Now Here's a Funny Story! archiveA jaunty romp through the history of the Golden Age of Music Hall revealing its dark underbelly. Experienced music hall artists, TOMMY PARSONS and AIRLIE SCOTT take you on a musical journey from the very beginnings of music hall through to its 1890s heyday with the likes of Marie Lloyd and Champagne Charlie, onto wartime jingoism and the cross-dressing Vesta Tilley of the Great War. Not just drunken toffs, cross-dressing, risque sexuality, homelessness, decadence and war casualties across the Empire...but also plenty of booze and singalong songs as well! A fun sing-along evening is guaranteed for people of all ages and highly illuminating for those interested in the roots of popular entertainment, the culture of the late Victorian era and The First World War.


Author: Mitch Feral
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Archive listings for Now Here's a Funny Story!

Work type: Cabaret.


Producer Funny Story Productions. Director Jan Hunt. Performer Tommy Parsons. Performer Ciara Power.
26 Jun 19Canal Cafe Theatre, Bridge House Pub, Inner London :: V177
listing details L672061929


Director Jan Hunt. Performer Tommy Parsons. Performer Miss Airlie Scott. Musical Director Paul Smith (piano).
26 Oct 18Oasthouse Theatre, Rainham :: V695
listing details L73609063
21 Oct 18Tower Theatre, Folkestone :: V01596663464
listing details L02123125486
13 Oct 18The Arden Theatre, Faversham :: V081256096
listing details L2089253073
5 Oct 18Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton :: V01556541652
listing details L1189134197


Director Jan Hunt. Performer Tommy Parsons. Performer Airlie Scott. Performer Paul Smith (pianoforte).
24 Mar 18Sarah Thorne Theatre Club Memorial Theatre, Broadstairs :: V677919099
listing details L0352049298
22 Mar 18Camberley Theatre (previously Artslink), Camberley :: V698
listing details L0737235136
3 Mar 18The Arden Theatre, Faversham :: V081256096
listing details L01470161850
20 Jun 17OSO Arts Centre (formerly the Old Sorting Office), Outer London :: V0964976130
listing details L2036758516

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