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AUGUST 2018 UPDATE


Welcome to the What’s On Guide for City Varieties Music Hall New shows are added to the line–up frequently – for the most up–to–date list please visit our online booking site cityvarieties.co.uk

The Friends of the City Varieties Music Hall

Priority Membership

Chairman: Peter Sandeman Email: petersandeman.ents@gmail.com Tel: 0113 2663324

To enjoy the benefits of advance notification, priority booking or even ticket discounts visit the About Us section on our website or call the Box Office on 0113 243 0808.

Access Please visit our website for full details of our access provision or call 0113 243 0808 to discuss your requirements.

Refreshments Our Friends’ Circle Bar and auditorium Kiosk offer a range of pre–show and interval refreshments. The neighbouring White Swan Public House in Swan Street is operated by Leeds Brewery. whiteswanleeds.co.uk

An independent charitable organisation working to support the venue – to find out more please contact the following:

Membership Secretary: Caroline Fields Email: cfields237@btinternet.com Tel: 0113 2886393 / 07836 747730 Join In Our acclaimed Learning Programme invites children and young people to explore our historic venues. The thriving Youth Theatre, curriculumlinked schools workshops and training provision of placements and apprenticeships, enable young people from across the city to access the arts, get creative, build confidence and develop skills. For further information please visit the Join In section on our website

For full terms and conditions of sale please visit www.cityvarieties.co.uk/online/termsandconditions. Unless stated otherwise, all ticket prices include a 60p levy towards the preservation of this Grade II* Listed Building. Details correct at time of going to print. City Varieties reserves the right to make changes to the advertised programme.

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket. Also includes 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Thu 6 September 6.50pm

Sat 18 August 2.30pm

Sat 1 September 7.30pm

Julie (15)

Cannon & Ball in The Dressing Room Written by Bobby Ball, this hilarious production combines sitcom and variety as we go behind the scenes of a run-down theatre as the stars await their turn on stage. Tommy and Bobby find themselves caught up in the crazy antics of compère Stu Francis and fellow comic Johnnie Casson. cannonandball.com Presented by Playreity Productions Tickets from £19.60* +concessions

Joe Longthorne Joe will be joined on stage by his sensational live band plus a special guest artist. Join him on a rollercoaster journey of songs, stories and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. joelongthornembe.co.uk Presented by Artistes International Management Ltd Tickets from £25.60*

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

NT Live Presents

by Polly Stenham after Strindberg Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa feature in the cast of this new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie. Set in contemporary London the production is Directed by Carrie Cracknell and broadcast live via satellite from the National Theatre. ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk Presented by NT Liv Tickets £17* + concessions

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Fri 7 September 7.30pm

Terry Abraham presents a screening of his documentary

Alan Hinkes The First Briton To Climb The World’s Highest Mountains (PG)

Plus a live Q&A with Terry A film portrayal of mountaineer Alan Hinkes from perhaps the UK’s greatest outdoors photographer/ filmmaker, Terry Abraham. Terry’s intimate portrait captures the spirit and ambition of Hinkes the man and Hinkes the hero, not only telling his story, but also conveying his fierce passion for the great outdoors. terryabrahamlakedistrictvideo. wordpress.com Presented by Psycho Vertical Tickets £12* + concessions

Fri 14 September 7.30pm

Tue 18 September 8pm

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Marcus Brigstocke

This award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mashup of Motown classics plus all the show-stopping musical highlights from the original movies.

Snowflake, Nazi, Remoaner, Trot, Libtard, Brextremist, Feminazi, Piers Morgan... as we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it's time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad and who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself?

Motown Mission

thebluesbrothers.co.uk Presented by MRC Enterprises Ltd Tickets from £24.50*

Sat 15 September 8pm

Tom Allen

Devil May Care

Ages 14+ marcusbrigstocke.com Presented by Off The Kerb Tickets from £17.60*

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Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the country resulting in additional dates and an appearance at City Varieties! Ages 14+ tomindeed.com Presented by Off The Kerb Tickets from £16.60* VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.


Wed 19 September 7.30pm Laurie Briggs presents

Ladies of Song

Maxine Mazumder & Jessica Chays Laurie pays homage to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Karen Carpenter, Doris Day and Dame Shirley Bassey, with special guests Maxine Mazumder performing songs from Dusty Springfield and Adele, and Jessica Chays revisiting the Eva Cassidy songbook. karpenters.com Presented by Laurie Briggs Tickets from £18.50*

Fri 21 September 7pm & Sat 22 September 2pm

The Good Old Days Starring

Mr Brian Conley

Plus Guest Chairman and Uke virtuoso

Mr Mark Walsh

with support from

Ms Jan Hunt songs and characters Mr Mickie Driver singalong songs Mr Max Fulham ventriloquist Mr Donald Grant diabolo Take your seats for a trip back to the Good Old Days of the music halls and enjoy an unrivalled bill of the cream of Variety performers. The legendary Variety stage spectacular returns featuring a different line-up each weekend on the very stage where BBC TV's The Good Old Days was originally filmed... (as seen more recently repeated on BBC 4!) Tickets: Friday from £16* + concessions Saturday from £19* to £24* + concessions Group deals available call 0113 297 7040

Mon 24 September 7.30pm

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

This breathtaking show has rock’n’rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden... it's guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the hits and dancing in the aisles. simonfielder.com/buddy-holly-thecricketers Presented by Simon Fielder Productions Tickets from £19.10*

Tue 25 September 7.30pm

The Horne Section Expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne. thehornesection.com Presented by Avalon Promotions Tickets from £17.60* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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Thu 27 September 6.50pm NT Live Presents

King Lear (12A)

By William Shakespeare Broadcast live via satellite from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear.

bbbbb ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph) ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ productions Presented by National Theatre Live Tickets £17* + concessions

Fri 28 September 7pm & Sat 29 September 2pm

The Good Old Days Starring

Mr Gary Lovini with Guest Chairman

Mr Steve Barclay plus support from

Mr Peter John Comedy characters and songs Ms Jane Horn Music Hall singalong Ms Delia du Sol spectacular aerial acts & contortion Messrs Barry & Josh Benson Comedy duo Take your seats for a trip back to the Good Old Days of the music halls and enjoy an unrivalled bill of the cream of Variety performers. The legendary Variety stage spectacular returns featuring a different line-up each weekend on the very stage where BBC TV's The Good Old Days was originally filmed... (as seen more recently repeated on BBC 4!)

Sun 30 September 7.30pm

Jason Byrne

You Can Come in But Don't Start Anything The ‘Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times) – Jason Byrne is on the road again for more comedy chaos. Strap in as Jason takes you on a trip of mad routines alongside some proper bonkers stunts. Ages 14+ jasonbyrneme.ie Presented by Phil McIntyre Tickets from £21.10*

Tickets Friday from £16* + concessions Saturday from £19* to £24* + concessions Group Deals available call 0113 297 7040

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.


OCTOBER

Tue 2 & Wed 3 October 8pm

Thu 4 October 7.30pm

Mon 1 October 7.30pm

Sunset Milk Idiot

with Jamie Laing & Francis Boulle

An Evening with Aggers

Join Jonathan Agnew (Aggers) in his first solo show as he takes us on a trip down cricket's memory lane, recounting tales from a wonderful and entertaining career on the field and in the box, with film footage, audio clips and photographs on our big screen. The event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers Association Benevolent Fund. Presented by Alexandra Bishop Tickets from £25*

Tim Vine

Hey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? 'Sunsets are in the sky, milk's nice, and I’m an idiot.' Ages 12+ timvine.com Presented by Bound and Gagged Tickets from £22.60* VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Private Parts Live For the very first time TV stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle are treading the boards with their live, laugh-a-minute extravaganza developed from their hit podcast Private Parts. Don’t miss out on a truly hilarious evening and an opportunity to meet them after the show too! Ages 14+ privatepartspodcast.com Presented by Emma Brunjes Productions Tickets from £23.10* Meet & Greet £51.60*

Fri 5 October 7.30pm

One Man Stranger Things A Parody

Talented Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation; all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music & eggos in one superb, upside-down show. Ages 10+ Presented by Brooke Mauchline Productions Ltd Tickets from £21.60* *Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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Mon 6 October 7.30pm

Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood Following 3 successful album collaborations with Belle & Sebastian’s Isobel Campbell, Mark Lanegan – founding vocalist with Screaming Trees and member of Queens of the Stone Age celebrates a second album teaming with Brit singer-songwriter, Duke Garwood. Ages 14+ dukegarwood.co.uk marklanegan.com Presented by Futuresounds Tickets from £24.10*

Sun 7 October 7.30pm An Evening with

G4's Mike Christie Enjoy an evening of genuine classics in a range of styles from musical theatre and opera to pop - including songs by Gershwin, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Flanders & Swann, Rodgers & Hammerstein plus self-penned songs from Mike's solo albums. mikechristie.co.uk Presented by Amick Productions Ltd. Tickets from £18.10* Meet & Greet £38.50*

Wed 10 October 7.30pm

Sara Pascoe LadsLadsLads

Always honest, always regretting it later, Sara opens her heart and mouth again to share the adventures of the last year Ages 15+ sarapascoe.com Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management SOLD OUT

Tue 9 October 7.30pm

Sons of Pitches presents

100 Number One Hits! Fast-paced medleys and mindbending mashups as The Sons of Pitches go for their goal of 100 legendary tracks in just one evening! Expect Michael Jackson, The Beatles, ABBA and Eminem classics in a show not to be missed. thesonsofpitches.co.uk Presented by Live Nation Tickets from £28.60* + Meet & Greet £51.60*

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.


Thu 11 October 7.30pm

Mon 15 October 7.30pm

Tue 16 October 7.30pm

Total Eclipse of Descartes

with Ned Boulting

The Final Tour

Robert Newman's

Tour de Ned

The Matt Monro Story

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? This sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer.

ITV’s cycling commentator returns with an all-new production, built with wobbly precision on the edifice of the greatest bike race on earth.

Matt Monro Jnr presents an inspired and unforgettable show celebrating the life and music of his legendary father, Matt Monro.

Ages 14+ robnewman.com Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments Tickets from £16.60* + Concessions

Ages 12+ nedboulting.com Presented by Emma Brunjes Productions Tickets from £24.10*

mattmonrojnr.co.uk Presented by Chimes International Tickets from £24.10*

Fri 12 & Sat 13 October 7.30pm

Henning Wehn Get On With It

This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone! Ages 16+ henningwehn.de presented by IMWP (UK Ltd) SOLD OUT

Wed 17 October 8pm

Stewart Francis Into The Punset

A final chance to catch Stewart live as he embarks on his last tour ever, before heading off... Into The Punset. Ages 16+ stewartfrancis.com Presented by Live Nation Tickets from £20.10* VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY Also see 7 November

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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Fri 19 October 7.30pm

Mon 22 October 8pm

Tuesday 23 October 7.30pm

Marvels

After This One I’m Going Home

You Have To Laugh

Pete Firman

You've seen him on TV, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jawdropping magic live on stage! Ages 14+ petefirman.co.uk Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments Tickets from £17.10* + Concessions

Sat 20 October 7.30pm

Seann Walsh

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation” (The Guardian). Ages 14+ seannwalsh.com Presented by Off The Kerb Tickets from £16.60*

David O'Doherty

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. Ages 14+ davidodoherty.com Presented by Chambers Management Tickets from £20.60* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Gary Delaney

Wed 24 October 7.30pm

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

Law of Motion Tour

Gagster’s Paradise

Ages 16+ garydelaney.com Presented by Impatient Productions Tickets from £18.60* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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Karine Polwart

Karine Polwart is a multi-awardwinning songwriter and musician, a theatre maker, storyteller, spokenword performer, essayist, and published writer. Her latest album Law of Motion is released in the Autumn. karinepolwart.com Presented by Brudenell Social Club Tickets from £21.60*

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.


Thu 25 October 7.30pm

Sat 27 October 8pm

Sun 28 & Mon 29 Oct 7.30pm

Accomplished singer-songwriter and onetime vocalist from Fairground Attraction, Eddi Reader, returns to City Varieties. Eddi’s new album Cavalier is released in September.

The Hypnotist Live!

Dr Cosmos

Eddi Reader

eddireader.co.uk Presented by The Gig Cartel Tickets from £26.60*

Fri 26 October 7.30pm

Jimeoin Result!

An evening of world class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, everevolving and hilarious comedy to Leeds, fresh from a smash-hit New York season off-Broadway. Ages 14+ jimeoin.com Presented by Live Nation Tickets from £23.10*

Andrew Newton

Dylan Moran

Andrew Newton returns with his side-splitting hypnosis show, which this time around features lots of new material. As exciting and fast-paced as ever, this is the show where anything can happen!

Moran offers his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation.

newtonhypnosis.com Presented by Andrew Newton Tickets from £14* Concessions available

Ages 15+ dylanmoran.com Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Tickets from £26.60* VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Tue 30 October 7.30pm

Jane Weaver

Loops in the Secret Society Long established pop composer, sound sculptress, soundtracker and vocalist Jane Weaver performs solo variations of songs from her critically acclaimed albums The Silver Globe and Modern Kosmology. janeweavermusic.com Presented by Band on the Wall Tickets from £19.10*

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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Wed 31 October 7.30pm

Les McKeown’s

Bay City Rollers The original vocalist on all the big hits returns to City Varieties for another fantastic evening of Rollermania, featuring the likes of Shang-a-Lang, Summer Love Sensation, Remember and Bye Bye Baby alongside cuts from the recent album Lost Songs. lesmckeown.com Presented by Tangent Management Ltd. Tickets from £26.60*

NOVEMBER Thur 1 November 7.30pm

An Evening with Roddy Frame Solo and Acoustic

Roddy Frame, accomplished singersongwriter and former frontman of Aztec Camera returns for an intimate evening of favourites old and new. roddyframe.com Presented by The Futuresound Group. SOLD OUT

Sat 3 November

Sun 4 November 3pm

Alex Mendham & His Orchestra The charismatic Alex Mendham and the beautiful Dunlop Sisters will serenade you with the evocative, haunting and witty lyrics of timeless Silver Screen classics. Hear the hits of Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin performed with humour, drama, dance and some other surprises along the way! alexmendham.com Presented by Inspire Management Tickets from £17.50* to £25* + Concessions

Leeds International Film Festival 2018 See leedsfilmcity.com for further details

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.


Mon 5 November 7.30pm

Wed 7 November 8pm

Bikes and Beers

Into the Punset

Steve Peat

Mountain biking superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come! stevepeat.com Presented by Speakers From The Edge Tickets from £19.60*

Tue 6 November 7.30pm

Hal Cruttenden Chubster

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet

Stewart Francis A final chance to catch Stewart live as he embarks on his last tour ever, before heading off... Into The Punset Ages 16+ stewartfrancis.com Presented by Live Nation Tickets from £20.10* VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY Also see 17 October

Sat 10 November 2pm & 7pm On Stage Theatre Arts Academy presents

Dick Whittington & his Cat

A traditional family pantomime packed with music, comedy and audience participation that will appeal to the young and not-soyoung-at-heart. Comedian Dale Ibbetson is Idle Jack, Richard Hunter is Fanny the Cook with a cast of pantomime favourites supported by students from On Stage Arts Academy. Presented by On Stage Theatre Arts Academy Tickets from £19.60* + Concessions

Ages 14+ halcruttenden.com Presented by CK Productions Tickets from £19.60*

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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Mon 12 November 7.30pm Elis James & John Robins

The Holy Vible

Reading. Signing. Vibing. Elis James and John Robins have captured the hearts and minds of a generation, and it’s time that generation had a book. This is a live reading from their debut book The Holy Vible which will be on sale and they will stay to sign copies or anything you care to bring along. Ages 14+ elisandjohn.com Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments Tickets from £19.10*

Tue 13 November 7.30pm

Wed 14 November 7.30pm

Decade: The Best of The High Kings

Where are we Now?

The High Kings

The true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage are embarking on their 10th Anniversary Tour featuring new band member George Murphy - showcasing fan favourites from the past ten years plus some new additions too. Presented by The Gig Cartel thehighkings.com Tickets from £21.60*

Camille O'Sullivan The question is framed through the final songs of Bowie and Leonard Cohen plus those of other crucial composers such as PJ Harvey and Nick Cave promising an unforgettable evening of storytelling cloaked with madness, beauty, darkness and love. Ages 16+ camilleosullivan.com Presented by Bound and Gagged Tickets from £22.60*

Thu 15 November 7.30pm

Crooners

This rip-roaring comedy musical has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of satirical energy, hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers. Three very British gentlemen with tongues firmly in cheeks plus an outrageous injection of Big Band Swing. croonerstheshow.com Presented by Murmer Music Management Tickets from £24*

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.


Fri 16 November 7.30pm

Sat 17 November 7.30pm

Sun 18 November 7.30pm

Flaunt the Imperfection plus Greatest Hits

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven & Julia Fordham

Completely Out of Character

China Crisis

Woman to Woman

Liverpool post-punk, synth-pop legends China Crisis delight in performing their classic album Flaunt the Imperfection live in its entirety with their band alongside other hits and favourite tracks.

A unique collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters: Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham perform their most popular tracks backed by their fivepiece live band.

Presented by RLN Music Tickets from £24.10*

Presented by RLN Music Tickets from £28.50* to £38* VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Graham Fellows

Stepping out from the shadow of the genius character, John Shuttleworth, Graham gets to plug in his guitar and sing his own songs. Naturally he’ll talk about Shuttleworth, appearing on Coronation Street and becoming a teenage pop star as Jilted John. Ages 14+ grahamfellowsmusic.com Presented by Richard Bucknall Tickets from £15.60*

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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Friday 30 November 2018 to Sunday 13 January 2019 CITY VARIETIES MUSIC HALL presents

Written by PETER ROWE Directed by MATT ASTON Designed by JUDITH CROFT *Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket. Also includes 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


From the team which brought you Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin… our record-breaking run of Rock’n’Roll Pantos continues with the most popular pantomime of them all; Cinderella. Our cast of incredibly talented actor-musicians will thrill you in this breath-taking production mixing traditional elements of panto audience participation and corny gags with the added anarchy of our legendary ‘boulder’ fight (which has to be seen to be believed!) and a panoply of pop, rock and soul hits played live on stage. You’ll be on your feet dancing to chart-toppers from across the decades plus a few more surprises along the way and plenty of opportunities to join in should the mood take you… TICKETS Price Band

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Under 16s / Student / Senior / Unwaged: £2 off all full prices. Friends of City Varieties: £2.50 off all full prices. Only one concession valid for each ticket purchased.

Group Discounts: Call 0113 297 7040

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JANUARY

Wed 23 January 7pm

Fri 18 January 7.30pm

Antony and Cleopatra (12A)

La Voix

La Voix and her band bring you bewitching renditions of jazz, musical theatre and pop classics that are scarily accurate impressions of her female icons - from Cher to Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey to Liza Minnelli - no diva is spared. Ages 16+ lavoix.co.uk Presented by Handshake Ltd Tickets from £24*

Tue 22 January 7pm NT Live Presents

The Madness of George III (12A)

by Alan Bennett Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III, in a pre-recorded screening from Nottingham Playhouse. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs).

NT Live Presents

by William Shakespeare Delayed screening of the live broadcast from the National Theatre. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power from Director Simon Godwin. ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ productions Tickets £15* + Concessions

Fri 25 January 2019 8pm

Sam Avery

The Learner Parent Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood. thelearnerparent.com Presented by Bound and Gagged Tickets from £18.60*

Sat 26 January 7.30pm

Ramin Karimloo From Now On

Musical theatre leading man Ramin Karimloo and the acclaimed Broadgrass Band return for an intimate evening of great storytelling and music – revisiting celebrated songs from musical theatre in a sublime folk style raminkarimloo.com Presented by RLN Music Tickets from £28.50*

ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ productions Tickets £15* + Concessions

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.


Tue 29 January 7.30pm An Evening with

Dr Alice Roberts

Digging Into Britain’s Past Anthropologist, author and broadcaster Alice Roberts has been delving into Britain’s past, and making archaeology programmes, for nearly 20 years. Alice will share insights, anecdotes and behind-thescenes stories with footage from her programmes and excerpts from her books plus a 20 min Q&A. alice-roberts.co.uk Presented by Jo Sarsby Personal Management Tickets from £24.10*

Thu 31 January 6.50pm

FEBRUARY

Fri 8 February 7.30pm

Wed 6 February 7.30pm

40th Anniversary Tour

Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis

With a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories old and new about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I'm A Celebrity and Strictly... plus some of the songs you know and love in a night like no other!

The Blues Band

Other blues groups come and go, but it takes something special to achieve the iconic prestige enjoyed by The Blues Band. If you want to know what 40 years of skill and devotion sound like, here’s your chance - if you love the blues, it doesn’t get any better than The Blues Band. thebluesband.net Presented by Baton Productions Tickets from £25*

jasondonovan.com Presented by Lee Noble Tickets from £28.50*

NT Live Presents

I'm Not Running (12A) Sian Brookes stars in I’m Not Running – an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live via satellite onto our digital cinema screen. Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English”. ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ productions Presented by NT Live Tickets from £17* + concessions

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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Sat 9 February 7.30pm

Wed 13 February 7.30pm

+ special guests

The Great British Take Off

Fairport Convention The 4 of Us

The current Fairport line-up features Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders and Gerry Conway. The band will be joined by special guests The 4 of Us - hailed as one of the most acclaimed duos in Ireland. the4ofus.com Presented by Dotted Line Tickets from £26.00*

with

Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare present an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation as politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You, the audience, help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes. jonculshaw.com Presented by Avalon Promotions Tickets from £24.10*

Sat 16 February 7.30pm

Collabro

The world’s No.1 musical theatre group, hit the big time with their Britain’s Got Talent series victory in 2014. They have subsequently sold millions of albums and performed live across the globe including a recent support slot for international superstar Barry Manilow. Ages 14+ officialcollabro.com Presented by SJM Concerts Tickets from £34.10* VIP Meet & Greet £100.60* Diamond VIP £130.60* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Sat 23 February 7.30pm

Steve Harley Acoustic Trio Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, with his Acoustic Trio, playing an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. The performance promises subtle lyricism, mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms. steveharley.com Presented by The Gig Cartel Tickets from £29.10* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.


MARCH

Fri 8 March 2019 8pm

Sun 10 March 7.30pm

Fri 1 March 8pm

It’s Fun To Pretend

The Farewell Tour

Mark Watson

Rachel Parris

The Searchers

Rachel Parris, star of The Mash Report, presents a comedy show packed with stand-up, song, sketch, and inevitably, a sideways swipe at society. She showcases some of her best bits from her trademark comic anthems, alongside brand-new material looking at the insane events of recent times.

The Searchers have been touring the globe entertaining audiences of all ages for more than 50 years and they have now decided to retire. This farewell concert will not only include all their famous hits, but also many album tracks and well-known favourites, as well as anecdotes and reminiscences of their remarkable career.

Sun 3 March 7.30pm

Ages 14+ rachelparris.com Presented by Live Nation Tickets from £15.60*

the-searchers.co.uk Presented by AFA Events Ltd Tickets from £24.10*

Blizzard

Sat 9 March 7.30pm

The Infinite Show Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island, Watson now returns to what he's best at... being indoors. Ages 14+ markwatsonthecomedian.com Presented by Impatient Productions Tickets from £20.60*

Ed Gamble

After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy in a super show from a comic who is about to become a force in the game. Ages 14+ edgamble.co.uk Presented by Avalon Promotions Tickets from £16.60*

Sing-a-Long-a Grease (PG) From the Producers of the smash hit Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music. This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is ‘The one that you want’. The host will lead a vocal warm up judge a fancy dress competition and show you how to use your free interactive prop bag. It couldn’t be easier or more fun! singalonga.net/grease Presented by Sing-a-Long-a Productions Tickets from £16.60* *Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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Sun 24 March 4pm & 8pm

APRIL

Sat 20 April 7.30pm

Psycho Asylum

Fri 12 & Sat 13 April 7.30pm

The Tank Top Tour

Circus of Horrors The Circus of Horrors is back with a bang. Psycho Asylum includes an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock'n'roll soundscape – a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter. 8pm show Ages 16+ circusofhorrors.co.uk Presented by The Circus of Horrors Ltd Tickets from £27*

Wed 27 March 7.30pm

Foster & Allen

Mick Foster and Tony Allen have been touring for over 40 years, yet the popularity of this enduring Irish folk duo shows no sign of waning. Expect all the hits including Bunch of Thyme, Maggie, After All These Years and I Will Love You All My Life. fosterandallen.ie Presented by ETM Agencies Ltd Tickets from £25.60*

Julian Clary Born to Mince

In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment. Ages 16+ julianclary.co.uk Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd Tickets from £26.60* + Concessions

Wed 17 April 7.30pm

Conrad Anker

Hold Fast: Yosemite to Everest To Meru One of the greatest mountaineers of our time, Conrad Anker, is perhaps best known for locating Mallory’s body on Everest, searching for climbing partner Alex Lowe for two days straight after an avalanche gashed his head and cracked his ribs and for being leader of The North Face climbing team. conradanker.com Presented by Speakers From the Edge Tickets from £20.60*

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*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

Robert White

As the only gay, Aspergic, quarter-Welsh comic on the British comedy circuit, Britain’s Got Talent has helped to highlight Robert’s distinctive comedy genius. Known for his brilliant timing and anarchic performance style, Robert’s chaotic stage presence, improvisational skills and delivery saw him win the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. Ages 16+ robertwhitecomedy.com Presented by Cuffe and Taylor Tickets from £21.10*


MAY

JUNE

Sat 29 & Sun 30 June 7.30pm

Sat 4 May 2019 7.30pm

Sat 2 June 2019 7.30pm

Following 2018's sold out debut show, musical theatre’s leading men and X Factor stars Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) and Rhydian Roberts return to create another dramatic and spine-tingling performance. This vocally dynamic evening showcases the smash hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Francis Rossi I Talk Too Much

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening talking about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever. francisrossi.com Presented by A Way With Media Productions Tickets from £26.60* / VIP £34.10*

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road visiting some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation. Ages 14+ paulmerton.com Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Tickets from £24.60* + Concessions

Les Musicals

jonathanansell.com Presented by Amick Productions Ltd Tickets from £25*/ VIP £57.50*

Sun 12 May 7.30pm

Music Hall Tavern The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019! Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Lee Sanderson as Peggy Lee and featuring the Showcase International Dancers. musichalltavern.com/uk Presented by Music Hall Tavern UK Ltd Tickets from £20.50* + Concessions

*Prices include £1 Booking Fee per ticket and 60p Restoration Levy. Postage charge £1 per order where applicable.

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