Music hall

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Music Hall is a type of British variety theatre, popular in the late Victorian era and Edwardian era. It can be compared to American vaudeville.

Popular performers included the young Stan Laurel, Fred Karno and Gracie Fields.

Music hall songs are noted for their intriguingly verbose titles - examples include:

A Little Bit of Cucumber
A Thing He Had Never Done Before
Bang Went the Chance of a Lifetime
Down the Road
Every Little Movement
The Future Mrs. 'Awkins
If It Wasn't for the 'Ouses in Between
I'm Henery the Eighth
Little Bit Off the Top
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Oh! Mr Porter
Our Lodger's Such a Nice Young Man
The Swimming Master
Two Lovely Black Eyes
Waiting at the Church
When I Take My Morning Promenade
Young Men Taken in and Done For

Music hall as a theater form is now largely defunct, although its influence can still be seen in modern comedy, and many of its traditions live on in pantomime.