Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

CITY HALL.

Mr Lucas and his company, after a short absence touring the country districts, made their reappearance at the above hall on Saturday night, when a good audience greeted them. The piece chosen for representation, 'The Two Orphans,' was not a happy selection. The melodrama is relieved by very little comedy, and requires a very even qast to do it justice, and it cannot be said that Mr Lueas's company were able to interpret it fairly all round. Several of the leading characters were played with a considerable amount of force, but two or three of the minor ones were weak, and, further, did not know their parts, causing several very painful pauses. Mr Lucas, as Pierre the Cripple, shone out prominently, his representation being clever to a degree; and in the last act he fairly excelled himself. As Jacques the Bully Mr Wilton Power earned a lot of praise. It is not a pleasant part to play, and requires an experienced actor to do anything with it. The two orphan sisters, Henriette and Louise, were personated by Miss Edith Leech and Miss Lilian Chester respectively. Both these ladies had carefully studied their parta f and were more than fairly successful; in fact, it may be said that the part of Henrjette is the best Miss Leech has jet performed. Auother very good study was Miss Wyniard; The' minor characters were in the hands of MiBS Graham, Miss Francis, and Messrs James, Phillips, Yale, Manvillo, C. Hill, Tanner, and Furtado. 'The Two Orphans' is to be repeated on Wednesday night. ' •

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD18971025.2.34

Bibliographic details

CITY HALL., Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

Word Count
261

CITY HALL. Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working