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From The Era (London, England), Saturday, June 24, 1882; Issue 2283.

THE GRAND THEATRE. — Lessee, Mr. Wilson Barrett; Acting-Manager, Mr. Lee Anderson. — We are favoured this week by a third visit from Mr. D'Oyly Carte's popular Pirates of Penzance company, and it is gratifying to record that Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's charming and tuneful opera is as popular and has gone as well as ever.

The changes since the last visit introduce Miss Alice Aynsley Cook as Ruth; Miss Esme Lee, Mabel; and Mr. G. W. Traverner, Frederic.

The rest of the well-balanced cast includes the old favourites, Mr. David Fisher, jun., Mr. G. W. Marnock, Mr. T. Hemsley, and Mr. G. F. Marler, as the Major-General, the Pirate King, his Lieutenant, and the Sergeant of Police.

All the old and favourite numbers were encored, and it only remains to add that the chorus was most efficient, the dresses pretty, and the band of the theatre, under the able guidance of Mr. W. Robinson, all that could be desired. The beautiful sets of the Pirate's Lair and the Ruined Abbey by Moonlight were, as usual, loudly applauded.

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