Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Mr. William Heillbronn and Company occupy the premier position this week in a strong dramatic episode in one scene, entitled A Devil's Dupe." The piece is extremely interesting and somewhat of the Svengali type, inasmuch as it deals with an Italian adventurer and hypnotist, who holds hypnotic influence over an heiress—Miss Mabel Merton. Mr. Heill- bronn (late of Wilson Barrett's com- panies) takes the part of Gussie Leigh to great advantage; whilst Count Andrea. Ferrara" (the devil and the hypnotist) is cleverly impersonated by Mr. Ellerslie Pyne. Miss Edith Francis plays the part of Mabel with success. Mr. Heilbronn on Friday night next (second house), in addition to the above sketch, will give three interludes, f follow: —Marcus, from the late Mr. ilson Barrett's masterpiece. The Sign of the Cross"; Henry V., from Shakes- rare's immortal tragedy, King Henry Mathias in The Bells "—the great dream scene in which the late Sir Henry Irving made such a splendid and remark- able success and set all London talking. Ellis Barrieton, the Scotch-Canadian vocalist, from the Alhambra, London, ap- pears in a repertoire of catchy chorus songs. His song, "Return," brings down the house and encores are demanded of him. A novel and original turn is that of Cedar and Elgar, comedians, who give a very funny act, "Ye Days ef Olde," depicting in a humorous burlesque the Knights of days gone by. The Three Cyclinis, eccentric automobilists; and Bert Beecham, light comedian, complete the strong programme. The pictures are again beautiful and interesting, includ- ing. amongst others, An Alpine Echo," a delightful picture story, and A Youth- ful Hero."
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy, Mr. John A. Thomson's Christmas pantomime, "The Babes in the Wood," attracts large audiences nightly at the Royal" this week. There is a wealth of colour in the dresses and scenery, whilst incident never flagis from beginning to end. The principal characters are all in good hands. Miss Norah Prendergast, an artiste with splendid vocal powers, makes an excellent Queen of Good Intent," while Miss Pattie McCarthy as bold Robin Hood (principal boy) imparts a
PALACE, Porth. Proprietors Poole's Theatres Co., Limited Managing Director—Mr. Chas. W. Poole. Local Manager—Mr. J. W. Bynorth Monday, January 31st, 1910. And during the week. SPECIAL NOTICE-It having been mentioned by many of our Patrons that 11 o'clock is too late for those living at a distance and having to be up early, we have decided that from Monday, January 31st onward, we shall only give ONE PERFORMANCE A NIGHT Instead of two, We shall introduce an extra hour per night of the most Up-to-date Living Pictures, in addition to our Splendid Variety Companies weekly, thus giving One Big Three Hours' Show from 7 to 10 o'clock. And as the Palace is large, there will be no advance in prices. Thus the cheapest seats will only cost you Id. per hour. No other Palace in the United Kingdom will put on such a Big Show for such little money. Open Nightly at 6-50. Early Doors at 6-40. Commence at 7, and finish about 10 nightly GREAT ATTRACTION THIS WEEK. "Jr1C» C!k; "V" c:»yc In their Novel Vocal Soenas. THE FONTELLAS, in their refined Novelty Act. WOOLMER YOUNG, Vocal Comedian and Descriptive Vocalist. The Great Protean Artiste, RANDOLPH KING, The Orginal One Man Programme, as given before H.M. King Edward. BENNETT & STIRLING, Singers, Dancers and Instrumentalists. THE SIVRONIS, Burlesque Artistes, in "Opera Gone Mad." THE TWO JAYS, Kwarrelsome Komedians and Vocalists. THE PALASCOPE, with an unequalled assortment of Animated Pictures. The Best. And direct from the Continent, the Celebrated STEIN-ERETTO Troupe. The Greatest of all Hand-Jumping Acrobats. The most Marvellous and Wonderful Hand-Jumpiug Acrobats ever seen. They walk on their hands with as much ease and grace as others walk on their feet. THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians, one of the best in the Provinces. Conductor—Mr. Stuart Lane. fc Early Doors 6-40. Ordinary Doors open at 6-50. Commence at 7 o'clock. Circle Ih Early Doors 1/3. Reserved at 1/8. Balcony & Pit 6d., Early Doors 9d. Gallery 3d., Early Doors 4d. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Charge at Owners risk. Smoking permitted in all parts. No Whistling or Shouting allowed. Mr. Poole respectfully asks the Public to assist him in maintaining good order in all parts of the Honse. Nothing will be permitted on the Stage to offend the most fastidious. The Management reserve the right to refuse admission without explanation. A. CURE FOR THE UNCURED, MX* or. K: X NO oc, Oldest Established Medical Herbalist, 280, Bute Street CARDiFF May be consulted daily free of charge. Country Patients by forwarding description of case, etc.. will find prompt and energetic means resorted to for their rescue. Medicine sent free to an y address by rail or post. All kinds of elastic goods kept in stock. Note-J. KITT, can only be consulted at his private business address, 280, Bute Street, Cardiff, adjoining Gordon Coffee Tavern, Custom 11 House Street. 5003 CIMIDIDC THEATRE OF ELIVINNC. VARIETIES, TONYPANDY. 't Proprietors The Tonypandy Empire Theatre of Varieties, Ltd. General Manager •• r ot Fpcam Assistant Manager •• Mr. WILL PEARSON 6-30 Two Performances Nightly. 8-45 Monday, Jan, 31st, 1910, and during the week. ..1 Direct from the Principal London Halls, v HARRY VWFiLDON9 London's Star Comedian. LIZZIE GLENROY, Speciality Dancer. OLAYMORE TRIO, Vocalists, Humorists, and Dancing Club Jugglers. TWO BUTTERFLIES, Talented and Renowned Gymnasts, in their Speciality Act. RICH TAYLOR, The Whistling Ventriloquist. BROS. LAWRENCE. Scotland's Representative Comedians and Dancers. EMPIROSCOPE, Always Entertaining. ETHEL 4RDEN & GEORGE ABEL'S Company, in Comedy Farcical Sketch, "THREE OF A KIND.' The Laughter-maker of England, in<^ju^ng^Miss ADRIAN HILL & Mr. ROBERT Note the Prioos.GALLERY, 3d. (Saturdays 4d.); PIT 6d.; CHICLE & STALLS, Is. • GRAND CIRCLE. 1/6; ORCHESTRA STALLS, 1/6; BOXES, 10/6 (to seat 5), SINGLE SEATS, 2/6. fi Advance Booking for every Performance without extra charge. Box Office Open Daily from 11 till 4. Telephone No. 42. Note the Times.-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. L The management reserve the right to refuse admission.
Empire, Tonypandy Topning the bill at the Empire this week is the renowned Volta, the human battery. Volta, who in private life is known as Mr. Clements, has a penchant for playing with volts of electricity much in the same way as a schoolboy fingers his marbles. He passes an unheard num- ber of volts of electricity through his body nightly, and the force with which he is thus impregnated can be easily appreciated when it is stated that he lights a gas jet with his fingers, using: the same agency to light a cigarette. Amongst his most marvellous performances are his melting of an iron bar in cold water; lighting gas with ice, while the force of the current in his body smashes an elec- tric globe when placed near his hands. He also exposes the, fraud of what is generally known as The Cage of Death," which he demonstrates to be perfectly harmless. On Monday afternoon Volta gave an informal reception, and among those who entered the Cage of Death was Mr. Willie Llewellyn. We have yet to learn that the one-time famous Welsh football skipper suffered anything from his experience. A capital sketch is pro- vided by Chas. M. Daly's Company, en- titled "Men Were Deceivers Ever." The tour-de-florce of the situation is the Liar," a machine which is supposed to be so sensitive as to give an alarm when a frigid and calculated'' is uttered in its presence. The machine does what it is claimed to do with disastrous results to its inventor. A turn that is capitally received is Dusty Rhodes, a native of Swansea, who dives straight into the audience's apprciation with amusing parodies of well-known songs. His ap- pearance as a much-abused remnant of a football encounter provokes loud laughter. Other fine, turns are contributed by Neville and Moss, an operatic duo with pleasant songs; Sisters Towes, juvenile comediennes of no mean merit; Beatrice Allen, a winning comedienne and the Santeron Wonders, who provide some entertaining and clever specialities. The Empirosoope projects interesting pictures. Next Saturday, the amateur variety com- petition takes place, and good contests can be expected.
Palace Porth. A strong programme is submitted at the. above house this week. Topping the bill is the famous Pichel Troupe of risley acrobats and tumblers, whose feats of balancing, tumbling, &c., evoke loud paeans of applause nightly. A turn much of the same kind is that submitted by Petro and Leon, in which gymnastics of a sensational and comio character do not fail to interest the audience. Another great draw is La Belle Lumiere, a charm- ing actress, whose electric fairy grotto and human butterfly dance fairly entrance the house. Other delightful turns are Nat Night, a comedian of the light variety; Terry and Bentley, a couple of smart cadets, whose simultaneous dancing does not fail to win applause the Beauti- ful Lilian, a lady cyclist, whose turn is revolutionary in more than one sense Tommy Clifford, a ventriloquist out of the. ordinary rut; and Albert St. Clare, who is somewhat of a curiosity in that he possesses what, for want of a better description, is known as a double voice. The Palascope pictures, as usual, are interesting and entertaining.
I THREE HOURS' PERFORMANCE. Messrs. Poole are. introducing next week a three hours' show to replace the hitherto two houses a night business. This has been done in compliance with the desire of numerous patrons, who complain that 11 o'clock is too late for those living at a distance and who have to be up betimes next.morning to follow their employment. This consideration on the part of the management will no doubt be appreciated, apart from the fact that the. programme will be considerably lengthened, while the prices will remain the same. For next week Messrs. Poole announce the follow- ing turns:-Veri-io and Voyce, in their novel scenas; the Fontellas; Woolmer Young, comedian and descriptive vocalist; Randolph King, the great protean artiste, in his one-man programme as given beioje the King; the Sivronis, in burlesque; the Two Jays, a duo of more than ordi- nary merit; and the celebrated Stein- Erretto Troupe of acrobats, fresh from their triumphs on the "Continong." In addition, a splendid series of pictures will be projected by the Palascope.
Football Season 1910. For Quality and Price go to the Popular Rhondda Coupon Photoqraphers Distance no object. All kinds of Photography undertaken HARRISON & EYANS, Lower Tonypandy. ENTRANCE—Through O. S. EVANS', Ironmonger, and at Eleanor Street. 4844 HIPPODROME TONYPANDY /L 5H| Monday, Jan. 31st, and during the Week. O *5 A IJsOlf TWICE NIGHTLY WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. BANG TO THE FRONT Th J§L- £ ;$3La.<>xiLes- Athletes of no mean order. BEALE & BROADWAY, Yankee Comedy Merchants and Dancers. HOWARD &, THORNE, In a Screamingly Funny Sketch—" Mary Ann." GUS. HINDELL, THB MAN FROM LEEMING, in Song and Story. Boys will be boys." Cliff R lwxdffl The Favonrite London Comedian, in Songs and Stories. 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. TIYOJLI PENTRE, 6 Monday, January 31, Q OV Twice Nightly. 0"0W ELLAS UIONS Finest Troupe in the World. SISTERS BRENTON, Dainty Duettists and Dancers. EDGAR HARPER, will sing the lates., London success Your eyes have told me all." Beautifully Illustrated. SMITH and JOHNSON, Refined Coloured Singing Duo. Will Stone's Electric Bioscope, Always Up-to-date. TENNYSON & WALLIS The Famous Comedians. KINDLY NOTE- Twice Nightly, 6-30 & 8-30 Prices as Usual. OPERA HOUSE TREHE RBERT. Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited Manager Mr. M. B. Pedlar. January 31st, 1910, f019 Six Nights, AND ONE MATINEE, Mr. F. R. BENSON'S Repertoire Co., In Popular SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS. Under the Direction of Mr. W. H. SAVERY. Monday- -'Merchant of Venice.' Tuesday and Friday-' Macbeth.' Wednesday= -'Taming of the Shrew.' Thursday- -'Merry Wives of Windsor.' Saturday Matinee -'Twelfth Night.' Saturday Evening -'Hamlet.' Nightly at 7-30. Doors open at 7-15. Early Doors at 7. First Circle 2s.; 2nd Circle Is. 6d.; Pit Is.; Gallery 6d. Early door?, 3d. extra to all parts as ut New Workmen's Hall, Ferndale I Resident Manager—Mr. DAVID WILLIAMS. Secretary—Mr. WILLIAM JAMES. PRICES OF ADMISSION—Orchestra Stalls and Front Row of Circle. 2/ Reserved, 2/3; Second and Third Row Circle and Stalls, 16, Early door, 1/9; Upper and Side Oircle and Pit Stalls. 1/ Early doors, 1/3; Pit, 6d., Early doors, rd. Seats may now be booked at the Manager's Office at the Hall. Monday. Jan. 31st, and during the Week, j TRAVIS GREEN and ARTHUR HINTON'S Priveipal CorDpany,Lin the Great Play of Intense Homely Interest- Home, Svtfeet Home! By Frank Lind. Mr. ARTHUR HINTON as Stephen Armitage." a What a world ef pathos there is in the word HOME! "What a focussing of human emotions. Probably no one word in any language conveys a more instantaneous message to humanity than this little monosyllable. Philosophers have played with it. Bards have sung of it, Kings and Cobblers alike acknowledge its fascination. 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THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. I ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. '| I Monday, January 31st, 1910, and during the Week, Filpst Visit; of Famous Roman Play- "CLiiUl^IAM" The Greatest Creation of the late WILSON BARRETT. COMPANY OF 50 ARTISTES. See the Great Earthquake Scene, The Talk of every Town visited. ? Look Out for \THE BREED OF THE TRESHAMS, Martin Harvey's M.sterpiece. 1 Wanted 30 Men for the great production of "Claudian," must have some know- ledge of working Scene-my, also 20 Men for supers.—Apply Sam Dnckworth, Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. 049
Tivoli Pentre. The first week under new management is certainly a success. Naturally one ex- pects changes from the previous routine under Messrs. Poole, but that the new type of entertainment will ultimately prove successful is very probable. The pictures this week are very interesting and educative; some of them are also amusing and funny. Perhaps the finest is entitled "A Woman's Repentance"; the plot is strange and rather unusual. Other pictures are also excellent. The variety turns include the. Five Royal Minstrels, each one of whom is a good vocalist. Their choruses are rendered in splendid fashion, and their amusing talk is also a source of pleasure. Gus Hindell has been in Pentre before, and it is suffi- cient to state that he maintains his repu- tation. His songs and discussions are high-class, while his special production of Boys will be Boys is true to nature, and. therefore, well worthy of praise. The Three. Sisters Urma give a fine exhibition on a triple trapeze—very neat, refined and skilful. Woolmee Young and Sam Wil- liams are comedians with good songs, and secure approval. (Continued on page 5). I
f dash and realism to her representation. Maid Marian," impersonated by Miss Daisy Stone, is also a great success, whilst the Babes are done ample justice to at the hands of Miss Cissie Williams and La Belle Sylvia. Will 0' the. Wisp (Mr, John Vert) is an accomplished basso, and does full justice to his, part. The comic element is well provided by the Chandos Bros., and Messrs. Ray and Ross. Pansy Blossom is a character all by itself, and in the capable hands of Mr. Ross Warren, keeps the audience in a con- tinuous roar of laughter. The Merry Forresters (male quartet), with choice selections, together with speciality dances, &c., complete a splendid caste. The greatest of all the late Wilson Barrett's plays, "Claudian, which visits the Theatre Royal next week, is full of excitement and spectacular interest. First produced in 1884, it somewhat resembles The Sign of the Cross," and numbers, among other scenes, that of the famous earthquake which crumbles Claudian's palace into ruins. Mr. William Maclaren, who takes the title role, has played the part over 1,000 times. Miss Lily C. Palmer, whose playing of Almida has won her many encomiums, is the daughter of Mrs. Bandmann Palmer, the well- known talented actress. The ability of the artistes, and the excellence, of the scenery, combine to make the play one of the best in town.