Viva Variety / BBC

Short title created for BBC Scotland's Viva Variety.

"Every weekend more than a thousand performers - from cabaret stars to comedians, magicians to tribute bands - take to Scottish stages to showcase their talents. But what does it really take to survive in one ofthe toughest and most cut-throat industries? For the first time ever, we're going behind the scenes of the Scottish entertainment industry to reveal what it's really like to perform in 21st-century variety. How do you break into the big time? Can our stars earn a living from it? And is all the struggle worth it? 'Viva Variety' goes backstage to explore the dreams and realities of those who burn to entertain. Welcome to the very real world of variety."