The Guardian newspaper published this article in its on-line version on Dec 29th 2020.
Anything can happen at the seaside’: the troupe who kept Britain grinning
Tony Lidington spent 30 years with the anarchic Pierrotters. He recalls trading songs for mackerel – and lifting spirits with a little lockdown flea circus
Knights in white satin … the Pierrotters in Filey, Yorkshire. Photograph: Lizzie Coombes