Now Here's A Funny Story


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Now Here's A Funny Story

Mar 2018
In a modern cabaret format, Now Here’s A Funny Story is a jaunty romp through the history of the Golden Age of Music Hall, sometimes revealing its dark underbelly and is directed by Jan Hunt of ‘Paper Moon Theatre Company’ and BBC Television’s ‘The Good Old Days’.
A fun sing-along afternoon is guaranteed for people of all ages! This show is packed with great songs and comedy as well as an illuminating exploration of the roots of popular entertainment in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras and is perfectly timed for the forthcoming centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War. As performed by experienced Music Hall artists, Mr Tommy Parsons and Miss Airlie Scott (who have appeared with The Players Theatre, Britain’s oldest established music hall company), we are taken on a musical journey from the very beginnings of Music Hall in the song and supper rooms of the 1840’s, with traditional songs such as The Ballad Of Sam Hall and The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter, through to its heyday of the 1890’s with the likes of Marie Lloyd and George Leybourne (Champagne Charlie). On the way we meet a whole host of characters such as the maestro of the Hackney halls, Sam Collins (On The Rocky Road To Dublin) and the cross-dressing Vesta Tilley (“Britain’s best recruiting sergeant”) before finally Music Hall suffers its relative decline at the end of The Great War with the advent of ragtime dance halls and cinema.



Full £19, Theatre Club £18