Stewart Lee and Spirit of Africa at the Alban Arena

FORMER youthful stand-up iconoclast Stewart Lee has turned into a sexless middle-age married man as the audience at the Alban Arena will discover next Saturday, June 9.

Stewart’s life now consists mainly of watching Scooby Doo cartoons with a four-year-old boy, gawping at News 24 and making endless trips to vast retail outlets on his journeys to and from provincial theatres.

But he is not completely trapped in Carpet Remnant World and he conveys his comic view of life to the Alban Arena from 8pm. Tickets are priced at �18.50 available from the box office on 01727 844488 or online at

Spirit of Africa bring Journey to Joy to the Arena from 5pm next Sunday, June 10, complete with drumming, dancing, magic and acrobatics.

It is the latest in a long line of African shows including Umoja, Ipi Tombi, Zambezi Epress and Afrika-Afrika, to appear on British stages.

It showcases the best of African celebratory culture and features established acts.

Tickets cost between �15 and �25 for adults, �10 for under-16s and �12.50 concessions.

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n A selection of films, from classics and action to family and comedy, can be seen at the Arena during the coming week.

Titanic gets the week off with a showing at 6pm next Tuesday, June 5, and 12.30pm on Wednesday, June 6. The timeless classic is the story of a boy and girl who meet during the ill-fated maiden voyage of the giant liner.

Bel Ami follows at 5pm next Wednesday, June 6, a chronicle of a young man in Paris and his rise to power via his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women!

Award-winning Salmon Fishing In The Yemen screens at 8pm next Wednesday, June 6, 5pm next Thursday, June 7, 8pm on June 12 and 1.30pm on June 13.

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realise a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

The Hunger Games, set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from 12 districts to fight to the death on live television, can be seen at 8pm next Thursday, June 7, 5pm next Friday, June 8, and at 8pm on June 13 and 5pm on June 14.

Damsels In Distress is showing at 8pm next Friday, June 8, and at 5pm on June 12 and 13. It follows a trio of girls who set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.

The last film of the week, The Muppets, is being screened at 11am next Saturday, June 9, featuring an all-star cast including Jason Segal and Amy Adams.

Tickets for matinees are �5 and for evenings are �7 with concessions �5.