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FROM OUR STALL.
ROUND THE THEATRES, the whole, the dra
JOKING and jollity, fun and frivolity,
Reign for å season all over the town
Tip me, oh Momus! a touch of your quality.
Who, for the minute, would not be a clown? has interest enough
Mirth is victorious, laughter uproarious ;to make a telling
Hark to the gallery, boxes, and pit, play, and the redun
Shouting unanimous “ Isn't it glorious ?"
Holding the sides that seem ready to split.
Drop into Drury, where Jack the heroical
Slaughters whole armies of giants to-night ;-
Watch the old fogies, who try to look stoical,
Beaming all over with shiny delight. fiding ; nobody but a
Fairy-like scenes from the pencil of BEVERLEY, born idiot would have
Dances by dozens and songs by the score; trusted himself un
PEROY ROSELLE and the boys playing cleverly-
Fancy, like OLIVER, asking for more!
Go to the Garden, a house in which operas
Charm you no longer with exquisite strains ;
Music, at Christmas, is never so proper as
Pantomime pleasures and pantomime PAYNES. (who is not shy in
Here you can see the old uncle who buried an most things) should
Innocent couple of babes in a wood :-have been so passion
Plenty of birds, and, a troop led by SHERIDAN;
Plenty of robins, and one Robin Hood.
Talking of robins, that history tragical
Known as Cock Robin long ages ago,
Serves the Lyceum this year for a magical
Grand pantomimical Smithical show. tion MR. WILKIE COLLINS (and all present and future dramatists)
If you regard Black-eyed Sue sentimentally, against making use of laudanum as a speedy soporific. Thirty-five or
Just have an evening of Mr. BURNAND:forty drops of tinct. opii-a larger dose would be infallibly detected by
If you prefer a thing done Orientally, its odour-act as a powerful stimulant for five or six hours. A villain
Look in on W. Brough at the Strand. might as well administer strong tea in the hope of lulling his victim
MR. MARK LEMON dives into futurityinto immediate slumber, Can it be possible that MR. COLLINS has no copy of THOMAS DE QUINCEY?
Rightly or wrongly the future will show : The play is admirably performed, and has been put upon the stage in a way which does great honour to the
Still, as I value my critical purity,
Frankly I cannot advise you to go. new régime.
Where is the good, though, of being too critical ? We were horribly puzzled by MR. MARK LEMON's Petticoat Parlia
(Take, if you please, Common Sense to the door.)
Go, then, and study with eyes analytical
Pretty Miss FARREN and pretty Miss MOORE.
Try the New Surrey—a journey vehicular Fair," and then dances wildly. We remember nothing further, save
Takes you at once to the classical spot. that Miss E. FARREN and Miss Louisa MOORE were a couple of charm
Over the Thames-at the Vic. in particularing romps, in the prettiest possible dresses ; and that Mr. VINCENT
Plenty of laughter and fun may be got. and Mr. R. SOUTAR struggled bravely to look as if they were actually
There is my list; you may try the experiment : real persons.
Folly is monarch and London is wide. In MR. WILLIAM BROUGH's Caliph of Bagdad there is plenty of easy
If you should fail in your search after merriment, and polished versification, and a most liberal allowance of puns. The
Don't go and say it's for want of a guide. music has been tastefully chosen, and is (with one or two exceptions) not badly sung; the costumes are gorgeous in the extreme, and Mr. Fenton has painted some very pretty scenes for the occasion. Messrs. |
From Over the Water. JAMES and THORNE had a large proportion of the fun between them.
"THE Fair One With The Golden Locks" deserves to be a success. As Haroun the Just, Miss ADA ŚWANBOROUGH looks handsome, plays briskly, and sings her songs well; but she has a peculiar notion of dis
$ We never yet met with the man who did not admire a lady with a guising herself. A little more concealment of the face or figure would
| golden coffer--we beg pardon-coiffure. at all events make the impossibility of remaining incog. less glaring. M188 NEWTON and Miss ADA HARLAND look pretty, and give their
A Palpable Hit Missed. lines well. The management of the Strand has done well in attaching
Why has not some writer of pantomimes pictured to us BRIAR-EUS. MR. BROUGH to that establishment.
| smoking, as was doubtless his custom of an afternoon, bis hundred The Christy Minstrels had an enormous house on Boxing-day, and
Hard to say.
Does a Harlequin's wand make him wand-er ?
Ir a Clown wears not leg of mutton sleeves, does he not sport leg-o'-mutton skirts ?
Time Out Of Mind. "THE whirligig of Time” has been frequently quoted; but in future his rapid lapse will be spoken of in pantomimic circles as the flip-f-lapse of Time.
The Dickens! THE Adelphi guests are, we understand, highly indignant at having No Thorough-fare prepared for them at Christmas time.
FOR OUR AMERICAN COUSINS.— A taking title for a farce at Niblo's, or, the Winter Garden-Ala-Bama, or the Forty Thieves.
Anything But Dolor-ous. How do theatrical managers "trouser the dollars" ?-By the agency of a pant-omime.
The Comic Heads-Enter-On the stage of Drury Lano.