Poster for the week of Monday 12 May 1913

Poster for the week of Monday 12 May 1913

The illustration on this poster shows local Aston born performer Dorothy Ward. It marks her first performance at the theatre. She returned many times up until the 1950s.

By 1913 she was a big star of musical comedy and pantomime, in which she played ‘Principal Boy’ and her husband, Shaun Glenville often played opposite her as ‘The Dame’.

Can you find Dorothy’s husband on the bill?

Image courtesy of The Library of Birmingham