All the best music and theatre events coming to The Alban Arena this week...

The Bootleg Beatles

Beatles tribute band The Bootleg Beatles are performing at The Alban Arena on Thursday, April 5 at 7.30pm. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, every tiny detail is covered from costumes to period instruments, from their witty banter to their vocal mimicry, complete with a little help from their orchestral ensemble.

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The Hollies

The group are performing at The Alban Arena on Friday, April 6 at 7.30pm. This band created songs such as Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), The Air That I Breathe, Bus Stop, I’m Alive, Carrie Anne, the soul-stirring British number 1 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and many more classic worldwide hits.

Up Close and Personal with Martine McCutcheon

English singer, television personality and actress Martine McCutcheon is performing at The Alban Arena on Saturday, April 7 at 7.30pm

She first found fame as Tiffany Mitchell in Eastenders in the 1990s, before releasing her platinum-selling debut solo album You, Me & Us in 1999 containing the single Perfect Moment. West End and TV roles followed and in 2003, Martine memorably played Natalie opposite Hugh Grant in Love Actually.

Martine has co-written most of the songs on the new album Lost and Found with her husband, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jack McManus.

The album is a deeply personal record that deals with everything from relationships to Martine’s debilitating illness that saw her unable to work. “Life brought this album about very gradually,” explains Martine. “It was a really unconscious thing; I started writing the songs at a time in my life when I’d lost everything.”

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Living The Dream’s Easter Showcase

With over 150 talented young people taking to the stage Living the Dream’s Easter Showcase will be taking place at The Alban Arena on Sunday, April 8 at 6.30pm

This variety showcase is created entirely by young people who want to make a difference through the arts, have fun, grow in talent and confidence and feel empowered to believe in themselves and their dreams.

Students aged five to 18 from the Living the Dream School of Performing Arts perform in a showcase with street dance, contemporary dance, acting, musical theatre and singing. Proceeds from the showcase will go towards the Living the Dream’s charity, The Dream Foundation.

To find out more about Living the Dream, or to get info on how to perform in the showcase, please visit:

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD. Details: 01727 844488