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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914
‘BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS.’ To-night, will I>o given at His Majesty’s Theatre the first performance of Graham Moffat’s famous Scutch comcdv ‘ Bunty Fulls tho Strings.’ The play will be produced by the author, who will, together with liis wife, appear in their original parts of Tammas Big gar and Eelen Dunlop. The remainder of the cast will be played by a specially-selected eogmany of Scottish players, including Miss Ella Toting as Bunty Biggav, Mr Abie Barker as Rub Biggar. MBs Nan Taylor as Susie Simpson, Mr David LTquliart as Wvelum Spruut, Miss Winifred Moffat as Teenie* Dunlop, Mr A. P. Roxburgh as Jeenis 11 ilibMiss Jcannie Douglas Hicks, as Maggie Mercer. Mr Bob Anderson as Dan Birred, Miss .Margaret Gordon as Granny Scott. Miss .May MTvittrick as A Gossip, Mr Lowe Mackenzie, as Bhenherd (with clog), and Mr John Campbell as a. Young Fanner. The hex plans are at, the Dresden, and the day sales at Jacobs’s. The representatives of the various (Scottish societies were to assemble at the .station on tho arrival of the first express this afternoon to welcome Air Moffat, and to-night the Dunedin Pipe Band will escort him to tho theatre. PRINCESS THEATRE, Thu Fullor-Biennan management han succeeded in gathering together a good array of talent to signalise the opening of the Princess Theatre, commencing November 16. A programme in keeping with this important event has been specially prepared, and as each artist has his or her particular act the public should be well tutored for in the way of variety. The bill includes Leslie Holmes Comedy Courtier Comnauy of 'eight artiste, an Englishcomic nation : “The Great Westin,” an impersonator of great men, psst and present • Rosa Loader, A.T.C.L., musician and monologuist; White and Grey, comedians ; Broun and ,Soil in, paiur and singing comedians; the three Ilomnz, aerial gymnasts, under a. starring engagement nom London; and Blown and Lawson, sketch artists, from New York. The box plans are now open at the Dresden. * - PLAZA PICTURES. The bill-of-faro provided for Plaza Picture patrons is of a particularly attractive nature. The new programme, which was screened this afternoon fur the fi;f*t time, is headed by a three-reel photo-play entitled ‘Or. the Verge of War,' which is a sensational story of the United Stales Navv. Pedro Villard learns from Ids brother J< *re that the base of operations must be, ascertained at any cost, if their country is to cripple the United Stales: fleet. * Pori id’s plans du not take form until ho hears that Lieutenant Freeman, U.S.N., has been instructed to make a tracing of the plan of tho naval base. While” racking his brains for a- method to get possession of this tracing, Pedro drops into a theatre, and there sees the famous hvpuotist Polar i. He lias an assistant, who pas'c-o as his daughter, and the wonderful Cats they do make Pedro think ho sws a way of getting tho plans, Pedro enlists fire services or the profes-t-uT, and the girl is placed in a trancre Mio obtains employment in Freeman's house. :tjy] vnd n r 1W power of the professor she steals the plans, which she hides in an opera- cloak which Mrs Freeman mho!her) is going to wear at a ball. The theft in nt once dkeevered. All Ibis time the hypnotist has controlled the girl 6 every move irom a niftanoc*. i in* strain has been too much for him, and curing a sudden collap.se he dies. 1 reeman finds* the papers, and in their place places a bundle of blank tracing paper. Villard ho-atie tin* papers in file clonk. His neeoinplices are captured, but ail: r ,;** exciting chare ire escapes to his own c-mntrv, them to men- death a.- tire rev * t rl of his failure. Tire girl, now free*. V taken und'". 1 the. care of Freemans ai;,.)-. and ih*’. picture ends with a sug■>*ion of romance to come between Dre ! v*> Tho cast ir a. strong one. and in- . Tdcr. Av.ru Little n.ul Herbert Rawiin-r-n. Tho supporting pictures are sp-rei;d!y ■ -,d. and include.* ‘Man and t;re Mustm, * * A.B. drama. In lire fight IrerewvU ( iivtal and lb- ji-dic? is some!hires : *)orcd. in this Mure a h:gm*r power d:c,wv tire hue brMlrdinorl of man. FULLERS' PICTURES. Thu management a.t lire King’s Theatre* ■vin" offer a''big attraction at tire. King’s Theatre thin evening in the shape oft!’” latest budget of war pictures. 1 acre !v up to (1; 1 1 1 1 , anJ shouUl orovc a biirr.inr card, so to si-cak. Other picturehichule ‘ Death Mgrrere iiighnoon, _ M.-a d 1 lev JJancbridgo, Militant, and -vi.g * oj the Gulch." 11AYWAT:US’ PICTURES. Thnse v. ho attend the O* Ssa on hen . evening-- and doubtless there v. ill be , willbr- afford-:d an opportunity ~f witnessing the Incut budget of van oh teres. The series is up to dale. »nu Cmnot fail to .wore--,: intense- interest. *! ;., other films f-hould also help to make an attractive entertainment. Tire biggest i-: the Bronson Howard drama ‘One oj Our Girls.’ which was originally pre-s-nted nt tho New A ork Broadway Theatre.
Tho now sciics of pictures, _ which wore presented at the (hicen’s Theatre to-dav, oor-min much that is excellent, but ill point of interest nothing, of (onr.se. excelled the latest edition o! war pictures. The sight ol that lairem vet: tan, Lord Roberts. inspecting Kitchener’s army in London, raised enthusiasm to a high pitch., art! the anflienee proclaimed veil bout hesitation that this was the real “headliner” to tin? entertainment, in tho same reel there were numerous other interesting snaps relating to tho war. and while these films arc presented tho Queen’s should ride high on a tidal wave oi vuiblie favor. ‘The Eight Riders ei Petersham,’ an exciting photo-play
soiiiti ulcn oj tlio true ruouiunfr. of lawlessness away out in the. wild West, is a capital picture, and is supported by others which help to make up a bright and entertaining programme.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914
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