Signor Ferzi, 177

Signor Ferzi, 177

Signor Ferzi and his son and daughter could regularly be seen at Sadler's Wells Pleasure Gardens in Islington. His daughter performed with him from the age of three and was soon joined by her two year old brother. This caused some criticism from those who considered the children's performance a despicable exploitation 'to gratify the avarice of unnatural parents'. The Ferzi (or Farcis as they were also billed) also appeared in pantomimes, masques and dances at the Wells.