The Lady of Lyons was played last evening to one of the fullest and most fashionable houses of the season, the gallery being reserved for ladies presented a fine appearance, and among them several of the first families of the city. The piece was well performed, and, to use a theatrical phrase, made a decided hit, and the actors received the most enthusiastic applause; such a performance as was there given would do no discredit to the first theatres in any city. Mrs. English, as Pauline, gave evidence of a just conception of the character, and rendered the passages, where pathos is required, forcibly and effectively. Davis was also excellent as Claude, and Beatie personated Beauseant as well as we have ever seen it. He is a fine actor. Dumas by Littell, Glavis by Browne, and Deschapells by Madigan were also well performed, as were the Widow and Madame Deschapelles by Misses Steel and Smith.—This evening a drama which possesses much interest, both as regards the plot and the incidents, called “Therese,” is to be performed. The part of Corwin is in the hands of Mr. Littell, and Therese by Mrs. English. There is also a rich display of dancing by Miss Western, and a favourite after-piece called the “Bashful Lover,” in which Mr. Browne, that fellow of infinite jest, is said to be quite at home, and we guarantee that he will send the audience away in the best humor.
Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, June 2, 1852.