Ladies and gentleman! Let us present the romantic tenor, the couthy comedian, the speciality act and the equilibrist - a real Concert Party! In its halycon days variety theatre was part of the social life blood of the country. But in the shadow of the enemy - the technological wonder of the talkies - only the bravest or saddest of performers are left reading the boards, in cine-variety. The death throes of one of Scotland's most popular entertainments are chronicled in this world premiere of a new play by Scots playwright Douglas Maxwell, the traditions brought briefly back to pulasting life by Grid Iron Theatre Company. Variety is a co-production between Grid Iron Theatre Company and the Edinburgh International Festival. It opens at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh in August 2002.