with Max in variety
laugh more times a minute than any other
King of cameo roles.
Influenced by Max and made us laugh in numerous films and TV programmes.
Brighton's ace journalist
and Freeman of the City of Brighton & Hove
books from the Carry On films to Doctor Who plays
PATRICK WATERS IRENE DAVIES
British Music Hall Historian
Chairman of MMAS from 2002 to 2011
CHAIRMAN - Averil Older ~
Wow, what a cast. If it were the 1950s,
there would be a queue round the block to see Roy Hudd, Ken Dodd, Michael Aspel,
Wyn Calvin and Graham Stark on the same variety bill.
The rise in membership has been
dramatic since the establishment of the Society which has attracted a number of
showbiz personalities. Lord Grade, Sir Peter Blake, Des Lynam, Ronnie Ronalde,
Sir Bruce Forsyth and
Jimmy Perry are just some of the faithful celebrity supporters.
The Society helps
to keep our memory of Max alive in various ways:
evenings - Meets on the last Friday of
alternative months in
events - stages shows, gala dinners, conventions,
ceremonies, garden parties
Memorabilia - collects and exhibits Max's original suit,
photographs, song sheets, posters and programmes
of blue plaques on homes owned by Max
Journal - four issues a year; worth the annual
membership fee alone!
- The Max Miller Appreciation Society's Blue Book
and the New Max Miller Blue Book
- sells a variety
of items, see SHOPPING page
- Thursday, May 16 at 7pm: members' meeting
in the Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton with special guest and
patron of the Society: Michael Aspel OBE
Saturday, June 1 from 11am: Kemptown Carnival; John Ripley as Max
Miller will, no doubt, draw large crowds plus special
guests on the Max Miller stand.
Thursday, 25 July from 7pm: members' meeting
in the Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton with Michael Chance as our special guest.
- Sunday, 4
August 2 to 5pm: The Cheeky
Chappie Charity Garden Party Delicious teas at the Pavilion Gardens
Brighton: Special guests, attractions, raffles.
- Friday to
Sunday, September 20 to 22: National Festival of Music Hall and
Variety at the newly renovated Wilton Music Hall, London.
Tickets strictly limited to members of the British Music Hall
Society with an allocation to the Max Miller Appreciation Society.
September 26 at 7pm: members' meeting
with honorary member John Henty remembering Spike Milligan in the Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton.
November 15 to 17: Annual Convention Weekend.
Friday - vintage films;
- Saturday - annual dinner & cabaret
in the historic Paganini Room at the Old Ship Hotel;
- Sunday - variety
show at the Komedia Cabaret Theatre.
|If you have enjoyed this website, why not join
THE MAX MILLER APPRECIATION SOCIETY. As a member you will receive the journal There'll
Never Be Another issued quarterly packed with information, be able to
attend meetings and special events, make contact with other members and
keep those memories of Max, music hall and variety alive
Membership Application Form
in PDF, click
have memories of Max, questions or just wish to comment on this website,
we would be delighted to hear from you, Just e-mail us on:
Alternatively you may wish to write to the
111 Brentwood Road,
BN1 7ET, England
Ripley, brilliant Max Miller impersonator and all round entertainer extraordinaire,
will entertain you (within 50
miles of Gravesend, Kent) at your special function.
John who has made stage and TV
appearances as Max, does
other impersonations including Howard Keel, Elvis Presley, Frankie Vaughan,
Al Jolson, Dean Martin ... and can do a full show.
John Ripley can be contacted
through the Society or directly on 01474 564507