Laughs coming thick and fast at Alban Arena

PUBLISHED: 10:10 21 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:56 06 May 2010

MARK STRONG as Blackwood and ROBERT DOWNEY JR as Sherlock Holmes in Warner Bros. Pictures? and Village Roadshow Pictures? action/adventure mystery ?Sherlock Holmes,? distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

MARK STRONG as Blackwood and ROBERT DOWNEY JR as Sherlock Holmes in Warner Bros. Pictures? and Village Roadshow Pictures? action/adventure mystery ?Sherlock Holmes,? distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

FEBRUARY marks the start of enough stand-up comedy at the Alban Arena in 2010 to satisfy even the most ardent fan. Appearing next Thursday, February 25, is Stephen K Amos while king of the one-liners Tim Vine takes to the Arena stage just two days later.

Stephen K Amos

FEBRUARY marks the start of enough stand-up comedy at the Alban Arena in 2010 to satisfy even the most ardent fan.

Appearing next Thursday, February 25, is Stephen K Amos while king of the one-liners Tim Vine takes to the Arena stage just two days later.

Still to come during the 2010 season are Dara O'Briain, Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Katy Brand, Jim Davidson, John Bishop and Jason Manford.

But for those who prefer the body beautiful there is also a visit from The Chippendales on Sunday, February 28.

Five years after they last appeared and following a sell-out run at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, the all-new cast are bringing their latest production The Ultimate Girls Night Out to the Arena.

The show promises live music, dancing and audience interaction with the women in the audience, be they 19 or 90.

The all-American hunks are estimated to perform to at least two million women each year and they come on stage at the Arena at 7.30pm.

Tickets at £22.50 and £20 are available from the box office on 01727 844488 or go to www.alban-arena.co.uk

Concluding February's film season at the Arena next Wednesday, February 24, is Sherlock Holmes, the new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character by Guy Ritchie.

Starring Robert Downey Jr as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, the action and adventure mystery also features Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Kelly Reilly.

The film is being shown at 1.30pm and 7.30pm and tickets for the evening performance are £6 with concessions £4 and for the matinee £4 which includes tea and biscuits.

l A concert by Paul Carrack at the Arena next Friday, February 24, is sold out.


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