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LOCAL AMUSEMENTS. "The Shop Girl" at the Theatre Royal, Cardiff, The Shop Girl," the great musical farce of the Gaiety, as produced at the Theatre Royal, camliff, last eyening, was a remarkable success. Bright, vivacious, and rippling with mirth, there was not a dull moment from start to ifnish, and frequently the audienoe was convulsed with pttals of loud laughter that would not be repressed. Messrs Morren and Mouil. lott's Company includes a galaxy of talents, and the leading characters, as sustained last night by Mr Rit"-ii Wallett (Mr Septimus Hooley), Mr OhaR. S. KittB (Charley Appleby), Mr Tom Fan. court (Mr Nliggles), Mis AdaClarke (Aria Smith), and Miss Lyddie Esmonds (Bessie Brent, the shop girl), were irreproachable. Miss Lyddie Edmondt* impersonation of the title role was an exceedingly clever performance, and a favourable reference is due also to Mr Wellesley Smith as John Brown, the Count Vaurien of Mr Cimrles D. Cleveland, and the Tweets of Mr Wm. Cromwell. The mounting of the piece is a charming bit of work, and the songs and dances which are interspersed in the performance are specially attractive. The Bandit King at the Cardiff Grand. There is plenty of excitement and plenty of stirring realism about the play at the Cardiff Grand Theatre this week. The Bandit King is one of Hardie and Von Leer's pieces, and the leading parb is played by Mr James H." Walticlc, the originator of the modern pque6trian drama. One of the features of this absorbing play is the introduction of several splendid horses and a mule on to the stage. The company is a strong one, and last evening the audiance were lavish in their praise. On Wednes- day, Thursday, and Friday The Cattle King will be played, and this, we may remark, is a drama of equally absorbing interest. The Empire (Cardiff). Despite the closeness of the weather the Empire was thronged at each of Monday's per- formances, and patrons were enabled to pronounce upon the effective arrangements made for their comfort, for with a full house, and on the hottest evening of this year, what is now undoubtedly the prettiest musio hall in the provinces was so admirably ventilated, mainly by the novel sliding roof, as to prove a welcome retreat. But the quality of the show was such as would have compensated for many inoon- veniences. The chief attraction was the first exhibition of the LumiAre Cinematographe. This comes direct from the Empire, L >ndon, where it formed so lucrative a boom." In addition to this startling novelty the usual number of variety turns are given, moat appreciated of which were those of Paul Langtry, than whom thnre is no more popular nigger, and Arthur Roaedon, a one-time Cardiff amateur, who has conquered where so many have failed. The Empire (Newport). I These were the chief items on the programme given at the Charles-street Hall on Monday Harry Champion, truly a popular comedian, who introduced several new songs; Carrie Joy. a clever and phasing vocalist The Oscars, musical comedians Ziobe, m her piotorial entertainment; Frank Cuyne. comedian M. Paul, the n-agician; Mr Horaoe Ward, comedian and the three Sisters Wynne, vocalists and dancers, from ing Gaiety Theatre. What wonder that the buildtbe was well filled and that the audiences were appre- ciative. Blas6 indeed would be the visitor who could not thoroughly enj iy such fare. The Empire (Swansea). I As good wine needs no bush so the programme I at the Old Pavilion speaks for itself, and it is grati Tying to state that music ball habitues in Swansea district can appreciate talent as they did on Monday, and as they will undoubtedly continue to do so during the week. Included in a company forming one of the best combinations ever brought together at Swansea is the great Don Juan, a Caioedo tight-rope walker and comedian Joe Edmonds, the blaok comedian Miss Lilian Robina, serio-comic and balladist; Allis and Juan, comedians and dancers R. W. Bentley, comedian Miss Agnes Hazel, light comedy songstress Gladys Hallett, serio-connedy songstress; and Master Herbert le Martine, vocalist and danoer. The Panopticon (Cardiff). I The Kentucky Minstrels again attraoted large andienoes to the Cardiff Panoptioou at both performances on Monday. An entirely new programme of songs, sketches, glees, and danoes was submitted, which proved highly diverting and entertaining. The corner men- prominent of whom were Dock Watson and Kool Kennedy—kept up a oon- tinual run of catchy" jokes and comic business which oaused a good deal of laughter and applanse. On Sunday evening next anuther saored concert will be given, when some of the most popular solos and choruses will be sung. In the curiosity halls the most imposing feature is the mystical illusion of Galatea," which has recently Wn revived after its complete destruc- tion by f re.

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