This September, we’ve got something for everyone. Laugh your socks off with Jenny Eclair and Sindhu Vee, reminisce about The Good Old Days or join in with fascinating panel events as part of Leeds International Festival of ideas.

10 shows coming to City Varieties Music Hall in September 2021:

Jenny Eclair – Sixty! (FFS!): Sat 4 September

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair, AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’, confronts a new decade of decrepitude.

National Theatre: Follies (Encore Screening): Tue 7 September

Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2017, this screening of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical stars Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton as the magnificent follies.

Sindhu Vee: Alphabet: Sun 12 September

Expect ‘outspoken, frank and funny stand-up’ (EVENING STANDARD) in this brand-new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.

Are We More Lonely?: Mon 13 September

Loneliness can kill. What can we do to sustain a life full of love and companionship? Join our panel of experts to dissect dating apps, discuss the intimacies of relationships and explore how we might grow old – together.

The Good Old Days: Fri 17 – Sat 18 & Fri 24 – Sat 25 September

Go back to The Good Old Days of variety as all-round entertainer, Bernie Clifton, and pianist, Bobby Crush, top the bill this September, joined by a range of acts from ventriloquists to vocalists.

Does The Future Have Enough Food?: Mon 20 September

What does the future hold for the production of food? Join a panel of experts led by critic Grace Dent to explore foods of the future, and the future of food.

Pete Firman: Bag of Tricks: Wed 22 September

Pete Firman is one of the UK’s most popular magicians. You’ve seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage.

The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance: Thu 23 September

Britain’s Got Talent 2020 top three finalist, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle brings his Royle Variety Performance to the City Varieties for a fun-filled evening for all the family.

Green or Growth?: Mon 27 September

Can sustainability and economic growth go hand-in-hand? This panel, chaired by Michaela Strachan, investigates the challenges and opportunities of Green growth

Express G & S: Wed 29 September

All aboard for a murderous musical mystery tour! Be swept away on this side-splitting spoof of the classic railway murder mystery, packed with songs and references from every single G&S operetta.


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