Following the success of our visit to Dorset last August, we have been invited back again this year – this time on October 11th at 7pm. So if you live in or around Sherborne, don’t miss this rare opportunity to …Continue reading →
Councillor Christabel Flight, Westminster City Council’s Older People’s Champion, initiated the idea of Silver Sunday, which is now a special day in the national calendar when everyone can come together to celebrate older people: a day in the nation’s hearts …Continue reading →
Regular Players’ guest artiste Andy Eastwood has just published his tour dates for the next few months on his website, including several of his own productions. Of particular interest might be ‘Those Were The Days’ at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch …Continue reading →
Marie Lloyd, the ‘Queen of the Music Hall’, was born Matilda Alice Victoria Wood in London on 12 February 1870. She first appeared at the Eagle Tavern in London aged 15 as Bella Delmare, singing ‘My Soldier Laddie’. By 1885 …Continue reading →
Music Hall lies at the root of all modern popular entertainment. With stars such as Marie Lloyd, Harry Lauder and Dan Leno, it reached its glorious, brassy height between 1890 and the First World War. In the first book on this subject for many years, Richard Anthony Baker whisks us off on a colourful and nostalgic tour of the rise and fall of British music hall.