The play Master Humphrey’s Clock, A Domestic Drama in Two Acts was produced by Frederick Fox Cooper, and was performed on the 26th and 29th of May, 1840, at the Victoria Theatre, London.  According to H. Philip Bolton, author of Dickens Dramatized, a clipping in the Victoria and Albert Museum files states ". . . Master Humphrey’s Clock has been dramatized but the piece is a very different thing from the silly production of ‘Boz’ or it would not have survived a night.  This is not the place to criticize literature unless it immediately comes before us in a dramatic dress; but we cannot help stating that anything more unworthy of the author of the Pickwick Papers ever could have appeared."