Big Bag of Boom and This is a That at Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

A DECADE of award-winning shows comes together next Saturday, June 2, when New Art Club puts on Big Bag of Boom at the Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.

The winners of Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Award 2010 return to the theatre in Russet Drive with their genre-defining stand-up dance featuring Tom Roden and Pete Shenton.

Among the classic moments New Art Club revisits are country dancing to Heaven 17, a twisted game of peekaboo and their Various Monsters.

The show gets underway at 7.30pm and tickets at �12 and �10 are available from the box office on 01727 850950 or go to

The following afternoon, Sunday, June 3, children’s show This is a That can be seen at the arts base. It tells of a magical and musical journey of a father and daughter who let their imagination run away with them.

Inspired by the stories written for his daughter by absurdist playwright Ionesco, it is set in an apartment in Paris where nothing is as it seems, Josette and her Papa dance with their ears, eat a piece of the moon and meet a boy soldier called Jacqueline.

The show, which is suitable for four year olds upwards, starts at 2.30pm but a special This is a That workshop will be held at 1pm. Tickets for the show are �10 and �8 with an additional �3 for the workshop when booking the show which will go to the Bailey Sarwa Appeal at