Old school is new school. As the likes of the Players' Theatre Club and Professor Vanessa's research show, work from the earliest days of music hall and circus offer much to teach, humble and entertain us. Now Mat Ricardo presents a new showcase format in which top contemporary comedy and variety acts lay the ground for a veteran headliner, who will show off their skills before sitting down for a probing interview. In 2012's last show, Mat welcomes Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Josephine Shaker, Magic Brian, Mike Wood and as headliner godfather of alternative comedy Arthur Smith. Not to be missed.