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.


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


Dr. Lidington – TV Presenter

Commedia del Arte – the roots of Pantomime and Pierrots