Mermaid Cafe rehearses for the upcoming Completely Plugged show.

Mermaid Cafe rehearses for the upcoming Completely Plugged show.

British Invasion coming to Lester Centre

Songs from the ‘60s/’70s musical phenomenon “The British Invasion” will be taking over the Lester Centre of the Arts later this month.

Songs from the ‘60s/’70s musical phenomenon “The British Invasion” will be taking over the Lester Centre of the Arts later this month.

Completely Plugged British Invasion will feature more than 25 Prince Rupert musicians in nine different groups, paying tribute to English rock bands such as the Beatles, the Kinks, Budgie, Lulu, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, T-Rex and more.

“It’s going to be a real fun night. I think some of the groups are even getting into character,” said Crystal Lorette, general manager of the Lester Centre of the Arts.

“[The musicians] have been working really hard rehearsing.”

Harbour Theatre actors will provide the laughs, performing a number of skits by British comedy group Monty Python throughout the show. Furthermore, Prince Rupert’s Keith Lambourne will be the show’s MC.

British Invasion will be the second show in the Completely Plugged series, with those volunteering their talents helping to raise money for the Lester Centre’s “Lighting the Way” project to replace the facility’s 200 theatre lights with a new LED system.

The last performance, Completely Plugged Inspired, raised about $6,000 to upgrade some of the facility’s technical equipment.

Completely Plugged British Invasion will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Lester Centre box office and Cook’s Jewellers.