ENSA - What's On Today

ENSA - What's On Today

This programme and cutting are from a scrapbook kept by an actor, Jimmy Grant Anderson, who toured the world entertaining the troops during World War II. Almost the entire theatrical profession was recruited to the cause, along with a huge number of hopefuls who would never otherwise have been given a chance to perform. There is a saying that war is 5% fun, 5% fear and 90% boredom. ENSA's mission was to give the armed forces some relief from tension and boredom and to remind them of their homes in Britain.

This programme advertises Forvel 'who changes in two seconds', and who was appearing at the Concert Hall in Algiers. He presented 22 individual characters in their own little scenes, and finished with a party in a nightclub, in which he played 14 different people.