Films and Strictly Come Dancing stars at the Alban Arena

FILMS at the Alban Arena continue next week with three movies aimed at different audiences.

At 1.30pm and 7.30pm next Wednesday, January 25, the Arena is showing Anonymous, the political thriller advancing the theory that it was Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare’s plays.

It is set against the backdrop of the succession of Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

The following evening, Thursday, January 26, the Arena is putting on Sleeping Beauty, a haunting portrait of Lucy, played by Emily Browning, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

And next Saturday, January 28, there is a family matinee of Puss in Boots at 11am – an adventure film following the heroic Puss long before he met Shrek.

Matinee tickets are �4 and evening showings are �6 with concessions �4, available from the website or call the box office on 01727 844488.

n Tickets to see Strictly Come Dancing bad boy Brendan Cole: Live and Unjudged at the Arena next Tuesday, January 24, have sold out.

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But his Strictly colleagues Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev are appearing on Tuesday, April 3, and tickets are now on sale.