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The Good Old Days


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A celebration of 30 years of Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
For your delectation and delight, your Chairman, Leonard Sachs. introduces
Les Dawson, Bernie Clifton, Lorna Dallas, Peter Skellern, Denny Willis and Company, Jenny Till, Bill Drysdale, Christine Cartwright, The Duo Lanka,
Members of The Players' Theatre, London: Penny Rigden, Martyn Knight, Nicola Kimber, Chris Connah, Debbie Goodman, Peter Sutherland, Amanda Newman, Graham Richards
By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph
Choreography Doreen Hermitage
Musical director Bernard Herrmann
Producer Barney Colehan
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Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Comedian: Les Dawson
Comedian: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Lorna Dallas
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Denny Willis
Unknown: Bill Drysdale
Unknown: Christine Cartwright
Unknown: Martyn Knight
Unknown: Nicola Kimber
Unknown: Chris Connah
Unknown: Debbie Goodman
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Amanda Newman
Unknown: Graham Richards
Choreography: Doreen Hermitage
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

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