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I LOCAL AMUSEMENTS, I I Theatre Royal (Cardiff). I It is frequently remarked chat there cannot ba too much ot a good thing, and the truth of this saying was exemplified on Monday evening at the Theatre Royal, Cardiff, whon, following in the train of the; good companies which had re- cently graced the boards of our local theatres, "TheLady Slavey was performed before a large audience. The piece, of the musical comedy order, though not new to the public of I Cardiff, has pervading it such characteristic go" and brightness that it never fails to draw crowded houses. Containing an interesting plot and tuneful music, there is an attractiveness about the production which is alike charming, entertaining, p]as.ng. and a recreation. The company, under the direction of Mr H. Cecil Eery!, is an excellent one, anù gave the presenta- tion i:?'; evening with irresistible effect. Miss Kate Barry, in her pourtrnyai of Phyllis, the "Lady Slavey," was vivacious and charming. M:ss Rosa lvilner, as Maud, and Miss Lily Forsythe, as Beatrice, were accomplished dancers, and tripped the "light fantastic" most grace- fully. Mr Fred Walton, as Roberts, the Sheriff's officer, was as inimitable as ever, and his character sketches deserve special mention. Mr J. C. Piddock, as the American millionaire, was in capital voice, and his song "Must we say farewell ?" met with a well-deserved encore. Miss Edith Rosenthal's (Mrs H. Cecil Beryi) Flo Honeyde.w was admirably sustained, and her Mosquito song was greatly appreciated. A wor d is due to  r word is due to Mr T. W. Holt, who, as Lord Lavender, gave a faithfu! I)oiirtrayil of the dude, and Mr lvemo Johnstone's Major O'Neill proved a typical Irish gentleman. The choruses were sustained admirably. Grand Theatre (Cardiff). I No piay of the sensational and spectacular type is more popular locally than the thrilling American melodrama, The Still Alarm," and it has never visited a Cardiff theatre without invariably attracting large audiences. Last evening the piece was excellently produced at the Grand Theatre, and judging from the apprecia- tion bestowed upon it by the delighted and crowded house, its success is in no way diminish- ing. The company proved a well-balanced one. and the pretty scenery, striking effects. and smart dresses were those originally utilised at the Princess's Theatre, London. Visitors to the Grand should not miss the overture, as the orchestra has of late been much improved. Next week Mr Clarence Sounes, the enterprising lessee and manager, has arranged for a visit of Mis3 Minnie Palmer in the ever-welcome My Sweetheart. The Empire (Cars/Iff). I There is a capital variety entertainment at the Cardiff Empire this week, and the crowded houses ou Monday 6vening tf-sti fied to the delightful anticipatIon felt by Empire-goers at appearance of Mr T. E. Dunville, a character comedian after the Dan Leno style, who is rapidly becoming popular both in and out of London. Nor were they disappointed. Mr Dunville has a forcible way of ingratiating himself with his audiences, iwhom he keeps on the "titter" of laughter from first to last. His parody on the Boys of the Old Brigade was exceptionally I clever and humorous. Tbe Sisters lorgan, in their character song, Two Li ttJe Dons," also made a decidsd hit, and thoroughly deserved the rounds of applause accorded them. Miss Lilian Robina. contributes au effective sClng in tlits character of a pretty little Irish maiden, and Miss Agnos Hazel won favour with her character songs, "Little Bo- Peep" and "The Husbands One Sees Every Day." Frank Coyne is another of the comic singers who is making headway in his profession, and his contributions to the programme were heartily enjoyed. Tha Alexandra Trio also provide a laughable musical sketch well worth seeing. Messrs Allis and Juan, acrobatic come- dians, are no les3 attractive, displaying a mar- vellous amount of physical power and agility in their humorous sketch. The black comedian and dancer, Joe Edmunds. is also down fur a "turn," and dances quite up to his old form, so that altogether Mr Stoll's patrons have a pro- gramme to enjoy quite up to the usual standard of excellence maintained at this popular place of en tertainmen t. The Erïplre (Newport). I At the Newport Palace of Varieties on Monday evening a good reception was given to Miss Peggy Pryde, the accomplished daughter of Miss Jenny Hill, and whose appearance was in every way a success. The Irish comedians, Messrs Griffin and Langan, also scored well. There is a genuineness about their performance which comes as a relief after the hundreds of weak and washy Irish impersonations one nightly meets with on the music hall stage. The grotesque acrobatic Teats of Jane :ind Jonny were also loudly applauded, and the sand dancing of Herbert Le Martin, known as the boy wonder," met with similar recognition of approval. The Harvey Boys in their sketch McGinuis's Kitchen were, as usual, very funny and effective. Indeed the programme is a capital one all round, and should draw huge crowds during the week. I Tha Empire (Swansea). I The attractions at the Swansea Empire afford plenty of variety. The vocalists and dancers known as the Sisters Arundel acquitted them- selves as charmingly as ever, and the fire-eating propensities of the Dante Brothers likewise left a good impression on the crowded audiences. Como and Solo, the Continental comedians, came in for a due share of enthusiastic approval, as did Brekly and Barrow, their melodramatic rivals. The other artistes, including the BeUe quartette of singers and dancers, Flo Morton, serio-comic Walter Tilbury, comedian and Lieut. Frank Travis, the well-known ventriloquist, were also welTreceived. The Panfipticon (Cardiff). I Plenty of fun has been provided for the patrons of the Cardiff Panopticon this week by Mr Stoll, who is ever ou the look-out for the best artistes with which to amuse and delight his audience. On Monday George Lupino, the most popular pautomimist of the day, with his celebrated troupe, appeared in au irr&-Ristibly funny and mirth provoking ketcb, entitled Robinson Crusoe." It was played in such a manner that from beginning to end the audiences were kept in one continual roar of laughter, and greeted it with round after round of applause. Besides this there appeared Switz and Holstein, a couple of very smart conjurors Zobe, a neat and pretty shadowisti and Miss Carrie Joy, who contributed some excellent selections of serio-comedy songs, which gained for her an enthusiastic welcome. The curiosities and aide shows still continue to swell in number, and they now constitute one of the finest enter- tainments to be seen in the provinces.

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