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Rossley Kiddie Company (COLL-472)



Rossley Kiddie Company

The Rossley Kiddies (1911-192?) were associated with Marie and Jack Rossley. Jack Rossley managed several theatres including Rossley's East and Rossley's West and later the British Hall known as the "British Theatre-Paramount photo play picture palace" in St. John's NL from 1911-ca. 1917. The troupe performed several times a week at the Rossley theatres and toured throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 1914-1916. The tours were as long as three months with as many as 40 performers (mostly female). The Rossley family relocated to Saint John, New Brunswick ca. 1918 and the Rossley Kiddies operated until, at least, the 1920s under the patronage of W. H. Golding, Keith's Imperial and Governor and Lady Davidson.

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