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Peter Pan

Peter Pan - Credit: Archant

EastEnders actor Jake Wood - Max Branning in the television soap – will be hanging out in St Albans over Christmas.

Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash - Credit: Archant

The on-screen ladies’ man, who wowed judges with his Strictly moves, will star as Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

The pantomime – which runs from Friday December 4 until Sunday January 3 - will also feature Katrina Bryan (CBeebies’ Nina and the Neurons) and local legend Bob Golding as Mrs Smee.

Tickets, priced between £15 and £26, are available from the box office, on 01727 844488, or online at www.alban-arena.co.uk.

Terry Wogan is bringing his special show to the Arena on Tuesday June 9 at 8pm.


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He will share stories and experiences from his impressive career, which includes his Radio 2 breakfast show, Blankety Blank, Eurovision and Children in Need.

The television personality has won numerous awards and interviewed some of the world’s biggest celebrities. He will do a question and answer session with the audience after.

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Canadian comedian Stewart Francis’ hilarious new stand-up show Pun Gent will grace the stage on Wednesday 10 June at 8pm.

His face is familiar from programmes such as Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live at the Apollo. Tickets for this are very limited, so book early.

Rock ‘n’ roll tribute show, That’ll Be The Day, returns to the theatre on Thursday June 11 at 7.30pm.

It comprises nostalgia and live music with golden hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s and plenty of zany comedy.

Legendary hip-hop DJ Grandmaster Flash will get the audience dancing on Friday June 12 at 7.30pm.

He continues to tour festivals, clubs and global venues, but still adds new sounds and music to his repertoire.

Michael Andre has established himself as one of the country’s most in-demand DJs and had more than 100 gigs in 2013, around Britain. Tickets are £19.50 (dancing) and £21.50 (seated).

Open auditions are being held for the male lead roles of Michael and John Darling and the Lost Boys (all aged eight to 15 years), in Peter Pan at the Arena.

Evolution Productions are also looking for girls (aged between eight and 15), with some dance experience.

Registration is at the Arena, at 10am for boys and 10.30am for girls, on Sunday June 14. For more information, go to www.evolution-productions.co.uk.

CAROLINE THAIN

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