A soon to be famous face

Brighton concert_party
Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton & Hove

At the beginning of the last century, Brighton boasted many entertainment concert parties and pierrots. These troupes gave their performances to deck-chair seated audiences on the beach,  in small booth theatres, pavilions and bandstands.

This form of popular entertainment was central to the seaside experience. Many well-known variety performers learned their craft in this environment. The photograph here is of a very successful Brighton concert party. Can you spot the famous face?

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  • Is it jimmy Edwards 3rd from the right ? Ja.

    By Jen (11/09/2019)
  • The wonderful Max Miller end of the row.

    By Jillian Foley (11/09/2019)
  • The place they performed in had a small stage and was opposite the lift near the banjo groin.

    By Mr K I Ross (12/09/2019)

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