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26 November-1 December 1917

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Location London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, UK
Plays performed The Merry Wives of Windsor


Date 26 December 1917
Play(s) The Merry Wives of Windsor
Production Date(s) 26 November 1917 to 1 December 1917
Venue London Coliseum
Time of performance 2.30pm 8pm
Stage Manager Henry Crocker
Conductor Edward Elgar
Music Director Alfred Dove
Document ID ET-D516 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Evening entertainment including songs, recitations and plays; Ellen Terry performed scenes from The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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Hear Carmen Hill, Sir Edward Elgar on 'His Master's Voice' Records. List Post Free from The Gramophone Co. Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex. His Master's Voice. Talk War Seals! Buy War Seals!! Use War Seals!!! Programme – continued. 3-Pierce & Roslyn In a Whirl of Melody 4-Miss Ina Hill The Operatic Prima Donna in Selections from her REpertoire 5-Cyril Clensy In Impersonations Talk War Seals! Buy War Seals!! Use War Seals!!! Alhambra Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road. Every Evening at 8.30. Matinees, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2.15. Mr. Oswald Stoll presents by arrangement with George Grossmith and Edward Laurillard a new musical globe trot. "Round the Map". By C. M. S. McClellan. Revised by Cosmo Gordon Lennox, Music by Herman Finck, Staged by Gus Sohlkn. The best cast in London. Nelson Keys, Violet Loraine, Alfred Lester, Stanley Logan, Madeleine Seymour, Ethel Baird, Pip Powell, Jack Buchanan, Albert Brouett, Dan Agar, Eileen Molyneux, Harry Brown. Telephone: Regent 2522. Obtainable from all electricians, ironmongers and stores Osram G.E.C drawn wire lamps. Made at the Osram Robertson lamp works, Hammersmith. Get the war seal habit. Programme – continued. LAST WEEK 6-Ellen Terry In Scenes from "THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR" Mrs. Page - Miss Ellen Terry, Mrs. Ford, Miss Edith Evans, Sir John Falstaff - Mr. Roy Byford, Robia - Miss Audrey Cameron. Scenes I & III. Datchet Mead, Scene II. Room in Ford's House. Criterion Restaurant, luncheon, 3/6, dinner, 5/6. Popular Grill Room, music all day. Before, after or during the performance take tea in the Theatre. Terrace tea rooms near Royal Circle, Balcony Stalls and Grand Tier, also Fauteuils and Orchestra Stalls (by elevator). Grand Tier Saloon for teas and light refreshments. Balcony Tea Room (adjacent to Balcony off Entrance Staircase). Dutch Tea room open to Fauteuils, Orchestra Stalls and Royal Circle Patrons. Speciality 8d teas. Speciality: - Afternoon Tea 8d. Bread and butter, cake and separate pot of tea. Served to Patrons in their seats or in the above tea rooms. Electric Lift to Terrace Tea Room from Grand Entrance and Circle Foyer.

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The New Middlesex Theatre, Drury Lane. To-night's programme, 6.30 & 8.50.HARRY DAY presents a new MUSICAL PRODUCTION PLEASURE BOUND Produced by JOHN A. HOWITT. The cast includes JOS. ALEXANDRE, CHARLES CHILDERSTONE, FLORENCE WILLIAMS, MAGNIFICENT CHORUS. Daily News in PicturesPopular Prices – Telephone – Gerrard 1340. Get the war seal habit. Programme – continued 10-"THE FRINGES OF THE FLEET" Four Songs from the above work by RUDYARD KIPLING. Music Specially Composed by Sir EDWARD ELGAR Who will Conduct in Person Songs sung by MR. GEORGE PARKER, MR. HARRY BARRATT, MR. FREDERICK HENRY, MR. FREDERICK STEWART, Music published by Enoch & Sons, Gt. Marlboro' St. W. Please see separate leaflet for words of songs. Get the war seal habit. The War Seal Foundation is raising money to build specially designed flats wherein the disabled service man can live with his family upon his pension with his medical and physical needs provided for on the spot, without any appeal to charity. Don't you think this is a very practical way of expressing our appreciation of their services to us? If so – your letters should always be sealed with id. W R Seals. You can obtain them from the attendants in this Theatre in books of 12 for 6d. or 24 for 1s. The Attendant will give you a booklet containing all particulars of the scheme on request. The first block of war seal mansions is now in course of erection at Fulham, near to Walham Green Station, on a Site generously given by Mr. Oswald Stoll). For plans and particulars write – The Secretary The War Seal Foundation Faraday House, 10, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2. Telephone – Gerrard 6284. Tel: Battersea 1129. Tel.: Kingston P.O. 124. The South-Western Sanitary Laundry. Ltd. Balham Park, S.W., & Kingston-on-Thames. With skilled labour, absolute cleanliness and exceptional hygienic arrangements, we produce Perfect Laundry – Work, and – Perfect Produce Procures Permanent Patrons. In accordance with the requirements of the London County Council: - (a) The public may leave at the end of the performance by all exit and entrance doors and such doors must at that time be open. (b) All gangways, passages and staircases must be kept entirely free from chairs or any other obstructions. (c) Persons must not be permitted to stand or sit in any of the intersecting gangways, and if standing be permitted in the gangways at the sides and rear of the seating, sufficient space must be left for persons to pass easily to and fro. (d) The safety curtain must be lowered about the middle of the performance so as to ensure its being in proper working order. Claytons' Gold Medal Table Waters supplied to this Theatre. Soda Water, Seltzer Water, Tonic Water, Lithia Water, Potass Water, Lemonade, Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale, Dry Ginger Ale, Pale Ale Non-Alcoholic, Lime Juice Cordial can be obtained from the Attendants, or in the Refreshment Rooms or Bars. Trocadero Afternoon Teas served daily in the Empire Hall, Theatre Suppers Special Music. Programme – continued. 11-THE DELSON & GOOD TRIO Comedy Acrobats 12-BIOSCOPE, NEWS OF THE DAY GOD SAVE THE KING 26/11/1917. The Soldiers Match-Box – Bryant & May's ‘Service' Match-Box Cover (Reg. design No. 642237). Keeps matches and box dry in all weathers. The Coliseum Tea and Refreshment Rooms. Refreshments in the Theatre at Popular Prices. Speciality – Coffee, freshly made for each person (Black or with Milk) – 6d. Tea, per Pot, per Person, freshly made – 5d. Tea, per Cup – 3d. Coffee, per Cup, Black or with Milk – 4d. Cocoa, per Cup – 4d. Milk, per Glass – 3d. Soda and Milk – 6d. Beef Extracts – 6d. Lemonade or Soda Water, large – 4d. Lemonade or Soda Water, small – 3d. Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer – 4d. Lemon Squash – 8d. Ham or Beef, per plate – 1/-, Bread & Butter, white or brown, 2 slices – 1d. Cake, Almond, Sultana, Cherry, per piece 3d. Assorted Cakes 3d. Savoury Toast – 6d. Two Poached Eggs on Toast, 1s.3d One Poached Egg on Toast 9d., Toasted Scone of Bun – 4d. Sandwiches, various – 3d. Buttered Toast – 3d. Schweppe's Mineral Waters Quick Service. No Waiting. Refreshments, Chocolates, Cigars, Cigarettes, etc.

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