The Palace of Varieties

A Derby Theatre production
Derby Theatre Productions , Plays and Drama
Saturday 22 January 2022 - Saturday 5 February 2022

Love him or hate him, Dennis Skinner, ex-miner and fifty years a Socialist M.P. is not a man to be ignored.

His infamous belligerence and acerbic wit in the House of Commons, earned him recognition as “The Beast of Bolsover”. But beneath the hard-line political image, is a man with a passion for Nature and a soul who loves to sing.

In the music-hall tradition of working men’s clubs, Dennis describes the Houses of Parliament as “The Palace of Varieties”.

The show is driven by politics and a-cappella, in a fast-moving, entertaining night out down the miners’ welfare.

The Palace of Varieties is written by Kevin Fegan and will be directed by Jimmy Fairhurst (Artistic Director of Not Too Tame).


Dennis Skinner at a picket line in Greenwich in 1977.

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted - Thursday 27 January, 7.30pm
Captioned - Thursday 27 January, 7.30pm & Saturday 5 February, 7.30pm
Dementia Friendly - Wednesday 2 February, 3pm

Post Show Discussion

Thursday 3 February, after the 7.30pm performance

Friends Membership Deal

Discount: Friends get £2 off any performance of The Palace of Varieties. Available on all seats.

Simply login into your theatre account before booking and your discounts will automatically be applied when adding tickets to your basket.

Friends are entitled to 1 discounted ticket, Joint Friends can get 2 discounted tickets and Family Friends can get up to 6 discounted tickets.


Prices from: £15

Concessions: £2 off for Friends