Our next show:

31st October to 3rd November 2024

There’s something strange in the neighbourhood...

You’d think that inheriting a huge, abandoned, creaky, not-at-all-haunted mansion would be a good thing, no? Not for our Main Character and her two best friends, who end up taking on an entirely easy-to-follow and in no way confusing quest to locate the lost deeds!

Along the way, they bump into a lonely mad scientist still living in the basement, a trio of cat-ladies claiming to be witches, a sleep-deprived vampire, and ghosts and ghouls of varying degrees of usefulness…

Can the heroic trio complete their quest and right an ancient injustice? Do vampires ever take the night off? Will the Mummy ever stop wailing? And who called in the Ghostbusters?

Confused? All will become clear, as you join us for this year’s hilarious Halloween spooktacular.

Another show has come to an end; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We are extremely proud to have presented MNDA with a cheque for £7000 - this is the most we have ever donated in our 44 year history!

Preparations are well underway for our 2024 show. Add the 31st October to 3rd November to your diary now and keep an eye out for updates and details on our socials and the website over the coming months.

Our current cast are already hard at work on this year’s show. Singing and performing are incredibly good for your mental wellbeing and great social activities to do in a group of like-minded people who make you feel valued, welcomed and very much part of the family.

With this in mind, have you considered joining the cast this year to help raise money for local charitable causes AND live the dream of performing on stage? If so, then email us for further information at VarietyExpressShow@gmail.com

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Our Community

Variety Express works with and for the community by supporting local charities, connecting audiences and providing great entertainment. The local charities supported by Variety Express are mainly those who do not enjoy national funding, usually having a personal connection to the cast, thereby keeping causes close to our hearts. For 2023, our supported charity was MNDA, as one of our cast has recently been diagnosed with this disease. The charity for 2024 is expected to be announced shortly.

Theatre is a great form of entertainment, and our shows can be enjoyed by the whole family. It can also help to boost local businesses through sponsorship and advertising in the show programme.

Local theatre is therefore beneficial to not only the cast and crew, but also the wider community.

Our cast and crew

Variety Express is a platform that allows people to express themselves creatively and freely. Every cast and crew member is integral, all relying on each other as a supportive team and creating a family environment of like-minded people. By the end of show week, an incredibly special bond is formed, leaving members with a proud sense of achievement and community contribution.

Members learn how to solve problems, take constructive criticism, be disciplined and come up with creative solutions to unexpected obstacles.

Theatre can be a safe place where people can escape their daily cares for a short while and immerse themselves in something different. For someone that might be struggling with mental health, it can provide a sense of self esteem, value and achievement.