A play, "Pickwick," A Play in Three Acts by Cosmo Hamilton and Frank C. Reilly, published in 1927.  This play was probably the most successful of the twentieth century adaptations of Pickwick.  It was first performed in Washington, D. C. on February 15th, 1927.  Samuel Pickwick was played by John Cumberland, and Sam Weller by Charles McNaughton.  The play had a successful run in Washington, D. C. and then played in New York City at the Empire Theater for seventy-two performances.  It was then performed at the Haymarket Theatre, London, where Charles Laughton was cast as Mr. Pickwick.