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L IS T S/S 2020 THEATRE I DANCE I MUSIC I COMEDY I FILM I VISUAL ARTS I LITERATURE


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09 JAN

MOBY DICK! The Musical Thursday 9th January 7.30pm

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28 JAN

Hansard NT Live Encore Tuesday 28th January 7.00pm

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10 JAN

MOBY DICK! The Musical Friday 10th January 7.30pm

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29 JAN

British Animation Awards 2020 Wednesday 29th January 4.00pm

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13 JAN

A Christmas Carol Monday 13th January 2.30pm

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29 JAN

Chinese New Year Extravaganza Wednesday 29th January 6.30pm

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14 JAN

A Christmas Carol Tuesday 14th January 2.30pm

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29 JAN

Once Upon a Time.. in Hollywood Wednesday 29th January 7.30pm

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15 JAN

A Christmas Carol Wednesday 15th January 2.30pm

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30 JAN

Every Voice Thursday 30th January 2.30pm

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15 JAN

A Christmas Carol Wednesday 15th January 7.30pm

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30 JAN

Open Mic Night Thursday 30th January 7.30pm

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16 JAN

A Christmas Carol Thursday 16th January 2.30pm

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03 FEB

Extraordinary Wall of Silence Monday 3rd February 7.30pm

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16 JAN

Bernarda Alba Thursday 16th January 7.30pm

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04 FEB

Born To Manifest Tuesday 4th February 7.30pm

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17 JAN

A Christmas Carol Friday 17th January 2.30pm

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05 FEB

British Animation Awards 2020 Wednesday 5th February 4.00pm

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17 JAN

Bernarda Alba Friday 17th January 7.30pm

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05 FEB

Downton Abbey Wednesday 5th February 7.30pm

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20 JAN

Jazz In The Red Bar Monday 20th January 8.00pm

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21 JAN

Murmur 2.0 and Inked Tuesday 21st January 7.30pm

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22 JAN

British Animation Awards 2020 Wednesday 22nd January 4.00pm

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22 JAN

The Dark Room Wednesday 22nd January 7.30pm

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22 JAN

Mrs Lowry & Son Wednesday 22nd January 7.30pm

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25 JAN

A Rush Of Laughter Comedy Night Saturday 25th January 8.00pm

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05 FEB

Katherine Ryan Wednesday 5th February 8.00pm

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06 FEB

The Birth of Death Thursday 6th February 7.30pm

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08 FEB

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love Saturday 8th February 8.00pm C

12 FEB

Daniele Pantano and Juana Adcock Wednesday 12th February 7.30pm

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12 FEB

Judy Wednesday 12th February 7.30pm

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13 FEB

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer Thursday 13th February 7.30pm P

15 FEB

Simon Brodkin Saturday 15th February 8.00pm

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18 FEB

Present Laughter NT Live Encore Tuesday 18th February 7.00pm

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18 FEB

GUY The Musical Tuesday 18th February 7.30pm

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19 FEB

Hustlers Wednesday 19th February 7.30pm

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20 FEB

Where There’s Muck There’s Bras Thursday 20th February 7.30pm

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22 FEB

A Rush Of Laughter Comedy Night Saturday 22nd February 8.00pm

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24 FEB

Jazz in The Red Bar Monday 24th February 8.00pm

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26 FEB

Sorry We Missed You Wednesday 26th February 7.30pm

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02 MAR

Open Mic Night Monday 2nd March 7.30pm

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03 MAR

Yin Tuesday 3rd March 7.30pm

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04 MAR

Wicked Women Wednesday 4th March 1.30pm & 7.00pm P

04 MAR

Blinded By The Light Wednesday 4th March 7.30pm

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05 MAR

The Storm Thursday 5th March 7.30pm

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06 MAR

Sugar, Daddy? Friday 6th March 7.30pm

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10 MAR

Cyrano de Bergerac NT Live Encore Tuesday 10th March 7.00pm

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10 MAR

RED Tuesday 10th March 7.30pm

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11 MAR

Raves R Us Wednesday 11th March 7.30pm

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11 MAR

Official Secrets Wednesday 11th March 7.30pm

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12 MAR

Delightful Sausage Thursday 12th March 8.00pm

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13 MAR

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Friday 13th March 7.30pm P

14 MAR

A Rush of Laughter Comedy Night Saturday 14th March 8.00pm

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16 MAR

Jazz in The Red Bar Monday 16th March 8.00pm

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23 MAR

HEDDA Monday 23rd March 2.30pm

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17 MAR

Vincent Dance: In Loco Parentis Tuesday 17th March 7.30pm

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23 MAR

HEDDA Monday 23rd March 7.30pm

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18 MAR

An Evening with Irenosen Okojie & Leone Ross

Wednesday 18th March 7.30pm

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24 MAR

HEDDA Tuesday 24th March 7.30pm

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19 MAR

Herring Girls Thursday 19th March 7.30pm

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25 MAR

Midweek Film Wednesday 25th March 7.30pm

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20 MAR

Narratives of 0’s and 1’s Friday 20th March 7.30pm

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26 MAR

David Crystal Thursday 26th March 6.00pm

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27 MAR

EHU Big Band Friday 27th March 7.30pm

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31 MAR

Napoli Milionaria Tuesday 31st March 7.30pm

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01 APR

Napoli Milionaria Wednesday 1st April 7.30pm

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02 APR

Six Characters in Search of an Author Thursday 2nd April 7.30pm

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03 APR

Six Characters in Search of an Author Friday 3rd April 7.30pm

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21 MAY

The Welkin NT Live Tuesday 28th January 7.00pm

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21 MAR

The Simon & Garfunkel Story Saturday 21st March 8.00pm

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20 JAN 24 FEB 16 MAR

Guy Masterson

Jazz in The Red Bar

A Christmas Carol

The Phil Shotton Quartet

Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works such as Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock, now brings us Dickens' classic festive fable. Famed for bringing multiple characters to vivid life, Masterson recreates Scrooge, Marley, the Fezziwigs, Tiny Tim et al in an enchanting, performance that will dazzle and linger long in the memory. Guaranteed to keep you in the Christmas Spirit - in many more ways than one!

Phil Shotton and his quartet regularly perform alongside many national and international jazz artists and have appeared at major jazz festivals, venues and music festivals throughout the country and abroad. With a tenor sound reminiscent of Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon, Phil is gaining the reputation of a highly sought-after soloist. The Quartet includes: Dr Tom Sykes, Piano. Matt Lawton, Double Bass and Jez Finch, Drums.

Monday 13th January Tuesday 14th January Wednesday 15th January Thursday 16th January Friday 17th January 2.30pm (7.30pm Wednesday) £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

For the evening The Red Bar will become a cabaret style jazz club and the Quartet will entertain you by playing jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! During the second half of the performance, audience members can 'sit in' with the Quartet and experience playing with a professional group.

Monday 20th January Monday 24th February Monday 16th March 8.00pm FREE just turn up


21 JAN

Aakash Odedra

Murmur 2.0 and Inked A double bill of dance from award winning choreographer and dancer Aakash Odedra. Murmur 2.0 tackles the issue of dyslexia from his own experience, through dance and technology. A combination of movement, footwork and gestures combine with visual technology developed by Arts Electronica Futurelab (Linz, Austria) to enhance the audience’s experience. The second half of the performance is one of scarification and tattoos. Inked created by Laurence Olivier Award winner Damien Jalet sees the body become a place of transformation, an envelope marked, folded and metamorphosed by its journey through a ritualized space. Immerse yourself in an evening of dance, exploring the body’s limits and powers.

22 JAN

The Dark Room You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience must choose an option. Will you: A) Find the Light Switch? B) Cry for Help? C) Go North? Come and play the world’s first live-action text-based adventure game! It’s a chooseyour-own-adventure! So choose it! ‘NOT TO BE MISSED’ The Guardian  ‘The Dark Room is utterly unique, it’s hard to describe the magic and joyful surprises awaiting you within without utterly scaring you off.’ The Skinny  ‘You must see this show’ British Comedy Guide

Tuesday 21st January 7.30pm

Wednesday 22nd Janaury 7.30pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


25 JAN

29 JAN

A Rush of Laughter Comedy Night

Chinese New Year Extravaganza 2020

Join us for a fantastic evening of comedy, with stars of TV Njambi McGrath, Ignacio Lopez and Stephen Bailey (Live At The Apollo, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Roast Battles, Safeword, Comedy Central). Hosted by Adam Rushton.

Mark fresh beginnings and welcome the Year of the Rat, the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac, as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts brings a spectacular line-up of Chinese acrobatics, music and dance! With exciting programmes including skilled jugglers, mesmerising magic, illuminating Dragon Dance, live instruments and more, Chinese New Year Extravaganza showcases a dazzling array of performances full of colour, amazement and fun!

Saturday 25th January 8.00pm

Wednesday 29th January 6.30pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

Tickets free, booking required


30 JAN

30 JAN 02 MAR

Dame Janet Suzman Playwriting Prize

Every Voice

Open Mic Night

by Beth Beevers

The Arts Centre Red Bar

Winner of Edge Hill University’s 2019 Dame Janet Suzman Playwriting Prize, Beth Beevers presents a rehearsed reading of her winning play, Every Voice.

Hosted by Edge Hill’s very own Charity Shop Pop, Open Mic is an opportunity for Edge Hill students who can sing, dance, recite poetry, play an instrument or surprise us with a hidden talent.

Brexit has finally meant Brexit. Homelessness is at an all time high. Everyone has a choice, either have your tie tight or take your chances on the streets. Set five years from now, Every Voice follows the story of Adele Hayes who explains having your own voice will cost you everything you have.

Bring your friends along to support or just come along to be part of the audience. To book your slot call in to the box office at The Arts Centre.

Directed by David Peimer.

Thursday 30th January 2.30pm FREE, booking required

Thursday 30th January Thursday 2nd March 7.30pm FREE just turn up


03 FEB

Ad Infinitum

04 FEB

Extraordinary Wall of Silence

Just Us Dance Theatre

Three coming-of-age stories, united in a struggle against violence, ignorance and oppression.

‘You say I’m just a black guy. I know who I am, do you know who I am?’

Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. Connected through a shared past, they are transported to one pivotal moment in 1880 when a dangerous ideology was born: one that would impair the way the world views Deaf people for over a century. Ad Infinitum combine the company's signature style of physical storytelling with the beauty of British Sign Language in an unmissable feast for the senses. Extraordinary Wall of Silence is a bilingual performance in BSL and English.

Born To Manifest

Born to Manifest is a powerful new Hip - Hop dance double bill that illuminates the experiences of young black British men. Joseph Toonga draws from real life accounts to a create a poignant, responsive piece that simultaneously champions cultural identity and challenges racial stigmas. Set to an original score from Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, this dynamic new dance work explores the power and privilege that still oppress and dictate. Joseph delivers stark home truths through the complexity and beauty of an individual’s journey.

Monday 3rd February 7.30pm

Tuesday 4th February 7.30pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


05 FEB


K A T H E R I N E R YA N Katherine Ryan is dominating television and live comedy scenes both in the UK and abroad. Her second Netflix standup special Glitter Room was released globally on 1 July 2019, following 2017’s In Trouble. She hosted an all-female 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown special (C4) and fronted C4’s How’d You Get So Rich?, as well as hosting The Stand-Up Show with Katherine Ryan for The Comedy Network in Canada. Katherine has just filmed her Netflix sitcom The Duchess – in which she starred and which she wrote and produced. Last summer, Katherine featured in the latest series of Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC). Katherine also stars in Netflix's 10-part panel series The Fix. She has judged three seasons of Comedy Central's Roast Battle and co-hosted four series of Comedy Central’s Your Face or Mine with Jimmy Carr. Katherine has made countless appearances on the UK’s major panel shows, from the BBC's QI, Would I Lie To You, Have I Got News For You and Live at The Apollo, to Dave's Taskmaster. Other notable TV credits include C4’s Travel Man with Richard Ayoade, The Big Fat Quiz of The Year (C4), A League of Their Own (C4), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything (C4), Fake News (C4), Sky’s flagship Bring The Noise, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, and Dave’s Go 8 Bit.

Wednesday 5th February 8.00pm £25 / £10 for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


06 FEB

Joanne Tremarco: The Birth of Death Imagine you have two bodies. One you move in every day and one you move in when you dream. Where does the dream body go after death? This solo piece performed by Joanne Tremarco and directed by Yael Karavan addresses ‘death’ the elephant in the ‘living’ room. Drawing on end of life conversations with her mother, training as a death doula and adventures as a Lucid Dreamer invent a comic-tragic odyssey of the soul. ‘Tremarco took the audience down a path that was both deeply personal and utterly remarkable.’ Liverpool Sound and Vision

08 FEB

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love Award-winning comedian and star of ITV’s The Chase, Paul Sinha has, thus far, lived his life content in the understanding that stability and emotional happiness were lovely ideas but not really for him. Nonetheless, several decades of cheerfully bearing boozy witness to the narratives of others can slowly change a man. And so can a prosecco-fuelled Christmas. “One of our most thoughtful and enjoyable comedians” Times “Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate” Chortle

Age guide - 17+ Adult themes, some swearing

Thursday 6th February 7.30pm £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges

Saturday 8th February 8.00pm £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


12 FEB

Daniele Pantano and Juana Adcock Daniele Pantano is a Swiss poet and literary translator, his poems have been translated into several languages. His most recent works include Kindertotenlieder: Collected Early Essays & Letters & Confessions, Robert Walser: Comedies, and ORAKL. Pantano taught and directed the Writing Center at the University of South Florida, and taught at Edge Hill University, where he was Reader in Poetry and Literary Translation. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing University of Lincoln. Juana Adcock is a Mexican-born Scotland-based poet and translator. Her first book Manca, was named by the distinguished critic Sergio González Rodríguez as one of the best poetry books published in 2014. Her co-translation of Historia de un canalla, by Julia Navarro was published by Penguin Random House in 2016 under the title The Story of a Sociopath.

13 FEB

Shane Shambhu: Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer This is no Bollywood ‘raga to riches’ story, this is the real deal. We all present different faces to the world, but some are more different than most. In this funny and visually stunning one-man show, Shane Shambhu reveals the secret life he kept from his school friends, growing up in the cultural melting pot of East London. Follow Shane’s transformation from ‘fat kid’ to international performer as he rips up ideas of race, language and culture in a bedazzling mix of theatre, dance and film. ‘A great storyteller, a mercurial trickster with an exuberant love of life’ Voice Mag

Wednesday 12th February 7.30pm

Thursday 13th February 7.30pm

£5 Free for EHU Students Free for schools and colleges

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


15 FEB

100% SIMON BRODKIN After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself! Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.

One of The Guardian’s ‘Top Shows At The Fringe One of The Evening Standard’s ‘Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe’ “Sky-high gag rate” Metro

Saturday 15th February 8.00pm £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


18 FEB

GUY The Musical Finding love isn’t easy being fat, gay and nerdy. Luckily for Guy, you can be anybody online... including your best friend. But little does Guy know, he’s not the only one with a big reveal. The gay Bridget Jones with a cat-fishing musical twist, Leo & Hyde’s award-winning GUY gives you 12 heart-pounding electronic pop anthems and witty, heartfelt story about modern dating through a diverse cross-section of gay men. You’ll laugh-cry, sad-cry, facepalm and heart-eyes at this rom-com about body image, prejudice, and mental health. GUY is a reminder that the only person you should be is yourself: #nofilter.

20 FEB

Kate Fox: Where There’s Muck There’s Bras Performed by stand-up poet Kate Fox; a comic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung! This funny, gently subversive performance lecture uncovers the hidden history of the writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protestors, musicians and other heroines who represent the grit, determination and spirit of the North’s women.

Tuesday 18th February 7.30pm

Thursday 20th February 7.30pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges

£5 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


22 FEB

03 MAR

A Rush of Laughter Comedy Night

Laura Vanhulle Dance Theatre

Join us for a fantastic evening of comedy, with stars of TV Carl Donnelly (Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News), Andrew Lawrence (Michael McIntrye’s Roadshow, Daves One Night Stand, Live At The Apollo, Stand Up For The Week, John Bishop’s Only Joking and as heard on Radio 4) Gareth Richards (Russell Howard’s Good News, Live At The Electric).Hosted by Adam Rushton.

an empowering interpretation of the female existence….(21 YIN)

Yin

Contemporary dance and live music synchronises in a fearless evocative piece. In Chinese philosophy yin and yang describe how opposite forces are interdependent and need each other to co-exist. Performed by four female artists, Yin reflects upon these universal symbols, drawing inspiration from the natural lifecycle and lived experiences. Highly visual, captivating choreography, haunting vocals, piano, baroque and sound design subtly cross-over, playfully questioning society’s perceptions of sexuality and power. Age guidance: 12yrs+

Saturday 22nd February 8.00pm

Tuesday 3rd March 7.30pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


04 MAR

Wicked Women Wicked Women celebrates extraordinary women from history that changed the world. A moving and uplifting physical performance exploring the lives of known and unknown heroines from Elizabeth I to Malala Yousafzai. Join the conversation and connect with the International Women's Day global theme for 2020 “How do we build a gender balanced world in the arts?” facilitated by Tmesis Theatre #EqualIsEqual For the first time we are hosting a Young ‘Born at D & D’ to make sure the voices of young women are heard!

05 MAR

James Wilton Dance

The Storm James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, athleticism, where acrobatics, breakdancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away. Seven dancers, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock specially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t. In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm? Will it all blow over?

1.30pm followed by conversation event 2.00-3.00pm 7.00pm followed by conversation event 7.30-8.30pm

Wednesday 4th March 1.30pm, 7.00pm

Thursday 5th March 7.30pm

FREE, booking required

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


06 MAR

10 MAR

Mrs Pankhurst’s Players

Liz Lea

Sugar, Daddy?

RED

Rose knows what she wants. She’s seen the films, dressed the part and visited the theme park. Now she’s looking for romance, a castle and some forest creatures to help her get dressed in the morning. The whole fairy tale.

A poignant, riotous and triumphant exploration of one woman’s story – an exquisite exploration of female endurance. Unforgettable, shattering and hilarious, RED is a soul baring retelling of one woman’s journey through illness and recovery with an eye to the future.

She’s looking for her Prince Charming… Mrs Pankhurst’s Players return to mark International Women’s Day 2020 by offering a sneak peek behind the curtains of their new show: Sugar, Daddy? Step into the dark world of Mr Philander’s Fantasy Freak Show of wolves, witches, frogs, and girls in hoods skipping through the forest. Mrs Pankhurst’s Players is a feminist theatre collective for female, male and gender nonbinary students and alumni, committed to making high quality, politically engaged, text-based theatre.

RED is fearless, RED is fierce, RED is powerful – a one woman show full of film and fabulousness. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you won’t forget. RED explores Liz Lea’s journey and experiences with Endometriosis – one woman’s story told in a universal way. Honest, face to face dialogue with the audience, balanced beautifully with film and movement.

Friday 6th March 7.30pm

Tuesday 10th March 7.30pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


11 MAR

Naughty Corner

Raves R Us Multi-award winning Naughty Corner Productions return to Edge Hill with their most successful show yet, immersive hit 'Raves R Us'

Camp & Furnace, with its first event attracting over 400. This show will burst through your expectations of theatre.

Toys R Us has closed down for good leaving Charlie and his mates unemployed, depressed and searching for any escape from this rundown bigotlead society. Charlie’s vision arrives fully formed. They have an abandoned warehouse, an abandoned nation... it’s time to make a sanctuary, an escape... a Rave.

Frequent Strong Language, themes of suicide, drug references, smoke, haze, strobe lighting, nudity.

Raves R Us was a huge hit at Glastonbury festival 2019 playing to over 1,000 ravers in the crowd, Sold out a run at Liverpool's Hope Street Theatre, and has now become a huge event in Liverpool's

Wednesday 11th March 7.30pm £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


12 MAR

13 MAR

Big Brum

Delightful Sausage

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

See the bizarro character comedy nominated for ‘best show’ at the Edinburgh festival. Visit Ginster’s, a holiday camp experience you’ll not forget in a hurry. Join the Salmon Coats as they keep the guests entertained, medicated and above all else obedient.

“The man trampled calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground. It sounds nothing to hear, but it was hellish to see.”

★★★★★ Wee Review. ★★★★ The Guardian.

Big Brum’s production of ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ adapted by Chris Cooper is a powerful drama, rich in imagery that illuminates the themes at the heart of Stevenson’s complex text. Themes such as identity, good and evil, love and hate knowledge and ethics, power and responsibility, and what makes us human. However hard you try to hide your feelings, you can never truly hide them forever… Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his story in 1886 but it has continued to resonate profoundly for readers to this day, taking hold of our imaginations.

Thursday 12th March 8.00pm

Friday 13th March 7.30pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


14 MAR

17 MAR

A Rush of Laughter Comedy Night

Vincent Dance Theatre

Another brilliant night of comedy from A Rush Of Laughter, with Nigel Ng (Stand Up Central & Roast Battles) Esther Manito (Russell Kane’s Evil Genius & Radio 4) and Tom Deacon (The Rob Brydon Show, Daves One Night Stand, Fake Reaction, BBC2, Sky F1, Radio 1 & Capital FM). Hosted by Adam Rushton.

Critically acclaimed for translating real-life testimonies into beautifully crafted performance work, Vincent Dance Theatre’s hard-hitting and insightful new production explores the cycles of trauma, rupture and repair that drive children into care and the impact this has on their young lives.

In Loco Parentis

In Loco Parentis illuminates the extraordinary strength, resilience and inner worlds of careexperienced children, their parents and carers, and in so doing reflects on a universal human need to be looked after, to be safe and to belong. ‘Agonising visceral and often beyond words, this piece is about love as an enduring source of hope’ The Psychologist on VDT’s Art of Attachment.

Saturday 14th March 8.00pm

Tuesday 17th March 7.30pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


18 MAR

An Evening with Irenosen Okojie & Leone Ross Irenosen Okojie’s debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for an Edinburgh International First Book Award. Her work has been featured in The Observer, The Guardian, on the BBC and the Huffington Post. Her short story collection Speak Gigantular, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. Her latest book is Nudibranch (Dialogue Books, 2019), a second collection of short stories. Leone Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor and lecturer in fiction writing. Her first novel, All The Blood Is Red was long listed for the Orange Prize in 1997. Her second critically acclaimed novel, Orange Laughter was published in the UK by Anchor Press, in the USA by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Picador USA.

19 MAR

Herring Girls Herring Girls is a multimedia dance collaboration helmed by Vicci Riley. Herring Girls makes visible the remarkable stories of women that gutted and salted fish for a living. It also shines a light on the ‘silver darlings’. Movement, text, story, sound and video join forces to create an embodied folk tale. Vicci weaves facts, memories, sensation and fantasy in a journey of celebration and loss with net, salt and an ensemble of herrings. Choreography, Performance and Design: Vicci Riley Sound Design: Barry Han Video Projection Design: Dan Williams Lighting design: Cath Culliane Su Arts Council England, Edge Hill University, Leap 2018 (MDI), Liverpool Improvisation Collective, LJMU, Metal Culture, One September

Wednesday 18th March 7.30pm

Thursday 19th March 7.30pm

£5 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


20 MAR

Supritha Aithal and Mathangi Keshavan

Narratives of 0’s and 1’s Narratives of 0’s and 1’s brings together the world of data through movement and the oral vocabulary of Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam. This creative dance piece seeks to decode the impact of binary representations of data in society. Using body as a data warehouse and music as a streaming process, performers attempt to extract narratives about data, transform them into the language of Bharatanatyam and load them into a 45 minutes production to integrate with the audience. The sonification of data along with a live musical ensemble consisting of Veena (string instrument), Ghatam (clay pot) and Nattuvangam (cymbals) provide the database or the background score to create these dialogues aka codes in real-time!

21 MAR

The Simon & Garfunkel Story The UK’s biggest, most successful Simon and Garfunkel theatre show with a full live band. Featuring a full cast of talented actormusicians, The Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you back through the ‘Groovy’ times of the 1960s. It tells the story of both Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel from their humble beginnings as Rock ‘n’ Roll duo Tom And Jerry, right through their massive success, dramatic break-up and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert. The show features both original photos and film footage whilst a full live band perform all their hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Sound of Silence and many more!

Friday 20th March 7.30pm

Saturday 21st March 8.00pm

£10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges

£18 / £15 / £5 EHU Students


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Credit: Lee Baxter

Cut To The Chase present

HEDDA Starring David Hoyle in a reimagining of Hedda Gabler by Jen Heyes “These impulses come over me all of a sudden, and I just can’t resist them” Hedda is unable to live . . . a victim of the way things are. Hedda cares little for others, particularly the new husband and the old flame. Hedda is unkind and self-serving to the point of thinking nothing of crushing the hopes of others Life just isn’t good enough for Hedda. Like any of us; in life there are moments when we are all inclined to feel that this frustrating business of existence — as it is lived on the darkest days — isn’t good enough for us either.

This queer reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece is cinematic theatre starring the iconic artist David Hoyle in a one person show, directed by Jen Heyes with original composition by Tom Parkinson.

Monday 23rd March Tuesday 24th March (7.30pm) 2.30pm, 7.30pm £10 / £8 / £5 EHU Students Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


26 MAR

David Crystal

27 MAR

Edge Hill University Big Band directed by Phil Shotton

What’s New in English Language? David Crystal OBE is the foremost writer and lecturer on the English language, with a worldwide reputation. In this talk, David will reflect on some of the language changes that have taken place in the past fifteen years, referencing his book, The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language. He will offer fresh insights into the growing cultural identities of 'new Englishes' around the world, developments in digital language and the emergence of social media.

Edge Hill’s very own big band bring their eclectic mix of contemporary big band music back for another music extravaganza. Musical Director Phil Shotton will take the audience on an exciting journey of interesting and sometimes lesser heard big band repertoire, showing just what is possible with the modern day big band.

Join us earlier, at 4.30pm for the launch of The Oxford Handbook for Language Contact, edited by Anthony P. Grant. This new publication examines the ways in which one language can exert influence on another language, and how to assess that influence. With global scope and over 30 contributors, the handbook provides numerous fascinating examples to illustrate language-transfer.

Thursday 26th March 6.00pm

Friday 27th March 7.30pm

£5 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges

£5 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership Free for schools and colleges


STUDENT PRODUCTIONS 09 JAN

16 JAN

10 JAN

17 JAN

Edge Hill University 3rd Year Musical Theatre Students present

Edge Hill University 3rd Year Musical Theatre Students present

MOBY DICK! The Musical

Bernarda Alba

Cult hit or West End anarchy? You decide. This is not Moby Dick as you remember it from school. Does for Herman Melville what The Rocky Horror Show does to midnight horror movies!

Bernarda Alba is a gripping musical built around a family of emotionally and sexually repressed daughters and their controlling mother. Set in 1930s rural Spain and inspired by flamenco and traditional folk songs, an all-female cast explore Lorca’s world in LaChiusa’s seamless blend of music, drama and dance. Over 90 intense minutes the women struggle against their repressive domestic regime culminating in a shocking climax.

The girls of St. Godley’s Academy for Young Ladies are in trouble! Money for the school has run out and it’s threatened with closure. Determined to save their school from bankruptcy, their unflappable headmistress come up with a plan. Using whatever they can find, the girls mount an original production as a fundraiser – a musical version of the classic, featuring their own headmistress in the coveted role of Captain Ahab. An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

Words and music by Michael John LaChiusa Based on the play The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca An amateur production by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of R&H Theatrical. Bernarda Alba was originally produced by the Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, 2006

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.MTIShows.co.uk

Thursday 9th January Friday 10th January 7.30pm

Thursday 16th January Friday 17th January 7.30pm

£9, £5 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£9, £5 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


31 MAR

02 APR

01 APR

03 APR

Edge Hill University 2nd Year Drama Students present

Napoli Milionaria Naples in the aftermath of WW2 and matriarch Donna Amalia is keeping her family afloat by dealing in the black market, at least until her principled POW husband returns. Peter Tinniswood’s daring translation for the National Theatre moves the action to war-scarred Liverpool: here Scousers standin for I Napolitani. For many years Fascism required de Filippo to mask his social commentary in burlesque, performing in remote corners of the country, but the end of the war brought the country anew freedom and the playwright a new voice. This amateur production of Napoli Milionaria is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

Edge Hill University 2nd Year Drama Students present

Six Characters in Search of an Author The Ur-text of Metatheatre. As an acting company prepares to rehearse a play by Luigi Pirandello, they are interrupted by the arrival of six strange people: the unfinished characters in search of someone to finish their story. An extraordinary influence on popular culture, the play has inspired everything from The Twilight Zone to The Goons and The Simpsons, and is the godfather to Pinter, Beckett and the Theatre of the Absurd. “like a bombshell that blew out the last and weary residues of the old realistic drama” Antonio Illiano This amateur production is performed by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

Tuesday 31st March Wednesday 1st April 7.30pm

Thursday 2nd April Friday 3rd April 7.30pm

£9, £5 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£9, £5 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


LIVE THEATRE SCREENINGS 28 JAN

National Theatre Live Encore presents

Hansard

18 FEB

National Theatre Live Encore presents

Present Laughter by Noël Coward

Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates.

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to bloodsport.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

Tuesday 28th January 7.00pm

Tuesday 18th February 7.00pm

£10 £5 for EHU Students Free for schools and colleges

£10 £5 for EHU Students Free for schools and colleges


10 MAR

21 MAY

National Theatre Live Encore presents

National Theatre Live presents

Cyrano de Bergerac

The Welkin

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac.

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst. James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins).

Tuesday 10th March 7.00pm

Tuesday 21st May 7.00pm

£10 £5 for EHU Students Free for schools and colleges

£10 £5 for EHU Students Free for schools and colleges


FREE FILM FRIDAYS FOR EHU STUDENTS Free Film Fridays are one of our most popular events at The Arts Centre. Join us every Friday at 7.00pm during term time for a free film. Check the listings for Free Film Friday dates and join out FFF Facebook group to find out which films are coming up on a weekly basis. facebook.com/groups/EHUFreeFilmFriday

Friday 24th January Friday 31st January Friday 7th Febuary Friday 14th February Friday 21st February Friday 6th March Friday 13th March Friday 20th March Friday 27th March


FILM

Mid-week cinema programme Cinema’s most recent releases on your doorstep most Wednesday evenings. To ensure that we bring you the latest releases information about forthcoming ďŹ lms will be listed on The Arts Centre website nearer to the date of the screening. edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre

Wednesday 22nd January Wednesday 29th January Wednesday 5th February Wednesday 12th February Wednesday 19th February Wednesday 26th February Wednesday 4th March Wednesday 11th March Wednesday 18th March Wednesday 25th March


22 JAN

Mrs Lowry & Son Dir: Adrian Noble 91 mins Adrian Noble directs this biographical drama centred on renowned English artist L. S. Lowry, following Lowry (Timothy Spall) as he draws inspiration from his industrial surroundings and the difficulties he faces in his personal life as he cares for his ailing mother, Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave). As well as being barraged with criticism and negativity from his mother, Lowry struggles to contend with critics from the art world and proving himself as a serious painter.

29 JAN

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Dir: Quentin Tarantino 161 mins Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Wednesday 22nd January 7.30pm

Wednesday 29th January 7.30pm

£3.50 / £3 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£3.50 / £3 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


05 FEB

12 FEB

Downton Abbey

Judy

Dir: Michael Engler 119 mins

Dir: Rupert Goold 118 mins

The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey has become a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue that leaves the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast.

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.

Wednesday 5th February 7.30pm

Wednesday 12th February 7.30pm

£3.50 / £3 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£3.50 / £3 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


19 FEB

26 FEB

Hustlers

Sorry We Missed You

Dir: Rupert Goold 110 mins

Dir: Ken Loach 101 mins

Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Stiles star in this US drama based on the New York Magazine article 'The Hustlers at Scores' by Jessica Pressler. The film follows Dorothy, aka Destiny (Wu), as she begins working at New York strip club Moves. She is taken under the wing of veteran Ramona (Lopez), who shows Destiny how to profit from her new role. However, when the financial crash hits the club's business the following year, Ramona and her co-workers begin robbing their wealthy Wall Street clientele with an elaborate scheme that quickly spirals out of control.

Sorry We Missed You’follows Ricky and his family as they struggle against debt. Ricky gets the chance to be a self-employed delivery driver, which brings new challenges. He was convinced to take the job by promises of independence, but he doesn’t get paid if he’s unable to deliver the packages. And with his wife’s work as a carer not proving any easier, the family is gradually pulled to the breaking point.

Wednesday 19th February 7.30pm

Wednesday 26th February 7.30pm

£3.50 / £3 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£3.50 / £3 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


04 MAR

11 MAR

Blinded By The Light

Official Secrets

Dir: Gurinder Chadha 114 mins

Dir: Gavin Hood 112 mins

Set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's timeless songs. Blinded By The Light tells the story of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of 'the Boss’, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics. A joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit.

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm's way.

Wednesday 4th March 7.30pm

Wednesday 11th March 7.30pm

£3.50 / £3 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership

£3.50 / £3 Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership


22 JAN 29 JAN 05 FEB

British Animation Awards Public Choice Award Screenings A chance for the public to vote on their favourite British short animation film and animated music video. The three BAA Public Choice programmes consist of a selection of outstanding short films and music videos from the entries to the British Animation Awards 2020. The programmes are screened at a number of venues throughout the UK where audiences vote for their favourites. The short film and music video with the highest overall rating receives the coveted ‘Public Choice Award’ at the BAA ceremony on March 12th 2020 at the BFI South Bank, London.

Wednesday 22nd January Wednesday 29th January Wednesday 5th February 4.00pm FREE, just turn up


Mooncup Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (An Adaptation)

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGE AUDIENCES

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