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Dick Whittington – Pantomime

Start date: 10th December 2022
End date: 11th December 2022
Time: 2pm and 4pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

After their sell out tour in 2021, Lemon Jelly Pantos presents the PURR-FECT family pantomime, Dick Whittington. Visiting Lydney Town Hall on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2022 with performances at 2pm and 4pm each day. Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients, with a multi-talented cast, this one hour, laughter packed performance features colourful characters, hilarious comedy, fantastic music, lavish costumes and stunning sets. Join Dick Whittington and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune!
Featuring H2GLO’S UV under the sea spectacular!
Back, by popular demand, comedy favourites, Bumble and Piccalo return for Forest Of Dean’s PAW-FECT festive tradition!
Dick Whittington promises to be Lemon Jelly’s funniest pantomime ever!
National UK tour
Book now, there is limited seating
Group bookings are also available!

Tickets only £8 are available from the Lemon Jelly ticket office
Box office: O79O6 854269

Miss Bee-Have and the Glamour Girls

Start date: 16th December 2022
End date: 17th December 2022
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Back by popular demand, another two evenings of outrageous fun and entertainment.
After 10 years of incredible shows in Turkey, as part of their UK tour, Miss Bee-Have brings the show back to Lydney to cheer up your wintertime blues.

Tickets tba will be available from the Town Hall, or Alison on O7747738O36


Date: 23rd December 2022
Time: Doors Open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

MeatLoud, founded in 2015 by classically trained vocalist Andy Plimmer, already a solo MeatLoaf tribute for 5 years. He has put together a band of fantastic musicians with backgrounds ranging from classical and musical theatre to rock and blues.
MeatLoud cover songs from a range of MeatLoaf’s albums from Bat out of Hell in (1977) to Bat out of Hell III (2005).
With a rich blend of backing vocals, driving piano, out of this world guitar playing, a rocking rhythm section and the outstanding vocal talents of top vocal coach Sally Rivers and of course MeatLoud himself, Andy Plimmer – MeatLoud deliver a night never to forget.
Presenting a number of MeatLoaf’s greatest hits mixed in with songs by Jim Steinman for Bonnie Tyler plus songs by Cher.
MeatLoud sets the story for each song creating an incredible experience for all MeatLoaf fans

Tickets only £20.00 are available from the town hall box office.

No Parkin – Rhythm and Blues

Date: 31st December 2022
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Bring in the New Year 2023 with us and the No Parkin Rhythms and Blues Band at Lydney Town Hall.
No Parkin Rhythm and Blues Band, (now regular visitors to the Hall) are a premier five piece band, formed in 2011. Born out of the influences of blues rock, they play a wide range of ‘ball-breaking’ blues, ranging from mellow down easy through to downright raucous, with an excellent mix of ‘chill out’ and ‘get up and dance’ numbers.
The band will play a special festive set, as well as their popular Rhythm and Blues numbers to see us through the night until close at 12.30am in 2023.
Entry is by ticket only (Limited sales) at £15 each, available now from the Town Hall box office.

The Carpenters Experience

Date: 4th February 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Karen and Richard Carpenter performed and often wrote, some of the greatest love songs of all time. Recreated to perfection by the Carpenters Experience.

The Carpenters experience has a great catalogue of music to perform and they go about it with all guns blazing. Lead singer Maggie is a hugely experienced show performer with over 20 years in the business. Backed by a highly-talented touring band, this is a show that has been performed across the UK, Europe and Asia.

Note – under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets only £15 are available online now from the town hall box office.

Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed

Date: 11th February 2023
Time: 7:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Alfie Moore: Fair Cop UnleashedJoin BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show. Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie’s police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Enjoy Alfie’s unique brand of humour hilariously woven together with his personal insights into his life on the front-line of the police force.

It’d be a crime to miss it!

★★★★ “…offbeat, revealing and very funny” Daily Mail

★★★★ “…lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of police gallows humour” Telegraph

“Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious” David Mitchell

Tickets only £15 – available from the town hall box office.

New Jersey Boys!

Date: 17th February 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

The New Jersey Boys, based in Devon, take their audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all times – The Four Seasons. This choreographed show, featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman-Gould and the talented all round entertainer Gary Gould, is a clever mixture of tight vocal harmonies, superb solo spots and light comedy. The packed two set programme includes all the hits such as Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man and many more. This is a wonderful opportunity to see where it all began when four boys from New Jersey, USA invented their own unique sound which became a worldwide success. Early booking is recommended for this show which consistently sells out at venues across the UK.

An added bonus to the evening will be a tribute to another great rock and roll band, Showaddywaddy.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing and dancing the night away!

Tickets £15 available from the town hall box office.

Hi De Hi

Date: 17th March 2023
Location: Lydney Town Hall

The stage adaptation of the hugely popular British TV series, which revisits the 1950’s and Maplins Holiday Camp with its host of colourful characters.
It’s the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats (entertainers) to go and work there. The annual “Miss Yellowcoat” competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry! Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job. Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening. Hi-de-hi, campers!
Tickets are available from the Dean Theatre Company website.

Country Stormz

Date: 25th March 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Country Stormz are bringing their Nashville Rock Show to Lydney Hall with a great evening of music,humour, dance, fun and nostalgia including 2 rock legends and a some great musicians Event starts at 8pm

Country Stormz 2023 tour brings together an impressive line up including 2 rock giants, guitarist Dai Shell (Sassafras) and world class drummer Steve Williams ( Budgie) plus country singer Annaleise West it’s guaranteed to be an amazing night not to miss.

Country Stormz are one of the most entertaining 7 piece Country Rock bands to come out of the UK in several years. Headlining festivals and with a big following on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, iTunes , Spotify , Amazon etc they bring together extremely experienced musicians, humour, nostalgia and an entertaining show that delights every audience. They will take you back to the 70’s/80’s enhancing magical memories with a variety of favourites including hits from Eagles, Creedance Clearwater, Maverick’s, Steve Miller, Lynard Skynard and many more plus a mixture of their own popular songs. Always a full crowd so an idea to book your seats early. Don’t forget your cowboy hat !
Tickets £15 – available from the town hall box office.

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

Date: 20th May 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

1977 – A year of hope for two aspiring artists. An opportunity looms – a guest spot on the famed Old Grey Whistle Test. John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett’s big break after slogging the pubs with their eccentric brand of self-penned rock. And what does Otway do? Falls off an amplifier, damaging his intimate bits, but ever the trouper, keeps going to the bitter end.
Thus was the legend of Otway and Barrett displayed to an astounded British public. Closely followed (after a hospital visit) by “Hey Baby that’s Really Free” on Top of The Pops, the legend of “Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure” has gone from strength to dubious strength, with a fiercely loyal and supportive fanbase that stretches worldwide.
The magnetic bond still holds after more than 50 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between Barrett’s deadpan humour and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch. Marvel at John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he plays almost every stringed instrument known to man, plus a few hybrids of his own making!).

Willy’s interest in making instruments began when he commandeered two guitars made by his dad in 1965 – One from an old guitar neck and a scaffold plank which became affectionately known as the Les Dawson, and the other branded the Mk1 Schitstik electric slide of similar pedigree. These were used on many of the early tracks, including Really Free and Racing Cars.

Was the Last Straw Tour of 2017 to be the end? Willy’s remark “this will be the last time that many of you will see us together again” was hastily misinterpreted as the final throw of the dice, but the reason given “it’s not us packing up, it’s you lot dying off, you know who you are!” is often overlooked by eager scribes. And so the rumours continue to abound and the duo endures…

For any Otway/Barrett virgins out there who don’t know what to expect, be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to the notorious Wah-wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and 40 near misses to another: An amazing and irreverent performance by two master entertainers.

For this very special occasion, Otway and Barrett are supported by the Forest’s very own Free Beetroots – a trio comprising Mike Edwards (bass, vocals), Graham Mizen (guitar, vocals) and Tim Buckmaster (guitar, vocals). A unique, original and eccentric songwriting partnership that explores such divisive subjects as aftershave, ecologically-aware polar bears, the concepts of doom and anger and why we all need belts and braces to cope. Expect the unexpected as the Beetroots prepare you for the Unforgettable!

Tickets available now, only £15 from the Town Hall box office.

Fleetwood Shack!

Date: 1st July 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Established in 2021, FLEETWOOD SHACK are a band of professional musicians who have come together to pay tribute to one of the best bands to ever grace the charts… FLEETWOOD MAC!
The main common factor within the band is the sheer love of FLEETWOOD MAC’S music, history and tribulations.
On their debut UK Tour, FLEETWOOD SHACK bring their show to you celebrating the music of one of the best and most loved bands, we promise to capture the love, feel and mysticism of FLEETWOOD MAC.
Bringing you the biggest and best Fleetwood hits such as – Don’t Stop – Go Your Own Way – Little Lies – Everywhere – Landslide, The Chain, and many more, this show is guaranteed take you on a musical journey of emotion.
Band Members – Lead Vocals / Chantelle Stuckey, Lead Vocals / Jack Stuckey, Lead Guitar / Nick DeBris, Bass / Shaun Culleton, Drums / Max Howell, Keyboards & Synth / Nigel “Rocket” Rees.
Tickets just £20 available soon!

Hells Bells – AC/DC Tribute

Date: 10th November 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Back at last, Formed in 1996 and hailing from Bristol, Hells Bells has evolved into perhaps the most well known and professional AC/DC tribute band in the United Kingdom. Touring the length and breadth of Britain & Ireland for over 23 years playing the music of the legendary AC/DC, Hells Bells have built up a loyal following of fans and continue to do so wherever they play.
The band play material from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras, covering four decades of classic no-nonsense, foot stomping rock n roll!
From the blistering scream of the vocals, the duck-walks, the pounding rhythm & bass and the frenzied schoolboy antics to the booming cannons and pyrotechnics at the finale. The camaraderie of all 5 musicians is second to none and the excitement & passion shines through the music. All the elements are there for an awesome show of spectacle and power.
Tickets available soon from the Town Hall ticket office!

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