Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

  • By
    J.J. Leppink


  • Dates
    25 March 2022
  • Times
  • 8pm


  • Full Price£15


Adultery, Betrayal, Age Discrimination, Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Violence, Press Intrusion, Scandal, Robbery….and a rescue at sea. All set against the backdrop of the Victorian Music Hall. Don’t seem such “Good Old Days” now, do they.?

Merry Nelly Power was a real life, trailblazing performer of the 19th century, who struck an early blow for women’s rights by owning her own properties and headlining at all the major theatres. Until her fame – and her most famous song – were usurped by the young Marie Lloyd.

In the centenary year of Marie Lloyd’s death this is the story of how the “Queen of the Music Hall” came to fame at poor Nelly’s expense. “Marie Lloyd Stole My Life” tells the unglamorous side of showbusiness in Victorian London through the subversive lens of Music Hall. It’s a bit “Ripper Street” and a bit “EastEnders”. With songs.


a beautifully written show
Lou Reviews Blog

intricate, delicate dialogue, delivered to perfection
Mumble Theatre Press

beautifully crafted… and superbly acted
Mark Aspen Reviews


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