Theatre: London Palladium
Performance: These Foolish Things
Main Actors: Jimmy Nervo & Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan & Chesney Allen, Charlie Naughton & Jimmy Gold.
This colourful 1930s Crazy Gang 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. The programme has interesting articles with illustrations and some black and white photographs.
The programmes cast list is presented across page 4-10 and includes popular performers of the time including Nervo & Knox, Flanagan & Allen, Naughton & Gold
The Crazy Gang were six-man variety, comedy troupe. In their pairs, they were known as ‘Flanagan and Allen’, ‘Nervo and Knox’ and ‘Naughton and Gold’. They were a singing, dancing, acrobatic, comic acting group. The joining of the group happened gradually in 1931, during performances called ‘The Crazy Week’. Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold were pulled together with other double acts to create a variety show. Later Flanagan and Allen were invited to join the show. They were not known officially as The Crazy Gang until 1937. The Crazy Gang had an extremely successful stage career and due to their popularity they, later, went on to make such films as O-Kay For Sound (1937) and Life’s a circus (1958).
12 pages including front and back cover pages. Approx. H25cm x W19cm.