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Mias Ella Carrington, who visited here some years ago with the “ Stray Leaves ” combination, met with a serious accident at Oroaknill on the 21st ult. She was crossing the dark stage on her way to her dressing room when she fell through a trap that had been carelessly left open. Miss Carrington sustained some painful injuries, but has recovered sufficiently to resume playing. Charles Warner has up till now cleared L 6,000 by ‘ Hands Across the Sea ’ alone. This drama, which was written specially to “ catch on ” with Australians, will be produced here during the Exhibition season. L, J. Lohr is still piloting Lincoln’s monologue entertainment. They are now in South Australia, and next visit Ballarat and Sandhurst.

The Royal in Melbourne is being crowded nightly by audiences anxious to see the melodrama 1 The Pointsman,’ the leading characters in which are filled by Mr J. H, Glynds and Miss Clara Gowper, both of whom have just arrived in the colonies. Mr Simonsen intends playing a return season in Dunedin in a few months’ time. He will only stay among us a week, but during that time 'Carmen,’ ‘Martha,’ 'Grand Duchess of Gerolstein,’ and 'La Perichole’ will be staged. The opera company open in Christchurch on Friday, the 14th inst., in ‘Madame Angot.’ The sympathy extended to firongh and fioucicault over the destrootion of.jthe Bijou Theatre was spontaneous and ge|uine. A mature at the Royal alone realised no less a sum than L3OO, and on the following Monday Mr Coppin presented B. and B. with a cheque for LI,OOO as the result of Melbourne sympathy.

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FOOTLIGHT FLASHES., Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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FOOTLIGHT FLASHES. Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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