A Final Bow

The Collins family were involved in Scottish Variety Theatre from 1893 to 1957, some sixty four years. The Fred Collins Variety Agency was the very heart of Scottish Variety Theatre and Pantomime for forty four years. It was through their hard work and love of the stage that countless Scottish performers built their careers with many becoming household names. Their Five-Theatre Circuit gave many performers year-round work, season after season, a luxury that performers today seldom have. They brought light, humour and spectacle to the people of Scotland throughout the war years but seldomly received the applause or an ovation. We hope that this site has given an insight into the contribution the Collins Family made to the history of British entertainment and that their names will be remembered with a smile.