BRITISH electro pioneer Gary Numan makes his debut at The Anvil on Friday, 20 July, one of three shows just announced by Numan.

From his first hits in the late seventies and early eighties, including Are ‘Friends’ Electric? and Cars, up to his 2017 album Savage: Songs From A Broken World, which earned the best reviews of his career, entering the UK charts at no.2, Gary has received a number of awards along with great acclaim from his huge fan base.

This show will feature songs drawn from his highly successful Savage album as well as key songs from his vast back catalogue.

Anvil Arts has also recently announced several September shows that have gone on sale.

Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring in her one-woman show Joan Collins Unscripted and comes to The Anvil on Thursday, 13 September.

Be enthralled as Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career and get the chance to ask questions about her life and experiences. This show provides fans with an opportunity to spend an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening with a true Hollywood star.

Lucy Worsley makes a welcome return to Basingstoke, this time with her show Queen Victoria - Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow at The Anvil on Thursday, 20 September.

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again.

Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady.

Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.

British actor Brian Blessed, known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television, as well as being a giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming voice, appears in An Evening With at The Anvil on Sunday, 16 September.

His eloquence and humour will have you captured from the moment he walks on stage as he talks about his career on stage and screen including anecdotes from Flash Gordon, Blackadder, I Claudius and Z Cars.

For more information or for tickets, visit or call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244.