Theatre: Victoria Palace
Performance: Young in Heart Farewell Show
Main Actors: Jimmy Nervo & Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan, Charlie Naughton & Jimmy Gold, Eddie Gray
This special picture souvenir programme is for the performance Young in Heart, The Crazy Gang’s farewell show presented by Jack Hylton at the Victoria Place which ran from 21st December 1960 until 19th May 1962. By this time Charlie Naughton and Jimmy Gold were 76 years old!
The programme has interesting articles with many fantastic photographs of the cast and stage performances. The cast are in amazing costumes and the photographs show the energy and passion of each performer in every shot. Includes popular performers of the time including; Jimmy Nervo & Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan, Charlie Naughton & Jimmy Gold, and Eddie Gray.
The Crazy Gang was 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 where 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 on went to make such films as O-Kay For Sound (1937) and Life’s a Circus (1958).
Except for some Royal Variety Performances, Chesney Allen rarely performed with the Crazy Gang after 1945 and Eddie Gray re-joined the Gang in 1956
16 pages including front and back cover pages. Approx. H28cm x W21cm. The souvenir picture book is of smooth paper and printed in grey, black, red and white inks.