Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation

Events in 2012

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival

3 February 2012

This is the longest running comedy festival in Europe!

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Some Like It Hotter

24 March 2012

Presented by Oxfordshire Theatre Company

Performance date and time
Saturday, 24th March 2012
7:30 PM

After the overwhelming success of ‘Dancing in My Dreams’ (2009) and ‘Vertigo’ (2010), Oxfordshire Theatre Company return with a cabaret spectacular of their own version of Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy hit ‘Some Like it Hot'.

In this story gangsters and guys dressed up as girls, live music, show-stopping musical numbers and daring wisecracks combine with red hot jazz as 1920s prohibition America takes to the stage.

But with it comes the backstage drama and private lives of three movie legends at the height of their fame and talent. The blonde bombshell could explode into a million pieces at any moment, Hollywood’s handsome kid has an ugly secret and an Oscar winning actor’s high heels are killing him – but the show must go on!

Join us for the most surprising comeback in movie history, starring Monroe, Curtis & Lemmon - dead, uncut and hotter than ever. Now that’s entertainment!

"Excellent entertainment, loved the inclusion of music from my era...Superb, outstanding. Could not have been better - fantastic night" - Audience comments at previous show

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Paul Leegan at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

4 June 2012

For the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

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"The 50's Rock'n'Roll & Skiffle revival Show"

4 June 2012

Paul Leegan and the Legends

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Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

1 September 2012

An evening of classical music outdoors!

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Gershwin Gang

2 September 2012

Part of a 'Bands in the Park' Series - Playing in Coventry's parks

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The Wedge

23 October 2012

A co-production with Theatre Absolute, The Wedge is a search for freedom and understanding at odds with dangerous discoveries. Directed by Chris O’Connell, it premieres at Theatre Absolute’s Shop Front Theatre from 23rd – 27th October 2012. For tickets call Oxboffice on 0845 680 1926 or click Oxboffice

Naomi Said is a performer, director and practitioner who has worked with companies including Theatre Absolute, Belgrade Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Frantic Assembly, National Theatre Wales, The Old Vic, The Bush, Regent’s Park, Opera Holland Park, English National Opera, Cheltenham Everyman, Stephen Joseph Theatre, ThickSkin and Stand+Stare. Most recently she performed with Damon Albarn in his opera ‘Dr Dee’, directed by Rufus Norris.

Naomi began writing ‘The Wedge’ after attending one of Theatre Absolute’s Writing Gyms at the Shop Front Theatre. Early excerpts were performed at China Plate’s First Bite Festival in 2011 and Camden People Theatre’s Sprint Festival in 2012. This full production of ‘The Wedge’ now marks Naomi’s debut as a writer.

This production is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Parisian Christmas Party Spectacular

8 December 2012

Parisian Christmas Spectacular Christmas Party

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