Henry Dunbar at the Olympic Theatre in 1865
A Play by Tom Taylor, adapted from the novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

By
Jennifer Carnell

Henry Neville in the title role of Henry Dunbar.

The above photograph was signed on the reverse (see picture at the bottom of the page) and given to Charles Fred O'Leary; the inscription reads: 'To C. F. O'Leary from H. G. Neville as Henry Dunbar, Sent by my direction...'

In 1865, aged only 28 (Dunbar is considerably older), Neville starred in Tom Taylor's adaptation of Braddon's novel Henry Dunbar, with Kate Terry as Margaret Wentworth. From 1873 - 1879 Neville was the lessee of the Olympic and produced many successful plays, including revivals of Lady Audley's Secret and Henry Dunbar.

An engraving showing the confrontation scene between Margaret and Dunbar in the Olympic production.

Kate Terry, who played Braddon's heroine Margaret Wentworth.

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