Brick Lane Music Hall have been selected as finalists in the 2016 Group Travel Awards, in the category of Best Group Dining Experience.
A big thank you to the group travel organisers who nominated us. And, of course, a big thank you to all our staff who do so much to make sure that all our customers are cared for so brilliantly. A thank you letter from a group from the National Trust who came in April sums up the customer experience: “Everyone was amazed by the welcome they received from your excellent staff, from the colourful and comfortable auditorium with beautifully set tables, from the superb organisation which led to everything being done in a very relaxed yet efficient way, from the delicious meal served piping hot AND from the amazing entertainment!! Sheer professionalism throughout.”
As the nation celebrates Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, our celebrations continue at Brick Lane Music Hall. Our next show, the Sixties Show, will be a fun tribute to the decade when Britannia led the world in popular culture. One of the highlights will be a special matinee show on Her Majesty’s official birthday on Saturday June 11th.
The show will feature the incredible line-up of Vincent Hayes, Andrew Robley, Paul James, Bill Byrne, Catherine Dennison, Hettie Hobbs, Lucy Reed, Ross Tomlinson and Ben Hutt with Musical Director Kate Young, Tom Carradine on keyboards and Andy Pook on percussion, and to top it all, we will have our very own show-biz royalty, special guest artist, the fabulous Anita Harris.
And, of course, afternoon tea fit for a Queen! I hope you will be joining us at this special time.
“My sincerest thanks and gratitude to all our friends at Brick Lane, you are just simply the best.” Kevin Jenkins OBE, Founder, Ambition, Aspire, Achieve.
The benefit night held at Brick Lane Music Hall raised over £14,000 of much-needed funds to help launch the new Newham youth charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve. Through its work, the charity hopes to guide young people through the key aims set out in its name, providing them with the esteem to have ambition, the confidence to aspire and the skills to achieve.
Brick Lane Music Hall donated all proceeds from ticket sales on the sell-out night to the charity, and Vincent Hayes encouraged the audience to bid generously during an auction of donated prizes including tea at the House of Commons and beauty treatments at a local salon.
In thanks, Kevin Jenkins told Vincent “Your support has enabled AAA to build a strong foundation, which we can now build on into the future and make real sustainable differences for our area’s most disadvantaged, vulnerable and at risk children and young people. There are just no words to convey the depth of gratitude that we hold.”
This year’s tribute to merry old England has been as much fun for the cast as for audiences! The show has featured scenes from English life – from an English country garden to the Victorian seaside – and a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta as you have never seen it before!
All proceeds from ticket sales for our final show on Saturday, May 7th will be donated to a Newham Charity: Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, which has been set up by Brick Lane Music Hall Charity affiliate, Kevin Jenkins, to support young people of the Borough.
With all tickets sold out and in anticipation of a great night, Kevin said: “It is simply brilliant for the music hall to stage a special benefit night for us and we are so grateful. And I am sure it will be a fantastic night of entertainment as usual.”
Our brilliant line-up: left to right Vincent Hayes, Ben Hutt, Bill Byrne, Hettie Hobbs, Catherine Dennison, Hannah Hawkins, Alec White, Andrew Robley, Paul James. Our season of celebrations for the Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday continues with a fabulous Sixties Show – don’t miss it!!
The founder of Brick Lane Music Hall and regular host of our shows, Vincent Hayes MBE, has appeared on ITV News giving his manifesto as the people’s alternative candidate for Mayor of London. So popular were his comments that he has been receiving letters of support from customers. Pictured below, a group of regulars at the St George’s Day Show wearing Vincent rosettes and sporting “Vote for Vincent” flags!
Our impressive St George’s Day Show 2016 line-up below: left to right, Ben Hutt, Hettie Hobbs, Bill Byrne, Catherine Dennison, Vincent Hayes, Hannah Hawkins, Alec White, Andrew Robley and Paul James.
The St George’s Day Show runs until May 6th.
You can view Vincent’s piece on ITV News via this link
This week sees the start of our season of special shows to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday. In Britain and around the commonwealth, the Queen’s birthday is commemorated in holidays and celebrations from April to October. We begin with our patriotic St George’s Day Show which opens this week. Our season includes a Sixties Show, with special guest artist Anita Harris, and our fun review show, the Brick Lane Music Hall Summertime Showcase. We end the season with a right Royal knees-up, our Cockney Sing-Song in September, followed by The Best of British, celebrating the British talent that has led the world in the field of entertainment during the Queen’s reign.
Our next show will be a Week of Music Hall, with Vincent Hayes, Andrew Robley, Catherine Dennison, Hettie Hobbs and special guest artist, the Music Hall legend, Peter John.
A man of many talents, Peter John regularly appears in Music Hall and pantomime all over the country, one of the few artists to be recognised by the British Music Hall Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Our special Week of Music Hall runs from April 12th, with matinees and lunch shows, culminating in a special evening show on Saturday, April 16th. Hope to see you there!
Vincent Hayes led the Irish Music Hall show which opened today to a standing ovation from the lively audience. Pictured above, left to right, Vincent Hayes, Bill Byrne, Ross Tomlinson, Hettie Hobbs, Catherine Dennison, Lucy Reed, Andrew Robley and Paul James.
And introducing Tom Carradine, who accompanied Musical Director, Kate Young, on keyboard and Percussionist Andy Pook.
The Irish Music Hall show plays until March 18th. We hope you can make it!