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THE RICKARDS COMBINATION.

Ths i&F bill-of-fare presented by the Rickards G£tm)any attracted a large audience to "the princess's Theatre last evening, the building being packed in evenpart. The first portion of the' entertainment consisted of the comedy 'Bric-a-brac,* whioh Mr Rickards produced on his last appearance here. There is scarcely a semblance of aeV?t, the dialogue simply serving to introduce the characters to the audience, although in this connection a decided improvement on the first piece is uotiaeable, the conversation being, on the whole, being witty and entertaining. Mr Rickards as Jaok Ellis, Charley Topper, add '"Arry," sang thbse songs which were so favorably reoelved daring his last visit, the last-mentioned character's musical item being about the best. MUSO 44a Delroy, as Pattie Howarde and a Dutch dating girl, was again distinctly Biiccessfid, tier step-dancing being loudly applauded. MJBsci %. Constance and Ella Murphy respectively playM .fchp parts of a Lancashire lass aud a swell of the period in a taking manner, the former daacing a Lancashire clog dance neatly. Messrs 3. Bell and Fred Davys, in the respective charajctera of a negro footman and a butler, evoked m»oh laughter by their comicalities, the ,last.mentione4 appearing as "the man with the eleotrio nose," which pleased and puzzled the audi, ence 'As before, the second portion of tho Entertainment' consisted of an olio Wm Marion Constance 1 appeared in an Irish «wg Wkenny Kate 1 ) abd jig, her efforts meeting vify Me recognition ; the Spanish Students a&d Misp Qeorgie Devoe appeared in a musical act, «?,d were loudly applauded. Mr J. Bell's bonea and banjo playing again proved that he is a thorough master of them, and he was accorded a round of hearty applause. The Mui-phys—Ella and Pat-seemed to please the audience with their rather boisterous irish while the succeeding item, the giant Marionettes, by Miss G. Deyoe and Mr Fred Davys, in wbLch the performers showed their cleverness and versatility in a manner which provoked loed applause, was one of tho most enjoyable of the evening's entertainment. Miss Ada Delroy's song aad dance were .vociferously encored, and "it is evident that she feos established herself a decided fayoijte. A comic descriptive aoag, .' Tbatfs ho.w he carries on,' by Mr Rickards, bo pleased th/ 3 audience that he had to reappear, sihgwg another comicality «There you are-wliere

are you ?' The performance concluded with u, farce entitled * A Southern Court of Justice,' in which Judge Brown (played in inimitable fashion by Mr J. Bell) dispensed justice in a most peculiar manner. The pianiste (Miss Eunice Fernandez) deserves a word of praise for the manner in which she performs her duties. During tho evening Mr Rickards intimated that a benefit would be tendered to his manager on Friday evening, while a special programme would be arranged for Saturday afternoon's matinee, the proceeds of which would be handed to the management of the Industrial School. Mr Jinkins will on Friday night have the assistance of some of our best known amateurs, and, as he is a favorite with patrons of the theatre, there ia I every prospect that his first appeal to the | Dunedin public will be answered by a bumper house.

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THE RICKARDS COMBINATION., Evening Star, Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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THE RICKARDS COMBINATION. Evening Star, Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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