Poster for the South London Palace 1110
Printer: FFW Oldfield & Co
Medium: Print on paper
By the 1890s music halls had developed into variety theatres, catering for all classes of society. This playbill, advertising the South London Palace, is a good example of the range of acts that performed on a single night. One of the performers is Nellie Navette, a Danish ballerina, born Adeline Genee. She started dancing when she was just three years old, making her debut in Copenhagen when she was 17. She came to London in 1897, toured the United States in 1908, and then danced in Australia and New Zealand. One of the greatest dancers of her time, a prestigious award for dancing is still given in her name today.