Workers' Playtime


Variety entertainment has its origins in the music halls of Victorian Britain and flourished in the Working Men’s Clubs of the 20th century, as workers' leisure time increased. Workers’ Playtime — named after a World War II era BBC Radio programme that attempted to raise the spirits of Britain’s industrial labourers — celebrates the passion for music, dance and showmanship among the performers and enthusiasts keeping alive the spectacle of Variety.