Gladys Cooper

 

 

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Iris
The Royal Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London
1925






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Gladys Cooper played the part of Iris Bellamy in this Pinero play, the part previously successfully played by Mrs. Patrick Campbell.

Iris got off to a shaky start at the Adelphi but went on to run for one hundred and thirty performances, its success probably more to do with the presence of three box-office magnets in Gladys Cooper, Ivor Novello and Henry Ainley than to the play itself.




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Play Title :-
Iris




Year / Date  Produced :-
1925




Presented at :-
Royal Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London




Produced by :-
Gladys Cooper & Henry Ainley




Written by :-
Arthur Pinero




Directed by :- Gerald Du Maurier


Cast :- Gladys Cooper  -
Iris Bellamy


Winifred Griffiths
- Fanny Sylvain


Joan Maude - Aurea Vyse


Barbara Deane - Mrs. Wynning


Violet Campbell
- Miss Pinsent


Hannah Kellogg
- Woman Servant at the Villa Prigno


Gwendolen Floyd
- Woman Servant at the Flat in Park Street


Henry Ainley
- Frederick Maldonado


Anthony Bushell
- Laurence Trenwith


Norman Forbes
- Croker Harrington


Garald Ames
- Archibald Kane


C. Disney Roebuck
- Colonel Wynning


George Ide
- Servant at Mrs. Bellamy's, Kensington


J. Smith Wright
- Servant at the Villa Prigno



Act I.  :-
London.   Mrs. Bellamy's House in Kensington.

Act II.  :-
Italy.  The Villa Prigno at Cadenabbia on the Lake of Como.

Act III.  :-
The Same.

Act IV.  Scene I.  :-
London.   A Flat in Park street.

Act IV.  Scene II.  :- The Same.




In the First Act and the Third the action is divided into three Episodes, in the Fourth into two Episodes.  The Episodes are marked by the falling of the curtain.  Between the Third Act and the Fourth two years are supposed to elapse.







Stage Manager :- Mr. Duncan McRae




Acting Manager and Treasurer :- J. Greenhill




Orchestra :- under the direction of J. H. Squire




Piano by :- Ibach




Costumes :- The Gowns worn by Miss Gladys Cooper were designed by Molyneux, 5, Rue Royale, Paris.  The other Ladies' Gowns and Hats by Eve Valere, 83, Knightsbridge, London




Furniture :- Scenes furnished by General Trading Co., 6, Grantham Place, London.  Italian Lacquer furniture by The Renaissance Traders, 27, Basil Street, Knightsbridge.  Italian Ornaments by Italia House., 75, Warwick Street, London




Cigarettes supplied by :- Abdulla