George Robey & the music-hall
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George Robey & the music-hall by James Harding

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Robey, George, 1869-1954.,
  • Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-198) and index.

Other titlesGeorge Robey and the music hall.
StatementJames Harding.
LC ClassificationsPN2598.R55 H37 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 201 p. :
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1596755M
ISBN 100340499559
LC Control Number91129624

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Noteworthy Londoner series. Raised in the music hall tradition, the life of the comedic star of stage and screen who raised millions for charity. George Edward Wade, better known by his stage name, George Robey, was an English music hall comedian and singer. He was known by audiences as the 'Prime Minister of Mirth'. Robey was born in Herne Hill, London into a middle class family. He earned small fees from performing music and song at local venues, adopting the stage name 'Robey' from a. This s pub was originally called The Clarence and renamed the Sir George Robey in the s (named after an old English music-hall comedian). During the late s this place was the venue for any up-and-coming band with a Ford Transit on the ‘toilet circuit’ up and down the country. 2 days ago  The members and friends of the Rotary Club of Tiverton were treated to a whimsical and original presentation of the history of the music hall from the mid eighteen hundreds to the nineteen fifties by Mike Storr, a Rotarian from the Carlton Club of Nottingham, who gave repeat performances of some of the comedy sketches, poems and monologues from what is now a bygone era.