Magicians Barry and Stuart and Nick Ross Orchestra at the Radlett Centre

Nick Ross Orchestra

Nick Ross Orchestra - Credit: Archant

MAGICIANS Barry and Stuart bring their Show and Tell national tour to the Radlett Centre on Saturday evening.

It reprises their sell-out 2011 Edinburgh Festival show and is split into two parts – one full of illusions interwoven with dark edge humour and the other revealing and teaching the audience all the secrets and techniques behind the magic and tricks.

The duo have several TV shows under their belt including The Magicians, Dirty Tricks and Derren Brown: 3D Magic Spectacular. Following their hit show Powered by Demons, they were awarded Best Comedy Illusionists at the World Magic Awards and were flown to Los Angeles to perform in a one-off show seen by 12 million viewers on US television.

The show begins at 8pm and tickets at £16 with concessions £14 are available from the box office on 01923 859291.

The Nick Ross Orchestra perform the Big Band Sound of the 1940s celebrating Glenn Miller and his era at the Radlett Centre this Sunday.

With a full line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a rhythm section and guest vocalist. The orchestra will faithfully recreate the sounds of such big bands as those led by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Syd Lawrence.

The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, will feature such numbers as Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, A String of Pearls, Little Brown Jug and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.

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The Nick Ross Orchestra uses arrangements exactly as recorded in the Great Swing Era of the 40s, coupled with instrumental and vocal performances.

Tickets are £19.50 with concessions £18.50.

Comedian, author and radio star Shappi Khorsandi is appearing at The Radlett Centre next Friday, March 1, with her touring show, Dirty Looks And Hopscotch.

It tells the story of how as a girl Shappi dreamed impossibly romantic dreams – and still does.

Shappi has been touring the UK continuously for the past three years including a 10 night sold-out run at the Soho Theatre in 2011 followed by a 15 night sold-out residency in October 2012.

The Edinburgh favourite was nominated at the 2010 British Comedy Awards in the Best Female Comic category up against fellow nominees Jo Brand and Sarah Millican.

Iranian-born Shappi has also notched up numerous high profile television appearances as well as appearing on Question Time and Woman’s Hour and penning columns for several national newspapers and magazines.

She comes on stage at 8pm and tickets are £13.50.