TV favourite, Sherrie Hewson, and magician, Pete Firman, top the bill this September in The Good Old Days at City Varieties Music Hall.

Sherrie Hewson is best known for her roles in the ITV soap operas Coronation Street, Crossroads and Emmerdale. More recently she starred as Joyce Temple-Savage in the ITV sitcom Benidorm and in the stage adaptation Benidorm Live. She is also a panellist on lunchtime chat show Loose Women.

Pete Firman is an English magician, comedian and television presenter. He has appeared in magic shows across all TV channels, including BBC One’s The Magicians. Pete also presents CBBC’s game shows Stake Out and Wait for It..!

The Autumn season is as follows:

When:  Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September 2019

Who:     Sherrie Hewson headlines the opening weekend alongside guest Chairman Richard Gauntlett. Joining them will be vocalist Andrew Robley, multi-instrumentalist Leo Shavers, vocalist Linda Watts, and Diablo Virtuoso Donald Grant.

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 When:  Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019

Who:     Magician and TV personality, Pete Firman tops the bill. The show will be presented by special guest Chairman Mark Walsh. Also appearing are juggler/plate-spinner Andrew Van Buren, vocalists Peter John and Julia Sutton, and Leeds’ own aerialist Madam Langoustine.

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Each show features the City Varieties Orchestra under the masterful direction of Mr David Smith.

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.

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