|DRAMATIST, THEATRE OWNER (ENGLAND)|
BORN 4 May 1838, London - DIED 15 Aug 1889, London|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (074/2 (31717) (next to Thomas Hood))
James Albery worked at an architect's office when he started to write plays. His "A Pretty Piece of Chiselling" was first produced in 1864 at the Ingoldsby Club. In 1866 "Dr. Davy" was staged at the Lyceum Theatre in London. In 1870 his moest successful play, the comedy "Two Roses" was produced at the Vaudeville theatre with a young Henry Irving as Digby Grant. It ran for more than 300 performances. His "Pickwick" was based on Dickens' "The Pickwick Papers".
He married the young actress Mary Moore and she performed in "Pink Dominos" (1877) that ran for 555 performances at the Criterion Theatre. Their son Bronson Albery (1881-1971) was a theatre director and the Albery Theatre was named after him. After James Albery died in 1889 Mary married Charles Wyndham (1861-1931).
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
James Albery - Wikipedia