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r- Theatre Royal, Tonypandy, There can be no question as to the popularity of the drama, Leah Kleschna," produced this week at the Royal by Messrs. Leigh and Armitage's company, the house being well filled every evening with delighted and enthusiastic audiences. We gave in our last issue a description of the plot, and need only say crip that for all-round excellence the company could hardly be surpassed. Miss Bessie Rignold, who appears as "Leah," proves her exceptional ability in her masterly interpretation of the character, well sus- taining her brilliant reputation. Kleschna," her father, is a brilliantly conceived character, strikingly carried out hv Mr. WiHism Clayton. Mr. Graham Pocket, as Schram," is a clever actor thoroughly appreciated by the audience. Where all are so good it is almost unfair to particularise, but we must also men- tion the Paul Sylvaine of Mr. Charles Barrett and the Raoul Berton of Mr. Algernon Hicks as being conspicuously successful. There is another treat in store for the patrons of the Royal, as Messrs. Armitage and Leigh are bringing their magnificent production, With Edged Toole," which lias appeared in all the principal theatres in the United Kingdom. Henry Seton Merriman is a very popular author, and With Edged Tools" is undoubtedly his most successful work, having been read by no less than two million people in the British Isles alone, and With Edged Tools is the first work of this famous author to be put upon the stage. The main domestic theme has been adhered to, viz., the punishment of the vain, un- sympathetic society philanderer, who has played fast and loose with the affections of two good men, and is in turn punished by them. The idea and treatment of it are original. A talented company has been requisitioned for this work. Hamilton Deane plays "Jack Meredith"; Henry Nunn, Sir John Meredith Marie Leonhard, Jocelyn Gordon Mar- guerite Cellier, Millicent Chyne and Campbell Goldsmid, Victor Durnovo." The great success of Lucky Durham and Leah Kleschna" is responsible for the visit of Messrs, Armitage and Leigh's more ambitious works. For the coming week, commencing Monday, the 8th inst., one of Mrs. Kimberley's popular plays, '• Was She to Blame? will occupy the boards.