The Terror (play)
|Written by||Edgar Wallace|
|Date premiered||21 February 1927|
|Place premiered||Winter Gardens Theatre, New Brighton |
Lyceum Theatre, London
It premiered at the Winter Gardens Theatre in New Brighton, before beginning a run of 246 performances at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End. The original cast included John Turnbull, Felix Aylmer, Franklyn Bellamy, Dennis Neilson-Terry, Carol Reed and Mary Glynne.
In 1928 it was turned into an early sound film The Terror by the American studio Warner Bros. This was followed in 1934 Return of the Terror, which was neither a sequel nor a remake but was loosely-inspired by the original play.
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