Joan Heath

Joan Heath

Have been sent some very interesting memorabilia from Michael Heath about his aunt Joan Heath who worked as a dancer in the 1930s and 40s and did several seasons with the Fols in Hastings and Scarborough among other places.

You will see from the programme that it was a smaller show in those days and the caricature of the company is lovely.

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Newsletter February 2015

Dear Friends and ex-"Fols"

Firstly I must apologise for this very long overdue News Letter. 2014 was a really busy year for me and I travelled around the world, twice i think, both for work and pleasure.

Last year was very sad for our Fols friends as we lost 4 lovely men and I am personally very sad about this.

Darling Peter Felgate died in February 2014 at the wonderful age of 94. Im so pleased that I had had much contact with him over the past 5 or 6 years.

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Peter Felgate


Floral Hall

Floral Hall Scarborough

The Floral Hall at Scarborough is where the Fols performed first in 1911 and then at various periods including the 1950's. Keep reading »



With Ruth Madoc and Harry Dickman

Scarborough 1957

The opening overture and medley of songs from the Scarborough 1957 show.


The Theatre Royal

Birmingham Post & Birmingham Gazette

The Theatre Royal finally closed on Saturday 15th December 1956 with a performance of the Fol de Rols featuring a young Leslie Crowther.

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On Tour

Hastings Comapny 1961

The Hastings Company Circa 1961

Vinatge Mini-Gallery

A mini-gallery of some vintage Fol de Rols photographs. Images courtesy of David Santwyk-Anderson.


eastbourne programme

Programme flyer from te show at the Wintergardens Eastbourne 1960



It is with great pleasure we welcome you to our web site. Here you will find the story and history of a unique show and a very important piece of theatre.

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A Brief history

In 1911 Mr. George Royle had a Pierrot Show on the sands at Scarborough. Pierrot Shows were a regular feature of Edwardian entertainment.

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