Dancing Skeletons Re-discovered


A tiny bit of footage from entertainment of the late 50s and 60s- a more innocent age?  My mother and I were trying to re- create some of our cabaret act all of 20 years ago!

2-dsc04058violinist played and an ostrich laid an egg, we had Can Can Girls, a Snake Charmer etc.   Other parts of the performances may yet turn up.  ‘Oh No!’  ‘Oh Yes!’

p1000645My mother and I seldom appeared together, she had one set of marionettes and I had another. At other times we would be what was called a three handed act with my father. We were on  ‘NewAnn Perrin slide (259) Faces’, performed at places such as the Cafe Royal and once with Cliff Richard on TV. We adapted to the needs of TV,  working on to the ‘Telegoon’s and finally performed for ‘Oh What a Lovely War’.

My solo act toured in Variety and did a few summer seasons.  I was green when I started at in show business at 16 and little did I know the world of Variety was already coming to an end!   Cabaret and clubs were the only option left to a great many entertainers including singers,  dancers, jugglers, fire eaters, magicians etc.

An awahatch partyrd winning blog  for a ‘blog that brightens our day’

Ann’s second poetry collection ‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’p1050846

This entry was posted in Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Life and Times of a New Age Granny, Marionette, Photography, Poetry - Creative Writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Dancing Skeletons Re-discovered

  1. Maggie Taraz says:

    Thanks Ann. Loved watching that! X maggie

  2. Gill Lawrence says:

    Ann , that is magical .

  3. Helen Goodman says:

    Ann I hope you do find more of your act. I enjoyed the snippet you have retrieved. Helen G

  4. ann perrin says:

    Glad you liked it. I think I’d need another life to do everything I had in mind. Lots of love Ann x

  5. Peter Kenny says:

    Gosh I LOVED those dancing skeletons!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s