The One And Only
January 14, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
The One and Only, written and directed by Briony Waite
Performed by Fiona Battisby
With musical accompaniment by Freya Evans
The One and Only tells the story of Marie Lloyd, Queen of Music Hall who died 100 years ago.
In the late 19th century, performers, mainly from the Londons East End, came together to create a unique phenomenon: Music Hall. Marie Lloyd started treading the boards at the age of 15, developing a singing repertoire that combined arch sauciness with lyrical intensity. Hailed as the One and Only, Queen of Music Hall and enjoying huge popularity worldwide, Marie had an equally colourful life off stage.