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Poster listing the Christmas entertainment at Gatti's Charing Cross Music Hall

Poster listing the Christmas entertainment at Gatti's Charing Cross Music Hall

Printer: Philips Brothers

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1891

Shelfmark: Evan.1105

Item number: 1105

Genre: Poster

In 1866 brothers Carlo and Giovanni Gatti acquired two of the arches under the new Charing Cross Station and opened them a year later as a music hall. The hall was affectionately known as Gatti's-Under-the-Arches, to avoid confusion with the brothers' other music hall in the Westminster Bridge Road, Gatti's-Over-the-Water or in-the-Road. Gatti's-Under-the-Arches was renamed the Hungerford Music Hall in 1883 and later became the Charing Cross Music Hall, as it is called in this poster of 1891.

One of the featured artistes here is Daisy Lloyd a sister of Marie Lloyd (1870-1922), whose wittily improper performances made her the idol of the British music hall. Daisy also possessed a fine voice and good looks. She enjoyed a long stage career, which continued to the Second World War when she entertained the troops.

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