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Sherlock Holmes (John Beech)
November 17: Holy Name Hall, Manchester

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


The members of the “New” Dramatic Society achieved much success by their performance, on Saturday evening, at the Holy Name Hall, Manchester, of a new adaptation for the stage by Mr J. Beech, of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes.” The performance was “private” in that admission was by invitation only. The large audience present thoroughly enjoyed the exciting incidents in which the play abounds, and the efforts of Mr John Beech as Sherlock Holmes, Miss Nellie Elliott as Alice Faulkner, Mr Sydney Beech as Jim Larrabee, and Mr William Beech as Professor Moriarty were greatly appreciated.

Manchester Courier & Lancashire General Advertiser, Monday 19 November 1906
found at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk