Dorothy Brandon

Dorothy Brandon was a British playwright active in the interwar years. Her greatest West End success was the 1923 medical drama The Outsider[1] which was revived several times, and adapted into films on three occasions.[2]

An earlier hit was 1917's Wild Heather which ran at the Strand Theatre for 79 performances.[3] It was also made into a film.[4] A 1926 play Blind Alley was less successful, running for thirteen performances.[5]

Selected plays


  1. Wearing The London Stage 1920-1929. p.231-32
  2. Goble p.899
  3. Gale p.198
  4. Goble p.1017
  5. Gale p.206


  • Gale, Maggie. West End Women: Women and the London Stage 1918 - 1962. Routledge, 2008.
  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Wearing, J. P. The London Stage 1920-1929: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
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