Edwardian Music Hall

Compiled and Directed by Chris Boott

5 nights in February 2017

The audience were served with a meal and a traditional Victorian/Edwardian MUSIC HALL comprising of songs, sketches and melodramas. The show was divided into 3 Parts with elements of the meal during the intervals between parts.

Music Hall

There were 5 performances: Friday & Saturday nights across 2 weekends and the middle Thursday was just the show without the meal. 

The audiences really loved the evening, judging from how well they joined in, their smiles as they left and their generous comments. They had been encouraged to hiss, boo, heckle and sing-along  … which they did on every night!

One of the great variety acts that has almost been forgotten, the Sand Dance by Wilson, Keppel & Betty, from the 1920s & 1930s was recreated each night.

Sand Dance - Wilson,Keppel & betty


PART 1

Chorus Songs
- Climbing Over Rocky Mountains
- Happy Wanderer
- Don't Dilly Dally on the Way
Solo - Morning Promenade
Sketch - The Yokels
Solo - Under the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
Trio - The Molecatcher
Monlogue - Billy Bennett's "Thinking of You"
Solo - Pansy Faces

PART 2

Melodrama - Penny for Bob
Solo - Bang went the Chance of a Lifetime
Melodrama - Jack the Dandy

PART 3

Chorus Songs
- A Life on the Ocean Wave
- Around the World
- Rolling Down to Rio
Monologue - "Never Mind the Weather"
Solo - The Camel's Hump
Sand Dance
Sketch - La Plume de ma Tante
Monologue - Billy Bennett's "Mandalay"
Chorus Songs
- Show Me the Way to Go Home
- Take me Back to Dear Old Blighty
- Rule Britannia
- Land of Hope & Glory
- Old Bull & Bush

NODA Review

 

Programme

 



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Feb 2017 Music Hall