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Footlight Fare. I I EMPIRE, TONYPANDY. I "The Old Folks at Home," which is being presented by Messrs. Edward Lloyd and Clifford Bown and their celebrated company at the Empire this week, is draw- ing large audiences. The theme is old, but yet familiar and interesting, intro- ducing life among the negroes of Vir- ginia, which is reminiscent of the prac- tically extinct "Uncle Tom's Cabin" plays. In addition, there is a variety programme contributed by Lloyd Morgan, the celebrated light comedian and actor- vocalist, who has a world-wide reputa- tion. and Frank Hartley, the clean, clever juggler, another artiste of repute. Some marvellous juggling feats are performed with lightning rapidity. The ever-popular Empiroscope, as usual, is in the front line with pictures of the first order; whilst the orchestra, under the leadership of Mr. D. H. Purvis, relieve the monotony of intervals with good music. NEW HIPPODROME, TONYPANDY. I A great attraction is being presented at the Hippodrome this week in the revue, "Say When." It has captured the admiration of large audiences this week, and the real Argentine Tango is danced (whether objectionable or not) in marvellous fashion. This has been the chief feature of the revue, the company of which number close upon 20 players. The management is to be complimented upon the good judgment exercised in the choice of subjects. Despite the fact that it takes up a large amount of the time there is a splendid variety programme, and patrons will receive value for their money. I CLYDACH VALE CINEMA. I This new picture house was opened on Monday night last by Councillor,. E. J. Roderick. The hall, which is most taste- fully decorated, was packed to the doors, and hundreds of eager would-be patrons failed to obtain admission. The King of the Air," a beautifully coloured film, by Pathe, and other first-class pictures made up an attractive performance, which was greatly appreciated by those present. Mr. Molineaux, at the close of the per- formance, thanked the audience for their patronage and kind appreciation, and announced that he had made arrange- ments for a constant supply of some of the finest films obtainable for the enjoy- ment of the patrons of the Clydach Vale Cinema. The hall seats about 71)0 per- sons. is comfortably upholstered with tip- up chairs, and compares most favourably with the best cinemas in the kingdom. The pictures are extremely clear and igteady. I WORKMEN'S HALL, TON. The star turn this week is that pro- vided by the Gascoignes, whose contri- bution consists of some of the most astonishing juggling feats yet accom- plished at this hall. In addition to their clever performance their patter is highly amusing. The performance of the balancing dog, "Bertha," gains much applause. Lance and Nellie give a remarkably clever exhibition of dancing in clogs. The pictures are excellent, and the whole entertainment makes a splendid evening's enjoyment. Next week's programme will consist of the usual first-class pictures and special variety items, of which there will be three. Edith St. Clair pays a return visit, singing new songs. Her previous appearance was excellently received, and patrons will be delighted to hear this talented artiste again. Gracie Gerald, a charming comedienne, with some excel- lent songs, is certain to amuse. The Ricard Nava Quartet will appear in a vocal and instrumental act. GRAND THEATRE, PENTRE. Hindle Wakes," played by Mr. Edwin T. Hey's Company, is attracting unusual attention at this theatre this week. The play is excellently acted, and the storv Thl which mfintains interest throughout The chief characters ?? "C?riatophor H?awt? horn, Mr. Å’armont Gasrell; "Mrs. Hawthorn" (his wife), Miss Emma Reekie; Fanny Hawthorn," Miss Beatrice Davis "Nathaniel Jephcote," Mr. Charles W. Dockwray; Mrs Jephcote," Miss Eva Forrest; "Alan Jephcote," Mr. Eric Algar; "Sir Timothy Farrar, Mr. William West; and Beatriee Farrar," Miss Mary Bartrick. Patrons who have not yet visited the Grand this week should not fail to do so. Miss Daisie Morell and Miss Marie Walt proved an attraction at the Ynys Park on Thursday afternoon, the 19th inst. The ladies kicked off, Miss Morell at the commencement and Miss Wall after half-time. The teams honoured were Pentre Thursdays and Gelli Old Boys. The game, which was strenuously fought out resulted in a win for Pentre by 2 goals to nil. Mr. W. E. Willis (junr.) captained the winning side. Next week, Mr. Paul Beckett and Miss Enid Edoni's Company will play a sen- sational drama, "Victims of Vice" written by Enid Edoni. The company, which is composed of first-class artistes, will include Miss Enid Edoni as "Dorothy Desmond,"Mr. Paul Beckett as "Arthur Dacre," and Mr. Henry Beckett as Bernstein, the Jew." When this com- pany last played at the Grand, crowded houses were present nightly. PAVILION, TREORCHY. i This week's programme at the Pavilion is proving an excellent draw. Harold and Bennett, in their comedy duo. "Inter- ruptions," are doing exceedingly well. J. R. Bennett is much applauded for his funny patter and comedy tumbling. Marie Gros, comedienne, is securing her share of applause for her two numbers; whilst the sketch. Dobson's Day Off," played by Ar<iU(| Elliston and Co., is received very well; some of the situations are reallv funny. Look out for next week's programme, which should provide a pleasant evening's entertainment. NEW THEATRE. PONTYPRIDD. I Next week, the popular pantomime, "Dick Whittington and His Cat." will be produced at the New Theatre. Ponty- pridd. bv Messrs. Parkin and Kasrac's Company, and should prove a great attraction. Among the specialities intro- duced are the following: -Bleriot's Trans- formation, Fairy and Water Fountains; Lcs Zeimars, introducing the Acrobatic Act Clancy Girls, Continental dancers; Mavis and Mavis, comedy duo; Norman and Noyes, comedians and dancers; and Rondeau Quartet of Vocalists.

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