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"A" ('Princess Ida' No. 2) Company in Margate

The Era (London, England), Saturday, September 20, 1884; Issue 2400

THE THEATRE. – Miss Sarah Thorne, Lessee. – Mr. D'Oyly Carte's opera company (Mr. A. Cellier, conductor; Mr. D. James, jun., stage-manager; and Mr. E. J. Benbrook, acting-manager) appeared here for the first four evenings this week in Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida.

As is invariably the case wherever Mr. D'Oyly Carte is concerned, the piece was well mounted. Special mention should be made of Miss St. Ives in the title-rôle, Miss Wynter as Lady Psyche, and Mr. Burt as Hilarion. The monarchs Hildebrand and Gama were respectively and effectively represented by Messrs. C. Goold and David James, jun.

Miss Ada Doree was amusing as Lady Blanche, and Melissa and Sacharissa were well represented by Misses Kate Forster and M. Lennox.

The piece, from beginning to end, was well received, and was frequently applauded. Each evening the theatre has been crowded.

The respected lessee had her annual benefit on Friday (yesterday), and was patronised by an overflowing audience.


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