Our good friends at theatre company “Don’t Go Into The Cellar!” – best known in Bloxwich for their popular past production of ‘Holmes Alone’ and the forthcoming play ‘Jekyll the Ripper’ at Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre – are to bring a slice of vintage entertainment to Birmingham this June, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
Chamberlain Square’s Library Theatre will play host to “Ta-ra-ra Brum-de-ay!” on Friday June 1st at 2.30pm and 7:30pm, and the performance will feature star turns from Victorian and Edwardian music hall stars such as Marie Lloyd, Dan Leno, Tod Slaughter and Le Petomane – or at least, actors impersonating them!
The fun interactive show will feature many well-known music hall songs and comedy skits, and audience participation will be actively encouraged! The vintage variety show, in the style of the BBC’s much-loved series “The Good Old Days”, will be the first in a proposed series of performances across the West Midlands region.
The Birmingham theatre company has already established itself as the UKs only professional troupe that specialises in original Victorian ghost and horror tales, Music Hall revivals and Sherlock Holmes shows.
The theatre company’s Director, Rachel Green, is delighted that Cellar is able to help Birmingham celebrate the Jubilee in traditional style, the way that Brummies would have done 100 years ago or more.
Rachel says “We are thrilled to present this traditional theatre show and re-introduce audiences to the Victorian Era’s very own stage superstars!”
Tickets are available to purchase at the company’s website, www.dontgointothecellar.com. However, two lucky winners can each win a pair of free tickets, either to the matinee or evening performance, by answering this simple question.
Which of the following is a famous Music Hall song?
a) Oh, I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
b) Oh, I Do Like to be Beside the Motorway
c) Oh, I Do Like to be Beside the Seal Sanctuary
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and a contact telephone number. Closing date for entries is 5pm Monday 21st May 2012.