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AMUSEMENTS.

HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. There -was again a. large audience at His (Majesty's Theatre last night. This evening, the, last two nights of the season, will be entered upon, when John A. Campbell's successful drama, "The Little Breadwinner," will be staged. The titie in itself almost tells the story of the drama, in which human interest is the predominant -motive. There is the dashing son who is inclined to lead a fast life, tricked and led into bad habits by a designing servant, until he is finally cast off by his parents. The story tells j of the devotion of his betrothed, who insists upon following him out into the world, their struggles, and finally their poverty. Then their little child—bright and happy—succours them, singing in the street for bread, so she becomes "The | Little Breadwinner." Peace ie eventually restored with the obdurate father, and happiness reigns to. the end of the chapter. In all their situations, chief interest centres round the little child actress, Queenie Williams, who is said to j grve a remarkably fine interpretation of the part of Meg, "The Little Breadwinner." The other members of the company are said to be well cast, and include Mr. C. R. Stanford, who will appear for the first time this season. OPERA HOUSE. Another large audience witnessed the living picture entertainment at the Opera House last evening, the excellence of the films being evidently well appreciated by the audience. The best of the week's pictures are "Scenes in Northern Italy" and "Biscuit-making." At to-morrow's matinee an entirely new programme will ibe presented. TIVOLI THEATRE. Large houses are still drawn nightly at the Tivoli Theatre, the new programme meeting with unqualified approval on each occasion. The pictures comprise a very fine assortment, the best being "Beautiful Brittany," "Views of Rome," and "The Gorges of Tarn." The programme will be repeated each evening. WIRTH'S CIRCUS. Wirth's Circus and Zoo continues to draw crowds to the big tent in Stan-ley-street. The giraffe, of course, is one of the main sources of attraction, and among other items is an illustration of the text, "The lion and the lamb shall lie down together," a kangaroo, pony, and dog taking a rest in an enclosure with a huge African lion. The elephants are marvels of brute intelligence, and Marco's performing tigers provide a seneational turn. Several first-rate equestrian acts and turns by Continental artists contribute to the good things of the evening. ROYAL ALBERT HALL. The programme of specialised subjects by the "Royal Picture Syndicate" drew another good house last evening. To-rnio'ht will be the last opportunity of witnessing this week's fine display of art subjects: To-morrow the usual matinee will be held.

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AMUSEMENTS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 73, 26 March 1909

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