David Young. Self-published, Wellington, Somerset. 2019. PB iii + 143 pages. Illustrated throughout in the text, in colour and b&w with over 110 pictures. A5 (145 x 210mm). New.
The contents include the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; the Theatre in the Convent Garden; the King's Theatre; The Theatre Royal, Haymarket; Sadler's Wells Theatre; the Lyceum; St James's Theatre; the Adelphi Theatre; the Royal Coburg Theatre; the Marylebone Theatre; Goodman's Fields Theatre; The Royalty Theatre; the Royal Pavilion Theatre; the Standard Theatre; The CIRCUS; Philip Astley and his Amphitheatre; the Amphitheatre after Astley; the Royal Circus and Surrey Theatre; the Sanger Brothers; other Circus proprietors; Visiting American circuses. The book finishes with a useful bibliography.
Anyone who has heard David Young speak at the Token Congress will know that his work is carefully researched and his presentation is entertaining. His writing is similar.
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