My Word, You Do Look Queer

Comic monologue by Bert Lee and R. P. Weston, first performed by Ernest Hastings in 1922 and revived by Stanley Holloway in 1938.

Music Hall War

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

Herbert Campbell

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

Mark Sheridan

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

Vesta Tilley

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

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.

Lion comique

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.