Title ID 9921Collection ID994
Title[Albert Hall; Show and Dances]
CollectionCyril Hayworth pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsDance Music Performing Arts Scouting Theatre
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCyril Hayworth
CameraCyril Hayworth
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This black and white film opens with views of the interior of the Royal Albert Hall, London where a large group of Scouts sing and perform in the round (possibly a London Gang Show or 'Boy Scout' Pagent by Ralph Reader ?).


From the interior of the Royal Albert Hall, London, a large group of Scouts sing and perform in the round, possibly for a London Gang Show or a version of 'Boy Scout' by Mr Ralph Reader.(?).

Mixed views of several acts follow, including a synchronised bicycle event, rope lasso demonstration, a Native American/Indian style dance performance in costume, demonstration of bridge building/ knot tying attempt and a religious service. Several Scottish sword dancers and a pantomime horse perform on the stage below. The film ends with a mass gathering of Scout singers and marching bands accompanied by a flag parade through the Albert Hall.

Contextual information

This may be the 1948 version of Ralph Reader's "Boy Scout" Pageant at Royal Albert Hall; also known as a London 'Gang Show'.