wilfred E. Shine 

Johnnie Mr. Lionel A. Harris 

Daisy Jones Miss Edith Smith 

— Repertory, Liverpool. 

CALL, THE, sketch, in one scene, by " Gaston 
Gervt-x." March 16. 

Henri Dumary Mr. Frank Esmond 

Baron Libanoff Mr. Sydney Valentine 

Frederick (Crown Prince of Saxenburg) 

Mr. Henry Ludlpw 

Louis Mr. J. Daly 

Antoinette de Latour (Duchess d'Maizeroy) 

Miss Ethel Irving 

— Golder's Green Hippodrome. 

CAPTIF. LE, comedy, in one act, by Tristan 

Bernard. Presented by Mr. J. T. Grein's 

Independent War Players. July 19. 

Doublet M. Fernand Mailly 

Le Geolier M. Mertens 

Le"a Mile. Andree Rolden 

• — Kings-way. 

CARCASE, THE, play, in four acts, by Ronald 
McDonald. February 2. 

Richard Vergoyne Mr. Selwyn Dennie 

Colonel Verjgoyoe Mr. M. Vane-Tempest 

Mrs. Tremaine Miss Constance Dana 

Miss Susan Vergovne. .Miss Katfierine Careless 

Miss Sarah Elphick Miss Emma Reekie 

Michael Tremaine Mr. Basil S. Henning 

.Fredrick Matheson, M.D...Mr. Malcolm Watson 

Evelyn Tremaine Miss Edith Lester Jones 

Mr Langhorne Mr. Wilfrid Stephens 

Tji.for Mr. Stuart Clother 

Robert Seymour, R.N Mr. Louis Raymond 

\ngela Sevmour Miss Molly Tremaine 

—King's, Greenock. 

CARDINAL'S GUARD, THE. play, in four acts, 
by Laurence Thereat. March 12.— Royal, 
Leamington. 
CARMEN. Bizet's opera, Hermann Klein's ver- 
sion (first done at Covent Garden, November 
19, 1913). Beecham-Courtneidge season. 
October 26.— Shaftesbury. 
CARRY ON, musical burlesque, in five inci- 
dents, produced by Ray Brothers. Principal 
artists. Mr. Cyril Kempster. Mr. Jack Greg- 
son, Miss Mabel Martin, Miss Jenny La- 
monte, Mr. Seymour Rose, Miss Mavis 
Graham, the Three Henricks. November 8. 
— Tivoli, Manchester. 
CASE OF LADY CAMBER, THE, play, in four 
acts, by Horace Annesley Vachell. October 
16. 

Lord Camber Mr. Ben Webster 

Sir Bedford -Shifter, F.R.C.P. 

Mr. E Holman Clark 
Harley Napier, F.R.C.S. .. Mr. H. B. Irving 

Buckle Mr. James Lindsay 

Ladv Camber Miss May Leslie Stuart 

Ladv Matilda Rye Miss Kate Bishop 

Peach Miss Pollie Emery 

Esther Yorke Miss Jessie Winter 

— Savoy. 

CAYALLERIA RUSTICANA, revival of Pietro 
Mascagni's opera (October 19, 1891, Shaftes- 
bury; played in English, April 9, 1894, 
Grand), during tne Beecham-Courtneidge 
season. November 23.— Shaftesbury. 
'CELLO STRING, THE. dramatic-musical 
sketch, by Leon Pollock. March 22.— Wim- 
bledon. 
CENT LIGNES EMUES, play, in one act, by 
Charles Torquet. (Grand Guignol Company's 
French Season.) June 21. 

Paulus Ante"nor M. Guerard 

Alain Karnack M. Monteil 

Theodore Velu M. Villers 

Rose dc Noel Mme. Renee Gardes 

— Coronet. 



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en \i:i.i-:y - \i '. i . revival dI comedy bj 
iDdan I' i ebruery 29. 1892. Burj 

and D 21. 1892. Royaltj I. 

It . , mbei 18. London Opi '•' House. 



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(II \i:i ll ( ll \im.in M ah. revue, In Bve 
■ \ Leonard Darn II. inu-ic l»> Nut 
Vjer and Irving Berlin, produced by 
i u, Hippodrome, 
i i Principal artists, Donna Mor- 
gan, Archie Glenn, Norman Payne", Willie 
tins, i dna Payne, Harrj French, 
Rosalie Wade, Vic Desman, Billie Mel- 
bourne, Tom Major. The Chaplin Girls. 
November 1.— New Cross Empire. 

CHAUFFEUR, LE, ■ medy, in one act, by Max 
Maurey. (Opening or French Beason bj 
Grand Quignol Company.) June '.4. 

Aloiue M. Monteil 

If. Nook M. Chaumont 

M. TriUer M. Gouget 

Ernest M. Villera 

Victor M. VaHway 

Mint. Nook Mme. Lebreton 

—Coronet . i 

CHEAP AT HALF THE PRICE, play, in one 
act, by Robert Leonard. (Matinie.) April 

13. 

Abraham Jacobsen Mr. Robt. Leonard 

David Mr. Ernest Milton 

Flora <1>- Vere Miss Millie Hylton 

James Mr. H. de Lair.'- 

— Queen '-. 

CHEER DP, revue, in five scenes, book by Ed- 
ward Maxris, lyrics by Herbert Robinson, 
produced by George Shurley (March 15, Hip- 
podrome, Southend). Principal artists, 
Veronica Brady, Frank Nava, Rose Wylie. 
podrome, Southend.) Principal arti-t-, 
Connor, .Max Rivers, Marie Sullivan. Octo- 
ber 25-— Surrey. 

CHEZ Sol's, musical episode, played by Our- 
tioe Pounds an<l Clara Evelyn. May 17.— 
Putney Hippodrome. 

CHILI) OF K\\ AS1M). THE. Indian playlet, by 
Alan Wilson. July 19. 

Nbkomis Miss Greta Hayward 

Owara Miss Belle Hawes 

Mysoee Miss Hilda Moss 

— Rotherhitlie Hippodrome. 

CHINESE HONEYMOON, A, revival of the 
musical comedy, by George Dance and 
How ard Talbot. (October 16. 1899. Royal, 
Harilej . October 5, 1901. strand.) January 
28. L.i-t performance (the 36thj February 
27.— Prince of Wales's, 

< HOSEN BY Till', PEOPLE, a drama, in four 
acts, by E. A. HilliMttchelson. (Royal, 
Soutfi Shields, July 27. 1914.) May 17. 

Li. ut. Patten Mr. K. A. Hill-MJtchelson 

1'rinee Von Stettenbedm ..Mr. Horatio Sinclair 

Mnnk Tomaso Mr. Henry Burton 

Corporal T"ka-<i Mr. Arthur Miller 

Monk Flinn Mr. Thos. K. Marshall 

Car! Hendrick Mr. Hal II- 

Demetri Mr. Herbert Stall 

Alfonso Mr. Harry Glyn 

Gonio Mr. Richard Glover 

Walter Pomroy "Mr. Alfred Webb 

Countess Devinski Miss Lena Pitt 

Susie Gilpin Miss Annie De Grej 

June Pomroy Miss May RawKnson 

—Royal, Wpolwich. 

CHRISTIAN, THE, revival of Hall Cain V 
drama (October 9, 1899. Shakespeare, Liver- 
pool; October 16, 1899. Duke of York's: 
August 31, 1907, Lyceum.) October 7. Last 
perl (the 22nd) October 23. — Lyric. 



CHRISTIE \> i:l.i i:i ITS, play, In 
bj J. J. Bell. January 6. 

Christina Miss Catherine Mure Edgar 

II. i Aunt Miss Purvn 

Willie ... |.,.,. rilit , ' Mr. Jack Ramsay 

Donald I '"" l " ,ruits ••• , m, i: J. Bdgai 

— Allialilbra, GUUgOK . 

( BRISTMAS PARTY, THE, revival of chil- 
dren's play, by Harry V. Jackson, music bj 
Lester Pinchard January 10. 1914. Reper- 
r> i.-r Pinchard (January 10. 1914. Reper- 
pertory Company. (Matmtes.) December 
27.- Repertory, Birmingham. 

I III INKY, revue, in three scenes, by H. C. 
Sargent, E. C. Matthews, and Fred Poplar, 
music by 11. Kenton Gardner, lyrics by F. 
L!li> aii.i II Renton Gardner. Presented 
bj the Six Brothers Luck. (October 18, 
Royal Hippodrome, Dover.) Principal w- 
t i-~t ~ . Amber Stone, Fred Ellis, Jessie Lee, 
Frank Wood, Frank Irwin, Pearl Lytton, 
Ivy Duncan, the Six Sapphires, Lilian Le 
Noir. November 8. — Imperial Palace, Can- 
ning Town, E. 

CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE, THE. revival of 
comedy by George Coleman and David 
Garrick (February 20, 1766. Drury Lane), by 
the Birmingham Repertory Company. De- 
cember 27. — Repertory, Birmingham, 

CLARION CALL, THE, play, in one act. by 
Ernest H. Godbold, produced by the Kemble 
Society. March 26. 

Mark Biggs Mr. F. H. Hubbard 

Peter Toomes Mr. Arthur Jane 

Anne Clent Mis- Nancy Lee 

Frederick Biggs Mr. Arthur Fraser 

Trix'e Harris Miss Ida Cockburn 

— Passmore Edwards Settlement. 

CLASSLEADER, THE. play, in three act-, by 
Allan Milton and Pluliti Jackson. Novem- 
ber 24. 

Horace Phillimore Mr. N. Thorpe-Mayne 

Reggie Phillimore Mr. Ian Rashleigh 

Harry Rostron Mr. Dick Carrickford 

Henry Mr. Joseph Bloor 

Gibbs Mr. H. O. Tebb 

Stoge Manager Mr. C. H. Wakefield 

Musical Director Mr. Wm. France 

Beerbolm Harvey Mr. James Paul 

Samuel Whittaker Mr. Bert J. Willson 

Jim Stanmore Mr. George Lance 

Mrs. Phillimore Miss Sylvia Dawson 

Miss Florence Miss Aimee Dixon 

Annette Miss Kathleen Craig-Hall 

Maid Miss Georgie Myrtle 

Lizzie Packer Miss Jane Beech 

Alma Pauline Miss Beryl Hamilton 

— Opera House, Buxton. 

( LOISTER, THE. English version of Emile 

Yerhaeren's four-act tragedy, " Le 

Cloitre," bj Osman Kdwardes. March 25. 

Dom Balthasar Mr. Desmond Brannigan 

Dom Marc Mr. Esme" Percy 

The Prior Mr. William J. Rea 

Dom Thomas Mr. Frank Darch 

Dom Militien Mr. Henry Baynton 

Dom Theodoric Mr. Arthur Claremont 

Theodule Mr. Kenneth Chalmers 

—Repertory, Birmingham. 
CLOITRE, LE, tragedy, in four acts, by Emile 
Verhaeren. January 19. Last performance 
(the 15tln. February 6. 

Dom Balthazar M. Carlo Liten 

M arc Mile. M.irie de Nys 

Th. Prior M. M. G. Grommelynck 

Thomas M. G. de Warfaaz 

Dom Militien M. Yves Renaud 

Idesbald M. Jules Delacre 

Theodille M. R. Dejardin 

Raton M. L. Vallon 

A Monk M. A. Legrand 

— Kiugswav. 



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COBBLER'S SHOP. THE, play, in one act, by 
Charles Forrest. September f8. 

Efcber Umpleby Mr. Ivor Barnard 

Delia Umpleby Miss Vera Bassano 

Keturali Doubledaj Miss Mary Raby 

David Doubleday Mr. John Dunn-Yai k.n- 

Corporal Gideon Windy Mr. Joseph A. Dodd 
— Repertory, Birmingham. 

COD, sketch, in one scene, by Ida Taylor. 
May 17. 

The Lady Mrs. Bainbridge 

The Burglar Mr. S. Towers 

"Cod" Miss Ida Taylor 

— Balham Hippodrome. 

cniXKR. THE, comedy, in one art, by Bernard 
Duffy. December 8. 

James Cannet Mr. Jackson Graham 

Catherine Cannet Miss Peggy McCurdy 

John Cannet Mr. Joe Roney 

Tommy Mcdipper Mr. J. G. Abbey 

Police Sergeant Mr. G. A. Chartres 

—Grand Opera House, Belfast. 

COLLUSION", play, in one act. by " Francis 
Coutts." April 12. 

The Lord \ Mr. Murray Moore 

The Lawyer Mr. Alfred Drayton 

The Lady Miss Jane Wood 

The Lady Secretary Miss Mona Harrison 

— Apollo. 

COME IX, MISS, revue, in three scenes, by 
E. Telford Terriss. Principal artists, E. 
Telford Terriss, Bennie Barrow, Nat Miller, 
George Rail, Lily Tando, Will Godfrey, Dora 
Johnston, Eileen Ward, May York*?, Eight 
Saxone Girls, Four Military Maids. May 
17.— F^mpire, Camberwell. 

COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE, revival of 
Shakespeare's comedy by Miss Horniman's 
company at the opening of their London 
Season. December 23. 

/Egeon ;.. Mr. Stanley Drewitt 

Solinus Mr. Ernest Haines 

First Merchant Mr. Gordon Fleming 

Antipholus of Syracuse .. Mr. Grendon Bentley 

Antipholus of F:phesjus Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Dromio of Syracuse Mr. Cecil G. Calvert 

Dromio of F^phesus Mr. Charles Groves 

Adriana Miss Edyth Goodall 

Lueiama Miss Christie La.ws 

Balthazar Mr. Cecil Brooking 

Luce Miss Peggy Isitt 

Angelo Mr. Wallace Evennett 

Second Merchant Mr. Archibald McLean 

Officer Mr. Edward Ninmio 

A Courtezan Miss Amy Ravenscrof t 

Pinch Mr. Xapier Barry 

-Emilia Mrs. A. B. Tapping 

A Servant Miss Marie Rovter 

—Duke of York's. 
« 
COMMISSAIRE EST BON" ENFANT, LE, 
comedy, in one act, by Georges Courteline. 
Presented by Mr. J. T. Grein's Indepen- 
dent War Players.- July 19. 

Le Commissaire M. Fernand Mailly 

Floche M. Jules Delacre 

Breloc M. Mertens 

Od Monsieur M. Florent Fels 

Monsieur Punez M. de Robin 

Mme. Floche Mile. Andree Rolden 

— Kings way. 

COMPIEGNE (28 AoQt). 1914, play, by L. 
Buteaux. Presented by the Grand Guignol 
company. August 16.— Garrick. 

CONFESSION. THE, sketch. Produced by H. 

Y : Rlatch. September,— AWershnt. 



CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE, THE, play, in 
four acts, by Joseph Millane and Koyce 
Garleton. November 29. 

Jem Rodney Mr. John S. Millward 

Garwood Bladyn Mr. F. C. Bai'ey 

Braxted Hackett Mr. William Calvert 

Max Cajiper Mr. Fred Monti 

Robarts Mr. Robert Gurton 

Phyllis Verdan Miss Elsie Hewitt 

Leda Dalroy Miss Ethel Edwards 

Mrs. Dearing Miss Clara Cowper 

Frankie Bladvn Miss Ray Briscoe 

Nora Bladvn Miss Mabel Rose 

— Royal, Leeds. 

CONSTANTINOPLE, 1915, play, in five scenes, 
by John F. Preston. April 19.— Rotunda, 
Liverpool. 

CONVERTS, comedy, in one act, by Harold 
Brighouse (August 23. Gaiety, Manchester). 
September 6. 

Herbert Simpkins Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 

Will Aspinall :.. Mr. Lichfield Owen 

Daisy Somerset Miss Evelyn Hope 

Jim ' Pont if ex Mr. Herbert Lomas 

-^Duke of York's. 

C0RS1CAN BROTHERS, THE, revival of play 
founded on Alex. Dumas's novel. (October 
10, 1906, Royal, Birmingham ; June 17, 
1906, Adedphi; September 9, 1908, Adelphi ; 
November 23, 1908, Adelphi.) June 14. 
M. Fabiem dei Franehi I M ^^m Ha 
M. Louis dei Franehi > 

M. de Chateau-Renaud ..Mr. Franklin Dyall 
M. le Baron de Montgiron 

■ Mr. Forbes-Robertson 
M. le Baron Martelli ..Mr. Eugene Wellesley 

M. Alfred' Meynard Mr. Percy Foster 

M. Favrolles Mr. J. Cooke Beresford 

M. Beauchanp Mr. Ivo Danyers 

Antonio Sarrole Mr. Walter Howe 

Colonna Mr. Charles Glenney 

Orlando Mr. A. Ibberson 

(irifl'o Mr. B. Marsh-Dunn 

Boissec Mr. F. R. Francis 

Tomaso Mr. A. Lloyd 

A Surgeon Mr. H. Walter 

„ I Mr. T. O'Brien 

Servants 1 Mr. M. Keen 

Enrilie de Lesparre Miss N. de Silva 

Madame Wavilia <lei Franehi.. Miss Mary Rorke 

Coralie Miss Maud Rivers 

Frisette Miss Bessie Elder 

Estelle Miss Mary Gray 

Celestine Miss Norah Allen 

Maria Miss Mary O'Neill 

— Ney?. 

COUNTESS COQUETTE, modern comedy, in 

three acts, translated from the Italian of 

Roberto Bracco by iMiss D. St. Cyr, and 

adapted by Gilbert ICannan. August 16. 

Baroness Louisa Sangioyi ..Miss Sarah Brooke 

Baron F.rederico Sangioyi ..Mr. A. Austin-Leigh 

Enrico Raneo Mr. Slaine Mills 

Battisto Mr. George Franklin 

Giovanna Miss Ine" Cameron 

— Croydon Hippodrome. 

COURTSHIP, ANCIENT AND MODERN, 
sketch, in two scenes, by Fanny Morris 
Wood. June 3 imutinee).— Queen's. 

COUSIN KATE, one-night revival of Hubert 
Henry Davies's comedy (August 26, 1889, 
Royal, Newcastle-on-Tyne: June 18, 1903, 
Haymarket), by the Liverpool Repertory 
company. May 24. 

Mrs. Spencer Miss Edith Barwell 

Amy Spencer Miss Edith Smith 

Bobby Spencer Master Charles Cole 

Jane Miss Eileen Thorndike 

Rev. James Bartlett . . Mr. Wiliam Armstrong 

Kate Curtis Miss Madge Mcintosh 

Heath Desmond Mr. Percy Marmont 

— Kins-sway. 



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CRATBK, THE, flay, in three art-, by Mr3. J. 

liio- Cassldy. Jane 17. 

Louil Becke Mr. J. Rice Cassidy 

Dr. Brian Parry Mr. J. F. Rawlings 

Jan.- Chili) Miss Maude O-monde 

Diana Bryce Mi-- Beatrice Anderson 

Hypatia Hansel Mies tfancj .1. Glarke 

Aim,-.- Dieudonnc Mis.- Madge Turner 

bte •• Mrs. J. Rice Cassidy 

—Palace, Redditeh. 

CRIMBS THAT FALL. THE, play, in one 
act, liv 1'hilip B. Huhhard. September 20 

Denny Keegan Mr. Stanley Drewitt 

Steve Button Mr. Gordon Ash 

Arthur Cavanagh Mr. Charles Groves 

Nat C.olding Mr. Edward Nimmo 

Bobby Bland Mr. Reginald Fry 

Tiiek Sopwith Mr. Ernest Haines 

IVrry Mr. Archibald McLean 

Members of the Club 

\1,— -rs. Barry. Fkrning. and Owen 
— Gaiety, Manchester. 

Cl'Pin AND PSYCHE, sketch, p'ayed by Mabel 
Lait and Daley Cooper. September 6.— 
London Coliseum. 

CYTHEREA, lvrie ballet, in four scenes, book 
and tyrics by A. du Plessy, music by .1. 
de Pietra-Pertosa. Plav?d by Mile. Lydia 
Kvasht. Mile. Janine du Plessy, Mile. Sylva 
Dancourt, M. Ernest Delaroche, M. .lean 
Marechal, M. Ser'.'e Litavkin. August 23. 
— London Coliseum. 

DARE-DEVIL DOROTHY. " revusical revue" 
(revised version of the musical pla.v by 
Wilfrid Cair and Sparrow Harris, originally 
produced Mareh 5, 1900, Opera House, 
Coventry, as •'The Squatter's Daughter"; 
.1 uly l." 1901. Royal, Stratford, as " Dare- 
Devil Dorothy"). Principal artists, Mr. 
Sid Kearns, Mr. Reginald Northall, Mi. 
Oswald Douglas, Mr. Charles Calvert. Miss 
Ida Conrov, Miss Edith Allen. Miss Ruby 
Mildred, the ReVusteal Girls. November 8. 
—Granville. Walham Green. 

DAIRYMAIDS, THE, revival of musical play- 
by A M. Thompson and Robert Court- 
neidge, music iiy Paul Rubens and A. 
Tours (April 14. 1906. Apollo: May 5. 1908. 
Queen's). May 22. Last performance (the 
18th). June 5. 
Lieut. Sam Brudenell, R.N. . 

Mr. Coningsby Bnerley 

Lieut. Frank Meredith, R.N. 

\\\ Herbert St. John 

Dr. O'Brvne. R.N Mr. Robert Ayrton 

Joe Mive'ns. A.B Mr. Edwin Dodd« 

Lady Brudenell Miss Alice Venning 

FUz a Miss Edie Martin 

Winifred" Miss Edith Dray son 

Helen Miss Qabrlelle Gordon 

Miss Penelope Pyechase ... Miss Bose Kdoum 

p pl7 „, Miss Clara Beck 

reg "- _Aldwy<h. 

D\NCER S ADVENTURE, THE, ballet, in one 
scene, bv Dora Bright. October 11. 

•\ T ..|« ri Louis howalski 

,.''," Gordon Cleather 

z! r r ■.'.'.'..' H/Paulo 

5^0 J. F. Watson 

( R Marra, L. Gilotti, W. Nash, 
Other Bandits - W. Power. C. Hendrick, H. 
(Turner. 

Paul Taglioni R H. Valhi 

Gtulia Francesca Zanf retta 

Mile. Marie" Taglioni Adeline Gen^-e 

—London Coliseum. 

D\NDY, THE. melodramatic comedy, in one 

act, bv Charles Eddy. September 13. 
Peter Keif v. the Dandy.. .Mr. Yorke Stephens 

James Ludlow Mr. Charles Vane 

Orover Mr. Ernest Walker 

p fl „. v Miss Rosa Lynn 

ran,> -Oxford. 



DARK HORSES, coinedv, in one act, by Colin 
McDongall Bfc wart. July 31. 

Aline Cosway Miss Muriel Pope 

Tony Cosway Mr. Kenneth Kent 

Hon". Alfred Coswaj Mr. Ernest Haines 

Hon. Mr-. Cosway Miss Clare Welby 

—Gaiety, Manchester. 
DAUGHTER OP BELGIUM, A. dramatic epi- 
sode, in one scene, by William J. Miller. 
March 29. 
Col. Von Strausburg — Mr. W. J. Miller 

Burgomaster Rouliers Mr. John Seargent 

Sergeant Fritz Mr. Fred Waller 

Corporal Carl Mr. Cyril Vernon 

Marguerite Rouliers Mi-s May Fairclougli 

— Balham Hippodrome. 

DAUGHTER OF ENGLAND. A, drama, in 
three acts from the French of E. V. 
Miller, adapted by Percy Barrow and Jose" 
G. Levy (plaved twice-nightly). January 
8. Last performance (the 18th). January 16. 

Sylvia Chetwvnd Miss Marga la Rubia 

Freda Miss Mattie Block 

Otto Master William Sherlock 

Hannah Miss Verita Vivien Vivien 

Paul (Captain Dubois) .... Mr. Frank Randell 
Colonel Baron von Rieter 

Mr. Jerrold Rohertshaw 

Herman Mr. Fred Knight 

Captain von Firstner .. Mr. Arthur Hambhng 
Baroness von Rieter ....Miss Clara Widdicombe 

Commandant Kurbaeh Mr. G. C. Boyne 

Erau Furbach Miss Margaret Shelley 

First German Flunkey — Mr. William Clive 
Second German Flunkey .... Mr. Edgar Black 

Lieut, von Berkel Mr. Paul Hansen 

Lieut. Schultz Mr. Henry Hallatt 

Major Benz Mr. David Trevor 

Frau Benz Miss Miriam Pritchett 

Baroness von Spoulzburg ..Miss Daisy Sedger 

Doctor von Muller Mr. Toole Kirkwood 

Frince Adalbert von Mannhausen 

Mr. Kendal Chalmers 

German Soldier Mr. W. Arnold 

Am Aidc-de-Camp Mr. William Abingdon 

A German Frontier Guard 

Mr. Stephen Langdon 

First French Frontier Guard 

Mr. Percy Homer 

Second French Frontier Guard 

Mr Hush Selwyn 

Mrs. Chetwvnd Miss Wyn Weaver 

Major Chetwynd Mr. J. J. Daly 

English Police Inspector .. Mr. Henry Brooke 
First English Policeman 

Mr. Clinton Summerside 
Second English Policeman 

Mr C. s. Cartwnght 

Pierre ••• Bil |>' 

— Garrick. 

nvvm COPPERFIELD AND HIS CHILD 
WIFE duologue arranged and adapted 
from Charles Dickens' " David Copperfield 
bj Julian Gade (matinie). July 1.— Leigh- 
ton House, Kensington. % 

DAY BEFORE THE DAY, THE. play in four 

acts bv Chester Bailey Fernald. May 19. 

Last performance (the 19th), June 5. 

Captain Guy Howison Mr. Lyn Harding 

Sec Lieut. Robert Cresfleld. .Mr. Owen Nares 

Capt. Richard Buckingham 

* Mr. Hesketh Pearson 

Col. Wallingford Mr. Dawson Mil ward 

Draper Mr. Alfred Harris 

Fuhrman Max Von Ardel 

Mr. Gerald Lawrence 

Karl Pulitzer Mr. Frederick Ross 

Adolf Schindler Mr. A. B. Imeson 

Ludwig Grunau Mr. Nigel Playfair 

Herr Professor Willy Eflenbax?h 

Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Frieda Grunau Miss Clare Greet 

Ruthers Miss Stella lino 



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Day Before the Day, The (eout.). 

Lady Lulliby Miss Elizabeth Chesney 

Mona Cresfield..Miss Stella Mervyn Campbell 

Victoria Buckingham Miss Grace Lane 

— St. James's. 

DEAR EMELIXA'S BOV, comedy sketch, by 
Charles Crozier, lyrics by F. V. St. Clair. 
April 26.— Edmonton Empire. 

DEAR OLD SOUL, A, farcical sketch, music 
by Clara Bernard, lyrics by Nixon Grey. 
August 9. 

Mrs. Bilton Mr. Martin Adeson 

Miss Clarissa Bernardo . . Miss Clara Bernard 
— Granville, Walham Green. 
DEBT, THE, melodrama, in one act, by Wil- 
fred T. Coleby. April 19. 

Mr. Geddington Mr. Leslie Carter 

Mrs. Geddington Miss Athene Seyler 

Smith Mr. Thomas Sidney 

Sarah Mann Miss Lena Ashwell 

— Coliseum. 
DELAISSEE, LA, comedy, in one act, by Max 
Maurey. Presented by the Grand Guignol 
company. July 26.— Garrick. 
DEMOISELLE DE MAGASIX, LA, comedy, in 
three acts, by Jean Francois Fonson and 
Fernand Wicheler. Presented by Mouru de 
Lacotte and van de Kerkhove. (Produced 
at the Gymnase, Paris, February 13, 1913.) 
January 4. 

Claire Frenois Mile. Jane Delmar 

Madame Deridder Mme. Vara 

Lucette Mile. Dieudonn6 

Madame Dumont Mme. Libeau 

Germaine Mile. Dave 

La Bonne Mile. Mistire 

Deridder M. Libeau 

Amelin M. Duquesne 

Andre M. Mathot 

Henry M. Baert 

Antoine M. Desplas 

Un Client M. Duvivier 

Un Encaisseur M. Couvreur 

—Criterion. 
DEPTHS SIX MOIS. play, by Max Maurey 
(produced under the title of " Wages Xo 
Object" at the Criterion. October 1, 
1914). Presented by the Grand Guignol 
Company. August 9— Garrick. 
DERNIERE TORTURE. LA. play, by Andre de 
Lourde and Eugene Morel. Presented by 
the Grand Guignol company. August 16.— 
Garrick. 
DESERTER, THE. dramatic war episode, by 
Barry Shell. January 4. 

Captain Giraud Mr. David Leslie 

Philippe Montaudon Mr. Barry Sheil 

Marie Montaudon Miss Grace Harlington 

Celeste Miss Marie Mitchell 

Sergeant Mr. Alvin Edwards 

—Hippodrome, Chelmsford. 

DEVIL AMONG THE SKINS, THE, Boccaccian 
comedy, in one act, by Ernest Goodwin 
(May 8, Repertorv, Birmingham). June 
18. 

The Woodman's Wife Miss Irene Rooke 

The Monk Mr. William Staveley 

The Tanner Mr. Milton Rosmer 

The Woodman ". Mr. F. Randle Ayrton 

— Criterion. 

DEVIL'S ROSARY, THE. drama, by Henrietta 
- nrier and Lodge Percy (title afterwards 
" changed to " The Blind Girl's Rosary). 
July 31. — Kelly's, Liverpool. 

DEVONSHIRE GIRL. THE, revue. June 28 — 
County, Bedford. 

DID YOU EVEH? revue, invented and 
arranged by Jno. R. Huddlestone and John 
Tiller. Music by Herman Finck, Fred God- 
frey, Nat D. Ayer, Bennett Scott, Irving 
Berlyn, and Sydney Baynes. July 5. 



Did You Ever .' (cont.). 

Don Carlos Cre6sie Leonard 

Ramon Dolly Prince 

Bomboso Syd Howard 

Lola Josie Hammersley 

Paudero Fred Wolgast 

Birdie T. D. Newell 

Carmina Laura Vane 

Don Miguel Len Slater 

Palma Nan Chester 

Pedro Teddy Gibbs 

Dodo Barney Dixon 

— Grand Pavilion. Blackpool. 
DIEU! QI E LES HOM.MES SUNT BETES! 

comedv, in one act, by Pierre Wolf. 

May 7. 

Suzanne Mile. Ev© Lavalliere 

Jules M. Joan Servais 

Henri M. Andre Randall 

Anna Mile. Evelyn Rosel 

— Am b a ssado r». 

DILEMMA, A, by Constance Campbell. Pre- 
sented by the Pioneer Players. March 7. 

Miss Ford Miss Gertrude Robins 

Mrs. Smithers Miss Wish Wynne 

Bill Watson Mr. Campbell Gullan 

—Little. 

DINNER FOR EIGHT, comedy, in one act, by 
E. F. Benson. March 23. 

Mrs. Audley Miss Viola Tree 

Capt. Audley Mr. Charles Pearce 

Mrs. Montague Miss Marjorie Deane 

Zink Miss Maidie Hope 

— Ambassadors. 

DIVISION BELL, THE, play, by Arthur H. 
Adams (afterwards called " Mrs. Pretty 
and the Premier"). December 4. 

William Power Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Martha Callender Miss Bessie Major 

Herbert Dix Mr. Christopher Steele 

Ernest Bristed Mr. H. Manning Haynes 

Edward Vyce Mr. Henry Wolston 

Vernon Harrington .. Mr. Murray Carrington 

Charles Lukin Mr. Ray Raymond 

Gregory Mr. Herbert Bunston 

Patrick O'Reilly Mr. Claude Edmonds 

Effie Bimm Miss Lydia Hayward 

Mabel Cusack Miss Ethel Carrington 

Maid Miss Annie Stuart 

Helen Pretty Miss Kyrle Bellew 

—Prince of Wales's, Birmingham. 
DIVORCE WHILE YOU WAIT, a " brief " in 
one act by George Paston and Francis 
Coutts. (February 15, Hippodrome, Man- 
chester.) February 22. 
Thomas Challenger. .... .Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Brown , Mr. Claude Edmonds 

The Hon. Mrs. Featherleigh 

Miss Violet Yanbruign 

— London Coliseum. 

DIVORCEE, THE, sketch, by H. Brinslev Hiil. 

January 19.— Empire, Glasgow. 
DO BE CAREFUL, revue, in three parts, 
written, composed, and invented by diaries 
Kay. Principal artists. Percv Kingson, Joan 
Dudley, Lola Trent, Charles Kay. (April 
5, Coliseum. Bury St. Edmunds.)' May 10. 
— Camberwell Empire. 
DOING THEIR BIT, sketch, in one act, by 
Charles H. Longden. June 7. 

Gordon Strange Mr. Chas. H. Longden 

Dr. Griffen Mr. John Halifax 

Noggs Mr. James Wilkinson 

Edith :,ii is Amy F. Millar 

— Royal, Leamington Spa. 
DON'T ARG1 E, revue, in three scenes, book, 
lyrics and music by George Campbell and 
Allan Grey. Principal artists, Ted Waite, 
Joe Young, Harry Sims. Minna Moore, 
Lance George, Fabbie Benstead, Andy 
Clark. August 23.— Willesden Hippodrome. 



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DON'l BE E ILLY, n vue, In t. a tab!< mix, by 
Leonard Mortimer (Original!) prod 

under the title o| "The GH us i».i>." 

December 26, 1914. Playhouse, I.lauhillcth.) 
lugust 16. Cambfrwea Empire. 

DON'T i km r i mi: "musical mixture in 
three eflbrte." n<«»k and lyric* bj George 
Arthur>; muse bj Louis Jerome; produced 
by Que Boblke. principal artists, Good- 
. <,v. and i.iv.'Hiii, Bybll Coulthurst, Guy 
Vivian, Bdtnund Lea, Mollie Ramsey. July 
19.— Shepherd's Bush Empire. 

DREAM GIRL. THK. musical corned) revue, 
i,<H,k bj Norman H. Lee, music t>> .■<><• 
M->rri-f>ti. (October 11, Royal Palace, Rams- 
gate.) Principal artists, Mr. Edwin Bykes, 
Mr. Frank Wignall, Miss Btowden Butcher, 
m - Dais) Squelch, Mr. Bert Groves. 
November i^-Empire, Penge. 

DREAMERS, THK. historical drama, m three 
act-, b) Lennox Robinson. February 10. 

John Bradv Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Robert lin'uly Mr. A. Patrick Wilson 

Martin Brady Mr. U. Wright 

Robert Emmet Mr. Fred ODonovan 

Lacey Mr. Eric Gorman 

Sarah Cur'ran Miss Sara Allgood 

Henrv Howley Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Thonias Freinc Mr. James Smith 

McCartney Mr. Sean Connolly 

Bannay Mr. H. E. Hutchinson 

Morrissey Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Trenaghan Mr. Philip Guiry 

Peter Freyne Mr. George St. John 

Roche Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Mulligan Mr. William Shields 

Julia Miss Kathleen Drago 

j err y Mr. Thomas O'Neill 

Jim ..'.'.'.'.... Mr. J. F. Barlow 

Peter Flynn Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Felix Ro'urke j Mr j M Kerrigan 

Larry J „ _, .. 

Con Mr. Sean Connolly 

Mickey . Mr. Michael Conniffe 

Kate Miss Sheila O'Sullivan 

Mary Miss Catbleen McCarthy 

Quiglev Mr. Eric Gorman 

Phillips '. ..' Mr. Fred Harford 

Mike Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Mangan Mr. Sean Connolly 

Sirs. Dillon Miss Ann Coppinger 

Mrs Palmer Miss Helen Molony 

Jane Curran Miss Nora Desmond 

Major Sirr Mr. Philip Guiry 

Jones Mr. H. K. Hutchinson 

—Abbey, Dublin. 

DRIFTWOOD, play, in one act, bj Beuroas 
O'Kellv. October 11. 

Mr Drake Mr. Stanley Drewitt 

Mrs. I'rake Miss Muriel Pope 

Maurice Hainhn Mr. Grelidon Beiitle> 

Rendal Nugent Mr. Obaries Groves 

Mrs Hugent Mist Amy Ravenscrott 

\ ilfflid MiSS Marie l.elllall 

—Gaiety, Manchester. 

Dl'CHKss's DIAMONDS, THK. [.lay, in one 
act, by <«-<il Humphries. December 6. 

Hon. Ivor renton Mr. Herbert Waring 

Hudson Mr. Frank Haldou 

Mrs. Lathbury Mdas Kate Cutler 

—Pavilion, Glasgow. 

Dl'CKs \M> QUACKS, musical comedy revue. 
book by Herbert C. Sargent, lyrics by 
Hugh K Wright, music by Kennedy Russell. 
Principal artiste, Mr. Walter Passmore, 
Miss .^iifs Fra.-.r. Mr. Johhny Dauvers, 
Mr Jinrmie Watson, Miss Connie Brighton, 
Miss Lucy Mills. Mies Doris Banrtngton, 
Miss Florence PhHlips, and Eight Dancers. 
December 13.— Hippodrome, Boeder's Green. 



DUMMY, THK. comedy, in tour acts, bj Harvi > 
.1. O'H'ggine an. I Harriet Ford. (Atlantic 

Tit.. March 12. 1916; Hudson Theatre, 
\' w \.,rk. April 13. 1914) (September 21. 
List performance (the 30th) October 16- 

Barney Cooke Mr. Lauri de Frecc 

Trumbell Meredith .... Mr. Owen Rough 

Agnes Meredith Miss Irene Browne 

Meryl Meredith Miss Peggi Andrews 

Babbing Mr. Ambrose Manning 

Corcoran Mr. Arthur G. Leigh 

Fisher Mr. Cecil Bc\an 

Spider Hart Mr. Julian Roycc 

Rose Hart Miss Barbara Gott 

Sinker Mr. Oswald Marshall 

Pat. Geoghegan Mr. George Shelton 

Waiter Mr. Alfred Toose" 

Officer Mr. George Walters 

— Prince of Wales's. 

DUTY farce of County Cork rural life, in one 
art, bj Bhamus O'Brien (December 16. 
i315. Abbey Theatre, Dublin). June 28.— 
London Coliseum. 

EARLY HOIRS, play, in one act, bv luglis 
Allen. October 11. 

Harry Warren Mr. Ernest James 

Reggie Proud Mr. Bert Dench 

Mr. Warren, sen Mr. J. O. Stewart 

Sir Samuel Blatchcock. .Mr. Fred A. Marston 

—Paisley, Paiste] . 

FAST KM) GIRL. THK. sketch, by Mrs. T. 
Elder Hearn. February.— Palace, Bath. 

EAST WINDOW, THE, comedy, in one act, 
by Walter It. Matthews. Produced by the 
Altrincham Garrick Society. November 17. 

— Unitarian Schools, Altrincham. 

EASY' MONEY, comic skit, in one act, by 
Norman H. Lee. September 20. 

Trotter Mr. Eddie Foster 

Lizzie Miss Lydia Weet 

— Palace, Bow. 

EMERGENCY CASK. AN, play, in one act. by 
Stratton Strawless, played by Ethel War- 
W irk and company. May 24. — Golder's 
Green Hippodrome. 

ENKMY IN OUR MIDST, THK. drama, in four 
acts, by G. Carlton, Wallace. September 
13. 

Lord Northwood Mr. John Parker 

Henry Carstone Mr. J Forbes Knowles 

Basil Stanhope Mr. Frederick D. Daviss 

M ajor Thurston Mr. Robert Alison 

Hermann Klost Mr. Norman A. Overton 

Friedrich Baumer Mr. Chas. Mervyn 

Rev. Kingsley Mr. William Tarbert 

Peter Streaker Mr. Harry Benson 

Sergeant Barnes Mr. Fred May 

Ralph Morton Mr. Frank Halstead 

Mrs. Stanhope Miss Mabel Mannering 

Peggy Piper Miss Laurie Potter 

EUse Carstone Miss Maisie Hanbury 

— Dalston. 

ENFANT PRODTGUE, L', revival of Michael 
Cane'.-, musical play without words. 
(June 21, 1890, Cercle Funambulesque, 
Paris; March 31. 1891, Prince of Wales's, 
London.) November 20. Last performance 
t In- 42nd), March 18. An extra special per- 
formance was afterwards given at H> 
Majesty's on December 22. 

Pierrot, junior Mile. Andree Mielly 

Madame Pierrot Mine. Eugenie Nau 

Phrynette Mile. Yvonne Arnaud 

Pierrot, senior M. Gilbert Dalleu 

The Baron M. Louis Gouget 

The Servant Mr. George Welch 

—Duke of York's. 



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ENTERPRISING HELEN, comedy, in three 
acts, by Francis Coutts. (June 7, Royal 
Brighton.) In the Brighton production 
Mi-s Cecilia Loftus, Mr. Charles Quartar- 
maine, and Miss Pollie Emery were in the 
cast. July 7. Last performance (the 
31st), August 2. 

Ernest Sinclair Mr. Herbert Waring 

Don Luis del Panza Mr. E. Dagnall 

Sir Daniel Dollary, M.P., etc. 

-Mr. Lennox Pawle 

Charles Cranbury Mr. Ben Web t< r 

Thomas Mr. C. A. White 

Mrs. Sinclair N.Miss Jessie Winter 

Lady Dollary Miss Gladys Mason 

Daisy Henley Miss Dorothy Radf >rd 

Paterson ..". Miss Barbara Gott 

Helen Grant Miss Mary Glare 

—Vaudeville. 

ET PUIS BON SOIK. play without words, by 
Ruby Ginner. (Matinee:) December 27.— 
Hippodrome, Golder's Green. 

EVE OF LIEGE. THE, sketch, by Norman H. 
Lee. June 21. 

Col. Deecampes Mr. Wallet Spinner 

Louis*- Miss Stella Gladwin 

— Palace, Bradford. 

EVER BEEN HAD? revue, by Charles Baldwin 
and Nat Lewis, music by Maurice Scott. 
March 15. 

Joshua Jinks Mr. Nat Lewis 

Harry Manners Mr. Leslie Deane 

Algie Mr. Harry Barr 

Bertie Mr. Roland Evans 

Chauffeur Mr. Theo Leslie 

First Passport Officer .. Mr. Herbert Masters 

Second Passport Officer Mr. Hal Byforti 

Harem Dancer Miss Grace Sheffield 

Alice Miss Lennie Hill 

Zovah Miss Dorothy Seacombe 

Popsy Wood Miss Tina Campbell 

—Middlesex. 

EVERYBODY SATISFIED, " farcical frolic 
set to music," in two acts. February 22. 

Admiral Kingston, R.N Mr. Fred C. Biron 

Lieut. Kingston, R.N. : Mr. Gordon Denby 

Mrs. Pontifex Miss Mary Alexander 

Poppy Ware Miss Peggy Leicester 

Lady Lydia Lightfoot .. Miss Violet B. Weaver 

Jimmy Mr. Frank Searle 

Dennis Mr. Geo. Russell 

Mrs. Short Miss Cecilia Maude 

Mary Mortimer Miss Maisie Lynn 

Jennie Miss J. Balfe 

Carrie Miss Flo Hurst 

Florrie Miss L. M. Howe 

Marjory Miss Florence Hunt 

Alicia Miss F. Hall 

Clarice Miss Daisy Moore 

Beatrice Miss Muriel Watson 

Nora Miss N. Jackson 

Alice Miss Phyllis Ware 

Kitty Miss Dora White 

Maud Miss Elsie Fayne 

— Grand, Manchester. 

EVERYMAN, musical version of the old 
Morality play, by Liza Lehmann. 
(Matinee.) December 28. 

Everyman * Miss Edith Clegg 

Good Deeds Mme. Miriam Licette 

Knowlcdse Miss Maud Murray 

Fellowship Mr. Alfred Heather 

Riches Mr. Frederick Ranalow 

Messenger Mr. Herbert Langley 

Death Mr. Frederic Austin 

Beauty Miss Eda Bennie 

Discretion Miss Ethel Toms 

Five Wits Mr. Denis Byndon-Ayres 

Strength Mr. Arthur Wynn 

Priest's Voice Mr. Herbert Langley 

— Shaftesbury. 



KV'KY LITTLE 'ALPS, extravaganza, comedy, 
by Hilly Merson. April 19. — Empr< 
Brixton. 

EXCUSE ME, a " Pullman Carnival, m Three 

Si rtious." by Kupirt Hughes. (Produced 
in America, Allantown, Pa., January 13, 
1911; Gaiety, New York, February 13, 
1911.) March (1. La^t performance (the 
38rd), April 3. 

Harry Mailory Mr. Donald Caltbrop 

Ira Lathrope Mr. John Clulow 

Rev. Joshua Temple Mr. Louis Payne 

Jimmy Wellington Mr. Robert Fisher 

Roger Ashton Mr. Arthur Greenaway 

Harold Wedgewood Mr. E. H. Kelly 

The Porter Mr. Willis Sweatnam 

The Conductor Mr. Henry Wenman 

Lieut. Hudson Mr. Alonzo Price 

Lieut. Shaw Mr. Charles King 

First Highwayman Mr. George Arditt 

Second Highwayman Mr. William Cook 

Rev. Charles Selby Mr. Walter Luck 

Yvonne Dauvray Miss Yvonne Aroaud 

Catherine Llewellyn Miss Marjorie Villis 

Ann Gattle Miss Christine Silver 

Mrs. Joshua Temple Miss Annie Hill 

Mrs. Jimmy Wellington .. Miss Sarah Brooke 

Mrs. Witeombe Miss Chloe O'Hara 

The Train Butcher Mr. Cecil J. Woodings 

Snoozlums By Himself 

— Garrick. 

EXCHANGE, play, in three acts, by Paul 
Claudel, English version by Dr. Rowland 
Tliumam. Presented by the Pioneer 
Players. May 2. 

Martha Miss Cathleen Nesbitt 

Louis Laine Mr. Eric Stroan 

Lechy Elbernon Miss Auriol Lee 

Thomas Pollexfen Mr. Stanley Turnbull 

—Little. 

EXCHANGE HOTEL, THE. an "exposure" in 

one act, by Brandon Fleming and H. Man- 
ning Haynes. October 1. 

Geoffrey Rickards Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Clandon Mr. Clifford Heatherly 

Lord Southdown Mr. Henry Wblston 

Mrs. Clavering Miss Kyrle Bellew 

—King's, Glasgow. 

EXTRA SPECIAL, play, in one act, by Mar- 
garet Storrs Turner and Another. June 1. 
( MdtinSe.) 

Mr. Tudor Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Mr. Crow Mr. E. J. Caldwell 

Horace Bibbins Master Jack Rensihaw 

Rose Bennett Miss Hilda Trevelyan 

— Haymarket. 

EYVIND OF THE MOUNTAINS, Icelandic 
play, in four acts, by Johann Sigurjonsson, 
translated by Sir Sydney Olivier. Presented 
by the Stage Society. June 13. 

A Shepherd Boy Master Roy Royston 

Gudfinna Miss AgnesThomas 

Oddny Miss Dorothy Warren 

Halla Miss Helen Haye 

Kari Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Magnus Mr. A. Corney Grain 

Sicrid Miss Grace Sweeting 

Ames Mr. Robert Farquharson 

Bjorn Mr. Hubert Carter 

Arngrim Mr. H. R. Hignett 

Ion Mr. Alfred Harding 

Ion's Wife Miss- Nancy Munro 

A Peasant Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Another Peasant Mr. Alexander Sarner 

A Workman Mr. George Laundy 

The District Magistrate 

Mr. A. Harding Steerman 

Tota Miss Agnes Carter 

—Court. 



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I \i>> \\i» i \N( IBS, revue, in four 

libretto and lyrics bj .!<>—. ; > ii Hay man, 
music by Herman Darewski, produced bj 
Robert Marks. (September 27, Empire and 
Hippodrome, Bristol.) Principal artists', 
Jo< Hayman, Horace Lane, Gladys Huxley, 
Nora Guy, Billy Stewart. Joseph Vli 
Josephine Brookes, Elsie Piddock, Boy Jef- 
feries, « ;« u « l< >n Browne, Bdw. Dignon, Lottie 
Stone's Dancers. October 18.— New Cross 
Empire. 

FAIB INTRUDER, THE, dramatic Bketch. 
founded on an incident in the career of 
Lord Byron, by Gwen Lally. (Matine'e.) 
July 1. — Lcighton Bouse, Kensington. 
FAITHFUL, THE, Japanese tragedy, in three 
acts, by John Masefleld. December 4. 

Asano Mr. E. Stuart Vinden 

Kurano Mr. E. Ion Swiniey 

Khoda Mr. Noel Sharnmon 

Kira Mr. Felix Aylmer 

Sagisaka Mr. Joseph A. Dodd 

Kaniei Mr. Paul Smythe 

Honzo Mr. Dennis Tremayne 

Girl of Kira's Palace Miss Betty Pinchard 

Woman of Kira's Palace Miss Cathleen Orford 

The Envoy Miss Clive Currie 

A Poor Girl Miss Mary Merrall 

Lady Kurano # . Mi>~ Margaret Chatwin 

Captain of Kira's Guard Mr. Frank D. Clewlow 

Chikara Mr. John Dunn-Yarker 

First Ronin Mr. Clive Currie 

Second Ronin Mr. E. Stuart Vinden 

Third Ronin Mr. Paul Smythe 

Fourth Ronin Mr. Ivor Barnard 

Fifth Ronin Mr. Dennis Tremayne 

Herald Mr. Barry V. Jackson 

Ono Mr. Noel Sharnmon 

—Repertory, Birmingham. 
FANNY'S FIRST PLAY, revival of George 
Bernard Shaw's play. (April 19, 1911. Little.) 
February 13. Last performance (the 49th) 
March 27. — Kingsway. 
FATAL TYPIST. THE, duologue, by Sir .7. M. 
Barrie. Played by Miss Gladys Cooper and 
Mr. Gerald du Maimer. Produced on the 
occasion of the matinee in aid of the Aus- 
tralian wounded. November 19.--Ili> 
Majesty's. 
FAUST, revival of Gounod's opera (Theatre 
Lyrique, Paris, 1859; His Majesty's, Lon- 
don, January 23, 1864), during the Beecham- 
Courtneidge season. October 13.— Shaftes- 
bury. 

FEMME CHARMANTE, ONE, play, in one 
act, by Andre Mycho. i opening of French 
season by Grand Ouignol Company.) 
. I une 14. 

Le Comte M. Gouget 

Le Baron M. Monteil 

Andre Brillot M. Villers 

Clara Mine. Renee Gardes 

La Baronne Mme. Lebreton 

Mme. Brillot Mme. Josa Milan 

—Coronet. 
FINE FEATHERS, revue, in four scenes, book 
and lyrics by Mary Moran, original melodies 
by Bert Lee and Dudlev Powell, produced 
by Harry T. Butler. Principal artists, 
Harry Roxbury, Marv Moran, Austin Fair- 
man, Hilda Cross k Queenie Hill, Harold G. 
Brewer, Edwin Day, Harry Deen, Kathleen 
Hermon. September 6.— Hippodrome, Chel- 
tenham. 

FIVE BIRDS IN A CAGE, playlet, by G. E. 

Jennings. (Recruiting Bands inatinfe.) 

March 19. 
Susan, Duchess of Wiltshire . . Miss Helen Have 
Leonard, Lord Porth ... Mr. Allan Aynesworth 

Bert. Workman Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

Horace, Lift Man Mr. Gordon Harker 

Nelly Miss Marie Lohr 

— Haymarket. 



FIVE MINUTES PAST FOUR, musical come- 
dietta, in one act, by Harry Farnsworth 
and Ida Bargent. April 2s.— Mechanics' 
Hall, Nottingham. 

FLAM BEE, LA, play, in three arts, by Henry 
Kistemaeckers. I \n English version, by 
Peter le Marchant, named The Turning 
Point, was produced by sir George Alex- 
ander ai the Bt. James's on October 1, 
1912). March 8. 

Lieut. -Col. Felt M. Duquesne 

Marcel Beaucourt L. Mat hot 

Comte Bertrand de Mauret G. I.ibeau 

Monseigneur Jussey Y. Servais 

Julius Glogau G. Despias 

Baron Stettin R. Tourneur 

Procureur de la Republique L. Baert 

Le Maire de Mijoux G. Duvivter 

Le Juge d'lnstruction J. Daye 

Justin Mertena 

Garde Champetre Mussitre 

Bert hot Desjardins 

Yvonne Stettin Mile. Depcrnay 

Thcrese Dcniau Minne 

Annette Vara 

Monique Felt Yvonne Mirval 

This piece was revived for a short run at 
the New on April 3. —Criterion. 

FLASH OF LIGHTNING, A, one-act play, by 
Norman McKeown. March 24. 

Mrs. Turland Miss Madge Mcintosh 

Annie MLss Edith Smith 

Alf Mr. William Dexter 

George Mr. William Armstrong 

Dr. Thompsou Mr. Percy Marmoat 

Police Sergeant "Mr. Arthur C. Rose 

Police Constable Mr. Oscar Waddington 

Henry Turland Mr. Harvey Adams 

A Magistrate Mr. Wilfred E. Shine 

—Repertory, Liverpool. 
FLORODORA. revival of musical comedy by 
Owen Hall and Leslie Stuart. Lyrics by 
Boyd Jones and Paul Rubens. (November 
11, 1*90, Lyric.) (The part of Tweedlepunch 
in the revival was later played by Mr. 
Edward Lewis, and when the piece was 
transferred to the Aldwych on April 19, 
Miss Clara Beck took up the part of Lady 
Holyrood.) Last performance (the OOtli) 
May 8. February 20. 

Anthony Tweedlepunch Mr. Ben Nathan 

Cyrus Gilfain Mr. Scott Russell 

Frank Abercoed Mr. Jamieson Dodds 

Capt. Arthur Donegal .. Mr. Herbert St. John 

Leamdro Mr. G. H. Asquin 

Paul Grozon Mr. James Wright 

J. Tudon Mr. Cyril Bell 

s. oibbons Mr. Fred Dent 

Tennyson Sims Mr. Erskine Lang 

E rnest Pym Mr. Du dley M aurice 

Mon. Le Blanc Mr. Billy Reynolds 

Reginald Larrgdale Mr. Harry Hilliard 

Footman Mr. Frank Prebble 

Carmen Miss Wilding 

Valleda Miss Ephan Maclaren 

Ine Miss Kitty Bell 

Jose Miss Connie Hazelden 

Juanite .-. •. . Miss Anuta Louis 

Violamte Miss Gr>acie Baker 

Calistra Miss Dorothy Clifford 

M amte Miss Jane Dawn 

Angela Gilfain Miss Julia Jamtss 

Lady Holyrood Miss May Leslie Stuart 

Daisy Chain Miss Marie Clements 

Lucy Ling Miss Margret Mitchell 

Lottie Chamber Miss Violet Bryce 

Cynfehift Belmont Miss Noel Barker 

Xenna Dillon Miss Olive Royston 

Clance FitzCtarence Miss Violet Heath 

Tvpewriter Miss Phyllis Grosvemoi 

Dolores Miss Evie Greene 

Pretty Maidens: Misses Amy Preston, Esme 
Manet. v. Marion Robinson, Mia Sylvelin, 
Marie Glier, Violet Heath. 

- Lyric. 



PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 



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5064 GERHARD, revue, in two acts and twelve 
-ii-ne*. by Cosmo Gordon Lennox and 
Robert Hale, additional scenes by C. H. 
Bovill, music arranged by Willy Redestone, 
with special numbers by the Two Bobs, 
dances and ensembles by J. W. Jackson. 
.Stage production by Herbert Bryan. Prin- 
cipal artists: Mr. Robert Hale, Miss 
Phyllis Monkmau, Mr. Clyde Cook, Miss 
Lee White, and Miss de Bausche. March 
19— Alhambra. 

FOLLOW THE FRILL, revue, book and lyrics 
by R. Claud Jenkins, music by David 
Comer. Principal artists: Violet Denzil, 
Duicie Dalmar, Adrienne Sordini, Bert 
Beswick, George Bealby, Lawrenco Poissell, 
Cecil Stafford, Vernon Raymond, Charles 
Peiison. August 30. — Hippodrome, Poplar. 

FOLLOWERS, comedietta, by Harold Brig- 
house. (April 19, Prince's, Manchester.) 
June 2. 

Lucinda Baines Miss Irene Rooke 

Helen Masters Miss Dorothy Ripley 

Susan Crowtlier Miss Hilda Davies 

Colonel Redfern Mr. F. Randle Ayrton 

—Criterion. 

FOOL, THE, comedy sketch, in one scene, by 
Robert Leonard. Palace, Bradford, Febru- 
ary 15. February 22. 

Yonkel Mr. Murray Leonard 

Elinor Crowd Miss Margaret Scudamore 

Kickem Mr. Fred Forrest 

— Metropolitan. 

FOOLERY, comedy, in verse, by Robert Van- 

sittart. (Matinee.) May 25. 
Charles IX., King of Franco. Mr. Miles Malleson 

Henry, King of Poland Mr. Cecil P. Pearce 

Henry, King of Navarre 

Mr. E. Harcourt-Williams 
Nantouillet (Provost of Paris) 

Mr. William Farren 

Louis Mr. Owen Nares 

Genevieve Miss Maire O'Neill 

—Little. 

FOi: ENGLAND, HOME, AND BEAUTY, melo- 
drama, in four acts and twelve scenes, by 
Andrew Emm. May 22. Last performance 
(the 102nd) August 7. 

Richard Elton Mr. Henry Lonsdale 

Maurice Latimer Mr. Arthur Poole 

Lord Harry Leyton Mr. Gerald Hanson 

Jerry Lee Mr. Matt Wilkinson 

Clifton Rayne Mr. Hugh Montgomery 

Abraham Schultz Mr. Fred C. Imbert 

Dr. Langdale. R.A.M.C Mr. Arnold Winters 

Herr Riche Mr. Hart Lindsay 

Jackson Mr. Walter Johnstone 

James Mr. Harry Horasby 

John Mr. Frank Eaxlsworthy 

Tommy Master Alfred Sydney 

P. C. Brook Mr. George Maxted 

Tom Berry Mr. Harold Martin 

James Baker JVIr. Alfred Mills 

Von Bercham Mr. John Sargent 

Teddy Bush Mr. Andrew Emm 

General West Mr. George Mitchell 

Sergt. Cross ; Mr. Walter Hurlev 

Heinrich Mr. F. G. Underwood 

Honslette Mr. Phil Harper 

Houseman Mr. Alfred Ridgeway 

Klooke \lr. Charles Clifton 

Jack Green Mr. George Belmore 

Alice Smith Miss Mary Wills 

Maggie Standish Miss Eleanor Moore 

Gertie Brown Miss Phyllis Harwood 

Elsie Davies Miss Edna Burna 

Home Newman Miss Grace Arthurs 

Betty Evans Miss Bwssie Walters 

May Lee Miss Muriel Dean 

Lucy Rayne Miss Rose Ralph 

—Prince's. 



FOR HER CHILDREN'S SAKE, drama, by 
Theodore Kreiner. January 18.— Royal, 
Stratford. 
FOR KING AND COUNTRY, military and naval 
revue, invented and arranged by John 
Tiller. July 3— Grand Ballroom, Winter 
Gardens, Blackpool. 
FOR MOTHEJt COUNTRY, patriotic pageant, 
music arranged by J. Woof Gaggs and Tom 
Cheetharm. Produced by Paulino Rivers. 
July 3. — Grand Ballroom, Tower, Black- 
pool. 
FOR RUSSIA, legend of Russian history, in 
one scene, by John Pollock. January 4. 
The Emperor Alexander I. 

Mr. F. Ambrose Flower 
Baron Diedriechs .. Mr. Charles H. Mortimer 

Captain Gregor Mr. James Parker 

Moritz Mondstein Mr. Percy R. Goodyer 

Lieutenant Durov Mme. Lydia Yavorska 

— London Coliseum. 
FOR SERBIA, patriotic sketch, by Maximo 
Zlaitogor. (Matinee.) March 16. 

Issailo Kostitch Mr. Geo. H. Asquin 

Radko Mt. Dudley Maurice 

The Pope ^ Mr. John Sandbrook 

Kostitch's Grandchild Miss Lennie Deane 

A Captain Mr. Jack Desmond 

A Red Cross Nurse Miss Royston 

— Lyric. 
FOR THE FLAG WE LOVE, dramatic episode, 
by E. Norman Torry. May 3.— Camberweli 
Empire. 

FOR THE LAND SHE LOVED, historical 

Irish melodrama, in four acts, by P. J. 

Bourke. November 15. 

General Munro Mr. John Connolly 

George Maurice Gray Mr. Jack Sullivan 

Dermot McMahon Mr. M. Carolan 

Squire Gray Mr. J. Nevin 

Colonel Johnston Mr. P. J. Bourke 

Colonel Bruce Mr. Alexander Dare 

Sergeant Louth Mr. Robert Hardinge 

Matt McGrath Mr. C. Healy 

Shamus O'Flynn Mr. J. L. Hill 

Genert.il Sir John Nugent Mr. Morris Dunn 

Captain Adair Mr. Felix O'Brien 

Nora McGrath Miss Violet Younger 

Sheila De Lacy Miss Lily Roberts 

Lady Lucy Nugent Miss Kitty Carrickford 

Betsy Gray Miss Peggy Courtney 

— Abbey, Dublin. 
FORKED LIGHTNING, comedy, in three acts, 

by KebJe Howard. April 15. Produced at 

the Vaudeville on June 11 as " The Green 

Flag," which see. 
Sir Hugh Brandreth, K.C. 

Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

A Postman Mr. W. S. Hartford 

A Porter Mr. J. Edward Pearce 

Lady Brandreth Miss Margaret Shelly 

Connie Miss Pearl Keats 

Mrs Kesteven Miss May Whitty 

Lady Milverdale Miss Jessie Batemnts 

Janet Grierson Miss Ethel Cairrington 

Mrs. Luckman Miss May Whitty 

A Maid Miss Edith Bingham Hall 

—Lyceum, Edinburgh. 
FORTUNE FAVOURS FOOLS, comedy sketch, 

by Robert Overton. May 3.— Queen's Park 

Hippodrome, Manchester. 
FORTY WINKS, "a mystifying spectacle, in 

four tabloids." Presented by Henry Tress. 

October 11. 

Lord Windermere Mr. Chris Olgar 

Kitty Trevelyan Miss Letty Paxton 

Sam Wyde Mr. James Ferguson 

Tod Sloan By Himself 

Jarvis Mr. Chas. Furnesa 

Ditton Frank de la Rue 

Charles Morritt By Himself 

Croston Dicky Brunton 

—Empire, Penge, 



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111k SI AC, I: VEAk BOOK. 



i ti \i ii i.i. w i:. play, adapted bj Percj J. 
Barrow ir..m " La Nouveike Bonne " of V.. 
liiUer. Presented bj the Qraod Gui( 
i on?] an] , august - Garrt k. 

PRILLS \\i> i LNCTBS, revue, presented bj 
ti, Novelties Production Company, pro- 
duced by Harold Batt. Principal artists, 
The Eaonaway Brothers, Miae Mabel 
Thome, Miss Bessie Benson, Mr. Hatrj 
Arthurs, Mr. Leslie Duncan, the Interna- 
ttooal Troupe. Novembe* 22. — Camberwell 
Empire. 

PROM i-i KIN TO PARIS, revue, in Ave scenes, 
bj M.iti Melrose. Augusts Hippodrome, 
Dov< r, August 16. 

Pilkington Potts Mr. Jackson Owen 

One Lung Mr. Phil Inglia 

Artliur Potts Mr. Arthur M. Gilbert 

Chi-Chang Mr Bert Clifford 

Mimosa San Miss Marjorie Seymour 

Lady Caraway Miss Minnie Dean 

Miss Elsie Tangobilt Miss Lalla Melrose 

—Brixton. 

ITi.IK DE MMi:. CARAMON, LA, drama, in 
one act, by Pierre Jeanniot. Presented by 
the Brand Guignol Company. July 26.— 
Garrick. 

GAMBLERS ALL. play, in four acts, bj Maj 
Martimlalf. June 9- Last performance (the 
93r<li August 28. 

Harold Tempest Mr. Gerald du Manner 

Sir George Langworthy .. Mr. Chas. V. France 

Major Stocks Mr. Lyston Lyle 

Robert Langworthy Mr. J. V. Bryant 

Freddie Tiewell Mr. Forrester Harvey 

Fox Mr. Henri Laurent 

Bates Mr. Frederick Culley 

Richards Mr. F. J. Arlton 

Lady Ltmgworthy Miss Madge Titheradge 

Rutii Langworthv Miss Doris Lytton 

Millicent Hope .' Miss Hilda Moore 

Sybil Campbell Miss Agnes Glynne 

Mrs. Stocks Miss Frances Wetherall 

Molly Miss Joy Chatwyn 

Polly Miss Dorothy Fane 

John Leighton Mr. Lewis Waller 

— Wyndham's. 

CARDIENS DE PH. ARE, drama, in one act, 
by Paul Autier and Paul Oloquemin. I'r. - 
i-.il li\ the Grand Guignol Company. 
June 28. 

Won M. Gouget 

Brehayn M. Chaumont 

^Coronet. 

GATES t)F MERCY, THE, play, in seven scenes, 
by George A. de Cray. May 17- 

Father O'Connor Mr. Henry Scatchard 

Lucien Dayne Mr. Geo. A. De Gray 

Geoffrey Dayne Mr. Albert Granville 

Colonel Anthony Wynter, V.C. Mr. L. Leicester 

Billie Hitchons Mr. Bert Randall 

Sergeant Simmons Mr. Douglas Gillatt 

Mrs. Grabb .. L Mian Etta Turner 

Louisa Grabb 1 

Sheelah" Desmond Miss Cara Grace 

Mrs. Davne Miss Irene Atchint-on 

—Osborne, Manchester. 

GERMAN BPY, THE, sketch, by E. Norman 
Terry. Played by Milton Couttss- Com- 
pany. May 24.— Camberwell Empire. 

GET OVER THERE, military revue, in five 
scenes, bj Edward Delome and Jack Foley. 
Principal artists, Edmund Blake. Lulu Fan- 
court, Ham Mavain. Sybil Hammer.- 1 ., v 
Bass Btyles, Gwendoline Sanderson, Daisy 
Delome, Charles Wragg, John Bbronge, 
Shannon and Poole, Aileen Delmore. G. 
Tavlor, T. Cardiff. June 21— Surrey. 



GIP, dramatii sketch, in one act, bj Andrew 
r. Butcher, August 9. 

Dan Carroll Mr. Jack Knkham 

Oswald st.mr Mr. w. Albert Ainewortfj 

Blinks Mr. Artliur Hutch 

Mrs. Carroll Mi-s Ada Crampton 

Billy Carroll Master Benny Bowntree 

—Royal, Darwen, 

GIPSY GIRL, THE, operetta, by Charles 
Bouiton. June 7. — Coliseum, Goole. 

GIRL IN THE TAXI. THE. revival of the 

iiiii.sk-.iI play, iu three acts, adapted from 
the German by Frederick 1-Ynn and Arthur 
Wimperis, with music by Jean Gilbert 
- ptember 5, 1912, Lyric). January 23— 
GaiTick. Transferred to the New, March 
1. On February 22 the principal part »;i- 
taken up by Mite. Lyaba Liskoff. The p 
was transferred to the Criterion on March 
15. Last jK-rformance (the 155th) Ma] 29. 

GIRL WHO BROKE HER MOTHER'S HEART, 
THE. See " The Law and the Girl." 

GIRL WHO STAYED AT HOME. THE, drama, 
in seven scenes, by Clifford Rean. Decem- 
ber 3. 

Jim Fisher Mr. Harry Tresbam 

Mary Fisher Miss Florence Melrose Millett 

Ezekiel Potter Mr. John Burton 

Hoppy Jones Mr. Leo Montgomery 

Arthur Salter Mr. Hardy Macro 

Weedon Salter Mr. Lester Barrington 

Ethel Salter Miss Bessie Thompson 

Walters Mr. Walter Newell 

Dave Pottle Mr. Harvey Webster 

Simon Snuffler Mr. Western Beecher 

Sally Buck Miss Winnie Webster 

— Osborne, Manchester. 

GIRL WHO WAITS AT HOME, THE, drama, 
by A. Myddleton Myies (previously pro- 
duced under title of " War, Red War "). 
August 2.— Elephant and Castle. 

GLORIOUS DAY, THE, patriotic musical war 
revue, in two parts, divided into thirteen 
tableaux . by Leonard Mortimer. (Decem- 
ber 26, Playhouse, Llanhilleth.) February 
15- (New version under title of " Don't Be 
Silly," presented at the Camberwell Empire, 
August 16.) 

The War Lord 

Herr Karl Schotzer... \ Mr. Leonard Mortimer 

Billy Binloss 

Count Paul Schuman Mr. Ernest Griffen 

Lieut. Harry Lenmore Mr. Will Lenton 

Sergt. Samson Mr. Fred Russell 

Alfy Tenderbud, aged 86 Mr. Fred Mace 

Tony Evans Mr. Louis Gaye 

Timothy Tennant Mr. Sammy Johns 

Noah Binloss Mr. Fred Mace 

Hannah Lorrie Miss Olive Dent 

Ernestine Ardenne Miss Gracie Gallimore 

Mollv Wedlake Miss Peggy Wyse 

Rosette Miss Ida Clifford 

John Bull .j Mr. Fred Russell 

The Man in the Street Mr. Will Lenton 

Public Opinion Mr. Sammy Johns 

Sandy Boy Mr. Paul Bonar 

Mrs. Mcquire Mr. Almyr Vane 

Britannia Miss Winifred Rees 

The Mother Superior Miss Kitty Grey 

The Countess of Waterloo . . Miss Cissie Morris 

The Prince WiUiam Mr. Will Lenton 

Joe Hoskins Mr. Sammy Johns 

The Abb6 Leman Mr. Almyr Vane 

Captain Howard Mr. W. Hirman 

Marie Miss Ruby Hirman 

The General at Rheims Mr. Lue Walsh 

Peace Miss Ida Clifford 

Conscience Mr. J. W. Hawkes 

—Elephant and Castle. 



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GO TO JERICHO, musical piece, in three 
scenes, by George Arthurs, produced by 

Gus Sohlke. February 22.— Oxford. 

GOD SAVE THE EMPIRE, patriotic sketch, 
by Fred A. Ellis. First London production. 
June 7. 

Captain Norton, V.C Mr. Fred A. Ellis 

Arthur Norton Mr. Stanley Yorke 

Herman Schmitz Mr. Harry Reynolds 

Sergeant Mr. Sidney Percival 

Mary Melville Miss Florence Maye 

Polly Andrews Miss Doreen O'Connor 

— Hippodrome, Rotherhithe. 

GODEFROI AND YOLANDE, tragedy, by 
Laurence Irving (March 13, 1896, Chicago), 
presented by the Pioneer Players at their 
nineteenth subscription performance on the 
first anniversary of Laurence Irving 's death. 
May 30. 

Nimue Miss Florence Glossop-Harris 

Izabeau Miss May Haysack 

Clarissant Miss Doreen Whitten 

Elaine Miss Marjorie Gabain 

Megarde Mise Charlotte Granville 

Lisette Miss Blanche Fingleston 

The Doctor Mr. Campbell Gullan 

Godefroi Mr. Ben Webster 

Yolande Miss Ruth Mackay 

The Porter Mr. Leonard Calvert 

King's Officer Mr. Charles Goodhart 

Sir Sagramour Mr. Ernest Thesiger 

Philippe le Bel Mr. E. Harcourt-Williams 

The Archbishop Mr. Patrick Kirwan 

A Frantic Hermit Mr. Tom Heslewood 

A Leper Miss Irene Ross 

Masquers. 

The Year Miss Pam Reynolds 

Spring Miss Olive Terry 

Summer Miss Prunella Page 

/Miss Dorothy Warren 

Autumn \ Miss Eleanore Toye 

I Miss Margaret Drew 

Winter Miss Alan Nioholls 

False Love Miss Jean Anderton 

Naiads.— Misses Anna Neebitt, Doris Lytton, 
Kathleen Burchell, Faith Celli, Vera Burchell, 
and Doreen Whitten. 

— Playhouse. 

GOING STRONG, revue (originally produced 
under the title of " Have a Plunge, " March 
1, Royalty, Chester; August 16, Empress, 
Brixton). Principal .artists, Eric Dudley, 
Percy Johnson, Ethel Pearce, Violet Gower, 
Theo Landroux, Billy Lyne, Betty Daly, 
Flossie Grimaldi. September 13.— Golder's 
Green Hippodrome. 

GOOD EVENING, revue, in five scenes, book 
and lyrics by Ernest C. Rolls and Worton 
David, music Soy Max Darewski, produced 
by Ernest C. Rolls. Principal artists, Torn 
Drew, Lilian Birtle-s, Tim O'Connor, Alan 
Russell, Lola Krasavina, Lionel Howard, 
Leonard Fisher, Sylvia Lee, Rubini, Da 
Costa. July 5.— Hammersmith Palace. 

GOOD LITTLE DEVIL, A; or, AFTER THE 
STORM, drama, by Francis Daniel. 
January 25. 

Matthew Soandisb Mr. William A. Armour 

Harry ," Mr. Phil Brodie 

Steven Marley Mr. Cowell Clarke 

Ned Mr. Arthur T. Cresswell 

Jack Dunlevy Mr. Wilton Drury 

Captain Stevenson Mr. Hall Eldon 

Peter Simpson Mr. Frank Thompson 

Tom Crawford.. Mr Jas. Laurence Fitzpatriek 

Dick Hepplewhite Mr. Ralph Herriott 

Foster Mr. Sam Knight 

Mary Ingram Miss Marie E. Cotton 

Susan Watt Miss Dot Morella 

Dolly Peel Miss Cissie Bellamy 

—Royal, South Shields 



GOT 'EM, revue, bj BVank Parker and Aire 
Daimler. Principal artists, The Four 
Gothams, Fred Mozelle, Hilda Glvn, Ian 
Deckmont, Dora Eadie, Celia Kent, Aire 
Daimler, Violet Wyatt, Magda Sylveno, 
Rose Sartello, the Eight Vogue Girls, the 
Simple Life Girls. August 2.— Oamberwcll 
Empire. 

GREAT LOOK, THE, playlet, in one act, by 
Nita Faydon (matinee). Played by Mar- 
garet Halstan, Nigel Playfair, Ernest 
Leicester, and Emma Lovett. June 22.— 
London Pavilion. 

GREEN FLAG, THE, play, in three acts, by 
Keble Howard (originally produced as 
" Forked Lightning " at the Lyceum, Edin- 
burgh, April 15). June 11. Last perform- 
ance (the 74th), August 14. 
Sir Hugh Brandreth, K.C. 

Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Lady Milverdale Miss Constance Collier 

Janet Grierson Miss Lilian Braithwaite 

Mrs. Kesteven Miss May Whitty 

Lady Brandreth Miss Kyrle Bellew 

Connie Miss Pearl Keats 

Mrs. Luckman Miss Barbara Gott 

Postman Mr. Claude Edmonds 

Knife-grinder Mr. Christopher Steele 

f or . ter Mr. Clifford Heatherley 

Mald rrrrTMiss V. Moor 

— Vaudeville. 

GRIP, THE, adapted by Percy J. Barrow from 

the French "La Griffe " of J. Sartene. 

Pre.-ented by the Grand Guignol compain. 

August 2'.— Garrick. 

GUNS OF VICTORY, THE. drama, in one act, 

by J. O. Francis. December 13. 
iNapoleon Buonaparte .... Mr. H. Tripp Edgar 

Captain Salignac Mr. Royce Milton 

The Marquis de Salignac. .Mr. Stewart Morton 

Marshal Massena Mr. Tom M. Lloyd 

Marshal Davout Mr. Ernest Wallace 

Jean Bernadant Mr. Arthur Kightley 

Lucie Miss Dorothy Day 

—Empire, Camberwell. 
HAJ.I, a play in two scenes and an interlude, 
hy Edward Knoblauch; with music by 
Christopher Wilson. February 22. 

H , a JJ ■•■• Mr. Oscar Asche 

T'ie Guide Nasir Mr. Charles Doraii 

Ine Merchant Nuraldin. .Mr. George D. Treloar 

The Pastry-Cook Makarish Mr. Clive Ross 

The Merchant AH Mr. Caleb Porter 

Zaynab Miss Lisa Coleman 

* allm t , Mr. George Skillan 

lne Almah Miss Nancy Denvers 

ganfah Miss Lily Brayton 

The Story-teller Mr. J. Knox-Orde 

— Palace. 

HALF SISTER, THE, farcical comedy, in three 

acts, by Agnes Croysdale (March 8, Royal, 

Guildford). April 12. Last performance 

(the 8th), April 17. 

The Hon. Claude Southgate 

Mr. Lawrence Robbing 
Mr. John Waters .... Mr. Vernon Davidson 

Mutch Mr. William Corrie 

Mr. Ebenezer Mornington. ..Mr. Alfred Drayton 

Mr. Brimstone Mr. C. A. White 

Mrs. Waters Miss Joy Chatwvn 

Lady Southgate Miss Mabel Younge 

Angela Wendover Miss Margot Kelly 

Sylvia Wendover (alias Mornington) 
.. _ Miss Netta Westcott 

Mrs. Ehenezer Mornington Miss Mona Harrison 
Mrs. John Skefflngton Bower.. Miss Jane Wood 
„ , — Apollo. 

HALF YOUR LUCK, revue. Principal artists 
George Leyton, Harry Grey, Olive Armi- 
dale, A. Dandoe, Chas. Durham, Syd. Royce 
Fred Snell. Ella Escoe, Mile. Malvina 
Glazanova Troupe of Dancers. May 17.— 
Aston Hippodrome. 



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II \\.,i\., .11 DGK, i UK om act play, by 

i M. Lion. April 19. 

Nir John \ i .<-• J Mr. Cyril Melton 

Philip Veaeey Mr. Charles Steuart 

Laily Vea.-ey M itt .Njiicj Rat burn 

Reginald Tainlyn Mr. Charles Weir 

— Prince of Wales's, Qrlmeby, 

HAPPINESS, play, :n one act, by J. Halite] 

Manners. [Xatinie.) A j»ril 27- 
Philip Cbandoe Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Frit/. Boowcroft Mr. J. H. Barnes 

Mrs. Chrystal-Pole. .Miss Violet Kemble-Cooper 

Jenny Miss Laurette Taylor 

— Drury Lane. 

HAVB A GUES6, revue, in three sctmu-s, by 
■> F. Connor, additional scenes by 
George Chinley, music composed and ar- 
ranged by Burton Manning, |>rodueed by 
Barnard Q. Pelton (July 12, Hippodrome, 
Nottingham). Principal artists: Jack 
Shirest Charles Mars, Charles Denman, 
Vera Rochdale, Katrina Blakowska, Fred 
Wallis, Harry Beeves, Harry Terry, D. 
Webb, K. Baxter, Tom Fenwick, the Pel- 
tonia Girls- September 27.— Collins's. 

IIWi: A PLUNGE, revue, by George Ray 
i March l, Royalty, Chester). Afterwards 
presented under the title of " Going 
Strong " at the Golder's Green Hippodrome 
on September 13. Principal artists: Eric 
Dudley, Percy Johnson, Billy Lynn, Perry 
and Perry, Violet Gower, Ethel Pearce, 
Betty I>aly, Flossie Grimaldi. August 16. 
— Empress, Brixton. 

HAVE A SAMPLE, sketch, by Norman H. Lee. 
October 18.— Pavilion, Glasgow. 

HAUNTED HUSBAND, THE. "a little bit of 
nonsense," by Max Pemberton. July 5. 

Sam Charles Hawtrey 

Lady Sam Netta Westcott 

l»i. Jones , Morta Harrison 

Joseph Henry Adnes 

Edward E. H. Tarver 

The Lady in White Gladys Maude 

— London Coliseum. 

HEAVE O! nautical revue, by Fred Allandale 
and Bert Lee (October 18. Royal Hippo- 
drome, Preston). Principal artists; Mi-< 
Rene" Ash. Mr. Hal Bryan. Mr. "Harold 
Browne, Mr. Charles Harvey, Miss Maud 
Hanks. Mr. Frank Petrtagoll Miss Blanche 
Mallory, Miss Rene" Mallory, Mr. E. H. 
Wilh.im.. \lr. Charley Victor. Miss Vera 
Villiers. November 29.— Middle. >:. 

HE DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT. farcical play, 
in three acts, by George Broadhurst and 
Walt, r Hackett. March 6. Last ' perform- 
ance (the 57th) April 24. 

PnWfer Witherton Mr. Frederick Kerr 

Major Drlnkwater Mr. Fred' Lewis 

Washington Demming Air. Nat 1). Aver 

Manager ol the Hotel .... Mr. E. Lvall Swete 

Detective Mr. Arthur Hatherton 

Waiter Mr. Kevan Bernard 

<>. Vivian Smith Mr. Joseph Covne 

Paula Wainwright Miss Lydia Bilbrobke 

Mariorie Thompson Miss Marion Lome 

Busan Clarke Miss Hilda B.ayley 

— Prince of Wales's. 

HBLLO, PLYMOUTH, revue, in ten scenes. 
invented by Joe Peterman. produced by 
Joe Peterman and Will Bishop (presented 
at Brixton. August 2, under the title of 
H. lid. Brixton "). Principal artists: 
Dan Rayner, Mark Daly. Gladys Ivery. 
Winnie Chapman. George Ricketts, Leonard 
Russell. Walford Mavnard. Charles Fan- 
court, Percy Carr. July 26.— Palace, Ply- 
mouth. 



HIM 11 HIM hi in, in. burlesque, bj 
Fred. 1 1. .Norton and Hartley Carnck, lnu.sic 
by Herman Stock. Played by Nelson Keys, 
Arthur Playfair. Wish Wynne, Gwendoline 
Broaden/ etc. Produced at the Theatrical 
G raen Party, July 20, and introduced into 
"The Passing Show " at the Palace, Lon- 
don, on August 9. 

HENRY OF NAVARRE, revival of play by 
William Devereux (November 5, 1908i 
Royal, Newcastle; January 7, 1909. New, 
London). May 22. Last performance (the 
33rd) June 19. 

Charles IX Mr. Allan Jeayes 

Henry de Bourbon Mr. Fred Terry 

Henry (Due de Guise) .. Mr. Baliol Holloway 
Henry (Due d'Anjou) .. Mr. Bellenden Clarke 

Arthur de Mouhy Mr. Stanley Turnbull 

Cosmo Ruggieri Mr. F. Percival Stevens 

Marshal de Tavannes 

Air. James Carter-Edwards 

Due de Birague Mr. W. H. Rotherani 

Due de Retz Mr. George C. Browne 

Due de la Rochefoucauld 

Mr. George Dud lev 

M. d.s Valles Mr. Ian 0. Will 

M. de Besme Mr. W. H. Garbois 

Nancey Mr. Clifford Spurr 

Page Mr. Ernest Watts-Tye 

Catherine de Medici Tita Brand-Cammai > 

Marie Bellefort Miss Pearla Gardner 

Charlotte de Sauve . .Miss Florence Saunders 

La Belle Dayole Miss Dorothy Davis 

Mile. il. Moiitmorenci Miss Ivy Cleniow 

Mile, de Torigni Miss Inthea Pit/. 

Marguerite de Valois Miss Julia Neilson 

— Strand. 

HERBERT, "a tragedy," by Norman H. Lee. 
February 22. — Prince's, Bradford. 

HER (Ross OR CROWN, drama, in three acts. 

(July 21, Rotunda. Liverpool.) October 4. 

Major Brice Trelawney Mr. T. W. Dunscombe 

Ralph Marsden Mr. Poison Turner 

Steve Wharton Air. J. G. Maine 

Robert Trelawney Mr. Andrews 0. Buck 

Jim Buttle Mr. Frank Ayrton 

Whatson Mr. P. Nestor* 

Father Ingentus Mr. William Clayton 

Father Ambrosius Air. Cecil Ravenswood 

Brother Michael Mr. Arthur Wilson 

Sarah Buttle Mfiss Madge Seymour 

Meg Wharton Mi-^ Beatrice Western 

Betty Fairleigh Miss Winifred Felix Pitt 

tflsa Trelawney Miss Cecilia Dare 

—Elephant and Castle. 

HER FORBIDDEN MARRIAGE, revival of 
drama by Frederick Melville (April 4, 
1904. Terriss, RotberMthe). July 14. 
Last performance (the 86th) September 25. 

— Lyceum . 

HER GREAT LOVE, comedy-drama, in eight 
scenes, by Nathaniel George (June 7. 
King's, Longstght, Manchester). October 
25. 

Tom Haitman stfr. Jas. Hart 

Roger llartman Mr. Sydney Fiennes 

Mr. Haitman Mr. Wm. E. Moss 

Charles Wilde Mr. Reg. Sackville West 

Ginger Mr. Gus Ruhlin 

Bill Graham Mr. Edward G. Millin 

Clilf Allan Mr. Edward Dobson 

Judge Crolf Mr. John W. Lewis 

P.O. Cannon Mr. Robert Black 

I'i : st W arder Mr. John Smith 

Second Warder Mr. William Scott 

Clerk of the Court Mr. Robert H. Morgan 

Carrie Graham Miss Dora Marriott. 

Mary Wells Miss Kathleen L. Russell 

Sallie French Miss Gabrielle Romero 

Cora Turner Miss Irene Jackley 

EZJftte-:"'::::: •; M - »™y N ~ 

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HER ROSARY, play, in one act. by Ben Pack- 
liani. Played by Mr. Ben Packham ami 
Mi--) Jessie ilart. November 15. —Arcadia, 
Brighton. 

HER SAILOR LOVER. Crania, in two parts. 
August 16. 

Jack Tremore Mr. Edward Swinton 

Randolph York-j Mr. Edward Aldworth 

Timothy Pippin Mr. Will Casey 

Hon. Reginald Swither ...Mr. Henry Wright 

Peter Tremore Mr. Alec. J. Nicholls 

Luke Tremore Mr. Tom Wood 

Rev. Silas Templeton Mr. W. E. Passmore 

Waiter at the Hotel de Paris Mr. Wm. Fisher 
Lizeiter (Servant at the Hotel de Paris) 

Miss May Stephens 
Sailor on the s.s. " Hopeful " Mr. Fred Taylor 

Ruth Wild Miss Phyllis Massev 

Sally Stubbs Miss Annie Mitchell 

(Mrs. Will Casey) 

Ella Rhodes Miss Florrie Kelsey 

Pierre Miss Edie Harris 

—New Royal, Castle-ford. 

HERE WE ARE AGAIN, amateur revue, pre- 
sented by Miss Kathleen Delacroix. May 
1.— Palmer's Green. 

HIDE AND SEEK, play, in one act. by Mr?. 
F. Hay-Newton. Produced at the matinSe 
given in aid of the Australian wounded. 
November 19. 

Princess Elizabeth Miss Relive Mayer 

Prince James Master Roy Royston 

Prince Henry Master Elyot Hawkins 

The Countess of Northumberland 

Miss Helen Ferrers 

Patience Miss Hilda Trevelyan 

—His Majesty's. 

HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY. revue, by Ronald 
Jeans, music by Lawrence Hamray. Prin- 
cipal artists. Mr. Han-ray, Mr. Shine. Miss 
Winwood, Mr. Marmont. December 27. 
—Repertory, Liverpool. 

HKiH EXPLOSIVES, revue, book by Herbert 
Sargent, music by Robert Reilly and Law- 
rence Wright, lyric- by Robert Reilly. pre- 
sented by F. -and H. Reeves. (November 
22, Hippodrome. Devon-port"). Principal 
artists: Miss Kitty Emson, Miss Olga 
Cha,rns, Mr. Robert Reilly, Mr. Harry 
Max-am. November 29. — Hippodrome, 
Balham. 

HIGH SPIRITS, farce, in three acts, by Lech- 
mere Worrall and Frederic Dale. August 
19. 

Albert Bittle Mr. W. Edward Stirling 

Mrs. Albert Bittle Miss Hilda Plowright 

Major Birmingham Mr. Douglas Cecil 

Bridge Mr. Harry Benson 

Idan Zeek Mr. Vincent Beechey 

Mine. Caaio Miss Constance Elgin 

Constance Coote Miss Paola River- 
Collins Mi.-, Margaret Vaughan 

— Kursaal, Bexhill. 

HINDLE WAKES, revival of Stanley Hough- 
ton's play by Miss Horniman's company. 
(Produced by Miss Horniman's company 
under the auspices of the Stage Society. 
June 16, 1912. Went into regular bill at 
the Playhouse. July 16, 1912. Transferred 
to Court. September 28, 1912.) September 6. 
Last performance (the 34th) October 2. — 
Duke of York's. 

HILLARYS, THE, play, in three acts, by the 
late Stanley Houghton and Harold Brig- 
house. (April 30, Kelly's, Liverpool.) 
June 2. Last performance (the 18th) 
June 17. 

Rose Tomlin Miss Irene Rooke 

Lady Hillary Miss Claire Pauncefort 

Mrs. George Hillary Miss Dorothy Ripley 

Maud Hillary Miss Genee Andrews 

Sir Ambrose Hillary — Mr. F. Randle Ayrton 



Hillarys, The (cunt.). 

Ronald Hillary Mr. Charles King 

Watkins Mr. J. Leslie Frith 

Patrick Hillary Mr. Milton Rosmer 

— Criterion. 

HIS MAJESTY'S PLEASURE, romantic 
comedy, by Conal O'Riordan (Nom\- Con- 
nell)i October 30. 

Henri Quatre Mr. E. Ion Swinley 

Henri de Balzac Mr. Frank Moore 

Sergeant of the Guard Mr. W. Ribton Haines 

Calvin Mr. Ivor Barnard 

Bobilot Mr. Noel Shammon 

Gaston Mr. Felix Aylmer 

Prince of Conde Mr. Ivor Barnard 

Princess of Conde Miss Betty Finchard 

Brissac Mr. Joseph A. Dodd 

Tissot Mr. John Dunn-Yarker 

Delonnay Mr. Frank D. Clewlow 

Tellier Mr. Walter Turner 

Gilles Mr. E. Stuart Vinden 

Durand Mr. W. Ribton Haines 

Joan Durand Miss Mary Raby 

Alida Miss Vera Bassano 

.Thomas Mr. Dennis King 

— Repertory, Birmingham. 

HIS MOTHER'S BOY. play, in four acts, by 
Nit a Rae. September 13. 

Reuben Smith Mr. J. Wright Aitken 

Leslie Merv.yn Mr. J. Leicester Jackson 

Lynton Desmond Mr. John Davidson 

Joe Turntail Mr. Chas. H. Longden 

Marmaduke Danby Mr. Arthur Arnfiekl 

Billy Bumpkin Mr. Frank Hudspeth 

Dan Mr. A. Turner 

Sergeant Colville Mr. B. Clifton 

Paul Miss Marie C. Long<ten 

Becky Miss Edith Martin 

Mother Turntail Miss Cathleen Cavanagh 

Daisy Delaval Miss Kathleen Moran 

Naemi Lester and | Twin ) Miss Blanche 
Miriam Mervyn l Sisters / St. Albans 

—Royal, Leamington Spa. 

HIS MOTHER'S ROSARY. War drama, in six 
scenes, by Eva Etwee. (February 22, Metro- 
pole, Manchester.) September 27. 
Dr. George Shepherd, Retired R.N. 

Mr. Alfred D. Adams 

Luke Webster Mr. Cuthbert Taylor 

Lieut. Arnold Webster, R.N. 

Mr. Vane Tempest 

Rev. Ignatius Lacy Mr. Philip H. Ellis 

Captain Vernon, R.N Mr. George Gormley 

Tom Shepherd Mr. Victor Howard 

Bill Armstrong Mr. Jack Roper 

Joe Coles Mr. J. R. Tyrrell 

Grace Shepherd Miss Eva Elwes 

Rosamund Lacy Miss Phyllis Claude 

Huldah Craven Miss Kate Froude 

— Elephant and Castle. 

HIS NIBS. Anglo-Oriental musical comedy 
sketch, in three scenes, by Charles Bald- 
win and Herbert Darnley .(afterwards called 
'Are Some Sense). January 18. 

Mr. Nibbs Mr. Albert Bruno 

Prince Khan Mr. Chas. Road-Night 

Horace Soaker Mr. Tom E. Ray 

Sir John Steve-Dore Mr. Walter Wilby 

Pujah Mr. Jack Arundell 

Slave Dealer Mr. W. J. Waters 

Commissionaire Mr. Arthur Minton 

Miss Spacer Miss Lydia Lee 

Dancing Girl Miss Margery Moore 

Princess Niami Miss Ada Davison 

— Willesden Hippodrome. 

HOLD YOUR BREATH, musical revue, in five 
scenes, book and lyrics by Harry Vayne, 
music by Walter R. Collins. 'Principal 
artists, Will Royll. Harrv Vayne, Virginia 
Lind, Paul Stone, Brian Jelfcote, Jack 
Barlow, Moya O'Connor, Nell Leslie. Sep- 
tember 13.— Grand. Manchester. 



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HOME ONCE MORE melodrama, in four acts, 

bj Emma Litchfield. July 28. 
Captain Geoffrey Forrester, R.N. 

Mr. 8. P. Goodyer-Kettley 
Lieut. Eric Litrrmii- . K.N. AS. 

Mr. Conrad E. Stratford 
Lieut. Aubrej Neilson, D.S.O. 

Mr. Lionel Balmont 

Jack inderson, A.B Mr. Tom II. Solly 

Barnej McChree Mr. C. .1. Spry l'almer 

Detective Cirby Mr. K. ('. Edwards 

Btella Richmond Miss Ena New-ham 

Fvette d'Arville Miss Lillie l.ivesey 

Mary Lorraine Miss Emma Litchfield 

—Royal. Macclesfield. 

SOME RULE, play, in one act, by Judith 
\\ ".'.hi. June '-.. 

George Uroadlt-y Mr. Ced'ic llardwieke 

Dolly Broad ley' Miss Judith Wogan 

Jeanne Miss Violet Oecil 

—Gaiety. Maneliester. 

HOME RULERS, THE, domestic drama, in tour 
acta, by Lilian Rice, Cassidy. January 8. 

Father Mean Mr. J. K. Walton 

Dermot Sullivan Mr. J. Rice Cassidy 

Victor Hewitt, M.P Mr. Barton Rosmer 

Harry Derrick Mr. Henry Danson 

Mrs. Martop Miss Beatrice Anderson 

Honor Hewitt Miss Madge Turner 

Mrs. Hewitt Miss Maude Osmond 

Mrs. Herrick Miss> Nancy J. Clarke 

Katie Sullivan Mrs. J. Rice Cassidy 

— Metropole, Bootle. 

HONKY GIRL, THE, one-act musical comedy. 
April 2<i.— Victoria Palace. 

HON! soil ! Anglo-French revue, by C. H. 

Bovill, music by Kennedy Russell. Princi- 
pal artists, Anna Martens, Zoe Gordon, 
Jeanne St. Bonnet. Eveleeli Florence, Elsie 
Dane, Alex. Goudin, Andree Dhery, Jack 
Humphries, Dahlia Gordon, Paul Clerc, Fer- 
nalid Man-he, Kitty Fielder, Dorothy Jor- 
dan, Lewis Douglas. Septemher 6.— London 
Pavilion. 

HONOR, play, by Enid Lorimer. March 16.— 
Rehearsal Theatre. 

HOT AND COLD, revue, in " three tempera- 
ture.-." by John Geraot and F. Firth Shep- 
hard, lyrics by Perclval Langley. April 5. 

Mr. Bertram Mr. Hugh Henson 

Mr. Louis Mr. Eric Thome 

Bill Jones Mr. Arthur Lennard 

The Oldest Inhabitant Mr. A. Munroe 

Miss Fullalove Miss Dorothy Frostick 

Miss Deal Miss Baird 

Miss Dipple Miss Joan Leslie 

1 1 : Flopp Miss Forbes 

Miss Powder Puff Miss Gladys Guy 

Albert 'Enery Hunt Mr. A. W. Baskcomb 

— Kennington. 

HOUP-LA, sketch, in three scenes, by Frank- 
fort Moore. May .'i. 

Jacques Legrand Mr. Sylvester Stuart 

Suzanne Mi.-s Rosamond Croudace 

Pierre Miss P. Stanhope-Smith 

Dr. Noir Mr. R. A. Beaton 

.ban Mr. Vincent Odle 

M. Desbaines Mr. Edward Compton 

— New, Oxford. 

HOW FAR A GIRL CAN GO, drama, in four 
acts, by Miles Wallerton and A. Gibbon. 
September 6. 

Philip Chandos Mr. Stanley Carlton 

Oliver ChandOS Mr. Lenard Williams 

Hans Norden Mr. Wilfred Brandon 

Captain Jack Bumpus .. Mr. Harwood Cooper 

Carlos Mr. Walle Spinner 

Sammy Flapper Mr. Mark Adams 

QueUa Mr. Reginald Pitt 

Inspector Wills Mr. Edward Cosham 

Maraquitas Olivera ...... Miss Jennie Stevens 



lion- Far « Girl Can Go (con f. ). 

Sally Dunn Miss Bettj Hall 

- Rodriguez Miss Ruby Maude 

— Empin . Edmonton. 

HOW JERRY GOT OFF. farce, in three act-. 

bj William Ashley. December 18. 

Jerrj Corby Mr. Charles Windermere 

Ben Ptomore Mr. James Duncan 

Dr. Lambert Mr. C. B. Reston 

('apt. Grogan Mr. Ernest Gray 

Miles Mr. (ills Wheatirian 

.lane Crank Miss Zoe Davis 

Mrs. Hubbard Mrs. (ins Wlicatman 

Bertha Sraitbe Miss Phyllis Manners 

Kitty Pearson Miss Muriel Reddall 

Lyceum, Ipswich, 
HOW SHE FELL— HEAD FIRST, farcical 

comedy, in one scene, by Arthur Erker- 

January 25. 

Peter Man-sell Mr. Charles Crawford 

Dr. Binvon Mr. Barry Trevaiae 

Bush ..' Mr. G." W. Firby 

Miss Tremaine Miss Ena Donald 

Woo<i Miss Maud Rutland 

Evelyn Blake Miss Dorothy BeUew 

—The Metropolitan. 
HOW TO GET ON. sketch, in one act, by 

Edward Knoblauch. July 12. 

Bob Trotter Mr. Norman McKinnel 

Ada Pilbean Miss Lyn Fontaine 

Isabel Farrington Mrs. Chetwynd 

— Victoria Palace. 

HULLO. REPERTORY! burlesque in seven 
scenes, of a music hall revue, book and lyrics 
by Ronald Jeans, music by Lawrence Han- 
ray produced by Madge Mcintosh. Played 
by members of the Liverpool Common- 
wealth 'Repertory Company. (March 24, 
Repertory, LiverpooL) June 21.— London 
Coliseum. 

Hl'RRY ALONG. PLEASE, musical revue, in 
five scenes, by J. Bleriot, music by Harry 
Drew. (August 1C, Royal, Smetbwick.) 
Principal artists, Woodhouse and Wells, 
George Reeves. Jimmy Guidery. Lily 
Enniss. Frances Drew, Ruth Ashdowne. 
Dolly Fordham, Jack Barker, Wynter 
Troupe. August 30. — Palace, Bow. 

IDOL OF KANO, THE, comic opera, written 
by William F. Hewer, music by T. Pope 

Arkell. December 20 

Deminus 101st King of Kano 

Mr Walter Leveaux 

Takaro Mr. Willie Hartill 

Shoo-Shoo Mr. Powis Pinder 

Slogo, a Discredited Ambassador 

Mr. Alan Williams 

Akbar, a Priest Mr. Tom Brown 

Colon, a Soldier Miss Ethel Leicester 

Dorian. Cnptain of the Guard Mr. Ripley Evans 
Scintilla, !)9th Queen of Nyam Nyam 

Miss Louie Rene 

Thera Miss Mamie Sims 

Aenone Miss Kitty Davis 

Corys Miss Lillian Phillips 

Thalia Miss May Boothley 

Clio Miss Amy Bingham 

Helen Miss Aline Bari 

Adriadne Miss Grace Austin 

Lotys Miss Dorothy Vernon 

Eurydice Miss Hilda Davis 

Merowe Miss Evelvn Vernham 

—Royal, Bath. 
I'M SORRY, revue, by Jimmy Cozens, lyrics 
and concerted numbers by Julian Ross, in- 
vented and produced by Fred Clements. 
Principal artists, Mr. Willie Cave, Mr. 
Jimmy Cozens, Miss Mabel Hind, Mr. 
Sidney Bray, Mr. Will Lovell, Miss Evelyn 
Grace. Mr. Rob Currie, the Brewster 
Quintet. (First time in London) 
November 22.— Queen's, Poplar. 



PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 



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I SEE yOU, revue, in six scenes, by Harold 
Reading ;ui<i Tom Sutton. Produced by 
Matt Melrose. (May 22, Kursaal. Bognor.) 
Principal artist-. Matt Melrose, Lalla Mel- 
rose, Jackson Owen, Phyllis Leslie, Laurie 
Eemneasy, Charles Henoessy, A I.U-iv 
Wheeler, the San Kemo Girls, Mile, le 
Jeiine. May 31.— Rotherhifche Hippodrome. 
September 27, Empire, Camberuell. 

I'LL BET YOI T . revue, by Reuben Kitchen,, 
I'riueipal artiste, Walker anil Lake, 
Lil t'arr, Ralph Ormonde, Doreeti 
Graham, Cecil Dowiiitoin, Baker and 
Ritchie. September (i.— Variety, Eastleigh. 

IF KNOT, WHY KNOT? light comedy, in one 
act, by Arthur Wimperis and Hartley 
Carrick. April 26. 

Lady Jo Miss Elsie Jam's 

The Hon. Tony Mr. Basil Hallam 

Manners Miss Henrietta Leverett 

The Rev. Septimus Bonsey .. Mr. Hugh Ren6 

— Palace. 

IF YOU CAN'T BE GOOD . . ., musical bur- 
lesque revue, book and lyrics by Douglas 
Stuart, music by H. Sullivan Brooke, pro- 
duced by Douglas Stuart and Russell 
Vaughan. November 1.— Granville, Wal- 
ham Green. 

IN HER WHITE INNOCENCE, play, in three 
acts, by J. MacManus. October 11. 

The Abbe: Bongard Mr. Arthur Burne 

Baron Rastoni (alias Steinberg) 

Mr. Leo Stormont 

Jack Kingsley Mr. Leonard Robson 

Ed. Roosfelt Mr. Clifford Marquand 

Alphonse (Pat) Flanagan ..Mr. Frank Bertram 

Eileen Kingsley Miss Eugenie Pascar 

Marcelle Renard Miss Eve Macarthy 

Adrienne Montcourt .... Miss May Fairclough 

Mimi Paillarde Miss Katherine Carew 

Margot Miss Mary Dibley 

M. Laborde Mr. Edward Bruce 

The Abbe's Servant Mr. John Gerome 

Flower Girl '. Miss May Gannon 

A Waiter Mr. A. Manfleld 

A Notary Mr. Hugh Masters 

Rastoni's Messenger Mr. Fred Andrews 

— Hippodrome, Croydon. 

IN LINGERIE, comedy playlet, in one scene, 
by James Horan. (November 22, Hippo- 
drome, Portsmouth.) December 13. 

Marcus Greenbaum Mr. RoDert Leonarl 

Isador Goldstein Mr. Augustus Yorke 

Tillie Milton Miss Edie Graham 

Mrs. Marsh Miss Mary Lane 

Jennie Miss May Winifred Davis 

— London Coliseum. 

IN OLD LEICESTERSHIRE, play, in one act, 
by an anonymous author. July 7. 

Dr. Carruthers Mr. Cecil Humphreys 

Mrs. Carruthers Miss Dorothy Radford 

Maid Miss Mabel Mannering 

Duchess d'Orray Miss Jessie Winter 

— Vaudeville. 

INTERVAL, THE, play, in on© act, by 
Eleanore Holmwood. December 3. 

Marise St. Clair Miss Jenny J. Miller 

Violet Challoner Miss Eleanore Holmwood 

Miss S.'arp Miss Cathie Fletcher 

'Liza Higgins Miss Anna Crosby 

The Hon. Denis Ogilvy Mr. James King 

— Hillhead Hall, Glasgow. 

IN THE BLOOD, military episode, by George 
Bealby. November 15. — Surrey. 

IN THE CLOUDS, "sensational Egyptian 
military aerodra/tna," in six scenes, by 
Leslie Stiles. Produced by Henri de 
Vrie-. May 24.— Euston, 



IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS, revue of Old Eng- 
lish dances and songs, written by Stella 
Perugimd, produced by Marshall Moore. 
Principal artists, Nellie Chaplin, Charles 
Wingrovc, Florence Hunter, Bertram Bin- 
yon, Daisie Bowett, Dorothy Bowett. 
Cathleeii Nesbitt, Jill Argyll, Anna Nesbitt, 
.Mark Willis, Alexander Henry, Flora 
Mann, Lillian Berger, Ivy Middleton. July 
6. (Matin£e.) — Prince's. 

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUNS, romantic 
War drama, in four acts and nine scene-., 
by Dorothy MulLord. April 12. 

King Paul of Vulnubia Mr. Fred Clifford 

Prince Albert Mr. Geo. Marriot, jun. 

Count Otto von Hertzenberg 

Mr. Graeme Campbell 

Si.- Charles Hobart Mr. Arthur W. Hall 

Dr. Dumas Mr. George A. Marsh 

Lieut. Louiis Frederic Mr. BarteM Garth 

Private Bill London Mr. Frederic Monti 

Captain Harry Douglas Mr. Eric Mordeo 

Princess Elvina Miss Maud Linden 

Mercedes de Prevost Miss Gwendoline Verchoyle 

Mimi Miss Dorothy Mullord 

— Hippodrome, Willesden. 

IN THE MOONLIGHT, dance scena, in five 
tableaux and introduction. Principal 
artists, Mm*. Glinka, M. Korsakoff, Mile. 
Anakova. September 13. — Oxford. 

IN THE YEAR 9999, burlesque, in three soenes. 

April 5. 
Mrs. Victoria Strongmind .. Miss Gwen Yates 

Mr. Strongmind Mr. Charles Ashwell 

Reggie Mr. R. P. Roberts 

Captain Phyllis Miss Irene Graham 

t*.C. Lizzie Miss Freda Elliot 

— Tottenham Palace. 

IX TIME OF WAR, play, in four acts, by C. 
Watson Mill. (September 14, 1914, Royal, 
South Shields.) May 22. Last performance 
(the 58th), July 10. 
Captain Russell Squires 

Mr. Lauderdale Maitland 
Baron von Guggenheim, known as Richard 

Bellairs Mr. Fred Morgan 

Colonel Mars Mr. C. Watson Mill 

Percy Chumleigh, " Percy " 

Mr. Herbert Williams 

Herbert Bruce, " 'Erb " Mr. Fred Ingram 

Prince Siegfried, the War Lord 

Mr. Cecil Du Gu6 

Dennis O'Flaherty Mr. Lawrence Cecil 

Jim Bickers Mr. P. Morris 

George Audley Mr. J. Rigby 

Sergeant Gunstock Mr. Raymond Wood 

Corporal Fritz Mr. Cecil de Lee 

Jean Mr. Wingold Lawrence 

Otto Mr. W. Read 

Mother Bruce Miss Lena Clifton 

Nurse Alice Miss Florence Radcliffe 

Princess Catherine Zarine, " Kitty " 

Miss Marie Housley 

Diana Squires Miss Ethel Bracewell 

— Lyceum. 

IRIS INTERVENES, piece, in three acts, by 
John Hastings Turner. October 10. Last 
performance (the. 45th), November 20. 

Mary Cumbers Miss May Whitty 

Henry Cumbers Mr. A. E. George 

Tristram Cumbers Mr. James Stanners 

Joan Miss Lorna Lawrence 

Iris Olga Iranovna Miss Lena Ashwell 

James Caligula Stene Mri "Henry Deas 

George Eynsham Mr. E. Frank Mayeur 

Anton Mr. A. E. Filmer 

Muriel Hudson Miss Muriel Pratt 

Andrea Romanoff Mr. Owen Roughwood 

Mrs. Gus Weedlemay Miss Auriol Lee 

Rev. Theodore Heslop Mr. W. E. Langley 

Ferdinand Madders .., Mr. Francis Serle 

— Kingsway. 



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IRISHMAN'S HOME, an. drama, by NeTUe 
Whitbread. March 27. 

Ronald McDermott Mr. Harry Ireland 

Marie Miss Ruby Rosin i 

i'...|.h Coonati Mr. Jamee O'Brien 

Marmaduke Boilings. Mr. Walter Humphreys 

Alexander Hollinga Mr. J. ('. Warren 

Doroth] Soilings Miss Kitty Verer 

Terence O'Orady Mr. ll. Henry Cix>k<- 

Madam O'Orady Miss Lena Lewis 

Sergi -nr Heggartj Mr. 1'. Callan 

— Opera House, Cork. 

!l I! ID To BE DONE, comedy sketch, in one 
act, by Harry M. Vernon, music bj Merlin 
Morgan. April 5. 

Beatrici Darling Miss Margaret Campbell 

John Smith Mr. Edward Etigby 

Qibbs Mr. A. Bowerman 

Robert Carlton Mr. Bertram Wallis 

— Euston. 
IT'S \ SCREAM, revue, in five scenes, by Bay 
Waters and H. .T. Kis.be .v. Principal artists, 
H. .T. Ki.-hey, Bay Waters, George Leyton, 
Matvina Ghizonova, Veda Temple, Angela 
Daley, Nellie Hill. August 30.— Empire and 
Hippodrome, Bristol. 
IT'S ALL YOURS, revue, in three scenes, hook 
by Charles Baldwin, lyrics by A. J. Mill-. 
music by Bennett Scott, produced by 
Robert Reilly (another version under tin- 
title of " Love Birds " produced at tli 
Middlesex- on October 18). Principal ar- 
tists, Hal Bert. Hettie Hartley. Jack 
Austin, Lena Lawtou, Cyril Smith, Phyllis 
Sinclair. Kathlyn Beaumont. October 4.' 
— Willesden Hippodrome. 
IT'LL TICKLE, revue, in three scenes, by 
.Messrs. Stuart and Cliff. Principal artists, 
Maggie May, Wenslcy Russell, Frank Weir, 
.Tack France. A. R. Dealtry. Lottie Poole, 
Leonie Brewer. Renee Mallory. September 
6. — Collin-'-. 
IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPER ARY. military 
drama, in four scenes, by Henrietta 
Schrier and Lodge Percy (Ca-tleford, De- 
cember 21. 1914). January 11. 

Hugh Chancellor Mr. Lodge Percy 

Lieut. Dennis Rathmore Mr. Harold Dayne 

Heinrich Dollman.. Mr. Frederick W. Freeman 

Rev. Patrick O'Brian Mr. .1. E. Wildash 

Sergeant Walks Mr. J. W. Wilkinson 

Lieut. Leighton Mr. Theon Constantine 

Tom Tressider Mr. Timon Massey 

Michael Flaherty Mr. Theo Fantier 

Johann Mr. William Hayward 

Finny O'Hara Mr. Eric Montague 

Gungha Arrak Sawmy 

Professor Pumphenieal..Mr. Theon Constantine 

Mr. Skiffan Mr. Harved Steyne 

A Highlander Mr. Andrew Hill 

A Belgian Soldier Mr. Ernest A. Wood 

A Zouave Mr. John Dalley 

Cynthia O'Brian Miss Claire Huntley 

Cerise McLeod Miss Molly Hayden 

Lavender Rathmore Miss Mabel Hall 

Hatty Mayne Miss Henrietta Schrier 

— Royal. Woolwich. 
IT'S IT. comedy revue, in five scenes, by Ed- 
mund Edmunds, K. Morrison, and W. T. 
Ivory. Principal artists, Edmund Edmunds, 
George. Byrne, Sidney T. Russell, J. T. 
Macron Lan. Jenny ILickett, Felicity Tres- 
ham, Clara Reid. Alva Harvey. September 
20.— Royal, Woolwich. 
IT'S THE GOODS, musical comedy revue, in. 
three scenes, book by Keith and Kitchen, 
lyrics by Douglas Hope and W. Heath. 
(September 25, Royal Hippodrome, Dover). 
Principal artists, Miss Julia Kent, Mr. 
Keith, Miss Dorothy Cameron, Mr. 
George Brame, Mr. Fred Picaud, 
Mr. Cyril Thompson, the Solo Quartet 
of Dancers, December 6. — Empire, 
Camberwell, 



IT'S IT TO YOU, farcical sketch, by George 
Arliss, presented by E. D. Nicholls. Plaved 
by Mr. E. D. Nicholls, Mr. Clifford Marie, 
Miss Marie McAuley. Miss Florence Bam •.-. 
Miss Ada Lucclle. November 1.— Surrey 

JALOUSE, comedy, in three acts, by Alexandre 
Bisson and Adolphe Leclerq. January 12. — 
Cosmopolis. 

JOAN DANVERB, THE. dramn, in three acts, 
by Frank Stayton. November 8- 

Annie Miss Marie Royter 

Oladys Miss Muriel 1, re 

Mrs. Danvers Mrs. A. B. Tapping 

James Danvers Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Joan Miss Evelyn Hope 

Edward Ross Mr. Grendon Bentley 

James Danvers, junr Mr. Reginald Fry 

Hartley Warren Mr. Gordon Ash 

— Gaiety, Manchester. 

JOHN BARNETT'S MILLIONS, comedy-drama. 
•in two acts, by Augusta Tullock. Septem- 
ber 13. 

Lynn Belford Mr. Fred Bailey 

Angus Macgregor Mr. William de Lacy 

Dick Leslie Mr. Eric Langley 

Dave Garthwaite Mr. William Miller 

Joe Mundy Mr. Will Kirk 

Thompson Mr. Jack Grimes 

Ellen Mundy Miss Amy Osborne 

Barbara Arkwright .... Miss Augusta Tullock 

Molly Desmond ( Miss Dorothea Vivian 

Mary Dean I 

—Grand, Halifax. 

JOHN FERGUSON, tragedy of Ulster country 
life, by St. John Ervine. November 30. 

John Ferguson Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Andrew Ferguson Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

James Caesar Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Henry Witherow Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Sam Mawhinney Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

" Clutie " John Magrath Mr. Philip Guiry 

Sergeant Kernaghan, R.I.C. 

Mr. II. E. Hutchinson 

Sarah Ferguson Miss Nora Desmond 

Hannah Ferguson Miss Nora Close 

— Abbey, Dublin. 

JOHN RAYMOND'S DAUGHTER, melodrama, 
in seven scenes, by Eva Elwes. July 26. 

John Raymond Mr. H. Ryeland Leigh 

SeTgt. Edward Stocklcy .. Mr. Milton Curtis 

Harrv Bvefield Mr. Charles Kean 

Sam Webb Mr. Fred M. Hood 

Dr. Longley Mr. George Gormley 

James '. Mr. Fred Roper 

Mrs. Raymond Miss Mary Kilpack 

Lilian Raymond Miss Elsie Walton Hemmings 

Flora Medwin Miss Betty Seymour 

— Pavilion, Liverpool. 

JOKER, THE, *arce, in three acts, by Ernest 
Schofleld and John Ramsay. April 17. Last 
performance (the. 28th) May 1. 

Mary Hildebrand Miss Madge Crichton 

Count Beaupre M. Henri Laurent 

Colonel Hildebrand Mr. Dawson Milward 

Kitty Hildebrand Miss Doris Lytton 

Agatha Hildebrand Miss Margaret Watson 

Ravne Mr. Frederick Yolpe 

Inspector Dorrien Mr. Stanley Brown 

Arthur Smith Mr. Norman Page 

Biedenkopf Mr. Fewlass Llewllyn 

Winter Mr. Charles Bishop 

Hecht Mr. Olaf Hytten 

Shoetenkampf Mr. Vincent Holman 

Hans Ricbtheim Mr. Oswald Marshall 

Claire Hildebrand Miss Marie George 

Miss Jenkins Miss Norah Gregory Jones 

Fletcher Mr. Frank Lidinct^-n 

— New. 

JOSEPH'S COAT, monologue, produced by- 
Hilda Stewart. May 17-- Devonshire 
park. Eastbourne, 



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JOY— SISTER OF MERCY, drama, by Eva 
Elwes (December 28, 1914, Hippodrome, 
Bilston). August 9- 

Rev, Paul Wingold Mr. Jerrold Heather 

Stanley Winsford Mr. Stanley Villiers 

Sir Norman Winsford MT. Frank Lyndon 

Rev. Matthew Freeman Mr. A. Edward Brooke 

Hon. Arthur Neil Mr. J. R. Vallan 

Sam Smithers Mr. Julian Charles 

Con Cassidy Mr. Newton Pearce 

General De Lisle Mr. Alexander Graeme 

General Fullerton Mr. Gerald Rathbone 

Tom Edwards Mr. Will Shepherd 

Charlotte Smithers Miss Nancy Mitchell 

Doris Wingold Miss Emilie Enitwistle 

Joyce Freeman Miss Ward 

—Royal, Stratford. 

JOYLAND. revue, in twelve scenes. Book 
and lyrics by Albert de Courville and Wal 
Pink, music by Herman Darewski, pro- 
duced by A. P. d© Courville, staged by 
W. J. Wilson. Principal artists, Miss 
Shirley KeHog, Mr. Harry Tate, Mr. 
Bertram Wallis, Mr. George Carvey, Mir. 
E. D agnail, Mr. Fred Eastman, Mr. Charles 
Berkeley, Miss Edna Morgan, Miss Irene 
Richards, De Haven and Nice, the Real 
Mackays, Mr. Frank Whitman. December 
2,3-— London Hippodrome. 

JUDGED BY APPEARANCES, by Frederick 
Fenn. April 26. — London Coliseum. 

JL'.NE IN JAPAN, musical comedy revue, by 
W. T. Ivory and Kenneth Morrison. 
October 21. 

Captain Merryweather Mr. Jack Morns 

Doctor Pepper Mr. Jack White 

Jack Hardy Mr. Bob Lloyd 

Timothy Mitten Mr. Cliff Inman 

Peter Puddle Mr. Charles Lee 

Tank Hai Mr. Alfred Ray 

Millie Maddison Miss Fay Desmond 

Dolly Dimple Miss Vere Oliver 

hilli Valli Mi>s Evaline .Carrington 

Violet Powder Miss Laura Rose 

Daisy CheyiR! .'... Miss I.illie Loraine 

Kith San Miss Irene Blanche 

Mimi San Miss Peggy Hayden 

T'herry Blossom Miss Toshie Bowers 

Chrysanthemum Miss Lettie Langlev 

Mimosa Miss Daisy Cullain 

Lalla Miss Lulu Camplin 

Lady Nora Nelson Miss Violet Moore 

Miss Dorothea Drake .. Miss Winifred Johnson 
The Hon. Christobel Collingwood 

Miss Daisv Caulder 

June Miss Lillian .Montrose 

—Palace, Wellingborough. 

KEEP GOING, topical musical comedy. Book- 
by Norman H. Lee, lyrics by Norman H 
Lee. Fred Patterson, and Belt Lee, music 
by Fred Patterson. Principal artists, Mr. 
Cecil Russell, Mr. Dennis Wade, Mr. Alec 
Godfrey, Mr. James Havvkes, Mr. Billy 
Stern, Miss Mona Vanda, Mies Lilian Cain.' 
the Keep Going Girls. December 20.— Pal- 
ladium, Hartlepool. 

KEEP TO THE RIGHT, dramatic and musical 
comedy revue, in three scenes. Libretto 
and lyrics by Henry Chance Newton, music 
by Herman Darewski. produced b\ Edward 
Lauri (August 23, Hippodrome, Boscombe). 
Principal artists, Mr. Jimmy Learmouth, 
Miss Minnie Leslie, Miss Connie Emerald, 
Miss Ruby Raltand, Miss Florence 
Williams. Mr. Edward Pollard, Mr. 
Leonard Maxwell. Mr. Will Williams, the 
D'Amato Neapolitan Singers, Lottie Stone 
Troupe of Dancers. November 22.— Hol- 
born Empire. 



KEEPERS OF THE GARDEN, comedy, in 
three acts, by E. Ion Swinley. October 9- 

Primula Hetherby Miss Mary Merrall 

Josiah Broadcombe Mr. W. Ribton Haines 

Martm Chough Mr. Ivor Barnard 

Mrs. Brack Miss Cathleen OrforJ 

Geoffrey Lindon Mr. Felix Aylmer 

Amelia Chough Miss Mary Rabv 

Tom Chough Mr. E. Stuart Vindei 

Frances Dering Miss Vera Bassano 

Hilary James Mr. Frank D. Clewlow 

A Boy Master Robert Lowe 

—Repertory, Birmingham. 

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES, play, in one 
act, by W. W. Jacobs. April 17. 

Bill Burt-enshaw Mr. Tom Reynolds 

Silas Winch Mr. James Lindsay 

Mrs. Burtenshaw Miss Clare Greet 

— Savoy. 

KEY, THE, •' dialogue, '■ by J. L. S. Boyd. 
July 2. 

Winifred Miss Frances Kendal 

Austin Mr. Henry Baynton 

— Lyceum, Edinburgh. 

KICK-IN, play, in four acts, by Willard 

-Mack. (Proctors, Fifth Avenue, New York, 

March 10, 1913.) Last performance (the 

104 thj December 11. August 28. 

Deputy Commissioner Garvey 

Mr. Wilton Taylor 

" Whip " Fogarty Mr. James A. Heenan 

Jack Diggs Mr. Percival Lennon 

Memphis Bessie Miss Vera H. Finlay 

.Myrtle Sylvester Miss Edith Browning 

Old Tom Mr. Tim Ryley 

Chick Hewes Mr. Ramsey Wallace 

Molly Miss Helen Holmes 

Mrs. Halloran Miss Josephine Williams 

Daisy Miss Helen Marqua 

Charley Cary Mr. Noel Arnold 

Gus Mr. G. Mayor-Cooke 

— Vaudeville, 

KING HENRY VIII.. by Shakespeare, was 

performed at the annual matinee in aid 

of King George's Pension Fund for Actors 

and Actresses. July 5. 

King Henry VIII Mr. Arthur Bourchier 

Cardinal Wolsey Sir Herbert. Tree 

Cardinal C'ampeius Mr. H. B. Irving 

Cranmer Mr. Sydney Valentine 

Duke of Norfolk Mr. A. E. George 

Duke of Buckingham Mr. Lewis Waller' 

Duke of Suffolk Mr. Hubert Carter 

Earl of Surrey Mr. Henry Ainlev 

Lord Chamberlain Mr. Edward Sas's 

Capucius Mr. J. Fisher White 

Lord Abergavenny Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Lord Sands Mr. Gerald du Maurier 

Sir Henry Guildford Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

Sir Thomas Lovell Mr. Basil Gill 

Sir Nicholas Vaux Mr. Ben Webster 

Thomas Cromwell Mr. Owen Nares 

Griffith Mr. E. Holman Clark 

First Gentleman Mr. Herbert Waring 

Second Gentleman Mr. Murray Carrington 

Garter King-at-Arms Mr. Eille Norwood 

Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham 

Mr. Acton Bond 

Sergeant-at-Arms Mr. J. H. Barnes 

A Servant Mr. O. B. Clarence 

A Crier Mr. Frederick Ross 

A Scribe Mr. Dion Boucicault 

A Messenger Mr. Donald Calthrop 

Jester Mr. George Grossmith 

Queen Katharine Miss Violet Vanbrugh 

Anne Bullen Miss Laura Cowie 

An Old Lady Lady Tree 

Dowager Duchess of Norfolk 

Miss Alma Murray 

Patience Miss Constance Collier 

First Singing Lady Miss Ada Crossley 

Second Singing Lady Miss Clara Evelyn 

Third Singing Lady Miss Winifred Barnes 

The following ladies and gentlemen also ap- 



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h'*l Hfvry Ylll [CO'tl.*. 

reared:— Clifton Alderson, Isabel AlLson, J. 0. 
Anderson, F. J. Arlton, Robert Atkins, Dora 
Barton, Phyllis Bedells, Kyrle Bellew, Richard 
Bodney, John Booth, Lilian Braithwaite, Henry 
Byatt, Leonard Calvert, G. Campion, Laurence 
Cecil, Joan Chaloner, Arthur Cleave, P. Clive, 
Amy Coleridge, Margaret Cooper, Vernon Crab- 
tree, EILse Craven, F. Cremlin, Julian Cross, 
Winifred Dalby, Louise Dale, Reginald Dance, 
Grace Darby, Irene Delisse, Clarence Dei-went, 
Kenneth Douglas, Jennie Earle, F. S. Edgar, 
Claud Edmonds, Grace Egbert, R. Fairfax, 
Madeline Fitzgerald, Archibald Forbes, Henry 
Fowler, Florence Glossop~Ha»ris, A. Houghton 
Goddard, Aithna Glover, Alfred Corney Grain, 
A. C. Hardie, Clillord Heatherley, Gilbert 
Heron, Henry Hewitt, Maxine Iliuton, Julia 
James, Douglas Jefleries, P. Jones, M. Keen, 
Percy Keitley, \V. Kershaw, George Laundy, 
Gerald Lawrence, Mina Leonesi, Victor M. 
Lewisohn. A. Lubimoff, Dorothy McBlain, 
James McLeod, Georgina Milne, Dawson Mil- 
ward, J. W. Mollison, .Phyllis Monkman, Fred 
Morgan, Arthur Morris, Alan Nichols, Herbert 
Norris, T. O'Brien, Reginald Owen, Maude 
Phillips, J. G. Preston, George Raymond, Louise 
Regnis, S. Rendall. F, Forbes-Robertson, Roy 
Royston, Stella St. Audrie, Leonard Shepherd, 
Sybil Sparkes, Edith Stock, Christopher Steele, 
D. Sullivan, Madge Titheradge, Chris Walker, 
C. Dernier Warren, Victor Wiltshire, Herbert 
Woodward, and Leonard Yorke. 

—His Majesty's. 

KING LEAR'S WIFE, tragedy, in one-act, by 
Gordon Bottomley. September 25. 

Lear Mr. E. Ion Swinley 

Hygd Miss Cathleen Orford 

Goneril Miss Margaret Chatwin 

Cordeil Miss Betty Pinchard 

Merryn Miss Dorothy Taylor 

Gormflaith Miss Mary Merrall 

A Physician Mr. Ivor Barnard 

Two Elderly Women { M1ss K y M fe£» 

— Kepertory, Birmingham 

KI.VG WHO HAD NOTHING TO LEARN, 
THE, romantic fantasy, bv Leon M. Lion 
(February 9, 1914, Gaiety, Manchester), 
matinte. December 27.— Hippodrome, ad- 
der's Green. 

KINGS AND QCEENS, play, in three acts, by- 
Rudolf Besier. January 16. Last perform- 
ance (the 81st), March 27. 

H.I.M. Frederick IV Sir George Alexander 

H.M. King Richard VIII. ..Mr. Arthur Wontnei- 

H.M. Queen Charlotte Miss Marie Lohr 

H.M. Queen Elizabeth Miss Frances Ivor 

H.R.H. Prince Louis Mr. Ben Webster 

Count de Gartaret Mr. E. Vivian Reynolds 

Count Fersen Mr. Hesketh Pearson 

Baroness de Lisle Miss Alma Murray 

Madame Selincourt . . Mile. Marcelle Chevalier 
Martin Mr. E. H. Hincks 

.,+„.„„, .Mr. W. Coats Bush 

Attendants ^ Mr Edward Monta g U 

—St. James's. 

KISS AUNTIE, " merry and bright musical 
farcical revue," in six 6cenes, the book and 
lyrics by R. Claud Jenkins, music by Sydney 
Baynes, dances and ensembles by J. W. 
Jackson. Principal artists, Mr. Bertie 
Wright. Mr. Geoffrey Saville, Mr. Arthur 
Royd, Mr. James Lomas, Mr. Mark Henry, 
Miss Marjorie Moore, Miss Dolly Lang, Miss 
Queenie Graham, Miss Felicia Fermin, Miss 
Anita Lascelles. Miss Edna Earle. Novem- 
ber 15— Oxford. 

KISS Cl'RE, THE. comedy, in three acts, by 
nouald Jeau* (August 10, 1914, Gaiety, Man- 
chester). May i. 



Kin Cure, The (eon/.). 

Joanna Noyes Miss Edith Smith 

Kenneth Noyes Mr Harvey Adams 

Banks Mr. Wilfred E. Shine 

Peter Carey Mr. Frederick Cooper 

Stella Warren Miss Ebtelle Winwood 

Maurice Jupe Mr. William Armstrong 

— Kingsway. 

KISS ME, revue, in rive scenes, book by H. M. 
Darsie and Jack Barker. June 14.— Pic- 
tured rome, Ilkeston. 

KISS ME, SERGEANT, revue, in three scenes, 
by Lauri Wylie and Alfred Parker, from a 
story by Harry M. Vernon, lyrics by Clif- 
ford Harris, music by James W. Tate, pro- 
duced by Gus Sohlke. (August 2, Palace, 
Leicester). Principal artists, Sam Walsh, 
Charles Harfoury, 0. E. Lennon, Lyuba Lis- 
koff, Doris Chard, Yvonne Mehro, H. 
Glenney, Bert Ronald. August 30.— Chis- 
wick Empire. 

KITTY'S HERO, comedy duologue, by Fred 
Sinclair. Played by Mr. Fred Sinclair and 
Miss Gracie Whiteford. November 22.— 
Chelsea Palace. 

KOMMANDATUR, LA, dramatic comedy, in 
three acts, by Jean Francois Fonson. 
January 25. 

Jadot M. Duquesne 

Klash de door M. G. Libeau 

Pierre Gilbert M. L. Mathot 

Siegfried Weiler M. L. Baert 

Fraigneux M. Y. Servais 

Dernstein M. P. Boine 

Von Karrick M. Van den Boscii 

Spickaert M. Duvivier 

Durand M. G. Desplas 

ler sous-officier M. A. Robyn 

Dupuis M. de Pamel 

Van der Elst M. Remiche 

Adolphe M. Delbushaye 

Knulle M. Mussiere 

Secretaire de guerre M. Desjardins 

2nd sous-officier M. Tinoyt 

Voetcapoen M. Collard 

Jan M. Schram 

Pol M. Mignon 

ler Soldat M. Marm 

2d Soldat M. Leva 

3e Soldat M. Gothy 

Therfese Mme. Bianca Conta 

Suzanne Mile. Dieudonne 

Le petit Lucien Le Petit Dubois 

Catherine Jadot Mile. Jane Delmar 

— Criterion. 

LADIES FIRST, revue, in four scenes, by 
Austen Hurpon, lyrics by St. John Hamund 
and Eha Maxwell, music Elsa Maxwell. 
September 6, Hippodrome. Portsmouth). 
Principal artists. Mr. Larry Channon, Misses 
Elsa, Freda and Vanda Jensen, Miss Elsa 
Trepess, Mr. Harry Merrylees, Mr. Frank 
Butt, M. Mario Marianl, Mr. Archie McCaig, 
Miss Nellie Malone, Mr. Arthur Turner, Miss 
Florence Linton, Mr. W. J. Murley, Mr. 
Harold Martin, Miss Eileen Lawler, Miss 
Maude Harris, Miss May Wilkins, Miss 
Amy B. Ellis, Mr. George McCausland, Hiss 
Nora Casey. December 6.— Middlesex. 

LADIES' SEMINARY, THE, one-act comedy, 
by John Harwood. April 3. 

Miss Anne Miss Marie Royter 

Miss Harker Miss Phyllis Relph 

Ada Miss Christie Laws 

Mr. Golding Mr. Ernest Haines 

Mr. Carter Mr. Archibald McLean 

!/->rd Oakapple Mr Stanley Drewitt 

Mr.-. Partington Miss Muriel Pop'. 

—Gaiety, Manchester. 



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LADY^BIRDB, THE, revue, iE three scenes, 
written by Fred Thompson, composed by 
James Glover (August 9, Royal, Plymouth). 
September 27. 

Cuthbert Pipkin Mr. James Godden 

Horatio Wigglesworth Mr. Edwin Brett 

Gus Sassoon Mr. N. Goodman 

P.O. Barchiston Mr. R. Val 

Mr. Meek Mr. B. White 

Usher Mr. A. Brame 

Marjorie Cecil Miss Mona Magnet 

Dora Dovey Miss Rita Everard 

Henrietta Wigglesworth 

Miss Gwen Connington 

Camilla Pipkin Miss Emmeline Orfo-d 

— Empire, Penge. 

LADY GODIVA, mu-ical pageantry play, in 
three scenes. November 29. 

Lady Godiva Miss Ada Colley 

Leofric, Earl of Mercia Mr. A. E. Mayne 

Priest Mr. Chas. Ernest 

Herald Mr. Chas. Milne 

Stephen Mr. Chas. Young 

Gwendolin Mr. Edwin Stuart 

Sabern Mr. Arthur Lawrence 

Tobias Mr. Arthur Hargreaves 

Margaret Miss Rosemead 

Kathleen Miss Annette Symons 

— Empire, Coventry. 

LADY HUXTWORTH'S EXPERIMENT,, revi- 
val of R C. Carton's comedy (April 26, 
1900, Criterion; January 12, 1907, Hay- 
market) for one week by the Independent 
War Players. July 2-5. — Kingsway. 

LAKME, revival of opera by MM. Gondinet, 
Gilli and L. Delibes (April 14, 1885, Opera 
Comique, Paris: June 6, 1885, Gaiety. 
London). M. Vladimir Rosing's season 
June 2.— London Opera House. 

LAND OF HAPPINESS. THE, masque, in two 
parts, by Ena Hay Howe. July 17.— Batter- 
sea Polytechnic. 

LASS OF DINGLEY MOOR, THE, play, in four 
acts, by Herbert Shelley. September 10. 

Jacob Ives Mr. Herbert Shelley 

Blake Abingdon '..Mr. Victor Gardom 

John MaTsden Mr. Tom Taylor 

Ebenezer Diggle Mr. Walter Westwood 

Clarence Birdwhistle Mr. Thomas Hill 

Sarah Marsden Miss Rhoda Larkin 

Polly Marsden Miss Gipsy Touzeau 

Kitty Armitage Miss Florence Huntly 

Minnie Marsden Miss Moyra Manners 

— Royal, Inverness. 

LAUGHTER OF FOOLS, THE, play, in three 
acts, by H. F. Maltby (Carlisle, May 21, 
1909: Little. March 9, 1911). May 29. Last 
performance (the 25th), June 19. 

John Bassett Greig Mr. Alfred Bishop 

bertie Greig Mr. Max Leeds 

Charles Vidal Mr. Ronald Squire 

Horace Higgs Mr. Jack Hobbs 

Mr. Xuttall Mr. Arthur Grenville 

Mr. Plunkett Mr. Arthur Hatherton 

Mrs. Greig Miss Frances Ivor 

Mabel Greig Miss Hilda Bayley 

Doris Henley Miss Violet Graham 

Elizabeth Miss Eva Le Gallienne 

—Prince of Wales's. 

LAW AND THE GIRL, THE, comedy-drama, 
in nine scenes, by Geoffrey Fulton (pro- 
duced at the Pavilion, Liverpool, as " The 
Girl Who Broke Her Mother's Heart," De- 
cember 7, 1914). January 25. 

Sir Francis Howard Mr. Arthur Rodney 

Reginald Howard Mr. Gerald Henson 

Denzil Riversdale Mr. David McFarlane 

Sam'l Hyam Mr. J. S. Pateman 

P.C. Atkinson Mr. Herbert Bru^e 

Maitland Mr. R. J. Riguold 



Law and the Girl, The (cont.). 

Gustave Mr. Arnold West 

John Mr. Arthur Rayne 

Albert Herman Mr. Ernest Yandell 

Counsel for Prosecution 

Mr. C. Wm. CarIeton-Cr,owe 

Magistrate Mr. Percy Warlow 

Magistrate's Clerk Mr. George Bull 

Lady Francis Howard Miss Evelyn Vaudray 

Lady Diana Bulwer 

Miss Aim6e Grattan-Clyndes 

Martha Chester Miss Florence M. Daly 

Becky Chester Miss Lissa Young 

—Elephant and Castle. 

LEAVE IT TO ME, musical comedietta, in 
three scenes, presented by Percy Hall and 
E. Caine. August 2. 

William Stafford Mr. Tom Lee 

Henry Strong Mr. Brook Kimberley 

James Ward Mr. Will Stern 

Charley Hatpin Mr. Eric Melbourne 

Johnny Quik Mr. Bob Beatty 

May Langford Miss May Harper 

Daisy Darrell Miss Alice Burnett 

Rose Allen Miss Florence Lewin 

Violet Ray Miss Cissie Critchley 

Marion Wood Miss Lilian Cave 

— Hulme Hippodrome, Manchester. 

LIFE OF MAN, A, play, in five acts, by 

Leonidas Andriev. June 24. 
The Being in Grey . . Mr. Desmond Brannigan 

The Man Mr. Esme" Percy 

His Wife Miss Beatrice Smith 

Father of the Man Mr. William J. Rea 

Mrs. Miss Margaret Yarde 

Her Husband Mr. Henry Baynton 

Her Daughter Miss Gabrielle Paul 

„ „ ( Mr. Leonard Lucas 

aeT ° ons < Master Mackenzie 

Maiden Aunt Miss Kirsteen Graeme 

Doctor Mr. Frank Darch 

—Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. 

LIGHT BLUES, THE, musical comedy, in two 
acts, by Mark Ambient and Jack Hulbert, 
lyrics by Adrian Ross, music by Howard 
Talbot and Herman Finck. September 13. 

Joe Brooke Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Petrie .. Mr. Fred Lewis 

Gundy Mr. Shaun Glenville 

Mr. Tiffen Mr. Lionel Rignoxi 

Alfred Mr. Reginald Tippett 

Georgie Mr. Walter Andrews 

Henry Mr. Fred Rawton 

Duke of Dorchester Mr. J. V. Bryant 

Willie McGee Mr. K. Blake Adams 

Arthur Hobbs Mr. Jack Hulbert 

Sydney Panting Mr. Noel Dainton 

Harry Hotblack Mr. John Perry 

Hon. Geo. Rawson Mr. Sidney Granville 

Clave Brooke Mr. George Beckett 

Basil Pyecroft Mr. Thomas Pawcefort 

Detective-Inspector Walker 

Mr. Gordon Bailey 

Porter Mr. Dennis Cowles 

Topsy Divigne Miss Dorothy Ward 

Cynthia Petrie Miss Cicely Courtneidge 

Mildred Petrie Miss Mary Clare 

Lady Peggy Miss Cicely Debenham 

Lady Rose Miss Doris Cameron 

Lady Doris Miss Dorothy Jay 

Lady Gertrude Miss Mona Finucane 

Lady Kate Miss May Henry 

Mary Miss Kate Lamont 

Mrs. Budd Mr. George Eltoa 

—Prince of Wales's, Birmingham. 

LIGHTS OUT LONDON, revue, produced by 
Lew Lake December 27.— Willesdcu Hip- 
rod rome. 



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U i i II. 1,1 1 OF 111 PF, A, i. u- . in three 
. hy Walter W. Ellis. (October n. W 
P r, Brighton.) October 

John Mr 0<.orge Desmond 

Bertram Tullv Mr. Ernest Thesiger 

Nixon Trippett Mi Lathbury 

Dr. Bigland Mr. Alfred Drayton 

b Ayera Mis* Marjome Maxwell 

Malmie Bcott Miss Rubj Miller 

Aunt Hannah Miss Lilian Talbot 

Ursula Miss Violet Gould 

Chalmers Miss Dulcie Greatwich 

— Criterion. 

1.1 I n i GREY BOMB IN THE WEST, THE, 
don • tuna, in tt n scenes, bj Mrs. t. 

,, timberley. (August 2, Royal, Wolver- 
hampton.) Octpbi r 4. 

Cecil Standing Mr. Dennis Clyde 

rt Standing Mr. Frank Eaglesheld 

Dick Bryant Mr. Ernest vaui 

JacK Hartley Mr .Edgar M 

Coloured Sam Mr. John E. Tomlinson 

Tom Slopper Mr. Fred Jo' 

Sheriff Hawkins George Rodney 

Duggie Little Willie Graham 

Mary Bryant Miss Annette Howard 

Mrs. II. Standing Miss Ada B 

Mr-. Bryant Miss Carlotta Anson 

. Bryant Miss Nancy Newall 

—Queen's, Poplar. 

LITTLE MAN. THE, "a whimsy, in three 
scenes," by John Galsworthy. .March 15. 

The little Man Mr. Esme Percy 

A Mother Miss Margaret Yarde 

Her Baby By Itself 

An American Mr. Desmond Branmgan 

A German Mr. Henry Baynton 

An Englishwoman Miss Kirsteen Graeme 

An Englishman Mr. Frank Darcli 

A Dutch Youth Mr. Leonard Lucas 

A Railway Official Mr. Kendal Chalmers 

A Policeman (sc. 1) Mr. Harry Finkle 

A Policeman (.sc. 3> Mr. William J. Rea 

\ Waiter Mr. Arthur Claremont 

A Porter Mr. Wilfred Kenston 

—Repertory, Birmingham. 

LITTLE MOTHER OF THE REGIMENT, THE, 
one-act play, bj Ernest K. Nelson and 
Charles S. Lloyd. Played by Mis, Milh- 
cent Maynard and Mr. Ernest K. Nelson. 
March 22 — ColHns'S. 

LITTLE SILVER RING, THE, playlet, by 
Edward Knoblauch. Played by Lady Tree 
and Mary Jerrold. Produced at the 
Theatrical Garden Party. July 20.— Botanic 
Gardens, Regent's Park. 

LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER, pantomime, by 

Richard Wahlon. December 20. 

— Empire, Shepherd's Bush. 

LITTLE WHITE THOUGHT INSIDE Till. 
MIND OF a bank CLERK, THE, "fan- 
tastic scrap," by Miles Malleson. Produced 
at performance by the students of the 
demy of Dramatic Art. March 30. 
The Thought of Somebody Else's Wealth 

Miss Nancy Coring 
The Thought of the Actual Present 

\li-s Enid Kilburn-Scott 
The Thought ol Beaut] .. Miss Ivy Edwards 
The Thought of the Cirl lie Loves 

Miss labia Drake 
The Thought of Otbei People's Suffering 

Miss Panny Deitz 
The Thought of Traditional Beliefs 

Miss Dolly Neave 

The Day Dreams Miss Dela Pointer 

A Little Thought that Ha3 Just Been Born 

Miss Estelle Desmond 
The Spirit of Eternal Growth 

Miss Elspeth Douglas-Rcid 
— Windham's. 



LITTLE WILLIE, one-act farce, by Alick Chum- 
ley. March - 

.. Bramber Mr. Alick Chumley 

un Bramber Mr. A. Russell-Daws 

Mr. Frederick Keen 

Mrs. Betding Miss Josephine Middleton 

—Royal Artillery. Woolwich. 
LONDON VOICES, musical playlet, arranged 
by Sir Francis Piggott, produced un 
the direction of Louis N. Parker. Presented 
at the matirUe for Naval Comforts Fund. 
Di ci mber 7\ — His Majestj 

LONG LIVE ENGLAND, by Edward Knoblauch. 
played by Lev. is Waller and Charles V. 
France. Produced at the Theatrical Garden 
Party, July 20.— Botanic Gardens, Regent's 
Park'. 

LOOK OUT, revue, book and lyrics by Worton 
David, music by Herman Darewski, addi- 
tional numbers by Bert Lee, produced bj 
Edward Lauri. (October 4. Empire, New- 
port.) Principal artists, Funis Park'-. Myra 
11 amnion. Rosie Howes. Horace .1 
Ronald Pomeroy, Anthony Gordon, Chas. 
Whit. hill. November 1.— Finsbury Park 
Empire. 

LOOKING AROUND, revue, in two acts and 
eight scenes, book by W, H. Risque, Robert 
\\ eston, and Jack Norworth. lyrics and 
music by Robert Weston and Jack Nor- 
worth, musical numbers and dances ar- 
ranged by Gus Sohlke. Produced by George 
B. McLellan. (Another version under the. 
title of "Oh! La La:" produced Decem- 
ber 27, Queen'.-) Principal artists, Mr. 
.la.k Norworth. Mile Polaire, Miss Laura 
Guerite, Miss Beth Tale. Mr. Robb Witton. 
Miss Marie Mitchell, Mr. Louis Payne. M. 
Duvilliers, Mr. Hugh Robinson, Miss 
Florence Palmer, the Garrick Quartet. 
Last performance (the 42nd) December 11. 
November 6.— Garrick. 

LOVE AND THE woman, drama, by Ivan 
Patrick Gore. (July 2-. 1914, Metropole, 
Glasgow, i April 12. 

Paul Marrion Mr. Will Read 

Mark Renton Mr. Preston Alexander 

Will Langley Mr. C. Vivian Charles 

Professor Peter Peabody Mr. Victor Du Cane 

Max Lipski Mr. Lancelot Usher 

Inspector James Y'orke Mr. George Ross 

Mignonette Trigg Miss Pauline Walker 

Laura Yorke Miss Amy Ellain 

Lucretia Millet Miss Winnie Crichton 

Mabel Marrion Miss Xenia Lynfleld 

Sylvia Marrion Miss Winifred Maude 

—Royal. Stratford; 

LOVE BIRDS, revue, in three scenes, book by 
Herbert C. Sargent, lyrics by A. J. Mills, 
music by Bennett Scott. Produced bs 
Robert Reilly. (Version of " it'.- All 
Yours," Willesden Hippodrome. October 4 > 
Principal artists, Hal Bert. Jennie Hartley, 
Woolmer Young, Cyril Smith, Hettie Mason. 
Violet Lindsay. October IS.— Middlesex. 

LOYE CHILD, THE, play, in prologue and 
three acts, by Ada G. Abbott. (May 31. 
Royal, Leicester.) June 19. 

The Prologue, September, 1914. 
At Huxter's Cottage, Canterbury, Kent. 

Dr. Howlett Mr. D. Pentland 

"Curly" Saunders Mr. John Johnston 

Ben Huxter Mr. Ernest R. Abbott 

Emilv Huxter Miss Annie Morgan 

Meg Huxter. Miss Ada Abbott 

The Drama, July, 1924. 

Lord Kingdon Mr. Frank Kelland 

Rev. Peter Cordiner Mr. Philip Layton 

Portal Mr. Edwin Keene 

Curly Mr. John Johnston 

Bonev Mr. W. H. Davis Brown 

Steve Mr. Alfred Harvey 



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Love Child, The {eont.). 

Ben Huxter Mr. Ernest R. Abbott 

Dowager Lady Kingdon ..Miss Agnes Kingstone 

Lady Rose Kingdon Miss Glory Kelland 

Sophy Miss Marguerite Oyer 

Hannah Miss Esther Carthew 

Flint Miss Gladys Beatrice 

Jane Miss Marion Holly 

Tommy -. Miss Nellie Crowther 

Meg Miss Ada Abbott 

— Brixton. 

LOVE EPISODE, A. playlet in pantomine. by 
Arthur K. Phibips. May 17. — Kingsway. 

LOVE MARRIAGE. A. melodrama, in eight 
scenes, by W. V. Garrod. December 1. 

Lord Eric Grey Mr. Leslie Cudd 

Lady Alicia Grey Miss Beatrice Pane 

Lady Constance Hampton. .Miss Leah Corentez 

Nathaniel Pew ton Mr. Cliff Deane 

Kitt Todd Mr. Max Gompert 

John Franmore Mr. W. V. Garrod 

Eily Franmore Miss Bertha Kingston 

Dr. Clarke Mr. Edward Ash ton 

Philip Carton Mr. Herbert Fredericks 

Matos da Vega Mr. Gilbert Elvin 

Jacob Hardman Mr. Charles M. Holmes 

Delie Lafarge Miss Effie Deane 

— Water-houses. 

LOVE STORY OF ANNIE LAURIE, THE. 
play, in prologue and three acts, by Alfred 
Dt-nville and Rev. John Maelaren. 
February 22. — Her Majesty's, Walsall. 

LOVELY LIMIT. THE, aquatic revue, in four 
.-cenes. Book ami lyrics by John P. Har- 
rington, music by Alec Hemley. (February 
1. Hippodrome, Nuneaton.) February 15. 

Herself Miss Lily Smith 

Rosie Miss Doris Jov 

Bill Smithers Mr. Tom Reno 

Harry Mountjoy Mr. Gerald Williams 

Captain Dash Mr. Barry Scott 

Macpherson Mr. Bob Evans 

Millie Miss Dorothy Steadman 

Mrs. Smithers Miss Blanche Lennox 

Millicent Miss Nora Gorman 

Chocolate Attendant Miss Rosa French 

Cigar Attendant Miss Beatrice Evelyn 

'.'Some Dancer" Miss Maudie Evans 

"Some" Swimmer Miss Gwendoline Smith 

"Some" Diver Miss Bertha Whittier 

— Pop'ar Hippodrome. 

LOVELY WOMAN, revue, by Peter Mc- 
Sweeney. Lyrics by H. E. Garden, music 
by Sullivan Brooke, produced by George 
Shurley. (June 7, Hippodrome, Margate.) 
Principal artists. Hilda Cross. Lafay tte 
Ranney. Valerie Valletort. Peter " Mc- 
Sweeney, Victoria Victor, Finlay Dunn. 
July 12— Middlesex, London. 

LUCIFER AND HIS ANGEL, playlet, by E. 
Nolan O'Connor (played by Miss Kate 
Cutler and Mr. Herbert Waring). March 
C— Hipodromc, GoHer's Green. 

LUCKY JIM. farcical 

and five seent-s, by 

19. J 

The Earl of Wytham . 

Viscount Chilworth 

The Hon. James Parson 
The Hon. John Parsons 

Alaricus Wiffles 

Henry Tidman 

Freddie White 

Dr. Carpenter 

Mr. Morland 

Goby 

Policeman 

Wakeford 

The Countess of Wyth 



comedy, in three acts 
" Henry Seton." July 

..: Mr. John Tresahar 

Mr. Albert Raynor 

5 .. Mr. Kenneth Kent 

.. Mr. W. R. Staveley 
Mr. Edward Sass 

Mr. F. B. Sharp 

. . Mr. Albert Bennett 
. Mr. Orlando Barnett 

Mr. Ralph Curtis 

Mr. Charles Daly 

. . . Mr. James Wilson 
. Mr. Thomas Burton 
am 



Miss Vera Beringer 



Lucky Jim {coiit.L 

Elizabeth Parsons Miss Dorothy Ripley 

Lady Simeta Parsons Miss Ivy Sawyer 

Mrs. Tidman Miss Esme Beringer 

Maudie White Miss Minnie Koski 

Clara Miss Drusilla Wills 

Woodruffe Miss Claire Pauncefort 

— Royal, Plymouth. 

LUCKY MISTAKE. A. farcical duOlogue, by 
Ja.k Hu'hert, July %. 

Leslie Carter Mr. Jack Hulbert 

Mabel Miss Cicely Courtneidge 

— Pavilion, Glasgow. 

MA. ccmedv sketch, by Cyril Twyford and 
Paul Wynter. May 5.— Holder's Green 
Hippodrome. 

MADAME BUTTERFLY, revival of Giacomo 
Puccini's opera in three acts, founded on 
a magazine story by John Luther Long, 
dramatised by the author and David 
Belisco, and adapted to the uses of the 
opera by Signori Illica and Giacosa, pro- 
duced at Covent Garden, July 10, 1905. 
En.'Iish version by Mrs. Elkin. produced 
io: the first time in London by the Moody- 
Manners Company, August 16. 1907. at the 
Lyric. Revived during the Vladimir Ros- 
ing season at- the London Opera House, on 
May 31, 1915; Shaftesbury. March 10, lfil.". : 
and again during the Courtneidge and 
Beecha.n season. October 4.- Shaftesbury. 

MADAME SANS-GENE, revival of comedy by 
. Victorien Sardou and Emile Moreau 
(October 27. 1S95. Vaudeville. Paris: June 
25 1894. Gaiety, London : June 12. 1905. 
Terry's). Cast headed bv Mme. Rejane. 
May' 3.— New. 

MADE IN ENGLAND. Tevue. by A. P. de 
Coirville. music by Herman Darewski, pro- 
duced by Harry Hall. Principal artists. 
Lily Linaard. ' A'exandre and Hughe.-. 
Lynda Martell. Claude Gardner, Nellie 
Waring. Marjory Manners, James Davi- 
April 29.— Grand. Clapham. 

MAGIC CIRCLE. THE. comedy, in one act. 
bv Walter R. Matthews. Produced by the 
Altrincham Garrick Society. November 
17.— Unitarian Schools, Altrincham. 

MAGIC OF A ROSE, THE. miniature ballet. 
by Jeanne d'Enereaz. music by Nest a 
Wright. (Matinee). July 10.— Court. 

MAGIC TOl'CH, THE, musical comedy, in 
three scenes, by George Arthurs ami 
Charles Danvers. the music composed and 
arranged by Leon Bassett. with incidental 
numbers by Louis Nirsch and Maxwel 
Brunell. January 18. 

Jim Wilkins ...Mr. Harry Phydora 

Mrs. Wilkir.s Miss Ethel Davies 

Pearl Miss Violet Blythe-Pratt 

Clarence Mr. Harry Johnston 

Ladv Ossitt Miss Madge Hailes 

Th.- Pasba Mr. Somers Bellamy 

Bloom of the Peacnes Miss Phyllis Melville 

Abdulla Mr. Tom Talbot, 

Rosebud Miss Olive Robinson 

Sesamie Miss Ethel Negretti 

Hassen Mr. George Carvey 

— Walthamstow Palace 

MAGIC WOOD. THE. fairy fantasy, in one 
act. bv Maud Roberts, music by Osbor-ic 
Robert's, plaved bv Mi* Lila Field's pupils. 
(Matinee.) November 2. — Prince's. 
MALINI. Indian plav, by Sir Rabindranatli 
Tagore. Presented by the Indian Dramatic 
Society. June 8. 

Malini Miss Margaret G. Mitchell 

Ka.shvapa Mr. Stuart Grey 

Queen Miss Clarissa Miles 



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Sliiini learnt.). 

King Mr. Harry P. Carr 

(.uorai Mr. EL Stanley Redgrove 

Kshemankar Mr. J . Henry Twyford 

Et uprty Mr. K. N. Das Gupta 

Cliarudatta Mr. Leonard Me-rrifleld 

Somacharya Mr. A. Warliker 

Ugra Sea Mr. Arthur Cuthbcrt 

Devadetta Mino Cheher Shah 

II. nd of Honour Miss Ivy M. L. Cowen 

—Grafton Galleries. 

MAMSELLE TRALALA. See "Oh! Be Care- 
ful." 

MAN-EATING GORILLA, THE, revised version 
at Percy Davison's comedy act, " Johnny 
Stage Struck." February %— Camberwtll 
Empire. 
MANNEQUIN AMOUREUX, LE, by Claude 
Berton. July 5. 

Eouisette Mile. Polalre 

Edouard M. Aime" Simon-Girard 

La Mere Pouff Mme. Celine Alex 

— London Coliseum. 

MANNIKIN, THE, play, in one act, by Alicia 
Ramsay and Rudolph de Cordova. August 
23. 

Clara Fergusson Miss Maud Cressal 

Jennie Miss Florence Tempest 

Raymond Vereker Mr. Frank Lacey 

John Drury Mr. Henry Deas 

— Chelsea Palace. 

MAN WHO CAME BACK, THE, drama sketch, 
adapted by John Lawson. October 11. 

Frank Osborne Mr. Frank Seddon 

Hans Loder Mr. Leonard Denton 

"Bits" Miss Viola Page 

Kitty Loder Miss Lucille Sydney 

A Boer Farmer Mr. J. S. Boom 

— Camberwell Empire. 

MAN WHO STAYED AT AN HOTEL, comedy, 
in one act, by Arnold Reynor. April 14. 

Vera Taunton Miss Isobel Carma 

Kupert Mallett Mr. Gilbert Ritchie 

Cyril Faulkner (alias Lawrence Kremlen) 

"Mr. Frank McKee 
—Her Majesty's, .Carlisle. 

MARGARET. RED CROSS NURSE, military 
drama, by Nit a Rae. (Palace, Liverpool, 
August 3. 1914, as " Married to the Wrong 
Woman.") January 11. 

Harold Montfort Mr. John S. Milliard 

Vivian Ormroyd Mr. Ronald A. Bridge 

Dr. Chard Mr. Henry Earlesmere 

Oh arlie Armstrong Mr. Tom Calden 

Bobbie Sparks Miss Claude 

John Patch Mr. John Summerville 

James Smith Mr. Will Henderson 

Tom Blow Mr. Frank Austin 

Letty Armstrong Miss Marie Desmond 

Mrs. Poppermax Miss H. Graham-Edwins 

Beatrice De' -Sylvia Miss Kate Froude 

Mona Ormroyd Miss Amy Shaw 

Margaret (alias Mona) Montfort 

Miss Flora Txessilian 
—Royal, Stratford. 

MARIE-ODILE, play, in three acts, by Edward 
Knoblauch. (January 19. Belasco. Washing- 
ton; January 29. Belasco, New York.) 
June 8. Last performance (the 30th) July 
3. 

Sister Saint Marie-Odile Miss Marie Lohr 

Sister Saint Clotilde .. Miss Stella St. Audrie 

Sister Saint Louise Miss Millie Hylton 

Sister Saint Monica Miss Louise Regni« 

Sister Saint Anatole Miss Ada King 

Sister Saint Angela Miss Georgina Milne 

Sister Saint Cecilia Miss Irene Delisse 

Sister Saint Joseph Miss Maude Phillips 

Sister Saint Elizabeth Miss Joan Challoner 

Sister Saint Catharine Miss Jennie Earle 

Sister Saint Barbara Miss Grace Darbv 



MarisOiUU (cont.). 

Mother Saint Dominic Miss Helen Hay* 

Father Benedict Mr. A. E. George 

Peter Mr. 0. B. Clarence 

A Corporal Mr. Basil Gill 

A Sergeant Mr. Hubert Carter 

1st Soldier Mr. H. C. Hewitt 

2nd Soldier Mr. Julian Crosi 

3rd Soldier Mr. Vernon Crabtree 

4th Soldier Mr. R. Bodney 

oth Soldier Mr. Henry Byatt 

— His Majesty's. 

MARRIAGE, piece, in one scene, by Cosmo 
Hamilton. September 6. 

Darling Miss Jean Cavendish 

Darling Mr. Marsh Allen 

— Grand, Croydon. 

MARRIED TO THE WRONG WOMAN. See 

" Margaret, Red Cross Nurse." 

MARY FROM TIPPERARY, drama, by Hen- 
rietta Schrier and W. Lodge Percy. (Juno 
28, Royal, Chatham.) August 16. 

Lieut. Steyning Mr. Cyril Austen Lee 

Bartlett McGarth Mr. Charles Dickens 

Colonel McGarth Mr. Theon Gautier 

Jack O'Connor Mr. D. Ruse-White 

Daniel O'Kelly Mr. Norman Clarke 

Sergt. Wilks Mr. Fred Southern 

Karl Schumann Mr. Frederick W. Freeman 

Ezekiel Wilks Mr. Edward Maples 

Tom O'Grady Mr. Norman Clarke 

Nick Jones Mr. George Buckley 

Michael O'Flaherty Mr. Eric Daunton 

Norah O'Kelly Miss Lilian Arding 

Kathleen O'Kelly Miss Stella Carmichael 

Mrs. Wilks Miss Vera Hulme 

Mary O'Grady (Mary from Tipperary) 

Miss Grace Emery 

— Royal, Woolwich. 

MASCOT, THE. See "We're Getting Busy." 

MASK. THE, drama, by F. Tennyson Jesse 
and H. M. Hanvood. Presented by the 
Grand Guignol company. August 'J. 

— Garrick. 

MASQUE OF PEACE AND WAR, THE. 
patriotic masque, by Loui£ N. Park-r. 
(Matinee.) April 27.— Drury Lane. 

MATER, comedy, in three acts, bv Percy 
MacKaye (August ;s. 190S, Van Ness 
Theatre. San Francisco; September 25, 1'>C8, 
New York;. June 4. (Matinee.) 

Matilda Dean Miss Winifred Emery 

Michael Dean Mr. Frank Randell 

Mary Dean Miss Cathleen Nesbitt 

Arthur Cullen Mr. Lionel Atwill 

Rudolph Verbeck Mr. Olaf Hytten 

— Playhouse. 

MATRIMONIAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS, 

comedietta, by Paul Clauss (played by 
amateurs). December 22. — Opera House, 
Cheltenham. 

MAVOCIJXKKX. romantic play, in three acts, 
by Louis N. Parker. October 23. 

King Charles II Mr. Malcolm Cherry 

Buckingham Mr. Gerald Lawrence 

Arlington Mr. W. Gayer Mackay 

Bristol Mr. Roy Byford 

Ashley Mr. Henry Byatt 

Berkeley Mr. Charles Doran 

Sidney Montagu Mr. Reginald Owen 

Samuel Pepys Mr. Edward Sass 

Father O'Rafferty Mr. C. V. France 

Chaffinch Mr. Ben Field 

The Host of the Bear Mr. Julian Cross 

A Drawer Mr. Vernon Crabtree 

Usher Mr. Donald Young 

Haflz Mr. Percy Bates 

Queen Catherine Miss Athene Seyler 

Lady Castlemaine Miss Alice Crawford 

Lady Arlington Miss - Violet Graham 



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Ma vourneen (cont.). 

Mrs. Myddleton Miss Joan Chaloner 

Mrs. Roberts Miss Georgina Milne 

Miss Frances Brooke Miss Esme Biddle 

Miss Margaret Brooke Miss Isabel Alison 

Mrs. Pepys Miss Dorothy Parker 

Moyra Miss Blanche Stanley 

Mercer Miss Sybil Sparkes 

A Maid Miss Irene Delisse 

Patricia O'Brien Miss Lily Elsie 

— His Majesty's. 

MEANEST MAN ON EARTH, THE, sketch 
(Naylor Grimson in the principal part). 
February 1.— Oxford. 

MEDIUM, THE, play, adapted by Jose G. 
Levy from " L'Angoisse " of Madame Q9 
Vylars and P. Sylvestre (March 21, 1908, 
Shaftesbury; November 25, 1912, Palla- 
dium). Presented by the Grand Guignol 
company. July 26. — Garrick. 

MEMORIES, play, in one act, by Cunningham 
Bridgeman. Owing to a prior claim to 
this title being advanced, the piece was 
subsequently renamed " Old Memories." 
February 12. 

Corporal Pepper Mr. Douglas Thompson 

Tim Tattersole Mr. Henry Oscar 

Jenny Miss Madge Trenchard 

— Grand Opera House, Middlesbrough 

MENARI, sketch, by Charles Ward-Jackson, 
with music by Guy Jones, and dances ar- 
ranged by Espinosa. March 15. 

Stanley Courtney Mr. Rohan Clensy 

Haji Abdul Hamdd Mr. Felix Demery 

Haji Yusuf Mr. Arthur Medwin 

Charles Neville Mr. Alfred James 

Amina Miss Dulcie Benson 

Menari Menari 

— Hippodrome , Golder's Green. 

MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE, revival, by 
R. Flanagan. January 18. 

Duke of Venice . Mr. Edward Benson 

Prince of Morocco Mr. George Sykeson 

Antonio ; Mr. Oswald Lingard 

Bassanio Mr. Norman Partriege 

Salarino Mr. J. Darnley 

Salanio Mr. Raymond Conway 

Gratiano Mr. Milton Rosmer 

Lorenzo Mr. Alfred Hilliard 

Shylock Mr. Hubert Carter 

Tubal Mr. A. G. Petingell 

Launcelot Gobbo Mr. T. Fox 

Old Gobbo Mr. Sydnev Dench 

Balthaser Mr. B. Edwards 

Stephano Mr. H. Giebwrne 

Portia Miss Irene Rooke 

Nerissa Miss Olga Carter 

Jes6:ca Mis'; Margaret Beck 

— New, Manchester. 
MERCHANT OF VENICE. THE, performance 
ait the Shakespeare Festival at Stratford- 
on-Avon, notable for the fact that Mr 
Oscar Asche appeared as Shvlock. April 
26.— Memorial Theatre. Stratfordon-Avon. 

MERCHANT OF VENICE. THE, production 
of Shakespeare's play by the Birmingham 
Repertory company. October 18. 

— Repertory, Birmingham. 
MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE. Mr. Mathe- 
son Lang's production, Wimbledon, 
September 29 (with a different cast). Trans- 
ferred to the Strand on January, 1916. 
December 6. 

Antonio Mr. Henry Vibart 

Salarino Mr. George Skillan 

Salanio Mr. Geoffrey Douglas 

Bassanio Mr. Baliol Hollowav 

Lorenzo Mr Ernest C. Cassel 

Gratiano Mr. E. Hareourt-Williams 

Portia Miss Hu*in Batton 

Nerissa Miss Dorothy Ripley 



Merchant of Venice, The{cont.). 

Pages to Portia ..Masters Belford and Nurden 

Balthazar Mr. George Morgan 

The Prince of Morocco ..Mr. Terence O'Brien 

Shylock Mr. Matheson Lang 

Leonardo Master Chown 

Jessica Miss Marjorie Patterson 

Launcelot Gobbo Mr. Andrew Leigh 

Old Gobbo Mr. Louis Ashmeade 

Stephano Mr. G. Burwood 

The Prince of Arragon ..Mr. Andrew Leigh 

Tubal Mr. John Daly 

Gaoler Mr. A. S. Talbot 

The Doge of Venice ..Mr. A. Harding Steerman 

Tha Clerk of the Court Mr. Walter Plinge 

— St. James s. 

MERRY AND BRIGHT, "surprise" revue, in 
«ix scenes, by Wal Pink, music by H. 
Dee, dances arranged by Espinosa, produced 
by Herbert Darnley. Principal artists : 
Mr. Herbert Darnley, Miss Maudie Francis. 
Da Costa, Miss Dora Warner, Mr. Hylton 
Warde, Mr. Jack Arundell, Mr. Sidney 
Hamilton, Mr. R. H. Bindon, M:*» Dorothy 
Weaver. Miss Eileen O'Moore, Miss Dolly 
Lambert, Miss May Machin, Miss Stella 
White, Miss Jessie Stuart, Miss Claire 
Rofferty, Miss Grace Carlyle, Miss Lott'e 
Stone's Dancing Girls. Novem >°.r 15. 

— Surrey. 

MERRY MISS MADCAP, revue, by William T. 
Ivory and Kenneth Morrisoft. Produced by 
A. W. Thompson. (February 25. Palace. 
Wellingborough.) Principal artists: Tina 
Frank, Fred Pitt, George Young. Elsie 
Smart, Empire Trio, Tee Quartet. June 21. 
— Camberwell ^mpiire. 

MERRY MOMENTS, revue, in five scenes, by 
Albert P. de Courville and Hermaji Darew- 
ski. Principal artists: Mr. Marriott Edgar, 
Mr. Walter Williams. Miss Nell Emerald, 
Miss Beatrice Boarder, Miss Nora Stock- 
elle, the Three Crooks. Clement Farace, 
and Mr. Fred Dark. March 22.— Hackney 
Empire. 

MIDNIGHT, musical farce, in one act, with 
lyrics by F. J. Whitmarsh, and nrusac by 
Herbert E. Haines. September 13 

Elise Miss Florence Wrav 

Eric Mr. Harry Drummond 

A Laxly Miss Lily Leverne 

A Gentleman Mr. David Scott 

— Victoria Palace. 

MIDNIGHT MEETING. A. playlet, by the 
Marchioness of Townshend. July 9. 
(Matinee.) 

Elizabeth Stanwell Mile. Dorziat 

Deborah Mrs. Alix Grein 

Benjamin Matlock Mr. Ben Webster 

— Queen's. 

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A. revival. 

of Shakespeare's comedv by Mr F. li. 

Benson, music arranced by Mr. Christopher 

Wilson. December 20 

Theseus Mr. F. R. Benson 

Egeus Mr. O. D. Roberts 

Demetrius Mr. Henry Baynton 

Lvsander Mr. Basil Ratbhone 

Philostrate Mr. Grosvenor North 

Quince Mr. B. A. Pittar 

Snue Mr. Stanley Hewlett 

Bottom Mr. A .E. George 

Flute Mr. Compton Rickett 

Snout Mr. W. H. Quinton 

Starveling ' Mr. H. O. Nicholson 

Hippolyta Miss Dorothle Pidcock 

Hermia Miss Dorothy Green 

Helena Miss Florence Glossop-Harri« 

Oberon Mr. Murray Kinnell 

Titanla Miss Aline HendeMorj 

Puck Mi.«« t(^f\ Pnvm^rn 

First Fairy Miss Violet Cecil 



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Mldnmmer Night' t Dream, A (cont.t. 

First Singing Fairy Miss May Rear 

- i airy . . M I iorol h\ Hawkins 

!•, aseblossora Miss I tton 

Miss Peggy Oarna< 

Motli Mia Muriel Stevens 

Mil l Miss Felicle Vyner 

Amazons Mi--,-, Blackburn, Foy and Wilson. 
Singing Fairies Misses Beckley, Boulder, 
Gndge, Harker. Jennings, Lacey, Lowe and 
Willatts. Fairies— Misses Brooks, Bomford, 
Bentley, Douglass, Denham, Foote, G. Foote, 
Gordon, Griffiths, Howard, .lolley, Kallis, Kal- 
inar. Martin. Macardle, Salter. Snow, Travis, 
Wade and Woodhead. slaves— Messrs. Gonlon 
and Jul 

Court. 
MILLERS DAUGHTERS, THE, musical play, 
in three acts, written and composed by 
Paul A. Rubens, additional numbers by 
Pi rcy Greenbahk. Revised version of 
"Three- Litt'e Maids" May 10. 1905. 
Apollo.) December 24. 

Miller Branscombe Mr. II. De Lange 

Miss Deare Miss Betty Shale 

Cupid Mr. Mark Lester 

Peggy Miss Iris Ho, \ 

Dollie \Ii>s *Elise Craven 

Masie Miss Xellie Taylor 

Lady St. Mallory Miss May Beatty 

Lady Venetia Grafton Miss Doris Clayton 

Lady Rosemary Beaulieu Miss Ivy Shilling 

Ladv Marjory St. Mallorv ..Miss Gladys Squier 

Lord Chayne ,.f Mr. Alfred Wellesley 

Mr. Briane Molineaux Mr. Gordon Yat 

Jack Charlton Mr. Harry Welshman 

Miss Price Miss Mabel Hirst 

—Prince's, Manchester. 
MILLION DOLLAR GIRL, THE, musical and 
comedy melange " in four spasms," by 
Georcre Arthurs and Louis Jerome. Pro- 
duced- by (ins Sohlke. Principal artists: 
Mites May Tomlin-on. Mr. Tubby Kdiin. 
Mr. Alec Chentrens, Mr. G. S." Melvin. 
M:-.s Florrie Groves. (April 12. Emnire. 
Chatham.) April 19. Rben-herd'a Bush 
Empire; May 16. Victoria Palace. 
MIND THE PAINT, " musical hustle." in 
••'ght scenes, by Dalziel Dalgetv. June 

21. 

Signor Largent Mr. Dana Royal 

Filbert Mr. Bert Vernon 

Sincerity Mr. Eric Wingfield 

" iIaritv \ Mr. Tuttv 

Groucer ' 

Nobody Mr. C. Welbourne 

Silence' Mr. Harrv Wys 

Jollywoman Miss Rosslyn 

Beauty Miss Aden 

Youth Miss Thorne 

Conscience Miss I). Anderson 

Modesty Miss P. Lorraine 

\ c Miss G. Brewster 

I'u li -- of Snobshire Miss G. Essex 

Countess do Greed Miss Vi Oram 

Lady SneeTwell Miss Connie Dncane 

Charlatan Miss V. Velma 

Snigger Miss M. Hope 

ek '. Miss Ackroyd 

Policeman Mr. Ru- 

Frivolity Miss Sylvester 

Kindheart Miss G. Grant 

Merry Thought Miss V. Clifford 

Sadness Miss V. Gray 

Gruff Mr. R. Allister 

Bluff Mr. C Morton 

RovaJ, Woolwich. 

MINT) THE STEP, revue, in three scenes, by 

Charles Baldwin and Harry Richardson. 

Produced hv Paul Rubens. Principal 

art. : sfs: Jack Stewart, .Timmv Morris. 

George Oee. Connie Moore, E'fle Fav, Harry 

Evans, Beatrice Evelyn. Mav 10 

— Islington Empire 



MINI' M'll: OWN BUSINESS, revue, im 
bhree scenes, by Charles Baldwin, music ar 
ranged by Ernest LongstafTe. (Palace, 
Oldham, July 20. 19'.4.) February 22. 

—New Cross Empire 

MINUTE'S WAIT. A, revival of Martin J. 
McHugb's comedy (August 27, 1914. Abbey, 
Dublin), by the Irish Players. May 26. 

Barney Domigan Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Christy Domigan Mr. Philip Guiry 

Mrs. Palsey Miss Nora Desmond 

Mary tan McMahon Mies Eithue Magee 

Andy Rourke Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

Pal Mori ssej Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

Jim O'Brien Mr. S. J. Morgan 

Tom Kinsella Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Mrs. Kinsella Miss Ann Coppinger 

—Little. 

MIR KITE A SES RAISONB. comedy, in one 
t, by Roma.n Cofilus. I by fcbe 

Grand Guignol company. July 26.— Garrick 

MISS SAUCE, OF WORCESTER, mu 
comedy, by W. T. Ivory and Kei 
Morrison. May 24. 

Nick Winter ' Mr. Dickie Clare 

I Judge Goldflake Mr. Gilbert Hall 

Simeon Steele Mr. Ronald A. Douglas 

Dick Dare , Mr. James Hawkes 

P.C. Quickeye Mr. Bert Collins 

Inspector Legge Mr. George Minto 

Pajyama Mr. Edward Chf 

Virginia Goldflake Miss Oseah Leigh 

Baby Ribbon Miss Olive Roy 

Flossie Doherty Miss Sadie Leslie 

Tiny Twinkle Miss Xorah Blake 

Mamie Havalook Miss Doris Leigh 

Flo Free Miss Lilv Wood 

Belle Steamer Miss Erlie Bale 

Ida Neeze »,..Miss Fay Courtney 

Vera Madeira Miss Maise Stratford 

Sally Sauce (Miss Sauce of Worcester) 

Miss Violet Clare 
—Playhouse, Stafford. 

MISSING, dramatic episode, by Yal Ouriicv. 
May 14. 

Captain John Moreland Mr. J. A. Bentham 

Colonel Haines Mr. George Barren 

, Sergeant Barclay Air. Bartlett Garth 

David Moreland Mr. F. Rawson Buckley 

—Elephant and C 

MISSING LINK. THE, comedy sketch, by 
Charles Raldwin and Ernie Lotinga 
February 15.— Empress, Brixton. 

MISTRESS WILFUL, 'day in four actfi, 
adapted by Ernest Hendrie from Frank Bar- 
b's novel (originally produced under the 
title of " Pegaar the 'Prentice." at the 
Royal. Portsmouth, May 23. 1913). January 
1. Last performance (the 63rd), February 
11. 

Km- Charles II Mr. C. W. Somerset 

John Goodman .. Mr. James Carter-Edwards 
Robin Fairfellow Mr. Fred Terry 



Benjamin Wedge 

Pere Tenailles 

Master Blakey 

Samuel Pepvs 

The Rev. Anthony Pyn 
Duke of Monmouth .. 
Lord Ralph Baxter 



Mr. J. H. Brewer 

. Mr. Leslie H. Cordon 
Mr. F. Pcrcival Stevens 
. Mr. John R. Tumbull 
.Mr. T. Gideon W'arren 
. Mr Alfred Kendrick 
Mr. Bellenden Clarke 



Notary Mr. George Dudlev 

Constable stulkey Mr. Robert Noble 

Barberry Clip Miss Winifred Rae 

Mistress Wedge Miss Emily Spiller 

Margaret Goodman Miss Julia Neilson 

First Wench Miss Pearla Gardner 

Second Wench Miss Dorothy Davis 

Misses Cardozo, Cawdery, and Brodie. 

—Strand. 



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MONK AND THE KINGS DAUGHTER, THE, 
play, in one act, by the Marchioness 01 
Townsend. (Matinie in aid of the Theatrical 

Ladies' Guild.) May 7. 
The King's Daughter .....Miss Laurette Taylor 

The Counte-s Mathilde Miss Helen Ferrers 

The Monk -Mr. Godfrey learle 

si .1 ames's 

MONSIEUR JEAN, comedy, in on. act, bj 
Georges Nam. ml. (Presented by the Grand 
Guignol Company;. July 5. 

Liuien de Chaulieu M. Mi 

Jean M. Chaumout 

I'apavoine M. Villers 

Paulette Mme. Josa Milan 

Eugenie' Mine. Renee Gardes 

— Coronet. 

MORE (ODDS AND ENDS), revue, by Hairy 
Grattan, music by Edward Jones. Principal 
artists, J. M. Campbell, Tiny Grattan, Joan 
Carroll, Betty Balfour, Morris Harvey, Iris 
Hoey, Dore Plowden, Alice Delysia. Andre 
Randall, Leon Morton, Evelyn Rosel, Murri 
Moncriff, Mme. Ohta Hanako, Willie 
Wheeler, the Misses Courtney, Scott, 
Fiaser, Northe. (Second edition with new 
scenes produced on October 28) June 18. — 
Ambassadors. 

MOTHER'S BROTHER, farce, in three acts, by 
George Elton. November 29. 

Reginald Way Mr. Percy Robinson 

Leslie Joyleau Mr. Paige Lawrence 

Colonel Bewley-Thoarpson .. Mr. Gerald Leete 

Mr. Chaddoeks Mr. Frank Forbes-Robertson 

Judd Mr. Richard Cowell 

Minnie Way Miss Kitty 'Prevail 

Mts Joyleau Miss Kathleen Hamilton 

Mr-. Hew ley-Thompson Miss Helen Yidal 

Harriet Miss Dorothy Finlayson 

— Hippodrome, Margate. 

MOTHER'S NEW HUSBAND, comedy sketch, 
in one seen.-, written by Wal Pink, music 
by John S. Baker. August 23. 

Marmaduke Jones Mr. Joe Elvin 

Bill Sloggy Mr. E. S. Petley 

Maudie Miss Madge Spencer 

Mr- Jones ......Miss Florence Lynne 

Bertie Mr. Sydney Yereker 

Doctor Thomson Mr. Fred Clifford 

Recruiting Sergeant 

-Mr. Charles MaynarJ Brown 
—Palace, Clapham. 

MOTHERLESS MITE, A. domestic drama. l.\ 
William Fortescue. August 16. 

Sir Henry Hunter Mr. Ernest J. Fare. 

Jack Jones Mr. Tom J. Taylor 

Hezekiah Grabber Mr. A. W. Norman 

Solomon Moses Mr. Frank Preston 

The Hon. Bertie Hunter .. Mr. Eric Gordon 

P.C. Moloy Mr. J. B. Carrickford 

Potter Tree Mr. Sam Roberts 

Bolter Mr. George Lorena 

Charlie Selbourne Mr. Fred Lillywhite 

Violet Denton ) .,- rn..- rvo n- 

Violel Thames [ M,ss Clare ° s «'"van 

Mother Selbourne Miss Lillian Iris 

Sally Baggs Miss Gertrude Vickers 

Nellie Darwin Miss Violet Somerville 

—Alexandra, Birmingham. 

MOULIN ROUGE REVUE, LE (The Tricolour), 
revue, in eighteen scenes, by MM. Quincl 
and Mioreau, English scenes by Bertram! 
Davi.-. music composed and arranged by 
Louis Hillier, produce. 1 by Max Dearly. 
Principal artists, Georges Desplas, Anna 
Martens, Frank Attree, M. Roberty, Jack 
l.erner. Leo Darly. June 14.— London 
Pavilion. 

MOUSE, play, in three acts, by Edward Knob- 
lauch. Presented by the Pioneer Players. 
December 5. 

Helen Townsend Miss Lilian Braithwaite 



Mouse trout.). 

Dorothy Grey Mi.-s Mercia Cameron 

Spicer Mr. Girton Barrie 

Reggie Hemming Mr. O. B. Clarence 

Agatha Tremenheere . Miss Elizabeth Kirby 

Paul Mr. Malcolm Cherry 

Pattison Grey Mr. Campbell Gullan 

Elsie Miss Iris Hoey 

— Roy alt v 

MOVING, farcical episode, in one scene, by 
Lionel Scudamore. July 26. — Camberwell 
Empire. 

MR. AND MRS. PONSONBV, farcical comely. 

in three acts, by Walter Hackett. June 14. 

Last performance (the 8th), June 19. 

Jim Ponsonby Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

Dick Trevor Mr. Sam Sothern 

Horatio Billingto'n Mr. Fred Kerr 

Williams Mr. Edward Duggie 

Mrs. Chesterton Miss Lydia Bilbrooke 

Mrs. Trevor Miss Mary O'Farrell 

Mrs. Ponsonby .Miss Marion Lome 

Comedy. 

MRS. FINCH'S FLAT, electrical burlesque, in 
one scene, presented by Fred Spencer and 
Harry Rogerson. December 20. 

Mrs. Finch Mr. Fred Spencer 

Mr. Finch Mr. Harry Rogerson 

—Empress, Brixton. 

MRS. GORRJNGE'S NECKLACE, condensed 
version of Hubert Henry Davies's play (Ma\ 
12, 1903, Wyndham's). Played by Mary 
Moore, Yorke Stephens, A. E. George, 
Reginald Rivington, May Whitty. Joan 
ChaloneT, Cicely Debenham. May 10 — 
London Coliseum. 

MRS. MASON'S ALIBI, sketch, in one scene, 
by Harry M. Vernon. August 2. 

Baron Stern Mr. J. Clifford Brooke 

Dr. Mason Mr. J. Carrillo 

.Mrs. Mason Miss Mary Neil 

Metropolitan. 

MRS. PRETTY AND THE PREMIER. See 

"The Division Bell." 

MRS. THOMPSON, play f posthumous) by 
Sydney Grundy. February 8. 

Mrs Thompson Airs Langtrv 

Mr. Mears Mr Alfred Goddard 

Mr. Prentice Mr Martin Sands 

Mr. Bence Mr. Frank Ainslie 

Mr. Collins Mr. Gilbert Ritchie 

Mr. Kenyon Mr. Lambert Pluiiimer 

Mr. Fentiman Mi Reginald Royce 

Mr. Marsden Mr. Frank Feuton 

Fielding Mr. David Henson 

Joanson Mr Percy Murray 

Enid Miss Netta. Westcott 

Yates Miss Dorothy Wayne 

Miss Wolfrey Mis* Carma 

Susan Miss Frances Holt 

-Lyceum, Sheffield 

MY WORD- musical comedy revue, in "thin 
gasps," by Percy Ford, music by Hnr:-v 
Melody (April 19, Royal Coliseum, Bury St. 
Edmunds). Principal artists, George 
Carvey, Harry Melody, Will Seymour, 
Rosalie Jacobi, Cora Mirth, Miriam Ferriss. 
May 3.— Empire, Camberwell. 

MYSTERY GUN, THE, sketch. Played by 
Erica O'Foyle. F. Irwin, Charles D. Cleve- 
land, Conn Allester. May 10.— Surrey. 

MYSTERY OF REDWOOD GRANGE, THE, 

Weedon Grossmitb. London Pavilion, 
January 11. 

MUM'S THE WORD, revue. Produced by Mr. 
Harry McKelvie's company. September 
27.— Hippodrome. Greenock. 

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MUSTARD AND CRESS, revue, in three 
MB, by Herbert Darnlev. music by Me4- 
vill. .1 (July 26, Royal. Ply- 

mouth.) & 6. 

Madame Tabasco Miw Hay Sharpies 

K. N. Pepper Mr. G. Ceppei Stephenson 

Buttons Mr. Jack Christie 

Hetty Summer; v Miss LUy St. 

.la k Bayley Mr. Leonard Ashdowne 

Dora M : ' " Hay 

Natty Mr. Herbert Darnley 

— MUM!. 

NAHANA. dramatic sketch, in three scenes, 
i m d Norman. August 30. 

Uinbelazi Mr. Cecil du Cue 

Zika!i Mr. Joseph Raymond 

Henry Dunn Mr. Alfred Wood 

Masapo Mr. Geo. Lewis 

Battonga Mr. Robert Ensor 

Kin- Panda M'Beestaa Koffe 

Nahana Miss Gertrude Manson 

— Camberwell Empire. 

NEW DEPARTURE, A, comedietta, in one 
act. by Rosaline Maason. March 19.— 
St. Outhbert's 11,01, Edinburgh. 

NEW DETECTIVE, THE, farcia! episode, pro- 
duced by Ernest Dottridge May 10 — 
Empress, Brixton. 

NEW WORD, THE, play, in one act, by J. M. 

Barrie (first variety production, October 4, 

London Coliseum). March 22. 

Father Mr. O. B. Clarence 

Mother Miss Helen Have 

Son Mr. Geoffrey Wilmer 

Daughter Miss Gertrude Lang 

—Duke of York's. 

NEXT, PLEASE, American comedy, in one 
act, by Horace Hunter. October 18- 

Abe Solomon Mr. Jef . Coates 

Walter Lee Mr. Horace Hunter 

Marks Mr. Fred Jennings 

Pearl Gathney Miss lily Hammersl-sy 

— Holborn Empire. 

NIGHT IN SOCIETY, A, corr.edy-drama, in 
one scene, bv Arthur Jefferson. August 23. 

Mrs. Brown Miss Gwen Williams 

Harry Brown Mr. Wm. Fraser-Brunner 

Sir Reginald Anstruther Mr. H. Elliott-Ball 

The Hon. Bertie Tyloff Mr. Alex. Wilkie 

James Mr. Sidney Barnes 

Bobbie Baxter Mr. Arthur Jefferson 

— Camberwell Empire. 

NO. 1, "revusicalette." Played by George 
Carrey, Rosalie Jacobi, and Jemmie Ross 
July 19.— Holborn Empire. 

NO REFLECTION ON THE WIFE, comedy, 
in four acte, by Ronald Jeans. OctobeT 6. 

Rhoda Buddicomb" Miss Madge Mcintosh 

Helen Miss Mabel Mack 

Peggy Miss Edith Smith 

John Buddicomb Mr. Lawrence Hancey 

Millie Carol Miss Margaret Aideen 

George Penner Mr. H. Lane Baylifl 

Moira Penner Miss Estelle Winwood 

Vincent Croker Mr. Percy Marmont 

Grace MifiS Molly Lachlnn 

Repertory, Liverpool. 

NO WAITING, revue, in three scenes, by 
Arthur Dixon, produced by Mike Nono. 
Principal artists. Mike Nono, Kilie Corf, 
Arthur Dixon. Ivy Moore, Kathleen Irwin. 
June 21-— Balham Hippodrome. 

NOBODY LOVES ME, comedy, in three acts 
by Robert Elson. (March 11, Repertory. 
Liverpool.) May 6- 

Jane Murdoch Miss Nina Henderson 

Mrs. Ferrard Miss Alice Mansfield 

Tonv Miss Edith Smith 



iii Loves Me (runt.). 

Lady Kenford Miss Edith Barwell 

Major-Gen. Sir Walter Kenford, K.C.B., 

D.S.O., etc Mr. Wilfred E. Shine 

Alessie Miss Gwynifrede Sardon 

Mrs. Edmund Ferrard .. Miss Estelle Win. 

Lord Redesmere Mr. Percy Mar: 

Lincoln Baker Mr. William Armstrong 

George Pendle Mr. Harvey Adams 

Mi6S St. Aubin Miss Doris Lloyd 

Mrs. Burhank Miss Madge Mcintosh 

Gerald Anstruther Mr. Lawrence Hanray 

Waiter Mr. William Dexter 

Park inson Mr. Arthur C. Rose 

— Kingsway. 

NOKES PASHA, farcical Eastern sketch, in 
on ait. by Norman Slee. June 28. 

The Sultan Mr. Roy Byford 

Nokes Pasha Mr. William Cornwall 

All Minvum Mr R. F. Symonds 

Zozella Miss G. Illingworth 

—Hippodrome, Balham. 

NOT A BAD JUDGE, sketch, by C. H. Bovill. 
Principal parts played by Mr. Rutland 
Harrington and Miss Nancy Price. 
February 22— London Pavilion. 

NOT A WORD, revue, in three scenes, by J. 
Herbert Davison. Principal artists, Bert 
Danson. Ethel Ra-Leslie, Colin Yinee, Jos. 
R. Tate, Harry Sheard, the Four Blue 
Belles. July 26.— CamberweE Empire. 

NOW'S THE TIME, " musical time-piece in 
two hours and ten chimes," by Cosmo Gor- 
don Lennox and C. H. Bovill, with music by 
Max Darewski and Willy Redstone, dances 
affd assembles by J. W. Jackson, stage 
production by Herbert Bryan, produced by 
Andre Chariot. Prircipal artists. Beat 
Lilli£, Clyde Cook, Phyllis Monkmaii. 
Alfred Austin, Margot Kelly. Jack Morri- 
son, Lee White, Rose Sullivan, the Lan- 
cashire Lads, George Mozart, Messrs. 
Leslie, Daniel, Sims: B. Thorpe, Guy Mag- 
ley, George Baker. S. W. Wyndham, G 
Gerrard, Serge Morozoff. October 13.— 
Alhambra. 

NURSES, musical buriesque, by Sydney Blow 
and Douglas Hoare, music by Philip Bra- 
ha.m. (May 10, Palace, Southampton.) 
""May 17. Revised edition produced under 
the title of " Pick-me-up " at the Middle- 
sex, London, July 19. 

Issey Linsky Mr. Theodore Leonard 

Soloman Slack Mr. George Elliston 

Ralph Ellery Mr. Louis Victor 

The Postman Mr. Alfred Bridges 

Louis Gaumont Mr. Larry Ceballos 

Mine. Gaumont Miss Laura Wright 

Isidora Linsky Miss Mona Desmond 

Nurses.— Miss Ruby Lester, Miss Doris Wood. 
Miss Sonia Ray, Miss Ethel Love, Miss Violet 
Parry, Miss Viola Marriot. Miss Nora Hope. 
Patients.— Miss Gipsie Davis, Miss Kathleen 
Haddon. Miss Muriel Kelly. Miss Mabel Mason, 
Miss Belle Rivers, Miss Hope L'Estrange, Mis- 
Dorothy West. Miss Molly Seville, Miss Holly 
Wish, Miss Dulcie Lawrance, Miss Fairie 
Wren, Miss Phyllis Price. 

—Wood Green Empire. 

ODDS ON, revue, iu three scenes, by Harry 
Dent. Principal Artists, Harry Dent, Bay 
Russell, Fred Hyde, Chas, Cody, B. Lind- 
ley. F. Ellison, Fanny Harris, Minnie 
Collins, V. Wightman, M. Casson, E. Bart- 
lett, Dollv Elsworthv. (April 18. Empire, 
Sheffield.) May 10— Finsbury Park Empire. 



PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 



123 



OH! BE CAREFUL, musical comedy, by 
\rthur Wimporis and Hartley Camriok, 
music by Melville J. Gideon, Sydney 
Bavn es, and George Arthurs (originally 
produced .is " Mam'seUe Tralala " at the 
Lyric, April 10, 1914.) June 19. Last 
performance (the 53rd) July 17. 

Bruno Richard Mr. Courtice Pounds 

lime. Richard M"iss Pollie Emery 

Claire Miss Gwladys Gaynoi 

Pierre Delacour Mr. Frederick Morant 

Georges Dieudonne Mr. Robert Blythe 

Philippe Michel Mr. Kenna Lawson 

Aristide Volnay Mr. J. H. Brewer 

Max Mr. Tom A. Shale 

Messenger Master Jack Frost 

Mme. Fleuriot Miss Bloss Taylor 

Noisette Miss Yvonne Arnauu 

— Garrkk. 

OH! LA, LAj revue, in two acts and seven 
scenes, by Norman H. Lee, Robert Wes- 
ton, and Jack Norworth (based upon 
" Looking Around," November 6, Garrick). 
Principal artists, Miss.#Jean AUistone, 
Miss Laura Guerita, Mr* Jack Norworth, 
Miss Hettie King, Mr. Ernie Lotinga, Miss 
Lorna Delia, Mr. William Saville, Mr. Hugh 
Robinson. Mr. Harry Weston, Miss Claudia 
Guillot, Mr. Jack Rooke. December 27 — 
Queen's. 

OH! SO DAINTY, revue, by Martin Byam, 
music arranged by B. Montague. Principal! 
artists, Fred Ingleby, Leslie Coupe, Will 
Charlton, Jack Greenwood, Madge Addi- 
son, Lilian Harris, Maudie Mears, May 
Ritchie, Babs Ritchie. May 22.— Royalty, 
Morecambe. 

OH, THAT GIRL, revue, by Harry Moon and 
Billy Maher, lyrics by Perciyal Langley, 
produced by Danny Maher (October 11, 
Hippodrome, Margate). Principal artists, 
Mr. Billy Maher, Mr. Jack Maher, Miss 
Ida Taylor, Mr. Colin Vance, Miss Daisy 
Maher, Sabey and Ward, Miss Evelyn 
Booth, Madame Lorette's Girls. November 
8. — Foresters. 

OH ! THAT LAST BOTTLE, comedy duologue, 
by Zoe Herbert. February 8.— Royal 
Hippodrome, Eastbourne. . 

OITHONA, opera, in one act, by Edgar L. 
Bainton. August 11. Produced by the 
Summer SchfMxI of Opera at Glastonbury. 

OLD MEMORIES. See " Memories." 

OLD PA JONES, comedy, by Will King. 
November 13. — Palace, Westcliff. 

OLD PURITAN, THE, one-act play, by Harold 
Smith. Matinee. July 27.— Queen's. 

OLIVER TWIST, revival of Comyns Carr's 
dramatisation of Dickens's work. (July 10, 
1905, His Majesty's.) April 19. Last per- 
formance (the 20th) "May 1.— His Majesty's. 

ON SECRET SERVICE, melodramatic War 
sketch, in one scene, by A. S. Hardy, 
January 4. 

Jean Jacques Bonheur' Mr. Henri de Vries 

Richard Bellamy Mr. Kendrew Milsom 

Carl Steiner Mr. Juan D'Alberti 

Chris. Matthewson Mr. R. Marius St. John 

Sergeant Taylor Mr. A. Bowerman 

Batts Mr. Charles Brooke 

Bob Master Donald Buckley 

Moggs Mr. H. Wrightson 

Sergeant Carter Mr. G. R. Saunders 

Nurse Phillips Miss Dorothy Drake 

— London Pavilion. 



ON TRIAL, play, in prologue, three acts, and 

epilogue, by Elmer E. Reizenstein. (August 

14, 1914, Stamford Theatre. Stamford, 

Conn.: August 19, Candler Theatre, New 

York.) April 29. Last performance (the 

175th) September 25. 

The Defendant Mr. Arthur Wontner 

His Daughter Miss Odette Goimbault 

His Wife Miss Edyth Goodall 

Her Father (Deceased). .Mr. Frank A. Wakefield 

The Dead Man Mr. A. Clifton Alderson 

His Widow Miss Frances Dillon 

His Secretary Mr. Tarver Penna 

A Newsagent Mr. Edgar B. Payne 

A Hotel Proprietor Mr. E. H. Brooke 

A Physician Mr. A. Harding Steerman 

A Maid Miss Jennie Maris 

A Waiter Mr. Francis Serle 

The Judge Mr. William Lugg 

The District Attorney Mr. Julian Royce 

The Defendant's Counsel Mr. Bassett Roe 

The Clerk Mr. Cecil Bevan 

The Court Stenographer Mr. G Dickson-Kenwin 

n,„ r^,,,.+ \n-„„A n „t 'I Mr. Fred Terriss 
The Court Attendants ..■] Mr James Lomas 

Foreman of the Jury .. Mr. Leonard Shepherd 
Juryman— Mr. Summers .. Mr. Sydney Paxton 
The Jury — Messrs. Leonard Calvert, A. C. 
Hardie, Arthur Jackson, H. S. Dacre, Fred C. 
Glover, Henry Nelson, G. A. Seager, etc. 

—Lyric. 

ONCE UPON A TIME, musical scena, by. 
Charles Knight. Played by Avis Bostoclc, 
Hilda Morris, Esmond Desmond, and Law- 
son Fraser. March 29.— Camberwell Empire. 

ONLY GIRL, THE, musical play, in three acts, 
msuic tax .Victor Herbert, book by Henry 
Blossom. Adapted from Frank Mandel's 
comedy, " Our Wives." (Produced by 
Joseph Weber, New Nixon, Atlantic City, 
N.J., October 1, 1914; Thirty-ninth Street 
Theatre,- New York, November 2, 1914.) 
book revised for the English stage by Fred 
Thompson. September 25. Last perform- 
ance (the 107th) December 18. 

Alan Kimbrough Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

John Martin Mr. Alec Fraser 

Sylvester Ayre Mr. G. Davy Burnaby 

Andrew McMurray Mr. Laurence Caird 

Saunders Mr. Herbert Vyvvan 

Ruth Wilson Miss Fay Comntnn 

Birdie Martin Miss Mabel Twemlow 

Margaret Ayre Miss Madeleine Seymour 

Jane McMurray Miss Ethel Baird 

Patrice la Montrose Miss Mabel Russell 

Ruby Miss Dorrie Keppel 

PerLie ..■ Miss Vera Neville 

p aula Miss Kathleen Dawes 

Renee Miss Wanda de Baron 

Violet Miss Margot Erekine 

Viola Miss Patience Seymour 

— Apollo. 

ONLY WAY, THE, revival of F. Wills's adapta- 
tion of Charles Dickens's novel " A I ale of 
Two Cities." (February 16, 1899, Lyceum ) 
June 21. 

Sydney Carton Mr. Martin Harvey 

Ernest Defarge Mr. Charles Glenney 

Mr. Lorry Mr. Percy Foster 

Mr. Stryver Mr. B. Marsh Dunn 

Dr. Manette Mr. Walter Howe 

Charles Darnay Mr. Eugene Wellesley 

President Mr. J. Cooke Beresford 

Public Prosecutor Mr. Wilson Gunning 

Comte de Fauchet No. 46 

Mr. F. Forbes Robertson 

First Citizen Mr. A. Ibberson 

Lucie Manette Miss Maud Rivers 

The Vengeance Miss Mary Rorko 

A Citizeness Miss Bessie Elder 

Mimi Miss N. de Silva 

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'OB V.C1 \i Bl R r'8 i J . ski tcb, ' i P 

Jontj Dewburst. Jui I'rix- 

ton, 

.1 1 HI R in I' \i: I MIA I . I in . musi al comedy. 
in .,ii«' act, i"«'k and lyrii - bj v. orton David 
and Ernesl C Rolls, music bj Max 
i. Produced bj Ernesl C. Rolls. 
iuipal artists, Farr and Farland, Miss 
Mr. l" r . < l Gregory, Mr. Her- 
bi n l.. Martine, M Jan tte Denai 
Mi* Violel L< wis, Salsa Woodville, the 
!,> Modi l Maids. Di c< mber 27.- Empire, 
N< I 
OVEB \ Q \l:l>i:\ u \u . comedy, bj Eliza- 
beth Baker. November 20. 

Edward Archibald Mr. W. Ribton Haines 

Lottie Archibald Miss Isabel Thornton 

Dorothy Miss Maude Gill 

Flo ...' Misa Betty Pinchard 

Emma Miss Catnleen Orford 

Torrent Mr, Felix Aylmer 

Mabel Torrent Miss - Mari .twin 

Sirs. Foote Miss Dorothy Taylor 

Will Miint Mr. E. T<m Swinley 

Gilbert Rod Mr. John Dunn Yirker 

Clements Mr. Joseph A. Dodd 

— Repertory, Birmingham. 

OTA, ova: one-act Japanese comedy. Pro- 

duced by Mr. Charles B. Cochran. April 21. 

Umenoske, an Actor Mr. Aomi 

■i Mr. Goro 

N&be, a Maid Mr. Yeiji 

Roman, a Geisha Mr. Kichinoske 

Mameko, a Geisha Mine. Hanako 

— Ambassadors. 

PACK OF KNAVES, A, "melodramatic 
comedy," in one act, by Charles Eddy. 
1". bruary 22. 
Peter Kelly, "The Dandy" 

Mr. Yorke Stephens 

James Ludlow Mr. Charles Vane 

M Mr. Ernest Spalding 

Fanny Miss Hilda Hamilton 

— Surrey. 

PAGLIAOCI, revival of Leoncavallo's opera 
(M&3 21, 1892, Milan, as THE STROLLERS; 
May' 10. 1803. Covent Garden) during the 
B echam-Courtneidge season. November 
28.— Shaftesbury. 

PAINTER AND THE BABY. THE. farce, in 
by Frank G. Layton. May 8. 

Jerrj Mr. E. Stuart Vinden 

Charles Mr. E. Ion Swinley 

Marjory Miss Maud Gill 

Mrs. Nobbs Miss Mary Raby 

Repertory, Birmingham 

PAIS OF TWO'S. A. musical farcical comedy, 
in erne act, bj Reginald Somerville. 
March 29. Putney Hippodrome. 

PAIX CHEZ SOI, LA. comedy, in one act, bj 
Georges Courteline. Presented by Mr. 

J. T. I i rein's Independent War Players. 

July 19. 

Trielle *f- Jules .Delacre 

Valentine Mile. V**<»*Ui 

• Kingsway. 

PALSj Irish play, by Eva Elwes December 

27. 

Mickej O'Donnei Mr. Cecil Gray 

Philip Hyde Mr. Stanley Yillx-rs 

pat n'llara Mr. NewtOO Pearee 

Victor de Valois Mr. Jerrold Heather 

August) de Rocheforl Mr, John B-urant 

General Lord Harlow. ...Mm Wilfred Stanhope 

nt Mr. J. Campbell Gna< tne 

Caroline Desmond Miss Helena Waibran 

Mi- Desmond Miss Kitty Clover 

Marquise de Valois Miss Hilda Shirley 

Cerise de Beaumont Miss Nancy Mitchell 

Sheila Desmond Miss Maude F. Ward. 

— Grand. Luton. 



PAL8, play, in one act, bj Btanlej rooke. 
March 82. 

Liz Miss Margaret Kmden 

Lil Misa Constance Burleigh 

Royal, G 
PAN'8 meadow, fantasy, In one act, bj 
Maud V. Vernon. September 15. 

Meg Miss Kirsteen Graeme 

Lisbetb Miss Greta Hayward 

Owen Mr. Desmond Brannigan 

Wood Spirit Miss Esme" Percy 

Gwen Miss Gabrielle Paul 

- Royal, Manchester. 

PANORAMA OF fOl 111, THE, play, in four 

by .1. Hartley Manners. (April 5. 

Royal. Bournemouth.) April 14. Last 

performance (the 24th), May 8. 

sir Richard Gauntlett .. Sir George Al exander 

Geoffrey Annandale .". Mr. Owen N 

Colonel Gladwin Mr. Alfred Bishop- 

Clifford Carstairs Mr. Nigel Playfair 

Thorn Mr. E. Vivian Reynold's 

Mrs. Gordon-Trent Miss Nina Boucioault 

Mrs. Stephens Miss Helen Rous 

Felicia Gauntlett . . Miss Madge Tithen 

Nurse Miss Dorothy Green 

Maid Miss Stella Rho 

A Nun Miss Anne Walden 

— St. James's. 
PANTHER, THE, War sketch, by Neiison 
Morris. Produced by THE PLAYERS. 
March 20.— Passmore Edwards Settlement. 
PAPERS OF STATE, dramatic comedy, by 
Charles Eddy. Played by Jerrold Robert - 
shaw, Violet Engleueld, Robert Rowland. 
September 30. — Criterion. 

PARKER CAPTURES THE K R, comedy 

farce in three scenes, by Charles Austin 
and Charles Ridgewell. February 8.— Shep- 
herd'.- Bush Empire. 
PARKER'S REVUE (CALL IT WHAT YOU 
1.1 KE, BUT DON'T SWEAR), Revue, by 
Charles Austin, music and lyrics by 
James Stewart and Fred W. Leigh, pro- 
duced by Charles Austin (October 11, 
Hippodrome, Dover). Principal artists, 
Rhoda Brooke. Harry Kemp, Bert Norman. 
Billy Allan, George Elliston, Cissy Y 
Henry Thomson, Edward and Will Noble, 
Little Fanny Noble, The Quaker Octet. 
October 25. — Bedford. 
PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS.? revue, in four 
scenes, by F. Firth Shcpard and Fred 
Karno. (Olympia, Liverpool, December 7. 
1914.) January 11.— New Cross Empire 
PARTNERS, American burlesque, by James 
Maddison. Presented by J. W. Jackson. 
Principal artists, Mr. Natt Carr, Mr. Angus 
Adams, Miss Kathleen Gray, Miss Nellie 
St. John, Miss Lena Hicks. (-March 8, 
Royal, Plymouth.) March 15.— Vict 
Pal ice. 
PARTNERS, comedy, in three acts, bj Bl 
Houghton. April 19. 

Cj nthia Miss May Agate 

Lyvvlia Miss Dorothy Ripley 

! a,i, t ; in ml - Miss Claire Pauncefort 

- Isaac Grundy Mr. F. Randle Ayrton 

/emon Mr. Charles King 

Walter Mr. J. Leslie Frith 

Oliver Mr. Milton Rosmer 

— Prince's, Manchester. 

PASSING EVENTS, revue, in three scenes, by 

R. II. Douglass. (Previously produced in 

Bristol.) Principal artists, Mr. R. H. 

Douglass. Miss Nell Gower, and Miss Kitty 

CoJyer. March 8 — Palladium. 

PASSING OF FANNY AND JOSEPH, THE. hv 

J. Hartley Manners. Played by Lauretti 

Taylor, Arthur Bourchier, and Gerald du 

Maurier. Produced at the Theatrical 

Garden Party. July 20.— Botanic Gardens, 

I:- gent's Fark. 



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PASSING SHOW, Till-:, revue, in eight scenes, 
by Fred Moule and G. 1». Wheeler, music 
by <-i. i>. Wheeler, Kenneth Morrison, and 
Sam Richardson. Produced by Frederick 
Baugh. (Version of original revue of the 
same name produced August 4, 1913, 
Pavilion, Mile End.) Principal artists, Leo 
Dryden, Hilda Playfair, Blanche Ray, 
Evelyn Brewster, Ruby Letyon, Tom 11. 
Davis, Gus Sbarland, Dudley Alyddleton, 
Fred Moule, Monty Martin. October 4.— 
Palace, Bow. 
PASSING SHOW OF 1915, THE, revue, in five 
scenes, by Arthur Wimperis and Hartley 
Carrick, the music arranged and composed 
by Herm an Finek, dances and ensembles 
by George Sliurley. Principal artists, Elsie 
J an is. Basil Hallam, Arthur Playfair, Nel- 
son Keys, Lewis Sydney, Gwendolen llrog- 
den, Dick Webb, Frank Foster. March <j. 
— Palace. 
New Version, with Wish Wynne and Robert 
Miehaelis in parts formerly played by Elsie 
Janis and Basil Hallam. June 21. 
Another verson, under the title of " The Pass- 
ing Shows," produced July 12. 
PASTORALE, Watteau dance-idyll, in one 
tableau, designed and invented by C. Wil- 
helm with music by Harvey Pinches, 
dances arranged by A. H. Majilton. Sep- 
tember 6. 

Giro-flee Miss Phyllis Bedells 

Narcisse Miss Carlotta Mossett: 

Philidor Miss Flo Mart ell 

DesirSe .:. Miss Connie Walter 

Celadon Miss J. Hart 

Watteau Dancers: — Misses B. Hill, A. Farrant, 
M. Moss, T. Cunningham, L. Osmond, F. 
Shortis, B. Banks, and W. Taylor. 

— Empire. 
PATACHON, comedy, in four acts, by 
Maurice Henneauin and Felix Duquesnel 
(October 23, 1907, Vaudeville, Paris). 
October 18. Last performance (the 7th), 
October 23. 
Max du Tilloy (Patachon).. M. Francis Baissac 

Leputois-Merinville M. L. Chaumont 

Chenet : M. Louis Gouget 

Robert de Revray M. Baert 

de Tergy M. Montbars 

Bxerists Lep'utois Mennville .... M. Thelsen 

Baron de Laverdiere M. F. Crommefinck 

Augustin M. Victor Moret 

Pointet M. Villers 

de Terillac M. de Pamel 

Victor M. Alaney 

de Cericourt M. Orly 

Une Habilleuse Aline. Lordair 

Lucienne du Tilloy Mile. Mirianne 

Clotilde du Tilloy .... Mile. Louise Dauville 
Baronne de Laverdiere .. Mile. Helene Duriez 
Mrs. Poulsom Mile. Germaine Martneer 

MmfH..!,^™ r Mile. Ren6e Gardes 

Mme. Leclapier J 

Miss Edith Mile. Gladys Derfal 

Colombe de St. Yriex .... Mile. Yette Roland 

Mme. de Frileuse Mile. Alaccv Mancini 

Mme. de Chantelaur Mile. Helen Janick 

Mme. Lourdet Mile. Gaby Darmon 

Pascaline Mile. Berthe Duthy 

—Court. 

PATRIOT. THE. recruiting sketch, by Fredk. 

Lonsdale. May 14.— Grand, Clapham. 
PAULINE, play, in one act, by Ronald Jeans. 

May 3. 

Pauline Miss Madge Melntosh 

Gerald Mr. Percy Marmorrt 

Maid Miss Gwynifrede Sardon 

— Kingsway. 
PEACHES, revue burlesque, by Sydney Blow 

and Doug'as Hoare, music by Philip Braham 

(September 6, Hippodrome, Southampton). 

Principal artists, Bruce Winston, Hannah 

Jones, Gladys Miles, Alice Mallest. 

October 4.— Fin.shury Park Empire. 



PEDLAR OF DREAMS, THE, revue-fantasj 
devised and written by R. B. Salisburj in 
conjunction with Bertram! Davis, music by 
Dich Elenty, produced by The Quaints. 
Principal artists, Mr. R B. Salisbury, Miss 
PeggJ May, Miss Amies Croxton, Air. E. 
Lane Mott, Miss Dorothy Jam.-, Air. Ed- 
ward Gar, .Mr. Dick Henty. Messrs Leigh- 
ton, Verity, Milne, Derville, Air. Frank 
Martyn, Miss Sybil Jeffries. December 18 — 
Vaudeville. 

PERFECT HOUSEKEEPER, THE, comedy, in 
one act, by Graham Price. Produced a1 
performance by the students of the Ben 
Greet Academy of Acting. April 15. 

The Rev. Josiah Gull Air. Henry Kendall 

Mis. Josiah Gull Aiiss Alinnie McLeod 

Violet Miss Lilian Simpson 

Mrs. Jebb Brown Aiiss Hilda Travers 

—Bijou, Bedford Street. 

PETE, revival of Hall Caine and Louis N. 
Parker's dramatisation of " The Alanxman " 
(August 29, 1908, Lyceum). July 31. Last 
performance (the 66th), September 25. 

Pete Quilliam Air. Matheson Lang 

Philip Christian Mr. Baliol Holloway 

Ross Christian Mr. Cyril Griffiths 

Cassar Cregeen Mr. Frederick Ross 

The Lieutenant-Governor Mr. J. S. Blythe 

The Mayor of Dou-Mas Mr. Walter Phnge 

Jonaique Jelly Air. Charles Bibby 

Black Tom Mr. Roy Byford 

Kellv the Post Air. Arthur Seaton 

Constable Niplightly .. Air. Albert Evremond 

Dr. Mylechreest Mr. Sidney Vautier 

Old William Air. Louis Ashineade 

Clerk of the Court Air. John Daly 

Danny Veg Air. George Morgan 

Grannie Aiiss Blanche Stanley- 
Nancy Aiiss Mary Bmugh 

Old Sarah Aiiss Alargaxet Boyd 

Mary Miss Nona Wynne 

Aleg Aiiss Dorothy Turner 

Kate Cregeen Miss Hutin Britton 

— Aldwych. 

PETER IBBETSON. dramatic version, in four 
acts and an epilogue, by John N. Raphael, 
of George du Maurier's novel. July 23 
{matinee). 

Peter Ibbetson Air. Owen Nares 

Col. Ibbetson Air. Henry Ainley 

Major Duquesnois Mr. H. R. Hignett 

Air. Lintot Air. Arthur Cleave 

Raphael Alerrvdew .... Mr. Stanley Turnbull 

Crockett Mr. Robert Atkins 

A Bishop Air. Murray Carrington 

Charlie Plunket Air. James Lindsay 

Achille Grigoux Air. Leon M. Lion 

Earl of Chislehurst .... Air. Roland Pertwee 

Sir H. Johnston Air. George Raymond 

Chaplin Air. Christopher Steele 

Mary Duchess of Towers 

Aiiss Constance Collier 

Mrs. Deane Aiiss Lilian Braithwaite 

Mrs. Glyn Miss Helen Ferrers 

Aladge Plunket Miss Jessie Winter 

Lady Diane Vivash Miss Kyrle Bellew 

Victorine Aiiss Eva le Gallienne 

Guests.— Alisses Rosemary Greville, Joan 
Challoner, Dorothy Fane, M. Leonesi, Geor- 
gette Jones, Sadie Brooke, and Lucie Alackrill. 
Characters in the Dream. 

Dr. Seraskier Air. Dawson Milward 

Mme. Seraskjer Mme. Clara Butt 

M. Pasquier de la Alariere 

Air. Harry Welch man 
Mme. Pasquier de la Alariere 

Aiiss Amy Brandon-Thomas 

Go Go Alaster Ronald Hammond 

Mimsey Seraskier Miss Gen6e Andrews 

Doctor Air. Alatthew Lawrence 

Nurse Aiiss Sybil Ruskin 



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I.). 

Hi Robert Atk 

Yverdon Mr. C. Denier Warren 

\\ ard 

, York, and Pi rcj Ki 
Hi- \'i 
l'l.i BR PAN, !■ vival of .1. M. Barrie's p 
it 27, 1904, Duke of York's). Di 

PETI1 E i:i.\ ii I I I . LA, ski ten, presented 
i,y aude and William Bmytl 

A nun.-; 23. Oxford. 
I i.v. I BR POT. THE, duologue, En oni 
Katfaerine Mann. June 21. 

Archie Mr. P. Hawkswortb Dix 

Elhel Miss Marjorie Raeburn 

— Paisley, Pai 
PHARM VCIEN, l.i . ci mi Ly, bj Max Maun 
Presented by the Grand Guignol Company. 
August 16. Garrick. 
PHILOSOPHER, THE, rural comedy, in one 
a< t. bj Martin J. McHugh. April 5. 

Dan M cine rue j . . .' .Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

Michael Donnellan Mr. .1. A. ORourke 

John Magratb Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

.Air. Honan Mr. N. Wright 

.Mr. Sullivan Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

Tom Burke Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Joe Mipogue Mr. H. E. Hutchinson 

Sergeant Duffy, R.I.C Mr. Philip Guiry 

—Abbey, Dubi n. 
PHILOSOPHER OF BUTTEfiBIGGENS, THE, 
piay, bj Eajold i 'lupin. Produced at a 
special memorial performance to raise 
funds for a Y.M.C.A. Hut at the Front. 
December 14. 

David Mr. Campbell Gullan 

Lizzie Miss Hilda Trevelyan 

John Bell Mr. Allan Jeayes 

— QueenV. 

PICK-ME-UP, musical burlesque, by Bewell 

Collins, music by Philip Braham and 

Robert Marks (originally produced under 

the title of " N'ur-i - " on May 10 at PaJ&ci . 

thampton). Principal artists, Arthur 

Chesney, Margaret Moffat, Louis Victor, 

Harry Hardy. George Elliston, Sissie Brand. 

July 19. Midddesex, London. 

PICTURES, THE. an "exaggeration," in one 

act, by Walter R. Matthews. September 

13. 

Harry Hindi Mr. Charles Groves 

Mrs. Rowbothara Mrs. A. B. Tapping 

A Young Lady Miss Marie Leman 

De Vere Montague Mr. Ernest Haines 

Alfred Mr. Tommy Xickson 

Sparrow Mr. Gordon Fleming 

Mrs. Binch Mi-- Marii Roytei 

Edouard Li franc Mr. Archibald McLean 

Gaiety, Manchester. 
PIE IX THE OVEN". THE, Scottish play! 
in one act, by .1. J. Bell (Royal, Bury, 
November 10, 1914). October 25. 

John McNabb Dickson Moffat 

Susie Vi Molfat 

Flora Mary Campbell 

Peter Dull Watson Hume Moffat 

— Victoria V. 
PIEGE, I.E. play, by Achaume and Armaury. 
Presented by the Grand Guignol company. 
August 9.— Garrick. 
PIKOVAYA-DAMA (PIQUE-DAME, THI 
QUEEN OP SPADES) opi ra, bj P. Tschai- 
kowsky Opening ol M, Vladimir Rosing's 

oli. May 29. 

Herman M. Vladimir Rosing 

Count Tomsky Mr. Julian Bonell 

Prince Yeletsky Mr. Julian Kimbell 

Sourin Mr. Raymond Ellis 

Tchekalinsky M. Petrc Moltchanoff 

Tschaplitsky M. Wassilefl Nikolai 

Naroumoft M. Squair 

■rdner M. Shacknoff 

Countess Mile. Slava Krassavina 

Lisa Mile. Aimde Nikitina 



Pauline Mile. Eugenie Baron-1 

Mascba Mile. Georgette Meyrald 

Gouvernante Miss Evelyn Arden 

PLATERS IN THE lNTKRLlDK. 

H.ipbnls Miss Evelyn 

Plutus Mr. Raymond Ellis 

Chloe Miss Bessie 

i • ii Ion op' ia i; 

PINK NIGHTGOWN, THE, comedy playlet. 
bj I'. kin-.y Peile. May S. 

Gabrielle -Mi-- Kate Cutler 

Arthur Mr. Herbert Waring 

ctoj Barrett .Mr. Hampton G 

—Chelsea Palace. 

I'l. \ N THE GAME, revue, in sis scenes, writ- 
ten and composed by Summers Brown. 
Principal artists, Violet Black, Billy 
phens, Stephen Fitzgerald, Harry •;. 
Wright. Kitty Barlow, Henry Herbert. Bid- 
ney llott. September IS. - Empress, Brix- 
ton. 

PLAYGOERS, THE, domi -tv episode, ; 

A. W. Pinero. (March SI, 1918, St. 
James's.) Presented for the first tim 
the music hall stage. Played by Melita 

Villiers. L-a Allen, Desiree Devon, "Verlinda 
Dewes, Phyllis Morris. Eve Mackers, Arthur 
Pusey, and Austin Trevor.— March 22.— 
Empress, Brixton. 

I'l. I ISED TO MEET YOU, revue, by 
Cartwright, music by Temple Smith. 
cipal artists, C. A. Stephenson, Maud 
Fred Monti, George Beckett. Vivian Carter. 
May 24. — Camberwell Empire. 

POACHER, THE, sketch, by J. O. Francis. 
(April 15, 1914, Coliseum, Aberystwyth.) 

May 3. 

Thomas Shon Mr. Richard A. 

Dicky Bach Mr. Ted 

David Hughes Mr. Wm. 

Maggie Mis, May 

— Fin-bury Park 
POISON niNDOTJ, LE, drama, in one 



Cyril 
Prin- 
Boj I, 



Hopkins 

Hopkins 
Hopkins 
Hopkins 
Empire. 

act. by 



Pi. - 
Grand Guignol company.) 



Eugene Juollot 

-illtril by t ll-- 

.luiy 5. 

Andre Mainviel M. Chaumont 

De Ligneulles M. Gouget 

Le Valet de Chambre M. Valbray 

Yvonne Mainviel Mme. Renge Gardes 

Une Femme de Chambre Mme. Lebreton 

—Coronet. 
POOR LITTLE MOOKEY, comedy, in four 
aci -. by Monckton Hoffe. Dei 

George Marple Mr. A. Clifton Alderson 

Christopher Marple. M.D. 

Mr. Langhorne Burton 

Launcelot Sheraton Mr. Monckton Hoffe 

Arthur Hake Mr. Alfred S. Barber 

A Registrar Mr. Hawley Francks 

Enson Mr. Robert I 

Sheraton Miss Money Arnold 

Mookey Miss Barbara Conrad 

—Gaiety, Hastings. 

POOB LITTLE PHfEBE, sketch, by Mrs. T. 
Elder Hearn. February l.— Palace, Bath. 

PORTE CLOSE, LA, drama, in two acts, by 
Ko)., it Francheville. Preset] I by the 
Grand Guignol Company, July 19. 

Daniel Worke M. Gouget 

M. Knni-- M. Chaumont 

Hermann M. Villers 

Nora Mnn. Josa Milan 

Mme. Worke Mme Jane Saint-Bonnet 

— Garrick. 

POWDER AND PAINT. " revuistical musical 
comedy," book and lyrics by Joseph L. 
Barry. Principal artists: Emma Kins:. 
Dorothv Yeitch. Dale Fortie. Will Parkin, 
Billy Glen, Ted Freeling. Albert Williams, 
Montague Davenport. Edith Isabelle. 
October 4.— Royal, Hyde. 



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PRETTY DARLINGS, revue, by Jay 11- in. 
mu^ic by Syd Beckett and Edwin Turner. 
Principal artists: M3se Viola Rene, Mr. Tag- 
gart Craughan, Mis;. ^^olly Craven. Miss 
Thirza Fan-on. Mr. Jack McKenzie, Mr. 
Geo. West, Mr. Will Feiinings, Little Tich 
bourne, Mr. Bernard Mervyn, Miss Myrta 
Hamilton. Miss Dorothea Trowell. Decem- 
ber 27. — Palace, Gloucester. 

PRINCESS AND THE PEA. THE, ballet-panto- 
mime in three scenes, action and music by 
Dora Bright. July 2. {Matinee.) 

The King Mr. Holman Clark 

The Prince Mr. Owen Nares 

The Major-Domo Mr. Lennox Pawle 

The Lord High Chamberlain 

Mr. Gordon Cleather 

The Queen M iss Ellen Terry 

The Mistress of the Robes .. Miss Edith Craig 
The Queen's Pages 

Miss and Master Gordon Craig 

A Debutante Miss Claire Greet 

The Stranger Princess .. Mile. Adeline Genee 
The Voice of the Princess. .Miss Kathleen Peek 
Chaperones. — Misses Mary Brough, A. Hill, 
Stella St. Audrie. Lords and Ladies. — Misses 
Coburn, Glynne, Dorothy Hammond, Lindsay, 
Newton, and Raine. Messrs. Lindsay, Martin 
Miller, Willmer. Debutantes. — Misses Carlotti, 
Marchant, Bryer, and Mortimer. Ladies-in- 
Waiting. — Misses Newton, Raine, McKenzie, 
and Hunter. Linen Maids.— Misses B. Hill, T. 
Cunninghame, L. Osmond, B. Banks, A. -Far- 
rant, J. Hart, W. Taylor, and M. Moss. 
Guards. — Messrs. Henderson and Hambling. 

— Haymarket. 

PRINCESS AND THE SOLDIER. THE, drama, 
in three acts, by Dorothy Mullord. 
November 8. 
King Paul of Volnubia 

Mr. Patrick O'Sullivan 

Prince Albert Mr. Eric Brighton 

Count Otto Von Hetzenberg ..Mr. Adian Lovett 

Sir Charles Hobart Mr. Arthur M. Hall 

Father Dumas Mr. George Wilton Marsh 

Lieut. Louis Frederic Mr. Ba.rtlett Garth 

Private Bill London Mr. Frederic Monte 

Captain Harry Douglas- Mr. Eric Morden 

Princess Elvina Miss Maud Linden 

Mercedes de Prove. r 

Miss Gwendoline Verschoyle 

The Mother Superior Miss Lena Naseby 

Mimi Mi-s Dorothy Mullord 

—Hippodrome. Croydon. 

PRIVATE LIFE OF P. C. PETTIFER, THE, 
comedy, in one act, by Wilfred Blair. 
August 16. 

Mrs. Pettifer Mrs. A. B. Tapping 

Euthanasia Pettifer Miss Marie Royter 

Alfred Rawlingson Mr. Gordon Fleming 

P.C. Pettifer Mr. Charles Groves 

— Gaiety, Manelu-1 r. 

PRIVATE ROOM. A. one-act play, by Dion 
Clayton Calthrop. February 16. 

— Criterion. 
PRIVILEGE OF PLACE, THE, play, in three 

acts, by Edward Martvn. November 8. 
Sir Matthew Hart, K.C.V.O. 

Mr. John MacDonagh 

Lady Hart Miss Leila MacMurrogh 

Owen " Mr. J. Derham 

la Miss Maire Mi Shibuhlaiah 

h O'EDagan Mr. Kerry Reddin 

Mark Br Ikin Mr. Charles Power 

Peter O'Keeffe Mr. Eric Gorman 

Maec'e Miss Nell Byrne 

Terence Mr. Lean MacCavilte 

Alovsius Fogarty Mr. Peter Judge 

An Elderly Gentleman ..Mr. Norman Reddin 
—Irish Theatre, Dublin. 

PRIZE. THE. musical sketch, in one scene, by 
W. Giver Mac!tay and Robert Ord. May 
24.— Middlesex. 



PRIZE WINNER, THE, Scottish playlet, by 
Macdonald Watson. June 7. 

Old Paterson Mr. J. T. Macmillan 

Maggie Miss Nell Barker 

John Greig Mr. Macdonald Watson 

— Collins's. 

PRODIGAL SON, THE (L'KNFANT PRO- 
DIGUE), revival of Claude Debussy's 
opera (February 28, 1910, Covent Garden), 
during the Beeeham-Courtneidge season. 
{Matinee.) December 28. 

Lia Miss Perceval Allen 

Azael Mr. Alfred Heather 

Simeon Mr. Frederic Austin 

— Shaftesbury. 

PRODIGAL SON, THE. revival of Hall Caine's 
drama (November 2, 1904, Grand, Douglas; 
September 7, 1905, Drury Lane; February 
25, 1907, Adelphi). October 9. Last per- 
formance (the 26th), October 50.— Aid- 
wye h. 

PROVOST'S PREDICAMENT, THE, farce, in 
one act. by Lewis Spence. March 31. 

Dauvit Flockhard Mr. Kendal Chalmers 

Adam Gow Mr. William J. Rae 

Susan Maconachie Miss Geraldine Hawkins 

— Royal, Glasgow. 

PUNCH AND JUDY, pantomime-opera, in three 
acts, invented, written and composed by 
Harrison Frewin. Invitation performance 
given at the Prince's, on May 11. 

PUNCTURED, play, in one act, bv T. Gideon 
Warren (August 28, 1900, Strand). August 2. 

Edgar Albut Mr. James Welch 

Grace Parkinson Miss Esme Hubbard 

Proprietor of the " Rose and Crown " 

Mr. C. Hodges 
— ^London Coliseum. 

PUSH AND GO, revue, in nine soenes, by A. 
P. de Courville and F. W. Mark, niusic 
by Herman Darewski. Principal artists, 
narry Tate, Shirley Kellog, Anna Wheaton, 
Gerald Kirhy, Violet Lorraine, Lewis 
Sydney, Charles Berkeley, Arthur Swan- 
stone, de Haven and Nice, Johnny Henning. 
May 10. — London Hippodrome. 

Q., " Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural," by 
Stephen Leacock and B. Macdonald Hast- 
ings. November 29. 

Jack Annerley Mr. Charles Hawtrey 

George Gnoof Mr. Miles Malleson 

Blight Mr. E. W. Tarver 

Dora Dnieper Miss Mona Harrison 

— London Coliseum. 

QUEEN OF SPADES. THE. See Pikovaya- 
Dama. 

QUEST, THE, play, in one act, by Matthew 
Boulton. Produced by the Altrincham 
Garrick Soiiety. November 17.— Altrincham. 

QUESTION UNANSWERED, A, play, by Enid 
Larimer. March.— R?hearsal 'Theatre. 

QUICK WORK, playlet, by Arthur Falkland. 
June 21 (matinee). 

Mrs. St. George Miss Mabel Love 

George Palmer Mr. Hubert Harben 

Maid Miss Elizabeth Rosslyn 

— London Pavilion. 

QUIET RUBBER, A, revival of the one-act 
play, adapted from the French " La Partie 
de Piquet," by C. F. Coghlan (January 8, 
1876, Court), by Sir John Hare, on his first 
appearance on the variety stage, supported 
by Mr. J. D. Beveridge, "Mr. Geoffrey Wil- 
mer. Miss Catharine Raynor. November 15. 
— Finsbury Park Empire 



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qri s \ m ly, in four acts, bj n- 

Ann. -! \ \ ... hell \ f.ril 20. 1 ■•'"'- 

Di ember 8. 

id Quinney Mr. \\- •.• Vinli \ 

Susan Mi-- Sydui I 

Mi-- Marie Bemingwaj 

Sam Tomlin Mr. A. G. Poulton 

Mabel Dredge Miss Marj M 

- Mr. ' 

Cyrus I". Hunsaker Mr. I 3 Caldwell 

ii Jordan Mr. Roland I' 

— Hayrn.i 

QUITE 80, rarcical ski ten, in ■ 
Lesl - • r 20. 

Earrington Weedon Grossniith 

Mrs. Earrington "SToha Harrison 

Rbona Vedra 

Monsieur Plouret iJreste A 

Waiter Wiiliam Corrie 

Supt. Twells II. Halladay Hopi 

Police Inspector Harley Connell 

—Palladium. 

RADIUM GIRL, THE, revue, in " three 
Bashes," >.o<>k by Worton David, word- bj 
\. J. Mills, music by Bennett Scott; pro- 
duccd by Larry CebaUos (October 4. Palace, 
Blackpool). Principal artist-. Alva York, 
8yd Howard. Rosie Dane, Frank Elliston, 
Ma) Hallatt, Mamie Leslsa. October 25.— 
Empire, CroySon. 

RAINBOW island, musical comedy episode, 
by Norman II Lee. N ivember 1. 

Wanda Miss Lona Tate 

Marut Mr. Lionel French 

Jimmie Brisket Mr. Alec Godfrey 

— Picturedrorne, Ilkeston. 

READY MONEY, revival of James Mont- 
■■-,.• dj I Lugust 12, 1912. Ni» i. 
July 29- Last performance (the 35rd». 
August 25. 

i. Mr. Allan Aynesworth 

a Baird Mr. Kenneth Douglas 

William Stewart Mr. Charles Eedale 

Sydnej Rosenthal Mr. George Desmond 

Sam Welch Mr. Ernest Cassel 

Sumner Holbrook Mr. Alfred Barber 

j.ni Mr. Owen Roughwood 

Hon. John II. Tyler .. Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 

Oaptaio West Mr. Cecil Humphreys 

Hammond Mr. Oswald Marshall 

Quin Mr. Edward Thirlbji 

Flynm Mr. J. Leslie Frith 

Reddy Mr. John Weymouth 

Neil Mr. George Owen 

Paul Mr. A. 8. A.-jdand 

Miss i. lei Miss Grace Lane 

Mi" [da Tyler Mi&s Cicely Dehenham 

Mrs. John Tyler Mi.— Margaret \\ 

Miss Ma-aret Kiliott M ■ S l ( unningham 

Ne W . 

RECOMMANDATION, LA, play, in on. act, ..> 
Max Maurey. (Grand Guignol company's 
French season). June 21. 

M. Mine M. ' 

Le Directeur M. Monteil 

Victor M. Valbray 

I .ronet. 

tUITING OFFICER, THE, revival of 
rge Farqubar's five-act play by the 
Society (April 8, 1706, Drur> I. 
February 27. 1816). January 24. 

nit Kite Mr. Nigel Playfair 

Costar Pearmain Mr. H. K. Ayliti 

Captain Plume Mr. Murray Carrington 

Mr. Worthy Mr. Henrj C. Hewitt 

Melinda Mi- Violet Farebrother 

Silvia Mi-s Jane Savile 

Lucy Miss Mignon O'Doherty 

Justice Balance Mr. Fewlass Llewellyn 

Maid Miss Phyllis Binda 

Miss Pauline Sangster 

Bullock Mr. Roy Byford 



Recruiting Officer, The icon!.). 



en . . 
Thomas \ppi- I 

Tycho 

Mr. 8 

aide 

;!lt 

Mr. Simple 

\ M;.n 

Hi- W ife 

V Colliei 

Collier? Wit. 



. . . Mr. Nil holas Bann D 

Mr. Frank Cochrane 

... Mi. Charles Maunaell 

Mr. Cbarli 

Mr. Charle- Kinu 

.. Mr Reginald Tippett 
.. Mr. Franklyn Walforu 

Mr. William Drayton 

Miss Clai 

Mr. H. Brough Robert 
.... Miss Edith Cuthii.it 
— Hay market.^ 

RED BLIND, THE, play, in on.- act, bj I 
Tbornley-Dodge. November 1. 

Warder Bavin- Mr. Frank Henrj 

Molly Jordan Mis- Marjory Car] 

Joan Mason Mi-- Adel< K- - 

Bob Mason Mis- WingoM Lav. 

Convict L 185 Mr. George Beimore 

Head Warder Mr. Tom M. Lloyd 

— Rotberhitbe Hippodromi 

RBG1 LAB BU83NE8S MAN. A. play, in one 
act. by John Stokes. May 17. 

Beatrici Wise Miss Dulcie Greatwicfa 

Robert Hornblower Mr. Bobert I 

P. ii. Kockmann Mr. Vincent Sternroyd 

Mrs. Ann Gray Mi-- Lena Delphine 

nger Boy A. Pearl 

—London Coliseum. 

REM&MBER BELGIUM, a play, in eight 
scenes, bj Percy Brown. May 10. 

Colonel Featherstone Mr. Gilbert Elvin 

John Grant Mr. Arthur Low i \ 

'. orge Grant Mr. Cliffe D< 

Fritz Siegenbacb Mr. Percy Brown 

Kellj (.a.kles Mr. Wally Ives 

Polydore Lierbarybe Mr. K. Victor Ho 

Sprout Mr. Geo. Morris 

Pte. Kendall, R.F.C Mr. Jack Walton 

K. Holt. R. i.M.C. .. Mr. (.. II. Stirling 
Pte. J. Annesley, R.A.M.C. ..Mr. K. W. Miles 

Mrs Featherstone Miss Lelia Drummond 

Mr-. Cackles Miss Effie Dane 

M.irie Mi— \ id i Ha-!- 

— Royal, Woolwich. 

REMEMBER LOl VAIN, tragedy, in one act. 
by Captain R. W. Mockridge {math 

July 15. 

Jean Courtrai Mr. Roland Pertwpi 

Marie Courtrai Mi-- Dorothy Parker 

Pierre Miss Minnie Ko-ki 

Lieutenant Kraft Mr. E. J. Caldwell 

Erlich Mr. A. F. Lysons 

—Court. 

REVENANTE, LA, drama, in one act, bj Jean 

d'Acuzay. Presented by the Grand Gui| 

company. June 28. 

Bernard M. Gouget 

Jean I'Espoir M. Monteil 

De Martel M. Valbray 

Layrac M. Villers 

Odele Mm.-. Lebreton 

Yvonne Mme. Rene"e Gardes 

—Coronet. 

RIGHTS AND WHOM.- the times, in 

one act, by Harold Batt. -March 22. 

Arriet Tuppit Mi-- Daisy Baldry 

Official Mr. Poole Kirk 

— Royal Artillery, Woolwich. 

RIGHT TO KILL. THE, play, in four acts, 
adapted from the French " L Homme qui 
\--.i-.iie," by Pierre Frondaie. by Gil- 
bert Cannon and Frances Keyzer. May 
4. Last performance (the 30th). June 5. 

Marquis de Sevigne' Sir Herbert Tree 

Sir Archibald Falkland .. Mr. Edmund Maurice 
Prince Cernuwitz .. Mr. E. Harcourt-Williams 

Mehmed Pasha Mr. Arthur Bourchjer 

Lieutenant Bolton. R.N Mr. Henry Hewitt 

John Wurman Mr. Charles Lascelles 



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Right to Kill, The (cont.i. 

Atik Ali Mr. IT. A. Saintsbury 

Georgie Falkland ..Master Christopher Frere 

Butler Mr. Julian Cross 

Manservant Mr. Henry Byatt 

Lady Falkland Miss Irene Yam 

Edith Falkland -Miss Maud Cn 

Lady Massinger Miss Charlotte Granville 

Baroness Kerloff Miss Ethel Hodgkins 

Maid Miss Irene Uelissc 

— His Majesty's. 

RIGHT STIFF, THE, comedy, in one act, by 
Victor Stanley. June 14. 

Dick Harford Mr. Hubert BarweJl 

John Harford Mr. Clarmont Gaskell 

Burglar Mr. William Gaunt 

Dolly Norbury Mi.-s Altona Stafford 

—New, Cardiff. 

RIGOLETTO, revival of Verdi's opera (March 
11, 1851. Venice; May 14, 1853, Covent 
Garden (in Italian). Robert Courtneidge 
Olpera Season. May 7. — Shaftesbury. 

RING OFF. comedietta, by Cecil Brooking 
and Alir-'tair Tayler. February 1. 

Daphne Middle ton Miss Lilian WilSams 

Dudley Brantwood Mr. Vezin 

Mark Stratton Mr. Cecil Brooking 

Palmer Miss Lilian Yates 

—Opera House, Cheltenham. 

R.I. P.. sketch, by P. T. Selbit. Played by 
Johnny Schofield and Arthur Burns. 
August 16. — Tottenham Palace. 

RISK IT, musical comedy revue, in three 
scent-, by Harry Henderson, lyrics by 
John B. Lee. Principal artists, Mr. Billy 
Walters, Mi-- Bessie Weir. Mr. Jack 
Gilroy, Mine. Rosine, Bish and Bish, the 
White Way Girls. October 25.— Pal:!-. 
Kilmarnock. 

ROAD TO RAEBTJRY, THE, comedy, in three 

acts, by Harold Brighouse (April 12, 

Prince's, Manchester). June 18. Last 

performance (the 11th) June 26. 

Horace Winstanley .... Mr. F. Randle Ayrton 

Sir Cecil Rae, Bart Mr. John Astley 

Lady Rae Miss Irene Rooke 

Collins Mr. J. Leslie Frith 

Olive Blain Miss Dorothy Ripley 

John Bayfield Blain ., Mr. Milton Rosmer 

— Criterion. 

ROAD TO YESTERDAY. THE, comedy fan- 
tasy, by Beula-h Marie Dix and Mrs. 
Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland. April 12. 
Characters in Acts l and 4. 

Kenelm Paulton Mr. R. Van Cortlandt 

Jack Greatorex Mr. Ernest C. Cassel 

Will Leveson Mr. Frederick Keen 

Ldrian Tompkins Mr. F. Owen Baxter 

Elspeth Tyrell Miss Lois Hetherley 

Malena Leveson Miss Judith Kyrle 

Elinor Leveson Miss Vera Tsohaikovsky 

Harriet Phelps Miss Phyllis Manners 

Vorah GillafW Miss Marion Lind 

Dolly Foulis Miss Ruby Hetherwj.k 

Characters in acts -2 and 3. 

Kenelm Pawlet "... Mr. R. Van Cortlandt 

Reform ado Jack Mr. Ernest C. Ca 

Will of the Feather Mr. Frederick Keen 

Tomkin the Tapster Mr. F. Owen Baxter 

Hubert Mr. E. Clement 

Wal Mr. F. G. Knight 

Mr John Vicar Mr. Robert Tavlor 

Lady Elizabeth Tyrell .. Miss Lois Hetherlev 

Black Malena Miss Judith Kyrle 

Lady Elinor Tytaey ..Mass Vera Tschaikovsky 

Goody Phelps Miss Phyllis Manners 

Mother Gillaw Miss Marion Lind 

Dolly Miss Ruby Hetherwick 

—Grand, Southampton. 



ROMANCE, play, in prologue, three acts, and 
epilogue, by Edward Sheldon (Februarv 
10, 1913, Maxine Elliott, New York; Sep- 
tember 30, 1915, Devonshire Park, 1: 
bourne). October 6. (Transferred to the 
Lyric, November 15.) 
Characters in the Prologue and Epilogtjb. 

Bishop Armstrong Mr. Owen Nares 

Harry Mr. Jack Hobbs 

Suzette Miss Muriel Harvey 

Characters in the Stort. 

Thomas Armstrong . .- Mr. Owen Nares 

Cornelius Van Tuyl Mr. A. E. Anson 

Susan Van Tuyl Miss Dorothy Runaejl 

Miss Armstrong Miss Agnes Thomas 

Mrs. Rutherford Miss Grace Wixon 

Mrs. Frothingham Miss Annie Hal 

Miss Frothingham Miss Dorothy Bellew 

Mrs. Gray Miss Stella Rho 

Miss Snyder Miss Margaret Dudley 

Mr. Fred Livingston Mr. Arthur Vezin 

Mr. Harry Putnam Mr. J. J. Daly 

Mr. Richard Morris Mr. Matthew Lawrence 

Mr. Neil Clarke Mr. Cyril Derington 

Mr. Frank Burroughs Mr. Edwin Underhill 

Signora Vannucci Miss Gilda Varesi 

M. Baptiste Mr. Arthur de Robin 

Achille Mr. George Mertens 

Francois Mr. Henry Clifton 

Eugene Mr. George Lord 

Page Mr. Fred Emney, jun. 

Servant Mr. Frederick Beane 

Butler Mr. F. Motley Wood 

Mme. Margherita Cavallini ..Miss Doris Keane 

—Duke of York's. 

ROMANCE, play, in one act, by Robert Van- 
sittart (matinee). May 25. 

The Marquis Mr. Campbell Gullan 

The Marquise .. Miss Jean Sterling Mackinlay 

The Emissary Mr. J. Harcourt-Williams 

—Little. 

ROMEO AND JULIET, revival of opera by 
Barbier and Carre, music by Gounod (ver- 
sion prepared by H. B. Farnie, July 11, 
1S67, Covent Garden; given for the first 
time in English by the Carl Rosa Opera 
Company, January 15, 1890. Court. Liver- 
pool. Opening of Mr. Robert Courtneidge 
and Mr. Thomas Beecham's season. 
October 2.— Shaftesbury. 

ROSALIE, comedy, in one act. by Max Maurey. 

Presented by the Grand Guignol Company. 

June 28. 

M. Bol M. Valbray 

Mme. Bol Mme. Josa Milan 

Rosalie Mme. Renee Gardes 

— Coronet. 

ROSY RAPTURE, THE PRIDE OF THE 
BEAUTY OHOltrs, burlesque, in seven 
scenes, by J. M. Barrie, lyrics by F. W. 
Mark, music by Herman Darewski and 
Jerome D. Kern, incidental music by John 
Crook. March 22. Lasi performance (the 
79th) May 29. 

Lord Lil Languor Mr. Jack Norworth 

The Honourable Babette. .Miss Biddy de Burgh 

Cholmondeley Mr. Eric Lewis 

Dudley Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

A Reporter Mr. Harry Billiard 

Jenny Miss Gertrude Lang 

A Junker Mr. Norman MacOwan 

The Dancer • M. Jules Raucourt 

\ Nut Mr. W. Cadogan 

A Humble Villain Mr. Lichfield Owen 

Crashay Mr. Frederick LeisteT 

David's Friend Mr. Geoffrey Wilmer 

Man with a Kite Mr. Richard Cooper 

Fairy Godmother Miss Ethel Wellesley 

And our Disdainfully Melting Chorus — Miss 
Gaby Deslys, Miss Mary Jocelyn, Miss Wini- 

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Hosy Hapturc, > tr. [et 

fred Izard, .Miss lr-nv Ostrchan, Mis* Alma 
Dudlc.v. Miss Ida Pawlejr, Miss Blosa Taylor, 
Phyllis - I narteria. 

dull Members, Footmen, etc m rs. T. 
Glover. D. Cooper. C. Renshaw, .1. Bomby, E. 
Leeman, E. Btroan, W. Oadogan, R. Tippett, 
1. B. O'Conoeil, C. Osborne, J. Leslie, A. Thorn, 
J. Dundas, and J. Ashley. 

—Duke of York's. 

ROUGH DIAMOND, A. pjay, in ot:e act, by 

t. May 24. 

■tenson -Mr. J. K. Hutchinson 

Nellie -Miss Eileen Atlurlev 

Paul Air Jefl Coates 

—Palace. Bath. 

ROYAL DIVORCE, \. i rival ot W, G. Wills 
and i.. Ou'-ingnanTs play (.May l, 1891. 
kvemie, Sunderland). March 31. Last per- 
formance (the "-'.tin May la.— Lyceum. 

LOYAL ROSE OF MERRIE ENGLAND, A, 

play, bj Amy Wiiinyates (jnatinie). July 

.0— Court. 
ROYAL WAY, Till:, modern Greek romance, 

in three acte, by Bertha N. Graham. 

May 4. 

"Bandro" Mr. Hector Stuart 

Spiro3 Mr. Stuart Marshall 

Karalis Mr. Geoffrey Goodhart 

Prince Leonidas Yassos..Mr. Orlando Barnett 
Princess Daphne Yassos Miss Barbara Everest 
Princess Ariadne Yassos 

Miss Marjorie Patterson 

General Pallis Mr. H. K. Ayliff 

Demetrius, King of Koromelatos 

Mr. Murray Carrington 

Kyric Polykeftis Mr. Frank Cochrane 

Admiral Kanakis Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Major Mavros Mr. Frank Royde 

Lieutenant Kamaras Mr. Stuart Marshall 

Servant Mr. M. Melrose 

or de Pera Master Billy Coventry 

Jchano de Pera Miss Mary Jerrold 

— Haymarket. 

RUB. THE, play, in one act, by Constance 

pbell (matinie). June 25. 
Geoffrey Silchester, M.D. 

Mr. Leon Quartermaine 

Margery MiSS Edyth Olive 

Mrs. Raymond Smith.. Miss Frances Wether:. 11 

Miss Caroline Meek Miss Athene Beyler 

—London Pavilion. 

RUNAWAY JAP. THE. musical comedy revue, 
in se\en see:;- is. Libretto and lyrics by 
Will Collins, Henry Stewart and Arthur 
Lester, music by Leo Tell and 1 "n d Klton. 
Principal artists, Marie Santoi, Queenie 
Pickford, Leo Teld, Pat Redmond. October 
18.— Opera House, Wakefield. 

RUSSIA, 1915, by T. C. Fairbairn,. played by 
M. Moltchianoff, Mile. Rita Zaimani, Mile 
Anna Bromova, M. Morosoff, M. Wania. 
Si .').— London Coliseum. 

SAILOR'S LOVE, \. drama, in two acts- and 
nine scenes, by Rollo Balmain and Sara 
Alignon. St nt, mber 13. 
Commander David Mayne. R.N. 

Mr. Frank Beresford 

Tom Bateson Mr. Leonard Aardak 

Captain Gerrard Mr. Vernon Fortescue 

Marmi Little Elsie Reid 

Captain Von Luff Mr. Clifton Earle 

Tode Mr. Charles I'oulton 

Denver Pasha Mr. Augustine Bowerman 

Olan Bey Mr. Ernest A. Duval 

Limberg Mr. Derek Mason 

Krout Mr. William Boosey 

Golch Mr. George Field 

A Eunuch Mr. Ernest Lodge 

Casima Yon Luff Miss Marie Robson 



8ailor't Love, A (eont.). 

Zuleika Miss Amy McNeill 

I •• >ra (.. rrard Mies Violet Ingram 

Josephine Miss Maudie B. Douglas 

—Grand, Plymouth. 

SAILOR'S WEDDING RING, A, drama, in 
two act- b I. lliil Micheleon. October 4. 

Thomas Hardy Mr. E. Hill-Mitchelson 

Jack Astor Mr. Stanley W. Healey 

Lieut. Douglas Mr. Stephen C. Venner 

Tom Nelson Mr. Ted Mooney 

Miserable Jimmy Mr. Coniah Rowe 

Percy !'■ oJ oil Mr. Courtney Robinson 

Rev. Joseph Swainson Mr. J. O. Outhtx 

Bill Bilge Mr. C. H. Henu 

Lady Ethel Mylne Miss Janet Hodson 

Rose Swainson Miss Tina Langlois 

Peggy Parker Miss Constance Dana 

Nora Hardy Miss Violet Carlyle 

— Royal, Middlesbrough. 

SALE BY AUCTION, on, -act comedy, by L. 
Gairde Peach, April 14. 

Elsie Dean Miss Evelyn Martheze 

Lottie Dean Miss Dorothy Ripiey 

Claud Carrington Mr. J. Leslie Frith 

—Prince's, Manch 

SAMPLES, revue, in two acts, by Harry 
Grattan, dances and ensembles arranged 
by George Shurlw. Principal artists, Mr. 
Melville Gideon Miss Marie Blanche, Mr. 
Bert Coote. Miss Ma Rene, Air. Stanley 
Turnbull, \the Terry Twins, Aliss Winnie 
Yolt, Mies Babbett Lauvaun, Aliss Monica 
Bevan. Air. Edward Steadman, Air. Dono- 
van Russell, Air. Dick Adam-. Aliss Alar- 
gery Wollaston, Miss Hilda Dick, Miss 
Doris Squire. November 30.— Playhouse. 

SAUCY, revue, in four scenes (afterwards 
ievised and renamed " AM Spoof "). 
Principal artists. Arthur Roberts, Queen 
and Le Brun, Reginald Relsie, Hilary 
Woodhouee, Maud Shelton, Lucierme Der- 
vvlle. Nellie Towneend, Doris Dean. 
August 30. — Middlesex. 

SAY, SPORT, revue, in ten scenes, by Sam 
Richards. Principal artists, Gus Sharland. 
Liane Tressi, Thomas Brooklyn, Harry 
Walters, Frank Lilliput, Ruby Ray. Alay 
3.— Royal, Plymoutli. 

SCARLET PIAIPERNEL, THE, revival of the 
romantic play by 0. Barstow and R. Rose 
(October 15, 1903, Royal, Nottingham; 
January 5. 1905. New). Last performance 
(the 127th) December 30. September 11. 
—Strand. 

SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, THE. Sheridan piece 
played by an "all star" cast for the 
benefit of t Benevolent Fund. 

1". l.ru.iry 2. 

Sir Peter Teazle Sir Herbert Tree 

Sir O'ivc-r Surface Air. Louis Calvert 

Sir Harry Bumper Mr. Ben Davies 

Sir Benjamin Backbite .. Air. H. V. Esmond 

Joseph Surface Mr. Henry Ainley 

Charles Surface Mr. Fred Terrv 

Careless Mr. Godfrey Tearle 

S-ake Mr. Norman Forbes 

Crabtiree Air. William Fam-n 

Rowley Mr. E. Lyall - 

Moses" Air. Charles Hawtrey 

Sir Toby Air. Owen Nares 

Trip Air. Al'an Aynesworth 

Servant to Joseph Sir George Alexander 

Servant to Lady Sneeiwell 

Air. Arthur Bourchier 

Servant to Sir Peter Mr. H. B. Irving 

Servant to Charles Air. Weedon Grossmith 

Ladv Teazle Aliss Irene Vanbrugh 

Mrs. Candour Lady Tree 

La.lv Sneerwell Ali-s Constance Collier 



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School for Scandal, The (cont.). 

Maria Miss Margery Maude 

Maid to La-iy Teazle Miss Ellaline Terriss 

Maid to Ladv Sneerwell Miss Eva Moore 

— Covent Garden. 

SEALED ORDERS, revival of drama by Cecil 
Raleigh and Henry Hamilton (September 
11, 1913. Drury Lane). April 3. Last per- 
formance (the -">stli) May 22.— Drury Lam'. 

SEARCH ME. revue, in four scenes, by George 
Sliurley and Graham Primrose (March 22, 
Hippodrome, Southend). Principal artists, 
Jack Edge, Lily Long, Dolf Wheeler, Betty 
Green, Lorna and Toots Pounds, Denbigh 
Berry. May 3. — Olympia, Shoreditch. 

SEARCHLIGHTS, play, in three acts, by 
Horace Annesley Vachell. February 11. 
Last performance (the 105th) May 12. 

Robert Blaine Mr. H. B. Irving 

Sir Adalbert Schmaltz, K.C.V.O. 

Mr. E. Holman Clark 

Harry Blaine Mr. Reginald Owen 

Dr. FLrmin Mr. James Lindsay 

Moneypeuny Mr. Tom Reynold.s 

Few son Mr. Charles Maunsei'l 

Tremlett Mr. E. H. Ruston 

Hon. Mrs. Blaine Miss Fay Davis 

Lady Schmaltz Miss Kate Bishop 

Phoebe Schmaltz Miss Margery Maude 

Nurse Miss Lynn Font aim c 

— Savoy. 

SECONDS OUT, revue, in three scenes, book 
and lyrics by Worton David, music by Joe 
Jordan, additional numbers by H. Dorsey. 
produced by Charles Danvers. Principal 
artists, Nan C. Hearoe. Mrs. Jack John- 
son, Frank Benson, Jack Grenville, Maisie 
Dickman, Dorothy Doveton, Jeff Coates, 
Tiny Maitt, Doris Earle, M'ss Stansbnry, 
a"d .Ta<k Johnson in a boxing bout. 
August 16. — Empire, Penge. 

SECRET SIX, THE, drama, in nine scenes, by 
Florence H. Crossley. September 20. 

Dick Richmond Mr. Stephen Crossley 

Lord Cecil Morton Colin Maurice 

Mr. Oscar Wyatt 

Arthur Richmond Mr. George B. Larchet 

Patrick O'Brien Mr. W. C. Bland 

Ben Brotlherton Mr. Harry Donovan 

Bill Bradshaw Mr. Joseph Hinmigain 

Freddie Wild Mr. Henry Firth 

Lady Vida Maurice . . Miss Madge Trevelyan 

Marie Lenore Miss Olive Yorke 

Sally Biggins Miss Maudie Ryder 

Lily Brotherton Miss Florence Halton 

—Queen's, Dublin. 

SET A THIEF, miniature melodrama, in one 

scene, by Vera Beringer. May 24. 
Crowe Prince Maximilian .. Mr. Fredk. Victor 

Prince Nicholas Mr. Frank Oariello 

Tony Welldon Mr. Heath Haviland 

The Crown Princess Sonia..Miss Esm£ Beringer 

Countess Otga Rozoff Miss Vera Beringer 

—Chelsea Palace. 

SELL BAXDIT DU VILLAGE, LE, comedy, in 
one act, by Tristan Bernard. Presented by 
Mr. J. T. Grein s. Independent War Players. 
July 19. 

Arsene M. Jules Delacre 

Le Gentleman Farmer M. De Robin 

Le Baron M. Fels 

Le Commissaire de Police M. Martens 

La Baronne Mile. Valentine Tessier 

Julie Mite. Andrete Rolden 

— King-sway. 

SEVEX DAYS, farce, in three acts, by Mary 
Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood 
(Produced in America, Trenton, November 
1, 1909 : Astor, X T ew York. November 10, 
J9Q9) (March S, 1915, Royal, Birmingham; 



Sewen Days cont.). 

first time in England), March 15. Last 
performance (the 16th) March 27. 

James Wilson Mr. Lennox Pawle 

Dallas Brown Mr. Lawrence Robbius 

Tom Harbison Mr. Henry HargTeavt s 

Burglar Mr. Edward Rigby 

Flanigan Mr. Denis J. Hogan 

Footman Mr. Charles Bishop 

Bella Wilson Miss Auriol Lee. 

Kit McNair Miss Marie Hemingway 

Anne Brown Miss Athene Seylcr 

Aunt Selina Mies Lottie Veuie 

— New. 

SEXTON BLAKE ON THE EAST COAST, de- 
tective sketch, in three scenes, by J. Rus- 
sell Bogue. January 18. 

Sexton Blake Mr. James Duncan 

Tinker Mr. Lee Gilbert 

Pedro Himself 

Sir Wm. Shrontooest Mr. Chas. A. Carlile 

Reginald Martram Mr. G. Lewes 

Police Officer Mr. A. Douglas 

Lady Martram Miss Carlotta de Yonson 

— Camberwell Palace. 

SHAM, dramatic sketch, in one scene, by 
Preston Lockwood and Lincoln Eyre. 
June 7. 

Phyllis Knight Miss Janice Deane 

Doris Scott Miss Irene Stuart 

Guy Armstead Mr. F. G. Knott 

— Empress, Brixton. 

snANWALLA, play, in three acts, by Lady 
Gregory (April 8, Abbey, Dublin). May 17. 

Laurence Scarry Mr. H. E. Hutchinson 

Hubert Darcy Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

Bride Scarry Miss Kathleen Drago 

Owen Conary Mr. J. M. Kerrigan 

Pat O'Malley Mr. Fred O'Donovan 

James Brogan Mr. Arthur Sinclair 

First Girl Miss Eithne MaGee 

Second Girl Miss Ann Coppinger 

Head Constable Mr. J. A. O'Rourke 

First Constable Mr. U. Wright 

Second Constable Mr. Philip Guiry 

—Little. 

SHE LOVES" ME, SHE LOVES ME NOT 

(adapted from an old legend). Played by 
Henry Ainley, Arthur Hatberton, and Jean 
Oadeil. Produced at the Theatrical Gar- 
den Party. July 20.— Botanic Gardens, 
Regent's Park. 

SHE OPENED HIS EYES, sketch. January 4. 

James Kendall Mr. Sydney Lynn 

Mary Kendall Miss Sylvia Morris 

Caroline Clifford Miss Edie Rivers 

—Palace, Southampton. 

SHE'S A DAISY, revue, in three scenes, book 
and lyrics by George Arthurs, music by 
Louis Jerome (September 27, Palladium, 
Southport). Principal artists, Dan Rolyat, 
Kathleen Kingston, Constance Worth, Fin- 
nie Hearn. Irene Shamrock, Albert Letine, 
Paul Relph. October 18. 

— Victoria Palace. 

SHELL OUT. revue, by Albert de Courville 
and Wal Pink, music by Herman Darewski. 
Principal . artists, Unity More, Amy 
Augarde, Fred Emney, Tom Stuart, Louie 
Tinsley, George Manton, Tom Shale, Edwin 
Ellis, Hilda Bayley, Garry Lynch, Miss 
Morgan, Arthur S. Pitt, Larry Oeballos, 
Mona, Desmond. August 24.— Comedy. 

SHEPHERDS, THE, Nativity play, by Father 
Cuthbert, O.S.F.C. January 5.— Cathedral 
Hall, Westminster. 
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shocks, farcical sketch* In one act, by J. H. 

I'rii i -• , ■ mber l". 

lam .li'iikins Mi. Francis Gttteoa 

nkins Mis* Qerl ie \> ton 

Hr. Chas. Baldwin Mr. Graeme Goring 

\l ■.-. Bilg Mr.-. i;i:i. iii-- Goring 

1 raigi< - 1 i «.- 1 1 1 Milrtarj Boepital, Edinburgh. 
sllooTlN'o \ TIGER, "sporting absurdity," 

in • . bj I. nun \\\iic and Alfred 

Parker. May SI. 

Tin Sportsman Mr. Johnnie Scliofield 

II Nautcb Girl Miss Dorothy Alma 

ill. Servant Mr. Bobby Carlton 

The Tiger Mr. Leon Dubois 

— Empress, Brixton. 

BHOULD they MARRY? drama, in sei 

by the Rev. A. J. Waldrcc (Si p- 
"-borne, Manchester). October 

is. 

Richard Annersley Mr. Fred Clifford 

Howard Annersley Mr. Victor Gammon 

Guy Borden -Mr. Senge Hudson 

Rev. Norman Arthur Mr. Joseph Hill 

Fish Crake Mr. Geo. H. Hazlehurst 

Albert Perkins Mr. Victor Knight 

Esther Carruthers Miss Dora Wynne 

Lydia Borden Miss Nellie Thorne Hallam 

Dolly Whiffln Miss Lilian Drake 

Nora Stenhouse Miss Dot Stephens 

— Lyric, Hammersmith. 

SHYLOCK HYAMS. farcical sketch, in one 
act. by Arthur Rose (May 3, Hippodrome, 
Dover). June 14.— Camberwell Palace. 

SIGN. PLEASE, revue, in three scenes, by 
i. .>rge Campbell, music composed and 
arranged by T. E. Turner, produced by 
Joe Collins" and Rob Lyons (October 11, 
Hippodrome, Colchester). Principal arti-t-, 
M<\ Bob Selvidge, Mi>s Peggy Pryde. Miss 
Ktiel Callaman, Mr. Neville Delmar, Mr. 
Leslie Ross, the Stella Troupe, the Eight 
Pearl White Girls. November 29.— Empire, 
Pi nge. 
SILLY SALLY, Belgian farcical sketch, in one 
scene, bv J. Pouillkm, music by Adolf 
Woolf. May 10. 

The Husband Mr. Van Roey 

The Wife Miss Grace Edwards 

Silly Sally Mr. Joe Geerts 

— Balham Hippodrome. 

SILVER CRUCIFIX, THE, drama, in four 
acts, originally written by Rupert Hughes, 
from the Italian of Callini, the present 
version by Walter Howard. August 28. 

Rene Lescarre Mr. Walter Howard 

Pascal Mr. Alfred Paurruer 

Raymond du Barrv ..Mr. Herbert M. Bradford 

Victor Mr. Philip R. Ridgeway 

Henri Mr. Fred Bruerton 

Francois Mr. Charles Fisher 

Grouchy Mr. St. George Frere 

Captain Carillac Mr. A. B. Mackay 

Fritz Mr. William Wooton 

Yvonne Miss Florence Morrison 

Jiitzi Miss Lally Wynne 

C'laire Miss Ida Mackay 

Znzu Miss Connie Dashford 

Celeste Miss Lilian Christine 

Madeline j Mis3 Annie Saker 

Gabnelle i 

— Junction, .Manchester. 

SILVER LINING, THE, piece, in eight scenes 
of sunshine, by Arthur W. Field. July 26. 
Silvia, the Spirit of Sunshine 

Miss Mary O'Hara 

Harry Miss Rene Ralph 

Rufus Wrongun Mr. Charlie Wood 

Bill Baggs Mr. Jim Smarte 

Bridget Dooley Miss Lucy Murray 

Mary Miss Mary O'Hara 

Adolphus Poppitt Mr. Syd Smarte 

Rosy Rapture Mr. Bert Byrne 



Silier Lining, The {cunt.). 

Dave Mr. Leslie Barker 

Dolly Dimple Miss Dorothy Grey 

Jim Slim Mr. Johnnie Austin 

Dobbin Bros. Smarte 

Phyllis Miss Minnie Myrle 

— Alhamhra, Bradford. 
SIMPSON" S STORES, sketch, in ■ e, bj 

I red Rome. December 20. 

lames Dobson John F. Preston 

'Arris D'Arcy Salter 

Violet Neville .'.. Buena Bent 

Simpson Alfred Lester 

— London Coliseum. 

SISYPHUS' AND THE WANDERING JEW, by 
i-i Collins. Presented by the Pioneer 
Players. March 7. 

A Faun Miss Marjorie Patterson 

The Jew Mr. Arthur Phillips 

Sisyphus Mr. George Skillan 

—Little. 

SLIPPERS, burlesque drama, in one scene, by 
Norman H. Lee. November 22. 

Grimshaw Adolph Luck 

Booker Bert Roper 

Milligan H. Bateman 

M.trtin Herbert Strong 

The Princess of Alsatia Ann Stephenson 

Julia Rie Costa 

Ram Ittard L. Graham 

Jimmy Josser Ernie Lotinga 

—Palladium. 
SMALL SPECIAL. A, comedy sketch, by E. C. 
Mathews and J. H. Price. February 8.— 
Grand, Rawtenstall. 
SMILE, PLEASE, revue, by Alf Clinton, music 
bv Dudley Powell ni:<l George H. Hunt. 
Principal 'artists. Mr. Rillv Brown, Miss 
Kitty Clinton; Mr. Al. Clinton. Miss Nellie 
Gannon, Miss Victoria Wright, Mr. Denis 
O'Reilly. November 29.— Empire, Worksop. 
S'NICE, revue, invented and produced by 
Bspinosa, music composed and arranged by 
Ernee Woodville, additional numbers by 
Tom Sutton, Francis and Day. etc. Prin- 
cipal artists, Harry Ray, Percy Nash, 
Straiten Mills, Eva Kelland, J. C. Dal- 
glish. and Iris George (March 29, Gaiety, 
Hastings). April 5.— Coronet. 
SNOWDROP JANE, comedy, by Shan Bul- 
loch, produced by the Ulster Theatre. 
February 2. 

Hugh Fallon Mr. Robert Gorman 

Mrs. Fallon Miss Bridget O'Gorman 

Hannah Miss Marion Crimmins 

Jane Miss Josephine Mayne 

Tom Mr. Joseph Roney 

Martin Hynes Mr. Jackson Grahame 

Mrs. Hynes Mrs. Mary Crothers 

Ned Noble Mr. Walter Kennedy 

Samuel Mires Mr. J. M. Harding 

Mary Trant Miss Rose McQuillon 

—Opera House, Belfa.-t. 

SOGGAKTH AROON, THE, Irish drama, in 

four acts, by ChaluH rs Mackey and John 

McLaren (August 16, Kelly's, Liverpool). 

October 18. 

Colonel Travers Mr. George Danson 

Helen Travers Miss Maud Lillian 

Patsey O'Toole Mr. Chalmers Mackey 

Jerry Grogan Mr. Cowell Clarke 

Dennis O'Connor Mr. Dennis Mackey 

Biddv Brady Miss Nana Davey 

Shaun O'Connor Mr. Dennis Mackey 

Sergeant Rafferty Mr. S. W. Power 

Widow McGrat* Miss Jeannette Lyons 

Father Dan Rearden Mr. C. P. Cook 

Squire O'Hagan Mr. St. John Stuart 

Marv O'Connor Mrs. Chalmers Mackey 

Thady Nolan Mr. J. Neville 

Mr. O'Rullivan Mr. Chas. M. Julian 

Mr. Skinner Mr. William Vane 

—Grand, Croydon, 



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SOLOMON CAUS (SHLOBIE THE WISE), re- 
vival of the tragedy (originally produced 
under the title of SOLOMON THE WISE, 
August 28, 190S, Pavilion, Mile End) by 
Maurice Moscnvitch and his company at 
the opening of their Jewish season. Sep- 
tember 18.— Pavilion, Mile End. 

SO LONG. LUCY, " musical mixture of revue," 
in three scenes, by Edward Marris and 
Paul Murray, music by Irving Berlin, Nat 
Aver, and Harry Carroll (September 27, 
Hippodrome, Derby). Principal artists, 
Nellie Turner, 'Tommy Francis, Bert 
Charles, Freddie Folay, Syd. Eoyce, Mabel 
Royce, Victoria Royce. November 1. — 
Hippodrome, Putney. 

SOME GIRL, revue, by Douglas Stuart, music 
by H. Sullivan Brooke. Principal artiste, 
D. Thorne, Nellie Dade, Fred Russell, 
Spencer Lloyd, Tom Fancourt, Olive Young, 
Barry Seymour, Re jane Vero. August 2. 
— Rotherhithe Hippodrome. 

SOME GLEE, revue, in five scenes, by George 
Asaf and Felix Powell. Principal artists, 
Doris Evans, Frank Powell, Bert Harter, 
Peggy Harris, Leila Byron, Percy Watson. 
August 9.— Bedford Music Hall. 

SOMETHING DOING, musical extravaganza, 
to six scenes, by George Ray. January 18. 
— Finsbury Park Empire. 

SOMEWHERE A VOICE IS CALLING, drama, 
in seven scenes, by Joseph Millane ana 
Royce Carleton (Piece produced with dif- 
ferent cast at the Elephant and Castle, 
November 15). May 29. 

Pat O'Mara Mr. F. B. Woulfe 

Oswald Murray Mr. H. Daneville 

Simon Quester Mr. Villiers Stanley 

Doctor Mellish Mr. Fred Stafford 

John Brittain Mr. Edwin Maydew 

Perseus Pilgarlie Mr. Tom J. Taylor 

Alphonse Mr. E. Hamilton 

Policeman Mr. Henry Warden 

Mrs. Parratt '. Miss Nora Grey 

Mrs. Brittain Miss Phyllis Watson 

Desmond O'Mara Miss Nancy Price 

Sophie Serpollette Miss Elsie Hewitt 

Guila Deveen Miss Edith Lorraine 

Rose Brittain Miss Mabel Rose 

—Empire, Rotherham. 

SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, play, in nine 
scenes, by Herbert Sidney. April 12. 

Lieut. Dick Surface Mr. Roy C. CTaig 

Richard Dane Mr. Augustus J. Keogh 

Paul Dunstein Mr. Fred Biron 

George English Mr. Will Raymond 

Sam Bunting Mr. Maurice Love 

Colonel Dane Mr. Dick Eckersley 

Sergeant Smart Mr. Charles Townsend 

Jefferson Strong Mr. Yank Grard 

John Kershaw Mr. Arthur Gilling' 

Wilhelm Hoffsohn Mr. Evan Rowland 

Major von Heiffen Mr. Tom Foster 

Captain Jules Kloss Mr. Sam Keene 

Captain Goebel Mr. James Bull 

Sergeant Max : . . Mr. Sidney Pearce 

Private Johann Mr. Dudley Stone 

Jessica Dane Miss Dena Deering 

Mercy Dane Miss Gipsy Chapron 

Polly Buntins Miss Amy Bell 

Margaret Lorney Miss Laurie Deering 

— Scala, Seacombe. 

SON OF A SOLDIER. THE, military drama 

in four acts, by Horace Stanley. March "2 

Major Philip Ormsby .... Mr. T. B. Brabazon 

Lieut. Dick Lorraine Mr. Arthur P. Leo 

Max Heinrioh Mr. Tom Roydan 

Sergt Simon Trotter .... Mr. J. O. Stevenson 
Private Tom Nibble Mr. Joseph Magrath 



Son of a Soldier, The(cont.). 

Sam Swipes, A.B Mn. Horace Stanley 

Ned Derrick Mr. George Wallace 

Lieut. Francis Brice Mr. Edward Jaikes 

Spindle Smith Mr. Harry G. Johnson 

Benito Gennaro Mr. Fred Seymour 

Madge Ormsby Miss Amy Dalby 

Ada White Miss Kate Kilpack 

Ruth Derrick Miss M. Daly 

Zobedie Miss Hilda Miller 

Draga Gennaro Miss Lilian Earle 

—Royal, Macclesfield. 
'S ONLY A RUMOUR, revue extravaganza, by 
George M. Slater and Albert Ellis, music 
by Drewstead Sharp, produced by Arthur 
Rigby. (July 5, Tivoli, New Brighton). 
Principal artists, Arthur Rigby, Mabel 
Osborn, Harold Thorley, Angers and Escort, 
Bessie Leclair, Millicent Vernon, Blanche 
Earle, Charles W. Anson, and the Eight 
Mangny Girls. August 9.— Golder's Green 
Hippodrome. 

SONS OF BRITANNIA, patriotic drama, by 
Alfred Lugg. January 4.— Foresters'. 

SOUS LA LUMIERE ROUGE, drama, in three 
scenes, by Maurice Level. (Presented by 
the Grand Guignol company.) July 5. 

£ h i U PP e '... M. Guerard 

P ldl , e / J; •■■ ■ ■ \ M - Valbray 

Le MedfScm de 1'Etat Civil M. Gouget 

Le Med<§cin L<5giste M. Chaumont 

Le Commissaire m. Villers 

L'Employe" des Pompes Funebres..'..M.' Dupuy 

Le Gardien du Cimetiere M. Denison 

Suz anne Mme. Lebreton 

Gertrude Mme. Ren<5e Gardes 

—Coronet. 

SOVEREIGN LOVE, revival of comedy, in one 
act, by T. C. Murray (September 11, 1913, 
Abbey, Dublin). May 17 

Donai K earoe y Mr j M Kerri 

{■; U f n Miss Kathleen Drago 

m • '•A'.W- Miss Eithne Magee 

Maurice Bnen Mr. Philip Guiry 

Mrs. Hickey ... M iss Helen Motony 

Charles O Donoel! .... Mr. Sydney J. Morgan 

£ avad _•• Mr. H. E. Hutchinson 

lorn Daly Mr . j A o'Rourke 

Andy Hyde M r. U. Wright 

—Little. 

SPANISH MAIN, THE, romantic drama of 
the eighteenth century, by Vasco Marenas 
September 6, Wimbledon; December 21 
Captain Patrick O'Gorman .. Mr. Oscar Asche 

Pedro Malorix M r. Caleb Porter 

Casc ° Mr. Alfred Brydone 

Mr. F. Randle Ayrton 

Mr. Frederick Pattrick 
Mr. Alexander 



Fritz 

Yerrow 



P? rra Mr. Charles Warburton 

riff ,, •: Mr. Frederick Mackay 

Abdallah Mr . G Herber t 

5 a ™ on Mr. Arthur Raymond 

£ at>1 ° Mr. Normond Croffc 

J< a r los Mr. Darby Foster 

J? ' ™! ■• Miss Gladys Newton 

Conchita Miss Ruby Nicholson 

i* 1 "? 6 ? Miss Ingrid Miller 

Carlota Miss Gladys Ellam 

£ arpa Miss Lisa Coleman 

Kosetta Miss Muriel Dole 

Juamta Miss Lily Brayton 

— Apollo. 

SPIRIT OF JOHN WALKER, THE, comedy 
sketch, in one act, by Norman H. Lee 
May 31. 

| et f r Mr. Carl Vallender 

Professor Winterbottom .... Mr. John Worth 

Princess Rosina Miss Maud Steeple 

— Camberwell Empire. 



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SPOILED BODBHA, THE, a play of Japan, 
produced bj the Ulster theatre. Feb- 
ruarv 1. 

Buddha Mr. Rutherford Mayne 

Binnun Mr. Gerald MacN'amara 

lMiruma Mr. Jackson Graham 

Opera IIoum-, Belfast. 

SPORTS OIBL, Tin:, revue, by Ernest C. 
Rolls ami Wort- d David, music bj Max 
Djirewski (August 16, Olympia, Liverpool). 
Principal artists, Mr. Johnnie Bcbofield, 
Mr. Harry Gould, Mass May Beatty, Ml a 
Dorothy Alma, Mr. Denis O'Neil, Mist 
Marie ' Minto, Mr. Pail Harper, Miss 
Dorothy Cecil. November 8.— Hippodrome, 
Poplar." 

SPOTS, revue, in five scenes, by Freda Spry 
and Alfred Ellerton. Produced by the Big 
Feature Syndicate. Principal artists, Mies 
Fenny Shavlor. Mr. IS. .S. Monti, Mr. A. G. 
Sprv,' Mies Molly Ward, Mr. Jess Delaney, 
Mies May Rawlinson. November L— 
', ty, Hastings. 

SPY, THE, play, by Doris E. Dyer. March 
16.— Rehearsal Theatre. 

S()TIBS, play, in one act, by Clifford Seyler 
(August 3, 1910. Royal, Brighton). June 28. 
—London Coliseum. 

STAGE STRUCK, burlesque, with music, in 
three scenes, by Leslie Stiles and Fred 
Farren, music by Cuthbert Clarke, lyrics 
by Charles Willmott, Harry Wynne, and 
Leonard Cooke (January 11, Victoria 
Palace). March 1. , 

Mr. Shake Bacon Mr. Syd. Crossley 

Theophilus Brown Mr. R. Lempnere 

Tiny Tinkle Miss Doris Barker 

Sister Susie Miss Dolly Miners 

'Oratio Topham Mr. Jack Vincent 

•Krbert Noggs Mr. Cliff Barrett 

Tippitt Mr. Fred Farren 

Daffodil Blinks Miss Ida Crispi 

Water Nymphs, Misses L. Osmond, Eva McFax- 
lane, M. Dawson, and J. Hart. 

— Empire. 

When produced at the Victoria Palace the 

cast was the same, with the exception of 

shake Bacon, which was played by Mr. James 

Prior. 

STARLIGHT EXPRESS, play, by Algernon 
Blackwood and Violet Pearn, music by Sir 
Edward Elgar. December 29. 
The •• V7CMBLHD " Family. 

Daddy Mr. 0. B. Clarence 

Mother Miss Ruth Maitland 

Grannie Miss Una O'Connor 

_, . . ,, , Mr. Ronald Hammond 

Jimbo and Monkey j Miss EHse Hall 

Jane Anne Miss Mercia Cameron 

Cousin Henry Mr. Owen Roughwood 

Villagers. 

Mme. Jequier Miss Juliette Mylo 

Miss Waghorn Miss Mary Barton 

First Governess Miss Joy Chatwyn 

Second Governess Miss Nannie Bennett 

Third Governess Miss Lorna Lawrence 

Sprites. 

TTamp Mr. Charles Mott 

Lamplighter Mr. James Stanmers 

Gardener Mr. E. F. Mayeur 

Sweep Mr. Leonard Calvert 

Dustman Mr. Jane Wells 

Woman of the Haystack Miss Margaret Yarde 
,:,,, .... , ( Miss Grace Glover 

Little Winds ■ Mis3 jj onnie Wright 

The Laugher Miss Clytie Hine 

Pleiades.— Mi?ses Vmas Rees, Rita Thorn, 
Doris Merritt, Lyn Fontaine, Doreen Whitton, 
and Gwin Muir. 

— Kingsway. 



STEP FORWARD, revue, book and lyrics by 
Charles Baldwin. I i by Dave 

Harris, Ltd. Principal arti-ts : Harry 
\\ Ichinan, Marie Kaye, Charles Emerald, 
Gertie Lea Max, Dons .Stewart, Frank 
lis, Edward Durling, Syd. Wheeler, 
ober 18. — Poplar Hippodrome. 
STOP! LOOK!! LIBTENil! "mixture of 
mirth, music, and mystery," by George 
Arthurs, music by Louis Jerome, dances 
and ensembles directed by Robert Mark;-. 
Principal artists: Alice Mallest, Lilian 
Burgiss, Fred Forbes, Fred Marsh, James 
Jewel, Herbert Jewel. November 1.— 
Haeknc\ Empire. 
BTOP THIEF, farcical comedy, in three act 
bj Carlyle Moore (December 25, 1912, 
fork; October 14, 1915, Roval, 
Vork). October 21. 

Joan Carr Miss Margaret Swallow 

Mrs. Carr Miss Marie Illington 

Caroline Carr Miss Cecily Temple 

Madge Carr Miss Elsie Stranack 

Nell Miss Gertrude Lang 

William Carr Mr. Frederick V" 

.lames Cluney Mr. H. Marsh Allen 

Mr. Jamison Mr. Sydney Paxton 

Dr. Willoughby Mr. C. Hayden Coffin 

Rev. Mr. Spelain Mr. J. H. Brewer 

Jack Doogan Mr. Percy Hutchison 

Joe Thompson Mr. F. G. Thurstans 

Sergeant of Police Mr. Frank Lacy- 
Police Officer O'Malley Mr. Fred Forrest 

Police Officer Clancy Mr. Henry Daniell 

Police Officer Casey Mr. William Albert 

Police Officer O'Brien Mr. Henry Salver 

i liauffeur Mr. M. Proctor 

— New. 
Transferred to the Prince of Wales's De- 
cember 20. 

STORM, THE. blank verse play, in one act, 
by John Drinkwater. May 8. 

Alice Miss Cecily Byrne 

Joan Miss Betty Pinchard 

Sarah Miss Margaret Chatwin 

An Old Man Mr. W. Ribton Haines 

A Young Stranger Mr. E. Ion Swinley 

—Repertory, Birmingham. 
STORMY PETREL THE, revival of comedy by 
Dr. W. Strange Hall. (Judy 25, 1 
King's, Glasgow ; August 30, 1915, Hippo- 
drome, Richmond.) September 30. Last 
performance (the 13th) October 9. 
Admiral Heathersea, C.B. 

Mr. Arthur Chesney 

Vivien Miss Maisie Richardson 

Frances Weir Miss Margaret Halstan 

sir James Newburgh ..Mr. Jerrold Robertshaw 

Dr. Stevens Mr. Fred Grove 

Dr. Tom Morland Mr. Steff Macdonald 

Rev. Edward Ellice Mr. Thomas Braydon 

Louie Miss Daisy Atherton 

Jacob Bastock Mr. C. A. White 

William Mr. Frank Lacy 

Peter Turrock Mr. Edwin J. Arthurs 

Henry Swoyne Mr. Laurence Steyenson 

— Criterion. 
STRIKING, play, in four acts, by Paul 
Rubens and Gladys Unger. May 5. Last 
performance (the 29th) Slay 29. 

Lord Marston Mr. Charles Hawtrey 

Jack Paulton Mr. H. Marsh Allen 

Donald Macrae Mr. Fred Lewis 

Sii.uth Mr. Campbell Gullan 

An Italian Waiter Mr. Henry Adnes 

A Scotch Piper Mr. Lionel Williams 

A Porter Mr. E. W. Tarver 

A Page Master Charlie Wade 

William Mr. Charles Lascelles 

A Delegate Mr. E. T. Varr 

Zog Lady Marston Miss Lottie Venne 

Pomona Macrae Miss Hilda Trevelyan 

Ellie Karstowe Miss Netta Westcott 

Hotel Manicurist Miss Gladys Maude 

—Apollo 



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STRIKING HOME, adapted from Chas. Hellem 
and Pol d'Estoc's "Sabotage," by Jose <.. 
Levy. (April 5, 1912, Royal, Glasgow; May 
9, Garrick; July 15, 1912, Palladium I 
Presented by the Grand Guignol Company. 
July 20. — Garrick. 
STUDIO MYSTERY. A. play, in one act, by 
Percy Gordon Holmes. September 20. 

Dr. Beauville Mr. Basil Sydney 

Victor Duval Mr. Oliver Johnstone 

Bertrand Marius Mr. Horace Sequeira 

Monsieur Le Sage Mr. T. R. Nugent 

Polak Mr. Tom Foley 

Odette Miss Darragh 

— Kenntngton. 
SUGAR AND SPICE, revue, in one scene, by 
Fred Thompson and Philip Braham. 
(April 5, Royal, Plymouth.) Principal 
artists, Claire Romaine, John Latham, 
Austin Melford, Gilbert Childs, Sybil Clare, 
Dorothy Webster. April 19. — Grand, Clap- 
ham. 
SWEETHEART MINE, musical comedy, in 
three acts, music by Clarence C. Corri, 
book and lyrics by Henry Edlin. August 5, 
Princess Olga Vardogratziki 

Miss Lilian Herries 
Major Lucas Barrington ..Mr. Edmund Grogan 

Cursitor Street Mr. Robert Worth 

Richard Densil Mr. Charles Carlisle 

Sammy Sloeman Mr. C. Tolcher 

The Hon. Hildebrand Herriot ..Mr. Fred Solo 
Lady Jacqueline Cholmondeley 

Miss Jose Taylor 

Bill Bulger Mr. Leslie Pell 

P.C. Coppum Mr. C. Vedelle 

Thomas Mr. Ernie Vernie 

Dolly Dornan Miss Iris Brookes 

Violet Dell Miss Maie Mohr 

Visitors, Ladies, Country Girls, etc. 

— Royal, Worthing. 
SWEET NELL OF OLD DRURY, revival of 
Paul Kester's play. (August 30, 1900, Hay- 
market.) February 27. Last performance 
(the 50th) April 17. 
Charles II Mr. Fred Terry- 
Lord Jeffreys '. Mr. F. Percival Stevens 

Sir Roger Fairfax Mr. Alfred Kendrick 

Lord Rochester Mr. Leslie H. Gordon 

Lord Lovelace Mr. Bellenden Clarke 

Percival Mr. C. W. Somerset 

Rollins Mr. E. Pardoe Woodman 

Lacey Mr. Robert Noble 

Captain Graham Clavering 

Mr. James Carter-Edwards 

First Alderman Mr. Leslie Kyle 

Second Alderman Mr. Clifford Spurr 

Mercer Mr. George Dudley 

William Mr. Edward Ouston 

Lord-in-Waiting Mr. Broughty Ferrie 

Sergeant of the Guard Mr. W. H. Garbois 

Nebuchadnezzar Master Edward Dennie 

Lady Castlemaine Miss Violet Farebrother 

Duchess of Portsmouth. .Miss Antonia Christie 

Lady Olivia Vernon Miss Pearla Gardner 

Tiffin Miss Winifred Rae 

Nell Gwynn Miss Julia Neilson 

—Strand. 
SWISS MAID. THE. musical comedy revue, 
by John Tiller and Hejman Fiack. (Pre- 
viously seen at the Balham Hippodrome, 
March 9. 1915.} April 26. 
Daniel Ichabod Braynes 

Mr. Conlngsby Brierley 

Baron de Bois Mr. Eddie .Taye 

Signor Cavatina Mr. Charles Dent 

Batiste ....Mr. Billy Rex 

Mr-. Olivia Johones Miss Laurie Lindsley 

Jennie Johns Miss Nan Chester 

Muriel, Olivia's Sister Miss Gladys Sibel 

Raoul Mr. Harry Geale 

Bobby Starr Miss May Sharpies 

Tina, the Swiss maid Miss Beatrice Allen 

— Elephant and Castle. 



TALES OF HOFFMAN, revival of Offenbach's 
opera. (April 17, 1907, Adelphi (German 
season); May 12, 1910, His Majest: 
February 6, Shaftesbury, and during the 
Beecham-Courtneidge season.) October 6. — 
Shaftesbury. 

TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE, vaudeville 
version, by Clive Currie. June 28. 

Petruchio ..." Mr. Clive Currie 

Baptista Mr. George GoodwiD 

Hortensio Mr. J. Alexander Field 

Gremio Mr. Robert Wilcox 

Grumio Mr. Basil Dyne 

V Tailor Miss Corre Telford 

; Curtis Miss Violet Ingram 

Bianca Miss Norah Howard 

Katherine Miss Helena Millais 

— Tottenham Palace. 

TENANT, THE, comedietta, by Mary Stephen- 
son. (Matinee in aid of the Theatrical 
Ladies' Guild.) May 7. 

Honble. Richard Marsh Mr. Stanley Logan 

Johns Mr. Percy Ames 

Mrs. Fenton Miss Vane Featuerston 

Miss Nancy Broughton Miss Rosalie Toller 

—St. James's. 

| THAT AFFAIR OF BETSY'S, comedy, in three 
acts, by Ursula Keene. Matinee. Septem- 
ber 28. 

Huggins Mr. F. J. Arlton 

. Reginald Pollard Mr. Stanley Logan 

Alexander Hemingway .. Mr. Hubert Harben 

Betsy Miss Dorothy Hammond 

Vera Husscy Miss Marjorie Patterson 

Anne Morrison Miss Gladys Young 

Canon Garchester . . Mr. A. Harding Steerman 

Emma Miss Mary Brough 

Tom Morgan Mr. W. Coats-Bush 

— Court. 

THEATRE OF THE SOUL, THE, play, by N. 

EvreinOff, translated by Marie Potapenko. 

Presented by the Pioneer Players. March 

7. 

The Professor Mr. Michael Sherbrooke 

M 1 (the rational entity of the soul ) 

Mr. A. B. Tapping 
M 2 (the emotional entity) Mr. Campbell Gullan 
M 3 (the subliminal entity) Mr. Charles Maunsell 
1st Concept of the Dancer Miss Margaret Morris 
2nd Concept of the Dancer Miss Eleanor Elder 
1st Concept of the Wife Miss Evelyn Walsh Hal! 
2nd Concept of the Wife Miss Mary Ross Shore 

The Porter Mr. Geoffrey Goodhart 

—Little. 

THEBAN NIGHT, operatic ballet, composed 
by Jean Nougues, book by Marcel Serano, 
arranged bv Serafine Astafieva. Principal 
artists. M." Robert Roberty. Mile. Hilda 
Bewicke, Mme. Serafine Astafieva. Pro 
duced by the Russian Dancers on the occa 
sion of Russia's Day Matinee. November 
18.— Alhambra. 

THERE WAS A KING IN FLANDERS, drama- 
tic episode, by John G. Brandon. Played 
by Gloria Laurence and Oswald Waller. 
August 2.— Palace, Islington. 

THINK OF ME, revusical musical revue, in 
three scenes. Principal artists, Mertz and 
Whittle. Bert Melville. Harry Clayton, 
Katie Jones, Bessie McAllister. August 16. 
— Hippodrome, Birkenhead. 

THIS IS THE LIFE, "musical run-about" 
revue, by Edward Marris, music arranged 
bv Manny Cline. produced by George Shur- 
ley. (June 21, Royal, Plymouth.) Princi- 
pal artists, Mr. Stanley Lupino, Mr. George 
AH, Miss Beatrice Allen, Miss Bonny 
Browning. Mr. Ben Taylor, Mr. L. George, 
Miss L. Hebden, Mr. H. Dolby. Novem- 
ber 15.— Middlesex. 



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mi M< BO 



i iiiii.i: mi SKE1 BERS, i Hi:, play, adapted 
novel of Alexandra Dumas, 

\rtimr S nd B< Djamin Lan I 

n.irv :j i the 37th) 

March 27. 

D Vrtagnan Mr. I Harcourt-Wllliams 

Mi. Wilson Coleman 

ios Mr- J. T. Macminari 

Mr. Win 

i,,viii,. Mr. S. Major-Jones 

.Mil Mr. Fred W 

linal Richelieu Mr. Albert ward 

\ illii rs Mr. Henry Hargreaves 

k Mr. Harry G. Wright 

Simon Mr. Herbert w il - 

Anna MiSS Mary Dibl< > 

• i Mi. Edward Valentine 

Miss Dorrii I: 

Planchef Mr. Herbert Williams 

Rochefort Mr. Clifton Boyne 

Malines Mr. Lawrence Cecil 

Mr. Henry Halkiti 

ieux Mr. Leonard ( 

Captain of tin Port .... Mr. George Wo 

Kitty Miss Mary Pemberton 

Miladi Miss Ethel Warwick 

- Lyceum. 

THREE PATRIOTS, THE, playlet, by Jerome 
K. Jerome. Played by Rowena Jerome, 
Ernest Milton. and Frank Ridley. 
(Matinee.) July 27.— Queen's. 

THREE SPOONF1 L8, farce, in three acts, bj 
Zella Covington ami .ink- Simonson. 
(First time m England, April 5, Pier, East- 
bourne.) April 10. Last performance (the 
41 -t . May lffl 

Svlvia Relyea Miss Rose Wilber 

Mrs. Welbaniller Miss I-abelle Winlocke 

Philip Staunton Mr. John Arthur 

Mr-. Johanna Vivvert Miss Norah Lamison 

Frederick Relyea, M.D., F.R.S.E. 

Mr. Zellah Covington 

General Burbeck Mr. Robert Robson 

Marcella Miss Sara Biala 

Jndge Sanderson Mr. Wade Hampton 

Chief Blanchard Mr. J. K. Hutchinson 

Policeman Mr. Irwin F. Sheebe 

— Criterion. 

TIGER a l I B, ron in ■< of Uaaka, in fchri e 
by Gi - •' • ' ''■ cembi r 6. 

David Summers Mr. Basil Gill 

Hank Bloss Mr. Ohartes Vane 

Bill Shirk Mr. Charles Glenn, v 

Jerome Mr. Halladay Hope 

Sheriff Carson Mr. Ambrosi Manning 

Blinkv Duncan Mr. A. B. Imeson 

Lone Wolf Mr. H. A. SaJntsbury 

Hilda Tempest M 'nee Rob. 

The Cub Miss Dorothea Desmond 

— Gr mil. Southampton. 

TIGHT l:KI\. A, farcical sketch. Produced 
by Joe Elvin. February 1.— Palladium. 

TINA, musical play, in three acts, by Paul v. 
Rubens ami Harrj Graham, music by Paul 
A. Rubens (with additional number.- by 
Haydn Wood), lyrics by Paul A. Rubens 
ami Percy Greenbank and Harry Graham. 
November 2. 

Carlo Mr. Codfrt y Tearle 

Nico Mr. i. Gregory 

Antonio Belloni Mr. Ben Osborne 

Rinaldo Mr. Rohan Clensy 

Lord Bedlington Mr. Harry Drummond 

Bonnard Mr. Jan Oyra 

Beppo Mr. T. Del Luntro 

A Gondolier Mr. Martin King 

A Chiogiaotti Mr. Douglas Marrs 

Alfonse Mr. Loon M 

William Van Dam Mr. W. H. Berry 

Rita Mis- Mabel Sealby 

Carmen Miss Yvonne Reynolds 

Freda Miss Luna Low 

Pomona Mi-s Dorothy Waring 



it.), 

Mi.— Cbl. ■ " il 

M 

\1 : I 

Julia Mise M. Bannerman 

i lire Lynch 

■ Mis G 

Carina Miss I Stuart 

Mi 

'111' BITS ' Ray ami 

Julian Rosa, produce d by Kay I 
Principal artists, Mr. Sid Kirby, M. Dubin, 
Mi - Vicky Gerrard, Mi-.- Ida Hill, Miec 
Eui . Mr. Julian Ross, Mr. Bert 

Wi ■>. Mr. Harry Jerome, Mr. Bob Harper. 
Noi i. Hippodrome, <.'older's Green. 

TO-DAY AND TO-MORROW, musical revue, 
in a prologue, thirteen episodes, and epi- 
iogue, by Brendon Stewart and Rugem l 

ipaj artists, Frank G. Cariello. 
I)n|-, > Cariello, Harry Phydora, Brendon 

■an. and Marie Earle (April 3, Re 
Wimlsor). April 2G.— Grand, Croydon. 

Hi Mi. HI > THE NIGHT, musical farce, in 

. by Fred Thomp- 
son, music by Paul A. Ruben.-, lyrics by 
Paul A. I: I'ercy (i eenbank, 

founded on Hennequin and Delacourt'.- 
" Les Dominos Roses (produced Shubert. 
New York. December 24, 1914). April 28. 
Montagu Lovitt I. mitt .. Mr. James Ulakeley 

Pedro M. Max Dearly 

Henry Mr. Leslie Benson 

Alpnonse Mr. Robert Nainby 

Robin Carraway Mr. Vernon Davidson 

Albert Mr. Victor Gouriet 

Lord RidgmouDt Mr. Stanley Brightman 

Policeman Mr. Forest Smythe 

Hon. Dudley Mitt-en .. Mr. George Gros-mitl. 

June Miss Haidee de Ranee 

Beatrice Carraway Miss Julia James 

Victoria Miss Moya Mannering 

Daisy de Menthe Miss Madge Saunders 

. la Lovitt-Lovitt Miss Gladys Homfrey 

Lady Pussy Preston Miss Peggy Kurton 

! ... d\ Edith Taplow .... Miss Barbara Dunbar 

Mimi Skeats Miss Judith Nelmes 

The linn. Baby Vereker .. Miss Doris Stocker 

Avice Carlton Miss Elsie Scott 

•r la Plage Miss Adrah Fan 

Attendant- a1 Covent ( Miss Dorothj D 
Garden 1 Miss Vera D 

Alice Miss Cynthia Murray 

—Gaiety. 

TOPST TURVEV. revue, in three scenes, by 
I; C. Jenkins, music compo.-ed and ar- 
ranged by David Coiner. February 22. 

Major Maloney Mr. Owen Sterling 

Betty Miss Gwen Harrison 

Kitty Miss Mona Glynn 

The "Hon. Ernest Delamere Mr. S. Lloyd 

Harold Hardcastle Mr. A. E. Mason 

Count di Strange Mr. H. Terry- 
La Belle Veronica Mile. Yvonne Tsere 

Peter Penberthy Mr. Howard Ward 

Favorita Miss Kathleen Brett 

\ Wandering Violinist Romanoff 

Suzanne, the Spirit of Monte Carlo 

Miss D. Venton 
—Hippodrome, Balhani. 

TORCH. THE. farcical comedy sketch, in one 

scene, by Harold Downes. February 15. 
Sir Richard Rochester .... Mr. Harold Downes 

Major Bourne Mr. Frederick Faucote 

- i -nt Knutt Mr. Arthur Price 

The Torch Miss Valerie Crespin 

—Imperial Palace, Canning Town. 



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TOUCHES OF FATE, THE, play, in prologue 
and three acts, by Lady Lever. AIatin6e, 
January 22. 

Sarah Hallard Miss t'na Gilhert 

Emma Miss Dorothy lima 

Enid Barradine .Miss Sybii Tborndike 

Dr. Spilsby Mr. William Muii 

Kathleen Barradine Miss Shirley K'ng 

Saunders Mr. Harold King 

Alma Townsend .... Miss Malvina Longfellow 

Wroughton Miss Laurie Flocktoi: 

(Jny Townsend Miss Gladys King 

.lulu: Townsend Air. Desmond Brannigan 

Sir Robert Carteret, Bt. .. Air. Stanley Login 

Pierre AI. Georges Desplas 

— Vaudeville. 

TOSCA, LA. Puccini's opera, the William 
Beatty- Kingston version. For the Bi'st 
lime in English. Beeeham-Courtneidge 
season, October -JO.— Shaftesbury. 

TRAIN 68, "Romance of the Canadian Rail- 
road," by James AIcQueen, produced by 
George Pickett, played by Mr. J. R. Spur- 
ling. Miss Dorothy Radcliffe, Air. Percy 
Le Fre, Air. Bertram Aster, Air. Hugh 
-Miller. November 29. — Bedford. 

TREASURES IN HEAVEN, play, in one act, 
by Edith Carter. Produced by the Keroble 
Society. Alarch 26. 
II. v. Timothy Foster .. Air. D Elliot Watson 

Airs. Foster Ali^s Maude Linley 

Alaggie Aliss Edith Carter 

— Passmone Edwards Settlement. 

TRELAWNET OF THE WELLS, revival of 
A. W. Pinero's comedy (January 20, 1898, 
Court: April 6, 1910, Duke of York's). 
May 10.— Kingsway. 

TRIANGLE, LE, play, in one act, by Alfred 
Sutro. Adapted by MAI. Regis, Gignoux, 
and Charles Barbaud. (Opening of French 
season by the (.rami Guignol company.) 
June 15. 

Hector AI. Gu^rard 

Guiilaume AI. Valbray 

Berthe Ainu. Josa Milan 

—Coronet. 

TRICOLOUR, THE. See " Le Moulin Rouge" 

revue. 

TRILBY, condensed version of Paul AI. 

Potter's dramatisation of George du 

Alaurier's novel. July 5. 

Bvengali Sir Herbert Tree 

Talbot Wynne Air. Henry Hewitt 

Alexander McAllister Air. Julian Cross 

William Bagot Air. Cyril Raymond 

Alanager Kaw Air. Vernon Crabtree 

Gecko Air. Rohan Clensy 

Rev. Thomas Bagot Air. Ben Field 

Trilby O'Ferrall Aliss Enid Bell 

Mnn. Vinard Aliss Alaidie Hope 

Mrs. Bagot Miss Ada King 

— Finsbury Park Empire. 

TRULY RURAL, farmyard frolic, with musical 
interruptions, in one scene (March 8, 
Palace, Bath). Alarch 22. 

Jarge Mr. Ben Taylor 

Trixie Aliss Bonnie Browning 

Joshua Lemon Air. Arthur Escourt 

Mr3. Lemon Aliss Denny Fitzherbert 

Village Constable Mr. Sydney Burt 

Miss Powel' : Miss Violet Hamilton 

—Hippodrome, Rotherhithe. 

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STARS, chil- 
dren's revue, by Ben Landeck, music by 
Max Brunell. (Atatinee.) December 27.— 
Hippodrome, Golder's Green. 



TWO DAUGHTERS OF ONE FATHER, 

domestic play, in nine scenes, by Florence 

Marriott- Watson. Alarch 8. 

Sir Richard Hartleigh Air. Frank Beresford 

Valentine Gordon Air. Val Gully 

Damon Faulkner, M.D Air. Clifton Earle 

Hon. Trent Challoner Air. Vernon Forteseue 

Henry Spruce Air. Victor V. Norrevs 

Mark Stiff Mr. Edwin Ling 

Jacque Bois Air. Charles Poulton 

Airs. Jonah Price Spratt Aliss Minnie Guest 

Bobbie Price Spratt ...Miss Maudie B. Douglas 

Dyllis B .?! 1 . iD !.. '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.".' i Miss Violet Ingram 

MurL^^^!*'^.: | AIiss Adeline Lang 

Basil Armstrong Air. Leonard Aardale 

— Grand, Plymouth. 

TWO PIERROTS, by Edmond Rostand, trans- 
lated by Edith Lyttleton. Presented by 
the P oneer Players. March 7. 

Columbine Miss Pam Reynolds 

Pierrot 1 Mr. Charles Lascelles 

Pierrot 11. Mr. Charles King 

Maitre d'Ho ..- Mr. Patrick Kirwan 

Lackeys: . ssrs. Fred Hayes and Geoffrey 
Goodhart. 

—Little. 

TWOS COAIPANY, comedy, in three acts, by 
Mrs. W. K. Clifford. May 3. 

Skimper Mr. A. B. Tapping 

Horace fruscott Mr. Berte Thomas 

Robert Lorimer Air. D. A. ClaTke-Smith 

Airs. Elliston Aliss Lillemor Halvorsen 

Kit Burrage Mr. Kenneth Kent 

Guy Hanson Air. Basil Ryder 

Lady Burrage Miss Elspeth Dudgeon 

Violet i Aliss Miele Maund 

Gregory Air. Edmund Phelps 

Sirs. Geddes AHss Margaret Webster 

— Prince's, Manchester. 

UNKNOWN QUANTITY. THE, play, by Her- 
bert Swears. December 6. 

Geoffrey Ffolliot Mr. Edward Gooper 

Harvey Jessop Mr. E. W. Thomas 

Lawrence Deeming Air. F. W. Knott 

Joyce Ffolliot Aliss Violet Harley 

Thompson Miss Agnes Knight; 

Kate Harborow Aliss Ethel Griffies 

—West Pier, Brighton. 

UNAIARRIED AIOTHER, THE, drama, by C. 

Vernon Proctor. July 19. 
Private Walter Newton . . Mr. Sydney Grant 

Lieut. Dennis Alien Mr. Roland Hope 

Gerald Blake Mr. J. Scott Leighton 

John Chalmers Mr. Conrad Clerke 

Martha Chalmers Miss Ella Sennefct 

Ethel Chalmers Miss Olive Jeffrey 

Mrs. O'Goblin Miss Amy Wood 

Jimmy O'Goblin ,. Mr. Sammy Johns 

The Chaplain at the Hospital.. Mr. Archie Grant 
Eileen, the Unmarried Mother 

Miss Laurie Adair 
— Elephant and Castle. 

UNWANTED DAUGHTER, THE, comedy- 
drama, in three acts, by C. Vernon 
Proctor (Ilfraeombe, August 2). August 23. 
Sir Fergus Fergusson, O.M. 

Air. C. Vernon Proctor 
Judge Inglefleld .. Mr. C. Wm. Carleton Crowe 

.Stephen Fergusson Mr. C. Wordley Hulse 

George Fergusson Mr. Kendrew Milson 

William Mr. Yorke Richardson 

Lady Fergusson Miss Mabel Jeye 

Gertrude Fergusson .... Miss Eleanor Bedford 

Rosina Inglefleld Miss Conyers Radcliffe 

Mrs. Snooks Miss Madaline Grande 

Patty Miss Amy Rudd 

— Victoria, Walthamstow, 



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, v AND AT BMI War drama, in 
ten scenes, by Sheila Walsh. April 5. 

Silent Dovle Mr. Theodore R. Nugent 

Car. Sehiindt Mr. Stanley Radclitfe 

Lieutenant Dare Elvertou. .Mr. Alex Alexander 

Colonel Sylvester Mr. Harrv Bn 

Peter Bramble Mr. I red C. Corwyn 

Joseph Binks Mr. Edwin C. Clarke 

Tom Smithers Mr. W. H. Irving 

Ben 1' . — M r» Bresfcwkb 

81ippv Sam Mr. Walter Vaugban 

Han* Schultz Mr. F. Lea Hair 

Sist-er Agatha Miss Edith Giddings 

Lue:a Montana Miss Feiica Baring 

Sarah Ellen Slithers Miss Helena Walbran 

Silver Doyle Mia Queenie Taylor 

— -Metropole, Mancli; 

VAMPIRE, THE. adapted from the French of 
Mme. de Vylars and P. Silvestre by Jose 
Levy, l'resented by the Grand Cuigno 1 
Company. August 16. — Garrick. 

VE1LLEE, LA. drama, in two act*, by Yoris 
Waiter and P. de Wattyne. Presented by 
the Grand Quignol Company. July 19. 

Von Memel M. Chaumont 

ViKeneuv© M- Gouget 

Hermann M. \iHers 

Jeanne Mme. Josa Milan 

Tilda Mine. Valine Rolland 

— Garrick. 

VBNUS AND MARS, musical aerial episode, 
by James Malam. June 11.— Camberwell 
Empire. 

VENl S, LIMITED, revue, by Ernest C. Rolls 
and Charles Wilmott. music by Max 
Darewski (produced Empire, Liverpool, 
December 2s, 1914). February 1.— Finsbury 
Park Empire. 

VEBONIQUE, revival of comic opera by A. 
Van'oo and G. Duval, English version by 
H Hamilton, music by A. Messeger (.May 
5 1903, Coronet; May is, 1904, Apollo). 
April 3. Last performance (the o9Ui), 
May 25.— Adelphi. 

VERY 1DE\. THE, revue, a combination of 
. knel Cobb of the Blue Hussars " and 
••The Hair Dresser." Produced by Mr. 
Joe Peterman. September 27.-Hippo- 
drome, Rotherbithe. 
VFRY MIXED BATHING, " carnival of 
comedv. costume, and charm," in three 
scenes, written and invented by P. I. 
Selbit, music and lyrics by Lawrence 
Wright. Clifford Harris, and J. W. Tate 
i \pril 26, Palace, Bath). Principal artists, 
Dulcie Datoar, Arthur J. Denton, Jeff 
Coates, Clare Lyndhurst. Eileen Dagmar, 
Reg Reisie, Harry Bush. Maud Shelton, 
Fred Perkins. Max 31.— Empire, Camber- 
well. 
VERY S<iFT. water comedy, in four scenes, by 
Albert Hengler. April 5. 

Squire Rodney Mr. J. G. Kelly 

David Buckwheat Mr. James Stillwell 

Sergeant Jack Horseman .. Mr. F. Callando 

Private James Brown Mr. James Clarke 

Private Tom Jackson .. Mr. James Cambridge 

Percy Barclav Mr. Ernest Le Butt 

P.C. Robert Roberts .... Mr. Chas. Costello 

Daddy Manners Mr. Matt Powell 

William Mr. Walter Almero 

Mr. Meakin Mr. C. Taylor 

Mrs. Buckwheat Miss Ada Webb 

Kate Miss Gwen Thayer 

Martha Hawkins Miss Anena Walton 

Minnie Saunders Miss Lily Leoni 

Jane Miss Winifred Roberts 

Maggie Miss Fannv Thompson 

Telegrams Mr. W. Doodles 

—Hippodrome, Manchester. 



\i:il.l;\\ B I LRBWBLL, THE, patriotic epi- 
sode, by M lertte Oldfleld. June. 
— Battersea Palace. 

VICAR > WIKK. 1HE. melodrama, in eight 
■ rt Sydney. November 29. 

Lieut. George Arnold Mr. Alvara Ash 

John Stanmero Mr. W. S. Stevenson 

Geoffrey Thornton .Mr. Chas. Und-Wvian 

Rev. Christopher Denton Mr. Francis Serle 

Billy Tucks Mr. Victor Knight 

Mike Turgan Mr. H. Bernard Marsh 

The Village Postman Mr. John Foyle 

Benjamin Boles Mr. Henry Frankland 

Flora Denton Miss ISeatrice Fitzbugh 

Lucy Dell Miss Cissie Hall 

Celia Stanmere .. Miss Aimee Grattan Clyndee 
— Junction, Manchester. 

VICTIM. THE. play, in two acts and six 
:ics, by E. Hill Mitchelson. November 

Captain Jack Meredith Mr. Stanley W. Healey 

Geueral Beaumont Mr. J. O. Cuthbertson 

Lieut. Potaire Mr. Stephen C. Vernier 

Corporal Poppo Mr. Ted Mooney 

Captain Max von Krupp 

Mr. Courtney Robinson 
Sergeant Hunns .. Mr. W. Haughton Macaulay 

Private Trence Mr. C. H. Henderson 

Priest Mr. Coniah S. Rowe 

Gretchen Muller Miss Janet Hodson 

Ninon Glavis Miss Kathleen Stewart 

Annette Miss Tina Langlois 

Mother Superior Miss Ada Douglas 

Dolores Miss Violet Carlyle 

—Royal, Middlesbrough. 

VINE. THE. Arcadian dance-idyll, in one 
scene, invented and designed by C. Wil- 
helm, dances arranged by Fred Farren, 
music composed and arranged by Harvey 
Pinches. March 22. 
The Spirit of the Mountain Stream. .Little June 

A Young Shepherd Miss Carlotta Mossetti 

His Wife Miss Connie Walter 

The Spirit of the Vine . . Miss Phyllis Bedells 

„ _,.„ .» . I Misses B. Hill, Cun- 

Sprites in attendance { h Osmond, 

on the Spirit of the- Ba £ ks Farrant , Tav . 

* lne ( lor. Hart, and Moss 

—Empire. 

VIVIEN, musical comedy, by Arthur Wimperis 
and Max Pemlnrrtcn. music by Howard 
Tal 

CoonfessoT Frayle ) Miss M Rid; 

Vivien Insoldsby ) 

Virginia Desborough Miss Annie Croft 

Vera de Vere Miss Cicely Dcbenham 

Mrs. Grundy Miss Jennie Armstrong 

Honoria Miss Gretchen Yates 

Victoria Miss Margot Joyce 

Amelia Miss Beatrice Collins 

Cordelia Miss Madge Compton 

Aspasia Miss Phyllis Hughes 

Euphemia Miss Ursula Felton 

Mrs. Desborough Miss Evelyn Falma 

D:ck Bassett Mr. J. V. Bryant 

The Dean of Doroaster . . Mr. Courtice Pounds 

Major Desborough Mr. Marshall Sheppard 

Lucifer D. Nation Mr. Cecil Humphreys 

Charles Mr. Vernon Kingsley 

George Mr. Fred Creasey 

William Wilcox Mr. Arnold Richardson 

— Prince of Wales's, Birmingham. 

VOW, THE, English opera, in one act, by 
James Blackball and Colin McAIpin (Pro- 
duced by the Moody-Manners Opera Com- 
pany). May 15. 

Caleb Mr. Seth Hughes 

Jaaron Mr. Charles Moorbouse 

Watchman Mr. Hubert Dunkerley 

Manoi Miss Kitty Brownkss 

— Royal, Nottingham. 



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WAGES NO OBJECT. See " Depuis Six 
Mois." 

WAIT AND SHE, " quotation," in four scenes, 
by William Hargreaves and William Den- 
niott, produced by Fred W. Warden. 
(October 18, Grand, Colchester.) Principal 
artists: George Norton, Molly Doon, George 
Benson, Sam Harris, E. C. Lilley, frank A. 
Nolan, Raie Raynor, Rose Bell, Gwennie 
Harcourt. October 25.— Penge Empire. 

WANDERERS, play, in three acts, by C. K. 

Munro. Produced by the Stage Society. 

.March 21. 

Mrs. O'Brian Miss Clare Greet 

Jack Morrison Mr. Cowley Wright 

Lilly O'Brian Miss Thelma Giddms 

Mrs. Morrison Miss Gwynmeth Galton 

Ralph Morrison Mr. Kenneth Kent 

Rev. John Morr.son Mr. Robert Farquharson 

Norah Hill Miss DoTOthy Warren 

Phyllis Winter Miss Eleanor Elder 

Alice Morrison Miss Dorothy Riploy 

Mr. Bodkin Mir. Leonard Calvert 

M ary Miss Agnes McLelland 

An Old Woman Miss Ethel Russell 

Thomas Mr. Nigel Playfair 

George Stapleton Mr. V. Tarver Penna 

Miss Marks Miss Agnes Thomas 

Miss McDowal Miss Margaret Frame 

Mrs. Webb Mrs. Goodheart 

Miss Aves Miss Dora Levis 

Lucy Miss Grace Sweeting 

— Queen's. 

WAR BABY, THE, play, in three acts, by 
Charles and Georgina Whitlock. Produced 
by Her Majesty's, Walsall, Repertory Com- 
pany. July 19. — Her Majesty's, Walsall. 

WAR COMMITTEE, A, skit, by Edward Knob- 
lauch. July 2. (Matinee.) 

Mrs. Mallaby Miss Helen Haye 

The Maid Miss Lynn Fontanne 

Miss Column Miss Jean Cadell 

Mrs. Bannington Miss Lilian Braithwaite 

Lady Trent Lady Tree 

Hon. Donald Ettridge Mr. Dennis Eadie 

Comtesse de Duxe Mile. Delysa 

Lady Vansittart Miss Ellis Jeffreys 

Mrs. Fish Miss Sydney Fairbrother 

Nurse Landor .Miss Marie Lohr 

Lisette Tinker Mr. Nelson Keys 

Eva Lacey '. . . Miss Ethel Levey 

— Haymarket. 

WAR MATES, a play of the moment, in one 
act, by Herbert de Hamel. November 15. 

John Sturger Mr. Herbert Russe.l 

Mary Sturger Miss Daisy Cordell 

Wilfred Sturger Mr. Sidney Vautier 

Steve Allison Mr. Slaine Mills 

— Victoria Palace. 

WAR, RED WAR, drama, in three acts, by 
A. Mvddleton Myles. May 31. (Revised 
edition produced at the Elephant and 
Castle on August 2 under the title of 
" The Girl Who Waits at Home.") 

Old Ben True ....* Mr. Fred Moule 

Richard Hartley Mr. Alfred Lugg 

Albert Lamarck . .> Mr. Ernest Dare 

Col. Ernest Von Holtz Mr. Charles Barrett 

The Count Sax Munden..Mr. Wally Hartford 

Simeon Lovell Mr. Edmund Blake 

Peter Mr. Fred Hunter 

Hans Scmidt Mr. Norman Leyland 

Corporal Durrant Mr. Wallace Browning 

'Lijah Ives Mr. Ronald Kenyon 

Kandahar Kent Miss Violet Austin 

Pierrette Miss Agnes May 

Amelia Ann True Miss Guinevere Shilton 

Wilhelmina Von Kluck Miss Marie McAulay 

Elizabeth Lovell Miss Sadie Southern 

Lillie Lovell Miss Evelyn Brewster 

— Brixton. 



WAR, WINE, AND WOMAN, dramatic sketch, 
in one scene, by Victor Grayson. March 1. 

Colonel Emden Mr. Cecil Belcher 

Lieutenant Danziger Mr. Sydney Bland 

Lieutenant Blake Mr. Louis Sealy 

Winnie Alsop Miss Ruth Norreys 

— Empire. Camberwell. 

WARE CASE. THE, play, in four acts, by 

George Pleydell, adapted from his novel. 

September 4. 

Sir Hubert Ware, Bart. Mr. Gerald du Maurier 

Sir Henry Egerton Mr. Dawson Milward 

Michael Adye, K.C., M.P., 

Mr. Norman McKinnel 
Sir John Murless, K.C., M.P., 

Mr. Sydney Valentine 
The Hon. Sir Richard Petworth 

Mr. J. Fisher White 

Marston Gurney Mr. Ronald Squire 

Eustace Ede Mr. Wilfred Fletcher 

Tommy Bold Mr. Arthur Hatherton 

A Doctor Mr. F. Culley 

Rate Mr. Charles Harley 

Footman Mr. G. McCarthy 

Celia Wilson Miss Stella Mervyn Campbell 

Lady Ware Miss Marie Lohr 

— Wyndham's. 

WATCH YOUR STEP, musical extravaganza, 
in two acts and five scenes, by H. B. 
Smith, English book by Harry Grattan, 
music by Irving Berlin. Principal artists : 
Ethel Levey, Blanche Tomlin, Joseph 
Coyne, George Graves, Lupino Lane, Phyllis 
Bedells, Dorothy Minto, Frank Foster, Ivy 
Shilling, Reginald Sharland, Charles Garry, 
Fred Trott, Aubrey Ashton. (Produced in 
America, Empire, Syracuse, November 25, 
1914; New Amsterdam, New York, Decem- 
ber 8.) May 4.— Empire. 

WATERLOO, revival of Conan Doyle's one-act 
play, by Mr. H. B. Irving. August 7. — 
Savoy. 

WAY TO WIN, THE, patriotic sketch, in one 
act, by Edward Knoblauch. June 14. 

Marianne Mile. Dorziat 

Gerald Mr. Owen Nares 

Mrs. Jupps Miss Mary Brough 

—London Coliseum. 

WEAK POINT, THE. comedy, in three acts, 
by N. Radclitt'e Martin. November 1. 

Mr. Rutter Mr. Herbert Lomas 

Samuel Millard Mr. Grendon Bemtlcy 

Miss Morden Miss M arie Leman 

Mr. Simmons Mr. Edward Nimmo 

A Commissionaire Mr. Fred Owen 

George Drummond Mr. Gordon Ash 

James Oxley Mr. Archibald McLean 

Joan Drummond Miss Amy Ravenscrof t 

Mary Drummond Miss Muriel Pope 

Ellen Miss Gladys Evelyn 

Mr. Drummond Mr. Charles Groves 

Rev. Mr. Compton Mr. Ernest Haines 

M-. Rabson Mr. Gordon Flemun: 

Mabel Miss Marie Royter 

Mrs. Hinks Mrs. A. B. Tappin,- 

—Gaiety, Manchester. 

WE'RE GETTING BUSY, bijou revue, in one 
scene (May 24, Hippodrome, Norwich). 
Originally produced as THE MASCOT. 
June 7. 

Lottie Miss Laura Dyson 

Timothy Bumps Mr. Edward Curtis 

Dolly Timothy Miss Doris L. Fosketfc 

Rosie Mr. Jack Edward 

—Camberwell Empire. 

WE'LL LEARN 'EM. comedy sketch, to two 
scenes, bv S. Fortescue Harrison and 
Charles Baldwin. Presented by the Variety 
Productions, Ltd. January 11. 

Mr Parkinson Mr. Joe Beale 



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ir* 'Ah (eoMt.). 

• ttty Mr. Vic. Derlmm 

Major Fallback Mr. C. w. spencer 

l.ub.n Chump Mr. J. E. Coyle 

Bill Barnes Mr. \V. E. Chewd 

Grandfather Pink Mr. Tom Moreton 

"^e Turmits Mr. Claud Felton 

M- Jones Mr. Ha] Byford 

NO Lappit Mr. Fred Fraser 

Police-Constable Little. .Mr. Charles K. Stevens 

Flo.-sie Miss Cessie Featherstone 

Mrs. .links Miss May Hawthorne 

Mr- Permits MJas Jessie Moore 

Joe Muddle Mr. Jack Williams 

—The Surrey. 

WHAT A BIAI IV. revue, in three scenes, by 
G orge Campbell, music by Harry Drew. 
Principal artists. Billy Cave, James 
Coazens, Leslie Ward, Teddie Butt, and 
Doris Gordon. April 12. — Middlesex. 

WHAT ADVERTISING BRINGS, farcical 
comedy, in one act, by G. M. Cohen and 
L. Grant. December 20. 

.1 ack Brown Mr. Geoffrey Saville 

Julia Brown Miss Louise Fredericks 

Minnie Miss Doc Hearne 

— Hippodrome, Derby. 

WHAT AN ASS! quick-change character play- 
let, by Charles. Ridgewell and George A. 
- yens. March 22. 

Archibald Brown 

Isaac Goldstein 

c arg , e $%u Mr. Alfred Wellesley 

Sandy McPberson . . . 

Richard Van Winkle 

P.C. Robert Peeler 

Sherlock Blake Mr. Thomas Barry 

Priscilla Perky Miss F. Russell-Spiers 

—Granville, Walham Green. 

WHAT'S YOURS? revue, in three scenes, by 
R. H. Douglass, music by Chas. W. John- 
son, produced by George Rowland under 
the supervision of Barney Armstrong. 
Principal artists, Scotch Kelly, the 
Murattis. the Eight Shamrocks, Jack \\ il- 
90U, Arthur Stroud, W. P. Dempsey, the 
Five Dominoes, Edie Kebble, Ethel Gled- 
hill, Rosie Dempsey, the Harvey Quartet, 
and Nelli<- Waring. September 13.— Em- 
pire, Dublin. 

WHEN IRI8H BYES ARE SMILING, revue, 
liv Jack Williams, produced by Graham 
Keith. Principal artists, Olive Williams, 
i. . ... Little, Leo and Dene. Hulme and 
Reid, the Godfrey Girls, Siffelo, Graham 
Keith, Dan Parflt. April 12.— Grand, Ebbw 
Vale. 

WHEN KNIGHTS WERE BOLD, revival of 
trie- Harlow's three-act farce. Feb- 
ruary 8. Last performance (the 24th) Feb- 
ruary 27.— N< w. 

WHEN LONDON SLEEPS, revival of Charles 
Dan-ell's melodrama. (March 19, 1896, 
Lyceum, Crewe ;| June 28, 1897. Shake- 
speare, Clapham.) September 9. Last 
performance (the 58th) October 23. 

— Prince's. 

WHEN THE ANGELES IS RINGING, play, 
in four acts and eight scenes, by Lodge- 
1'. rev and Henrietta Schrier (by arrange- 
ment with Bert Feldman). November 1. 

Cecil Grafton Mr. C. Vernon Proctor 

Teddy Grafton Mr. Arthur C. Crosby 

Gilbert Errington Mr. Leonard S. Harrison 

Sir John Balderson Mr. Carleton-Crowe 

Jack Balderson Mr. Kendrew Milson 

P.C. Forbes Mr. Harold Montague 

Anselm Mr. Theo Gautier 

Rev. MaTsden Mr. Tom Hook 

Amy Lucas Miss Nellie Snape 



men the Angela/ it Hinging (cont.) 

Wilhemia Regent Miss Betty Emery 

Lady Balderson Miss Octavia De Noel 

J lie Mother Superior.. Miss Constance Medwyn 

Qladyi Morrison Miss Connie Meadows 

Patricia Regent Miss Amy Rudd 

—Royal, Stratford. 
WHKN TWO HEARTS ARE WON, sk< I 
Played by Henry Clive and Mabel Bun- 
yea. August 3u.— Hippodrome, Manchester. 
WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS, revival of 
the fairy play, in tour acts, by Clifford 
Mills and John Ramsey, music bv Roger 
Quilter. (December 21, 1911, Savoy.) De- 
cember 27. — Garrick. 
WHIMSIES, fantasy-burlesque, in an induction 
and three acts, by Wilfrid Blair. March 
8. 

Rupert Liflayne Mr. Lionel Atwlll 

Mardon Mr. Charles Groves 

Kate Miss Marie Royter 

Herbert Pearson Mr. Arthur Murray 

The Duchess of Paddington 

Mrs. A. B. Tapping 
The Hon. Stephen Mallard.. Mr. Gordon Ash 
The Duke of Paddington. .Mr. Stanley Drewitt 

Lady Sybil Goldsmith Miss Phyllis Relph 

Captain Tracy Mr. H. Grendon Bentley 

Mrs. Whittington-Wayne Miss Muriel Pope 

Margaret Whittington-Wavne 

Miss Edyth Goodall 
— Gaiety, Manchester. 
WHIP, THE, revival of Cecil Raleigh and 
Henry Hamilton's sporting drama. (Sep- 
tember 9, 1909, Drury Lane.) February 27. 
Last performance (the 58th) April 17.— 
Aldwych. 
WHIRL OF THE TOWN, THE. revue, in six 
scenes, book by George Arthurs and Wor- 
ton David, music by Guy Jones and Louis 
Jerome, produced by Gus Sohlke. (De- 
cember 14, 1914, Palace, Manchester.) 
Principal artists: Mr. Wilkie Bard, Mr. 
Charles Hart, Miss Daisy Wood, Mr. Fred 
Barnes, Miss Joan Hay. Miss K 
George, Miss Thelma Gordon. Mr. Billie 
Bailey, Miss Vi Wyatt, Mr. James Alder- 
man, Mr. Bert Watts. Miss Nellie Stratton. 
November 29. — Palladium. 
WHITE BRIDE, THE, play, in prologue and 
one scene. August ?3. 

Akbar of Tarsitan .'. Mr. Edwin Bennett 

Arab Runner Mr. Ernest Shiel-Porter 

Sandie Mr. Frank H. Dane 

Grimes Mr. Chas. Foster 

Herepath Nugent Mr. Rawson Buckley 

Charles Nugent Mr. Stephen Bond 

— Grand, Clapham. 
WHITE FEATHER, THE. sketch, by Owen 
Lally, produced by E. Thornley-Do d 
Played by Miss Gwen Lally and Miss Mar- 
jorie Carpenter. November 22. — Hippo- 
drome, Golder's Green. 
WHO IS HE? comedy, in four acts, by Horace 
Annesley Vachell, very freely adapted from 
a novel by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes. December 
9. 

Mr. Parker Mr. Henry Ainley 

Irene Harding Miss Irene Browne 

Mr. Bunting Mr. Frederick Groves 

Mrs. Bunting Miss Clare Greet 

Tom Bunting Mr. F. R. Bach 

Mr. Prentiss Mr. E. Lyall Swete 

Inspector Stone Mr. Roland Pertwee 

Constables . . Messrs. Richard Lindsay, 

R. Russell, F. Cullan 
— Haymarket. 
WHO'S THE LADY? revival of Jose G. 
Levey's three-act farce (from the French 
" La PnSsidente "). (November 17, 1913, 
Devonshire Park. Eastbourne: November 
22, 1913, Garrick.) May 1. Last perform- 
ance (the 17th) Mav 15.— Prince of Wales's. 



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WHO WEARS THE BREECHES? comedy 
sketch, in one scene, by Guy Newall. 
February 15. 

Alfred Critchett Mr. Frederick Kerr 

Mrs. Critchett Miss Dorothy Dundas 

Mr. Wilson Mr. Charles King 

Mr. Anderson Mr. Alfred Rivers 

William Rogers Mr. Charles Wemyss 

Carter Miss Madge Travers 

—The Metropolitan. 

WHO'S WHO? farcical comedy revue, in three 
scenes, by Sev. Rail, music and lyrics by 
Bert Lee and Worton David, additional 
numbers by Merlin Morgan, production by 
Fred Blackman. Principal artists : W. S. 
Percy, Blanche Brown, Billy Miles, Winnie 
Browne, Chief Kawbawgan. Hettie Caven- 
dish, Percy Baverstook. Phil Goldie, Her- 
bert Jackson's Dancing Octet. November 1. 

—Oxford. 

WHOSE WIFE? farce, in three acts, by E. 
Dagnall. November 29. 

May Miss Eva Rowland 

Charlie Mr. Clifford Mollison 

Miss Littlebud Miss Florence Wood 

Professor Victor Blush .. Mr. George Bealby 

Septimus Plumley Mr. Eric Lewis 

Harry Gatwick Mr. Owen Rough wood 

Violet Miss Enid Bell. 

Cherry Weir Mr. William Pringle 

Vera Ormonde Miss Auriol Lee 

Truffles Mr. S. B. Brereton 

— Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. 

WHY NOT? comedy sketch, played by Marie 
Pera and Francis Annesley. March 29. — 
Euston. 

WIDOW AND THE WAITER. THE, comedy, 
in one act, by Michael Orme. (Matinee.) 
June 3. (Revived with slightly altered 
cast by the Independent War Players on 
July 26 for one week at the Kingsway.) 

Virginia Vereker .., Mrs. Alix. Grein 

Colonel Charles Haughton . . Mr. Leon M. Lion 

Bertie Challoner Mr. Stacey Aumonier 

Fawsitt Miss Muriel Creed 

— Queen's. 

WILD BUFFALOES, farcical sketch, by J. 
Hickory Wood. April 7. 

William Buster Mr. Horace Mills 

Joseph Bender Mr. James Prior 

Maria Miss Violet Gould 

Maid Miss Winifred Wing 

— Palace, Manchester. 

WILD JHYME, comedy, adapted from the 
French " La Belle A venture," by de Flers, 
Caillavet, and Rey, by " George Egerton " 
(April 12, Royal, Birmingham). April 19. 
Last performance (the 24th) May 8. 

Comtesse De Landal Miss Vane Featherston 

Didier Mr. Edward Thirlby 

Jeanne De Valette Miss Ivy St. Helier 

Edouard De Fontaine. .Mr. Richard Charlton 

Valentin De Rochat Mr. Sam Sothern 

Laurens Mr. Lewis Fielder 

Comte De Landal Mr. John Beauehamp 

Helene De Treville Miss Ellaline Terriss 

Suzanne Fontaine Miss May Taverner 

Monsieur Duprez Mr. W. O. Billington 

Madame Duprez Miss Adela Measor 

Marquis De Langel Mr. Graham Price 

Andr6 De Landal Mr. Seymour Hicks 

Jeantine Miss Mollie Lowell 

Gaston Mr. Charles Cecil 

Doctor Le Brun Mr. J. C. Buckstone 

Madame De Treville Miss Mary Rorke 

—Comedy. 



WILDERNESS, THE. Greek ballad-dance, in 
one scene, words by Sturge Moore, music 
by Gustave Ferrari. April 19. 

First Faun Mr. Robert Roberty 

Second Faun Lady Constance Stewart- 
Richardson. 

Pan Mr. Carlisle Kawbawgan 

Ares Mr. Manitto Klitgaard 

— Empire. 

WILES OF THE WIDOW, THE, sketch, by 
Kathleen Crighton Lion. July 26. 

Daniel John Scatt Mr. Ryder Boys 

Betsy Pye Miss Florence Hicks 

Mary Beasley Miss Mabel Leslie 

James Beasley.. Mr. Henry Worrall-Thompson 
— Hippodrome, Liverpool. 

WILL, THE, revival (presented for the first 
time on the variety stage), one-act play, 
in three scenes, bv Sir J. M. Barrie (Sep- 
tember 4, 1913, Duke of York's). April 12. 

Phillip Ross Mr. Edmund Gwenn 

Mr. Devizes, sen Mr. Stanley Lathbury 

Mr. Devizes, jun Mr. Arthur Vezin 

Surtees Mr. A. B. Tapping 

Creed Mr. Humphrey Warden 

Mrs. Ross Miss Henrietta Watson 

— London Coliseum. 

WILL YOU WALK INTO MY PARLOUR? 
' play, in one act, by Rosemary Rees. Octo- 
ber 18. 

John Craven Mr. R. M. Dalzell 

Phillip Leyland Mr. A. Russell-Davis 

Hicks Mr. Albert Marks 

Jennie Strange Miss Rosemary Rees 

—Artillery, Woolwich. 

WILLIE GOES WEST, American farce- 
comedy, in four acts, by Frederick Ballard 
(originally produced under the title of 
" Believe Me, Xantippe," January 20, 1913, 
Castle Square Theatre, Boston; August 19, 
1913. Thirty-ninth Street Theatre, New 
York). October 4. 

Wm. McFarland Mr. Charles Windermere 

Thornton Browne Mr. Lambert Plumtfier 

Arthur Sole Mr. Charles Wemyss 

James Mr. George Fairlie 

Sheriff Kamman Mr. George Barran 

Wren Mr. Wm. Macauley 

"Simp" Kalloway Mr. Ernest Griffin 

Martha Miss Bessie Major 

Violet Miss Dorothy Fane 

Dolly Kamman Miss Peggy Primrose 

— Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. 

WINNER AT LAST, A, Scotch comedy sketch, 
in one act, by James H. Milligan. Octo- 
ber 20.— Cambuslang. 

WOMAN AND DESTINY, play, in four acts, 
by Ross Hills. Presented by the Stockport 
Garrick Society. April 14. 
Elizabeth Dyson .. Mrs. Edward R. Lingard 

Marv Jones Mrs. Paul Moor house 

Jack Bardsley Mr. A. Horace Page 

Charles Cantrett Mr. Edward R. Lingard 

Julia Bardsley Miss Annetta Copley 

Aurora Whitten Miss Dorothy Brooke 

John Bardsley Mr. Fred E. Burgess 

Walter Bardsley Mr. Arthur H. Gibbons 

Jane Miss Elsie M. Gregson 

Harry Mursatroyd Mr. Albert Jones 

William Cobbett Mr. Walter Chadwick 

—Garrick Chambers, Stockport. 

WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, A, revival of 
Oscar Wilde's play by the Liverpool Com- 
monwealth Company (April 19, 1893, Hay- 
market). May 13.— Kingsway. 

WOMAN PAYS— BACK, THE, drama, in four 
acts, by Eva Elwes. June 28. 

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Woman Payn—Back, The (eont.K 

George Franklin Mr. Raymond Raynor 

Isaac Bolomaue Mr. Tony Soape 

William Wilkins Mr. William Allen 

Mr?. Lovell lUss Polly Deuvilk 

Mrs. Fletcher Miss Millicent Edmonds 

Letty Lovell Mi~^ Mary An -tin 

—New Hippodrome. Dome. 
woman WHO DID TELL, THE. by Hei 

.> .1 u 1 > IS, 1 1*1 4. Rotunda, Liverpool), 
ptember 6.— Brixton. 

WOMAN'S DAY. A. comedy, in one act. by 
Alice Law. June 9. — Lyceum Club. 

WOMEN ami WAR. military play, in 

by Joseph Millane and Claire Shir- 
ley. March 29. 

Frank Carson Mr. F. B. Woulfe 

Richard Stern Mr. Villiers Stanley 

Colonel Stanley Mr. Herbert Barrs 

Sidney Owen ." Mr. Royce Carlton 

Victor Ross Mr. Owen Redmonde 

Jacques Noel Mr. Jack Thomas 

Karl Steinbaner Mr. Stanley Villiers 

Steve Holland Mr. George Swale 

Peters Mr. Fred Stafford 

Teddie Miss Nancy Price 

Mme. Cramer Miss Dorothy Oswald 

Celeste Miss Cissie Cleveland 

Ella Stern Miss Edith Lorraine 

Glory Stern Mies Elsie Hewitt 

— Osborne, Manchester. 
WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT? revue, by Tom 
Gott. presented by Bert Lauraine. Prin- 
cipal artists. Syd M' Lloyd, the Eight 
Callis Girls. Cora OBI, Bert Lauraine. Sam 
Moor, George Collings. Mari-ie Rosslyn, 
Lillie Ennis. Hector and Lauraine. the 
Boeemead Quartette. Gracie Hunt, Danc- 
ing M'Lloyds. March 29.— Empire, Otley. 

Y'A D'JOLIES FEMMES! revue, in two acts 
i twenty tableaux, by Celval and Char- 
ley, the music by Guttingucr, produced by 
Mme. B. Rasimi. Principal artiste, AHle. 
Delmares. Alfred Beauval, Yvonne Gran- 
ville, Libeau. Maud Gipsy, Debievre, M. 
Yvon. Joachim, Boxset. Marichal, Roll and. 
Raymond, Dicka. Gasthons, Mile. d'Herlys. 
Lucette de Landy. September 9. Last 
performance (the 48th) October 16.— Gar- 
rick. 



- l THINK su, revue, by Louie .1 
m.iiir and cii.i-. B, Baker, m 
Hawortn (April L9, Hulme, Hippodrome, 
M i- Principal artiste, Louis J. 

Seymour, Goidie Colnme, Archie Pitt, Erie 
Melbourne, Brook Kimberley, Frank Hart- 
ley, May Harper, Grade Field-. Olga 
Broadfaead, Claire Vivienne, Dorothy- 
Dallas. July 5.— Middlesex. 



FOU'EE PULLING MY LEG, revue, in 
Stanley J. Damereil and ' 
Rutland (June 7, Devonshire Park, Ea.-.t- 
bourne). Principal artists, Btauley .7. 
Damereil, Cecil Rutland, Eddie Walker, 
Joe French, B. Adams, Jenny Robbing. 
September 27.— Surrey. 

FOU'RE WHAT? American farce, in one act, 
by Pic Edwards. February 22. 

Clara Miss Gladys Erskine 

Jimsey Oldbright Mr. Pic Edwards 

Lillian Olive Manners — Miss Ruth Maitland 

Olive Lillian Manners Miss Hilda Bayley 

William Oldbright Mr. Fred Lewis 

Victoria Palace. 

ZONNESLAG ET CIE. comedie-vaudeville, in 
three acts, by Gu-tavt Libeau and Maurice 
Saye. February 22. 

Eugenie Mile. Yvonne Dylma 

Trinette Mile. Dinah Valence 

Tieke Mile. Jannick 

Rosa Miss Holly Nesbitt 

Daisy Miss Peggy Vere 

La Danseuse Mi.^s Rcnee Lascelles 

Zonneslag M. Desplas 

Antoine M. Duvivier 

Don Teodoro M. Mathot 

Schnock M. Van Den Bosch 

Le Vovageur M. Baert 

Stillem'ans M. Bosmans 

Le Garcon M. Marfchal 

ler Client M. Collard 

2nd Client M. Desjardins 

Le Pianiste M. Daye 

Le Cuisinier M. Tinoyt 

Vermeulen M. Libeau 

—Criterion. 




AUTHORS OF THE YEAR. 



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AUTHORS OF THE YEAR. 

AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS WHOSE PLAY8, OPERAS, ETC., 
HAVE BEEN PRODUCED OR REVIVED DURING THE YEAR 1915; ALSO OF THOSE 
WHOSE WORKS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UPON BY DRAMATISTS, INCLUDING AUTHORS 
OF FOREIGN PLAYS FROM WHICH ENGLISH ADAPTATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. 

No references are included to the familiar operas. 



ABBOT, ADA G.— " The Love Child." 
ACHAUME.— " Le Piege." 
ADAMS, ARTHUR.—" The Division Bell." 
ALLEN, INGLIS.— " Earlv Hours." 
ALLENDALE, FRED.— " Heave O!" 
AMBIENT, MARK.—" The Arcadians," " The 

Light Blues." 
ANDRIEV, LEONID AS.— " A Life of Man." 
ANTHONY, HENRY.—" Love and Duty." 
ARKELL, T. POPE.—" The Idol of Kano." 
ARLISS, GEORGE.—" It's Up To You." 
ARMACRY.— "Le Piege." 

ARTHURS, GEORGE.—" The Magic Touch." 
" Go to Jericho." " The Million Dollar 
Girl," " Oh, be Careful," " Don't Tempt 
Me," " She's a Daisy," " Stop, Look, Lis- 
ten." " The Whirl of the Town." 
ASAF, GEORGE.—" Some Glee." 
ASHLEY, WILLIAM.— " How Jerry Got Off." 
AUSTIN, CHARLES.— " Parker Captures the 

K r," " Parker's Revue." 

AUTIER. PAUL.—" Gardiens de Phare." 
AYER, NAT. D.— " Did You Ever? " " Chanie 
Chaplin Mad," " So Long, Lucy! " 

BAINTON, EDGAR A.— " Oithonaj" 
BAKER, CHAS. B.-" Yes. I Think So " 
BAKER, ELIZABETH.— " Over a Garden 

Wall." 
BAKER, JOHN S.—" Mother's New Hus- 
band." 
BALDWIN, CHARLES.—" His Nibbs," " We'll 
Learn 'Em," "Ever Been Had?" "The 
Missing Link," ' Mind Your Own Busi- 
ness," " Mind the Step," " All Square." 
" It's All Yours," " Step Forward." 
BALLARD. FREDERICK.—" Willie Goes 

West." 
BALMAIN, ROLLO.— " Are We Downhearted?" 

" A Sailor's Love." 
BARBAUD, CHARLES.—" Le Triangle." 
BARBIER.— " Romeo land JuJiiet " 
BARKER. JACK— "Kiss Me." 
BARRETT. FRANK.— " Mistress Wilful." 
BARRIE, SIR J. M— "Rosv Rapture, ths 
Pride of the Beautv Chorus," " The New 
Word," "The Will." "The Fatal Typist," 
Peter Pun * * 
BARROW. PERCY J.-" A Daughter of 
England." " French Leave," " The Griff " 
BARRY. JOSEPH L.— " Powder and Paint " 
BARSTOW. O .— ' The Scarlet Pimpernel " 
BARTLETT. HUBERT.—" All Nonsense." 
BASSETT. LEON.-" The Magic Touch." 
BATT. HAROLD.— " Rights and Wrongs," 

" Brides." 
BAYNES. SYDNEY.— "Oh! Bo Careful." 

"Did You Ever?" "Kiss Auntie." 
BECKETT, SYD.— "Pretty Darlings." 
BELASCO, DAVID.— " Madame Butterflv" 
BELL, J. J.—" Ohristena's Recruits," " The 
Pie in the Oven." 



BENSON, E. F— " Dinner for Eight." 
BI'RINGER, VERA.—" Set a Thief." 
BERLING, IRVING.—" Watch Your Step," 

" Did You Ever? " " Charlie Chaplin Mad," 

" So Long, Lucy ! " 
BERNARD, CLARA.—" A Dear Old Soul." 
BERNARD, TRISTAN.— " Le Seul Bandit du 

Village," " Le Captif." 
BERTON, CLAUDE.— "Le Mannequin Amour- 

eux." 
BESIER, RUDOLF.—" Kings and Queens." 
BIRCH, MONTAGUE.—" Bournemyth." 
BISSON, ALEXANDRE.— "Jalouse." 
BLACKHALL. JAMES.—" The Vow." 
BLACKWOOD, ALGERNON.— " Tne Starlight 

Express." 
BLAIR, WILFRID.— "Whimsies." "The Pri- 
vate Life of P. C. Pettifer." 
BLERIOT, J.—" Hurry Along. Please." 
BLOSSOM. HENRY— "The Only Girl." 
BLOW, SYDNEY.— " Nurses," "Peaches,'' 

" Brides." 
BOGUE, J. RUSSELL.—" Sexton Blake on the 

East Coast." 
BOTTOMLEY, GORDON.—" King Lear's Wife." 
BOULTON, CHARLES.—" The Gipsy Giri." 
BOULTON, MATTHEW— "The Quest." 
BOURKE, P. J.—" For the Land She LoveJ." 
BOUTET, FREDERICK.— "Au Coin Joli." 
BOVILL. C. H.— "5064, Gerrard," "Not a Bad 

Judge," "The Butterfly," "Hani Soit— ! " 

" Now's the Time." 
BOYD, J. L. S.— " The Key." 
BRACCO, ROBERTO.— " Countess Coquette." 
BRAHAM, PHILIP.— "Sugar and Spice," 

" NuTses," " Peaches," " Brides." 
BRANDON, JOHN G.— " There was a King in 

Flanders." 
BRIDGEMAN, CUNNINGHAM.—" Memories." 
BRIGHOUSE, HAROLD.— "The Hillarys." 

" Followers," " The Road to Raebury," 

" Converts." 
BRIGHT, DORA.—" The Princess and the Pea," 

" The Dancer's Adventure." 
BROADHURST, GEORGE.—" He Didn't Want 

to do it." 
BROOKE, H. SULLIVAN.—" Lovely Woman," 

" Some Girl," " If You Can't be Good 

ft 

BROOKING, CECIL.—" Ring Off." 
BROWN, PERCY.—" Remember Belgium." 
BROWN, SUMMERS.— " Play the Game." 
BRUNEAU, ALFRED.—" The Attack on the 

Mill." 
BRUNELL. MAXWELL.—" The Magic Touch," 

" Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars." 
BULLOCH, SHAN.—" Snowdrop Jane." 
BUTCHER, ANDREW, P.— " Gip." 
BUTEAUX, L— " Compiegne (28 Aout), 1914," 
BY AM, MARTIN— "Oh! So Dainty," 



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1 \im . M \i .1. ! I'ln P - n," 

•■ Ihc Christian." 
CALLINI.— " The Silver Crucifix." 
( LLTHROP, DIOM CLA1 fON.— " A Prh 

hi " 
CAMILLE, I Mil \ ■ \lsaoe." 
C vMPBELL, I m\s| \ N( | ■■ v Dilemma." 
CAMPB1 I I . GEORGE. " Wha1 a Beauty." 

D -it ^rgue," •• Sign, Plea* 
CANNAN, GILBERT.— " The Right to Kill," 

" Countess CoquetU- . ' 
i MM.-. ALFRED.— "Le Bureau <le Poste." 
CARTNI, SIGNORINA XEY.-" A Bachelor's 

Nightmare <>n His Wedding Eve " 
CABLETON, ROYCE.-" Somewhere a Voir. 

Catling, rhr- Confessions ol a Wife." 

I IRE, J. I I iMVXS.-" Oliver Twist " 
CAER WILFRID.— "Dare-Devil Dorothv." 
CARRE. MICHAEL.-" L'Enfant Prodigue." 
I \RRICK HARTLEY, "The Passing Show of 
1915," "If Knot. Whv Knot." "Oh! Be 
Careful," "Henry, Him of Eight." 
CARROLL. HARRY.— "So Long ' Lucy " 
CARTON, R. C— "A Busy Day," : Lady 

Huntworth's Experiment." 
CARTER. EDITH.-" Treasures in Heaven " 
I UITWRIGHT, CTRIL.— " Pleased to Meet 

Yon." 
CASSTDY, LILLIAN RICE.— " The Home 

Ruler-. " " The Crater." 
CASTELL, C.A.-"The Battle of the Pump." 
I I LYAL .— " Y'a d'Jolies Femmes!" 
CHAPIX. HAROLD.— "The Philosopher of 

Butterbiggens." 
CHARLEY— "Y'a d'.Tolies Femmes!" 
< "JIEETHAM. TOM— "For Mother Countrv." 
('IIIXLEY. GEOEGE.— "Have a Guess." 
CHTJMLEY. A LICK.— "Little Willie." 
CLARK. H. SAVILE.— " Alice in Wonder- 
land.'' 
CLARKE. CUTHBERT— " Stage Struck." 
CLAUDEL, PAUL.— " Exchange." 
CLAUS8, PAUL.—" Matrimonial Misunder- 
standings." 
< LEVELAND. ARTHUR.—" A Bit of Khaki." 
CLIFF. —.—"It'll Tickle." 
CLIFFORD, MRS. W. K.— "Two's Company." 
CLINE, MAXXY.— "This is the Life." 
CLOQTJEMIX. PAUL.—" Gardiens de Phare." 
COGHLAX, C. F.— " A Quiet Rubber." 
COHEN, G. M.—" What' Advertising Brings." 
COT.EBY. WILFRED T.— " The Debt." 
COLLIXGHAM, Q. G.-" A Royal Divorce." 
COLLIXS, 1ST— " Sksyphus and the Wander- 
ing Jew." 
coi.i.ixs, SEWEI.L— " Pick-me-up." 
COLLINS, WALTER R,— " Hold vour 

Breath." 
COLLIXS, WILL.— "The Runaway Jap." 
i nMER, DAVID.— "Topsv Turvev," "Fol- 
low the Frill." 
CONLON, T. C— "The Angelus Bell." 
CONNOE, THEO. F.— " Have a Guess." 
COOKE, LEONARD— " Stage Struck." 
COOKE. STANLEY.— " Pals." 
COOT.! - ROMAIX— " Mirette a Ses 

Raisons." 
CORRI. CLARENCE C— "Sweetheart Mine." 
COFRTELIXE. GEORGES.—" La Paix Chez 
Soi." " Le Commissaire est Bon Enfant.'' 
COURTXEIDGE, ROBERT.-" The Dairy- 
maids." 
COUTT'S, FRANCIS.— " Divorce While vou 
Wait," "Collusion," "Enterprising 

Helen." 
COVINGTON, ZELLA— "Three Spoonfuls." 
COZENS, JIMMY.— "I'm Sorrv." 
CROKE. LEO T— " All Smiles." 
CROXE. WILLIAM.-" The Bargain." 
CROOK, JOHN.— "Rosy Rapture, the Pride of 

the Beautv Chorus." 
CROSSLEY, "FLORENCE H.— " The Secret 

Sin." 
CROYSDALE, AGNES.— " The Half Sister." 



t ROZIEE i 11 \ 1 : 1 I . - "Dear Una's 

Boy." 

I i 'I BBERT, l\'l BER, 0.8.F.C " The Shep- 
herds." 

DAGNELL, E.-" Whose Wife." 
d'AGUZAY, JEAN.— "La Eevenante." 
DAIMLER. ALEC— "Got 'Em." 
HALL. FREDERIC— " High Bpirit 
DALGETY, DALZIEL.— " Mind the Paint." 
DAMERELL, BTANLEY .1. 'You're Pulling 

My Leg." 
DANCE, GEORGE.— "A Chinese Honevmoon." 
DAXIEL, FRANCIS.-" A Good Little Devil: 

or, After the Storm." 
DANVERS, CHARLES.— " The M . lu.h." 
DAREW6KI, BERMAN.—" Merry Momei 
"Rosy Rapture; the Pride oi' the Beauty 
Chorus," " Venus, Ltd.," " Made in Ens 
land." " Pu-h and Go." "All Bcotch," 
" Keep to the Right." " Shell Out." " I 
and Fancies," " Look Out." " Joyland." 
DAREWSKI, MAX. "Hi. ■ Butterfly." 

Evening," "The Sports Girl," "Now's the 
Time." "The Other Department." 
DARXLEY. HERBERT. — " Hi., Xibbs," 

" Mustard and Cn 
DARRELL. CHARLES.—" When London 

Sleeps." 
DARSIE, H. M.— " Kiss Me." 
DAVID, WOETON.— " Good Evening," " The 
Sports Girl," " Seconds Out." " Look Out." 
"The Radium Girl," " Who's Who," "The 
Whirl of the Town," " The Other Depart- 
ment." 
DAVIES, HUBERT HENBY.— " Mr-. Gorringe's 

Necklace," "Cousin K 
DAVIS. BEETEAND. Le Moulin Rouge." 

" The Pedlar of Dream-." 
DAVISON, J. HERBERT, "Not a word." 
DAVISON, PERCY. — " The Man - Eating 

Gorilla. " 
DEBFSSY, CLAUDE.—" The Prodigal Son." 
DE CORDOVA, RUDOLPH.—" The Mannikin." 
DE COUEVILLE, A. P.—" Made in England," 
" Merrv Moments," " Push and I 
" Shell Out." " Joyland." 
DEE, H.— "Merrv and Bright." 
DE GRAY, GEORGE A 

Mercy." 
DE HAMEL, HERBERT.-" War Mates." 
DELEVAXTI. CYEIL.— " Bournemyth." 
DELIBES, L.— " Lakme." 
Dl LMAE, BERT H.— " All Aboard." 
DELOME, EDWARD.-" Get Over There." 
DE LOURDE, ANDRE.— " La Derniere Tor- 
ture." 
d'EXEREAZ, JEANNE.— " The Magic of a 

Rose." 
DENMOTT, WILLIAM- " Wait and See." 
DENT, HARRY.-" Odds On." 
DENVILLE, ALFRED.— "The Love Story of 

Annie Laurie." 
DE PILTR \ -PERTOSA, J— " Cytherea." 
D'ESTOC, POL.— " Striking Home." 
DEVEREUX, WILLIAM. — "Henry of 

Navarre." 
DE VYLARS. Mine.— " The Medium," "The 

Vampire'." 
DE WATTYNE, P.—" La Veillee." 
DEWHUR8T. P.— " Orace Albert's Dollv." 
DU MAURIER. GEORGE.-" Trilby," "Peter 

Ibbetson." 
DU PLESSY. k.~" Cytherea." 
DICEEN8, CHARLES. "Oliver Twist.' " The 
Only Wav," " David Copperfield and his 
Child Wife." 
DIX. BEULAH MARIE. "The Road to 

Y 6st<s r d 3 v . * * 
DIXON. ARTHUR.—" Xo Waiting." 
DOX, M. J.—" A Broken Holida\." 
DOUGLASS. R. H.— " What's Yours," "Pass- 
ing Events." 



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DOWN, MESLEY.— "The Blue Stockings." 
DOWNES, HAROLD.— " The TotcJj." 
DOYLE, OONAN. •• Waterloo." 
DREW, HARRY.— " What a Beauty." "Hurry 

Along, Please." 
DRINKWATER, JOHN.— "The Storm." 
DUFFY, BERNARD.— "The Coiner." 
DUMAS. ALEX.—" The Coxsican Brothers." 
DUQUESNEL. FELIX.—" Patachon." 
DURRELL, LEONARD.— "Char'ie Chaplin 

Mad." 
DUVAL, 0. " Veronique." 
DYER, DOLLS E.— "The Spy." 

ECKERSLEY, ARTHUR.— "How She Fell- 
Head First 
EDDY, CHARLES.— " The Dandy," "A Pack 

of Knaves," " Papers of State." 
EDLIN, HENRY.—" Sweetheart Mine." 
EDMUNDS. EDMUND— "It's It," 
EDMUNDS, JOHN.— " Jenny Omroyd." "The 

Woman of To-morrow." 
EDWARDES, OSMAN.— "The Cloister." 
EDWARDS, PIC— " You're What?" 
ELDERTON, CHARLES. — "Away Down 

South." 
ELGAR, SIR EDWARD.— "The Starlight Ex- 
press." 
ELKIN. MRS.— "Madame Butterftv." 
RLLERTON, ALFRED. "Spots." 
ELLIS, ALBERT.—" 'SOnly a Rumour." 
ELLIS, FRED. A.—" God Save the Empire." 
ELLIS. WALTER D— " A Little Bit of Fluff." 
ELSON, ROBERT.— " Nobody Loves Me." 
ELTON, GEORGE.—" Mother's Brother." 
ELW.ES, EVA.— " His Mother's Rosary," "The 
Woman Pays— Back," " John Raymond's 
Daughter," " Joy— Sister of Mercv." 
EMM. ANDREW.— " For England, Home and 

Beauty." 
ERVINE, ST. JOHN G.-"John Ferguson." 
ESPINOSA.— "S'Nice." 
EVANS. DOROTHEA.-" The Call." 
EVREINOFf. NT.— "The Theatre of the Soul " 
EYRE, LINCOLN.-" Sham." 

FAIR.BAIRN. T C— " Russia 1915" 
FALKLAND. ARTHUR.— " Quick Work" 
FAP.NSWORTH, HARRY.— "five Minutes Past 

Four." 
FARQUHAR, GEORGE.-" The Recruiting 

Officer." 
FARREN. FRED.-" Stage Struck." 
FWDON. NITA.— "The Great Look." 
FENN, FREDERICK.-" The Girl in the Taxi," 

Judged by Appearances " 
FERNALD. CHESTER BAILEY "The Day 

Before the Day." 
FERRARI. OUSTAVE.— " The Wilderness." 
FIELD, ARTHUR W.-" The Silver Liniii" " 
FINCK, HERMAN. " Tl- Swiss Maid" "The 

Passing Show of J915." "Did You' Ever?" 

• The Light Blues," " Br:c-a-Brac " 

" Vivien." 

w4S^ N - w - p -" R y Ww,i "f Mouth- 

FLEMING. BRANDON. - " The Exchange 

Hotel." 
FOLEY. JACK.—" Get Over There " 
FONSON, JEAN FRANCOIS.-" La Demoiselle 

de Magasin," "La Kommandatur " 
FORBES E ST. CLAIR.-" The Brutal Truth." 
FORD, HARRIET.-" The Argyle Case." "The 

Dummy." 
FORD. PERCY.— " Mv Word '" 
FORREST. CHARLES.-" The Cobbler's Shop " 
FORTESCUE. WILLIAM.-" A Motherless 

Mite. 

FRANOHEV1LLE ROBERT. -" La Porte 

Close." 
FRANCIS. J o.-"The Poacher," "The Guns 

of Victory ' 
FRANKLIN. HYRAM.—" American Diplo 

m,acv." 
FRONDAIE, PIERRE.-" The Right to Kill." 



FULTON, GEOFFREY.— "The Law and the 
Girl." 

GADE, JULIEN.— "David Copperfteld and Ui<i 

Child Wife." 
GAGGA, J. WOOF.— "For Mother Country." 
GALSWORTHY, JOHN.— " A Bit o' Love," 

" The Littl-e Man." 
GARDEN, II. E. " Lovely Woman." 
GARDNER, H. RENTON.—" Chutney." 
GARROD, W. V.— "A Love Marriage." 
GEORGE, NATHANIEL.—" Her Great Love." 
GERANT, JOHN.— "Hot and Cold." 
GERVEX, GASTON— "The Call." 
GIACOSA, SIGNOR.— " Madame Butterfly." 
GIBBON, A.— "How Far a Girl Can Go." 
GIDEON, MELVILLE J.—" Oh, Be Careful," 

" Mustard and Cress." 
GIGNOUX, M.— " Le Triangle." 
GILBERT, JEAN.— "The Girl in the Taxi." 
GILLI.— " Lakme." 

GINNER, RUBY.— "Et Puis Bon Soir." 
GLAPIN, SEPTIMUS.—" Kiss Me." 
GLOVER, JAMES M.— " The Lady-Birds." 
GODBOLD, ERNEST H.— " The Clarion Call." 
GODFREY, ERED.— " Did you Ever ? " 
GONDINET.— " Lakme." 
GOODWIN, ERNEST.—" The Devil Among 

the Skins." 
GORE, IVAN PATRICK.—" Love and the 

Woman." 
GORDON, SHERIDAN.— "Babyland." 
GOTT, TOM.—" Would You Believe It ? " 
GRAHAM, HARRY.—" Tina." 
GRANT, L.— " What Advertising Brings." 
GRA1TAN, HARRY.—" All Scotch," " Watch 

Your Step." " More " (Odds and Ends), 

" Samples.' 
GRAYSON, VICTOR.—" War, Wine, and 

Woman." 
GREGORY, LADY.—" Shanwalla." 
GREENBANK, PERCY.— " To-night's the 

Night," "Tina." " The Miller's Daughters." 
GREY, ALLAN.—" Don't Argue." 
GREY, NIXON.— "A Dear Old Soul" 
GR'jNDY, SYDNEY.— " Mrs. Thompson.' 
GURNEY, VAL.— " Missing." 
GUTTINGER.— " Y'a d'Jolies Femmes." 



HACKETT. WALTER.—" He Didn't Want To 

Do It," " Mr. and Mrs. Ponsonby." 
HAINES, HERBERT E.— " Midnight." 
HALE, ROBERT.—" 5064 Gerrard." 
HALEVY, LUDOVIC— "Le Bresilien." 
HALL, OWEN.—" Florodora." 
HALL, W. STRANGE.— " The Stormy Petrel." 
HAMILTON, H .,— " Veronikrue." 
HAMILTON, HENRY.— " The Whip," "Sealed 

Orders." 
HAMILTON, COSMO.—" Marriage." 
HAMUND, ST. JOHN.—" Ladies First." 
HANRAY, LAWRENCE.— " Hullo, Repertory." 

" Higgledy-Piggledy." 
HARDY, A. S.— "On Secret Service." 
HARRINGTON, JOHN P.—" The Lovely 

Limit," " All Trumps." 
HARRIS, CLIFFORD.— " Very Mixed Bathing." 
HARRIS, SPARROW.— "Dare-Devil Dorotliv " 
HARGREAVES. WILLIAM.-" Wait and See." 
HARRISON, S. FORTESCUE.-" W r e"ll Learn 

'Em." 
HARWOOD, H. M.— " The Mask." 
HARWOOD, JOHN.— "The Ladies' Seminary." 
HASTINGS, B. MACDONALD — " The Angel 

in the House, "Q." 
HAWORTH, CECIL— "Yes, I Think So!" 
HAYMAN. JOSEPH.—" Fads and Fancies " 
HAY-NEWTON, MRS. F.-" Hide and Seek " 
HAYNES, H. MANNING.-" The Exchange 

Hotel." 
HEARN, MRS. T. ELDER— " The East 

End Girl," " Poor Little Phcebe " 
HEATH. W.-"Ifs the Goods." 
HELLEM, CHARLES.-" Striking Home." 



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IIKM, JAY.— "All the N G -." •' Pretty 

iJarlings. " 
ni.Ml.hV. ALEC— "The Lovely Limit." 
Ill 'MM EN GE0R01 ll ' Baron OoUul." 
HEMMERDE, El>\\ ARD G " A But* rflj OH 

the Wheel." 
HENDERSON, BARRY.—" Risk It." 
HENDlill I in !> i " M --tress Wilful." 
HKNGLER, ALBERT. "Very Soft." 
HBNNEQUIN, MAURICE " Patachon." 
Jll'.NTV. DICK.— "Tlio Pedlar of Dreams." 
HERBERT, VICTOR— "The Only Girl." 
HERBERT. ZOE.— '.'Ohl 1 liit Last Botl 
HEWEK. WILLI \M K.— "The Idol of Kano." 
HIGOINBOTHAM, ROBERT.— '*Aa Otlie.rs See 

RILL. II. BRJNSLEY.— " The Divorcee." 
HILL-MITCUELSON. E. A.—" Chosen by the 

People-' 
niLLIER. LOUIS— '• Le Moulin Rouge." 
HILLS. ROSS.— " Woman and Destiny." 
HOARE, DOUGLAS.— " Nurses," "Peaches." 

" Brides." 
UOrFE, MONCKTON. " Poor Little Mookey. 
HOGGAN-ARMADALE E. — " The Brutal 

Truth." 
HOLMES. PERCY GORDON. — " A Studio 

Mystery." 
HOLMWOOD, ELEANORS.— " The Interval.' 
HOPE, DOUGLAS.-" Its The Goods." 
HOPWOOD. AVERY. ■■" S ven Days." 
HORAN, JAMES— "In Lingerie." 
HOUGHTON. STANLEY. Partners," "The 

Hillarys." *' Hindle Wakes." 
HOWARD. KEBLE.-" Forked Lightning," 

afterwards renamed " The Green Flag." 
HOWARD, WALTER.— "The Silver Crucifix.' 
HOWARTH, CECIL.-" Yes. I Think So." 
HOWE. ENA HAY.— "The Land of Happi- 
ness." 
HUBBARD. PHILIP E-" The Crumbs that 

HUDDLESTONE, .TNO. U.— " Did you Ever? 
1ILGHES, RUPERT.— " Excuse Me," "The 

Silver Crucifix." ., 

HULBERT. JACK.-" A Lucky Mistake. 

■' The Light Blues." 
HUMPHRIES, CECIL. - "The Duchess s 

Diamonds." 
Ill NT. GEORGE H.-"Sign, Please. 
HUNTER, E. E.— " Poys of the Bull-Do? 

Breed." 
HUNTER, HORACE.—" Next. Please' 
HURUON, AUSTEN -"Ladies First. 



ana 



II I IC \ SIGNOR.— " Madame Butterfly." 
INGLEBY, F. G.— " Among the Missing 
IRVINE, ST. JOHN. 'John Ferguson. 
IKYING. LAURENCE. - " Godefroi 

Yolande. ' , „ . ,, 

rvoPY W T— "Mi- Sauce of Worcester, 
lY •• iferry' Miss Madcap." "It's It." "June 

in Japan." 

JACKSON, BARRV V.-" The Christmas 

Pa 1 " 1 )" „ ■ .. 

JACKSON J. W.-'50M. Gerrard. 
TACKSON PHILIP— " The Classleader. ■ 

■j ACOBS W W/-" Keeping I p M 

rAMES CECIL.— "The Best Man. 

I IMES OWEN " '1'hc Brand of the Rosary. 

JAZON,' E. C— "Burglary on Commercial 

JEAN8?WaLD.-" The Kiss Cure " " Paul- 
ine," "HuUo, Repertory." "No Reflection 
on the Wife," " Higgledy-Piggledy, 

JEANNIOT. PIERRE.— "La Fugue de Mme. 

Caramon." m «__..„■■ 

JENKINS, R. CLAUDE.— "Topsy Turkey, 

" Follow the Frill." " Kiss Auntie. 
JEFFERSON, ARTHUR.—" A Night in 

Societv." ,, 

JENNINGS. G. E.— " Five Birds in a Cage. 
JEROME, JEROME K.—" Three Patriots. 



JEROME, LOl IS. " Hi. M 

" Duli't Tempt Me," "She's a Dai 

"Stop! Look!! Listen!!!" " Th( Whirl 

of the Town." 
JES8E, l\ TENNYSON.— *" The Mask." 
JOHNSON, < Has. w.—" What's yours." 
JONES, BOYD.—" Florodora." 
JONES, ci Y.— "Menari," "The Whirl of the 

Town." 
JONES, EDWARD.— " More " (Odds and Enda), 

" All Scotch." 
JOULLOT, EUGENE.—" Le Poison Hindou." 

KAY, CHARLES.— "Do Be Careful." 
KERNE I RSI I, \.— "That Affair of Betsy's," 
KEITH, " It's the Goods." 

KERN. JEROME D.— "Rosy Rapture, the 

Pride of the Beauty Chorus." 
KESTER, PAUL.— "Sweet Nell of Old Drury." 
KEYZER, FRANCE6.— " The Right to Kill. 
KIMBERLEY, MRS. F. G.— " A Soldier's 
Honour," " The Littie Grey Ilorae in the 
West," " Brave Women— Who Wait." 
KISBEY. H.J.—" It's a Scream." 
KISTEMAECKERS. HENRY.— " La Flambee." 
KITCHEN, — .— " It's the Goods." 
KITCHEN, FRED.— " All Square." 
KITCHEN. REUBEN.— "I'll Bet You." 
KLEIN, HERMAN.—" Carmen." 
KNIGHT, CHARLES.— "Once Upon a Time.' 
KNOBLAUCH, EDWARD.—" Marie Odile,' 
• Hajj," "The Way to Win." "A War 
Committee," " How* to Get On," " Long 
Live England," " The Little Silver Ring," 
".Mouse." 
KNOWLEDEN, C. A.—" From Tekin to Paris.' 
KNOULENDEN, C. E.— " Kiss Me.'' 
KREMER, THEODORE.—" For Her Children s 
Sake." 

LALLY, GWEN.— "The Fair Intruder," "The 

White Feather." 

LAMBERT, NAPOLEON— "A Bit of Khaki." 

LANDECK, BENJAMIN.— "The Three 

Musketeers," "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little 

Stars." 

LANGLEY, PERCIVAL.— " Hot and Cold," 

"Oh that Girl." 
LANE, HARRY.—" All Trumps." 
LAW, ALICE— "A Woman's Day." 
LAWSON, JOHN— "The Man Who Came 

Back." 
LAYTON, FRANK G.— " The Painter and tie 

Baby." 
LE ACOCK, STEPHEN.— "Q." 
LECLERQ, ADOLPHE — " Jalouse. ' 
LEE, BERT.— "Fine Feathers." "Look Out" 
"Who's Who,' "Heave O," "Keep 
Going." 
LEE, JOHN B— "Risk It." 
LEE. NORMAN H— " Herbert." "The Spirit 
of John Walker." "The Eve of Lie. 

Easy Monev." "The Dream Girl,' 
"Have a Sample," "Rainbow Iskin 1. 
"Slippers," "Keep Going," "Oh, La La.' 
LE GROS. EUGENE.-" To-day and To- 
morrow." 
LEHMANN, LIZA.— " Everyman 
LEIGH FLED W— " Parker's Revue (Call 

it what vou like, but don t swear). 
LENNOX, COSMO GORDON.-" 5064, Ger- 
rard," "Now's the Time." 
LEONARD, ROBERT.— "Cheap at Half the 

Price," "The Fool." 
LEROUX, GASTON.—" Alsace." „ 

I ESTER, ARTHUR.—" The Runaway Jap. 
LEVEL, MAURICE.— "Le Baiser.dans la 

N'uit." " Sous 1 i Lumiere Rouge. 
LEVER, LADY.-" The Torches of Fate 
LEVY JOSE 0.— " A Daughter of England. 
■Striking Home," "The Medium,' he 

Y;'mpire." 
1F.WIS X \T — " Ever Been Had? i( 

TTBFATI GUST AVE.— " Zonneslag et Lie. 
LION KATHLEEN CRIGHTON.-" The Wiles 
of the Widow." 



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LION, LEON M.— " The Hanging Judge," 

'• The King Who Had Nothing to Learn." 
LISLE, MALCOLM.—" An Empty Sleeve." 
LITCHFIELD, EMMA.—" Home Once More." 
LLOYD, CHARLES S.— " The Little Mother 

of the Regiment." 
LOCKWOOD, PRESTON.— "Sham." 
LODGE-PERCY, J.—" It's a Long Way to 

Tiprerary," " Mary from Tipperary," 

" When the Angelus is Ringing," " The 

Devil's Rosary." 
LONGDEN, CHARLES H.— " Doing Their Bit." 
LOXGSTAFFE, ERNEST.—" Mind Your Own 

Business." 
LONSDALE, FREDERICK.— " Betty," "The 

Patriot." 
LORIMER, ENID.—" A Question Unanswered," 

" Honor." 
LOTINGA, ERNIE.—" The Missing Link." 
LOWNDES, MRS. BELLOC. — " Who Is He?" 
LUGO, ALFRED.—" Sons of Britannia." 

MACDERMOTT, E. J.—" All Square." 
MACDONAGH, JOHN.— " Author, Author." 
MACK, WILLARD.— " Kick-In." 
MACKAY. W. GAYER.— "The Prize." 
MACKAYE, PERCY.—" Mater." 
MACKEY, CHALMERS.— " The Soggarth 

Aroon." 
MACLAREX, REV. JOHX.— " The Love Story 

of Annie Laurie." 
MACMAXUS, J.—" In Her White Innocence." 
MADDISOX. JAMES— "Partners." 
MAHER, BILLY.—" Oh, That Girl." 
MALAM. JAMES.—" Venus and Mars." 
MALLESOX, MILES.—" The Little White 

Thought Inside the Mind of a Bank Clerk." 
MALTBY. H. F.— " The Laughter of Fools." 
MANN, KATHERINE. -"The Pewter Pot." 
MANNERS, J. HARTLEY.—" The Panorama 

of Youth," " Happiness," " The Passing 

of Joseph and Fanny." 
MAXXIXG, BURTON.— " Have a Guess," 

" Aladdin." 
MARQTJAND. CLIFFORD.—" All Women." 
MARENAS, YASCO.— " The Spanish Main." . 
MARK. F. W.— " Rosy Rapture, the Pride of 

the Beautv Chorus." "Push and Go." 
MARKS, ROBERT.—" Pick-me-up." 
MARRIS, EDWARD.— " Cheer Up." "This is 

the Life." "So Long, Lucv ! " 
MARRIOTT-WATSON. FLORENCE. — " Two 

Daughters of One Father." 
MARTIN. G. RADCLIFFE— "The Weak 

Point." 
MARTTNDALE. MAY— " Gamblers All." 
MARTYN EDWARD— "The Privilege of 

Place." 
MASF.FIELD. JOHX. -"The Faithful." 
MASSON. ROSALINE —" A New Departure." 
MATTHEWS, E. C — " Chutnev." 
MATTHEWS E. W .— " Bnbvla'nd." 
MATTHEWS. WALTER R.— " The Pictures," 

" The Magic Circle." " The East Window." 
MAUR.EY, MAX.—" Le Chauffeur." " La Recom- 

mandation." " Rosalie." " La Delaissee, 

" Asile de Nuit." " Depuis Six Mou," 

" Le Pharmacien " 
MAURICE. NEWMAN—" \laddin." 
MAXWELL. BLSA.—" Ladies First." 
MAYO. MARGARET.—" Babv Mine." 
McALPIN. COLIN.— "The Vow." 
McDONALD. RONALD— "The Carcase." 
McHUGH. MARTIN J.—" The Philosopher," 

" A Minute's Wait." 
McGEOCH. DAISY.—" The Best Man." 
McKEOWN. NORMAN.—" A Flash of Light 

nine." 
MoLAREN, JOHX.— " The Soggarth Aroon." 
McQUEEN. JAMES.— " Train 68." 
McSWEENEY. PETER— " Lovelv Woman." 
MKTLHAC. HENRI.— " Le Br^silien." 
MELODY. HARRY— " Mv Word" 
MELROSE. MATT— "From Pekin to Paris." 
MELYITT.E. FREDERICK.— " Her Forbidden 

Marriage." " Between Two Women." 
MERSON. BILLY.-" Ev'ry Little 'Alps." 



Dream 
June 



Girl." 
in Japan 



MIGNON, SARA.— "Are We Downhearted?" 

" A Sailor's Love." 
MILL, C. WATSON.—" In Time of War." 
MILLANE, JOSEPH.—" Women and War." 
" Somewhere a Voice is Calling," " The 
Confessions of a Wife." 
MILLER, E. V.—" A Daughter of England." 
MILLER, ELIZABETH YORKE.— " Breakfast 

at Mrs. Morgan's." 
MILLER, WILLIAM J.—" A Daughter of Bel- 
gium." 
MILLER, V.—" French Leave." 
MILLIGAN, JAMES H.— " A Winner at Last." 
MILLS, A. J.—" It's All Yours, " The Radium 

Girl," " Love Birds." 
MILLS, CLIFFORD.—" Where the Rainbow 

Ends." 
MILTON, ALLAN.—" The Classleader." 
MITCHELSON, E. HILL.—" A Sailor's Wed- 
ding Ring," " The Victim." 
MOCKRIDGE, CAPTAIN R. W— " Remember 

Louvain." 
MOLIERE.— " The Blue Stockings." 
MONCKTON, LIONEL.—" The Arcadians," 

" Bric-a-Brac." 
MONTGOMERY, JAMES.— " Ready Money." 
MOON, HARRY.— "Oh! That Girl." 
MOORE, CARLYLE.— " Stop Thief." 
MOORE, FRANKFORT.—" Houp-la." 
MOORE, F. C— " By Word of Mouth." 
MOORE, STURGE.— " The Wilderness." 
MORAN, MARY.— "Fine Feathers." 
MOREAU, EMILE— " Madame Sans-Gene." 
MOREAU.— " Le Moulin Rouge." 
MOREL, EUGENE.— 'La Derniere Torture." 
MORGAN. MERLIN.—" It Had to be Done," 

" Who's Who." 
MORRIS, NEILSON.— " The Panther," " As 

Man Sows." 
MORRISON, JOE.—" The 
MORRISON, K— " It's It ' 
MORRISON, KENNETH —" Merry Miss Mad- 
cap," " Miss Sauce of Worcester," " The 
Passing Show." 
MORTIMER, LEONARD.—" 

"Don't be Silly." 
MOULE, FRED.—" The 
" The Passing Show." 
MULLORD. DOROTHY.—" Into the Hands of 
the Huns," " The Princess and the Soldier." 
MT'NRO. C. K.— " Wanderers." 
MURRAY, PAUL.— "So Long, Lucy!" 
MURRAY, T. C.— "A Love Episode." 
MYCHO. ANDRE.—" Une Femme Charmante." 
MYLES, A. MIDDLETON.— " War, Red War." 

NANTEUIL, GEORGES.-" Monsieur Jean " 
NEILSON. FRANCIS.— "A Butterfly on the 

Wheel." 
NELSON, ERNEST K.-" The Little Mother 

of the Regiment." 
NEWALL, GUY'.—" Who Wears the Breeches? " 
NEWTON. HENRY CHANCE.-" Keep to the 

Right." 
NIRSCH, LOUIS.— "The Magic Touch." 
NORMAN, FRED.—" Nahana." 
NORTON. FREDERIC. - " Henrv, Him of 

Eight." 
NORTON, THE HON. ELEAXOUR— " The 

Azure Lily." 
NORWORTH, JACK. - "Looking Around." 

" Oh! La. La! " 
XOUGLES, JEAN.— "Theban Night." 

O'BRIEN, SHAMUS.— " Duty." 
O'CONNOR, E. NOLAN.—" Lucifer and His 

Angel." 
O'HIGGINS, HARVEY J.—" The Argyle Case," 

" The Dummv."' 
O'KELLY. SEAMUS.— " Driftwood." 
OLDFIELD, MRS. MARGARET. — "The 

Veteran's Farewell." 
OLIVIER. SIR SYDNEY.— "Eyvind of the 

Mountains." 
ORD. ROBERT.—" The Prize." 



The Glorious Day." 
Belgian Princess," 



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ORME, MICH ill. it.. Widow and 

W ut<.r." 
ii RIORDAN, i n\ \l. (NORRE1 - I ONN1 U 

— " lii> Majesl 5 s Pli isim 
OVERTON, ROBERT. — "Fortune Favours 
•Is." 

PACKH \\l. I.I.N II 

PARKER, \ I ri; in " Shooting a I .■■ i 

" lin.- .1 r.r;u\" 
PARKER, I R WK. " Got l.m ' 
PARKER, Mi i IS V " The Masque of r 

and War. " " Pi te," " Mavourneen." 
PASTON, GEORGE "Divorce While You 

t." 
I' Ml I RSON, FRED.- " Keep Going." 
PE \< II, I . in i. \i:ni. ■ Bale bj Vuction." 
PEARN, VIOLET. "The Sta/rlighl Express." 
PBILE, F KINSEY.— " The Pink Nightgown." 
PEMBERTON, MAX.— " The Haunted Hus- 

band," " Vh ien." 
PERUGIM, STELLA.— "In the Good Old 

Da vs." 
PERYE. AUDRE.— " Le Poison Hindou." 
PETERMAN. .IDE.— " Hello. Plymouth!" 
PHILLIPS, ARTHUR K " \ Love Episode 
PHILLIPS, 8TEPHEN. "Armageddon;" 
PHILLPOTTS, EDEN. "Hi.- Angel in the 

Hou 
PIGGOTT, SIR FRANCIS.— " London Voices." 
PINCHARD, LESTER. - "The Christ/ma 

Party." 
PINCHES, HARVEY. " Tlie Vine," "Pas 

PINEBO, SIR ARTH! I: W.— " Tre-lawney oi 

the Wells, ' " The Bis Drum." 
PINK. WAI. "Shell Out." "Mother's New 

Husband," " Merrv and Bright." "Joy 

land." 
PLEYDELL, GEORGE.-" The Ware Case." 
POLLOCK, JOHN.- " For Russia." 
POLLOCK. LEON— "The "Cello String." 
POPLAR, FRED.—" Chutney." 
PORTER, GEORGE.—" Tiger's Cub." 
POTTER, PAFL M.— "Trilby." 
POUILLION, J.—" Silly Sally." 
POWELL, DUDLEY.—" All Eyes" " Fine 

I athers," " vil Squan ." " Sign, Pleas*, 

" All Nonsense." 
POWELL. FELIX.— "Some Glee." 
PRESTON. John F.—" Constantinople, 1915" 
PRICE, graham "The Perfect House- 

per." 
PRICE, .1 H • Shocks." 
PRIMROSE-, GRAHAM. "Search Me." 
PROCTOR C. VERNON. "The Unwanted 

Daughter," " The Unmarried .Mother." 

(JUILTKR. ROGER. "Where the Rainbow 

Ends." 
QUINEL.— " Le Moulin Rouge, from Paris to 

Pav." 
RACHMANINOFF, SERGE.—" lleko." 
RAF. NITA. "Margaret, Red Cross Nurse," 
Man Bows," " His Mother's §ov " 
RALEIGH, CECIL.— "The Whip," "Seal.; 

Orders.' 
RALL. SEV.- " Who's Who." 
RAMSAY, ALICIA. "The Mannikin." 
RAMSAY. JOHN— "The Joker*." 
R O'SEY John. " \\1mi- the Rainbow 

ds." 
RAPHAEL, JOHN N.--" Peter Ibbetson." 
RAY. GEORGE.— " Have a Plunge," "Pome- 
thing Doing " 
READING, HAROLD.— "I See You." 
REAN, Clifford.— "The Girl Who Stayed At 

Home." 
REDSTONE. WILLY.-" 5064 Gerrard." "All 

Women," " Now's the Time." 
REES, ROSEMARY.— " Will You Walk Into 

My Parlour? " 
REGIS, M.— " Le Triangle." 
REGIS. REOTNA.— "The Bet." 
REILLY. ROBERT.-" High Explosives." 
REIZENSTEIN. ELMER E.— " On Trial." 



REYNOR, ARNOLD.— "The Man Uh,, stayed 

at an Hotel." 
RICHARDS, BAM. " Say, Sport." 

i;n ii \ i: n-i in. H \rr\ ■• Mind the Step." 
RICHARDSON, BAM. "The Passing Shi 
RIDGEWELL, CHARLE8 " Parker Captures 

the K r," " What an \ 

KINEH \i: T. M \R\ ROBERTS. ' - 

Da\ 
RI8Q1 I. W 11.-" Looking Around," 
ROBERTS, M \ID. "The Magic Wood." 
ROBEB I -. OSBORNE "The Magic Wood. ' 
ROBINSON, HERBERT. -" Ch< 
ROBINSON, LENNOX " Thi Dreamers." 
Rolls, ERNE61 C. "Venus, Ltd.," "Good 

Evening " "The sports Girl, the 01 

Department.'' 
ROME, FRED.— " Simpson's Stores." 
ROSE, ARTHUR. -""Shylock Hyams." 
ROSE, R.— "The Bcarlet Pimpernel." 
Ross, Adrian. -" The Light Blu 
ROSS, .11 EI \N •• I'm Sorry." 
Rostand, EDMOND.— " Two Pierrots." 
RUBEN8 PAUL A.—" Betty," "To-night's 
the Night," "The Dairymaids," "Strik- 
ing.' " Tina." " The Miller's Daught* 
RUSSELL, KENNEDY— " Honi Soit— ! " 

" Ducks aim Quacks." 
RUTHERFORD, JOHN.— " Breed of the 

I '] r.-hanii." 
RUTLAND, CECIL.—" You're Pulling My I. - 

SALISBURY, R. B.— "The Pedlar of Dreams." 
SALTOUN, WALTER.-" The Abode of Love." 
SARDOU. VI( TORIEN .- " Madame San- 
Gene." 
SARGENT, HERBERT C. "Love Birds, " 
"Chutney." "High Explosives," "Ducks 
and Quacks." 
SARGENT, IDA.— "Five Minutes Past Four." 
3ARTENE, J. -"The Griff." 
save. MAURICE. -«* Zonneslag et Cie." 
BCHOFIELD, ERNEST " The Joker." 
SOHRIER, HENRIETTA.— " It's a Long Way 
to Tipperarv, " " Mary from Tipperary," 
" The Devil's Rosary," " When the Angi 
is Ringing." 
SCOTT, BENNETT.- "Did You Ever?" "It's 
All Yours," "The Radium Girl," "Love 
Birds." 
SCOTT, MAURICE.— >• Ever Been Had?" 
m I "DVMORE. LIONEL.—" All's Well." " Mov- 



ing. 



\ 



SELBIT, P. T.— "Very Mix.- 1 Bathing.' 

Rough Diamond." " R.I.I'." 
SERANO, MAR( EL. ' Tb< bail Night." 
sl.Tox. HENRY .- " Lucky Jim," "The Blue 

Storking-.'' 
SEYI.ER, CLIFFORD - " Squibs." 
SEYMOUR, LOUIS J.—" Yes, l Think So," 
sHARI'E. DREWSTEAD.— '* '8 Only a 

Rumour." 
SHAW. GEORGE BERNARD.—" Fanny's First 

Play." 
SHEIL, BARRY.— " The Deserter." 
SHELDON, EDWARD. -"Romance." 
SHELLEY, HERBERT.— " The Lass of Dinghy 

Moor." 
SHEPHARD, F. FIRTH.— " Hot and Cold." 
SHERITON, LESLIE. " Quit< So." 
SHIRLEY. ARTHUR. "The Three Mus- 
keteers." 
SHIRLEY. CLAIRE.—" Women and War." 
3HURLEY, GEORGE.— " Search Me." "Pass- 
ing Show of 1915." " Charlie Chaplin Mad " 
SIDNEY, HERBERT.— " The Woman Who Did 

Tell," Somewhere in France." 
SIGURJONSSON, JOHANN — " Eyvind of the 

Mount ajns." 
SILVESTRE, P.—" The Vampire." 
8IMONSON. JULES.— " Three Spoonfuls." 
SIMPSON, HAROLD.— "All Women." 
SINCLAIR. FRED.-" Kittv's Hero." 
SLATER. GEORGE M.— " 'S Onlv a Rumour." 
SLAUGHTER, WALTER.—" Alice in Wonder- 
land." 



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5LEE, NORMAN.— " Xokes Pasha." 

SMART, EDWARD G.— " Another Man Who 

Stayed at Homo." 
SMITH, HAROLD.—" The Old Puritan." 
SMITH H. B— " Watch Your Step." 
SMITH, TEMPLE.— " Pleased to Meet You." 
SOMERVILLE, REGIXALD.— "A Pair of 

Two's." 
SPENCE, LEWI3.— "The Provost's Predica- 
ment.' 
SPRY, FREDA.—" Spots.'' 
STANLEY, VICTOR.—" The Right Stuff." 
STANLEY, HORACE.—" The Son of a Soldier." 
STAYTON. FRAXK.— "The Joan Danvers." 
ST. CLAIR. F. V.—' Dear Emelina's Bov." 
ST. CYR. MISS D.— "Countess Coquette." 
STEELE, CHARLES D.— " The Awakening of 

"Erb." 
STEFFAX. ERNEST.—" Bettv." 
STEPHEXSOX. MARY.— "The Tenant." 
STEWART. BRENDOX— " Today and To'- 

morrow." 
STEWART, COLIX McDOUGALL — " Dark 

H- «see." 
STEWART. HENRY.—" The Runaway Jap." 
STEWART, JAMES.—" Parker's Revue " (Call 

It What Y'ou Like. But Don't Swear). 
STEVENS, GEORGE A.—" What an Ass." 
STILES, LESLIE.—" In the Clouds." " Stage 

Struck." 
STOKES, JOHX.— "A Regular Business Man " 
STRAWLESS. STRATTOX.-" An Emergency 

Case. ' 
STUART.—" It'll Tickle." 
STUART, CHARLES E.-" All Smiles." 
STUART, DOUGLAS.-" Soma Girl," " If Yoa 

Can't be Good. . . ." 
STUART. LESLIE.—" Florodora." 
SUTHERLAND, EVELYN GREENLEAF.— 

" The Road to Yesterday." 
SUTOR. ALFRED.-" The triangle.'' 
SUTTON, TOM.—" I See You." 
SUTTON-VANE, VANE.— " The Blow." 
SWEARS. HEKBERT.-"The Unknown Quan- 
tity." 
SWINXEY, E. ION.—" Keepers of the Garden " 
SYDNEY, HERBERT.— "The Vicar's Wife" 
SYLVESTRE, P.—" The Medium" 

TAGORE. RABIXDRAXATH— "Malini " 
TALBOT. HOWARD.-" A Chinese Honey- 

moon," "The Arcadians," " The Light 

Blues," " Vivien." 
TATE? J. W.-" Yen- Mixed Bathing." 
TAYLER, ALISTAIR.— " Ring Off " 
TAYLOR. IDA.— "Cod." 
TERRISS, E. TELFORD.— " Come 
TERRY. J. E. HAROLD.—" April 
THACKERAY ERNEST E — " All 



LAURENCE.— "The 



In, Miss." 
Fools." 
Eyes." 

Cardinal's 



THEiRYAL 

Guard. 

THOMAS. BRANDON.-" Charley's Aunt." 
THOMPSOX. A. M.-"The Arcadians," "The 

Dairymaids." 
THOMPSOX. FRED.— "To night's the Night" 

"Sugar and Spice," "The Lady-Bird;," 

"The Onlv Girl." 
THORXLEY-DODGE. E.— " The Red Blind " 
THTJRNAM. DR. ROWLAND —" Exchange " 
TILT ER; JOHN.—" The Swiss Maid." " Did 

You Ever?" "For Kins and Country" 
TOROUET CHARLES.-" Cent Lignes Emues " 
TORRY. E. NORMAN.— " For the FI.i" we 

Love." 
TOURS V— "The Dairymaids" 
TOWXSHEXD. MARCHIONESS OF — " Th« 

Monk and the King's Daughter." " \ Mid 

night Meeting " 
TSCHMKOWSKY P - " Pikovava - Dama " 

CPinue-Dame. the Queen of Spades) 
TULLOCK. AUGUSTA.-" John Barnett's Mil- 
lions." 

TURNER. EDWIN.'-" All the Xice Girls," 

"Pretty Darling." 
TURNER. JOHN HASTINGS.-" Iris Inter- 
venes." 



TURNER, MARGARET STORRS.—" Extra 

Special." 
TURNER, T. E.— "Sign, Please." 
TWYJFORD, CYRIL.—" Ma." 

UXGER. GLADYS.— " Bettv," "Striking." 
URICK. JOHX.—" Love and Duty." 

VACHELL, HORACE ANNESLEY— " Quin- 
neys ," " Searchlights," " The L'asu of Lady 
Camber," " Who Is He? " 

VAX DER HEUVAL, COUNTESS.—" Hal- 
lowe'en; or The Three Wishes." 

VAXSITTART, ROBERT. — " Romance," 

" Foolery." 

VAYNE, HARRY.—" Hold Your Breath." 

VEBER, PIERRE.— " Le Boaheur." 

VERDI.—" Rigoletto." 

VERHAEREX. EMILE.— " Le Cloitre." 

VERNON, HARRY M.— " Mrs. Mason's Alibi," 
" It Had to be Done." 

VERNON, MAUD V.— " Pan's Meadow." 

WAITE, TED.—" Lights Out, London." 
WALDON, RICHARD. — " Little Tommy 

Tucker." 
WALDRON, REV. A. J.—" Should They 

.Marry? 
WALLACE, G. CARLTON.— " The Enemy in 

Our Midst." 
WALLERTOX. MILEB.— " How Far a Girl 

Can Go." 
WALSH, SHEILA— "Up Boys and At 'Em." 
WALTER, YORIS— "La Veillee." 
WARD-JACKSON, CHARLES.—" Menari." 
WARREN, T. GIDEON.—" Punctured.' ' 
WATERS, BAY.—" It's a Scream." 
WATSON, MACDONALD.— " The Prize-Win 

ner " 
WESTON, ROBERT.—" Looking Around," 

" Oh ! La, La ! " 
WHEELER, G. D — " The Passing Show." 
WHINYATES, AMY.—" A Royal Rose of 

Merrie England." 
WHITBREAD, NELLIE.—" An Irishman's 

Home." 
WHITLOCK, CHARLES.— " The War Baby." 
WHITLOCK, GEORGINA.— "The War Baby." 
WHITMARSH, F. J.—" Midnight." 
WICHELER, FERXAXD — " La Demoiselle de 

Magasin." 
WILDE, OSCAR.—" A Woman of no Import- 
ance." 
WILHELM, C— " The Vine," " Pastorale." 
WILLIAMS, JACK.—" When Irish Eyes Are 

Smiling." 
WILLS, P.—*' The Onlv Way." 
WILLS. W. G.— ' A Royal Divorce." 
WILMOTT, CHARLES.—" Venus. Ltd.,." 

" Stage Struck." 
WILSON, ALAN.— "The Child of Kwasind." 
WILSON. A. PATRICK.— " Bauldy." 
WILSON. CHRISTOPHER." Haij."' 
WIMPERIS, ARTHUR.— " Passing Show of 
1915," "The Girl in the Taxi." "If Knot. 
Why Knot?" "The Arcadians," "Oh! Be 
Careful. ' " Bric-a-Brac," " Vivien." 
WOGAN. JUDITH.— " Home Rule." 
WOLF. PIERRE.— " Dieu ! Que les Hommes 

Sont Betes." 
WOOD, HADYX — " Tina." 
WOOD, J. HICKORY.—" Wild Buffaloes." 
WOOD. FAXXY MORRIS. — "Courtship, 

Ancient and Modern." 
WOOOVILLE. ERXEE.— " S'Xice." 
WOOLF. ADOLF.—" Sillv Sally." 
WORRALL, LECHMERE.— " High Spirits." 
WRIGHT, HUGH E.— " Ducks- and Quacks." 
WRIGHT, LAWRENCE.—" Very Mixed Bath- 
ing." "High Explosives." 
WYLTE. L * URL— "Shooting a Tiger," "Bric- 
a-Brac." 
WYNNE, HARRY.—" Stage Struck." 
WYNTER, PAUL.—" Ma." 

YUILL, A. W.— " Birds of Passage." 

ZILLWOOD. LEILA.—" The Broken Rosary." 
ZLATOGOR, MAXIME.— " For Serbia." 



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OBITUARY. 



Abrahams, Morris, Aged s5. October 15. 
Adams, Alexander. (Adam Alexander.) Aged 

December 2. 
Adams. William Robert. January 21. 
Alien, Ed. D. Aged 54. February 13. 
Alien, H. J. Aged 78. April 11. 
Anderson, James. Aged 72. January \o. 
Ascot, George (George Harding -May.) June 
28. 

Bacon, Francis Geoffrey Everard James. 
Vged 1". November 13. 

Ball, Meredith. Aged 77. February 22. 

Banl.-l. v, Joseph Edwin Johnson. Aged 43 
August 23. 

Barrett, Arthur James. Aged GS. July 23. 

Beere, Mrs. Bernard. Aged 59. March 25. 
diet, Lieutenant Albert Edward. Decem- 
ber 16. 

Berlin, Amelia. Aged 79. February .. 

Berry, James. August 1. 

Bianchi, William Michel I Aged 74. Novem- 
ber 3. 

Bird, Henry R. Aged 73. November 21. 

Bird, Willie. August 9. 

tt, Robert. Aged 68. February 28. 

Blakcley, James. Aged 42. October 19. 

Bodie, Albert E. Aged 2;',. April 1. 

Boulton, Charles. June 26. 

Boyd, Clara Aged 64. April 11. 

Braemar, Will. Aged 38. November 21. 

Bradley, Herbert. August 12. 

Bratby, Mary Ellen. Aged 60. February 21. 

Brennan, Maude. January 8. 

Brewer, Jack. Aged 25. June 14. 

Brewster-Shuiton, John. March 17. 

. . Mr.-. E. H. Aged 80. December 19. 

Broughton, Mabel Phyllis. March 17. 

Brown. Maria. March 20. 

Browne, Maude Violet. (Violet Kenyon.) 
Aged 38. July 4. 

Bunch. Maria Clara. June 7. 

Burgiss, Fred. Aged 71. August 19. 

Burrows, John. Aged 58. February 1. 

Burton, Ainslie. Aged 43. November 22. 

Burton, Jack. November 22. 

Campbell, Mrs. Ida. February 28 

Cartwright, Charles. Aged 64. May 25. 

Chapman, R. L. January 20. 

Christian, Albert. Jun 

Clemart, W. II. (W. H. Cartmell.) Aged 49 
July 23. 

Clements, Walter. Aged 18. March 21. 

Clifford, Clifford. (W. Clifford Day.) Feb- 
ruary 16. 
i, roe. W. L. January 3. 

Collins, Ham. Aged 60. July 28. 

Colhn>. Will. Aged 39. June 17. 

Cok na, Josephine. (Mr.-. Clifford Mane.) 
June 18. 
d, Harry. (Patrick JHefferoan). June 10. 

i'. !■!:!! (Coleman), Rosie. April 80. 

Constant, Charles. (C. M. Sonano.) June 2. 

Cooke, .1. William. Aged 79. March 28. 

Coonau, Richard. Aged 27. November 28. 

Cooper, Sidney Bolingbroke. Aged 59. March 
24. 

Copland, Charles June 27. 

Creegan. Moira. (Mrs. A. B. Imeson.) Aged 

Ju'v ?. 



Croker King. Lieutenant-Colonel. Aged 7;; 

April 10. 
Cummings, Dr. W. 11. Aged S4. June 6. 

Dallas, J. J. Aged 62. August 24. 
D'Alroy, Evelyn. April 29. 
.Dare, Dorothy. (Mrs. Bert Rex.) May 15. 
Dearmer, Mrs. Percy. Aged 43. July 11. 
D- Ijiiam, Stuart. Aged 45. October 7. 
de Frece, Maurice. Aged 75. December 13. 
Denny, W. 11 Aged 62. August 31. 
de Yonson. Car'otta. October 7. 
Dodds, H. H. Aged 60. September 4. 
Donohoe, Alfred. April i. 
Donovan, Ruby. (Mrs. Bert E. Ward.) Feb 

ruary 1U. 
Drake, Thomas. February. 

Dwver, John Michael. (John Harvey) Iged 
82. May 22. 

Earle, Fred. February 24. 

Edmunds, Winnie April 3 

Edmonds, William Wandby. (Willie Leigh. 

August 16. 
Edwardes, George. Aged 63. October 4. 
Edwards, Ned. December 17. 
Elbourne, Percy. July 29. 
Elliman, Molly. March 3). 
Eplett, Fred. February. 
Estcourt, Arthur (Komer). October 6. 

Fernandez, James. Aged 80. July 13. 
Fitzdavis, Edward Robert. Aged 80. July li). 
Forman, Edmund. January 31. 
Forster, Kate Aged 54 February 5. 
F\>rsyth, Neil. Aged 49. April 29. 
Fossett, Mrs. Robert, sen. Aged 56. Septem- 
ber 18. 
Fox, George. Aged 52. December 16. 
Frohman, Charles. Aged 56. May 7. 
Fuller, Herbert. August 12. 

Gammon, Barclay. Aged 48. June 2. 

Garrick, Harry. Aged 42. March 24. 

Geretti, Edith. January 7. 

Gilbert, George. Aged 58. April 7 

Ginnett, Annie. June 15. 

Goldsmith, lira. May 9. 

Goodricke, Francis. Aged 7S. August 0- 

Goodson, Mrs. January 21. 

Graves, Thomas. Dee mber 20. 

Greene, Edwin. Aged 58 

Green, George. Aged 54. November 17. 

Griffiths, Albert John. Aged 38. June 25. 

Hamer, Reginald 'j . Aged 36. July 29. 
Hamilton, John McLanncchan. Aged 47. 

September 4. 
Hamilton, Sydney. Aged 51. January 16 
Haroourt, Marie. October 1. 
Hargreaves, Nellie. June 30. 
Harrison, William George. Aged 43. October 

12. 
Hart, J. D. November 30. 
Haynes, T. P. Aged 65. February 16. 
Healy, Thomas Alexander. Aged 74. Feb' 

ruary 11. 
Hianley, Rev. R. M. June 28. 
Heaton, Helen Grace. (V. Leslie.) June 11. 
Hewitt, Charles. November 27. 
Hill. Percy. Aged 23. October 20. 
Hodgson, Lilian Jcauette (Davison). Aged 36. 

April 18. 



OBITUARY. 



151 



Hodgini (Edward Hodges). August. 

Holies, Jane. Aged s 4. January 24. 

Holmes, Thomas Weekes. March 5. 

Holmes-Graham, John. April 22. 

Hope, JuLia. December 11. 

Hope, Kate. January 1. 

Howard, Stanley (Sam Harris). Aged 4G. 

August 7 
Howell, James. December 1. 
Hughes, Kent. Aged 24. October 6. 
Huntley, Frank V. (Albert Victor Nugent.) 

March 10. 
Hutt. Bob. (Robert Alfred Priestley.) Aged 

42. March 16. 
Hutton, James W. (Fred Young.) Aged 38. 

October 6. 

lies, George. March 8. 

Inch, Reuben. May 31. 

Irving, Minnie Gertrude. Aged 30. October 22. 

Jacques, Frederic. Aged 51. July 7. 

Jarvis, Margaret Bridget (Vi. Ward). January 

8. 
Jefferson, Lucy. April 15. 
Jennings, Jack. October 7. 
Jessop, George H. March 21. 
Johnson, Ted. Aged 33. February 26. 

Keand, Arthur. Aged 62. January 27. 

Keriston, Mrs. February 18. 

King, William. February 18. 

Kitchen, Mrs. Emma Elizabeth. Aged 80. 

January 8. 
Klein, Cecil. Aged 39. May 14. 
Klein, Charles. Aged 48. May 7. 

Lake, Sarah Elizabeth. March 5. 

Lee, Thomas. September 24. 

Leigh, Mrs. Henry. Aged 90. November 20. 

!e Maistre, Hel.ier. January 16. 

Lesingham, Henry. Aged 90. October 21. 

Levi, Edgardo. Aged 49. March 3. 

Lewis, Robert Edward Bates. (Herbert Fuller). 

Aged 40. August hi. 
Linden, Ardene. November 5. 
Loates, Violet Adela Josephine. (Violet 

Stockdale.) Aged 21. July 6. 
Lyttleton-Holyoake, Lucy. October 20. 

Macdonald, J. F. January C. 

Mackay, Robert. April 25. 

Maltby, Mara. March 4. 

Manning, James E. Aged 53. April 25. 

Matthews, William Frederick. Aged 85. June 

30. 
MoCann, Jack. May 1. 
Meade, Clara. Aged 79. February 28. 
Mellon, George. March 4. 
Meyer, Louis. (Louis Meyer Moniat.) Aged 

44. February 1. 
Miller, Dolly. (Dolly Dene.) September C. 
Milton, Arthur. Aged 51. March 24. 
Mitford. " Jack." (Louise Gertrude Luidman.) 

April 15. 
Montagu, Will. September 16. 
Monteflore, Isabel. June 2. 
Morella, Mrs. Aged 53. April 5. 
Moody, Andrew. February 19. 
Mulhall, Marian. Ag'ed 27. April 21. 
Murray, Mrs. Alfred. (Theresa Stanley.) 

March 15. 
Murphy, Mrs. September 17. 

Neeves, Reginald Thomas Edward. Aged 28. 

February 25. 
Norton, Edith Slack. July 2. 
Nugent, Robert Alexander. Aged 33. April 17. 
Nugent, Walter B. August 8. 

O'Connor, Nellie Madigan. May 19. 
Ogden, Bedford J. January 8. 
Oliver, Emily. (Mrs. Tom Waters.) Decem- 
ber 2. 



Parker, Leslie. Aged 39. July 8. 

Parr, John Frederick. Aged 54. March 5. 

Paterson, Arthur. April 26. 

Phillips, Lily. (Doreen Douglas.) June 25. 

Phillips, Stephen. Aged 50. December 9. 

Pile, George. Aged 53. April 23. 

Piatt, Fred (Terry). September 1. 

Pole, Vera. Aged 30. March. 

Poole, Lily. April 11. 

Powell, Orlando. March 17 

Rachel, Lydia. June. 

Ranier, Edward. September 5. 

Rawson, Frances Ann. Aged 89. November 9. 

Raynham, Walter. Aged 72. March 8. 

Relph, Mary. May 6. 

Renad, Lilian, (Mrs. Syd. Crossley.) May 7. 

Renaut, F. W. February. 

Rhodes, Albert E. July 8. 

Richardson, G. A. February 22. 

Rignold, H. II. April 23. 

Riley, Herbert Cecil. Aged 25. January 2ii. 

Round, Oliver John. Aged 33. February 4. 

Royston, Ada. (Mrs. Phil Davey.) September 

16. 
Rumsey, W. Aged 68. 

Samuels, Dave. May 7. 

Sante, Mrs. Frank. (Marie Craig.) April 21. 

Savoy, Mayne. Aged 23. April 25. 

Scott, Emily. (Mrs. Brandon Eaiis.) Aged 83. 
November 1. 

Shea, Frank. August 12. 

Sidonie, George. (George Charles Withey.* 
Aged 56. March 4. 

Silverthorne, E. W. Aged 44. April 16. 

Simmons, Benjamin Thomas. Aged 78. Feb- 
ruary 24. 

Smith, F. J. Aged G4. March 22. 

Smythe, Edwin. August 22. 

Sommerlad, W. Aged 61. December. 

Stanley, Theresa. (Mrs. Alfred Murray.) Aged 
22. March 15. 

Starr, G. 0. Aged 66. September 8. 

Stevenson, Edwin. December 5. 

Stewart, Harry. Aged 73. September 11. 

Stone, Winifred. July 4. 

Stuart, Harriet Margaret. March 12. 

Summers. W. O. August. 

Sweet, Lily. November 22. 

Sylvia, Vera (Palgrave). August 10. 

Syms, Algernon. Aged 71. February 11. 

Tanner, James T. Aged 57. June 18. 

Taylor, John. October 29. 

Terry, Will. (John William Banyard.) Aged 

36. May 4. 
Thomas, Addison. August 4. 
Thorne, Clara. Aged 64. December 25. 
Tronson, Jerome. Aged 43. December 16. 

Ugo, Nance. November 12. 

Unett, Hannah. Aged 50. April 16. 

Vallus, Henry. January 11. 

Wainwright, Albert. September 26. 

Wallace, H. R. February. 8. 

Waller, Lewis. Aged 45. November 1. 

Walsh, Richard Graham Aged 29. March 21. 

Ward, John. November 22. 

Weathersby, Richard. Aged 56. November 27. 

Webb, Mary. (Mrs. Augustus Cramer.) August 

28. 
Weldon, Charles. Aged 85. January 21. 
Wells, H. G. P. February 1. 
West, Billy. (William West Bull.) Aged 82. 

September 14. 
Willard, E. S. Aged 62. November 9. 
Williams, Arthur. Aged 71. September 15. 
Williams, Billy. Aged 37. March 13. 
Williams, Lion"! Percy. Aged 35. May 7. 



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. ... m Oswald. (Winifred i i Barte.) 
i 
w iiiiur. John. \- d BO J&nus 
Wilson, II. Lam . Januar] - 
Win, up. Jamee (Walsh). .Inly. 



Wood, Mr-. John. \-'"l -• larj 11. 

Woodhouae, w . February .1. 
Wright, Hurry. Aged 64. Juw 

■ .in. 5 Edwin. Aged 62. D( c m 
Whyte, Doris. Aged 26 ■■ ber [6, 



ROLL OF HONOUR. -KILLED IN THE WAR. 



nder, Harry. 
Armstrong, Lieutenant Henry Loui ? . 

Birch. Cori>oral Herbert Trenly. 

Carlton. Lawrence. 
Cattley, Clive. 
Chapin, Harold 

Coliiiau. B. G. 
Crosby, Bradford. 

Dartnell, Lieutenant Wilbur. 
Day, Alfred B. 

Dennys, Lieutenant Kenneth. 
du Maurier. Lieut. Colonel Guy. 

Foote, William. 

Grove, Lawrence. 

11 .iiiiiuonil. 2nd Lieutenant Frederick Robert. 
Etampson, John. 
Holmes-Gore, Captain Arthur. 



Knowles, John. 

Lowder, Lancelot. 

Mackiuder, Lionel. 

Slason, Jnd Lieutenant Edward. 

McClelland. Laureiic I. 

Milward \. 

.Mundill. Victor. 

Owen, Meredyth. 

Paterson. Serjj it Vrtlmr. 
Powell, Will. 

Russell. R. W. 

Sanger, Eddie. 

Strnthers, Lieutenant Guy. 

Trail. Richard. 
Tritschler, Btenrj Joseph. 

Venning, Captain Gerald. 

Watt, 2nd Lieutenant Basil II. 



AMERICAN PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 



153 



THE AMERICAN STAGE. 

PRINCIPAL PLAYS PRODUCED IN AMERICA, AND IMPORTANT 
REVIVALS IN NEW YORK BETWEEN DECEMBER 1, 1914, AND 

NOVEMBER 30, 1915. 

In cases where pieces have been presented previously to production in New York, the 
casts given aj:e those of the New York productions. 



ABB AND MAWRUSS, comedy, in three acts, 
by Montague Glass and Roi Cooper Megrue 
(a sequel to " Potash and Perlmutter "). 
Produced hfy A. H. Woods.— Republic, New 
York, October 21. 

Abe Potash Barney Bernard 

Mawruss Perlniutter Julius Tannen 

Marks Pasinsky Lee Kohlmar 

Rosie Potash Mme. Cottrelly 

Irma Andrieff Claiborne Foster 

Ruth Perlmutter Louise Dresser 

A Waiter Robert Gibson 

Katie Amy Burners 

Mozart Rabiner Leo Donnelly 

Boris Andrieff Fred H. Speare 

Henry S. Wolf James Spotswood 

Mrs B. Gans Corione Riely Barker 

Mr. B. Gans Walter Horton 

Sol Klinger Carl Hartberg 

Mrs. Sol Klinger Katherine De Barry 

Miss Klinger Mignon Hood 

Leon Sammet Joseph Redman 

Mrs. Sammet Ferike Boros 

Mr. Kaye W. S. Ely 

Mrs. Kaye Alice Endres 

Miss Kaye Jeanette Marshall 

Mr. Geigerman Dore Rogers 

Mrs. Geigerman Mona Morgan 

Dr Eichtudorfer Stanley Jessup 

Mr. Fixberg Edwin Maxwell 

Senator Murphy Robert E. Homans 

Miss Cohen Grace Fielding 

Sidney Jack Kennedy 

A.J Redmond Arthur Hurley 

ADELAIDE, play, in one act. Translated and 
adapted by David Bispham from the Ger- 
man of Hugo Muller. Produced by David 
Bispham. — Harris, New York, October 21. 

Ludwig von Beethoven David Bispham 

Herr Rudolphe Graham Harris 

Clara Idelle Patterson 

Franz Henri Barron 

Frau Sepherl Kathleen Coman 

Adelaide Marie Narelle 

ADVENTURE OF LADY URSULA, THE, 
romantic comedy, in four acts, by Anthony 
Hope (revival). Produced by Joseph Brooks 
at the Maxine Elliott, New York, March 1. 

Sir George Sylvester Montague Love 

Earl of Hassenden Robert Whitworth 

The Rev. Mr. Blimboe Cecil King 

Mr. Dent Campbell Gullan 

Mrs. Castleton Charles Colem an 

Sir Robert Clifford Frederick Macklyn 

Mr. Ward Leslie Austen 

Mr. Devereux Edward Martvn 

Quilton William Giffard 

Mills Leslie Rycroft 

Servant Eric Snowden 

Dorothy Fenton Virginia Fox BrooKs 

Mrs. Fenton Annie Esmond 

Lady Ursula Barrington. .Phyllis Neilson-Terry 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a fantastic play, 
in three acts and eight scenes, dramatised 
by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll's 
" Alice in Wonderland " and " Through the 
Looking Glass." Music by Eric Delamater. 
Staged by W. H. Gilmore. Produced by 



Alice'.in Wonderland (eont.). 

the Players' Producing Company.— Booth, 

New York, March 23. 

Rev. Lewis Carroll Frank Stirling 

Alice Vivian Tobin 

Red Queen Florence LeClercq 

\\ hite Queen Bernice Golden 

White Rabbit Tommy Tobin 

Humpty Dumpty Alfred Donohoe 

Gryphon Fred W. Permain 

Mock Turtle Geoffrey Stein 

Mad Hatter Geoffrey Stein 

March Hare Fred W. Permain 

Dormouse J. Gunnis Davis 

Frog Footman Walter Kingsford 

Duchess Ken yon Bishop 

Cheshire Cat Alfred Donohoe 

King of Hearts Frederick Annerly 

Queen of Hearts Winifred Hanley 

Knave of Hearts Foxhall Daingerfield 

Caterpillar Walter Kingsford 

Two of Spades Joe Barlow 

Five of Spades W. Ross 

Seven of Spades John A . Ric. 

ALIEN, THE, play, by Mrs. Paul Turner and 
Mrs. Creighton.— Mt. Vernon, March 22. 

ALL OVER LOWN, piece, in two acts and 
nine scenes, lyrics by Harry B. Smith, book 
by Joseph Santley, and music by Silvio 
Hein.— .Shubert, New Haven, Conn., 
April 26. 

ALONE AT LAST, operetta in three acts, by 
Franz Lehar. Book by Dr. A. M. Willuer 
and Robert Dodanzky. Adapted from the 
German " Endlich Alleiu," by Edgar Smith 
and Joseph Herbert. Additional lyrics by 
Matthew Woodward. Produced by the 
Shuberts, Shubert, New York, October 19. 

Morel S. Paul Veron 

Hans Ketterer Ed. Mulcahy 

A Waiter James Georgi 

A Guide Frank C. Sparling 

Count Max Splenncngen Harry Conor 

Count Willigard Roy Atwell 

Dolly Cloverdale Madame Namara 

Mrs. Phoebe Cloverdale .... Elizabeth Goodall 
Baron Franz von Hansen 

John Charles Thomas 

Tilly Dachau Jose Collins 

Von Flamberg Herold Everts 

Rudiman Walter Croft 

Bondi Gene Hamilton 

Yvonne Everett Barbara Schaefer 

Mrs. Jeffry Mildred Bronell 

Von Mannheim George Vogner 

Profesor Dinglebender Charles Guidion 

ANDROCLES AND THE LION, four-act fable, 
by Bernard Shaw. Presented by Gran- 
ville G. Barker.— Wallack's, New Y'ork, 
January 2". 

The Emperor Walter Creighton 

The Captain Ian Maclaren 

Androcles ' 0. P. Heggi<e 

The Lion Phil Dwyer 

Lentulus Horace Brahara 

Metullus Wright Kramer 

Ferrovius Lionel Braham 

Spintho Arnold Lucy 

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■ \o and the L>on {cent.). 

The Centurion En irt 

The Editor Eric Blind 

■i he Call Buy Cecil Cameron 

Beeutor J. H. Greene 

lletiarius Gerald Hauler 

The .Menagerie Keeper Edgar Kent 

Th* Slave L>ri\cr Hugh Mel 

Magaera Kate Carlyon 

L.vinia Lilah McCarthy 

ANGBL IN '1111. HOUSE, THE, fantastic 
comedy in threo acts, by Eden Phillpotts 
and Basil Macdonald Eastings. Produced 
l>y Arnold Daly.— Fulton Theatre, New 
York, November 8. 

■ Hon. Hyacinth Petavel Arnold Daly 

sir Rupert. Bindloss, Bt George Giddens 

Basil Malot Eugene O'Brien 

Lieut Count Pietro Rossi Effingham Pinto 

Robert Percival T. Moore 

Eadv Sarel Hilda Spong 

Lallie Alma Tell 

Joan Lorraine Frost 

ANOTHER INTERIOR, gas-tronomdc allegory. 
Presented by the Washington Square 
Players. — Bandbox Theatre, New York, 
February 19. 
ANOTHER MAN'S SHOES, play, by Laura 
Hinckley and Mabel Ferris.— Northampton, 
Mass., October 18. 
ANTICK. THE, produced by the Washington 
Square Players.— Bandbox Theatre, New 
Y'ork, October 4. 

John Hale Holland Hudson 

Rev. Jonas Boutwell Robert Strange 

Cassandra White Josephine A. Meyer 

Myrtle Florence Enright 

Julie Bonheur Lvdia Lopokova 

Raoul Spalding Hall 

Drum Major Malcolm McKinnon 

Boy Josephine Nivesson 

King William the Conqueror Billy 

APRIL, one-act play, by Rose Pastor Stoki-. 
Produced by the Washington Square 
Players. — Bandbox Theatre, New York, 
May 7. 
ARMS AND THE MAN, revival of the comedy, 
in three acts, by George Bernard Shaw. — 
Park, New York, May 3. 

Captain Bluntschli Arnold Daly 

Major Petkoff George Giddene 

Major Sergius Saranoff Montagu Love 

Nicola Stanley Dark 

Officer Charles Laite 

Catherine Petkoff Anne Sutherland 

Raina Petkoff Doris Mitchell 

Louka Fania Marinoff 

A HOUND THE MAP, musical comedy, in three 
acts, by C. M. S. MeClelhm, music by Her- 
man Finck. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger. 
— New Amsterdam, New York, November 1. 

lmpikoff 1 Willi-im Norris 

Maharajah of Gginggs Gaboo. ; " " llam ' Wrls 

CouratdeGai , R pitki 

Champion Amateur Boxer ( u " 

Ludovici Sacarappa Arthur Kit in 

Toto De Beers P. O'Malley Jennings 

Pearly Rheinstein Tyler Brooke 

Hippolyte Boun Irving Brooks 

Pierre Edwin Wilson 

M. Alphon.se Freddy Nice 

M. Gustave Bob C. Adams 

^ oy ••• I Irving Cross 

Page Boy / 

Jacqueline Bonheur • Else Alder 

Lulu Cachou Georgie O'Ramey 

M adame Kapinski Hazel Cox 

Louisette Marjorie Gateson 

Phrvnette Flora Crosbie 

Doorkeeper W. W. Jones i 

ASHES, sketch, bv Percy Fendall. Produced 

by Mrs. LangtJ-y.— Colonial, New York, 

November 29. 



\ I THK BALL, musical comedy, by Philip 
Bartholomew, Alice Geretenberg, and Silvio 
Hein. Produced at the Van Curler Opera 
House, Schenectady, New York, December 
12, 1911. 

BACK HOME, cuinedy, in three acts, by 
Bayard Yeiller, founded on Irving S. 
Cobb'n " Back Homo " Stories, and pro- 
duced by Belwyn and Company.— Cort, 
Atlantic City, N.Y., June 21; Plymouth, 
Boston, October 9; George M. Cohan's 
Iheatre, New York, November 15. 

Baujamin Bisbee Barbee Wallace Owen 

Mary Marion Lee 

Jefferson Davis Pointdexter 

Willis P. Sweatnam 

Sallv Priest Phoebe Foster 

Judge Priest John Cope 

.1. W. Wayne Charles B. Wells 

Cassius Nash Richard Hale 

Florence Hardin Miriam Doyle 

Sheriff Suges Kenneth Miner 

Hank Smathers Bert B. Melville 

Robert Carter Sydney Booth 

Mink Sattexfield Robert M. Middlemas 

Buddy , Fred Goodrow 

Minnie Violet Howard 

A Circus Billposter George Andrews 

Dr. Smith Harry MacFayden 

Shelby Johnson Dq/iald Harold 

Joe Johnson Patrick Shannon 

Jim Satterfield Robert M. Middlemas 

Edward West Wilson Reynolds 

(iideon Gill Theodore Hamilton 

stive William J. Gross 

Clerk of Court John Hodgson 

Court Attendant Donald Harold 

Judge Winston Charles P. Moore 

BALANCE, THE. See " The Desert Isle." 

BANNOCK MYSTERY, THE, play, in four 
acts, by Brandon Tynan, founded on 
Arthur B. Reeve's detective stories of 
"The Bannock Mvstery."— Parson's 
Theatre, Hartford, Conn., May 24. 

BARGAIN, THE (produced in England, 1014, 
as " The New Shy lock "), drama, in four 
acts, by Herman Scheffauer. Produced by 
Messrs. Shubert.— Comedy, New York, 
October C. 

Sarah Lusskin Dorothy Donnelly 

Sam Lusskin Forrest Winint 

Rebecca Lusskin Josephine Victor 

Simon Lusskin Louis Calvert 

Leonard Scribner Eugene O'Brien 

A Young Man Charles Mather 

A Little Girl Blanche Burns 

Louis Scribner John Flood 

BEHOLD THY WIFE, play, by William llnr- 
lowe Briggs. Produced by Henry W. 
Savage.— National Theatre, Washington, 
November 1. 

ISEYERLEY'S BALANCE, comedy, in three 
acts, by Paul Kester. Presented by Mar- 
garet Anglin (James Shesgrin, manager).— 
Lyceum, New York, April 12. 

Watt Dinwiddie Pedro de Cordoba 

Murphy Harry Barfoot 

Mrs. Maria Randolph Mrs. Charles G. Craig 

Beverly Dinwiddie Miss Anglin 

J. Courtland Redlaw William Boyd 

Mrs. Redlaw Ruth Holt Boucicault 

BLANCHETTE, by Euzene Brieux. Produced 
by the French Drama Society.— Century 
Lyceum Theatre, New York, December 14, 
1914. 

Rousset Claude Benedict 

Le Cantonnier R. Faure 

Le Pere Morillon Mr. Valery 

Auguste Morillon Jose Ruben 

M. Galoux Angelo Louys 

Georges Galoux Georges Jeoff roy 

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Blanchette (cont.). 

Blanchette Mine. Yorska 

Mme. Rousset Jenny Diska 

Lucie Galoux Beatrice Patricia 

Mme. Jules Miss Lambert 

BLIXDMAN'S BUFF, one-act piece. Presented 

by Willard Mack.— Palace, New York, 

April 19. 

BLUE ENVELOPE, THE, three-act farce, by 
Frank Hatch and Robert Homan. — Colum- 
bia, Washington, D.C., March 8. 
BLUE PARADISE, THE, a musical play, by 
Edgar Smith, based on a Viennese operetta 
in a prologue and two acts. Produced by 
the Messrs. Shubert. — Apollo, Atlantic 
City, June 10; Casino, New York, August 
5. German book by Leo Stein and Bela 
Jenbasch, music by Edmund Eysler, addi- 
tional numbers by Sigmund Romberg, lyrics 
by Herbert Reynolds. 

Mizzi Vivienne Segal 

An Officer •, James Billings 

The Meister William Belton 

A Lady Guest Carolyn Burke 

A Diner Guest Eugene Hohenwart 

Franz, a waiter Otto Schrader 

Josef Stranskv Walter Armin 

Hans Walther Robert G. Pitkin 

Justus Hampel Teddy Webb 

Rudolph Stoeger Cecil Lean 

A Tourist James Billings 

Head Waiter Charles Holly 

Head Porter Otto Schrader 

Second Porter William Belton 

Hazel Jones Cleo Mayfield 

Gaby Vivienne Segal 

Rudolph Oberdorher Ted Lorraine 

Director of Hotel Joseph Dillon 

Second Tourist Frank Wayne 

Third Tourist Richard Melbourne 

Mrs. Gladys Wynne Frances Demarest 

Page Boy Carrie De Noville 

Vera Hattie Burks 

Baron Von Schlegan James Billings 

Chef Eugene Hohenwart 

Baroness Von Schlegan Carolyn Burke 

Countess Von Schwartzkoff Bunty Davklson 

Countess Von Houssnan Betty Barclay 

Baroness Von Halm Gertrude Harrison 

Waitress Gypsy O'Brien 

BOMB, THE, sketch played by Wilton Laekaye 
and company. — Palace, New York, June 15. 
BOOMERANG, THE, comedy, in three acts, 
by Winch-ell Smith and Victor Mapes. Pre- 
sented by David Belasco. — Playhouse, Wil- 
mington Del, April 5; Broadway, Long 
Branch, August 2; Belasco, New York, 
August 10. 

Dr Gerald Sumner Arthur Byron 

Budd Woodbridge Wallace Eddinger 

Preston De Wit Gilbert Douglas 

Heinrich Richard Malchien 

Hartley Wililia-m Boag 

Mr. Stone John Clements 

Virginia Xelva Martha Hedman 

Grace Tyler Ruth Shepley 

Marion Sumner ..» Josephine Parks 

Gertrude Ludlow Dorothy Megrew 

Mrs. Greighton Woodbridge 

-Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh 
BROTHER MASONS, farce, by A. Seymour 
Browne and Harry Lewis. Produced by 
H. H. Frazee. — Atlantic City, August 16. 
BUBBLE, THE. comedy, in three acts, by 
Edward Locke. Staged by Robert Milton. 
Produced by the Messrs. Shubert. — 
Schenectady, January 18; Booth, New 
York. April 5. 

Gusftave Muller Mr. Mann 

Emilia Muller, bis wife 

Madame Mathilde Co-ttrelly 

Rose Muller. their daughter Laura Walker 

Richard Graham Harrison Ford 

Joseph Mahlen Henry Mortimer 



CANDIDA, comedy, in three acts, by George 
Bernard Shaw. Revived by the Garrick 
Producing Company.— Park Theatre, New 
York, May 21. 

Eugene Marchbanks Arnold Daly 

Rev. James Mavor Morell Montagu Lovo 

Mr. Burgess George Giddens 

Leoty Mill Charles Laite 

Candida Hilda Spong 

Prosperino Doris Mitchell 

CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION. 
Revival of George Bernard Shaw's play.— 
Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, May 1. 

Dilnkwater Galwey Herbert 

Rankin Ernest G. Cove 

Hassan Jay EUms 

Lady Cicely Gertrude Kingston 

Sir Howard Hallam Thomas Louden 

Captain Brassbound ..Ross Canmer 

Muley David Goldstein 

Marzo Wilton Ross 

Red-brook. Stanley Groome 

Johnson Robert Whitworth 

Osman Frank J. Gregory 

Sidi El Assif Irving Pichel 

Cadi El Kintafi Feija Agadir 

An American Bluejacket Jay Ellms 

Captain Kearney, U.S.N... John Daly Murphy 
CAUGHT WITH THE GOODS, play, by Wil- 
liam M. Farrell.— Empire Theatre, Syracuse, 
June 28. 
CELEBRATED CASE, A (revival), melodrama, 
in four acts and a prologue in two scenes, 
by D'Ennery and Cormon. Produced by 
Charles Frohman and David Belasco. — 
Empire, New York (originally produced in 
America in 1878 with Chas. Coghlan as Jean 
Renaud), April 7. 

Prologue. 

Count d'Aubeterre Frederic de Belleville 

Jean Renaud Otis Skinner 

Lazare Robert Warwick 

Denis O'Rourke N. C. Goodwin 

The Corporal Walter F. Scott 

The Seneschal of the Village of Montague 

George Alison 

Captain in the King's Own John Warnick 

Madeleine Renaud Helen Ware 

Adrienne Renaud Mimi Yvonne 

Martha Beverly Sitgreaves 

Play. 

Duke d'Aubeterre Frederic de Belleville 

Count de Mornay Robert Warwick 

Viscount Raoul de Langey Eugene O'Brien 

Jean Renaud Otis Skinner 

Denis O'Rourke N. C. Goodwin 

Adrienne, Duke d'Aubeterre's adopted 

daughter Ann M.urdock 

Valentine de Mornay Florence Reed 

Duchess d'Aubeterre Minna Gale Haynes 

Chanoinesse, College d'Hyeres 

Elita Proctor Otis 
CHIEF, THE, comedy, in three acts, by Horace 
Annesley Vachell. Produced by Charles 
Frohman, Inc. — Empire, New York, Novem- 
ber 22. 

The Earl of Y ester John Drew 

Lord Art hur Wrexham Echldn Gayer 

Derek Waring George Graham 

Trinder Walter Soderling 

Thomas ' Wil liam Barnes 

Cynthia Vansittart Laura Hope Crews 

Daphne Kenyon Consuelo Bailey 

Mrs. Bargus Katherine Stewart 

Emily Bargus Thais Lawton 

CHILDREN OF EARTH, play of New England, 
by Alice Brown. (The £2,000 prize play.) 
Produced by Winthrop Ames.— New Shubert 
Theatre, New Haven, Conn., January 5; 
Booth Theatre, New York, January 12. 

Mary Ellen Bar stow Effie Shannon 

Aaron Barstow .". Herbert Kelsey 

Anita Barstow Olive Wyndham 

Peter Hale A. E. Anson 

Jane Hale Gilda Varesi 



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Children vf Earth 

Adatn Ilale Theodor Von Eltz 

Nathan Buell Reginald Barlow 

In. le Epn Grout Cecil 

Cynthia Coleman Mrs. Kate J 

CLAIM THE, melodrama, bj Prank Wan 

rence Roberts.— ■Shubert, Minneapolis, 
April 25. 
. I 1 VER ONES, THE, comedy, in three acta, 
by Alfred Sutro. Prodaced by Charles Hop- 
kins.— Punch and Judy Theatre, New York, 
January ■ _ ,, 

Wilfrid Calh-iid.-r Charles Hopkins 

Manab'.e Edward Emery 

David Bfflck Rubs Wbytall 

Hannibal Pipkin Charles Hampden 

.1.1 Man able Herbert Yost 

oaon Charles Hods-worth 

Brown John Rogers 

Martin Charles Coghlan 

Jamee * oel ' 

Rose Efflck Mrs. Hopkins 

Doris Marrable Beatrice Prentice 

Mrs. Marrable (Irene) Annie Hughes 

Athene Settle Louise Closser Hale 

Mrs. Small ■■• Vera Pole 

COAT TALES, mysterj faroe, by Edward Clark. 

—Castle Square, Boston, November 1. 
COCK 0' THE WALK, play, oy Henry Arthur 
Jones.— Atlantic City, October 1. 

Anthony Bellchamher Otis Skinner 

Sir Augustus Conyers YernoD Steel 

sir Fisher Staynes Walter Gibbs 

Sir John Darrell Frederick M. Conklin 

Sir Roger Winch Nye Melshaw 

Bishop of Barum Kenyon Musgrave 

Bishop of Sherbourne John Rogers 

Bishop of Mahnesburv Harry Dodd 

Bishop of Silchester John Gibbs 

Mr. Clibbette Ernest A. Elton 

Mr Bridle Reginald Barlow 

Lobb Harry Scarborough 

Burcham Walter F. Scott 

Johanna Bridle J anet Dunbar 

Clara Fleckner Enid Bennet 

Pamela Gady Rita Otway 

COMMON OLAY, American drama, in three 
acts and epilogue, by Yleves Kinkead. Pro- 
duced by A. H. Woods.— Republic, New 
York, August 20. 

Mrs. Fullerton Ida Darling 

Richard Fullerton Russ NMiytall 

Edwards Roy Cochrane 

Anne Fullerton Marguerite Anderson 

Ellen Neal Jane Cowl 

Arthur Coakley Dudley Hawley 

Hugh Fullerton Orme Caldara 

Judge Samuel Filson John Mason 

Miss Warren Lela Lee 

W. P. Yates Robert MeWade 

Judge of Police Court John Ravold 

Clerk of Police Court Andrew Bennison 

Bailoff of Police Court James Uayior 

Mr.-. Neal Mabel Colcord 

COMMON SOLDIER, A, dramatic war sketch, 
by Edward Payne. Produced by the 
Olympia Stock Company.— Scohay Square 
Olympia Theatre, Boston, January 11. 

COURAGE, two-act, drama, by H. M. Richard- 
son. Produced at the Little Theatre, Phila- 
delphia, January 11. 

COURTSHIP OF THEN. NOW, AND TO- 
MORROW, THE, satire, by Anna Wynne. 
Produced by the Gamut Club. — Candler 
Theatre, New York, May 10. 

COUSIN LUCY, comedy, with music, In three 
acts. Book by Charles Klein, music by 
Jerome Kern. Presented by A. H. Woods. — 
Atlantic City, New York, August 16; 
Cohan, New York, August 27. 

Bister Dallas Welford 

Klayburgh Leo Donnelly 



Cumin Lucy icont.i, 

Horace Holden Austin Webb 

Mrs. Hillary Brooson Marie Chambers 

Hillary Brooson Mark Smith 

Jerry Jackson Julian Eltinge 

Chauffeur James Budd 

Queeny Jane Oaker 

James Baldwin Ned Burton 

Angela Baldwin Olive Tel! 

Dorothy Walbrook Claiborne Foster 

Miss Henshaw Edith Hmbury 

Mrs. Walhngford Mrs. Stuart Robson 

Broad J. W. Ashley 

Policeman Henry Friend 

E.vpressman Frank Stevens 

CRITIC, THE, play, by Richard Brinsley 

ridan. Reived bj B. Iden Payne. — 

Princess's Theatre, New York. January 25. 

Dangle Dallas Anderson 

Sneer Wallis Clark 

Sir Fretful Plagiary Mario Majeroni 

Mr. Puff B. Iden Payne 

Mrs. Dangle Marie Leonhard 

Servant Elvin Hodges 

Characters in Tragedy. 

Lord Burleigh F. Cecil Butler 

Governor of Tilbury Fort . . Edward Le Hay 

Earl of Leicester Lawrence Grant 

Sir Walter Raleigh Whitford Kane 

£' rKl;;"n,n„n" 1 Thomas Louden 

sir Christopher Hatton i 

Master of Horse Howard Plinge 

Beefeater Lawrence Grant 

Justice Whitford Kano 

Tom Jenkins Gareth Hughes 

Constable John Hodder 

Thames F. C. But'er 

i Tilburina Emilie Polini 

Her Confidante Saxone Moreland 

Don Ferolo Whiskerandos .. Wilfred Seagram 

First Niece Kate Morgan 

- ond Niece Marguerite Hertz 

Justice's Lady Patricia Power 

! CROSS ROADS, play, by Walter A. Stone.— 
Grand Opera House, Burlington, Pa.. 
December 2. 191^ 

CURE, THE. comedy, in three acts, by Ludwig 
Fulda. Translated from the German by 
Mrs. Charles A. Doremus. Presented by the 
American Academy of Dramatic Arts and 
Empire Theatre Dramatic School.— Em- 
pire Theatre, New York, January 28 
(matinee). 

DEBUTANTE. THE, operetta, in two acts, 
music by Victor Herbert, book and lvrcs 
by Harry B. and Robert B. Smith. Pro- 
duced by John C. Fisher. — National Theatre, 
Washington, September 23, 1914: Knicker- 
bocker. New York, December 7, 1914. 

The Midshipman Sylvia Jason 

An Old Sailor Cyril Smth 

Bo'sun H.M.S. " Scorpion ". .Thomas Reynolds 
The Cook, H.M.S. " Scorpion " 

J. Abbott Worthley 

Lieut. Larry Sheridan Robert G. Pitkin 

Mildred Dolly Alwin 

Annabel Peggy Farker 

Mrs. Zenobia Bunker Maude Odell 

Ezra Bunker Will West 

Godfrey Frazer William Df>n f --'-Mi 

Wiggins Jack Hall 

Elaine Hazel Dawn 

Armand. Marquis de Fron tense. .Stewart Baird 

Philip Frazer Wilmuth Merkyl 

Irma Zoe Barnett 

Teetlavitz 1 heodore Helnroth 

Nina Sylvia Jason 

Paul Masson J. Abbott Worthley 

English Ambassador Frank Travers 

German Ambassador Tack Heisler 

French Ambassador William Gibrtey 

Footmen ! Robert Waite 

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DELINQUENTS, THE, play, -by Katherine 
Browning Miller and Allena Kanka. — West- 
chester Theatre, Mount Vernon, May 10. 

DEPTHS OF PURITY. THE, drama, in one 
act, by Butler Davenport.— Bramhall Play- 
house, New York, November 17. 

DESERT ISLE, THE, afterwards re-named 
The Balance, comedy, by ^aul Keeter.— 
Academy, Baltimore, April 5. 

DEVIL'S WORKSHOP, THE. play, hy Augustiii 
Giassmore. — Poli Scranton, Pa., July 5. 

DICKY BIRD, THE, comedy, in one act, by- 
Harvey O'Higgins and Harriet Ford. Pro 
duced by the Modern Play Company. — Park 
Theatre, New York, February 19. 

Mrs. Griffiths Mary Shaw 

Richard P. Bowen Stephen Wright 

Emily Ohrysial Heme 

Hedwig Marie Hudson 

DISCOVERY, THE, one-act j>iece, by Edgar 
Allan Woolf. Rose Coghlan in the principal 
part.— -Orpheum, New l'ork, January 25. 

DIVINE FRIEND. THE, Biblical play, by 
Charles Phillips.— Columbia, San Francisco, 
October 18. 

DOCTOR'S DILEMMtt, THE, comedy, in five 
acts, by Bernard Shaw. Produced by 
Granville G. Barker.— Waliack's, New York, 
March 26. 

Sir Colenso Ridgeon Ian Maclaren 

Sir Patrick Cullen Lionel Braham 

Sir RaLph Bloomfield-Bonnington. .O. P. Heggie 

Mr. Cutler Walpole Arnold Lucy 

Dr. Blenkinsop Edgar Kent 

Dr. Schutzmacher Wright Kramer 

Louis Dubedat Nicholas Hannen 

Redpenny Reynold Evans 

The Newspaper Man Eirnest Cossart 

Mr. Danby Walter Geer 

A Waiter George Carr 

Jennifer Lillah McCarthy 

Emmy ■ Kate Carlyoh 

Minnie Tinwell Eva Leonard-Boyne 

DRAMATIST AT HOME, THE, one-act play. 
Played by Elsie Ferguson and William 
Courtleigh, Actors' Fund Matinee.— Cen- 
tury Theatre, New York, January 29. 

DRIVEN, comedy, in four acts, by E. Temple 
Thurston. Produced by Chas. Frohman. — 
Empire, New York, December 14, 1514. 

J. H. Staffurth, M.P Charles Bryant 

Captain Furness Leslie Faber 

Sir William Medlicott, M.D. . . Lumsden Hare 

A. F. Maudslay, M.D T. W. Percy val 

Passby-Evans, M.S Arthur Greena'way 

Usher Fred Goodwin's 

Diana Staffurth Alexandra Carlisle 

Barbara Staffurth Haidee Wricht 

Holton Rita Otway 

DCKE OF KILLICRANKIE, THE, revival of 
the comedy by itobert Marshall.— Lyceum, 
New York, September 6. 

Duke of Killicrankie W. Graham Bro.wne 

Henry Pitt-Welby, M. P.. .Ferdinand Gottschalk 

Ambrose Hicks Francis Redford 

Alexander Maerayne Jock McGraw 

Butler Horton Cooper 

Footman Leon Brown 

Mrs. Mulholland Marie Tempest 

Countess of Pangbourne Kate Sergeantson 

Lady Henrietta Addison Mary Forbes 

Mrs. Macbayne Mercita Esmor.de 

DUST OF THE ROAD, one-act play, by Ken- 
neth Sawyer Goodman. Irish Players.— 
Bandbox Theatre, New York, June I, 



EGMONT, tragedy, in five acts, by Goethe. 
Produced by the Irving Place Players, 
under the direction of Rudolf Christians. — 
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 
April 20. 
Graf Egmont, Prince of Gaure 

Rudolf Christians 

Willielm of Orange Ernst Holznagel 

Duke d'Alba Ileinrich Marlow 

Ferdinand, his son Hans Unterkircher 

Richard, his secretary Max Juergens 

Silva Ernst Robert 

Gomez Heinrich Falk 

Clarchen Use Wehrmann 

Her Mother Lotte Fraedrieh 

Brackenburg Carl Dornberg 

Soest, grocer Heinrich Matthaes 

Jetter, tailor .. ) d„.„._ ,.„„ ) Christian Rub 
A Carpenter .. ^* * [ RudlRahe 
A Soapmaker .. j iirus5el ) Wiliy Frey 

Buyck Ernst Robert 

Ruysnm '. Otto Meyer 

Vansen, a scribe " Richard Feist 

A Burgher Hans Hansen 

ELGA, a dream play, in one act and seven 
scenes, by Ger-hardt Hauptmann. Pre- 
sented at the Garrick Theatre. New York, 
by the Modern Stage, under the direction 
of Emanuel Reicher, February 1. 

A Knight Clifford Dc-vereux 

A servant Leonard Youirg 

A Monk I T ■„ -Dis- 
count Starschenski f lohn Bla,r 

Marina Caroline Caffin 

The Nurse Celia Randolph 

Elga Helwig Reicher 

Grischka Roland Young 

Dimitri Arvid Paulson 

The Steward .Kraft Walten 

Dortka , .Mirzah Cbeslir 

Oginski John S. O'Brien 

ENIGMA, THE, drama, in two acts, by Paul 
Hervieu. Translated from the French by 
Juliet Barrett Rublee, by permission of 
Elisabeth Marbury. Presented by the 
American Academy of Dramatic Arts and 
Empire Theatre Dramatic School. — Empire, 
New York, February 11. 

Raymond de Gourgiran -.Saxon Kling 

Marquis de Neste John E. Wise 

Gerard de Gourgiran Alan E. Edwards 

Laurent (a gamekeeper) Jack Wessel 

Vivarc Watson White 

Servant Gustave Rotlie 

Lenore de Gourgiran Meta Gund 

Giselle de Gourgiran Anne Kendal 

ETERNAL MAGDALENE, THE, drama, in 
three acts, by Robert McLaughlin with 
Julia Arthur. Produced by Selvvyn and 
Co. -^Colonial, Cleveland, Aiugiust 30; Aca- 
demy, Baltimore, Md., October 25; 48th 
Street Theatre, New York, November 1. 

Paul Bradshaw Robert Hudson 

Arnold Macy Frank Byrne 

John Bellamy Lowell Sherman 

Elizabeth Bradshaw Claire Burke 

Martha Bradshaw Louise Randolph 

Elijah Bradshaw Emmett Corrigan 

Rev. Birmingham Smollet Arnold Lucy 

Rev. James Gleason Alphonse Ethier 

Otto William J. Phinney 

The Woman Julia Arthur 

Judge Bascomb Harry Harwcod 

Blanche Dumond Lucile Watson 

Dan Burke E. M. Dresser 

EUGENICALLY SPEAKING, one-act play, by 
Edward Goodman. Presented by the 
Washington Square Players.— Bandbox, New 
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PADS ANN l \N< IBS, a musical medley,, in 
t«<> acte, Book and lyrics bj Glen 
MacDonoiidh, music by Raymond Hubbell, 

and staged by Julian Mitchell and Herbert 
c.n sham. — Knickerbocker, New York, 
March 8. 

Professor Glum Frank Moulan 

Chase Clews Tom McNau 

Aylin; Harte Paul Morton 

Leicester Square Frank Doane 

Alan Tvler Brooke 

Phoebe Stella Hoban 

Mrs. Hunter-Rumpuss Madge Les&ipi; 

Big. Giovanni GasoUnl Leo Carillo 

The Spirit of Pleasure Lydia Lopokova 

Sally Mander Laura Hamilton 

Gladys Evelyn Wildncr 

Ethylle V. Howard 

Lucille Klise Hamilton 

Myrtle Teddy Hudson 

Mabelle Ethel Delmar 

Elsie Dottie Wane 

James Henry George Frank Conroy 

Sylvester Nightingale George Lernaire 

Hawkshaw Holmes John Miller 

Sherlock Pinkerton James Mack 

Miss Murgatroyd Maud Grey 

Mrs. Wadburner Daisy Rudd 

Mushagoogoo, Mrs. Rampuss's pet dog 

David Abrahams 
Fido, his dog friend. .. .David Abrahams, junr. 

An Iri.sh Geisha Elise Murray 

A Cabaret Dancer Dorothy Quinnette 

Another ..'. G. Davenport 

Two Country Girls { Dorotn J^ ™o 

FAIR AND WARMER, farce., in three acts, by 
Avery Hopwood. Produced by Beiwyn and 
Company. — Empire, Syracuse, New York, 
October 25; Eltinge Theatre, New York, 
November 6. 

Billy Bartlett John Cumberland 

Laura Bartlett Janet Beecher 

Jack Wheeler Ralph Morgan 

Blanche (" Blanny ") Wheeler 

Madge Kennedy 

Phillip Evans Hamilton Revelle 

Tessie Olive May 

Harridan Robert Fisher 

Pete Mealy Harry Lorraine 

FALLEN IDOL, THE, by Guy Bolton. Pro- 
duced by Joe Weber. — Belasco Theatre, 
Washington, December 7, 1914; Comedy, 
New York, January 23. 

James Grebble David Powell 

Victor Valdecini Albert Bruning 

Dr. Brock Lumsden Hare 

Baxter Robert Sellable 

Christine Valdecini Janet Beecher 

Mrs. At.water Marie Chambers 

Cara Marx Florence Rockwell 

FI FI OF THE toy SHOP, musical extrava- 
ganza.— Worcester, Mass.. October 13. 

FIND THE WOMAN, farce, by NoelCafoubell- 
Springer (originally called " Wild Game "). 
— Lyric, Philadelphia, May 20. 

FIRE AND WATER. Produced by the Wash- 
ington Square Players. — Bandbox Theatre, 
New York, October 4. 

Pierre Edward J. Ballantine 

Captain Drouet Walter Frankl 

Hans Harold Meltzer 

Lieut. Schitf Frank Conroy 

TRST POET, THE. play, by Jack London- 
Forest Theatre, Carmel-by the-Sea, Cal., 
July 19. 

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, drama, three acts, 
by Ethel Cliftou.— Orpheum, Newark, N.J., 
June 28. 



FORBIDDEN FRUIT, adapted from a play by 
Octave Feuillet by George Jay Smith. Pro- 
duced by the Washington Square Players. 
—Bandbox Theatre, New York. May 7, 

Gl I PING AWAY WITH IT, play, by Mac- 
phcrson Janney.— Pittsfield, Mass., Augu-t 
16. 

GHOSTS, a [day. in three arts, by H.-nrik 
Ibsen. Revived by Robert Whittier.— 
Longacre, New York, April 15 (matinee). 

Mrs. Alving : Alberta Gallatin 

Oswald Alving Robert Whittier 

Pastor Manders Dobson Mitchell 

Jacob Bngstrand Harry Neville 

Regina Bngstrand Virginia Fox Brooks 

GIRL, THE, emotional drama, by George Scar- 
borough. Produced by David Belasco. — 
Apollo, Atlantic City. June 28. 

GIRL FROM " SOMEWHERE, '• THE, Western 
comedy drama, in three acts, by Jenny 
Hopkins Siebold, adapted by Edward 
Eisner. Produced by the Leland Dramatic 
Stock Company at Saxe's 116th Street 
Theatre, New York, May 17. 

Bob Renshaw Harry Ingram 

John Gray Earl Simmons 

Manuel Otero Gus Forbes 

Moses Leyburn James L. O'Neil 

Sam George H. Timmons 

Big Henry T. L. Over 

Sam Lloyd Sam Fre-ise 

Graham Phipps James J. Mulrey 

Tom Junius Mathews 

Johnny Richard Timmons 

Sukey Margaret Timmons 

Elite Mary Timmons 

Lizey Maude Winters 

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Manila Leyburn Marie ! 

Nancy Marion Leland 

Carrie Gray Vera Carleton 

Peggy Leyburn Priscilla Knowlee 

GIRL OF GIRLS, THE, musical comedy, by 
Edward Paulton and Oreste Vesselia. Pro- 
duced at the Columbia Theatre, Washing- 
ton, January 4. 

Edouard Willard Lewis 

Alfred Wilton, Jun Vincent Sullivan 

Alfred K. Wilton, Sen Ben, Hendricks 

Pete Alexander Clark 

Joshua Bates J. P. MacSweeney 

l'a>calo, An Italian composer j 
Howard Winthrop, an - Charles Angelo 

American Parisian S 

Cora, Cora Dale Natalie Alt 

Madame Le Grande Daisy Belmore 

Yvette Sinclair Leola Lucy 

Polly Ollie Osborne 

Celio Jeannette Thomae 

Jules William J. Smith 

Raul George Dalton 

GIRL OF TO-DAY, A, comedy, in four acts, by 
Porter Emerson Browne. Presented by 
Charles Frohman. — Columbia Theatre, 
Washington, February 9. 

GIRL OF TO-MORROW. THE, musical comedy. 
—Chicago, October 18. 

GIRL Wno SMILES, TnE. new musical 
comedy, in three acts, by Paul Herv6 and 
Jean Briquet. English version by Adolf 
Philipp and Edward A. Paulton. Presented 
by the Times Producing Corporation. — Cort, 
Atlantic City, N.J., August 2; Lyric, New 
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Girl Who Smiles, The (C07i(.). 

Paul Fabre William Danforth 

Anatole Paul Decker 

Marie Natalie Alt 

Pauline Legarde Marie Fanchonetti 

Madame Bouliere Jennie Dickerson 

Theodore Ralph Bunker 

Henriette Lilian Spencer 

Alphonse Duttier Fred Walton 

Francois Dechanelle George Baldwin 

Rudolf Tapine Joseph Phillips 

Pierre Renauld Paul Hyde Davies 

Clarisee Luniere Grace Leigh 

Fogere Nace Bonville 

GLITTERING GATE, THE, a play, in one act, 
by Lord Dunsany. — Neighbourhood Play- 
house, 46C, Grand Street, New York, March 
0. 

Jim David Solomon 

Bill Max M. Kaplan 

GOLDEN AGE, THE, comic opera.— Royal Alex- 
andra, Toronto, February 8. 

GOOD-NIGHT, NURSE. A. H. Wood's man- 
agement. — Apollo, Atlantic City, March 1. 

GREAT LOVER. THE, romantic comedy, in 
three acts, by Leo. Ditrichstein and 
Frederic and Fanny Hatton.— Longacre 
Theatre, New York, November 10. 

Mr. Stapleton Lee Millar 

Maestro Cerea.le William Ricciardi 

Dr. Mueller Daniel Shatts 

Farnald Julian Little 

Ward Frederick Macklyn 

Kartzag George E. Romain 

Carl Losseck Alfred Kappeler 

Sparapani Antonio Salerno 

Jean Paurel Leo Ditrichstein 

Carlo Sonino Malcolm Fassett 

Posansky Alexis H. Polianov 

Mine. Treller Beinbrich. German soprano 

Anna McNaughton 

Giulia Sabittini Beverley Sitgreaves 

Ethel Warren Virginia Fox Brooks 

Bianca Sonino , . . Camilla Bertolini 

Mrs. Peter Van Ness ...... Cora Witherspoon 

Mrs. Fred Schuyler Madeleine Durand 

Dr. Stetson Arthur Lewis 

Potter John Bedouin 

GREASER, THE one-act play, by Ralph 
Morgan and George Cronin. Produced at 
the Court Theatre, New York, December 9, 

1914. 

GREEN RABBI, THE, comedy, in four acts, 
by Henry M. Gastwick. — Fall River, Mass., 
August 26. 

GRUMPY, revival.— Empire, New York, Sep- 
tember 13. 

HANDS UP, musico-comico-filmo-melodrama, in 
two acts and eleven scenes. Book by Edgar 
Smith. Lyrics by E. Ray Goetz. Music 
by E. Ray Goetz and Sigmund Romberg. 
Produced by the Shuberts. — Shubert, New 
Haven, Conn., June 7; Forty-fourth Street 
Theatre, New York, July 22. 

Strong Arm Steve George Hassell 

Helene Fudge -. Alice Dovey 

Percy Bonehead Artie Mehlinger 

Mile. Marcelle Emilie Lea 

Waltz King Monsieur Maurice 

La Belle Claire Florence Walton 

" Ingersoll " Alfred Latell 

Simp Watson Bobbie North 

Fake Kennedy Ralph Herz 

Violet Lavender Irene Franklin 

Lindy Adele Jason 

Sergeant Murphy Peter Swift 

Cowboy Will Will Rogers 

Mr. Need-in-time Burton Green 

Harry Ligbtfoot Donald Macdonald 

F. C. Centric A. Robins 



HELENA'S HUSBAND, produced by the Wash- 
ington Square Players.— Bandbox Theatre, 
New York, October 4. 

Helena Noel Haddon 

Tsumu Helen Wesley 

Menelaus Frank Conrov 

Analytikos Walter Frank'l 

Paris Harold Meltzer 

HELLO, BROADWAY, words and music by 
Geo. M. Cohan. Produced by Cohan and 
Harris.— Astor, New York, December 25, 
1914. 

George Babbit Geo. M. Cohan 

Bill Shavonfam William Collier 

Poliva-r Babbit Charles Dow Clark 

Ambrose Deming Lawrence Wheat 

Kick In McCIusky Sidney Jarvis 

Bum Lung Martin Brown 

Mr. Wu John Hendricks 

Victor Charles Dow Clark 

Daddy Long Beard Tom Dingle 

His Brother Jack Corcoran 

Judge Reisenstein William Collier 

Defensive Attorney George M. Cohan 

Offensive Attorney Lawr*nce Wheat 

Leo Getrichstein Geo. M. Cohan 

Innocent William Collier 

Uncle Malcolm Sidney Jarvis 

_Man from Knoblack's Charles Dow Clark 

Patsy Pygmalion Louise Dresser 

Ruth Chatterbox Belle Blanche 

Chin Chin Rozsika Doliy 

Elsie Workingson Peggy Wood 

Aunt Laura Louise Dresser 

A Maid Peggy Wood 

Officer Flvnn Florence Moore 

Officer O'Malley Thelma Pinda 

HER GAME, social problem play, by E. Guy 
Bolton.— Teck Theatre, Buffalo, N.Y., 
June 21. 

HER LADYSHIP'S WARDROBE, play, by Mrs. 
Conde Nash. — Newport, R.I., July 25. 

HIP-HIP-HOORAY, a musical play, by R. IT. 
Burnside, with lyrics by John I. Golden, 
and music by Raymond Hubbell.— Hippo- 
drome, New York, September 30. 

HIS ROYAL HAPPINESS, by Mrs. Everard 
Cotes.— Produced at the Princess's Theatre, 
Toronto, January 4. 

HIT-THE-TRAIL HOLLIDAY, an American 
farce, by George M. Cohan, suggested by 
George Middleton and Guy Bolton. Pre- 
sented by Cohan and Harris, Long Branch, 
N.J., September in.— Astor, New York, Sep- 
tember 13. 

Billy Holliday Fred Niblo 

Rev T. B. Holden Grant Stewart 

Rex Granger Clifford Dempsey 

Dean Granger Purnell B. Pratt 

Burr Jayson John D. O'Hara 

Chief Crandall Edgar Halstead 

Jed Cusick Joseph Allen 

Sam Stallings Frederick Maynard 

Joe Curtis Horace James 

Pete Harold Gran 

George B. Hendricks C. R. McKinney 

Smith Ernest Lynd 

Jones Al. Gilmore 

Edith Holden Katherine LaSalle 

.Mrs. Temple Lorena Atwood 

Anna Laura Bennett 

HOBSON'S CHOICE, comedy, in four acts, by 
Harold Brighouse. Produced by the Shu- 
berts— Poiiahkeepsie, October lfi; Prin- 
cess, New York, November 2. 

Alice Hobson Viola Roach 

Maggie Hobson Molly Pearson 

Vickey Hobson Olive Wilmot Davis 

Albert Prosser Harold de Becker 

Henry Horatio Hobson A. G. Andrews 

Mrs. Hepworth Marie Hudspeth 

Timothy Wadlow (Tubby) . . Harry J. Ashfonl 
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Hob'on't Choice (ami. . 

Jim Heeler Walter Fred 

Ada Fisgins Agnec I 1 

Fred Beenstock Barmtt Parker 

Dr. Macfarlane Robert Forsyth 

HONOURABLE LOVER, THE, one act play, 
by Roberto Bracco.— Bandbox Theatre, 
New York, November 8. 

HOUSE OF QLA88, THE, B play, in four acts, 
by Max Martin. Staged by Bam Fur 

—Produ .-••.! by Cohan and Harris, Ajtollo, 
Atlantic City, N.J., June 21 j Candler, Now 
Fork, September I, 

NeUie Lila Rhodes 

Margaret Case Mary Ryan 

Mr-. Brandt Ada Oilman 

Frank Sam Meyers 

James Burke Frank M. Thomas 

Carroll Thomas Findlay 

Crowley James C. Marlowe 

A Polkxinan ....E. J. McGuire 

J*** 800 , ;; John Fenton 

Edward McClellan Harry C. Browne 

Harvey Lake Frederick Burt 

Judson Atwood William Wah-ott 

£tt « Mann Wada 

hditn . .... Florence Walcott 

Governor Patterson Frank Young 

HOUSE OF LIES, THE.-Rochester V Y 
March 8. 

HUSBAND AND WIFE, an American plav, in 
three acts, by Charles Kenyon. Produced 
by Wm. A. Brady and Arthur Hopkins.— 
Forty-fourth Street Theatre, New York, 
September 21. 

Richard Baker Robert Edeson 

Dons Baker Olive Tell 

Porter Baker Dion Titheradge 

Bessy Harriet I. Mendel 

Patrick Alhston Montagu Love 

Ralph Knight Dodson Mitchell 

Mrs. Prescott Isabelle Lee 

James Watson William A. Norton 

Frauiein Mabel Reed 

Kamura Allan Atwell 

Schreiber William S. Lvons 

Expressman Nick Long 

HYPHEN. THE, a play, in three acts, by 
Justus Miles Foreman. Produced bv Charles 
Frohman. — Knickerbocker, New York, 
April 19. 

Heinrieh Brandt W. H. Thompson 

Frau Brandt Louise Sydmeth 

Fritz David Powell 

Lili Buelow Gail Kane 

Bellows Grant Stewart 

A Maid Ruth Ashmead 

Rittmeister Karl Wilhelm Yon Arndt 

Robert Haines 

Herr Liebermann William Burress 

Herr Schmidt Bertram Marburgh 

Officer John N. Wheeler 

IMPORTANCE OF COMING AND GOING, a 
play, in three acts, by Butler Davenport. 
— Bramhall Playhouse, New York, April 2. 

Miss Hansen Gertrude Millington 

Nora O'Day Helen Reimer 

Frank Stone Philip Barton 

Florence Stone '. Ina Brooks 

Dr. Lansing Wilson Day 

Mrs. Stone Marie Day 

Grant Stone John Jarrett 

Charles Stone Daniel Jarrett 

Bishop Yail Hamilton Mott 

Edna Ceila Randolph 

Mr. Fogg Gideon Burton 

Madge Bantling Edna Archer Crawford 

" Pinkie " Ethel Hallor 

Pierre Butler Davenport 



INDEPENDENT MEANS, play, by Stanley 
Houghton. Produced by the Copley 
Players.— Boston, October 18. 

INSIDE THE LINKS, four-act comedy-drama, 
by Earl Derr Biggers.— Ford's, Baltimore, 
January 1 ; Longacre, New Y'ork, February 
12. 

Joseph Aimer Robert McWade 

Mr.-. Henry J. Sherman Camilla Crume 

Miss Kitty Sherman Isabel Goodwin 

Fritz Robert Fischer 

Henry J. Sherman James Bradbury 

William Kimball William Keighlcy 

Maria Mildred Morris 

Mr. Capper Ivan Simpson 

Crosby Mayne Lyn'ton 

Lady Crandall Marion Abbott 

Miss Jane Gerson Carroll McComas 

Mr. Reynolds Edward See 

Capt. Woodhouse Lewis S. Stone 

Jaimihr Khan Macey Harlan 

Major-Gen. Sir George Crandall 

Henry Stephenson 

Major Bishop Horace Pollock 

Maid Cynthia Latham 

INTERIOR, one-act play, by Maurice Maeter- 
linck. Presented by the Washington Square 
Players.— Bandbox," New Y'ork, February 19. 

IITIIGENIA IN TATJRIS, by Euripides, trans- 
lated into English by Professor Gilbert 
Murray.— Yale Bowl, New Haven, Conn., 
May 15. 

Iphigenia Lillah McCarthy 

Orestes Ian Maclaren 

Pylades Leonard Willey 

Thoas Lionel Braham 

\ Herdsman Claude Rains 

A Messenger Phillip Merivale 

Pallas Athene Mary Forbe9 

Leader of the Chorus Alma Kruger 

IRISH DRAGOON. THE, a comedy drama, in 
four acts, by Theodore Burt Sayre. — Mon- 
tauk Theatre, Brooklyn, Novernber 8- 

General Sir Terence Blake Gavin Harris 

Colonel Sir George Dashwood Eric Campbell 

Major Monsoon George Riddell 

Captain Hammersley Mario Marjaroni 

Captain Power Walter Grey 

Lieutenant Sparks Nicholas Joy 

Charles O'Mallev Andrew Mack 

Count Considine I Joh Hick 

De \ eux ) 

Orderly William Parke, junr. 

Lucy Dashwood Gil 1a Leary 

Mrs. Blake Mabel Mortimer 

Dora Power Josephine Stevens 

Judy McC'ann Julia Hoy 

A M lid Emily Thompson 

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN, one-act play, by Chan- 
ning Pollock. Presented by Helen Ware.— 
Palace, New Y'ork, January 18. 

JACK'S ROMANCE, play, in four acts, by 
Augustus Pitou, senr. Produced by 
Augustus Pitou. junr.— Grand Opera Hou-e. 
New York, February 22. 

Jack Eiske O'Hara 

Duke of Ormonde James E. Miller 

Sir Thomas Connolly Don Merrifleld 

Edmund Farley Daniel Lawler 

Sandv McFarland J. P. Sullivan 

Phadrig Mulhall Wm. T. Sheehan 

Hugh Barton Gerald McCoy 

Mvles Dowling Charles McHenry 

Constable Morey Hanta 

Servant P. J Burke 

Lady Constance Butler... .Ethel von Waldren 

Lady Elizabeth Connolly Elizabeth Paige 

Kathleen Mulhall Marie Quinn 

Mrs. Bridget Muldoody Lou Ripley 

Mary Burke LL-le Blood good 



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JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN. revival of the 
drama, in four acts, by Henrik Ibsen. 
Presented by Emanuel Reicher.— Garrick, 
New York, April 13. 

John Gabriel Borkman Emanuel Reicher 

Mr*. Gunhild Borkman Alice Harrington 

Erhart Borkman Paul Gordon 

Miss Ella Rentheim Alma Kruger 

Mrs. Fanny Wilton Thais Law ton 

Vilbelin Foldal Roland Young 

Frida Foldal Inez Banghart 

Maid Edith Seabwry 

JUST A WOMAN', play, by Eugene Walters. 

— Stamford, Conn., November 29. 
JUST BOYS, play, in four acts, by Katherine 
Browning Miller and Aliens Kanka. Pro- 
duced by William Elliott. — Comedy, New 
Y'ork, September J.3. 

William Livingston Milton Sills 

Gertrude Livingston Gladys Wynne 

Billy Livingston Master Mac Macomber 

Dobbs Roland Rushton 

Florence Hall Mary Elizabeth Forbes 

Miner Manton Marble 

Truant Officer Thomas Gunn 

Mre. Dutton Mattie Ferguson 

Puffy Dutton Ernest Truex 

Dave Wilson Charles J. Davis 

Giuseppe Compolo F. Gaillard 

Mrs. Doolittle Eleanor Stone 

Dorothy Doolittle Agnes Frame 

JUST HERSELF, comedy, in three acts, by 
Ethel Watts Mum ford. Produced by Harri- 
son Grey Fi&ke. — Playhouse, New York, De- 
cember 23, 1914. 

Myron Kendal Frederic Thomas 

Loring Addison Aldrich Bowker 

Jack Addison Malcolm Duncan 

Pike France Bendteen 

Louis Henry Morley 

William Royal Byron 

Charles Harold Stoddard 

Mre. Myron Kendal Eleanor Gordon 

Euphemia Kendal Lydia Lopokova 

Mrs. Loring Addison Olive Temple 

Mrs. Phelan Kate Mayhew 

Emily Griswold Aletha \V alters 

JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR, play, in three 
acts, by Jules Eckert Goodman. — Gaiety, 
New York, August 30. 

Dr. Carey Wheaton David Glassford 

Polly Wheaton Lizzie Hudson Collier 

Kenneth Elliott Dexter 

Gloria Ottola Nesmith 

Bishop Henry Strenger Frank Losee 

Michael Conway William Norton 

M adge Davis Kathlene Macdonell 

Ned Davis Ernest Truex 

Jennie Julia Mills 

Mr. Burleigh Frank Kemble Cooper 

KILKENNY, Irish play, by Augustus Pitou.— 
Metropolitan, Minneapolis, Minn., August 
29. 
KING JOHN, Shakespeare's play. Revived by 
Robert. Mantel! under the direction of Wil- 
liam A. Brady. — Forty-fourth Street 
Theatre, February 2. 
KITTY COMES HOME, comedy, by Wilson 
Collison. — Peck Theatre, Buffalo, June 28. 
LADY IN RED, THE, musical comedy (previ- 
ously produced in Atlantic City). — Princess, 
Toronto, April 20. 
LADY LUXURY, musical comedy, book and 
lyrics by Rida Johnson Young, music by 
William Schroeder. — His Majesty's, Mon- 
treal, October 5, 1914; Casino, New York, 
December 25, 1914. 

Edward Van Cuyler Harry Conor 

Harper Frank Andrews 

Eloise Van Cuyler Ina Claire 

Jimmy Alan Mudie 

Mrs. i>raper-Cowles Emily Fitzroy 

Maude Draper-Cowles Alice Moffat 



Ladu Luxury (cont.). 

Sam Warren Forrest Huff 

Madame Mischkowa Emilie Lea 

Monsieur Ivan Francis Bryan 

Count Piniaselli Arthur Albro 

Detective Scatro Lawrence Hart 

LADY WE LOVE, THE, comedy, by Frank 
Maudel. Produced by Oliver Morosco. — 
Sbubert, Murat, Indianapolis, March 29. 
(The piece was tried out in Los Angeles in 
the summer of 1914.) 
LAST LAUGH, THE, new farce, in three acto, 
by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard. 
Produced by the Shuberts, Apollo, Atlantic 
City, April 29.— Thirty-ninth Street 
Theatre, New Y'ork, July 29. 

Dr. Bruce Henry Harmon 

^Eugenia Bruce Inez Plummer 

Dr. Francis Everett Butterfield 

Bosco Stephen Maley 

Dr. Dunlop Albert Gran 

Jim Edward Abeles 

Mary Marian Murray 

Dr. Wayne Albert Sackett 

Marie Louise Corbin 

Mike Bernard Riggs 

A Policeman Robert Main 

LEGEND OF SAINT NICHOLAS, A, fantasy, 
in one act, by Beulah Marie Dix. Pre- 
sented by the American Academy of Dra- 
matic Arts and Empire Theatre Dramatic 
School. — Empire Theatre, New York, Feb- 
ruary 11. 

Prologs Frieda Roberts 

St. Nicholas Saxon Kling 

Azzo Wallace Todd 

Pia Florence E. Weston 

Niccolo (Cola) Adrienne Bonnell 

Mico Anna Browning 

The Sultan Kenneth Loane 

Zoe Zaina Coirzon 

1 Ibrahim Alan E. Edwards 

Arbaces Ralph Collier 

Mustapha Edmund D'Orsav 

Attendants i p John B \, W *» 

1 Gustave Rothe 

LIARS, THE, comedy, in four acts, by Henry 

Arthur Jones. Revived by Grace George 

at the Playhouse, New Y'ork, November 9. 

Colonel Sir Christopher Deering 

Ernest Lawford 

Edward Falkner Conway Tearle 

Gilbert Nepean F. Lumsden Hare 

George Nepean Guthrie McClintic 

Freddie Tatton Albert Reed 

Archibald Coke John Cromwell 

Waiter Alfred Hesse 

Taplin Richard Clarke 

Gadsby Paul Bliss 

Footman Alexander Loftus 

Mrs. Crespin Josephine Lovett 

Beatrice Ebernoe Nora Lamison 

Dolly Coke Mary Worth 

Ferris Eugenie Woodward 

Lady Rosamund Tatton Mary Nash 

Lady Jessica Nepean Grace George 

LICENSED, one-act play, by Basil Lawrence. 

Presented by the Washington Square 

Players. — Bandbox, New York, February 19. 

LIE, THE, play, in four acts, by Henry Arthur 

Jones. Produced by Selwyn and company. 

—Harris, New Y'ork, December 24, 1914. 

Hamp G. W. Anson 

Miss Ponsent Gladys Morns 

Gibbard Margaret Johnson 

Sir Robert Shale .* Alfred Bishop 

Elinor Shale Margaret Illington 

George Stuart Robson 

Gerald Forster Vincent Serrano 

Lucy Shale Violet Hemlng 

Noll Dibdin C. Aubrey Bmlth 

Mrs. Callard Mildred Orme 

Dick Master James Eagle 

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BEAUTIFUL, THE, comedy, in three 
acts, by Maxwell Tarry. Academy of 
Dramatic Arts Students. -^Empire, New 
York, February 25. 

Mr. St. Clair Saxon Kllng 

Bob r.dniund D'Orsay 

i rail Worth Ralph Collier 

ii • >r Mary fceat 

Beth Flonnce E. Weston 

Janet Adrienne Bonnell 

Maid Laura Ivtrson 

i I i i B \ li Ell one-act play, by Arthur | 
utzlcr.— Bandbox Theatre, New Vork, 
November 8. 
LITTLE MAI;V MACK, musical comedy. 
Book and lyrics by Delbert E. Davenport, ; 
music by Sigmond Romberg and Newton 
Ashenfeide.— Gra itqp, Pa., April 19. 
LIVE WIRE, A, farce comedy, by Charles A. ' 
de Lima and W. Legrand Howland.— 
Court Theatre, Atlantic City, New York, 
July 12. 
LONESOME LASSES, musical comedy, by Will I 
M. Hough.— Colonial, New York, January 
18. 
LONESOME LIKE, revival of Harold Brig- 
house's play, by the Irish Players.— Band- 
box Theatre, New York, Jane 1. 
LORD DUNDREARY, comedy, in four acts, 
by Tom Taylor. Revived by E. H. Sothern, 
—Booth Theatre, New York, November 29. 
LOST CO-RESPONDENT, THE, a farcical 
comedy in two acts, by Butler Daveiip) t. 
Produced by the Bramhall Players at the 
Bramhall Playhouse, New York, May '5. 

Adolph Jack Ford 

The Woman Edna Archer Crawford 

Duke Frotbingham Frank Patton 

Channing Armstrong Butler Davenport 

The Female Ina Brooks 

Nina Armstrong Celia Randolph 

Mr. Doty Gideon Burton 

Mr. Boyd Hamilton Mott 

Mr. Flint Jack Murphy 

l>pe Charles Col' hi an 

Vautrano Louis Alberni 

Inspector Guffy John Jarrett 

Thomas Snowde<n Daniel Jarrett 

LOVE BIRD. THE. plav, by Richard Barrv.— 
Colonial Theatre, Pittsfleld. Mass., July 17. 

LOVE THOUGHT, THE, play, by Henry 
Harvey Dodge.— Parson's Theatre, Hart- 
ford, Conn., April 26. 

MA TANTE D'HONFLECR.— See " She's in 
Again." 

MADE IX AMERICA, musical revue, in two 
acts and eleven 6cenes. Staged by J. C. 
Hullman, lyrics by Harold Atteridge, music 
re-written by Siglsmund Romberg and 
Harry Carrojl. musical numbers staged by 
Jack Mason.— Teck Theatre, Buffalo, New 
York, February 9; Winter Garden Theatre, 
New York, February 18. 
Made in America Song Writer. .Harry Carroll 
Made in America Chorus Girl 

Minerva Coverdale 
Made in America French Actress.. Belle Ashlyn 
Made in America Man from Home 

John Sparks 

American Made Coat Room Boy Lew Brice 

Made in America Cabaret Entertainer.. Yvette 
Ignatz, a Waiter, Made in America.. Sam Adams 

An American Made Diner Will Stanton 

Frederick, an American Waiter 

, James Clemons 
Another American Made Diner.. Harold Robe 

Made in America English Lord Bert Clark 

John Gray, a Jealous Husband Hal Forde 

Anna Gray, his American Wife.. Maud Lambert 
George Rival, her Former Lover 

Charles J. Ross 
Made in America Society Lady 

Blossom Seeley 



Mtule in America (cont.). 

American Made Comedian Harry K 

N( ttie, Belle of " Broadway Knitting Club " 

Nora Hi 

American Made Vagabond Joe Jackson 

Romanca, an American Made Dancer 

Mile. Dazie 

Gaby, Made in America Yanscl Dolly 

And others. 
MAKER OF DREAMS, THE, a fantasy, in one 
act, by Oliphant Down. — Neighbourhood 
Playhouse, 480, Grand Street, New York, 
March 6. 

Pierrot Edward Friedman 

Pierrette Bella Nodell 

The Manufacturer David Solomon 

MAX HIGHER UP, THE, dramatic sketch, by 
William C. de Mille (previously produced 
as " A Lambs' Gambol ").— Palace, New 
York, June 28. 

MAN WHO MARRIED A DUMB WIFE, THE, 
one-act play, by Anatole France. Pre- 
sented by Granville Barker as a curtain- 
raiser to " Androcles and the Lion." — 
Wallack's, New York, January 27. 

Giles Boiscourtier Horace Brahan 

Alison Eva Leonard-Boyne 

Master Adam Fumee Edgar Kent 

Master Leonard Botal 0. P. Heggie 

A Watercress Man Gerald Hamer 

A Candle Man Hugh McRae 

Catherine Lillah McCarthy 

A Blind Fiddler Cecil Cameron 

A Sweep George Carr 

Master Simone Colline Arnold Lucy 

Master Jean Maugier Lionel Brah mi 

Master Serafin Dulaurier Ernest Cossart 

Mme. de la Bruine Ruby Blyth 

Mile, de la Garandiere Isabel Jeans 

MAN WHO STAYED AT HOME, THE.— See 
"The White Feather." 

MARIE-ODILE, play of Franco-Prussian War, 
in three acts, by Edward Knoblauch. Pro- 
duced by David Belasco (January 19, 
Belasco, Washington).— Belasco, New York, 
January 2G. 

Mother St. Dominic Marie Wainwright 

Sister Clotilde Ada C. Nevil 

Sister Louise Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh 

Sister Monica Alice Martin 

Sister Anatole Sally Williams 

Sister Angela Mildred Dean 

Sister Cecilia Amy Fitzpatrick 

Sister Joseph Mary Green 

Sister Elizabeth Nona Murray 

Sister Catherine Alice Carroll 

Marie-Odile Frances Starr 

Father Fisher Edward Donnelly 

Peter Frank Reicher 

Sergt. Otto Beck Henry Vogel 

Corpl. Philip Meissner Jerome Patrick 

Steinhauser Paul Stanley 

Hartmann Alphonse Ethier 

Horn Edward Waldmann 

Mittendorf Charles W. Kaufman 

Schraumm Robert Robson 

Sisters— Misses Margaret Cadman, Edith 
King, Dorothy Turner, Edythe Maynard, 
Madeleine Marshall, and Gertrude Wagner. 

Soldiers— Messrs. Hugo Schmedes, August 
Xelson, and Albert Mack. 

MARK OF THE BEAST, THE, play, in three 
acts, by Georgia Earle and Fanny Cannon.— 
Princess, New York, October 20. 

Johnson - John Gray 

Dorothy Ormsby Lenore Ulrich 

Kate Schuyler Suzanne Jackson 

James Ridgeway Carroll Reginald' Mason 

Arthur Browne Horace Braham 

Frank Conway George Howard 

Robert Ormsby George Nash 

Florence Conway Alma Belwin 



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MASTER WILLIE II EWES, romantic comedy, 
by Edgar Allan Woolf. Produced by Oliver 
Morosco.— Burbank Theatre, Los Angeles, 
June 13. 

MATERNITY, play, in three acts, by E. Brieux 
Stage version by Richard Bennett from a 
translation by Benjamin F. Blainhanl. 
Produced by the Purpose Play Society.— 
Princess's, New York, January 7. 

Josephine Vera de Cordova 

\i;iilrleiue Frances Savage 

Lucie Brigttac \drieune Morrison 

Catharine Tupin Mai Estelle 

Julian Brignae Richard Bennett 

Dr. Hourtiu W. W. Crimmans 

Fechain W. L. Roniaine 

Annette Jane Cooper 

Mine. Bernin Maud Granger 

Judge of the Court of Assisses Chas. Riegal 

Prosecutor W. L. Roinaine 

Counsel for the Defence Erville Alderson 

Mine. Thomas Isabel Winlocke 

Marie Gaubert Gertrude Workman 

Tupin W. W. Crimmans 

Mine. d'Amergueux Vera de Cordova 

De Forgeau Charles Ferguson 

ME AND GRANT, comedy, in three acts, 
dramatised by James Montgomery from 
Frank Bacon's story. Produced at the 
Shubert Theatre, Newark, N.J., December 
28, 1914. 

ME AND MY DOG, farce, in three acts, by 
Fred Ballard.— Nixon's Opollo, Atlantic 
City, July 12. 

MENDICANT, THE, opera written by Clarence 
Bowers, book by D. D. Whedon.— Isis 
Theatre, San Diego, C.a.1., June 4. 

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A. Produced 
by Granville Barker. Decorations by Nor- 
man Wilkinson. Special music and dances 
composed by Cecil Sharp. — Wallack's, New 
York, February 1G. 

Theseus Eric Blind 

Hippolyta ' Mary Barton 

Egeus Edgar Kent 

Hermia Eva Leonard-Boyne 

Lysander Walter Oreighton 

Helena Lillah McCarthy 

Demetrius Ian Maclaren 

Philostrate Wright Kramer 

Quince 0. P. Heggie 

Snug George Carr 

Bottom Ernest Cossart 

Flute Gerald Hamer 

Starveling Arnold Lucy 

Oberon Horace Braham 

Titaniia Isabel Jeans 

Puck Cecil Cameron 

A Fairy Edward Roberts 

Peas-Biossom Audirey Ridgewell 

Cobweb Valerie Cossart 

Moth Arthur Oppenheim 

Mustard-Seed Bertha Kirstein 

MIKADO, THE. Revived by William A. Brady. 

—Forty-eighth Street Theatre, New York, 

May 10 

The Mikado of Japan William Danforth 

Nanki-Poo Arthur Aldridge 

Ko-Ko D . e Wolf Hopper 

Pooh-Bah Herbert Waterous 

Pish-Tush John Willard 

Yum-Yum Natalie Alt 

Pitti-Sing Gladys Caldwell 

Peep-Bo Alace McComb 

Katisha Marie Horgan 

MIRACLE OF ST. ANTHONY, THE, one-act 
Play, by Maurice Maeterlinck. Produced by 
the Washington Square Players.— Bandbox 
Theatre, New York, May 7. 



MISS INFORMATION, comedy, with songs, by 
Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard. 
Songs by Jerome Kern. Produced by 
Charles Dillingham. — Rochester, New 
York, September 6; Cohan's Theatre, New- 
York, October 5. 

Mr.,. Cadwalder Annie Esmond 

Joan Vivian Etushmore 

Jack Cadwalder Howard Estabrook 

Bob Dunston Eugene Revere 

Ewing Francis David Todd 

Dennis Gillicuddy Francis D. McGinn 

Michael Bresnehan Frank Rainger 

Benny Leavitt James 

Marie Julia Bruns 

Messenger Boy Albert Lamscxn 

Jules Bancourt Melville Ellis 

Francois Fychere Maurice Farkoa 

.Elaine Foazane Irene Bordoni 

The Crystal Reader Paulette Antoine 

Radeau Thomas De Vassey 

Dorothy Marsden Diane 0<ste 

A Poet Reynolds Sweetland 

An Artist Albert Stuart 

A Sculptor Frank Furlong 

A Nihilist Smead Alvord 

Dot Elsie Janis 

MISS TASSEY, tragedy, by Elizabeth Baker. 
Produced by the students at the new 
English Conservatoire, Boston, December 
4, 1914. 

MIX-UP, farce, in three acts, by Parker A. 
Horde. Produced by the Shuberts.— Thirty- 
ninth Street Theatre, New York, Decem- 
ber 28, 1914. 

Gladys Lorraine Marie Dressier 

Tillie Schwartz Nellie DeGrasse 

Robert Hickman Bert Lytell 

Angelica Hickman Evelyn Vaughan 

Mrs. Hamilton Oxmsby Helen Beaumont 

Nora Maguire Julia Blanc 

Hiram Hickman Albert Reed 

Mrs. Hiram Hickman Sarah McVicker 

Eugene Ramsay Robert Ober 

Sam Lindman John P. Dougherty 

MODERN CINDERELLA, A, by Casper Nathan 
and Hampton Durand.— Muskegon, Mich., 
August 2. 
MODERN EVE, A, revival of the musical 
comedy, from the German, in two acts. 
Adapted by William M. Hough and Ben- 
jamin Hapgood Burt. Music by Jean Gil- 
bert and Victor Hollender. Produced by 
John Cort.— Casino, New York, May 3. 

Baroness De La Roche Taille Hazel Cox 

Count Castell-Vajour Alexander Clark 

Justin Pontgirard ' Ernest Glendinning 

Dickey Rutherford Cyril Chadwick 

Renee Cascadier Leila Hughes 

Camille Cascadier Dorothy Webb 

Madame Ninkhe Cascadier 

Georgie Drew Mendum 

Casimir Cascadier William Norris 

Secretary Ailene Boley 

Minister Herbert Salinger 

Ponette Billie Wilkens 

Marguerite' '.'..' Tracy Elbert 

MOLOCH, a play about the Wair, in a prologue, 
three acts, and an epilogue, by Beulah M. 
Dix, presented by Holbrook Bhnn's com- 
pany, under the management of Klaw and 
Erlanger, in association with George C. Ty- 
ler.— Cleveland, May 10; New Amsterdam, 
New York, Sept. 20. 

A Man, Robert Holbrook Blinn 

His Wife, Katherine Lillian Albertson 

His Son, Roland Cornish Beck 

His Mother, Lydia Mrs. Thomas Whiffen 

His Sister, Gertrude Louise Rutter 

His Brother, Basil Creighton Hale 

His Uncle, the Professor .. T. Wigney Percyval 

His Servant, Martha Ruth Benson 

His Friend, Phillip Paul Gordon 



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W i-\ Hoy Sidney D. Carlyle 

\ Girl Frances La.ira Iv-.-rson 



Rosina Henley 
Richard Dupont 



Fellow 
- Conntiy- • 

men. 



era. 



Edwin Biaimt 

Paul S. Bliss 

Jules A. Ferri»r 

Cbatles Rolfe 

A. P. Kaye 

A. H. l-.bei hack 

•loh n Dupont 

\ Thomas Hill 

Redfield Clarke 

Gareth Hughes 

Edmund Breese 

Dale Kennedy 

Theodore C. Brown 

Harry Dean 

Vincent Phillips 



Another Girl, Margaret 
A Little Buy. Thomas 
A Major \ 

adjutant 
A >i i -cant 
Another Sergeant 
A Soldier 
Another Soldier 
A Third Soldier 
a Fourth Moldierj 
A Major \ 

.' uteuant 

A i orpoial I i, .„„ 

A Trooper W 

Another Trooper j 
A Third Trooper I 
A Fourth Trooper' 

MR. MYD'S MYSTERY, farce, in three acts, by 
Lillian Trimble Bradley, presented by 
Joseph Brooks.— Atlantic City, N.J., August 
9: Comedy, New York. August 16. 

Eva Wilson Clara Louise Moores 

Jane Abbott Ina Rorke 

Bishop cl Bedford Arthur Elliot 

Harriet Myd's Wile Lucile Watson 

Irwin Myd Taylor Hclmes 

Inspector Bray Walter M. Sherwin 

.lames Burlington Arthur Laceby 

A Constable John Parsons 

Rngle'iardt George Lyman 

Borace Myd Harry C. Power 

Lord Frances Phillimore Kenneth Hunter 

Rupert Jellibrand Belford Forest 

MRS. BOLTAYs DAUGHTERS, a play in three 
acts, by Marion Fairfax, founded on the 
Hungarian o( Eugen Heital with Rita Joli- 
net; directed by Harrison Grey Fiske ; pro- 
duced by Mr. Fiske and George Mooser.— 
rued/, New \ork, October 23. 

Mrs. Boltay Annie Hughes 

Boriska Rita Jolivet 

Dlga Merle Maddern 

Manci Beatrice Mil'cr 

Sari Antoinette Walker 

Aunt Malvina Adelyn Westley 

Rose Eva Le Gallienne 

.lohn Farraday G. Harrison Hunter 

Willard Page Forrest Winant 

-csor Rudolph Ziegler . . France Bendtsen 
Bidders Cyril Raymond 

MY AUNT. See " She's in Again." 

MY BONNIE KATE, romantic comedy, by 
Robin Ernest Dunbar.— Manito, 111., Novem- 
ber 26. 

MY HOME TOWS GIRL, musical comedy, by 

John Hyams and Leila Mi Intyre.— Empire, 
. N.Y., November 15. 

MY SCIENTIFIC BABY, play presented at 
Stamford, Conn., February 22. (Originally 

produced at the Burbafik Theatre. Los 
Anseles, under the title of " The Elixir of 
Youth." 

MYSTIC SHRINE THE, farce, by Avery Hap 

wood.— Apollo, Atlantic Citv, July 5. 
NATURAL LAW, THE. by Charles Sa-mner. 
—Parson's, Hartford. March 15. Produced 
by John Cort (by arrangement with Leffler 
and Bratton) at the Republic Theatre, 
New York. April 3. 

Dr. Ralph Webster Howard Hall 

"Jack Bowling" Otto Kruger 

Freddie Donlin Carl Eckstrom 

Judge White Austin Webb 

Harry Lockwood Erville Alderson 

Ruth Stanley Helen Holmes 

Bella Forbush Teresa Maxwell-Conover 

Mrs. Franklyn Maggie Hallow-ay Fisher 

NEARLY MARRIED, farce, by Edgar Selwyn. 
— Albee Players, Providence. R.I., May 10. 



Nl !W YORK IDEA. THE. a comedy, by Lang 
don Mitchell. Revived by Grace Gtorgi 
—Playhouse. New York. Septemher 28- 

Philip Phillimore Lumsden Hare 

Grace Phillimore Nora Lamison 

Mrs. Phillimore Eugenie Woodward 

Heneage Josephine Lovett 

Matthew Phillimore Albert Reed 

William Sudley John Cromwell 

Mrs. Yida Phillimore >% . Mary rjasfc 

Sir Wilfred Cates-Darby Ernest Lawfoni 

John Karslake Conway Tearlr- 

Mr-. Cynthia Kar-lake Grace George 

Brooks Selwyn Joyce 

Tim Fiddler Tracy Barrow 

Nogam G. Guthrie McClintic 

Thomas Richard Clarke 

Beii-on \nita Wood 



NIGHT OF SNOW, A, produced by the Wash- 
ington Square Players.— Bandbox Theatre, 
New York, October 4. 

Graziella 'Agnes McCarthy 

Salvatore Ralph Roeder 

Francesca A lice Harrington 



NINETY IN THE SHADE, musical comedy, in 
two acts. Book by Guy Bolton, music by 
Jerome Kern. Staged by Robert Milton. 
Dances and Ensemble by Julian Alfred. 
Produced by Daniel V. Arthur. — Empire, 
Syracuse, New York. December 31. 1914; 
Knickerbocker Theatre, New York, January 
25. 

Coolie Willard Reynolds 

Bolo Philip Sheffield 

Bob Mandrake Ed. Martindel 

Capt. Jerry Carvel Yictor Morley 

Willoughby Parker Richard Carle 

Dot Splint Dorothy Arthur 

Peter Thompson Rollin Grimes 

Judge Splint Fred Walton 

Hodgins Ralph Nairn 

Rose Carter May Thompson 

Lillv Whitehead Jeanne Crane 

Pansy Whitehead Bettie Best 

Daisy Hammond Jessie Crane 

Clover Royce Alice Carrincton 

Myrtle Watterson Alma Braham 

Yiolet Fuller Madeline Fliege 

Lattice Romaine Amperito Ferrer 

Polly Bainbridge Marie Cahill 

Madge Splint Elinor Henry 

Sergt. McGinn Murray D'Arcy 

Mozi Pedro de Cordova 

Catti Florence Dillon 

Hai-cho Abbott, Adams 

Coma Estrada Jean Newcom.be 

NOBODY* HOME, musical comedy, in two acts, 
by Guy Bolton and Paul Rubens. Music 
by Jerome Kern and Others. (Originally 
known when produced in England as " Mr. 
Popple.") Presented by F. Ray Comstock. 
—Princess, New York, April 20. 

Regan Terry J. Abbott Worthley 

An Unknown Tom Graves 

Bell Boy at the Blitz Quentin Todd 

Rolando D'Amorini Charles Judels 

Mrs. D'Amorini Maude Odell 

Vernon Popple George Anderson 

Yiolet Brinton Alice Dovey 

Barmaid Delia Connor 

"The Pippin" Louise White 

Lucille Lillian Tucker 

Jack Kenyon George Lydecker 

Miss "Tony" Miller Adele Rowland 

Dolly Dip Helen Clarke 

"Freddy" Popple Lawrence Grossmith 

Piatt Carl Lyle 

An Interior Decorator Tom Graves 

Havelock Page Quentin Tod 



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NO. 13, WASHINGTON SQUARE, a farce- 
comedy, in four acts, by Leroy Scott. — 
Park's Theatre, New York, August 23. 

Mrs. MePeystiT Ffoliet Paget 

Jack DePeyster John Junior 

Judge Harvey Charles B. Welles 

Mi.-s Gardner Charlotte Carter 

Matilda May Irwin 

William Lark Taylor 

Olivette Harmon Clara Blandick 

Mrs. Gilbert Julia Ralph 

Dr. Pyeeroft Leonard Hollister 

Mr. Mayfair George Clark 

Mary Morgan Georgia Olp 

Lieut. Sullivan Joseph Woodburn 

Charlie Richard Collins 

Bill Max Meyer 

ONE OP THE BOYS, piece, by Philip Bartholo- 
mew and Silvio Hein. — Palace, New York, 
May 24. 

OUR CHILDREN, comedy-drama, in three acts, 
by Louis K. Anspacher. Produced by 
George Mooser in association with the 
Marbury-Comstock Company. — New Haven, 
Conn., Sept. 6; Maxine Elliot, New York, 
September 10. 

Willybald Engel Emmett Corrigan 

Theodore Ralph Morgan 

Hertha ^. . Christine Norman 

Sophy Elizabeth Aariens 

Anastasius Scheible Albert Bruning 

Rosie Amy Dennis 

Spencer Hutton Arthur Lewis 

Harriet Alma Tell 

Vaughan Leland Gavin Harris 

Richard Hellman Alphonz Ethier 

Carter John McKee 

OUR MRS. McCHESNEY, American comedy, in 
three acts and four scenes, by George V. 
Hobart and Edna Ferber. Produced by 
Charles Frohman by arrangement with 
Joseph Brooks.— Lyceum, New York, 
October 19. 

Hen Cody George Harcourt 

Minnie Dorothy AlIeD 

Sam Harrison Roy La Rue 

Louie Mercer John Wise 

"Beauty" Blair Hugh Dillman 

Sid Fraser Huntley A. Gordon 

"Fat" Ed. Meyers W. H. St. James 

Harry Slight James H. Morrison 

Vieva Sherwood Lola Fisher 

Pearlie Schultz Gwendolyn Piers 

Bell Boy C. A. Williams 

Jack McChesney Donald Gallaher 

T. A. Buck, Jr William Boyd 

Ben Griebler Thomas Murray 

Ktnma McChesney Ethel Earrymore 

Jessie Emma Salvatore 

Hattie Stitch Anita Rothe 

Joe Greenbaum Thomas Revnolds 

Abel I. Fromkin A. Romaine Calender 

Mr. Perlman Jack Kingsbury 

Ida Wenzel Carrie Clarke 

Annie Sue Ann Wilson 

Myrtle Sara Enright 

° a ?JJ. George Meade 

William Sparks Frank M'-f'ov 

John Parker -. Charles Gibson 

Walter Biggins «•. Gordon Fox 

Robert Dowd Robert W. Davis 

Harry Sloan Arthur Warwick 

Bert Davis Walter Sevmour 

Gladys Louis Worthington 

Mirabel Elizabeth van Sell 

Barbara Edith Wyekoff 

Henry • Harvey Denton 

"'•' Harry Merritt 

*\f Vt? Victor Mason 

Ellen McPhall Dorothy Walters 

OVERTONES, one-act play, hv Alice Garsten- 
herg— Bandbox Theatre, New York, Novem- 
ber 8. 



PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS, A (revival), 
comedy, by Cyril Harcourt.— Booth, t 
York, September 14. 

PASSING SHOW OF 1915, THE, musical revue, 
in two acts, dialogue and lyrics by Harold 
Atteridge, music by Leo Edwards. \V. |'. 
Peters, and J. Leubrie Hill, ballets by 
Theodor Kosloff. Produced by the Shuberts 
at the Winter Garden, New York, May 29. 

First Love Marilvnn Miller 

Everywoman Frances Deriiarest 

Youth John Charles Thomas 

Gay Life Juliette Lippe 

Woman's Intuition. Helen Ely 

Miss Manhattan Frances Pritehard 

Mocha John Boyle 

Java Walter Brazil 

Experience John T. Murray 

R«by . . Daphne Pollard 

" R- J-" Eugene Howard 

Sammy willde Howard 

Lily George Monroe. 

Roughy Raffles Ernest II are 

Daniel Calkins Harry Fisher 

Elsie Outcast Eleanor Pendelton 

Ethel Shadow oiga Hempstone 

Ruth Chatterteeth Kitty Hill 

Miss Intoxication Eleanor Brown 

Belascoa Odiile Bessie Morin 

Anglina Tarrymore Zena Morin 

A Ballet Master Theodore Kosloff 

The Bird Man Rodion Mendelvitch 

Miss Terpsichore Madame Baldina 

Gecko Sam Hearne 

Miss Baseball R 0s ie Quinn 

The Lion Arthur Hill 

PEASANT GIRL, THE, light opera, in three 
acts, music by Oscar Nedbal, additional 
numbers by Rudolf Friml, book by Leo 
Stein, adapted by Edgar Smith, lyrics by- 
Herbert Reynolds and H. A. Atteridge. 
Produced by Messrs. Shubert in association 
with Comstoek and Ge.st.— Harmann's 
Bleecker Hall. Albany. N.Y., November ,_' 
1914: Forty-fourth Theatre, New York' 
March 2. 

Von Mirafei > Ernest Hare 

Countess Napolska Edith Kingdon Hallor 

Pan Jan Zaremba Francis J. Boyle 

Jadwiga Pawlowa Ethel Houston 

Wanda Kwadmskaja Lettv Yorfce 

Bromo Von Popiel Clifton Crawford 

Count Bolo Baranski .... John Charles Thomas 
Helena Emma Trentini 

PETER, PETER. PUMPKIN EATER, four-act 
comedy, by Winifred Hawkridge.— Harvard 
Dramatic Club, Garrick, New York De- 
cember 29, 1914. 

PIERROT OF THE MINUTE, THE. by Ernest 

Dowson. Produced by the Students at the 
New England Conservatoire, Boston De- 
cember 4, 1914. 

PISTOLS TOR TWO, comedy, in one act, bv 
Tom Gallon and Leon M. Lion.— Academy 
of Dramatic Art Students, Empire, New 
York, February 25. 

Brian Rankin Watson White 

Dallas Holly Wallace Tod 1 

Jennings llalnh Collier 

Lady Marion Coverdale-Sinclair. .Laura Iverson 

PLACE IN THE SUN, A. play, bv Cyril Har- 
court.— Toy Theatre, Boston, November .T 
1 J Knes D :-: Viola Compton 

{>"? S l , a ' r A,ice Moffat 

Dick Blair Cyril Harcourt 

i T, Mo «, trle , Vivienne WJivfcaker 

Arthur Blagden ..., Cecil Cameron 

A riorle Capel Gipsy O'Brien 

Stuart Capel . . Rob<?rt Rem , ., 

Sir John Capel, Bart Henry Crocker 

' ar ^°- ns Homer Harbour 



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N ITOKK FRIENDSHIP, A, one-act play, bj 
B lttIi . Prodi* i d al I 
Hon -. 1914. 

PLAi domestic episode, in one act, by 

\ ',\ . Pint ro !'•' • nted bj the pupi 
the American loademj <>i Drama 
and Empire Theatre Dram 64. — 

..re Theatre, New York, Januai ■ 

POLYGAMY, an American play, Ij.v Harvey 

O'Higjghu and Harriet Ford. Produced at 

playhouse, Ki \ York, by the Modern 

Play Company, December 1, 1914; Colum- 

w nington, November 1, 1914. 

'■ I Whitman Bameej Wallace 

Zina Chrystal Heme 

Brigham Remote William B. Mack 

Annie Grey Katherine Emmet 

Moroni Tanner Stephen Wright 

Nephi Kemble Thomas Ins in 

Esther Lizzie Hudison Collier 

Bhoda Pauline Curley 

izo Howard M. Stuart 

Bathsheba Tanner Mary Shaw 

charlotte Tanner Amy Hodges 

Clara Tanner Marie Finekard 

Matilda Tanner Marie Hudson 

Augnsta Strong Mona Ryan 

Bmelin Strong Grace Atwell 

Helen Fenton Lucy Cotton 

Ezra Strong Frank McFvntee 

Brother Rush Roy Stone 

Brother McHugh James Morton 

The Prophet Howard Kyle 

Bis Secretary Lee Metford 

A Temple Guard .♦. Arthur Barney 

POOR LITTLE THING, bj Jules Lemaltre, 
translated by Jerome K. Jerome, Pro- 
duced by the New York Play Actors. - 
Bandbox Theatre, New York, December 21, 
1914. 

Mareze Eric Blind 

Mme. Mareze Beverly Sitgreaves 

Jacques Mareze Wm. Raymond 

Juliette Dupuy Janet Dunbar 

uoteau Ernest Elton 

Mm.. Durand .Teanette Ferrell : 

Burette William Lorenz 

Suzanne Frances Carson I 

leine Helen Fulton I 

Marthe Anita Clarendon 

>ne Eleanor Russell 

nee Dora Mavor 

Si .lange Ridler Davies 

(Mga Alma Mara 

I.ili Amy Detune 

Aline Delia Randolph J 

Marie Irene Perels ' 

•lie Elsie Ronald 

Louise Edith Nichols 

POWERS WITHIN, THE. play, by \rthur J. 
Ebert.-»-Sbubert Theatre, Milwaukee, De- 
cember 36, 1914. 

PRIDE OF RACE, dramatised by Michael L. 

Landman from a story by Wallace Irwin. 

— Star Theatre, Buffalo, November 25. 

Deegan Folk Robert Billiard 

Weyland Folk De Witt C. Jennings 

hi. Blake Frank Kemble Cooper 

Frank Pounford Charles Hammond 

i Frank H. Westerton 

Ned Philip Bishop 

.liiu I. MacNamee 

Fred Charles Foster 

Bob Raymond Kenny 

Gilbert FoxhaU Daingerfleld 

Mrs. Calhoun Minna Hale Haynes 

B . ' hleen MacDonell 

Mammy Mane Taylor 

Miss Bowers Agnes Everett 

Jenny Helen Crane 



PRINI H88 PAT, THE, a comk opera, in three 
acts, book bj Henry Blossom, music by 
.r Herbert. Produced by John Cort.— 
Cort Theatre, New York, September 29. 

Marie Leonora Novasfo 

Thomas Martin Haydon 

Bob Darrow Sam B. Hardy 

Tony Schmalz, junr Robert Ober 

Si Perkins Alexander Clark 

Grace Bott>rook Eva Fallon 

il John Hoi brook Louis Casavant 

Anthony Schmalz Al. Shean 

Princess di Montaldo (n<'e Patrice O'Connor) 

Eleanor Pan 
Prince Antonio di Montaldo. .Joseph R. LeTtora 

Bertie Ashland Ralph Riggs 

Gabrielle Fourneaux Katharine Witchie 

QUICKSANDS, THE, drama, in throe acts, by 
Leu is B. Ely. Produced by the PI.. 
Stock Company. Park Theatre, St. Loui<, 
December 7, 1914. 

QI'INNEYV. comedy, in four acts, by Horace 
Annesli v \ acbell. Produced by Frederick 
Harrison. — Maxine Elliott, New York, 
Qctobei 18. 

Joseph Quinney ■ Frederick Rosa 

Susan Margaret Watson 

Peggy Rush 

Sam Tomlin Arthur Grenville 

Mabel Dredge Cathleen Neshitt 

James Cecil Fletcher 

Cvrus P. Hunsaker Herbert Evans 

Dupont Jordan Cyril Griffiths 

RAGGED MESSENGER, THE. dramatised ver- 
sion, in three act.s, of W. B. Maxwell's 
novel. Produced by John Cort*— Teck 
theatre, Buffalo, New Y'ork, August 30. 

RAMBLER FROM CLARE, THE.— Mahoney 
City, Pa., February 16. 

RED FOX TROT, L'HK. comedy sketch, played 
by George Howell and company. —Colonial, 

New York. May 3. 

RED TURF, one-act play, by Rutherford 
Mayne. — Irish Players, Bandbox Theatre, 
New York, June 1. 

RENTED EARL. THE. farcical comedy, in three 
acts, by Salisbury Field. Produced by Wil- 
liam A. Bradv, Ltd., Empress, Vancou 1 
B.C., August 31. 1014: Maxine Ebiott 
Theatre. New York. February 8 
Mrs. Sanderson : Burr .. Evelyn Carter Carrmpton 

Dorothv Manners Ali:e Lindahl 

Mrs. Answorth Teresa Maxwell-Odnover 

The Earl of Cannondale .. Lawrence D'Orsay 

Barry Randolph Schuyler Ladd 

M mde Randolph Olive Templeton 

Freddy Gatewood Douglas J. Wood 

Archibald J. Beamer Albert Brown 

Kipps Leonard Grey 

REVOLT, THE. play in three acts, by Edward 
Locke. Produced by F Pay Comstcck. — 
Lyric, Al'entown, Pa.. September 17, 1914; 
Ade'<iphi, Philadelphia. September 21. 1914; 
Maxine Elliot. New York, Anril 1. 

Mrs. Piddle Jessie Ralph 

Anna Stephens Alma Be'win 

Mrs. Caxton Claire Burke 

Mr. Caxton Chas. N. Greene 

John Stephens Vincent Serrano 

Fritz Frank Worth 

Carl F. Russell Smith 

Mathilda Sara Enright 

Fioro Larose Beth Franklyn 

( lissie Mackaye Sussanne Willa 

Eva Essex Annette Tyler 

The Deacon Howard Gould 

The Souse Sam Edward* 

Fidgel s Fred W. Peters 

The Prude Edwin Mordant 

Nannie Stephens Rosanna Logan 

Dr. Thomas Charles Hallock 



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RISE OF THOMAS NORTON, THE. play, by 
W. M. A. Farrell, produced by the Knights 
of Columbus Dramatic Club. — Lyceum, 
Rochester, N.Y., April 19. 

ROAD TO HAPPINESS, THE, comedy, in 
four acts, by Lawrence Whitman (first 
time in New York). Produced by the Shu- 
berts.— Shubert, New York, August 30. 

J iin Whitman William Hodge 

Benjamin Hardcastle Scott Cooper 

Walter Hardcastle Sidney Riggs 

James Porter George Lund 

William Ackerman Howard Morgan 

Rev. Mr. Speakon Taylor Carroll 

Phil Hunt A. L. Evans 

Asa Hardcastle A. W. Clark 

Judge Stevenson Louis Mountjoy 

Viola Wiuthrop Marguerite Betterson 

Eva Hardcastle Miriam Collins 

Mrs. Whitman Ida Vernon 

Mrs. Hardcastle Gladys Fairbanks 

Martha Hardcastle Marie Haynes 

ROAD TO TIPPERARY, THE. Presented by 

Gus Hill.— Perth, Amboy, February 6. 
ROLLING STONES, melodramatic comedy, in 
four acts, by Edgar Selwyn. Produced by 
Selwyn and Company. — Apollo, Atlantic 
City December 3, 1914; Harris, New York, 
Au crust 17 

Buck Ryder Harrison Ford 

Braden Arthur Aylesworth 

Charles Brannigan Harry Bradley 

Mrs. Brannigan Beatrice Ingram 

Ann Anderson Marguerite Skirvin 

Fulsome Rice Frank Kingdon 

Norma Noggs Marie Carroll 

Nettie Elizabeth Lee 

Emma Braden Rae Selwyn 

Policeman George F. Smithfleld 

Dave Fulton Charles Ruggles 

Postman Fred Malcolm 

Strawbridge Dan Jarrett 

Dennison James Kearney 

Nelson George F. Smithfleld 

Clerk Edwin R. Wolf 

Officer Fred Malcolm 

ROMEO AND JULIET, tragedy, by Shake- 
speare. Produced by the David Chanler 
Dramatic Company.— Forty-fourth Street 
Theatre, New York, November 23, 

Escalus Hamilton Deane 

Paris Philip Tonge 

Montague Harold Skinner 

Capulet Douglas Ross 

Mercutio Frederick Lewis 

Romeo George Relph 

Juliet Khyva St. Albans 

Peter Rowland Buckstone 

The Nurse Ffolliot Paget 

Tybalt Eric Maxon 

Lady Capulet Martha Mayo 

Benvolio Charles Francis 

Apothecary Harry Sothern 

Balfchaear Harry McCollum 

Gregory Richard Lace 

Uncle to Capuiet William Hardy 

Abraham Harry Carlton 

Page to Paris Hilda Moore 

E/DSALIND, revival of J. M. Barrie's piece.— 
Lyceum, New York, September 6. 

Rosalind Marie Tempest 

Dame Quickley Kate Sergeantson 

Charles Roche Reginald Denny 

ROSEiMARY, comedy, in four acts, by Louis 
N. Parker and Murray Carson. Revived 
by Charles Frohman.— Empire, New York, 
January 12. 
Sir Jasper Thorndyke John Drew- 
Professor Jograni Hubert Druee 

Captain Cruickshank, R.N. .. Harry Harwood 

William Westwood Frank M. Thomas 

George Minifie Lewis Edgard 



Rosemary (cont.). 

Abraham Walter Soderling 

The Stilt Walker Fred Goodwins 

Dorothy Cruickshank Alexandra Carlisle 

Mrs. Cruickshank Mrs. Thomas Whiffen 

Mrs. Minifie May Galyer 

Priscilla Frances Landv 

RUNNING FIGHT, THE, a play of American 
finance and politics, in four acts, by Louis 
Albion and David F. Perkins, founded on 
William Hamilton Osborne's novel of the 
same name. Produced by the B. F. Keith 
Stock Company. — Portland, Me., December 
14, 1914. 

RUN OF THE CARDS, THE, melodrama, by 
Charles F. Nirdlinger. — Lyric Theatre, 
Bridgeport, February 8. 

SADIE LOVE, romantic farce, in three acts, 
by Avery Hopwood. Staged by Robert 
Milton and produced by Oliver Morosco. 
— Gaiety, New York, Noyember 29. 

Sadie Love Marjorie R.imhean 

Prince Luigi Pallavicini .. Pedro De Cordoba 

Comtesse De MLrabold Betty Callisli 

Jim Wakeley Franklyn Underwood 

Lillian Wakeley Ivy Troutman 

Mrs. Warrington Ethel Winthrop 

Mumford Crewe Alwyn Lewis 

Detective Maloney William Morris 

Edward John Lyons 

Giovanni John Ivan 

SADIE LOVE, play, by Avery Hopwood. Pro- 
duced by Oliver Moroxo. — Parson's Theatre, 
Hartford, Conn.. November 4- 

SAVIOURS, one-act play, by Edward Good- 
man. Produced by the Washington Square 
Players. — Bandbox Theatre, New York, 
May 7. 

SEA WOLF, THE, four act drama, founded 
on Jack London's book. — Parson's, Hart- 
ford, Conn., March 12. 

SEARCH ME, comedy, in three acts, by 
Augustin MacHugh. Produced by Moffat 
and Pennell. — Stamford, Conn., August 9; 
Gaiety, New York, August 11. 

Rev. Thompson Marion George Gaston 

Driggs A. P. Kaye 

Anthony Moreland „ Fred Graham 

John Holton '. . . Rollo Lloyd 

Thomas B. Hurst Howard Estabrook 

Mary Cameron Ethel Gray Terry 

Ganley Montagu Lovo 

Lord Bayard Stanley Groome 

Captain Page Walker Wilfred Seagram 

Robert Ames-Cameron .. Charles A. Stevenson 

Lady Beatrice Bayard Ruth Allen 

Banks Gordon Burby 

SEARCHLIGHTS, play, by H. A. Vachell. Pro- 
duced by Mrs. Patrick Campbell. — San 
Francisco, August 16. 

SECRET SERVICE, revival.— Empire, New 
York, November 8. 

SECR.ET STRINGS, play, in four acts, by Kate 
Jordan. Presented by H. H. Frazee, Long- 
acre. New York, December 30. 1914. 

Rene Marquenne Lou-Tellegen 

Jeannette Mary Nash 

Andre, Comte Lamballieu 

Frederic de Belleville 
Diane. Comtesse Lamballieu . . Marion Abbott 

Victor Moreau Hnmilton Revelle 

Gabrielle Blanche Yurka 

Bassano Franklyn Kinc=ley 

Baptiste Leonard Grey 

Tony Rico Charles Coleman 

Boniieval Frank Stirling 

Phillipe Chas. K. Gerard 

Gannivard Sidney Stone 

Fanny Ernmv Osnaiil 



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SEE MY LAWYER, farce, in three acts, by 
Max Marcin. Produced by A. II woods.— 
kppollo, Atlantic City. May 31 ; Eltinge, 
New York. September 2. 

\ K nes Amy Sumers 

Postman Frank Brownwell 

Anson Morse Harold I: 

Martha Gardner r Inez Buck 

Lucille Joyce Margot Williams 

Robert Gardner T. Hoy Barnes 

Fred Noble Sydney Booth 

Trueman Gus C. Weinburg 

Stockbridge Walter Horten 

T. Hamilton Brown John Flood 

Buxton Stapleton Knit 

Dr. Drew .John Dalj Murphy 

Robinson Frank Monroe 

Tom Conrad Cantzen 

First Attendant John Morrissey 

Second Attendant William S. Ely 

Dr. Bartlett Jules Ferrar 

Dr. Kyle Richard Lyle 

SHADOW, THE, play. In three acts, bv Dario 
Nicodemi. Translated by Michael Morton. 
Produced by Charles Frohman— Empii < . 
New York. January -'.">. 

Bert he Tregnier Ethel Barrymore 

Gerard Tregnier Bruce McRae 

Michel Delon Ernest Lawford, 

Dr. Maere Edward Fielding 

Helen Preville Grace Ellistorj 

Jeanne Amy Veness 

Louise Olive Murray 

SHE'S IN' AGAIN", farcical comedy, in three 
acts, by Thomas J. Gray, from the French. 
Ma Taute d'Honfleur. of Paul Gavanlt. 
(Adapted for the English ptage by Sidney 
Blow and Douglas Hoare as " My Aunt.") 
Produced by Nod Wayhurn.— Lyceum, 
Bochester, April 15; Gaiety, New York, 
May 17. 

Anthony Sydney Oreenstreet 

Mrs. Matilda Martingale Helen Lowell 

Aubrey Brighton William Boselle 

Miss Ann Rayner Ada Lewis 

Leslie Tart-on Edwin Nieander 

Suzanne Touraine Mae Hopkins 

Mr. Tarlton George A. Schiller 

Mrs. Tarlton Julia Bnlnh 

Joan Montague Eileen Van Biene 

Bryant Lillian Galer 

Simpson Clifford Robertson 

SHEBLOCK HOLMES, revival of the drama, in 
four acts, by William Gillette.— Empire, 
New York, October 11. 

SHERMAN WAS BIGHT, farce, in three acts, 
hv Frank Mandcl. Produced by H. H. 
Fraze — Fulton, New York. October 2fi. 

Miss Held Eileen Von Biene 

Office Bov Frank Gerbacb 

Spencer Craig Ernest Cossart 

Adriene Von Bosky Jean Shelby 

Robert Caldwell Hale Hamilton 

Johann Schmitt Martin L. Alson 

Otto Naeeel Sam S'dman 

Anita Ritter Begin* W 

Aueustine Ritter Dorothy Dorr 

Kstelle Murnhv Georce T. licence 

fant ain Hartwig Dodson Mitchell 

First Officer Ben Hendricks. Jr. 

Second Officer Manart Kippen 

SHOW SHOP. THE. comedy, in four acts, by 
James Forbes. Produced by Selwyn and 
company.— Hudson Theatre, New York, 
December 31, 1914. 

Sadi Edna Aug 

Wilbur Tomnklns Ned 4. Snarks 

Jerome Belden Douplas Fairbanks 

Max Rospnbaum Geore° Sk'n^y 

Effie Brinklev Olive May 

Johnny Brinklev William Samnson 

Bettina Dean Patricia Collinge 



Shop, The (cont.). 

Mrs. Dean Zelda Sears 

.lit Clerk Sam Colt 

Goldman George Coit 

Dls Harry G. Bates 

Monk Al. Gilmore 

Bickson Walter Young 

Charles Emerson 

Qxanby Smith Felix Krembs 

no Painter William Butler 

Miss Donahue Lillian Tucker 

Mi Harrington Rhy Alexander 

Miss Toby Becky Bruce 

Mr. Billings Stapleton Kent 

Walt rrs Edward Moore 

SILENT VOICE. Mil:, by Jules Eckert Good- 
man. Produced by Charles Frohman.— 
Academy, Baltimore, October 17, 1914; 
Liberty, New York, December 29, 1914. 

Mr-. Heloise De Lorme Eugenie Woodward 

Mildred Hallam Mrs. Skinner 

Spring Owen Meech 

Williamson Wade Boteler 

Montgomery Starr Otis Skinner 

Marjorie Blair Florence Fisher 

Bobby de Lorme George Gaul 

Young Man Harry Sothern 

Young Girl Esther Cornell 

Old Man Walter F. Scott 

Old Woman Winona Dennison 

A Plain Clothes Policeman William Wilson 

Billy Philip Leigh 

Jennie Ruth Farnum 

SINNEBS, drama, in four acts, by Owen Davis. 
Produced bv William A. Brady.— Play- 
house, New York, January 7. 

Bob Merrick Robert Edeson 

Horace Worth John Stokes 

Willie Morgan Walter Walker 

Joe Garfield John Cromwell 

Doctor Simpson Charles Riehman 

Mary Horton Alice Brady 

Mrs. Horton Emma Dunn 

Hilda Newton Gertrude Dallas 

Pollv Carv Florence Nash 

Sadie Frances McLeod 

SOME BABY, a farce, in three acts, by Zellah 
Covington and Jules Simonson. Revised 
and staged by Percival Knight. Presented 
by the Henry B. Harris Estate.— Fulton. 
New York, August 16. 

Svlvia Smvthe Franeine Larnmore 

Alvina Smvthe Emma Janvier 

Mrs. Vivvert Beth Franklyn 

Philip Stanton John Arthur 

General George Linney Er"est Stallard 

Sheriff Higgins Gilbert Clayton 

Dr. Josiah Smvthe Frank Lalor 

Mrs. Philip Jones Sara Biala 

Philip Jones Robert Lewis 

"Judge" Sanderson Sam Edwards 

SO MUCH FOR SO MUCH, play, in three acts, 
bv William Mack. Presented by H. H. 
frazee. Utah Theatre, Salt Lake City, 
December 22. 1913; Longacre, New York, 
December 4, 1914. 

Mrs. Brennan Julia \\alcot 

Bessie Brennan • • ■ ■ E»t;h Perry 

Charlie Brennan -Charles Comnton 

Mary Brennan Marjorie Rarnbeau 

Tom Hushes Willard Mack 

Steve Cri.sman ••• J fVnam,r 

William Steadman Jo«Ph Kilgour 

Pr . wp ii William Norton 

Lhultze'.'.'.'.'.'.. Edmund Walton 

SON AND HEIR. THE. comedy, in four acts, 
by Gladys Unger. Produced by the Ameri- 
can Academy of Dramatic Arts and the 
Empire f Theatre Dramatic School.-Empire 
Theatre, New York, January 7. 
Sir Everard Titsy Chilworth, Bart^-LP^.^ 



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Son and Heir. The (cont.). 

Everard Titsy Chilworth, jun.. .Watson White 

Cecil Chilworth John E. Wise 

Pascoe Tandridge Frederick Farren 

Felix Fourie Saxon Kling 

John Brock Alan E. Edwards 

T'dder Kenneth Loane 

William Wallace Todd 

Lady Chilworth Meta Gund 

Beatrice Chilworth Wishaw Ann de Nully 

Amy Chilworth Laura Iverson 

Miss Chilworth Frieda Roberts 

Dorman Mary West 

SONG OF SONGS, THE, play, in five acts, by 
Edward Sheldon, based upon the novel by 
Hermann Sudermann. Produced by A. H. 
Woods.— Atlantic City, N.Y., October 29, 
1914; Eltinge Theatre, New York, Decem- 
ber 22, 1914. 

SORCERER, THE, revival.— Forty-eighth Street 

Theatre, New York, May 24. 
Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre Herbe.t Waterous 

Alexis Arthur Aldridge 

Dr. Daly Digby Bell 

Notary Henry Smith 

John Wellington Wells De Wolf Hopper 

Lady Sangazure Marie Horgan 

Aline Natalie Alt 

SPANISH TRAGEDY, THE. Elizabethan 
drama, by Thomas Kyd ("produced 1003), 
played by the Philolexian Society of Colum- 
bia University. — BrinkerhorT Iheatre, Bar- 
nard College, November 19. 

STEPMOTHER, THE, a farce in one act, by 
Arnold Bennett.— Academy of Dramatic 
Arts, Empire, New York, March 4. 

Adrian Prout Watson White 

Thomas Gardner Alan E. Edwards 

Cora Prout Frieda Roberts 

Christine Fevcrsham Roselle Cooley 

STOLEN ORDERS (produced in England as 
"Sealed Orders ") diami. Ly Cecil Raleigh 
and Henry Hamilton Produced by the 
Drury Lane company of America, William 
A. Brady, F. Ra\ Comstock. ind Morris 
Gest, managers.— Manhattan Opera House, 
New York, September 24. 
Characters in Act 1— Period 1893. 

John le Pa.ge Charles M. Hallard 

Ellen le Page Eva Randolph 

Ruth le Page Flora Cocran 

Mendel Hart Robert Ayrton 

Bertie Hart Arthur Laceby 

Montey Bebis A. Loftus 

Joe Allau Walter D. Greene 

Bill Corry Galway Herbert 

Harry Symonds Edward Morgan 

Inspector George McSwenny 

Characters in Acts 2 and 3— Period, 1913. 

Gaston Fournan Charles M. Hallard 

Mrs. O'Mara Connie Ediss 

Lady Gaveston Ivv Marshall 

Admiral Lord Hugh Gaveston.. C. A.'Handvside 

Hon. Dennis Willoughby John Hall'iday 

Ruth Fournal Gilda Learv 

Hannibal K. Caihoun Franklvn Ardeil 

Edward Hay C. Denier Warren 

Cecil Drummond . . . .- W. Lynn Lvnton 

Bertrand Welch J. Scnrode 

Lady Violet Faux Gladis Merrick 

Baron Kurdmann : W. L. Abingdon 

Lady Owthwaite Eva Newton 

Hon. Ronald Caversham Edward Lewers 

Bertie Hart Arthur Lacebv 

Joe Allan Walter D. Greene 

Old All Edward L. Walton 

Auctioneer Fred Pearse 

Ned Corry C. Denier W T arren 

Ginger Edward Morgan 

Captain Pomfret Allan Ramsay 

Admiral St. Evremond A. Loftus 

Admiral Kelly Al. Cunningham 

Admiral Vassilovitch Fred E. Strong 



Stolen Orders (conl.). 

Lady Farnborough Ruth A. Hawthorne 

Jim Saunders Mort Leavitt 

Interpreter B. M. Turner 

Butler Mr. Walters 

Captain Trevor- 8a wson n. Watson 

Snriggs Fortescue Watson Teale 

Sir John Denshire C. Lawrence 

Jean Morny S. Barry 

Stefan Milton Tames 

i'he Boy Scout George Walthers Zorn 

Fiower Girl Miss Russell 

Chauffeur Carl C Runvon 

Josi Drury Mr. Casey 

STORY OF THE WILLOW PATTERN PLATE, 

THE. pantomime, by Clayton 'J. Gilbert. 

produced by students at the New England 

Conservatoire, Boston, December 4, 1911 

TAKING CHANCES, play, in three acts, trans- 
lated from " Ein Reizender Menscher " (by 
Paul Frank and Siegfried Gever) by Agnes 
Morgan and Benrimo. Produced bv Lou 
Telle-en.— Schubert Theatre. New Haven, 
Conn., March 5: Thirtv-ninth Theatre New 
York, March 17. 

M. Van Ryck , John Hamilton 

M. Sabaroff Wilton Ross 

M. Pascal Lionel Bevans 

M. Clement Barnett Parker 

Madame Duval Winifred Harris 

Madame Revelle Viola Roach 

Madame Fournier Lucile Blair 

Madame Doree Mariela Bornefeld 

Madame Leblanc Louise Conti 

Lucy Gallon CarIot,ta Monterey 

M. Armand Aleander Herbert 

M. Revelle Elwyn Eaton 

M. Ardenne Henry J. Ashford 

Manelle Blondeau Ivy Troutman 

& ei ™ ■■; Robert Vivian 

M. Dubois carl Freybe 

Count Do Lastra Lou-Tellegen , 

Mr. Henri Blondeau, Minister of Police at Nice 

Dodson Mitchell 

Footman Phil. M. Sheridan 

Jeanette Arm-ee Dalmore.- 

Victor, valet to Count de Lastra. .Walter Plinge 
TEETH OF THE GIFT HORSE, THE, comedy, 
in one act. by Margaret Cameron. — 
Academy of Dramatic Arts, Students' Em- 
pire, New York. March 11. 

Richard Butler Wallace Todd 

Devlin Blake Ralph Collier 

Florence Butler Anne Kendal 

Marietta Williams Laura Iverson 

Anne Fisher Meta Gund 

Katie Marie West 

TETHERED SHEEP. American folk-play, in 
two acts, by Robert Gilbert Welsh.— 
Neighborhood Playhouse, 466, Grand Strict, 
New York, March 6. 

Gran'dad Jeemson Solomon Friedman 

Mrs. Mandy Jeemson Ida Schiff 

Hut Stradley Max S. Weber 

Ben Jeemson Jacob P. Lyss 

Mose Snow William Alstadt 

Hoaea Jeemson David Goldstein 

Zack MacPartin Abraham R. Harber 

Joel Snow Nathan Oxenhandler 

Prim Jugginson Samuel Goldman 

Levi Jeemson Louis Schorr 

Luoindy MacPartin Frances Goodman 

Bethzady Snow Rose Beatrice Schiff 

Dr. Shad Medders Max M. Kaplan 

THREE OF HEARTS. THE. comedy, in four 
acts, by Martha Morton. Based upon the 
story of " Hearts and Masks," by Harold 
MacGrath. Produced by Messrs. Shubert 
(Apollo, Atlantic City. May 17).— Thirtv- 
ninth Street Theatre. New York, Jure 3." 

Snippy, valet G. M. Takahash 

Judson, footman Cecil Magnus 



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I 

. .i Wood 

M -. 11 in ill -u " .. George Nash 

uns, a com et William 1 ■ 

own Ethel Win 

Blanche Yurka 

Dick Oomstock Ladd 

MaWhorne Julia Hay 

Maytboroe Robert R<- 

Smith, ■ \rthur L. Cogliser 

\i i: 'able George II. Shclton 

,a!d Schuyler Ralph Collier 

Levy, a deputy William Caryl 

Hedge©, a countryman .... Maurice Bchono 

Head Waiter Arthur Jordan 

Waiter Arthur l 

Woman D I inita Randall 

Miss Wadleigh Shirley Carter 

TIME. THE PLACE. AND THE GIRL, THE 

Presented by the Keith Players.— Bronx, 
York, December 1, 1914. 

TO-NIGHT'S THE NIGHT, musical comedy. In 
two acts, by Fred Thompson, Music by 
Paul Rubens. Produced bv Grossmith and 
Laurillard. — shubert Theatre, New York, 
December 24. 1914. 

Montagu Lovitt Lovitt James Blakeley 

Henry Lauri de Frece 

Pedro Maurice Farkoa 

Robin Carraway Davy Burnaby 

Archibald Robert Nainhy 

Albert Leslie Henson 

Lord Ridgrnount Laurie Desmond 

Tolly Beauchamp S. Bright-man 

Policeman F. Smythe 

The Hon. Dudley Mitten .. George Grossmith 

Beatrice Carrawav Iris Hoey 

Victoria Fay Compton 

Daisy de Mont he Madge Saunders 

gela Lovitt-Lovitt Gladys Homfrey 

I v Kitty Preston Peggy Kurtou 

Mirni Skeats Gertrude Laarhoven 

The Hon. Babv Yereker Doris Stocker 

ce Carlton Grace Riopelle 

Yvofrte la Plage Adrah Fair 

Lil Vincent Barbara Dunbar 

Irene Goodson Mabel Twemlow 

Alice Gipsy O'Brien 

.Tune Emmy Wehlen 

TO RENT, FURNISHED, comedy, in one act, 

by Cora Maynard. Presented by the 

American Academy of Dramatic Arts and 

tre Dramatic School.— Empire 

Theatre, New York, February 11. 

Lester Blake Alan E. Edwards 

r ber I.oveil Edmund D'Oraay 

ra Van Borden Etta Mansfield 

Minnie I.oveil Zaina Curzon 

TOWN TOPICS, musical revue. Music by 
Harold Orlob, Words bv Thomas J. Gray, 
Barry B. Smith, and Robert B. Smith. 
Produced by Ned Wayburn. — Century Music 
Hall. New York, September 23. 

\P, THE. four-act melodrama, by Richard 

Hardrng Davis and Jules Eokort Goodman. 

Pn ■ i r. 1 by Arthur Ilammerstein.— Majes- 
Boston ber 24, 1514 ; Booth 

Theatre. Now York. February 15. 

Jane Carson Martha Hedman 

William Graham David Powell 

Hero C on Frederick Burton 

Martin Tolly Mav=hall 

Edward Fallon Holbroolc Blinn 

en per A lbert Wol f e 

He'eu Carson Elaine Hammerstein 

Butler George Berliner 

■,'e Anderson Robert Wayne 

TREASURE ISLAND, play, '■■■ Jules Eckert ; 

m's novel. — 
Harmauus Blecker Hall, Albany, New York, 
November 8. 



TRIAL BY JURY, revival.— Forty-eighth Street 
Theatre, .v n \..ik. May 24. 

The Judge be Wolf Hopper 

The Defendant Arthur Aldridce 

Counsel Plaintiff John Willard 

I '-her William Danforth 

Foreman of Jury Herbert Waterous 

Plaintiff Gladys Caldwell 

Fi' maid Alice McComb 

Jurymen: Messrs. Hall. Averill, Flynn. Tbay- 
man, Wood, Annisrnan, West, Dupont, Soyc-, 
Barrett. 

Bridesmaids: MLsses Brooks. Maudant. 
Allen, Flynn. Kurrier. Mar. Tucket, Price, 
Groslterg, Stratton. Paine. 

TRILBY, revival of the play, in four act<. 
from Du Maurier's novel, by Paul M. 
Potter. Produced by Joseph Brooks and 
the Messrs. Shubert, by arrangement with 
William A. Brady.— Shubert, New York, 
April 3. 

Ogali Wilton Lack 

Talbot Wynne, "Taffy" Burr Mcintosh 

William Bagot, "Little Billee " 

Brandon Tvnan 
Alexander McAlister, "The Laird" 

Georee MacFarlano 
Due de la Rochemartel, " Zon-Zou " 

Leo Ditrichstein 

Gecko Taylor Holmes 

The Rev. Thomas Bagot Cecil King 

Theodore de Lafarce Frederick Macklyn 

Anthony Leslie Austen 

Lorrimer Leslie Rycroft 

Colonel Kaw W 7 alter Fredericks 

Trilby O'Ferrall Phyllis Neilson-Terry 

Madame Vinard Rose Coghlan 

Mrs. Bagot Annie Esmond 

Angele Virginia Fox Brooks 

Honorine Cynthia Latham 

TROJAN WOMEN. THE. tragedy, by Euripides. 
Translated into English by Gilbert Murray. 
Revived by Granville Barker and Lillah 
McCarthy in the Adolph Lewisohn Stadium 
of the College of the City of New York, 
May 31. 

Hecuba Lillah McCarthy 

Cassandra Chrystal Heme 

Andromache Edith Wynne Matthisctn 

Helen "Gladys Hanson 

Talthybius Ian Maclaren 

Meneliius Philip Merivale 

The God Poseidon Lionel Braham 

The Goddess Pallas Athene Mary Forbes 

The Leader of the Chorus Alma Kruger 

TRUANTS, THE, a comedy, in three acts, bv 
Wilfred T. Coleby.— Academy of Dramatic 
irts Empire, Now York, March 4. 

Bill Chetwood Kenneth Loane 

Dick Chetwood Saxon Kling 

Lord Strelland Ralph Collier 

The Rev. Philip Preston Gustave Rothe 

Jack Carstairs Norris Millington 

Checkley Edmund D'OTsay 

Pegler John E. Wise 

) Wallace Todd 

Members of the Parish [ Jack Wessel 

Council Watson White 

I Alan E. Edwards 

Freda Savell Etta Mansfield 

Lady Darnaway Anne Kendril 

Pamela Grey Zaina Curxon 

Mrs. Collins ; Ro=elle Cooley 

Bent Mabelle Davis 

TWO IS COMPANY, musical comedy, in three 
acts, by Edward A. Paulton and Adolf 
Philipp, from the French of Paul Herve. 
Music by Jean Briquet and Adolf Philipp. 
Pr'vlured by the Savoy Producing Companv. 
— Shubert, New Haven, September 13: 
Lyric, New York. September 22. 

Henri, Baron d'Heurville Claude Flemmlng 

llelo'/se Georcia Caine 

Emile, Baron de Solanger Roydon Keith 



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Tno is Company (eont. i, 

Lulu la Grange May de Sousa 

Max Victor Le Roy 

Annette Gwendolyn Lowrey 

Dubois Ralph Nairn 

Dupre Clarence Harvey 

Comte de Perigord Harold Vizard 

Clarisse Ly la Carlisle 

Babette Rosel Frey 

Fleurette Frances Chase 

Georgette Harriet du Barry 

Jauette Cleo de Moyne 

Lizette Alice Leslio 

Manette Gertrude Grossberg 

Pierrette Frances du Barry 

Suzette Barberra Coulon 

Franchette Betty Clark 

Clarettc Kitty Lawrence 

Charles Sidney Myers 

Ktienne Carl Judd 

Gustave John Varnell 

Armand Harry Smithfleld 

Leon Charles Yorkshire 

Gaston William Kline 

$2,000 A NIGHT. (See " The Great Lover.") 

TWO VIRTUES, THE. a comedy, in four acts, 
by Alfred Sutro. Produced by Lee Shubert 
and Winthrop Ames.— Belasco, Washing- 
ton, September 27; Booth Theatre, New 
York, October 4. 

Jeffery Panton E. H. Sothern 

Claude Jervois Orlando Daly 

Mrs. Guildford Charlotte Walker 

Lady Milligan Haidee Wright 

Mrs. Jervoise Pauline Whitson 

Alice Exern Blanche Yurka 

Baylis Arthur W. Ash 

Mary Florence Phelps 

UNBORN, THE, a play by Beulah Poynter. 
Produced under the auspices of the 
" Medical Review oi Reviews."— Maxine 
Elliott's Theatre, New York. November 12. 

M-s. Sarah Hartman Lucy Beaumont 

Katherine Hartman Emily Ann Wellman 

Dr. William Freeman Howard Hall 

Jefferson Hartman ..• John Saintpolis 

Lennox Hartman Everett Butterfield 

Ruth Freeman Alice Lindahl 

UNBORN, THE. play, by Beulah M. Poynter. 

—Princess Theatre, New York, November 

29. 
I'N'CHASTENED WOMAN. THE, modern 

comedy, in three acts, by Louis K. Ans- 

pacher.-Burbank, Los Angeles, CaL, May 

3: Thirty-ninth Street Theatre, New York, 

October 9. 

Hubert Knolys H. Reeves-Smith 

Mrs. Murtha Jennie Lamont 

Miss Susan Ambie Isabel Richards 

Caroline Knolys Emily Stevens 

Lawrence Sanbury R. Hassard Short 

Hildegarde Sanbury Christine Norman 

Miss Emily Madden Willette Kershaw 

Michael Krellin lx>uis Benoison 

UNDER FIRE,, play, in three acts, by Roi 

Cooper Megrue. Presented by Selwvn an; 

company.— Atlantic City. May 24; Hudson, 

New York, August 12. 

Brewster McKay Morris 

Goorgy Wagstaff Phoebe Foster 

Ethel Willoughby Violet Heming 

Henry Streetman Felix Krembs 

Sir George Wagstaff Henry Stephenson 

Uuy Falconer Norman Tharp 

Mrs. Stephen Falconer Malise Sheridan 

Charlie Brown Frank Craven 

Captain Redmond William Courtenay 

A Frenchman E. G. Robinson 

Henri Christophe Robert Fischer 

Jeanne Christophe Dorothy Abbott 

\nilre Lemaire E. G. Robinson 

£<om's S. Sidnev Chon 

Sergeant Schmi.lt Jack Wessel 



Under Fire {cont.) 

Lieutenant Baum Frank Morgan 

Major von Brenig Edward Mawson 

Otto M. Mever 

Wilhelm K. M. Harvey 

Hans E. H. Sterling 

A Sergeant Carl Hahlo 

Captain Montague Walter Kingsford 

George Charles Lester 

Horace Lewis Harrington 

John Harland Tucker 

Henry 0. V. Johnson 

A Sergeant James Ma rtin 

Fred George Hale 

Jim John Cocfper 

Dr. Aubrey Stephen Denbigh 

Dr. Charles Frank Morgan 

UNMASK, four-act eomedyi by Martha Mor- 
ton, Shi bcrt Theatre, New Haven, Conn., 
May 20. 

UNEXPECTED, THE, comedy, by Miss 
Leonard.— Wieting Theatre, Syracuse, 
November 29. 

VERY GOOD EDDIE, musical comedy. Book- 
by Philip Bartholomae. Lyrics bv Schuyler 
Greene, and music by Jerome Kern. — Van 
Carler Theatre, Schenectady, November y. 

VICTIME, LA.— Little Theatre, Chicago, 

December 7, 1914. 
W r AGE3 OF WAR, THE, play, in three acts, 
by J. Wiegand and Wilhelm Scharre'lmann. 
(Translated from the German by Amelia 
vou Ende.) Academy of Dramatic Arts 
Students.— Empire, New York, March 11. 

M>atrena Grishewska Florence E. Weston 

Mairianushka Mabelle Davis 

Ivan Jack Wessel 

Sasha John E. Wise 

Dimitri Kekulin Gustave Rothe 

Natasha Frieda Roberts 

Peter Clemence Randolph 

Jacob Sipjagin Ralph Collier 

Grisha Anna Browning 

Andrew Wallace Todd 

Sergeant Alan E. Edwards 

Soldiers . ' Kenneth Loane 

' t Watson White 

WAR BRIDES, by Marion Craig Wentworth. 
For Mme. Nazimora's appearance in vaude- 
ville—Palace, New York, January 18. 

WARE CASE, THE, play, /in four acts, bv 
George Pleydell, adapted from his novel of 
the same name.— Broadway, Cleveland, O., 
November 9. 

Lady Ware Gladys Hanson 

Celia Wilson Maude Hannaford 

Sir Henry Edgerton CorUs Giles 

Sir John Murless Albert Bruning 

Prison Doctor Dana Parker 

Sir Richard Petworth Robert Avrton 

Sir Herbert Ware Lou-Teiiegen 

Tommy Bold A. P. Kaye 

Michael Adye, K.C., M.P Montagu Love 

Footman Henry von Weiser 

WARE CASE, THE, drama, in four acts, by 
George Pleydell. Produced by the Garriek 
Company.— Maxine Elliott's Theatre, New 
York, November 30. 

Rate Robert Vivian 

Marsten Gurney John Hallidav 

Eustace Ede Charles Dericksou 

Lady Ware Gladvs Hanson 

Celia Wilson Maude Hannaford 

SLr Henry Edgerton Corliss GiJe.s 

Sir Hubert Ware Lou-Tellegen 

Tommy Bold A. P. Kave 

Michael Adye, K.C., ALP. .. Montague Love 

Footman Henry von Weiser 

Sir John Murless. K.C., M.P. .. Albert Bruning 

1'rison Doctor Dana Parker 

The Hon. Sir Richard Petworth Robert Ayrton 
Usher , Harry Chessman 



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WATCH \<>1 B -II 1'. :im ical comedy. Mu-ie 
i lyrics by Irvine Berlin. Book by 
Harry B. Smith bj B. II. Burn- 

side Produced • DllHngbam.— 

Empire, Syracuse, New York, November 
96, 1014; New Amsterdam, New York, De- 
cemtx r a, 191-1. 

Willie Steele Sam Burbank 

Flint William J. Halligan 

Estelle Justine Johnston* 

zer Hardacre Harry K.lly 

:• trance Al. Holbrook 

Btrdie O'Brien Elizabeth Murray 

Brnesta Hardacre Sallie I 

■ Lilybwn Vernon Castle 

Vlgy Cuffs Charles King 

lona Ford Duma B 

stclia Spark Elizabeth Brice 

Mrs. Vernon Castle Airs. Vernon Castle 

Ann.' Marshall Harriet Leidy 

The Ghost of Verdi Harry Ellis 

A Carnage Caller at the Opera) 

A Pullman Porter - Frank Tinney 

A Coat Room Boy I 

Denny Irving J. Carpenter 

i .lav C.us Minton 

Samantha Jay Dorothy Morosco 

Mrs. Swift Julia Beauhien 

Mrs. Bright Mabel Calahan 

Mrs. Gav Natalie Saymore 

Mrs. Smart Gladys Sykes 

Mrs. Climl>er Ethel Sykes 

Bhe Man in Box 51 C. L. Kelley 

A Professional Escort Rokey Johnson 

A Young Chappy Charles Swan 

An Old Chappy Max Boheck 

An Impresario Terry Starwer 

An Usher W. M. Holbrook 

WHAT'S GOING ON? musical play, book by 
W. H. Clifford, lyric by Miles Overholt. 
Produced by John Cort. — Shubcrt Theatre. 
New Haven, Conn., January 28. 

WHAT HAPPENED, comedy-melodrama, by 
Guy F. Bragdoiii. — Adelphi, Philadcphia, 
September 23. 

WHAT MONEY CANT BUY. romance of to- 
day, in four acts, by George Broadhurst. 
Produced by the Theatrical Producing 
Company.— Forty-eighth Street Theatre, 
New York. October 11. 

The American George Fawcott 

The Son Calvin Thomas 

The Secretary William B. Mack 

The King .". Frank Kemble Cooper 

The Prince Robert Oadn 

The Chancellor Frank Westerton 

The Financier William Devereauv. 

An Old Waiter Gus Verace 

Another Waiter Adrian H. Rosle? 

The Princess Anne Meredith 

The Queen Mrs. Russ Whvtal 

The Countess Edith Campbell Walker 

The Dancer Sydney Sheiids 

WHEN THE YOUNG VINE BLOOMS, com, Jv. 
in three acts by Biornstjerne Btdanson, 
from the Norwegian by Avid Paulson. 
Produced by the Modern Stage Garden 
Theatre, New York, November 16. 

Dean Hall Augusrtin Duncan 

Alberta Arvik Enrta LaiccHes 

Gun, la Rasalie Mnthien 

Jcoctfa Ionise Bercgreen 

Anna Alice Martin 

Helen A rvik Helen May 

Mr. Arvik Emmanuel Re'oher 

Alvilde Hall Bertha Mann 

Mr*. Arvik Alberta Gallatin I 

Mary Katherine Herbert 

Karl Tonnlng Riinert Harvev 

Fir.st Poster John LacTamge 

Second Porter Hugh Powell 

Mania Arvik Herlwig Reicher 

Peder John Wray 



\\ him-. . ly, bj Alfred di Mu 

Bandbox Theatre, New York, November 8. 

WHITE FEATHER, THE. play, in three act*, 
by Leohmere Worrell and J. E. Harold 
Terry (produced in England as " The Man 
who Stayed at Home I. Produced by ' .1- 
liam A. Brady Limited.— Comedy Theatre, 
New York, Februurv 5. 

John l'r, -ton. MP Arthur Elliot 

Miss Myrtle Mabel Archda-w 

Kraulein Schroder Mabel Reid 

.a I P< uii'cuick Alan Mudie 

Daphne Kidlington Frances C 

Molly Preston Jessie Glendinn:ng 

Fritz John Burkcll 

Miriam Lee Elaine Innescort 

Christopher Brent Leslie Faber 

Mrs. Sanderson Cynthia Brooke 

Carl Sanderson Eric Maxon 

Corporal Atkins Alexandre J. Herbert 

WILD GAME.- See "Find the Woman." 

WOMAN'S LAW, THE. play by Maraveiie 
Thompson.— Bridgeport, Conn.. May 12. 

WOMAN PROPOSES, skit, by Paul Arms! 
— Palace, New York. May 17. 

WORLD OF PLEASURE, A. musical spectacu- 
lar production, in two acts, book and lyrics 
by Harold Atteridge, music by sigmund 
Romberg. — Winter Garden, New York. 
October M. 

YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, THE. Gilbert and 
Sullivan operetta, revived by Win. A. 
Brady, with De Wolf Hopper.— Forty-eighth 
Street 'theatre, New York, April 10. 

Sir Richard Chotmondeley John Willard 

Colonel Fairfax Arthur Aldridge 

iiit Meryll Herbert Waterous 

Leonard Meryll Hugh Dwyer 

.1 ack Point De Wolf Hopper 

Wilfred Shadbolt William Danforth 

The Headsman James Hughes 

First Yeoman Frank Clark,- 

Second Yeoiiwn George Abbott 

First Citizen William Quimby 

Second Citizen Henry Smith 

Elsie Maynard ■ Natalie Alt 

Phoebe Meryll Gladys Caldwell 

Dame Carruthers Marie Horgan 

Kate Alice McComb 

YOU NEVER CAN TELL, revival of the 
comedy, in four acts, by George Bernard 
Shaw. Revived by the Garrick Producing 
Company at the Garrick, New York, April 
5. 

Dr. Valentine Arnold Daly 

Fergus Crampton Edwin Arden 

William George Giddeno 

Walter Bohun Montague Love 

Finch McComas Stanley Dark 

Mi j. Clandon Anne Sutherland 

Gloria Clandon Doris Mitchell 

Dolly Clandon Mabel Frenyear 

Philip Clandon Charles I.aite 

Parlour Maid Gwladys Morris 

YOUNG AMERICA, piay, in three acts, by 
Fred Ballard. (Suggested by the Pearl 
Franklin stories centring around Mrs. 
Doray.) Produced by Cohan and Harris.— 
A-tor, New York, August 28. 

Jack Doray Otto Kruger 

Edith Doray Peggy Wood 

Benny King Sam Coit 

Billy Coombs William Sampson 

Romnev Burgess Edgar Nelson 

Fanny Kin? Doris Kelley 

Mariorie Timins Ethel May Davis 

A rt Simpson Percy Helton 

The Dag Jasper 

Jim Reuter Charles Dow Clarke 

Nets Larson Dixey Taylor 

Mrs. MeGuire Adella Barker 



AMERICAN PLAYS OF THE YEAR. 



173 



Young America icont.). 

Patsey McGuire It^ Kelley 

Teresa McGuire Maxine Mazanovich 

Isaac Slavinsky Joseph Berger 

Washington White Norman Alien 

Mrs. White Manda Wilson 

Judge Palmer Forrest Robinson 

Nutty Beemer Bennv Sweeney 

The Clerk Harry E. Willard 

Court Officer Felix MeCIure 

ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1915. in two acts and 
twenty-one scenes, lines and lyrics by Chan- 
ning Pollock, Rennold Wolf, and Gene 
Buck, music by Louis Hirsch and David 
Stamper.— Nixon's Apollo, Atlantic City. 
June 15. 

Channel Belle Kay Laurell 

Submarine Pilot Melville Stewart 



Ziegfdd Follies of 1915 (conl.i. 

Rip Van Winkle, Jun Carl Randall 

Rip Van Winkle Leon Errol 

Jennings B. Ryan Will West 

Nut Sundae Ed. Wynn 

The Chicken Anna Pennington 

0. Shaw Androclesv Bert Williams. 

The Lion . Phil Dwyer 

Radium Man Bernard Granville 

Merry Picken May Murray 

T^ie Onion Sisters Oakland Sisters 

A Pool Player W. C. Fields 

Major Domo ." Lucille Cavanaugh 

Aide Olive Thomas 

Columbia Justine Johnstone 

Marie Odile Ina Claire 

Georce- White 

Helen Rook 



FIRES IN THEATRES IN AMERICA. 



1914. 

December 13.— Grand Opera House, Charleston 

damaged. 
December 17.— Academy of Music, Pottsville, 
destroyed. 

December 28.— Opera House, Central City 
Neb., destroyed. 

December 28. — Majestic, Macon, Ga., destroyed. 

December 30. — Wayne Opera House, Philadel- 
phia, destroyed. 

1915. 
January 



Cohoes, New 



5.— Empire Theatre, 

York, slightly damaged. 
January 8.— Aiie Opera House, Boone, 

destroyed. 
Janiary -31-— Hudson. Theatre, New Jersey, 

damaged. 
February 12.— Academy of Music, Hoisted, 

Chicago, destroyed. 
March 2. — Empress, Onlathe, damaged 
March 13.— Lyceum, Elmira, New York. 

damaged 



March 23— Pastime Theatre, Brunswick, N.E., 

damaged 
April 7. — Empire, Brocktown, Mass., destroyed. 
April 22.— Empire, Holyoke, Mass., destroyed. 
April 24. — Grand Opera House, New Haven, 

Conn., destroyed. 
May 29. — Pana (111.) Opera House, destroyed 
May 31. — Lycoming Opera House, Williamsport, 

Pa., destroyed. 
June 26.— Lyceum, Mystio, Conn., destroyed. 
July 8. — Parson's, Hartford, Conn., damaged. 
August 18.— Empire, Edmonton, destroyed. 
September 23. — Princess, Montreal, damaged. 
September 23. — Strand, Hampton Beach, New- 
Haven, Conn., destroyed. 
November 12.— Opera House, Lock Haven, Pa., 

destroyed. 
November 22.— Melville Tent Theatre, Little 

Rock, Ark., destroyed. 
November 24.— Orpheum Theatre, Pittsburgh, 

Kan., destroyed. 
November 29. — Lyric Theatre, Fremont, Neb.. 

destroyed. 



NEW THEATRES OPENED IN AMERICA. 



1914. 
December 3.— Opera House, Wapello, la. 
December 11.— New Shubert, New Haven, Conn. 
December 28.— New Theatre, Pottsdown, Pa 
Vaude\ille and pictures. 

1915. 

January 2.— New Orpheum Theatre, Kansas 
City. Vaudeville. 

January 31.— New Garden. Baltimore. Vaude- 
ville. 



February 12.— Neighborhood Playhouse, N -,v 
York. Drama. 

February 15. — Davis Theatre, Pittsburg. Stock. 

February 23.— Elk's Theatre, Pine Bluff, Ark. 

March 30. — Bramhall Playhouse, New York 
Drama. 

April 12.— Crystal Theatre, Dundee, 111. Vaude- 
ville and pictures. 

Ap'il 12. — Liberty, Cleveland. Vaudeville. 

May 1. — Municipal Auditorium, Oakland, Cal. 

November 29.— Strand Theatre, Lynn, Mass. 



174 



THE STAGE YEAR TOOK. 



AMERICAN OBITUARY. 

FROM DECEMBER 1, 1914. TO END Of NOVEMBER, 1915. 



Abbial iuaician. Aged 60. San 

Francisco, Cal., September lu. 
Adac, H A., actor. Aged 35. New York, Sep- 

t< mber 25. 
Adams, Charlie (Win. Delamater). Alexandria, 

1ml., March 5. 
Adams, George (Rube), actor. Koch, Mo., 

July 8. 
Adam-, .lames R., clown. New York. August ?0. 
Adler, Bamuel, property man. New York, 

January 15. 
Allen, Eva, actress. Philadelphia, P., April 8. 
Allen, Nita, actress. Los Angeles, Cal., July 3. 
(.rami Mere, Que., Can., 

.Inly 20. 
Alexander, Mrs. Helen, actress. Chicago, 

August 31. 
. Annie Louise (Mrs. Annie Louise Nugent 

Jacques), former actress. Waterbury, 
ii., August 6. 
Arnold, H. C, actor-manager. Aged 62 year.-. 

Jacksonville, Fla., December 28, 1914. 
Ashbach, Fred, musical director. Aged 61. 

Milwaukee, Wis., October 15. 
At well, Edwin, actor and editor. Aged 55 

years. New York, December 17, 1 r» 1 4 . 
Anderson, Max C, manager. Aged 55 years. 

Fork, March 8. 
Armstrong, Paul, playwright. New York, 

August 30. 
Armstrong, Peter Cameron. Detroit, Mich., 

March 23. 
Arbretti, Jack, stage manager. New York, 

December 14, 1914. 

Baker, Chas. H. (Pop) Bharman. Aged 70. 

Toledo, O., April 28. 
Bailey, Allan Hunt, actor. Aged 57 years. 

Indianopolis, Ind., December 31, 1914. 
Bailey, Fred, advance agent. Aged 70. New 

York, May 2. 
Balsar. Charles, actor. Aged 34. Jackson, 

Mich., January 23. 
Bancroft, Mrs. Zara, actress. Aged 34 

North Rose, New York, December 31, 1914. 
Barrett, Patsy, comedian. New York, Sep- 
tember 7. 
. Howard A., former showman. Buffalo, 

New York, September 12. 
Bayles, Myrtle, actress. Aged 20 years. 

York, January 22. 
ihertz, Henry D. (Biseif), musician. 

87 years. Indianopolis, February 8. 
Belton, Sadie, one time Lilliputian actress. 

Aged 74. Woonsocket, R.L, April 18. 
Benson, Bob (Sir Robert Tyler Bcnsonhur-n 

Aged 35. Drowned in the " Lusitania," 

May 7. 

ey, Eugene W. March 2. 
Bent, Frederick W., bandmaster. New Y'ork, 

April 15. 
Bi-ntham, J. H., musician. Aged 47. Grand 

Ptapids, Mich., October 1G. 
Berger, Nellie (Tillie Showers), contortionist. 
- d about 30 years. Chicago, February 1. 
Berger, Rudolf, vocalist. Aged 40 years. New- 
York, February 27. 
Bernard, Gus. (Abner A. Benedict), manager. 

Lynn., Mass., September 5. 
Bernard. Win. H., actor. Aged 51 years. New 

York, January 2. 



Blumenthal, Sidney, manager. Aged 38. Bath 
Beach, L.I., September 11. 

Bohannon, Bert, actor. Stamford, N.Y. Sep- 
tember 9. 

Boles, John, vaudeville actor. Aged 27. Water- 
bury, Conn., March 20. 

Boone, David, manager. New Haven, '..mm . 
May 18. 

Booth, Elmer, comedian. Los Angeles, Cal., 
June 16. 

Brady, William, actor San Francisco, Cal , 
September 2. 

Urahain, David , jun., actor. Aged 38. Rhine- 
beck. Duchess County. N.Y.. June SO. 

Brinkerhofi, Pnilip, old-time circus clown. 
Chicago, 111., May 2. 

Brown, Elmer B., comedian. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Brown, Ida, actress. Aged 20. New York, 
September 14. 

Brown, Mat, violin player. Aged 47. Spur. 
Tex June IS. 

Buck, Alice (Mrs. Francis Greene), actress. 
Aged 45. Lake Linden. Mich. 

Bull, Edwin A., theatrical treasurer. Brook- 
lyn, October 7. 

Bumpus, B. M., actor. Lawrence, Kan., June 
14. 

Bunting, Chas. H., theatrical manager. Iged 
48. Mvstic, Conn., April 27. 

Bunny, John, picture actor. Aged 52. Brook- 
lyn, April 20. 

Burke, \Yilliam J , minstrel. Aged 5S years. 
Lynn, Mass., December 23, 1914. 

Burnham, Charles C. actor. Aged 65. St. Paul, 
Minn., June 8. 

Butler, H. P.. theatrical manager. New York, 
October 26. 

Butler, Ormond, manager, Baltimore. .\'j<<i 
61, September 12. 

Button, Percy, musician. Aged 36. Washing 
ton, November 1. 



Cameron, William, theatrical manager. Amty- 

ville, L.I., January 13. 
Carey, Eleanor, actress. AgcJ 61 years. Mount 

Vernon, May 3. 
Carl, Henry, actor. Aged 35 years. Saranac 

Lake, New York, December 1, 1914. 
Carter, Mrs. Francis F. Aged 50 years. Chi 

cago, January 16. 
Carter, Roland, vaudeville actor. New York, 

March. 2. 
Ca.-ey, James F. (James F. Cannody), vaudeville 

actor. New York, April 28. 
Cate. Bnnton J., vaudeville actor. Aged 50. 

Salisbury, H.N., July 5. 
Cnapman, Harry J., musical director Man- 
chester, N.H., March 5. 
rhatterton, George W., theatrical proprietor 

Aged 62. Decatur, 111., October 2. 
Claire^ Mildred (Mrs Al Dej Roches), dancer. 

New York, May 31. 
Clark, Charles Heber (Max Adler), author and 

playwright. Aged 74. Eaylesmere, Pa.. 

August 10. 
Geary, Gladys, actress. Aged 22. New York. 

June 22. 
Clements, Frank, manager. Cincinnati, Oo., 

September 6. 
Clifford. Harry H., actor. Chelsea, Mass., 

January 18. 



AMERICAN OBITUARY. 



Clovertop, Si (John V. Oleaso'i), showman. 

Meriden, Conn., July 24 
Cody, James H., actor. New Yorfc, June 8. 
Cole Harry K., actor. Jamaica, New York 

January 14. 
Cole, William Washington, circus proprietor. 

Aged B9 years. Aew Y.ork, March 10. 
Coleman, Eddie, prom ate r of minstrel com- 
panies. Aged 44. Bay Shore, L.I., August 

30. 
Coleman, Harry, cartoonist. Aged 39 years. 

Washington, February 4 
Collins, Dan, showman. Philadelphia, Pa., 

Juno 30. 
Collins, Frank, actor. Newport, Va., Deo 

ber 10, 1914. 
Coolman, De Witt Clinton, musical dii 

Aged 33. New York, May 19. 
Cooras, Ada Byron, actress and vocalist. April 

18. 
Corregan, Donald, scenic artist. Syracuse, 

May 2. 
Correy Warren, advance agent. Aged 34. New 

London, Conn., April 11. 
Coppinger, Patrick, Irish comedian. Boston, 

Mass., August 6. 
Cowper, James Gordon, vaudeville actor. 

Aged 40. Lynn, Mass., July 28. 
Cox, James S., manager. Aged 42. Esotu-r- 

ville, la., July 29. 
Creegan, Moira (Mrs. John Imeson). Aged 35. 

New York, July 9. 
Cronheim, Siegfried, theatrical manager. 

Newark, July 22. 
Cross, Will EL, actor. Aged 39. San Francisco, 

Cal., August 26. 
Cummings, Patrick, one time minstrel. Aged 

61. Hartford, Conn., May. 
Curdv. John N., showman. Aged 59. Amity- 

ville. N.Y., March 30 

Darling, Effle (Mrs. Myron C. Leppingwell), 

actress. Aged 45. St. Louis, Mo., March 

31. 
Darlington, Dot, actress. Philadelphia, Sep- 
tember 8- 
Day, George W., actor. Aged 51- New York, 

May 19. 
Dean, Alf. J., ventriloquist. Aged 56. 

Orillia, Con., June 4. 
Do Courcy Browne, Florence, operatic artist. 

New York, July 13. 
D'Erina, Rosa, one time singer and organist. 

Minneapolis, Minn., April 17. 
De Fields, John, junr., musician. Dansville, 

Mich., July 6. 
Dellehay, Charles, manager. Aged 58. Ells- 
worth. Minn., September 23. 
Denham, William Richard, actor. Aged 86. 

New York September 21 
Delmaine, Fanny (Mrs. W. F. Brockcnsliaw), 

actress. Aged 75 years. London, Oat., 

Can., January. 
Denv-nico, George, vaudeville actor. Chicago, 

March 31. 
Berries, Anton, acrobat. Metuchen, N.J., 

June 18. 
Dickinson, Richard, vocalist. Aged 31. New 

York, December 27, 1514. 
Dickinson, W. S. (Rube), comedian. Kansas 

City, December 28, 1514. 
Dickson, James A., actor. Westbrook Hospital, 

Portland. Me., January 1. 
Dixon, Fanny (Mrs. -Marten J. Dixon), actress. 

Aged 42. New York. 
Driscoll. James, actor. Harrisburg, Pa., De- 
cember 3. 1914. 
Driver, Anna (Mrs. Caulfleld}, actress. Aged 

39. New York, April 29- 
Donohue, Alfred, actor. New York, April 6. 
Donohue, May, actress. New York, July 19. 
Doroer, A. C.. theatrical manager. New York, 

October 18. 
Dorsell, Saberv (Mrs. John B. Vugent). Nd » 

York, April 12. 



Downing, Charlotte, actress. < '..n i>t i <J , N.Y., 
Juno 30. 

Duukhurst, Edward, vaudeville actor. Aged 37- 
i ago. 

Durnlop, Augustus P., theatrical press . 

and editor. Aged 76. New York, Octo- 
ber 8. 

Dumont, Major John, lion trainer. Northfleld, 
Minn., August 

Eagun, John, circus performer. Atlantic I ity, 
N..I., August 24. 

Eicherly, Professor John W., musician. Fort 
Worih. Tex., January 10. 

Ellis, J. H. s ical manager. Chi 

November 26. 

-on, Luther Orlando, composer. Agi 
Boston, Mass., September 30. 

Etolia, Mildred (.Mrs. A. F. Shulcr). Minnea- 
polis, Minn., September 13. 

Evans, George, vocalist. Aged 42 years. Balti- 
more, March 5. 

Evans, J. C, scenic artist. Aged 75 years. 
Chicago, February 23. 

-ti oiii. Freda, circus rider. New i 

September 6. 
Fairbairn, Bessie, actress. New York, December 

30, 1914. 
Fairbanks, James, comedian. Aged 24 years. 

Toronto, Can., December 4, 1914. 
Faulkner, Anna Florence, actress. Aged 22 

years. New York, January 9. 
Faust, Alex. Jacques, actor. New York, Feb- 
ruary 22. 
Favar, Marguerite, actress. Memphis, Tenti., 

September 21. 
Faucett, Allen, stage manager. San Francisco, 

June 6. 
Fay, Tommy, old time vaudeville producer, 

comedian, and acrobatic dancer. Aged 00. 

Kansas City, Mo., August 9. 
Field, Frank, actor. Aged 34. Bar Harbour, 

Me., August 15. 
Fitzgerald, Daniel, actor. Aged 71 years. W est 

New Brighton, S.I., January 23. 
Flake, Charles, actor. Rochester, Ky., Feb- 
ruary 18. 
Flint, Dr. Herbert, hypnotist. New Castle, 

Pa., March, 5. 
Florede, Nellie, burlesque actress. Chicago, 

111., April 13. 
Foley, Edward, actor. Miles City, Mont,, March 

21. 
Ford, Harry M. Aged 43. Baltimore, Novem- 
ber 26. 
Forman, Justus Miles, playright and novelist. 

Aged 40. Drowned in the " Lusitania," May 

7. 
Forrest, Harry, actor. Aged 39 years. In- 

dianopolis, February 1. 
Forrester, Frank, old-time burlesque actor. 

Atlantic, Ga., March 28. 
Fostelle, Chas. actor. New York, March 25 
Fox, Mrs. Julia Cabot, one time actress. Aged 

74. Brooklyn, November 24. 
Fox. Mrs. Grace, actress. New Y'ork, June 28. 
Fox, Irene, musician. Aged 17. Amarillo, 

Tex., August 17. 
Frank, Alexander, manager. Aged 49 years. 

Monticello, New York, February 0. 
Franklin, Mortimer, former actor. Aged 62. 
' New York, August 10. 
Frazee, Warren ("Alligator Joe"), showman. 

San Francisco, Cal., May 30. 
Free, George H., manager of picture theatres. 

Aged 49, Peekrill, N.Y., May 5. 
Frohman. Charles, theatrical manager. Aged 

55. Drowned in the " Lusitania," May 7. 
Frothingham, George B., actor. Aged 75. 

Burlington, Vt., January 19. 
Fyles, Vanderheyden, dramatic critic and 

writer. Aged 38. New York, August 9. 



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THE STAC/. YEAR BOOK. 



agent. Provi- 
dence, R.I., March 3. 
C/ali, Mildred, actress. A. San Fran- 

cisco, March. 

M., theatrical manager. Aged 
ruary 6. 
iMe, James B., actor-manager. Aged 50 
rears. Dubuque, Iowa, January 13. 
in, Luke, .lancer. 8ayres, Olka., January 

31. 

barlefi I. . ..ne time musician. Aged 
Madison, Jn.l., Nov< mber 27 
r, Billy, actor. Brooklyn, New York 

Corker, 8. Bd., minstrel. January 25. 

on, Hugh, actor. Aged 68. \< v. York- 
March 8. 

veteran performer and manager 
Aged 53. Pass-a-Orille, Fla., July 27 ° 
Lee Wilbur, actor and manager 
ged 61. New Orleans. July 21. 
i. Ida, actress. "Aged 49. New York 
March 26. 

r.lover, Lyman B., critic and one-time mana- 
ger. Aged 67. Chicago, April 6. 

Golden, Martin, actor and manager. Aired 79. 
New Harmony, Indiana, October 26 

Goldsmith, Mrs. Ina. actress. Aged 51. Albany 
New York, May 10. 

Goode, Leonard Leslie, actor A"ed 36 
Bloomfield, la., March 8. 

Goodwin. Benj. (Benjamin Douney), connected 
with circus business, and lormer vaudeville 
performer. Cambridge. Mass., August 6 

Gorman, Edward F. (Ho, rune), actor. Jersey 
City, New Y'ork, No\ ember 1. 

Graham, Lemuel Laker, scenic artist 4ged 
OS yeaTS. Brookivn, New Y'ork 

Grante, Rose M. (Mrs. Louis J. Fosse) Mt 
\ernon. New Y'ork. April 13. 

Granville, Nellie, actress. Corona, L.I., May 

Gregory, Elliott director of Metropolitan 
Opera Company. Aged Cl. June 1 

Green, Lew, comedian. Aged 22. Brookivn, 
New York, March 23. 

Griffin. Frank V., advance agent. New York 
June 19. 

Grimm. Harry, vaudeville artist. Jefferson 
City, Mo.. March 12. 

Gross. Rudolph, musician. New Y'ork. Septem- 
ber 4. 

Hadley, Prof. S. Henry, organist. A«ed 70 

years. 
Hall Charles P., theatrical manager. \ged 

74. Oakland, Cal., August 11. 
Hal k Oliver c -> a ct "r. Aged 30. New York. 

October 8. 
Runnel, Florus (Frost), theatrical manager. 

Maiden, Mass., March 8. 
Hanrahan. Joseph L., stage manager Ved 

34. New Y'ork, June 15. 
Hanson Frank, old-time vaudeville actor 

Ossipee, N.H., March 23. 
Hanson, John, comedian. Kansas City Mo 

December 22, 1914. 
Harrington, Professor, magician. Have- hill 

Mass., September 3. 
Harper, Olive (Mrs. Helen Burrell d' Yperv) 

authoress. Aged 73. Philadelphia, Pa. ' 
Harris. George, theatrical manager. Aged 63 

New Y'ork. March 16. 
Heckler, Herbert, opera singer. New Y'ork; 

September 26. 
Helf, J. Fred, song author. Liberty, N Y., 

November 26. 
Hesse, William T., vaudeville artist. Aged 29 

Brooklyn. N.Y., October 25. 
Hewitt, Ruth, actress. Aged 24. Altoona, 

Pa., October 10. 
Hickey, John M., theatrical manager. Aged 65 

New Y'ork, June 6. 
Hill. C. B., actor. Bo>.t-.n, Mass., April 17. 



Hir.-h, Harry, showman. Elgin, 111., Jul-. 
Holding, I'r.mklyn Ernest, musician. Aged 

Providence, R.I., April 3. 
II -Hand, David Brantingham, stage manager. 

Aged 35. Brooklyn, N.Y., July 26. 
Uollingshead, Mrs. Rosalie Murdock, one time 

elocutionist. Aged 81. Mt. Auburn, 0., 

November 16. 
Holhns, Redfern, singer. Aged 74. New Y'ork, 

April 23. 
Howard, Frank, vocalist. Aged 63. W< -' 

Union, La., December 4, 1914. 
Rowland, William Le Grand, composer and 

playwright. Aged 42. Douglas Manor, L.I.. 

Julj 
Hughes, Thomas F., vaudeville artist. 

54. Salmon Falls. Me., October 11. 
Hughes, William, actor. Aged 26. Set 

Wash., May 2. 
Huntington, John Jav, actor. Aged 68. Bbss- 

fl-!d, Mich., September 2*. 

Irish, Annie (Mrs. Harry Hall), actress. A| 

01. New Bedford, Mass. 
Irish, Charles, showman. Aged 59. Oi. 

Mass., April 28. 

Jacobs, H. R., theatrical manager. Schenec- 
tady, New Y'ork, January 1. 
James, Frank, actor. Excelsior Springs, Mo.. 

February 13. 
Johnson, George A. D., one-time actor. Los 

Angeles, Cal., DecembSr 31, 1914. 
Johnson, George C, actor. Brooklyn, N.Y'., 

June- 6. 
Joyce, Kitty (Mrs. Katherine Risbold), act! 

Aged 41. New York. June 23. 
Judah, Abraham, theatrical manager. Aged 66. 

Kansas City, October 2A. 
Jundt, Alfred Charles, gyinnavt. New Y'ork, 

April 15. 

Kammerlee, Gus, vocalist. Aged 66. Dorches- 
ter, Mass., February 8. 

Kaufman, Charles W., "actor. New Y'ork, Octo- 
ber 7. 

Keeley, Gus, comedian. March 24. 

Kelly, James, actor. Y'onkers, N.Y'., February 
26. 

Keltner, Edgar H., actor. Omaha, Neb., Feb- 
ruary 22. 

Kendig, Walter, moving picture actor. Aged 
22. Y'onkers, N.Y'., October 13. 

Kerchner, Professor Karle, bandmaster. Aged 
73. Bath, Me., September 10 

Kersands, Billy, comedian. Aged 72. Artesia, 
New Mex., June 29. 

Kiernan, Thomas, vaudeville actor. Brooklyn, 
N.Y"., November 3. 

Kinnie, Frank, circus proprietor. Ogdensburg, 
August 16. 

Klein, Charles, playwright. Aged 48. Drowned 
in the " Lusitania." May 7 

Kk-eko, Poman, vocalist. New Y'ork, December 
25, 1914. 

Kline, Otto, circus performer. Aged 2S. New- 
York, April 21. 

Kneedler, Robert, theatrical proprietor. Col- 
linsville, 111., October 1. 

Konig, Karl, acrobat. Aged 18. New Y'ork. 
March 4. 

Kopelman, Simon, music hall proprietor. New 
Y'ork, October 6. 

Labarge, Paul, stage carpenter. Bay City, 
Mich., January 31. 

Lambrigger, Julia. Aged 59. Orrville, 0., 
August 5. 

La Clair, Lou (O'Dea), vaudeville artist. Aged 
41. Philadelphia, Pa., October 29. 

Laraont, Eddie (William" Braidwood, jun.), musi- 
cian. Aged 39. Hamilton, Can., December 
28, 1914. 

Larsen, Luella (Mrs. Jack Martin), actress. 
Chicago, February 18. 



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Lawton, Alger (Alger C. Weyforth), actress. 

Philadelphia, Pa., January 31 
Lawton, Stanley, musician. St. John, N.B., 

Can., February &>. 
Leamy, Ed. J., manager. Aged 66. Syracuse, 

N.Y., October 14. 
Leavitt, John M., theatrical property maker. 

Aged 59. New York City, July 24. 
Lee, Chester A., actor. El Paso, Tex., May 12. 
Lee. Gcorgie, actress. Aged 32. Elizabeth, 

N.J., March 31. 
Leigh, Tom J., actor. Aged 94. Washington 

Heights, N.Y., March 24. 
Le Mayne, Mrs. Sarah Cow ell, actress. Aged 

56. Lake Placid, N.Y., July 17. 
Leslie, Blanche (Mrs. E. C. Seligman), actress. 

New York, August 26. 
Lewis, St. John, scenic artist. New York, 

August 21. 
Light, Ruth Irene, child actress. Aged 4. 

Kansas City, Mo. 
Little, Richard \Y., theatrical manager. Age 

52. Scarsdale, New York. July 6. 
Lombard!, Mario, singer. Portland, Ore., April 

21. 
Long, Frank E., manager. Minneapolis, Minn., 

May 17. 
Long, Samuel, president of Kalem Moving Pic- 
ture Co. Aged 41. New York, July 28. 

Macaulay, Colonel John T., theatrical proprie- 
tor and manager. Louisville, Ky., Novem- 
ber 3. 

Mack, Hugh, vaudeville artist. Spuyten Duy- 
vil, New York, October 22. 

Mack, Earl, actor. Mason City, la., January 
17. 

MaeKeuzie, Archie, manager. Cambridge, 0., 
March 16. 

Mackey, C. Stanley, musician. Aged 39. Phila- 
delphia, September 26. 
Mackmay, Edward, former actor. Chicago, 
February 24. 

MacMahon, James, theatrical manager. Peter- 
sham, Sydney, Australia, April 30. 

Maflin, Alfred W., actor. Aged 73. Staten 
Island, New York, January 10. 

Magee, John J., comedian. Aged 67. New York 
City, July 25. 

Major, Agnes (Mrs.. Yincent McCarthy). 
Chicago, November 28. 

Malvina, Mme. Carola, dancer. New York, 
January 17. 

Mann, Nat D., composer. San Francisco, Cal., 
April 12. 

Manning, Rose (Josephine E. Thornton), 
actress. Philadelphia, February 18. 

Marcus, Henry M., musician. Buffalo, New 
York, October 24. 

Martin, Charles, vaudeville artist. Aged 25. 
Cincinnati, O., July 11. 

Martin, Luke J., actor. Aged 70. New York, 
April 8- 

Martindale, Frank (Frank Howard), tenor. 
Aged 64. West Union, la., December 4, 
1914. 

Maxwell. Mae, actress. Aged 36. Brooklyn. 
May 11. 

McCarthy, Nellie, vaudeville artist. Hamilton, 
O., July 15. 

McGee, James, actor. Chicago, 111., April 29. 

McGirr, Isaac, violinist. Aged 88. Washing- 
ton, Pa., September 23. 

McMahon, Thomas J.," comedian. Aged 48. New 
York, October 3. 

McGreerv, Jack, vaudeville actor. Beaumont, 
Tex.," May 27. 

McNish, Rose F., former actress. St James, 
L.I., October 1. 

McYay, William, actor. Aged 65. New York, 
January 25. 

Meager, Dorothy, actress. New York, Novem- 
ber. 

Medina, Ben, old-time performer. Aged 84. 
Bedford City, Va., July 12. 



Merchant, Ralph C, actor. Aged 31 years. 

Fitehburg, .Mass., December 17, 1914. 
Merrick, Tommy, minstrel. Aged 41 years. 

New York, December 10, 1914. 
Mershon, Fred V., actor. Aged 42. McGregor, 

la., November 10. 
Miller, Carl, bandmaster. Aged 82. Aurora, 

111., April 9. 
Miller, Charles, musician. Brooklyn, N.Y., 

March 8. 
Miller, William L., showman. Aged 75. Bridge- 
port, Conn. June 20. 
Miles, David, actor. Aged 44. New York, 

October 28. 
Morgan. Edward W., vaudeville performer. 

Aged 55. Paterson, N.J., May 23. 
Morrell, Charles, old-time performer. Patten. 

Col., June. 
Mi 'iris. Dahlia (Mrs. J. Francis Marlow), ac- 
tress. Aged 22. Akron, 0., June 14. 
Morrison, William, musical director. Aged 5"). 

New York, May 26. 
Mooney, Julie E. (Mrs. Kenneth B. Merrill), 

act ess. New York, March 6. 
Mooser, Leon, Manager. San Francisco, Cal., 

July 11. 
Moncrief, Richard, veteran actor. Aged 75. 

St. Louis, Mo., April b. 
Monroe, Mrs. Frank (Viola B. Miles), actress. 

Winter Hall, Mass., November 5. 
Montague, Gladys, actress. New York, March 

18. 
Morse, David Lincoln, stage carpenter. Aged 

47 years. Mass., March 9. 
Moynam. Richard, moving picture promoter. 

Hastings-on-the-Hudson, July 30. 
Murray, Everett, J., actor. Aged 23. Brook- 
lyn, N.Y., November 24. 

' Nannary, William, theatrical manager. Aged 
78. San Francisco, Cal. 

Nova, Jov, musical director. Aged 56. Brook- 
lyn, N.Y., July 20. 

Neff, ii. A., founder and president of tiie 
Motion Picture Exhibitors' League of 
America, Brooklyn, N.Y., October 6. 

Nichols, Howard D., manager. New York, 
April 19. 

Nye, Simon N., manager. Colorado, March 4. 

Ockerman, Florence, actress. Jersey City. 
Ongley, Byron, author and stage director. 

Wilmington, Del., October 23. 
O'Rourke, Mrs. Sarah E. (Mme. Wanna), 

Spokane, January. 

Padiey. Thomas Edwin, musician. Aged 45. 

Providence. R.I., April 7. 
Page, Eddie F., vaudeville artist. Aged 41. 

New York, November 24. 
Palmer, John Fay, actor, Trenton, N.J., March 

25. 
Palmer, Pauline, olpcra singer. New York, 

September 27. 
Parquette, William, song writer. Chicago, 

February 27. 
Pell, Arthur Cortlanut, musical director. Agej 

46 years. Brookhn, New York, December 

24, 1914. 
Phelan Elsie Gertrude (Mrs. Robert S. Larsen), 

composer. Dorchester, Mass., June 10. 
Phillips, Edwin K., actor. Coney Island, NY., 

August 30. 
Pierce, Burt Fuller, minstrsl. Aged C7 years. 

Oxford, Mass., February 6. 
Pincus, Harry, manager. Houston. Tex , Feb 

ruary 25. 
Plympton, Eben., actor. Aged 02 New York. 

April 12. 
Pole, Vera, actress, New York. March 8. 
Polk, Frank, comedian and bandmaster. Cin- 
cinnati, O.f Septembi- 21. 
Prentice, Frederick (" Kid "), shov man. Aged 

53. Bridgeport, Conn., April 17 
Pirdy, George, musical director. Aged 63 

years. New York, January 4. 
Pusey, Chas., comedian. March 22. 



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I: ,,,,.. 1 >• • • ; . June 21. 

Rank • 80 manager. Aged 35. 

inaport, Ind., November 26. 
\\ rector of picture com- 

panies, California, April 3. 
Rawlston, Zelma, a Lged 47. New York, 

October SO. 
Redmond, WUIam, veteran actor. Piermont, 
N.Y., Octol r 9. 

le, actor. Aged 20. Banta Bar- 
bara. Cal., November 19. 

. Arthur, vaudeville art i~t . Aged 86 
Chicago, January 31. . 

Etta, : - Springfield, 

!>er 10. 

Relff, Elisabeth (Mrs. Henry C. Relff). Aged 

35 ream. Rochester, New York, February. 

R., vaudeville actor. Grand 

Rapids. Mich., June 22. 

Ids, Fred B. (Frederick Penny), actor. 
1 81, March 18. 
Rice. John C, actor. Aged 58. Philadelphia, 

Pa.. June 6. 
rcinp. Grace (Mrs. Robert M. Dunham). Aged 
36. New York. July 13. 
•-.A M.. showman. San Francisco, Cal., 
ptember 11. 
RobertB, R. A., actor. New York, June 5. 
Robinson, Harry A., manager of Club De- 
partment of the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association of Chicago. Aged 

47. New York, March 5. 

Hoi in?on, Johnnie, musician. Syracuse, N.Y., 

October 30. 
Roche. James Connor. Aged 70. New York, 

August 24. 
Rockwell. D. M., pianist. Mount Vernon, O., 

mber 20. 
Roland, Edna (Mrs. Harry S. Ellis), actress. 

Colorado Springs, Col., November 20. 
Rothert. Grace, actress. Aged 37. Chicago, 

October 1. 
Rngden, Erlynne, actor. Aged 60. New York, 

May 5. 
II, Jack B-, vaudeville actor. Denver, 

Col., Mav 10. 
Russell, Katherine (Mrs. Alfred Dampier). 

actress. Aged 66 years. Reading, Pa.. 

March 8. 

Salisbury, Boscoe R., New York. February 18. 
Sambrook, Jacob J., actor. Aged 73. Yonkers, 

N.Y., June 14. 
Sanbrook, Jacob J., actor. Aged 71. Yonkers, 

NY., June 14. 
Seamon (Jefferies), Frank W., gymnast. New 

Brunswick, N.J.. July 3. 
Seymour. Arthur J., vaudeville artist. Aged 

48. Norwich, Conn.. October 12. 

Scott. Bob, actor. Portland, Me., December 10, 
1914. 

Matbew, circus artist. Aged 78. Bridge- 
port. Conn., December 22. 1014. 

Shaw, Charles, actor. New York. Septem- 
ber 18. 

Shea. Paddy, vaudeville artist. Aged 07 years. 
Detroit. Mich., December 18. 1014. 

Sherman, Charles, vaudeville artist. Aged 53 
years, Milwaukee, Wis., December 15, 1914. 

Shipman, James W.. circus performer. Aged 
50 years. Brattleboro', Vt., March 10. 

Shoemaker, Jack, manager. New York. June 1 
■I, Charles A., builder of theatres. Iged 
50. New Orleans, Novemlwr. 

Siebert. Adolph E. theatrical manager. Nor 
folk. V 

Simmons, BUI, magician, F huylerville, New 
Fork, !>• cembi i i, 1914. 

: in -iiciiii. r. Mr^. Alvina Inen.i, musician 
York, November 20. 

Skinner, Charles <;.. manager. « h. -t, r, Pa., 
September 29. 

Smith, Philip H., vaudeville actor. Aged 12. 
Camden, N.J., September 21, 



Sooy, Oscar, actor. Aged 22. Elizabeth, N.J., 
July 5. 

Spencer, L. G. ( dramatic agent. Aged 46 years. 
York, December 15. 1914. 

Sooy, Oscar, actor. Aged 22. Elizabeth, N.J.. 
April 5. 

Stevenson, William H., musician. Camden. 
N.J., January 5. 

Btewart, Howard Bay, vaudeville artist. Phila- 
delphia, Pa.. July. 

Stewart, Herbert W., actor. Aged 47 J 
New York. February 12. 

Stewart, Melville, actor. Sea Gate. August .' 

St. James, Laura D., actress. Aged 51. New 
York, June 22 

Stone, Colonel Frank P., manager. Well 
Mass., March 4. 

Streamer, Volney. librarian of the Player.-' 
Club, and one-time actor Aged 63. Amity- 
villc. L.I., April 14. 

Strong, Mrs. Ida G., actress. April. 

Stuart, Ralph, actor New York. September 12. 

Stuttz. John Georg, author, actor, and man- 
ager. Aged 47. Los Angeles, Cal 
January 12. 

Sullivan, Joseph, former actor Aged 40. 
York, February 27. 

Sumner, Rov, actor. Aged 28. Sheepshead 
Bay. N.Y., August 31. 

Sutter. Marie E., actress. Central Islip, Sep- 
tember a. 

Taylor, Chas E.. vaudeville performer Pitts 

burgh, Pa., October 2. 
Thompson. Dana Clifford, circus performer. 

Vged 37. San Francisco, Cal., May 8. 
Thompson, Monte, theatrical manager. Boston, 

Miss.. April 13. 
Thorpe, Claude Raymond, vaudeville artist. 

Aged 31. Los Angeles, Cal , October 3. 
Tighe, Thos R., manager, St. Johnsburg, Vt., 

March 19. 
Tomers. David Irving theatrical manager. 

Aged :,i. New York. May 20. 
Tow'e, Charles F., theatrical manager, Pitts- 
burg, Pa.. December 1, 1914. 
Trent. May (Reiki), actress. Aged 50 years. 

Chicago, III.. December 25. 1914. 
Trump, John N., journalist. Aged 34 year-. 

Denver, Col December 10, 1911. 

Yalora. Josephine, one-time actress. Elmira. 

NY., January 4. 
Van Winkle, Asa T., musician. Aged 68 years. 

Montclair, N J., January 25. 
Vernon, Mrs. (Inez Jolinet), former violinist. 

Aeed ?,0. New York. July 22. 
Vincent. Eva. actress. Aged 05 years. New 

York. December 10. 1914. 
Vc.orles. Charles Calvin ;.ctor Aged 23 

Kankakee. 

Wagner, Joseph, manager. Philadelphia, Pa.. 

March 1. 
Wa'cott. Julia (Mrs. Otis Crandall), actress 

Aged 70. Chicago, 
Waldron, Isabel, actress. Jamaica. L.I., July 

21. 
Walker. John P.. 'ecturer, Chicago, January 
Walker, Nellie, vaudeville performer. Aged 25 

Boston. October 15. 
Walsh Blanche, actress. Aged 42. Cleveland, 

October 31. 
Walters, Nellie (Mrs. Barry O'Neil). actr.-.-. 

New York, November 21. 
Washbarn, Rena (Mrs. Paul Ahlgrin). actress. 

Cleveland, 0., February 3. 
Watson, Bob, acrobat. Aged 50 years. Brook- 
lyn, New York, January 7. 
Watson, Sam, actor. Trenton, N.J., April 10. 
Way, Jeannette (Mrs. Carl 0. Way). Syra 

cuse, N.Y., April 13. 
Webster, Howard A., musical director. Aged 

34. Reading, Pa., April 4. 
Weeks, Frank Marven, actor. Aged 38 years. 

Resburg, Ida., December 26, 1914. 






A MER1C. 1 N OBITUARY. 



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Weigand, Chas. P. r theatrical manager. Aged 

68. New York, January 26. 
Welby, Jake B., old-time minstrel. Chicago, 

111., April 21. 
Welch, George, actor. Aged 21. Fall River, 

Mass. October 11. 
Welsh, Mrs. Josephine Valland (Valora), 

actress. Elmira, New York, January 5. 
Welch, Mrs. S. M. Aged 68. Fall River, Mass., 

September 2. 
Weston, Marie, actress. New York, December 

18, 1914. 
Weyrick, J. Veck, stage manager. Brooklyn, 

New York, March 7. 
Whalley, Mrs. A. S., musician. Chicago, Sep- 
tember 19. 
Wheat, Leo P., musician and composer. Aged 

74. Washington, D.C., March 25. 
White, Frank, lion tamer. Olive Hill, Ky., 

April 26. 
Whitton, Joseph M. B., theatrical manager. 

Aged 88. Stamford, Conn., July 11. 
Whyte, Charles P., manager. Aged 42 years. 

Chicago, March 1. 
Wilder, Marshall P., humorist. Aged 55 years. 

St. Paul, January 10. 
Wilson, Leonora, actress. Williamsport, Pa., 

September 21. 
Wilson, Mrs. Francis (Myra Barrie), former 

operatic singer. New York, November 18. 



Wilstach, Claxton, theatrical manager. Aged 

48. April 2C. 
Williams, Charles B., veteran actor. Aged 86. 

Louisville, Ky., August 17. 

Williams, Gus, comedian. Yonkers, January 

15. 
Williams, James (James B. Leweek), actor. 

Aged 64 years. New York, January 19. 
Williams, Warren, stage manager. EIso Paso, 

lex., January 27. 
Wineyard, Ruth, actress. Denver, Col., July 17. 
Witt. Margaret, vaudeville actress. Aged 36. 

Kingsbridge, N.Y., July 6. 
Woodthrope, Bud, actor. Aged 50. East 

Saginaw, Mich., April 8. 
Wright, John D., actor. Aged 32 years. Dun- 
more, Pa., December 15, 1914. 
Wright, George W., actor. Toledo, 0., Septcii- 

ber 9. 
Wright, Mrs Leo. W. (Pearl La Rue), dancer. 

Philadelphia, November 16. 



Young, Frank, actor, 
la., March 30. 



Aged 55. Buck Grove, 



Zitterbart, Professor Fidelis, musician and 
composer. Aged 71. Pittsburg, Pa., August 
30. 




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THE STAGE YEAR KOOK. 



INDEX TO LEGAL CASES. 



Plaintiff. 



Anderson 

Barnes 



Brammall 

Brough 

Buckmaster 

Carr 

Cleveland 

Collins 

rell 

Cox 

Dallender 

Day 

Day anil another 

Dickson 

Edwardes 

Eugene 

Foss 

Funston 

Gardom 

Gatti 

Golders Green Amuse 

ment Co. 
G;ynn 

Grimsby Palace 

Grattan 

Halcroft 

Hall and others 

Halsey and Peckham 
Helles 

Hunter 

Kalisky 

Kerfoot 

Bang 

Kinu Juveniles .... 

Kunvng 

Lloyd 

London & Provincial 
h lectric Theatres 

McKay 

Melrose 

Middlesex Council . . 

Moss Empires 

Norris 

Norris 

O Gorman 

Parker 

Peskin (Pelton) 

Plews 

Poi ter 

Roberts 

Variety Theatres Con- 
trolling 

V.B.O 

Victoria 

Viotorine and Venelli 

Wagner 

Wheeler 

Williams 



Defendant. 



Hymao 

Attack 

Clensy 

L- ndon Opera House 
Manchester Tivoli . . 

London Mail 

Collins 

Pepi 

Preston Empire 

Yanghan 

Coulson 



Baxter and Bovd 
Dillon (Lloyd) ... 
Perry Twins 



Sheffield Tivoli, Ltd 

Hallam 

Carpenter 

Elson 

Pearson 

Carlton 

Porteous 

Relph 



Western Feature 

Film Co. 

Merson 

Edelsten 

West End Playhouse 

de Bruyn 

Lowenfeld 

M;ut,-ateKendezvous, 

Ltd. 
Farren and Crispi . . 
Shoreditch Empire.. 
Dublin Theatre Co.* 
Boyd and another . . 

King 

Rolls 

Charing Cross Kine- 
matograph Theatre 
London County 

Council 
Regent Salford, Ltd. 
Granville Theatre of 

Varieties 
North Metropolitan 

Theatres 

Bard 

Central Railway Co. 

Dougias 

Edelsten and another 
Keith, Prowse & Co. 

Rav Brothers 

Elderton 

Pryor 

Rogers 

Hedges Brothers and 

Jacobson 

Blisa 

Moss Empires, Ltd. . 

Pelton 

Sweet 

Victoria 

Moss Empires 



Date. 



November 16. . . . 
November 3 . . . . 
November 17. . . . 

Januarv 15 

March 2J 

January 12 

January 15 

June 16 

January P 

December 20.... 
February 4 nnd 

April 16 
December 3 
November 9 
February 11 



February 11 . 
March 12 and 

July 14 

October 14 . .. 
March 11 ... 
November 24 . 

July 2 

March 4 



November 5 . 

Feb. 11 & Nov 
December 3 
December 30 
December 14 
November 29 
December 14 



March 23 . 
October 28 . 
January 28. 
June 24 ... 
October 6 . 
February 11 
April 14 ... 



23 



11 



Nature of Case. 



January 26 and 
February 22 

April 27 

September 27 . . 

February 1 



29 



September 22 
June 18 & Oct 
June 16 .... 

May 14 

February 12 
November ]8 
December 14 
January 28 . . 
February 17 
February 18 



February 25 
November 8 
December 16 
Nov mler26 
January 15 . 
April 16 & May 20 



Breach of contract 

Alleged malicious prosecution 

Breach of agreement 

Appointing a receiver 

Breach of contract 

Libel 

Claim for salary 

Alleged breach of contract 

Brench of contract 

Claim against an agent 

Accident in a theatre. Management's 
negligence 

Absence from rehearsal 

Claim for commission 

Agent's commission. Ch»nge of man- 
agement 

Breach of contract 

Alleged breach of contract 

Breach of contract 

Production of " Account Rendered." 

A HI ellous screen advertisement 

Payment fornighis out 

Reproduction of "Kick in " 

Breach of contract 

Alleged kinematograph infringement 

of novel 
Breach of contract 
" Buying a Gun " in America 
Occupancy and possession 
Claim for salary 

Rent of the Prince of Wales's tiieatr 
Breach of contract 

Alleged infringement of copyright 
Ejection from a music hall 
Claim in respect of personal injuries 
Claim for damages for injuries 
Insufficient notice of closing 
Claim for salary 
Libellous poster 

Kinema licenses and German share- 
holders 
Breach of contract 
Alleged breach of contract 

Sunday opening of cinemas 

Injunction 

Damage to theatrical properties 

Leaving without notice 

Negligence of agent 

Musician's claim for salary 

Copyright in a revue 

lossession of a theatre 

Payment for scenery 

Slander 

Breach of contract 

Split commission 
Transfer of dates 
Breach of contract 
Breach of contract 
Claim for commissio 
Claim for salary 



PROSECUTIONS. 



Name. 


Date. 


Nature of Case. 


Bellian, Walter 




Improper songs at a music hall 
False pretences 




March 2 






False preti nces 




July 21 


Conducting a lottery. Giving away postal order 









AN. 



LEGAL CASES OF THE YEAR. 



181 



LEGAL CASES OF THE YEAR. 

JANUARY] 



BUCKMASTER v. THE "LONDON MAIL »»- 
ACTION FOR LIBEL-MISS GLADYS 
COOPER OBTAINS VERDICT FOR 
£1,200. 

Before the Lord Chief Justice and a special 

jury, in the King's Bench Division, Mrs. 

12 H. J. Buckmaster (Miss Gladys Cooper) 

sued the London Mail and the printers, 

Messrs. Walbrook, Limited for libel. 

Miss Cooper complained of a paragraph 
which appeared in the paper on July 11, 1914 
alleging that oy innuendo it suggested that 
divorce proceedings were being brought 
against her. The defence was that the para- 
graph, in which no name appeared, did not 
refer to her at all 

Plaintiff was represented by Sir F. Low, 
K.C., and Mr. H. A. McCardie; the London 
Mail, Limited, by Mr. Rigby Swift, K.C., and 
Mr. F. Temple Barrington-Ward; and Messrs. 
Walbrook by Mr. Vacheli, K.C., and Mr. H. M. 
Giveen. 

Sir F. Low stated, in his opening, that 
during a period of some eighteen months 
some person or persons circulated rumours 
about her which were as baseless as they were 
defamatory. In 1908 she became engaged to 
Mr. Buckmaster. The engagement was a short 
one, and as he r near relatives thought it un- 
wise she should be married so young they op- 
posed the marriage. Notwithstanding this ob 
jection, Miss Cooper determined to get mar 
ried, and the marriage took place at St. 
George's, Hanover Square. 

Among the actors with whom she had been 
piominently associated was Mr. Dennis Eadie. 
Amongst her other friends was Mr. Gustav 
Hamel, who unfortunately met his death wh:le 
Tying. The rumours set afloat coupled her 
\< ith both these gentlemen. Sometimes they 
took the form of suggesting that her husband 
was bringing divorce proceedings against her. 
and that they were to be the co-respondents 

With a view to stopping them, she had 
pl-otographs taken of herself, her husband, and 
her little daughter, hoping they would show 
that at the time these statements were being 
irade she was living with her husband in the 
most amicable domestic relationship. That 
was the state of things in July, 1914, when the 
matter came to be taken up by the London 
Mail. In the issue of July 11, 1914. there ap- 
peared on the cover a number of paragraphs 
under the head-line " You must read," also 
the motto, " We buy the truth." Inside was 
th- following paragraph, preceded by the woTd 
" Hush " :— 

Heaven and earth are being moved, in 
the popular phrase, to hold in check a 
scandal of theatreland, which looms daily 
more threatening. J cannot obviously say 
more at present than that you all know and 
admire the lady, ditto the man in the case. 
A second name, that of a man since tragi- 
cally gone, is also mentioned, but will, I 
earnestly hope, be struck from the suit 



should it cunu on. Despite the publication 
of pictures show ing complete domestic bliss, 
hhe was never really happily wed, which was 
entirely her own fault, inasmuch as she 
rushed to the registry oflice against the 
advice of all. As for the prospective co-re- 
spondent, well — his marriage was ludicrous. 
The defamatory character of this paragraph, 
submitted counsel, could not be disputed. The 
only defence put forward was that it did not 
apply to Miss Gladys Cooper. That this para- 
graph applied to Miss Cooper he did not think 
the jury would have any doubt at all, in view 
o! the rumours that were being circulated 
and the circulation of the photograph he had 
mentioned. 

Miss Gladys Cooper, giving evidence, said 
she was married in 1908, after a short engage- 
ment, at the age of nineteen, to Mr. Buck- 
master, at St. George's, Hanover Square. Her 
married life had been perfectly happy. 

She had acted with Mr. Dennis Eadie, and 
had been friendly with Mr. Hamel. She had 
lunched with both, with her husband's know- 
ledge. 

Mr. McCardie informed the Court that when 
the writ was issued by the plaintiff the de- 
fendants issued an apology, in which they 
said they did not for a moment intend the 
alleged libel to refer to Miss Cooper. 

In reply to Mr. Kigby Swift, the plaintiff 
agreed that she issued the writ before the 
London Mail had time to apologise or make 
a statement. 

Going through the various sentences in the 
alleged libel, Mr. Rigby Swift said there were 
more tragic deaths than that of Mr. Hamel 
in the early part of 1914. There was the 
sinking of the " Empress of Ireland," with 
many theatrical people on board, so that the 
alleged libel may have referred to somebody 
on board the liner. 

Mr. Dennis Eadie said he had acted in a 
number of pieces with the plaintiff. He saw 
the paragraph, and considered that it referred 
to Miss Cooper. He had not the slightest 
doubt of it. There was not a word of truth In 
the allegations made in the paragraph. 

Sir Frederick Low, addressing the jury, char- 
acterised the action of the defendants in print- 
ing such stuff as this as " a detestable and out- 
rageous way of conducting a journal." 

Mr. Rigby Swift, for the defence, called no 
witnesses, and argued that no reasonable per- 
son could connect the plaintiff's name with 
the paragraph. 

The Lord Chief Justice, in his summing up, 
said that if the person who wrote the para- 
graph wished to establish that he had not Miss 
Cooper in his mind, then it was open to him to 
come into the witness-box and prove it. No 
one who penned libels was to be allowed to 
shelter himself behind his counsel if it was 
necessary for him to show, or if he wished to 
show, he did not in fact mean a certain per- 
son. The question for the jury was, Were they 
of opinion reasonable and sensible people might 



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Jan. 



■ •pinion ih.it this article re 
Urrcd to plaintiff? 

The jury returned a verdict for plaintiff, and 
wiectinnd the dam £1,200. Judgment 

was entered accordingly, \\ itii o 



insidered that tbe plaintiffs uiu=t bare 
m> lament for the amount claimed. 

Judgment was entered accordingly, with 
costs. 



COLLINS v. PRESTON EMPIRE-DAMAGES 

FOR BREACH OF AGREEMENT. 

Before Judge Woodfall, in the Westminster 

County Court, Messrs, Will Collins and 

12 Co., agents, claimed i~i Se. Bd. from tbe 

proprietors of the l'reston Empire, 

damages for alleged breach of agreement. 

Mr. Ronald Smith was counsel for the plain- 
tiffs, and Mr. Palmer represented the defen- 

'l;tlit -. 

Mr. Smith said tliat on March 28. 1913, a 
Mr. Henry Carlton was engaged by the plain- 
tiffs as general booking manager. Shortly 
ards Mr. Carlton told the plaintiffs that 
he could obtain for them the sole agency for 
the defendants' tlieatre. Some discussion took 
place, and it was decided that Messrs. Collins 
would accept the agency, all profits to go 
through the books of the firm in the same 
way that the plaintiffs carried on other busi- 
Mr. Carlton accordingly booked artists 
for the defendants' theatre, the arrangement 
being that out of the usual 10 per cent, com- 
mission deducted from the salaries paid the 
defendants were to deduct ZJ per cent, for 
themselves and forward T\ per cent, to the 
plaintiffs, who, in turn, paid Mr. Carlton 
2^ per cent., in addition to his salary. In 
August last some dispute arose between Mr. 
Carlton and Messrs. Collins, which, it was 
understood, formed the ground of another 
action quite apart from the present one. When 
the dispute arose it became necessary for 
Messrs. Collins to inform the defendants that 
Mr. Carlton no longer represented their firm, 
and that it would be unnecessary to pay Mr. 
Carlton commission. That notice was given 
on September 4, and other similar intimations 
were sent through the post by the plaintiffs' 
solicitors, with full details as to the artists 
booked from week to week, but the defendants 
did not vouchsafe an answer, and hence the 
present action. 

His Honour said it had been shown that the 
defendants undertook to deduct 10 per cent, 
from the artists' salaries, and retain 2\ per 
cent, as their own reward. They had then up 
to a certain date been in the habit of handing 
over the remainder of tlie commission to the 
plaintiffs. Were the plaintiffs tne sole agent* 
for the Preston Empire? It was not contra 
dieted. Mr. Collins had sworn it, and his evi- 
dence had been corroborated. The action was 
an important one, involving difficult points of 
law. As to the question of whether the plain- 
tiffs were entitled by contract, he thought they 
were. He did not know whether the agreement 
to act solely was in writing or not, but there 
clearly was an agreement between the parties, 
and when an engagement was secured by some 
person other than the plaintiffs, the commis- 
sion, in his opinion, should have been paid to 
the plaintiffs. Another action was pending in 
which the same point would not arise, and he 
was not called upon to deal with that. With 
regard to the present action, he had come to 
the conclusion, looking at all the circumstances, 
that the plaintiffs were entitled to recover. He 
did not know whether the items were admitted, 
otherwise the parties must agree to the amount. 
The plaintiffs must give the defendants credit 
for 2J per cent., and he thought it would be 
well to credit the defendants with the half 
commission which had been paid in since the 
action was brought by Mr. Carleton. As to 
tba merits of the case as between Mr. Carleton 
r*4 Messrs. Collins, he knew nothing. Other- 



BRAMMALL v. LONDON OPERA HOUSE- 
DISPUTE RE "ALADDIN" PROFITS. 

In the Chancery Division, before Mr. Justice 
Asthury. Mr. Humphrey Ellis Brammall, 
15 uotil recently the director-general of the 
Aladdin pantomime produced al the Lon- 
don Opera House on Christmas Eve, asked I"! 
the appointment, pending trial of the action, 
of a receiver and manager to look after his 
pecuniary interests created under two agree- 
meats. Mr. Frank Kussell, K.C., and Mr. H. 
Simmons appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Ben- 
nett for defendants. 

Mr. Kussell stated that originally it had 
been hoped to secure the option of a panto- 
mime from Mr. Oscar Barrett, and at that time, 
on November 17, an agreement was entered into 
between plaintiff and the company who held 
the license whereby plaintiff was engaged ;ts 
director-general, with instructions not to 
engage any artist at more than £10 a week, 
or make any vital change in the production, 
without the authority of the directors. Mr. 
Barrett was to supply the scenery, and the 
pantomime was to be known as " Humphrey 
Brammall's Pantomime." It was found im- 
possible to get a pantomime from Mr. Barrett, 
so on December 18 a second agreement was en- 
tered into with Mr. Brammall to this effect:— 
In consideration of the production by you 
of the pantomime Aladdin at the above 
theatre, we agree to pay you a minimum 
sum of £750 and 15 per cent, on the gross 
takings, with a maximum altogether, includ- 
ing the £750, of £1,250, the said sum of 
£750 to be paid £250 down, £250 out of the 
first week's takings, and £250 out of the 
second w r eek's takings. 

The last two sums of £250, said counsel, had 
been paid by bills of exchange, which bad 
been dishonoured. Mr. Brammall was to pro- 
vide all necessary scenery other than that 
already at the theatre, as well as dresses, 
shoes, tights, etc. 

The pantomime was duly produced on Christ- 
mas Eve, and shortly afterwards the chairman 
of the company interfered with plaintiff in 
his management. Thereupon Mr. Brammall 
wrote protesting, and adding that if the powers 
conf^red upon him continued to be usurped 
he should take such steps as, while they might 
he detrimental to himself, would assuredly be 
detrimental to the chairman. Other disputes 
arose, mainly about plaintiff insisting upon 
having the accounts checked at the theatre, 
instead of, as was proposed, the registered 
office of the company in Pall Mall. On January 
2 plaintiff received an intimation that the 
board had passed a resolution removing him 
from his office in view of his " unjustifiable 
verbal threats to stop the performance," and 
stating that arrangement* would be made to 
prevent him entering the building. That, sub- 
mitted counsel, was a direct violation of the 
agreement. Subject to the question to be 
decided at the trial as to who was right and 
who was wrong, Mr. Brammall desired that his 
pecuniary interests should be kept in medio. 

The case for defendants was that plaintiff 
had unsatisfactorily produced the pantomime, 
the dresses and scenery being neither suitable 
nor proper. Yet defendants were advertising 
the pantomime as the " most gorgeous and 
magnificent spectacle the world had ever seen." 
He submitted that plaintiff was entitled to 
have a receiver appointed in respect to the 
gross takings up to £1,250. According to his 
evidence the gross takings were for the week 
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would bo entitled to £'225— and lor the wick 
lading January 9 XI, 300, which entitled him to 
iiyo. 

Under tie terms of agreement plaintiff was 
also entitled to 40 pec cent, of the net profits. 
He was entitled to know that the pantomime 
was being properly conducted. His case was 
that it was being wastefully conducted, and ho 
therefore asked that the receiver should be 
manager as well. 

The chairman of the company, in his affi- 
davit, said that Mr. Brammall had not pro- 
duced scenery on which he said he had spent 
hundreds of gounds, and that he had been " re- 
moved " for refusing to obey orders and 
threatening to close the theatre and smash up 
everything unless he received a certain sum. 
He had received commission from artists. 

In reply to this was an affidavit by Mr. Bram- 
mall denying the statements generally. Be did 
not refuse to obey orders; he had no orders, 
as the directors, being inexperienced men, were 
unable to give him orders. Be denied in- 
capacity, stating that he had had twenty-five 
years' experience of theatre proprietorship and 
pantomime production, and had produced five 
pantomimes at the Crystal Palace. He had 
not received any commission from artists. 

Mr. Rothesay, plaintiff's private secretary, 
stated in an affidavit that it was contrary to 
practice to interfere with theatre managers, 
and that in this case the interference was un- 
necessary. Mr. Brammall personally chose 700 
performers. 

The master stage carpenter said plaintiff was 
a capable and efficient organiser of panto- 
mimes. 

Mr. Bennett read affidavits in reply. 

In these it was alleged that plaintiff had 
engaged some absolutely incapable artists ; that 
he threatened to strike one of the directors; 
that he caused the theatre office to be broken 
into, and Bow Street pollice were called in ; 
and that he gave directions in such a " mad- 
manlike manner " that artists refused to carry 
tlhem out. 

Mr. Bennett finally submitted that there was 
no case for the appointment of a receiver. 
The pantomime programme showed that plain- 
tiff had not produced all the scenery he al- 
leged he had obtained, so he was asking the 
Court to compel defendants, before they re- 
ceived the goods, to pay the purchase price, 
riaintiff had only obtained scenery for a 
cave, which could not be lighted. De- 
fendants claimed to have put £4,000 into the 
pantomime. The first agreement was a meTe 
contract for services, and the Court would not 
surely decree specific performance upon that. 
As to the second contract, his submission was 
that plaintiff had not fulfilled it. 

In the result his Lordship directed the ap- 
pointment of a receiver to see that 15 per cent, 
of the takings which plaintiff claimed was 
kept in meddo, on the understanding that the 
case would be set down for trial as speedily as 
possible, the costs to be costs in the action. 



WHEELER v. VICTORIA. - CLAIM FOR 
COMMISSION. 

Miss Vesta Victoria was the defendant in a 

case which came before Judge Woodfall 

1 5 in the Westminster County Court. She 

was sued by Wheeler's Variety Agency, 

Ltd., for £14 alleged to be due for commission 

in respect of engagements obtained for her 

by the plaintiffs at Swansea and Newport. 

Mr. Chas. Doughty was counsel for the plain- 
tiffs, and Mr. A. J. Willis represented the 
defendant. 

Mr Doughty said the claim arose out of 
engagements obtained for the defendant jn 
April and May, 1914. Miss Vesta Victoria had 
a contract with Moss' Empires, but this was 
broken off through a dispute between the 



parties and resulted in an action in the Law 
Courts in connection with which the jury 
awarded Miss Victoria the substantial sum of 
£1,GU0 damages. The contract with Moss' Em- 
pires was dated July, 11)11, and the dispute 
arose out of Miss Vesta Victoria not having put 
m an appearance at rehearsals. It was sug- 
gested in that action that it was imperative 
that the lady should attend a rehearsal before 
commencing appearance at a theatre, but after 
hearing the evidence the jury overruled this 
contention. This, however, counsel maintained 
had nothing to do with the contract as affecting 
the plaintiffs, who had secured engagements for 
her and were entitled to other commission 
whether she appeared or not. In a written 
document, signed by the deiendant, she agreed 
to pay 5 per cent, of her earnings to the 
plaintiffs .for the two particular engagements 
in reference to which the present action was 
taken. 

Mr. Willis said it would be seen from the 
correspondence that the commission was not 
due to the plaintiffs until the defendant had 
received her salary. Owing to the dispute with 
Moss' Empires, the lady did not carry out these 
two particular engagements, and her non- 
appearance was through no fault of her own. 
Therefore, he contended, the plaintiffs had no 
right to succeed. At the action in the Law 
Courts the jury awarded Miss Vesta Victoria 
£1,600 damages for breach of contract against 
Moss' Empires, and if it was now held that the 
defendant was liable to pay commission to the 
plaintiffs, there would be many other claims 
probably hanging on the decision. Miss Vesta 
Victoria was to be paid under the contract 
£149 per week. There came a time, however 
when Moss' Empires broke the contract and re- 
fused to allow the lady to perform. The 
result was that she was precluded from receiv- 
ing the salary which she would otherwise have 
received. She then brought the action against 
Moss' Empires, in which she succeeded. Cor- 
respondence ensued between the parties to the 
present action, and in a letter to the plaintiffs 
written on behalf of the defendant, the former 
were reminded of the rule, " No play, no pay " 
which affected artists and agents alike, and 
the plaintiffs were told that they were not 
entitled to commission on engagements until 
the artists had been paid their salaries by the 
management. In reply a letter was received 
from the plaintiffs in which they maintained 
that the non-performance of Miss Victoria 
through the dispute with Moss' Empires did 
not exempt the defendant from payment of 
commission to the plaintiffs under their agree- 
ment. Counsel maintained that the opposite 
was the case, inasmuch as Miss Victoria failed 
to perform through no fault of her own, and 
that although the jury in her action against 
Moss Empires awarded her £1,000 damages, she 
would, had her contract been fully carried 'out 
have earned £2,240. 

The Judge asked whether the contract 
entered into with Mos-s' Empires in 1911 in- 
cluded the two engagements which gave rise to 
the present action. 

Mr. Willis replied that they did, and said he 
did not think that being the case that anyone 
could argue that the lady had broken her con- 
tract. Moreover, he might say that since in- 

? U f^ 8 ^ 5 een set afoc>t ;t "ad been estab- 
lished that the plaintiffs were not registered 
as a company until January, 1913, so that tin 
company did not come into existence until sub- 
sequent to the contract being made with 
Moss' Empires in 1911. 

The Judge said that was a most essential 
point, and if it could be established it would 
materially affect the issue. He asked Mr 
Doughty what he had to say on the subject.' 

Mr. Doughty, after a brief consultation with 
the solicitor instructing him, said he would ask 



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u.'ve t-> amend the particular* as to tbe 

partnership. 

Eta Honour said lio could not do that then. 
Under the circumstances ho must non-suit the 
plaintiffs with costs. 



CARR v. COLLINS-ACTOR'S CLAIM 
AGAINST VARIETY AGENT. 

This was an action for salary alleged to be 
duo, brought by Mr. Carr, an actor, 
1 5 Mr. Will Collins, theatrical agent, 

and heard in the Westminster County 
Court. . .,_ 

Mr C. Doughty was counsel for the plaintiff, 
and Mr. Brandon appeared for the defendant. 
Mr. Doughty said the planum was engaged 
bj the defendant for the whole of the year 
1914 to plav the principal part in a sketch 
entitled The Redheads in various parts of the 
country. His sa'ary as the "star" turn was 
to be £10 per week, payable weekly. Ihe 
plaintiff continued for a lengthy period to play 
under that contract and to give every satis- 
faction, and the only point in dispute was 
as to the number of week; the defendants 
had the right to order him to "stand down' 
or abstain from performing during the period 
covered by the contract. The War came into 
the dispute, for it affected, as was generally 
known, theat-ical business throughout the 
whole country. Under the contract the de- 
fendants alleged that they were entitled to 
call upon the plaintiff to stand down for 
ten weeks. The commuiJcation was sent out 
to the effect that, the War being likely to 
affect business seriously, a reduction of salaries 
misht become necessary. The plaintiff fell in 
with this vie.v to some extent, but on October 
17 the defendant wrote to Mr. Carr saying 
that it was necessary to give him a fortnight a 
notice, though he regretted having to part 
with him, and that the step was only ren- 
dered necessary by the national crisis, which 
made it compulsory to cut down expenses. 
That notice, said counsel, expired on October 
31. Up to that time the plaintiff had only 
stood down four weeks, so that under the 
contract six weeks' salary was due to trm, 
and it was for that amount that he now sued. 
Mr. Brandon submitted that the plaintiff 
had made out no case. He eould have made 
more money than he was getting from tne 
defendants durins the time he was put tem- 
porarily out, but he did not try to get engage- 
ments, going instead to America on what he 
described as a holiday run 

Mr. Sidnev Blow, a member of the defendant 

firm, said it was not true that from July 27 

to August 4 they stood the plaintiff down. 

The reason he did not play that week was 

because his wife was not well, and the plain- 

til he would himself like a holiday alter 

! Laying for many weeks continuously a very 

exhausting part, " He also said he had thought 

of baking his wife to Switzerland, but as the 

company was going to Margate he would take 

wife there. 

Counsel: We know the Aberdeen engagement 

was cancelled owing to the War. 

With regard to Southampton, the plaintiff 
vivs von stopped him peiforming?— I visited 
him in bed, and he was spitting blood, and 
bis doctor, who was at the bedside, said: 
• Mr Blow, It will be very much better if 
Mr. Carr does not play." It was then sug- 
gested that Mr. Carr should go to Bourne- 
mouth for the benefit of his health. 

utiff recalled, said he remembered tho 
occasion when he was in bed spitting blood, 
l.ut to the best of his recollection the doctor 
did not say it was inadvisable for him to 
piay. 



After hearing arguments of counsel, his 
I onour gave judgment for plaintiff for £52 10s. 
and costs. 



LONDON AND PROVINCIAL ELECTRIC 
THEATRES CO., LTD., V. THE LONDON 
COUNTY COUNCIL-CINEMA LICENSES 
AND GERMAN SHAREHOLDERS. 

In the Divisional Court, before Mr. Justice 
Ridley and Mr. Justice Atkin, Sir Ed- 
2 6 ward Carson, K.C., with whom was Mr. 
Walter Frampton, applied ex parte for a 
rule nisi for a mandamus directing the London 
County Council to hear and determine appli- 
cations for the renewals of licenses for music 
and cinematograph performances. The case 
was that the Council had this year re: 
to renew the licenses on the ground that the 
main body of the shareholders were enemy 
aliens. The company was a registered British 
company, with an office in London, and when 
the prospectus was issued 152 British subjects 
applied ior and got 10,511 shares. The far 
larger number of shares, however, were applied 
for and procured by German subjects. The 
licenses stood, as regarded the music licenses, 
in the name of Mr. Redfern, the manager of 
the company, who was, and always had been, 
a British subject. All the employees, some 
200 in number, were also British subjects. 
Before the outbreak of war there were six 
directors, three British and three Germans, 
but when the war broke out the latter ceased 
to act, and the business had been carried on 
by the English directors. Further, a gentle- 
man had been appointed who intercepted any 
dividends which would go to enemy aliens. 

The London County Council, said counsel, 
seemed to have decided these licenses purely 
on the question of the constitution of the com- 
pany. They required the manager to supply a 
copy of his birth certificate and the addresses 
and particulars of nationality of the employees, 
and this request was complied with. The re- 
newals were refused, and counsel suggested 
that there was a beforehand determination 
by the Council to go into the question of the 
constitution of the company. That, he con- 
tended, was not their function. The entity 
was a British entity, and they had no right to 
entertain such an objection. Sir Edward Car- 
son continued there was a pre-determination 
by the London County Council to consider 
merely the question of the constitution of the 
company, and by whom the shares were held. 
This, taken as a matter of policy, apart from 
law, was narrow-minded. It hit the British 
shareholders and employees. It was not pre- 
tended that anything went to the enemy. 
The Public Trustee received the dividends and 
kept them until the war was over, and they 
would be here to be dealt with in in such a 
way as was thought satisfactory by the Govern- 
ment for liquidating German debts. It would 
be so much in hand against whatever the Ger- 
mans might do. (Laughter.) Why that should 
be supposed to militate against the interests 
of our country he cotfld not conceive. There 
was no impropriety alleged against the com- 
pany or the way in which it had been managed. 

Their lord'hips granted the rule asked for, 
and directed that the hearing of the matter 
should be expedited 



PORTER v. PRYOR.-CLAIM FOR PAY- 
MENT FOR SCENERY-FIASCO AT 
SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE. 

An action was brought before Mr. Justice 
Coleridge in the King's Bench Division, 
2 8 when Messrs. G. Porter and Co., scenic 
artists, sued Mr. Frank B. Pryor, trad- 
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for a balance and price of goods sold and de- 
livered. • 

Mr. H. Maddocks appeared for the plaintiff, 
and Mr. C. Wertheimer for the defendant. 

In opening the case for the plaintiff, 
counsel observed that the claim -was for £50, 
the balance and price of goods sold and de- 
livered, consisting of properties and scenery. 
The defendant admitted that the scenery 
was supplied, and admitted that there was 
an estimate given to a person, Cadman, then 
manager to the defendant. They further 
submitted that the scenery was not delivered 
in accordance with the contract, and was use- 
less, and raised a counter-claim. The plain- 
tiff was a dealer in scenery and the defen- 
dant was the producer of a revue written by 
Mr. Cadman for production at the Shep- 
herd's Bush Empire. Early in November, 
1913, a Mr. Simons, on behalf of the 
plaintiff, interviewed Mr. Cadman, who 
asked for an estimate for supplying the 
properties and scenery for his revue. 
Subsequently the plaintiff submitted an 
estimate at £90. The defendant, through 
Mr. Cadman accepted the estimate, and 
had other property to the value of £5. 
The defendant paid £45 on account and 
left the balance of £50. The order was 
given on November 24, and three days later 
the defendant told the plaintiff that he 
wanted the scenery for a revue at the Shep- 
herd's Bush Empire for December 1, which al- 
lowed the plaintiff under seven days to com- 
plete the order. When the order was first given 
no stipulation was made as to when the order 
was to be completed. The properties were 
delivered on November 30, and the scenery 
was delivered on December 1 at Shepherd's 
Bush Empire in time for the first performance 
of the revue. Owing to the short notice given 
to the plaintiff only one coat of paint had 
been put on, and it did not dry in time 
enough to put the gold paint on. The plain- 
tiff, however, agreed to put the second coat 
of paint on afterwards. The scenery was used 
for the first performance, and scenery be- 
longing to the Empire was used for the 
second performance. The whole revue was a 
fiasco, because there was no proper rehearsal, 
and the artists were all " in the air." The 
revue only saw light for the one week, and 
then it was taken off and rewritten. The 
plaintiff went to see the defendant, and told 
him he was willing to put another coat of 
paint on the scenery. The plaintiff was not 
allowed to put the second coat of paint on. 
The defendant made a counter-claim for over 
£150. 

Mr. Wertheimer, for the defendants, sub- 
mitted that the scenery and properties were 
not in accordance with the contract, and they 
raised a counter-claim for over £150. For the 
production of the revue at the Shepherd's 
Bush Empire the defendants were to receive 
£150, but the management deducted £fi0 and 
on'.y paid them £90. They claimed also th" £45 
which had been paid on account and £15 for 
breach of contract. The scenery did not 
arrive at the Empire until six o'clock on the 
n>eht of production, and it was so badly done 
that the management would not allow" them 
to use it. 

In giving judgment his lordship said he 
was satisfied that the order was given for the 
work. When the parties came to the agree- 
ment about the scenery he thought either 
6ide were a little backward in putting forward 
their demands in fear of the bargain not 
coming off. It was quite clear that the goods 
were accented on December 1. 

Judgment was given for the plaintiff for £45 
with costs, and £5 was awarded the defendant 
as a set-off. 



KERFOOT v. DUBLIN THEATRE CO.— 
"WILD AUSTRALIA" SHOW. 

At the City Bessions, before the Right Hon. 
the Recorder of Dublin, Patrick Kerfoot, 

2 8 aged 16 years, sueing by his mother, 
brought an action against the Dublin 

Theatre Company (Theatre Royal) to recover 

£")0 for personal injuries sustained by him on 
the stage of the Royal through the negligence, 
as he alleged, of the defendant company'6 ser- 
vants. 

The plaintiff stated in evidence that he was 
a newsboy, and that he and a number of lads 
like him were asked into the theatre by the 
stage door on the evening of November 13 
by Mr. Senior, an official of the theatre. It 
was publicly announced that e- silver medal 
would be given to the person who could keep 
on the back of a mule on the stage for any 
length of time, and that £1 would be given 
to the person who could hold on to the back 
of a pony, these animals being part of what 
was called " A Wild Australian Show." He 
mounted the mule on the stage, but he was 
instantly thrown. He was not hurt. He went 
over to the corner of the stage, where he in- 
tended to wait and see who won the medal. 
There was a pony there, and a man who had it 
by the neck stumbled accidentally against 
him (witness) and knocked him down. While 
on the floor the pony trod on his arm and 
fractured it. He was taken to Mercer's Hos- 
pital, and two operations were performed on 
the broken arm. 

For the defendant company it was stated 
that the boy had not been invited into the 
theatre, and that if he came he came at his 
own risk. A queue of boys stood at the stage 
door eager to have a try at earning either the 
medal or the £1. The theatre company had 
no responsibility for the presence of the boy 
on the stage. Instead of its being a " wild " 
show, the animals were as tame as they could 
possibly be 

The Recorder said the action was wholly 
unsustainable in point of law, and he dismissed 
it. 



FEBRUARY. 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COUNCIL v. NORTH 

METROPOLITAN THEATRES — SUNDAY 

OPENING AND NON-FLAM FILMS— TEST 

CASE IN THE DIVISIONAL COURT. 

In the Divisional Court, Justices Ridley, 
Bray, and Atkin had before them an 

1 appeal by an officer of the Middlesex 

County Council from the decision of the 

Tottenham magistrates in proceedings taken 

against the North Metropolitan Theatres, 

Limited. 

The company owned a picture palace in High 
Road. Tottenham, known as the Canadian 
Rink Cinema, and the case against them was 
that they had orte-ned it on Sund-av^ in August 
and September, 1914, in contravention of a con- 
demn on which their licence was granted. The 
magistrates held that no offence had h»en com- 
muted, and. at the request of the Middlesex 
Conn-v Council, they stated a case for the 
cp'nion of the Hi eh Court 

Mr. Disturnal, K.C.. on behalf of the coun- 
cil, argued tbat a penalty should have i een 
imposed. In exercise of their nowers under 
section 2. sub-section 1 of the Cinematograph 
Act. he said the council attached certa ; n 
conditions when granting the license, one of 
them being that the hall in question should 
not be opened for exhibitions under the Act 
on Sundays. Good Friday, and Christmas Day. 
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d and »Wt«ri paid for 

BOB mllam- 

rgued that surely such a 

H it did, 

... an ordinary programme, and 

.1 for th 
i vading | --•' u was not a 

but of the conditions on 
which the prei ere licensed. If it were 

:i to impose that the 
be opened <>n a Sunday, 
•ion for the Court was wl, 
i bad been broken. Conditions were 
in the interest of public order. 
In | for the company, Mr. Macmor- 

ran said tbat no license was required for 
i hoe inflammable film?. In tins case 
ware licensed for six day- in t»e 
rtain conditions being imposed in 
ct of those days. On the seventh day a 
rietor might do as he liked with the 
premises, and if there were certain things 
which he could not do, they were things pro- 
general law, and not by a 
A man who had premises 
: d for certain specific days 
might use them apart altogether from the 
license on otfier days without infringing the 

Act 

Judgment was given on February 2, when 
Mr. Justice Ridley and Mr. Justice Bray both 
expressed the view that it was not a sound 
contention to say that conditions on which a 
sis day license was granted did not apply to 
the seventh day It would be very undesir- 
able, said Mr. Justice Bray, for kineniatograph 
igers to be allowed to do things on a 
ithout the sanction of the Licensing 
Committee. 

Mr. Justice Atkin said there was no prohibi- 
tion under the Act against giving exhibitions 
of kinematograph pictures for which non-in- 
flammable films were used, but when a license 
the use of inflammable films was granted, 
a licensing authority might impose such 
s, conditions, and restrictions as they 
thought lit. 

Xhe is accordingly sent back to the 

magistrates with a direction to convict. 



COX V. COULSON.-ACCIDENT IN A 
THEATRE. 

In the South Shields County Court, Judge 
Bonsey gave judgment in the case of Cox 

4 v. Coulson, heard a fortnight previously. 

The plaintiff wae Jane Cox, a 

domestic and the defendant John 

Coulson, lessee of the Royal, South Shields, the 

former seeking to recover £100 damages for 

>nal injuries and loss of employment. The 

circumstances were that on September 17, 1914, 

plaintiff visited the Royal for the purpose of 

g a play entitled In Time of War. 

In one of nes shots were fired, and the 

plaintiff, who was sitting in the circle, right 

opposite the stage, was wounded in the right 

wrist. She was taken to the infirmary,, and 

after examination of the wound by the X-rays, 

a blank cartridge was extracted from it. 

His Honour reviewed the case, and said there 
.miple evidence of negligence on the part 
of one or more persons who took part in the 
rmance. If they chose to use firearms 
during the course of "a play, then there was 
occasion for extreme care to be exercised when 
those firearms were used. There must have 
been negligence on the part of the person who 
loaded the pistol ; at any rate, there was no 
evidence given as to how this cartridge, a 
smaller one than was generally used, got into 
the barrel. There was negligence in the fact 
that the pistol was fired towards the audience. 



Whoever held the pistol should have taken 
that the weapon was directed towards the 

ceiling. On that ground also he thought the 
ndant was liable. 

II Honour went on to say that when the 
idant accepted the payment of ninepence, 
the price of admission, there was an Implied 
contract not only that the building itself would 
be a reasonably 6afe one for her to enter and 
to witness the play, but also that the 
play would be performed with reasonable care, 
so that the person who paid for admission 
should not be exposed to unnecessary danger. 
There had been a breach of that contract by 
the negligent manner in which the pistol was 
loaded and fired, and the result of that negli- 
gence and breach of contract was the injury 
...m an had sustained. He gave judgment 
for the plaintiff for £50 and costs. 

[See (report of Appeal heard in Divisional 
Court on April 16.] 



DICKSON v. SHEFFIELD TIVOLI, LTD. 

Mi-s Norah Dickson, known as Dainty 
Dixie, comedienne, sued the Sheffield 
11 Tivoli, Limited, in the Sheffield County 
Court, for £5 for breach of contract. 

Mr. Howe said that the action was brought 
by John Dickson, of Newcastle, on behalf 
of Norah Dickson, who, under the title of 
Dainty Divio, juvenile comedienne, should 
have appeared at the Tivoli from December It 
to 19. This contract was made through Leon's 
Agency, but before this date an announce- 
rr-ent was made in a thcr.irical paper that 
all contracts made with the theatre must 
be ratified with the management. 

When "bill matter" was sent to the 
management information was received then 
that the contract could not be confirmed. 

Mr. E. W. Clegg, who defended, said that 
there was jo legal defence for the cancelling 
of the contract. The difficulty was, however, 
that the theatre had had a manager who 
made engagements broadcast, without con- 
si. 1 ring the value of the artists to that 
th.-atre. 

Judge Benson gave judgment for the plain- 
tiff for the amount claimed. 



GRIMSBY PALACE v. MERSON. 

In the Court of Appeal, before the Lord 

Chief Justice, Lord Justice Swinfen 

11 Eady and Mr. Justice Bray, Mr. Billy 

Merson appealed against a judgment for 

£100 damages given by Mr. Justice Ridley in 

regard to two alleged breaches of contract to 

appear at the Grimsby Palace. 

Mr. Lewis Thomas, K.C. (for the appellant), 
said the comedian contracted to appear at 
the Grimsby Palace for six separate weeks, to 
be spread over a number of years. He ap- 
peared at Grimsby for four weeks, and then 
arranged to alter the last two dates. Th« 
last date but one was not filled because of 
illness, while the last date in 1012 was agreed 
to on condition that a pantomime in which he 
was appearing was concluded. It was not 
finished on the date contracted for, and Mr. 
Merson said he was booked up until 1917. He 
offered them a date in that year. Proceedings 
were then instituted for breach of contract. 
Counsel complained that Mr. Justice Ridley 
did not take proper co?ui«ance of the defence, 
but seemed to take it for granted that the 
reason Mr. Merson did not appear at Grimsby 
was because he would receive only £30 a week, 
whereas somewhere else he could get £80 or 
£100. Such observations were very detrimental 
to the defendant in the eyes of the jury. Mr. 
Merson was quite willing to appear when he 
had an open date, even though he might be 
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Counsel criticised the summing-up of Mr. 
Justice Ridley, remarking that some parts of 
the judge's remarks were opposite to the evi- 
dence. For instance, he suggested that when 
the comedian was suffering from gastritis lie 
had only an attack of indigestion. 

Tho Lord Chief Justice, in the course of a 
judgment setting aside the verdict and judg- 
' and ordering a new tidal, stated that 
in one breach the question was whether o r 
rx>t an offer made by appellant to perform in 
substitution of the time originally fixed under 
the agreement was a reasonable offer within 
the meaning of the agreement. That was a 
matter for the jury, and was not left to the 
jury. The question whether the excuse of ill- 
ness was a bona-fide excuse was also a ques- 
tion for the jury, although Mr. Justice Ridley 
did n<>t leave it to the jury, having come 
to the conclusion that, as a matter of law, 
and interpretLig the contract before him, 
illness atlorded no excuse. 

It was not in dispute that a contract to 
perform personal service was subject to the 
condition that the person engaged to perform 
the service was not incapacitated from par- 
forming by reason of illness. The real and 
only question of law upon the interpretation 
of the contract was whether, looking at the 
words used by the parties to express their 
meaning, the ordinary implication of law, or 
the condition implied by tho law as to illness, 
was negatived by the express words of the 
contract. 

On the one hand, it was said for appellant 
that if he was all and a medical certificate 
was presented there was a limitation upon 
any right respondents might have to recover 
money fron him. On the other hand, it was 
said for respondents thao the words of Clause 
6, " in the caso of illness," etc., were limited 
by _ .earlier words in Clause 5, " if, after 
having commenced an engagement, an artist 
fails to fulfil and complete such engagement," 
in other words, that the plain intention was 
that the engagement should be fulfilled what- 
ever micht happen, and that if the artist 
was unable to appear he should pay damages. 
That meant that after the words, " fails lo 
fulfil and complete such engagement," they 
must read in the words. " whether in con- 
sequence of illness or not." 

There were no such words, and in Clause 5 
there was no reference whatever to illness 
or to the artist being incapacitated from per- 
forming by reason of his condition. He could 
find no words in the contract which would 
indicate that the artist was liable for breach 
of contract if, in consequence of illness, he 
was unabla to appear. In his view Clause 
was mot limited in its operation to the com- 
mencement of the engagement. It applied 
jrst as much if the engagement had not beeti 
commenced as if it had been commenced. If 
a man was unable to perform by illness, it 
seemed to him perhaps eveu more necessary 
to send a medical certificate, and that th-3 
management should reserve the right to 6ecure 
Brother artist and defray the cost out of his 
salary. 

Simply as a matter of law, he came to 
the conjbisio.) that the judge was wrong in 
determining that illness could afford no de- 
fence. On that ground, and also on the 
ground that other questions had not been 
left to the jury, there ought to be a new 
trial. 

Lord Justice Swinfen Eady. agreeing, said 
the services were such as no deputy^ could 
perform, and certainly could not be performed 
by appellant's executors. It was, therefore, 
a case in which, by virtue of the terms and 
nature of the service, incapacity either of 
body or mind, without default on the na.rt 



of the performer, would be excuse for non- 
I < i fnnnance. There was no stipulation to he 
gathered anywhere in the agreement that in- 
capacity by reason of illness was not an ex- 
cuse. The parties might have contracted that 
it should be an excuse, but they had not 
80. The true con-tr-iclion was that it 
was a contract for pi i rvice in which 

was implied the condition that illness 
was an excuse. 

Mr. Justice Bray also o.greed. 

The verdict and judgment were therefor© 
sei aside and a new triad ordered: the costs 
ot the appeal to be appellant's, and the coste 
of the first trial to abide the result of the 
se< ond. 



KUMING v. R0LLS.-CLAIIY1 FOR LOSS OF 
SALARY. 

Before Judge Woodfall, in the Westminster 
County Court, Mr. w. II. Kuming, Corne- 
ll dian, claimed £10 from Mr. Ernest C 
„ R° lls m respect of loss of salary. 
v2 on H ; f Myers - solicitor for the plaintiff, said 
his client to the principal comedian in a 
sketch entitled Step This Way. The plaintiff'! 
-alary was £17 a week, but at the outbreak of 
war it was reduced. In November, 1914, Step 
llus Way was being given at Tottenham, and 
on the 27th of that month the plaintiff saw a 
notice posted to the effect that the tour would 
terminate on December 12. On the strength of 
this notice the plaintiff made arrangements to 
appear at the Holborn Empire on the week 
commencing December 14. On Friday, Decern 
- Sf'l. ' f! owever ' a second notice was put up at 
Tottenham announcing that the tour of Step 
ring 11 raw would terminate the following night 

n iint r ff Ult ' K* 1 Mr - i MyerS ' WM «■* the 

plaintiff was thrown out of employment for a 

week, during which he would have been enabled 

to make arrangements for an engagement but 

IT m, altl ,i: ;it '"' terminating the run of the 
btcp This nay tour. 

- The plaintiff gave evidence in support of 
this statement. 

In cross-examination by Mr. Osborne, solici- 
tor, representing the defendant, plaintiff said 
there had been a contract for him to appear 
at the Holborn Empire on December 7 but 
this date was altered to December 14 by ar- 
rangement on terms. It was a common prac- 
tice for alterations of that kind to be made. 
• ll 0sD<>rne submitted that on his own show- 
ing the plaintiff was engaged to appear at the 
Uolbnrn Empire on December 7, so that he 
could have worked that week had he so de- 
sired. The plaintiff had never been released 
Irom the Holborn engagement.. 

The Judge : I think you will have to produce 
evidence from the Holborn Empire if you are 
to prove that there has been no damage. 

Mr. Masters, of the Holborn Empire, was 
called. In answer to the Judge, he said the 
plaintiff should have appeared at the Holborn 
on December 7, but a request was made to 
release him. Witness declined, but his name 
was taken off the bill on the understanding 
that the p'aintiff should appear for nothing on 
the following week commencing December 14. 

Mr. Osborne : Did you ever "release him for 
the week ending December 12? 

Witness: I never released him from the con- 
tract, but we compromised the matter by re- 
leasing him on the week commencing Decem- 
ber 7 on the. understanding that he would ap- 
pear on December 14. 

Mr. Rolls, the defendant, said the tour of 
Step Thh Way properly terminated on Decem- 
ber 5; it was not booKed for the following 
werk. Even if it had been witness understood 
tha.t the plaintiff could not have appeared, as 
Mr. Masters would not have released him from 
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i he could not bm Me way bo uml.--f :ik< 
ui vie* of bid be '■■ the War. 

il Bonour, in summing up, BOid \A was clear 
a u tice was po Nov< mber 27 

■ >ur of S«e;> rhi< H ay 
D mber 12, aod the 
plaintiff v ' 'led to accept tha* 

b. [t was quite true thai by a o n- 
.• in 1911 he arranged to pi 
orn Empire on the week commencing 1>> - 
i mber 7. and the nt's contention was 

that under th« ee circumstances the plaintiff 
• arown out oJ an i ml had he 

liked to appear, and therefore he had Buffered 
But Mr. Masters, of the Holborn, had 
that the plaintiff's agent called 
on him— evidently acting on the notice dis- 
played at the Tottenham theatre— and s> 
a po-- it of the plaintiff's engagement. 

Mr. M -iid he would not release ban 

• : by his entering into an entirely dif- 
ment, which was that he should 
piay for a week for nothing, which was exactly 
what happened. The plaintiff, therefore, lost a 
week's salary, and was, he thought, i 

ed. He gave judgment for the plaintiff 
for the amount claimed, with costs. " 



DAY AND WILL COLLINS v. TERRY TWINS. 
-AGENTS' COMMISSION-CHANGE OF 
MANAGEMENT. 

At the Westminster County Court, Harry 
Deo and Will Collins, variety agents, as 
11 co-plaintiffs, sued the Terry Twins for 
commission and breach of contract. The 
artists were booked by Mr. Day through Mr. 
Collins, who was, at the time, sole booking 
agent for the Grand Theatres, South Africa. 
The gist of the trouble appears to have arisen 
through the Grand Theatres, which went into 
liquidation, being taken over by Messrs. 
Hyman, who, at a later date, transferred the 
theatres to Mr. Rufe Naylor, who refused by 
- to accept the Terry Twins for the 
South African tour. Counsel for plaintiffs in 
opening the case admitted the Grand Theatres 
had gone into liquidation, but that Mt. 
11 vmaii, who then appeared to be the licen- 
tiate of the Grand Theatres, had agreed ver- 
over the telephone to accept the Terry 
Twins, and the action was brought because 
the contract held a clause which stated that 
if the company changed hands the contract 
still held good. 

Mr. Harry Pay, who went into the witness 
box, said he booked the Terry Twins through 
Mr. Collins to play South Africa, but he had 
no knowledge of South African theatres, as 
it was the only act that he had ever booked 
for Africa. He was therefore not in a position 
to gay if the Grand Theatres still existed. 
He believed that after he booked the Terry 
Twins the theatres were taken over by Hy- 
mans, and he had a telephone message from 
Mr. Collins to say Hymans would hold al! per- 
formers to their contracts. 

Mr Sam Getting, who appeared as partner 
in the Collins firm, said as far as he knew the 
Grand Theatres still existed, but were run under 
the title of the South African Trust, Ltd. The I 
Trust agreed to accent all contracts made to 
play South Africa prior to the amalgamation | 
of the companies, and as there was a clause 
in the contract of the Terry Twins to the ] 
effect- that in the event of the company being 
taken over by someone else the contract still 
held good, they were quite within their right* 
to sue for commission, as the Terry Twins 
refu-ed to play under the new company. 

Judge Woodfall, in giving his derision with- 
out hearing the defence, said that he came to 
the conclusion that the clause in the contract, 



that if the company changed hands or was 
turned into a liability company the contract 
still held good, was from his point of view for 
the ben fit of the performer only, and that the 
performer could please himself whether he 
pt the contract or not from the 
succeeding company. As a matter of fact, the 
theatres might have been burnt down or 
turned into a factory. In such a case, would 
the contract still hold good? He thought 
not. On the other hand, the new company 
might be antagonistic, and the defendant* 
might say to themselves: "I don't like this 
ompany. J ii" not fei l deposed to play 
for them ; they may do me harm ; they may 
try to ruin my reputation." He thought 
su?h a thing might and did occur to them, 
nd that they had acted rightly in refusing 
to go. All he could see for the defendants was 
i piece of worthless paper, which, had the 
Grand Theatres still been in existence, would 
have entitled the defendants to take action 
against them for heavy damages. The con- 
trael that the plaintiffs relied upon in this 
action was useless. There was no engagement, 
and no money accruing from any engagement ; 
therefore no commission could be due. The 
plaintiffs must be non-suited. 



PARKER v. KEITH PROWSE AND CO., LTD. 
—MUSICIAN'S CLAIM. 

Before Judge Woodfall, in the Westminster 
County Court, Richard Parker, musician, 
1 2 claimed £6 from Keith Prowse and Co., 
Ltd. in respect of alleged breach of con- 
tract. 

Mr. Bray was counsel for the plaintiff and 
Mr. Snell represented the defendant. 

Mr. Bray said the plaintiff was engaged by 
the defendants under a written contract made 
in April, 1914, to play the trombone in a band 
called the Royal Viennese Orchestra. It was 
arranged that the band should play at Dou- 
glas, Isle of Man, from July 18 to September 
13, and the defendants were to retain the 
plaintiff's services, if they so desired, for two 
or three weeks after the expiration of that 
period. The plaintiff's salary was to be £3 a 
week, and third-class railway fares. The or- 
chestra went to Douglas and commenced play- 
ing on July 18. War was declared a few days 
afterwards, and either in consequence of the 
band being called the Viennese Orchestra or 
through some breakdown in an arrangement 
with the Douglas Corporation, it became evi- 
dent that the band >vould have to be discon- 
tinued. The musical director was Herr Wurm, 
and he addressed the members of the orchestra 
and explained the state of affa'-s. Som«> of 
the musicians were Austrian, some were Ger- 
mans, and others, like the plaintiff, were Eng- 
lish, and Herr Wurm told them the defendants 
would be unable to carrv out their arrange- 
ment in Douglas. The plaintiff, who had en- 
tered into his contract on April 3. had. a few 
days afterwards, asked to be allowed to nomi- 
nate a substitute for the Isle of Man, but the 
defendants refused this and threatened plain- 
tiff with penalties if he refused to keep to his 
agreement. When the trouble arose at Dou- 
glas, therefore, and a 15 per cent, reduction 
in salaries was suggested, the plaintiff strongly 
objected. An alternative proposition was sub- 
mitted on the part of members of the or- 
chestra to the effect that they should be paid 
full salary for a week and then be given a 
fortnight's notice. The plaintiff, however, 
made it clear that he would not consent to 
this, owing to the way in which he had been 
treated. On August 30 one week and two 
days' money was tendered to him, and he then 
decided to take action. 

Plaintiff said the feeling of the men who 
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hands. The majority of the men held up then- 
hands, but witness did not, and he afterwards 
made it clear that he should adhere to the 
terms of his contract. 

For the defence, Herr Wurm said after the 
men declined the proposed 15 per cent, reduc- 
tion in wages Mr. Darley intimated to him 
that the men would accept full wages with a 
fortnight's notice from the Saturday. Witness 
understood that Mr. Darley was acting on be- 
half of all the men, and the intimation was 
made on August 12 in the presence of all the 
members of the band, including the plaintiff. 
That proposal witness accepted. 

His Honour, without calling on counsel for 
the plaintiff, said in his opinion there was no 
defence. The plaintiff had decided all through 
to rely upon his contract, and he was entitled 
to take up that position. It rested upon the 
defendants to prove that the plaintiff agreed 
for a good consideration to submit to a varia- 
tion of the contract, and they had failed to 
do that. Counsel for the defence had urged 
that the plaintiff stood by without disagreeing 
while members of the band held up their hands 
in favour of a certain proposition. It showed 
how unbusinesslike was the procedure to hold 
a meeting with a view to vary a contract by 
men holding up their hands But the plaintiff 
said he did not hold up his hand He stood by 
his contract from first to last, and practically 
the case was undefended. There would be 
judgment for the plaintiff, with costs 



ROBERTS V. RODGERS-SLANDER 
ACTION. 

Before Mr. Justice Sankey and a special jury 
at the Manchester Assizes, an action for 

17 damages for slander was brought by Bob 

Roberts, music hall artist, of Rishton, 

ne>air Blackburn, against Joseph Albert Rodgers, 

■proprietor of an electric palace at Cress-well, 

Derbyshire. 

Replying to his counsel, Dr. Eastham, Roberts 
said that last August he was employed by Mr. 
Powell to do turns at the defendant's theatre. 
It was also part of his work to check the tak- 
ings, as the money received by Mr. Powell and 
himself depended upon them. On August 19 
he noticed that a person was allowed into the 
hall without paying the usual price, having 
been admitted, apparently, for a penny. He 
called his employer's attention to this irregu- 
larity, and Mr. Rodgers was told of the mut- 
ter. The defendant then turned upon him (wit- 
ness) and asked if he had called the girl at the 
box a thief. Witness denied this, and the de- 
fendant, addressing Mr. Powell, said: "This 
man is a thief. He is a thief and a twister. 
He has twisted you." Mr. Powell replied that 
he had always found witness to be quite 
straight, and the defendant said that was be- 
cause he had not found him out. " Then 
Rodgers turned upon me," said Roberts. " He 
hustled me out of the hall and told me to pack 
up and clear out, and if I put my face inside 
the door again he would knock my brains out." 

Since then, witness added, I»3 had only 
worked for Mr. Powell on contracts that were 
then existing. He lost all his salary that 
week except 18s. 6d. 

The defendant denied having called Roberts 
a thief or a twister. He was angry with him, 
but did not hustle him out of the building. 

The jury found a verdict for the plaintiff, and 
awarded him £20 damages. 



VARIETY THEATRES CONTROLLING CO. v. 
HEDGES BROTHERS AND JACOBSON- 
BREACH OF CONTRACT. 

In the London Sheriff's Court, the Variety 
Theatres Controlling Co., Limited, 
1 8 claimed for breach of contract against 
Hedges Brothers and Jacobson. 



Mr. Storry Deans, counsel for the plaintiffs, 
said the combraot entered into between the par- 
ties provided for five appearance of tin.- defen- 
dants at a number of the music-halls beloi 
in the plaintiffs. It included appearances at 
five halls in 1914, the salary of the defendants 
being £60 for each week. Those bookings the 
defendants failed to keep. 

Mr. Deans explained that a clause of the 
agreement provided that in case the artist 
failed to give adequate reason for not fulfilling 
a contract, it involved a liability on the part 
of the defaulter equal to his salary in addi 
tion to other expenses incurred by the manage- 
ment. No explanation had been sent, and he 
understood they were performing in this 
country. The plaintiffs did not claim separate 
damages apart from the £300 involved in the 
five contracts. 

There wae no defence, and, formal evidence 
having been given by Archibald Fredk. Par- 
nell, booking manager for tiie plaintiffs, the 
jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs for 
£300. 



L.C.C. AND KINEMA LICENSES— QUESTION 
OF GERMAN SHAREHOLDERS. 

In the Divisional Court, the Lord Chief Jus- 
tice, Mi-. Justice Bray, and Mr. Justice 
2 1 Shearman discharged the rules n.si 
granted to the London and Provincial 
Electric Theatres Company, Limited, for a 
mandamus directing the London County Coun- 
cil to hear and determine applications for the 
renewals of music and kinema licenses to the 
company's theatres in Tottenham Court Road, 
Chelsea, and Notting Hill. 

Sir Edward Carson, K.C., and Mr. Walter 
Frampton represented the company, and Sir 
Robert Finlay, K.C., and Mr. A. H. Bodkin 
appeared for the Council. 

The Lord Chief Justice said the ground on 
wfiich the Council refused the licenses was that 
three of the six directors were enemy aliens, 
that most of the shares were held by enemy 
aliens, and that the control of the company 
was therefore in their hands. The company 
alleged: (1) That the Council failed to hear 
and determine the applications according to 
law; (2) that they failed to act judicially in 
determining the applications; (3) that the 
Council were actuated by extraneous con- 
siderations, namely, the shareholding snd 
nationality of shareholders and directors. 'Ihe 
jurisdiction of the County Council with regard 
to the exhibition of films gave them power to 
grant licenses to such persons as they thought 
proper, and, with regard to music, to such per- 
sons as, in their discretion, they thought pro- 
per. The granting of licenses was therefore in 
the discretion of the Council, and the question 
for the Council's consideration was whether, 
acting with a due regard to the public in- 
terests, a renewal of these licenses should be 
granted. Apart from considerations arising 
from the War, there was no ground for refus- 
ing the applications. 

It was contended that during the War alien 
enemy directors ceased to act, enemy share- 
holders received no dividends, and that the 
considerations based on the enemy character 
of directors or shareholders did not deal with 
the merits of the application. It was sug- 
gested that the Council, before proceeding to 
determine the application, had decided or 
arranged to refuse the licenses. It was un- 
necessary to discuss this contention at any 
length, because, in his judgment, there was 
no tittle of evidence in support of any such, 
understanding or arrangement. The more- 
serious contention was that the Council had 
not exercised their discretion in a judicial 
spirit, in the sense that they had allowed ex- 



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trai una to, affect their 

I in the Co 
i within n.i 

of 
hn\ its discretion in a judicial 

spirit. The Council came to tlie conclusion 
that din ctorate and 

■ not a 
.in 
their d uld be granted. 

Tin- were in these matters the 

guardians oi the public in 
and it I of opinion that the exhibi- 

tion of kinematographic films should not be 
entrusted to a company so Largely composed 
of persons whose interest or desire was, or 
i inflict injury on this country, 
could it be held as a matter of law that the 
i :ncil had travelled beyond the limitations 
• d them? 
He thought not, and he could not hold that 
such consideration.-, were extraneous or extra- 
judicial. These exhibitions exercised a power- 
ful influence — often a too-powerful influence — 
on the minds of the young, and sometimes on 
the minds of cithers. He could not think t! at 
a court of law would be justified in treating 
such a consideration as beyond the limits to 
which a man could look who was desirous of 
discharging his duty honestly and to the best 
of his ability, and with his mind direct ed 
eolely to the interest of the realm at such a 
critical period in its history. At such a time 
1'icion as to the possible action of aliens 
was naturally rife, and an honest man might 
think it wise to run no risk, and to guard 
mote-danger to this country's 
interest, which might at other times appear to 
be wholly unnecessary, even unwise, and 
perhaps unjust. 

If the majority of the Council came to the 
conclusion it was not suitable that such a 
company should be licensed at such a time, it 
could not, in his view, be 6aid to be an arbi- 
trary exercise of discretion, or based on extra- 
neous considerations. It was argued that under 
the Cinematograph Act the Council could not 
take into consideration the enemy character of 
shareholding, the Act having been passed 
to protect the public against the risk of fire 
and other risks of a similar character. It had 
already been decided, however, that the duties 
of the Council were hot so confined. It seemed 
to have been assumed throughout that the con- 
trol of the company remained with the enemy 
aliens, and the point had been raised that 
these misht give proxies to British subjects to 
fce for them. This point had never been men- 
tioned before the Council, and the Court would 
not take it into consideration, but he should 
certainly require argument to convince him 
that a proxy issued by an enemy alien to a 
British subject during the War to vote in this 
countrv was not against the law. Both rules 
should be discharged, with costs. 

Mr. Justice Bray agreed, and said that when 
the County Council were considering as to the 
fitness of persons to whom 1 hould be 

given they were not confined to considerations 
of safety alone. Thee exhibitions had a strong 
influence on the mind of the spectator. In 
some cases alien enemies had a strong motive 
for injuring this country, and there would be 
a risk of their exercising this Influence con- 
trary to the interests of this country. There 
was no experience to offer evidence that such 
a dancer might be anticipated, but was it not 
sufficient that in the opinion of the Council 
such a ri-k might arise? In his opinion, this 
consideration was not an extraneous one, and 
there was not the slightest ground for saying 
that the members acted on a preconceived in- 
tention to refuse the licenses. 
Mr. Justice Shearman also concurred. 



The rules were accordingly discharged, with 



V.B.O. \. BLISS -DISPUTE OVER "SPLIT" 
COMMISSION. 

A dispute between the V.B.O. Company and 
Mr. David Bliss, variety artist, St. 
2 5 Martin - Lane, rame before Judge Wood- 
nil in the \\ ter County Court. 
lain) was lor £12 Ills for commiscion said 
to be due, and there was a counter-claim for 
£10 16s. 6d., which was admitted. 

Mr. II. J Wallington (instructed by M< 
Beirstein) was counsel for the plaintiffs, and 
Mr. Williams (instructed by Messrs. Syrett 
and Sons) represented the defendant. 

Mr Wallington said the claim arose out ol 
commission paid in connection with the play- 
of the revue What Ho, Ragtime! at the 
Hippodrome, Devon port, in February, 1914. 
The plaintiffs were sole booking agents for 
the production, and the defendant was at 
the time sole agent for the Hippodrome, so 
that the revue could only be produced with 
their joint consent. The commission paid by 
the artists who appeared in the revue was 10 
per cent., and he had evidence that in such a 
case as the present the custom was for the 
iO per cent, to be divided between the two 
booking agents. It was over the splitting 
of the commission that the present dispute 
arose. The defendant, said counsel, admitted 
that he received £25 from the theatre, but 
maintained that the plaintiffs were not entitled 
to half that amount on the ground mainly 
that his name only and not the joint names of 
the parties to the action appeared on the con- 
tract. 

Mr. John Alexander, secretary to the plain- 
tiffs, said the custom in such circumstances as 
those under which the plaintiffs and defendant 
were working was to divide the commission 
equally. The contract was entered into with 
Mr. Dawe. the managing director of the plain- 
tiffs' firm, in the office of the company, in 
June, 1913, and became operative in February, 
J914. The revue had previously been given at 
Devonport, and on that occasion the plaintiffs 
received their half commission from Mr. Bliss. 

Re-examined, witness said Mr. Bliss was a 
director of the Hippodrome, Devonport. and also 
the sole agent. Month after month the plain- 
tiffs had sent in their account for their share 
of the commission, and it was only in January 
last that they discovered there was an objec- 
tion to pay. 

Mr. Dawe, managing director of the plaintiff 
firm, said they had many joint bookings similar 
to those entered into with the defendant, and 
it had always been the custom to split the 
commission. It was true that he was part 
proprietor of the revue. 

Two other witnesses called by the plaintiffs 
gave corroborative evidence as to customs. 

Mr. Bliss, in evidence, said it was true that 
he paid the plaintiffs half commission on the 
first contract for Devonport, but when tho 
second contract came to be made, finding that 
Mr. Dawe had a laree interest in the revue, 
he regarded him as being on a different foot- 
ins. He. therefore, suggested that Mr. Dawe 
should take a lower price, and although this 
was not accepted. Mr. Dawe sugeested that 
witness should have the entire commission, 
which was tantamount to a reduction of 
salaries. In consequence of that, the contract 
which was drawn up contained only witness's 
name, and he. therefore, did not consider him- 
self responsible for the sum claimed from him. 
His Honour, in givins judsment, said he must 
decide in favour of the plaintiffs on the point 
of custom, which, as had been explained, was, 
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to divide the commission equally. The counter- 
claim was admitted, and he gave a balance 
judgment for £1 13s. Cd., being the difference 
between the amount of claim and that of the 
counter-claim, with costs on Scale A. 



MARCH. 

JAMES CARLTON SENTENCED. 

At the Durham Winter Assizes, James Carl- 
ton, 4S, described as a theatre manager, 

2 of Gateshead, was charged with having 
obtained costumes and underwear by 
false pretences from Ada Kendrick on January 
30, and with having obtained £20 3s. Od. by 
false pretences from Henry WilLiam Aldridge 
on the same day. It was stated that the 
accused was the lessee and general manager of 
a company called the United Theatres Cor- 
poration, Gateshead, owning the New Hippo- 
drome, Gateshead, and the Xew Hippodrome, 
SpennynKxxr. 

Prisoner was found guilty. 

Detective-inspector Ogle said the prisoner 
had lived absolutely by fraud and crime since 
1897, and had been convicted in this country 
of forgery and obtaining money by means of 
worthless cheques. At the Central Criminal 
Court, in 1902, he was sent to penal servitude 
for five years, and on being released in 1908 
he went to America, and there, in the follow- 
ing year, on a charge of forgery, was sent to 
prison. On being liberated he returned to this 
country and was concerned with the Inter- 
national Manufacturing Company under the 
name of James Warren. Then he went to 
Canada and promoted the Peerless Motor 
Company, and was said to have defrauded 
people by means of worthless cheques. He 
was next heard of in Glasgow, where he 
floated a company on a false agency. When 
he left Glasgow he took away with him a girl 
who had been employed by him as a typist. 
He returned with her to Boston, U.S.A., and 
then came back to Gateshead. 

Mr. Justice Bailhache sentenced prisoner to 
four years' penal servitude. 



GOLDERS GREEN AMUSEMENT AND 
DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD., V. RELPH- 
ALLEGED BREACH OF CONTRACT. 

This action for alleged breach of contract 
was heard by Mr. Justice Bailhache in 

4 the King's Bench Division. Plaintiffs, 
the Golders Green Amusement and De- 
velopment Co., Limited, sued Mr. Harry Relph, 
known professionally as Little Tich, for 
damages suffered owing to his failure to appear 
at their hall at Golder's Green as agreed. 

Defendant had paid into couTt a 6um of 
£86 10s. 

Counsel for plaintiffs, Mr. Patrick Hastings 
(instructed by Messrs. J. B. and G. S. Beirh- 
stein); for defendant, Mr. H. T. Waddy (in- 
structed by Messrs. Mellor and Co.). 

Opening the case for plaintiffs, Mr. Patrick 
Hastings said the. claim was for damages for 
diifendant's failure- to appear at plaintiffs' 
music hall in breach of an agreement of April 
7, 1914. Defendant was engaged to appear 
during the week beginning October 12 for 
twelve performances at a salary of £150. If 
he failed to appear he was to pay to the man- 
agement as liquidated damages an amount 
equal to the salary he would have received had 
he actually performed. Defendant, in fact, did 
not appear at all, but the issue was compli- 
cated by what happened in August. 

On account of the War arrangements were 
made between practically all the music halls 



and the Variety Artists' Federation, of which 
defendant was a member, that a co-operative 
m should be adopted under which hair 
the receipts were to go bo the theatre and half 
to the artists, who would divide their share in 
proportion to the salary they would have re- 
ceived in ordinary circumstances. The difficulty 
in the case was as to how the damages were to 
be assessed. If nothing had intervened, defen- 
dant would have been bound to pay £150. The 
second alternative was that he- should pay the 
amount of his salary calculated upon the co- 
operative system, and if both these methods 
were wrong it became a question of damages 
pure and simple. Defendant asserted that if 
he had to pay anything at all he was only 
liable for £76, which he had calculated upon 
the basis of £330, the receipts actually .taken 
during the week in question. Counsel contended 
that had the defendant appeared the receipts 
would have been at least £525, 

Counsel compared the takings at plaintiff's 
hall in weeks when there were star attractions 
with the takings in ordinary weeks. When 
Mr. Wilkie Bard was appearing the receipts 
were £509; during the next six weeks they 
averaged £300. Then Miss Marie Lloyd ap- 
peared, and the takings rose to £718. At the 
end of September the receipts were £410 and 
£380 per week, and then, in the week during 
which Little lion should have appeared they 
fell to £330. Plaintiffs submitted that had de- 
fendant kept his agreement there would have 
been an increase at least as large as the aver- 
age increase attracted by other stars, and they 
placed the figure at £525. When Miss \ 
Tilley visited the hall the takings jumped bark 
to £520. Plaintiffs claimed damages for the 
undoubted injury done to their hall by defen- 
dant's failure to appear. 

Mr. Waddy submitted that, in view of the 
fresh arrangement arrived at after the con- 
tract was concluded, the clause relating to 
liquidated damages became inoperative. As 
an effect of the co-operative scheme the man- 
agement was put to no expenses at all. De- 
fendant had paid into court an amount which 
ne conceived to be over the damage plaintiffs 
had legitimately sustained. 

His Lordslhip : There seems to have been no 
sort of excuse for this breach of contract. 

Mr. Waddy : Mr. Relph showed Mr. Reed a 
letter he had received from the Palladium for- 
bidding him to appear. 

His Lordship : There was nothing in it. It 
is a mere matter of geography. He must have 
known there was nothing in it. 

Mr. Waddy said defendant took a wrong 
view of his legal position. 

His Lordship: He knew perfectly well of his 
other contract when he entered into this one. 

Argument ensued as to the effect of the co- 
operative scheme upon the contract. 

Mr. Hastings said plaintiffs claimed £154, in- 
cluding £50 as estimated loss of profit on 
account of the breach. They contended that 
defendant ought to pay an amount correspond- 
ing to the salary he would have received under 
the co-operative system if he had appeared, 
and not an amount calculated upon the takings 
actually received during the week beginning 
October 12. 

Reserved judgment was delivered on March 
25. when 

Mr. Justice Bailhache said the only question 
was what was the measure of damages the 
plaintiffs were entitled to recover. It would 
be very difficult to prove what the actual dam- 
ages which the plaintiffs had suffered through 
the defendant's default were, and he did not 
think that the parties by entering into the 
arrangement intended to alter the contract to 
such an extent as to put an end to Clause 7, 
which provided that if the artist failed to ap- 



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hould pay to the management as and 
un equal to tl 
i he would 1: ived for such per- 

mce. 
it « ary to ascertain what sum the 

plaintiffs' music-ball would probably have re- 
1 if the defendant had performed hs agree- 
ment, lie bad been furnished with a i 
the takings of the music-hall and he bad 

i the g pts which the plaintiffs 

would his i it that week if the de- 

fi ndant had performed liis agreement at £460. 

nent was eventual d into for the 

tiffs for £103 12s., with CO 



FUNSTON v. PEARSON.-A LIBELLOUS 
SCREEN ADVERTISEMENT. 

In the King's Bench Division, before Mr. 

Justice Scrutton and a jury, >l:ss 

"ll Dorothy tun-ton, actress, claimed dam- 

e.l Pearson, proprietor 

of a dental lor libel. 

Counsel, for the plaintiff, Mr. Ilarold Sim- 
mons anil .Mr. Lewis Moses (instructed by 
Mi ssrs. Ernest Simmons and Co.); for the de- 
fi ndant, Mr. E. H. Cannot (instructed by 
Messrs. Percy Bono and Co.). 

Opening the ca*se for the plaintiff, Mr. Lewis 
Moses Baid Miss Fiinston claimed damages in 
ct of a libel put on the exhibition curtain 
at the Victoria Palace Music Hall in March, 
April, and May of 1914. Plaintiff was an 
actress at present appearing at Daly's. In 
ii, 1914, she took the principal part in a 
sketch called The Scout, and. with a view to 
increasing her professional prospects, permitted 
her pi ih to appear in the Encore. She 

gave the editor permission to reproduce the 
portrait, but only for the purposes of adver- 
tising in his newspaper. During March, 1914, 
Miss Fun-ton visited the Victoria Palace, and, 
i .-urpr.se and disgust, found exhibited on 
the advertising screen the libel complained of. 
Counsel explained that on this screen certain 
letterpress appeared advertising " Davis's Den- 
tistry," of which the defendant was the pro- 
prietor. On the left-hand side of the curtain 
thrown the portrait of a lady absolutely 
without teeth, and on the other side the pic- 
ture of the same lady with her teeth complete. 
Beneath the picture on the left appeared the 
word " before," under that on the right the 
word " after." Plaintiff recognised the photo- 
graph as hers, and saw beneath the two pic- 
this ribald legend:— 
Laugh and the world laughs with you, 

But not if your teeth are bad; 
So hustle, and pay us a visit, 
And get the laugh that's glad. 
Counsel submitted that this represented that 
plaintiff had " sunk so low that in order to 
pain advertisement -he could actually make 
pain out of her infirmities. " She called at de- 
fendant's office, and, as he was out, wrote ask- 
ing for an explanation. In reply defendant ex- 
d regret that plaintiff had been annoyed 
by his action, said he had no idea whose pic- 
ture it was, and that he had got it from the 
Encore. He " offered his sincere apolo- 
and suggested that plaintiff should permit the 
portraits to remain, as he was about to ter- 
minate his advertisement contract. 

The p'aintiff, replying to his lordship, said 
she paid for the photographs, which were 
taken at Plymouth. 

At the end of the plaintiff's case Mr. Cannot 
submitted that the alleged libel was not de- 
famatory. 

Mr. Justice Scrutton: Not defamatory to 
show a young and good-looking person with 
all her teeth out! You had better try to per- 
suade the jury on that point. 



Summing up the case, the Judge observed 
that another question that an. mind 

wu how far this >°rt of thing might i 

i, :,,i. .]. . show a person with no h.ur 

on his head, and then with a crop, advertising 
•nrer'.' " 
'Ih. Jury returned a verdict for the plain- 
tiff, with £30 damages, and judgment v as en- 
I accordingly, with costs. 



EDWARDES v. HALLAIYI.-INJUNCTION TO 
RESTRAIN. 

In the Chancery Division, before Mr. Justice 
- i .nit. Mr. tieorge t-dwardes sought 

12 ail injiiiiet.oll restraining Mr. Basil Hul- 
lam from dancing, singing, or performing 
as an actor otherwise than in accordance with 
an agreement, dated May 3, 1914. 

Counsel: lor the plaintiff, Mr. E. W, Mar- 
telli, K.C., and Mr. Henn Collins (instructed 
bj Messrs. Stanley Woodhonse and HeddeT- 
wick); lor defendant, Mr. Komer, K.C., and 
Mr. McCardie (instructed by Messrs. Cohen 
and Cohen). 

Mr. Martelli explained that under the agree- 
ment, which was lor twelve months, Mr. Hal- 
lam received a salary of £35 per week of seven 
performances.- .Plaintiff had the option of 
renewing the contract for a second year at 
£45 per week, and for a third year at £55 
per week. This agreement was to date from 
tne production ot the play following The 
Maniafe Market at Daly's Theatre, and de- 
fendant was barred from performing elsewhere 
without plaintiff's consent. It was intended 
that. Betty should be this new production, and 
that it should be produced in August, 1914. D 
fendant realised beiore that date that 1 lie 
Passing Show, in which he had been appearing 
at the Palace Theatre with great sued 
would have a longer run than had been an- 
ticipated. Negotiations between deiendant 
and Mr. Alfred Butt for defendant's release , 
from this engagement broke down, and on 
August 14 it was arranged at Daly's that for 
defendant's convenience A Country Girl should 
be substituted for Betty. The Passing Show 
concluded its run on February 20, and defend- 
ant now claimed that as Betty was not pro- 
duced at the time intended, and he was not 
offered a part in A Country Girl, he could con- 
sider himself released from his contract. 

Mr. Romor said the real cause of the post- 
ponement of Betty was the War. He sub- 
mitted that there was a total failure of con- 
sideration, which terminated the agreement. 
Betty would be produced at Easter. 

Mr. Justice Sargant granted an injunction 
till the trial, but from the time only when 
Betty was produced and during only the term 
of the agreement. 

[See Report of Appeal on March 23.) 



EROUGH v. MANCHESTER TIVOLI.- 
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT. 

At the Westminster County Court, before 

1 1 puty Judge Sutton. Lawrence Brough 

23 c ' a imed damages from the Manchester 

Tivoli, Limited, for breach of contract. 

Mr. Lever said the plaintiff entered into 

an agreement with the Manchester Tivoli to 

pre^nt a .'ketch cailed Confusion. According 

to the contract he was to appear at twelve 

performances per week at a salary of £60, 

with one-twelfth for each matinie, which 

would bring his salary up t> £70 weekly. 

This was subject to the V.A.F. Co-operative 

scheme, which was until lately in force, and 

by which half cf the takirg3 were to b« 

appiopriated by the managers and the other 

half divided amongst the artists in proportion 

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conimeace his engagement he was told that 
the management was making a new experi- 
ment whereby there would be only one long 
continuous entertainment given nightly, 
though every artist would have to appear 
at each performance. Mr. Brough 
pointed out that this was a distinct breach 
of the terms of his contract, and predicted 
that the new arrangement would result m 
■j considerable falling-off in the receipts. He, 
however, consented to appear, but wrote to 
the management to the effect that if the 
experiment resulted in a toss he should ex- 
pect to be paid his full salary. 

Mr. Brough gave evidence in support of his 
counsel's statement, and said he had experi- 
ence of Manchester, and he was convinced 
that if the two houses a n'ght system had 
gone on he would have received more than 
his full saliry. Four years ago, when he was 
in the same oity, he played to £400 a week, 
whereas during the week of the continuous 
performance he only played to £180. He was 
paid by the defendant company £35 8s. 9d., 
and he now claimed £34 lis. 3d., the balance 
of £70. 

There was no appearance on behalf of the 
defence, and his Honour gave judgment for 
plaintiff for the amount claimed, with costs. 



EDWARDES V. HALLAIYI. — ALLEGED 
BREACH OF CONTRACT. 

In the Court of Appeai, before the Master of 
the Rolls, Lord Justice Phillimore and 

2 3 Mr. Justice Joyce, Mr. Basil Hallam ap- 
pealed from an interlocutory injunction 
granted by Mr. Justice Sargant, on the appli- 
cation of Mr. George Edwardes, restraining 
Mr. Hallam until the trial of the action from 
performing in alleged breach of an agreement. 
Both Mr. Hallam and Mr. Edwardes consented 
to treat the present appeal as the trial of the 
action. 

Mr. McCardie, for the appellant, said that 
Mr. Justice Sargant granted an injunction 
against Mr. Hallam, restraining him from 
performing at the .Palace in breach of an 
agreement he had entered into with Mr. 
George Edwardes. Mr. Hallam was playing in 
The Passing Show of 1915 at the Palace, 
^under a contract for the run of the revue. 
Counsel explained that in May. 1914, Mr. Hal- 
lam entered into a contract with Mr. Edwardes 
to take a leading part in the production of 
Betty, to be produced at Daly's. Questions 
arose about the postponement of the produc- 
tion, and it was decided to revive The Country 
Girl. Both parties then seemed to regard the 
contract as at an end, and Mr. Hallam con- 
tinued to appear at the Palace in The Passing 
Show. Mr. Hallam contended that as his en- 
gagement in Betty would be a later engage- 
ment in the life of a rising actor, the salary 
ought to be raised, and the question of date 
was also an outstanding point. The relations 
between the parties were quite friendly, but as 
no agreement could be come to, it was sug- 
gested that a writ should be issued to have 
the position decided. 

On behalf of Air. Edwardes. Mr. Martelli, 
K.C., supported the'order of Mr. Justice Sar- 
gant. 

The Master of the Rolls said it was in the 
contemplation of both parties that the run 
of The Marriage Market should come to an 
end in the early autumn and should be fol- 
lowed by Betty. The mu?ic for Betty was 
being composed by a gentleman who was 
resident in Vienna. At the end of July came 
the War, and after the War there was an 
obvious difficulty : the music, which was to 
have been written by an Austrian, could not 



be obtained, and another musician had to be 
found. 

Then was an implied obligation upon Mr. 
Edwardes to produce Betty immediately after 
The Marriage Market. Mr. Edwardes, how- 
ever, was not m a position to do that; he 
could not set the music f or the play. On 
the other hand. Mr. Hallam was in the same 
position th.r, he had been in since the be"in- 
rung of the agreement, and there wa^no 
foundation for the argument that the or. 
ran^ement made was due to the topossibiliTv 
of Mr. Haham's getting a release from his 
contract with Mr. Butt. The real and aerious 
fflfflcuaty was the War. The plaintiff was not 
ready and willing to perform his part of the 
popferaet, and, that being so, he was no? 
entitled to sue the defendant for a breach Of 
tli- agreement. The appeai should be allowed 
and the action should be dismissed 

Lord Justice Phillimoire said from the 
moment that Betty was not put on as pro- 

mT Fiw n T S . SOme , thing e!se had nappeied. 
Mr. Edwardes's right to insist upon Mr Hal 

lam playing for him dropped. 

Mr. Justice Joyce delivered judgment to the 

same effect, and the appeal was allowed with 

CCtStS. 



HUNTER v. FARREN AND CRISPI- 
ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT. 

In the King's Bench, before Mr. Justice 
Bailhache, Mr. Robert George Hunter 
2 3 brought an action against Mr. Fred 
Farren and Miss Ida Crispi for an in- 
junction to restrain them from producing, per- 
forming, or acting in the third scene of the 
revue Stage Stru-k, and from making use of 
lines from his sketch, A Mixed Grill. Damages 
were also claimed for a breach of copyright 

air. Rose Innes, K.C., and Mr. Samuel Dun- ' 
can (instructed by Humphreys, Phillips, and 
«*>0 for the plaintiff; Mr. J. B. Matthew^ 
K.C., Mr. E. A. Harney, and Mr. L. Hope Cen- 
teno (instructed by Jacksoos, KI\\ ell, and Cur- 
ran) for the defendants. 

Mr. Rose Innes said that plaintiff, a theatri- 
cal manager, towards the end of 1913, con- 
ceived the idea of placing en the stase what 
aopeared to be a very fashionable class of 
entertainment— a revue, which apparently con- 
si -ted of a combination of a number of situa- 
tions not necessarily connected with each 
other, and each seeming to have a separate 
birth and separate life. As a result the revue, 
A Mixed Grill, was produced, and it came 
about in this way. Mr. Farren had been to 
Budapest, and, without understanding the lan- 
guage, was very much struck with certain in- 
cidents in a play which he saw there. He 
mentioned them to plaintiff, and it was dis- 
cussed between them. As the result of the 
discussion it was decided that Mr. W. H. 
Risque should write the book. The result was 
the revue, a Mixed Grill, the third act of 
which was called " The Eternal Triangle." 
The subject seemed to be the presence of a 
lover in the domestic circle. Defendants were 
engaged bo appear in the revue, and at the 
end of the engagement Mr. Farren said he was 
proposing to enact the " triangular scene," 
and was told he could not do that, as it 
belonged to Mr. Hunter. In January last de- 
fendants were performing at the Victoria 
Palace in Stage Struck, the third scene in 
which had not only the same ideas and situa- 
tions, but almost exactly the same language 
as " The Eternal Triangle." It was, counsel 
said, barefaced copying ; literary larceny. Mr. 
Risque had preferred not to be a plaintiff in 
this case, and had therefore been joined as ■ 
defendant. 



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Mr. Hunter, giving evidence, said that the 
re identical as to dressing, dia- 
ry way. 
Mr. Matthews, the plain- 
I i not agree with Mr. Farren 
to have the right of producing 
naJ Triangle" after he left. 
• o not true that the only difference 
scene that Mr. Farren described 
nnd Mr. Risque wrote was 

that I ■! having two prompters on the 

to interject nonsensical remarks, Mr. 
le introduced Mr. Bernard Shaw and a 
itoon. The idea of the scene was Risque's 

hews submitted thai plaintiff was 

, ilntain the action because 

- .etch was held on a license and not on 

an assignment; that by reason of the idea 

being brought from Budapest this was not an 

nal work: that by arrangement between 

U r. Farren was entitled to play 

.-^ene himself and that he was joint 

author with Mr. Risque. 

Mr. Risque, giving evidence, said that Mr. 
Farren gave him some ideas as to what he had 
n Budapest. Witness wrote the dialogue 
an'l was responsible for the whole thing. 

Mr. Farren, one of the defendants, giving 
evidence, said that he and Miss Crispi were 
engaged in Budapest in October, 1913, and they 
icted by a sketch in which the char- 
acters were the man, his wife, her lover, and 
a child. He afterwards described the sketch 
to Mr. Risque, and Mr. Risque's sketch was 
the same as the one he described. He sad 
to Mr. Risque, " I'll tell you what I want. I 
a ' cat's meat drama ' " — that was to 
say, a drama in which there are seven murders 
in one act— a cheap drama. The witness said 
he and Mis; Crispi had permission to play this 
drama. They were to play the parts them- 
selves and they had the right to produce it. 
Afterwards, when they had produced Stage 
Struck, Mr. Hunter said the witness was 
doing a colourable imitation of his revue. 
Witness said. "Oh, but you know very well 
this is my show." Mr. Hunter said, " Yes, but 
you put it into my revue, and it is mine." 

Miss Ida Crispi said the sketch which she 

and Mr. Farren saw in Budapest in 1913 was 

exact sketch as it was produced in A 

Mixed Grill. They saw it for one month every 

night, and they made a note of every little 

incident, and got permission to play it. They 

got a rough translation of the dialogue 

from the owner of the sketch. 

His Lordship accepted the evidence of Mr. 

ii and Miss Crispi, and said the action 

would be dismissed with costs. The action 

against Mr. Risque was also dismissed with 

costs. 



APRIL. 

THE MARINELLI CASE.-LICENSE 
REFUSED. 

Mr. Allan .Tamos Lawrie and a Bench 
of justices, at London Sessions, H. B. 

9 Marinelli, Ltd.. of Charing Cross Road, 
• i the decision of Mr. A. 
A. Hopkins, al Bon Street on December 29, 
1914, dismissing an appeal from the refusal of 
the London County Council to renew a license 
to carry on a music-hall employment agency, 
and for the payment of £21 costs on behalf of 
the appellant company. 

Mr. Patrick Hastings said the London County 
Council refused the renewal of the license be- 
cause, owing to his nationality, the appellant 
was alleged to be an unsuitable person. He 
was born in Germany, and he was practically 
the company itself. His real name is Herman 



Buettner, and. originally a trapeze artist, be 
1 that of Marinelli. Italian names being 
popular on the stage. The appellant had no 
sympathy with Germany. For twenty-five 
years he lived in Paris, and he had married 
French women twice. His interests appeared 
to be almost exclusively French, and he had 
property in France Marinelli, Ltd., also had 
offices in Paris and in America. There was 
also a subsidiary company, with offices in 
Berlin. 

Mr. Bodkin, supporting the case for the 
London County Council, pointed out that the 
app Hunt held practically all the shares, and 
that the remainder were held by Germans. It 
would be a scandal if a public body like the 
London County Council, representing the feel- 
ings and sentiments of the public, was to be 
d to grant a license to a company which 
was a mere alias for a German enemy alien 
who could not come to this country if he was 
to keep out of a concentration camp. The 
appellant had direct control, and the other 
directors were only dummies. There had been 
some juggling as regards the shares, but the 
appellant practically held the whole of them. 

The Bench dismissed the appeal, with costs. 



DILLON (LLOYD) v. CHARING CROSS 
KINEMATOGRAPH THEATRE AND 
BARNETT-LIBELLOUS POSTER. 

Damages amounting to £250 for libel were 
awarded to Miss Marie Lloyd, in the 
"1 4- King's Bench Division, before Mr. Jus- 
tice Scrutton. 

The plaintiff, Matilda Alice Victoria Dillon, 
sued the Charing Cross Kinematograph 
Theatre and H. H. Barnet for damages for 
libel. The defendants occupied certain pre- 
mises in the Strand as exhibitors of moving 
pictures. 

For the plaintiff it was alleged that during 
the latter part of August, 1914, the defendants 
caused to be exhibited to passers-by in the 
Strand, in front of their premises, a large 
poster, containing a portrait, almost life-size, 
of the plaintiff, with the words in large letters 
at the top and bottom of the poster: " White 
Slave Traffic." It was alleged that the plain- 
tiff had been greatly injured in her reputation 
and credit, and had been held up to public 
ignominy. 

Apologies were tendered in behalf of the 
defendants in court, and by consent, damages 
amounting to £250 (as stated) were awarded 
to the plaintiff. 

BRANSBY WILLIAMS v. MOSS'S EMPIRES. 

-OBJECTION TO JACK JOHNSON IN THE 

BILL. 

Mr. Bransby Williams sued Moss's Empires, 

Ltd., in" the Westminster County Court, 

1 6 f° r damages representing the difference 

between his agreed salary at various 

halls under a contract and the amount he 

actually received from the defendants. 

Mr. W. Frarapton was counsel for the plain- 
tiff, and Mr. Storry Deans represented the de- 
fendants. 

Mr. Framptor 6aid the claim was 
made up of three items, and the dispute arose 
on the point of whether Mr. Bransby Williams 
acquiesced in an arrangement come to between 
the Variety Artists' Federation and the music 
hall proprietors with regard to the division of 
receipts after the outbreak of war. Mr. Wil- 
liams, who was not a member of the V.A.F., 
entered into a contract with the defendants in 
July, 1911, the contract to expire in January, 
1915, his salary varying from £65 to £75 a 
week. When war broke out in August, 1914, 
and the agreement was entered into by the 



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V.A.F., Mr. Williams was giving his entertain- 
ment at Bradford, and at the end of the week, 
although his salary was £65, he was only paid 
£52 9s. 9d. The plaintiff took the money and 
signed a receipt, but the position he then took 
up, and which he still maintained was that as 
he did not know what would be the outcome 
of the War he was anxious to do everything 
that was reasonable in the presence of an ex- 
ceptional situation. At the same time he did 
not hold himself liable in respect of any ar- 
rangement made between the music hall pro- 
prietors and the V.A.F. Mr. Williams had to 
appear at the Liverpool Olympia towards the 
end of September at £75 a week. On his arrival 
in that city he found to his surprise that Jack 
Johnson, the black pugilist, was billed to ap- 
pear at the same establishment. At that time 
Jack Johnson had got into some trouble, and 
counsel said he understood that a warrant had 
been issued for his arrest for assault, or some- 
thing of the kind. Mr. Bransby Williams, find- 
ing that unpleasant things were likely to hap- 
pen, and not knowing how the agreement 
would affect him, took up the position of stand- 
ing up for his rights. He therefore wrote to 
Mr. Frank Allen, of the defendant company, 
a letter protesting against appearing at an en- 
tertainment which included Jack Johnson. He 
remarked, " What a change in twelve 
months!" and expressed surprise that Liver- 
pool should stand it, adding, " We artists on 
the best tours in the world find that they can- 
not keep up the standard they erected for the 
music halls." Mr. Williams also sent a tele- 
gram, " Find that Jack Johnson is to be in 
front. Is that fair? Do you guarantee my 
full salary?" The answer was: "Negotiated 
for Johnson last Monday and throughout 
week," and Mr. Williams then wired: "I will 
do my best to-night." Subsequently the plain- 
tiff wrote : " Had I known the bill before ar- 
rival I should never have come. A year ago it 
was not allowed by the public. Personally, I 
like Johnson, but his proper place is at a sport- 
ing club. Had it not been for the artists' co-op. 
I should not have worked as I have done. I 
shall remember my last engagement with 
Moss's, and I shall send for my salary under 
protest." That, said counsel, showed that Mr. 
Williams refused to have anything to do with 
the co-op. scheme, and that he insisted on being 
paid his full salary. In further correspondence 
Mr. Williams complained that he had been 
" dragged in nigger mud last week," and point- 
ing out that he had only been paid £64 5s. lid. 
Instead of £75. At a later engagement at 
Stratford Mr. Williams was offered money in 
excess of his salary, but he returned the addi- 
tional amount. At another engagement at Fins- 
bury Park he was only paid £51 15s. fid. instead 
of his full salary, and he accepted the amount 
and gave a receipt under protest. Again, at 
New Cross, Mr. Williams was paid only £43 15s. 
That he accepted also under protest. Subse- 
quently at Leeds the plaintiff was offered more 
than his salary, and he agreed to accept it, 
his attitude being that the money having been 
tendered he considered he had a right to keep 
It and set it off against the money which he 
claimed as being due to him. Moreover, that 
extra money was received after he had made 
his formal protest and given receipts. CounsrI 
urged that under the terms of his contract 
with Moss's Empires he was entitled to the 
amount which he now claimed. 

Mr. Bransby Williams, in evidence, said he 
was never consulted in any way as to the 
agreement come to between the V.A.F. and the 
proprietors. When at Bradford the first week 
after the agreement was made he expected his 
money as every member of the profession did 
in the first week of the War. Witness gave 
evidence in support of his counsel'a statements 
an to his subsequent engagements. 



In re-examination by Mr. Storry Deans, plain- 
tiff said it was true that he strongly objected 
to Jack Johnson being in the bill at the Liver- 
pool Olympia. 

Counsel: Is not that a matter for the man- 

at? Y' u do not say that the managerm nt 

would (1 liberately put someone in the bill that 

would injure the performance? It looke as 

though the y did here. 

But surely 11 ment to judge 

who to engage? I say that twelve months 
earlier neither the Press nor the membe' cf 
the profession would have allowed Jack John- 
son t,o appear. 

I put it to you that at Bradford you agreed 
to come under this scheme? — Well, I certainly 
din. 

In answer to another question Mr. Williams 
remarked that when Jack Johnson wa3 an- 
nounced to appear at Cardiff the chief con- 
stable told him bo could not be allowed to 
appear and he did not. That was at one of 
Moss's Halls. 

Counsel : You took a division of salaries as 
arranged by the co-operative scheme, and do 
you say that you can withdraw from the 
scheme because you objected to one performer 
— Jack Johnson?— I objected in the interests 
of the whole profession. I do not want to 
make money out of the matter. What I object 
to is being treated with contempt through 
Jack Johnson. 

Do you claim that the engagement with Jack 
Johnson was a breach of the contract? — I claim 
that the engagement of J. J. was injurious to 
the business and to the profession. 

Mr. Storry Deans submitted that the defen- 
dants had no case to answer. The plaintiff, by 
accepting sums lower than his salary as stipu- 
lated in his contract with the defendants, had 
acquiesced in the agreement between the 
V.A.F. and the proprietors, and therefore could 
not succeed in his claim. Further, counsel 
pointed out that the agreement made with the 
V.A.F. was for twelve weeks, and the plaintiff 
by his action became party not to a new con- 
tract with Moss's Empires, but to a contract 
with the whole of the artists and managers 
associated with tho scheme. If, after comply- 
ing with the arrangements as he certainly did 
at Bradford, the defendants paid the plaintiff 
his full salary as claimed, it would be a fraud 
upon, or at least grossly unfair to the other 
artists who had agreed to the scheme. Mr. 
Wiiliams objected to a black pugilist being put 
on at the Liverpool Olympia, and the whole 
question seemed to be whether the putting on 
of Jack Johnson constituted a breach of con- 
tract. 

Deputy Judge Lush said that while he sym- 
pathised with Mr. Williams's view as to a 
black pugilist being in the bill, there appeared 
to be either a breach of the old agreement or a 
breach of the new one. 

Mr. Frampton said Mr. Williams was suing 
under his contract with Moss's Empires, and 
not under any other agreement. Counsel con- 
tended that the plaintiff was entitled to suc- 
ceed. 

His Honour said he would reserve judgment. 

His Honour, at a later date, gave judgment 
for the plaintiff, awarding him £29 4s. Id, 

[For Report of Appeal see May 20.] 



COX v. COULSON.-LIABILITY OF 
THEATRE LESSEES. 

Mr. Justice Bailhache and Mr. Justice Shear- 
man, in the King's Bench Division, heard 
1 6 an appeal by Mr. John William Coulson, 
lessee and manager of the Royal, South 
Shields, from a decision of Judge Bonsey at 
South Shields County Court awarding £50 



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damages to .1 domestic serVantl named Sarah 

1 Cox, who was shot in the aim while 

a play al the theatre. The accident 

happened during the presentation of a play 

• of War. Miss Cox, who bad 

paid ninepence for a Beat In the dress ■ 

iiv ;i cartridge which was Bred 
e pi. i\ was product d by a 
Mr. C. Watson Mill, who providi 1 the per- 
ry, and applii ind it 
intended thai the lessee of the theatre 
could not be held liable tor any went of care 
on the part of an actor over whom he had 
mtrol. The County Court judge held 
I .. t Involved an implied 
warranty for the safety of the audiem 

i differed hi tht ir opinions, 

but, as Mr. /lint ice Bailhache (the senior 
judge) thought there was an implied warranty 
that those on the stage should exercise due 
care for th of the audience, the appeal 

Mr. Coulson, however, was given conditional 
to take the case to the Court of Appeal. 
heard in County Court on 
February 4.1 



McKAY v. REGENT THEATRE AND ASSEM- 
BLY ROOMS (SALFORD), LTD. -BREACH 
OF CONTRACT. 

In the King's Bench Division. Mr. Justice 
Atkin heard an action brought by Mr. 
27 Maxwell John Kuttner, known in the 
music-hall profession as Jock McKay, 
against the Regent Theatre and Assembly 
Rooms (Sal ford). Ltd., for the recovery of 
damages alleged to be duo under an agree- 
ment to appear at a SaKotrd theatre. 

Mr. Patrick Hastings (for the plaintiff) said 

that the action was brought for damages for 

1 ol contract by the repudiation by the 

defendants of their continuing liability to en- 

the plaintiff one week In every year from 

1918 to 1920 at varying salaries. The contract 

was made on August 27. 1012. For the first 

week tin- plaintiff's salary was to be £50 per 

665; in 1918, £65: and then it 

if up to £50 a week. 

The plaintiff performed under his contract 
during the first week in 1013, also in the week 
beginning October 12, 1914. In October, 1914, 
however, owing to the War. the artists were 
appearing under the co-operative system, 
undi r which the takings were shared in cer- 
ortions. During that week the plain- 
tiff's takings were much less than they would 
been under the contract, and on October 
12 he received another offer from a theatre to 
perform at Ardwick, which was within the 
barred area. The performances under the con- 
tract were to be at the Regent, Salford. 

The defendants seemed to have taken advan- 
tage of his proposal to play at Ardwick to 
an i nil to the contract. The plaintiff asked 
the defendants 1 permission to appear at Ard- 
wick. and offered £3 per permission. They 
wired, asking for £10. The plaintiff wroip 
out a cheque for £10, but did not send it. 
He went on with his engagement at Ardwick, 
and the defendants' manager sent him the fol- 
lowing communication :—" As you are plnving 
at Ardwick yon must consider your contract 
with this company as cancelled." Counsel 
submitted that the defendants had clearly 
waived their rights under the plaintiff's pro- 
mise to pay £10. 

The plaintiff having given evidence. 

Mr. Rieby Swift. K.C. (for the defendants'). 
submitted that the plaintiff had not made out 
his case. He never obtained permission to 
play at Ardwick. 

His lordship pointed out that the plaintiff 



had been told that when he sent on a cheque 
for £10 he would receive permission for Ard- 
wick. 

No evidence was called for the defence. 

In giving judgment his lordship said it ap- 
liim that the iptimation by the de- 
fendants that upon completion of the negotia- 
tions for a money payment by the plaintitf he 
I receive permission was a waiver of the 
contract. So far from the defendants having 
established a breach, the plaintiff had esta- 
blished a breach of contract on the part of 
the defendants. There would be judgment for 
ili. plaintitf, and he assessed the damages at 
£200, and the defendants must pay the costs. 
His lordship refused a stay of execution. 



MAY. 

O'GORMAN v. EDELSTEN AND ANOTHER. 

Before Mr. Justice Darling, in the King's 

Bench Division, Miss Lily O'Gorman, 

14- known on the variety stage as Lily Long, 

~iied Mr. Ernest, Edelsten, Mr. Max 

Hart, and Ernest Edelsten and Harry Burns, 

Limited, for damages for alleged negligence 

in securing her a contract to play in America 

for thirty weeks at $300 a week. Defendants 

denied negligence, and Mr. Max Hart coun- 

terclaimed for damages for alleged breach of 

contract by plaintiff, or, alternatively, for 

commission for procuring her engagements. 

In stating the case Mr. McCall, K.C, said 
in March, 1913, Miss O'Gorman was invited 
by Mr. Edelsten and Mr. Max Hart to under- 
take an American tour of thirty weeks. 
Plaintiff asked for £C0 a week, and asked 
that there should be binding contracts with 
the persons in charge of the music halls 
where she was to perform. She was at first 
offered £45 a week, but ultimately the £60 
was agreed upon. She now contended that 
defendants had not procured binding con- 
tracts at the stipulated rate of $300. 

Miss O'Gorman, in cross-examination, said 
that after she performed at Newark Theatre, 
in America, she only received $125 for the 
week. For that reason, and because Mr. 
Hart could not show her the contract for 
Norfolk at $300, she did not go on to the 
latter place. 

His Lordship held that defendants had 
failed to perform their agreement to pro- 
cure for plaintiff a contract for £60 a week 
at the Norfolk Theatre. In paying her $125 
instead of $300 there had been a breach of 
the agreement, but plaintiff was not entitled 
to judgment in respect of other contracts, 
which were for separate theatres. His Lord- 
ship gave judgment for plaintiff for £62 and 
costs on the claim, and also entered judg- 
ment in her favour on the counterclaim, 
without costs. 



WILLIAMS V. MOSS' EMPIRES, LTD. 

In the King's Bench Division, before Mr. 
Justice Shearman and Mr. Justice San- 
2 ,C|J >"- the Moss' Empires appealed against 
the judgment of Deputy-Judge Lush at 
Westminster County Court, awarding Mr. 
Bransby Williams arrears of salary claimed to 
be due under a contract. The county-court 
claim was made in respect of engagements at 
appellants' music halls at Liverpool, Finsbury 
Park, and New Cross, under a four years' con- 
tract. 

Appellants contended that, under the pooling 
agreement arrived at between the Variety 
Artists' Federation and the music-hall pro- 
prietors after the outbreak of War, the con- 



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tract was varied, and Mr. Williams was only 
entitled to a share of the takings. In the 
court below the judge found in favour of 
Mr. Williams, and awarded him £29 4s. Id. 

Counsel were Mr. Walter Frampton and Mr. 
Julian Fuller (instructed by Messrs. Sterns) 
for respondent, and Mr. btorry Deans (in- 
structed by Mr. R. M. Dix) for appellants. 

Mr. Storry Deans, on behalf of Moss' Em- 
pires, explained that in August an agreement 
was come to between the Variety Artists' 
Federation and certain music-hall proprietors, 
by which takings weTe to be shared. Mr. 
Bransby Williams was not a member of the 
Federation, but a notice was sent round to the 
artists giving them details of the scheme. No 
one signed fresh contracts. Counsel said that 
at Manchester Mr. Williams received £114, 
under the sharing system, although his salary 
under the contract would have been 100 
guineas. 

At Liverpool, however, he signed a receipt 
under protest. He found that he was billed 
with the pugilist Jack Johnson, and wrote an 
indignant letter, in which he stated that he 
had no objection to Jack Johnson as an in- 
dividual, but he objected to being called upon 
to appear on the stage with a pugilist. Mr. 
Williams, in his letter, added that, personally, 
lie liked " J. J.," but his proper place was at 
the Sporting Club. Counsel submitted, that as 
the original contract had only seven months 
to run, its terms could be varied by a new 
verbal contract, and that, therefore, the county 
court judge should have entered judgment for 
defendants. 

Mr. Justice Shearman said the judge in the 
Court below had found as a fact that Mr. 
Williams had verbally accepted the offer of 
the defendants, that instead of closing their 
houses they would engage Ir'm at a salary that 
could be calculated on a different basis if he 
would continue to work out the contract. 
After having accented the offer Mr. Williams 
sued under his original contract to recover the 
differenee between certain salaries fixed by that 
contract and the sums he had received. Moss' 
Emnires contended that he could not recover, 
as hy a new verbal' contract he had accented 
their offer. The county court judge held 
that as the new contract was not in writing it 
could not he enforced. The original contract 
came to an end in March last, and his lordsh'p 
was of opinion that in August last year there 
was nothing to prevent the parties entering 
into the verbal contract found by Deputy-Judge 
Lush, and the new contract was a good de- 
fence to the claim. 

Mr. Justice Sankey agreed. He said that 
confu=ion had arisen from the use of the word 
variation. A variation of an old contract pro- 
duced a new contract. If the new contract 
was reouired to be. hut was not. in writing, 
the original contract remained in force: if the 
new contract was not required to he in writing 
a parol new contract was good and the old 
contract was gone. Here the agreement by 
whieh the old contract was rescinded was not 
one that reouired to be in writing, and the 
appeal therefore succeeded. 

The apnea] was a-ecordrnelv allowed with 
COf+s. Teavp to arnvvil was refused. 

[For Tv-nort of case in the Coimtv Court see 
April 16.] 

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JUNE. 

CLEVELAND v. PPoi.-fll I Pi^ED BREACH 
OF CONTRACT. 

Before his Honour Judge Gawan Taylor, at 
the Barrow County Court. Stuart Cleve- 
"1 6 land sued Rino Pepi, licensee of the 
Tivoli, Barrow, for £1G damages in re- ' 
spect of alleged breach of contract. 



Mr. 0. C. Angel, solicitor, appeared for 
plaintiir, and defendant was represented by 
Mr. T. P. Tilley, solicitor, Laneasi 

Plaintiff said he had been a music-hall 
sketch proprietor. He was engaged by the 
d« r ii ndant to produce a sketch at the Mvoli, 
Barrow, on April 26. Witness signed the 
defendant's half of the contract, but he alleged 
his form had not been returned. lie signed 
an agreement " To bring a full and competent 
company." The agreement did not specify 
names or numbers— Stuart Cleveland was the 
only one mentioned; the sketch was entitled 
A Policeman and a Man. The agreement was 
sent to him by post when he was playing at 
Bolton the previous week, and the engagement 
was ratified by telephone. On April 23 he sent 
word to the defendant. He knew his child 
artist was leaving, so he engaged another 
from Bolton, but she brought a wrong birth 
certificate. She was rehearsing on the stage 
on the Friday when the school board officer 
pointed out that she should be at school, and 
he further stated a license would be required 
for her. Witness immediately wired to defen- 
dant asking what notice was required for the 
license of the child and how many days' notice 
the police required. Defendant answered, 
" Seven days' previous notice to the police." 
He immediately followed this up by engaging 
a child who did not require a license. Defen- 
dant did not ask him what he intended to do, 
and the artist engaged was perfectly com- 
petent. 

Plaintiff added that he went to the Tav