Max Beerbohm's The Happy Hypocrite: A Fairy Tale for Tired Men was first published in 1897. John Gielgud plays Lord George Hell, a gambler, philanderer and friend of the Prince Regent himself. Life goes swimmingly with Signora la Gambogi in tow, until he hears the lovely young singer, Jenny Mere.
"Theatre Royal" is a series of radio dramas owned and restored by Heritage Media, part of the Divine Art Recordings Group. First broadcast in 1953-4, it was the only radio series in which Laurence Olivier played dramatic roles. Other leading actors included John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles, Margaret Lockwood, Alec Guinness, Robet Donat and Trevor Howard.