Scottish Music Hall & Variety Theatre Society

The glorious days of Scottish Music Hall and Variety Theatre

The Committee

 

CHAIRMAN/HON.TREASURER : DEREK GREEN

Now in his twelfth year as Chairman, Derek Green,  has always had a great love for the Scottish Variety Theatre and is a great fan of Lex McLean, Jack Milroy and Walter Carr. Derek joined the SMHVTS in 1995 and within two months was on the Committee as Minute Secretary.  In 1999, Derek then took the post of Hon Treasurer and in 2004, Derek was voted into the position of Chairman.  From 1999 upto 2003, Derek  enjoyed producing the seven SMHS productions of "Those Variety Days and taking part in his tribute to Lex McLean. 

Contact Chairman@scottishmusichallsociety

 

VICE CHAIRPERSON: NANCY MacKAY

 

SECRETARY: BOB BAIN

Bob Bain first visited the Metropole theatre, Stockwell Street, Glasgow, when he was 8 years old.  Bob has always had a great love for the Variety Theatre and is kept extremely busy with his ongoing project on the Empire Theatre, Glasgow and he is the proud owner of a large collection of Scottish Variety Theatre memorabilia which is often used in SMHS exhibitions.  Bob is the longest serving Committee Member with over 20 years of loyal service as Hon. Secretary.

Contact: Secretary@scottishmusichallsociety

 

 

MINUTE SECRETARY: DAVID HUTCHISON

My love affair with Scottish show business began as a child in the early 50s with visits to the Christmas shows at all the Glasgow theatres, I also visited these theatres throughout the year to see my favourite shows which included "The Lex McLean Show" and the glorious "Five Past Eight" revue.

 

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: BILL GREEN

Bill Green, Membership Secretary loves all aspects of Variety Theatre and has a very special interest in Speciality Acts. Bill has also assisted his son Derek with directing SMHS productions of "Those Variety Days, and has been known to take the parts played by Jimmy Carr  in the Lex McLean sketches.

 

ARCHIVIST: COLIN CALDER

'I first became interested invariety when I was taken to see "The Andy Stewart Show" at the Glasgow Empire back in 1961. I was hooked on live theatre and spent all my spare time travelling the length and breadth of the country to see show's with all the big Scottish names of the time. Through the demise of most of the variety shows I have continued my love for the Scottish Variety Theatre through collecting memorabilia of the theatre's and the artistes who appeared in them.'


SHEENA CAIRNS

I joined the Society when I received a membership for my birthday a few years ago. I enjoy every kind of show from Panto to opera. I enjoy all the Society outings, lunches, etc. as everyone is so friendly. I did not get to the theatre much as a child but I am certainly making up for it now.


EILEEN MARSHALL


KEITH MARSHALL