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Perspective: Times of London on The Show

Review from the Times of London, September 17, 1919.

COVENT GARDEN OPERA HOUSE.

Tele., Gerr. 640 and 641.

 

IN HONOUR OF

ALLENBY’s RETURN,

BAND of H.M. WELSH GUARDS

Will play National and Patriotic Airs

TO-DAY, from 2 to 2:30, 8 to 8:30, AND DURING INTERVAL.

 

MATS. TO-DAY, TO-MORROW, SAT., TUES., 2:30 sharp.

TO-NIGHT and EVERY EVENING, at 8:30 sharp.

 

PERCY BURTON

presents

 

AMERICA ’S TRIBUTE TO BRITISH VALOUR

 

in the person of

 

LOWELL THOMAS

 

With his most Wonderful Human Stories

And Greatest of Moving Pictures.

 

WITH ALLENBY IN PALESTINE

AND ARABIA.

 

LADY MUIR MACKENZIE writes in the Daily Mail of Tues., Sept. 16, 1919: --

“After witnessing the thrilling pictures at Covent Garden of Lord Allenby’s campaign and Colonel Lawrence’s romantic achievements in Arabia, one wishes that the story might be told in every town in the United Kingdom.  These pictures tell us not only of Lord Allenby, the superman, but also of the stedfastness, loyalty and joyous bravery of the thousands of men who helped him to obtain victory.”

“Mr. Lowell Thomas, the American lecturer, in his entertaining way suggests that we English as a nation are too modest, and he hopes we shall not mind hearing something of our great deeds ‘through the nose of an American.’  He has seen every place he describes, and he was acquainted with the chief actors in this moving drama.”

“When we reluctantly see the last picture fade into darkness and recover something from the spell laid upon us, we return to the everyday world convinced that we English are a chosen people.”

Daily Mail.

 

2 ½ HOURS’ “ENTRANCING ENTERTAINMENT”

 

“THE WONDERS OF ALLENBY” are being enhanced in a way which recalls the old promenade concert days at Covent Garden.

In honour of the great Field-Marshal’s return home Mr. Burton (by permission of Colonel W. Murray-Threipland, D.S.O.) has engaged the band of the Welsh Guards to play national and patriotic airs both before and between the matinee and evening performances of Lowell Thomas’s illustrated travelogue, “With Allenby in Palestine and Arabia.”

It is both a great and enchanting entertainment, and this addition should pack the old opera house. –

Lloyd’s News, Sept. 14.

 

AN ARABIAN NIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT

 

AT POPULAR PRICES, INCLUDING TAX.

 

MATS., TO-DAY, TO-MORROW, SAT., TUES., 2:30 sharp.

TO-NIGHT and EVERY EVENING, at 8:30 sharp.

 

COVENT GARDEN ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

 

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