Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 23 February 2008

Majorie Manners (fl. early 20th Century),
English actress and singer, in the title role of the pantomime,
Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Brighton, Christmas 1909

Majorie Manners

Majorie Manners as she appeared in the title role of the pantomime,
Cinderella, produced at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, Christmas 1909

(photo: A.H. Fry, Brighton, 1909/10)

This real photograph postcard was published by the photographer A.H. Fry of Brighton, Sussex, in late 1909 or early 1910.

In addition to her appearance as Cinderella at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, for the Christmas season of 1909/10, Marjorie Manners is recorded as having played the Marquis Oakdeans in Cinderella, starring Phyllis Dare in the title role, at the Adelphi Theatre, London, which was produced on 24 December 1908. She was also Nele in the unsuccessful English version by Leslie Stiles of the comic opera, The Love Mills, by Frantz Fonson and Fernand Wicheler, with music by A. Van Oost, produced at the Globe Theatre, London, on 3 October 1911, which ran for 24 performances. Miss Manners also appeared in Aladdin, the pantomime for the 1912/13 Christmas season at the Broadway Theatre, London; in a tour of Peter Pan during the Autumn of 1913; and in the revue, Come Inside, at the Hippodrome, Brighton, in April 1914.

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