Peppa plays at the Arena

PEPPA Pig is on the hunt for more friends - so she will be coming to the Alban Arena for her birthday party next weekend.

Peppa lives with her brother George, Mummy and Daddy Pig and has plenty of everyday adventures including her favourite activity - jumping up and down in muddy puddles.

But she wants to make more friends so she is coming to the Arena at 1pm and 4pm next Saturday, September 18, and at 10am and 1pm on Sunday, September 19, to join Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog and Emily Elephant for her perfect birthday party.

The show is full of new songs, muddy puzzles and oinks, and tickets at �14.50 and �12.50 with a family ticket at �50 can be obtained from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or go to

n Russell Crowe as Robin Hood gallops into the Arena next week in his fifth collaboration with acclaimed director of Gladiator, Ridley Scott.

Russell plays the title role of Sir Robin Longstride who travels up to Nottingham after King Richard’s death and assembles a gang to free his village of corruption, later preying on the upper classes to correct injustices under the tyrannical new Sheriff of Nottingham.

The film, which also stars Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, William Hurt and Dame Eileen Atkins, can be seen at 7.30pm next Tuesday, September 14, and Thursday, September 16, and at 1.30pm and 7.30pm next Wednesday, September 15.

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Tickets are �6 for the evening showings with concessions �2 off and �4 for the matinee which includes tea and biscuits before the screening.