Canals of Old England

Bonnet and Belt presents Canals of Old England – an exciting new small cast show in costume based on traditional 19th Century canal dress,  accompanied by melodeon, concertina anboatman and woman with melodeond fiddle.

Traditional and original songs and poetry are woven together with real canal stories and history to tell the stories of the working people on the early canals and the incredible society they created.

Canals of Old England is suitable for any space – theatres, schools, libraries, canalside venues, music stages, festivals, clubs, parties.

We also run creative learning workshops for schools, where pupils can imaginatively experience life on a working horse drawn narrow boat. We have KS2 and KS3 Education packs available – see our Education page.

Canals of Old England is performed by professional actor/musicians normally as a duo , but may be solo – tailored to your requirements and budget.

If you are looking for a slightly larger stage production, please visit our Roses and Castles page for details of our exciting drama with music.

Contact us to learn more and/or discuss a booking – we would love to hear from you.


Canal Stories