This section is currently under development but will include details of Hancock's stage appearances by year. Over time copies of Theatre Programmes will be added to the listings. If anyone has a theatre programme that is not included in this section, please can you email a copy of the Programme to email@example.com
Spring: Supporting act at Bournemouth's Avon Road Labour Hall
Summer: Church of the Sacred Heart, Bournemouth
Hancock joins George Fairweather's Black Dominoes concert party and tours army bases close to his Bournemouth home and also performs at Boscombe.
Hancock performs in local camp concerts following his call up to the Royal Air Force
May: The Gang Show (featuring Hancock) tours North Africa
4th June: The Gang Show performs at the Jubilee Theatre, Blackpool
August: The No 9 Gang Show tours Italy
May: The No 9 Gang Show returns to the UK after a 12 month tour
July: The No 9 and No 4 Gang Shows are merged and perform in Gibraltar
27th December: The No 4 Gang Show performs in Cairo
Hancock goes on tour with 'Wings' which was set up by Ralph Reader, who was the guiding force behind the Gang Shows:
28.04.47: 1 week at Blackpool Opera House
05.05.47: 1 week at Nottingham, Theatre Royal
12.05.47: 1 week at Hull, New Theatre
19.05.47: 1 week at Sheffield, Empire Theatre
26.05.47: 1 week at Birmingham. Theatre Royal
02.06.47: 1 week at Coventry, Hippodrome
09.06.47: 1 week at Newcastle, Empire Theatre
16.06.47: 1 week at Edinburgh, Empire Theatre
23.06.47: 1 week at Liverpool, Empire Theatre
30.06.47: 2 weeks at Manchester Palace Theatre
14.07.47: 1 week at Brighton, Hippodrome Theatre
21.07.47: 2 weeks at Southsea, King's Theatre
11.08.47: 1 week at Plymouth, Palace Theatre
18.08.47: 1 week at Oxford, New Theatre
25.08.47: 1 week at Dudley, Hippodrome Theatre
01.09.47: 1 week at Morecambe, Winter Gardens
Following this tour, Tony had two other engagements in 1947:
14.09.47: RAFA Festival of Reunion at the Royal Albert Hall, London
25.12.47 - 24.01.48: 'Cinderella': Pantomime at Oxford, Playhouse Theatre
26.04.48 - 01.05.48: 'Peace in Our Time': Play performed at the Playhouse Theatre, Oxford.
12.7.48 - 21.8.48: 'Revudeville' No 214 at the Windmill Theatre, London. Tony performed as part of a double act with Derek Scott and performed as 'Derek Scott and Hank'
September: Churchill's Cabaret Club, New Bond Street, London (performing as Derek Scott and Hank: 2 dates)
October: Brixton Empire, Chelsea and East Ham (performing as Derek Scott and Hank: 3 dates)
27.12.48 - January 1949: 'Cinderella' at the Dolphin Theatre Brighton
For 1949, Hancock performed his comedy act as a solo performer. The Derek Scott and Hank collaboration finished in 1948.
11.04.49: 1 week variety at Feldman's Theatre, Blackpool
13.06.49 - 30.09.49: Flotsam's Follies at Esplanade Concert Hall, Bognor Regis. A recording of this show was broadcast by the BBC on 20.02.50. Hancock appeared in a sketch entitled: 'The Conjuror'.
19.11.49: 1 night cabaret at Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth
24.12.49: 4 weeks pantomime: 'Cinderella' at Woolwich Royal Artillery Theatre, London. A copy of the programme can be seen here.