The ever-enterprising TV channel, Talking Pictures, will be screening a ‘lost’ 1971 documentary on Monday 16th July at 20.00 for an hour. The documentary is called Top Of The Bill about the great days of variety and features Ben Warriss, Sally Barnes, Davy Kaye, Peter Cavanagh, Ken Goodwin, Ernest Arnley, Wee Georgie Wood, Virginia Vernon, Cyril Dowler and Bob & Alf Pearson.
Photos from this year’s very successful Day By The Sea at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne are now available to view on the website. The above photos show President Roy Hudd with Lady Anne Dodd; Mark Wynter and Johnnie Casson. To view more pics, just click on the link below:
BBC Radio4 Extra will be featuring the story of the Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne, where the BMHS stages its annual Day By The Sea, in next week’s episode of The Palace Of Laughter. The programme, originally broadcast some years ago on Radio 4, will be broadcast on Tuesday 26th June at 6.30pm, and will be introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.
Steve Royle will star as Den Leno in a new play by David Slattery-Christy called Dan Leno – A Royal Jester, which will run from Wednesday 18th July – Sunday 22nd July at Wesley Hall Theatre, Methodist Church, Park & Westby Street, Lytham St Annes, FY8 5LU. Performances at 7.30pm nightly with matinees on Friday and Sunday at 2pm. Further information can be found by clicking below:
Our friends at the Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne are keeping the summer show flag flying with That’s Entertainment which plays every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8.15pm. Tickets can be obtained by ringing the Box Office 01323 802020 or online at
A plaque to theatre designer Carl Toms OBE was unveiled in his home town of Kirby-in-Ashfield on 29th May. The plaque was organised by the Kirkby Living Memory Group and was unveiled by the locally born entertainer Steve Shappelle