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The Calendar (play)

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The Calendar
Written byEdgar Wallace
Date premiered5 August 1929
Place premieredPalace Theatre
Original languageEnglish
SettingAscot, England

The Calendar is a 1929 play by the British writer Edgar Wallace. It is a crime thriller set in the world of horse racing world, the sport being among Wallace's interests.[1] The protagonist is a financially struggling racehorse owner with a shady reputation. It premiered at the Palace Theatre in Manchester before transferring to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End.

It was revived for a 42 performance run at the Lyceum Theatre the following year.[2] That year Wallace also adapted it into a novel of the same title.

Film adaptations

The tale was adapted for a 1931 film of the same title starring Edna Best and Herbert Marshall. A remake under the same name was released in 1948 with Greta Gynt and John McCallum in the lead roles. Both versions were productions of Gainsborough Pictures.


  1. ^ Kabatchnik p. 172
  2. ^ Wearing. The London Stage 1930-1939. p. 24


  • Kabatchnik, Amnon. Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection : an Annotated Repertoire. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
  • Wearing, J. P. The London Stage 1930–1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
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