The Robbery of the Lyons Mail [adapted from the French 'Le Courier de Lyons'
Examiner of Plays' Summary:
My memory of this 'classic' is rather dim, but this new version seems to be just the same as the old except fora different division of acts. It is good, simple melodrama. The various coincidences by which the good Lesurques' exact resemblance to the scoundrel Dubosc leads to the former's arrest for robbery and murder are cleverly contrived, and the piling up of the interest when Jeanne, Duosc's cast-off mistress, continually faints when on the point of clearing Lesurques is also clever. The great scene of the robbery of the Mail, and the final scene of the drunken Dubosc watching the guillotining - which of course is not seen - of his associates and being arrested, or rather lynched, just in time before poor Lesurques does his turn should be effective as ever. There is nothing offensive in the dialogue. Recommended for Licence. G. S. Street
Licensed On: 31 Jan 1917
License Number: 770
British Library Reference: LCP1917/3
British Library Classmark: Add MS 66158 G
|5 Feb 1917||Theatre Royal, Chatham||Unknown||Licensed Performance|