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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: August 20, 2017.
Webpage updated: September 02, 2017

        

NEW PALACE THEATRE OF VARIETIES

SHOWS IN 1941

During the height of the Blitz in 1941, Mrs Mary Hoyle, the widow of the New Palace Theatre's long-time owner, Mr Thomas Hoyle, kept Plymouth's spirits up while all around her was being destroyed.  The entertainment she provided that historic year comprised:   

Commencing (Monday) The Show
January 6th 1941 BILLY COTTON AND HIS BAND
Jimmy James; Judy Shirley; Stan Stanford & Diana Gray;
the Lily Avon Duo; Onoto & Swan
January 13th 1941 GO TO IT
Harold Ramsay; Leo Kimberly & Helen Page; Stainless Stephen; The Four Dobrics; the Go To It Girls; Holt & Maurice
January 20th 1941 BON JOUR PARIS
Nor Kiddie; the Two Brilliants; Billy Gold; the Bal Tabarin Girls; Costelo; the Bon Jour Damsels; Vera Walden; Feddie Cleef & Johnny Moroney
January 27th 1941 VARIETY SHOW
Tommy Handley; Billy Scott-Coomber; Martueez; the Fayre Four; Della's Dogs; Pat Aza & Company
February 3rd 1941 THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER
A James Shirvell presentation
Bruce Carfax; Doris Francis; Leo Sheffield
February 10th 1941 LONDON CASINO REVIEW
Freddie Forbes; Angela Barrie
February 17th 1941 OLD MOTHER RILEY
Arthur Lucan (Old Mother Riley); Kitty McShane (her daughter); Rex Ramer; Lorraine; Dick & Norman Charlton; Bob Lloyd & Betty; Old Mother Riley Swing Sisters
February 24th 1941 CARROL LEVIS "CARRIES ON"
Carrol Levis; Eddie Leslie & Jean Adrienne; Eddie Lee; Diane Darling & David Love; Eddie Bankey; Ivor Vintor & Company; Andrew & Ann; the Dennis Family
March 3rd 1941 OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE
Ernie Lotinga
March 10th 1941 NAUGHTY GIRLS OF 1941
A Don Ross presentation
Al Marshall; Three Calores Sisters; Trixie Jay; Les Juvels; Thelma Carn; Claudia Loty; Bart Allison; Bud de Sylva; Paul Deane; Percy Richs with Eva; Eight Sweethearts of Dance
March 17th 1941 BILLY COTTON AND HIS BAND
Nixon & Morrison; the Four Spallas; Russ Carr; Jean Kennedy; Milton Woodward & Company
March 24th 1941 SECRETS OF THE B. B. C.
A Jack Hilton presentation
Bryan Michie; Archie Glen; Margaret Eves; Alice & Rosie Lloyd; Arthur Tolcher; Mary Naylor; the Borstal Boys
CLOSED UNTIL SEE Plymouth Blitz (March 1941)
April 14th 1941
Easter Monday
WHY GO TO PARIS?
Chris Gill; the London Chorus; Archie Elray; the Bredwins; the Three Admirals
April 21st 1941 LIGHT UP - AND SMILE
Will Hatton; Ethel Manners; Leslie Strange; Martin Lukens; the Four Spitfires; Harry Mills; Enez Lata; Del Monica Girls; Josie Stuart; Masoni & Risch; Fred Early; Jean Ann Summers; the Three Galvins; Billy Kay
CLOSED UNTIL See Plymouth Blitz (April 1941)
July 14th 1941 ALL IN FAVOUR
Billy Caryll; Hilda Munday; Renee Beck; Syd Makin; Mary Bland; Jan & Marise; the Betty Hobbs' Famous Globe Girls; May Goring-Thomas
July 21st 1941 LET THE BAND PLAY
A Harry Benet presentation
George Lacy; Ena Roscoe; Moran & Elof; Sydney Daw; Clive Gay; Roy McCleod; Joyce Byrne; Izna Roselli; Tom Ellis & Vi West; the 10 Glory Girls; the Young China Troupe
July 28th 1941 SHOULDER ARMS AND LEGS
A Jack Gillian presentation
Harry Shiels; Charlie Wood; Wyn Taylor & Bebe; June Worth & Marion Olive; the Six Hollywood Mannequins; the 6 Dancing Lovelies
August 4th 1941 HENRY HALL AND HIS ORCHESTRA
With full supporting company
[The second house on Saturday August 9th 1941 was broadcast as "Henry Hall's Guest Night"]
August 11th 1941 SWINGING ALONG
Billy Thorburn; Louis Holt & Bert Maurice; Johnny Kavanagh; Levanda; the Swing Lovelies
August 18th 1941 DON'T BLUSH GIRLS
A Don Ross presentation
Roy Lester and Company
August 25th 1941 LEGS, LACE AND LAUGHTER
An R G Blackie presentation
Betty Russell; Maudie Edwards; Cingalee & Company; Noni Page; Selbo; Laurie Howe; Freda Wynn
September 1st 1941 GRAND VARIETY WEEK
Douglas Byng; Dickie Hassett; the Three Novelettes; Mummy's Dream; the Melody Maids; Pen & Little; Dorothy Gray & Brother
September 8th 1941 GRAND VARIETY BILL
The Gersholm Parkington Trio; George Bolton; Guido's Dogs; Pat Taylor; Marie Wilson
September 15th 1941 NAUGHTY BUT NICE
A Jack Gilliam presentation
Joe Poynton; Billy Newman; Chester Barclay; Harry Stafford; Dorothy Webber; John Christie; the Ten Adorables; Frank Marwood; Billy Gibson; Mdle. Rejane & Company; the Nudist Colony
September 22nd 1941 BLESS 'EM ALL
A Ritmark production
Jack Barty; Billie Rego; Nellie Sheffield; Tom Deere; M Leslie; the Beach Lovelies; R Kitchen; George Barton; Del Strong; Gloriette; Olga May; the Egan Brothers
September 29th 1941 PHAPSODIES OF 1941
An Ernest C Rolls presentation
George Gee; Jennie Benson; Syd & Max Harrison; the Robinson Twins; Lucy Peters; the J W Jackson Girls; Albert Batchelor; Moya Maxwell; Barabar Maddock; the Marquis Trio
October 6th 1941 GIRLS IN ARMS
Tom  Gamble; Veronica Wilson; Frances Hughes; the Baby Beans; the Royal West Mounties; the Military Maids; the Six Acromites; Melville Birley; Lew Miles 
October 13th 1941 CHERCHEZ LA FEMME
Eddie Connor; Vernon Drake; Chris Wartman; Jimmy Paige; Zabeda; Anor & Alana; Fai Robina; Jean & Eileen; Betty Cameron
October 20th 1941 THE DESERT SONG
A James Shirvell presentation
Arthur Lucas; Doris Francis; Blake Adams; Patricia Perry; Rhys Thomas; Jean McLean; Charles Travers; Alice Johnstone; Robert Hughes; Olive Ross
October 27th 1941 ALL IN FAVOUR
A Bertram Montague presentation
Billy Caryll; Hilda Mundy; Syd Makin; Reg Reddicliffe; Mary Gowing-Thomas; Monica Wilson; the Betty Hobbs' Globe Girls; Mary Bland
November 3rd 1941 PARIS PASSE
A Don Ross presentation
Billy Matchett; Les 5 Parisiennes; Thelma Carn; Caroline Birke; Archie McKay; the Four Spallas
November 10th 1941 MAY WE INTRODUCE
A Leonard Urry presentation
Shirley Houston; Raydini; Slim Wood; Donovon & Hayes; Bex & Bex; Mario Pietro; Loraine
November 17th 1941 WINE, WOMEN AND SONG
A Don Ross presentation
the Three Stooges; Richard Thorpe; Marie Harvey; the Singing Vagabonds
November 24th 1941 UP GIRLS AND AT 'EM
Jackie Mayer; Jack Haig; Kathleen Stanley; Alan Kitson; Bartlett & Ross; the Ten Victory Girls
December 1st 1941 ME AND MY GIRL
A Tom Arnold presentation
Billy Tasker; Bert Platt; Barbara Wood; Shiela Daly; Molly Stoll; Ian Hardy; Grace Newcombe
December 8th 1941 NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY
A Marnie Jay and Sydney Myers presentation
Jimmy Mac; the Paramount Girls; Joyce Randal; the Two Dancettes; Silva & Gale; Lucille; the Three Jacks; Harry Piddock
December 15th 1941 WE CAN SHAKE IT
A Jack Gilliam presentation
Sandy Daw; Bert Gunnell; Bill Richards; Helen Grey; Tamara; Tony Tozer; the Six Zio Angels; Fred Brand; Eleanor Fell; the Six Picked Peaches; V M Gaston
December 26th 1941
Boxing Day

Special prices:
Orchestra Stalls, 3s; children 2s
Grand Circle, 2/6d; children 1s 9d
Circle, 2s; children 1s 6d
Pit, 1s 6d; children 1s
Balcony, 1s; children 6d

ROBINSON CRUSOE
A George Young production
George Hirste; Helen Binnie; Nita Grey; Wendy Maye; Fred Sanger; Pat Nash & Fred Fields; Daniel Dare; the Seven Gridneffs; Izna Roselli

 

Mrs Hoyle survived the worst of the Second World War but died on Saturday January 20th 1945, months before the Armistice.