Merely Mary Ann (article 22 november 1903)
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Arthur Conan Doyle was casted to play Rev. Samuel Smedge (see cast), but did not turn up to take the role. Contrary to the article, it was not in London, it was in Wallingford (where the copyright premiere was held).
Jerome K. Jerome, Conan Doyle and Israel Zangwill appeared recently in London in the cast of "Merely Mary Ann," when the play was given for copyright purposes. Zangwill also acted as stage manager, and Doyle was property man.