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G) "Aladdin' at Anglesey CasUe


G) "Aladdin' at Anglesey CasUe "Aladdin and his wondeifu lamp," forms the, subject ot the initial pantomime at the Gaiety iiieatre, Anglesey Castle, and the beautiful extravaganza haot eliarmed the aud- iences which nigiitiy assembled at the Mar- quis of Anglesey s compact and weil-appoint- iki private theatiie. All pan tommies are more or less aRke, out "Aladdin" at tiiti Gaiety Theatre turn associated with it grace- tin uauemg, melodious singing, rollicking tun, and spectacular eiiects of a. sensational order. Oil the pietorial side Aladdin is full of beauty and wiicn to this is antde^i 4Jl abundance oi xun, toxical suiigs, and "ca,tchy" choinses, the triumpa JI-i coinpleta paruomudl opens III "The Alaitet t'lace, i'ekin," excel- lent dancing being her introduced. Xhe succeeding scene depicts the "Road to the and the "lntcxior oi the Cave," anct wiiat follows is a most gorgeous spectacle, tho etleet being heightened by a dazziing array of ek-ctrical ami lime lights. By means of a clevei mechanical appliance an instan- kuieous chaaige takes piu je, "The Cave of j Jewels," a scene of much beauty, being dis- closed. During this sctne the Marquis of Anglesey, ciothea iu exqins-ite gaaments, in- tioduces his "Butterfly Ihnce," aud at tile conclusion of this realistic performance loud and prolonged cheers are invariably given. "Oloudland" is a charming scene, and "Alad- din's Palace," with the picturesquely-attired I Chinese courtiers, soldiers, ilud attendants forms a lit ting conclusion to iiii excellent pan- tomime. The pari of Peko! is allotted to t.he Marquis of Anglesey, and his portrayal is admirable. The "Butterfly Dance," grace- fully executed, is exceedingly pretty, and his iusinp makes a decided hit in the song "Ping Pong." In the concluding i?cene his lordsnip appears in white silk attire, covered with a bewildering array of diamonds, rutvies, and other precious stones-, and wears an ex- quisite headgear. In the titular roie Miss Julia Kent makes a spirited and gay prin- cipal boy, her songs including "Jack the handy man," one verse of which might wisely be omitted Miss Ethel Wtyburu makes an ideal Princess Badrouibadour, and her sing- ing is well received. A slwcial feature in the pantomime is the impersonation of Abaua- z.tUix {a rnagican, an important character, though he hasn'i one) by Mr Keith. Mr Keith, who specially wj-ote, arranged, and produced tlw pantomime for the Marquis of Anglesey, possesses a. wealth of original humour, his yarns being a source of great amusement, par- ticulary a diverting ditty concerning his ad- ventures in trying to üiu a railway ticket "to Morrow." Ai.other scene which stirs up men intent is that enacted in Widow Twan- key's bedroom, when; a duel takes place be- tween Widow Twallkev and Abanazaar. the former possessing a formidable weapon in the shape of a candlestick. To the great surpri?^ of the audience both occasionally waltz around the stage, subsequently resuming the com- bat in deadly earnest. As Widow Twankey, Mr E. Lowe achieved considerable success,. being amasing without descending into vul- garity. The part of Yummy YWll. who on the play hill is described as being in love with Pekoe, is admirably filled by Miss Mavis Hope. who, with the Marquis, renders several duetts in an excellent manner. The put of Ske-ming, the Vizier, is played with much success by Mr Horace Wilton, who gave in I truly comic style several ditties, including "I wasn't wanted there." Another successful portrayal was that of the Emperor by Mr W. H. Atkinson, who is endowed with a fine baritone voice, but curiously enough only one song is allotted to h;m, This is Eaton' Fa- ning's patriotic song "Obedient to the call," which he gives with conspicuous success, an encore being vigorously demanded. In the course of the evening, allusions are made to local matters, and inter alia Kyffin square is suggested as the site of Aladdin's Palace, and the Marquis of Anglesey announce* his Ill, tention to travel to Bangor lh his motor car to search for Aladdin's Palace "at the rate of 40 miles an hour." "Take care of Mr Pro- theroe, the Chief Constable," exclaims Abana- zaar. "Oil don't 'bothroe' me," replies the Marquis. In the eave Aladdin exclaims that she sees jewels "enough to make the Mar- quis of Anglesey turn green." The pro- gramme, printed by Messrs Jarvis ana Foster, Bangor, from whom tickets may be obtained for admission to the pantomime, which will be given nightly until further notice, is most unique, being lavishly' adbrned with Chinese characters and is surmounted by the crest of the Anglesey family. On Tuesday mght tho members of the company presented Mr Alex. Keith with a beautiful walking stick and sleeve links.

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