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In Memorium: Peter Felgate

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that darling Peter Felgate died on Wednesday 5th February in Eastbourne, which had been his home for many years.

He was 94 and when I last saw him in November 2013 was full of beans if a little frail.

His life story is in an article on this website. He was a wonderful "Man of the Theatre" and I shall miss him very much, as will his wife of over 40 years Maggie Macdonald.

There will be a service to celebrate his life at 11.30am Wednesday 19th February at St John's Church, St John's Road, Eastbourne.

St John's Eastbourne

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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

eastbourne programme

Programme flyer from te show at te Wintergardens Eastbourne 1960

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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

Newsletter

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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Welcome

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.