Canal Cafe Theatre- 26th June, 2019
June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£13 - £15
NOW HERE’S A FUNNY STORY!
By Mitch Feral
Tommy Parsons and Ciara Power with Paul Smith on piano.
Directed by Jan Hunt of BBC Television’s The Good Old Days Fame.
The Canal Café Theatre
Bridge House, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, London W2 6ND
Tickets: £15 standard; £13 concessions
(The theatre charges an additional fee of £1.50 annual membership on top of the ticket price)
BoxOffice: www.canalcafetheatre.co.uk or tel: 0207 289 6054
Funny Story Productions present a wickedly fun singalong show, Now Here’s A Funny Story! Which aims to reveal Victorian Music Hall in its true light as the precursor of Weimar Cabaret. Written by Mitch Feral and performed by experienced cabaret and music hall artists, Tommy Parsons and Ciara Power, with Paul Smith on piano, we are taken on a musical journey from the very beginnings of Victorian Music Hall with its darkly comic songs of mock executions, through to its glamorous heyday of the 1890’s and the Great War. On the way, we encounter Marie Lloyd, whose private life was mired in domestic tragedy and violence and Champagne Charlie, who died of drink-related illness in an era of rampant alcoholism. There too, the brazenly cross-dressing Dan Leno and Vesta Tilley whose sexual ambiguity paved the way for the Suffragette Movement and Gay Lib. Performed in a satirical, cabaret style, Now Here’s A Funny Story! lifts the lid on the dark, subversive, socially pioneering underbelly of Victorian popular culture….with famous sing-along songs for all the family, such as ‘Don’t Dilly Dally On The Way’, ‘The Old Bull & Bush’ and ‘’It’s A Long Way To Tipperary’ ,as well as re-discovered lesser-known classics such as ‘You Can’t Stop A Girl From Thinking’’, ‘The Ballad of Sam Hall’ and ‘I’ll Make A Man Of You’. The show is directed by Jan Hunt of BBC Television’s The Good Old Days.