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Normansfield Theatre: 17th March 2018: 7.30pm
March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Funny Story Productions is excited to be bringing this fun singalong Victorian show to this beautiful Grade II listed Victorian theatre, the Normansfield Theatre, following sell-out London dates and hot from a recent run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
Funny Story Productions presents:
‘Now Here’s a Funny Story!” by Mitch Feral
A jaunty romp through the history of the Golden Age of Music Hall.
Starring Miss Airlie Scott, Mr Tommy Parsons
Directed by Jan Hunt of BBC’s The Good Old Days.
“decidedly upbeat, whistlestop singalong history tour…elegantly constructed” ****All Edinburgh Review.
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.
Written by MITCH FERAL Winner of The Offcut Festival Short Play Award ‘Inspiring musical’ *****Three Weeks on Mitch Feral’s Street Cries
“Excellent entertainment with appeal for everyone…amusing, touching and rowdy!“Brian Dazley, Max Miller Appreciation Society.