Hippodrome, Tonypandy. For a breezy twenty minutes France and Stewart take the proverbial cake. They present a clever racing comedy sketch, The 100 to 1 Chance." which has a distinct American flavour. Another turn of unusual interest is Jimson's novelty sketch, entitled Jimson's Pets at Home: or, The Burglar's Surprise," introducing the original canine policeman, Rover "—a large St. Bernard dog- that was trained in Philadelphia to catch burglars. Sounds odd, doesn't it? Never- theless, a visit to the Hippo will show that it is true. Master Chris Rees, the wonderful boy flautist, appears at each performance and draws forth rounds of applause. The Atans are very successful in their original aerial act, whilst Henri Albano, solo harpist and the world's greatest English concertina soloist, is greatly appreciated. The pictures again are hard to beat, and the Hippodrome Orchestra continues to play excellently.
THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, September 27th, 1909, and during the Week, Important Engagement of ANDREW MELVILLE'S Company, in the Renowned Drama I- of the Age- DRIVEN FROM HOME In two parts, five acts, and twenty tableaux. Next Week, October 4tli, The Great Emotional Drama-WHEN OTHER LIPSI Early Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7 15, POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Large and delighted audiences are 'drawn from all parts of the Valleys nightly to the Royal this week, the attraction being the presentation of the late Wilson Barrett's last great play, Lucky Durham." The plot of the play having been fully described in our last week's issue, it is unnecessary to recapitu- late the details. That the company who are responsible for its interpretation on the present occasion stand in the front rank of dramatic artistes, a single visit tvill abundantly confirm, though we ven- ture the opinion that few lovers of good acting will be satisfied with only one visit during the week, for seldom have we wit- nessed such all-round excellence as here shown, and that the audience fully appre- ciate the treat given them is abundantly shown by the enthusiastic applause awar- ded to one and all. Mr. Edmund Kennedy, who takes the title role of Durham," the millionaire, iis a striking impersonation of a character determined, calm, col- lected, methodical and upright, such a man who in real life always commands success. The artistic grace of Miss Florence Tressilian in the role of Helen Vallerton n possesses a distinctive charm, while Miss Dorrie Turner as the Hon. Margaret Steighton" makes a typical young aristocrat of the "smart set" style; Miss Nellie Bonser as Durham's mother carries out her part with a quiet dignity, showing artistic care and intelli- gence. Mr. W. Heilbronn, as Mr. Vallerton," and Mr. A. Stratton, as Lord Mountfallon," do thorough jus- tice to their respective parts. The sub- ordinate characters of the play are also most carefully interpreted by good players, but to thoroughly appreciate the merit of the play and players, we recommend our readers to "go and see it."
Palace Ponth. Fred Cary, the famous comedian, tops the bill at the Palace this week. Cary is a very great favourite with the Palace audiences, and he receives quite an ovation when he appears before the cur- tain. His songs are uncommonly funny, and though a comic singer, he possesses a rare voice, which makes quite a hit at once. The Westbrooks, in their dancing scena, "Two Little Maids from School," is an exceedingly good turn. The Martial Trio, jugglers and equilibrists, are no doubt equal to anything in that line. Their balancing feats are amazing enter- tainment, particularly when a horse and cart is brought on the boards. Stanley and Vandyke, in their comedy, are most humorous, and are responsible for up- roarious laughter. The Falcons, comedy acrobats, are uncommonly clever and amusing; whilst Zena Pana, in her comedy, and Taree, the Australian Bush- man and musician, are greatly appre- ciated. Jesse Star, Scotch comedienne, though la-st, is by no means least. The Palascope pictures are also very interest- ing and entertaining.
Tivolf. Pent re. An entertainment of a very high quality is given at the Tivoli this week. The star turn is that of Messrs. Hayes and Merritt. They have a special expen- sive arrangement for supporting a long flexible and resilient sheet, upon which they bound very freely. The clever and daring somersaults and twists performed by Merritt are enlivened by the antics of Haves, who is, by the way, second only to Merritt in the performance of difficult feats. This modernisation of the old trapeze, with which all are familiar, is successfully accomplished. The final feat of Merritt, in performing a double somer- sault in the air with a complete twist of the body between the turns, is a challenge to the world. Sergeant Fearnought and his raw recruits give us an amusing view of The First Rehearsal of a Military Tournament." A continuous roar of •laughter marks the success of their efforts, Tom E. F'ingliass, the original cowboy coon and singer, will be remembered as the possessor of a powerful and rich voice, and his songs are really excellent. In his second song, Idaho," he wa-s assisted by a very capable dancer. Two very young boys, Denaro Brothers, show us some extraordinary feats of strength and agility. They are equilibrists, acrobats, and tumblers of rare merit. Charles Banks and dog contribute a very pleasing item. the latter being exceedingly well trained. In addition, Dan Noble and Queen May appear, each giving a couple of good songs. An amusing series of pic- tures is shown by the Tivoliscope.
Clarence Theatre, Pontypridd the Clarence Theatre next week is a four- act drama, entitled "A Thief in the Night," which should prove attractive, being from the pen of Carlton Wallace, the author of several very popular plays, including The Love that Women Desire," The Village Blacksmith," &e.
Cardiff Empire. EUGENE STRATTON RETURNS NEXT WEEK. The ideal coon, Eugene Stratton, pays a welcome return visit to Cardiff Empire on Monday next, and will present the great song scena, The Coon Drum Major." Besides being a clever coon delineator, 'Gene is a fine story teller. One of the finest yarns he tells relates to a particularly hard audience, who refused to laugh at the efforts of the per- formers to amuse them. The scene was laid in a, place called Chillacotha, Ohio, and the audience sat and stared stolidly at each successive turn without moving a muscle. The artistes, with one accord, blamed the band, from the serio who sang the touching lines: I am such a shy little girl, Eyes like diamonds, teeth like pearls," to the banjo tormentor, who complained because the band went out for drinks during his self-accomplished turn, and disturbed the audience. Even the two dude comedians failed to make a hit, except "with two girls in the front row of the stalls, whom one fixed with a languishing glance, and remarked to his partner, See dem two girls, JimP Got one of dem dead." Whereupon his partner remarked, "Well, kill de other for me. Here is the climax of the story. The dressing-room accommodation was very primitive, and the two gentlemen just referred to, dressed very, very near the wings, only a border hiding them from the view of the audience., They went off without so much as a smile from the audience, and proceeded to dress in disgust and dudgeon. Suddenly the stage manager, forgetting that two of his artistes were improvising a dressing-room in the wings, gave orders for the border which hid them, to be pulled back to make room for other scenery. Tableau! The two comedians stood with their backs to the audience in the most primitive attire, but blissfully un- conscious that they were on view. A roar of laughter—the first of the1 evening—surged up from the audience, whereupon one of the comedians, still un- aware of the true state of affairs, re- marked to his mate, Well, thank Cripps, someone's got a laugh at last Arthur Lennard, the popular vocalist; Fred Keeton, comedian; De Breans, Clarke and Hayden, Bert Woodward, I Madge Osmond and Rosie Sylvesta are on the same bill.
I Opera House, 1 reherbert "A Woman Worth Winning" is the title of the bill of fare this week. It could be called a play worth seeing, for it is indeed a cut above the general run of the dramatist's art. There is a mili- tary snack running through the piece, the intensity of which is relieved by an appro- priate amount of domestic humour. Mr. A. B. Mackay,- the author, takes the part of General Borinsky," the tyrant, with no little success; whilst Fergus Lovmsky is splendidly portrayed by Mr. B. Crosby. Miss Lilian Lewis, as JRoma Pauloff," carries on the honours with great histrionic ability. The numer- ous other parts are all capably filled. On Friday night, the world-renowned drama, Trilby," will be played, with Mr. A. B. Mackay as Svengali." Any- one wanting a treat, here is a good tip.
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Mr. Lewis Waller at New Theatre, Cardiff. Mr. Lewis Waller, the distinguished London actor, will make his first appear- ance in Cardiff at the New Theatre on Monday next, September 27th, in Sir Arthur Oonan Doyle's new play, Fires of Fate," which has recently been so successfully produced at the Lyric Theatre, London. Mr. Waller has left the London caste to fulfil a few country engagements, so as to keep faith with his provincial patrons. During his absence on tour, he has engaged another company to continue the London run at the Haymarket Theatre, until he can return to play his original part again on October 11th, when he commences his annual autumn and winter season at the Lyrio Theatre. Mr. Waller brings with him here the whole of his London Lyric Theatre Company, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's latest contribution to the stage is said to be a fine play, full of contrast, light and shade. Delightful love scenes alternate with stirring episodes which are enhanced in their \ffeet by the beauty of the Egyptian scenery, the setting of the greater part of the play taking place On the Nile and In the Desert." Mr. Lewis Waller is said to give a magnificent performance of the muQh-tried soldier hero, Colonel Egerton, D.S.O. whose indomitable pluck enables him to overcome all obstacles; and after passing through man- trials and adventures, in which he is really carried through the Fires of Fate," he emerges triumphantly cleansed and purified." Mr. Waller's modern Colonel Egerton" will hold its own among the gallery of romantic heroes which have made him famous, and established this favourite actor's great position on the stage of to-day. The play affords the rest of Mr. Waller's company some fine acting opportunities. Miss Lilian Braithwaite, the distin- guished actress, so long with Mr. Waller and Mr. George Alexander, is the Sadie Adams, "an American girl, a delightful comedy part, the heroine of the play. Mr. A. E. George, as a dominant, mili- tant clergyman, the pivot on which the play turns, will be seen here in his original character. Mr. Shiel Barry, a son of our old friend Shiel Barry, the original Gaspard in Les Cloches de Corneville," has in the part of the Egyptian dragoman, Abdulla," a great chance of distinguishing himself, and Mr. Herbert Jarman as a Frenchman. Mr. Cronin-Wilson, Mr. Arthur Ayers, Miss Dorothy Dix, Mr. Lewis Broughton, Mr. Caton Woodville, Mr. Frank Woolfe, and Miss Gwendoline Floyd are other prin- cipal members in Mr. Waller's fine Lyric Theatre Company. There will be one matinee on the Saturday at the usual time.
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Monday, Sept. 27th, 1909, and during the week, Important and Pleasing Engagement of the GEORGIE BENSON, Boy Comedian and Mimic.. 3 KRAKES HERBERT MADEN, Light Comedian. In their Clever and Amusing Comedy Act, entitled—" The Electric Traqi Conductor." THE PALASCOPE MANSON & WEST in a Diverting Duologue depicting In a Grand Series of Up-to-Date Films Weekly^ Domestic Differences, Telling the Tale." The Famous V ocal Comedian, SISTERS CORA, the Refined Duettists and Dancers. j .LEi'Y THE 5 VERNONS, the Great Xylophone Experts. Always up-to-date and well to the fore in public favor. THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians. One of the Best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/3). BALCONY &PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d.1, Early Doors, 6.25 and 8.25 Ordinary Doors Open at 6-35 and 8-35. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Charge. HIPPODROME TONYPANDY. M°nday>$ePt' 27th, and During the Week. O UlOU TWICE NIGHTLY. OtOU WILL STONE'S ) ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. THE CURSE OF MONEY. MOTOR BOAT RACES. HUNTING CROCODILES. A Fine Specimen of Pathe's Natural Colour Photography. THE WINNING COAT. ADOPTED CHILD. BULL FIGHT AT ORAN. FOOLSHEAD BEEKS A DUEL. HIPPODROM E ORCHESTRA. FRANK Special Engagement of FRANCESE CUMMINGER P. COLONNA. The World's Record Sand Dancer. The Tallest Lady Sand Dancer. WILLIAM KINGSLEY, Handbell Soloist. ESDALE BROS., Novelty Comedians. The Radium of Mirth. FIELDS & MANSELL, Lightning Painting in Oils. LEO FIELDS, Pandy's Favourite Comedian. All Children'must be paid for. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. — ■ I IV x C> TLA Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES, Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN Monday, September 27, 1909, and Twice Nightly during the Week Twice Nightly: 6-45 and 8-45. First performance between 6.45 and 8.45. Second performance between 8.45 and 10.45. Open at 6.35 and 8.35. Early doors at 6.25 & 8.25. Trams aud Trains to suit each performance Special Engagement of the American Eccentric and the Lady Cornetiste, Albertus the First and Jessie Millar, Presenting a Scene in the Fairground. BARRY GILMORE, Comedian, Knockabout Artiste and Dancer. ROSE SARTEELA, Refined American Comedienne. RALPH & NELLIE HOWARD In Comedy Musical Act, Military Mad." HEYEL & WEYMAN, Novel Cross-Talking Comedians and Extraordinary Double Dancers. FRED HALL AM, The Popular London Comedian. The Only and Original DANCING GILBERTS In a Smart and Novel Act. THE TIVOLISCOPE, In a Fine New Series of Up-to-Date Films Weekly. The Great Original SCHIAYONIS The Only Comic Acrobatic Troupe of its kind. THE TIVOLI BAND of Selected Musicans. One of the best in the Provinces. — —————————————————————— I CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d Gallery, 3d (Saturday, 4d) Early Doors, 4d. NEPOkk IIBUU qqmw%L Iqlmr M.-A'g W-M AFIL sper Aff In OPERA HOUSEl TREHERBERT. Proprietors .Poole's Theatres, Limited For Six Nights Commencing Monday, September 27th, 1909, Mr. GILBERT PAYNE'S No. 1 Company, in A WOMAN'S PAST! Nightly at 7-30. Doors open at 7-15. Early Doors'at 7. f First Circle 2s.; 2nd Circle Is. 6d.; Pit Is. £ Gallery 6d. Early doors, 3d. extra to all parts. E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOI* Bjf -0- TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 Nat mSeats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. STOL -0- Monday, September 27th, 1909, a.n< £ during; the Week. Y EUGENE STRATTON JL Presenting his Great Song Scena, The Coo a Drum Major." I ROSIE SYLVESTER, Comedienne and Dancer. BERT WOODWARD, The Cycling Coon. THE DE BREANS In a Droll and Amusing Act. CLARK & HAYDEN, Musical Comedy Artistes. R HORACE WHITE, The Inimitable Ventriloquist at the Piano. MADGE OSMOND, The Ideal Dandy. New Pictures on the AMERICAN BIOSCOPE; He of the Dotty Demeanour Who is not sup* posed to know what he is about, E posed to know what he is about, FRED KEETON. Comedian. ARTHUR LENNARD, London's Favourite Character Vocalist, in all his latest successes. Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. MONDAY SEPT. 27th, for six nights, Mr. G. CARLTON WALLACE'S Magnificent Production in Four Acts, entitled- A THIEF IN THE NIGHT By G. Carlton Wallace. Centre Circle, 2/ Side Circle, 1/6 Pit, 1/- Gallery, 6d. Doors open at 7.10, commence 7.40. Early Doors 3d. extra to all parts. Next Sunday— GRAND PICTORIAL CONCERT NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT BEDFORD Monday, Sept. 27th, Six Nights* Matinee Saturday. Enormous Attraction! First Visit of the Celebrated Actor, Mr, LEWIS WALLER, And the Entire London Lyric Theatre Company, in the Great Modern Morality Play in Four Acts, JjllRES OF F ATE, By ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (Author of "Sherlock Holmes"). Booking Office at Theatre 0 to 5. Nat. Tel, 376. 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