' Hogmanay and Ne'er Day'
Elizabeth Hughes Hallett
In the old Scotland, Hogmanay and Ne'er Day had no challengers as the most important season of the year, and many were the fine things that the housewife prepared for the occasion. Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes Hallett, who is giving this series of midday talks, was formerly a teacher at the College of Domestic Science in Edinburgh. She has already discussed the cooking of delicacies for children's parties and for the Christmas dinner. In the new year she will look at Twelfth Night and its ceremonies from the Scottish housewife's point of view.
from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh
' Queen of Hearts '
The cast includes
Harry Niblock and The Sherman Fisher Girls
A Collins Production
The Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, has been called Scotland's greatest home of pantomime. Each summer elaborate preparations for Christmas entertainment begin, and frequently producers of pantomime in other parts of the country have had to look to its productions for new ideas.
It is the oldest theatre in Scotland, having been founded in March, 1768, on the site now occupied by the General Post Office. It was here that the incomparable Mrs. Siddons made her first appearance in 1784 in Venice Preserv'd.
The present Theatre Royal was opened in January, 1876. It had been burned to the ground on three occasions, in 1853, in 1865 (when several lives were lost), and in 1874.
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