1940s Variety Show @ The Civic

variety_show_posterTaking you back in time to the good old, family friendly, Variety Show/Concert Party. We will entertain you with the music from local band The Swing of Things, a quartet of two guitars, clarinet/baritone sax and double bass (plus vocals), whose sound is primarily inspired by Django Reinhardt’s Swing Guitars of the ‘30s and ‘40s, and then rotates through other points of the compass to include Boogie Woogie, the Blues and Afro-Latin rhythms: all with swing-driven improvisations and a wry sense of humour. They will be performing during the Variety Show and then after the show will perform until 11pm giving you the change to get out your dancing shoes.

Dickie Lines will be entertaining you with his mix of character impersonations of stars of the da iinclude Noel Coward, George Formby (with uke!), Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Arthur Askey.

In a tribute to legendary act Wilson, Keppel and Betty from the golden age of British music hall. It’s all going to custard for our poor chaps. They may have splendid beards…but where have their camels got to? Dancers Bizarre will be performing their very own version of the Sand Dance.

It wouldn’t be a Variety Show without singers, so with songs from the 40s we have Katie Spitfire and Pete Jones and all with a little bit of family friendly vintage Boo Booby Doo Burlesque thrown in for good measure.

Doors open 6:45pm, show starts at 7:30pm till 10pm with dancing until 11pm. Refreshments are available and the bar is open until 10:45pm.

Adults £12 Children (14 and under) £6

Book tickets online

Tickets are also available by visiting

Ryecorn Wholefoods, Bethel Street

Harrison Lord Art Gallery, Bradford Road

Simply Flowers, Commercial Street

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