The funniest man in London
Wednesday 11th January 2023
10A South Grove and on Zoom
Entry £5 to include a glass of wine (£3 on Zoom) Booking via Eventbrite – click here.
Anthony Binns introduces his recently published biography of HG Pélissier, who was born in Finchley and educated at Highgate School.
Harry Gabriel Pélissier was an Edwardian satirist and composer who transformed British entertainment in the early 20th Century. The Follies, his ground-breaking act, paved the way for the modern revue. Performer to King Edward VII and admired by J.M. Barrie and George Bernard Shaw, his risqué shows were banned by the Censor’s office. His marriage to Compton Mackenzie’s teenage sister, the actress Fay Compton, shocked London society.
Text taken from pelissiersfollies.com. For more information click here – https://www.pelissiersfollies.com/publications
Also present will be H.G. Pélissier’s grandson, Jaudy Pélissier to sign book copies.
Anthony’s book was recently selected by Quentin Letts of the Times as one of his favourite books of 2022. Read his comments here.