Male impersonator, soubrette and headliner
Nelly Power was a force to be reckoned with in an era before female emancipation. But life was not a bed of roses for our heroine; betrayed by unscrupulous men and usurped by the next teenage sensation, her end was both sad and premature. The “teenage sensation” was, of course, Marie Lloyd, the Queen of the Music Hall. Join us to view the social history of the 19th century through the subversive lens of music hall and the story of one amazing woman.