15 SEPTEMBER 1855, Page 10

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The reopening of Sadler's Wells, under the management of Mr. Phelps, made last Saturday an important day in the Pentonville year. The "legitimate" season is inaugurated by the performance of Mr. Knowles's Hunchback, with Mr. Phelps as blaster Walter, and all the other charac- ters creditably sustained ; for the establishment is at present blessed with a company of considerable practical worth, though the names of its mem- bers may not be very familiar in more Southern regions. Miss Eburne, a debutante who made her first appearance as Julia, is not unlikely to form an exception to the general rule ; for although her physical power is very small, her intelligence is above the average, and still greater is her energy. Besides, the character de- rives a new sort of interest from her extremely juvenile appear- ance. The Tempest, to be revived with great splendour, is the promised treat for the patrons of Sadler's Wells; and in the meanwhile Mr. Phelps alternates The Hunchback with Rob .Rey, the Bailie Nicol Jarvie affording him an opportunity for one of those comic delineations with which from time to time he recreates his audience.