Now Here's a Funny Story

Jun 20 2017 20:00 - 22:00

OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW130HX London

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. In a modern cabaret format, experienced Music Hall artists, Tommy Parsons and Elsie Bloom (Airlie Scott) take us on a musical journey from the very beginnings of Music Hall in the 1840’s, with traditional songs such as The Ballad Of Sam Hall and The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter, through to its 1890’s heyday with the likes of Marie Lloyd and Champagne Charlie, and on to wartime jingoism and the cross-dressing Vesta Tilley (“Britain’s best recruiting sergeant”) of the Great War before finally Music Hall suffers its relative decline with the advent of ragtime dance halls and cinema. A fun engaging and educational singalong entertainment!

The show is directed by Jan Hunt of Paper Moon Theatre Company, The Players Theatre and BBC Television’s The Good Old Days’ fame.


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