March 1902: The Players, at the Athenaeum – “A Royal Family”, with Miss Hildur Myrin as ‘Queen Ferdinand’

An article on page three of The Stage, on Thursday the 20th of March, 1902, reads:


“ATHENAEUM (Secretary, Mr. James Lander). – The Players appeared here last

week in A Royal Family, and were well received. The piece was presented under

the direction of Mr. Graham Price, and went very smoothly. Mr. James Todd was

seen to advantage as Louis VII. His lines were delivered with effect, and he was

always at ease. Cleverness was shown by Mr. James Barclay as Baron. Mr. Neville

Bray gave effect to the lines allotted to Father Anselm. Mr. Bryce Rigg was not

suited as Cardinal Casano, but contrived to extract some humour from the part.

Mr. Nelson Watt was fair as Victor Constantine and Miss May Strauss as the

Princess and Miss Hildur Myrin as Queen Ferdinand lent sufficient aid. The

staging was effective and artistic.”


The British Newspaper Archive.


George Fairfull-Smith, May 2023.