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The Albert Lucas combination now work together with the smoothness that only follows long association, and this, combined with the fact that two or three of the company are really capable artistes, enables them to give their patrons good value for their money. Last Saturday evening, as a preliminary, Mr Lucas gave a scholarly delivery of the celebrated oration by Maro Antony over the body of Julius Csesar. It was one of Mr Lucas’s best efforts, and a study in the art of elocution. Then followed Byron’s famous comedy ‘Not Such * bool as He Looks,* The many funny incidents and brilliant witticisms in this piece were ably brought out. As Sir Simon Simple Mr Lucas was well suited, his quiet impassive style of humor fitting the part to a nicety. Mr Wilton Power, playing the character' of Mr Mnrgatroyd, was several times singled out for applause, which he thoroughly deserved. The more vigorous comedy parts of Mr and Mrs Mold were in the hands of Mr Hill and Miss Leech respectively, and they let vary little pass without extracting some fun from it. Miss Nell Ogden was a winsome Felicia Craven: Miss Chester was dignified as Mrs Merton; and Miss Francis and Messrs Phillips and Manville did what was asked of them creditably. The same programme is to be given on "Wednesday, when there should be a large audience.

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CITY HALL., Issue 10430, 27 September 1897

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CITY HALL. Issue 10430, 27 September 1897

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