The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Comedy - Original

Empire Theatre (February 09, 1931 - October 03, 1931)
Empire Theatre (November 17, 1931 - February 13, 1932)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 9, 1931
  • Closing Date: February 13, 1932
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 370

Playwright: Rudolf Besier


The romance of the English poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, despite her mysterious illness and tyrannical father, is the subject of Rudolf Besier's play.


Opening Night Cast

Katharine Cornell Elizabeth Barrett Moulton-Barrett
Flush Flush
Brian Aherne Robert Browning
Margaret Barker Henrietta Moulton-Barrett
John Buckler Captain Surtees Cook
Joyce Carey Arabel Moulton-Barrett
Leslie Denison George Moulton-Barrett
Vernon Downing Alfred Moulton-Barrett
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Rudolf Besier Writer
  Guthrie McClintic Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Jo Mielziner Costume Design
  Alan Attwater Business Manager
  Alan Attwater Company Manager
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