1910s

In 1910 the theatre closed and then reopened in the same year with a show that featured Fred Karno and his company, which included Charlie Chaplin. It closed again in 1914 (when further building changes were drawn up) until 1917, re-opening under the management of J. and W. Draysey, sons of the original builders. In 1919 the theatre closed again!

This decade saw the first appearance of artists who returned regularly up to the 1950s, including Robb Wilton, Dorothy Ward and Georgie Wood.

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