Jolly old pals at the professional theatre company “Don’t Go into the Cellar!” are to bring another slice of vintage entertainment to the Black Country this June, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
Wednesbury’s Museum & Art gallery will play host to “A Jolly Bostin Jubilee Jamboree!” on Saturday 2nd June at 7pm, 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 Black Country region.
The performance will also feature a specially-commissioned Victorian-style house-band! “The Penny Farthings” will supply live musical accompaniment to the acts, in the style that variety artistes of the day would have been familiar with. Popular songs to be played include “The Cock Linnet Song” and “Knees Up Mother Brown”. The show will finish with an audience sing-a-long of favourites from Last Night of the Proms.
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 Sandwell celebrate the Jubilee in traditional style, the way the region 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 £6.00 / £5.00 children can be purchased directly from the Museum by calling 0121 556 0683.