Theatre: London Coliseum
Performance: The Night and the Laughter
Principal Performer: Bud Flanagan
The programme is made up of smooth cream paper and printed in yellow, red and black Inks.
This colourful theatre programme has a dramatic red, yellow and black illustrated cover. The programme has some interesting advertisements with some detailed illustrations. The cast list is presented across page 3-5 and includes popular performers of the time including the famous Bud Flanagan.
Bud Flanagan, was London born as Chaim Reuben Weintrop, (1896-1968). He became a famous comedian and had a successful career on both stage and screen. He was a very popular world-renown performer particularly remembered for entertaining the troops during WWII and keeping up moral. Bud Flanagan paired up with Chesney Allen in 1926, another up and coming comedian. They toured with The Florrie Forde Show as the comedy act ‘Flanagan & Allen’ of which they would perform comedy sketches and sing. From a young adult, Bud Flanagan had the good fortune to travel and perform around the globe; in 1915 he enlisted into the during the First World War. During his time in the army he met a Sergeant-Major Flanagan who, by some accounts, inspired the stage name that Bud Flanagan adopted. In the early 1930s Flanagan and Allen became a part of the very successful entertaining troupe, The Crazy Gang.
The programme is made up of 8 pages including front and back cover pages. Approx. H19cm x W13cm.