A Kiss for Cinderella

A Kiss for Cinderella is a play by J. M. Barrie. It was first produced in London at Wyndham's Theatre on March 16, 1916, starring Gerald du Maurier and Hilda Trevelyan, enjoying great success over 156 performances, and with several annual Christmastime revivals.

Luise Rainer as Miss Thing in the 1942 Broadway revival of A Kiss for Cinderella

It was later seen on Broadway, starring Maude Adams,[1] opening at the Empire Theatre on 25 December 1916, and running for 152 performances.[2] In 1925 it was made into a silent feature film, A Kiss for Cinderella, by Paramount, directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Betty Bronson.[3]

Hilda Trevelyan created the role of Miss Thing, a poor London girl who takes care of a group of refugee children from various countries during the First World War. She adores the story of Cinderella and dreams, in an impoverished state, of being at the ball.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Broun, Heywood (26 December 1916). "Barrie's Fancy Again At Flood". New-York Tribune (25608). p. 6. Retrieved 13 February 2019 – via Chronicling America.
  2. ^ "A Kiss for Cinderella – Broadway Play – Original | IBDB". www.ibdb.com.
  3. ^ "Another Barrie Film -"A Kiss For Cinderella" - Interview With Herbert Brenon". The Bioscope (975). 18 June 1925. p. 33. Retrieved 13 February 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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