Happy Birthday Brick Lane!


Twenty Five years of Brick Lane Music Hall! Enjoyed a night at the Music Hall last Saturday, with a show devised by Vincent Hayes to celebrate a quarter century of entertainment.

This week “The Stage” newspaper has run a special feature on Vincent Hayes and The Brick Lane Music Hall. Here’s the link:


Here we all are after the show, with guests Anita Harris, her husband Mike Margolis and Tom Owen, from “Last Of The Summer Wine”  joining Kate Plantin, casting director, and Derek Martin. Derek is better known as Eastender’s Charlie Slater.

Andrew Ryan and myself joined Danny Lawton backstage with Vincent Hayes and Andrew Robley.

Today was Anita’s Birthday! As part of the show Lucy Reed and Shelby Morgan sang a tribute to Anita Harris, and as a surprise she joined them on stage, and sang a number.

The show featured a great Pantomime line-up with characters from various Brick Lane Pantomimes over the years, costumed by Zara Kattan in shades of red and gold. Stunning! In January BLMH is presenting “Aladdin”- a grown-ups pantomime,  from January through to March 2018.


Jordan and Lucy


Anita on stage – The Birthday girl herself!


Carry On Anita!


On The Town!

With the Summer upon us, Brick Lane’s Outreach project takes to the schools of Newham, and this year the Brick Lane teams will be introducing the primary school children to Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!”, with a performance in each of the selected schools before term ends. Here are some of the Music Hall gang taking part.


First Day at School!


A great celebration of a show- thank you Vincent for Twenty Five Glorious Years. Here’s to the next Twenty Five!


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