Tour Dates – As Lomas Troupe

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EARLY BEGINNINGS

   

1877/09/02

Bacup, Market Place
The Era - 2 Sept 1877

 

1879/03/03

Rawtenstall, Lancashire
The Era - 02 March 1879

Robert Lomas sells business due to ill health and declining business.

PRE PENDER TROUPE

   

Lomas, Lomas and Lomas

   

1894/04/14

Empire Theatre, Brighton
The Era - 14 Apr 1894

“Stanley’s Troubles in Monkeyland”

1894/05/24

Alhambra Theatre, Hull
The Stage - 24 May 1894

 

1894/11/03

Alhambra, Aberdeen
The Era - 3 November 1894

A Traveller’s Troubles in Monkeyland

1894/11/17

City Varieties, Leeds
The Era - 17 Nov 1894

 

1894/12/01

Foresters Music Hall, Bethnal Green, London
The Era - 1 Dec 1894

A Traveller’s Troubles in Monkeyland.
Description of act.

1895/03/02

Grand Hall, Bromley, Kent
The Era - 2 March 1895

Note that on the same bill is Miss Maggie Bowman, whom Robert will marry in 1896.

1895/09/29

Music Hall Gossip
The Era - 28 Sept 1895

Report that the troupe has signed with Mr Cazman to go to America

1896/02/15

Gaiety Theatre, Birmingham
The Era - 15 Feb 1896

Good description of their act, now entitled ‘Monkeymania’

1896/06/06

The Star, Liverpool
The Stage - 6 June 1895

 

1896/08/22

Empire Place, Hanley, Staffordshire
The Era - 22 Aug 1896

 

Lomas Troupe, Lomas Brothers

   

1897/08/21

Palace Theatre, Dundee
The Era - 21 August 1897

This is just after the act split and things would appear to be a fraught. Note the line ‘Slice off cut loaf is never missed’ which I think refers to the fact the the split was acrimonious.

1898/09/12

Empire Palace Theatre, Dublin

A Traveller’s Troubles in Monkeyland

1898/09/17

Palace Theatre, Cork

‘The only original R Lomas Troupe’

Five in number

A Traveller’s Troubles in Monkeyland

 

1898/12/24

Fulham

Panto: ‘Dick Whittington’

Lomas Troupe played ‘Jacko and Family’

‘Monkeyland’ sketch

1899/04/29

Park Palace, Liverpool

Original R Lomas Troupe

Five in number

‘Travellers’ Troubles in Monkeyland’

Also new sketch ‘The Gueeza; or a trip to China”

Picture of palm tree and photos of the five members:

R Lomas, Jim Lomas, Maggie Lomas, Fred Lomas, W Lomas

1899/05/13

People’s Place, St Helens
The Era - 13 May 1899

The Lomas, Lomas and Lomas Troupe. A Traveller’s Troubles in Monkeyland

1899/06/10

At least a month

Eastern Pavilion, Dennistoun, Glasgow

Original R Lomas Troupe

 

‘Travellers’ Troubles in Monkeyland’

1899/06/17

Grimsby & Glasgow
The Era - 17 June 1899

R Lomas Troupe
Refers to ‘Traveller’s Troubles in Monkeyland’ but mentions new act ‘A Night in China’
On Same page is advert for Lomas Brothers with their new act ‘Larks in a Goods Van’
Note their response to the earlier ‘Slice off cut loaf is never missed’ comment by Robert Lomas, ‘Why, anyone knows a slice off cut loaf is missed, especially when it’s a thick one’

1899/12/30

Tivoli Theatre, Glasgow

 

 

 

Queen’s Theatre, Glasgow

Lomas Troupe

‘Troubles in Monkeyland’

 

‘A Night in China’

 

Appearing at two theatres at the same time

1900/08/11

Drury Lane Theatre
The Era - 11 Aug 1901

Mrs Lomas indisposed, Nellie Reed standing in.

1900/11/05 – One week

Metrolpolitan, Edgeware Rd., London

 

Middlesex Music Hall, Drury Lane, London

Appearing at two theatres at the same time

1901/08/17

Haymarket Theatre, London
The Era - 17 Aug 1901

The Lomas Trio

1901/12/19

Grand Theatre, Croydon
The Stage - 19 Dec 1901

 

1902/01/30

Royal Aquarium, Great Yarmouth
The Stage - 30 January 1902

Pantomime ‘Robinson Crusoe’.
Names Jack Lomas*, Will Lomas, Robert Lomas, Maggie Lomas, Don Lomas*. Harlequinade arranged by Robert Lomas
*Not Lomas family members

POST PENDER TROUPE

   

1923/06/02 – One week

Lafeyette Square Theatre, Buffalo, New York

One of two headline acts.

Late of the musical show ‘Tip Top’ at the New York Hippodrome

1923/07/22

Globe Theatre, Philadelphia

Lomas Troupe

‘From the top to the bottom’

1923/08/06

Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis

‘From the top to the bottom’

Lomas troupe of acrobatic stars and stilt walkers is a dancing act.

1923/09/03

Pantages Theatre, Spokane, Washington

Lomas Troupe

‘From the bottom to the top’

Top of the bill

1923/09/17

Pantages Theatre, Vancouver
Vancouver Daily World - 17 Sep 1923

Lomas Troupe

‘Bottom to Top’

There is a horse in the plot.

Photo of Tom Lomas + 1 unidentified member.

1923/10/28

Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles

Lomas troupe of acrobatic comedians.

One of three headline acts.

‘From the bottom to the top’

1923/11/03

Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times - 3 Nov 1923

 

1923/11/12

Hoyt’s Theatre, Long Beach, California

Lomas Troupe

1923/11/21

Pantages Theatre, Salt Lake City

Lomas Troupe

1923/11/28

Pantages Theatre, Ogden, Ohio

The Lomas Troupe is composed of seven men and one woman.

1924/02/12

Regent Theatre & Miles Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
Regent Theatre, Chicago - 1923
Miles Theatre, Michigan - 1923

 

1924/05/01

Polis Theatre,Wilkes-Barre
Polis Theatre, Wilkes-Barre - 1924

 

1924/08/05

Sheridan Square, Pittsburgh
Sheridan Square, Pittsburgh - 1924

 

1924/09/18

Library Theatre, Warren, PA
Library Theatre, Warren - 1924

 

1924/09/24

Allentown Fair, PA
Allentown Fair - 1924

Recently arrived from an engagement of over a year in London Reviews.

Horse impersonators, “Spark Plug”

1924/10/05

Virginia State Fair, Richmond, Virginia

Recently arrived from an engagement of over a year in London Reviews.

Horse impersonators, “Spark Plug” costume

1924/10/18

Lafayette Square Theatre, Buffalo, New York

The Lomas Troupe 8 of Europe’s Funniest Clowns

1924/10/27

Lyric Theatre, Reading, PA
Lyric Theatre, Reading PA - 1924

 

1924/10/30

to

1924/11/02

The American Theatre, Pittson, Pennsylvania
American Theatre, Pitston, PA 1924
American Theatre, Pittston PA - 1924

Top of the bill.

‘Giants’ March on Stilts’

Eight men.

Came direct from New York

1925/05/29

Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Private party after the performance given in honour of the Lomas Troupe

1925/07/04

Calgary Stampede

Lomas Troupe

1925/09/28

to

1925/10/02

Dodge County Fair, Beaver Dam, Minnesota

Very good write up.

1925/10/19

to

1925/10/24

Alabama State Fair, Birmingham, Alabama

Very good write up

1925/12/13

Murray Theatre, Richmond, Indiana

The Lomas Troupe with Wee Johnnie Barnes “The Half Pint” in “From the Bottom to the Top”

1926/02/12

Delmonte Theatre, St Louis, Missouri

Lomas Troupe

1926/08/02

State Lake Thetare (Orpheum Circuit), Chicago, Illinois

Lomas Troupe

8 Midgets & Giants

1926/09/20

to

1926/09/25

West Texas Fair,

Has a good write up.

 

3rd link has three poor quality photos.

1926/05/07

Allyn Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut

‘A Smashing Hit’

 

2nd item has a photo of stiltswalkers

 

Going to Paris after Hartford.

1927/08/08

to

1927/08/13

Cedar Rapids Fair, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Appearing every afternoon.

Also probably in the evening parade.

 

2nd item has 3 middling photos.

1927/09/06

to

1927/09/08

Dayton County Fair,

Dayton, Ohio

Lomas Troupe of English Pantomimist will present masked comedy.

1928/04/29

Publix Theatre, Birmingham, Alabama

Low down in cast list.

1928/09/23

Rochester Theatre, Rochester, New York

‘A Novel Notion from the Bottom to the Top’

Features “Wee” Johnnie Barnes.

1929/03/26

Loew’s Valencia Theatre, Brooklyn, New York

Comedy stilt walking act.

1929/11/02

Regent Theatre, Paterson, New Jersey

Good write up. Eight players

1929/12/30

Uptown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Lomas Troupe

1930/06/01

R-K-O Orpheum, Salt Lake City, Utah

Tom Lomas and his company

1930/07/05

RKO State Lake, Chicago, Illinois

Low down on bill.

1931/02/08

Loew’s Metropolitan Theatre, Brooklyn, New York

Lomas Troupe

1931/10/23

Shubert Rialto, St Louis, Missouri

Lomas Troupe

1932/05/25

Astor Theatre, Reading, Pennsylvania

Lomas Troupe offering “A European Sensational Novelty”

1933/02/20-25

Shrine Circus, Hartford, Connecticut
Shrine Circus - Hartfort, Conn - 1933

 

1932/08/21

Sea Breeze Park, Rochester, New York

Tom Lomas Troupe

1932/09/22

to

1932/09/24

Cricket Field, Altoona, Philadelphia

Lomas Troupe

1923/11/24

to

1923/12/

Metropolitan Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts

Lomas Troupe

1932/12/08

State Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut

Tom Lomas Troupe

Top of the bill

1933/01/24

State Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland

Tom Lomas Troupe

1933/02/21

Annual Shrine Circus, Hartford, Connecticut

Troupe in mishap.

Two collided and crashed to the matting.

1933/03/04

Fitchburg Theatre, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Top of the vaudeville acts

1933/08/02

Radio City Music Hall, Brooklyn, New York

Lomas Troupe

1933/08/22

Central Canada Exhibition, Ottawa, Canada

An original performance by the Tom Lomas Troupe of eight persons.

1933/09/19

Allentown Fair, Allentown, Pennsylvania

The Tom Lomas troupe is truly one of the world’s most spectacular and entertaining features.

 

A good review

1933/10/17

Grauman’s Theatre, Hollywood, California

Appearing in the prologue.

Mention of Cary Grant’s involvement with the troupe.

1933/11/16

Loew’s State Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Tom Lomas Troupe

1933/12/08

Loew’s Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California

Lomas Troupe

1934/01/07

United Theatre, Detroit, Michigan

Lomas Troupe

1934/02/23

St Louis Theatre, St Louis, Missouri

Lomas Troupe

1934/03/15

Lyric Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana

Tom Lomas Troupe ‘From the bottom to the top’

 

2nd cutting references Cary Grant. Also says he inherited act from his father and brought it to New York in 1920.

1934/04/02

Strand Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio

Tom Lomas and company

1934/04/06

Paramount Theatre, Munster, Indiana

The best act on the bill is the Tom Lomas Troupe

1934/05/03

St Joseph Retail Grocers Show, St Joseph, Missouri

Lomas Troupe

1934/06/29

Hershey Community Theatre, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lomas Troupe heads the program.

1934/08/23

Cameo Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut

Lomas Troupe

1934/09/21

RKO Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Tom Lomas Troupe

Heading the bill

1934/10/05

Paramount Theatre, North Adams, Massachusetts

The Lomas Troupe, seven clever entertainers.

1934/11/01

Capitol Theatre, Binghampton, New York

Lomas Troupe

1934/11/05

Capitol Theatre, Scranton, Pennsylvania

“America’s Greatest Gymnasts” Lomas Troupe in ‘The Higher Ups’

1934/12/03

Unknown Theatre, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Tom Lomas Troupe

‘The Higher Ups’

1935/03/01

RKO State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Lomas Troupe

1935/03/22

Strand Theatre, Lansing, Michigan

Lomas Troupe.

Worth reading, if only for the bending of the truth.

1935/04/13

Stratford Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Lomas Troupe

1935/08/20

to

1935/08/25

Upper Peninsula State Fair, Escanaba, Michigan

Lomas Troupe

Good write up and picture of stilt-walkers

1935/11/16

to

1936/04/18

Hippodrome, New York

Lomas Troupe

In “Jumbo”, a musical circus by Billy Rose.

1936/11/04

Kearse Theatre, Charleston, West Virginia

The Tom Lomas Troupe

‘Direct from Billy Rose’s Jumbo’

1936/11/20

Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland

Tom Lomas Troupe

Poor quality photo showing 8 people.

1937/11/27

Drake Theatre, Franklin, Pennsylvania

Tom Lomas Troupe

‘Direct from Billy Rose’s Jumbo’

1936/12/02

Liberty Theatre, Zanesville, Ohio

The Lomas Troupe

All in troupe are related.

1936/12/04

Columbia Theatre, Greenville, Philadelphia

Tom Lomas Troupe

1937/01/13

Majestic Theatre, Paterson, New Jersey

Lomas Troupe

1937/09/12

to

1937/09/19

Reading Fair, Reading, Pennsylvania

Tom Lomas Troupe

1937/10/08

Unnamed Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lomas Troupe

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