12 MAY 1855, Page 12

Dignified by the presence of the Queen, who with the

Prince Consort and the Royal Children occupied her Majesty's box at Drury Lane Theatre last night, the amateur pantomimists, who gained such laurels at the Olympic, repeated their renowned Harlequin and Guy Fawkes ; and con- vinced many a connoisseur, that the oldfashioned pantomime humour, which is becoming extinct in the "profession," is still rife among those who can take to the business of harlequinade as a labour of love. A very heavy farce, played in a very dull manner, preceded the real treat of the evening ; and it is no small credit to the Clown and his comrades, that they enabled the audience to forget the infliction.