Past Events

Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band

Date: 24th February 2024
Time: Doors open 7pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

A 12 piece Classic Soul Band who have been together since 1990 and have played not only all over the UK, including The Marquee Club, The Café Royal, The Rock Garden, Boomtown Festival, Upton Blues, The Dorchester, The ICC, but also in Vienna, Cairo, Tenerife, Germany and Dublin. They have supported or shared the bill with acts such as Billy Ocean, Edwin Starr, Jools Holland, Van Morrison, Earth Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge, Gabrielle,  Jimmy James, The Real Thing, Odyssey, Paul Young, Craig Charles, Ruby Turner, Omar, Rozalla, Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce),The Commitments, Sheila Ferguson (The Three Degrees), Pato Banton, The Pasadenas, Jaki Graham and many more.
Tickets £20 – available from the town hall box office.

FMS present: Sister Act

Start date: 16th February 2024
End date: 17th February 2024
Location: Lydney Town Hall

The Forest Musical Society are returning to Lydney in February with their latest musical production of “Sister Act” is a joyful musical based on the 1992 film of the same name. With music from 8-time Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and The Beast) Sister Act was nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including best musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found, a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!
So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets because it’s going to be ‘fabulous baby’!
Show times and ticket information will be available soon!

Sonic Fire

Date: 10th February 2024
Time: Doors open 7pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Following the success of last year’s fundraiser, Sonic Fire return for a pre-Valentine party.
Sonic Fire are a local band, conceived to help raise funds for local charities, performing nostalgic songs of the 60’s and 70’s + more.
Prepare for a fun night with singing and dancing, whilst supporting Lydney Town Hall.
Tickets only £10, available now from the town hall ticket office.

Urban Freeway Band

Date: 27th January 2024
Time: Doors open 7pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Urban Freeway Band are a premier five piece rhythm & blues band, originally the No Parkin Rhythm & Blues Band, born out of the influences of blues rock. They play a wide range of ‘ball-breaking’ blues and ‘chill-out’ soul, ranging from mellow down easy through to downright raucous!
This is a charity, fundraising event, entry is free.

DTC present: Sleeping Beauty

Start date: 19th January 2024
End date: 21st January 2024
Time: Evening and Matinee performances
Location: Lydney Town Hall

A novel take on the traditional tale. The witch, Deadly Nightshade, casts an evil spell that Princess Rose will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die before her 16th birthday. To keep Rose safe, she is hidden away in a cottage in the forest. On the eve of her 16th birthday, she meets a handsome young man in the forest. What could possibly go wrong?
Can the Prince fight his way through a forest of thorns to deliver his true love’s kiss, thus setting the scene for a traditional happy ending?
Tickets from only £9.50 to £12.50 – available now from the Dean Theatre Company box office.

Soul in Motion

Date: 31st December 2023
Time: Doors open 7pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Back for New Years Eve!
One of the highlights of Detroit was the success of motown records in the 1960s.
Its the sound of three, four and five piece groups making music you just can’t sit still to – you just need to get up and dance, it makes you feel good and forget your troubles. Even some of the great 70s disco hits have that motown feel and sound, with the addition of Soul and Northern Soul we hope we can bring back that sound.
Let Soul In Motion bring some great memories back to you, the line up comprises father and son Ricky and Azzi fronting the show with strong vocals Ricky With his deep rich tones and Azzi with the strong high range together with Andy and Luke bringing the strong harmonies, and newest member Rob, rounding off those harmonies on some of the greatest songs from the Motown stable, including those great 70s hits.

Support group Urban Freeway Band
Urban Freeway Rhythm & Blues Band are the premier Rhythm & Blues five piece band, originally the No Parkin Rhythm & Blues Band and born out of the influences of Blues Rock and play a wide range of ‘ball-breaking’ blues and ‘chill-out’ soul, Ranging from mellow down easy through to down right raucous. Back at the town hall for New Years Eve.

Tickets only £25.00 – available from the town hall box office.

The Total Who Show

Date: 22nd December 2023
Time: Doors open 7pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Talkin’ bout your generation!
Love The Who? Then get ready for two hours of all the hits and classics by one of Britain’s most legendary bands.
The Total Who Show is brought to you by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus, featuring top musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend and Humble Pie.
The show is more than a costumed tribute. It’s five of the UK’s finest professional musicians (Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus) delivering their passion, energy and unique take on all these songs…
… Won’t Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Who Are You, Substitute, 5.15, Squeeze Box, Behind Blue Eyes, The Seeker, I Can See For Miles, Love Reign O’er Me, and many more…
Tickets only £20 available from the town hall box office.

Miss Bee-Have and the Glamour Girls

Start date: 15th December 2023
End date: 16th December 2023
Time: Doors Open 7pm
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 available from the Town Hall, or Alison on O7747738O36

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Date: 10th December 2023
Time: 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

Roll up! Roll up for a whole lot of family fun! LemonJelly Pantos returns with Goldilocks and The Three Bears, the family pantomime that’s just right!
Visiting Lydney Town Hall on Sunday 10th December 2023 at 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm.
Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients, this one hour, laughter packed show features colourful characters, hilarious comedy, world class circus acts, fantastic music, lavish costumes & stunning sets.

Join Goldilocks, the Three Bears & a multi-talented cast on Dame Betty Barnum’s circus adventure!

Tickets from £8 available from LemonJelly Tickets
Group bookings: 07906 854269

Soul Destroyers

Date: 9th December 2023
Time: Doors open 7pm
Location: Lydney Town Hall

More of a tribe than a band, the mighty Soul Destroyers have been playing their mix of cheese tinged, horn driven soul since Adam was a lad – the line up has come and gone, some have drifted into the sunset, some have died, and some have (genuinely) been born, grown up and then joined the band!
A 13 piece line up, with 6 awesome horns, 3 singers and a rock solid rhythm section it is an unnatural phenomenon of truly awe-inspiring musical power.
But the music is only part of the story, think Marvin, Aretha and James Brown all jamming under the influence of laughing gas – all fronted by a stand up comedian with a rasping soul voice and the comedy timing of Peter Kay and you are getting close to full The Soul Destroyers Experience.

“The Soul Destroyers have an arsenal of secret weapons; a bellowing, charismatic lead singer-cum- stand-up comic, female backing singers who behave like devils and sing like angels, a rock-solid rhythm section and a 6 piece horn section that packs more brass than Lilly Savage.”
(Andy Stead – Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre)

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