Captain Barnacle’s Courtship

It isn't so much the sketch itself which will bring this result for Alf P. James and Kate Prior, who are the principals in it, but the work of Mr. James as a sea captain. He is playing far beyond what might be expected of a "three-a-day" act, and his sea warrior is excellent in the character and the talk. MissPrior takes care of her lesser responsibilities nicely, and is good to look at
There is some comedy with a heater, far from funny through long familiarity and the piece at times descends to uncalled for roughness, but Mr. James is proving himself this week a good character actor, although at times forgetting his stage age.
Variety 7:3 (07/20/1907)