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xVmong the large attendance at His Majestys!* Theatre last evening, opinion seemed to be unanimous that Mabel "Normand had excelled herself as "Peck's Bad Girl." The story commenced: jn a quiet, peaceful garden. with vthe ducks and Peck, serenely content until a pig upset things a little''lift and. started the fun. An unsuccessful "interview with an irascible *>arik.->manager..,was air incident much appreciated by' the picture patrons, and, when this led on to a run on the bank and the up-ending of the fire brigade, all caused by SPeck's bad pirl., the position became really too fudicrous, as the heroine discovered when she was balled before the magistrate. The court scene was a further tax on the risible faculties of His Majesty's patrons and this fun was only exceeded by Mabel's ridiculous caricature of a mannequin in a modiste's. An element of the melodramatic and of love now entered upon the scene ,and Mabel and her lover were left in each other's arms after checkmating a daring gang of robbers. Altogether, 'Week's Bad Girl" was a great success and one of the best stars that has appeared in the picture firmament of late. Supporting films were a Vitagraph comedy entitled "Captain fcipnggs and his Wife's Husband," pictorial histories of the West Yorks and Royal Kents, and a Pathe Gazette, which, among other interesting topics, depicted the Army boxing tournament at Shoreham. The programme will be repeated this evening.

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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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