Opening Date: Feb. 15, 1923
Playwright: "Hubert Parson (Sir Gerald Du Maurier & Viola Tree)
Director/Producer: Sir Gerald De Maurier.
Partial Cast: Gerald Du Maurier, H.W. Furniss, Nigel Bruce, Noel Barker, Ward McAllister, Lyn Perring
Tallulah's Role: Maxine/Tawara
Although not critically acclaimed, The Dancers was a sensation with audiences in England. It boasted superior production values and first rate acting, but the clear attraction was Tallulah. Her unique voice and stunning beauty caused her to be the talk of the town. Her most famous scene was one in which she performed an Indian dance costumed in feathers and jewels. Similar to Madonna's success in the early 1980's, Tallulah also developed a cult fan base of teenaged girls who copied her dress and style and lined up outside her door after performances.
Tallulah's Comments: "At the end of the first act on the opening night I was convinced I was a tragic failure. My last scene was a tender one in which Tony told me he must leave. On my exit, I heard a storm of screams and roars. Terrified, I ran to my dressing room. I didn't have to return to the stage for forty minutes. In that interval I cried my heart out. I was sure that I had floped, that I had been booed, disgraced. After the final curtain I learned that what I thought were boos were screams of approval."
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