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A Victim of Circumstances (Grenville P. Jones)
February 4: St Mark’s Church Schoolroom, Walsall, England

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

“A Victim of Circumstances”

- The two part comedy, “A Victim of Circumstances,” was successfully produced in St Mark’s Church Schoolroom on Thursday evening. The two principal characters, those of Mr and Mrs Worthington, were excellently sustained by Mr S. Bourne Jagger and Miss Edith Rubery, who ably responded to the demands made upon them.

The Rev. A.T.S. Talbot (vicar of Rushall) appeared in the role of Count Zachri (an adventurer) and materially added to the success of the production, as did also Mrs Talbot as Countess Zachri. Cissie, the maid to Mrs Worthington Smith, was well portrayed by Miss Minnie Wells, and the part of Sheerluck Jones (Cissie’s young man and the mighty detective), was in the safe hands of Mr Grenville P. Jones, author. Great credit is due to the latter gentleman, under whose direction the comedy was produced.

Musical items were rendered during intervals, by an orchestra comprising Mrs Sydenham, Miss Marler and Mons. Vranderberg, a Belgian refugee (violins), and Miss M. Smith (piano). The proceeds were towards wiping off the deficit in the parochial funds.

Walsall Advertiser, Saturday 6 February 1915
found at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk