Henry Chance Newton

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Henry Chance Newton (13 March 1854 - 2 January 1931) was a British author and theatre critic for The Referee magazine.

Newton, in conjunction with Richard Butler, wrote libretti for musical comedy under the joint collaborative name of Richard Henry. Works attributed to Richard Henry include Monte Cristo Jr. (burlesque melodrama 1886); Jubilation (musical mixture 1887); Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim, a parody of the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein, presented at the Gaiety Theatre, London, in 1887; and Opposition (a debate in one sitting 1892).