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A famous play will lie presented at His Majesty’s Theatre in ‘ Runty Pulls the Strings’ on Monday evening next-. ‘Dunty’ is written by Mr Graham Moffat (a s<*>telimait). wli >, ‘•tnlU four voa-vs ago, was unknown outside of Scotland ; hut his plays of Scottish life have brought him 'into considerable prominence in all Eng-lish-speaking countries. ‘ F-unty Pulls (he Strings ’ was first produced at » special matifh’o in the Playhouse Theatre, 1/oiidon. mi 4th July. 1911, to a specially-invited audience- of managers, actors, and critics. It- was received with unbounded enthusiasm, and the next morning Mr Graham Moffat, tho author, was offered four different West End London theatres for a run of flic play. ‘ Bunty ’ opened at the Haymarket Theatre, and plaved to crowded bonnes lor fully 16 months, nine performances per week being given during the greater part- of the run in order to cone with the enormous demand for seatsi The play was witnessed by King George V. and Queen Mary, the Prince of Wales, and many other members of the Royal Family. The Prime Minister (Mr Asquith) paid many visits, as did members of the Cabinet and of both Houses of the Imperial Parliament. The success of the play has not been confined to England. In America and Canada it is meeting' with the same phenomenal success. It ran for a year at tho Comedy Theatre, New York, co itinuing_alJ through the hot summer of 1912, and 15 companies played it- simultaneously in the States. Canada, and Great Britain.

Dunedin tho Dunedin season the author (Mr Graham Moffat) and his wife (Mrs Moffat) will resume their original parts of Tammas Biggar and Helen Dunlop. The other characters trill be portrayed by a special company of Scottish players, who have appeared in tho various productions in London and elsewhere.

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BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS., Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS. Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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