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--==- ROYAL CLARENCE THEATRE. The patrons of the Clarence Theatre, Ponty- pridd, are, this week, having a rare turn by the production on its boards of Mr Henry Rutland's Company in "The Woman in Black." and judg- ing by the crowded audience of Monday night they are not slow in appreciating the managers selection. The commodious, comfortable, and well-filled pit contained a very attentive and interested auience, and no wonder, the play was one to interest any crowd or class of people. The theme treats skilfully upon the trials and tribulations of a young man named Frank Edenbridge, who, during the period of "wild- oat," sowing falls wilfully, merely for the sake of excitement, into the company of Nihilists at St. Petersberg. Being called upon to perform a task not to hi^ liking, viz., the "laying low" of some autocrat, he clandestinely bids adieu to the Brotherhood, and sails for England. He hears nothing of his adventure for some years but on tbe very morning of his marriage the spies of the society track him out and appear on the scene just as the marriage ceremony has been performed. Everywhere he goes he is, shadowed. But although he has violated his vows to the Brotherhood he still has one friend among them. This friend is the "Woman in Black," who, notwithstanding the fact of his marriage, persists in thrusting her unwelcome love upon him. He consents to visit once again the meeting place of the Brotherhood. On his arrival at the meeting, he finds the society ah ready deliberating on his fate, and on being asked for an explanation of his desertion of the cause, he boldly denounces the society and its modes of regeneration. An uproar ensues, and the leader of the Nihilists, "Pierre Duval," draws his pistol, and a sensational struggle begins. The hero, however, comes scatheless from the wrestle, and, although in true English fashion he despises using any weapon, freely makes the most of his fists, and eventually es- capes. The play goes on to unfold the many troubles lie and his young wife have to fight against in freeing themselves of the fetters of this hideous society. The play is very sensa- tional, and in some parts sentimental. The situations are both humane and natural. "Frank Edenbridge" is well represented by Mr Cyprian Matthews; "The Countess Zolinska, the Woman in Black," is admirably played by the celebrated actress Miss Ellen Beverley, and the chief Nihilist, "Pierre Duval." with l'accent fmncais, is faithfully imitated by Mr Henry Rutland, and the Company without personal reference, is an admirable one well suited to the piece to which one and all do ample justice. Next week the Pontypridd playgoers will have an opportunity of seeing "No Man's Land" at Pontypridd.

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