The Mouthpiece (play)
The Mouthpiece is a 1930 crime play by the British writer Edgar Wallace. It was one of several theatrical failures written by Wallace following the enormous success of On the Spot, with a plot described as "flimsy".
|Written by||Edgar Wallace|
|Date premiered||20 November 1930|
|Place premiered||Wyndham's Theatre, London|
It ran for twelve performances at Wyndham's Theatre in the West End. The cast included Emlyn Williams, Douglas Payne, Mabel Terry-Lewis and Margaret Bannerman. In 1935 it was posthumously novelised by Robert Curtis.
A gang of criminals discover that a young woman is unaware that she is about to inherit a fortune, and scheme to marry one of their members to her to get their hands on the money.
- Kabatchnik p. 172
- Wearing p. 68
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- Wearing, J. P. The London Stage 1930–1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.