The Case of Lady Camber (play)

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The Case of Lady Camber is a play by the British writer Horace Annesley Vachell, which was first performed in 1915. The play was a success in the West End, enjoying a lengthy run at the Savoy Theatre.[1] It was not as well received in New York when it opened at the Lyceum Theatre in 1917.[2]


When Lady Camber, an ex-music hall star, dies in mysterious circumstances, suspicion falls on her young nurse Esther Yorke who is suspected of murdering her so she can marry Lord Camber.

Film Adaptations[edit]

The play has been turned into films on three occasions:


  1. ^ Low p.152
  2. ^ Bordman p.60


  • Bordman, Gerald. American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama 1914-1930. Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Low, Rachael. The History of the British Film, 1919-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.