We’ll be posting all the videos we have on this page. The videos cover many topics and themes old and new.
Some of the video quality is positively 20th Century 🙂

You will find many more videos about Tony Lidington, Prom-Prom Promotions, pierrots and concert parties on our youtube channel

‘The New Follies’ performing at Clacton’s ‘Seaside Revival Day’, ‘Resorting to the Coast’ project. May 2019

The New Follies – at Llandudno 2018

‘Pierrots Today’ by Andrea Perez
– a documentary about ‘The New Follies’

The Pierrotters

The Pierrotters (1999)

From 1983 to 2010 the Pierrotters provided riotous family entertainment to audiences up and down Britain’s balmy coast. 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!

The Pierrotters in Scarborough

A short film about The Pierrotters in Scarborough, made in 1995 by Promenade Promotions as part of an HLF-funded project by BTS Caedmon School (Whitby).

The Pierrotters in Whitby

A short film about The Pierrotters in Whitby, made in 2005 by Promenade Promotions as part of an HLF-funded project by The Whitby Coliseum & Eskdale School. 7′ 55″.

The Pierrotters in Bridlington

A short film about The Pierrotters in Bridlington made by Promenade Promotions as part of an HLF-funded project in 2005 with the Footlights Theatre Group from Goole.

The Pierrotters in Filey

A short film about The Pierrotters in Filey made by Promenade Promotions as part of an HLF-funded project in 2005 with the Georgian Youth Theatre, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Tony Lidington discusses ‘The Pierrotters’ & ‘The Pier Echoes’ with Professor Jane Milling.
‘The Pierrotters’ perform at Arreton Manor, Isle of Wight, August 1993
‘5 Guys Named ‘Acko’ – a television documentary about ‘The Pierrotters’
The first ‘Pierrotter’ video, Palace Pier, 1985
The Pierrotters at Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House centenary show 1997
‘The Pierrotters’ perform ‘Don’t Do It Again Matilda’ at Filey Museum, 2005

The history of the seaside

The history of the seaside
The Pier Echoes perform in Torbay, 2010
‘The Pier Echoes’ perform on ‘The Edwardian Farm’ television programme
Poppets Puppets perform ‘The Opening Song’ in 2011 (Uncle Tacko! & Old Boy Gacko)
Poppets Puppets perform ‘The Owl & the Pussycat’, 2011 (Uncle Tacko! & Old Boy Gacko)
The Chin Up project – 2nd World War entertainments, 2016
‘The Chin Uppers’ perform at Babbacombe Armed Forces Day, 2015. (Part 2)
‘The Chin Uppers’ perform at Babbacombe, 2015 (Part 1)
‘The Happy Hoppers’ perform in Belgium, 2009
‘The Pierrotter’ promotional video, 1999
‘The Poppies’ project in Exmouth, 2016

The history of British seaside entertainment

Dr. Tony Lidington outlines the history of the pierrots and the British seaside in 4 short films from the 1990s.

History of the Pierrots

4′ 31″. A short film about the evolution of the seaside pierrot troupes in Britain, by Dr. Tony Lidington.

Pierrot music and material

4′ 37 “. Pierrot troupes and concert parties provide a direct link between the Victorian working class entertainments of the music hall and the pop music and comedy of today. Dr. Tony Lidington.

Pierrot costume & make-up

4′ 36 “. There is a folk tale about the origins of Pierrot. This is story of how Pierrot got his name and his familiar black and white costume. Dr. Tony Lidington.

‘Uncle Charlie’ in Littlehampton, 1930s.
‘The Pierrot Promenaders’, Isle of Wight 1991
A video about Will Catlin