Gladys Cooper

 

 

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The Ware Case
Royal Adelphi Theatre, London
1924






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"The Ware Case", a taut drama in which a wealthy financier is tried for the murder of his brother-in-law after the damning corpse is found floating in his garden pond.  He is eventually acquitted.  Upon his return home, he is angered to find his lawyer has become romantically involved with his wife.  An argument ensues, during which the financier confesses his guilt and then makes a fatal leap from a balcony.

The performance of this play was in aid of the King George Pension Fund for Actors and Actresses.
  The object of the Fund was to provide and pay Annuities to British Actors and Actresses who have rendered such services to the profession as to merit recognition, or who through altered circumstances are in a position to require such assistance.

Gladys Cooper's sister doris also appeared in the cast playing the part of a member of the public.

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Play Title :-
The Ware Case




Year / Date  Produced :-
Monday June 2nd, 1924




Presented at :-
Royal Adelphi Theatre, London.




Produced by :-
Gerald du Maurier




Written By :-
George Pleydell




The Cast :- Actor / Actress :-
Part Played :-


Gerald du Maurier - Sir Herbert Ware, Bart.


Dawson Milward
- Sir Henry Egerton


Norman McKinnel
- Michael Adye, K.C.,  M.P.


Arthur Wontner
- Sir John Murless, K.C.,  M.P.


J. Forbes-Robertson
- The Hon. Sir Richard Petworth


Owen Nares
- Marston Gurney


Ernest Thesiger
- Eustice Ede


Edmund Gwenn
- Tommy Bold


Allan Aynesworth
- A Doctor


E. Holman Clark
- Rate


Leon Quartermaine
- Footman


Gladys Cooper
- Celia Wilson


Marie Lohr
- Lady Ware






Extra People :- C. V. France
- Alderman


Alfred Drayton
- Clerk to Judge


Jack Buchanan
- Clerk of Court


Hugh Wakefield
- Clerk of Court


Norman Forbes
- Usher


O. B. Clarence
- Usher


Franklin Dyall
- Policeman


Eric Stanley
- Warder


Robert Cunningham
- Warder


Leslie Banks
- Barrister


J. H. Barnes
- Barrister


Herbert Marshall
- Barrister


Robert Horton
- Barrister


Percy Hutchinson
- Barrister


A. Scott Gatty
- Barrister


Jack Melford
- Barrister


Charles Quartermaine
- Barrister


Julian Royce
- Barrister


Henry Ainley
- A member of the public


Alfred Barber
- A member of the public


James Carew
- A member of the public


Patric Curwen
- A member of the public


Bromley Davenport
- A member of the public


Alfred Drayton
- A member of the public


Gilbert Esmond
- A member of the public


Basil Foster
- A member of the public


Guy Fletcher
- A member of the public


Hubert Harben
- A member of the public


Leslie Henson
- A member of the public


Cecil Humphreys
- A member of the public


Louis Goodrich
- A member of the public


Ernest Graham
- A member of the public


SAm Livesey
- A member of the public


Basil Loder
- A member of the public


Courtice Pounds
- A member of the public


George Penn
- A member of the public


J. Phillip Roberts
- A member of the public


Aubrey Smith
- A member of the public


T. Weguelin
- A member of the public


Wallet Waller
- A member of the public


Tonie Edgar-Bruce
- A member of the public


Joyce Carey
- A member of the public


Faith Celli
- A member of the public


Doris Cooper
- A member of the public


Marjorie Day
- A member of the public


Agnes Glynne
- A member of the public


Joyce Kennedy
- A member of the public


Grace Lane
- A member of the public


Jennie Lee
- A member of the public


Mabel Terry Lewis
- A member of the public


Elizabeth Pollock
- A member of the public


Joan Clement Scott
- A member of the public


Amy Brandon-Thomas
- A member of the public


Viola Tree
- A member of the public


Lottie Venne
- A member of the public


Una Venning
- A member of the public


Jessie Winter
- A member of the public




A play in Four Acts.  The action passes between September and January.  The Scene is laid partly in the country in Middlesex, and partly in London.







Stage Managers  :-
W. T. Lovell and Edward Shale




Assistant Managers  :-
C. Campion and W. G. Manning







Wigs by  :- Mr. W. Clarkson




Costumes by  :- Messrs. B. J. Simmons & Co.,




Furniture by  :- Messrs. Spillman & Co.,




Lacquer Furniture by  :- Messrs. Thornton Smith, Ltd.,




Grand Piano by  :- Messrs. Steinway & Sons,