3 AUGUST 1850, Page 12

The opening of the Olympic Theatre for "six nights only,"

that the London public may be recreated by a performance of John Marston's Malcontent, may be regarded as a theatrical nullity. The production of a number of neglected plays might afford a series of amusing and instruc- tive performances, provided something like discretion were used in the choice, and the actors were tolerably efficient : but when it is evident that Dodsley has been opened at haphazard, and when the company is such that mediocrity is only relieved by utter badness, a revival of the sort is below criticism.