She later suppressed and then downplayed the extent of her acting experience, but she retained some friendships from this era, including actress Florence Haydon
and managers William Creswick
and Henry Nye Chart
(to whom she...
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
At the Theatre Royal
in Brighton, MEB
began three years of acting for actor-manager Henry Nye Chart
. There (while first pursuing publication) she played male parts that presage the gender-play of her novels.
Carnell, Jennifer. The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon: A Study of Her Life and Work. Sensation Press, 2000.