Snellie

Snellie

Snellie

Snellie is a tribute to the remarkable Mrs Ellen Nye Chart, known as ‘Nellie’, who took over as owner and manager of Theatre Royal Brighton in 1875. She built its reputation, putting Brighton firmly on the theatrical map.  Enterprising and generous she introduced matinees and annual pantomimes, attracted the star actors from London and every year she’d invite the 1,000 inmates of the workhouse to a free pantomime performance.

Created by local artist and keen theatre supporter, Judith Berrill, Snellie is dressed in her finery, showing her theatrical roots and the fashions of the time. Nellie’s home was where the box office is today and some say she has never left the building, so next time you visit, see if you can glimpse her ghost!

Designed by: Judith Berrill   

Say hello at: Brighton Theatre Royal

Sponsored by: Theatre Royal Brighton

Designed by: Judith Berrill   

Say hello at:

Brighton Theatre Royal

Sponsored by:

Theatre Royal Brighton

Snellie is a tribute to the remarkable Mrs Ellen Nye Chart, known as ‘Nellie’, who took over as owner and manager of Theatre Royal Brighton in 1875. She built its reputation, putting Brighton firmly on the theatrical map.  Enterprising and generous she introduced matinees and annual pantomimes, attracted the star actors from London and every year she’d invite the 1,000 inmates of the workhouse to a free pantomime performance.

Created by local artist and keen theatre supporter, Judith Berrill, Snellie is dressed in her finery, showing her theatrical roots and the fashions of the time. Nellie’s home was where the box office is today and some say she has never left the building, so next time you visit, see if you can glimpse her ghost!

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