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FMS Present – Jack and the Beanstalk

Start date: 27th January 2023
End date: 29th January 2023
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Location: Lydney Town Hall

Another festive family pantomime is sprouting from the Forest Musical Society!
Jack has to make a moo-ving sacrifice, in return for magical beans that take him to the giants castle.
Will he make it safely back down the beanstalk or has he really cooked his goose?!
Join us for a tantalising adventure with all the sparkles, songs and side-splitting silliness you could ask for!
Tickets are currently available for:

  • Friday 27th Jan – 7:30 performance
  • Saturday 28th Jan – 2:30 performance
  • Saturday 28th Jan – 7:30 performance
  • Sunday 29th Jan – 2:30 performance

Tickets only £10 (concessions £8), available from the FMS box office. (A £1 booking charge applies)

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.

Bootleg Blondie

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

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the world’s No.1 official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band established in 2001, the only tribute to have performed with two founder members of Blondie, legendary drummer Clem Burke and singer songwriter, bass player and author Gary Valentine. The band played legendary CBGB in New York City and are unique in that not only have they had the honour to be thanked on Blondie’s 11th studio album ‘Pollinator’, but also toured the UK in 2019 with Clem Burke on drums to celebrate 40 years since the release of Blondie’s iconic album Parallel Lines! In an interview Andy described Clem as the coolest older brother you could ever want.

Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t-shirts with more holes than t-shirt! Debbie’s pride & joy is her guitar that she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie members.

Tickets only £18 – 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.

The Guitar Icons Show

Date: 15th April 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Welcome to our colourful, dynamic and exciting tribute show featuring the music of some of the world’s most iconic and influential electric guitar players. Musicians that have shaped pop and rock music over the years – and many that continue to do so. However, it’s difficult to see some of these artists perform their music live, a few are no longer with us, others only touring infrequently. That’s where we come in…the songs we play are faithful live renditions of the original pieces. Although we occasionally indulge ourselves with an interpretation, none of the songs lose the feel of the original recording. We’ve picked our tracks with great care to showcase the work of the greatest guitar icons. We hope you enjoy the show!

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

Julia Martin – This is Me

Date: 22nd April 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Having spent 26 years travelling the globe entertaining for Heads of State, Cruise Companies, Celebrities, and Leading Hotels of the World, with award-winning tribute shows to Shirley Bassey, Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, and Tina Turner, Julia Martin is touring UK theatres with her sensational show ‘This Is Me’. The show has been described by Sky Televisions Cruising with the Stars as ‘One of the most brilliant shows that they had ever seen’, and by the BBC as ‘Simply Outstanding’. Theatre audiences have described the show as funny, thoroughly entertaining, and totally mesmerising, especially in the way that Julia effortlessly switches between characters.

‘This Is Me’ not only delivers wonderful stories and humorous renditions from Julia’s travels, but also captures the incredible stage presence, power ballads, mannerisms, and magnetism of some of the world’s most remarkable diva’s, delivered in a spectacular evening of entertainment, that definitely should not be missed. Julia makes this show her own, with her on-stage presence, amazing vocals, meticulous attention to detail, and her ability to truly entertain an audience. In 2018 & 2019 Julia was presented with the accolade of the UK’s No1 tribute performer by the National Tribute Music Awards, and after watching Julia perform you can understand why. So, allow yourself to be taken on an astonishing musical journey which includes songs from West End Musicals, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Adele, Shirley Bassey, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, and many more.

Tickets will be available soon!

The Casuals and Friends

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

Back in Lydney at last, a potpourri of the sixties, a spectacular night of great music on stage, starring ‘THE NEW CASUALS’ Who had a 1968 hit with “Jesamine” plus friends, with tributes to Roy Orbison, Cilla Black, Billy Fury, Sandi Shaw, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield and Many more…..

More details to follow…
Tickets only £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.

Beach Boyz

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

Come join the Beach Boyz, in a journey through time and space, back to the 1960s, across to the sunny shores of the Golden State of California where the surf sound was conceived.

The five all-singing, all-playing boys that are Beach Boyz Tribute Band continue to amaze, astound and defy belief in their recreation of America’s biggest and longest selling pop rock band. By the end of the performance you will be on your feet, clapping and cheering for more, you will be in good company – the Beach Boyz Tribute Band concert, wowing audiences across the UK and beyond!

Tickets only £20 – available 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 from the town hall box office.

Kiss the Teacher – Abba Tribute

Date: 16th September 2023
Time: Doors Open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Back again after last years smash concert, Kiss The Teacher ABBA tribute band – A 4-piece UK performing ABBA Tribute with shows running since 2000. Bringing the sound of ABBA back to you with our 100% ABBAtraction show.
With their flawless voices, expert musicianship,  along with captivating choreography. Kiss the Teacher really are one of the top ABBA tributes in the UK.

Tickets available soon!

The ELO Encounter

Date: 23rd September 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! In an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down. The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.

Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music!

As a recent reviewer remarked, “Not really a tribute, that cheapens what this band does, which is to transport you back to those days. So sensitively and authentically done, at times it felt like it was actually ELO being mirrored up there on the stage”.

That’s what The ELO Encounter tribute show is all about.

Tickets only £17 – available from the town hall box office.

Hells Bells – AC/DC Tribute

Date: 21st October 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 only £20 – available from the town hall box office.

Seriously Collins

Date: 18th November 2023
Time: Doors open 6:30
Location: Lydney Town Hall

A genuine tribute to the biggest artist of our generation.
Packed with hits and fan favourites, this two-hour extravaganza will take you back to Phil in his hey-day.
Featuring the award winning tribute to the man himself, Chris Hayward and his world class band.
Phil’s extensive catalogue has been meticulously studied and arranged to give the ultimate Phil Collins & Genesis experience.
No Phil Collins / Genesis show would be complete without the double drum kit duets.
Featuring, In the air tonight – Another day in paradise – Easy Lover – Against all odds – Invisible Touch – Follow You Follow me – I can’t Dance – Sussudio amongst others.
Seriously Collins is the show that fans deserve.
Tickets only £20 – available from the town hall box office.

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