We’ll Meet Again and Dora the Explorer at the Alban Arena

RECORD-breaking touring show We’ll Meet Again has clocked up 15 years on the road and comes to The Alban Arena next Tuesday, May 7.

With a new programme, the regular show team return with comedian Adam Daye of TV’s Who Do You Do, recalling the comedy radio stars of the period.

International singing star Marilyn Hill Smith from BBC’s Friday Night Is Music Night recalls the memorable songs of Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields and the Music of Ivor Novello. Tony Leyton brings the unforgettable songs of Bing Crosby and Donald Peers by special request.

Musical entertainer Andy Eastwood, acknowledged as Britain’s foremost exponent on the ukulele features both Formby favourites and classical pieces never before heard on the instrument.

The host is Mervyn Francis, famous for his appearances with the Black and White Minstrel Show, and also appearing are the Martyn St James Band.

The performance begins at 2.30pm and tickets are £12.50 with concessions £11, available from the box office on 01727 844488 or online www.alban-arena.co.uk

Dora the Explorer will be finding her way around the Alban Arena next week as she searches for the City of Lost Toys.

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Nickelodeon’s Dora appears live in six performances of Search for the City of Lost Toys – at 4.30pm next Friday, May 10, 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm next Saturday, May 11, and at 10.30am and 1.30pm next Sunday, May 12.

The musical adventure finds Dora searching for her lost teddy bear Osito. With the help of the audience, Map, Backpack, Boots, Diego and their courageous friends, Dora uses her map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the number pyramid and the mixed-up jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys.

But there is no knowing what sneaky fox Swiper might be up to along the way and Dora’s fans are invited to think, sing and play along.

Tickets are £14 and £18,

Epic drama Cloud Atlas is being screened at the Arena at 1.30pm and 7.30pm next Wednesday, May 8.

From acclaimed film-makers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, the film explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact on one another throughout the past, the present and the future.

The action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

Cloud Atlas stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Hugo Weaving.

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

n Reginald D Hunter’s appearance at the Arena next Thursday, May 9, has sold out but he is appearing again on November 2.