While one of the least popular of Dickensís novels, Barnaby Rudge had a surprisingly large number of dramatizations.  From the date of its publication in the fall of 1841, until June 11th, 1847 (the performance advertised by this playbill), the novel had been dramatized almost twenty times.  This performance was produced at the Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton by Charles Dillon, who was also in the cast in the role of Barnaby Rudge.  Dillon was an accomplished Dickens actor.  He had also performed in Oliver Twist, Martin Chuzzlewit, The Cricket on the Hearth and The Battle of Life.  The June 11th, 1847 performance was for the benefit of Mrs. Moreton Brookes, who was cast as Barnabyís mother.