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The Speckled Band (Arthur Conan Doyle)
October 16 – 21: Grand Theatre, Croydon, England

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


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s thrilling Sherlock Holmes play, “The Speckled Band” is making its reappearance at the Grand next week. Founded upon one of the most eerie and mysterious of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, the author has very cleverly elaborated his original short tale, and there is a wealth of incident and ingenious situations which makes the piece an exceedingly rousing and exciting melodrama.

It will be played by an excellent company, under the direction of Mr Arthur Hardy, including Mr E. Vassall-Vaughan as Dr Grimesby Rylott, Mr Grendon Bentley as Sherlock Holmes, and Miss Dorothy Vernon as Enid Stonor.

The play was one of London’s greatest successes at the Adelphi Theatre last year, where it drew packed houses at every performance. There will be a matinee on Thursday at 2.30.

Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser, Saturday 14 Oct 1911
found at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk