Date(s) - 15/09/2018
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Billy Merson’s career spanned half a century of theatrical history, encompassing music hall, revue, musical comedy and cinema – all set against the backdrop of two world wars.
His turbulent life is the subject of this new musical play that contains extracts from sixteen of his comic songs. Recently performed to great acclaim at the Brighton Fringe Festival, it is the story of a man who constantly found himself on the ropes but always bounced back. A born entertainer, he was the inspiration for future generations of comedians and his legacy lives on.
The Hailsham Pavilion, built in 1921 when Merson was approaching the height of his career, is both a perfect setting and a poignant reminder of Hollywood’s influence on the performing arts.
Billy Merson is played by Miles Jenner, accompanied by Roger Roser on the piano.
“….a terrific show. Witty, funny, entertaining and poignant. Brilliantly written and performed. So simple yet so complex with wonderful piano accompaniment. Never a dull moment.”
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