Gertcha! Chas and Dave are back at the Arena

Chas and Dave

Chas and Dave - Credit: Archant

A Night Of Northern Soul featuring original stars and backed by a nine-piece band can be seen - and heard – at the Alban Arena next Friday, February 27.

Featuring Clem Curtis, lead singer of the Foundations, The Flirtations and Diane Shaw, they will be performing such hits as Nothing But a Heartache, Build Me Up Buttercup and Baby, Now That I’ve Found You.

The classic soul show begins at 7.30pm but there is a late licence until midnight and vinyl spinning until 12.30am.

Tickets at £29.50 with concessions £2 off, available from the box office on 01727 844488 or online at

Cockney duo Chas and Dave are bringing their ’rockney’ classics to the Arena the following night, Saturday, February 28.

In the tradition of The Small Faces and The Kinks, Chas and Dave write and record witty songs about life in London.

The duo began writing and performing songs together in 1972, having been friends since the early sixties. Now they are celebrating their 50th Anniversary, by recording their first original album in 27 years and taking it on the road.

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The evening gets underway at 7.45pm and tickets are £27.50.

Movie buffs have a chance to see Maggie Smith starring in My Old Lady showing at the Arena from next Tuesday, February 24, until Thursday, February 26.

Penniless New Yorker Mathias, played by Kevin Kline, inherits a huge, valuable Paris apartment from his estranged father, only to discover a sophisticated old woman, Mathilde (Maggie Smith) living in it with her daughter, Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas).

Mathias quickly discovers that, due to an ancient French property buying and selling system, he will not actually be able to take possession of the apartment until Mathilde dies.

While working with a Parisian real-estate dealer (Dominique Pinon) to sell his contract for the apartment, Mathias discovers that there is more than just the apartment that connects him with the old lady living in it.

The film is being screened at 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday and at 1.30pm on Wednesda.

Tickets for the matinee are £5 and for evenings are £7 or £5 concessions.

* An appearance by comedian Stewart Lee next Wednesday, February 25, has sold out.