The Jam House, Edinburgh, Sun 21 Jan, 6.30pm
There’s a certain appeal to a night of variety entertainment that many in the cognoscenti don’t really like to admit to. For this reason, it’s great when someone gives you an excuse to go by making it a charity night. So it is that we can be thankful to the organisers of this event, which will raise money for sufferers from Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy and an organisation called PPUK for children suffering from similar muscular conditions.
It all sounds like a splendid excuse to see Andy Cameron introduce a succession of songs and comic turns from such River City and High Road stars as Eileen McCallum, Jenny Ryan and Shonagh Price. So too, Joe McFadden, currently appearing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Playhouse, and the cast of the NTS’ triumphant Tutti Frutti, some of whom will reform their stage band, The Majestics, will add to the occasion. In the latter part of the evening there’s the opportunity for a knees up with dance band It’s Not Big and It’s Not Clever. All this, a free Tunnock’s Tea Cake, and a good cause - you’ve had all the excuses you need.
Tickets are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Baytree Co, 54 Hanover Street.