2 OCTOBER 1852, Page 10

The threat of a short inglorious season at Drury Lane,

to begin this evening, hangs like a little black cloud in the theatrical horizon ; and the doors of the Haymarket and the Adelphi are already turning on their hinges, for those theatres are to open on Monday. Also the Lyceum company is called together ; so that, to return to our first metaphor, the theatrical capital is likely to be in Rome again,—that is, in the good city

of Westminster.