28 JUNE 1845, Page 10

At the Lyceum, Keeley is the hero of a very

laughable and cleverly- constructed piece, from the French, called /ma 's All, that affords abundant scope for his drollery. He plays a country lout suddenly transformed into the confidential valet of a gentleman in difficulties, and becomes uncon- sciously the means of extricating his master from all sorts of dilemmas; getting credit for his address and ingenuity, though "luck 's all" his merit. Keeley's puzzled looks of wonderment, gradually expanding to horror and astonishment at each successive achievement, surpassing in dif- ficulty the previous one, are prodigious; a growing conviction that all is the work of fiends, and awakening alarms at the idea of having sold himsilf to the Evil One, ludicrously heightening his comic terrors. Peg WOffington, the stage syren of her day, has furnished Mr. Boureicardt with the subject of a slight piece at the Adelphi; and Miss Woolgar with a part that her talents might do justice to, if they were not obscured by a vulgar and ridiculous affectation. Wright also destroys the effect of his buffoonery by a preposterous costume, and other extravagances more absurd than humorous. Selby and Hudson both dress and act with good taste and spirit.