Gertrude Jennings

Standard Name: Jennings, Gertrude


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Occupation Inez Bensusan
These plays, written by amateur and professional writers, were made available for performance at public events in support of women's suffrage. Bensusan encouraged writers to produce plays dealing with a range of women's issues such...
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...


May 1909: Gertrude Jennings's one-act suffrage play...

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May 1909

Gertrude Jennings 's one-act suffrage playA Woman's Influence was performed at the Votes for Women Exhibition at the Prince's Skating Rink in Knightsbridge.

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.

June 1925: The Independent Labour Party founded an Arts...

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June 1925

The Independent Labour Party founded an Arts Guild to promote socialist drama and performance.

22 August 1934: Gertrude Jennings's popular family drama...

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22 August 1934

Gertrude Jennings 's popular family dramaFamily Affairs opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.


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