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~ A oonoert and farce was nejd in the Mont> gotaery Hall last Tuesday evening, in aid o* the Little Akaldateonis court: The weather during the' day. was very, boieteroue, and towards evening heavy Bhowerir of rain were continually , falling. These combined vith the cold had the effect of considerably affecting the size of the audienoe. Notwithstanding this, however, a;large number of people faced; the elements, and the reeoU, both financially and Very- gratitiqnoert programme ■ was both Tailed and pleasing, and, judging from the applause that the performers Becared, their ■Mr^yMjiKen^iip;*^^ Waghorn and Mr V Craw, reoeivtd a round of' appJauee, while Mr C. Knowlee, who followed wish a comioreoitatton, entitled "The Tale Of a'Nose;' , had to-:accede r'ia a decided en■bore,.- 5; The fsdng by Mrs H,, MeHale; was nicely given;>the '• einger Reserving the'ajp , •plauße that-she reqeivedV/ The trio given by Messrs C. Knowles, G. McKenzie and C. E. Hay'was .very good, and the; singers bad to re appear to an encore, Mies Joseph followed, giving an artistic rendering of Godard'a mazurka, while the voctfl solo by Mice tj. Waghorn. "What Shall' I Sing Yon,"' secured for the singer well merited applause. The duet, "Beauty's Eyes," 'given by Miss Kay and Mr G. McKenzie was nicely sung, and way very pleasing ■ Mr 8. Gilbert, an rid favourite with the public who next followed, was most , successful in hie c,omio song, MPaper Bag Cookery,", having to accede to a .double encore, when he sang "Serenade." followed by a aomie recitation, eni titled "MoCarthy'e Buck Billy Goal." "The j Ringers," sung by'Mr R. Yotmg, yrtm loudly' applauded, as was also the duet, "Excelsior," sung by Messrs C Knowles and G, McKen* iie. Rev. Mr Knowles, who was a visitor at "Brockworth," next favoured the audience with a epng,"Monks of Old," Having to I aocede to an- encore, he sang "John Peel." The rendering of the song "Merry Monk" by Mr 0. Knowles was decidedly good, while the concluding sor'g by MrV. draw, "Thora," was well sung>and muoh enjoyed. The accompanists for the evening were Mesdamesi C.P.Kay and Pawson, and Miss U Wag' horn. •• •■ : ' ,-, '■■:• ■ ; . ..:■-..■■ ■■' ■

\ The second part of the evening was oecu* pied in staging a farcical corned v; entitled "The Bobbie's Courtship," which proved a great success.. The character of Mrs Green was taken -bv Miss PhHpott, the cook by Mrs E F Gilbert? Lizzie and Jane (housemaids) by Miss Barkle and Mrs Pawaon, : Atnie and Mary (parlourmaids) by ' MeEdamee P Evans and J. Marshall, Constable McSquirter (Seotoh bobby) by Mr W Bailey, Constable Maloney (Irieh. bobby) by Mr S. Gilbert and Constable Williams {Welsh bobby) by Mr 0. Knowles,- while the part of of the. sergeant of police iwas taken by Mr F.: Simons. ■•. The piece was well staged,-and eaoh oharaoter was oreditablj sustained throughout the whole performance. At the conclusion of tha entertainment dancing wae commenoed and indulged in until an early hour in the morning. In the meantime the weather'repented of its former behaviour, had cleared, and, although cold was beautifully fine. ' . Many thanks are due; to all: those that helped to make the, concert the suoce3s it was, gome having to, walk a considerable distance m the rain and mad. ■•

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LITTLE AKALOA NEWS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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LITTLE AKALOA NEWS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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