‘By Request’

‘By Request’ programme
Monday March 7th 1927

During the run Gracie took ill (an eye infection from a dirty towel) and Betty, who at the time was playing in ‘A Week’s Pleasure‘, (another Pitt review) stepped in for a few weeks. Gracie also had more time off for a throat infection – unlike the 7 years unbroken performances with ‘Mr Tower of London’.

At some point for a few weeks during the tour, Gracie also took over Betty’s part in ‘A Week’s Pleasure‘ when Betty was taken ill with depression – so all in all, quite a fraught few years!!

Archie didn’t appear in ‘By Request‘ (which I’m sure Gracie was pleased about!), but both Tommy and Edith had starring roles.

'By Request' -Tommy'By Request'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information and photographs thanks to Mervyn Rossini

'By Request' - Edith

‘By Request’ – Edith

By Request - Betty in 'Brum'

‘By Request’ – Betty in ‘Brum’

By Request, 1927

Fields and Rossini – ‘By Request’ 

'By Request' - Tommy Fields

‘By Request’ – Tommy Fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of the tour dates for ‘By Request‘  (it’s always interesting to see how close she got to you, even if we are 90 years too late!). There are some gaps and we can assume these were for ‘time off’.

1925

Sep 21st

 

Oct 6th

Oct 12th

Oct 19th

Oct 25th

 

Nov 3rd

Nov 10th

Nov 17th

 

Dec 2nd

Dec 18th

Dec 29th

Tower – New Brighton

 

Palace – Oldham

Hippodrome – Wigan

Empire – Leeds

Hippodrome – Sheffield

 

Hippodrome – Newcastle

Hippodrome – Liverpool

Hippodrome – Birmngham

 

Grand – Clapham

Empire – Finsbury Park

Hippodrome – Bournemouth

1926

Jan 4th

Jan 11th

Jan 18th

Jan 25th

 

Feb 1st

Feb 8th

Feb 15th

Feb 22nd

 

Mar 1st

Mar 8th

Mar 15th

Mar 22nd

Mar 29th

 

Apr 5th

Apr 12th

Apr 19th

Apr 26th

 

May 3rd

May 10th

May 17th

May 24th

May 31st

 

Jun 7th

Jun 14th

Jun 21st

Jun 28th

 

Jul 5th

Jul 19th

Jul 26th

 

Aug 2nd

Aug 10th

Aug 17th

Aug 24th

 

Sep 9th

Sep 16th

Sep 23rd

 

Oct 2nd

Oct 9th

Oct 21st

 

Nov 2nd

Nov 9th

Nov 16th

Nov 22nd

Nov 29th

 

Dec 7th

Dec 14th

Dec 21st

Hippodrome – Southampton

Hippodrome – Wilsden

Hippodrome – Brighton

Hippodrome – Portsmouth

 

Hippodrome – Southend

Empire – Croydon

Empire – Kingston

Empress – Brixton

 

Olympia – Shoreditch

Palace – Hammersmith

Empire – Lewisham

Empire – Kilburn

Empire – Islington

 

Palace – Chelsea

Hippodrome – Wolverhampton

New Theatre – Northampton

Empire – Sheffield

 

Empire – Swansea

Empire – Newport

Empire – Cardiff

Grand – Birmingham

Palace – Halifax

 

Palace – Hull

Palace – Huddersfield

Empire – Nottingham

Grand – Hanley

 

Alhambra – Bradford

Empire – Stratford

Empire – New Cross

 

Empire – Newcastle

Palace – Edinburgh

Empire – Glasgow

Palace – Blackpool

 

Palace – Salford

Bedford – Camden Town

Empire – Bristol

 

Kings – Portsmouth

Palace – Plymouth

Empire – Penge

 

Palace – Blackburn

Grand – Bolton

Palace – Grimsby

Hippodrome – Leeds

Empire – Middlesborough

 

Hippodrome – Wigan

Hippodrome – Warrington

Alexandra – Stoke Newington

1927

Jan 8th

Jan 15th

Jan 21st

Jan 28th

 

Feb 3rd

Feb 10th

Feb 17th

Feb 24th

 

Mar 2nd

Mar 9th

Mar 23rd

Mar 29th

 

Apr 5th

Apr 12th

Apr 25th

 

May 2nd

May 16th

May 23rd

May 30th

 

Jun 7th

Jun 14th

Jun 21st

Jun 28th

 

Jul 5th

Jul 12th

Jul 19th

 

Aug 1st

Aug 8th

Aug 15th

Aug 22nd

Aug 30th

 

Sep 7th

Sep 14th

Sep 19th

Sep 26th

 

Oct 2nd

Oct 9th

Oct 16th

Oct 23rd

Oct 30th

 

Nov 6th

Nov 13th

Nov 20th

Nov 27th

 

Dec 4th

Dec 11th

Palace – Reading

Palace – Oldham

Grand – Doncaster

Palace – Leicester

 

Hippodrome – Norwich

Hippodrome – Ipswich

Hippodrome – Aldershot

Empire – Kingston

 

New Theatre – Northampton

Hippodrome – Derby

Hippodrome – Rotherham

Theatre Royal – Darlington

 

Hippodrome – Rochdale

Hippodrome – Liverpool

Empire – Wood Green

 

Empire – Chiswick

Empire – Swansea

Empire – Newport

Hippodrome – Manchester

 

Hippodrome – Bristol

Hippodrome – Birmingham

Empire – Shepherd’s Bush

Empire – Devonport

 

Theatre Royal – Torquay

Empire – Chatham

Empire – New Cross

 

Theatre Royal – Dublin

Royal Hippodrome – Belfast

Palace – Salford

Hippodrome – Birkenhead

Hippodrome – Coventry

 

Alhambra – Morecombe

Her Majesties – Walsall

Empire – Nottingham

Opera House- York

 

Hippodrome – Stockton

Hippodrome – Aston

Hippodrome – Boscombe

Hippodrome – Southend

Hippodrome – Balham

 

Hippodrome – Southampton

Hippodrome – Aldershot

Gracie and Fields and Rossini at London Alhambra

Gracie retained at Alhambra

 

Palace – Blackpool

Grand – Birmingham