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"D" ('Princess Ida' No. 1) Company in Nottingham
The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, July 23, 1884; Issue 8845.
The entertainment at the Theatre Royal this week consists of the latest Gilbert-Sullivan opera, "Princess Ida," performed by Mr. D'Oyly Carte's No. 1 company, under the direction of Mr. Redford.
This troupe includes Miss Esme Lee (the Princess), Miss Fanny Edwards, Mr. F. Billington, Mr. D. Fisher, jun., Mr. Pounds, and Mr. Federici — all excellent artists, and all thoroughly acquainted with their work. The result is that the opera goes with perfect smoothness and éclat, the general effect being most agreeable, and the popular appreciation keen and hearty.
On Monday the encores were numerous, and the attendance of the public promises to be large throughout the week.
On Monday, we may add, the beauty of Mr. Potts' new act-drop induced the audience to call that clever artist before the curtain. The appearance of the renovated and enlarged auditorium was highly praised, and had it been known that Mr. Charles and Mr. Phipps were in the house, there can be no doubt they would have been made the objects of an enthusiastic ovation.
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