All-round entertainer, Bernie Clifton, and pianist, Bobby Crush, top the bill this September in The Good Old Days. Together with the City Varieties Orchestra (under the masterful direction of Mr Paul Smith), and The New Variety Dancers, they will be joined on stage by:
Week 1 (17/18 September)
Top of the Bill: Bernie Clifton
Chair: Richard Gauntlett
Supporting artistes: Judith Hibbert (Vocalist); Jan Hunt (Vocalist); Andy Eastwood (Ukulele); and John Styles (Magic & Comedy).
Week 2 (24/25 September)
Top of the Bill: Bobby Crush
Chair: David Graham
Supporting artistes: Emily Brown (Ventriloquist); Mel Harvey (Magic & Comedy); Linda Watts (Vocalist); and Mickie Driver (Vocalist).
The Good Old Days was a BBC television light entertainment programme produced by Barney Colehan which ran from 1953 to 1983. Filmed at The Varieties, the show recreated an authentic atmosphere of the Victorian–Edwardian music hall with songs and sketches of the era performed by present-day performers in the style of the original artistes. Compered by Leonard Sachs, the show featured more than 2,000 performers over the course of its run, including Les Dawson, Barbara Windsor, Bruce Forsyth, Eartha Kitt, John Inman, Ken Dodd and Barry Cryer. The original series has recently enjoyed a re-run on BBC4.
Running Time: TBC
*Prices include a £1 booking fee. Where applicable, a £1 charge for postage will also be payable.
Boxes are available to book by calling the Box Office on 0113 243 0808.
The Good Old Days artiste details are correct at time of listing. Line-ups may be subject to unavoidable last minute change and Leeds Heritage Theatres reserves the right to amend to the bill without advance notification.
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