Hello all

As we have said theses are dark times indeed. We are full of admiration for those front line workers and those who put themselves at risk daily to keep us all safe

To talk of story telling seems somewhat insignificant at present, but we hope we will all be safe after this crisis.

What we intend once we come out the out the other side, is perform once more. We realise that this has been hard on many businesses and our friends who have supported us in the past

To this end we plan to perform free of charge to help those who in the past helped The Woolly Tellers

further details will certainly follow so watch this space

With this downtime it enables us to write new material and do some artwork relating to a few of our stories. go to the tab at the top and take a look

Take care all and stay safe

Mick and Dave

The Woolly Tellers will performs stories , tales , anecdotes and song about Nottinghams Victorian music hall.

The show is set in Victorian Nottingham. The town boasted eleven music halls and the Malt Cross was one purpose built on St James’s street.

The shows were ‘near the knuckle’, political, humour, singing and dancing. Men would come to see girls perform in fleshings. Brightly lit, colourful with food at a price that many could afford. A relief from the cruel reality of Victorian life if you were in the lower order Nottingham society.

The watch committee would see the brightly coloured posters over the town and rather than rip them down they would put a label over them saying ‘DEFINITELY NOT RESPECTABLE‘ This of course was an even better reason to go.

Joseph Merrick known as the elephant man appeared , with Leo Dryden, Sam Torr and George Lashwood. Lily Harley was her stage name. she was Hannah Chaplin. The Chaplin’s were a music Hall family and her son was the famous Charlie Chaplin

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