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The Era (London, England), Saturday, April 23, 1881; Issue 2222.

GAIETY THEATRE. – Proprietor Mr. M. Gunn. – On Monday evening last this Theatre reopened with Mr. D’Oyly Carte’s company in the new (to Dublin) comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. There was a very large attendance, and the Sullivan-Gilbert presentation was very favourably received.

The interpretation was in every repect excellent, Miss Laura Clements (who appeared as Mabel) and Miss Augusta Roche (Ruth) being specially commendable. Mr. Marnock was exceedingly good as the Pirate King, Mr. David Fisher was a praisworthy Major-General Stanley, and Mr. Coventry acquitted himself creditably as the lover Frederick.

The minor parts were all well filled. Mr. F. Stanislaus conducted the opera, which was preceded by In the Sulks.

The Era (London, England), Saturday, April 30, 1881; Issue 2223.

GAIETY THEATRE. – Proprietor, Mr. M. Gunn – Throughout the week large audiences have been attracted to this Theatre to witness Messrs Sullivan and Gilbert's comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, which, admirably acted and splendidly "staged" as it is here, has proved a decided success. The opera has been placed upon the stage with the most elaborate attention to detail, and the company engaged in its exposition will bear favourable comparison with any similar combination that has recently visited this city.

Miss Augusta Roche, who appears as Ruth, is both vocally and histrionically a "fine woman."  Miss Agnes Mitchell (who achieved such a success in the late Pantomime here) makes a charming Edith; and Miss Laura Clement is a fascinating Mabel.

Among the gentlemen Mr. Marler is entitled to first place as the Sergeant of Police; efficient assistance being lent by Messrs David Fisher (Major-General Stanley), Marnock (the Pirate King), and Coventry (Frederic).

In the Sulks has been the supplementary item.

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