City Varieties Leeds – 2016 Listings from Jan 22

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Thursday 4 7.30pm FAIRPORT CONVENTION The return of the legendary of Folk Rockers

Friday 5 7.30pm DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE Poet; Movie Star; Rock Star; Presenter; Comedian; Social and Cultural Commentator

Saturday 6 7.30pm LEE NELSON: Suited & Booted Comedian Lee Nelson at his absolute best… live and unleashed!

Friday 12 7.30pm NO SUCH THING AS A FISH The QI Elves present the first live tour of their hit podcast

Thursday 18 8pm RICHARD HERRING: Happy Now!? Richard returns in his twelfth solo stand-up show

Friday 19 7.30pm HOWARD JONES SOLO An intimate evening of songs and stories from the 80s synth-pop pioneer

Saturday 20 2pm SING-A-LONG-A FROZEN (PG) A full screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along

8pm SING-A-LONG-A DIRTY DANCING (15) A screening of the1987 classic film with on-screen lyrics

Saturday 27 7.30pm TONY LAW: FRILLEMORPHESIS Brand new stand-up art show from the multi award-winning comedian


Wednesday 2 7.30pm PARTON SINGS PARTON Stella Parton shares both her and Dolly’s lives through Music, Song and Laughter

Friday 4 8pm ANDREW NEWTON: The Hypnotist LIVE! World-famous hypnotist

Saturday 5 7.30pm DEBRA STEPHENSON: Night of One Hundred Voices An evening of comedy, music and impressions

Sunday 6 7.30pm THE FUREYS All the hits plus selections from their new album The Times They Are A Changing

Monday 7 7.30pm THE PUPPINI SISTERS: The Highlife Tour The hugely popular vocal trio perform old favourites and new album cuts

Wednesday 9 7.30pm THEA GILMORE plus special guests Acclaimed singer-songwriter tours following her 15th album release

Friday 11 7pm THE GOOD OLD DAYS

Saturday 12 12 Noon & 4.30pm THE GOOD OLD DAYS Variety spectacular starring Anita Harris – for full line-up see

Sunday 13 8pm RUSSEL KANE: Right Man, Wrong Age A new show about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny

Wednesday 16 7.30pm HALFWAY TO PARADISE: The Billy Fury Story The story of one of Britain’s best loved rockers with the original Tornadoes

Thursday 17 7.30pm Paul Carrol’s MUSIC HALL TAVERN The “girls” return for another evening of laughter, song and dance

Friday 18 7pm THE GOOD OLD DAYS

Saturday 19 12 Noon & 4.30pm THE GOOD OLD DAYS Variety spectacular starring Billy Pearce – for full line-up see

Sunday 20 7.30pm JOE LONGTHORNE in Concert A rescheduled date from Sept 2015 + support from Chris Berry

Monday 21 6pm & 9pm CIRCUS OF HORRORS: Welcome To The CarnEvil Tickets from £26* Circus of Horrors’ terrifying new show set in Victorian London

Thursday 24 7.30pm LAURIE BRIGGS: Ladies of Song Tickets from £18.50* A heartfelt homage to the iconic female vocalists from jazz & popular music

Friday 25 7.30pm EDDI READER Tickets from £24.10* Acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter and vocalist with Fairground Attraction

Thursday 31 7.30pm THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES Phil Walker and his band take you on a multimedia journey through rock


Wednesday 6 2.30pm WE’LL MEET AGAIN Nostalgic wartime revue show featuring the Martyn St James Band + guests

Thursday 7 7.30pm JUDIE TZUKE Acclaimed singer songwriter famed for Stay With Me Till Dawn

Friday 8 8pm PAUL ZERDIN: Spongefinger America’s Got Talent winner 2015, Paul Zerdin returns to the UK

Sunday 10 7.30pm JOE LYCETT: That’s The Way A-ha A-ha The self-proclaimed ‘absolute lad’ is back with an all new stand-up show

Tuesday 12 7.30pm G4 : Back For Good Tour 2016 Jonathan Ansell and friends reunited – VIP Meet & Greet tickets available

Friday 15 8pm MARK STEEL: Who Do I Think I Am? Mark’s surprising and enthralling life story told with aplomb

Mon 18 & Tue 19 7.30pm NEW DAWN FADES Acclaimed play about Joy Division and Manchester

Wednesday 20 8pm KEITH BARRY: Brain Hacker The star of ITV’s You’re Back In The Room – rearranged from October 2015

Thursday 21 8pm KATHERINE RYAN: Kathbum A rapid return following the sell-out show in January

Saturday 23 7.30pm GERRY MARSDEN: Gerry Cross The Mersey The legendary 60s superstar chats about his career and sings the hits

Saturday 30 7.30pm MARK WATSON: I’m Not Here Multi-award-winning comedy star returns with new show


Wednesday 4 7.30pm THE RUBETTES featuring Alan Williams Original members of the 70s Glam stars relive memories and play the hits

Thursday 5 7pm Greg Foot: CAUTION Safety Goggles Required! An evening of curious questions & explosive answers from TV’s top scientist

Wednesday 11 8pm JULIAN CLARY: The Joy of Mincing Julian’s celebration of 30 years as a camp comedian

Saturday 14 7.30pm SONS OF PITCHES + Special Guests Acclaimed vocal group & winners of BBC2’s The Naked Choir 2015

Friday 20 7.30pm DAVID HAMILTON’S Rock’n’Roll Back The Years Show The legendary broadcaster is joined by live performers to recreate hits from the 50s & 60s

Monday 23 7.30pm GYLES BRANDRETH: Word Power! An uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words

Thursday 26 7.30pm ROMESH RANGANATHAN: Irrational Examining issues close to his heart and explaining why everybody else is wrong


Saturday 4 7.30pm An Audience With IAN WAITE & NATALIE LOWE The Strictly Come Dancing favourites deliver a night you will remember forever

Friday 10 7.30pm ROGER McGOUGH / LiTTLe MACHINe A unique double bill of poetry and music

Saturday 11 7.30pm SARA PASCOE Acclaimed comedian Sara Pascoe in a show about empathy and its limitations


Saturday 2 6pm THE KEN DODD HAPPINESS SHOW The legendary Liverpudlian entertainer returns


Saturday 17 7.30pm AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD: Lets Go Backwards Together Sunday 18 7.30pm The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based braveheart returns

OCTOBER Thursday 6 7.30pm LEE MEAD – Some Enchanted Evening Lee performs classics from 1930s & 1940s musicals lifted from his new album

Saturday 15 7.30pm VONDA SHEPARD Singer-songwriter who shot to fame through live performances on Ally McBeal