Shaolin Warriors and Hitchcock at the Alban Arena

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Shaoling Warriors - Credit: Archant

AN acclaimed martial arts spectacle can be seen at the Alban Arena next Friday, June 7.

Coming back to the stage with a brand new show, Return of the Master, The Shaolin Warriors will showcase rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility, strength and skill.

Featuring Buddhist meditation and rigorous martial arts training, the show is choreographed by the official choreographer of the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and features 22 professionally-trained Kung Fu masters.

It will feature disciplines such as chi-gong and animal imitation boxing with 18 kinds of dangerous traditional weapons.

The show has been a hit in over three continents and been seen by more than 500,000 people of all ages.

It gets underway at 7.30pm and tickets at £21, £19, £16 and with a family ticket at £64 are available from the box office on 01727 844488 or go to,

n A love story through the shadowy lens of a joint film-making venture comes to the Arena next Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6, when the theatre screens the film drama Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.

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Hitchcock can be seen at 1.30pm and 7.30pm next Wednesday and 7.30pm next Thursday. Tickets are £5 for the matinee and £7 with concessions £5 for the evening screenings.

Wreck It Ralph, the 52nd feature in the Walt Disney animated classics series, is being shown at the Arena from 11am next Saturday, June 8.

Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the ‘good guy’ star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy.

He takes matters into his own hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

n A summer craft and food fair is being held from 11am to 4pm this Sunday, June 2, at the Arena.

Tickets are £3 on the door with accompanied children under 12 admitted free.