STRAY NOTES/PRIMROSE ENTERTAINMENT #1
The difficulty of pleasing everybody has often been experienced and talked
about, but on Thursday last MRS. J. R. BAIN, the Deputy-Ruling Councillor of
the Whitehaven Primrose League, succeeded in accomplishing this difficult
operation through the grand entertainment she designed and carried out.
I do not remember ever witnessing a dramatic performance in the district
before which passed off so enjoyably and free from hitches, and which was so
splendidly maintained from beginning to end with sprightly talk and real
We have some Press men in Whitehaven who fancy they know all that is worth
knowing about pictures, singing, music, the drama, &c. and who go in for
elaborate criticism, sometimes to the annoyance and oftener to the amusement
of the parties concerned. This cannot be laid to my charge, as I candidly
admit that I don't know the first thing about one or the other.
I attended the entertainment with the expectation of witnessing a display of
the usual amateur kind, and so was very agreeably disappointed, as the
acting was almost faultless, the arrangements excellent, and the audience
appreciative and sympathetic, though far from demonstrative or enthusiastic.
No doubt I will be expected to express an opinion on the ability of the
actors and actresses, so from the point of view of one who is not a
competent critic, but who is merely guided by his own ideas of what is in
good taste and true to nature, I proceed to do so.
to be continued.......................
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