13 JANUARY 1855, Page 9

Int CDratril.

The manager of Drury Lane has found, in some nook or other, one of Mr. Planches old adaptations from the French, entitled The Regent. The discovery is by no means a bad one. The famous Regent of Orleans, ever a pet with the French, is made to be just wicked enough to attempt a heartless seduction, and just generous enough to stop short in the midst of his attempts, and to restore the intended victim to the arms of her legitimate lover. To this mere anecdote, in which any royal roué might figure as well as the renowned patron of John Law, some historical signi- ficance is given by the connexion of the incidents with that "conspiracy of Cellamare" in which Cardinal Alberoni was the motive power. The piece is passably performed.

Another revival of the week is The Mysterious Stranger, once a stock favourite at the Adelphi ; where it is new reproduced with an excellent east. Madame Celeste sustains her original part, or rather parts ; and the rest of the principals are most efficiently played by Messrs. Leigh Murray, Keeley, and Selby. The Mysterious Stranger is an eccentric rambling sort of piece; but it affords an opportunity for good acting on the part of the pretended fiend, and much ingenuity is shown in the production of apparently supernatural incidents by purely natural means.