Young playwright Cyril Cuthbert is at the beginning of what promises to be a triumphant career. Eagerly pursued by theatre managers, critics and star actors, and lovingly supported by his wife, Cyril is happier than ever. But as his career takes off, his newly-won fame takes a toll on his marriage until Mrs Cuthbert discovers proof that Cyril's attention and heart have wandered...
Archive :: production:T02004659827, play:S853883708, venue:V199
The first UK production in over 120 years. First staged in November 1868 in London, and the following year in the United States, and filled with pungent - and still very apposite - satire of critics, writers, actors and theatre folk, Cyril's Success was one of Henry J. Byron's biggest successes - a semi-autobiographical romantic comedy about the trials and joys of marriage and of a life in the theatre.