Newsletter February 2015

Dear Friends and ex-"Fols"

Firstly I must apologise for this very long overdue News Letter. 2014 was a really busy year for me and I travelled around the world, twice i think, both for work and pleasure.

Last year was very sad for our Fols friends as we lost 4 lovely men and I am personally very sad about this.

Darling Peter Felgate died in February 2014 at the wonderful age of 94. Im so pleased that I had had much contact with him over the past 5 or 6 years.

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Peter Felgate


Floral Hall

Floral Hall Scarborough

The Floral Hall at Scarborough is where the Fols performed first in 1911 and then at various periods including the 1950's. Keep reading »


eastbourne programme

Programme flyer from te show at te Wintergardens Eastbourne 1960


Vinatge Mini-Gallery

A mini-gallery of some vintage Fol de Rols photographs.

Images courtesy of David Santwyk-Anderson.

The Theatre Royal

Birmingham Post & Birmingham Gazette

The Theatre Royal finally closed on Saturday 15th December 1956 with a performance of the Fol de Rols featuring a young Leslie Crowther.

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On Tour

Hastings Comapny 1961

The Hastings Company Circa 1961


It has been such a pleasure to hear from ex Fols fans and friends from all over the world since I posted the last "Fols" newsletter.

Have heard from many ex dancers as of course sadly they are amongst the few people left who were in the Fol de Rols shows.
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It is with great pleasure we welcome you to our web site. Here you will find the story and history of a unique show and a very important piece of theatre.

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A Brief history

In 1911 Mr. George Royle had a Pierrot Show on the sands at Scarborough. Pierrot Shows were a regular feature of Edwardian entertainment.

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A Bird On My Head

Bird on my head

Watch the video: Bird On My Head

Scarborough 1957

The opening overture and medley of songs from the Scarborough 1957 show.