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


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.