Dr. Syn

This brief tour marked the stage debut of the popular film star Alma Taylor, substituting for the originally announced Jane Welsh.

Cast & Crew


Captain Howard Collyer RN
Denis Cobtree
Dr Syn
Mr Mipps
Mr Rash / Pigeon
Mrs Waggetts
Sir Anthony Cobtree
The Mulatto


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Play description

When first presented for a one-off performance on 11th October 1925, this adaptation of Russell Thorndike’s novel was attributed solely to Ivan Firth. By the time a revised version reached the West End in December 1927, it was credited as: ‘a play of adventure on the Romney Marsh, in the County of Kent, adapted (with the assistance of Ivan Firth) by Russell Thorndike, from his novel of the same name’.


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