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Hello all. These are indeed dark times. We as you know have had to postpone our events. We have to choose our words carefully indeed and to cancel means to close or shut down

We have no intention of closing down we are postponing until safely through the crisis

Of course we need to follow the guidance and stay safe and we sincerely hope you do the same and thank you for supporting The Woolly Tellers.

Mick and I are writing and reheasing( independently) currently

We have had a number of Nottingham’s independents support us in the past and this is just the beginnings of an idea. but, we are looking at selecting premises and locations in the city and beyond and offering a performance on a none for profit basis to draw people back in and help the recovery.

It may be we collaborate with others just with this space

Please take care of yourselves every one. I am not too tech savvy but will try and get something out for you all soon

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POSTPONED EVENT

Hello All , with the progress of the Carona Virus we feel we have no option but to postpone the event at the Malt Cross on the 27th June 2020

We hope you understand this is a temporary suspension WE INTEND TO HOLD THE EVENT at a later date and we are looking at the 5th September 2020

Those who have purchased tickets will get a refund or hold on to the later date

Take care

Mick Whysall and Dave Brookes

The Woolly Tellers

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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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