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Britain's Best Recruiting Sergeant


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By Joy Wilkinson. Directed by Lee Lyford.

What does it take to be a man?

Little Tilley's dreams are realised as she follows in her father's footsteps and grows up to become Vesta Tilley, a shining star of the music hall whose much-loved act as a male impersonator makes her world-famous.

War breaks out and she supports the cause by helping to recruit soldiers to fight for king and country, but has she used her stardom for good? And is winning the most important thing?

The Unicorn commemorates the centenary of World War One and the 150th anniversary of Vesta Tilley's birth in this feisty, song-filled and touching look at the life of Vesta Tilley (1864 - 1952), who was nicknamed Britain's Best Recruiting Sergeant and led the way for female stars in music hall entertainment.

For ages 8+
Duration: Approx 1 hr

When
  • Times vary
  • 16 (conc 13; under-21s 10)
Where

Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ
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Box office: 020 7645 0560

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