His House in Order
The original text
First performed at St James's Theatre, London, on 1 February 1906, and played in New York, opening in the Empire Theatre, on 3 September, 1906.
The text published in 1906 by W. Heinemann, London, and a special illustrated edition was published in celebration of the play's 400th performance at the St James's Theatre on 1 February, 1907.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted as an American silent film in 1920 by Famous Players-Lasky company, directed by Hugh Ford, and again as a British silent film, directed by Randle Ayrton and starring Tallulah Bankhead, Ian Hunter and David Hawthorne, in 1928.
Performance history in South Africa
1906: Performed by a Comedy Company presented by the Wheeler Company at the Opera House, Cape Town, as part of a season in the spring (the season started on 27 August with R.C. Carton's play, Mr Hopkinson). The cast of His House in Order included Marie Housley (as "Geraldine Ridley"), Wilfred E. Payne (as "Major Maurewark") and six year old Sylvia Edney (as "Derek Jessen").
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