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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15691, 4 January 1915
THE KENNEDYS. The Kennedvs made their final appeirancv at the Burns Hall on Saturday m rt ht, when they gave another delightful entertainment'to'a very appreciative, if not large, audience. All the. members of the company contributed their items with a marked" degree of skill, which, drew instant applauso from those present. Before going to Christ church the company have decided to play one night at each of the following places :—Outram (to-night), Mojsgiel (to-morrow), Hilton (Wednesday), Kaifangata (Thursday), and Owaka (Saturday). FLORENCE YOUNG COMPANY—TONIGHT. This evening the above company will make their first appearance in Dunedin in the musical play, 'The Climax,' a drama in three acts, during which Miss Florence Young will sing several songs incidental to tho piece. Miss Young is ably supported by Mr Reginald .Roberts, Mr Claude Rantoek, Mr Sherrae, and company. Tho box plan is at the Dresden, day sales at Jaeobs's. HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. A big house farowelled the George. Willoughby Company on Saturday night, when 'Camiilo' was staged ;i.h a. final performance. Many fine actresses have played Camille. and theatre-goers were curious to see how Miss Yera/Remee, the leading lady of this company, who had shown so much ability in the handling of the chief characters iii the other dramas, would fare in the exacting role of Dumas's emotional heroine. And it may lie said, shortly, that Miss Remeo. came through the ordeal with singular success, portraying the varying moods of the fascinating and bewildering Frenchwoman in a. thoroughly satisfactory manner. Mr George made a good Arniand, rather subdued for a while, but rising to a high artistic level in the celebrated card room scene in the fourth act. Mr Frank Neill had not many chances as Gaston, but was quite equal to them when they came. Miss Connie Martyn's M: flam Prudence was an admirable bit of acting-. Other members of the company ade'(i;::t(Jy filk-d the remaining parts. KING EDWARD THKATRK. There ate many hundreds of readers of Max Pembertonts sensational novel • Kreusußit' who will ho pleased to havo Ih-a opportunity of seeing the many exciting situations screened. "Hi is opportunity will be given them, and ihoso who have not read the book but appreciate a firs'i-class photo riiuma, at the King Kdward Theatre during tin- next three days. It will be remembered that the story is of "Marion West, who, through force of eircum-t-taneo?. is obliged to accept an offer to act as governess to General Stefannyich, deputy-governor of the fortress of Kronftadt.'aud incidentally to act as *py and obtain certain plans. These plans are secured during an excursion taken with Captain Paul Zassuhc, who is in love with Marion. Suspicions are aroused, and Marion is discovered in the general's study. How c'iie is condemned to a dungeon" and escapes, hew Paul is kidnapped and is only pardoned on Marion icturning the stolen'plans, is a story which is thrilling in the extreme. .'The Ladies' War' is a Vita, comedy, showing the turmoil occasioned by tre* rivalry between Mrs Fdenkiusop and Mrs Minxton. candidates for the prosidoney of the Ladies' Culture Club. 'J'he luring away of a cook and the purchase of a "Parisian novelty gown create most laughable, situations. A Keystone comedy, 'Mabel's. Latest Prank,' is another mirth-provoker, ami an interesting Gaum on t Graphic depicting war scenes at" tho front concludes a projiamme that compels attention. PRINCESS THEATRE. A large audience assembled at the Princess Theatre ou Saturday evening, when the vaudeville artists who appeared during tho week rendered an excellent programme of popular items. A new pro-s-.-a TO -.«v- will bo vvosd-vtusi This week tro Magpie* will give a complete change of progia.mme. Mr Lou Vernon wilt."in addition to his other work, recite •The Day,' written by Charles Chappie, the. Path." railway poet. This item should be of special 'in Merest. Herman, and Shirlev, Miss Rosa. Lee Ivy (the Califoruiah artist), suppcited by Neil Cant (Scotch. voea,ii~M. Monahan and Sheehan UniL-ieal experts*, and F.rn. Prinkman and the Steele- Sisters in their character singing, hav" been retained for a further week. niav be reserved at the Bristol. HAYWARDS" PICTURES. The usual change of programme is announced for to-night, when the war series 'With the Warriors at Ypres' will be screened. There will also be introduced a. film providing a domestic story, entitled 'A Storm at Sea." enacted, by the Kalem Company. A drama entitled 'Kroustadt.' an adaptation from Max Pemberton's novel of the English girl spy and the International .Secret .Society, is said to be thrilling throughout. There will be a number of equallv meritorious subsidiary films. FULEERS' PICTURES. The new programme to be presented at the King's Theatre promises to be both vailed and interesting. The special war lilme —-With tho Wairiors at Ypres' and the Path.. War Gazette—.ire full of the latest war incidents. The former shows Algerian soldiers on the road to Ypres to suppoit the v French troops and other special' war views. The Pal he War Gazette shows tin- Indian Expeditionary Force leaving Bombay and arriving in England, the traitor General Beyers reviewing British troops, and the wreck of the hospnal ship Rohilla and the thrilling re-cue o'f passen-eis. A. full programme of coined'.- and drama, will also bo provided, the star drama being a, Thannhauwr production entitled -The Guiding Hand.' The theatre is open daily fiom 1.30 p.m. continuously til! 10 p.m. PLAZA PICTCRES. 'ln Defiance o? the haw,' a picture, dramatisation of James 0. Curwood's novel, headed the new programme that was submitted for public entertainment at the Plaza Pictures oi George street this morning, ft deals with a thrilling story of adventure in the north-west of Canada., and. of course, introduces the celebrated Noi-tb-we.-t Mounted Police, who are seen at. work tracking in the snowclad forests. Tho story is a most interesting one. and absorbs the attention of the onlooker from beginning to end. Another picture, entitled ' A Romance of the North-west Mounted Police.' is also of a, most enjoyable nature. The supporting pictures are all of good quality, and. with the topliners, well maintain the standard of excellence usually seen at the Plaza. These are. 'Dora' (drama), 'Money Talks' and 'Never Again' (comedies), 'Gulf Rapalle' iseenie), 'Poisonous Insects' (educational!, and 'Latest War News.' This programme will be shown again this evening. QUEEN'S THEATRE. At the present time a picture programme would bo quite incomplete did it not include views of the war, and in this direction the management, of the Queen's Theatre have been catering well for their patrons. In tho new programme screened to-day there were two films dealing with the war—'The Topical Budget' and 'With the Warriors at Ypres,' both of which are fraught with exciting incidents connected with the great struggle. The chief dramatic film was 'The Woman With the Red Hair.' portraying the many adventures of Kate Meredith, who is the confederate of an unscrupulous adventurer. They are at their wits' end to secure money, and scheme to possess it by stealing a valuable jewelled ornament belonging t-p a princess. All the subtlety of the artists in crime is practised, including the use of a now invention, the an&esthetic needle. Tho action of the drama is rapid, and the situations are absorbing, .and keep the onlookers on the tip-toe of excitement. Another good character picture is 'The Dog's Good Deed.' The samo programme will be shown to-night.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15691, 4 January 1915
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