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OLIVER TWIST.

Ltit evenlcg a dramttlo version of " Oliver Twist " wts produced to a good house, wblob, however, was kept waiting till nearly half-p«st eight before the enrtaln rose. This being less of a •• one p%rt" pleoe than "Jo," affnded the various members cf the company to give • better display of tbelr abilities than they had on the prevlons night, and the performance was very well reoeivedBaby Ogden as Oliver 1b fitted with a part which li anffiolently exaottog, bat whtoh Bbc played intelligently and naturally, gaining frequent applaase, especially for her prettily sung sonic, which mstiy of the audience wished repeated. Mr OgdenV Fagln was a capital Impersonation af the wleked old Jew, though the severe cold from which the actor suffered made the t Ale more arduous; His fioal scene In Newgate was very realistic. Mr Danbar M Bill Sykes and Mlaa Fergns as Nanoy were excellent exponents of their parts, m many of their /oeneß rUlog to traglo Intensity without trespassing on the bounds of exaggeration. Mr Bamblo was scarcely depicted m his full pomposity of speeoh and demesnour by Mr Smith, and Miss Hattland ecaroely answered to the ch»r»oter of a shrew of over fifty, but tbelr ecoounters were amnelng. Mr Harry Power was a buorous representative of the Ar'fuJ Dodger, and the minor obaraoteri were much better filled than is usually the o»se m a travelling oompsny ; In fact this is a point m the Op den Company's productions that is especially worthy of praise. Meisrs Gates and Ward ■applied the incidental muilo on both evening*.

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OLIVER TWIST. Ashburton Guardian., Volume VII, Issue 2213, 30 August 1889

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