Music hall


A Little Bit of Cucumber

Comedic music hall-song first performed by Harry Champion in 1915, about the types of food preferred by the cockney working classes.

Harry Liston

English comedian and actor.

Herbert Campbell

English comedian and actor who appeared in music hall, burlesques and musical comedies during the Victorian era.

Lion comique

The lion comique was a type of popular entertainer in the Victorian music halls, a parody of upper-class toffs or “swells” made popular by Alfred Vance and G. H. MacDermott, among others.

Mark Sheridan

English music-hall comedian and singer, whose recording popularised the song “I do like to be beside the Seaside”.

Music Hall War

1907 dispute between music hall employees, stage artistes and London theatre proprietors over pay and working conditions.

Vesta Tilley

Vesta Tilley (1864–1952) was a popular English music hall performer and one of the most famous male impersonators of her era.

Vesta Victoria

English music-hall singer and comedian.