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"THÉ AMAZING DR CLITTERHOUSE"
Gripping Mystery Play at Comedy
Edwin Styles was indeed an amazing Dr Clitterhouse by his skilful inter- pretation at the Comedy Theatre on Saturday night of the role of tbat amiable and prosperous medico whose criminal research gripped the audi- ence throughout the three acts of Barre Lyndon's novel and thrilling Play.
Dr Clitterhouse, after completing four jewel thefts during his study of passions and emotions of a law- breaker, crashed into the underworld to dispose of his "swag" to a "fence." Becoming leader of a gang, members of which during four months of nefarious exploits are subjected to medical experiments, the doctor directs the biggest fur robbery in crime history.
In the fiiaal act Dr Clitterhouse seizes a chance to complete his pathological studies by committing murder, a crime which he said pro- vided the ultimate sensation for the wrongdoer. Reactions of learned counsel and police give a fitting finish to a well-balanced story. Action of the play moves quickly from the doctor's consulting-room, to an underworld club, a Bloomsbury flat, the roof of a fur warehouse, and back to the doctor's room.
The only two female roles were well played by Gwenda Wilson, as Dr Clitterhouse's nurse, and Madge Aubrey, as Daisy, whose friendship toward a "fence," Benny Kellerman (excellently portrayed by Eric Reiman), wanes in favour of the doctor after his successful exploits in crime. Presentation was kept at a high level by the eight remaining members of the cast, and order of merit is Keith Eden (Scotland Yard inspector). Charles Zoli (ex-convict). Reg Newson (a KC), John Stacy, Les Gordon, and Campbell Gray (underworld members), and Ron Turner and Don Sharp (police offi- cers).
"PETER PAN" AT TIVOLI TODAY
Barrie's immortal Peter Pan should prove an ideal Christmas and new year attraction at the Tivoli Theatre, commencing today. It Is to be staged twice daily-mornings at 10.45 and afternoons at 2. A flying ballet will be a special feature in this production, in which the name role of Peter will be played by Dot Rankin, while Dorothea Dunstan will appear as Wendy. At the evening performances the vaudeville revue The Sky's the Limit will be the attraction, which features Jenny Howard, George and Joy Nichols, Clifford Guest, the Musical Macs, and many other talented artists.