Here's stuff about my latest book, which is about British variety theatre. 

Britain Had Talent is out now. More info to follow, but meanwhile why not...

  • Check it out on Amazon
  • Watch a YouTube clip of some great variety acts featured in the book
  • And here's another YouTube clip with more great variety acts
  • See images relating to the writing of Britain Had Talent in the gallery


"an entertaining whirl through the stars of the day, big and small, giving a flavour of their personality onstage and off...Double provides a perfect introduction to this colourful community of nomadic performers." [Chortle]

"This new book by Oliver Double on the history of Variety Theatre will be of interest to anyone who remembers it, or would like to know more about it...a wealth of well indexed information here from someone who really knows variety inside out, highly recommended." [