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The Bank of England (Max Goldberg)
(Harry Johnson’s Company)
October w/o 31: Royalty Theatre, Llanelly, Wales

(Information above on performance dates is derived from newspaper archives and is therefore likely to be incomplete.)


ROYALTY THEATRE. – Proprietor and Manager, Mr John Tully; Resident-Manager, Mr Sidney Beltram.

This week Mr Harry Johnson’s company is here in The Bank of England, an episode in the life of Sherlock Holmes, this character being admirably portrayed by Mr St John Beecher. The parts of the Bank Directors, Sir Sidney Barraclough and Stephen Hartley, are well taken by Messrs Edwin Walton and Juan De Alberti respectively, Mr R. Duncan Bell being a good Hon. Bertie.

As Godfrey Dane, Mr E. Ernstone is excellent, and so is Mr Oliver Birrell as Eric Dane. Miss Patsy Trounsell as Margaret Dane is most effective. As Sylvia Barraclough, Miss Nina Pring is very clever, and so is Miss Madge Devereaux as the American widow, Aminta J. Beane. Miss May Doris is a good Lucy Lockett.

The Era, Saturday 31 October 1903
found at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk