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About Gerry Atkins

Gerry Atkins was a dancer on the tour of 'Zip goes a Million' in 1954 and 'Can-Can' which he toured around Britain in 1955 and 1956. He was also principal dancer in 'These Foolish Kings' with the crazy gang at the Victoria Palace in 1957 and performed in 'Folies Bergere' at the Winter Garden Theatre, Drury Lane in 1958, and 'Blue Magic' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street with Shirley Bassey amongst others.

 

Above - A video of the Gerry Atkins Dancers at 'Michael's' in Monte Choro, Algarve in 1990, which was Gerry's last year of performing.

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Gerry has very kindly sent in a lot of his personal Theatre Photographs for inclusion on the site which he took whilst on tour around the provinces and also whilst working in London's West End in the mid to late 1950s. The Photographs are a wonderful period record of some of Britain's best known Theatres at the very end of the Variety era.

Where to find Gerry Atkins' Theatre Photographs on this site

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

The Windmill Theatre, London

The London Hippodrome

Charlie Gracie at the London Hippodrome

The Cambridge Theatre, London

The London Coliseum

Aldwych Theatre

Blackpool Article

Golders Green Hippodrome

Leeds Grand Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Streatham Hill Theatre

Victoria Palace Theatre

Olympia Theatre, Dublin

King's Theatre, Glasgow

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Lyceum Theatre, London

Globe Theatre, London

Gaiety Theatre, London

The Opera House, Blackpool

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Stoll Theatre, Kingsway, London

Coventry Hippodrome

The Opera House, Manchester

The Garrick Theatre, London

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Lyric Theatre, London

Duchess Theatre, London

New Theatre, Cardiff

Theatre Royal, Birmingham

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Winter Garden Theatre, London

Prince of Wales Theatre, London

St. James's Theatre, London

Apollo Theatre, London

Brighton Hippodrome

Palace Theatre, London

Adelphi Theatre, London

King's Theatre, Southsea

New Theatre, Oxford

Mayflower, Southampton

 

Gerry now lives in Quinta do Caçapo in the Algarve in Portugal where he runs a one hundred year old restored country farmhouse offering bed and breakfast in beautiful surroundings, and is always happy to receive guests who have an interest in the theatre.

Above - Gerry's Farmhouse in Quinta do Caçapo in the Algarve in Portugal - Click to visit his site

 

You may find the following pages from this site of interest: