This early 1930s programme is for the performance Queen of Hearts, a pantomime, written and produced by Walter & Fredk. Melville with music composed and arranged by Charles J.Moore. It was performed in the Lyceum Theatre in 1934.
The programme has interesting advertisements, we love the illustrations for telephones and typewriters. Throughout the the programme are photographs of the artistes including Muriel Angelus, Eva Benson, Jimmy Gold and Charlie Naughton. Eva Benson plays the Princess of Hearts, Muriel Angelus is playing The Beggar Boy, Jimmy Gold and Charlie Naughton are playing The Kings Royal Police Sleuth Hounds; Jimmy Blue and Charlie Stripe.
The cast list is presented across page 3, 5 &7.
Charlie Naughton and Jimmy Gold where a popular comedy double act known as
Naughton and Gold. Charlie Naughton, born Charles John Naughton (1886-1979) in Scotland, met Jimmy Gold quite early on in his career. Jimmy Gold, was born Jimmy McGonigal, (1886 – 1967) in Scotland. As a young man Jimmy Gold started working for his family business of painting and decorating but eventually left the family business to follow his dream. He began his early stage career as a tap dancer under the name Jimmy Gold; when he met Charlie Naughton; they teamed up and formed the dancing and comedy double act Naughton and Gold. In the early 30s they teamed up with two more double acts to form the famous, six-man comedy troupe, The Crazy Gang.
The programme is made up of off white paper and printed in black, brown and white inks. There are16 pages (numbered 1-12) including front and back cover pages. Approx. H22cm x W14cm.
Condition Code:3: The programmes original staples still remain, slightly rusted but pages firmly secured. The edges to the programme have slight nibbling.The programme has no evidence of foxing. Overall the condition of the programme
is good for its age.
1946 – London Coliseum – The Night and the Laughter
Theatre: London Coliseum
Performance: The Night and the Laughter
Main Actors: Bud Flanagan