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Palace, Porth. Topping the bill at the Palace this week is W. J. Churchill, the ever-successful comedian, as Uncle Willie in Faith, Hope, and Charity," the Suffragette," &c, Churchill's humour is quaint, and is responsible for uproarious laughter. Grace Langley, comedienne and dancer, is charming, and her performance thoroughly deserves the ulauditis, bestowed upon her. Texas Hattie, America's greatest tight-rope artiste, is an exceed- ingly clever little lady, who performs the difficult feat of turning a somersault on the rope whilst playing a violin. The Whittakers, in a clever comedy skit, Dick Whittington and His Cat," are particularly funny and evoke rounds of applause. The Tiger Lily, eccentric dancing acrobat, demands considerable attention. Her dancing is very versatile and delightfully graceful, while her whirling acrobatic feats are great. Frank Sylvo, comedy juggler, is certainly very quaint, and his absurdities are most amusing. Bert Danson is an up-to-date comedian. Good voice and songs well chosen secure him great appreciation. Chas. Banks, comedian, and his dog, Woof, a Marvel," though last, are not least, and come in for a share of appro- bation. The Palascope pictures are drama- tical and humorous.
Tivoli, Pentre No one can complain of the excellent fare provided by the proprietors this week. One would have to travel far and wide to obtain such a satisfying perform- ance as that of Edward Crossland's Melody Makers, in a phantom scena, The Burglar's Dream." The plot is very simple; a burglar enters a pianoforte dealer's warehouse, but is too tired to proceed with his work and falls to sleep. He dreams of the surrounding pianofortes; being played by strange r phantoms- choruses being rendered to make him ¡ wild. There are four pianos, four excel- lent pianists and comedians, as well as a bass vocalist with an unusual quality of voice. The scenic effects are splendid, and the whole scena is heartily applauded by the audience. George French pays another visit to Pentre, and proves that he is still in the first rank as a composer and actor. His songs are new and original. His first song, upon Roller Skating," is an admirable mixture of parodies of various popular songs, sung excellently. Regan and Ryan are two very versatile comedians, splendid duettists. and pos- sessing new and smart repartee. Their exposition of various styles of wrestling is very clever and amusing. The Northern Troupe consists of three members of each sex, who entertain the audience with Scotch dancing. This item proves highly satisfactory, and the troupe is well rewarded bv applause. Munroe's Comedy Team include some very young performers, and is a pot-pourri of melody, mirth and music. By the way, the credit of intro- ducing the famous Harry Lauder to London belongs to Mr. Munroe. Burns and Berkley give an artistic display of dancing; whilst other good turns are those of Herbert Madden, a light come- dian of the George Lashwood type and Minnie Warner—the Rublen girl-a come- dienne and dancer. The Tivoliscope shows a new and interesting series of pictures.
Opera House, Treherbert.
Opera House, Treherbert. Miss Kate Randolph's company (under the direction of Mr. John Soden) occupies the boards at the Opera House this week, in The Human Spider." This play is acknowledged by all to be even more sensational than The Face at the Window," and at the same time it con- tains a pretty t love story. The piece abounds with highly sensational and stir- ring situations. In Act 2 the scene, The Haunt of the Crimson Wraith and the Chamber of Death," is without doubt the most weird and fascinating before the public, recalling the great writers of fiction-H. Rider Haggard, Guy Boothby, and Bram Stoker, at their best. Miss Ruby Rosine, who impersonates Milly Tresdale," the intended victim of the "Crimson Wraith," plays her part espe-j cially well, and is well applauded. Miss Kate Randolph, as "Ahmi," makes the part of the Hindoo avenger a great suc- cess. Jenny Jenkins," by Miss Luna Lisle, and "Jack Chignaill," by Mr. J. B. Stewart, not forgetting Romilus Potter," by Mr. P. Crotchet, are charac- ters which never fail to keep the audience in a state of merriment. Mr. John Soden plays "Basil Mortimer" with much power." Sal Lambcote," the confederate of the rogue, Mortimer," is taken by Miss Hetty Merriott, who is perfect in her impersonation of that drunken old hag. On Wednesday and Thursday, an entirely new and romantic play, entitled "Her Soul's Awakening," was presented. The Nihilist Queen," a great detective drama, will be played on Saturday. Next week, Mr. T. Morton Powell's noted company will present the great dramatic may, "Honour Thy Father." Those who can recall Mr. Powell's last visit to Treherbert will remember the crowds which filled the theatre nightly to enjoy this fine play.
Cardiff Empire. The star item of next week's Cardiff Empire bill will be Fred Karno's most successful production, The Yap Yaps." The first scene is on the Brighton promenade, the next outside the National Sporting Club, and the third inside the Club, where a fight to a finish takes place between the Hon. Charlie Chin and Ben Burley, alias Big Ben the Bruiser. In addition to an exceptionally large and powerful caste, renowned masters of the fistic art have been engaged at great ex- pense, and will give an exhibition at every performance. Throughout the story is "strong and sensational. The handsome principal boy from Drury Lane, Queenie Leighton, is another stai, li turn, and will present her new scena, Conversations." The Aurora Troupe of daring and skil- j ful acrobatic trick cyclists will give their plucky display, four of them upon their machines supporting a track upon which "another performs some startling evolu- tions. The Eight Lancashire Lads, singers and clog dancers, are also featured on the bill, which is still further strengthened by the inclusion of Cissy Thompson, comedienne; Johnnie Walker comedian; Cecilia Maude, vocal come- dienne; Henry Bedford, with a Budget" of new songs; and the pictures.
New Theatre, Cardiff.j
New Theatre, Cardiff. Fresh from his enormous success in London, Mr. Percy Hutchison opens at the New Teatre next week with the actual company and production direct from Wyndham's Theatre, in Brewster's Millions." This great and mirth-pro- voking comedy, with the wonderful steam yacht scene, considered to be the most perfect and realistic illusion ever pro- duced on any stage, will be sure to attract thousands during the visit of this pheno- menal London success. Mr. Percy Hutchison will be seen as Monty Brewster," a part which suits him like the proverbial glove and described by the London Press as a performance practically unequalled in the West End for many years past. His clever and finished per- formance keeps the audience rocking with laughter at the drolleries of Monty Brewster, who must expend E700 per day; a task which would appeal to most of us a very pleasant occupation-but in this case there are restrictions attendant on Monty's disbursements which are. un- ravelled as the play proceeds. Mr. Hutchison has strong support, the caste including such popular names as Mesdames Lilias Earle, Cicely Stuckey, Mr. Charles Esdale and Mr. Henry Hampson, all favourites in Cardiff, and all fresh from the success at Wyndham's, On Monday evening, a handsome illustrated souvenir will be presented to all booking seats or paying early door admission to all parts except gallery and amphitheatre.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. An exceptional programme is excep- ally appreciated this week at the Hippo. Miss Ella's Lions, the greatest of educated lion shows in the world, top the bill with wonderful success. It is with perfect ease and confidence that Miss Elht deals with her four full-grown lions, putting them through all manner of manoeuvres. Miss Ella places her head and her arm in a lion's mouth, and generally deals with her forest bred companions like so many kittens. Miss Mabel Mavis, speciality musical artiste, gives a wonderful per- formance on the piano and glassophone. This item is very successful in bringing dawn the house. Will Ambro, the coon comedian and expert dancer,t introduces a very fine chorus song, which is well taken up by the boys; whilst George Hyam is a takingly funny comedian. Miss Nellie Rose, comedienne and dancer, and a very fine series of bioscopic pictures complete a very fine programme.
Complimentary Concept at Cymmer.
Complimentary Concept at Cymmer. Two complimentary concerts were given at the Cymmer Workmen's Library on Thursday and Saturday evenings last, for the benefit of Misses- Lizzie and Edith Williams. These young ladies deserve the patronage of the public of Porth and district, for upwards of four or five years they have given freely of their talent, and have been at the beck and call of every benevolent concert committee during that period. Mr. E. S. Williams^ M.E., pre- sided on Thursday evening, and the Rev. W. Thomas (vicar) on Saturday evening,. The programme was an excellent one, and included some of the finest talent in the locality. The Porth and Cymmer Male Voice Party, under the baton of Mr. Phillip Jones, rendered several selections. Miss M. H. Lewis, Clydach Vale, contri- buted Lovely Spring," "Swallows," and Hear ye. Israel in excellent style, and was warmly appreciated. Mrs. M. A. Lewis, of Ynyshir, sang "0 Divine Redeemer," "Good-bye," and "The Toilers." Mr. Godfrey Price was heard to advantage in The Bedouin's Love Song." The Sisters Williams also gave of their best with the Broom Girls and other items, which evoked great applause. Selections were also played by the Cymmer Brass Band. under the conduc- torship of Mr. G. F. Martyn. The accom- panist was Mr. Beth Griffiths, Porth.
Street Betting at Tonypandy…
Street Betting at Tonypandy Evans Sentenced to Four Months' Imprisonment. At the Porth Police Court on Thurs- day, before Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas, John Evans, Tonypandy, was charged with frequenting De Winton and Dunraven Streets, Tonypandy, for the purposes of making bets, and also assaulting the police. P.C. Fuller spoke to watching prisoner's movements at Tonypandy on Wednesday last, and saw him receiving slips of paper and money from several people at dif- ferent periods. When apprehendel, pri- soner crumpled up some paper, and attempted to throw it away, but was frustrated by witness. He later attacked witness, striking him in the chest, and both fell to the ground. With assistance he was conveyed to the Police Station, where a sum of money amounting to £10 Is. 10 d. was found in his pocket. Upon him were also found slips of paper and a copy of that day's Sporting Chronicle," on the margin of which were entered the names of horses running that day at New- bury, with the amounts placed against the initials of each horse. None of the horses backed won in the race. Witness added that he had known prisoner for upwards of nearly three years, and during that- time he had lived entirely on the proceeds of betting. Moreover, he had drawn his own sons and other people into the business. P.O. Moore corroborated. Deputy Chief Constable Cole proved the following convictions against Evans for similar offences: -3Oth August, 1907, £10; 3rd June, 1909, £ 15; 14th June, 1909, £ 25. Prisoner, who assumed an insolent demeanour throughout the hearing, was fined L30, or threa months' hard labour, in respect of the first charge; and one month's hard labour for the assault upon P.C. Fuller. Prisoner refused to pay the fine and was taken below. I
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Monday, November Stir, 1909, and during the week, Special Return Engagement of IVAN the Greatest Sporting Act THE JOLLIONS (Vida and Fred) in their Charming Electric- extant- Scena, -1 The Spider and the Fly." TSCHERNOFF'S i MORELLI & MOORE, In their all Sorts Eccentric and Musical Ponies, Dogs and Pigeons, including Hans the Musical Pony_ Speciality Act. GEO. CASTREY, Light Comedian. „ THE PALASCOPE, VIOLET BEATRICE, Dainty Boy Impersonator. In a Grand Series of llp-to-date Films Weekly. BERT BYRNE, The Starlight Comedian. Matt Wilkinson Trio ETHEL NB W MAN In a Comedy Sketch The Registry Office. I in a Comedy Monologue, Her Wedding Day." THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians One of the Best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. STUART LANE, CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/8). BALCONY &PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 43.1 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. ",W'W *ww4kk Wfti, qwftk HIPPODROME m m JU I kp %R TONYPANDY. i\ Monday> Nou- ancl During the Week. O A UlOU TWICE NIGHTLY. 0«uU WILL STONEIIS ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. The Hugenot, A Powerful Drama in Pictures. Adopting a Baby, A Screamingly Funny Picture. Poolshead Swallows a Crab, A Picture sure to make you laugh. Delhi, A Fine Series of Natural Colour Pictures. The Door, A most Amusing Picture. A Detective Story-The Ana roh iat: Plot, An Incident in the Life of Nat Punkerton the Famous American Detective. New and beautiful music by the Hippodrome Orchestra. Special Engagement of TMT W RE NK1 The Famous Danish Illusionist. M. Renk was commanded on three separate & distinct occasions to give Performances at the Imperial Palace, in St. Petersburg, for H.I. M. the Czar and Court Master Willie Roberts, Scotland's Greatest Juvenile Comedian. Return Visit of Harry Drew, The Great Welsh Basso, from the Palace, London. Dan Hendy, Acrobatic Comedian. Kino & Erard, In a Novel Comedy Act, The Eccentric Burglar." All Children must be paid for. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, Early Doors, Is. 3d. TIVOLI jttk. Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES, Limited Acting Manager eo Mr. JAMES GUNN Monday, November 8, 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 and Trains to suit each performance From the Palace Theatre, London, J. P. LING, Comedian and Mimmic. Unsurpassed in his own line of Business. TEE AND TEE, Great Musical Eccentrics. 1# BERT DANSON, the Up-to-Date Comedian in his Latest Successes. SPANGLES AND SAWDUST, in a Comedy Stage Aerial Act. DAINTY MAUDE VERA, Chic Comedienne and Speciality Artiste. THE FALCONS, Comedy Acrobats, in a Series of Tumbles, Twists, Turnovers and Amusing Antics. HARVEY AND HOLT, Comedy Speciality Artistes. THE TIVOLISCOPE in a Fine New Series of Up-to-date Films Weekly. THE HYDE-CODY TIO, Eccentrics in Insane Tricks. THE TIVOLI BAND of Selected Musicans. One of the best in the Provinces. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d Gallery, 3d (Saturday, 4d) Early Doors, 4d. 'grow qlm -Rang- OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited MONDAY, November 8th, and during the Week, Mr. T. MORTON POWELLS Great Drama- HONOUR THY FA THER From the Imperial Theatre, London. By C. A. Clarke and H. R. Silva. Mr. C. H. Clyndes as "Gabriel Garth." November 15th, The Romantic Drama—" Napoleon the Great." ] Nightly at 7-30. Doors open at 7-15. Early Doors at 7. 1 First Circle 2s.; 2nd Circle Is. 6d.; Pit 1s. ;][Gallery 6d ] Early doors, 3d. extra to all parts. 1 I E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLL I■■ TWICE NIGHTLY—0.45 and 9 o'clock 1VI Seata booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 Nat -0- Monday, November 8th, 1909, and P during the Week. FRED KARNO'S latest and most sue cessfu creation the j YAP YAPS, Including Gus Le Clerq as "The Hon. Charles Chinn." The most colossal, stupendous produc- tion ever seen on the Variety Stage. CISSIE THOMPSON, refined Comedian, IOhinn." The most colossal, stupendous pro duc. HARRY BEDFORD, the Characteristic Oomedian AURORA TROUPE of skillful and daring Acro- batic Trick Cyclists. 8 LANCASHIRE L4DS, Wonders in Wooden Shoes R batic Trick Cyclists. M JOHNNIE WALKER, Comedian. OECILIA MAUDE, Vocal Comedienne. THE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE shewing New Pictures. NW QUEENIE LEIGHTON, the Handsome Principal N Boy from Drury Lane, presenting an entirely new ecena Conversations." Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. Monday, Nov, 8, 1909, And Every Evening during the Week. 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THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, November 8th, 1909, and during the Week, Was She to Blame P Early Boors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL Next Week, Messrs. Armitage and Leigh of "Lucky Durham" and "Leah Kleschna" tame, present another pf their London -successes-WITH EDGED TOOLS.
r- Theatre Royal, Tonypandy,
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.