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Traditional Music Hall, with the Players' Theatre Club & Supper, RAF Club
Thursday 22 March 2018
Dress: Suit/Jacket and Tie

BBC 4 has recently been showing repeats of "The Good Old Days" - the very successful TV programme that ran for 30 years, from 1953 to 1983. The Players' provided the final scene, while the vocabularically-gifted 'Chairman', Leonard Sachs, had shared in staging the very first traditional music hall show for the Players' in 1937. The Club survives, and today continues to put on regular shows at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury, and events tailored to the wishes of a wide range of organizations and groups: Livery Companies, Village Halls, Birthday celebrants and the like. More especially, the Club invests the proceedings of its bespoke events into its "New Faces" project, to audition, train, and provide performance opportunities for up-and-coming artistes, to ensure the future of the genre. For this very special evening the Master has asked the Club to provide a traditional music hall show for the Guild of Freemen, headed by a top-hatted, waist-coated, gavel-wielding Chairman, assisted by the now traditional orchestra consisting of eleven absentees and a single musician. The artistes, drawn from the four corners of London's Labour Exchanges, will invite us to enjoy the stirring and emotion-twanging singing of the vocalists; admire the prestidigital skills of the magician; the incredible dexterity of the ukulele man; and above all, to exercise our lungs and vowels in familiar choruses (song sheets will be provided!). This fantastical event will be held in the Ballroom of the RAF Club where we will enjoy a hearty two course supper with wine as the show is out on around us.

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