"direct from the Phoenix Theatre, Dover, our very own Kentish swell, our diminutive Faversham masher"

There does not appear to be any record of a Dover theatre named the Phoenix.  However, Phoenix was a popular name for theatres and cinemas during the 20th Century.

In current English, masher is a slang term for a man who forces his unwanted attentions on a woman; in 19th century England, particularly in the world of the Music Hall, a masher was a male impersonator, or any woman who dressed as a man.

Faversham is a small market town in Kent, close to Whitstable.


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