We continued touring to a variety of large and small events around the country and BBC Radio 4 broadcast a half-hour documentary on the troupe called ‘On Tour with The Pierrotters’ as a Kaleidoscope Special, made by Pier Productions’ maestro and our dear friend Peter Hoare. This resulted in us reaching an even wider audience and coverage in the press such as the Stage.

Boy Gacko took over the administration of the group for this season, with support from Squacko and there was a flurry of Rotternews activity. This became especially acute when Dirty Doctor Dacko decided to leave the act, which he did after a final farewell performance on Morecambe seafront, at which he was ritually assassinated by the rest of us during our finale number in front of the crowd – since which time, he has always been referred to as ‘Dirty Doctor Dacko Deceased’ or ‘D4’.  We decided to audition for the vacant role…

Listen to Kaleidoscope – “The Pierrotters on Tour”. A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.

Doctor Dacko

Accordian, Bits’n’pieces & Vocals

Reverend Uncle Tacko!

Banjo & Vocals

Mister Macko

Washboard & Vocals

Boy Gacko

Drums & Vocals

Sir Squacko

Guitar & Vocals

1995 Sidmouth International Folk festival (2)


Photographs of the Pierrotters

1995-10-22 Fanmail from Radio 4 Kaleidoscope show

Letters, Fanmail & Rotternews

Letters, fanmail & "Rotternews".

1995 costume design - Marise Rose 1a


Badges, stickers, objects; notes, lyrics, contracts, sketches, ideas, oddments.

1995-10-19 The Stage 1a

Publicity & Brochures

Collections of publicity material & brochures

Photographs or "Rottergraphs" 😉

Bradford Carnival


Filey – the Boys from Uncle!

Isle of Wight

Pier productions – The Pierrotters on Tour

Sidmouth International Folk Festival

Letters, Fanmail & Rotternews


Publicity & Brochures


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