Graeme, 2-Tone and Ronnie Scott prove That’ll Be The Day at the Arena

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Marking its 30th anniversary with a new show, That’ll Be The Day returns to the Alban Arena next Wednesday, May 25, with classic gold hits from the fifties to the seventies.

The show reflects the music and tone of an era that changed the course of music history and youth culture.

Originally established on the cabaret circuit in the late 1980s, it began playing regional theatres in the early 1990s. Now it performs over 200 shows a year with creator, Trevor Payne, rewriting all the material each year.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets at £25 and £23 can be obtained from the box office on 01727 844488 or online.

Direct from London’s West End, Graeme of Thrones comes to The Alban Arena next Thursday, May 26.

Created by a team of some of the UK’s top comedy writers, Graeme Of Thrones is an original and unauthorised parody on the international phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones.

Graeme takes the audience on his own journey through the Seven Kingdoms to show how it should have been done had the books been treated differently for the TV series.

The performance begins at 8pm and tickets are £18.

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The 2-Tone tribute tour is heading for the Arena next Saturday, May 28, with Special Kinda Madness playing as the Specials and Madness and The Special Brew from Cardiff as Bad Manners.

The three and a half hour show of live 2-tone and ska has tributes to all three bands on one stage.

It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £19.50.

The story of the legendary jazz club from jamming in a basement bar to becoming an internationally famous venue is told in The Ronnie Scott’s Story at the Arena next Sunday, May 29.

Combining world class live jazz from the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Quintet, narration and rare archive photos and video footage, the show is a visual and musical celebration of the club.

It mixes classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at the club alongside tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raids.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £20.

* British thriller High Rise, starring Tom Hiddleston, is being screened at the Arena next Tuesday, May 24.

Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard and directed by Ben Wheatley, it looks at how tensions escalate in a high-rise luxury tower block.

As the infrastructure fails and tensions between the lower and upper floors escalate, the residents become violent and the situation spirals out of control.

The film starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £7 with concessions £5.