Johnny Beattie Marks 60 Years in Showbusiness with Charity Variety Show

Alan Cumming, The Alexander Brothers, Una McLean and the cast of River City are just some of the acts featured on a unique bill of performers and musicians congregating in Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre this May for a special charity variety performance - Johnny Beattie: A Diamond Celebration - in honour of his 60 year contribution to the arts and entertainment industry.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Scottish Showbusiness Benevolent Fund and St Margaret of Scotland Hospice.

One of Scotland’s best loved performers, Johnny Beattie cut his teeth alongside the likes of Stanley Baxter, Jack Milroy and Jimmy Logan in variety shows in theatres and music halls across Scotland. Well-known for his acting roles on stage and screen, the former Govan shipyard worker has also been a stand-up comic, game show host and recording artist. The entertainer, now 85, is still on our screens playing Sheildinch’s loveable pensioner, Malcolm Hamilton, in Scottish soap River City.

He returns to the Citizens with his family for this special one-off event, hosted by his daughter Maureen Beattie to celebrate his stunning 60 year career.

Confirmed so far, the evening will include contributions from:
The Alexander Brothers, Andy Cameron, Alan Cumming, Dan Edgar, Anne Fields, David Gant, Alasdair Gillies, Geoff Graham, Fiona Kennedy, Alan Kitchen, Russel Lane, Muriel Mars, Eileen McCallum, Una McLean, Terry Neason, Dean Park, Judy Sweeney and the cast of River City.

Some well-known friends and supporters who cannot be there on the night will record special video tributes including Alex Ferguson and Billy Connolly.

More acts to be announced.


For more information or interview requests please contact:
Cat McNaught, Marketing Manager, Citizens Theatre
0141 418 6233 |



In aid of the Scottish Showbusiness Benevolent Fund & St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
Sunday 20 May, 7pm

£25 (including glass of fizz)

Box Office: 0141 429 0022 |

Please note complimentary press tickets will NOT be available for this performance due to all proceeds being donated to charity. Press are welcome to attend with a ticket to the show. 

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