Famous names from the Swinging Sixties are swinging into Stevenage for a golden jubilee celebration of their chart-topping years.

What’s billed as ‘the ultimate 1960s extravaganza’ promises to put six legendary names on stage to deliver a giant shot of nostalgia and toe-tapping tunes.

Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Dave Berry, The Union Gap uk, The Ivy League, and Alan Mosca from novelty Mersey mirthmakers Freddie and The Dreamers will all be in the spotlight when the show rolls into town in March.

Boys next door Hermans Hermits had a string of jaunty hits including I’m Into Something Good, Something Is Happening, No Milk Today, I’m Henry The 8th and Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter.

The Swinging Blue Jeans had a rockier reputation, and their biggest hit Hippy Hippy Shake is still instantly recognisable from its opening seconds.

Dave Berry’s evergreen The Crying Game was one of the biggest weepie hits of the era, and the Union Gap’s Young Girl was a scandalous 1968 chart-topper, sung from the point of view of a lovelorn lad who has discovered that his sweetheart is under the age of consent.

The performers haven’t been sitting on their laurels since the 1960s – the Hermits still perform more than 200 shows a year all over the world.

The show comes to town on Saturday, March 7, and kicks off at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the box office on 01438 363200 or by visiting the theatre website at www.gordon-craig.co.uk.