Variety Shows

A Variety show is an entertainment made up of a variety of acts, especially musical performances and sketch comedy and normally introduced by a compere or host. Other types of acts include magic, animal and circus acts, acrobatics, juggling and ventriloquism. Today, some feature more adult themes such as burlesque.

The variety format made its way from the Vicrorian era stage to radio and television. Variety shows were a staple of Gaumont Palace in the 40’s and 50’s and it would be great to bring back this form of entertainment.