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r THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy, ELECTRIO BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, November 22nd, 1909, and during the Week, First Visit of J. A. CAMPBELL'S Co., including Mr. Wilson Coleman and Miss Maud Warburton, in a m The Old Folks at Home • By J. A Campbell. Early Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15, POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL Next Week, the Great Draiiia-11 The Eyes of the World." Look out for the film of the GREAT FIGHT, between WELSH AND SUMMERS Also shortly another of WALTER MELVILLE'S Great Dramas.
Amusements. Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Almost everyone in Tonypandy last treek thought we were going to be favoured with a visit by the King's Guards Band. The announcement was simply The King's Guards, and although one expected a band, we have had the King's Guards Singers. And wonderful Bingel's they prove to be—blending with perfect harmony. They certainly should not be missed by all lovers of good vocal music. Mr. Victor Rolf's company also appeans in a clever little sketch, entitled "Jim's Wife." There is a clever plot woven round an escaped convict, which gart is capably played by Mr. J. H. 'lyndes. who is ably supported. Nat Lewis makes a welcome appearance. He is described as 20 stones of comicality, and he certainly does not belie this 'description. Newco and Sully are clever Comedians and dancers, whilst Adelina iappeans essfully in Britain's Xievee." in the picture section of the programme, the Life of Nero, or the Burning of Rome is an easy first, whilst de The Little Orphan is a very pathetic but interesting series. Bright and beau- tiful music is admirably rendered under the conductorship of Mr. H. Burgess. Palace, Porth. The star turn of an excellent com- bination this week at the Palace is Consul," the almost man. The per- formance of this well-trained chimpanzee is most remarkable. Consul was cap- tured 110 miles north of the Equator, and when four months old was taken to Paris by Mr, Bostock. He is now 1\ years of age, and during his perform- ance he keeps the audience spellbound. He goes through his performance with confidence, and his actions and gesticula- tions are astonishing. The Three Orros, npon the silver chains, are remarkably cfever equilibrists, and deserve the ap- plause showered upon them. Very fine also are Spangles and Sawdust, in their original comic scena. Abel and Welsh are highly interesting and entertaining. IThe Toreadors, in their hair-raising bull fight," are responsible for genuine up- roarious laughter. Barry Gilmore is a lump of littleness that creates huge fun and receives great applause. Nance Elder is a dainty comedienne, a rare singer and a superb dancer. Ernest Clifford is an expert dancer and fine comedian. Irene and Morton, high-class comedy and dancing duo, are also good and deserve comment. J. P. Ling, mimic and comedian, merits all the encomiums bestowed upon him. The Palascdpe pic- tures are interesting and amusing. New Empire, Tonypandy. The opening of the New Empire of Varieties to the public on Monday even- ing was an event worthy of the enter- prise. ATI parts of the magnificent build- ing were taxed with an expectant and representative audience, who voiced their admiration of their surroundings in I eulogistic terms that left no hesitation in one's mind that this latest of Rhondda music halls is calculated to fill a long- felt need. The programme also, as befit- ting such an occasion, was an excellent one in every respect, the various turns being continually applauded. The cur- tain raiser was a beautiful rendering of the National Anthem by Miss Beatrice. English, who also appeared later in the programme, and was accorded a pleasing ovation. Harry Friskey, the redoubtable juggler, was an instantaneous favourite from the moment he emerged from underneath a table until his exit, on, crutches, as the result of a veritable shower of plates which descended on his ill-starred head. Robb Wilton, in a recital of his fire brigade experiences, was also a distinct success, as was L. J. Seymour, actor-vocalist of no mean powers. Wood Welkins and his "pupils," in a comedy sketch, entitled "The Piano Tuner," was a laugh from beginning to end, intermixed with pleasing melody. Le Roux's Cycling Monkeys caught on immediately, and provided an exhibition of animal training of a very high order. Cissv Chirlette, who deputised Margaret Monks, gained hearty appreciation for her mimicry. The tour de force of the evening was, however, Ye Colonial Septette, in a presentation of An Olde Tvrne Hilloive'en." Here the audience are introduced to the interior of an old- fashioned mansion where the hallowe'en is celebrated in a series of striking per- formances on various instruments. The artistes, seven in number, are faultlessly attired ill, costumes of the Georgian period. The performance is really one of the finest we have witnessed on local stage-boards, and includes the well-known cornet virtusoso, Mr. Charles Edwards. The Empireoscope, with interesting living pictures, together with excellent music by the orchestra, under Mr. J. Swingler, L I I completes a splendid programme. Tivoli, Pentrel A rerv good entertainment is provided for the patrons of the Tivoli this week. The star turn by De Breans, Japanese Sciographists. is quite new and original. Their balancing feats are very skilfully performed, and >fcheir production of silhouette finger images is quite the best possible, and evokes rounds of genuine applause. The final act of an illusionary globe is an old friend in new guise, but nevertheless very acceptable. Fred Cary maintains his great reputation, singing some amusing songs, but his patter and attitude are characteristic of Fred Cary only. He succeeds immensely as favourite comedian, and demands for encore songs will be frequent during the week. Valoni is a world-renowned conjurer his item in the programme was exceedingly good. The appearance of over a dozen well- trained white pigeons on the stage was extremely strange and pretty. A novel and clever turn is that contributed by vRaac Fox who is a ventriloquist and baiejo player, in addition to wire equili- brist. As a balancer on the wire he is a performer of high order. Two Real Mackays (Jean and Neil) are very young vocalists and dancers, their skill in the latter role being exceptional. Their representation of both Scotch and Dutch simultaneous dancing was very good and deserved the applause awarded them by an appreciative audience. The Matt Wilkinson Trio give an amusing sketch, entitled The Registry Office," which produces shrieks of laughter—especially from those who. have been there! Matt from those who. have been there! Matt Wilkinson depicts a typical agricultural labourer who is careful of his money, and is sorry to part with even seven shillings and sixpence. Other good turns are given by the Brothers Ashley, in a very funny boxing sketch, Next, Please" Vincent, an acrobatic table expert; and Violet Beatrice, a dainty boy imperson- ator and expert dancer. The Tivoliscope, as usual, displays some splendid pictures, thereby completing a programme of un- usual variety and interest. Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. "With Edged Tools." the play holding the boards at the Royal this week, is a thoroughly high-class work, and as pro- duced by Messrs. Armitage and Leigh's company, cannot fail to please the most fastidious of critics. The caste is in most I' capable hands, as it would be hard to find any actors to surpass in their various parts the natural impersonations of Mr. Campbell Goldsmid as "Victor Durnovo," Mr. J. D. Geddes as Maurice Gordon," Mr. Henry Nunn as Sir John Mere- dith," Mr. Hamilton Deane as Jack Meredith" (his son), Mr. Harry Wren as Guy Oscard," Miss Marie Leonhard as Jocelyn Gordon," Miss Marguerite Cellier as Millicent Chyne," Miss Marion Fawcett as Lady Cantourne," and Miss Florence Dulhunty as Lady Herries." "The Old Folks at Home will be the attraction at the Royal next week. This marvellous piece has been playing to crowded houses all over the country as well as doing packed business in Australia and New Zealand, and bids fair to rival in popularity the evergreen song of the same name. The magnificent scenery and gorgeous mounting are alone sufficient to attract liberal support, and when is added to it a caste of artistes described by the London Press as perfect, one can form some slight idea of the excellence of the production, which must be seen to be fully appreciated. The story stars in an old English farm- house. from there we go to a nobleman's mansion in London, then we are taken to a cotton plantation in Virginia, the last act terminating in an intensely dramatic and novel situation, which holds the audience spellbound. The caste of eighteen artistes is headed be Miss Maud Warburton as Dorothy Robin," afterwards Lady Kenilworth; Mr. Frank Liston, who is also respon- sible for the management, in his original part of Lord Howard Kenilworth Mr. Wilson Coleman as Andrew Ross," and Mr. H. Sainsbury and Miss Clara Santley as the old folks, and the Excel- sior Quartet of Singers, who give selec- tions from the old plantation melodies in the third act. The comedy of the piece is well looked after by Mr. George Scully and Miss Ada Frank as Ben Jolly" (a Jack Tar) and "Susan Giles," and the two high and mighty footmen at Kenilworth House. With this enoruous attraction we have no doubt that packed houses will be the order at the Royal during this company's visit. Opera House Tneherbert. "Napoleon the Great" is the title of the attraction at T'reherbert this week. This historic and romantic drama is pre- I sented by Mr. Herbert Vere's specially i selected company, which includes Mr. Herbert Vere as Napoleon," and Miss I Kate Walfred as "Marie." Students of history who are acquainted with the life story of the mighty Emperor, will at once be fascinated by this wonderful imper- sonation of Mr. Herbert Vere's. Miss Kate Walfred is a very powerful actress. Miss Helen Stewart plays Mademoiselle Leonie Marboeuf." Marcelle Coupin (Vivandiere of the 26th) by Miss Nancy Roberts is acted prettily and with becom- ing grace. Colonel Lavarennes and Colonel Jules Meuron are cleverly represented by Messrs. Charles Wilton and Forbes Guilbert respectively. Mr. Charles Brandon is great as Paul Laczinski (a fugitive Pole). Pere Pomponnet (Mr. K. Black, junior) and Sergent Choupin (Mr. Victor Vernon) excel as mirth makers. The story which the author has woven about the picture of Napoleon is powerfully dramatic, and commands the keenest interest of the audience. The magnificent scenery, beau- tiful dresses and costumes, and gorgeous uniforms add splendour and grandeur to the piece. Patrons of the Opera House always welcome the visits of Miss Inez Howard's company to Treherbert. This renowned company will be staged at the theatre next week; The Tyrant will be p-re- sented on Monday, Tuesday and Wednes- day. and Through the Divorce Court on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Cardiff Empire. The event at the Empire next week will be the appearance of Fragson, who has been the rage of Paris for many years, and only returned to Ills native land three years ago, making, as singer, musician and actor, an instant success at Drury Lane Theatre Royal, London, increasing his popularity later with his entertainment in private houses. On one occasion, at the request of the King and Queen, he appeared at Lord Farquhar's (the Master of the Royal Household), and there are few great houses in the country where he has not delighted princes of the Royal blood, noblemen and gentry. Fragson on his travels meets with almost as many adventures as Baron Munchausen, or Don Quixote, with this difference, as Charles Hawtrey would say, that they occur in an atmosphere of un- varnished truth. He has had many ups and downs, and says: My early struggles for an existence as an entertainer in Paris were attended with hardships and privations that would have disheartened most men. For some hours' wQrk at the piano, singing and playing at various cafes on Montemartre, starting when the patrons of the establishment had dined- usually well—and finishing after supper, somewhere near the dawn, my average earnings were a few francs a. week, with the addition occasionally of a meal pro- vided by a generous friend. The entertaining Dandies, presented by Harry J. Corner, will give an entirely new musical melange and other artistes secured to make up a strong programme include the Kirbys, comedy artistes; W. A. Haine's and Alan Borthwick's Co. in a farcical sketch, Half a Dollar Ernie Mayne, a quaint comedian; Sisters Allen, duettists and dancers; Barrett and Knowles, patter comedians; and Lux's Dogs. An interesting film will be shown next week at the Empire, viz., Sir John French (unveiling the Welsh National War Memorial at Cardiff, November 20th. The DO'yly Carte Opera Company. Comic opera will hold the boards next week at the New Theatre, Cardiff, when the principal D'Oyly Carte Opera Com- pany will give a series of Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Several changes have been made in the caste since the last visit here, for after a long season at the Savoy Theatre they now have most of the London caste. We still have our old friend, Mr. Fred Billington, so well known in the parts of Pooh-Bah, Dick Deadeye, King Hildebrand, Private Willis, Wilfred Shadbolt. &c. Not for many years has Mr. Henry A. Lytton, the old Savoyard, paid Cardiff a visit. Then we have Miss Beatrice Bearer in the parts of Iolanthe, Pitti-Sing, Hebe, Phoebe. Miss Mabel Graham now takes the principal soprano parts, and Miss Bertha Lewis. Katisha., Dame Carruthers, and the Duchess of Plaza-Toro. The tenor parts are shared by Messrs. Henry Herbert and Strafford Moss. Messrs. Leicester Tunks, Sydney Granville, and Fredk. Hewett are also in the caste. The chorus is spoken of as being the very strongest in the history of the D'Oyly Carte Company. The pro- gramme for the week is likely to please all lovers of Gilbert-Sullivan. Starting on Monday and again on Thursday even- ing will be The Mikado Tuesday, The Gondoliers Wednesday,, "H.M.S. Pinafore," to be followed by "The Trial by Jury"; Friday will be Princess Ida and Saturday afternoon, Iolanthe." Mr. Francois Celller is the musical director, Mr. Albert James the stage manager, and Mr. H. E. Bellamy the manager, for Mrs. D'Oyly Carte.
CMPIPF THEATRE OF ELlwlr laiEs VARIETIES, Proprietors The Tonypandy Empire Theatre of Varieties, Ltd. Resident Manager Mr. S. M. B. Hoole 6-30 Two Performances Nightly. 8-45 I Monday, Nov. 22nd, 1909, and during the week. '36M 0 =I w.1]ir HAS. ITTLE London's Popular Comedian, of "I'm Billy Muggins," "The Girl in tEe Clogs and Shawl," and Let's all go down the Strand fame. BROS. LAVELLE, Comedy Acrobats. BOWMAN & MORTON, in Musical Comedy Duo, "Mixed Pickles." DOLLY CLYFFE, a Clever Child Comedienne. G. W. BLYTHE'S Musical Scena, The Toilers," introducing NELLIE BRIER- LEY, the Lancashire Pit-Brow Soprano. MUSICAL SILVO, the World's Greatest Soloist on Musical Glasses and Silvo Chimes. .MAMIE GANNON, Dainty Comedienne. WITTY WATTIE WALTON, Character Comedian. O'GORMAN BROS.. Comedians and Dancers. EMPIROSCOPE, Entertaining- and Instructive. JACK-.SMILES Ec-centric Comedian and Expert Dancer. Note the Prices.—GALLERY, 3d. (Saturdays, 4d.); PIT, 6d.; CIRCLE, Is.; GRAND CIRCLE, 1/6; ORCHESTRAL STALLS, 1/6; BOXES, 10/6 (to seat 5), SINGLE SEATS, 2/6. -Advance Booking for" every Performance without extra charge. Note the Timoo.-First House: Doors open at 6.15, commence at 6.30 p.m. Second House: Doors open at 8.30, commence at 8.45 p.m. All Children must be paid for. Seats not guaranteed. No money returned. The management reserve the right to refuse admission. Palace, Forth Managing Director Mr. C. W. POOLE. Acting and District Manager P°0LI\S ALTER FI™ '6.45 ïco ':iJE(h. I S845 Trains from all parts, to and fro, to suit each house. Special Trams leave the Palace after each Performence. Monday, NoveDlber 22xxcl 1309, and during he eekt, 9 11 Special Engagement of Mr. Brien McCullough & Co:, The De BREANS, remarkable Japanese Entertainers in the Patriotic Story of Intrigue, Invasion and Love, World's Premier SciograpLt? 6 ENGLAND in DAMGJSR J. J. MANNIX, the Coffee Coloured Coon. A Drama of 1920. 115 years after Trafalgar. Little DOTT MOSS, quality not quantity. The Toy Comedienne SCHIAVOmS TROUPE, the only Comedy Acrobatic Act of its Sisters EDWARDS (L^cia andClarat'vocalists Dancers and kind. Quite original. Miss ELLA, the only lady catching two Drummers ers and gentlemen one on each hand whilst throwing" somersaults on the rem- c ground. p MARION ARMITAGE, the Merry Comedy Girl. In a Grand Series of Ul)"t°-,late FiIms Weekly. The Great VINCENT, Acrobatic Table Expert. Monroe's Comedy Team, JACK V mwp r ,r Elite entertainers, in a pot-pourri of Melody, Mirth and Music, JACK E. DAW E, Comedian. Mr. Munroe, the man who introduced Harry Lauder to London. 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.- 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. 'f M°n(iay> N°u. 22nd, and During the Week. O lldOU TWICE NIGHTLY. vVILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. 1776, or tlie Hessian Renegades. THE WHEELBARROW RACE. A Screamingly Funny Picture. BEAUTIFUL P'YRENEES. A Beautiful Natural Colour Subject. His Wife's Wine, The never late Clerk. THE GREY LADY. An Incident in the Life of Sherlock Holmes, Detective. lv Bright and beautiful music by the Hippodrome Orchestra. Prof, MARIS presents his Troupe of Highly Trained -a I!!ilIiiÏ.SL:.1 Bears Including the Smallest Pony in the World, and that Famous Russian W oolfhound RUBIC, with Monkey Jockey. A Splendid Show. New to this Country. NANCE ELDER, Comedienne. I THE VERONIQUES, Comedy Artistes. WILL OWEN, Comedian. "iSST' V ELROIT, The Armless Wonder. 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. TIYOLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES, Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN Monday, November 22, 1909, & 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 Owing to the enormous and unprecedented success at the Palace, Portli, very special, im- portant and interesting engagement, at an enormous salary of C2 o N si u (THE ALMOST MAN). In his Marvellously Human Delineation of the Darwinian Theory, as presented by him for 5 consecutive Months at the Hungarian Exhibition, Earl's Court, London. For 9 consecutive Weeks at the London Hippodrome, at all the principal Moss' Empires, and by Royal Command before HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII. Director-Ilarold L. Hilliard. GEO. GRENVILLE. The Popular Dame Comedian. THE ZANFRELLAS, American Novelty Equilibrists. ERNEST REES, Star Comedian. J. W. ELLISON, Low Comedian. POOLE & M&GUIRE. The Vocal Comedy Duo. ARTHUR ALBERT Of Daddy's on the Engine" Fame. London Actor Vocalist. THE TIVOLISCOPE in a Fine New Series of Up-to-date Films Weekly. BOHELLI, The Cat-chy Comedy Couple. See the Cats Duet. 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. (Earlv Doors, 9d. J I Gallery, 3d (Saturday, 4d) Early Doors, 4d. OPERA HOUSE TREHEEBERT. Propiietors Poole's Theatres, Limited Three Nights Only, commencing Monday, Nov. 22, Miss MARIE DAGMAR, will present her Brilliant Company, in the Famous Romanti0 Venetian Drama- log, TY By FRED C. SOMERFIELD. Special Engagement of the Charming Actress, Miss MARIE ROBSON who will play TISBE." I Three Nights Only, commencing Thursday, Nov. 25, INEZ HOWARD'S COMPANY in the Great Play of enormous heart interest-" THROUGH THE DIVORCE COURT Nightly at 7-30. Doors open at 7-15. Early Doors at 7. First Circle 2s.; 2nd Circieps. 6d.; Pit ts.; Gallery dd. Early doors, 3d. extra to all parts. E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) M Managing Director OSWALD STOLL TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 Nat Monday, November 22nd, 1909, and,, P during the Week. FRAGSON and a Piano. The KIRBYS, Two Quaint Burlesque Artistes. I ERNIE MAYNE, a Mayne Spring of Mirth and Merriment. g BARRETT and KNOWLES, who are full of, quaint disputes which create unbounded delight. 1 R Sir JOHN FRENCH, unveiling the Welsh Mm National War Memorial at Cardiff, November- 20th, on the AMERICAN BIOS COPE. g HAINES and BORTHWICK'S Co.. in a New and Original Farcical Sketch, entitled- Half -a. Dollar." E SISTERS ALLEN, Dainty Duettists and Dancer tM MAIDIE SCOTT, Just a Comedienne. g The DANDIES, in an entirely new Musical Melange Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. Monday, Nov, 22, 1909, JB X O S C O'E* JE5 7 & 9 ) Twice Nightly ) 7 & 9 Messrs. CHARLES TRENCHARD & V. W. ROWE, have secured the sole right for South Wales at enormous expense of the Famous Picture of the greatest Fight on record- & m 0 WELSH v. SUMMERS, For the Championship of England. NEXT SUNDAY GRAND PICTORIAL CONCERT 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. TTT!I!R NEW JHEA THE, j CARDIFF. f Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORD J Every Evening at 7.30 and Saturday at 2. m THE ROYAL CARL JJOSA « "PERA COAIPANY. '<LJp Thursday.CA VALERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI Friday. THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Saturday.IL TROVATORE Saturday Matinee. FAUST NEXT WEEK—THE D'Oyly Carte Opera Go. ^^Offlce at Theatre 10 to 5. Nat. Tel, 376, j A, I BEAUTY'S EYES. |gj Glasses carefully chosen to j§ harmonise with your features, will | £ not 111 the least degree detract from m y°nt personal appearance or make HI look old. In fact bj lessening n the strain on the eye muscles, which ■ causes such an unseemly knitting of 9 brown, they will add dignity 9 and repose to your expression. H We give extreme care to the IS fitting- of Ladies' glasses, and every- ■ one we have treated speaks of the 8 IS comfort and elegance of the glasses B B supplied. J. Mf" RICHARDS, Chemist and Optician, PANDY SQUARE, TONYPANDY. Printed for the Proprietors by Evans & Short, Tonypandy, and 'tralblisMf by the Proprietors, The Khondd* Leader," Limited, at their Offices, sior Buildings, De Winton Street. T(' pandy, in the Cfeaaty of Glamorgan.