The Dead Secret at the Lyceum Theatre.

Programme for the first night of The Dead Secret

The stage version of The Dead Secret was first performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre on 29 August 1877.  According to the programme, it was 'Adapted, by the Author's express permission, from the Popular Novel' by E. J. Bramwell.  Sarah Leeson was played by Miss Bateman and Shrowle (sic) by Arthur Pinero.  A review in The World of 5 September extended praise to both Collins and the original novel but pronounced the play 'a very poor adaptation' and 'a clumsy melodrama'.  [ Cast list ]

Actor Charles Collette. 

Charles Collette who played the part of Robert, a servant

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