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Variety

No entertainer stamped his personality on prime-time television with such authoritative energy and charismatic zeal as Bruce Forsyth. In every decade from the late...

As Brick Lane Music Hall founder Vincent Hayes celebrates its 25th anniversary,  Nick Smurthwaite looks back at how it has championed revue-style variety while...

New variety artists are falling victim to “nasty practices” from unregulated agents, Equity members have said. The union will work to identify new agencies and...

Tributes have been paid to the child actor turned leading variety promoter and producer Duggie Chapman, who died on April 1, a day after...

In the midst of a seemingly endless diet of tribute shows to everyone from the Bee Gees and Buddy Holly to Jimmy Hendrix and...

Think of an end-of-the-pier show and most of us think of something from another age, such as the pierrot-costumed troupe acting out the horrors...

West End venue the London Palladium is returning to its roots as the home of variety, with a programme that will focus on shorter...

Although never a headliner, Vince Starr was part of the backbone of the old-time variety theatre. Together with his wife, Rita, he was a...

While producer Colin Matthews adheres to his tried and tested recipe for a balanced variety bill, the success, as ever, is in the mix....
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