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Marie Lloyd, Queen of the Halls

Three husbands, but an adoring public coming out in thousands for the funeral of the music hall star. Stars Elizabeth Mansfield.

After collapsing on stage one day in 1922, Marie Lloyd lies dying, battered by life, drink and hard work.

Raunchy to the end, the great music hall star recalls her songs, her audiences, her triumphs and disasters.

Steve Trafford's adaptation of his stage play stars Elizabeth Mansfield , who played Marie in the original one-woman show.

Marie Lloyd ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Alec Hurley ...... Robert Lister
Bernard Dillon ...... Kilian McKenna
Bella ...... Jenny Howe
Doctor ...... James Greene
Mrs Ormiston Chant ...... Jo Kendall
Percy Courtenay ...... Christopher Good
Grace ...... Sarah Mansfield
Alice ...... Susan Sheridan
Temperance Advocate ...... Mary Allen
Manager ...... Danny Schiller
Mr Blythe Pratt ...... Timothy Alcock
Marconi ...... Ben Onwukwe
Agent ...... Andrew Wincott
Charlie ...... Nigel Carrington
Prince of Wales ...... Michael Kilgarriff
Official ...... Brian Miller
Committee Member ...... Timothy Carlton

Music director: Jack Glover

Musicians:
Maurice Cambridge
Noel Langley
Steve Wilks
Roy Babington
Stephen Rose

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1990.

14 days left to listen

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Feb 2020 04:00

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