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AMUSEMENTS. —'Ma Mie Eosette.'— v. The Royal Comic Opera season at the Theatre Royal is proving a wonderful suc cess. Throughout the nine nights seat ing accommodation has been at a pre mium, and the J. C. Williamson firm ought to realize now that a mistake has been made in limiting the stay. On Tues day evening every part of the building was taxed almost to capacity to see the revival of that engaging, melodious, pret tily costumed opera, 'Ma Mie Eosette,' robed in the gold of spring and the red and silver of wild roses. This was one of the most captivating performances of the repertoire, and again the Adelaide public has to lament over ^he fact that only another opportunity is to be given to see it— just to-night! The enthusiasm with which- the production was received, the applause bestowed upon' the artists, and the frequency of the. encores, testified to the keen appreciation of its sparkling merits. 'Ma Mie Eosette' is always a dainty musical memory, and it is one of the assured, successes of comic opera re pertoire. The' cast was happily selected, and it gave an altogether charming inter petratioa of the romance of the pretty village maiden who won the love of the courtly and gallant Henri IV.- of France. Mr Derek Hudson, who essayed' tlie kingly role, was responsible for a; dignified per formance, in which he showed dramatic talent. His singing was admirable in its power and technique, and he was demon stratively recalled for his rendering of the love song. 'Ma Mie . Eoeetfce,' which was distinguished by' artistic-, talent. Miss Ethel Cadma.n;was a felicitous, winsome Rosette— she made ' it an attractive stage portrait. Her most popular number was Janker'8x melody, 'I was dreaming,' in which' she used her pretty_ light soprano voice with conspicuous .richness of ex pression.' Her top notes were bell-like in their clearness and beauty. ? Mr. Reginald Roberts was a chivalrous and ardent Vin cent. He was in better voice than, at any time daring the season, 'and. was sincerely complimented by rounds of applause. Miss FJorence Young was true to type as jea Igus, sarcastice Cqrisande. Colonel Cognac found a splendid interpreter in Mr. Claude Bantock, who gave the character all the quaint humour of the war-scarred veteran, who had continually to tell Corisande to get this side, because he had one eye, and that side because of -only one ear! Mr. Phil Smith was full' of mirth as

Bouillon, although it was. hardly a role which fitted his special gifts for burlesque, and he was limited by the dignity of his uniform. Other parts were pleasingly taken by Mr. John Ralston, who was a spirited Monstajan, and Misses Ethel Ben netto, Mrs. George Lacri (capital as the desperate spinster Martha), Jessie . Caff an, NeU Payne, and Ivy Dawn. 'Ma Mie. Rosette' wiQ be repeated this evening. On Thursday and Friday 'The Quaker GW' will be. presented, and on Saturday the picture fieason will be resumed, with a fine William Fox film, 'The Celebrated- Scan dal,' which will feature Betty, Nansen. -'The Pace That Kills.'- The production of the 'Tace That Kills' adds to the list of successes of the Bran don-Cremer Dramatic Company. These performers are in the third week of their season at the Tivoli Theatre. vOnly three more opportunities remain to see this spec tacular racing drama, as it will be with drawn after Friday evening. The company will reopen at the theatre on Saturday, May 20, in that ever-popular play, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' ? Mr. Cremer will portray the character of Uncle Tom, and will be suppof ted by the full strength of the com pany. —King's- Theatre.— A fine programme is engaging the atten tion of patrons of the Kinffs Theatre this week. ' Mr. George Wheeler, described as an eccentric musician, has. 'made good.' His extraction of melodies from most un likely sources merits his title. Perhaps the queerest of his instruments is a rusty saw, upon, the end, of which he sits while he induces the blade to yield a weird render ing of. 'My old Kentucky home.' Assorted bottles, whistling hammers, and other de vices are also utilized. Mr. Con Moreni's turn is also much appreciated, and Clark and Wallace's patter and dancing act is suited to the tastes of .the audience, the Chalberts are clever acrobatic artists, and Cumby and Brown, Mr; Bert Coleman, and Casselli sisters, and other favourites,- com plete the bill. On Saturday next another contingent of new artists will appear, in cluding Phillips and Merritt, 'Neuie Kolles (English chorus, singer), and Meredith and Adnil (Roman ring specialists). The plans are on. view at Allan s. — Wondergraph 'Three Star' Programme. — - . To-night will witness the first screening at the Wondergraph of the crowded pro gramme foreshadowed last week', wiiich con tains not the usual one 'star,' but three 'headlines' of special interest. First in importance and local appeal 'is 'Murphy of ? Anzac,' a .film v which fittingly r com- : memorates the extraordinary valour of Pte. W. Simpson, a Queenslander, who': was an outstanding figure in 'the Austra lian operations at Gallipoli, . and who is better- known to the world as 'The man with the donkey.' A newspaper corre snondent has related how 'Murphy' met his death while endeavouring to save the life of his 104th man. His wonderful am bulance work with his faithful donkey is a; matter of- history. Additional interest is lent to' the cinematograph story by the fact that the battle scenes were played by returned soldiers in country which they declared- to exactly resemble the scene of the fighting at Anzac. Every man who falls in the battle pictures was wounded on the peninsula, and was instructed ,by the producer to re-enact for the purposes of the film what actually happened when herwas hit. Nothing has been,left undone : to ' add realism to the production. ? To- i night Wondergraph patrons will say fare- ' well to the old love 'serial 'The Black Box,' -and will welcome the first episode . of the new, 'The Broken Coin.' This ro

mance serves to-reintroduce Lucille Love, | the In.dy of many wonderful adventures; and the .synopsis of the serial gives pro mise of mystery and sensation withdut end. The third important feature of to niglifs programme is 'Chimmie Fadden,' a Lasky comedy drama of unusual inte rest, which features Victor Moore in the' name-part. The story, with its moving humour and pathos, is told in the unusual setting of a New York brewery'. —'Jane Shore.'— The great spectacular and historic photo-play,. 'Jane Shore,' will be shown for a season of one week -only, beginning at the Adelaide Town Hall on Monday next. 'Jane Shore' is heralded as a masterpiece- of the film world, and one in which no fewer than 6,000 people take part. Some of the scenes are said to be on a scale of magnificence almost beyond conception. The story of 'Jane Shore' . unfolds the life of the Court of England in the stormy days of the Ware of the Roses, one of the most romantic and charming periods in English history. The opposing forces of York and Lancaster met at Barnet, and Edward IV. proved victorious over. Warwick, who was slain on the battlefield. Edward ruled con tinuously until his death on April 9, 1483. As Edward 'V. was then only 13 years of age, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was made Protector of the Realm, and eoon set about removing those from whom he miijht fear opposition in gaining full possession of the Crown. Lord Hasting was be headed without trial; likewise Lord Grey, Sir Richard Vaughan, and ' Sir Richard Hawse, and a few days later Earl Rivers' met a similar fate. Gloucester had by this time destroyed the most powerful ad herents of both the Queen and the young King. 'Jane Shore' was arrested, and, after being stripped of all her jewels and: property, was handed over to the deal- \ ings of the church, who sentenced her to' do penance by walking baTefooted through the streets of London— a penance told of jr... oil recognised histories of England: 'Then followed the murder of the princes . in the Tower of London, after which: Gloucester assumed $ie Crown as Richard III. The pictorial presentation of 'Jane Shpre' is an English classic of historical importance, bristling in romance .founded upon facts. The film should not, be missed by Adelaide people. The boxplans have been opened at Allan's music shop, Rundle street. ' . ? —The Tivoli Foilies.— The Tivoli Follies will begin a season of seven nights and matinees at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday next, at a- matineeJ Miss'Vera Pearce. (the New Follies. queen) '? will'be a notable performer. Mr; Jack .Cannot, the ever popular, comedian.' will /bring,new and bright. songs. Other artists will include Miss Thelma Raye, a vivacious comedienne; Mr. Walter Weems, a merry humorist; , Mr. George Welch; a 'drunk' comedian; Mr. -Frank Greene^ baritone 'and- musical comedy artist; Mri; Billy 'Rego, silent comedian; arid Miss Peggy Peate and little Jean 'Keith, successful Aus tralians. Th'e Follies programme : will be supplemented by the Brussels Concert Company (featuring Messrs. Penn, Hoo? stoel, Bol, and Baroen), and high-class vaudeville artists, comprising Musette' (dancing vioKniste), \Athol Tier feccentrc dancer- and comedian), Peggy Ross (so prano 8oubrette), and Vaude and Verne (patter comedians).* Among the items to be submitted by the Follies will' be the Carilnon, which has created a grand impression during the Follies' season in . Melbourne. The boxplans are'now on view i at Marshalls'. . L i

—'Britain Prepared.'— The season of the pictures 'Britain Pre pared' at the Adelaide Town Hall wfll \m ' concluded on Saturday night. The final matinee will be given on Saturday after noon. To-morrow night - the entertain ment will be under the patronage of the South Australian branch of the Nary League, and His Excellency tie Gkmnor (Patron), Mr. E. B. Grundy, K.C. (torn dent), and the Chief Justice (Vtee-Pt«a» dent) are among those who have an nounced their intention to be Diewnt/ Mr. Grundy has consented to daurer * short address, in which he will partial* laxly deal with the great work the Bntiah ' Navy has done during the irar. The fibna have attracted wide, attention, and the general opinion is that, as indicating the enormous preparations made 'by Qreat ' Britain to fulfil her share in the war, the pictures are of marked educative vane. —A Shakspeare Concert.— A Shakspeare tercentenary commemora tion concert will be given in the Qneen'a ? Hall on Saturday evening next, under the auspices of the Adelaide University {So ciety and the Poetry Recital Society. An interesting programme has been arranged. Sir Josiah Srmon will deliver an addtew. Splendid vocal music will be preae&tad, under the direction of Mr. Frederick Bevan. Mrs. Edward Reeves will portray the balcony ecqne from 'Romeo and Juliet,-V Miss Mabel Best trill recite 'Qi 'vn Katherine's defence,' and Mr. Edward Reeves will submit the senate scene from 'Othello.' On Monday, May 8 (public holiday night), a popular enter- . tainment by leading vocalists, instrumen talists, and- elocutionists will be provided. . The plans for both concerts are open ak Cawthorne's. ;

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