The main attraction of Edwardes’ musical comedies at the Gaiety and Daly’s Theatres were the Gaiety Girls who formed the chorus. They were fashionable, elegant young ladies and not at all like the corseted actresses from the burlesques. Gaiety Girls were polite, beautifully dressed and well-behaved young women, who were much sought after by the ‘stage door johnnies’ of the 1890s.