Grand Theatre – Summer Season Programmes

23 July 2011
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Switzerland – 1938


It’s a Funny Thing – 1940

 Harry Korris, Irving Kaye, Tessie O’Shea, Robby Vincent, Cecil Frederick


Happidrome – 1941

Harry Korris, Hutch, Evelyn Laye, Tessie O’Shea, Rawicz and Landauer, Gwen Catley


1942 – Split Season

No Orchids for Miss Blandish – 4th June for 7 Weeks


Let’s Face It –  for 3 Weeks


Happidrome – 17th August for 4 Weeks


Happidrome of 1943 – 1943

Harry Korris & Co., Pat Kirkwood and Hutch


We’re Coming Over – 1944

Afrique, Ethel Revnell, Gracie West, Wilson, Keple and Betty


Hoopla! – 1945

Polly Ward, Suzette Tarri, Robb Wilton, Max Wall, Harold Berens, Harry Lester, Tiller Girls


Five Feathers – 1946

Billy Reid, Dorothy Squires, Duggie Wakefield, Derek Roy


Out of the Blue – 1947

Ralph Reader, Mary Naylor, Jeannie Carson, Dick Emery, Reg Dixon, Cardew Robinson


Something in the Air – 1948

Ted Ray, Jill Manners, Syd and Max Harrison, Henry Hall and his orchestra


Buttons and Bows – 1949 Summer Season

Donald Peers, Norman Wisdom, Billy Russell, Gloria Day


Sunny Serenade – 1950 Summer Season

Jack Radcliffe, Jimmy Wheeler, Jeanne Francis


Hobson’s Choice – 1951 Summer Season

Wilfred Pickles, Lally Bowers, Derek Oldham


The Blue Lamp – 1952 Summer Season

Bonar Colleano, Gordon Harker, Jack Warner, Susan Shaw, Warren Mitchell


The Love Match – 1953 Summer Season

Arthur Askey, Thora Hird, Glen Melvyn, Danny Ross


The Archers – 1954 Summer Season

Jack Warner, Joyce Barbour, Charles Victor, Dandy Nicholls, Peter Byrne


Love and Kisses – 1955 Summer Season

Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Anthea Askey, Danny Ross and Lally Bowers


Charley’s Aunt – 1956 Summer Season to August 12th

Richard Hearne


Saturday Night at The Crown – 1956 and also August 13th (latterly for a season run)

Thora Hird, Mollie Sugden, Richard Dare


Ride a Cock Horse – 1957 Summer Season

Wilfred and Mabel Pickles


Friends and Neighbours – 1958 Summer Season

Mollie Sugden, Glenn Melvyn, Valentine Dyall and Danny Ross


Happy Days – 1959 Summer Season

Thora Hird, Peter Sinclair and Pat Phoenix


Pillar to Post – 1960 Summer Season

Glenn Melvyn, Danny Ross, Betty Driver and Joe Gladwin


What a Racket – 1961 Summer Season

Arthur Askey, Betty Driver and Beatrice Varley


The Best Laid Schemes – 1962 Summer Season

Thora Hird, Freddie Frinton and Michael Medwin


We’re Frying Tonight – 1963 Summer Season

Jimmy Clitheroe, Mollie Sugden, Albert Burdon and Peter Butterworth


What a Joy Ride – 1964 Summer Season

Glenn Melvyn, Hylda Baker, Duncan MacRae and Danny Ross


My Perfect Husband – 1965 Summer Season

Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton


Second Honeymoon – 1966 Summer Season

Arthur Askey, Betty Alberge, Cardew Robinson and Sally Barnes


Wedding Fever – 1967 Summer Season

Starring Freddie Frinton, Beryl Mason and Danny Ross


Don’t Tell the Wife – 1968 Summer Season

Jack Douglas, Joan Heal, Barry Sinclair and Bill Tasker


His Favourite Family – 1969 Summer Season

Sidney James and Beryl Mason


Nearest and Dearest – 1970 Summer Season

Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel, Joe Gladwin, Madge Hindle and Barry Howard


Not on your nelly – 1971 Summer Season

Hylda Baker, Pamela Pitchford, Joe Gladwin, Ken Platt, Barbara Halliwell


The Love Nest – 1972 Summer Season

Jack Douglas, John Inman, Jacqui Toye and Lucille Gaye


From 1973 – 1976 – Closed

 1977 – 1980 – Bingo at The Grand


The Mating Game – 1981

Barbara Windsor, Trevor Bannister, Jack Smethurst


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 1982 Summer Season

Jess Conrad, Peter Lawrence, Robert Dallas and Sian Evans


Keith Harris – 1983 Summer Season

Keith Harris and Friends, Jacqui Scott and Bobby Crush


Laugh with Les – 1984 Summer Season

Les Dawson, Ray Cornell’s Wild Affair, The Jolly Brothers, Roly Polys and Roy Barraclough


The Price is Right – 1985 Summer Season

Leslie Crowther, Gordon Scott and Gary Wilmot


1986 Split Summer Season

Run for Your Wife – from 20th June

Les Dawson, Eric Sykes, Peter Goodwright and Jan Hunt


Jimmy Cricket All Laughter Spectacular – 7th October to 2nd November 1986


1987 – Spilt Summer Season

Gary Wilmot & Co. – Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs

The Stan Boardman Show – Fri, Sat & Sun

Danny La Rue Show – 7th Sept – 1st Oct

Run for your Wife – 5th to 31st Oct

Les Dawson, Peter Goodwright, Anna Dawson, Jilli Foot, John Boulter, Brian Cant


Bobby Davro’s Laughter Show – 1988 Summer Season

Mike Lancaster, Sonny Hayes & Co. and Pepe and friends


All Laughter Spectacular – 1989 Summer Season

The Grumbleweeds, Brian Conley and The Nolans


Rock With Laughter – 1990 Summer Season

Little & Large, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Billy Pearce


Comedy Bonanza – 1998

Joe Pasquale and The Grumbleweeds


Comedy Bonanza – 1999

Bucks’ Fizz, Cannon & Ball, Johnnie Casson, The Roly Polys, Frank Carson


Comedy Bonanza – 2000

John Inman, Billy Pearce, The Nolans, Kev Orkian, Jimmy Cricket

The Joe Longthorne Show – 2001

Joe Longthorne, Billy Pearce, Keith Harris

Comedy Bonanza – 2002

Cannon & Ball, The Barron Knights, The Roly Polys

Billy Pearce Laughter Show – 2003

Billy Pearce, The Grumbleweeds

Boogie Nights, the 70’s musical – 2004

Jimmy Osmond, Billy Pearce

Jimmy Osmond’s American Jukebox – 2005

The Osmond Brothers (Jimmy, Jay & Wayne), Billy Pearce, Emma Gilmore, & Stephen Dean