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> Olde Tyme Music Hall Skits/melodrama
Karen1814
post Jul 22 2006, 02:44 PM
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Does anyone have any sketches or melodramas suitable for a school staff Olde Tyme Music Hall that they would be willing to share?

Alternatively suggestions of where to look for some?

Thanks.
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Lazy Bee
post Jul 23 2006, 08:29 AM
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QUOTE (Karen1814 @ Jul 22 2006, 03:44 PM) *
Does anyone have any sketches or melodramas suitable for a school staff Olde Tyme Music Hall that they would be willing to share?

Alternatively suggestions of where to look for some?

Thanks.

I'm afraid I come under the "suggestions of where to look" category since this is a commercial source...

What's your time limit on melodramas? Most complete plays will tend to be on the long side for fitting into a music hall. The shortest that we offer (of the scripts designed to be played by adults) are:-
The Black Widow by Helen Sharman and The Horrible Hot-Air Homicide by Ray Lawrence. Both of those are modern pastiches of Melodrama, playing up the absurdity and mild vulgarity. (Whilst this would be in the range of music hall melodrama, much original material would have taken itself more seriously, being a product of Victorian sentimentality!)

We have lots of sketches. The limitation is how much you want to stick to Music Hall period. The nearest would be the Schoolroom Sketch by TLC Creative - which is actually a pantomime sequence reworked as a stand-alone sketch.
Lots of others might fit if you're not tied to Victoriana.
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