Music hall is set for a naughty-but-nice comeback, if a pair of middle-aged mums have anything to do with it. KEVIN BURCHALL reports.

Two self-confessed middle-aged mums are taking to the stage with "saucy and sentimental" songs from the old London music halls.

Lynn Radnedge, 54, of Hendon Lane, Finchley, and Tricia Dibb, 49, of Heath Road, Potters Bar, became friends when they discovered a shared love of old-time entertainment.

And their latest project, A Little of What You Fancy, promises a variety of bygone songs and cheeky banter with plenty of warmth and atmosphere.

"We are trying to recreate the spirit of music hall with a naughty-but-nice theme. Not rude, just innocent and fun," explains mother-of-four Lynn.

"Music hall is still accessible to all ages and it is something that anybody can enjoy."

The pair both took up acting after bringing up children. After meeting while appearing together, they formed Silvery Moon Productions and the rest is (music hall) history.

Former freelance journalist Lynn, who went back to drama school three years ago, says: "I spent years bringing up my family and I just thought to myself that this was my time.

"Everyone in the class was young enough to be my child and I just wanted to run away from my first class but I stayed for the whole six months."

Her first acting part paid just £25 for five weeks' work but it was all worth it, she says.

"It was a wonderful part in a play held in a Deptford pub and such a wonderful feeling."

Tricia brought up three children before swapping a teaching career for a life treading the boards, with appearances in Harry Enfield, The Vice and Chucklevision.

"I started about five years ago, gave up teaching and went back to college for two years," she says.

The pair now hope their music hall revival will catch on with weekly performances in a central London pub until the end of June.

A Little of What You Fancy shows every Monday at 8pm at The Wheatsheaf Inn, Rathbone Place, off Oxford Street. Call Lynn on 020 8349 1842 for more information.