The Delroy Company.
Manawatu Herald , 23 January 1897, Page 2
The Delroy Company.
The above company gave their first entertainment on Race night in the Public Hall, which was packed by an attentive an appreciative and an enthusiastic audience. The company is, without question one of the best that has visited this town for years, plenty of fun, and no vulgarity. The opening chatter between Miss Ada Delroy and Mr James Bell was capital fun, the satirical remarks being well got in and marked. Mr Bergin is a vocalist who has an excellent baritone voice and his songs were appreciated and encored, as fll^o were those of Mi's Alice Simmons who is an accomplished singer, the possessor of a well trained soprano voice. We were pleased to see her singing so much applauded. The. comic song and dancing of Miss Adi Delroy was very nice, and this lady is bound to be a gr u at favourite with every audience, being possessed | of good looks, and whose pleasant j smile seems to take the audience i with her in wba'ever she does. She not only has a very nice voice but is one of the most remarkable skirt .dancers it has be?n onr lot to see, the Cobra da Capello dance needing seeing to comprehend. How the folds of her dress are expanded and whirled as she dances would need i her explanation, an observer can i only see, wonder, and applaud. Mr Ford is a facial contortionist of no mean order and eclipses the man who travelled some years ago aa a show by himself of this kind. Madame Bell, the white Mahatma mystified the audience by her descriptions of what some of the audience were thinking about, which were correct and most wonderful. Miss Drtlroy's and Mr Bell's musical m-dley melange brought out. a new way of bell ringing very much out of the common, and they reminded us j of the old nursery rhyme of the old woman who had hells on her fing-re and toes, only they had them on the legs, arms, and beads. The company should receive most hearty support wherever they go, for they deserve it.