LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET
A DRAMA
IN TWO ACTS
BY
GEORGE ROBERTS
First performed at the St. James's Theatre in 1863

'Founded on, and in part adapted from, Miss Braddon's novel of that name'.
George Roberts was one of several writers to adapt Lady Audley's Secret for the stage in 1863.
The above picture shows the privately printed edition, presented by Roberts himself (using his real name, Robert Walters).

The front cover of the 2007 Sensation Press edition of Lady Audley's Secret by George Roberts. For details and how to order click here.

It was first performed at the Royal St. James's Theatre on 28 February, 1863 and was the most successful of the stage adaptations.

Lady Audley was played, aptly, by the Pre-Raphaelite beauty, Louisa Ruth Herbert.

Cast

Sir Michael Audley: Mr. Simpson
Robert Audley: Mr. Arthur Stirling
George Talboys: Mr. Gaston Murray
Marks: Mr. Frank Matthews
Slip: Miss Lavenue
First Countryman: Mr. Bush
Second Countryman: Mr. Taylor
Servants: Mr. Norman & Mr. Wilson

Lady Audley: Miss Herbert

Alice: Miss Cotterell (sic. Miss Adeline Cottrell)

Phoebe: Miss Ada Dyas

This copy of the play belonged to the actress Cora Houliston, and contains her underlining of the role of Lady Audley.
It also includes extra dialogue.

Cora Houliston's copy is bound in leather, all edges gilt, and with extra blank pages to make notes on.

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