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WELLINGTON WING WHISPERS

By Petke Pan

February 9. Dear Pusquin,—To the great regret of all playgoers the Wellington season of Mr H. B. Irving and his talented company is drawing to a close. This week we Jiavo had "Louis XI" and "The Lyons Mail," and the season will close with "The Bells." In "Louis XI" Mr Irving was at his very best. It was a great performance, and one that will linger long in the memory. His make-up was a triumph, and his acting held the attention of all. The plays have been lavishly patronised, every night the Opera House being taxed to its utmost. It is sincerely to be hoped that Mr Irving will see his way clear to visit the Dominion at no distant date. •Miss Ethel living, the brilliant English actress, and the members of her company arrived from Sydney on Wednesday morning, and immediately left for Auckland by the Main Trunk express. This tour of the Dominion was ali arranged during the last nights of the Sydney season. It was the original intention to play Perth on the ■way to England, but at the last moment these arrangements were altered, and now what will be Perth's loss will be the Dominion's gain. The company includes Misses Marjory Swallow, Violet Ley, Dorothy Eraser, Ruby Davies, Gwen Burroughs, Florence Nelson, Cecile Bradley, and Hylda Ferron. Messrs Stephen Ewart, J. Plumpton Wilson, Halliwell Hobbes. Townsend Whitling, Warbuiton Gamble, Charles Wallis. Herbert Shaw, Richard Kean, Gilbert Portcous. Harry E. Taylor, Sydney Buckland. and Monte Luke. Miss Eilie Maylon, a member of Miss Irving's company, was unable to accompany the company to Auckland. On tho trip from Sydney she developed gastric trouble, and on arrival here she was immediately removed to a private hospital. Mr Leo Chateau, who is to pilot Mis? Irving's tour, passed through to Christ - church on Thursday to forward arrangements there. The hearty support which is being given the Wednesday "pons" is distinctly encouraging. Last Wednesday, Madame Spada and Philip Newbury were assisted bv Mr Hamilton .Hodges, Miss Madeline Webb, Miss Peggy Bain, and Mrs Queree. The programme was an excellent one, and the large audience most appreciative. Mr George Nathan, who is interested in the Adelphi Theatre, returned to Wellington from Sydney this week, where he lias been making arrangements for the film supply. The Adelphi will be opened at Easter. Miss Dell, a cultivated singer of this city, who has been in London for three years past studying under Madame Minna Fischer, is to make her first public appearance nt Mr Mini<,han Barrett's organ recital on Saturday iaght. West's operator secured some fine moving pictures of tram etrike incident-H. and thev

J proved a great attraction at the King's Theatre last week. A visitor to Wellington is Miss Adelaide ! Bruce, an Australian contralto, who re- ! cently made successful appearances at Auokland in " The Messiah" and concerts in connection with the opening of the Town Hall there. When Brennan's Vaudeville Company was I being- ferried to the wharf at Gisborne . Prince Charles, the chimpanzee, seized the mate of the steamer and severely scratched his face and arms. I The Wellington Catholic Club had a crowded audience to play to on Wednesday night in the concert chamber, when it produced the farcical comedy "The Barrister," The characters were sustained by Misses Maureen Griffin, Madge Sullivan, Hilda Myers, and Messrs W. Kennv, R. Burns, F. Eller, C. J. Pfaff, C. M'Erlean, and F Lambert.

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WELLINGTON WING WHISPERS, Otago Witness, Issue 3022, 14 February 1912

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WELLINGTON WING WHISPERS Otago Witness, Issue 3022, 14 February 1912

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