The Calendar (play)

The Calendar is a 1929 play by the British writer Edgar Wallace. It is a crime thriller set in the world of horse racing world, the sport being among Wallace's interests.[1] The protagonist is a financially-struggling racehorse owner with a shady reputation. It premiered at the Palace Theatre in Manchester before transferring to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End.

The Calendar
Written byEdgar Wallace
Date premiered5 August 1929
Place premieredPalace Theatre
Original languageEnglish
SettingAscot, England

It was revived for a 42 performance run at the Lyceum Theatre the following year.[2] That year Wallace also adapted it into a novel of the same title.

Film adaptations

The tale was adapted for a 1931 film of the same title starring Edna Best and Herbert Marshall. A remake under the same name was released in 1948 with Greta Gynt and John McCallum in the lead roles. Both versions were productions of Gainsborough Pictures.


  1. Kabatchnik p. 172
  2. Wearing. The London Stage 1930-1939 p. 24


  • Kabatchnik, Amnon. Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection : an Annotated Repertoire. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
  • Wearing, J. P. The London Stage 1930–1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
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