The Force is strong at the Arena next week

Stormtroopers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Stormtroopers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Credit: Archant

Canadian stand-up Tom Stade’s brand-new show is coming to the Alban Arena next Thursday, February 4.

Celebrated for his boisterous attitude and uncompromising stage presence, Tom has appeared on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. He is also a regular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Currently touring his Your Welcome show, he ruminates on life’s oddities and revels in his own perpetural shortcomings.

The show kicks off at 8pm.

Tickets are £16, available from the box office at 01727 844488 or online here.

Space opera sequel, The Force Awakens, is being screened at the Arena next week.

Smashing UK box office records, the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise became the highest-grossing film of 2015 at £97.6m.

The blockbuster is set 30 years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire and follows scavenger Rey and defector Finn as they fight alongside the Resistance, searching for Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights.

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Screenings are at 7.30pm next Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3, with a Wednesday matinee at 1.30pm.

Tickets for the matinee are £5 and for evenings are £7 or £5 for concessions.