10 OCTOBER 1840, Page 13

The Olympic. opened on Saturday, with a smart and cheerful

aspect ; the new decorations being set off by a good audience. The gallery has been converted into boxes, at a rate of admissioa between the prices of the dress circle and the pit. The entertainments are of that lieht hind requiring glib and sprightly acting to make them go off with eclat ated the performers being mostly new to themselves and to the town, lied not acquired the habit of playing up to eech other, which a week or two', practice will improve them in. Mr, Beets, a smart, brisk, bustling comedian, of the sort called "genteel," with a redun- dancy of "nods and becks and 'wreathed smiles "—a Brummagem Emeeroe just returned from America—played I'Opid, in an abridged version of the Dramatist, very much to his own satisfaction as well as that of the audience; and Mr. SAMUEL RONBY, a colossal edition of WH.- K1NSON, made a great deal of fun in a new piece of ingeniously compli- cated plot, called the Railroad &Wiwi, founded on the perplexities in which a staid citizen is involved by protecting a lady from the imperti- nence of a coxcomb. Mr. Roxnv appears to possess a broad, dry, grotesque humour ; and his performance is clever, lent overlaid with practical buffooneries, of the pantomimic sort that are resorted to for pleasing- the bumpkin patrons of barn theatricals ; and more- over, he is given to poking his fun into people's faces, as• if to say, " Is not this droll This practice of playing at the audience is the vice of the English stage, and mars the efforts of some of our best actors. A smart little trite, called Jlrt Grandinelber's Estate, written with point and elegance, was produced this week. Miss, J. MoaDat•sr ap- peared as a lively girl, who bmig compelled to her cousin for better for worse with her " gramlmother's estate," if he so will, scares away the incumbrance by assuming the character of a female philosopher: but, liking the looks of the living legacy, she fascinates hint with her real charms and accomplishments_ under another name and, having proved his disinterested admiration of her proper self, throws the disguise of a deep-read " blue" in green spectacles, and rewards her enraptured coz with her heart, hand, and estate together. Miss J. MORDAUNT plays with great cleverness, and unaffected grace and vivacity : she may ■

lie excused for not being well versed in blue-stocking airs—though she sleanal cat torn over the pages of Euclid like the leaves of a music- : she is et h etre in her real diameter, and rallied her cousin with a

,i,vightlin■.-6s that was geite charming. This yoneg lady ha% a rich and musiee! speaking -voice, and her einem iatio e is beautifully distinct ; she sings prettily, too; and when her powers are matured by study and practiee, Miss J. Monneuee promises to become as great a ffivonrite es her sister Mrs. Nisieer. The song " Woman's the nister" is a neat jot d'esprit in verse, and was deservedly encored. Mr. I IouTox. the lOYCT, is :1 Walking gentleman with a fine set of teeth, who hes nothing to do but listen, edmire, and acquiesce. Mr. Seoeen a tenor-singer. With a swe,..f voice and no airs, pairs off with Miss Beerclie m le a young bely With all agreeable person and manner. The Indies ate in reel' force at this theatre: Miss 31. ; >‘• El: plays the vixens ; Mr, EmioND:: the sedate belles ; Mrs, II. BEVERLEY the hoy- dens; Miss the voeal daughters; Miss SnEv lis:.irrn the vocal pea- sant-girls; Mrs. IL CUMMINS the lbw lady Illannilas: and 3Irs. CARRICtc the do a agere. Mr, llam.at is still the foremost of the male performers.