Saving The Gaiety
By Mervin Russell Stokes MBE
Edited by Miles Cowsill
Hardback, 22.5cm x 25cm
Pages : 120
Publication Date : November 2019
Publisher : Lily Publications
And other misadventures of the former theatre manager – 2nd edition
Due to popular demand, this book is being republished and updated, originally published in 2006. The book is not a blow-by-blow account of the extraordinary restoration of the Gaiety Theatre and Opera House in Douglas, nor is it intended to be. The words are a ‘trip’ through the often hilarious memories and misfortunes of Mervin Russell Stokes, the man who has spent much of his working life serving the Gaiety and whose dedication in reincarnating this magnificent Frank Matcham playhouse became an all-consuming passion.
This book is a must-have for all theatre lovers.
Due to be published November 2019 – available to pre-order.