Alban Arena hosts no ordinary Joe

COMEDIAN Joe Pasquale has been honing his psychic skills for his performance at the Alban Arena next Thursday evening, October 7.

The man who became a national treasure after winning I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, will be asking his St Albans audience to answer such age-old questions as why we use only 28 per cent of our brain power while the other 31 per cent lies dormant and why do birds suddenly appear... every time you are near?

His variety performance is suitable for all the family and starts at 8pm. Tickets are �16.50, available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or online at

Fans of musical theatre are invited to Gotta Sing Gotta Dance the following evening, Friday, October 8.

A brand-new show for 2010, it features two hours of song and dance numbers from stage and screen performed by a cast of top West End performers accompanied by a live band.

The programme ranges from the MGM movie musicals of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly to stage classics, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis and Oliver to the latest West End smash hits Wicked, Jersey Boys and Hairspray.

Gotta Sing Gotta Dance starts at 8pm and tickets are �19.50 and �17.50 with concessions �2 off,

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Original “dreamboats” Marty Wilde, Eden Kane and Jet Harris with Roxy Wilde and the Wildcats join forces in Born to Rock’n’Roll at the Arena next Saturday night, October 9.

The trio, collaborating on stage for the first time ever, will be performing their own hits and demonstrating how rock’n’roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music both then and today.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are �22 and �20.

Completing a musically-strong few days at the Arena next Sunday, October 10, is Maximum Rhythm’N’ Blues featuring The Manfreds with original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg and special guests Alan Price and Cliff Bennett.

The artists learned their craft by playing the London club circuit in such famous clubs of the time as The Flamingo, Klooks Kleeks, Ronnie Scotts and The 101 Club.

After the successful reunion of The Manfreds in 1991, the band perform all their timeless anthems from Do Wah Diddy and 5-4-3-2-1 to Mighty Quinn while Alan Price performs such classics as I Put A Spell on You, Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear and The House That Jack Built.

Rebel Rouser Cliff Bennett completes the bill with hits One Way Live and Got to Get You Into My Life. Tickets are �22 with concessions �2 off.