Cyril's Success

Cyril's Success

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“If ever you publish that volume of poetry which you threaten us with, I will not only review it favourably, but damn, I’ll read it”


During 2018, the Finborough Theatre celebrates 150 years of the Finborough Theatre building with an anniversary selection of the best plays from 1868. The FINBOROUGH150 series opens with…

The first London production since 1890 of Cyril’s Success by playwright and local resident Henry J. Byron.
 London, 1868. 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…

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.

Date & time

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Sun 4 Feb - Tue 20 Feb, 2pm & 7.30pm, Selected dates*

*Check website for details


118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED London, UK · Get Directions
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