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RUSS ABBOT (b.1947)

1990: RUSS ABBOT'S PALLADIUM MADHOUSE! (London Palladium)
Russ Abbot, Bella Emberg, Lisa Maxwell, Gary Lovini, Mark Robertson, devised and directed by Tudor Davies [52pp, 6x8.4; 6-page article on Russ Abbot (w.8 photos), biographies and photos of the leading players, 6 production photos, extensive illustrated history of The Palladium etc.] £4

DAVE ALLEN (1936-2005)

1978: AN EVENING WITH DAVE ALLEN (Vaudeville)
Dave Allen [24pp, 5.25x8.5; 3 photos and extensive biography] £4

JULIE ANDREWS (b.1935)

1976: JULIE ANDREWS (London Palladium)
Julie Andrews, Bobby Crush, Daniel Remy, Michael Bentine, Fred Evans, Roy Jones, David Wright, Barrie Young [20pp, 5.25x8.5; extensive biography of Julie Andrews w.15 photos, credits etc.; VG] £4

ROBYN ARCHER (b.1948)

1982: A STAR IS TORN (Wyndham's)
Robyn Archer as Judy Garland, Billie Holliday, Marilyn Monroe etc., dir:Rodney Fisher, Accompanists: Grant Hossack and Jeremy Wesley [24pp, 5.25x8.5; photos and line drawings] £4

MICHAEL ASPINALL (b.1937)

1977 (Jan): THE SURPRISING SOPRANO (Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney)
An unexpected recital of arias from opera, operetta and oratorio, with Michael Aspinall accompanied by David Andrews at the piano; with full details of the 3 recital programmes presented, biographies, and 4+ photos of Michael Aspinall in costume [12pp, 5.75x11.75; VG] £4

CILLA BLACK (1943-2015)

1976: CILLA AT THE PALACE with her friend Jimmy Tarbuck (Victoria Palace)
Cilla Black, Jimmy Tarbuck [20pp, 5.25x8.5; list of items; biographies of Cilla Black and Jimmy Tarbuck (w.photos), 6 further biographes (w.photos); VG] £4

HONOR BLACKMAN (b.1925)

1995: DISHONOURABLE LADIES (Tour)
Honor Blackman, musical director; William Blezard, director: Michael Crompton [12pp, 7x10; list of songs and readings, biography (w.large photo), 10 photos of Miss Blackmans in film and TV roles, 4 further company biographies; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

BLACK AND WHITE MINSTRELS

1962: THE BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW (Victoria Palace)
Tony Mercer, Dai Francis, John Boulter, Don Arrol, Margo Henderson, The Schaller Brothers, The George Mitchell Minstrels, The Television Toppers, The Mitchell Maids; devised and produced by George Inns, vocal arrangements and Routines by George Mitchell [16pp, 5.5x8.75; 12 photos; unthinkable nowadays!] £5

1962: THE BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW (Victoria Palace)
Tony Mercer, Dai Francis, John Boulter, The George Mitchell Minstrels, The Mitchell Maids, The Television Toppers, Leslie Crowther, Margo Henderson, George Chisholm, Pat Ellis, The Schaller Brothers, The Jaye Sisters; devised and produced by George Inns, vocal arrangements and Routines by George Mitchell [16pp, 5.5x8.75; 9 photos; unthinkable nowadays!] £4

ARTHUR BLAKE (1915-1985)

1955: SEE THE STARS (Duchess)
Arthur Blake, dir:Irving Cohen [8pp, 4.9x7.25; order of events, credits etc.; rumpled, else VG] £3

VICTOR BORGE (1909-2000)

1957: VICTOR BORGE In Person - COMEDY IN MUSIC (Palace)
Victor Borge [12pp, 6.75x9.5; programme notes, biography of Victor Borge w.large photo; rumpled, else VG] £3

1972 (20 Sep): VICTOR BORGE in an Evening of COMEDY IN MUSIC (Palace)
Victor Borge, Marylyn Mulvey, Sahan Arzruni [16pp, 8.5x11; running order, articles, c18 photographs, biographies, credits etc.; with tickets tipped in (20 Sep 1972); VG] £3

1989: VICTOR BORGE In Concert (Barbican) Souvenir Programme
Victor Borge with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Anton Kontra [pp, x; credits etc.; w.ticket tipped in (13 Oct 1989); VG] £3

DORA BRYAN (1923-2014)

1964: HERE'S DORA! (Hippodrome, Brighton)
Dora Bryan, Anne Shelton, Malcolm Clare Trio, Joe Church, The Jones Boys, John Hewer, Elaine Taylor, James Sparrow, Pat Stark, Jackie Farn, Al Saxon [16pp, 5.5x8.7; order of events, biographies, 7 photographs etc.; VG] £2

2002 (12 Feb): HELLO DORA! (Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon)
An Evening with Dora Bryan, accompanied at the piano by Wendy Gadian [4pp, 5.9x8.25; biography of Dora Bryan w.6 photographs etc.; w.ticket tipped in (12 Feb 2002); VG] £2

MAX BYGRAVES (1922-2012)

1956: MEET ME ON THE CORNER (London Hippodrome)
Max Bygraves, Bob Dixon (piano), Channing Pollock, Latona, Graham & Chadel, Katharine Feather, Joan Winters, Guy Fielding, Louie Ramsay, The Nitwits, Fred McNaughton, Sonny Clair, Arthur Vollum, Toni Palmer, Cecilia Johnson, Mary Corbett, Deirdre Otterwell, Reg Drew, George Gerhardt, Freddie Navarre, Norman Caldas, Diana Beale, Diane Holland, Jean Cherry, Shirley Ambrose, Mismoune & Her Merry Poodles [12pp, 5.6x8.5; full details and credits for each items, 8 photographs of the cast etc.; VG] £4

1957: WE'RE HAVING A BALL (London Palladium)
Max Bygraves, The Kaye Sisters, The Clark Brothers, Joan Regan, Marilyn Smith, William Martin, Angela Bracewell, Bernard Eastoe, Mary Allen, Celia Johnson, Rosalind Vicarey, Brenda Harper, Valerie Dawling, Liz Field, Loretta Stevens, Claire Courtney, Janet Mahoney, Mathew Winsten, Jaz Rene, Ron Desmond, Pat Hopper, Maureen Blaine, Joyce Chapman, Jurek Czapla, Peter Scott, Ken Lawton, The Goofers, The Gimmas, Page and Bray, London Palladium Orchestra c:Cyril Ornadel; devised and produced by Robert Nesbitt [12pp, 6.6x8.75; full details and credits for each items, 7 cast photos etc.; VG] £4

1975: SWINGALONGAMAX (Victoria Palace)
Max Bygraves, Bobby Crush, Denise Keene & Happy, Rogers & Starr, Judy Allen, Peter Durkin, Lee Gibson, Adele Neatrour, David Brenchley, Des Farmer, Carol & Ann, John Melainey, Roger Sutton; devised and directed by Lionel Blair [16pp, 5.5x8.8; biography of Max Bygraves, full details and credits for each items, 10 photographs of the cast etc.; VG] £4

CAROL CHANNING (b.1921)

1970: CAROL CHANNING WITH HER 10 STOUT-HEARTED MEN (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
Carol Channing and Company [24pp; 4 photos] £4

MAURICE CHEVALIER (1888-1972)

1950s: MAURICE CHEVALIER (London Hippodrome)
Maurice Chevalier, Fred Freed at the piano [8pp] £3

1963: AN EVENING WITH MAURICE CHEVALIER (Saville)
Maurice Chevalier, Fred Stamer at the piano [16pp; 4 photos] £4

BARBARA COOK (b.1927)

2001: BARBARA COOK SINGS MOSTLY SONDHEIM (Lyric)
Barbara Cook [20pp; illustrated articles, biographies, photographic survey of Barbara Cook's career; VG] £4

THE CRAZY GANG

1947: TOGETHER AGAIN (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold), Zena Dell, Eric Whitley, Jean Bentley, Christine Bentley, Trudy Bentley, Freddie Holmes, Ann Jay, Vera de Walde, Willie Carlisle; produced by Alec Shanks [4pp, 5x7.25; detailed list of music and sketches, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1950: KNIGHTS OF MADNESS (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold), Grace Draper, Alistair McHarg, Olga Roberts, Frank Cook, Jillian Roma, Pamela Austin, Barbara Bruce, Hazel Johns, Olgalita Mayne, Olga Fleming, Pamela Hancock, Anne David, Bernard Hall, Kenneth Wayne, James Dixon; Comedy directed by Charles Henry, production by Alec Shanks [8pp, 5x7.25; detailed list of music and sketches, credits etc.; VG] £3

1950: KNIGHTS OF MADNESS (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold), Grace Draper, The Dassie Brothers, Jan Muzurus, Olga Roberts, Pat Hill, Lenny Delma, Jillian Roma, Linda Lee, The Belgravians, Barbara Bruce, Hazel Johns, Olgalita Mayne, Olga Fleming, Kay Henderson, Anne David, Pamela Hancock, Kenneth Wayne, James Dixon; Comedy directed by Charles Henry, production by Alec Shanks [8pp, 5x7.25; detailed list of music and sketches, credits etc.; VG] £3

1950: KNIGHTS OF MADNESS (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold), Grace Draper, Alistair McHarg, Frank Cook, Jillian Roma, Pamela Austin, Barbara Bruce, Hazel Johns, Olgalita Mayne, Olga Fleming, Pamela Hancock, Anne David, Olga Roberts, Kenneth Wayne, James Dixon; Comedy directed by Charles Henry, production by Alec Shanks [8pp, 5x7.25; detailed list of music and sketches, credits etc.; VG] £3

1952: RING OUT THE BELLS (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold), Pamela Austin, Valerie Tandy, Teddy Knox; Comedy directed by Charles Henry, staged by Alec Shanks [8pp, 5x7.25; detailed list of music and sketches, credits etc.; VG] £3

1956: THESE FOOLISH KINGS (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold, 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray), Jean Wynser, The Radio Revellers, Sonya Cordeau, The John Tiller Girls, Sigrid Heine, Gerry Atkins, Les Joyeux Rossignols [12pp, 5.75x8.75; detailed list of music and sketches, photo; VG] £3

1959: CLOWN JEWELS (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold, 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray), The Ken-Tones, Sonia Rees, The John Tiller Girls, The Croft Twins, Kazbek and Zari, Leslie Want, Celia Wright, Peter Glaze, Ronnie Raymond, The Lynton Boys [12pp, 5.7x8.75; detailed list of music and sketches, photo of The Gang; VG] £3

1959: CLOWN JEWELS (Victoria Palace) Souvenir Brochure
Superb large-size Souvenir Brochure of The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold, 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray); with Sonia Rees, The Croft Twins, Kazbek and Zari, Charles Henry, Peter Glaze, The Ken-Tones, The Lynton Boys [16pp, 8.25x11; 40+ excellent photos; uncommon; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1960: YOUNG IN HEART (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold, 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray) [12pp, 5.75x8.75; detailed list of music and sketches, photo of The Gang; VG] £4

1962: YOUNG IN HEART (Victoria Palace)
The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold, 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray) [12pp, 5.75x8.75; detailed list of music and sketches, photo; date on cover, else VG] £4

1962: YOUNG IN HEART (Victoria Palace) Souvenir Brochure
Superb large-size Souvenir Brochure of the Farewell Show of The Crazy Gang (Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold, 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray); with Anne Hart, Roy Sone, The John Tiller Girls, Pamela Austin, Dorothy Wayne, The Ken Tones etc. [16pp, 8.25x11; 40+ excellent photos; uncommon; slightly rumpled, light vertical bend, else VG] £5

MARLENE DIETRICH (1901-1992)

1966: MARLENE DIETRICH (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
Marlene Dietrich, Musical Director: William Blezard, Lighting by Joe Davis [24pp, 5.5x8.5; 3 photos of Marlene, sketch of Marlene, About Marlene Dietrich by Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau's Salutation to Marlene Dietrich, orchestra list, credits etc.; VG] £4

KEN DODD (b.1927)

1990: HOW TICKLED I AM! (London Palladium)
The sensational Ken Dodd, The Williams Brothers, Stutz Bear Cats, Omar Pasha, The Diddymen; dir:Carole Todd [52pp, 6x8.5; order of events, biographies with photos of the whole company, extensive illustrated History of the London Palladium; VG] £4

RUTH DRAPER (1884-1956)

1932: RUTH DRAPER - ORIGINAL CHARACTER SKETCHES (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Ruth Draper [24pp; 5.5x8.5; repertoire for the week of July 25th, 1932 (three different programs); magazine programme, packed with interest; light crease, minor marks, otherwise VG] £4

1939: RUTH DRAPER - ORIGINAL CHARACTER SKETCHES (Vaudeville Theatre)
Ruth Draper [12pp; 5.5x8.5; programme for June 26th-July 1st performances; photograph] £4

1947: RUTH DRAPER - ORIGINAL CHARACTER SKETCHES (Theatre Royal, Newcastle)
Ruth Draper [8pp; repertoire for the week of Nov 3-8 1947 (3 different programs)] £3

1950: RUTH DRAPER - CHARACTER SKETCHES (Criterion)
Ruth Draper [8pp; repertoire for the week Oct 9-14 1950 (2 different programs)] £3

1952 (w/c 16 June): RUTH DRAPER - CHARACTER SKETCHES (Criterion)
Ruth Draper [8pp; 5x7; repertoire for a week (3 different programs)] £3

1952 (w/c 23 June): RUTH DRAPER - CHARACTER SKETCHES (Criterion)
Ruth Draper [8pp; 5x7; repertoire for a week (3 different programs)] £3

1953: RUTH DRAPER (Globe)
Ruth Draper [8pp, 5x7.25; 4 different programs] £3

1955 (w/c 6 & 13 June): RUTH DRAPER And Her Company of Characters (St.Martin's Theatre)
Ruth Draper [4pp, 6.25x8.9; repertoire for two weeks (6 different programs); slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955 (w/c 20 & 27 June): RUTH DRAPER And Her Company of Characters (St.Martin's Theatre)
Ruth Draper [4pp, 6.25x8.9; repertoire for two weeks (6 different programs); slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1956 (w/c 16 Jul): RUTH DRAPER And Her Company of Characters (St.James's Theatre)
Ruth Draper in An English House Party in County Kerry 1919; A Scottish Immigrant at Ellis Island; Doctors and Diets; In a church in Italy; The Italian Lesson; Three Generations in the Court of Domestic Relations; Showing the Garden; Three women and Mr.Clifford; Vive La France 1940; Three Breakfasts; A German Governess; A Class in Greek Poise; A Debutante at a Dance [8pp, 4.9x7.4; ; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1956 (w/c 2, 9, 16 & 23 July): RUTH DRAPER And Her Company of Characters (St.James's Theatre)
Ruth Draper [4pp, 6.25x8.9; repertoire for four weeks (12 different programs); slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

DAME EDNA EVERAGE (b.1934)

1976: BARRY HUMPHRIES 'HOUSEWIFE - SUPERSTAR!!' (Apollo)
Barry Humphries, "with the eleven fingers of Iris Mason depressing the keys of the piano-forte"; dir:Ian Davidson [16pp, 5.25x8.5; "at least you can say you've seen it"; "a reasonably amusing show"; order of events, photos and biographies of Barry Humphries and Iris Mason, Dame Edna's Recipe Corner, credits etc.; VG] £4

2006: DAME EDNA - BACK WITH A VENGEANCE! (Cadillac Palace, Chicago)
Barry Humphries, Wayne Barker, The Gorgeous Ednaettes (Teri DiGianfelice, Michelle Pampena) [32pp, 5.4x8.5 (Playbill Volume 122 Number 3); cast photos and biographies, credits etc.; presented by The Dame Edna Everage Coalition, in association with The Dame Edna World Prostate Foundation. Note: This lovely programme contains no marsupial products; with ticket (March 18 2006); VG] £4

The FOL-DE-ROLS (1911-1976)

1950 (w/c 27 Nov): THE FOL-DE-ROLS (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
June Powell, Anthony Hayes, Thurza Rogers, Robin Ford, Cyril Wells, Kathleen West, Charles Stewart, Hazel Honey, Joan Rudd, Rita Burrows, Maureen Cooper, Eve Williams, Sylvia Barber, Frederic Gregory, Robert Sydney, David Nixon, Ronald Wyles, Ann Mathew, Vincent Ranger, Lucille Graham [20pp, 4.25x5.25; running order, cast details, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£3) SOLD

1951: THE FOL-DE-ROLS - Greatrex Newman, Wolseley Charles (St.Martin's)
The Famous Song-and-Laugh Show; David Nixon, June Powell, Anthony Hayes, Cyril Wells, Kathleen West, Charles Stewart, Robin Ford, Thurza Rogers, Frederic Gregory, Ronald Wyles, Robert Sydney, Victor Ranger, Joan Rudd, Rita Burrrows, Maureen Cooper, Hazel Honey, Lucille Graham, Eve Williams, Sylvia Barber, Ann Mathew [12pp, 5x7.25; running order, cast, credits etc.; photo not included; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1957 (w/c 20 May): THE FOL-DE-ROLS - Greatrex Newman (Streatham Hill Theatre)
The Famous Song-and-Laugh Show; First Programme: Hermeme French, Gordon Humphris, Jack Farr, Jack Tripp, Elizabeth Moscrop, Pat Woodward, Patricia Burrell, Josephine Spaull, Annette Mitchell, Mary Davis, Dennis Bowen, Allen Christie, Kathleen West, Billie Baker, Kay Laing, Frank Bullen [12pp, 5x7.25; running order, cast, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1957 (w/c 27 May): THE FOL-DE-ROLS - Greatrex Newman (Streatham Hill Theatre)
The Famous Song-and-Laugh Show; Second Programme: Hermeme French, Gordon Humphris, Jack Farr, Jack Tripp, Elizabeth Moscrop, Pat Woodward, Patricia Burrell, Josephine Spaull, Annette Mitchell, Mary Davis, Dennis Bowen, Allen Christie, Kathleen West, Billie Baker, Kay Laing, Frank Bullen [12pp, 5x7.25; running order, cast, credits etc.; centre pages loose, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

JOYCE GRENFELL (1910-1979)

1954 (w/c 3 May): JOYCE GRENFELL REQUESTS THE PLEASURE - Joyce Grenfell, Richard Addinsell (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
Joyce Grenfell, Paddy Stone, Irving Davies, Beryl Kaye; dir:Laurier Lister [20pp, 4.25x5.4; details of sketches, photo of Joyce Grenfell, credits, theatre notes etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1954: JOYCE GRENFELL REQUESTS THE PLEASURE (Fortune)
Joyce Grenfell, Paddy Stone, Irving Davies, Beryl Kaye; dir:Laurier Lister [8pp, 4.75x7.25; vertical bend, loose from staples] £1

1954: JOYCE GRENFELL REQUESTS THE PLEASURE (St.Martin's)
Joyce Grenfell, Beryl Kaye, Paddy Stone, Irving Davies; directed by Laurier Lister [12pp; 5x7.25; light pencil marks] £4

1955 (w/c 9 May): JOYCE GRENFELL REQUESTS THE PLEASURE (Streatham Hill Theatre)
Joyce Grenfell, Beryl Kaye, Paddy Stone, Irving Davies; directed by Laurier Lister [12pp, 4.75x7.25; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1955 (w/c 16 May): JOYCE GRENFELL REQUESTS THE PLEASURE (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Joyce Grenfell, Beryl Kaye, Paddy Stone, Irving Davies; directed by Laurier Lister [12pp, 4.75x7.25; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1957: JOYCE GRENFELL in A MISCELLANY - Joyce Grenfell and Richard Addinsell (Lyric Hammersmith)
Joyce Grenfell [8pp; 4.75x7.25; light fold, else VG] £4

1960?: JOYCE GRENFELL in A Programme of monologues and songs (British Tour)
Joyce Grenfell [4pp; 5.25x8.75; photo, list of songs and monologues; VG] £4

HINGE AND BRACKET
Patrick Fyffe (1942-2002), George Logan (b.1944)


1985: THOSE DEAR LADIES: Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket (Chichester Festival Theatre)
Dr Evadne Hinge (George Logan) and Dame Hilda Bracket (Patrick Fyffe) in Our Lovely Days [6pp, 8.25x11.75; 20 excellent photographs of past triumphs, and with Dame Eva Turner, Joan Sutherland, Joan Collins, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Princess Alexandra, and HM The Queen; biographies, past productions, recordings, publication etc.; light horizontal bend, else VG] £3

1987: THOSE DEAR LADIES: Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket (Comedy Theatre)
Patrick Fyffe and George Logan present Those DEAR LADIES in Their thrilling new show "The Arkley Barnet Show", by permission of Tressle Valley Radio [12pp, 6x9; official biography, illustrated with 12 photos; w.2 tickets (17 March 1987); VG] £4

LENA HORNE (b.1917)

1981: LENA HORNE - THE LADY AND HER MUSIC (Nederlander Theatre, New York)
Lena Horne and Company [92pp (Playbill); photos and articles] £4

1984: LENA HORNE - THE LADY AND HER MUSIC (Adelphi)
Lena Horne and Company; musical conductor:Linda Twine [32pp, 5.2x8.4; biography of Lena Horne, list of musical numbers, company biographies, 3 nice photos; ] £3

FRANKIE HOWERD (1917-1992)

Frankie Howerd, 1980 Postcard
Great British Comedians: Series 1 [6"x4" BBC Hulton Picture Library postcard HPL 730; VG] £1

1990: THE STAND-UP COMIC (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Frankie Howerd, with Madame Rogers at the piano [20pp, 8.25x11.7; extensive biography of Frankie Howerd O.B.E. with 12 photos of Frankie Howerd; A Trip To The Seaside with Frankie Howerd, Frank's Teasers, Frankie Goes To Hollywood (with Frankie Howerd), and Spot The Difference (cartoons); Howerd's Ghoulie; Frank's Board Game (for between 2 and 385 players); credits etc.; SIGNED by Frankie Howerd ("To Philip All the best Frankie Howerd"); ticket tipped in (21 April 1990); VG] £5

DANNY KAYE (1911-1987)

1955: DANNY KAYE (London Palladium)
Danny Kaye, Sammy Prager (at the piano), George Carden Dancers, Annell & Brask (Continental Cyclists), Billy Baxter (Cavalcade of Humour), The Volants (Whirlwind Tumblers), The Dunhills (High Speed Dancers), Senor Wences (International Ventriloquist), Jackie (The Wonder Balancer), Skyrockets Orchestra (directed by Eric Rogers) [12pp, 6.3x8.5; programme of items, photos of Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney etc.; VG] £4

DANNY LA RUE (1927-2009)

1968: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Danny La Rue, Pamela Gale, Dorothy Dampier, Ray Fell, Kevin Scott, Alan Haynes, Derek Royle, Moya Donnelly [24pp, 6x9; biographies, photos etc.; SIGNED on cover (Danny x) and inside (Best Wishes Danny La Rue); VG] £4

1969: QUEEN PASSIONELLA AND THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Saville)
Danny La Rue, Allan Barnes, Dorothy Dampier, Alan Haynes [24pp; 6x9; slight vertical fold] £4

1970: DANNY LA RUE AT THE PALACE (Palace)
Danny La Rue, Roy Hudd, Black Theatre of Prague, Toni Palmer [20pp, 6x9; photographs; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1970: DANNY LA RUE AT THE PALACE (Palace) Souvenir Brochure
Danny La Rue, Roy Hudd, Black Theatre of Prague, Toni Palmer [20pp, 9x11.5; large-size souvenir programme; 40 photographs; minor edge damage, else VG] £5

1973: THE DANNY LA RUE SHOW (Prince of Wales)
Danny La Rue, Mike Goddard, Los Diablos del Bombo, David Ellen, Clovissa Newcombe, Johnny Hart, Jenny Layland, Jimmy Hunt, dir:Freddie Carpenter [28pp, 5.29x9; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1987: THE FABULOUS DANNY LA RUE SPECTACULAR (UK Tour) Souvenir Brochure
Danny La Rue, Wayne King, Billy Pearce, David Ellen, Paul Smith, John & Jim Lavelle [20pp, 8.25x11.7; superb Souvenir Brochure, containing a comprehensive survey of Danny La Rue's glittering career, with 50+ photographs, most in colour, company biographies, credits etc.; VG] £5

1987 (14 Dec): MOTHER GOOSE (Churchill Theatre, Bromley)
Charity Performance: Danny La Rue, Leon Greene, The Simmons Brothers, Jenny Logan, Kay Lyell, Robert Aldous, Lisa Mulidore, David Ellen [24pp, 8.25x11.75; biographies w.photos, synopsis etc.; VG] £4

1988 (11 Jan): MOTHER GOOSE (Churchill Theatre, Bromley)
Gala Charity Performance: Danny La Rue, Leon Greene, The Simmons Brothers, Jenny Logan, Kay Lyell, Robert Aldous, Lisa Mulidore, David Ellen [44pp, 8.25x11.75; biographies w.photos, synopsis etc.; a hand-written note on the title-page reads: Denis & I had a lovely evening. Took Susan & Nigel. We had champagne with Danny after the show. He is a really lovely person.; minor marks, else VG] £4

1988: THE DANNY LA RUE SPECTACULAR (Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth)
Danny La Rue, Wayne King, Billy Pearce, David Ellen, Paul Smith, John & Jim Lavelle [24pp, 5.9x8.25; biographies (w.photos), credits etc.; VG] £2

TOM LEHRER (b.1928)

1959 (May-Jun): TOM LEHRER (Palace Theatre)
Tom Lehrer [8pp, 5.5x8.7; biography of Tom Lehrer w.2 photos, 2-page article about Tom Lehrer etc.; horizontal bend, slight edge damage, else VG] £2

BEATRICE LILLIE (1894-1989)

1954 (Nov): AN EVENING WITH BEATRICE LILLIE (Globe)
Beatrice Lillie, Leslie Bricusse, Constance Carpenter, John Philip, Frances Clare, Eadie and Rack at the pianos; settings by Rolf Gerard [12pp, 5x7.25; sequence of items, credits etc.; VG] £5

1955 (Feb): AN EVENING WITH BEATRICE LILLIE (Globe)
Beatrice Lillie, Leslie Bricusse, Thelma Scott, John Philip, Frances Clare, Eadie and Rack at the pianos; settings by Rolf Gerard [12pp, 5x7.5; sequence of items, credits etc.; VG] £5

1955 (Apr): AN EVENING WITH BEATRICE LILLIE (Globe)
Beatrice Lillie, Leslie Bricusse, Frances Clare, John Philip; settings by Rolf Gerard [12pp, 5x7.5; sequence of items, credits etc.; VG] £5

1955 (Jun-Jul): AN EVENING WITH BEATRICE LILLIE (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
Beatrice Lillie, Leslie Bricusse, Frances Clare, Gwen Plumb, John Philip [20pp, 4.25x5.4; details of sketches, photo of Beatrice Lillie, theatre notes etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1958 (Sep): AUNTIE MAME (Adelphi)
Beatrice Lillie, Anita Sharp Bolster, John Hall, John A Tinn, Brenda Duncan, Florence Desmond, John Ireland Wood, Tom Gill, Barrington Hunt, Gerald Welch, Kevin Palmer, David Bird, Peter Carlisle, Allan Casley, Joan Peart, Nicholas Stevenson, Bruce Morton, Raymond Lennox, Martin Pierce, Geoffrey Toone, Rosemary Davis, Helen Morton, Natalie Lynn, Dinsdale Landen, Rosamund Greenwood, Patrick Holt, Jacqueline Ellis, Pamela Simpson, Donald Stewart, Jill Melford, Ronald Raymond; dir:Jack Minster [28pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo of Bea Lillie as Auntie Mame; VG] £4

1958 (Dec): AUNTIE MAME (Adelphi)
Beatrice Lillie, Natalie Kent, John Hall, John A Tinn, Brenda Duncan, Florence Desmond, John Ireland Wood, Tom Gill, Barrington Hunt, Gerald Welch, Michael Browning, David Bird, Peter Carlisle, Allan Casley, Joan Peart, Nicholas Stevenson, Bruce Morton, Raymond Lennox, Martin Pierce, Geoffrey Toone, Rosemary Davis, Helen Morton, Natalie Lynn, Dinsdale Landen, Rosamund Greenwood, Patrick Holt, Jacqueline Ellis, Pamela Simpson, Donald Stewart, Jill Melford, Ronald Raymond; dir:Jack Minster [28pp, 4.9x7.25; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; photo of Bea Lillie as Auntie Mame; w.cast substitute slip; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

LORNA LUFT (b.1952)

1999 (27 Jun): MUSICAL SALUTE TO JUDY GARLAND (Palladium)
Lorna Luft, Barbara Cook, Jane Horrocks, Martine McCutcheon, Larry Adler, Max Bygraves, Vikki Carr, Catherine Cashmore, Robert Goulet, Linzi Hateley, Sally Kellerman, Sir John Mills, Liliane Montevecchi, Imelda Staunton, Sally Ann Triplett, director: Larry Fuller, devised and produced by Barry J Mishon [32pp, 8.25x11.75; running order, biographies, 15 photos of the participating stars, ilustrated articles, large photo of Judy Garland (1922-1969), acknowledgements, credits etc.; VG] £4

SHIRLEY MacLAINE (b.1934)

1976 (Feb): SHIRLEY MacLAINE (London Palladium)
Shirley Maclaine, Paul Melba, Buddy Greco [16pp, 5.25x8.5; 5+ photos, programme; "for two weeks only"; VG] £4

1976 (May): SHIRLEY MacLAINE (London Palladium)
Shirley Maclaine, Lennie Bennett, Vince Hill [16pp, 5.25x8.5; photos, programme; "for three weeks only"; VG] £4

MARCEL MARCEAU (b.1923)

1952: MARCEL MARCEAU - The Pantomimes of Bip (Arts Theatre Club)
Marcel Marceau, Gilles Segal [8pp, 6x5; minor bite on back cover, else VG] £2

1962: MARCEL MARCEAU - Exercises de Style and Pantomimes de Bip (Piccadilly)
Marcel Marceau, Pierre Verry [12pp; photos] £3

1964: MARCEL MARCEAU in his new programme: Exercises de Style and Pantomimes de Bip (Adelphi)
Marcel Marceau, Pierre Verry [16pp; 4 photos] £3

1967: MARCEL MARCEAU (Saville Theatre)
Marcel Marceau, Pierre Verry [36pp, 6x9; photos, illustrated articles; VG] £3

1972: MARCEL MARCEAU (Sadler's Wells)
Marcel Marceau, Pierre Verry [20pp + insert; 3 photos] £3

1972 (24 Jul): MARCEL MARCEAU - ROYAL GALA CHARITY PERFORMANCE (Sadler's Wells) Souvenir Brochure
Marcel Marceau, Pierre Verry [16pp, 8.9x12; 12+ photos of Marcel Marceau, extensive notes; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1978: MARCEL MARCEAU (Sadler's Wells)
Marcel Marceau, Pierre Verry; dir:Antoine Casanova [36pp, 5.2x9; articles, 9 photographs, chronology, Marcel Marceau's repertoire; VG] £3

1984: MARCEL MARCEAU (Old Vic)
Marcel Marceau, Jean Jerome Raclot, Jean-Luc Verna [28pp; articles, photographs; VG] £3

1990: MARCEL MARCEAU (Sadler's Wells)
Compagnie de Mime Marcel Marceau: Marcel Marceau, Christopher Goetsch, Bogdan Nowak, Foco Perinti [36pp, 5x9; programme, articles, 16 photographs of Bip, cast photos etc; VG] £3

JACKIE MASON (b.1931)

1988: JACKIE MASON'S "The World According to Me!" (Brooks Atkinson, Theatre, New York)
Jackie Mason; dir:Ron Clark [108pp, 5.6x8.5; photo, biographies, Jackie Mason Goes Legit, articles on Peter Allen's Legs Diamond, Spoils of War, Gillian Lynne (w.illustrations), Al Hirschfeld, Don Freeman (w.illustrations), Faith Esham in The Ballad of Baby Doe, and much else!; VG] £4

MAX MILLER (1894-1963)

1957: THE MAX MILLER SHOW (Chiswick Empire)
Max Miller (the one and only), The Cooper Twins, Don Arden, Joan Rhodes, Bobbie Kimber, Susie & Company, Charles Warren & Genie, Cynthia [8pp, 5x7.5; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

SPIKE MILLIGAN (1918–2002)

2002 (15 Sep): SPIKE MILLIGAN: I Told You I Was Ill - A Live Tribute (The Guildhall, London)
Eric Sykes, Kathy Burke, John Dankworth, Harry Enfield, Eddie Izzard, Terry Jones, Cleo Laine, Paul Merton, Michael Palin, John Sergeant, Meera Syal, Stephen Tompkinson; producers:Sir George Martin and Giles Martin [8pp, 4x11.75; VG] £4

CHARLES PIERCE (1926-1999)

1975: THE CHARLES PIERCE SHOW (Fortune)
Charles Pierce [16pp, 5.25x8.5; list of sketches, biography of Charles Pierce (w.photo), three photos of Mr Pierce "in character"; programme note; rumpled, else VG] £3

DEBBIE REYNOLDS (b.1932)

1974 (Jul-Aug): MISS DEBBIE REYNOLDS (London Palladium)
Miss Debbie Reynolds in her Premiere Performance in London, with her Entire Company direct from Las Vegas, and introducing Carrie Fisher; biographical notes, programme of events etc. [28pp, 5.25x9; 12+ excellent photographs; VG] £4

GINGER ROGERS (1911-1995)

1978 (Mch): GINGER ROGER and DONALD O'CONNOR (London Palladium)
Miss Ginger Rogers, special guest star Donald O'Connor, and Charlie Smithers; order of events, credits, extensive biographies and large-size photos of the stars; dir:Onna White [20pp, 5.25x8.5; VG] £4

CLARKSON ROSE (1890-1968)

1951: TWINKLE (Kings's Theatre, Hammersmith)
Clarkson Rose, Olive Fox, Rupert Rogers, Jeannette Leech, Ann Waterfield, Norma Westbrook, Ann Hills, Lucy Owen, Betty Goode, Petre Julian, Janet Karel, Peter Dare, Joyce Goodwin, June Rose, Walter Tomlinson, Billy Burden, Clifford Freeman, dir:Clarkson Rose and Olive Fox [4pp, 5x7.5; order of events, credits, booking details etc.; VG] £2

PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE (b.1929)

1989 (22 Oct): COME FOR THE RIDE (Playhouse Theatre, London)
Patricia Routledge in An Unashamedly Nostalgic Evening of Words and Music, with Chuck Mallett at the piano [4pp, 8.25x11.75 w.insert, 4 photographs; biographies, order of events, tour schedule, credits etc.; horizontal fold, else VG] £2

1989: COME FOR THE RIDE (Greenwich Theatre)
Patricia Routledge in An evening with Patricia Routledge and Chuck Mallett at the piano [6pp triple-fold, 5.25x11.75, biographies, running order, credits etc.; VG] £3

PRUNELLA SCALES b.1932

1989: AN EVENING WITH QUEEN VICTORIA (Greenwich Theatre)
Prunella Scales in An Evening with Queen Victoria - A portrait in her own words; with Ian Partridge (tenor) and Richard Burnett (piano), or Jamie MacDougall (tenor) and Christopher Kite (piano); directed by Katrina Hendrey [6pp triple-fold, 5.25x11.75, biographies, running order, credits etc.; VG] £3

CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER (1901-1979)

1954: CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER - Original Character Sketches (St.Martin's)
Cornelia Otis Skinner in The Wives of Henry VIII and Modern Character Sketches [8pp] £4

SHEILA STEAFEL (b.1935)

1982: STEAFEL VARIATIONS (Apollo)
Sheila Steafel, musical director: Paul Maguire [28pp, 5.2x8.5; Programme Material, biography of Sheila Steafel (w.3 photos), biography of Paul Maguire (w.photo), further biographies, credits etc.; plus SIGNED FLYER ("To Philip Best wishes Sheila Steafel"); VG] £3

RICHARD STILGOE (b.1943) and PETER SKELLERN (b.1947)

1985: WHO PLAYS WINS (Vaudeville)
Richard Stilgoe, Peter Skellern; dir:Mike Ockrent [36pp, 6.1x8.5; a para-musical entertainment; list of items, biographies w.photos, credits etc.; VG] £3

TOMMY STEELE (b.1936)

1980: AN EVENING WITH TOMMY STEELE (Prince of Wales)
Tommy Steele, Don Q and his Wonder Horse, Chick Hicks ("Go West Young Man"), The Dynamic Steelmen; staged by Dick Hurran [24pp, 5.25x8.5; The Tommy Steele Story ... in Dates, two photos of Tommy Steele, 12 further company photos etc.; VG] £4

1994: WHAT A SHOW! (Palace Theatre)
Tommy Steele, Philip Aiden, Leigh Constantine, Alison Forbes, Phill Harrison, Nick Holmes, Fiona Jaynes, Richard Joseph, Claire Matthews, Simon David Trout, Julie-Ann Ward [32pp, 6.8x9.74; cast list, orchestra list, illustrated History of Music Theatre in Britain, biography of Tommy Steele w.photo, company biographies w.photos, credits etc.; VG] £4

1995: WHAT A SHOW! (Congress Theatre, Eastbourne)
Tommy Steele, Ruth Anderson, Bernadene, Graeme Conway, Nicola Garretty, Phill Harrison, Fiona Jaynes, Richard Joseph, Mark Pettitt, Darren Ridley, Julie-Ann Ward [24pp, 6.75x9.6; cast list, biography of Tommy Steele (w.10 photos), credits, biographies w.photos, credits etc.; VG] £2

1995: WHAT A SHOW! (Congress Theatre, Eastbourne) Souvenir Brochure
Tommy Steele, Ruth Anderson, Bernadene, Graeme Conway, Nicola Garretty, Phill Harrison, Fiona Jaynes, Richard Joseph, Mark Pettitt, Darren Ridley, Julie-Ann Ward [24pp, 9.2x13; Superb Full-Colour Souvenir Brochure for Tommy Steele's show, 20+ colour production photos, article on Tommy Steele's Painting and Sculpture (w.15 illustrations) etc.; SIGNED by Tommy Steele ("To Philip - Tommy Steele"); VG] £5

JOAN TURNER

197?: JOAN TURNER UNLIMITED
Joan Turner Direct from her Successful Run round Hyde Park; with biography of Joan Turner and photos of her with Hattie Jacques, Harry Secombe, Beryl Reid, Eric Sykes, H.M.The Queen etc.; items in tonight's programme - Anything can happen and probably will ... The following artistes may appear by arrangement with Joan Turner: Vera Lynn, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Shirley Bassey, Eartha Kitt, Yma Sumac, Mae West, Katherine Hepburn, Gracie Fields, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Tommy Cooper, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Temple, Fanny Craddock; credits, reviews etc. [8pp, 6x8.25; 12+ photographs; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

PETER USTINOV (1921-2004)

1990: AN EVENING WITH PETER USTINOV (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) Souvenir Brochure
Peter Ustinov [28pp, 8.25x11.75; 20+ photographs, articles; w.ticket tipped in (5 May 1990); SIGNED by Peter Ustinov ("To Philip Best Wishes P Ustinov"); VG] £4

MAX WALL (1908-1990)

1975: ASPECTS OF MAX WALL (Garrick)
Max Wall [16pp; 7 photos, article on Max Wall by Mander and Mitchenson; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

CILLI WANG (1909-2005)

1962: HUMOUR WITHOUT WORDS (Northampton Theatre Royal)
Cilli Wang (The World Famous Dancer-Comedienne), Wim de Vries, piano [12pp; order of events, biography w.photo; VG] £3

NORMAN WISDOM (1915-2010)

1972: NORMAN WISDOM Holiday Startime (Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth)
Norman Wisdom, Mrs Mills, Keith Harris (with Cuddles), Bryn Phillips, Tony Fayne, Freddie Starr [20pp, 5.5x8.4; running order, biographies w.photos, credits etc.; centre pages, loose, else VG] £2

1975: THE AUTUMN SHOW with Norman Wisdom (Wimbledon Theatre)
Norman Wisdom, Bert Weedon, Arthur Worsley, Tony Fayne, Barry Britten, and introducing The Penny Whistle People (Susan Gene, Rebecca Leigh, Jacqui Lewis, Stuart Lock, Bronwen Stanaway, Trevor York), directed and devised by Martin and Sue Gates [16pp, 5.75x8.5; running order, biographies w.photos, credits etc.; VG] £3

1988: THE LEGENDARY NORMAN WISDOM (Tour)
Norman Wisdom, Tony Fayne, Jackie Hart's Showtime Spectacular, produced and directed by Johnny Mans [8pp, 8.25x11.75; biography of Norman Wisdom (w.2 large photos), 8 further photos, credits etc.; VG] £3

CIRCUS

2012: BIANCO: Time For Beauty - Firenza Guidi (Eden Project) NoFit State Circus: Adie Delaney, Agustina Castro, Andreane Leclerc, Anne-Fay Johnston, August Dakteris, Foucauld Falguerolles, Freya Watson, Howard Morley, Hugo Oliveira, Kevin McIntosh, Leire Ramirez, Lyndall Merry, Marco Fiera, Max Calaf Seve, Sage Cushman, Vanina Fandino; dir:Firenza Guidi [16pp, 5.75x8.25; cast list, biographies w.photos, articles, colour production photos, credits etc.; VG] £3

ICE SHOWS

1937: ST. MORITZ - Novel Real Ice Musical Spectacle (Coliseum)
Pamela Prior (World Professional Champion of 1937), Hermann Steinschaden (winner of the Senior Bavarian Championship), Illy Holtzman (Premier Dancer of the Viennese Ballet), Hazel Franklin (the Child Wonder Skater), Edi Scholdan (British and Bavarian Gold Medallist), Erich Erdos (three times Amateur Champion of Europe), Sydney Charlton (N.S.A. Gold Medallist), The Acrobatic Trio (Joy Chapman, Elsie Martindale and Doris Kinnaird), The Original Cossack Trio (Emmie Boyd, Leonard Stewart, Armand Perren), The St.Moritz Kiddies (the Wonder Child Yodellers), Rebla (The Comedy Juggler), Keith Wilbur (just a New Zealander), Gladys & Kusseroff (Continental Dancers), Arnaud, Peggy and Ready (Variety's Funniest Burlesque Dancers) and many others; Skating Production Numbers and Cabaret Dances arranged by Max Rivers, Skating Director: Victor Bowler, Music Composed and Arranged by Herbert Griffiths, Devised and Staged by Stanley Bell, Presented by Sir Oswald Stoll [24pp, 5.5x8.5; sequence of scenes and items, credits etc. etc.; uncommon; VG] £5

1944 (Apr 1 - 4): CLASSICS ON ICE created and produced by Theodore Kosloff (Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles)
Grace Mann, Joel Nadeau, Alice Krasiva, Jane Mueller, Anna Statz, Jeanne Sook, Viola Essen, Van Simons, Grace Ziebarth, Eva Russo, Sergei Tavasieff, Antonio Triana, Lola Montez, Les Hamilton; Musical Director: Rodion Mendelevitch, Ice Director: Angela Anderes; Created and Produced by Theodore Kosloff, Co-Producer: Irwin Parnes [4pp, 5.5x8.5; etc.; very slightly rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £4

1948: ICE CASCADES (Stoll Theatre)
Ron Priestley, Beryl Rayden, Basil Green, Baddy and Buddy, Carol Lynne, Red McCarthy, Phil Romayne, Terry Brent, Heinie Brock; devised by Gerald Palmer [4pp, 5.25x8.5; detailed synopsis of scenes with full cast, credits etc.; date on cover (9.11.48), two repaired edge tears, else else VG] £1

1948: ICE CASCADES (Stoll Theatre) Souvenir Brochure
Carol Lynne, Joe Jackson Junr., Romayne and Brent, Heinie Brock, "Red" McCarthy, Baddy and Buddy, Ron Priestley, The Jive Trio, Beryl Rayden and Basil Cudlipp-Green; devised by Gerald Palmer [24pp, 7.3x9.5; c30 excellent photographs, 7 articles (Introduction, Meet The Stars, Beauty on Parade (w.2 photos), Steps to Stardom (w.2 photos), In London Everybody goes to the Ice Show, Water witchery, and Aqua-batics), biographies and photos of Gerald Palmer, Beatrice Livesey, William Manluk, Reginald Swinney and Charles Reading etc.; somewhat rumpled, edge damage, but very uncommon] (£3) SOLD

1953: WHITE HORSE INN ON ICE (Birmingham Hippodrome)
Jean Colquhoun, Pete Lawson, Neale Warrington, Frieda Day, Eric Day; produced by Pauline Grant [8pp, 5x7.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes etc.; VG] £3

1955: GLAMOROUS NIGHT ON ICE (Coventry Theatre)
Rafe Caldicott, Bert Stevenson, Jackie Oldfield, Leslie Lyndon, Jerry Carroll, Toni Congdon, Margo McMenemy, Stephen Conway, George Stevens, Betty Holland; devised and produced by Gerald Palmer [16pp, 5x7.25; etc.; VG] £4

MAGIC

1982: THE MAGIC CIRCLE SHOW (Westminster Theatre)
Leigh Gee and Danielle, Andrew O'Connor, Pavlov's Puppets, Alan Shaxon, Martin Daniels, Mark Robertson, Ger Copper, Dawson Chance, The Great Kovari, Terry Herbert; dir:John Salisse [16pp, 5.9x8.25; biographies w.photos; minor marks, else VG] (£3) SOLD

MUSIC HALL

1957 (w/c 30 September): TWICE NIGHTLY: 6.30 & 8.45 (Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road)
Jack German, Jill Jayes, Rondart and Jean, Bert Ward and Harry Segal, Randolph Sutton (Britain's Premier Light Comedian), Terry Doogan, Hetty King (The World's Greatest Male Impersonator"), G. H. Elliott ("The Chocolate Coloured Coon"), Billy Danvers ("Always Merry and Bright") [8pp, 5x7.25; programme of events; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1957 (w/c 23 December): TWICE NIGHTLY: 6.30 & 8.45 (Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road)
Barrie's Dogs, Jill Jayes, The Two Matanzas, Peggy Maude, Nat Travers, Johnny & Suma Lamonte, Marie Lloyd, Herschel Henlere, The Three Flying Vandels, Scotch Kelly (The Titch of the North), Albert Whelan, Ida Barr, Dick Henderson (Tip Toes thru' the Tulips) [8pp, 5x7.25; programme of events; lightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1958 (w/c 24 November): TWICE NIGHTLY: 6.30 & 8.45 (Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road)
Three Harmonokings, Tommy Godfrey and Earle, Joan Mann, Max Miller (Britain's Cheeky Chappie), Sylvia Lee, Ety Van Veen Duo, Fred & Audrey Atkins, The Five Sherwood Boys, Miller & Mann [8pp, 5x7.25; programme of events; vertical fold, else VG] £3

1959 (w/c 18 May): TWICE NIGHTLY: 6.30 & 8.45 (Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road)
Ann & Val Shelley, Jimmy Mack & Frank, Jack Doyle & Julie, Copa Cousins, Max Miller (The one and only), Jackie Day, Georgette, Colin Grainger (The voice with a kick in it) [8pp, 5x7.25; programme of events; lightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1959 (w/c 8 June): TWICE NIGHTLY: 6.30 & 8.45 (Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road)
The Kelwyns, Jill Jayes, Manley and Austin, Randolph Sutton (Britain's Premier Light Comedian), Miss Hetty King (The World Famous Male Impersonator), Maureen Gabriel with Jorgen, Ida Barr ('Ide a Bar? Blimey she'd 'ide a Pub!), G. H. Elliott (The Chocolate coloured Coon), Billy Danvers (Cheeky, Cheery and Chubby) [8pp, 5x7.25; programme of events; lightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1964: NIGHTS AT THE TIVOLI (New Theatre, Oxford)
Barrie Gosney, The Six Tivioli Belles, Jimmy Plant, Cavan O'Connor, Jasmine Dee, Herschel Heniere, June Marlowe, George Lacy, Hetty King, Kitty Masters, Robert Probst and the Tivoli Theatre Silver Band, dir:Arthur Lane [12pp, 4.75x7.25; programme of events; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1982 (w/c 8 Feb): THE GOLDEN YEARS OF MUSIC HALL (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
Reg Dixon ("Confidentially"), Ruby Murray (Ireland's TV Radio and Recording Star), Leslie Sarony (Star of TV's Old Boy Network), Beryl Johnson (Nightingale of Song), Montelli and June (Scotland's Ace Musical Duo), Billy Burden (The famous West Country comedian); introduced by Duggie Chapman [12pp, 4.75x7.25; programme of events, biographies, credits, The Magic of Music Hall by Duggie Chapman etc.; VG] £3

VARIETY

1933: NON-STOP VARIETY (London Pavilion)
Fisher's Pavilion Beauties, Will Hatton & Ethel Manners, Leslie Day, Terrell & Fawcett, Wal Langtry, Fred Kirk & Company, Mario Lorenzi, Walter Williams & Percy Hayden, Giovanni, Ricard, Castle & Wade, Jock McDermott [24pp, 5.5x8.6 (Magazine Programme No.958, July 3rd 1933); full details of the programme, credits; somewhat tatty, date on cover, but uncommon] £2

1934: FOLIES EN FOLIE (Folies Bergere)
Mistinguett, Andre Randall, The Sixteen Miami's Vamps, Les Sixteen Oxford's Boys, New Spark Ballet, Felix Paquet, M Henry Wessels, Les Irlenn Twins, Yvonne Legeay, M Lino Carenzio, M Ben Tyber; Paul Derval (Directeur), Mme Komarova (Maitresse de Ballet), M Georges Triel (Regisseur General), M Buddy Bradley (Maitre de Ballet), M Pierre Frejol (Directeur Artistique) [48pp, 6.2x8.9; full detailed programme of the revue, w.90+ photos; minor marks, else VG] £4

1939: George Black's Intimate Rag: BLACK VELVET (London Hippodrome)
Vic Oliver, Carole Lynn, Roma Beaumont, Iris Lockwood, Pat Kirkwood, Teddy Brown, Louise Lloyd, Norma Dawn; Debroy Somers and his Orchestra; produced by Robert Nesbitt, Dances arranged by Wendy Toye [12pp, 5.5x8.5; quality period programme w.black, red and white cover; VG] £4

1940 (w/c 17 Jun): GARRISON THEATRE (London Palladium)
"Sergt.-Major" Syd Railton, The 18 Littel Gels, The 7 Martinettis, "Pte." Jack Warner and his "Littel Gel" Joan Winters, Joe Davis (The Wizard of the Cue), Jack Marshall, Nelson Clifford and Marie Marion (Design For Humour), The 18 Littel W.A.A.F. Girls, The Singing Marines (featuring John Dudley), The 3 Aberdonians (Conversational Acrobatic Humorists), Billy Cotton and His Band; production by Robert Nesbitt [12pp, 5.5x8.5; full details of the programme, credits; somewhat tatty] £2

1940 (w/c 19 Aug): VARIETY (Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool)
Millie Jackson's 8 Glamour Lovelies, Sylvia (The Musical Maid), Two Rascals (Entertainers with a piano), Pat and Vera Lennox (Definitely Different), Jack Stocks (The Woman Hater), Jose Moreno and Partner (Juggling on the Wire), Oliver Wakefield (The Famous B.B.C. Comedian), Tom Davies Trio (The World's Sensation - Motoring in Mid-Air) [8pp, 5.7x8.8; full details of the programme, air-raid notice, credits; flimsy, else VG] £2

1941: Mrs Laura Henderson presents REVUDEVILLE (Windmill Theatre)
10th Year, 149th Edition: Joan Jay, Ernest Maxin, Richard Graydon, Cyril Tyler, Dickie Martyn, The Windmill Girls, Stanley West, John Burslem, Claire Smith, Valerie Tandy, John Thorpe, Olive Wright, Olga Houghton, Pauline Waddington, Huia Cooper, Joy Blythe, Revudebelles, Eric Woodburn, Lesley Osmond, Julia Behar, Doreen Moore, Renee Russell, David Short, Pam Travers, John Coleman, Margot, Lona Cross; Entirely conceived and produced by Vivian Van Damm, assisted by Anne Mitelle [8pp, 5.6x4.4; full details of the programme, credits, photos of Mrs.Henderson, Doreen Moore, Joy Blythe, and Julia Behar; uncommon; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1942: HAPPIDROME (Prince of Wales)
The Happidrome Girls, Hal Swain, Harry Korris, Cecil Frederick, Robby Vincent, Bunty Meadows, Lisa Lee, Agnette & Sylvio, Sylvia & Leslie Kellaway, Sid Railton, Tessie O'Shea, The Marquis Trio, Jennie Gregson, Muriel Zillah, Connie Crighton, Marie Lawton, Betty Hamilton, Hutch (Leslie A Hutchinson, The Famous British West Indian Star); staged by Robert Nesbitt [6pp, 3.4x7.5 triple-fold; full details of the programme, credits, air raid notice; VG] £3

1943: OVER TO YOU - Harry Bright (Finsbury Park Empire)
Tom Arnold presents: Carter & Doray, Bobbie, Nat Mills, Afrique (World Famous Impressionist), Bunny Doyle, Lucille Gaye, Jessica James (Songstress), Tommy Kelly, Molly Mozelle, James Heys, The Norman Girls; dir:Harry Bright [6pp, 3.4x7.5 triplefold; ; remarkable wartime survivor; date on cover (18 June 1943), rumpled, else VG] £3

1943 (Jul): HI-DE-HI (Palace Theatre)
Flanagan and Allen, Florence Desmond, Gwen Catley, Eddie Gray, Wilson, Keppel and Betty, Clarence Wright, Jack Hartman, Bud Flanagan Jnr., Denis Wellesley, Vic Marlowe, Jack Buckland, Roberta Huby, Medlock and Marlowe, Tim Dormonde; production by Jack Hylton, dances and ensembles by Wendy Toye [6pp, 3.25x8 triplefold; order of events (slightly different programme from above), credits, air raid recommendations etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1943 (Sep): HI-DE-HI (Stoll Theatre, Kingsway)
Flanagan and Allen, Florence Desmond, Gwen Catley, Eddie Gray, Wilson, Keppel and Betty, Clarence Wright, Roberta Huby, Jack Hartman, Bud Flanagan Jnr., Vic Marlowe, Jack Buckland, Tim Dormonde, Stephen La Haye, Paul Trevor [4pp, 5x7.5; full details of the programm, casting, credits, ticket prices etc.; date on cover (22nd Sept 1943), rumpled, else VG] £3

1944 (w/c 30 Oct): TWICE NIGHTLY (Empire, York)
Reid Twins (Charming Acro-Steppers), Foster & Clark (A Clever Duo), Earle & Lewis (Laughter and Rhythm), Kardoma (The Patriotic Illusionist), Crochet (Novelty Musical Act), Lucille Benstead (The famous singer from SHOW BOAT), Nat Mills & Bobbie (Radio's Rare Pair), Banda & Peggy (Novelty Balancing and Spinning) [4pp, 5x7.5; VG] £4

1944 (w/c 16 Oct): DUGGIE WAKEFIELD'S ROAD SHOW (Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool)
The Society Four, Calienta & Lolita, Geoffrey Startin, Billy Shakespeare, Jack Butler, Duggie Wakefield, Billy Nelson, Chuck O'Neil, Palmo (Novelty Juggler), Joy Mahon, Peggy Barry-James, Reg Redcliffe (with his Xylo-rumba-phone) [4pp, 5.5x8.4; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1944: TWICE NIGHTLY VARIETY (Shepherds Bush Empire)
Alys, Pam & Jill, Eddy Bayes, Dump Harris & Freddie (Britain's Laurel & Hardy), Douglas Byng, Les Storks, Muriel Cronshaw & Jackson Manley, Murray & Mooney, The Skatellos [4pp, 5x4; program details etc.; VG] £2

1945: FOR CRYING OUT LOUD (Stoll Theatre)
Jack Hylton presents: Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox, Billy Caryll, Hilda Mundy, Bill De Haven, Danny Page, Eve Lister, Erin de Selfa, Victor Barna, Alec Brook, Lamar and Rosita, Jose Moreno, Frank Holloway, Will Hay, and (by arrangement with Italia Conti) Michael Hunt, Peter Byrne and Billy Nicolls; produced by Val Guest [4pp, 5x7.5; full details of the programme, credits; rumpled] £2

1945: HAPPY AND GLORIOUS (London Palladium)
George Black presents his New Musical Funfare: Victor Standing, Zoe Gail, Tommy Trinder, Cairoli Brothers, Elisabeth Welch, Renee Guscott, Mary Scott, Lola Derrol, Diana Glover, Phyliss Rawlings, Laetitia Montford, Marqueez, Joan Carrod, Ena Curtis, Roma Darrell, George Gray, Jack Williams, Harold Revell, Alan Bailey, Jack Wilmer, Teddy Finch and "Joe", The Argyll Octette, The Dagenham Girl Pipers; dir:Robert Nesbitt [6pp, 3.4x8.1 triplefold; full details of the order of events, cast details, ticket prices, air-raid advice etc.; date on cover (Wednesday 28 Feb 1945), slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1945: THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC (London Coliseum)
Beryl Kaye, Leigh Joyce, Paddy Lyndon, Muriel Jay, Tony Stuart, John Turner, David Carey, John Charles, Kay Mansell, Joan Beresford, Jackie Lucy, Suzanne Sanger, Francine Lucas, Avril Ames, Helen Bevan, Dawn de Rey, Joanne Larkin, Daphne Pearce, Flora Gosnall, Vera Oldham, Ilena Manova, Pat Wykes, Daphne Kirner, Pat Fraser, Jean Blundell, Beryl Greenwood, Marion Crawford, April Scholey, Sylvia Rainford, Gwen Stock, Della Garcia, Betty Haley, Marion Bams, Elvelyn McHoul, Roy Mitchell, Jill Manners, The Nine Avalons, Dave and Maurine, Olympic Adagio Dancers, Lesley Drecker, Leon Navarre, Sid Newman, Jim Spalla, Lindsay Hooper, Mervyn Wixen, Beryl Melville, Louise Navarre, Joy Torino, Vic Oliver, Betty Paul and the Swiss Misses, Slim Allan, Molly Dixon, June Manton, Van Phillips and his Orchestra; devised and staged by Robert Nesbitt [4pp, 4.7x7.5; attractive cover; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1945: THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC (London Coliseum)
Beryl Kaye, Leigh Joyce, Paddy Lyndon, Muriel Jay, Tony Stuart, John Turner, David Carey, John Charles, Kay Mansell, Cecilia Tomlin, Jackie Lucy, Suzanne Sanger, Francine Lucas, Kay Willis, Helen Bevan, Dawn de Rey, Joanne Larkin, Maisie Pearce, Cora Blundell, Vera Oldham, Ilena Manova, Pat Wykes, Daphne Kirner, Pat Fraser, Jean Blundell, Denise Henderson, Ann Brown, Jacqueline Terry, Sylvia Rainford, Sheila Buchanan, Della Garcia, Margaret Ball,, Marion Bams, Eleanor Dare, Roy Mitchell, Jill Manners, The Nine Avalons, Worthy and Jarrett, Olympic Adagio Dancers, Vic Oliver, Betty Paul and the Swiss Misses, Slim Allan, Van Phillips and his Orchestra; devised and staged by Robert Nesbitt [4pp, 4.7x7.5; attractive cover; rumpled, else VG] £1

1945: RALPH READER with his original R.A.F. GANG SHOW (Stoll Theatre, Kingsway)
Ralph Reader, Len and Bill Lowe, Harry Dawson, Len Astor, Terry Cole, George Cameron, Douglas Robinson (AKA Cardew Robinson), Dick Emery, Joe Gibbons, John Groves, Bert Yates, Ernest McGrath, Jack Healy, Bill Dickie, Cyril Platt, William James, Harry Tracey, Barry Saunders, Norman Fellows, Reg Dixon, Stan Willis-Croft, Jerry Leslie, Arthur Budd; devised, written and produced by Ralph Reader [4pp, 4.7x7.5; order of events, full cast details, credits, Theatre information etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1947: STARLIGHT ROOF - George Melachrino, Eric Maschwitz, Matt Brooks (London Hippodrome)
Coral Woods, Brenda Gay, Sybil Gilchik, Pearl Newman, Kenneth Birrell, George Needham, Leslie Baker, Bill Moskalyk, June Wheeler, Clementina Stuart, Maive Hewson, June Turton, Mavis Peterson, Jean Allison, Mary Maxfield, Jillian Roma, Lucille Gaye, Vic Oliver, Pat Kirkwood, Fred Emney, Marilyn Hightower (as the moon), William Vaux (as the night), Frank Bernaski (as the mortal), Barbara Perry, Jere McMahon, Wally Boag, Michael Bentine, Jean Carson, Sid Railton, Chris Draper, Ernie Brooks, Douglas Quayle, Julie Andrews (The Youthful Prima Donna); production by Robert Nesbitt [8pp, 5x7.2; full details of the programme, credits; rumpled] £2

1947: HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE (London Palladium)
Alec Thomas Octette, Bobbie Tranter, Tony Hulley, Valerie Tandy, Tommy Trinder, Dennis O'Sullivan, Henry Lytton, George Campo, Marianne Deeming, Wilson, Keppel and Betty, Alan Bailey, George Wilmer, Hy Hazell, The Three Jokers, Mervyn Saunders, Mona and Olivier, The Zoris, Mable Lee, The Wallabies, The Skyrockets Orchestra conducted by Paul Fenoulhet; production by Robert Nesbitt [8pp, 5.1x8.25; full details of the programme, credits; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1948: REVUDEVILLE (Windmill (We Never Closed) Theatre)
16th Year, 209th Edition: Jill Anstey, Toni Leighton, Pat Hamilton, Peggy Martin, Eric Woodburn, Stanley West, Charles Hawtrey, Valerie Ware, Jeanne Weatherstone, Marion Lynde, Judy Paton, Audrey Sollers, Keith Lester, Tony Clare, Bertie Starmer, Jacqueline Rainbow, Joy Hunt, Maureen O'Dea, Jackie Lovett, Teddy Haskell, Jimmy Lamb, Rosalie Whitham, Mervyn Dale, Robert Louis, Leo Massey, Jackie Jennings, Toni Leighton, Jill Anstey, Christine Welsford, Sylvia Shilling, Mellonie Whymark, Pat Raphael, Geraldine Youngman, Eddie Kebbell, Pat Hamilton, Joanna d'Estrelle, Peggy Martin, Josephine Hamlett, Rita Allan, Beryl Catlin, Madeleine Hearne, Lesley Lorne, Ron Perriam, Anita d'Ray; Entirely conceived and produced by Vivian Van Damm, assisted by Anne Mitelle [8pp, 5x7.2; full details of the programme, credits, photos of Madeleine Hearne, Toni Leighton, Jill Anstey, Pat Hamilton, Audrey Sollers, Peggy Martin, Christine Welsford, Maureen O'Dea, Rosalie Whitham and Jackie Lovett; uncommon; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£3) SOLD

1949: FOLIES BERGERE REVUE (London Hippodrome)
As presented at the Theatre des Folies Bergere, Paris, where it ran for three years: Marqueez, Raymond Girert, Marilyn Hightower, Francoise Flore, David Dulak, John Bleasdale, Dick Henderson, Junior, Franklin Bennett, Cliff Gordon, Moskani, Eddie Vitch, Claud Rixio, Helen Crerar, Lorna Burgess, Daphne Lyne, Anne Marriott, Joan Bricknell, Judy Finch, Daphne Cameron, Paddy Lyndon, Mary Gould, Jennifer Tyson, Charmain Buchel, Val Zuglosky, Vivian et Tassi, Gordon Needham, Michael Bentine (L'Enfant Terrible), Les Trois de Milles, Ken Birrel, Angela Page; produced by M.Paul Derval, adapted and staged by Dick Hurran [8pp, 5x7.4; full details of the programme, credits; slightly tatty] £1

1949: FOLIES BERGERE REVUE - Paul Derval, Michel Gyarmarthy (London Hippodrome) Souvenir Brochure
As presented at the Theatre des Folies Bergere, Paris under the title of C'est de la Folie!; with Les Nymphes des Folies-Bergere Anglaises, Marqueez, Francoise Flore, Pacifique, Marilyn Hightower, Vivian et Tassi, Les "Show-Girls" de Paris, Claud Rixio, Michael Bentine, Franklin Bennett, Cliff Gordon, Raymond Girert, Dick Henderson, Terry Morley, Angela Page, Eddie Vitch, Chaz Chase, Les Trois de Milles; produced by M. Paul Derval [28pp, 9x11.8; besides the title page, this souvenir consists entirely of over 50 excellent photos (with many bare female breasts - daring for the time?); most uncommon; slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1950: OUT OF THIS WORLD (London Palladium)
Ed Hoffman, The Ben Yost Guards, Sheila Mathews, Maureen Sims, Jerry Desmonde, Denis Murray, Freddie Vale, Sammy Curtis, Nat Jackley, Binnie Hale, Frankie Howerd ("Ladies and Gentlemen"), Warren Latona & Sparks, Dancing Debutantes, Mayfair Revellers, John Tiller Girls, Angela Barrie, Russell Jondreau, The Trio Gipsys, Gloria (Australia) Williams, Joe Latona, The Skyrockets Orchestra under the direction of Woolf Phillips; produced by Alec Shanks and Joan Davis [12pp, 5.1x8.25; full details of the programme, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£3) SOLD

1950: STARLIGHT RENDEZVOUS (London Palladium)
Four Harmony Maids, The Argylle Quartette, Nicky Hilliard, Sonya Hana, George Baron, Tommy Trinder, Lois Green, Three Bentley Sisters, Barbara Perry, Brendan O'Dowda, Iris & Ribeiro, The Deep River Boys (U.S.A.'s Coloured Harmonists), Hall, Norman & Ladd, Humphrey Kent, Rose Murphy (The "Chee Chee" Girl); staged by Charles Henry [12pp, 5.1x8.25; full details of the programme, credits; VG] £3

1950 (w/c 12 Jun): VARIETY (Empire Leicester Square)
Empire Choral Ensemble, Empire Girls, Empire Ballet, The Cooper Twins (Fast Acrobats), Slim Rhyder (Comedy Cyclist), Pamela Kail with Dennis and Gordon Gilbert, Fayne and Evans, showing of film: FATHER OF THE BRIDE (w.Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor), Empire Concert Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino [4pp, 5.3x8.25; full details of the programme, credits; flimsy, date on cover, else VG] £1

1950 (w/c 31 Oct): VARIETY (Empire Leicester Square)
John Wright's Marionettes, The Four Wilfordts (Acrobatic Jubilee), Robert Docker, Igor Barczinski, Glen Gordon, Annete Chappell, Brenda Hamlyn, Leo Kersley, William Martin, Rex Ramer (Musical Impressionist), showing of film: IF YOU FEEL LIKE SINGING (w.Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria De Haven, Phil Silvers), Empire Singers, Empire Ballet, Empire Concert Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino [4pp, 5.3x8.25; full details of the programme, credits; flimsy, date on cover, else VG] £1

1950: LATIN QUARTER 1950 (London Casino)
Fortunia, Vic Oliver, Sylvie St.Clair, Pauline Johnson, Les Casavecchia, Collegiate Octette, Zena Barrie, Jeffrey Piddock, George Bowler, Barbara Bentham, Dorothy Caston, Josephine Bell, Margot Lister, Lela Moore, Les Curibas, Les Compagnons de la Chanson, Deaks and Nick Dana, Ken Astell, Denise Merrum, Lena Powell, Walton & O'Rourke, Daphne Kiernander, The Clark Brothers (Au Club Ebony), Debroy Somers with his Continental Music; created and produced by Robert Nesbitt [12pp, 6.4x9.25; full details of the programme, photos (of Vic Oliver, Les Compagnons de la Chanson, Sylvie St.Clair, Walton & O'Rourke, The Clark Brothers, Lela Moore, Fortunia, Les Curibas, Debroy Somers), credits; VG] £4

1950: THE GANG SHOW 1950 (King's Theatre, Hammersmith)
The Boy Scouts' Association in conjunction with The London Scout Council: Order of Events (including That Same Old Feeling, Re-Union in the Highlands, It's a Great Great Game, and The Fairy Queens), full list of the 128 boys taking part, Music Selections, credits etc.; Musical Director: Percy Greenfield, written and produced by Ralph Reader [8pp, 5x7.5; order of events, full cast details, credits, Theatre information etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1951: TWICE-NIGHTLY VARIETY (London Palladium)
The Palladium Girls, Three Hellos, Billy Russell, Trio Bassi, Canfield Smith, Billy Cotton and His Band with Alan Breeze, The Bentley Sisters, Rene Strange, Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss, Sugar Chile Robinson (America's Rhythmic Child Pianist) [8pp, 5.2x8.25; slightly rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £4

1951: TWICE-NIGHTLY VARIETY (London Palladium)
The Palladium Girls, The Dolinoffs & Raya Sisters (Dancing Dollusions), The Beverley Sisters, The Trampo-Loonies (Comedy Novelty), Peter Sellers (from Ray's a Laugh), The Dunhills (High Speed Dancing), Margerite & Charles (In The Balance), Danny Kaye (at the piano: Sammy Prager), The Skyrockets Orchestra conducted by Woolf Phillips [12pp, 5.2x8.25; slightly rumpled, minor marks, else VG] £4

1951: FANCY FREE (Prince of Wales)
The George Mitchell Quintette, Irissa Cooper, Jennifer Jayne, Jean Bayless, Tommy Trinder, Pat Kirkwood, Will Carlisle, Alan & Blanche Lund, Bobby Brandt (Acrobatic Dance), John Morley, Jack Parnell, Nancy and Molly Munks, Ken Whitmer (Musical Humorist), Albert Chappelle; Artistic Direction by Alec Shanks [8pp, 5x7.4; full details of the programme, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1951: THE NEW 1951 FOLIES BERGERE REVUE (London Hippodrome)
Lilo, Maisie Sparks, Joe Latona, Leslie Warren, Americo Silver and Rosel, Menya Marah, Renita Kramer, Freddie Bamberger, Naida, Gordon Needham, Francis John, Frederic Greene, Hall, Norman & Ladd, Tommy Cooper, Murio & Mane, Igor Barczinski, The Balladinis, Stanley Robinson, The Newman Twins, Annette Chappell; created and devised by Paul Derval and Michel Gyarmathy, staged and adapted by Dick Hurran [8pp, 5x7.3; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1952: THE PALLADIUM AUTUMN SHOW OF 1952: Wonderful Time (London Palladium)
Billy Cotton and His Band with Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens and Clem Bernard; George & Bert Bernard, Joy Nichols and Max Bygraves, Palladium Tiller Girls; Ghezzi Brothers; Eliane & Rodolph, and Vadja Del Oro, with George Pierce; Jo, Jac & Joni; staged by Charles Henry; Comedy Scenes by Eric Sykes [12pp, 5.2x8.25; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1952: THE PEEP SHOW (Prince of Wales)
Joe Latona, Anne Negus, George Mitchell Singing Ensemble, June Powell, Jack Jackson, Greta Unger, Igor Barczinski, Bryan Johnson, Huguette Mony, Barbara Evans, Sue Carson, Three Wiere Brothers, The Marcellis, Mildred Seymour, The Edmundo Ros Cubanaires, Benson Dulay, The Twenty-Five Peepettes; staged by Charles Henry [8pp, 5x7.25; full details of the programme, credits; VG] £2

1953 (w/c 2 Mch): VARIETY (London Palladium)
Les Mathurins, Upshaw & Kuprina, Tony Fayne & David Evans, Mary Small, Max Miller (The Cheeky Chappie), The Three Karloffs, The Five Smith Brothers, Alfred Marks, Tessie O'Shea, The Douglas Troupe [12pp, 5.2x8.2; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1953: PARIS TO PICCADILLY A New Folies Bergere Revue (Prince of Wales)
Norman Wisdom, Mini Gerrard, Baby Scruggs, Medlock & Marlowe, Eddie Leslie, Paul Mattei, Renee Strange, Four Hurricanes, Aida Baki, Patterson & Jackson, Barbour Brothers; staged by Dick Hurran [12pp, 6.3x8.4; 10+ photos; VG] £4

1953: PARDON MY FRENCH The New and Fabulous Folies Bergere Revue (Prince of Wales)
Frankie Howerd, Winifred Atwell, Cecile Tchernova, Stanley Robinson, Tony Hulley, Bobby Trantor, Paul Webster, Anny Berryer, Trio Llanos, The Great Fredini, Sunny Rogers, Lee Young, Kenneth Birrell, Los Likajos, Rita Keane, Ted & George Durante, Helen Gray, Greta Unger, Vicky Grey, Jennifer Tyson, Charmian Buchel, June Norfolk, Marion Astill, Jeane Dunton; staged by Dick Hurran [12pp, 6.4x8.3; order of events, credits etc.; 8 photos; VG] £4

1953 (w/c 31 Aug): RANDLE'S SCANDALS OF 1953 (Chiswick Empire)
Frank Randle, A J Powell (and his Zylophone), Jackie Herrick, Doris Powell, Kay Sothern, Paul Wood & Julie Rufford, Frank Randle's Mandalay Choir, The Manchester Lads, Zio Angels, Arthur Cannon, Ernie Dale, Peter & Charles Peters, Gus Aubrey, Western Bros., Gladys Morton, Bob Hulme, Ernie Dale, The Peter Brothers, The Manchester Lads, Gus Aubrey (The Perfect Lady) [8pp, 4.75x7; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1953 (Oct): FUN AND THE FAIR (London Palladium)
Nigel Burke, Brenda Averty, William Roberts & Robert Harrold, Michael Bayston, Silvia Ashmole, Gillian Lynne, Terry-Thomas, Deep River Boys (Coloured Harmonists), William Barrett, Anne Fairston, Mary Preston, Margaret Kovac, John Hauxvell, George Formby, Blanche Lund, Alan Lund, Audrey Jeans, Ted & Flo Vallett, Billy Cotton and His Band, Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens, Clem Bernard [12pp, 6.25x8.4; slight vertical bend, else VG] £4

1953 (w/c 16 Nov): RANDLE'S SCANDALS OF 1953 (Metropolitan Theatre, Paddington)
Frank Randle, Gus Aubrey, Peter Brothers, Kay Sothern, Sonny Roy, Manchester Lads, Zio Angels, Arthur Cannon, Don Carlos, Irene Mansel, James Edgar, A J Powell, Johnny Peters, Norman Teal, Jack Doyle, The Dagenham Girl Pipers [8pp, 5x7.4; slight vertical bend, else VG] £3

1956 (w/c 2 Apr): WE'RE IN TOWN TONIGHT (Empire, Portsmouth)
The Six Bobby Soxers, Chris Carlsen, Tommy Fields, Ernest Arnley, Gloria Day, Adelaide Hall (England's Delightful American Singing Star), Tommy Fields [4pp, 5x8 cyclo-styled sheet; slightly rumpled, else VG] £1

1956 (w/c 9 Apr): TWICE NIGHTLY (Empire Theatre, Nottingham)
The Three Tomboys, Jackie Trevor, Norman Evans, Richards & Yolanda, Victor Seaforth, Teddy Panda, Betty Jumel, Johnny & Suma Lamonte [8pp, 4.75x7.25; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956 (w/c 21 May): SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL (City Varieties, Leeds)
The Daring Lovelies, Patti Darvi, Harry Rowson, Bob King, The Fabulous Beef Trust Beauties, The Westway Wonder Girls [8pp, 6x8.4; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1956 (w/c 21 May): TWICE NIGHTLY (Chiswick Empire)
Jimmy Kidd and June (Dancing with a Difference), Hollywood Marionettes, Randolph Sutton, Billy Danvers, Musical Elliotts, Susie & Company, Hetty King, Benitas (Too Hot to Handle), G H Elliott (The Original Chocolate Coloured Coon) [8pp, 5v7.4; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1956: FIVE-PAST EIGHT (Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow)
Jack Radcliffe, Jimmy Logan, Kenneth Sandford, Lionel Blair, Joanna Rigby, Katherine Feather, Joy Saxon, Brian Jones, Jayare and Jayel, Sheila Falconer; Musical Arrangements under the direction of Geraldo, directed by Michael Mills, assistant Producer and Dance Director: Lionel Blair [16pp, 5.6x8.75; full details of running order and casting; VG] £4

1956: VARIETY (London Palladium)
George Carden Dancers, Tommy Trinder, Evie & Joe Slack (Acrobatic Fun), King Brothers (TV's Teenage Stars), Richardi (The International Wizard), Harry Worth (Figure of Speech), Nicholas Brothers (High Speed Dancers), Les Curibas (Adagio Team), Howard Keel (The Famous M.G.M. Singing Star) [12pp, 6.3x8.6; VG] £4

1956: ROCKING THE TOWN (London Palladium)
Alma Cogan, Harry Secombe, Trio Frediani, Diane Holland, Gwen Harris, Jeanne Deale, Beryl Reid, Buck Braynard, Max Russell, Osborn Whitaker, Joe Cornelius, Holger & Dolores, Winifred Atwell (at the piano), Angela Bracewell, David Howard, Rudy Horn, Les Cinq Peres, Toni Palmer, Marquis and Family; produced by Robert Nesbitt [12pp, 6.4x8.5; full details of the programme, credits, photos (of Winifred Atwell, Harry Secombe, Alma Cogan, Holger & Dolores, Beryl Reid, Marquis and Family, Trio Frediani, Rudy Horn, Les Cinq Peres); VG] £4

1957: PLAISIRS DE PARIS - A New Fabulous Follies (Prince of Wales)
Dickie Henderson, George and Bert Bernard, Three Monarchs, Raymond Girerd, Sabrina, Les Mathurins, Miss Glamor, Lee Sharon, Noelle Adam, Maggy Sarragne; presented by Val Parnell and Bernard Delfont, devised and produced by Robert Nesbitt [12pp, 6.5x8.5; order of events, 10 photos of the artists, credits etc.; VG] £4

1958 (Jan-Feb): FRANKIE VAUGHAN AND PROGRAMME OF VARIETY (Palace Theatre)
Frankie Vaughan, The John Tiller Girls, Ugo Frediani (Continental Juggler), King Brothers (Teenage Singing Stars), Tony Fayne and David Evans (Sporting Impressionists), Petula Clark (Recording and TV Personality), Bernard Miles (Comedian), Nadia Nerina (in The Dying Swan and Swan Lake), Veit Bethke, Murray Campbell, The Skylons (Aerialists), Harry Worth (Figure of Speech) [12pp, 4.75x7; programme of events, 3 photos of Frankie Vaughan etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1958 (w/c 11 Aug): TWICE NIGHTLY (Chiswick Empire)
McAndrews & Mills (Dancing Stars), Jackie German (Youth on the Wheel), Norman Evans (will attempt to "extract" some laughs), Francois & Zandra (Versatility is our Speciality), Gladys Morgan and Company (Britain's Foremost Comedienne), Allen & The Albee Sisters (Cute and Crazy), Josephine Anne (The "Crazy Gang's" Girl Friend), Howard Jones and Reggie Arnold (Britain's newest and brightest stars) [8pp, 5x7.25; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1958: LARGE AS LIFE (London Palladium)
Harry Secombe, Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Adele Leigh, Max Russell, Harry Worth, Terry-Thomas, Charlie Cairoli [12pp, 6.5x8.6; lightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1959 (w/c 16 Mch): TWICE NIGHTLY (Empire, Finsbury Park)
Ballet Montparnasse (in their version of the French "CAN-CAN), Murray Campbell (Ace Trumpeter), Roy Hudd & Eddy Kay (The Peculiar Pair), Tino Valdi (A New Voice from Italy), Max Miller (The Pure Gold of the Music Hall), Marie de Vere Dancers (Rocking and Rolling), Peter Cavanagh (Radio's Voice of them all), Audrey Jean's (H.M.V.'s Comedy Star), G H Elliott, Hetty King [8pp, 4.9x7.4; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1959 (w/c 20 Apr): SEASON OF INTERNATIONAL VARIETY (Palace Theatre)
Georges Ulmer (Famous French Comedy Entertainer), Oreste Kirkop (Hollywood's Singing Star), Max Miller (The Cheeky Chappie), Lita Roza (Popular T.V. and Recording Songstress), Group One (Television's Top Singing Group), Leo Bassi and June (Novel Foot Jugglers), Gilbert (Like Father Like Son), Alan Kemble and Christine (Comedy on a Unicycle), Syd and Paul Kaye (Zany Funsters) [8pp, 4.9x7.25; photos and biographies of Georges Ulmer, Oreste Kirkop, Max Miller and Lita Roza; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1961: TOKYO 1961 (Coliseum)
The Toho Production: Yoshiaki Takei, Teruko Fujii, Yoneko Yokota, Yuki Tone, Eiichi Hatori, Misao Kamijo, Keisuke Nakano, Shozo Nakano, Mitsuko Sawamura, Shigeru Yamaguchi, Shigeko Arai, Hisako Wakamatsu, Norikuni Baba, Kazuko Wagamitsu, Miyoko Kawato, Hidetoshi Nohmi, Shunji Fujimura, Chihiro Kagami, Tatsumi Kagami; conductors: Tadaosa Ohno and Reginald Burston, produced by Kousuke Ito, directed by Masashi Hidaka [20pp, 6.6x9.1; order of events, 6 production photos, credits etc.; VG] £4

1962: VARIETY AT THE FAMOUS LONDON PALLADIUM (London Palladium)
The Skylons (Thrills in the Air), Ted Rogers (Versatile Comedian), Sergio Franchi (Italy's Newest Singing Personality), The Temperance Seven, Paul Andrews (Creating an Impression), Richiardi, Jr. (America's Master of Magic), The Kuban Cossack Dancers (from the White Steppes of Ukraine), Lionel Blair and His Twist Dancers, Mike and Bernie Winters, Shirley Bassey (musical director: Raymond Long), London Palladium Orchestra conducted by Reg Cole [16pp, 6.6x8.8; order of events, 6 photos (of Shirley Bassey, The Temperance Seven, Mike and Bernie Winters, Richiardi Jr., Sergio Franchi, and Lionel Blair and His Twist Dancers), credits etc.; VG] £4

1962 (10 May): THOSE WERE THE DAYS - Old Time Variety (Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road)
The Dolly Sisters (Lithe and Lovely), Harry Orchid, Trevor Moreton, Stan Van (A fool with a fiddle), Marie Lloyd Junior, Victor Manz, George Doonan (the life and soul of the party), The Gay Edwardians, Bob & Alf Pearson (England's Premier Duettists) etc. [4pp, 5.25x8.5; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1962 (24 May): THOSE WERE THE DAYS - Old Time Variety (Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road)
Vernon Sisters, Terry Durham, Harry Orchid, Judy Valerie (singing star from Sadler's Wells), Terry Bartlett, George Van Dusen (Dutch Yodeller), Kitty Gillow (male impersonation), Morris & Cowley (the original Chelsea pensioners) etc. [4pp, 5.25x8.5; lightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1962 (31 May): OLD TIME VARIETY (Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road)
Suzanne Parsons, Terry Doogan, Larry & Sally Manders (Sweethearts of Song), Iris Sadler (A Woman of No Importance), Johnny Laycock (Multi-Instrumentalist), Kay McKendrick (First time here), Billy Russell (On behalf of the working classes), Randolph Sutton (Britain's premier light comedian) etc. [4pp, 5.25x8.5; light vertical bend, else VG] £3

1962 (8 November): A FAREWELL SEASON OF VARIETY (Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road)
The Carousels, Jimmy Lawrie, Clive Allen, David Berglas (Radio & T.V.'s Man of Music), Geronimo & His Apaches with Calamity Jane, Tessie O'Shea (The one and only) [4pp, 5.25x8.5; with large photo of Tessie O'Shea; lightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1962 (20 Apr): ALL STAR CHARITY SHOW (Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road)
Bob Andrews (Beyond Compare), Terry 'Toby Jug' Cantor, John Wade, Jean and Jackie Dawson (Personality Plus), Dennis Shirley (First Time Here?), Tony Malvern (The New Singing Star), Ida Barr (80 Years Young), Issy Bonn (Remember Me?), The Amazing Zodias (Second Sight), Eddie Reindeer (The Wise Crackpot), Teddy Johnson & Pearl Carr (from The London Palladium), Donn & Nicols (The Talk of the Town), Cavan O'Connor (The Famous Irish Singer), Ken Morris & Joan Savage (Your TV Favourites), Dave & Joe Spellbinder (On Their Way Up), John McIvor (Singing for You), George Williams (Proper Poorly), The Clyde Valley Stompers (It's Trad Dad) [16pp, 7x9.5; in Aid of The Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund and Institution; large photos of Bernard Delfont and Arthur Scott; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1963: LIGHT UP THE TOWN (Hippodrome Brighton)
Dickie Henderson, Peter Vernon, Aleta Morrison, The George Mitchell Singers, The Four Fellers, The Sixteen Tiller Girls, Eve Boswell, Sylvia Norman, Valerie Stockwell, The Charlivels (International Cabaret Stars), Eddie Vitch, Fay Robinson; devised and produced by Dick Hurran, dances staged and choreographed by Lionel Blair [16pp, 5.6x8.7; full details of the programme, biographies and large photos of Dickie Henderson, Eve Boswell, and The Charlivels, photos of The Famous Tiller Girls, Aleta Morrison and Eddie Vitch, credits; VG] £3

1965: A GRAND VARIETY ENTERTAINMENT (Palace of Varieties, Salisbury)
An Inimitable, Rumbustious and Melodic Extravaganza: featuring Miss Stephanie Cole (Mellifluous Mistress of Melody), Mr Robin Ellis (Salisbury's very own heart-throb), Mr Chris Harris (The fleet-footed funster), Miss Jacqueline Harrison (The artful artiste), Miss Jenny McNae (Much in demand in the more refined Parlours and Beer Halls), Miss Carolyn Moody (The saucy soubrette), Mr Michael Poole (The celebrated serio-comic), Mr David Simeon (Meticulous Master of Mime), Mr Ralph Watson (The inimitable character comedian), Der Vier Pumpernickeln (From the Mountains of Bavaria), The Great Leathero and his Troupe (In an act which will amaze and delight), Mr Raymond Bowers (Your versatile and exuberant Chairman); staged under the personal supervision of Mr.Oliver Gordon and Miss Jenny McNae [12pp, 4.9x7.25; The Management is greatly indebted to Mr John Moffatt for his arrangement of "The London Song Scena"; light vertical bend, else VG] £4

1974 (Jun): PALLADIUM VARIETY (London Palladium)
Howard Keel, Moira Anderson, Arthur Worsley (with "Charlie Brown"), Dougie Squires' Second Generation, Stephane Grapelli, Diz Disley Trio, Nicky Martyn, Rudy Cardenas [24pp, 5.25x9; biography and large photo of Howard Keel, running order, photos of the stars, credits etc.; VG] £2

1974 (Sep): PALLADIUM VARIETY (London Palladium)
Ethel Merman, Dougie Squires' Second Generation, Peter Hudson, Wei Wei Wong, Max Wall, Springfield Revival [24pp, 5.25x9; biography and large photo of Ethel Merman, running order, photos of the stars, credits etc.; VG] £2

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