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"D" ('Princess Ida' No. 1) Company in Bradford.

The Era (London, England), Saturday, April 26, 1884; Issue 2379.

PROVINCIAL THEATRICALS

BRADFORD

THEATRE ROYAL. — Lessee, Mrs. C. Rice. — In the presence of a very crowded and eager audience on Monday evening last Princess Ida was produced with great magnificence and success.

Miss Fanny Edwards has increased her reputation by her capital impersonation of the Lady Blanche; Miss Minna Louis is delightful as the Lady Psyche; Miss Beatrix Young is charming as Melissa; and Miss Esme Lee fits the title role admirably.

Mr. Fred Billington uses his fine voice skilfully in the part of King Hildebrand. In the small part of Florian Mr. Federici is successful. Mr. Chas. Rowan's Cyril is in every way a genuine success. Mr. Courtice Pounds acts and sings well as Hilarion.

Mr. Fisher's King Gama is very conspicuous, his patter and make-up being remarkable. Messrs. Prescott, Roche, and Hendon are representatives of his three adventurous sons, and, vocally and histrionically, they are decidedly successful.


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