About This Show

The story of Marie Lloyd, Queen of Music Hall In the late 19th century, performers, mainly from the London’s East End, created a unique phenomenon: Music Hall. At its height, there were over 500 music halls in London alone. Marie Lloyd started treading the boards at the age of 15, developing a singing repertoire that combined a mixture of arch sauciness with lyrical intensity. Hailed as the Queen of Music Hall, and enjoying an international popularity, Marie Lloyd had an equally colourful life off-stage. When she married for the third time to a younger and increasingly violent man, her health deteriorated. She collapsed during her last performance on stage, ironically singing “A Bit of a Ruin that Cromwell Knocked About a Bit.”

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 15min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: 18 November 2022 Final Performance: 19 November 2022
Location: The Theatre Shop, Clevedon

6 Triangle Centre,


BS21 6XX

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Briony Waite Director
Julia Busfield Choreographer