About Us

The Old Time Rags Travelling show is an interactive show with a vaudevillian flair. Singing music hall to early Jazz classics one man band Laurence Marshall and percussive dancer Phoebe Douthwaite present an energetic array of skilful performances. Expect honking horns, duelling banjos, dazzling tap dancing, slapping spoon playing and their world famous traditional broom dance. They have performed nationally and internationally at festivals such as Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Southland Buskers Festival (NZ ) Auckland Folk Festival (NZ) Cuba Dupa Street arts festival (NZ) Musicport and Sidmouth Folk Week also with a season at Global Village in Dubai.

The Old Time Rags were formed in 2016 as both shared a love for early 20th Century music, theatre and movement. The duo have crafted performances to showcase their skills and passions bringing the audience on a journey with them to a time when live entertainment was King.

Their pop up style lends itself perfectly to any event. They can appear in just about any space (having performed on trains, double decker buses, streets, caravans and on board steam engines they really are up for fun ideas) and create one off experiences for those around.

With Extensive touring, street performances, concert and festival appearances the duo are gaining a reputation as a must see act.