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RUNTY PULS THE STRINGS.

A famous play will I*> preoented nf His.Majesty's Theatre in ' Bunty Pulls the Strings' on Monday evening next. ‘Bunty’ is written by Mr Graham Moffat (a Scotchman), why until four years ago. was unknown outside of Scotland ; but his plays of Scottish life have brought him into considerable prominence, in all Eng-lish-speaking countries ' Bunty Pulls the Strings ’ watt first pioduced at a special matinee in the Playhouse Theatre, London, on Jth July. 1911. to a specially-ir vited audience- of managers, actor?, and critics. It, wan received with unbounded enthusiasm, and the next morning Mr Graham Moffat, (ho author, was offered four different West End London theatres for a run of the play. ‘ Bunty ' o|vencd at. the Haymarket Theatre. and played to crowded houses for fully 16 months, nine performances per week being given during the greater part of the run in order t«> cope with tho enormous demand for seats. The play was witnessed by King George V. and Queen Mary, the Prince of WaW-., and many other membfirs of the Boyal Family. The Prime Minister (Mr Asquith) paid many vinlte, as did members of the Cabinet and of both Houses of the Imperial Parliament. Tho success of the play has not been confined to England. In America and Canada it hj. meeting with the same phenomenal success. It ran for a year at the Cornedv Theatre. New York, continuing all through tho hot summer of 1912, and 15 companm.plaved it simultaneously in the States. ! Canada, and Great Britain.

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

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RUNTY PULS THE STRINGS., Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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RUNTY PULS THE STRINGS. Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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