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Winter/Spring ‘18

Theatre Dance MUSIC COMEDY Film Visual Arts Creative Writing

Saturday 17th February 8.00pm

Joel Dommett


LISTINGS

03 CIVICS 01 10.00am-5.00pm Daily until 20th April

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13 Daisy Johnson: Short Stories 02 Tuesday 13th February 7.30pm

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17 Dunkirk 01 Wednesday 17th January 7.30pm

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14 Twelfth Night RSC Live 02 Wednesday 14th February 7.00pm

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20 Musical Theatre Society Showcase P 01 Saturday 20th January 7.30pm

14 Something’s in the Living Room 02 Wednesday 14th February 8.00pm

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22 Reverb: Spoken Word 01 Monday 22nd January 7.30pm

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15 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour F 02 Thursday 15th February 7.30pm

24 Victoria & Abdul 01 Wednesday 24th January 7.30pm

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15 Long Way Home 02 Thursday 15th February 8.00pm

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24 Post Post-Punk 01 Wednesday 24th January 8.00pm

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16 Volume Please! 02 Friday 16th February 2.30pm

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25 André Stitt Talk 01 Thursday 25th January 1.00pm

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17 Joel Dommett 02 Saturday 17th February 8.00pm

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25 SWAN 01 Thursday 25th January 8.00pm

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19 Reverb: Spoken Word 02 Monday 19th February 7.30pm

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29 Jazz in The Red Bar 01 Monday 29th January 8.00pm

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20 Sinfonia UK Collective 02 Tuesday 20th February 4.00pm

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30 Translunar Paradise 01 Tuesday 30th January 8.00pm

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21 The Party 02 Wednesday 21st February 7.30pm

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31 Pan’s Labyrinth 01 Wednesday 31st January 7.30pm

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22 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof NT Live 02 Thursday 22nd February 7.00pm

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31 Open Mic Night 01 Wednesday 31st January 7.30pm

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23 Dance and Wellbeing Book Launch P 02 Friday 23rd February 10.00am

01 I Fagiolini 02 Thursday 1st February 7.30pm

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26 Numbered Days 02 Monday 26th February 2.30pm

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02 Transition 02 Friday 2nd February 6.30pm

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26 Jazz in The Red Bar 02 Monday 26th February 8.00pm

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05 Philip Jeck & Jonathan Raisin 02 Monday 5th February 8.00pm

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27 Numbered Days 02 Tuesday 27th February 7.30pm

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06 Me! Me! Me! 02 Tuesday 6th February 8.00pm

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28 The Snowman 02 Wednesday 28th February 7.30pm

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07 Blade Runner 2049 02 Wednesday 7th February 7.30pm

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28 Antony Rowland 02 Wednesday 28th February 7.30pm

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08 May-We-Go-Round? 02 Thursday 8th February 8.00pm

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01 BeautifuL 03 Thursday 1st March 8.00pm

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12 So Many Reasons 02 Monday 12th February 8.00pm

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02 Mapdance 03 Friday 2nd March 8.00pm

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LISTINGS

05 Open Mic Night 03 Monday 5th March 7.30pm

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22 Julius Caeser NT Live 03 Thursday 22nd March 7.00pm

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06 The Moira Monologues 03 Tuesday 6th March 8.00pm

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22 The Dog Beneath the Skin 03 Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm

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07 Goodbye Christopher Robin 03 Wednesday 7th March 7.30pm

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23 The Other Animals 03 Friday 23rd March 7.30pm

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07 EHU Student Talent Night 03 Wednesday 7th March 7.00pm

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24 The Other Animals 03 Saturday 24th March 2.30pm

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09 Stealing Sheep 03 Friday 9th March 8.00pm

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24 The Dog Beneath the Skin 03 Saturday 24th March 7.30pm

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10 Hardeep Singh Kholi 03 Saturday 10th March 8.00pm

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26 Jazz in The Red Bar 03 Monday 26th March 8.00pm

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12 Reverb: Spoken Word 03 Monday 12th March 7.30pm

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28 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool F 03 Wednesday 28th March 7.30pm

13 The Troth / Usne Kaha Tha 03 Tuesday 13th March 7.30pm

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04 Murder on the Orient Express 04 Wednesday 4th April 7.30pm

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14 The Art of the Modern Big Band 03 Wednesday 14th March 7.30pm

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11 Macbeth RSC Live 04 Wednesday 11th April 7.00pm

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15 10 03 Thursday 15th March 8.00pm

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16 Reverb: Spoken Word 04 Monday 16th April 7.30pm

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20 Under Milk Wood 03 Tuesday 20th March 7.30pm

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14 Macbeth NT Live, Encore 06 Thursday 14th June 7.00pm

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21 Under Milk Wood 03 Wednesday 21st March 7.30pm

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18 Romeo & Juliet RSC Live 07 Wednesday 18th July 7.00pm

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21 Breathe 03 Wednesday 21st March 7.30pm

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Performances and Events

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Live Theatre Screenings

The Arts Centre ia a professional theatre open to all: public, schools, staff and students. There are no extra booking charges, group booking ticket deals available.

Arts Centre Membership If you are an Edge Hill University student you can sign up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme. You’ll receive four free tickets per season to see a show and will find out about special offers and competitions throughout the year. To sign up, just go to edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre/students and provide us with a few details or you can call in at The Arts Centre box office.

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Films

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Exhibitions and visual art

How to book By phone: 01695 584480 Online: secure online booking at edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre In person: at our Box Office Monday-Friday 12.00pm – 5.30pm (Open until 8pm on performance nights) At weekends the Box Office is open when there is a performance.


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Performances & Events 20 01

Saturday 20th January 7.30pm Tickets: £7 / £5

EHU Musical Theatre Society Showcase Edge Hill University’s Musical Theatre Society is now in its 4th year and this showcase will be a fantastic opportunity to see the current crop of amazing talent in an event that celebrates the magic of musical theatre. With extracts from huge hits such as The Book of Mormon, Matilda and Hair- as well as nods to the society’s previous successful productions of Rent, Spring Awakening and Sweeney Todd - the set list is packed with crowd-pleasers and classics to get you all singing along, clapping and toe-tapping in your seats alongside some lesser known tunes and hidden gems that we know you’re all going to love. So, if you’re a fan of musical theatre or just fancy something different on a cold January Saturday night in Ormskirk, come in and feel the warmth of the stage lights and the red-hot talent Edge Hill Musical Theatre Society has on offer and we promise you’ll have a wonderful evening!

22 01

Mondays Jan 22nd, Feb 19th, Mar 12th, Apr 16th 7.30pm FREE

Reverb Reverb is a monthly interdisciplinary spoken word and open mic event featuring established writers and artists and providing an opportunity for emerging writers to present new work. If you would like to sign up to present your work at any of the forthcoming events please contact us at artscentre@edgehill.ac.uk with REVERB in the subject.


24 01

Wednesday 24th January 8.00pm Tickets £5 Free for EHU Students

Post Post-Punk Graham Massey and Richard Witts in conversation

Graham Massey is the path-finding champion of Acid House and founder of 808 State. In this informal and wide-ranging talk he’ll consider the post-punk scene - and what has followed it - with Richard Witts, post-punk pioneer of The Passage, whose book of lyrics from the post-punk period is newly published by the poetry specialist Eyewear. Massey’s achievements include producing Björk (Army of Me, The Modern Things) and his latest project, a tribute to the jazz legend Sun Ra. He is considered by The Wire to be ‘chief arbiter of Techno cool’ with ‘a ‘restless, maverick imagination’. Witts’s group was defined by the post-punk press as bounded by ‘Steve Reich and The Sex Pistols’ (NME) and ‘a cross between early Joy Division and late Wire’ (Sounds).

25 01

Thursday 25th January 1.00pm FREE - booking required

Painting the New Town: Embodied Experience, Embodied Memory Talk by André Stitt

Artist André Stitt will talk about his artistic career which spans over 40 years and encompasses performance, installation and painting. He will focus on his most recent work, a body of paintings that draw inspiration from architecture, new towns and urban environments, 40 of which form Edge Hill’s current exhibition, CIVICS. Throughout the talk he will reflect on how his previous performance and installation work has influenced his painting practice. André Stitt’s exhibition CIVICS is on display throughout the main building at Edge Hill University until 26th April 2018.

25 01

Thursday 25th January 8.00pm Tickets: £10 / £8 Free for EHU Students

Elf Lyons: SWAN Elf Lyons is an award-winning comedian and clown from London and the giraffe-limbed raconteur is bringing us her most exciting stand-up show yet, SWAN, nominated at the Edinburgh Fringe for Best Show Award in 2017. Think big. Think weird. Mathew Bourne would be proud. It's going to be fun. And sexy. She has performed all around the world at leading arts festivals in the UK, Europe and Australia. Elf was also nominated for the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. ‘Hilariously brave… Top twenty names of now' - Vogue ‘Enthusiastically peculiar... showing sexy, nerdy and funny aren't mutually incompatible’ - Chortle.co.uk


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29 01

Mondays Jan 29th, Feb 26th, Mar 26th 8.00pm FREE just turn up

Jazz in The Red Bar With The Phil Shotton Quartet

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. 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. If you are a vocalist or instrumentalist and would like to sit in with the band for a number or two during the second set, this can be arranged on the night.

30 01

Tuesday 30th January 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 FREE for EHU students

Theatre Ad Infinitum presents

Translunar Paradise Multi award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum return with their hit show. Experience a journey of life, death and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. A poignant, life-affirming tale without words. Using a live accordion accompaniment, this exquisite piece of mask and movement theatre was a multi-award winning, critically acclaimed sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011 and has since toured to over 20 countries around the world, and picked up 9 awards. ‘A poignant portrayal of a life-long love affair, a masterclass in theatricality’ - What’s On Stage ‘Extraordinarily poignant…beautifully performed… packs a real emotional punch’ - The Guardian


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31 01

Wednesday 31st January 7.30pm FREE just turn up

Open Mic Night The Arts Centre Red Bar Open Mic is an opportunity for Edge Hill students to come along and show off their talents. Edge Hill University is bursting with students who can sing or dance, recite poetry, play an instrument or surprise us with a hidden talent. Bring your friends along to support you or just come and be part of the audience. To book your slot call in to the box office at The Arts Centre.

01 02

Thursday 1st February 7.30pm Tickets £7 / £5 FREE for EHU students

I Fagiolini: Piatto Misto British vocal ensemble I Fagiolini provide a varied programme on the themes of love and loss. Including Monteverdi’s moving Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro dell’amata, Thomas Ravenscroft’s There were three Ravens, Britten’s tour de force settings of medieval texts and a new commission, Sonnet by Adrian Williams, expect ‘bags of style, energy and dramatic excitement’ (International Record Review) as they bring these masterpieces to life. ‘There is nothing ordinary about a performance by I Fagiolini. These singers have made their reputation by turning their backs on convention’. - The Guardian


02 02

Friday 2nd February 6.30pm FREE - booking required

Chinese New Year Celebration Rock Concert: Transition In celebration of Chinese New Year, Edge Hill University’s Confucius Institute invite you to a live rock style concert with a difference! Transition is a three-piece British rock band who write their own songs and sing in Mandarin - a fusion of eastern and western musical influence! Their roots are in Bristol, UK, but they combine this rock foundation with Asian rhythm and melody, producing music that inspires audiences from both sides of the globe. Their first mandarin song Sorry My Chinese Isn’t so Good became an instant you tube hit, gathering over a million views, and is now an anthem for all those learning Chinese! The band also wrote the official theme song for the Taiwanese Olympic team for the London 2012 Games - the first ever foreign band to be given this opportunity!

05 02

Monday 5th February 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 FREE for EHU Students

Philip Jeck and Jonathan Raisin: The Long Wave Best known for his crackling, rumbling, glowing turntable symphonies U.K. composer Philip Jeck has been creating sound with record-players since the early 80's. Jonathan Raisin is a composer and improvising musician based in Liverpool. Over a varied career he has performed in swimming pools, a piano shop, a forest and numerous falling down buildings as well as more traditional venues. For this event they will revisit their mesmerising debut collaboration, The Long Wave, a BBC commission first performed at the Music Room, Liverpool in 2017, and will present a new work specially created for The Arts Centre EHU.

06 02

Tuesday 6th February 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU Students

Frank Wurzinger: Me! Me! Me! Frank Wurzinger and multi award-winning director John Wright (Told by an Idiot, Trestle) team up again in the hilarious new clown show, ‘Me! Me! Me!’- a comedic exploration of Narcissism with a modern twist: Mobile phones, social media, selfie sticks, slapstick, and a huge ego. Loosely based on the myth of Echo and Narcissus - only better. Me! Me! Me! A physical comedy with modern dance, spoken word and an incredible amount of acting. A Tremendous Show. With an Unbelievably Talented Star, who created it all Himself. This Amazing Show Makes Theatre Great Again. According to Frank this is the best show ever to be created by a human being. Come and see for yourself!


08 02

Thursday 8th February 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU Students

The Hiccup Project: May-We-Go-Round? Multi award-winning May-We-Go-Round? is a collision of fiercely energetic dance and comedic theatre. Honest, provocative and laugh out loud funny, Cristina and Chess jangle through the merry go round of romance, taking audiences along for the bitter sweet ride. From direct extracts in Chess' diary aged 10 to teenage summer flings, Cristina and Chess open a window to the hilarious highs and heartbreaking lows of their romantic encounters. But ultimately it celebrates the power of their female friendship, the launchpad for their adventures. "Hilarious and witty, a joy" - The Skinny "So euphoric and so infectious’ - Festmag

12 02

Monday 12th February 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 FREE for EHU students

Fuel presents

So Many Reasons My Mum said to me ‘if you ever have children, don't have girls. They give you too much of a headache.’ So Many Reasons is a story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world, from the perspective of a first generation British Ghanaian woman. Exploring cultural and generational shifts in how women see themselves and each other, this sassy and soulful new show asks what happens when we realise mums don't always know best. Ofori’s previous show Portrait was a critical success, touring extensively, appearing at the Southbank Centre (Women of the World Festival, 2015) and broadcast on BBC.

13 02

Tuesday 13th February 7.30pm Tickets £5 Free for EHU students

Daisy Johnson: Short Stories in Liminal Landscapes Edge Hill is delighted to be welcoming Daisy Johnson, one of the finest, upcoming young writers in the country, to give a reading from her weird and wonderful short story collection Fen. This book, which explores animal worlds and liminal spaces, was published in 2016 by Jonathan Cape in the UK and in the US by Graywolf. Her novel, Everything Under (Cape), is due in 2018. Daisy was the winner of the AM Heath Prize, the Harper’s Bazaar short story prize, and was longlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Prize. She was also the winner of the 2017 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. She will be reading from Fen, discussing her writing and discussing the short story form.


14 02

Wednesday 14th February 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Sally E. Dean: Something’s in the Living Room Devised and performed by Sally E. Dean, Something’s in the Living Room is a darkly humorous one-woman physical theatre show that traverses loss, redemption and the ridiculous. Poetic, absurdist, and surreal scenes emerge through an intimate and transformative journey with a creature-like garment of bin bags. Staged as fragmented memories, a woman searches in an empty room for all people and things forgotten, including potatoes and vacuum cleaners. Interweaving personal fact with fiction, we are taken to the edges of human fragility as the unstable world of daily life objects and rituals question: what do you want to do with your one, precious, life? Audiences are invited into the journey through wearing heart-protectors filled with collective personal memories, and other surprises.

15 02

Thursday 15th February 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Ben Phillips: Long Way Home "My dad made wooden boxes and puzzles. Every year he would send my sisters and I an empty box for our birthdays. He died exactly one year ago. I am celebrating the anniversary of his death by going on a glorious, fantastical and ultimately doomed quest to find out who he really was. A reflection on the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we are told."

16 02

Friday 16th February 2.30pm FREE - booking required

Mxoli Norman: Volume Please! Volume Please! is a personal account of untold history. A portrait of a confused son and a dying father, told through the lens of South African social history and black South African identities. The play uses jazz to explore the relationship between father and son and is a poetic telling of a powerful story.


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17 02

Saturday 17th February 8.00pm

Joel Dommett

Tickets £20 / £18 EHU students £10 with Arts Centre Membership

I'm A Celebrity...2016 runner-up, international globetrotter, English Comedian of the Year finalist and SKINS contributor Joel Dommett is known for reducing sell out audiences into bouts of uncontrollable laughter. This five time winner of the Comedy Café competition is not to be missed. He has also appeared on BBC Three's Impractical Jokers, ITV2's Reality Bites, BBC's Russell Howard's Good News and Sky1's Bring The Noise. 'Manically funny act' - Three Weeks 'Hilarious... delightful tales' - The Scotsman 'Young, sharp and clever' - Sunday Times


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20 02

Tuesday 20th February 4.00pm FREE - booking required

Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture A Rehearsal Orchestra Day led by Sinfonia UK Collective

Lee Tsang: conductor Steven Wilkie: concertmaster Sinfonia UK Collective is proud to celebrate a new partnership with Edge Hill University. Our performance of Tchaikovsky's orchestral masterpiece will be led by professional musicians from Sinfonia UK Collective, and will feature talented young performers from across West Lancashire, Merseyside and the surrounding region. Pupils, students and members of the community, working towards the performance over just a single day, will gain experience of a large orchestra and will receive expert instruction and leadership. In addition to Tchaikovsky's music, audiences will enjoy a brief introduction to the art of orchestral conducting and an opportunity to discuss aspects of Sinfonia UK Collective's work. All ages are welcome. Enquiries for participants: lee.tsang@edgehill.ac.uk www.sinfonia-uk-collective.org

23 02

Friday 23rd February 10.00am - 10.00pm FREE - booking required

Launch of The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing In recent years, a growth in dance and wellbeing scholarship has resulted in new ways of thinking that place the body, movement, and dance in a central place with renewed significance for wellbeing. The new Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing, edited by Vicky Karkou, Sue Oliver, and Sophia Lycouris is a large text book of 1000 pages with over 90 contributors from around the world. It examines dance and related movement practices from the perspectives of neuroscience and health, community and education, and psychology and sociology. In this day-long book launch, colleagues from the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, US and Argentina will present their contributions, discuss their perspectives and encourage participants to engage with the topic through performances and workshops. To book please eamil: pa-admin@edgehill.ac.uk


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Monday 26th Feb 2.30pm Tuesday 27th Feb 7.30pm

Theatre in Black presents

Numbered Days By Ryan Leder

Numbered Days is an award-winning play that follows Rebecca and Charlotte as they fall in love five-thousand miles apart. Rebecca and Charlotte, met by chance online. As their relationship develops from platonic to romantic, they finally decide to meet in person but with life and university schedules getting in the way, that won’t happen for another five months. Without any knowledge of what the future may hold, Rebecca and Charlotte book a flight and agree to make it work. Soon the pressure of their situation leaves Rebecca and Charlotte questioning whether they can hold on for those five months, and if they do, what happens when they inevitably separate again? Numbered Days is a stark look at love in the digital age, challenging the age-old question of whether love really can overcome anything. Winner of the Dame Janet Suzman Playwriting Prize

28 02

Wednesday 28th February 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ5 Free for EHU Students

Antony Rowland With Valzhyna Mort and Zaynab Allak

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, Antony's work has been compared with poets as disparate as John Ashbery and Ezra Pound. Jeffrey Wainwright has described his poetry as "significant and powerful", and nowhere is this more apparent than in M, an ode to Manchester in the present moment and to the world it finds itself in, awash with the movement of peoples, cultures, politics and words. Join us for the launch of his third collection M. M ('Manchester') tackles the contemporary themes of terrorism, industrial decline, and Icelandic violence. This collection also includes the poems that received the Manchester Poetry Prize in 2012. This event will also include readings by Valzhyna Mort and Zaynab Allak.


01 03

Thursday 1st March 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Sweetshop Revolution presents

BeautifuL BeautifuL is a new dance theatre work choreographed and directed by the award-winning Sally Marie, Artistic Director of Sweetshop Revolution. BeautifuL encompasses movement and text, explores love and sexuality from the female point of view; what is fantasised about, desired and permissible within the complex web of social structures, expectations and cultural history. BeautifuL is a doorway into a dialogue about how women and men experience relationships, sexuality and the body… at the heart of it lies a question: how do we love and how has it changed?

02 03

Friday 2nd March 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Mapdance

Mapdance offers an enticingly varied set of exciting commissions of new works by renowned and upcoming international contemporary choreographers. This year’s commissions include Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor (Israel), Laila Diallo (UK), Laura Aris Alvarez (Belgium/Spain) and Helen Parlor (UK). Mapdance’s diverse repertoire offers audiences a refreshing mixture of gritty dance-theatre, wry humour, and intricate and questioning choreography. mapdance.org ‘Leaping and turning in zesty spurts with an insouciance that leaves nothing to chance’ - Donald Hutera/londondance.com

05 03

Monday 5th March 7.30pm FREE just turn up

Open Mic Night The Arts Centre Red Bar Open Mic is an opportunity for Edge Hill students to come along and show off their talents. Edge Hill University is bursting with students who can sing or dance, recite poetry, play an instrument or surprise us with a hidden talent. Bring your friends along to support you or just come and be part of the audience. To book your slot call in to the box office at The Arts Centre.


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06 03

Tuesday 6th March 8.00pm Tickets ÂŁ10 / ÂŁ8 Free for EHU Students

Alan Bissett: The Moira Monologues & (MORE) Moira Monologues Alan Bissett is an acclaimed playwright, novelist and performer from Falkirk in Scotland. He was the winner of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Writer of the Year in 2011 and his novels Death of a Ladies' Man and Pack Men were both shortlisted for Scottish Arts Council Fiction of the Year Prizes. His plays Turbo Folk and Ban This Filth! were shortlisted for a Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland and Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Awards respectively, and the short film he wrote and narrated, The Shutdown, won numerous prizes at international festivals. In 2016 he was given an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling for his outstanding contribution to Scottish culture. For the first time ever in England, Alan Bissett presents a double-bill of his rip-roaring 'one woman shows' The Moira Monologues and its sequel (More) Moira Monologues, winner of a prestigious Fringe First award at Edinburgh in 2017. Alan plays Moira Bell, cleaner, single mum, the hardest woman in Falkirk and 'the most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade' (The Scotsman). Hear Moira tell her best pal Babs a series of hilarious, tense and true-to-life tales about warring dogs, weed-smoking, dating, Brexit, her cleaning job, keep-fit and karaoke night at the Scotia bar. "Not a word is wasted." - The Independent


07 03

Wednesday 7th March 7.00pm FREE, no booking required but get here early to avoid disappointment

Student Talent Night

A special event for Edge Hill University Students. There are lots of talented students at Edge Hill University and our Talent Night is a show about celebrating just that. If you’re an Edge Hill University student you can come to this free performance to support those performing, or to show off your talents. Expect anything and everything! If you’re a student at Edge Hill University and you’re interested in taking part contact Alex at campuslife@edgehill.ac.uk, or call in at box office to secure your slot.

09 03

Friday 9th March 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Stealing Sheep

Rebecca Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer, otherwise known as Psych-folk trio Stealing Sheep, will be bringing their lo-fi, intricate, DIY pop to The Arts Centre for a one-off specially created Edge Hill extravaganza.

10 03

Saturday 10th March 8.00pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

Hardeep Singh Kholi: Alternative, Fact The Radio 4 favourite, BAFTA winner and regular on BBC’s Question Time, This Week and Daily Politics tours a brand new show following its critically acclaimed run performed to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join Hardeep as he gives his unique take on the political climate combined with his trademark ‘quick witted patter’ ★★★★ The Skinny. ‘Something quite special… in-between the laughter are stories of genuine power’ ★★★★★ - Broadway Baby ‘Enigmatic, entertaining and deserving of his long, loud round of applause’ ★★★★ – The Wee Review ‘Kohli navigates the subject matter with a unique grace and style, balanced with some fabulous punchlines’ ★★★★- Fest ‘Consistently thought-provoking’ ★★★★- Voice


13 03

Tuesday 13th March 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU Students

Akademi presents

The Troth / Usne Kaha Tha “The memory becomes luminous just before death…” Akademi’s new physical dance work tells a gripping wartime story of love and loss. Marking the centenary of World War I, choreographer Gary Clarke unfolds the poignant narrative through dance, music and silent film. The Troth is a powerful live theatre production inspired by a classic Hindi short story, Usne Kaha Tha. As the action moves from rural India to the trenches of Belgium, we learn of the secret promise made by one soldier, Lehna Singh, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice to save another. Part of UK-India Year of Culture 2017.

14 03

Wednesday 14th March 7.30pm FREE - booking required

Edge Hill University Big Band present

The Art of the Modern Big Band Following on from their highly successful show The Big Band Story Edge Hill's very own big band present of programme of more contemporary big band music. This is sure to be an explosive performance with music from big band leaders such as: Gordon Goodwin, Bob Florence, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich. The band will be complimented with their vocalists, Corrine Andrew and Molly Birch, adding a touch of style and sophistication to the proceedings! 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 capable with the modern day big band.

15 03

Thursday 15th March 8.00pm

Company Chameleon present

Tickets £10 / £8 Free for EHU students

10 National Dance Award Nominees Company Chameleon rewind and fast forward in the world premiere of a new triple bill celebrating their 10th anniversary year. Featuring three dance pieces, which use engaging and athletic choreography to explore human and personal issues, 10 showcases Chameleon’s trademark style of creating socially relevant dance theatre that is powerful and original. Rites, the first major piece of work made by the company in 2007, is a male duet about growing up on the journey from boyhood to manhood. Imprint, a new trio by Kevin Edward Turner, is unashamedly about love, romance and relationships; and Anthony Missen’s new solo, Trip, takes you into the dark arena of selfdeception, exploring the line between true and false identity. See the piece that launched Chameleon onto the dance scene a decade ago, alongside two new works by the Company’s


Student PERFORMANCES A season of plays presented by 2nd Year Edge Hill University Drama Students

An Island Expressionism Tickets £9/5/3 See a second and third play for half-price when all booked together It is often thought that the European Expressionist Movement, which reached its apotheosis in the 1920s and 30s, had little impact on the theatre in this country. Here we attempt to disprove the critics with a bold selection of work characterised by their fluid use of poetry and song, startling imagery and epic communitarian spirit.

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Tuesday 20th March 7.30pm & Wednesday 21st March 7.30pm

Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

Twenty-four hours in the life of a small Welsh seaside town: this great play needs no introduction. “It is all about religion, sex and death,” said Richard Burton, adding, “it is a comic masterpiece.” But it is the love of men and women, as Thomas said “with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions” that propels the play. We are not wholly bad or good Who live our lives under Milk Wood "Dylan Thomas's beautiful, bawdy, affectionate, reckless, and deeply original play was justly crowned at its first performance by a storm of cheers" Sunday Times

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Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm & Saturday 24th March 7.30pm

The Dog Beneath the Skin by W. H. Auden & Christopher Isherwood

Man is changed by his living: but not fast enough. His concern today is for that which yesterday did not occur. Born of a contempt for the popular stage of the time Auden & Isherwood’s satire on fascism (amongst many other things) is an almost exact contemporary of Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. Part-polemic partrevue part something else entirely, strange as the play is, it is, as a contemporary critic observed extremely entertaining “often genuinely eloquent and seldom freakish” The Times.

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Friday 23rd March 7.30pm & Saturday 24th March 2.30pm

The Other Animals by Ewan MacColl

McColl, of Dirty Old Town fame, is best known as the controversial sometime leader of the folk revival: “a fearless, galvanic character whose influence is still causing ripples” The Guardian. Here is a rare chance to see his a fine example of his writing for the stage, notably produced with his then partner Joan Littlewood. A political prisoner is asked to renounce his political ideals, in a series of scenes which are both harrowing and poetic. As relevant today, in the post-Mandela era, as they were in the days of Hitler's concentration camps and Stalin's gulag: The Other Animals are us.


Exhibitions & visual art

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'Sunday in Skelm', André Stitt courtesy of gallery ten, Cardiff

CIVICS

Until 26/04/2018

Solo exhibition of the work of André Stitt

CIVICS brings together a significant number of works by renowned visual and performance artist André Stitt. Responding to the legacy of Britain's New Towns and post-war brutalist architecture, the paintings in this large-scale exhibition draw upon the materiality of the built environment and its abstract displacement through art as a memory of forms reimagined as a parallel universe. The exhibition will include work made during 2016 and 2017, based on several research trips to the nearby new town of Skelmersdale. André Stitt will be talking about his work at The Arts Centre on Friday 25th January at 1pm.


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Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, This Is Offal 2016 Courtesy of the artists and Pilar Corrias Gallery.

Until 18/03/ 2018

Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts Tate Liverpool Edge Hill University is the sponsor of Tate Liverpool’s current exhibition by New York artists, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley We Are Ghosts (November 17 – 18 March 2018), the artists’ first solo museum exhibition in the UK. We Are Ghosts is a new and imaginative commission which re-imagines life on a US Navy Submarine at the end of the Second World War. Known for their stylised black-and-white videos, this exhibition features their new work n The Body of The Sturgeon, as well as the 2016 work, This Is Offal. The exhibition’s curator, Lauren Barnes, will discuss their work with ICE’s Associate Director, Professor Roger Shannon, on 31st January 2018. For further information and to book a free place see edgehill.ac.uk/events Edge Hill Unicard holders get free entry to all exhibitions at Tate Liverpool and for entry to Tate Modern and Tate Britain you can download a pass at edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre


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LIVE THEATRE SCREENINGS 14 02

Wednesday 14th February 7.00pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live presents

Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

Twelfth Night Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister... Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time", with Adrian Edmondson (Bottom, The Young Ones) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (ITV’s Mr Selfridge and Sound of Music Live!) in the role of Olivia. 2 hours 20 minutes + 20 minute interval

22 02

Thursday 22nd February 7.00pm

National Theatre Live Presents

Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? ★★★★ "A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted" Sunday Times ★★★★ "A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable" The Independent ★★★★ "Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth" The Metro


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22 03

Thursday 22nd March 7.00pm

National Theatre Live Presents

Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

Julius Caeser Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.

11 04

Wednesday 11th April 7.00pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live Presents

Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

Macbeth ‘Something wicked this way comes’ Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.


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14 06

Thursday 14th June 7.00pm

National Theatre Live, Encore Presents

Tickets £10 / £5 EHU Students

Macbeth By William Shakespeare, Directed by Rufus Norris

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

18 07

Wednesday 18th July 7.00pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live Presents

Ticket £10 / £5 EHU Students

Romeo & Juliet What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.


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Don’t miss out… more Live theatre screenings are added to the progamme throughout the season - and we always aim to keep tickets competively priced! For screening updates, please ring the Box Office on 01695 584480 or check the website. Already booked in for Autumn 2018, is The Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Merry Wives of Windsor….

12 09

Wednesday 12th September 7.00pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live Presents

Ticket £10 / £5 EHU Students

The Merry Wives of Windsor Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…


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15 02

Thursday 15th February 7.30pm Tickets are free but booking is required

55th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour The Ann Arbor Film Festival is America’s longest-running independent film festival and as a pioneer of the film festival touring concept, has been presenting an annual tour of selected work from the festival since 1964. Over the years, the touring programme has brought the work of film and media artists to audiences throughout the world. Featuring filmmakers from around the globe, this programme of six new experimental, animated, documentary and narrative shorts includes Jessica Kingdom’s Commodity City and Jonathan Rattner’s The Interior, winner of the Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film. The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University is the only UK host, and is proud to be hosting the Tour for the sixth year running.


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FREE FILM FRIDAYS

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 our FFF Facebook group to find out which films are coming up on a weekly basis.

Facebook.com/groups/EHUFreeFilmFriday

FOR EHU STUDENTS

FREE FILM DATES: Friday 26th January Friday 2nd February Friday 9th February Friday 16th February Friday 23rd February Friday 2nd March Friday 9th March Friday 16th March Friday 23rd March Friday13th April


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LIST Mid-week Cinema film programme Cinema’s most recent releases on your doorstep most Wednesday evenings. These films are open to the public so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Tickets £3.50 / £3 / Free for EHU Students

17 01

Wednesday 17th January 7.30pm

24 01

Wednesday 24th January 7.30pm

31 01

Wednesday 31st January 7.30pm

Dunkirk Director: Christopher Nolan 2017 Cert: 12

Run time: 107 minutes

From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk. Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenceless men below.

Victoria & Abdul Director: Stephen Frears 2017 Cert: PG

Run time: 112 minutes

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award® winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Pan’s Labyrinth Director: Guillermo Del Toro 2006 Cert: 15

Run time: 119 minutes

Spanish fantasy story directed by Guillermo del Torro ('Cronos') with stunning sets, shocking scenes and effects - set in the mind's eye of a lonely young girl. Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is a young girl in a remote mountain village in Spain in 1944 after Franco's ascension to power. With its deft mixing of CGI and actual character scenes, political and social statement, Pan's Labyrinth has been referred to already as ‘The Citizen Kane of fantasy films'. With English subtitles.

07 02

Wednesday 7th February 7.30pm

Blade Runner 2049 Director: Denis Villeneuve 2017 Cert: 15

Run time: 163 minutes

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.


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21 02

Wednesday 21st February 7.30pm

28 02

Wednesday 28th February 7.30pm

07 03

Wednesday 7th March 7.30pm

21 03

Wednesday 21st March 7.30pm

The Party Director: Sally Potter 2017 Cert: 15 Run time: 71 minutes

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter, this witty, sharp and very fun new comedy features a star studded cast that also includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer and Cillian Murphy.

The Snowman Director: Tomas Alfredson 2017 Cert: 15 Run time: 119 minutes

When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Director: Simon Curtis 2017 Cert: PG

Run time: 105 minutes

Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Breathe Director: Andy Serkis 2017 Cert: 12A Run time: 117 minutes

Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish's own parents, Breathe is an inspirational and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it's your last. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa in 1958. Against all advice, Robin's wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.


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28 03

Wednesday 28th March 7.30pm

04 04

Wednesday 4th April 7.30pm

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Director: Paul McGuigan 2017 Cert: 15 Run time: 106 minutes

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award® winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening). Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

Murder on the Orient Express Director: Kenneth Branagh 2017 Cert: 12A

Run time: 114 minutes

Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe and Judi Dench, in this stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mystery based on the best-selling novel by Agatha Christie. Everyone’s a suspect when a murder is committed on a lavish train ride, and a brilliant detective must race against time to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again.

FREE FOR EHU STUDENTS Arts Centre Membership As an Edge Hill University student you can sign up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme. You’ll receive four free tickets per season and will find out about special offers and competitions throughout the year. To sign up, just go to edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre/students and provide us with a few details or you can call in at The Arts Centre box office.


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The Red Bar

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food & drink

The Red Bar adjacent to the Arts Centre is open pre-show and during intervals Serving craft beer, cocktails, prosecco and local pale ale, along with a good range of beers, soft drinks, spirits and wine. Our new pre-show menu is also available, where you can choose from a range of Mediterranean, Italian and Mexican platters.

Interval pre-order drinks are available, and recommended during busy events. Please ask at the bar for details. @FoodEdgehill

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