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Mr. Corvan’s Music Hall on tour

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Ivor Novello concert in Maidenhead in May


Dorothy Squires Drama on Radio 4


A play about the final years of tempestuous singer Dorothy Squires will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Friday 24th March at 2.15. Give Dotty A Chance by Martyn Hesford will feature Ruth Madoc as Squires and the supporting cast includes Arthur Bostrom and Graeme Hawley.

Into The Limelight: Women In The Music Hall

An interesting blog concerning Women in the Music Hall by BMHS member Margaret Monod can be found by clicking here:



Johnny Dennis’s Memorial Service

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Johnny Dennis will be held on;

Friday 7th April at 12 Noon at The Actors’ Church, Covent Garden.


Under The Arches on Sunday 30th April



The Players’ Music Hall Company are delighted to be performing at

The Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 30th April 2017 at 4.00pm and 7.30pm

The company promote that great British institution of Music Hall

with a unique blend of audience participation, authentic characters and broad comedy.

Above all the singing of wonderful songs that are an essential part of our heritage now as 100 years ago.

Let us raise the roof and let London reverberate to the glorious sounds of the Music Hall


The booking line is 08444 930 650, or please click Under the Arches – Ticketmaster  for the web page.

Chairman – Mr Kevin Gauntlett            Maestro – Mr Andrew Faulkner

Miss Maggie Beckit                            Mr Adam Borzone

Mr Michael Chance                            Mr James Gillan

Mr Andy Eastwood                            Miss Michelle Grant

Miss Judith Hibbert                            Miss Jane Horn

Mr Peter John

An Evening With Joane Hall on 16th March

The next BMHS Monthly Meeting takes place on Thursday 16th March at 7.45pm at the Club For Acts and Actors, 20, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HP.

Dean Caston will talk to Joane Hall about her long career in show business. Joane started out as a dancer with the Zio Angels. She trained as a ballet dancer but loved to tap dance as well as performing comedy routines. She entertained the troops overseas during the war with ENSA and worked at the London Palladium as a dresser.

She has appeared on television in The Bill, Father Ted and Bramwell. In 1988 she was elected Queen Ratling and is still involved with the Lady Ratlings.

There is no charge for admission to the Monthly Meetings but voluntary donations towards the expenses of the meetings are greatly appreciated. All welcome.


“Good Old Days” on March 17th


Bernard Cribbins, Ian Wallace, Barry Cryer, Marti Webb, Penelope Beaven, Rocky Rendall, Dinardi and Members of the Players Theatre Company will all be appearing in The Good Old Days on BBC4 on Friday 17th March. Originally broadcast on 28th February 1978, the show is chaired, as usual, by Leonard Sachs.

Wilton’s Music Hall Choir

Wilton's Music Hall choir

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“Good Old Days” on 10th March



Ron Moody heads the cast of The Good Old Days on BBC4 on Friday 10th March at 8pm. Originally broadcast on 21st February 1978, the show also features Hinge and Bracket, Alan Randall, Duggie Brown, Rita Morris, Peter Gale, Les Missiles, and members of the Players’ Theatre Company. Leonard Sachs is in the Chair.

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