British Invasion

Mainstage Company – Concert

In the mid 1960s, North American audiences went wild for a new sound and attitude from across the pond.  A cultural phenomenon began – The British Invasion. 

The Beatles famously stunned television audiences in 1964, followed by The Stones, Herman’s Hermits, and Dusty Springfield. The craze continued through the 70s with The Who, David Bowie and Queen. In the 80s and 90s, Wham, Supertramp and The Spice Girls exploded and paved the way for Adele and Ed Sheeren.

The music of British legends from the 60s until today will invade the Theatre Ancaster stage in the fall to leave you absolutely chuffed!

Dates and Times:

Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30
Oct. 1 at 7:30 pm
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 1 at 2:00 pm

Approximate running time 2:40 with intermission


Ticket Price*:

Adults: $43
Seniors (65+): $38
Youth (19-): $20

*Additional fees will apply


Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre
Peller Hall
357 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, ON, L9G 2C1

Colin Lapsley

Colin Lapsley


Colin performs locally and internationally as a musician and actor including leading roles in over 20 major productions and over two decades of touring dates with international recording artists.  He also appeared with Second City in Toronto for two years.

In addition to a number of memorable Theatre Ancaster roles, Colin is a proud co-founder of this successful Concert Series and the place it holds in the company and community.  Having most recently created Birth of Rock’n’Roll (2017), Colin is looking forward to sharing some of his favourite music with Ancaster audiences in British Invasion.

Jim Broadley

Jim Broadley


Jim has been performing and directing musical theatre productions for the past 25 years in South Western Ontario. He joined Theatre Ancaster in 1999 for their production of Perfectly Frank, a Frank Sinatra tribute show and has been involved ever since.

Some notable on-stage roles include; Tevye – Fiddler on the Roof, Sparky – Forever Plaid, Will Parker – Oklahoma, Nathan Detroit – Guys and Dolls, Edna Turnblad – Hairspray, Pontius Pilate – Jesus Christ Superstar and Roger De Bris – The Producers.

Jim has directed many of the spring concert shows over the past 15 years including most recently Legends – Gone Too Soon in 2018.


How can I buy tickets to a Theatre Ancaster show?
  1. ONLINE through the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre ticket portal
  2. TELEPHONE through the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre at 905-304-3232
  3. IN-PERSON through the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre
Where can I park at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre?

There is parking available behind Memorial, as well as in several nearby lots within easy walking distance.

Parking map

What is your refund/exchange policy?

There are no ticket refunds. Exchanges for the same production only can be made up to 24 hours prior to the performance date of your original tickets.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, we offer a group discount when one individual purchases 20 or more adult tickets to the same performance.  Each person in the group will receive the senior ticket price, versus the adult ticket price, for that performance.

Can I bring my infant/young child to a show without a ticket?

All children, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend a performance. To attend, children should be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout a 2-hour performance. The student price applies to all children and students up to and including university. Please note: Not all performances are suitable for children.

Will Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre have booster seats available for children?

Yes, a limited number of booster seats will be available at the theatre, and they will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a booster seat.

Does the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre have a scent-free policy?

For the safety and comfort of your fellow audience members, please refrain from using perfume or scented products before coming to the theatre. Theatre Ancaster promotes a scent-free environment, as a growing number of our patrons have allergies or sensitivities to perfume and scents from laundry detergent, dryer sheets, deodorant, hairspray, hand cream, etc. Thank you for your cooperation.

Can I bring outside food or drink into the venue?

No outside food or drink is permitted at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre. Refreshments and snacks may be purchased on site at the theatre.

Is there a coat check at Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre?

No, the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre will not have a coat check.