100 years ago

20th January 1911

RAFFLES AT THE KING’S THEATRE

APART from a marked tendency to suspend action for effect in what is the obvious development, Messrs Percy Tyler and Dudley Stuart’s Company give a creditable presentation of that diverting play Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman.

Gainsborough playgoers must for the most part be familiar with the piece, and there is consequently no need to outline the story which is decidedly arresting.

We have, at any rate, not seen the piece to better advantage in the way of mounting or dress, and those who have seen it previously will appreciate how much it is dependable on these and on lighting effects, in none of which essentials is there any lack of completeness.