Our record this week is not of performanoes, but of promises. Our retrospective view is a blank—we look forward to "Boxing-day." Our record this week is not of performanoes, but of promises. Our retrospective view is a blank—we look forward to "Boxing-day."
Drury Lane, which will be opened for the first time since the last "break-down," under the lesseeship of a Mr. Smith, (not the unlucky dynast of July,) is to have its season inaugurated with a pantomime, and recourse is had to Butler's Hudibras (!) for a subject. The Adelphi, which for many years has avoided harlequinade, avails itself of the pos- session of Mr. Flexmore, so long the favourite Clown at the Princess's, to return to the " legitimate " form of Christmas entertainment, and an- nounces Nell Gwynne, or Harlequin Merrie Monarch. The retirement of Flexmore from the Princess's does not imply a retirement of the Princess's from pantomime, but a new Clown, ydept Huline, arises in Oxford Street, and the play-bill talks about Harlequin Cherry and Fair Star. The Haymarket and the Lyceum, of course, adhere to burlesque ; while in the Transpontine regions Harlequin is again triumphant.