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Thursday, 16 Nov 1895. Page 4
Miss Esme Lee's Phyllis was an impersonation full of charm and grace and the music of the shepherdess was given with singular sweetness. As Iolanthe, Miss Dorothy Vane won unanimous approval, and, as could scarcely fail to be the case with such an accomplished artiste, sang her beautiful song of supplication to the Chancellor in a manner which entirely captivated the house.
Mr. George Thorne's Lord Chancellor is too well known to need any commendation. His songs were given with rare humour and effect. Mr. Thos. Redmond was an admirable Strephon, and sang his music faultlessly. Miss Kate Forster was not a whit less successful as the queen of the fairies, a role in which her commanding presence helps her considerably.
Mr. A. Kavanagh and Mr. Richard Clarke were the earls, and Mr. Fred Billington the Private Willis, and the vocal abilities of each were displayed, to the very best advantage.
Today there is a matinee, "The Sorcerer," and this evening "The Mikado" will be repeated.
This review was submitted to the G&S Archive by Louis Silverstein.
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