It’s only rock’n’roll at Alban Arena but you’ll like it

GIANTS of the rock’n’roll years will come to life on the stage of the Alban Arena next Friday evening, July 9.

Rock’n’Roll Paradise incorporates the music of some of the greatest legends such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran and the Big Bopper, all backed by a band.

The show, which opens at 7.30pm, features a cast of rock’n’roll favourites including Johnny Curtiss, Darren Green, Richard Atkins, Gus MacGregor, Peter Jackson and John-Simon Rawlings.

Tickets are �16.50 with concessions �2 off, available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or go to

Kick-starting the summer film season at the Arena is It’s A Wonderful (After) Life which is being shown at 1.30pm and 7.30pm next Wednesday, July 7, and at 7.30pm on Thursday, July 8.

From the acclaimed writer and director Gurinder Chadha – of Bend It Like Beckham fame – it is a fun Ealing-style comedy about an Indian mother whose obsession with marrying off her daughter leads her to cook up some killer culinary dishes and takes her into the realm of serial murder.

The cast includes Sanjeev Bhaskar, Zoe Wanamaker and Steve Jones. Tickets are �6 with concessions �2 off for the evening showings and �4 which includes a cup of tea and biscuits for the matinee.

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n Beaumont School Vocal Ensemble will be joining the Adoramus Christian Choir and Orchestra in a concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the Arena at 7.30pm on Saturday night.

The ensemble, directed by Hanh Doan, will contribute an a capella version of There’ll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover and the Andrews Sisters favourite Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree.