Vesta Tilley is one of the most remarkable female entertainers to have ever lived. Born in Worcester in 1864, she became an international superstar, equally famous on both sides of the Atlantic. She always appeared on stage dresses as a man, although ironically, she did a great deal to further the cause of women’s emancipation. When she retired, nearly 2 million people signed the ‘People’s Tribute to Vesta Tilley’. She was one of the most beloved performers ever, taken to the very hearts of British people.
Claire’s performance as Vesta Tilley will both delight and enchant, while also providing a historically accurate insight into her life and times.
Written by Chris Jaeger