Theatre: London Palladium
Performance: These Foolish Things
Main Actors: Jimmy Nervo & Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan & Chesney Allen, Charlie Naughton & Jimmy Gold.
This colourful 1930s theatre programme is printed on smooth cream pages and printed in yellow, blue, red, black and white inks. The front cover has a particularly colourful and bright illustration (by Tom Pervis) of a man singing and dancing with animals and flying hearts dancing alongside. The programme has interesting advertisements, some illustrations or photographs.
The programmes cast list is presented across pages 4-10 and includes popular performers of the time including Nervo & Knox, Flanagan & Allen, Naughton & Gold, otherwise known as The Crazy Gang.
The creation of this all singing, all dancing comedy troupe happened gradually in 1931, during performances called The Crazy Week
The Crazy Gang had an extremely successful stage career and due to their popularity they later on went to make such films as O-Kay For Sound (1937) and Life’s a Circus (1958).
The programme is made up of 12 pages including front and back cover pages; approx. H25cm x 19cms.