Arthur Askey first digs


Arthur Askey first digs

The first digs comedian Arthur Askey stayed in London.

Location: 14 Strathleven Road, Brixton Hill

Description: When Liverpudlian comic Arthur Askey got his first proper contract outside of Liverpool, he had to rehearse in The Volunteer in Brixton on the 17th March 1924 before a run of shows in Colchester.

The fresh young talent bought his props, jumped on the train from Lime Street and set off for his digs here with Robertson. She was well versed in music hall etiquette and showed him the ropes. She had performed with a group called the Musical Watsons (and her son was the actor Wylie Watson (appeared in Hitchcocks The 39 Steps).


Themes: ComedyComedy Theme
Arthur Askey first digs

The first digs comedian Arthur Askey stayed in London.

Ranking This Month: 1934/3064

Pages Hit This Month: 31


Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


Monty Python's Flying Circus», 3.8km

A Monty Python Pad», 8.0km

A House of Laughter», 1.4km

Downstairs at the King's Head», 8.2km

Monty Python's first Curry», 6.7km

Daniel Kitson's 66a Church Road», 3.4km

Rainbow Theatre & Monty Python», 7.1km

Dudley Moore was born here», 12.km

Balham's Finest Schooled Here», 5.9km

Basil Fawlty's Car Rage», 11.km

Location Pinpointed:


Open Street Maps», Google Maps»