In The Limelight at the Water Rats pub this autumn
Thursday 21st October at 7.30pm
The Job Of A Laughtime
Presented by Brad Ashton
Scriptwriter Brad Ashton will tell lots of humorous backstage stories about the many top name comedians he has had the pleasure of working with, including Frankie Howerd, Dick Emery, Groucho Marx, Tommy Cooper, Bruce Forsyth, Les Dawson and Bob Monkhouse.
Thursday 18th November at 7.30pm
Gwen Farrar And Norah Blaney
Presented by Alison Child and Rosie Wakley
Alison has written a book (shortlisted for the Polari Prize) about a unique musical comedy double act who appeared across the country, including the London Palladium, Victoria Palace and the London Coliseum in the 1920s. The talk will include slides and live recordings of this remarkable pair.
Both events take place at The Water Rats pub, 328, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8BZ. Tickets are £8 (BMHS members) and £10 (non-members) and should be booked in advance from