Music Hall Variety Show
Our late summer production
First rehearsal moved to Monday 5th June 2023 at the Radford Social Club at 7pm.
We are currently working on our late summer production and it will be a variety show featuring songs, musicians, comedy, magic and sketches. We are looking for actors, singers, musicians, performers and scripts for this show, along with production team members.
Please email us if you require further information or would like to advise us of your interest.
The show is due to be performed in August 2023, provisional dates are
Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2023.
Music Hall and Variety
Would you like to be involved:
Play an instrument?
Write a sketch?
Music Hall and Variety, popular entertainment that features successive acts starring singers, comedians, dancers, and actors and sometimes jugglers, acrobats, and magicians. Derived from the taproom concerts given in city taverns in England during the 18th and 19th centuries, music hall entertainment was eventually confined to a stage, with the audience seated at tables; liquor sales paid the expenses. To discourage these entertainments, a licensing act was passed in 1751. The measure, however, had the contrary effect; the smaller taverns avoided obtaining licenses by forming music clubs, and the larger taverns, reacting to the added dignity of being licensed, expanded by employing musicians and installing scenery. These eventually moved from their tavern premises into large plush and gilt palaces where elaborate scenic effects were possible. “Saloon” became the name for any place of popular entertainment; “variety” was an evening of mixed plays; and “music hall” meant a concert hall that featured a mixture of musical and comic entertainment.