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The archive of Wilton's Music Hall, which includes items dating back to 1871, has been acquired by London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The extensive collection...

The new management of Norfolk’s Cromer pier has vowed to continue its theatre programme, which it claims is the last traditional end-of-the-pier variety show...

With the passing of Joy Francois at the age of 85, another link to the heyday of variety theatre has been lost. Born in Birmingham,...

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...
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