THE PICADILLY OLDE TIME MUSIC HALL


This is an archived copy of an event that has already passed. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   
  • Date:
  • Location: Caloundra Cultural Centre, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

The Piccadilly Olde Time Music Hall

Wednesday 13th September @ 11:00am

Morning Tea from 10:00am

 

 

"MY LORDS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

 

            AT ENO- O O O R - MOUS EXPENSE, TOP HAT PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENTS.......

 

A DYNAMIC DISPLAY FOR YOUR DELECTATION AND DELIGHT!

 

In the style of the Leeds Music Hall, the Palace, the King George and several other well-known London pubs....

 

"THE PICCADILLY OLDE TIME MUSIC HALL!"

(An Olde Time Music Hall Entertainment!)

 

The Music Hall - 19th Century

 

            The behaviour of an early 19th Century audience would appal the theatregoer of today, accustomed as he is to silence and no smoking in the auditorium during a play.  Drury Lane and Covent Garden both seated audiences of over 3,000 and if their attention was not held by the action on stage they frequently talked amongst themselves.  Many times musical interludes or songs and dances were incorporated into plays to amuse the audiences.  Audiences were boisterous and good humoured, but if the interval lasted too long someone would shout to the orchestra:

 

 'Now then you cat-gut scrapers!  Let's have a ha'ppurth of liveliness.'

 

            But it was the Theatres Act of 1843 that changed things - the Act now prohibited eating, drinking and smoking during the performance, yet allowed all three at a musical show or sing-song. And this Act more than anything else, encouraged the growth of a new kind of theatre, the Music Hall. 

 

            By 1868 there were 28 music halls in London and 300 in the rest of the country, and it quickly became the best-loved of entertainments.  The entertainment was managed by a sleek, well-dressed chairman, who solemnly puffed a cigar, summoned for silence with a hammer and introduced the various turns...

 

            It is this style of show that Top Hat Productions'

 

"PICCADILLY OLDE TIME MUSIC HALL!"

 

is all about - a return to the kind of Music Hall entertainment of the 1800s! Hear songs about big men dominated by small wives, patriotism and young ladies in delicate conditions, babies disappearing down plugholes and fairies when they're 40!...

 

            So… for all those who loved the Leeds Music Hall, the Empire, The Hippodrome… the unforgettable talents of Marie Lloyd, Florrie Forde, George Robey and Harry Champion… and later Vesta Tilley, Lupino Lane and Gracie Fields and an early Charlie Chaplin… this show returns to the very roots of theatre.

 

            While pub shows dated back to the "pleasure gardens" of the 1700s and the saloons of the early 1800s, the first music halls appeared in suburban London in the 1850s.  They were essentially pubs with a stage added on!  Men and women of all classes ate and drank while joining the performers in raucous sing-alongs.  Mediocre acts would be booed off the stage, the songs were sentimental or comic as well as spoofs of the rich and famous.

 

Songs include:

*  WHY AM I ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID

   *  MY OLD MAN SAID FOLLOW THE VAN

      * I'LL TAKE YOU HOME AGAIN, KATHLEEN

         * BURLINGTON BURTIE FROM BOW

             *  I'M 'ENERY THE EIGHTH I AM

               *  I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE  … and many more.

 

            Producer/Director Kate Peters has appeared in numerous seasons of professional music hall productions, and also Canberra Repertory Society's famous Olde Time Music Hall - the longest-running music hall production in Australia (now in its 31st year).

 

 

The Piccadilly Olde Time Music Hall is on at the Caloundra Cultural Centre on Wednesday 13th September at 11:00am.  Ticket Prices are $13.50 Adult including morning tea from 10:00am.  Bookings (07) 5491 4240, Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-11:30am, Box Office open 1 hour prior to performance, Morning tea served at 10:00am.

sunshine morning melodies

A return to the kind of Music Hall entertainment of the 1800's!  '...its for those who love the Leeds Music Hall, The Empire, The Hippodrome ... unforgettable talents of Marie Lloyd, Florrie Forde, George Robey, Harry Champion...  this show returns to the very roots of theatre.  Produced and Directed by Kate Peters.

Tickets: $13.50 Adult
Including morning Tea from 10.00am
Wednesday 13th September @ 11.00am


Box Office Hours
monday-friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
saturday 9.00am-11.30am
box office open 1 hour prior to performance

Bookings: (07) 5491 4240
culturalcentre@caloundra.qld.gov.au
20 minchinton street, caloundra 4551
www.caloundraculturalcentre.com.au

Luncheon Buffet
Why not gather some friends and join us for a delicious buffet lunch after the show for only $12.00 per person (bookings essential)

Group Bookings
If you book a group of 10 people or more pay $12.00 per person
Coach parking available with easy access for wheelchairs.
Complimentary ticket for one carer for every 10 bookings.

Interested in becoming a Caloundra Cultural Centre volunteer?  Call our bookings office for more information.

Full Sunshine Melodies Calendar:

DORIS AND ME - JANET SEIDEL

Doris Day recorded over 650 songs like Secret Love, Pillow Talk, Perhaps, Sentinmental Journey, and Que Sera Sera forver associated with Doris Days sunny, feel good delivery and pleasant sounding voice.  This is "...delightful celebration of the life and songs of Doris Day."

Tickets: $13.50 Adult
Including morning Tea from 10.00am
Wednesday 28th June @ 11.00am


TRIBUTE TO MARILYN MONROE

Marilyn is one of the world's most celbrated and controversial women of the twentieth century.  Jeanne Little tells Marilyn's sotry and sings her songs from her early years as Norma Jean Baker, through to her years as sex goddess Marilyn Monroe to the night in August 1962, when she dies.  Was it an accident, was it suicide or was it murder?

Tickets: $13.50 Adult
Including morning Tea from 10.00am
Wednesday 16th August @ 11.00am


THE PICADILLY OLDE TIME MUSIC HALL

A return to the kind of Music Hall entertainment of the 1800's!  '...its for those who love the Leeds Music Hall, The Empire, The Hippodrome ... unforgettable talents of Marie Lloyd, Florrie Forde, George Robey, Harry Champion...  this show returns to the very roots of theatre.  Produced and Directed by Kate Peters.

Tickets: $13.50 Adult
Including morning Tea from 10.00am
Wednesday 13th September @ 11.00am


A WALTZ THROUGH VIENNA

Come for a walk down memory lane, with Jane O'Toole (Soprano) and Kun Xie (Tenor), as we revel in the music and comedy of 'A Waltz through Vienna', Featuring such timeless classics as The Student Prince, The Merry Widow, Vienna City of my Dreams, Die Fledermaus and many more.  Relive the wonderful colour and highlights of Viennese music.

Tickets: $13.50 Adult
Including morning Tea from 10.00am
Wednesday 11th October @ 11.00am


MUSIC TO THE MAX BY DANNY ELLIOTT

An instrumental extravaganza which incorporates a wide range of musical styles including singing and dancing by Danny Elliott and the captivating Sharna Le-Grand performing showstopping duets.  Danny has performed with Shirley Bassey, Marina Prior, The Supremes and Tommy Tycho.

Tickets: $13.50 Adult
Including morning Tea from 10.00am
Wednesday 18th October @ 11.00am


JOHN MCNALLY - LOVE AND ROSES

John's unique and magnificent voice allows him to embrace all genres of music.  His marvelous stories and sense of humour are incorporated in his show which includes songs like La Vie En rose, My Wild Irish Rose, Blue Spanish Eyes, Galway Bay...  Lovers of 'Songs of Inspiration' and 'Country and Western' songs will not be disappointed!

Tickets: $13.50 Adult
Including morning Tea from 10.00am
Wednesday 6th December @ 11.00am

:

Map Location ( get directions )

Caloundra Cultural Centre, Not Assigned




All Sunshine Coast events, gigs, functions etc... onsite are correct as per information provided at time of uploading, please always verify times or dates directly with the venues to avoid disappointment.