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Title:The Elves; or, The Statue Bride
Description:Written by Charles Selby and based on Les Elfes.  The Elves; or, The Statue Bride.  Last scene "the fairy bower of roses" designed by Tom Pitt.
1st Performance:Nov 17, 1856
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Nov 29, 1856, p. 547
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Review:The Illustrated London News, Nov 29, 1856, p. 547

ADELPHI THEATRE.--"THE ELVES."

Last week, we had the pleasure to record the complete success of the new ballet-burlesque at the Adelphi; and we now give a representation of one of the many striking scenes in the piece.  Madame Celeste deserves every commendation for the manner in which she has placed this pretty piece upon the stage.  The manager is fortunate in having had a directress of such taste and ability to control the lavish expenditure incurred in the production of "The Elves."  Silvia could not have had a more poetical exponent than Madame Celeste.  Wright and Mrs. Keeley have one really good scene and play it admirably.  Miss Kelly and Paul Bedford have no great opportunity for display, but they add much to the general effect of the piece; whilst Miss Wyndham, as the Prince Jolijambe, acts as well as she dresses--which is saying a great deal for one who is so careful in matters of costume as that young lady.  "The Elves" must draw large audiences up to Christmas.



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Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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