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The House of Temperley (play 1909-1910)

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Illustration by Septimus Edwin Scott
in The Graphic (15 january 1910, p. 80-81)

The House of Temperley: A Melodrama of the Ring is a play written by Arthur Conan Doyle, performed between september 1909 and june 1910 through England with various casts.

On 11 february 1910, Mr. Haldane was present in a box at the Adelphi Theatre, also present were a crowded house of the County of London Regiment of the Territorial Force.

On 14 february 1910, King Edward accompanied by the Queen and Princess Victoria saw the performance of the play at the Adelphi Theatre.

On 3 march 1910, Queen's Park Rangers were taken to see the play at the Adelphi Theatre.

The play is an adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle's novel : Rodney Stone (1896).



Cast (Adelphi Theatre, London, UK)

Program of Adelphi Theatre (14 february 1910)


  • Producer : Herbert Jarman
  • Costumes, uniforms and dresses : Tom Heslewood
  • Fights : F. Hinnington
  • Music : Brigata Bucalossi


Cast (GrandTheatre, Hull, UK)


Cast (Gaiety Theatre, Hastings, UK)


  • Producer : [[Lionel Glenister], Ingram's Company


Programme of Acts & Scenes

Time : 1812

  • Act I : Temperley Manor
  • Act II
    • Scene 1 : Tom Cribb's Saloon, "The Union Arms," Panton St. Haymarket. (an hour is supposed to elapse)
    • Scene 2 : The Same
  • Act III
    • Scene 1: Glen Cottage, Three Bridges, Sussex (Taraining Quarters of Gingerstabbs)
    • Scene 2 : Hammer's Farm. The King-Side at Crawley Down. (The Curtain will be lowered duringthe 1st round to indicate a lapse of time, and will rise on the th round of the fight)
  • Act IV
    • Scene 1 : Committee Room of Watier's Club
    • Scene 2: In the Treaches before a Spanish Fortress

Scenery by F. L. Schmitz


Programme of Music

  • Overture : "Old English Melodies" - Godfrey
  • Selection : Before Act II "Songs" - Sir Henry Bishop
  • Melodies : Before Act III "Ye ? English" - Basquit
  • Airs : Before Act IV "Scottish" - Myddleson
  • March : "Scipio" - Handel


Performances

Cast Adelphi

  • 28 december 1909 - 30 may 1910 (last nights) : Adelphi Theatre (London, UK)
  • 12-17 september 1910 : New Theatre Royal (Portsmouth, UK)
  • 31 october - 5 november 1910 : Grand Theatre (Hull, UK)


Cast Hastings

  • 12-14 september 1910 : Gaiety Theatre (Hastings, UK)


Unknown Cast

  • 1910-1911 : Grand Theatre (Southampton, UK)
  • 12-17 november 1910-1911 : Prince's Theatre (Bristol, UK)
  • 7-12 november 1910 : Park Row Playhouse (Bristol, UK)
  • autumn 1910 : The Royal Carl Rosa Grand Opera (Bath, UK)





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