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DORCAS' AT THE ROYALTY. 4 A comedy opera,' Dorcas,' is being played to large audiences at the Royalty Theatre this week. The piece, which is in three acts, is the work of the authors of Niobe,' Messrs. Harry and A. E. Paulton, while the music is by first-class composers. Dorcas' has an in- genious plot. Lord Lambourne has a sister Honoria, whom he has not seen since childhood. The young peer seeks to bring about a marriage between his sister and his friend Lord Beauregard. Honoria comes to England and masquerades in the garb and vocation of a male pedlar. Lubin Mugby, of the Lam- bourne Arms, has just taken to wife a charming young peasant named Dorcas, whom Lord Lambourne, having heard of her beauty, is extremely anxious to see. The innkeeper fears the attentions of his lord- ship, who demands that Dorcas shall be brought by her spouse to the hall for his lordship's inspection. Mugby's dilemma is Honoria's opportunity. She sees in it her chance to take stock of Lord Beauregard, and obtains per- mission to pass as Dorcas. The second act takes place in the interior of Lambourne Hall, where Lord Lambourne and Lord Beauregard both fall violently in love with her, and the most amusing complications ensue. Of course every- thing is satisfactorily cleared up in the short act that follows. Lord Lambourne discovering that the lady is his sister; Lord Beauregard finding a wife and the innkeeper being left in unmolested possession of his own bride. The opening act is rather flat, being more introductory to the bright and musical parts which follow, although it contains a capital tri<x Tailor makes the man,' rendered in splendid style by Messrs. S. J. Turner, Dovelly and Fowler Thatcher. Mr. Fowler Thatcher, who pourtrays the character of Lubin Mugby, host of the 'Lambourne Arms,' creates much amusement by his clever acting and comic songs, his items It's awkward when you can't' and I arrived in time to get it' bringing down the house. Mr. J. J. Donelly, as Ronald, Lord Beauregard, gives capital renderings of Love has no shaft' and Let me dream.' his fine tenor voice giving great effect to the ballads. Miss Lottie Siegenberg, as Honoria, eister to Lord Lambourne, pedlar and masquerader, calls forth vigorous applause for her acting and vocal contributions. Mr. Turner's Company is throughout a strong one, and as the piece abounds in lively choruses, quartettes, &c., it is sure to commend itself to Cestrian playgoers.

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