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Every available seat in the Theatre ! Royal was occupied last evening, on ! the .occasion of the concert arranged by the Domain Carnival Committee, p- * contributed by loc^il talent in p:' *A the fund for beautifying the r of | From an gntertainment poi>- iJomain. as well as a'financial, tbr of view, a great success. Any .a concert was must certainly be '- „. spare bouquets balanced orchest'- to the wellMr H. Humr' yd' under the baton of phreys at t 1 with Miss Humlections • ,ab piano. The orchestra seplauf »vere a great treat and the apnr was highly deserving. The other items of merit were contributed by Miss McKwen, on the violin, her delicate manipulation being greatly admired. Miss Shurroqk sweetly rendered "Roses of (Picardy," and received a warm encore. Mr E. Coker sang "I'll sing thee songs of Araby," for which he was encored. He has been .heard to better advantage locally, and appeared last evening, in both his numbers to be rather nervous and flat. Mr Charles Brown sang "The King's Minstrel." Mr A. L. Moore, who is an elocutionist of outstanding ability, created a most favourable impression in his musical monologues, being recalled twice. Under the direction of Miss Glover, Misses Black, Doherty, Hoskea, McClure and Bell danced the "Caehuca," a catchy number which appealed to the audience, who applauded vigorously. Mr L. Watt's male choir contributed the remainder of the items on the first part of the programme, with Mr Watt as accompanist. The combination was called upon to respond to an encore for the rendering of the "Soldiers' Chorus", from ■ Faust, and "The Goslings." Part two of the programme opened with a march, "Stars and Stripes," by the orchestra, after ' which followed a humorous sketch "A Henpecked Husband." The main parts were allotted to Mrs T. J. Hunter, "Sniffins's better-half," and Mr A. H. Todd, "A henpecked husband," while the remainder of the cast was filled, by Mrs H. N. Wright "Sniffin's mother-in-Jaw," Mr 0. Allard "Charles Swankum," and Mr F. Pritchard "Clarence Jollyboy." Mr Todd had a humorous part full of ludicrous situa- j tions, wherein he exercised his talent, to good advantage. Mrs Hunter had the role of the domineering, pompous wife, who ruled the husband with a rod of iron, and acted her part with the sternness which it required. Mrs Wright had a part wherein it was necessary, to display a humiliated attitude, and this she did very well. Messrs C. Allard and F. Pritchard also did justice to their respective roles.

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DOMAIN CONCERT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 2 May 1919

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DOMAIN CONCERT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9599, 2 May 1919

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