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Any information relating to an "Underground Theatre" in the Wicker area in 1882 please ?

[The female Artist was paid £7-5s for one week; some big money in 1882]

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Any information relating to an "Underground Theatre" in the Wicker area in 1882 please ?

[The female Artist was paid £7-5s for one week; some big money in 1882]

An "underground" theatre <_<

With a "female artiste" being paid a large sum of money ;-)

Are you sure it wasn't some sort of Victorian strip joint or sex club lol

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An "underground" theatre <_<

With a "female artiste" being paid a large sum of money ;-)

Are you sure it wasn't some sort of Victorian strip joint or sex club lol

Sounds like a plan ! How much was £7 back then ? I know there is a money then-and-now convertor fella somewhere ...

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Sounds like a plan ! How much was £7 back then ? I know there is a money then-and-now convertor fella somewhere ...

Was she paid in cash, used notes, somewhere down an Attercliffe back alley :o

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There's not much known about the Underground Theatre or where exactly it was in the Wicker area.

There's a small piece in Bryen D Hillerby's book on Lost Theatres of Sheffield.

Miss Edith Glynne was employed by Mr Thomas Machin, being engaged as a serio to appear at the

" Underground Music Hall in Sheffield. Yes it's stated that she was paid £7 -5s for one week only.

After all the excavations done in that area in recent years you would have thought someone would

have discovered it.

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I was recently looking at Bryen Hillerby's book mentioned above and was intrigued by the reference to the 'Underground Theatre'. Clearly it was well enough known to book performers at a good rate too. Surely a well-mapped area though, and no reference anywhere? Mysterious :unsure:

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