Research

My research interests focus around historical British popular entertainment forms and their application to contemporary contexts. Current research topics include: Pierrot troupes, concert parties, pantomime & harlequinades, British “N-Word” minstrels, Peepshows & Raree men, strolling/vagabond performance, fairground sideshows.

I am always interested in commissions and collections which inform my research and welcome any such enquiries.

Pierrots

Seaside Follies

– the national resource and archive for pierrot troupes and concert parties. This is our sister website with extensive Archives and news about Britain’s newest and only Pierrot Troupe – The New Follies!

Dan Leno

Peepshows

Dr. Lidington – TV Presenter


Commedia del Arte – the roots of Pantomime and Pierrots


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