With 9 appearances at the Hippodrome spanning 13 years (1925-1938), Gracie Fields was one of the most popular comediennes of her time. Billed as ‘England’s Greatest Comedienne’, she composed a number of songs including Sing As We Go, Mary Rose and Sally, which became her theme song. Her appearances at the Hippodrome in the late 1930’s broke box office records each year she appeared. In 1937, she had sold out all 15 performances of her variety week including three matinees, less than a week after they were put on sale. Four thousand tickets were sold in one booking.