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Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
  • Telephone 01727 844488
  • Box office times Mon – Sat 10am–6pm, or until 8pm on performance days.
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  • Website www.alban-arena.co.uk
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10cc

Thursday 29 October

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £37.50 & £34.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchase

The legendary 10cc have announced a mammoth 25 date UK tour for Autumn 2020, performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music.

Marking the 45th anniversary of the release of their mega-hit I’m Not In Love, which landed the band a top 5 single in 10 countries and spawned a No 1 album in the US, the 2020 tour starts at the Carlisle Sands Centre on Thursday 8th October.

Led by co-founder Graham Gouldman, the art-pop band are heralded in equal measure for their ability to craft ingenious songs that also resonated commercially, with eleven top 10 hits, and over 15 million albums sold in the UK alone. The group also have three No 1 singles to their name – Rubber Bullets, Dreadlock Holiday and I’m Not In Love.

The line-up features Gouldman (bass, guitar, vocals), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion) – both of whom have been with the band since the mid-’70s - Keith Hayman (keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals) and Paul Canning (vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards).

Since the most recent live version of the band has been established, 10cc have toured worldwide, including Australia, Japan, Iceland, New Zealand, across the UK and Europe. They’ve performed at the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park, and sold out London’s 5200 seat Royal Albert Hall in advance last year.

It has been an eventful few years for Graham Gouldman. Not only is 10cc enjoying increasing success around the world, but recognition of his solo achievements has grown too.

Being invited by Ringo Starr to join his All Starr Band for tours of Europe in June 2018 and the USA that September, during which the band played three 10cc songs, elevated his profile yet further.

2020 is set to be another sell out year as the band take their inspirational live show back on the road, performing their timeless hits and more, and always with a surprise or two.

Thu 29 Oct

£34.50–£37.50

60's Gold

Saturday 17 October 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Doors open one hour before each show

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets £38*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

THE ULTIMATE LINE UP

The Tremeloes Mamas and Papas UK Herman’s Hermits The Marmalade The Merseybeats Dave Berry Barry Ryan Gerry’s Pacemakers

The Tremeloes, Have sold in excess of 100 Million records worldwide, featuring the legendary Len “Chip” Hawkes and Micky Clarke with their huge No 1 Hits “Silence Is Golden”, “Suddenly You Love Me”, “Even The Band Times Are Good”, “(Call Me) Number One” and many more!!

Hermans Hermits. One of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s now celebrating their 55th anniversary. Formed in Manchester in 1964, the band has chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 major movies and have sold in excess of 75 Million records. Hits include: “There’s a Kind of Hush”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat”, “Wonderful World”, “A Must to Avoid" and many more.

The Merseybeats. Another success story from the Liverpool. Hit records including; “Sorrow”, “I Think of You”, and “Wishin’ and Hopin”.

The Marmalade were the champions of the Scottish Beat in 1968, adding another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song, with great harmonies. Chart-toppers include: “Lovin’ Things”, “Reflections of My Life”, “Falling Apart at The Seams”, Cousin Norman, and their Lennon & McCartney composed No1 smash hit

“Ob-la-Di Ob-la-Da”.

The individual style and voice of Dave Berry with his chart-topping hits “The Crying Game”, “Little Things” “Memphis Tennessee” and “Mama”

Mamas and Papas UK, featuring Terry Bradford, Sussie Arneson, Laurie Briggs and Chris White performing the wonderful hit songs; “Monday Monday”, “California Dreamin’”, “Dedicated to the One I love” and many more

Barry Ryan. Starting his singing career with brother Paul in 1965 and achieving several top 50 hits together, Barry went on as a solo artist in 1968 and had the massive worldwide hit “Eloise”, written by his brother.

Joining the line-up are top musicians Gerry’s Pacemakers who will perform some of Gerry Marsden’s massive hits which include, “I Like It”, “How Do You Do It”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, “Ferry Across the Mersey” and many more!

Sat 17 Oct

£38

80s Mania

80s Mania

80s retro music party & concert show with the biggest hits of the time.

Sat 31 Jul

£24

ABBA Forever

ABBA Forever

A tribute to the eternally popular popsters.

Thu 18 Mar

£24.50

Abba Mania

Tuesday 13 October

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life…with ABBAMANIA

Celebrating Over 40 Years of ABBA

Europe's leading Abba tribute, Abbamania continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performances live on stage.

Abbamania's widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless bits from 'Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Fernando and Chiquitita', which will have you dancing I the aisles!

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along to enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania!

Tue 13 Oct

£25

American Four Tops

Friday 30 July 2021 (Rescheduled from 31 July 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

It’s the show jam packed with sweet soul music and Motown magic that continues to leave audiences dancing and chanting for more following each outstanding performance.

Featuring the voice of Mr William Hicks, high-stepping choreography and superb vocal harmonies hit the stage with all the glitz of Vegas.

Hailing from Atlanta Georgia, William Hicks comes from the old school – he is a big man with a big voice. He’s has played the Atlanta Stadium on the same bill as Gladys Knight and the original Four Tops and Temptations.

Visually exciting, musically authentic, all the Four Tops’ hits feature: Reach Out, Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie), Standing In The Shadow, Bernadette, Walk Away Renee and Loco In Acapulco as well as the songs of The Temptations, Drifters, Miracles, Platters, Stylistics, Smokey Robinson, Ben E King and many more.

This explosive show is guaranteed to leave you breathless. Get ready, cos here it comes.

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"…a pleasure to work with.." Gladys Knight

“It’s just not good enough to imitate Motown, you must be able to create it”

Fri 30 Jul

£25

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films, featuring movies about climbers, skiers, mountain bikers, high-wire walkers and more.

Mon 5 Oct

£14 (£12.50)

Beyond the Barricade

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Sat 5 Sep

Cancelled

Thu 7 Oct

£24

Big Girls Don't Cry

Monday 25 October 2021 (Rescheduled from 18 October 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £28*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry featuring The East Coast Boys

Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band.

During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super stardom.

After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest.

It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos and features his solo hits like Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You.

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Mon 25 Oct

£28

The Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Mon 19 Apr

£36.25

The Bowie Collective

The Bowie Collective

A tribute to the hits of the iconic David Bowie.

Sun 30 May

£25

Boyzlife

Ellis Live in association with Industry Music Group proudly presents

BOYZLIFE TOUR 2020 Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY

This specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 Number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums, and combined record sales of over 60 Million Units.

Earlier this year through Feb-March Boyzlife took to the road to embark on what was to be the highly successful part one of the 2020 tour in which they performed a nationwide sell out tour selling over 35,000 tickets

Expect to hear, ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Picture Of You’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Going Gets Tough’, ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Father and Son’, ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘My Love’ and many, many more

BRIAN MCFADDEN featured on all WESTLIFE’S number 1 Singles and Albums and has since had a Solo Number 1 Album. KEITH DUFFY has recently finished touring with BOYZONE on their Final ever Sell out Arena tour.

Wed 12 May

£33.50

The Bruno Mars Songbook - 24k Magic Theatre Tour

THE BRUNO MARS SONGBOOK- 24K MAGIC THEATRE TOUR 2020 Featuring JEFF DINGLE

Direct from the USA as seen on AMERICAN IDOL and BBC ONE’S EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING. In Celebration of One of The World’s best-selling artists with over 100 Million sales and 2 Grammy Awards, Jeff Dingle with his totally captivating stage presence and incredible vocal backed by a powerhouse band and choreographed dancers presents a truly spectacular tribute to BRUNO. The show includes all of the global Superstars greatest hits including ‘Millionaire’, ‘Lazy Song’, ‘Just the Way You Are’, ‘When I Was Your Man’, ‘Runaway Baby’, ‘Upton Funk’, ‘Marry You’, ‘Locked Out of Heaven’, ‘Grenade’ and many, many more.

Thu 1 Oct

£23.50

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for over a quarter of a century. Enjoy hits including 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Heartbeat', 'It Doesn’t Matter Anymore', 'Raining In My Heart' and 'Oh Boy!'.

Sat 31 Oct

£21

Calling Planet Earth

Friday 7 May 2021 (Rescheduled from 4th April 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22.50**A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchase

THE SHOW THAT DEFINES A DECADE

A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Era’s of All Time – The Electrifying 80’s. Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as DURAN DURAN, SPANDAU BALLET, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, ULTRAVOX, TEARS FOR FEARS, DEPECHE MODE, OMD, JAPAN, ABC, SOFT CELL and many more.

Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade.

Fri 7 May

£22.50

The Carpenters Story

The Carpenters Story
  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. Featuring timeless hits from the Carpenters repertoire including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Superstar', 'Top of the World', 'Please Mr Postman' and many more.

Fri 19 Mar

£27.50

Come What May A Tribute to Moulin Rouge

We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie musicals of all time.

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne, Lady Marmalade plus songs from some of the most iconic movie musicals of all time.

Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris.

It’s a ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ evening of unforgettable dancing, dreams, adventure and above all – love.

Sat 27 Feb

£26.50

The Counterfeit Stones

Friday 28 May 2021 (Rescheduled from 13 June 2020)

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £26*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when for a fraction of the price you can get up close and smell the faking brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones - described as a Rolling Stones’ hooky masterpiece.

Their latest fast shuffle – NOT FAKE AWAY, promises yet another night of utter Copy-Rock. Now in their 29th year, these fraud-stars continue to deliver the best “mock ‘n’ roll” show on the circuit.

Packed with big hits, retro fashion, vintage guitars and a huge dollop of “Spinal Tap” humour, it’s Satis-fiction guaranteed. So “Come On” all you Honky Tonks and Pretend The Night Together!

IT’S PHONEY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AND YOU’LL LIKE IT!

“The most famous Stones band in England” SIR MICK JAGGER

“They’re hilarious” JERRY HALL

“Four out of five stars” THE TIMES

“Your contribution was much remarked upon” BUCKINGHAM PALACE

“Better than the originals” THE GUARDIAN

“They brought back my youth" SIR TIM RICE

Fri 28 May

£26

A Country Night in Nashville

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town.

Fri 23 Oct

Cancelled

Fri 15 Jan

£25

D-Day at the Ultimate Civic Disco Ft. Soulfish

Saturday 25 September 2021 (Rescheduled from 6 June 2020)

Doors 7pm

Tickets: Dance floor ticket: £20, VIP Zone Balcony ticket (inc seat): £25*

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Hosted By Graham Kentsley and featuring Soulfish with special guests - 2Tone and Meesh!

In the “Soul Cellar” D-Jay’s Stevie D and Mac + Brooksie!

D-Day! June the 6th 2020 sees the return of Soulfish to the "Ultimate Civic Disco"

The first in this new series of UCD events hosted by Graham Kentsley kicks off with the long awaited return of 10 piece local soul legends "Soulfish" playing the very best Soul Funk and Motown on St Albans largest dance floor!

All supported by 2Tone and a special guest from St Albans Funk - Meesh!

Meesh Jay is a Soul & Funk singer and will be performing at the UCD for the first time with a short set of her songs taken from the new star studied album and film - St Albans Funk! - Meesh has previously performed as Aretha Franklin in the Blues Brothers UK music show.

Donations from the event will once again go towards the St Albans Museum + Gallery Trust and for the first time at the UCD we have a special guest Charity - The Ollie Foundation!

The Ollie Foundation is a registered charity funding suicide prevention skills training for individuals or the community especially those interacting with young people. The aim of the training is to create 'suicide safe' communities.

Started by local parents who lost their sons and daughters to suicide. Who have vowed to do all they could to prevent other families suffering in the way they did.

Doors open at 7pm with lots of fun fund raising events in the main foyer from all our fabulous sponsors including Eyes on St Albans and Radio Verulam

Sat 25 Sep

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.

Wed 2 Sep

£30.24

Day at Night: The Doris Day Songbook

Day At Night: The Doris Day Songbook

Celebration of the life and career of icon Doris Day, featuring 24 hits from her repertoire.

Tue 15 Jun

£18.50–£20

Direct from the USA - The Ultimate Barry White Revue

Friday 15 May 2020 (In the process of being rescheduled)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £23 & £21.50*

  • A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

William Hicks with his live band and three-piece female group The Supreme Dreamgirls celebrate the music of the legend that is Mr Barry White.

An experience as close to the man and his music as possible featuring all the hits including Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe, You're The First My Last My Everything, Never Never Gonna Give You Up, and Love Theme.

Thu 1 Apr

£21.50–£23

The Doors Alive

The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew. Expect renditions of classic hits such as 'Light My Fire', 'When the Music's Over' and 'Riders on the Storm'. The band recreate the sounds of the 60s using the same instruments that the Doors used in their heyday, including a Gibson G101, the Fender Rhodes Bass and a vintage Gibson S.G Guitar.

Fri 3 Sep

£24.20

Dr Richard Shepherd ‘Unnatural Causes’

Not for the faint hearted!

Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right, who has solved the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths as he takes to the road in his first ever theatre tour. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Join Dr Richard Shepherd for an evening which promise to be utterly fascinating. ‘Unnatural Causes’ will tell the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted Doctor Shepherd the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.

Some reviews for his award-winning book

A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating - Nigella Lawson

Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice -Evening Standard

Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing -Richard and Judy, Daily Express

Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate -Observer

One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down -The Times

Dr Shepherd will be signing after the show.

Over 16 only.

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

Tue 26 Oct

£25

Dr Richard Shepherd 'Unnatural Causes'

Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right, who has solved the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths as he takes to the road in his first ever theatre tour. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Join Dr Richard Shepherd for an evening which promise to be utterly fascinating. ‘Unnatural Causes’ will tell the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted Doctor Shepherd the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.

Age Guidance 16+ Dr Shepherd will be signing after the show

Tue 26 Oct

£25

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon…

From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!

Mon 11 Apr

£14

Tue 12 Apr

£14

Dreamboats & Petticoats

1950s heartthrob Marty Wilde takes to the road again in Dreamboats and Petticoats ‐ Music that Lives Forever! Joining Marty are pals Eden Kane and Mark Wynter with special guest* Roxy Wilde* and his long serving band, The Wildcats.

The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n’ roll, a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, Marty, Eden *and *Mark, the original teen idols, show us how rock n’ roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today.

Sun 25 Oct

£21–£36.38

The Drifters

Sunday 15 November

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £27*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades.

The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits - including; Saturday Night at the Movies, Come on Over to My Place, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and many, many more!

Following their phenomenally successful recent tour, which included dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Arenas around the UK, The Drifters are back on the road with string of additional dates for 2020, with a line up hand-picked by Tina Treadwell herself - President of the Treadwell Entertainment Group and owner of The Drifters name.

Tina, who previously worked for Disney as an executive producer and casting director, believes this current line-up is one of the best to date and looks forward to the upcoming concert tour. “I am very excited that we have a new show for the fans who we invite to join us in celebrating this incredible and everlasting story of The Drifters.”

Sun 15 Nov

£27

The Dualers

Friday 3 September 2021 (Rescheduled from 19 June 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Dualers are a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band from South East London. They first hit the headlines when the single ‘Kiss on the Lips’ stormed in to the UK top 30 despite no industry or professional backing, the follow up single Truly Madly Deeply charted at number 23 & featured in Hollywood blockbuster Fools Gold.

They progressed to playing alongside some of the finest names in Ska and Reggae including The Skatalites, Toots and The Maytals, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, UB40 and Madness. With a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles, a record breaking 11 sell out shows at indigo at the 02 and an ever increasing large worldwide fan base behind them their success has continued.

Now heralded as Britain’s finest Ska & Reggae band The Dualers continue to play to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe & Asia. 2019 sees the release of the hotly anticipated new album, Palm Trees & 80 Degrees, as they embark on their biggest UK tour to date.

The Sun – “Once you start dancing to The Dualers it’s impossible to stop”

Q Magazine – “The Dualers soulful harmonising has admirable echoes of Bob Marley & Sam Cooke”

The Independent – “These local superstars are inching towards fame”

Mark Lamarr – “If only all bands were like The Dualers the world would be a better place”

Fri 3 Sep

£22

Elkie Brooks

Thursday 14 May 2020 (In the process of being rescheduled)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £35, £32.50 & £27.50**A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchase

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound.

 

It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised. Ray Coleman, the editor of the Melody Maker, summed that moment up brilliantly many years ago when he said ‘Midway through a haunting rendition of Lilac Wine you realised you were not witnessing a merely gifted singer but were in the presence of a superstar’. And at every concert there comes that palpable moment when the audience are left almost shell shocked and even Elkie herself knows she has done enough to leave no one unimpressed. Bathing in the glow of applause that follows Elkie will often say:

 

‘I think I am getting there, I still have my L plates on, I am still learning and practising everyday but I am getting there’

 

And that is the story of her last 50 years on the stage - It is not the arrival but the journey. In her mind she is always striving for perfection and by god it's good to watch her as she tries. Most truly great artists never recognise what it is that makes them great and Elkie is no exception. To this day, she constantly strives to improve her vocals, her song writing and her performances. Never one to reflect on past successes, Elkie is known to dismiss some of her achievements and recordings by saying ‘I could do it so much better now’.

 

She started in the business fighting to be heard and fighting for recognition, she fought hard for her audience, fought to be heard over bad bands, bad songs and bad management but she never gave up, she always carried on her career not really knowing where it would lead. It is this steely determination and hardened work ethic that has brought her legions of followers and allowed her the rare luxury of a loyal fan base 50 years after she started out on what has been and continues to be an incredible journey.

 

The first step in her musical career started in 1960, when at the tender age of 15, the young Elaine Bookbinder entered a very early reality type show at Manchester's Palace Theatre that promised to put the winner on a national pop package tour. Elkie was that winner, and that was the start of her life on the road and year one of the 50 year trip.

The 60's saw her struggling to find direction. She started out making a name for herself with Jazz, Blues and R&B which she loved and which inspires her every performance to this day. Success at this time eluded her and she was forced down ill-conceived pop routes that would lead to dead ends and for which she had no enthusiasm.

 

In the early 60's before she had got out of first gear, she was contemplating giving it all up.  Just to pay the rent Elkie endured the cabaret circuit, lightweight pop songs, being packaged as a pop starlet and the pressures from managers which all combined to make her deeply unhappy and to even doubt her own abilities. Her morale was low and the will to go on was wavering.

 

Around this time the late great Humphrey Lyttelton invited her to be the guest vocalist with his renowned jazz band and here she came into her own, finally finding a direction she was comfortable with.  It was Humph and her love of Jazz that guided her on the road and gave her back the confidence and the belief that one day she would get there.

 

Her relationship with Humph would last the rest of his life, they went on to make albums and perform together on and off for over 40 years.

Elkie was deeply touched and honoured to help Humph on his final journey when after singing at his funeral in 2008 she was asked to scatter his ashes from a paraglider over the North Devon coast which she has made her home.

 

Towards the end of the 60's Elkie started to explore even more new directions and found herself in the Rock/Jazz fusion band Dada. Dada progressed into the hard rocking freewheeling R&B Vinegar Joe where she shared lead vocals with the late and highly talented Robert Palmer.  Elkie loved this direction, she threw herself into rock and became one of, if not the original ‘in your face rock chick’. The band achieved a huge cult following throughout Europe, the rock press had noticed her unique and raucous vocals and she was regularly tipped by those in the know as the ‘next big thing’. The Melody Maker went as far as making her the Face of 1973 and she almost  arrived big time, but with the break up of Vinegar Joe her journey in that particular direction came to an end.

 

Her next step was a very brief foray into the acting world when she took the lead in Adrian Mitchell’s TV drama, Something Down There Is Crying, playing a singer who battled the drink fuelled excesses of the 70’s music scene.

 

Everybody in the industry knew she was a talented performer who could sing almost any style of music but nobody really knew in what direction she should go next, should it be jazz, blues or rock?

 

The answer came in 1977 with a song that transcends genre's and married all of Elkie's vocal abilities and 17 years of hard work into the million selling Pearl’s A Singer. Her journey was now rocket powered, she jumped in one leap from singing in pubs and clubs to selling out the Royal Albert Hall. By the end of the 70's, more hit singles and hit albums later, she was on course for superstardom.

 

As her career flourished, so did her personal life when Elkie was joined on her journey by illustrious sound engineer Trevor Jordan. They met and married in 1978, and in 1979 just two weeks after a massive tour their first son Jermaine 'Jay' Jordan was born.

 

Even to this day Elkie comes as a package with the family behind her, supporting and guiding her and practically living on the road. Her frequent touring took her to every major venue in the country and led to appearances worldwide. Success followed success and in the early 80's her two Pearls albums broke all records. Together they stayed in the charts for an incredible 105 weeks and Pearls became the biggest selling album by a female artist in UK history at the time.

To the public, the press and the music industry she had well and truly arrived, there were no more goals to achieve or mountains to climb, she had scaled them all except perhaps her long standing desire to be known in America. But was the lady content to coast along the road? Not for one minute. Against opposition from managers, promoters and record companies she was already planning a change of direction and material that would take her back to her rock roots. 

 

Elkie was now in a league of her own, with the confidence and success to do her own thing. She wrote and recorded rock and orchestral albums and in 1986 eclipsed the success of Pearl's A Singer with her biggest hit single to date No More The Fool. This was yet another new peak when simultaneously Elkie held the top 5 single, top 5 album, the top 10 album and gave birth to her second son Joseph Jordan all in one week. 

 

By the end of the 80's, Elkie decided to continue her journey with just herself and her family, she dispensed with the trappings that surround a contracted recording artist and set about exploring new avenues and directions. The 90's saw a run of pure jazz, unplugged and blues albums, all made from her home studio in Devon where she could work and enjoy her privacy, only interrupted every year when the whole family set out on a massive three month concert tour.

By 1997 she had achieved 15 hit albums and a new milestone on her road was marked, when the Guinness Book of Records confirmed Elkie as having more top 75 albums than any other British female artist in the last two decades.

 

In recent years Elkie's career has taken her in many different directions, from contemporary to traditional jazz, and even to Nashville for some country flavoured inspiration.

 

Now in 2010 almost thirty years since her last album of ballads and the sort of material that made her a household name, Elkie has decided to record an album of love songs and dramatic power ballads which includes the title track Powerless written by the legendary Don Black.

 

Reviews of concerts in recent years, usually by critics that were not even born in the 70's, are all highly complimentary and focus on the facts that ‘she can still do it, the voice is still there, she can still hit the notes’ etc. which is all very nice. But if only they realised that through 50 years of singing every day, constant touring and her desire to improve herself, technically the voice has grown, the range has grown, the power has increased and the control is absolute. There is no question that she can ‘still do it’. 

She is doing things she never could before and when she looks back at some of her old work and says ‘I could do it so much better now’ she is only stating the obvious. 

 

Whilst the raw mechanics needed for a singer to sing are all in the best shape they have ever been, that is not what makes Elkie the singer she is today.  She has fought long and hard and that fighting spirit, that grit, determination and raw emotion are evident in every song she performs. She has the technical ability to take it easy and coast through any song making it sound as good as the recorded version. But she never takes the easy route, she immerses herself totally in the song, singing with a passion and depth of feeling few can match and the sheer joy is there for all to see. 

 

The incredible journey of Elkie Brooks has reached a milestone of 50 years but she has not finished her travels yet. She is fighting fit, looking bloody amazing and more excited to be performing than when she first set out on the road. She is in full flight, all guns blazing, still aiming higher and it will be an honour and a privilege to watch any part of this unique journey.

Written by Dave West

Thu 17 Jun

£27.50–£35

An Evening With Sir Geoff Hurst

Sir Geoff comes to the ( theatre name) in june 2020. Back by popular demand after 2019s successful tour. He will talk amusingly about his illustrious WEST HAM & ENGLAND CAREER . Everyone that came in 2018 and 2019 had a great time and we have had so many requests to do it again So here we are back on the road with his great friend and agent Terry Baker from A1 Sporting speakers once again asking the questions Vip ticket holders will have a chance to meet him and have a photograph with him before the show. The second half will be a question & answer session with the audience. This will be a great event for football fans VIP tickets £60 best seats and a photo with Geoff plus an autograph per person. Standard Seats £25

Wed 3 Feb

£25

An Evening With Tony Adams

Thurs 3 June 2021 (Rescheduled from 29 May 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £30*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

This is Tony Adams raw, from the heart - and the head.

Inspirational captain of Arsenal, who lifted 10 trophies over three decades, and lionheart leader of England, Adams is one of the great figures of English football.

Off the field, he acknowledged his alcoholism and in sobriety established the Sporting Chance clinic that continues to help sportsmen and women with addiction and mental health issues.

Funny on football, wise on wider issues, Tony will deliver a revealing and entertaining experience like no other sporting figure can.

 

In association with Jewson 

Thu 3 Jun

£30

Fascinating Aida

Fascinating Aida

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Wed 30 Sep

£25

The Foundations

Wednesday 20 January 2021 (Rescheduled from 19 July 2020)

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium Opens : 7.30pmShow Starts 8pm

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Tickets £23*

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The Foundations were one of the biggest groups of the Swinging Sixties!

With the international chart-toppers 'Build Me Up Buttercup' and 'Baby Now That I've Found You'.

Plus a string of other hits like 'Back On My Feet Again', 'Any Old Time (You're Lonely And Sad)', 'In The Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me)' and 'Born To Live, Born To Die'.

Now original lead guitarist/vocalist Alan Warner is keeping the magnificent sound of The Foundations alive with a group of hugely talented musicians

Wed 20 Jan

£23

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi discusses his 50 year career in rock'n'roll.

Fri 2 Apr

£30–£40

Frankie's Guys

Frankie's Guys

Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Hear classics such as 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Sherry' and 'Oh What A Night'.

Sun 13 Jun

£23 (£21.50)

Friends the Musical

Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

Friends! The Musical Parody is a fabulous good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production.

Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel, haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and dancing their way back into our hearts in Friends! The Musical Parody the first UK and Irish tour of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit musical that lovingly lampoons the popular TV sitcom. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi!

It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!

With friends like these, who needs television? PIVOT!

Wed 31 Mar

£30

From the Jam

From the Jam, The Selecter

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

Sun 10 Jan

Prices to be confirmed

With The Truth.

Wed 20 Jan

£27.50

Fury in Sound and Vision

Billy Fury was one of the UK’s biggest and brightest stars throughout the 1960’s and to many he became known as the British Elvis.

He had more weeks in the UK top ten than the Beatles and even they auditioned to be his backing group.

Fury in Sound and Vision is a brand new ‘mixed media’ concept and tells the amazing story of Billy’s life through cinematic footage from the hit BBC4 documentary The Sound Of Fury and sympathetic, vibrant and emotional live vocal performance from West End star Gavin Stanley (Good Rockin’ Tonite!, Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey, Be Bop a Lula, Sun Records the Concert).

With interviews from Len Goodman, Imelda May, Mark Kermode, Vince Eager, Lord Puttnam and many more the documentary highlights just how special Fury really was.

Enjoy an evening of fantastic visuals and vocals from one of the country’s most respected performers and Billy Fury back where he belongs on the big screen in one of the BBC’s most successful music documentaries.

Sun 25 Jul

£22 (£20)

Genesis Connected

Genesis Connected

The band plays the hits of Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, featuring 'Sledgehammer', 'In The Air Tonight', 'Over My Shoulder', 'Against All Odds', 'That's All', 'The Living Years' and many more.

Thu 19 Nov

£23 (£20.50)

The George Michael Legacy

International tribute artiste Wayne Dilks and his band pay tribute to the late George Michael in this stunning show.

The former frontman, producer of “Faith” (2017- 2018) and “Freedom!’19” returns in 2021 with his new production - “The George Michael Legacy”

Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for almost 20 years, dedicating his professional career to pay homage to the late pop phenomenon. He delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way, receiving 5 star reviews nationwide.

Join Wayne and his incredible band for a celebration of George’s fantastic 35 year career with songs from his Wham days up to his final album, Symphonica.

Sat 24 Apr

£20.50–£28.50

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna have Fun

Musical comedy show about four girls on an evening out and exploring issues around modern womanhood, set to a soundtrack of classic pop anthems.

Wed 16 Jun

£27 (£25)

Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular

The music that filled the dancehalls during the Big Band era is brought to life again by The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK.

The hardest swinging big band in the UK recreates the million sellers of the 40’s and 50’s.
Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and String of Pearls are just a few of the numbers that shot band leader Glenn Miller to world stardom.

Pieces from other band leaders including Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Count Basie not to mention songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are featured in this 2 hour show which will take you down Memory Lane and start your feet tapping.


A Big Band show that’s bound to get you In The Mood

Tue 13 Apr

£23.50

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Sun 24 Jan

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 11 Jul

£20

Harry Redknapp

After last years sold out tour of 44 theatres, Harry is back for a short tour of twenty venues for 2020. There are two new TV series this year. A Sandbanks serialised documentary in February and the second series of HARRYS HEROES in March. The tour is again promoted by Terry and Freda Baker of A1 Sporting Speakers and Noel Brodie returns to interview him and have a laugh with Harry and the audience. It’s a great show full of Harrys superb anecdotes and stories from his years in the beautiful game and still with an I’m a celebrity section after his jungle win in 2018. We had so many requests to return this year, so here we are ‘on the road again’

Sun 19 Sep

£35

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

Thursday 14 October 2021 (Rescheduled from 24 July 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25 & £23*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

WINNER - BEST TRIBUTE ACT IN THE UK

In the late 60’s, the members of the world’s greatest rock band got together in a small room in London’s Gerrard Street. Their eponymous first album was recorded in just 9 days and released in January 1969. To mark this event, the international sensation Hats Off to Led Zeppelin are embarking on their biggest tour yet!

They continue to be the only tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by MARSHALL AMPLIFIERS and are MANAGED BY WARREN GRANT, son of Led Zeppelin’s legendary manager Peter Grant - the connection to the original band is unsurpassed.

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin has received many accolades over the years, most recently winning BEST LED ZEPPELIN tribute for the seventh year running at the National Tribute Awards and BEST TRIBUTE BAND IN THE UK 2017 as voted for by the AGENTS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN.

Having played with QUEEN, Ray Davies, Edwin Starr, Iron Maiden, Gerry & the Pacemakers, PJ Proby, Shaun Ryder & the Seahorses as well as appearing in some of the West End’s most enduring show including WE WILL ROCK YOU, Tommy, Thriller LIVE!, American Idiot, Jersey Boys, Dancing in the Streets & Buddy, these guys are a truly professional outfit guaranteed to give you a night that you won't forget in a hurry!

With glowing endorsements from Led Zeppelin's tour manager RICHARD COLE - "Worth seeing … entertainment with style"; Led Zep biographer DAVE LEWIS - “A refreshing no nonsense approach … this band delivers every time!"; Guitar Legend ZAKK WYLDE - “You guys are fking awesome” and the BBC - “An outstanding concert", along with audience and critical acclaim this is a show not to be missed!

There are many tribute acts … there is only one Hats Off to Led Zeppelin!

“AN AMAZINGLY ACCOMPLISHED TRIBUTE” - SCOTTISH DAILY RECORD

“AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE” - ROCK ERA MAGAZINE, DUBAI

“BEST TRIBUTE I HAVE EVER SEEN” - JERSEY EVENING POST

“THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE BAND” - HEREFORD TIMES

Thu 14 Oct

£23–£25

Hello Again Neil Diamond

Thursday 5 November 2020

Front Doors Open: 6.30pm

Auditorium: 7pm

Show Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Hello Again - The Story of Neil Diamond

Evocative imagery, video and narration enhance the magic, as the show takes you on a

musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50 year career.

From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon be singing along to all the hits

including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue,

Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more.

“Brooklyn Creed sounds JUST like Neil Diamond…

Worthy of a West End production…

I would recommend to see this show more than once!

FAB, FAB, FAB!”

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Thu 5 Nov

£25.50

Ian Ashpitel & Jonty Stephens as Eric & Ern

Ian Ashpitel & Jonty Stephens as Eric & Ern

Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens perform some of Morecambe and Wise's classic routines.

Mon 7 Jun

£22.50

Illegal Eagles

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters. Featuring their greatest hits including 'Hotel California', 'Take it to the Limit', 'Life in the Fast Lane' and more.

Fri 23 Apr

£27.50

Jackson Live

Jackson – Live in Concert Starring CJ and his Incredible Band & Dancers Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music. Jackson Live in Concert now features the hugely talented ‘CJ’ recreating the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs., one of the most dedicated and well- ‘CJ’ is one of the most experienced, dedicated and well-respected Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the world today, and he perfectly captures the electrifying energy of Michael’s live performances with 100% Live Vocals. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean are truly sensational. Jackson Live in Concert brings together superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ!

Wed 1 Sep

£25

Jason Manford: Like Me

Jason Manford confirms new tour, find out how to get presale tickets

The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.

Wed 9 Jun

£30

Jim Davidson ‘Last Man Standing’

Wednesday 6 October 2021 (Rescheduled from 3 November 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £24.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The masterful, outrageous and hysterically funny comedy legend ‘General’ Jim Davidson OBE’ embarks on his comedy campaign around the UK in 2020, following the acclaimed sell-out ‘The People Fight Back’ Tour.

Who will he upset this time? Which battles will he win, which will he lose? One thing’s for certain, Jim never retreats!

Customer Reviews:

He has entertained soldiers across the world and yet, as a comic, he still takes no prisoners at home."★★★★★

Absolutely a fantastic night! Tears was running down my face, this is the second time I’ve seen Jim’s show and would go back a third time! Absolutely amazing! ★★★★★

Laughed till I cried ★★★★★

Davidson does not receive the true credit he deserves… you get what you expect – there are no airs and graces. You receive the simple, filthy comedy which is expected from such a comedy legend. ★★★★★

A comic who has timing down to a fine art. An on-stage, international perfectionist. ★★★★★

Last week Jim Davidson came, he saw, and he conquered a sell-out audience. ★★★★★

Wed 6 Oct

£24.50

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. Suitable for ages 16+.

Tue 24 Nov

£29.50

Jive Talkin': The Bee Gees Story

Jive Talkin'

A tribute to the falsetto trio, the Bee Gees.

Fri 4 Sep

Cancelled

Thu 16 Sep

£22.50

Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (If That's OK?)

Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (If That's OK?)

New stand-up hour from the English comedian and former I'm a Celebrity … contestant.

Tue 27 Oct

£20

John Lydon - I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

Wednesday 15 September 2021 (Rescheduled from 22 November 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: Standard £30, VIP £45 & Super VIP £75*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

He’s a legend and an icon, a revolutionary and an immortal. John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten – changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution. The frontman and lyricist of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) caused a political earthquake and transformed music for good. To coincide with the publication of his new book, the brilliant, funny and insightful I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right, he is touring the UK. Lydon will talk about how he sees life, along with his unique and extraordinary career, and take audience questions during a pyrotechnic, one-off tour. Lydon will be sharing his thoughts with audiences. He Could Be Wrong. He Could Be Right.

Signed copies of the book will be available at each venue.

£45 - VIP ticket. Best rows (typically, rows 3-5), plus John Lydon goodie bag containing exclusive VIP tour lanyard with all dates and tour image, plus limited edition art print by John Lydon.

£75 - Meet & greet/Super VIP (limited to 45 tickets per venue) - Front rows (typically rows 1-2), plus VIP goodie bag, as above, plus pre-show meet & greet with opportunity for 1x photograph and 1x autograph. For 19.30 shows, the meet & greet will run from 18.00 to 18.45.

Wed 15 Sep

£30

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Plus expect special guests adding their talents to the mix.

Wed 2 Jun

£32–£42

Kate Rusby

Sunday 18 April 2021 (Rescheduled from Sunday 10 May 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £23.50 & £18 U16's*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.

A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.

Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making together with a selection of fresh new songs from her new album release date 17th May 2019.

As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents.

Damien O’Kane on guitar, electric tenor guitar and banjo

Duncan Lyall on double bass and moog

Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion

Steve Byrnes on bouzouki and guitar

The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.

‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’ - Sunday Times

“ …. exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit” - Daily Telegraph

Sun 18 Apr

£23.50

The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist. Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. He looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis and has an on-stage charisma that has audiences believing at times they are watching the King himself. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the first artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

Sat 20 Feb

£27.50–£31.50

Legend - The Music Of Bob Marley

When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley.

Legend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.

Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, Jammin’, Buffalo Soldier, Stir It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, Iron Lion Zion, I Shot the Sheriff and many more reggae classics.

This two-hour rasta spectacular, showcasing the magic of Marley, will leave audiences on a natural high. Legend – The Music of Bob Marley captures the charisma and culture of an icon gone too soon.

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Fri 14 May

£25

The Levellers

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Wed 18 Nov

Cancelled

Lost In Music - One Night at the Disco

Saturday 16 January 2021

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £27 & £23**A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchase

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals. So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more!

It’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!

This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artistsestatesmanagement companies or similar shows.

Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.

Sat 16 Jan

£23–£27

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Thursday, 29 July 2021 (Rescheduled from Thursday, 30 July 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £15, £10 (under 12)*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Brother Wolf presents The Mad Hatters Tea Party

Based on 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll

Adapted, Produced and Directed by James Hyland

Costumes by A Child Of The Jago

Music by Chris Warner

"What does it mean to sit between this world and that at the drop of a hat?"

Take a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole with Brother Wolf's groundbreaking production of one of the most beloved stories of all time. Fantastical and utterly bonkers, "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party" is a mind-bending new twist on Lewis Carroll's immortal classic. So grab your seat at The Hatter's table and get ready for the weirdest and wildest party this side of Wonderland!

Praise for 'The Mad Hatter's Tea Party':

"'The Mad Hatter's Tea Party', based on the book 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll, has been excellently adapted by James Hyland who not only produced and directed the play but incidentally plays the fun, crazed, eccentric Mad Hatter better than Johnny Depp any day of the week. Michael Shon plays the lovable March Hare with a gruff cockney accent and insane mannerisms that come together very well for his character. A Child Of The Jago have outdone themselves yet again on the fabulous costumes that sum up this production as entertaining, fun and full of laughs and a great play to go and see with the kids or simply on your own. I loved it."

Rating: ★★★★★

Mark Carter, British Theatre Journal

Website: http:www.brotherwolf.org.uk

Facebook: https:www.facebook.comBrotherWolfProductions

Twitter: https:twitter.comBrotherWolfUK

Running Time: 60 minutes without an interval

Age Recommendation: 8+

Content Advisory: This is an immersive theatre play which involves direct audience address and explores themes of bereavement and loss in relation to memory, sanity and time. The age recommendation is therefore classified as 8+. Parental discretion is recommended.

Thu 29 Jul

£15

The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 29 Oct

£29.50

The Manfreds

The Manfreds

Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.

Fri 30 Oct

£23.43–£37.38

Matt Monro Story (Featuring Matt Monro Jnr)

Thursday 20 May 2021 (Rescheduled from 29 September 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £24*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Back by popular demand - The Matt Monro Story

“The Singer's Singer” celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro

The Matt Monro Story is an inspired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warmth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive. From 'Born Free' to 'Walk Away' to 'Portrait of my Love'. Be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain's most popular and endearing singers named 'The Singer's Singer' by his peers.

The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration.

'Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business' - Frank Sinatra

The music of the legend that is Matt Monro lives on…

Thu 20 May

£24

Money for Nothing

Money For Nothing

Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and all the band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing.

Featuring all the hits from their first ever single ‘Sultans of Swing’ to ‘Brothers in Arms‘, ‘Walk of Life’ and their last single released in 1992 ‘The Bug’ – also the legendary ‘Money For Nothing’ (ft Sting) which was the first ever video played on MTV. The band also include versions from ‘On the Night’ and ‘Live @ The BBC‘. The Money For Nothing stage show has been performed all over Britain and the world, at all types of venues & events – from music festivals, theatres, nightclubs and venues. 2010 saw them headline the main night on Europes Biggest Tribute Festival. The band have also had the pleasure of performing as show opener for the legendary Roy Wood on part of his Theatre Tour. Sept 2011 saw them take their show to India to perform at a sell-out concert where they headlined an event held at one of Bangalore’s largest Amphitheatres. Their special appearance was featured in the worlds largest selling English-language daily newspaper, The Times of India. Dire Straits are one of the best bands to ever come out of the UK, they have sold in excess of 120 million albums worldwide and were the UK’s first stadium rock band. Their best selling album Brothers in Arms was an international blockbuster selling over 30 million copies and becoming the fourth best selling album in UK chart history. Brothers In Arms was also the first ever CD single, and the first ever album to sell over one million copies on CD. Dire Straits also won numerous awards including, three Brit Awards, four Grammys and two MTV Music Video Awards, and in 2009 they were awarded the Music Heritage Award.

Wed 17 Feb

£24.50

Mother Goose

Friday 4 December - Sunday 3 January 2021

Tickets from £15

The mother of all pantomimes!

Don’t miss our fun-filled family pantomime Mother Goose - starring St Alban's favourite Bob Golding, with a star studded cast to be announced!

Once again, this fabulous production will be written and directed by Paul Hendy and brought to you by Evolution, the same creative team behind last year’s record-breaking Sleeping Beauty.

With hilarious comedy, beautiful sets and costumes, and fantastic music, Mother Goose will be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever!

Book now for the best seats!

Praise for Sleeping Beauty 2019-20


Herts Ad - Caroline Thain, FIVE STAR REVIEW

‘Absolutely genius!’

THE STAGE - 4 STAR REVIEW

‘Slick production… Dazzling!’

Pocketsizetheatre.com FOUR STAR REVIEW

‘Modern-day masters!’

HERTS AD

‘A riotous fusion of slapstick, special effects and showbiz!’

LUTON TODAY

‘Hugely impressive… perfect family festive fun!’

Fri 4 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sat 5 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sun 6 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Tue 8 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Wed 9 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Thu 10 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Fri 11 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sat 12 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sun 13 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Tue 15 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Wed 16 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Fri 18 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sat 19 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sun 20 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Mon 21 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Tue 22 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Wed 23 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Thu 24 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sat 26 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sun 27 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Mon 28 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Tue 29 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Wed 30 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Thu 31 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sat 2 Jan

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Sun 3 Jan

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28)

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

Sat 27 Mar

£26

A Night To Remember - The Joe Longthorne Songbook

Thursday 27 May 2021 (Rescheduled from Tuesday 19 May 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £23.50, £22*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

A Night To Remember – The Joe Longthorne Songbook is a show that celebrates the music and the life of the singers singer!

The show features star of TV star and musical theatre Andrew Lancel – DI Neil Mason in The Bill and most recently Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music. He is joined by very special guest Tracey Jordan, one of Joe’s backing singers, and the Joe Longthorne Band under the directorship of Andy Mudd, Joe’s musical director.

Endorsed by Joe’s husband Jamie, images of Joe and video footage of him at home and on stage will feature on screen. Tracey will also sing the duet You Don’t Bring Me Flowers with Joe as they did on many shows.

The production also features all the big songs that the Joe’s fans love to hear –Mary In The Morning, Don’t Cry Out Loud, Wind Beneath My Wings, My Mother’s Eyes, If I never Sing Another Song and many more.

www.aimshows.co.uk

Thu 27 May

£22–£23.50

Northern Live - Do I Love You

Friday 17 September 2021 (Rescheduled from 19 September 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The World’s Greatest and most authentic touring Live Band Northern Soul Show

Keeping the Faith to the original sounds of the underground movement that started on the dance floors in the North and eventually swept the Nation including an 11-piece band with 4 lead vocalists performing over 30 original hits, expect to hear:

Dobie Gray - “Out On The Floor”, R Dean Taylor - “There’s A Ghost In My House”,

Frank Wilson - “Do I Love You - Indeed I Do”, Gloria Jones - “Tainted Love”,

Al Wilson - “The Snake”, Yvonne Baker - “You Didn’t Say A Word”,

Jimmy Radcliffe - “Long After Tonight Is Over”, Garnet Mimms - “Looking For You”,

Dean Parrish - “I’m On My Way” and many, many more.

Fri 17 Sep

£22.50

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Spend a special day with Peppa Pig and her friends.

Wed 21 Oct
Thu 22 Oct

Petty Criminals

Petty Criminals

Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Wed 19 May

£22.50

Rabbit Rabbit- A Tribute to Chas & Dave

Wednesday 24 November 2021 (Rescheduled from 6 November 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £19*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

It’s time to “put your beer in the sideboard here” and get yerself along to this wonderful show that celebrates the music of the great Chas & Dave.

 

Rabbit Rabbit will have you singing along with all the feel-good songs the boys did over three decades.

 

You will enjoy hits such as Gertcha!, Sideboard Song, London Girls, Margate, Poor Old Mr. Woogie, Ain’t No Pleasing You and of course – Rabbit plus plenty more including some surprises!

 

Performed by the renowned trio, Triple Cream with their fantastic musicianship and witty banter, this show will have you smiling from ear to ear.

Wed 24 Nov

£19

Rapunzel

Monday 31 May 2021, 2pm & 5pm (Rescheduled from 17 April 2020)

Auditorium will open 30 minutes before each performance

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets £14 & £12*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

A tangled musical adventure! Let your hair down in a brand new adaptation of the popular fairy tale ‘RAPUNZEL’

Scott Ritchie Productions proudly presents this exciting and fun adventure.

This production promises to be a theatrical treat for audiences of all ages, featuring a witty script, original music and some songs you may already know. Get tangled up with a host of loveable characters from this magical fairy tale.

With an exciting opportunity to meet the characters after the show, this is sure to be a "hair-raising" production that you won’t want to miss!

Mon 31 May

£14 (£12)

Rhythm Of The Dance

This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting 2-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning World & Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes.

Experience flailing fiddles, flutes, and inspiring dances along with live vocalists, all complimented by a top live Irish trad band of multi-instrumentalist musicians and a sensational sound and light show as seen on TV from China to California, from Siberia to Sydney.

Worldwide, toes are tapping and hands are clapping to the feet of Rhythm of the Dance!

Enjoy the 21st Anniversary tour of Rhythm of the Dance, over five million fans across fifty countries already have

Sun 4 Jul

£26

Rob Brydon: Songs and Stories

Rob Brydon - Songs and Stories

The much-loved comedian returns to the stage for an evening of jokes and stories.

Wed 27 Jan

£37.50

Rock and Roll Revolution

Rock and Roll Revolution

Award-winning band The Bluejays play over 40 classics hits from the fifties.

Fri 26 Feb

£21

Rock for Heroes

Rock for Heroes

Rock tribute show with collections for veterans' charities.

Fri 2 Oct

£23 (£20)

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble's newest hour.

Mon 15 Feb

£26

Wed 24 Feb

£26

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Experience

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

Paul Hopkins steps into the Roy Orbison role with this tribute to the 80s supergroup.

Fri 22 Jan

£23–£25

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Wed 23 Jun

£26.50–£36.50

The Sensational 60's Experience

Friday 24 April 2020 (In the process of being rescheduled)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £28.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

MIKE PENDER (Original voice of The Searchers)

THE TREMS (All former members of The Tremeloes)

THE FORTUNES

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS

THE DAKOTAS

Without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK, returns to St Albans for one night only. With a brand new production for 2020, The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour extravaganza of pure 1960’s nostalgia.

Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat. With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show for 2020.

BOOK EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT

Sat 17 Apr

£28.50

Sh*t Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Sh*t Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is touring the UK with one of Shakespeare's most loved plays: Romeo and Juliet. Shit-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely shit-faced cast member. With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show we present to you classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen. With a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other… What could possibly go wrong? Shit-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist – reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.

“A great night out to get properly pucked up. It’s what Willy would have wanted.” Time Out ★★★★

“There is no doubt this is a hoot to watch” Evening Standard

Tue 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

Shakatak

With a career spanning more than three decades and a back catalogue packed with groove classics Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely achieved in contemporary music, in fact the year 2020 will be the 40th anniversary of the band.

Because of the nature of their music their fan base is far reaching while always retaining an “underground” element. This paradox sees the band, who are known primarily as serious musicians, enjoying both high cult status and instant recognition as a household name.

Their many hits include the singles Easier Said Than Done, Night Birds and Down on the Street, and they have released more than 50 CDs plus three DVDs, their brand-new cd “In the Blue Zone” has recently been released.

The six-piece line-up features the four original members: Bill Sharpe, Jill Saward, Roger Odell and George Anderson.

Wed 7 Apr

£23.50–£25

Shalamar with Special Guest Phil Fearon & Galaxy

Wednesday 10 June

Front Doors Open: 6.15pmAuditorium: 7.15pmShow Starts: 7.45pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £36.50, £34.50 & 32.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

As Shalamar, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. Their live show includes multi- million selling hits, such as 'A Night To Remember', 'I Can Make You Feel Good', 'Make That Move', 'There It Is', 'Dead Giveaway', 'I Owe You One', 'The Second Time Around' and many more.

“A Shalamar concert is a giant party,” says Jeffrey Daniel. “From the moment we step on stage to the moment we finish the audience becomes part of the show, they’re up on their feet dancing and singing along!”

As noted in the publication British Hit Singles & Albums, Shalamar were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce 'body-popping' to the United Kingdom. Jeffrey Daniel is noted as the dance mentor for Michael Jackson and the man that taught him the moonwalk. Howard Hewett is a one of the most iconic US soul artistes of all time. Carolyn Griffey is the daughter of Solar Records creator Dick Griffey and heir to the label dynasty.

Special Guest - Phil Fearon

Special guest for the show will be fellow 80’s star, Phil Fearon & Galaxy—instantly recognisable for his hit singles ‘''Dancing Tight’ , "What Do I Do?", "Everybody’s Laughing" "I Can Prove It"& ‘This Kind of Love’.

Tue 1 Sep

£35.10–£39.42

Tue 1 Jun

£32.50–£36.50

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A lovely winter tale, set in the middle of summer, told by Magnificent Bastard Productions. Yes, this is an entirely serious Shakespeare play, but yes, one cast member is entirely shit-faced.

Mon 19 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

Tue 16 Nov

£20

Showaddywaddy

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops more than 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Fri 20 Nov

Cancelled

Sun 18 Jul

£22

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central Park reunion concert.

Fri 23 Jul

£24.50

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: An Evening With The World's Greatest Living Explorer

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to long-time friend and expedition partner Anton Bowring about his life, his adventures and his ancestral heritage. Hear all about the record breaking and immensely challenging projects which saw Sir Ranulph receive the Guinness Book of Records accolade as the ‘Greatest Living Adventurer’.

Thu 4 Feb

£29.50

Some Kinda Wonderful

Some Kinda Wonderful – celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder

What happens when one of the UK’s leading saxophonists gets together with “one of Britain’s best soul singers” (Blues & Soul Magazine) and they, in turn, recruit some of the most celebrated UK jazz and pop musicians to form a new band? The result is, literally, Some Kinda Wonderful! This is not a tribute band, per se, but a collective of incredible musicians performing the songs of Stevie Wonder. Always honouring the originals with respect and integrity but adding their own dimensions to classic dance hits including ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’, ‘Superstition’ and ‘Higher Ground’ to beautiful ballads such as ‘If It’s Magic’, ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘For Your Love’, since their first gig in March 2017, the band has been delighting audiences with their incredible interpretations. Everyone leaves their performances with wide smiles and requests of when they can see the band again!

Thu 2 Sep

£23.50

Sound Of Springsteen

Friday 8 January 2021 (Rescheduled from 20th March 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £24.50 & £22.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Following on from their very successful tours in 2019 THE SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN return for another triumphant tour in 2020

Formed in late 2017 from a passion for the work of ‘THE BOSS each member of this 8 piece band have their own unique abilities as performers and an undeniable love of the music.

The band members as they are now, have impressive references, listing previous UK tours alongside recordings with big names in the music industry.

The band has made it clear that their passion for SPRINGSTEEN outweighs all others.

Come and have a great night with THE SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN

Fri 8 Jan

£22.50–£24.50

Sounds of the 70s LIVE with Johnnie Walker

Thursday 18 June 2020

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £40, £30*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Following the success this year of Tony Blackburn’s Sounds of the 60s live tour, which has enjoyed a long run of sold out performances across the UK, legendary DJ Johnnie Walker will take BBC Radio 2’s popular Sounds of the 70s radio show on the road in 2020.

The brand new live show will be hosted by Johnnie, who will offer his personal stories and memories from the ‘70s, and will feature a live band and singers who will perform an array of classic hits from throughout the decade. The tour will visit over 20 venues across the UK bringing the Sounds Of The 70s from the studio to the stage for the very first time.

Johnnie Walker:

“It’s a real treat for me to be taking my Sounds of the 70s radio show on the road. It’s going to be a great celebration and sing song of one of the greatest decades in music – we’ll talk about the artists who made it so special and will have an incredible band performing all those classic 70’s hits."

Thu 24 Jun

£30–£40

The Story Of Guitar Heroes

We all love a bit of guitar wielding in a song, it’s iconic, soulful and – oh what a beautiful instrument!

The Story of Guitar Heroes is an awe-inspiring, dynamic show which transports you through time: from the 1950’s with artistes such as Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin from The Shadows, including gifted legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, through to modern day players such as the great Brian May and the electrifying Steve Vai, to name but a few!

Presented by guitar virtuoso Phil Walker – this show’s extraordinarily talented band uses over 30 guitars to recreate and accurately reproduce the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero. Featuring video footage of historical moments, with state-of-the-art lighting and delivered with a light hearted vibe – this makes for a truly sensational and enjoyable evening.

Now in its 5th year, The Story of Guitar Heroes has become increasingly popular not only with many guitar players and musicians, but with people and families of all ages.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular show. You won’t be disappointed!

Thu 22 Jul

£25.50

Talking Pictures: The 7th Festival Of Film

Sunday 28 March 2021 (Rescheduled from 22 March 2020)

Doors open 10am - 7pm

First guest on stage at 10:30am

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £20*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Renown Pictures and Talking Pictures TV are delighted to announce another festival of film for 2020

A truly great day out for fans of British film and TV from the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s. The day includes a variety of films, shorts and celebrity guests from the world of film and the eras we all love, on stage throughout the day. PLUS a selection of stalls selling film memorabilia, special book signings & DVDs.

FULL GUEST LINE-UP AND SCREENING PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sun 28 Mar

£20

That'll Be the Day

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Thu 6 May

£25–£27

Think Floyd

Think Floyd

The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.

Thu 28 Jan

£26

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

An adaptation of the children's short story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Mon 24 Oct

£14

Tue 25 Oct

£14

Wed 26 Oct

£14

Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

English writer, actor and comedian Tim Vine returns with yet another hilarious stand-up show. Get ready for quick-fire one-liners from the pun-slinging maestro.

Tue 2 Feb

Prices to be confirmed

A Tribute to Amy - The Amy Winehouse Celebration

Friday 12 March 2021 (Rescheduled from 27 June 2020)

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £24*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Come and celebrate with us the life and music of one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, Amy Winehouse.

This authentic and respectful tribute is the only show worldwide to be endorsed by both of Amy's parents, Janis & Mitch Winehouse.

Taking songs from the multi-platinum selling albums Frank , Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures, world renowned tribute artist, Laura Jane Butler, recreates the distinctive sound and heartfelt performances of the jazz and soul powerhouse.

Bringing you all the hits you know and love including Valerie, Tears Dry On Their Own, Rehab, Love Is A Losing Game, You Know I'm No Good and of course Back to Black.

Laura recreates Amy's most memorable live performances including the jazz standard from Ella Fitzgerald ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’, Amy’s version of ‘Mister Magic’ from the legendary Grover Washington, Sam Cook’s ‘Cupid’ and ‘Monkey Man’ by The Specials.

Praised worldwide by many of her loyal fans, this show truly is a celebration of the musical legacy left by the late, great superstar, Amy Winehouse.

The brand new, not to be missed musical spectacular of 2019.

"Laura is the No1 tribute to Amy in the world” - Mitch Winehouse

“The best tribute to my Amy“ - Janis Winehouse, who mentions Laura in her book “Loving Amy”

This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.

Fri 12 Mar

£24

Twirlywoos

Twirlywoos Live

The characters from the hit CBeebies show set off on a live theatrical adventure.

Mon 10 May

£12–£14

Tue 11 May

£12–£14

The UK Monsters of Rock

The UK Monsters of Rock

Tribute to the greatest hits of the 80s.

Sun 23 May

£22–£23.50

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers

Tribute show featuring famous blues songs.

Sat 10 Oct

£24

Ultra 90's

ULTRA 90s Europe’s first and only show of its kind, with a full live band experience. Taking you back to the most exciting musical movement in decades - The 1990’s Dance Era. With other acts not daring to touch this style of music ULTRA 90s goes to where so many of us want to be taken, back to our youth. ULTRA 90s perform the best classic chart, dance and club anthems from the early 1990’s From Snap to 2 Unlimited via N.Trance, Faithless, Robin S, Rozalla, Ultra Nate, Black Box, Strike, Ce Ce Peniston, House of Pain, Gala to The Shamen and Vanilla Ice.

FEATURING 5 ORIGINAL HEADLINE ARTISTS IN ONE SHOW!

LIVIN JOY - ‘Dreamer’, ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ KELLY LLORENNA – ‘Set You Free’, ’Tell It To My Heart’, ’This Time I know It’s For Real’ BABY D – ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’, ‘So Pure’ CAPPELLA – ‘U Got 2 Let The Music’, ’Move On Baby’ URBAN COOKIE COLLECTIVE- ‘The Key’, ‘Feels Like Heaven’

THE WORLDS GREATEST TOURING 90S DANCE SHOW!

Sat 18 Sep

£26.50

We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You

A run through all your Queen favourites in this musical penned by Ben Elton and members of Queen.

Thu 4 Mar

£12.50–£17

Fri 5 Mar

£12.50–£17

Sat 6 Mar

£12.50–£17

What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Ultimate tribute concert to Tina Turner, presented by the award-winning producers behind Whitney - Queen Of The Night.

Thu 23 Sep

£25

Alban Arena

The former St Albans City Hall has been the centre of culture in St Albans since the 1970s and has hosted concerts by Dire Straits and Jethro Tull.

Tell us more about this venue.