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The 800-seat Alban Arena is the most visited arts venue in St Albans. It hosts a varied programme of national touring shows, concerts, comedy, films, exhibitions and pantomime. Drinks, ice cream and confectionary available. Free parking after 6.30pm. Pick up an events brochure, view a seating plan, or join the priority mailing list.

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  • Fri 04 Dec - Mother Goose

    7:00 PM

    Our Annual Pantomime has been postponed this year due to COVID-19. However next year we will be back bigger than ever! We will be contacting ticket holders in due course, we appreciate your patience at this time. The legendary Pantomime Dame, Bob Golding said: “For myself, all the team at Evolution Pantomimes and The Alban Arena family, this news is heart-breaking as we pride ourselves year after year on bringing the best possible quality panto to St Albans… and although this isn’t the best announcement to make, please do continue to support your theatre in every way you can…. & like a Phoenix we WILL rise again.” 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!’ The legendary Pantomime Dame, Bob Golding said: “For myself, all the team at Evolution Pantomimes and The Alban Arena family, this news is heart-breaking as we pride ourselves year after year on bringing the best possible quality panto to St Albans… and although this isn’t the best announcement to make, please do continue to support your theatre in every way you can…. & like a Phoenix we WILL rise again.” Book Tickets

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  • 7:00 PM

    When the leader of the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return, Peter invites Wendy to fly away with him to Neverland – a mystical world of mischievous lost children and boundless dreams, far beyond her urban reality. But there’s danger lurking – it’s also a place of malicious mermaids, feisty fairies, fearsome female warriors and the vengeful and devious pirate Captain Hook. As well as a very hungry crocodile… Can Wendy defeat them to save her new-found friends? With lashings of magic, mischief, music and make-believe – and just a little sprinkle of fairy dust – Peter Pan will be the most thrilling theatrical treat this Christmas. Peter Pan will be produced by The Maltings Theatre and OVO, which have been entertaining audiences in the city for the past 17 years with their much loved and critically acclaimed productions at the open air Roman Theatre of Verulamium and indoor venue in the heart of St Albans. £1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital, helping to support children’s healthcare and the efforts to find new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses. Click here for more info When the leader of the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it.In return, Peter invites Wendy to fly away with him to Neverland – a mystical world of mischievous lost children and boundless dreams, far beyond her urban reality.But there’s danger lurking – it’s also a place of malicious mermaids, feisty fairies, fearsome female warriors and the vengeful and devious pirate Captain Hook. As well as a very hungry crocodile…Can Wendy defeat them to save her new-found friends?With lashings of magic, mischief, music and make-believe – and just a little sprinkle of fairy dust – Peter Pan will be the most thrilling theatrical treat this Christmas.Peter Pan will be produced by The Maltings Theatre and OVO, which have been entertaining audiences in the city for the past 17 years with their much loved and critically acclaimed productions at the open air Roman Theatre of Verulamium and indoor venue in the heart of St Albans.£1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital, helping to support children’s healthcare and the efforts to find new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses. Book Tickets

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  • Wed 20 Jan - The Foundations

    8:00 PM

    Front Doors Open: 7pm Auditorium Opens : 7.30pm Show 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. 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 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. Book Tickets

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  • 7:30 PM

    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. Five Fabulous Tributes in One Evening ROY ORBISON GEORGE HARRISON TOM PETTY JEFF LYNNE BOB DYLAN Now in its eighth successful year of touring, hit production “Paul Hopkins’ Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience has wowed audiences with their uncanny visual, vocal and musical resemblances to the original band members. And with the Traveling Wilburys never actually going on tour – perhaps partly due to the untimely death of Roy Orbison – this is a wonderful chance to enjoy a live Traveling Wilburys Experience. Unique Perhaps the most famous Supergroup of all time, the Traveling Wilburys formed by happy accident in 1988 when George Harrison enlisted pals Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison to help with a B-side for his latest Single. A band was born, with the five legends of the music industry creating a sound like no other. And it’s that unique sound is captured so brilliantly by tribute show, Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience.Formed eight years ago by Paul Hopkins (who plays Roy Orbison), the band is a group of extremely talented lookalikes and sound-alikes who play in an easy relaxed style, with great respect for each other’s talents – much like the original Wilburys. Hopkins, who has performed his tribute to the “Big O” for twenty years, is joined by Mark Pearson (who plays George Harrison), Aubrey Robinson (Bob Dylan), Buddy Baker (Tom Petty) and Red Litchfield (Jeff Lynne). Add to that a very talented drummer and you have a two hour, 100% live musical extravaganza The Show A real up-tempo, feel good show, audiences are treated to a range of hits, not just from the Wilburys (Handle with Care, End of the Line, Tweeter and the Monkey Man and others), but also from the back catalogue of the famous five themselves – from Dylan’s Blowing in the Wind and Mighty Quinn, to Tom Petty’s always rousing Runnin Down A Dream. Other highlights include George Harrison’s Here Comes the Sun and Mr Blue Sky by Jeff Lynne.The show also features Big Screen Projection throughout. 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.Now in its eighth successful year of touring, hit production “Paul Hopkins’ Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience has wowed audiences with their uncanny visual, vocal and musical resemblances to the original band members. And with the Traveling Wilburys never actually going on tour – perhaps partly due to the untimely death of Roy Orbison – this is a wonderful chance to enjoy a live Traveling Wilburys Experience. Perhaps the most famous Supergroup of all time, the Traveling Wilburys formed by happy accident in 1988 when George Harrison enlisted pals Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison to help with a B-side for his latest Single. A band was born, with the five legends of the music industry creating a sound like no other. And it’s that unique sound is captured so brilliantly by tribute show, Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience.Formed eight years ago by Paul Hopkins (who plays Roy Orbison), the band is a group of extremely talented lookalikes and sound-alikes who play in an easy relaxed style, with great respect for each other’s talents – much like the original Wilburys. Hopkins, who has performed his tribute to the “Big O” for twenty years, is joined by Mark Pearson (who plays George Harrison), Aubrey Robinson (Bob Dylan), Buddy Baker (Tom Petty) and Red Litchfield (Jeff Lynne). Add to that a very talented drummer and you have a two hour, 100% live musical extravaganza Book Tickets

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  • Wed 03 Feb - An Evening With Sir Geoff Hurst

    7:30 PM

    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. Sir Geoff comes to The Alban Arena! Back by popular demand after 2019’s successful tour. Geoff 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. T This will be a great event for football fans! 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.Sir Geoff comes to The Alban Arena!Back by popular demand after 2019’s successful tour. Geoff 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 questionsVIP 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. TThis will be a great event for football fans! Book Tickets

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  • 7:30 PM

    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. Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure; inspiring generations and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken. Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis – his current goal is to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously offers a personal journey through Sir Ranulph’s life, spanning his early childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life, the Transglobe Expedition and his current Global Reach Challenge; making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell. 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.Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure; inspiring generations and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis – his current goal is to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously offers a personal journey through Sir Ranulph’s life, spanning his early childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life, the Transglobe Expedition and his current Global Reach Challenge; making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell. Book Tickets

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  • Mon 15 Feb - Ross Noble – HUMOURNOID

    8:00 PM

      Front Doors Open: 7pm Auditorium: 7.30pm Show 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. What happens when pure comedy takes human form? What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. “He is pure delight” – The Times “Thrilling to watch …… weepingly funny” – Mail on Sunday  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.What happens when pure comedy takes human form?What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up?Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it.“He is pure delight” – The Times“Thrilling to watch …… weepingly funny” – Mail on Sunday Book Tickets

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  • 7:30 PM

    Front Doors Open: 6.30pm Auditorium: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm   Front Doors Open: 12.30pm Auditorium: 1pm Show Starts: 1.30pm   Front Doors Open: 5.30pm Auditorium: 6pm Show Starts: 6.30pm 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. £17 (best seats stalls) £15.50 (standard stall seats) £12.50 (rear of stalls)*   Concessions: Rare Productions brings their latest spectacular youth production to The Alban Arena. Featuring chart-topping Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and many more This exciting new adaptation of the West End show follows two young rebels as they restore rock ‘n’ roll to “the iPlanet” in a post-apocalyptic world. WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.   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. Featuring chart-topping Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and many moreThis exciting new adaptation of the West End show follows two young rebels as they restore rock ‘n’ roll to “the iPlanet” in a post-apocalyptic world. WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality. Book Tickets

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  • Wed 17 Mar - Harris & Baker’s Backstage Pass

    7:30 PM

    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. Bob Harris & Danny Baker, two of the nation’s best broadcasters, have unparalleled experience of witnessing the great names of modern music up close. They have been back stage, front stage, at home and on the road with virtually every legend in the business.Fortunately they both have great memories (in both senses of that phrase). Make no mistake – rock and soul music really did have a golden age and here’s two storytellers who were there all along the way. It’s a really funny story (in both senses of that phrase too). Bob & Dan. They got beans. And they’re gonna spill ’em. Harris & Baker’s Backstage Pass. Hang onto your hats, kids. It’s a rocking ride… 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. Book Tickets

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  • 7:45 PM

    Front Doors Open: 6.45pm Auditorium: 7.15pm Show 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. Sweeney Entertainments presents… ABBA Forever is one of the UK’s leading International tribute Shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop group. The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail by this a seven-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, bass, and drum. Two outstanding Abba girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous show. The wonderful lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung in wonderful harmony by all performers on stage. Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top class musicianship and an ALL LIVE performance ensures that the ABBA Forever Show captivates audiences from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this two-hour spectacular. “The attention to detail is what I believe gives ABBA Forever the edge over their peers in the tribute scene.” St Albans Life “The foursome rattle through the songs with huge energy and flawless harmonies. The accompanying band is also fantastic while the lighting is particularly impressive.” Portsmouth News 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.Sweeney Entertainments presents…ABBA Forever is one of the UK’s leading International tribute Shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop group.The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail by this a seven-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, bass, and drum. Two outstanding Abba girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous show.The wonderful lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung in wonderful harmony by all performers on stage. Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top class musicianship and an ALL LIVE performance ensures that the ABBA Forever Show captivates audiences from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this two-hour spectacular.“The attention to detail is what I believe gives ABBA Forever the edge over their peers in the tribute scene.” St Albans Life“The foursome rattle through the songs with huge energy and flawless harmonies. The accompanying band is also fantastic while the lighting is particularly impressive.” Portsmouth News Book Tickets

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  • Fri 19 Mar - The Carpenters Story

    7:30 PM

      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. ‘A STAR ON EARTH – A STAR IN HEAVEN’ – Karen Carpenter This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles. This brand new show for 2020 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story Orchestra as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye to Love and many more! www.thecarpentersstory.com ‘PHENOMENAL VOCALS & GREAT MUSICIANSHIP’ – The Evening Standard ‘STUNNING’ – The Echo ‘MAGNIFICENT’ – The Sun  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 STAR ON EARTH – A STAR IN HEAVEN’ – Karen CarpenterThis highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.This brand new show for 2020 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story Orchestra as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements.Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye to Love and many more!www.thecarpentersstory.com‘PHENOMENAL VOCALS & GREAT MUSICIANSHIP’ – The Evening Standard‘STUNNING’ – The Echo‘MAGNIFICENT’ – The Sun Book Tickets

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  • 7:30 PM

      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. The follow up to his acclaimed shows Fame: Not The Musical, and My Family: Not The Sitcom ★★★★★   Metro ★★★★ The  Guardian ★★★★   The Times Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls. Trolls – the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their souls. There is a common wisdom about how to deal with trolls: don’t, for goodness sake, encourage these people by replying to them. It’s a good law. And it’s one that David Baddiel has consistently broken. Because David has always seen trolls as hecklers, and if a comedian gets heckled, it is their duty not to ignore the heckler, but to wittily put them down. Over the years, David has spent a lot of time doing this, which has led him to think that there might be a show in it: a show that would say something about how we live now. David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled. ★★★★★ The Jewish Chronicle ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Mail on Sunday ★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ The I ★★★★ Whatsonstage “Boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears” Evening Standard “Hugely funny” The Times “Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection” The Guardian “A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre” The Telegraph  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.The follow up to his acclaimed shows Fame: Not The Musical, and My Family: Not The Sitcom ★★★★★   Metro ★★★★ The  Guardian ★★★★   The TimesFollowing his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls.Trolls – the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their souls. There is a common wisdom about how to deal with trolls: don’t, for goodness sake, encourage these people by replying to them.It’s a good law. And it’s one that David Baddiel has consistently broken. Because David has always seen trolls as hecklers, and if a comedian gets heckled, it is their duty not to ignore the heckler, but to wittily put them down. Over the years, David has spent a lot of time doing this, which has led him to think that there might be a show in it: a show that would say something about how we live now.David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled.★★★★★ The Jewish Chronicle★★★★ The Telegraph★★★★ The Mail on Sunday★★★★ The Sunday Times★★★★ Evening Standard★★★★ The I★★★★ Whatsonstage“Boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears” Evening Standard“Hugely funny” The Times“Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection” The Guardian“A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre” The Telegraph Book Tickets

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Overview

  • Dates and times: Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-8pm. Open until 6pm on non-performance days.
  • Hire information: Contact venue for hire information.

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  • Address: Civic Centre
  • Town: St Albans
  • County: Herts
  • Postcode: AL1 3LD

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Reviews

Armstrong and Miller, Alban Arena, 20 November 2010 - review by herts critic
If you’re not the parent of a tweeny, or if you don’t like middle of the road music or dance, it’s probably only the comedy line-up that would bring you to The Alban Arena. Among the many top comic names, Armstrong and Miller are arguably the most celebrated to stop in as part of their national tour. 

It’s their two most recognised characters who open the show, the two World War II airmen, parachuting into the Arena. It’s always tricky to explain comedy but the twist in this sketch is that the airmen speak with 1940’s Queen’s English accents, but their language is... like, that of young chavs? Many of the favourites from the series make an appearance: the pair of musicians whose songs are unexpectedly crude, the TV historian who inevitably destroys a ‘quite literally priceless’ piece of antiquity, the husband who returns home early but fails to realise despite blatant evidence that his wife is having an affair with his boss and best friend, and the regency dancers whose flirtation becomes extremely explicit.  

The most successful sketches involved audience participation: including the pair of female organic stallholders who instigate a food fight, the dentist whose outrageous conversation can’t be stopped by his patient, and Jim whose wife has jilted him on their wedding day. Arguably the best sketch was that of the apologising children’s TV presenters, who have ‘let down’ their audience and have to explain in age-appropriate language their exceedingly adult late-night capers, much of which have clearly made the press. There were only a few spots that didn’t quite hit the target: the neanderthal song about language development was difficult to follow, the vampires appearing at a get fit session slowed the pace, and the odd shoehorning in of local references to please the St Albans audience was a little lame. 

Armstrong and Miller are fine comic actors, and one wonders whether, especially with a live audience, they have played the show a little safe – could they push the subject matters a little more, or demonstrate the broad range of their talents with some darker or more challenging material? Nevertheless, they do offer an excellent evening’s entertainment. The pace never slackens, and they are consummate performers. And in any case, this reviewer is glad to be anonymous, just in case Armstrong’s character may pretend to be friendly, and then turn to his intercom and utter “KILL HIM!” Verdict: King of Herts (4 out of 5)

26 Nov 10
2010-11-26T11:16:57.0000000+00:00
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fair play - review by rnk

OK so it's a bit sixties on the outside, and a bit schoolhall on the inside, but they do get some good acts in, now and again. [Nov 09]

12 Nov 09
2009-11-12T20:42:18.0000000+00:00
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WOW! - review by freake1

My GF and I came to the Ice Show and it was awesome! When are they coming back! [Jun 09]

05 Jun 09
2009-06-05T12:29:34.0000000+01:00
4
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Not for drinkers - review by richard8

The Arena is only a place for a drink in desperate emergencies - maybe at half time in a show. Limited choice and slow service. Need I say more? [Apr 09]

15 Apr 09
2009-04-15T14:06:08.0000000+01:00
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