Concerts at the Front


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Occupation Cicely Hamilton
CH ran a repertory theatre company affiliated with Concerts at the Front, which played to soldiers in France and Germany.
Whitelaw, Lis. The Life and Rebellious Times of Cicely Hamilton. Women’s Press.
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Todd, Janet, editor. Dictionary of British Women Writers. Routledge.
Occupation Dodie Smith
DS secured a few unremarkable acting jobs, many of them on tour, and one of them at the recently launched Everyman Theatre in Hampstead. She was especially pleased to be invited on tour with...


From November 1914: The Actresses' Franchise League, led by Lena...

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From November 1914

The Actresses' Franchise League , led by Lena Ashwell , organised entertainment for troops, first at English army bases and later in France; these eventually became known as Concerts at the Front.

Early 1915: Lena Ashwell used her Actresses' Franchise...

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Early 1915

Lena Ashwell used her Actresses' Franchise League connections to recruit the popular farce writer, Gertrude Jennings , to write plays for Concerts at the Front.


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