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5-10 November 1917

The Merry Wives of Windsor (etc.)

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

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 5 November 1917
Play(s) The Merry Wives of Windsor; [The Merchant of Venice]
Production Date(s) 5 November 1917 to 10 November 1917
Venue London Coliseum
Time of performance 2.30pm 8pm
Stage Manager Henry Crocker
Music Director Alfred Dove
Document ID ET-D515 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Evening entertainment - collection of songs, recitations and plays. Ellen Terry as Portia.
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Winter overcoats. Chas. Baker & Co. hold the largest stock in London and being actual manufacturers are supplying the best value obtainable. The Hurlingham is the most popular style for general wear and is stocked in cheviots, fleeces, elysians. &c. An extensive range of sizes for stout, medium and slim figures ready for wear. The house with a forty years' reputation. Chas. Baker & Co'.s Stores, Ltd. Head Depot and Letter Order Dept. 271 to 274 High Holborn, W.C.1. 41 and 43 Ludgate Hill, E.C.4, 137 to 140 Tottenham Court Rd., W.1, 256 Edgware Road, W.2, 27 to 33 King St., Hammersmith, W.6. 7 to 9 Seven Sisters Road, N.7. Croydon Branch: Whitgift House, North End. The Hurlingham. The London Coliseum Licensed by the Lord Chamberlain to Mr. Gerwald Stall, Chairman and Managing Director, The Coliseum Syndicate, Ltd., Coliseum Buildings, W.C. Managing Director – Oswald Stoll, Manager – Arthur Croxton, Stage Manager – Henry Croker, Musical Director – Alfred Dove – Assistant Manager – H. Pryme. Prices of Admission and Box Office Information. ‘Phone – Gerrard 7541. The Royal Box (to hold 14) with use of retiring rooms, Six Guineas – Tax One Guinea, The Royal Box (to hold 14) without use of retiring rooms, Five Guineas – Tax 14s. The Royal Box divided into two (to hold 4), Two Guineas each section – Tax 6s. Extra Seats 5s. – Tax 9d. Private Boxes, One Guinea – Tax 4s. (Four Persons). Extra Seats, 5s. – Tax 9d.; and 15s. – Tax 3s. 10s. 6d. – Tax 2s. (Four Persons). Extra Seats 4s. – Tax 9d.; and 3s. – Tax 6d. Fauteuils, 5s. – Tax 9d. A few Special. 7s. 6d. – Tax 1s. Balcony Stalls, 4s. – Tax 9d. Orchestra Stalls, 2s. 6d. – Tax 6d. If Reserved in Advance, 3s. – Tax 6d. Grand Tier Stalls, 2s. 6d. – Tax 6d. If Reserved in Advance, 3s. – Tax 6d. Royal Circle, 2s. – Tax 4d. If Reserved in Advance, 2s. 6d. – Tax 6d. Stalls, 2s. – Tax 4d. Bookable only in Advance. Grand Tier, 1s. – Tax 3d. If Reserved in Advance, 1s. 6d. tax 4d. Balcony. 6d. – Tax 2d. Early Doors, 3d. extra – Tax 3d. Saturdays, 10d. – Tax 3d. Children In Arms Not Admitted. Sole Representatives for Advertisements in this Programme. A. E. Tanner & Co. Advertising Agents and Publishers. 93/94, Chancery Lane, London, W.C. To Whom all enquiries should be addressed. ‘Phone: Central 203. Programme week commencing Monday, November 5th 1917. The Management reserve to themselves the right of making any unavoidable alteration in the constitution of the Programme. 1. Overture (Selection) "Chu Chin Chow" – Frederick Norton. 2. Neil Gow – Scots Comedian. Chocolates obtainable from the Attendants and in the tea rooms and Bars. Children under twelve half-price to Fauteuils, Balcony Stalls, Orchestra Stalls, Grand Tier Stalls, and Royal Circle at Afternoon Performance. All Seats (except Balcony) can be booked until 1.55 p.m. and 7.25 p.m. ‘Phone 7541 Gerrard (Four Lines). Box Office open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please Post Remittance with Letter. Seats booked by Telephone will not be kept after 2 p.m. or 7.30 p.m. unless previously paid for. Every afternoon at 2.30. Every Evening at 8. Early doors open 1.30 and 7 p.m. daily. Ordinary doors open 2 and 7.30 p.m. daily. The Right of Refusing Admission Reserved. Change of Programme Weekly. Piano used on Stage by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd. Architects, Messrs. Frank Matcham & Co. Lost Property found by Staff of this Theatre is handed to the Manager, to whom all applications for same should be made.

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Hear Carmen Hill, Margaret Cooper, George Graves 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. The famous Japanese actress. 3 – Madame Hanako and her Company of Japanese girls. Scene I – In the Palace. Japanese Dance, followed by their National Music and a Popular Tune. Scene II. – The Goddess of Peace (A Music and Dancing Play). While Girls and a Man are playing merrily in the Garden of Peace, the Demon of War breaks up their happiness. However, the Goddess of Peace appears and restores peace again. So they dance with joy. 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. Make sure its an Osram. Osram Patent G.E.C. Made in England. Osram G.E.C Drawn Wire Lamps. Get the war seal habit. Programme – continued. 4. – Blanchetta, Andree D.Hery & Alex Goudin. In Dances from their Repertoire Programme: (a) Valse Caprice – Blanchetta-Goudin, (b) Variation – Goudin, (c) Eastern Dance – Blanchetta, (d) Exentrique Valse – D'Hery-Goudin, (e) Capuscule – D'Hery, (f) – Bacchanale – Blanchetta, D'Hery and Goudin. Exentrique Valse Music specially composed by Mr. Kennedy-Russell. 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 7d teas. Speciality: - Afternoon Tea 7d. 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 Eagle and British Dominions Insurance Company Limited 1807. For the House-Holder. For the House-Owner. "All-In" policy. Covers Contents of the Home 5/- per cent. Covers Building Fabric 1/6 per cent. Covers practically every risk and contingency with one police, one premium one renewal date. Write for Booklet 857. "All-In" Policy Department, 3 Old Broad Street, London, E.C.2. Head Office: British Dominions House, Royal Exchange Avenue, E.C.5. West End: 79 Pall Mall, S> W. 1. Assets Exceed £5,000,000. Applications for Agencies Invited. "The Most Progressive Office for all classes of Insurance". Pinoli's Restaurant 17, Wardour St. Special 2/9 Parisian Dinner. Served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Programme continued, 5 George Graves & Co. in "Koffo of Bond Street." Capt. Dick Hamilton (of the Bluffs) - George Graves, Nancy Perkins (his Fiancee) – Miss Winifred Wing, Miss Cooper (Typist) – Miss Carlotta Silvano, J. P. Perkins, J. P. (Nancy's Father) – Gus Wheatman, Messenger – W. Smallwood. Scene – Koffo's Crystal Gazing and Thought Reading Establishment, Bond Street. Pinoli's Restaurant 17, Wardour St. Special 2/- supper. Consisting of Soup, Fish Entrée, or Poultry, Ice, Cheese, served from 9 p.m. to 12.15 p.m. Evans & Evans trading as Fribourg & Treyer Established at 34, Haymarket, S.W. over 200 years. Our Finest Cigarettes, for which we have a World-Wide Reputation, can be obtained in this Theatre. Everything that is required by the discriminating smoker can be obtained at the above address. London, Oxford, Cambridge. Miranda's Dream (Regd.). Oriental Am-Bar. Delicately Perfumed Cigarettes can be obtained in this Theatre, or direct from A. Miranda & Co. 97, Charing Cross Road, W.C. The Coliseum is one of the Wonders of London in War Time. Evening News. Holborn Restaurant. One Minute from the Holborn Tube Station. Luncheon – 3/- (1 to 8 p.m.). Dinner – 3/6 (6 to 9 p.m.) Accompanied by high-class Music. Programme continued. 6 – Clarice Mayne and "That" In Selections from their Repertoire. 7 – Intermission (a) "Valse-Caprice" – A. Rubinstein (b) "Hullo Europe" – Alfred Dove. Frascati Oxford Street. W. London's Floral Restaurant. Luncheon – 3/6 (1 to 2 p.m.), Dinner – 5/6 (6 to 9 p.m.) Orchestra. London Coliseum. Owing to the Royal Albert Hall being unavailable for the usual Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, in consequence of preparations for the Great Tombola and Fair, "Petticoat Lane", in aid of Miss Lena Ashwell's Concerts at the Front, Mr. Oswald Stoll has arranged for the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, under the conductorship of Mr. Landon Ronald, to appear at the London Coliseum on that day at 3 p.m., the proceeds on this occasion being devoted to the funds of the War Seal Foundation.

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The New Middlesex Theatre, Drury Lane. To-night's programme, 6.30 & 8.50. Bert Gilbert presents a New Musical Farce. Where's The Chicken? A Comedy Chuckle of Musical Cackle and a Chorus of Clucks, in Four Roosts. Featuring the Coo-ee Girl. Introducing En Tableau an Exact Reproduction of F.O. Salisbury's Famous Painting of The Late Jack Cornwell, V.C. Full West-End Chorus. Kleptomaniacs A Comedy Farcical Extravagance Interpreted by Fred Edwards & May Edouin. Latest Events on the Bioscope. Popular Prices – Telephone – Gerrard 1340. Get the war seal habit. Programme – continued. 8. 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, Robin – Miss Audrey Cameron. Scenes I & III – Datchet Mead, Scene II. – Room in Ford's House. 9. – Margaret Cooper and her Piano. 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. 10. – Great & Good – Comedy Acrobats. 11. – Carmen Hill – From Royal Albert and Queen's Halls in Selections from her Ballad Repertoire Accompanist – Ellen Tuckfield. 12. – Bioscope. God Save the King. 5/11/1917.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 – 4d. Tea, per Cup – 3d. Coffee, per Cup, Black or with Milk – 4d. Cocoa, per Cup – 4d. Milk, per Glass – 2d. Soda and Milk – 4d. Beef Extracts – 4d. Lemonade or Soda Water, large – 4d. Lemonade or Soda Water, small – 3d. Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer – 4d. Bananas and Cream – 6d. Ham or Beef, per plate – 1/-, Bread & Butter, white or brown, 2 slices – 1d. Cake, Almond, Sultana, Cherry, per piece 2.d. French Pastries – 3d. Savoury Toast – 4d. Two Poached Eggs on Toast, One Poached Egg on Toast, Toasted Muffin or Crumpet – 3d. Toasted Scone – 3d. Sandwiches, various – 3d. Buttered Toast – 2d. Quick Service. No Waiting. Refreshments, Chocolates, Cigars, Cigarettes, etc.

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The Stoll Picture Theatre (London Opera House) Kingsway. Proprietors – The Opera House Syndicate, Ltd. General Manager – Lloyd Langdon, Chairman and Managing Director – Oswald Stoll, Manager – Randolph E. Richards. Week of November 5, continuous programme daily 2.30 to 11 p.m. Mon., Tues., Wed. A Masterful Adaptation of George Bronson Howard's Novel God's Man (Seven Parts) featuring H. B. Warner. A Charming Comedy-Drama Told at Twighlight. (Five Acts) Featuring Little Mary Osborne. Thurs., Fri., Sat. Pauline Frederick in a powerful drama Her Better Self (Five Acts). Douglas Fairbanks in a Five-Act Comedy-Drama American Aristocracy. Showing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Pathe's History of the Great War Part None – "The British Colonies" – Section Two. Ladies' Symphony Orchestra. Under the Direction of Mr. Samuel Mey, of the Paris Conservatoire. Mr. Charles Compton The Popular Tenor. Dainty Teas & Light Refreshments – Rapid Service. Popular Prices – 6d. to 2s. (Plus tax) ; Private Boxes 9s. (Tax 1s. 6d.) Three Persons. "A Veritable Gibraltar of Safety" two men took twenty-two hours to chisel a 12 in. diameter hole through the 3 ft. flint concrete roof (one foot is considered bomb proof) that protects this Palatial Theatre. The Stalls Tea Rooms are 16 ft. under the level of the street with 15 ft. of concrete and iron girders overhead. New Programme every Sunday. Cinema and Vocal Concert in aid of the funds of The War Seal Foundation for erecting homes for disabled sailors and soldiers. Continuous performance from 6 to 10.30. Schweppes soda water, dry ginger ale, sparkling Malvern water etc. supplied at all First Class Hotels, Clubs & Stores throughout the World.

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2. Programme

Date 5 November 1917
Play(s) The Merry Wives of Windsor
Production Date(s) Monday November 5th 1917
Venue London Coliseum
Time of performance 2.30pm 8pm
Document ID ET-D515a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Variety show; Ellen Terry as Mistress Page.
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The London Coliseum. Haycock-Cadle Co, Camberwell. Price. 1D.

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The London Coliseum Licensed by the Lord Chamberlain to Mr. Gerwald Stall, Chairman and Managing Director, The Coliseum Syndicate, Ltd., Coliseum Buildings, W.C. Managing Director – Oswald Stoll, Manager – Arthur Croxton, Stage Manager – Henry Croker, Musical Director – Alfred Dove – Assistant Manager – H. Pryme. Prices of Admission and Box Office Information. ‘Phone – Gerrard 7541. The Royal Box (to hold 14) with use of retiring rooms, Six Guineas – Tax One Guinea, The Royal Box (to hold 14) without use of retiring rooms, Five Guineas – Tax 14s. The Royal Box divided into two (to hold 4), Two Guineas each section – Tax 6s. Extra Seats 5s. – Tax 9d. Private Boxes, One Guinea – Tax 4s. (Four Persons). Extra Seats, 5s. – Tax 9d.; and 15s. – Tax 3s. 10s. 6d. – Tax 2s. (Four Persons). Extra Seats 4s. – Tax 9d.; and 3s. – Tax 6d. Fauteuils, 5s. – Tax 9d. A few Special. 7s. 6d. – Tax 1s. Balcony Stalls, 4s. – Tax 9d. Orchestra Stalls, 2s. 6d. – Tax 6d. If Reserved in Advance, 3s. – Tax 6d. Grand Tier Stalls, 2s. 6d. – Tax 6d. If Reserved in Advance, 3s. – Tax 6d. Royal Circle, 2s. – Tax 4d. If Reserved in Advance, 2s. 6d. – Tax 6d. Stalls, 2s. – Tax 4d. Bookable only in Advance. Grand Tier, 1s. – Tax 3d. If Reserved in Advance, 1s. 6d. tax 4d. Balcony. 6d. – Tax 2d. Early Doors, 3d. extra – Tax 3d. Saturdays, 10d. – Tax 3d. Children In Arms Not Admitted. Sole Representatives for Advertisements in this Programme. A. E. Tanner & Co. Advertising Agents and Publishers. 93/94, Chancery Lane, London, W.C. To Whom all enquiries should be addressed. ‘Phone: Central 203. Programme week commencing Monday, November 5th 1917. The Management reserve to themselves the right of making any unavoidable alteration in the constitution of the Programme. 1. Overture (Selection) "Chu Chin Chow" – Frederick Norton. 2. Neil Gow – Scots Comedian. Chocolates obtainable from the Attendants and in the tea rooms and Bars. Children under twelve half-price to Fauteuils, Balcony Stalls, Orchestra Stalls, Grand Tier Stalls, and Royal Circle at Afternoon Performance. All Seats (except Balcony) can be booked until 1.55 p.m. and 7.25 p.m. ‘Phone 7541 Gerrard (Four Lines). Box Office open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please Post Remittance with Letter. Seats booked by Telephone will not be kept after 2 p.m. or 7.30 p.m. unless previously paid for. Every afternoon at 2.30. Every Evening at 8. Early doors open 1.30 and 7 p.m. daily. Ordinary doors open 2 and 7.30 p.m. daily. The Right of Refusing Admission Reserved. Change of Programme Weekly. Piano used on Stage by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd. Architects, Messrs. Frank Matcham & Co. Lost Property found by Staff of this Theatre is handed to the Manager, to whom all applications for same should be made.

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Hear Carmen Hill, Margaret Cooper, George Graves 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. The famous Japanese actress. 3 – Madame Hanako and her Company of Japanese girls. Scene I – In the Palace. Japanese Dance, followed by their National Music and a Popular Tune. Scene II. – The Goddess of Peace (A Music and Dancing Play). While Girls and a Man are playing merrily in the Garden of Peace, the Demon of War breaks up their happiness. However, the Goddess of Peace appears and restores peace again. So they dance with joy. 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. Make sure its an Osram. Osram Patent G.E.C. Made in England. Osram G.E.C Drawn Wire Lamps. Get the war seal habit. Programme – continued. 4. – Blanchetta, Andree D.Hery & Alex Goudin. In Dances from their Repertoire Programme: (a) Valse Caprice – Blanchetta-Goudin, (b) Variation – Goudin, (c) Eastern Dance – Blanchetta, (d) Exentrique Valse – D'Hery-Goudin, (e) Capuscule – D'Hery, (f) – Bacchanale – Blanchetta, D'Hery and Goudin. Exentrique Valse Music specially composed by Mr. Kennedy-Russell. 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 7a teas. Speciality: - Afternoon Tea 7d. 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 Eagle and British Dominions Insurance Company Limited 1807. For the House-Holder. For the House-Owner. "All-In" policy. Covers Contents of the Home 5/- per cent. Covers Building Fabric 1/6 per cent. Covers practically every risk and contingency with one police, one premium one renewal date. Write for Booklet 857. "All-In" Policy Department, 3 Old Broad Street, London, E.C.2. Head Office: British Dominions House, Royal Exchange Avenue, E.C.5. West End: 79 Pall Mall, S> W. 1. Assets Exceed £5,000,000. Applications for Agencies Invited. "The Most Progressive Office for all classes of Insurance". Pinoli's Restaurant 17, Wardour St. Special 2/9 Parisian Dinner. Served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Programme continued, 5 George Graves & Co. in "Koffo of Bond Street." Capt. Dick Hamilton (of the Bluffs) - George Graves, Nancy Perkins (his Fiancee) – Miss Winifred Wing, Miss Cooper (Typist) – Miss Carlotta Silvano, J. P. Perkins, J. P. (Nancy's Father) – Gus Wheatman, Messenger – W. Smallwood. Scene – Koffo's Crystal Gazing and Thought Reading Establishment, Bond Street. Pinoli's Restaurant 17, Wardour St. Special 2/- supper. Consisting of Soup, Fish Entrée, or Poultry, Ice, Cheese, served from 9 p.m. to 12.15 p.m. Evans & Evans trading as Fribourg & Treyer Established at 34, Haymarket, S.W. over 200 years. Our Finest Cigarettes, for which we have a World-Wide Reputation, can be obtained in this Theatre. Everything that is required by the discriminating smoker can be obtained at the above address. London, Oxford, Cambridge. Miranda's Dream (Regd.). Oriental Am-Bar. Delicately Perfumed Cigarettes can be obtained in this Theatre, or direct from A. Miranda & Co. 97, Charing Cross Road, W.C. The Coliseum is one of the Wonders of London in War Time. Evening News. Holborn Restaurant. One Minute from the Holborn Tube Station. Luncheon – 3/- (1 to 8 p.m.). Dinner – 3/6 (6 to 9 p.m.) Accompanied by high-class Music. Programme continued. 6 – Clarice Mayne and "That" In Selections from their Repertoire. 7 – Intermission (a) "Valse-Caprice" – A. Rubinstein (b) "Hullo Europe" – Alfred Dove. Frascati Oxford Street. W. London's Floral Restaurant. Luncheon – 3/6 (1 to 2 p.m.), Dinner – 5/6 (6 to 9 p.m.) Orchestra. London Coliseum. Owing to the Royal Albert Hall being unavailable for the usual Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, in consequence of preparations for the Great Tombola and Fair, "Petticoat Lane", in aid of Miss Lena Ashwell's Concerts at the Front, Mr. Oswald Stoll has arranged for the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, under the conductorship of Mr. Landon Ronald, to appear at the London Coliseum on that day at 3 p.m., the proceeds on this occasion being devoted to the funds of the War Seal Foundation.

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The New Middlesex Theatre, Drury Lane. To-night's programme, 6.30 & 8.50. Bert Gilbert presents a New Musical Farce. Where's The Chicken? A Comedy Chuckle of Musical Cackle and a Chorus of Clucks, in Four Roosts. Featuring the Coo-ee Girl. Introducing En Tableau an Exact Reproduction of F.O. Salisbury's Famous Painting of The Late Jack Cornwell, V.C. Full West-End Chorus. Kleptomaniacs A Comedy Farcical Extravagance Interpreted by Fred Edwards & May Edouin. Latest Events on the Bioscope. Popular Prices – Telephone – Gerrard 1340. Get the war seal habit. Programme – continued. 8. 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, Robin – Miss Audrey Cameron. Scenes I & III – Datchet Mead, Scene II. – Room in Ford's House. 9. – Margaret Cooper and her Piano. 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. 10. – Great & Good – Comedy Acrobats. 11. – Carmen Hill – From Royal Albert and Queen's Halls in Selections from her Ballad Repertoire Accompanist – Ellen Tuckfield. 12. – Bioscope. God Save the King. 5/11/1917.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 – 4d. Tea, per Cup – 3d. Coffee, per Cup, Black or with Milk – 4d. Cocoa, per Cup – 4d. Milk, per Glass – 2d. Soda and Milk – 4d. Beef Extracts – 4d. Lemonade or Soda Water, large – 4d. Lemonade or Soda Water, small – 3d. Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer – 4d. Bananas and Cream – 6d. Ham or Beef, per plate – 1/-, Bread & Butter, white or brown, 2 slices – 1d. Cake, Almond, Sultana, Cherry, per piece 2.d. French Pastries – 3d. Savoury Toast – 4d. Two Poached Eggs on Toast, One Poached Egg on Toast, Toasted Muffin or Crumpet – 3d. Toasted Scone – 3d. Sandwiches, various – 3d. Buttered Toast – 2d. Quick Service. No Waiting. Refreshments, Chocolates, Cigars, Cigarettes, etc.

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The Stoll Picture Theatre (London Opera House) Kingsway. Proprietors – The Opera House Syndicate, Ltd. General Manager – Lloyd Langdon, Chairman and Managing Director – Oswald Stoll, Manager – Randolph E. Richards. Week of November 5, continuous programme daily 2.30 to 11 p.m. Mon., Tues., Wed. A Masterful Adaptation of George Bronson Howard's Novel God's Man (Seven Parts) featuring H. B. Warner. A Charming Comedy-Drama Told at Twighlight. (Five Acts) Featuring Little Mary Osborne. Thurs., Fri., Sat. Pauline Frederick in a powerful drama Her Better Self (Five Acts). Douglas Fairbanks in a Five-Act Comedy-Drama American Aristocracy. Showing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Pathe's History of the Great War Part None – "The British Colonies" – Section Two. Ladies' Symphony Orchestra. Under the Direction of Mr. Samuel Mey, of the Paris Conservatoire. Mr. Charles Compton The Popular Tenor. Dainty Teas & Light Refreshments – Rapid Service. Popular Prices – 6d. to 2s. (Plus tax) ; Private Boxes 9s. (Tax 1s. 6d.) Three Persons. "A Veritable Gibraltar of Safety" two men took twenty-two hours to chisel a 12 in. diameter hole through the 3 ft. flint concrete roof (one foot is considered bomb proof) that protects this Palatial Theatre. The Stalls Tea Rooms are 16 ft. under the level of the street with 15 ft. of concrete and iron girders overhead. New Programme every Sunday. Cinema and Vocal Concert in aid of the funds of The War Seal Foundation for erecting homes for disabled sailors and soldiers. Continuous performance from 6 to 10.30. Schweppes soda water, dry ginger ale, sparkling Malvern water etc. supplied at all First Class Hotels, Clubs & Stores throughout the World.

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Peter Robinson's Special Offer of Afternoon Gowns. The illustration portrays one of the many charming Gowns that combine exclusive style and finest quality with moderate price. A visit to our Showrooms, where you will find a varied stock will amply repay you. "The Doreen." Afternoon Gown in fine quality Crepe-de-chine. Hemmed embroidered collar and cuffs in Crepe Georgette. In grey, saxe, wine, bottle green, navy and black. Price 5 ½ Gns. Peter Robinson's Oxford Street, W. 1. Peter Robinson, Ltd.

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Did you know?

Ellen Terry published a book on The Russian Ballet (1913).

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