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The Picture Story of the ShowRing Out the Bells

Revue: Music and lyrics by Ross Parker: Written by Bud Flanagan, Talbot Rothwell, Carey Edwards and Greatrex Newman.

Victoria Palace Theatre - 12 November, 1952

The Cast included

Nervo and Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton and Gold, Pamela Austin, Valerie Tandy, Pamela Bromley, The John Tiller GIrls, Billy McCormack and Bobby Drage


WITH this new revue for Coronation Year the Crazy Gang celebrated their twenty-first anniversary as a team, and in one of the most popular items of the show, " Wapping's Challenge to Mario Lanza," Bud Flanagan brought back nostalgic memories by singing some of the songs he made famous, including for one number the recorded voice of Chesney Allen. Valerie Tandy was the Gang's companion in several amusing sketches and additional glamour was provided by Pamela Austin and the show girls. An acrobatic team, the Bogdadi, made a big hit with their most skilful, and sometimes hair-raising, balancing feats.

Comedy directed by Charles Henry
Music and Lyrics by Ross Parker
Dances and ensembles arranged by Joan Davis
Orchestra under the direction of Freddie Bretherton
Staged by Alec Shanks

Programme included:

  1. Can- Can Extraordinaire " from "Paris by Night" sequence.
  2. "Goodnight."
  3. The Baby Sitters.
  4. Wapping's Challenge to Mario Lanza
  5. Merci, Cherie, Merci
  6. That's My Idea of Home, Sweet Home
  7. Beauty and the Beast
  8. Poodle Parade
  9. Magyar Melody
  10. Run, Rabbit, Run
  11. The Planter's Strife
  12. She's the Sweetest Little Bitch in Town Tonight
  13. Lion and Unicorn