Theatre: London Hippodrome
Performance: Wonderful Time
Main Actors: Billy Cotton, Jon Pertwee, George & Bert Bernard, Joy Nichols
This jolly programme presents the variety performance of Val Parnell’s Palladium Show, Wonderful Time, starring Billy Cotton, Jon Pertwee, George & Bert Bernard, Joy Nichols at the London Hippodrome.
The programme has interesting advertisements with some illustrations including ‘The Hay-Wain Restaurant and Cocktail Bar’ with a lovely detailed illustration of the restaurant interior.
The front cover page has small black and white photographs of the stars of the performance who were popular performers of the time; Jon Pertwee, Billy Cotton, George & Bert Bernard, Joy Nichols. Jon Pertwee was born ‘John Devon Roland Pertwee in 1919, he was a popular English actor and entertainer, especially well-known as the third ‘Doctor’ (1970-1974) in the popular English television series Doctor Who.
Billy Cotton was a band leader and entertainer born William Edward Cotton 1899-1969 and was at his peak of his career 1950-1960s as a successful radio and television personality. Joy Nichols was an extremely popular comedienne and actress; born Joy Eileen Nichols in Australia in 1925-1992. Over the span of her long career she worked across the United Kingdom, Australia and The United States of America.
8 pages including front and back cover pages. Approx. H19cm x W13cm.