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The Little Bit The Boys Admire

The Marie Lloyd Story

A new play with a few old songs by John Mangan

It is 1922 and Marie Lloyd is being given a benefit concert.  Quite unexpectedly, she is joined by her greatest rival, cross-dressing male-impersonator, Vesta Tilley. They have never been friends.

As the play moves between Marie's dressing room and the music hall stage,  the audience learn not just about Marie’s amazing, if chequered, life, but also about Vesta, the Music Hall Strike of 1907, Marconi and even Dr Crippen. In this swift moving show, as well playing themselves, Vesta also becomes the men in Marie's life and Marie becomes the other women.

In true Music Hall fashion, Marie and Vesta will sing many of their most famous songs (such as Don't Dilly Dally, A Bit Of A Ruin That Cromwell Knocked About and Piccadilly Johnny) and joining in will be not only appreciated, but expected!

Take this unique opportunity to relive an era of Glory, Glitter and Gold.

Every performance by Miss Marie Lloyd is a Command Performance - by order of the British public!

This show toured in 2016 and 2017. 

Supported by

Arts Council England

Norfolk County Council

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Past Shows

Jun 2017

Date/TimeLocation
03/06/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brownhills Community Centre
Chester Road North, Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands, WS8 7JW

Apr 2017

Date/TimeLocation
08/04/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Trinity Arts Centre
Trinity Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2AL

Mar 2017

Date/TimeLocation
31/03/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Auden Theatre, Gresham's School
Cromer Road, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6EA
30/03/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Maddermarket Theatre
St John's Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR21DR
25/03/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bank Arts Centre
2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN
18/03/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sarah Thorne Theatre
Fordoun Road, Broadstairs, Kent , CT10 2BN
16/03/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Mill Studio
Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UX
11/03/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harborough Theatre
Church Square, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7NB
04/03/2017
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Edmund's Hall
Cumberland Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6JP
03/03/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dereham Memorial Hall
62A Norwich Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1AD

Dec 2016

Date/TimeLocation
03/12/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cotswold Playhouse
Parliament Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1LW
02/12/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Shelley Theatre
16 Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 1LX

Nov 2016

Date/TimeLocation
26/11/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bank Arts Centre
2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AN
25/11/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Quay Theatre
Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AN
19/11/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brockdish Village Hall
Scole Road, Brockdish, Norfolk, IP21 4JY
12/11/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cut Arts Centre
8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY
05/11/2016
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Forum
Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Oct 2016

Date/TimeLocation
29/10/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fisher Theatre
10 Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EE
21/10/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St George's Theatre
King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG
08/10/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Atrium
Spencer Avenue, North Walsham, Norfolk , NR28 9HZ
07/10/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre
Spain Lane, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6HP
06/10/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Swindon Arts Centre
Devizes Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BJ
01/10/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Seagull Theatre
19-75 Morton Road, Pakefield, Suffolk, NR33 0HJ, Suffolk

Sep 2016

Date/TimeLocation
30/09/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Granary Theatre
Staithe Street, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AU