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closing her majestys

THE ABERDEEN THEATRE. CLOSING HER MAJESTY'S. As befitted so interesting an occasion as the closing of Her Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen after a successful career of some 34 years, there was a large assemblage in the Guild Street building on Saturday evening, all parts of the house being crowded. It was apparent in many ways that, however much they appreciated the new theatre to be opened in Rosemount Viaduct this evening, a considerable number of people had a sentimental attachment to the old theatre. This found expression when the curtain had rung down on the last scene of the play - "A Country Mouse." Then the audience, led by the orchestra, and with the company on the stage taking part, joined in the hearty singing of "Auld Lang Syne," and gave a rousing cheer. Mr Henry C, Cavanah, C.A., the manager, stepped forward, and when the enthusiastic applause with which he was greeted had subsided, said - "Ladies and gentlemen, - We have had very many pleasant evenings in this building, and I hope we may look forward to having many pleasant evenings in the new building to be opened on Monday night". This was received with loud applause, in the midst of which the company commenced singing "He's a jolly good fellow," and then repeated the cheering. The orchestra played "God Save the King," and the large audience dispersed.

OPENING OF HIS MAJESTY'S. The handsome new theatre erected in Rosemount Viaduct, and which is known as His Majesty's Theatre, will be opened to-night with the pantomime "Little Red Riding Hood". In order to mark this memorable occasion, Mr Arthur will present each member of the audience with a magnificent souvenir, containing photographs and records of the Aberdeen Theatres. During the last few days amazing progress has been made in getting the work completed, and there is every prospect that, so far as the comfort of the audience is concerned, all parts of the magnificently equipped house will be in perfect readiness.

Source : The Aberdeen Daily Journal Monday December 3rd, 1906

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