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THE MERTHYR WOMEN'S LIBERAL…

" THE GRIP OF IRON.

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THE GRIP OF IRON. Although The Grip of Iron" has been played almost every night for the past ten years, and has visited almost every town in the provinces more than once, the hold it has on the public has not lessened one iota, as was evidenced by the crowded state of the Theatre Royal, Merthyr, on Monday evening. It is a melodrama, brimful of stirring incidents, but the plot is too well known to need recapitulation. Recently, however, a few changes have been made here and there, which have improved the piece," and the company has undergone a change since last it appeared before the South Wales public. Changes such as these often tend to mar a piece, but that can- not be said about the present one. Each character is well sustained, and those old actors who have been a part and parcel of the play since it first became a suc- cess seem to ha\e renewed their vigour. The scenery, too, is better, and the whole affair more complete in details, and consequently more taking than of yore. Mr. Frud Powell, as Smnnonett, the leader 'Nlr. of the notorious Stranglers of Paris, has lost none of his power, and although he has played this part more than 3,500 times, still manages to hold Ins audience in his grasp. Lorenz de Rihas is an accomplished illaiu well able to sustain a difficulty part with ease and grace. Lonstalot the Snuler is as funny as ('\cr, and "Robert do Bolfort," the young lawyer, who is in love with Marie Guerin, has a happy knack of acting in a natural and lifc-liko manner. Paul Banc-bard," the unfortunate convict un- justly condemned, is very well represented by Sfr. Gomer May, while the two detectives, Coueou, of the new school, and Dodot "of the old, whenever they appear create roars of laughter, and as of old arc warmly welcomed by tho audience. Miss Hilda Beverly (" Cora ") is an actress possessed of a power to charm, and at the same time to create for herself that true sympathy she deserve", whilst Miss Florence Nelson as "Marie Guerin" performs her part with becoming grace, and is true to life. Miss Marie Lyons a* .Sophie Blanchard must be ranked asa first-rate artiste, for she seems to enter wholly into the difficult passionate part she is called ")011 to take. Some of the thrilling scenes 111 whicli this young lady appears require a talent of no mean order but Miss Lyons scores in each. To describe tho magnificent scenery would be a difficult task, and to lie appreciated should be seen. Suliict, it to cay that nothing approaching the gorgcovis ball-room has eN ei- been seen in Merthyr. It renect3 great credit upon the scenic artist who, m response to the hearty applause of the audiences, 18 compelled each night to appear UIl, the stage, The whole, play is thrilling and sensational, but at the mmc time delightful, and whoever nnVes an oppor- tunity uf witnessing it may well regret his neglect.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 1895.…