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The Good Old Days Shows at Leeds this autumn

The City Varieties Theatre in Leeds will be staging 2 editions of The Good Old Days in September. On the 17th and 18th of September Richard Gauntlett will be the Chairman for a bill headed by Bernie Clifton that includes Judith Hibbert, Jan Hunt, Andy Eastwood and magician Scott Penrose.

The following week on 24th and 25th of September, David Graham will be the Chairman and the artistes will include singers Linda Watts and Mickie Driver, ventriloquist Emily Brown and comedy magician Mel Harvey. Topping the bill will be Bobby Crush.

Both editions will also have the backing of the City Varieties Orchestra (under the masterful direction of David Smith) and The New Variety Dancers.

Further information can be found by clicking on the link:

Leeds Heritage Theatres

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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