Adelphi Theatre


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Performance of text Ethel M. Dell
After forty-five re-issues the novel was dramatised in a version that opened at the Adelphi Theatre in June 1922.
Dell, Penelope. Nettie and Sissie. Hamish Hamilton.
EMD later pursued the hero, Nick Ratcliffe, through two more novels, The Keeper of the...
Performance of text Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
SACD 's play The Speckled Band, based on a Sherlock Holmes short story of eighteen years before, opened at the Adelphi in London.
Redmond, Christopher. A Sherlock Holmes Handbook. Dundurn Press.
Performance of text Florence Marryat
FM and George Neville 's comedy Her World Against a Lie premiered at the Adelphi Theatre .
Mullin, Donald C. Victorian Plays: A Record of Significant Productions on the London Stage, 1837-1901. Greenwood Press.
Performance of text Dodie Smith
Dear Octopus was revived almost immediately at the Adelphi , in July and August of 1940, and it remains DS 's most frequently revived play. It was published by Heinemann in 1938.
Gale, Maggie B. West End Women: Women and the London Stage, 1918-1962. Routledge.
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Reception Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The play (at the Adelphi ) featured striking effects and excellent acting, according to an Athenæum review of 28 March 1863.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1848 (1863): 432
Textual Production Anna Maria Hall
AMH later dramatized The Groves of Blarney, a story that was included in Lights and Shadows of Irish Life. The three-act play, which differed widely from the original story, ran for a whole...


18 October 1819: The Sans Pareil theatre (which had hitherto...

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18 October 1819

The Sans Pareil theatre (which had hitherto performed burlettas and other works by Jane Scott ) changed hands and became The Adelphi .

1834: The Adelphi Theatre introduced the mechanical...

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The Adelphi Theatre introduced the mechanical sinking stage into theatre technology.

January 1836: Mary Anne Hehl, better known as Mrs Sterling,...

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January 1836

Mary Anne Hehl , better known as Mrs Sterling, achieved acclaim at the Adelphi Theatre .

1844: Céline Céleste began managing the Adelphi...

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Céline Céleste began managing the Adelphi Theatre
Moody, Jane. “Illusions of authorship”. Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth-Century Britain, edited by Tracy C. Davis and Ellen Donkin, Cambridge University Press, pp. 99-124.

January 1845: J. B. Buckstone's The Green Bushes; or, A...

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January 1845

J. B. Buckstone 's The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago opened at the Adelphi Theatre.

27 December 1858: A larger Adelphi Theatre was opened....

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27 December 1858

A larger Adelphi Theatre was opened.

October 1860: Dion Boucicault's The Colleen Bawn; or, The...

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October 1860

Dion Boucicault 's The Colleen Bawn; or, The Brides of Garryowen opened at the Adelphi Theatre .

18 November 1861: The English production of Dion Boucicault's...

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18 November 1861

The English production of Dion Boucicault 's The Octoroon, or Life in Louisiana opened at the Adelphi Theatre , London.

14 November 1874: Dion Boucicault's The Shaughraun opened at...

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14 November 1874

Dion Boucicault 's The Shaughraun opened at Wallack's Theatre in New York.

1887: The Adelphi Theatre was substantially en...

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The Adelphi Theatre was substantially enlarged.


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