The Drama of Everyday Life, in Four Acts, by Tom Taylor, Esq., The Ticket of Leave Man. THEATRE, The Strand PLAYBILL: Olympic Theatre, London.

The Drama of Everyday Lifeā€¦
The Drama of Everyday Life, in Four Acts, by Tom Taylor, Esq., The Ticket of Leave Man.

London: W.S.Johnson & Co., 1864.

Folio broadside, 505 x 510 mm.; with a central fold, in fine condition.

London theatre bill for The Ticket of Leave Man, "a drama of every-day life, in four acts, by Tom Taylor, Esq.".

London theatre bill for The Ticket of Leave Man, "a drama of every-day life, in four acts, by Tom Taylor, Esq.".
The melodrama was first performed at the Olympic Theatre on 27 May 1863. The plot centres around James "Tiger" Dalton, a notorious criminal mastermind, frames a young bank clerk named Robert Brierly for counterfeit in order to woo his fiancé. Brierly is sent to prison and on his release finds life difficult as a "ticket of leave man" (ex-criminal)
The play was made into a film in 1937.

Price (AUD): $295.00  other currencies     Ref: #3410372