In their 150th Anniversary year, City Varieties Music Hall begins its Autumn season of The Good Old Days over the next few weeks and it promises to be one of the most enjoyable to date.
Each weekend of four is headlined by a familiar TV artiste and the bill is rounded out with the cream of variety talent from comedians, jugglers, singers, magicians and illusionists… accompanied by The Good Old Days “Orchestra” and presented by your worthy Chairman, Mr Johnny Dennis.
These live stage shows have now been held for over 25 years… almost as long as the original record-breaking BBC light entertainment show which ran from 1953 to 1983.
Fri 9 & Sat 10 October
FREDDIE PARROTFACE DAVIES
The much loved Freddie “Parrot Face” Davies, who shot to fame in 1964 via Opportunity Knocks and became a nation TV favourite with his character, Samuel Tweet. Freddie also appeared in the movies Funny Bones (with Lee Evans & Jerry Lewis) and Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Fri 16 & Sat 17 October
Scottish comedy duo , Ian & “Wee Jimmy” Krankie… stars of several of their own TV shows from the 1970s & 80s as well as regular panto appearances and guest spots on French & Saunders
Fri 23 & Sat 24 October
All round entertainer Don MacLean is probably best remembered for his anarchic Crackerjack antics with Peter Glaze and Good Old Days’ regular Jan Hunt… a quality comedian and presenter in the classic British tradition.
The Good Old Days are at City Varieties Music Hall
each weekend throughout October
Performances take place at 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm
Box Office: 0113 243 0808