An Evening with Mark Crossley + Les Gibson (Comedian)

We will be hosting an evening with former Welsh International Goalkeeper and After Dinner Speaker Mark Crossley + 2011 Britain’s Got Talent Finalist and Comedian Les Gibson on Friday 3rd April 2020 at Hoyland Common Working Men’s Club.

Mark Crossley is an English-born Wales international football goalkeeper, who can boast that he is the only goalkeeper to stop a Matthew Le Tissier penalty kick!

He started his football career in 1987 as a trainee with Nottingham Forest FC. and also had a loan spell at Manchester United during the 1989-90 season but was never selected for the first team, although he played several games for the reserves.

Mark Crossley was a big favourite with the Nottingham Forest fans, despite being prone to occasional blunder, and he went on to make just under 400 appearances in thirteen years with the club, becoming first-choice ‘keeper at the start of the 1990-91 season.

He was granted a testimonial match during the 1999-2000 season by Nottingham Forest, which was played in front of 15,000 supporters. He was finally released from Forest, against his will, in 2000 as the club’s financial troubles required them to reduce the wage bill.

Mark went onto to make appearances for Millwall, Middlesbrough, Stoke City, Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham Athletic and Chesterfield and also 8 International appearances for Wales.

Mark is now goalkeeping coach at National League side Chesterfield.
We are pleased to announce that Mark will be ably supported by 2011 Britain’s Got Talent Finalist and comedian – Les Gibson.

The Man of a Thousand Voices, impressionist and comedian Les Gibson has impressed the nation with his accuracy and extensive portfolio of characters he can call upon. A highly professional corporate entertainer, Gibson mixes his impressions with stand-up comedy to create a unique act that can be tailored to any client’s briefs. Voted Comic Of The Year by the Liverpool Echo at just 26, Les is one of the funniest personalities on the after dinner speaker circuit.A finalist of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011, Gibson shone on an international stage and amassed a large fan following who loved his uncanny impressions and quick witted jokes whilst appearing on television.

After hearing Les’ hilarious impressions, you almost think that some of the world’s most famous stars had been in the room with you. Les is perhaps best known for his mimicry of football personalities, including David Beckham, Alan Shearer and Jose Mourinho, leading Gibson to often act as a pre-match entertainer at premiership football games. An ideal comedian for events, Les can host a table and mingle with guests before heading to the stage to perform and entertain guests.

Constantly is demand, Gibson has assembled an impressive résumé of corporate clients he has entertained for, proving testament to his polished routine in front of an audience. Des’ ability to bring a number of television personalities to life alongside his hilarious observational style of comedy will be a success with almost any demographic of audience.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start.

Tickets are priced at £20 which includes a pie and peas supper.
We will also be hosting a silent auction.

We have 160 tickets available. We now have a limited supply of tickets available from behind the bar at Hoyland Common Working Men’s Club on a first come, first served basis. Get them ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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