The present book has taken nearly twenty years to prepare. It contains around four hundred pen-and-wash drawings of old London Variety theatres by illustrator Nicholas Charlesworth, brought together in one volume for the first time, linked by a brief history of each of the ninety-two buildings written by J.O. Blake, a fellow member of The British Music Hall Society and other enthusiasts. There are three full-colour sections, with numerous illustrations of Variety posters and other memorabilia, together with detailed Indices.
Large format paperback, 507pp.