Subtitled A DRAMA OF THE EAST IN THREE ACTS and advertised as ‘The Play to beat Heat-waves and Talkies’.
The author, Denis Mayne, played two different roles in the course of this tour. The character ‘a detective’ was dropped at some point prior to the play’s appearance at Windsor.
With the tour due to open on 11th February, the play was banned by the Lord Chamberlain that week. When the ban was dropped, it was rescheduled for the 21st but didn’t eventually open until 4th March. (See The Stage: 21st February 1929, page 24.)
“This rather daring sex play has the advantage of exact Eastern colouring, the result of the author’s personal knowledge of the conditions.” – The Stage 7th March 1929 (page 17)
Cast & Crew
|a detective||Leonard Muniz|
|Dr Alan Macpherson||Wilson Jackson|
|Faith (replacement)||Joan Broughton|
|Florence (replacement)||Marjorie Low|
|Goliath (replacement)||Leonard Strugnell|
|Monty Reisbach||Denis Mayne|
|Monty Reisbach (replacement)||George Bishop|
|Salim (replacement)||Leslie Harding|
|Sir Geoffrey Wilmot||Holland Day|
|Tony Weathersby||David Johnson|
|Tony Weathersby (replacement 1)||Edwin Gibson|
|Tony Weathersby (replacement 2)||Denis Mayne|
|unknown role (replacement)||Grace O’Malley|
|unknown role (replacement)||Ernest Prinsep|
|unknown role (replacement)||R Y Sturgess|
|Presented by||Braham & Mayne Ltd|
|Presented in association with||Ballard Brown|
|Presented in association with||Percy H Holmshaw|
|Tour under the personal supervision of||Denis Mayne|
|Assistant Manager||Jack Howard|
|Stage Manager||Wilson Jackson|
- Added by Jared William.
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