Albert Modley Collection

Albert Modley Collection

Albert Modley was a talented, versatile musician with a gift for comedy, he toured the country doing variety shows and pantomimes.

Having learnt his craft in the clubs he topped the bill on many a summer season.

During his long career he found the time to star of the early British films.

Works Timeline:

  • Babes in the Wood (1932/33, pantomime at the Alhambra in Bradford)
  • Dick Whittington (1933/34, pantomime at the Princes Theatre in Bradford)
  • Mother Goose (1936/37, pantomime at the Alhambra in Bradford)
  • Mother Goose (1939/40, pantomime at the Alhambra in Bradford)
  • Cinderella (1941/42, pantomime at the Empire Theatre, Sheffield.)
  • Bob’s Your Uncle (1942, film)
  • Mother Goose (1946/47, pantomime at the Empire Theatre, Sheffield.)
  • Humpty Dumpty (1949/50, pantomime at the Alhambra in Bradford)
  • Up for the Cup (1950, film)
  • Take Me to Paris (1951, film)
  • Humpty Dumpty (1951/52, pantomime at the Empire Theatre, Sheffield.)
  • Cinderella (1953/54, pantomime at the Empire Theatre, Sheffield.)
  • The Good Old Days (BBC TV series 1959 and 1968)
  • The Leslie Crowther Show (1971, TV series)
  • “Play for Today” Sunset Across the Bay (1975, TV drama)
  • All Day on the Sands (1979, film)

The Albert Modley Collection is available to view by appointment at the Morecambe Heritage Centre.

A selection of images from the archive can also be viewed below.

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