Tribute to the Big O opens Alban Arena season

A TRIBUTE to the Big O opens the new season at the Alban Arena.

2010 is the 21st anniversary of the death of Roy Orbison and to mark the occasion the creators of the successful In Dreams are bringing their new show, The Voice of Roy Orbison, to the Arena at 7.30pm next Saturday, September 4.

Damien Edwards has played the legendary singer in four tours of The Roy Orbison Story for Bill Kenright as well as in Rock and Roll Heaven and more recently, The Concert They Never Gave.

The In Dreams team are the original creators of Rockin on Heaven’s Door and have a track record and pedigree that have seen them tour the UK and Europe for the last 12 years.

In 2009 they staged the highly successful show Buddy Holly’s 50th Anniversary.

The Voice of Roy Orbison is supported by Everly tribute, The Everly’s Experience.

Tickets are �16.50 with concessions �2 off, available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or online at

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Elegant drama I Am Love starring Tilda Swinton is the first film of the new season. A tragic love story, it is being shown at 7.30pm next Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 1.30pm on Wednesday.

The Italian drama is about repression and breaking free and focuses on the wealthy Recchi family at the turn of the new millennium. The family’s lives undergo sweeping changes as the family patriarch, Eduardo Sr, decides to name a successor at his company.

On the following two nights, September 2 and 3, the Arena is showing the Nicholas Cage film Bad Lieutenant, a remake of the Harvey Keitel original.

Cage plays the role of rogue detective Terrence McDonagh, who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs and playing fast and loose with the law.

Set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, McDonagh becomes a high-functioning drug addict who reigns fearlessly over the ruins of New Orleans and, together with his girlfriend Frankie (Eva Mendes) they descend into their own world of desire, compulsion and conscience.

Bad Lieutenant starts at 7.30pm and tickets for both films are �6 with concessions �2 off except for the midweek matinee which is �4 and includes a cup of tea and biscuits.