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Lissenden Players’ July Music Hall

The Lissenden Players will be staging their monthly music hall evening on Wednesday 20th July at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, 11, South Grove, Pond Square, Highgate, London N6 6BS. Doors open 7.30 for 8 pm start .

Artists appearing: Orla Roberts  –  Cathy Joyner  –  Sheila Miller  –  Fiona Slater  — Martin Nail – Sue Yager

With Racker Donnelly in the Chair and Derek Marcus at the piano.

Admission at the door: £8.  

Two British Music Hall Society Events on 5th and 7th July – Not To Be Missed

The Tiller Girls

On Tuesday 5th July at 7.30pm at The Water Rats pub, 328, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8BZ Mark Fox will be hosting an evening devoted to The Tiller Girls with interviews and archive footage.

Scott St. Martyn in conversation with Dean Caston

On Thursday 7th July at 7.30pm at The Water Rats pub, BMHS Chairman Dean Caston will be chatting to Scott about his career in such musicals as 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story and The Rocky Horror show.

Tickets for both events and future BMHS events can be purchased by clicking on the link below:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on?q=british%20music%20hall%20society

Mary Ward Players’ Music Hall on 18th June

Saturday 18 June
Mary Ward Centre

42 Queen Square, London WC1
at 3pm
Door donation £5.

Dear Old Pals
Help the Mary Ward Players bid farewell to Queen Square, their home for 30 years!

After this show they will be moving to their new home at Mary Ward’s Blackfriars Centre at 
1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB.

The first performance will take place on
Saturday 8 October
at 2pm

Roy Hudd Statue Appeal

Plans are afoot to raise funds for a statue to that much loved comedian and actor Roy Hudd OBE, who died in 2020. Please click on the link below to read all about it:

https://www.theroyhuddstatueappeal.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wTcG9APELgVRuLaS4Kh_KW1sFKEmo0nzcxvTTncMbEng5rEVgsgEdWrU

In The Limelight – Thursday 9th June CANCELLED

The British Music Hall Society has had to cancel the June In The Limelight presentation scheduled for Thursday 9th June as the guest speaker Robert Ross is unwell. The next In The Limelight will be on Thursday 7th July when Dean Caston will be in conversation with performer Scott St. Martyn.

Just Over A Week To Go Until Day By The Sea

Simon Gledhill Organ Concert on 19th June

Forgotten Heroes Of Comedy is the subject of June’s In The Limelight

The next In The Limelight talk on Thursday 9th June 2022 at the Water Rats, 328, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8BZ at 730pm will feature Robert Ross talking about Forgotten Heroes Of Comedy. Robert is a leading authority on the history of British comedy and has written 16 books. In this long overdue and affectionate salute, Robert will pay tribute to some of the finest, funniest and most captivating names in comedy – from both sides of the Atlantic. Tickets (BMHS Members £8; Non-Members £12) can be booked via Ticketsource:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/328-grays-inn-road/the-water-rats/forgotten-heroes-of-comedy/2022-06-09/19:30/t-dvavnzr

2 for 1 offer for the BFI’s Judy Garland Season

The British Film Institute have a 2 for1 offer for their Judy Garland season.

It is very much a celebratory season where tribute is paid to this Hollywood icon as an entertainer – dancer, singer and comedian.

Judy Garland: A Star is Reborn @ BFI Southbank June 2022

It’s time to forget your troubles and get happy with a celebration of one of the most enduring icons of the 20th century. Why not grab a friend and enjoy this 2 for 1 ticket offer – simply quote Judy241 when booking.

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/article/judygarland

BBC Radio 4 Great Lives features strongwoman Joan Rhodes on Tuesday 24th May

The BBC Radio 4 series Great Lives features strongwoman Joan Rhodes, chosen by the actress Anna Maxwell Martin. The programme will be broadcast at 4.30pm on Tuesday 24th May.

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