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A rthur L loyd.co.uk
The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, 1839 - 1904.

T he Spa Theatre was built in 1896 by S. Dyer, but was rebuilt in 1907 following a fire. This is the theatre that is still in use today and has a seating capacity of 1031.

For more history and booking details for current productions at the Spa Theatre you may like to visit the Theatre's own Website here.

In 2006 the whole of the Spa Complex was extensively refurbished. For details and many images Click Here.

T he Grand Pavilion, Bridlington was built in 1937 and is still in use today as a multi-purpose venue called 3B's Theatre. Although the exterior is nothing special the Art Deco interior is largely still intact.

T he SPA ROYAL HALL, opened in 1926, it was destroyed by fire at the end of January 1932. This was a disastrous loss. The council realising how essential it was to rebuild in time for the summer season, if many thousand visitors were not to be disappointed, lost no time in settling the insurance claim and proceeded with the erection of the new hall.

1580s, from French hippodrome , from Latin hippodromos "race course," from Greek hippodromos "chariot road, race course for chariots," from hippos "horse" (see equine ) + dromos "course" (see dromedary ). In modern use for "circus performance place," and thus extended to "large theater for stage shows."

With a career spanning over fifty years, performances in over twenty seven pantomimes as “Sister” or “Dame”, and with summer seasons, cabaret appearances and the numerous shows he directed – we salute a warm, generous and lovely man, Roy Alvis.

Here is Roy talking about his start in “the business” recently: Follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/roy.alvis.5/videos/10209219667783181/

In the 1960s Publand and Clubland provided popular nights out across the UK. In London, especially,  the “Drag Scene” was beginning, although at first it was not  totally “respectable”.  This was the era of “Polari”, spoken by many in the drag-world as a secure private form of communication .  It was the era when some performers would be carrying a “Shush” bag. Terri Gardener told me that it would have been impossible for a man to purchase lipstick or powder in a shop, so it was often “Shusshed” into the Shush bag out of sight of the shop assistant at Woolies.

Roy Alvis was once arrested for performing in drag! The drag performances were often passed off as “Olde Tyme Music Hall” shows to placate the Lord Chamberlain. But eventually, they got a toehold of respectability and gradually became hugely popular.

With this new found “respectability”, clubs, pubs and theatres saw the rise of drag artistes thanks to the likes of Ted Gatty and Danny Caroll.  Danny later became Danny La Rue, and took a residency first at Churchill’s Club in Bond Street, then six years at “Winston’s” in Clifford Street, before opening his own club in 1964 – “Danny La Rue’s” in Hanover Square, London’s West End.

Into this scene came Roy Alvis. In the late 1950s,  drag-shows were mostly of the “Forces Showboat/Soldiers in Skirts” type, and combined with variety shows.  They were often fronted by acts such as Forde & Sheen, Bartlett and Ross, Eric Lloyd, Jimmy Slater, Billy Wells and Barri Chatt and Terri Gardner.

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Bridlington Theatres and Halls The Spa Theatre - Grand Pavilion - Spa Royal Hall - Bridlington Summer 1963 by Donald Auty

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11.08.2016  · Roy Alvis in 1990. Theatre Royal Hanley ROY ALVIS 1930-2016 Tributes to Roy can be found at the end of this article. With a career spanning over fifty ...

A rthur L loyd.co.uk
The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, 1839 - 1904.

T he Spa Theatre was built in 1896 by S. Dyer, but was rebuilt in 1907 following a fire. This is the theatre that is still in use today and has a seating capacity of 1031.

For more history and booking details for current productions at the Spa Theatre you may like to visit the Theatre's own Website here.

In 2006 the whole of the Spa Complex was extensively refurbished. For details and many images Click Here.

T he Grand Pavilion, Bridlington was built in 1937 and is still in use today as a multi-purpose venue called 3B's Theatre. Although the exterior is nothing special the Art Deco interior is largely still intact.

T he SPA ROYAL HALL, opened in 1926, it was destroyed by fire at the end of January 1932. This was a disastrous loss. The council realising how essential it was to rebuild in time for the summer season, if many thousand visitors were not to be disappointed, lost no time in settling the insurance claim and proceeded with the erection of the new hall.

1580s, from French hippodrome , from Latin hippodromos "race course," from Greek hippodromos "chariot road, race course for chariots," from hippos "horse" (see equine ) + dromos "course" (see dromedary ). In modern use for "circus performance place," and thus extended to "large theater for stage shows."

With a career spanning over fifty years, performances in over twenty seven pantomimes as “Sister” or “Dame”, and with summer seasons, cabaret appearances and the numerous shows he directed – we salute a warm, generous and lovely man, Roy Alvis.

Here is Roy talking about his start in “the business” recently: Follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/roy.alvis.5/videos/10209219667783181/

In the 1960s Publand and Clubland provided popular nights out across the UK. In London, especially,  the “Drag Scene” was beginning, although at first it was not  totally “respectable”.  This was the era of “Polari”, spoken by many in the drag-world as a secure private form of communication .  It was the era when some performers would be carrying a “Shush” bag. Terri Gardener told me that it would have been impossible for a man to purchase lipstick or powder in a shop, so it was often “Shusshed” into the Shush bag out of sight of the shop assistant at Woolies.

Roy Alvis was once arrested for performing in drag! The drag performances were often passed off as “Olde Tyme Music Hall” shows to placate the Lord Chamberlain. But eventually, they got a toehold of respectability and gradually became hugely popular.

With this new found “respectability”, clubs, pubs and theatres saw the rise of drag artistes thanks to the likes of Ted Gatty and Danny Caroll.  Danny later became Danny La Rue, and took a residency first at Churchill’s Club in Bond Street, then six years at “Winston’s” in Clifford Street, before opening his own club in 1964 – “Danny La Rue’s” in Hanover Square, London’s West End.

Into this scene came Roy Alvis. In the late 1950s,  drag-shows were mostly of the “Forces Showboat/Soldiers in Skirts” type, and combined with variety shows.  They were often fronted by acts such as Forde & Sheen, Bartlett and Ross, Eric Lloyd, Jimmy Slater, Billy Wells and Barri Chatt and Terri Gardner.

A rthur L loyd.co.uk
The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, 1839 - 1904.

T he Spa Theatre was built in 1896 by S. Dyer, but was rebuilt in 1907 following a fire. This is the theatre that is still in use today and has a seating capacity of 1031.

For more history and booking details for current productions at the Spa Theatre you may like to visit the Theatre's own Website here.

In 2006 the whole of the Spa Complex was extensively refurbished. For details and many images Click Here.

T he Grand Pavilion, Bridlington was built in 1937 and is still in use today as a multi-purpose venue called 3B's Theatre. Although the exterior is nothing special the Art Deco interior is largely still intact.

T he SPA ROYAL HALL, opened in 1926, it was destroyed by fire at the end of January 1932. This was a disastrous loss. The council realising how essential it was to rebuild in time for the summer season, if many thousand visitors were not to be disappointed, lost no time in settling the insurance claim and proceeded with the erection of the new hall.

1580s, from French hippodrome , from Latin hippodromos "race course," from Greek hippodromos "chariot road, race course for chariots," from hippos "horse" (see equine ) + dromos "course" (see dromedary ). In modern use for "circus performance place," and thus extended to "large theater for stage shows."

A rthur L loyd.co.uk
The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, 1839 - 1904.

T he Spa Theatre was built in 1896 by S. Dyer, but was rebuilt in 1907 following a fire. This is the theatre that is still in use today and has a seating capacity of 1031.

For more history and booking details for current productions at the Spa Theatre you may like to visit the Theatre's own Website here.

In 2006 the whole of the Spa Complex was extensively refurbished. For details and many images Click Here.

T he Grand Pavilion, Bridlington was built in 1937 and is still in use today as a multi-purpose venue called 3B's Theatre. Although the exterior is nothing special the Art Deco interior is largely still intact.

T he SPA ROYAL HALL, opened in 1926, it was destroyed by fire at the end of January 1932. This was a disastrous loss. The council realising how essential it was to rebuild in time for the summer season, if many thousand visitors were not to be disappointed, lost no time in settling the insurance claim and proceeded with the erection of the new hall.


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