Dictionary of Soul and Arabella Weir at the Radlett Centre

15:28 24 May 2012

Arrabella Weir

Arrabella Weir

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A TRIBUTE to some of the finest soul and motown singers in the business is being performed at The Radlett Centre on Saturday.

The Dictionary of Soul features Roy G Hemmings, understood to be the longest serving former member of legendary group The Drifters.

The show features the songs of Otis Reading, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, The O-Jays and other soul legends and includes all-time hits such as Higher and Higher, My Girl, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Under the Boardwalk, Stand By Me and Love Train.

Saxophonist Anna Brooks and The Love Supremes add harmonies and dance routines.

The show beings at £7.30pm and tickets are £19.50 with concessions £18.50, available from the box office on 01923 859291 or go to www.radlettcentre.co.uk

Comic actress Arabella Weir tells a tale of a life lived under the constant and ruthless reign of a chocolate biscuit in The Real Me Is Thin at The Radlett Centre next Wednesday, May 30.

Arabella unravels her own eating history in a humorous appraisal of attitudes towards eating disorders and obesity. Lumped into ‘the too fat for potatoes group’ by her mother, carefree eating wasn’t something she had much experience of growing up. Charting her neurotic relationship with food, from prolonged abstinence to binge eating, Arabella recreates a childhood besieged with battles over food.

As well as acting, Arabella is the author of the best-selling Does My Bum Look Big In This? She is best known for her role in BBC2’s The Fast Show and most recently appeared in E4’s teen drama Skins.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are £13 with concessions £12.

A double bill of Harold Pinter’s classic and short black comedies, The Dumb Waiter and The Lover, is being performed by the European Arts Company at The Radlett Centre at 8pm next Thursday, May 31.

In The Dumb Waiter, two hit-men are waiting in a basement room to do a job. Strange messages keep appearing via a serving hatch. Comedy and menace collide in a classic Pinter one-act play from 1960.

In The Lover, Richard and Sarah have been married for 10 years. Every morning he commutes into the city to pour over balance sheets and graphs while she shows her lover the hollyhocks. Everything is not quite as it seems as fantasy and reality converge.

Tickets are £14 with concessions £12.

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