Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. The attraction on Monday next is a visit of the popular comedy drama, At Cripple Creek" named after one of the most famous gold-mining camps theworld has ever known. The piece has almost caused as great a furore as The Camp," no less than four companies now playing it in America; and Miss Ida Molesworth and Mr. Mark Blow, who are responsible for the production, have two companies playing it in Ungjand. The piece promises a realistic representation of life in the Wild West, and, as may be imagined, there is lio lack of exciting incidents. There is introduced, for instance, a sale of tw girls by auction, a boxing match, a, wrestiling match, and one of the greatest sensations ever attempted on any stage— the actual-rescue of a cliild thrown from a cliff in mid-air, in full view of the *vudianc<?, As with all these American productions, we may anticipate plenty of genuine American comedy, which the English playwright so often attempts to imitate. Amongst a powerful caste, what should prove of exceptional interest is a wonderful child soprano, Baby Betty, a iittle girl of 11 years of age, who gets the top C. This is a. marvellous range for a child of such tender years. and will, no doubt, prove of great interest to our musical readers.
THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY Monday, March Sth, 1909, for Six Nights Only, Miss IDA MOLESWORTITS and Mr. MARK BLOW'S Company, in the Great Comedy Dram a- AT CRIPPLE CREEK Early Doers, 6.45. Ordinary,7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL PYNAMITE ARIM E I pvtAviit >wi»N i VHtKmm I I WAMKE'fPrt NML Of m AYFICLO JSl§ mr~ ui-rct wrro ?" wwtt1 p*Amw«. At-Vtnrz fW}i £ HOWWt 1»^v$f3yV 1 RW. J. L. LIICII <——
HKppodromef Tonypandy. Mdlle. Martha, a lady gymnast, takes premier laurels at the Hippo this week. This lady, with her lithe and graceful figure, performs some marvellous evolu- tions, her performances on the swinging bar being such as to strike one dead with sheer nervousness. Burt Welch brings back the old joys of our boyhood days with his delightful ventriloquial show. Needless to say, "Tommy" scores each time in the conversation with his liege lord, and his jokes have the quality of being new—a rare desideratum in these days of barren wit. Jeff Vendome and Lizzie Chase contribute a novel turn in "Different Styles of Dancing," the various shades in the terpsichorean art being displayed to advantage. Vena Valma is alsinger of popular songs, and has a delightful roguish look about her eyes. Barney Stuart is still Barney, and what can one say more? He is an impersonator of the first order, and his impersonations lack not on the side of faithfulness. The pictures are an entertainment in them- selves, and range from the broadly farcical to the inspiring. The orchestra also deserves a word of praise, as Mr. Swingler and his talented bandA like the British Army, go -a long, long way in rounding up a programme of all-round excellence. We understand that there, is an excep- tionally strong programme at the Hippo- drome next week. The vaudeville in- cludes that splendid actress, Miss Georgette Thierry, who, with a strong company, including Mr. Bernard Liell, will play A Daughter of the Revolution," a dramati-o sketch which deals with the French Revolution of 1793. The period lends itself to magnificent dressing, elaborate stage effects and unique tableaux. Mr. and Mrs. Stone, ever mindful of what their patrons like, will also show on Monday and during the week a, special seriea of pictures illustrating the great fight between Jimmy Britt and Johnny Summers. Our readers will remember that these clever boxers fought at the National Sporting Club, London, on February 22nd, and after 20 rounds resulted in a popular win for Summers. Although it has cost a large sum of money to get this picture, we understand that the prices of admission will remain the same as usuial, and anticipating that large crowds will visit the "Hip" next week, we would advise our readers to get there early to ensure a comfortable seat.
Palace, Porth. Topping the bill at the Palace this week is Leo Merodi, the cycling wonder. Merodi causes quite a sensation by loop- ing the loop on his cycle. This is truly a feat of exceptional merit, and should bo seen to be believed. The Boxing Kangaroo is also quite a novel feature and proves, ve-y, attractive. A very fine equilibrist act is performed by the Robevtv's. Sira, the one-legged acrobat, is exceptionally clever and is much appre- ciated. Gharles Ulrick, the barrel kinsr and Irancha wondoi-i," takes a lot of whacking in his line, performing genuine feats. The Sisters Terry are very charm- ing duettistsand dancers. Reg. Boulton, the droll," in his very original scena, The Editor's Imp," is absurdly comical and is responsible for "heaps of laugh- ter." George Rae, Scotch comedian, is a very eccentric dancer and has a style of his own. He is well applauded. Blarney and Kennard, comedians and pattereris, are also very deserving of mention. A series of beautiful pictures upon the Palascope supplement a good show. The Aberaman Band gave a concert at the Palace on Sunday evening last to a very large audience. The programme was an exceptionally fine one, and their playing magnificent. Their chief item, I however, was Wagner's "Bayreuth," which was played in beautiful style and exquisite taste. They were assisted vocally by Misses Maggie Davies and May J. Livingstone.
Tivoli, Pentpa. The programme this week is much above the average, i although, unfortu- nately, the severe weather has affected the voices of some of the artistes. A dramatic episbde during the American State War is reproduced by Messrs. Percy Ford and Webb's company, the # title being The Spy." This episode is ex- citing and thrilling, and good opportu- nity is provided for the elocutionists and actors. Miss Sylvestre takes the part of a soldier's mother, while Mr. Ernest Ball is very fine as the spy. This item alone is enough recompense for a visit to the above place of amusement. The famous comedian, W. J. Churchill, proves his merit, and does his best, under difficulty, to uphold his great reputation. Kahn and Kahn are great illusionists, and are responsible for some clever hand tricks. In addition, they give a wonderful ex- hibition of second sight, telepathy, &c., with which the audience is positively amazed. The lady performer answers all questions correctly without the least sign of hesitation, and there is no doubt about their exhibition being genuine. A laugh- able sketch is given bv Tom Nelso and company, entitled Silly Servants." To see this sketch would be an excellent remedy for those who feel down in the dumps." Massona is an eccentric but excellent juggler; he receives well- deserved applause. Lillie Hales contri- butes some good songs and gives a good exhibition of dancing, fully meriting the title, "Queen of the wooden shoe." J. Price is a good baritone vocalist. Dunning the ventriloquist is handicapped by a severe coir1 still, he succeeds in amusing with his dummies. The Tivoli- scope winds up a very enjoyable perform- ance with some excellent pictures, in- cluding London Views."
Opera House, Traherberta Miss Inez Howard's company, which was staged at the above during the latter part of last week in A Warning to part of last week in A Warning to Women," met with great success. This play abounded with many highly dramatic situations, and it appealed forcibly to the audience, especially the female sec- tion. The scenic production was splen- did, the scene of the Thames Embank- ment being particularly fine in its effect. For Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week, Mr. Stephen Britt's repertoire company is staged in His Wife No Longer." The same company presents the modern drama of English life, entitled A Woman's Passion," on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Opera House patrons will enjoy a good piece next week in the production of Messrs. Battersby and Forbes' great soul- absorbing play, entitled The Empty Cradle," by Mr. E. St. Clair Forbes. The company is one which has been specially selected, and it includes Miss Nancy Battersby as "Ida Boswell (a gipsy).
Cardiff Empire. Dlaisy Jerome, the popular comedienne, holds pride of place on next week's Cardiff Empire bill. Miss Jerome's stage career dates back but five years, yet she has been recog- nised as a star, one might say, from the first, having appeared with equal suc- the first, having appeared with equal suc- cess both on the legitimate and vaude- ville stages. She has had many amusing offers of marriage, one suitor proposing just on seeing a picture postcard and another in a beauty competition held in Manchester. She has had a really first class educa- tion, studying in a convent, and after- wards visiting France and Germany. She speaks several languages fluently, and her linguistic knowledge has before now been exceedingly useful to her. "Hunting Horn," Mr. Fred GinnetVa sketch, redolent of the countryside, open air and the chase, will also be seen. Others engaged are Missi Marquis and her stud of beautifully trained cobs, Bertha Stuart, Jack Smiles, Orpheus, the Glenroy Troupe, Walter Wade, and Frank Hartley.
Blaenclydach. Through the generosity of Mrs. J. Walters, the wife of the respected pastor of Gosen (W.C.) Chapel, the children of the Band of Hope were, on St. David's Day, treated to a social teal in Gosen Vestry. Both buildidg and tables were beautifully decorated and presented a gay scene. Misses Maggie Bateman, Gwen Beynon, Dinah Evans, Gwen Evans, Louisa Thomas, Annie Davies, Beatrice Williams, S. A. Edwards, Anna Lewis, and Mrs. Walters attended to the wants of the little guests, who did ample justice to the good things, provided. Messrs. T. Felix, Ted Woods, James Morris, James Lewis, and the Rev. J. Walters also worked energetically to make the tea a success; whilst Mr. and Mrs. Williams did their share of work at the fires. After the tea, the children were treated to oranges and sweets, and an entertainment was held, at which Messrs. Edgar Davies, Ted Woods, T'om Thomas, D. R. Thomas, Eleazer Jones, Thomas Davies, and the Misses M. A. and Ivy Thomas contributed to the programme. At the close, Mr. J. Isaac proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Walters, to whom they wished long life and happi- ness. This was received with hearty applause. On Tuesday evening, the treat was continued, at which the children were treated to an excellent lantern entertainment. The lantern was ably manipulated by Mr. Pritcliard (chemist), while the pictures were explained by the Rev. J. Walters.
Ton-Pentre. St. David's Day was celebrated on Tues- day at Bethesda Y.P.S. Mr. Millward, who presided, spoke of the Welsh lan- guage as the soul of the Welsh nation, and read passages from the Mabinogi showing how well the Welsh language was able to express the people's highest and best sentiments. Mr. Evans (school- master) addressed the gathering on The Life and Ideals of St. David." Cenech spoke of the importance of keeping the Welsh language alive. Patriotic Welsh songg were given by Messrs. William and T. Davies, and recitations by Messrs. Evan Hughes and Rees Richards. The attendance was very good. A social tea to celebrate St. David's Day proved a big attraction for the mem- bers of Nazareth Literary Society on Tuesday evening. A very pleasant even- ing was spent by a large gathering.
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Penygraig Chamber of Trade. A meeting of the above Chamber was held last Monday evening, under the pre- sidency of Mr. J. D. Thomas. The mat- ters dealt with related chiefly to the different trades which are represented. There was a, strong attendance.. and we are pleased to note the continued progress and the flourishing state of the Chamber. The secretary, Mr. Dan Watkins, highly deserves the high compliments which were liberally bestowed on him for his untiring efforts. A vote of thanks to the chair- man ended the meeting.
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J. Palace, Porth Proprietors POOLE'S TITEATKES CO., LIMITED Managing Director Mr. C. W. POOLE — Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER BYNORTHI Twice 6-50 and 9 First Performance between 6.50 and 9. Second Performance between 9 and U. Trains from all parts, to and fro, bo suit each house. Special Trams leave the Palace after each Performance. Monday, March 8th, and during the week- Special engagement of the celebrated Hungarian THTvrxTTxrr< mi n Tr Actor-Vocalist DUNNINCr, The Great Ventriloquist. IJOM BfUjT* *H"B| ^ie VANDERBILTS, In their latest London Song A Scenas, in which they portray different character In a Musical Romance, entitled-" The power of Music." in comedy and pathos. SISTERS DESMOND, Unique Character Duettists. U WG-. V i i i* R, The Lancashire Basso, Winner of *n. a ^ran<^ Series of Up-to-dftt* many First Prizes and Gold Medals. -films Weakly. EAHN & KHAN, The Great Illusionists, in the most Special Engagement of the Original [ Wonderiul Second Sight Act Extant. m'DOTTnr' THE MAROS, Quaintest Triple Bar Comedians. Clean, IDANIA TROUPE? Fuimy and Clever. Four Ladies in a Marvellous Gymnastic Act. THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians. One of the Best in the Provinces. I Conductor-Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/3). BALCONY & PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doo rs, 43.) Early Doors, 6-30 and 8-40. Ordinary Doors Open at 6-40 and 8-50. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Charge. HIPPODROME TONYPANDY. 7 Monday, March 8, 1909, and during the Week ^k TWICE NIGHTLY. 5# WILL STONES ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE All the Latest Up-to Date Pictures. THE GREAT FIGHT BETWEEN dimmy Bpitt & dohnny Summeps The.Finest Sight ever Cinematographed, and cannot be seen elsewhere. WOMEN CHAFFEURS. FIGHTING PARSON. AMERICAN DOES LONDON IN 10 MINUTES. NICK CARTER. HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA; Mr. GEORGETTE THIERRY & Co., including Mr. BERNARD LIELL, in a Dramatic Sketch, "A Daughter of the Revolution." FRED DICE Comedian & Dancer. Miss KEN WARE, Comedienne. WILL PUNCH, Tramp Comody Juggler. GEORGE RAE, Scofch Comedian. Look Out for TED & MAY HOPKINS, the Great Welsh Comedy Couple. -,L. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors,4d. Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. TIYOLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors. POOLE'S THEATRES Limited Acting Manager eo eo Mr. JAMES GUNN 6.50 & 9. Twice Nightly. 6.50 & 9 Monday, March 8, 1909, and Twice Nightly during the Week. Special and Important Engagement of the Colebrated FALUDV TROUPE The Smartest Hungarian Acrobatic Troupe in the World. INDIANA, The Original Flexible Lady. The 3 CALABAS 3, In a Screamingly Funny Acrobatic Act. Away from all others. ALBERT ST. CLAIR, The World's Greatest Double- Voiced Vocalist. Special Engagement of the JPAUIL KRA MER TROUPE Head Balancers on the Swinging Trapeze, including Miss Martha Kramer, the World's Greatest Gymnast. Exciting Acts performed only by the Kramers. KLOOF & RAMSEY, In a Clever Comedy Musical Novelty and Vocal Duo. THE TIVOLISCOPE, with the Best Pictures Obtainable. Cannot be Beaten. And the Great Xylophone Specialists, the S 1TSRNONS 5 From the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London. THE TIVOLI BAND (of Selected Musicians), one of the best in the Provinces. Conductor—Mr. W. CRONIN. Early Doors, 6,30 and 8.40. Ordinary Doors at 6.40 and 8.50. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Saturdays, 4d., Early Doors, 4d.). OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited The most Popular Place of Amusement in the Upper Rhondda, On Monday, March 8th, and during the week, ENORMOUS ATTRACTION Messrs. Battersby and Forbe's Specially Selected Company in the Great Domestic Plav- THE EMPTY CRADLE Magnificent Scenery, Dresses, etc. Poole's Popular Prices. Balcony 1/ Early Door, 1/3 Pit, 6d, Early Door, 9d. G 11(" 'y. S.d Early oors, 4d. Saturday-, 4d 7 30 Nightly. JParly Doors, 6.50. Ordinary Doors, 7.10. E CARDIFF MPIRB (QUEEN STREET) x Managing Director OSWALD STOhliy B-o- TWICE NIGHTLY—6.46 and 9 o'clock. Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 626, Nab -0- P Monday, March 8th, 1909, and Twic« N N Nightly during the Week- m- Production of a New and Original Rollicking,. N Musical Sketoh- Hunting Morn I By Fred Ginnett. Including the wonderful Hunting Mare 'Clonmel' DAISY JEROME, the Electric Spark. THREE WESLH GIRLS in Harmonised Illus- trated Numbers. JACK SMILE, the Smiling Comedian & Dancer. R BERTHA STUART, Scottish Character Vocalist* ORPHEUS, a Master of Melody. WALTER WADE, Comedian. GLENROY TROUPE of International Dancers* I FRANK HARTLEY, the World-Nenowned Boy E Juggler. New and Interesting Subjects on the AMERICAN BIOSCOPE. Miss MARQUIS and HER STUD OP MAGS^" FICENT HIGHLYrTRAIN ED COBS. NEW THEATRE CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor .ROBERT REDFOBC EVERY EVENING at 7.30. • MATINEE, SATURDAY at 2. Early doors—Matinee, 1-30; Ordinary door* c 1-45. Evenings, 7; Ordinary doors, 7.1". j The Favourite Comic Opera, To Jone Music by Edward German. I Miss Florence Sniithson as Sophia," Haflff1 Weichnian, George Elton, and Ambtooo Manning. Next Week—The New Musical Play, H A V A N A, Booking Office at Theatre, 10 to 5.. Nat. Tel. a7B; Royal CLARENCE THEATHil PONTYPRIDD. Proprietors Messrs. TRNOHARO & JONJn Manager Mr. CHARLE3 TR j This Theatre is now 11 Heated throughout with Wrigiwl Latest Heating Apparatus. I MONDAY, March 8th, for 6 nights j A WARNING TO WOMEtf, By C. WATSON MILL. J THI tHEATRESCOPEfy j In all the Latest Pictures, will be shown tor ten 1 before the rise of the Curtain, and between the f Centre Circle, 2J-; Side Circle, 1/6 Pit, I Gallery,6d. 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