The production was based on a 16th century legend of the elopement of Dorothy Vernon, the heiress of Haddon Hall, and John Manners. However the setting of the story was changed to the 17th century.
In the first performance the roles of Vernon and Manners were played by Lucille Hill and Courtice Pounds.
Haddon Hall circa 1890
Haddon Hall is an English country house in Derbyshire, and is one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland. These days it is used in film adaptations of Jane Eyre.