TV Stars Enjoy The Good Old Old Days at City Varieties Music Hall


Bernie Clifton, Freddie Parrotface Davies, The Krankies & Don MacLean



In their 150th Anniversary year, City Varieties Music Hall kicks off its Autumn season of The Good Old Days this Friday.

During October, each weekend will have a different headlining artiste plus a supporting bill filled with the cream of variety talent including comedians, jugglers, singers, magicians and illusionists… accompanied in style 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.

Here are the full line-ups

Fri 2 & Sat 3 October
Bernie Clifton 2MR BERNIE CLIFTON  

Veteran, comic entertainer Bernie Clifton is best remembered for his stints on Crackerjack and “riding” his enormous ostrich

Jan Hunt – Singer

Judith Hibbert – Singer

The Todd Sisters – Singers (as The Dolly Sisters)

Ross Tomlinson – Singer

Ben Stock – Singer/comedy character

Fri 9 & Sat 10 October

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

Julia Sutton – Singer

Ian Marchant – juggler

John Styles – Magic/Comedy

Donald Grant – Diablo

Mickie Driver – Singing/comedy

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
Andrew Robley – Singer

Peter John – Singer/comedy characters

Andy Eastwood – Musician (Ukelele and Banjo)

Andrew Van Buren

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.
Katie Milton – Singer

John Barker – Musician (Trumpet)

Jay Rawlings – Juggler

Romany – Magician

Mark Walsh – Musician (Ukelele)

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

Tickets from £17


Online Booking:

Box Office: 0113 243 0808