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The Return of Sherlock Holmes
January 31 - ?: Opera House, Tunbridge Wells

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


“The Return of Sherlock Holmes,” which is appearing at the Opera House next week is an entirely new play founded on the latter stories of Sherlock Holmes, the great detective. This play is packed with incident, thrills and surprises, and keeps the audience in suspense from the rise to the fall of the curtain.

It had a most successful run at the “Princess” Theatre, London, and the entire production from that theatre is being carried by the present Company. The cast includes two old favourites in Charles Buckmaster and Betty Williamson, who made such a success in “The Outsider.” Mr Buckmaster is playing “Sherlock Holmes” and Miss Williamson “Cecilia.”

The rest of the Company comprises such names as Kathleen Williams, Herbert Landeck, G. Edward Hall, Basil Dyne, etc.

This is the first visit to Tunbridge Wells of the new version of the stories of the great detective, and the play is admirably acted.

Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 28 January 1927
found at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk