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Little Lord Fauntleroy.

The dramatised version of Mrs Frances Hodgson Burnett's beautiful story, Littlo Lord Fauntleroy, seems, wherever it has been produced, to have met with a success Rcavcely second to time of the book itself. Local play-goers, therefore, will bo pleased to learn that the well-known firm of entrepreneurs, Messrs Williamßon,Garnet and Musgrovo, have arranged for their Company, now touring New Zealand with the piece, to give one performance at Aslibiutoii'. This will'"late';place"liiri:li«f J , Oddfellows Hall on Monday evening.next; the 12th inst., and will bo given by^ the SftlUO .Company ppgggpd V'^^P fflMf*M^i production ,of the worki in^ Mcjoourue hlJi3 Sydney. Mr Jjw. Brownj! the agent in advance, arrived yesterday in order to prepare the -wayjfortluj. Cpmpany'a-TJsit: here. Their/.stay ; cannot, ;be. ,e;xtendeci" beyond the one night.arranged," owing to engagements; haying ,Veen-> booked , Ahead. for. the- tour,:wliiclf,hft's:,tp,.'be, c6mpiet|d! in time for the Company, to. reappear*Jn M*ll»'.ni:»:. It i.i'pntiLisedthat^hoiiiino »riis>, (li:ir,u:!,>r for duiriicter, employed in :!io/iiT_'i:ta! p;-<>dueii-»ii iv tliii: Auhtra/ J-iii (■■.l:nii(-.--. wili'jj,- Lii'ja^-d" jn" "t,h«. t«; l-rr-." 1'. 1:-!!: l.i-ro. ..ml iho :i>isouiarh>n of i iiiv i!'::!!i i" M(".sr-i .Willi.uiLson, (J.ariier and Mi;-;;i\)\», wi:li ilio voiiuiro should .bo iv i!i,li .-ill rlifir is promi'stVil will bo (,:i:i--i '-v.. The jilan of^resHjryed sia:-. w hi-.'ls !>• r,i|>iiily lilliiig, may be i.-<■» ii ..- Ms- W. Zhii«l.-:-'s.

(FBSMi.OURVoNW dORRBBrOif PW.) Uhristchurch, May 7. ':?r The phenomeiial success*^ Ljt£lo ; L<M£l Fauntleroy isj beirig. repeated, hpre. /The play has completely—won' the admiration •of i those. who: ;haverV seen f it, ■ ; yhile;;;the , popularity of; ifrs- Burnot^ , dram^ <.ia largely due to tke charming eipiplicityi.of the story of the' jbpy.. hero, the. company has'come in for a measure of success which is mijchnbey;gnd fhajp acquired by previous companies travelling through the. colony under the management of William-' son, Garner, and Musgrove. As the leading part is acted;by ; a child the Btfcaeujof] the play depends entirely; on, the manger,- in which it is pburraayed. Miak "Olive Berkeley and Miss Gracie. Hppkin^the child actresses from America,' who take' tHe.parti of-Lord; Fauntleroy oa alternate nights have/conquered ;'thejihearl» of Christchurch theatre-goers. - Tneir success here is1.surei.to ; .^e,, repeated- 1 elsewhere. " Fauntleroy " has long been a household word wherever children are loved~«nd men'aniJ have, gobdj hearts,' feut, the delightful impersonation, of 7 Mrs Burnett's manly little hero has never before 'feeS-sb *vivlidly?!ahd;'deeply im-. pressed on the popular mind and heart as siricd her dramatisation' of Jierr.botfk) To see the little Lord is to learn how pretty the simplest stage"tableau may be.

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Little Lord Fauntleroy., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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Little Lord Fauntleroy. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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