The Lawrence Wright, “On with the Show” summer season shows on the North Pier began in 1924 and ran for a record-breaking 32 years (1924 – 1956).
1926 “On with the Show”
1927 “On with the Show”
Full cast and orchestra of, “Me and Jane in a plane”
1927 “On with the Show”
Walter Williams, Winnie Collins, Fred Walmesley, Stanley Vilven, Stella Browne, Iris & Phyllis
1928 “On with the Show”
Fred Walmesley, Norman Long, Walter Williams, Ethel Stewart, Trevor Watkins
1929 “On with the Show”
Fred Walmsley, Trevor Watkins, Norman Long, Gladys Watson, The Glad Rag Dolls and Kathleen Lafla
1930 “On with the Show”
Hal Swain, Fred Walmsley, Tom Devine, Maudie Francis, Myrtle Stewart, Trocadero Tiller Girls and Terry’s Famous Juveniles
1931 “On with the Show”
Maurice Camby, Fred Walmesley, Sylvia Cecil, Alec Kellaway, Betty Warren, Roy Barbour, Little Eva, Tiller Girl
1932 “On with the Show”
Fred Walmsley, Sidney Firman, Trevor Watkins, Sylvia Cecil, Roy Barbour, Betty Warren, North Pier Nippers and the Six Carnival Girls
1933 “On with the Show”
Fred Walmesley, Mona Vivian, Desiree Ellinger, Arthur Lucas, Roy Barbour, Little Doreen, Jimmy Campbell
1934 “On with the Show”
Terry’s Juveniles, Fred Walmsley, Roy Barbour, Trevor Watkins, Tessie O’Shea and the Six Happy Girls
1935 “On with the Show”
Roy Barbour, Marion Dawson, Lance Fairfax, Dorothy O’Dell, Bertha Ricardo, Clarence Wright and Annette Schultz
1936 “On with the Show”
Robert Taylor, Rose Perfect, Revnell & West, Tony Heaton, Fred Wynne, Heather Gayle, Hal Swain, Terry’s Juveniles
On with the Show – 1937
Percy Manchester, Renee Foster, Syd Seymour and his Mad Hatters Band, Tessie O’Shea, Betty and Peter Dighton, Horace Kenney, Delyse, the 5 Sherry brothers and Terry’s Coronation Babies
On with the Show – 1938
Bertini and his famous band, Tessie O’Shea, Robert Naylor, Peggy Desmond, the 5 Sherry brothers, Alexis and Dorrano, Frank Randle and Marietta
On with the Show – 1939
Frank Randle, Lance Fairfax, Tessa Deane, Anita Martell, Bram Martin, Wheeler and Wilson, Barbara Wood, Sutherland Felce and The Marquis Trio
On with the Show – 1940
Dave Morris, Elsie Prince, Webster Booth, Annie Ziegler, Boloney Brothers and Alec Halls
On with the Show – 1941
Dave Morris, Bill Smith, Beryl Reid, Tessa Deane, Sidney Burchell, Don Phillipe, Bram Martin and Norman Thomas Trio
On with the Show – 1942
Dave Morris, Bill Smith, Bill Collinson (Collinson and Breen), Helen Hill and Sybil Summers
On with the Show – 1943
Dave Morris, Helen Hill, Henry Gill, Billy Smith, The Three Jacks
On with the Show – 1944
Dave Morris, Sylvia Cecil, Henry Gill, Mary Naylor, Billy Smith, Koba & Kalee
On with the Show – 1945
Dave Morris, Ingrid Hageman, Collinson and Breen, Robert Wilson
On with the Show – 1946
Collinson and Breen, Jimmy Campbell, Ingrid Hageman and Dave Morris
On with the Show – 1947
Albert Modley, Helen Hill, John McHugh
On with the Show – 1948
Bunny Doyle, Betty Jumel, Redvers Llewellyn, Sylvia Cecil
On with the Show – 1949
Albert Modley, Betty Jumel, Sylvia Robin, Tudor Evans, Peter and Sam Sherry, The Melomaniacs, Buster Shaver and his Wonder Lilliputians, The Three Falcons, Pat Hartley, Jimmy Campbell and The Tiller girls
On with the Show – 1950
Albert Modley, Tano Ferendinos, Maureen Rose, Betty Jumel, The Melomaniacs, Buster Shaver and his tiny stars, Olive, George and Richard (Lilliputians), John Tiller Girls, Diana Stuart and The Falcons.
On with the Show – 1951
Ben Wrigley, John and Rene Arnaut, The Five Skyliners, Maureen Rose, The Humming Birds, Frank Stewart, Donna Mareska, Le Trio Carletti, Dale Rogers and Diana Rhodes.
On with the Show – 1952
Bob and Alf Pearson, Ernest Arnley, Gloria Day, Sylvia Gaye, Tudor Evans, Charles Warren and Jean, John Tiller Girls, The Cox Twins, The Miles Twins, Reco and May and Nemecs and Violet.
On with the Show – 1953
The Beverley Sisters, Jack Storey, Jack Desmonde, The Three Monarchs, John Tiller Girls, The Dehl Trio, Freddie Harrison, Virginia Vernon and Phillip Kelly.
On with the Show – 1954
Ann Shelton, Jack Storey, Ena Baguley, Phil Kelly, Ravel, Terry Hall and Joy Holman.
On with the Show – 1955
The Five Smith Brothers, Sally Barnes, Jimmy Paige, Philip Morgan, Joan Edwards, Rolf Hansen, The Mackell Twins, Nick Nissen and The Betty Hobbs Globe Girls.
On with the Show – 1956
This was the final year of the Lawrence Wright shows
Frankie Vaughan, Bert Waller, Wendy Brandon, Syd and Max Harrison, John Tiller Girls, The Dehl Trio, Ted Lune, Tony Edwards, Valerie Joy, Valerie Gray and Arthur Downes, The Southlanders and Sydney Walmsley who later used toe stage name Syd Francis.
This was the final year of the Lawrence Wright shows
Show Time – 1957
Ruby Murray, Tommy Cooper and Ken Platt, supporting cast Morton Fraser’s Harmonica Gang, The Four Jones Boys, Patricia and Neil Delrina, the Show Time Lovelies and the voices of the Vernon’s.
Show Time – 1958
David Nixon, Edmund Hockridge, Joan Regan, and the King Brothers, and supporting cast Billy Dainty, Les Trio Rayros, Reg Varney, George Mitchell Singers and the “Show Time” lovelies.
Show Time – 1959
Charlie Drake, Edmund Hockridge, Three Monarchs, The Mudlarks and Doreen Hume, supporting cast Sheila Holt and Tom Gillis, Evers and Toni and Showtime Lovelies.
Show Time – 1960
Penny Calvert, Bruce Forsyth, Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr, Elaine and Rodolph, The Three Monarchs and the Dancing Lovelies.
Show Time – 1961
Michael Holliday, Des O’Connor, Doreen Hume, Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall.
Show Time – 1962
Harry Worth, Edmund Hockridge, Sheila Buxton, Bert Weedon, Billy Dainty, Les Angoly’s and the Lovelies.
Show Time – 1963
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Russ Shepherd, Matt Munro, Lena Martell, Saveen, Daisy May and Friends, The Strong Brothers, San Remo Trio and the Lovelies.
Show Time – 1964
Mike and Bernie Winters, Jimmy Tarbuck, Ken Morris and Joan Savage, Danny Williams and The Lovelies.
Show Time – 1965
Tommy Trinder, Tony Holland, Rosemary Carroll, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, Edmund Hockridge, The Monarchs and Show Time Lovelies.
Show Time – 1966
Des O’Connor, Kenneth McKellar, The Rockin’ Berries, Barbara Law, Jack Douglas and Les Della Chiesa’s.
Show Time – 1967
Dickie Henderson, Andy Stewart, Hope and Keen, The New faces, Johnny and Suma Lamonte and the Caroline Haigh Dancers.
Show Time – 1968
Mike and Bernie Winters, Julius Nehring, Leonard and Beverley Weir, Mike Yarwood, Joe Henderson, Jan Currey and the Ziggy Heine dancers.
Show Time – 1969
Harry Worth – Mrs Mills – Robert Earl – Ethna Campbell – Freeman & Paige.
North Pier Attractions – 1969
Show Time – 1970
The Barron Knights, Peter Gordeno, Sheila Southern, Don Maclean, Joe Church, Nigel Hopkins and Patricia Stark.
Show Time – 1971
Freddie and the Dreamers, Jimmy Clitheroe, Valentino, Ken Goodwin, Billy Windsor, Peter Loury, Susan Lamb.
The Comedians – 1972
Frank Carson, George Roper, Duggie Brown, Colin Crompton, Mike Burton, Steve Faye.
Show Time – 1973
Freddie Starr, Jos White, Janet Brown, Paul Melba and Dave Arnold.
Show Time – 1974
Ken Goodwin, Peters and Lee, Mike Newman, Dave Evans, Paul Ridgway, Blayne Barrington, Gwyn Davies and the Orchestra.
Show Time – 1975
Paul Melba, Millican and Nesbitt, Dawson Chance, Jan Currey, Fred Peters Dancers and Gwyn Davies and the Orchestra.
Show Time – 1976
Dukes and Lee, Tom O’Connor, and from ‘Hughie Green’s Opportunity Knocks’ The Wedgwoods, The Mosaics, Sam’s Set, Ellen Taylor, Ola and Barbro and Karen Webb.
Show Time – 1977
Little and Large, Frank Carson, Jim Davidson, Norman Collier, Valente Valente and Paul Conrad and the Orchestra.
Showtime – 1978
Marti Caine, Paul Daniels, Colin ‘fingers’ Henry, Libra Brothers, Jean-Claude and Yvette, and Gwyn Davies and the Orchestra.
Showtime – 1979
The Black Abbots, The Krankies, Roy Walker, Des Lane, Les Dennis and Louisa Jane White and Showtime Dancers.
Showtime – 1980
Cannon and Ball, Roger De Courcey with Nookie Bear, Teddy Peiro and Patricio, Lenny Henry, Jacqui Scott, and Graham Bickley and the Nita Howard dancers.
Showtime – 1981
The Grumbleweeds, Dick Van Winkle, Dave Wolfe and David Copperfield.
Showtime – 1982
The Krankies, The Black Abbots, Pete Price, Al Dean, and Danielle Carson and the Showtime dancers.
All Laughter Show – 1983
Russ Abbot, Paul Ridgway, Roger De Courcey, Les Dennis, Aliki and the Show Stoppers.
Show Time – 1984
Lenny Henry and David Copperfield
All Laughter Show – 1985
Les Dennis and Dustin Gee, Vince Hill, Greg Rogers, Pavlov’s Puppets and John Bishop.
The Russ Abbot Show – 1986
Russ Abbot, Jeff Stevenson, Bella Emberg, Maggie Moone, and the Ray Cornell dancers.
Sunday Show – The Bobby Davro Show
20 July – 31 August 1986
The Tom O’Connor Road Show – 1987
Tom O’Connor, Mia Carla, Gary Lovini, and The new Bachelors.
Seaside Spectacular – 7th July – 24th Oct 1987
Joe Longthorne, Dana, Roy Walker, Roger the Dog and Ward Allen and Gary Lovini.
The Stan Boardman Show – 1988
Stan Boardman, Rose-Marie, Bobby Crush, Mike Osman, Steve Harvey, Wayne Eagles.
Seaside Spectacular – Russ Abbot & Friends
6th Sept – 5th Nov 1988
Bella Emberg, Mike Osman, Bright & Breeze.
The Joe Longthorne Show – 1989
Joe Longthorne, with special guest Maggie Moone and Greg Rogers, Jimmy Tamley with the Ray Cornell Dancers.
’Allo ‘Allo – 1990
Mike Hughes and Mark Furness.
Cannon and Ball – 1991
The Platters, Pete Matthews, Mike Doyle and the Dream Girls.
Wot a Carry On in Blackpool – 1992
Sundays from 26th July
Barbara Windsor, Bernard Bresslaw.
The Russ Abbot Show – 1992
1st July – 7th Nov – Mon to Sat
Bella Emberg, Sherrie Hewson, Gary Lovini, Richard Gauntlett, Andy Grainger.
The Jim Davidson Show – 1993
Jim Davidson, Dave Lee.
Spectacular Summer – 1994
Brian Conley, Hilary O’Neil, Steve Rawlings and Mazeppa.
Blackpool’s Biggest Show – 1995
Les Dennis, Su Pollard, Roy Walker and guest Richard De Vere.
The Good Old Days – – June 1996
Danny La Rue
The Lily Savage Show – July – Nov 1996
Lily Savage, Sonia, Russ Watson
It’s a Cracker – May – July 1997
Sat – Tues – Wed – Thurs
Frank Carson, The Bachelors, Roly Polys, Safire, Pete Lindup
The Big Big Laughter Show – May – July 1998
Sun to Thurs
Johnnie Casson, Mick Miller, Safire, The Bachelors, Neville King, Beryl Johnson
Joe Longthorne in Concert – July – Nov 1998
Tuesday – Saturday
Legends – 1999
28 May – 30 Oct
Hale & Pace – 2000
5 July – 29 July
Wed – Sat
Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown – 2000
Sat – Sun
The Big Big Laughter Show – 2000
11 July – 24 Oct
The Bachelors Show – 2001
The Bachelors, Bernie Clifton, Steve Royle, Gaynor Connor
The Diamond Jubilee Show – 2001
The Grumbleweeds, Johnnie Casson, Alvin Stardust, The Bopettes.