Michael Jackson History Show

Showtime Australia presents a spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, in The Michael Jackson History Show, appearing at The Alban Arena on Saturday, May 12 at 7.30pm. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80’s and his continued domination of Pop culture into the 21st century.

Mucking About

Lee Hurst, star of BBC1’s They Think It’s All Over is back on the road in 2018 with his show Mucking About, and he’s stopping by at The Alban Arena on Sunday, May 13 at 7.30pm.

Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles.

Frazzled: ‘A Guide To Mindfulness’

Ruby Wax brings her one-woman show to The Alban Arena on Tuesday, May 15 at 7.30pm.

Based on her number one best seller, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.

Ruby Wax, if you don’t know, is a US born comedy-actor-writer of books and TV shows including script editor of Absolutely Fabulous and is a mental health campaigner.

Alive and Unplugged

Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him, Count Arthur Strong takes The Alban Arena back on a journey through his early career on Wednesday, May 16 at 8pm.

Using the latest technology and all that (I presume a projector?), he will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking us (you) through the highlights of his glittering TV career, with many of his trademark stories we’ve come to love him for. If you only buy one ticket for something this year make sure it’s this and bring someone with you. You won’t be disappointed by him (me).

20th Century Boy the Marc Bolan Musical

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan comes to The Alban Arena to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. See it between May 17 and 19 at 8pm.

Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of Bolan and his band T. Rex. This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate.

At his peak, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star the UK had ever seen. Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk. Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans.

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