Passing of the Third Floor Back


February 9, 1937


Majestic Theatre


The household of a Bloomsbury lodging house is composed of a landlady, who cheats her lodgers, a slavey, a major who drinks and bullies his wife, a shark, a cad, a retired bookmaker, and others as unpleasant as one could wish. The third floor back is taken by a mysterious person who interviews all of the boarders and influences them to led better lives.

Author: Jerome K. Jerome

Historian’s Corner

“Passing the Third Floor Back” played to a full house on its one-night-only showing. The show, while more than twenty years old, was selected as a balance to the season of mostly comedies. The executive board felt that this theme was as timely in 1937, as it had been in the early 1900’s.