A list of pierrot troupes and concert parties performing in Wales 1902-1938

The earliest reference that I have found to a pierrot troupe performing in Wales, is 1902 in Llandudno. In the following years, up until the Second World War, I have so far collated 49 professional troupes, performing in 12 locations around Wales between 1902 and 1939.

Undoubtedly, there were many more!  If you have any information or old photos or painting/engraving please contact us by email or use the Gallery form

Thank you – Diolch yn fawr!

For Llandudno – see the Pierrot Troupes in Llandudno page

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Happy-Valley-Entertainers-1924-producer-harry-korris

Pierrots in North Wales

Barmouth

 

‘The Magnets’

‘Royal Magnet Band & Concert Party’

Pare & Bowden’s ‘M-M’s’

‘Serenaders’

Bert Delmar’s ‘Entertainers’

Bert Delmar's 'Entertainers', Barmouth, 1917
Bert Delmar's 'Entertainers', Barmouth, 1917
The Magnets, Barmouth, 1909
The Magnets, Barmouth, 1909

Bangor

 

Mr Will Summerson’s ‘Musical Middies’

‘Jack’s The Lad’

Mr Will Summerson's 'Musical Middies', Bangor
Mr Will Summerson's 'Musical Middies', Bangor

Beaumaris

 

Joe Hastings’ ‘Crystal Palace Pierrots’

Joe Hasting's 'Crystal Palace' Pierrots, Beaumaris, 1905
Joe Hasting's 'Crystal Palace' Pierrots, Beaumaris, 1905

Colwyn Bay

 

Harry Reynold’s ’Minstrels’ (& ‘Happy Coons’)

Harry Reynold’s ‘Royal Serenaders’

‘Catlin’s Pierrots’

‘The Novelty Bohemians’

‘Cardow’s Cadets’

Ernest Binns’ ‘Colwyn Follies’

‘Aubrey’s Lyrics’

Promenade and Pier postcard Colwyn Bay
Promenade and Pier postcard, Colwyn Bay
The Minstels Promenade and Pier postcard Colwyn Bay
The Minstels, Promenade and Pier postcard, Colwyn Bay
Colwyn Bay The Promenade colour postcard flat sea 1914
Colwyn Bay The Promenade, colour postcard, flat sea, 1914
Colwyn Bay promenade postcard colour
Colwyn Bay promenade, postcard, colour
Cardow's Cadets Colwyn Bay 1906
Cardow's Cadets, Colwyn Bay, 1906
Cardow's Cadets, Colwyn Bay
Cardow's Cadets, Colwyn Bay
Ernest Binns' Colwyn Follies 1935
Ernest Binns' Colwyn Follies, 1935
The Novelty Bohemians
The Novelty Bohemians
The Novelty Bohemians
The Novelty Bohemians
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay 1910
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay, 1910
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay 1910
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay, 1910
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay, 1909
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay, 1909
Unknown Pierrot troupe Colwyn Bay
Unknown Pierrot troupe Colwyn Bay
Harry Reynolds Serenaders Colwyn Bay 1914
Harry Reynolds Serenaders, Colwyn Bay, 1914
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders Colwyn Bay 1910
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay, 1910
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay 1910
Harry Reynolds Royal Serenaders, Colwyn Bay, 1910
Aubrey's Lyrics 1934
Aubrey's Lyrics 1934

Prestatyn

 

Arthur Alston’s ‘Prestatyn Pierrots’

W Aubrey’s’ Lyrics’

Arthur Alston's Pierrots, Prestatyn, 1908
Arthur Alston's Pierrots, Prestatyn, 1908

Rhyl

 

Gilbert Roger’s ‘Jovial Jesters’

‘Adeler & Sutton’s Pierrots’

EH Williams’ ‘Famous Rhyl Merrie Men’

WJ Churchill’s ‘Jolly Boys’

Billie Mander’s ‘Famous Quaintesques’

Bert H Delmar’s ‘Comets Company’

‘The Clarendon Pierrots’

Billie Mander's 'Quaintesques', Rhyl,
Billie Mander's 'Quaintesques', Rhyl,
Gilbert Roger's 'Jovial Jesters', Rhyl, 1911
Gilbert Roger's 'Jovial Jesters', Rhyl, 1911

Pierrots around Wales

Aberystwyth

 

‘Ellison’s Entertainers’

Harry Collins’ ‘Merry Mascot Minstrels’

Tom Johnson’s ‘Yachtsmen’

Catlin’s ‘’Royal Pierrots’

‘Uncle Tommy’s Minstrels’

Tom Johnson's 'Yachtsmen', Aberystwyth, 1911
Tom Johnson's 'Yachtsmen', Aberystwyth, 1911
Uncle Tommy's Minstrels, Aberystwyth, 1939
Uncle Tommy's Minstrels, Aberystwyth, 1939

Barry

 

‘Llanfairfechan (minstrels)’

‘The Penmaenmawr Pierrot’s’

A McAllister’s ‘Supremes’

A. McAllister's 'Supremes', Barry
A. McAllister's 'Supremes', Barry

Llandridnod Wells

 

The Hopkins’s ‘Rock Park Pierrots’

Harry Cove’s ‘Red Pierrots’

‘Adeler & Sutton’s Pierrots’

Prince's Pierrots, Rock Park, Llandridnodd Wells, 1904
Prince's Pierrots, Rock Park, Llandridnodd Wells, 1904
Adeler & Sutton's Pierrots, Llandridnod Wells, 1907
Adeler & Sutton's Pierrots, Llandridnod Wells, 1907

Mumbles

 

‘Tom Owen’s Pierrots’

Will Leslie’s ‘White Coons’

Tom Owen's Pierrots - Mumbles 1903
Tom Owen's Pierrots - Mumbles 1903

Porthcawl

 

‘The Blackbird Entertainers’

‘Ted Hopkins’ Pierrots’

Ted Hopkins' 'Royal Pierrots', Porthcawl, 1905
Ted Hopkins' 'Royal Pierrots', Porthcawl, 1905

Tenby

 

Billie Mander’s ‘Quaintesques’

‘The Gems’

Ernest Crompton’s ‘Curios’

‘Chums’

Warwick George’s ‘Glad Pilot’

‘The Gunners’

Bliss’s ‘Busy Bees’

‘The Nonentities’

Tom E Roma' 'Chums', Tenby
Tom E Roma' 'Chums', Tenby
Bliss's 'Busy Bees', Tenby, 1914
Bliss's 'Busy Bees', Tenby, 1914

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