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The Glory of the Music Hall

22nd March 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A very special Wednesday afternoon Music Hall performance from the masters of music hall.

The show where anything can happen – when Vincent Hayes founder of Brick Lane Music Hall joins up with local company Stage Right Productions  to bring the excitement of traditional music hall bills as well as freshly devised production shows with more up to date and innovative material, to the Deco Autumn.

Why not treat yourself a traditional afternoon tea following the show. Please call for details.

The show will feature acts from the Music Hall era , a good old sing a long and side splitting comedy.

You will enjoy the company and talents of:

Your MC – Mr Peter John

A great sing-a-long from Miss Linda Watts

Comedy and magic presented by Mr Richard Gaunlett

and your MD for the afternoon Mr Laurence Payne

One of the undisputed music hall “greats” of our generation, Peter John has been honoured with the British Music Hall Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Born in Liverpool, Peter John trained at RADA and was one of the founder members of the National Theatre Company, performing in Olivier’s original Othello. Moving into music hall, he appeared in many specialist music hall and variety shows. He was one of the regular performers at Vincent Hayes’ pub, the Lord Hood in the 1980’s and was one of the first to appear on stage at the newly opened Brick Lane Music Hall in Brick Lane in 1992. Peter has appeared in more than 30 pantomimes, famously performing dame at The City Varieties, Leeds, for many years.

In recent years Peter has concentrated on music hall and variety and is a regular performer in music hall shows all over the country, including, we are happy to say, Brick Lane Music Hall.

Linda studied at the Guildhall School of Music. She went on to make her name in the field of popular classics, starring in BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night, Songs from the Shows and Melodies For You, as well as singing in Gala Shows and Concerts with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Touring extensively with the Magic of the Musicals, Opera and Operetta, her singing has taken her around the world. Concert and theatre performances take her from the West End to all parts of the British Isles, appearing in many of the country’s leading Theatres and Concert Halls with choirs and orchestras and on nationwide tours with many top British stars.

She has recorded a number of albums, has recently concluded a national tour with her shows Some Enchanted Evening and The 3 Sopranos, and still finds time to take part in shows for Brick Lane Music Hall on a regular basis.

Richard is a comedian and an actor whose interests in music hall, silent film and variety have inspired much of his career, ranging from circus, West End musicals, opera and variety. He is a regular at The Leeds City Varieties and The Player’s Theatre, as well as Brick Lane Music Hall.

Richard first appeared in the musical Barnum, originally in Manchester, then the West End and going on to the National tour, eventually taking over the title role of P.T.Barnum himself. Since then he has made regular appearances in musicals, theatre and opera, including such notable roles as Lefou in the original cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Timon in the Lion King, not to mention Leopold with the ENO in Der Rosenkavalier.

Richard has also appeared in film and on television, from the Sooty Show for CBBC to a baddie in Dr Who. Richard tours extensively, appearing in pantomime and variety around the country with his unique array of entertaining speciality acts.

Laurence studied trombone and piano at the Royal Academy of Music. His theatrical career started at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, where he was Musical Director for nineteen consecutive pantomime seasons, as well as many other shows. Pantomimes and Music Hall tours followed.

For many years Laurence was resident Musical Director and arranger at Brick Lane Music Hall. He has travelled all over Britain, with shows ranging from Rock n’ Roll compilations to the very English Salad Days, and as far afield as Hong Kong. As well as performing, Laurence works as a singing coach and all round techno-buff.

He appears on music hall bills around the country, including events for the British Music Hall Society and the Concert Artists Association.

The Glory of the Music Hall will be the perfect way to spend a fun  filled  afternoon.

General tickets are £9.50 each – group discounts available

With afternoon tea £15.50 each

Any special dietary requirements please call Toni : 01604 491005


22nd March 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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