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Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes the BAFTA award-winning television animation Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, live on stage at The Alban Arena on Wednesday 21 June at 1.00pm and 4.30pm, and on Thursday 22 June at 10.00am and 1.00pm. 

Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and the grass rise high above them, and every day is an adventure.

Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood!

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!

Tickets: £15.00, Under 16 £13.00, Family Ticket £52.00 (4 Tix, max 2 Adults) 


Alban Arena Box Office 01727 844488

Book Online www.alban-arena.co.uk


Faith: The George Michael Legacy

With a show that incorporates a range of timeless hits in a recreation of one of music’s biggest tours, Faith: The George Michael Legacy comes to The Alban Arena on Friday 23 June at 8.00pm. 

Faith: The George Michael Legacy is a stunning tribute to one of the world’s most successful male artists, featuring Wayne Dilks as the legendary George Michael alongside an 8 piece backing band. The show and production are based upon The George Michael 25 Live Tour, which was the most commercially successful tour of 2006–2007 in Europe.

As seen on TV’s Stars In Their Eyes and ITV’s Loose Women, Wayne Dilks takes the audience on a journey from George’s early years with Wham through to his successful solo career. Performing a huge range of everlasting hits, including: Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast Love and Outside. Not forgetting the romantics, no tribute would be complete without the timeless ballads like Careless Whisper, A Different Corner and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me. With all this and more in store, Faith: The George Michael Legacy is the must see theatre show in 2017!

“Uncanny! Looks and sounds like the real superstar” The Stage Magazine

**Limited tickets remaining, get yours before this show sells out!**

Tickets: £22.50 



Alban Arena Box Office 01727 844488

Book Online www.alban-arena.co.uk


An Evening With Pam Ayres

Writer, broadcaster, and entertainer Pam Ayres comes to The Alban Arena on Saturday 24 June at 7.30pm. 

Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. With work that is both funny and approachable, her hair-trigger timing, and eye for the detail of everyday life (and the absurdity therein) makes for an art that hides art. She is one of the very few authors who have had books in the Sunday Times bestseller charts in almost every decade since the 1970s, and at age 69, the English humourist remains just as popular as ever.

Recent radio broadcasts include Just A Minute, Loose Ends, and five of her own series of Ayres On The Air for Radio 4, and on TV The Paul O’Grady and Alan Titchmarsh shows, The TV That Made Me, Countdown, and The One Show.

“Pam Ayres’ session was one of my highlights of the Hay Festival this year because I laughed so hard that my stomach ached for hours afterwards, and it is wonderful to witness a true craftswoman practice her art.” - Review from Hay Festival 2015

Tickets: £22.00




Alban Arena Box Office 01727 844488

Book Online www.alban-arena.co.uk


Award winning performers lined up for St Albans Folk Festival concert on Saturday 24 June on the Albantide weekend


The Furrow Collective, winners of the Best Group award in the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, will be the headline guests at the St Albans Folk Festival concert on Saturday June 24 at 8pm at the Maltings Arts Theatre, the Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL. They will be supported by other award winners, Alison and Jack, winners of the Watford Folk Club song writing competition and singer Bláthnaid McCullagh, New Roots 2017 finalist. The concert will be the high point of the day, on the Albantide festival weekend, when there will be dancing in the City Centre and live music in City Centre pubs. Details of the full programme will be released nearer the time, 

The Furrow Collective is made up of Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton, who was also awarded Musician of the Year in this year’s Folk Awards. They are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. 

Since their critically acclaimed debut album ‘At Our Next Meeting’, The Furrow Collective has been in demand as a touring band, gigging throughout Europe and performing BBC live sessions. Their new album ‘Wild Hog’ was released in November 2016. 

Alison and Jack are Alison Frosdick and Jack Burnaby. Alison started singing at Yeovil Folk Club as a teenager. Her voice is both powerful and gentle with an emotive edge that shows her fine understanding for lyric interpretation. Jack did a Jazz degree and toured and recorded with various people from the folk-rock world before teaming up with Alison. They won the Watford Folk Club 2016 song writing competition with their song on the theme of crime and punishment, which they will include in their set in the concert.

New Roots 2017 finalist Bláthnaid McCullagh comes from an Irish family in Honiton in Devon. She reinterprets traditional Irish folk songs and enjoys exploring a wide array of roots/folk music from different cultures.


Tickets cost £14, students £10 can be bought on the door or in advance, by booking online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo by phone on 0333 666 3366 or in person at St Albans Central Library, The Maltings, Chequer Street, St Albans, AL1 3JQ