Jack House in Glasgow - early , month unknown, the 1920's

from Music Hall Memories, page 88:

Since, from an early age, I went to every pantomime in Glasgow, I recall seeing Robinson Crusoe at the Coliseum in the very early ’twenties. The Principal Boy was a popular singer named Fred Barnes. Male principal boys were unknown in Glasgow in those days, though I later saw Randolph Sutton as Boy in a pantomime at the Pavilion. However, Fred Barnes was known to be ‘gay’ (although we didn’t denigrate that adjective in those days). The night I went to the Coliseum I was most impressed to see that the front two rows of the stalls were completely filled with his friends, who went …   more >>
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Jack House, Music Hall Memories (Glasgow, 1986), p. 88. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409234535295 accessed: 9 December, 2023

location of experience: Glasgow


Jack House
Journalist, Writer

Listening to

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Oh, what a pal was Mary performed by Fred Barnes

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:02:15 +0100