Jack House in Pavilion Theatre (Glasgow) - the 1920's

from Music Hall Memories, page 41:

I first saw Will Fyffe in the Pavilion Theatre. He had just made his big hit in London with ‘I Belong to Glasgow’ and he was billed as ‘The Great New Scottish Character Comedian’. He slew the audience. He was a bit like Harry Lauder, but didn’t have such a good voice. On the other hand, his character studies had more depths than Lauder’s. Fyffe seemed, though it seems odd to say it now, a modem comedian. His drunk man singing ‘I Belong to Glasgow’ was absolutely superb. James Agate put it perfectly when he wrote of Will Fyffe that he was not just impersonating a drunk …   more >>
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Jack House, Music Hall Memories (Glasgow, 1986), p. 41. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409232818517 accessed: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: Pavilion Theatre (Glasgow)

Listeners

Jack House
Journalist, Writer
1906-1991

Listening to

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I Belong to Glasgow performed by Will Fyffe

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:33:38 +0100