This Is the Army

  • Opening Night: 20 December 1943
  • Performance: 24 December 1943
  • Genre: Variety

Irving Berlin’s All-American Soldier Show
163 Soldier Stars – singers, comedy, acrobats, juggler, magician and ‘a spoon specialist’

  • Notes: Nothing quite like it has ever been seen on Birmingham Hippodrome or any other Birmingham stage before' - Birmingham Mail - 21/12/1943 Funds to the British Service Charities Committee and the Lord Mayor's War Relief Fund. The Lord Mayor has allocated 1/3 of seats at each Performance free to the Services through their official oraganisations Birmingham Mail - 21/12/1943 - 'With Irving Berlin at the helm, music automatically prevails in such numbers as 'This Is The Army' and "My British Buddy", the latter written since the Company's arrival here'