The Lissenden Players next Music Hall evening is on Wednesday 17th November at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution in Pond Square – 11, South Grove, Highgate, London, N6 6BS
Doors open 7.30 for 8 pm. (Admission £8).
In the cast this month:
Orla Roberts, Cathy Joyner, Sue Yager. Louisa Bayman and Martin Nail,
with Pamela Mundy in the Chair and Derek Marcus at the piano.
Set in Camberwell Asylum in the last weeks of Dan Leno’s life, he is visited by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree to discuss Shakespeare while his nurse and physician try to make sense of Dan and his condition. It is in turns sad funny and poignant and will make you laugh out loud with instantly recognisable music-hall songs in a joyful insight into the life of a legendary comedian.DAN LENO was the superstar of the Victorian music-halls and the annual pantomime at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He died tragically young at 43 in 1904 but his legacy lives on to this day. He inspired Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin, his influence and style are picked up in the work of Norman Evans and Les Dawson and continues throughout the present day with comedian Peter Kay.
DEBBIE HUDD FROM THE BRITISH MUSIC HALL SOCIETY WILL GIVE A SHORT INTRODUCTION PRIOR TO THE PERFORMANCE IN MEMORY OF ROY HUDD OBE.
Britain’s Got Talent 2020 Finalist, Steve Royle stars as Dan Leno with Janet Maher as Nurse Kelly, Neil Rowland as Henry Galvin, Nicola Violet as Lydia Leno and Phil Walker as Doctor Savage.
SPECIAL GUEST STAR , JOHN THOMSON (COLD FEET and THE MASKED SINGER), WILL PLAY THE CAMEO ROLE OF SIR HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE.
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November’s In The Limelight meeting will take place on Thursday 18th November at The Water Rats pub, 328, Grays Inn Road, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 8BZ at 7.30pm when Alison Child and Rosie Wakley will present Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney – Britain’s Forgotten Female Double Act.
Alison has written a book (shortlisted for the Polari Prize) about a unique musical comedy double act who appeared across the country, including the London Palladium, Victoria Palace and the London Coliseum in the 1920s. The talk will include slides and live recordings of this remarkable pair.
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On Saturday 13th November at 3pm there will be a live Music Hall show packed with singalong favourites and hits from yesteryear.
At the Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1N 3AQ.
£5 on the door.
Kate Garner is a songwriter/singer/pianist with a love of old songs and a supporter of The Royal British Legion.
Join her for a singalong on Remembrance Sunday online, from the comfort of your home.
There is no ticket required but if you would like to make a donation to The Royal British Legion, that will be lovely.
To watch the show, email Kate at email@example.com She’ll send you a link to the show to watch on YouTube at 3pm on 14th November.
The British Music Hall Society President Paul O’Grady unveiled a BMHS Blue Plaque to music hall star Fred Barnes on Monday 18th October at 22, Clifton Villas, London, W9 2PH, Fred’s home from 1926-1930. Photos of the event are now on the BMHS website:
The North East Theatre Organ Association present a wonderful MIGHTY WURLITZER Concert featuring Former Young Theatre Organist of the Year LEWIS SCOTT in concert at the Wurlitzer
SUNDAY 24 October 2021 at 2.30 pm at the New Victoria Centre, Howden-Le-Wear, CROOK, DL15 8EZ for all ages to enjoy.
TICKETS contact David Kirkbride tel. 01388 762467 or
Online at www.netoa.org.uk