Variety treat celebrates a decade of shows in Sidmouth

The Variety by the Sea line-up.

The Variety by the Sea line-up. - Credit: Archant

The ever-popular Variety by the Sea returns to Sidmouth on February 25, celebrating a decade of shows.

The extraordinary array of acts that appear on the stage at the Manor Pavilion Theatre have wowed audiences time and time again.

Organisers say this is a variety show for the 21st century, with hilarious comedy acts, staggering stunts, original live music and controlled mayhem to dazzle and delight.

The producer and host, Sidmouth’s Goronwy Thom, said: “Ten years ago when I started the shows here, I didn’t know the appetite for cabaret would be so huge. We sold out then and ever since!

“We have had a loyal audience of all ages and they have witnessed many, many shows.

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“I always try and bring some new faces both in the show and the audience. So come and see what it’s all about.”

Since beginning shows in Sidmouth, Goronwy formed a troupe called Slightly Fat Features and it has toured the world, regularly featuring in London’s West End, at the Edinburgh Festival and Just For Laughs Montreal.

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It has also started a regular comedy cabaret in Exeter. The troupe has won multiple awards for its shows and received four-star reviews from many national newspapers. It is also confirmed to appear at The London Palladium in June.

February’s show in Sidmouth, which starts at 7.30pm, will also feature special guest acts, including the return of favourite Les Bubb - who you may have seen recently on BBC’s Room 101, on CBBC on Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures, or with Take That on their recent live shows.

Tickets (£12/£10) are available from the Manor Pavilion box office on 01395 514413.

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