Archive Gallery for Seaside Follies

There are several sections to this Archive Gallery, which will grow and develop over time.

Any contributions are welcome and we would ask that you upload any images or materials that you think are relevant are prepared to share using the attached form.


Please include

  • the name of the troupe,
  • the location,
  • the year,
  • and any other details (including any credit or copyright info).

and once we have confirmed that it is not already on file, we will add it to the database of images.

This process might take us some time as we have many photos to look through, so please bear with us.

There is also a comments and enquiries form below, to which we shall attempt to respond as speedily as possible.


You can also send your contribution to:

We already have a collection of images and information about Pierrots on our website

Use this form to send us photos or materials for the Archive Gallery

Historical Archive

Pierrot troupes & concert parties of Scotland & Ireland

Pierrot troupes & concert parties of England

Community Project Archive

The Jollies

'The Jollies'

In Summer 2018, 8 young people worked for an intensive week with Dr Lidington & Malcolm Boyle (AKA Uncle Tacko! & Mister Macko of ‘The New Follies’) to create a youth troupe of pierrots – ‘The Jollies’. ‘The Jollies’ performed for the first time on Landudno seafront (appropriately opposite Catlin’s Cafe of Venue Cymru), on Friday 3rd August 2018. They will be performing alongside ‘The New Follies’ on Saturday 29th September 2018 as part of the ‘Seaside Follies’ grand finale along Llandudno promenade.

Go to the The Jollies & New Follies page for more information

The Pier Echoes

The Pier Echoes
The Pier Echoes

The Pier-Echoes was a Pierrot troupe founded in Summer 2010 and made up of four emerging artists. Promenade Promotions’ Tony Lidington teamed up with Dr.Jane Milling of the University of Exeter’s drama department for a Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) research project, “Revitalising the Prom”, where a new Pierrot troupe would perform on the proms, piers and park benches of the English Riviera. The Echoes were featured on BBC Radio Devon, BBC Spotlight and filmed an episode for BBC 2′s “The Edwardian Farm”.

Visit for more information about the Pier Echoes project

The Poppies

The Poppies

Poppies is a project in collaboration with DAISI (Devon Arts in Schools Initiative), working in Teignmouth & Dawlish to create a First World War concert party pierrot troupe, which will perform at Exmouth Festival in May 2016. This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Visit The Poppies page on to find out more

The Poppies Pierrot Concert Party

The Chin Uppers


Working with Torbay Council & Doorstep Arts, Chin Up! is 2-year project, in collaboration with Doorstep Arts, Torbay District Council & the Armed Forces’ Community Covenant. It explores the theme of entertainments during armed service and resulted in a pierrot troupe of young people performing at Babbacombe Armed Forces day and an exhibition of the history of concert party.

Visit the Chin Up page on the website to find out more


The Pierrotters

The Pierrotters

Since 1983 The Pierrotters have provided riotous family entertainment to audiences up and down Britain’s balmy coast. Totally unique, and utterly mobile, The Pierrotters brought their unique mixture of acapella songs, sweet ballads, musical hall routines and rock’n’roll to fun and sun seekers in a truly contemporary style!

Fully clad in white satin and black pom-poms, The Pierrotters tantalised people to titters and teased them to tears as they lay in their deckchairs and drank tea or supped beers. They could be seen at any outdoor event, festival, club, hotel, homes for the elderly, music hall, civic function or end of the pier show.

The Pierrotters – History of the Pierrots

The New Follies

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