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Shylock Hyams
May 3 - 8: Royal Hippodrome, Dover, Kent, England
June 14 - ?: Camberwell Palace, London, England

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


There were many fine turns at the Royal Hippodrome again during the performances this week, which, as usual, attracted crowded houses to this popular place of amusement. The star item of the programme was the able performance by Herbert Landeck, the London Actor, and his Company, of an amusing farce entitled “Shylock Hyams.”

Shylock Hyams (Mr H. Landeck) is a money lender, whose offices are mistaken by Sir Archibald Devon (Mr Tom Bowron) and Lady Elfie Devon (Miss Gloria Lawrence), an unhappy married couple, who are very much in love with one another, for those of the great detective “Sherlock Holmes,” whose advice they seek. The sketch is most amusing and the characters are well sustained throughout.

Other popular items are the appearance of Mona Warwick, the dainty little star, whose songs and dances are most entertaining; the Australian Alberto, a clever conjuror; Daisy Mead, chorus and character comedienne; Ragolio, the R.A. Tramp, who presents rag picture studies of Royal Academy Masterpieces and novelty war cartoons in a marvellous fashion; James Pursail, vocalist, and Fred Holt, a popular comedian.

Dover Express, Friday 7 May 1915
found at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk