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After witnessing the second performance of The Derby Winner’we desire to rep at that Mr Bland Holt has never yet shown anything in this town to equal it in the way of stage mountjng. When to this is added the assertion that the story is clever and the acting capable the yerdiot must be that ‘ The Derby Winner ’ is a piece that no theatre patron should miss. The large audience last night again and again applauded the magnificent scenes displayed jis the curtain rose, and tho ball room i scene was particularly favored. As showing the extreme attention paid to detail pne instance may be given. In the first act, tho drawing and billiard rooms of Braokenhurat Hall, a full-sized billiard table is erected in good working order, and when the guests retire ft lackey is careful to put the cloth on the table. The trial for the Derby and the race itself cause quite an excitement. In the auction scene the horse representing Olipstono was rather demonstrative, but. aa one of the audience remarked last night. “ It is enough to make a horse back to hear 525,000 bid for J*® I The splendid toilets worn by Mrs Holt, luisa Watson, and Miss Ross are greatly admired by the ladies, ‘Tho Derby Winner’ should continue to draw big houses for the rest of this week.

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PRINCESS’S THEATRE, Issue 10437, 5 October 1897

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PRINCESS’S THEATRE Issue 10437, 5 October 1897

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