He became editor of Comic News in 1863. Between 1865 and 1867 he joined Marie Wilton whom he had met through his early work at the Strand in the management of the Prince of Wales's Theatre. However Wilton wanted to present more sophisticated pieces.
In the 1860s he became an editor of humorous magazines and a noted man-about-town while continuing to build his playwriting reputation notably as co-manager with Marie Wilton of the Prince of Wales's Theatre. Henry James Byron (8 January 1835 – 11 April 1884) was a prolific English dramatist as well as an editor journalist director theatre manager novelist and actor. Returning to London and beginning to study for the Bar he finally found playwriting success in burlesques and other punny plays.