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WHAT’s on // 2018

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Director’s Choice

A big welcome to everyone from the team here at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

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It’s our tenth anniversary and to celebrate we have a fantastic range of activities lined up to share with all of our audiences throughout 2018 (you can find out more on page 6).


Highly recommended

Ten years is a long time and the social, cultural and economic landscape of 2018 is very different to that of January 2008, when the venue first opened its doors to the public. Although we have really relished the journey that we have taken together, we recognise that the world has changed significantly since we were first conceived and that we now have to work even harder to support the value of culture within our society. Consequently, we’re using our birthday celebrations to explore new possibilities, address challenges and develop different ways of placing our entire community at the heart of what we do. This includes shows programmed by the community, initiatives such as £10,000 worth of free tickets, which will help to remove some of the financial barriers to engagement in the arts, and large-scale creative interventions in the city, such as Architects of Air’s beautiful Pentalum Luminarium, which joins us by the Brayford for Eggcite, Lincoln’s Easter Arts Festival for Children. But most of all, we’re going to have a year-long party and we want you to join us for the fun! See you soon! The Team

Director’s Choice We have many great events on offer this season but if you like something a bit different, look out for this icon. I highly recommend it!

Post show discussion

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Students & Under 26s


Lincolnshire has a really creative community and we’re making sure 12 to 25 year olds feel part of it. As part of Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV), a network of arts venues, we are working with young people to create a range of exciting activities and events for and by young people across the county.

10% OFF Director’s Choice

If you’re aged between 12 and 25 visit LovProjectTeam for the latest opportunities and to have your say.

Quote CHOICE at box office or enter online at checkout.

Funded by:

Craig Morrow Artistic Director The Duke, BeautifuL, The Audit, Education Education Education, Pentalum Luminarium. Part of University of Lincoln Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is also home to Lincoln School of Fine & Performing Arts. Around 400 students study Dance and Drama here at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Find us online at

Suitable for all

SEATING PLAN Our auditorium is a versatile space with flexible seating, however, for most shows this is what you can expect from our standard seating layout. You can select a seat and, if booking online or in person, you can see the view from your seat on screen, so you can feel confident that you’re getting the best audience experience available.

CAR PARKING You can buy a car parking ticket for the main University of Lincoln car park for most events at the exclusive rate of £1 when booking your ticket at the same time. The University of Lincoln pay and display car park is open to the public from 4.30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.


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Be Our Friend! Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s Friends Membership Scheme offers exclusive benefits and opportunities, where you can save money and support your theatre at the same time.



We’d like to say a big thank you! to everyone who has shown their support to the work that we do!



Benefits Include:


per year

• 20% off two tickets for shows throughout the year* • 2 free tickets to four Director’s Choice events a year* • Save 10% in the Zing Café Bar • Advance notification of tickets going on sale. • Exclusive invitations to VIP events (e.g. Season Launches ... Private View). • Thrice yearly newsletter • One free backstage tour per year. • Discounts and special offers throughout the year.

SILVER FRIEND Benefits Include:


per year

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is part of the University of Lincoln, a Higher Education Corporation with exempt charitable status, and we rely on the generosity of individuals to enhance the work that we do. Any amount that you are able to spare will help to widen our diverse programme of theatre and dance, increase our work with young people, as well as enabling us to provide artists, companies and audiences with new opportunities and experiences.

General Fund

Help Support Our Great Work. Your donation will help keep our programme fresh, vibrant and accessible for children and young people.

Lincoln Company Fund

Supporting The Lincoln Company and the Lincoln Young Company, our resident ensemble of students and recent graduates.

Emerging Artists Fund

Supporting our emerging artists and theatre companies, to make new performance right here in Lincoln.

• 10% off two tickets for shows throughout the year* • 2 free tickets to two Director’s Choice events a year* • Advance notification of tickets going on sale • Discounts and special offers throughout the year

With the membership you can get £5 tickets to shows across the season including Beyond My Control, BeautifuL, The Thing That Came From Over There!, The Audit and many more.

LPAC PRODUCERS Ages 16-25 Mondays 6pm-7pm LPAC Producers are a passionate group of young people who make exciting things happen in the venue and around the city! If you are interested in a career in theatre or just want to know what goes on behind the scenes, then this is the group for you. Come along to gain experience in programming, marketing, box office and technical theatre with additional opportunities to visit arts venues and festivals across the UK.

LINCOLN YOUNG COMPANY Ages 16-19 Weekly rehearsals January – May

Join Us To become a Friend or for further information, speak to the Box Office, visit or simply ask to ‘Join Us’ when you’re next buying tickets. Membership lasts for 12 months.

LIVE PASS is our FREE membership for Students and Under 26s that entitles you to fantastic offers on tickets across our season as well as other exclusive perks including tailored updates and news about upcoming shows.

*All ticket offers subject to availability. Please note that there may be occasional productions by visiting companies and hirers throughout the year for which your percentage discount will not be applicable.

Lincoln Young Company is a theatre group made up of young people in Lincoln. Opportunities include performing in the venue, taking part in NT Connections and engaging with new writing. As well as performing, our young people also take on stage managing, marketing and assistant directing roles. The group auditions for new members every September.


ARTS AWARD Ages 11-18 Take on creative challenges, experience a range of events and share your skills with others! Whether you’re interested in music, theatre, art, comedy, technical theatre or dance; with support from the professional team at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, you can complete your Arts Award qualification (and make some friends!) at our weekly sessions.

LPAC Ambassadors Ages 25+ The LPAC Ambassadors are a group passionate about promoting theatre and cultural events within their local communities. We are always looking to expand our group in order to make a larger impact across the city of Lincoln. Contact the Box Office to get involved. Opportunities include: • Contributing Creative Ideas • Influencing Theatre & Culture in Lincoln • Organising Community Events • Work with the Team at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

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Zing is home to great free activities and performances throughout the year. See our website for up-to-date event and exhibition listings.

10 YEARS YOUNG! IMAGINE WHAT’S TO COME… As well as blowing out some candles on a cake, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is planning a year-long celebration of creativity in our city and we want to share this moment with you. During 2018 we plan to


Give away £10,000 worth of free tickets We recognise that financial concerns are often a barrier to engagement with the arts and that the price of a ticket can often be too big a risk in terms of trying something new. In conjunction with the University of Lincoln, we’ll be offering free tickets to all events across the programme. Some of these tickets will be to specific groups, some to people new to the venue, whilst everyone will have a chance to win tickets for all of our shows in our weekly prize draw. Bring 10 New Things to Lincoln Lincoln Performing Arts Centre has a reputation for exciting and bold programming and we want to use 2018 to raise the bar even further. Across the year we’re planning to programme ten exciting events from regional, UK and internationally significant artists, new to the venue. This season includes Architects of Air, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, and Hoipolloi. Invite You To Pick 10 We’re inviting you, our audiences, to help programme our tenth anniversary celebrations. Join our decision-making groups and choose 10 special events that you want to bring to Lincoln. Hold 10 Community Residencies Taking the Pop Out Festival mentality we’re going to be taking our cultural activity out of the building and working with our different communities in 10 unique spaces, from shops, community centres, libraries and parks, to that bit of waste ground just down the road. Celebrate Lincoln with an Open Stage Day A community event, showcasing local talent, creativity and the diverse range of venue users on our main stage. Appoint an Associate Artist Over the years we’ve supported the creation of lots of shows that have gone on to tour nationally and internationally but we’ve never had the opportunity to invite a company to work with us for a longer period and our new Associate Artist scheme is designed to do just that.

Free events in Zing Café Bar Come and join us at Zing and enjoy fresh, affordable snacks and drinks throughout the day and into the evening. A light, relaxed atmosphere provides lunchers and theatre-goers alike with the ideal spot to have a coffee, juice or glass of wine. Opening Hours 8.30am-6pm Monday through to Friday and from an hour before show start times.



Fun creative play sessions guided by storytellers and artists. Perfect for parents and toddlers.

The weekend starts here. Great live music from hot swingin’ jazz to hip funkateers.

Fridays 10am-11.30am 12 January – 31 July (excludes 30 March) 13 April EGGCITE SPECIAL find out more on page 24! Tickets: FREE

Fridays 5pm-7pm 12 January – 31 July (excludes 30 March, 6 April & 22 June) Tickets: FREE



*All dates are correct at the time of print, please check our website for updates.

Lincoln’s loudest, liveliest, most raucous night of rhymes. 12 poets. 2 rounds. 3 minutes. 1st prize £35 // 2nd prize £15. 6 Feb, 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 5 Jun & 10 Jul, 7.30pm – late Tickets: Pay what you feel.



International Concert Series

Catrin Finch, Harp

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Sunday 28 January 3pm Internationally renowned harpist Catrin Finch is one of the most accomplished harpists of her generation, and has been delighting audiences with her performances across the UK and worldwide, since the age of five. In 2000 she had the honour of reviving the ancient tradition of Royal Harpist to H.R.H, the Prince of Wales.


BACH – Prelude Violin Partita No.3 in E DEBUSSY - La Fille aux cheveux de lin PATTERSON – Bugs – Mosquito Massacre SALZEDO – Theme and variations in ancient style

ROTA – Sarabanda e toccata TRAD WELSH - Folk Suite PIAZZOLA – Libertango GODEFROID (1818-1897): Carnaval de Venise

Tickets: £16 Full // £14 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval) Exeter Northcott Theatre in association with the University of Exeter presents

Move & Gather

BEYOND MY CONTROL Thursday 1 February 1.30pm & 7.30pm


Science meets theatre in this interactive performance about epilepsy, excitability and all things neurological. Join us as mathematicians from the University of Exeter abandon their computers and recreate complex brain networks using theatre improvisation techniques. Improvised scenes, verbatim testimony and top mathematical research combine to create a unique theatrical experience for every audience that offers a glimpse of a life lived with epilepsy. “Fascinating and effective production about epilepsy modelling- quite emotional too!” AUDIENCE RESPONSE Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 Schools and LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Hugh Hughes Presents Shôn Dale-Jones in

THE DUKE Global Sound Sessions

KADIALY KOUYATE SOUND ARCHIVE Friday 2 February 7.30pm Kadialy Kouyate and his outstanding ensemble Sound Archive play a set inspired by the West African Mandinka griot tradition of oral storytellers, poets and musicians, and from the musical culture of the Mandinka people. “Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice.” TIME OUT Tickets: £10 Full // £8 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)

Thursday 8 February 7.30pm Funny and poignant, The Duke is an awardwinning new one-man show. It combines original storytelling with an inventive spirit. The Duke weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a family heirloom - a porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington, the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes. Blending fantasy and reality, this playful show gently challenges our priorities in a world full of crisis. The Scotsman’s Fringe First Award in Edinburgh in 2016 WHAT’S ON STAGE “A show about a crisis that affects us all... a piece that is constantly questioning what we value and hold dear” LYN GARDNER, THE GUARDIAN Produced by Hoipolloi, PBJ Management, Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with The Pleasance Theatre Trust in aid of Save the Children

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Tickets: £5 All Seats There will be an opportunity to make charitable donations at the end of the performance.



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Les Petits

Saturday 10 February 2pm Flinn is back! Les Petits return with the sequel to their hugely successful Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs based on the book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto. Join Flinn in an action-packed adventure as he attempts to rescue his kidnapped friends who have been forced to hunt for the Magic Cutlass by his nemesis the tyrannical Mr T-Rex! “Vividly engaging”


“Les Petits have executed this sequel with LIST lively invention”

Tickets: £10 Adult // £8 Child Running Time: 55 minutes (no interval)





£30 Family (4 people, max 2 adults)

Emily Sun, Violin & JENNIFER HUGHES, Piano Sunday 11 February 3pm Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition UK, the first violinist to win the award since 1981. Accompanied on piano by Jennifer Hughes, a collaborative pianist specialising in the repertoire for piano and strings.

Friday 16 February 7.30pm BeautifuL is a new dance theatre work directed by the award-winning Sally Marie, Artistic Director of Sweetshop Revolution. BeautifuL encompasses movement and text, exploring 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. 

SCHUMANN - Violin Sonata No. 1 Op.105 BIZET/ROSENBLATT - Carmen Fantasy

Supported by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: £15 Full // £13 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s)

Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s)

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval)

Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins (no interval)

FAURE - Violin Sonata No. 1 Op. 13 in A

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Five extraordinary female dancers lead us through their own experiences of sexuality and love, contrasted with an exploration of the history of women’s sexuality over time. We live in a time of gender fluidity, polyamory and moving away from the idea of a fixed identity or stereotype. Taking the autobiography of each woman and embedding it into the global - BeautifuL will celebrate the solidarity of women, by taking femininity to a more deeply truthful place - past the gloss of media spin and pressure to conform.

MOZART - Violin Sonata in B flat major K378


Sweetshop Revolution


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OPERA COCKTAIL Saturday 17 February 7.30pm Classics shaken with wit, stirred with drama and served with a contemporary twist. OperaUpClose return to Lincoln with some of opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles in a fun, modern setting. Performed in witty new English translations and beautifully acted in the company’s engaging, intimate style, this festive cocktail includes Musetta’s aria from La Bohème (2011 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production), Carmen’s sexy Habanera, and the drinking song from La Traviata.

The Pretend Men

These popular tunes are performed by some of the UK’s most talented singers accompanied by a virtuosic pianist, and are woven together into a romantic comedy of errors – think Bridget Jones goes to the opera – which will surprise, delight and entertain.

Thursday 22 February 7.30pm

“OperaUpClose are leading an artistic revolution” SUNDAY TIMES “Striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force” GUARDIAN “Madly brilliant” THE TIMES “A huge artistic success” NEW YORK TIMES

POLICE COPS IN SPACE Following a TOTAL SELL OUT run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, multi award-winning comedy trio THE PRETEND MEN are back with their critically acclaimed theatrical blockbuster POLICE COPS IN SPACE: an 80’s ‘low-fi sci-fi’ set in the most dangerous place on Earth...Space. GQ MAGAZINE

“Farce at its most intelligent” “Physically mesmerising”


Tickets: £16 Full // £14 Concessions // £10 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s)

Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10 Concessions

Running Time: 1 hour 30 mins (inc. interval)

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

WHAT’s on // MARCH

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BIG BOUNCING BOOGIE Saturday 10 March 10.30am – 12.30pm Drop in for a bounce and a boogie at our inflatablethemed disco for under 8s. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Running Time: £3.50 Child // Free Entry Adults & Under 18 months


Duration: 2 hours

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Global Sound Sessions


Saturday 3 March 7.30pm Drums, poetry and trance from Haiti’s vodou heartlands. Chouk Bwa are a traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin (‘roots music’) ensemble bringing together the very essence of Haitian Vodou without unnecessary frills. Their music rises in waves of percussion, vocals and dance, authentically inspired in the moment and communicating nothing but the unique joy of shared spontaneity. With deep roots in the religious rites of West African Vodún, their repertoire blends traditional songs with compositions by lead vocalist and poet Jean-Claude ‘Sambaton’ Dorvil. The celebratory power of their sound has already ignited audiences at major festivals around the world, including Roskilde, WOMAD and Amsterdam Roots. “Enthralling… Sublime.” FROOTS “In the hands of these master drummers rhythms are like lyrics” SAVANNAH FESTIVAL Presented by Making Tracks.

Tickets: £10 Full // £8 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)

Gonzo Moose



Inspired by the Horror movies of the 1950’s, this is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths.

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell out show.

It’s 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston Scot-t-t, has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent.

She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm.

As Cranston and his motley band set up base camp, a meteor crashes nearby. Deciding to investigate, they set out towards the crash site unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet Earth. “Hilarious” Total Theatre VENUE MAGAZINE “Brilliant” “Anarchic comedy theatre at its best” FRINGE REVIEW CHORTLE “Outstanding” “Madcap farce”


Directed by Abigail Anderson In Association with The Pound Arts Centre and Pegasus Theatre

Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 45 mins (inc. interval)

“She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.” THE GUARDIAN “Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy” THE NEW STATESMAN “Makes live comedy thrilling” LONDON EVENING STANDARD Tickets: £15 Full // £13 Concessions Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval)



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International Concert Series

English Piano Trio Sunday 11 March 3pm HAYDN Trio in G minor Hob.XV:19 The English Piano Trio now celebrates its 27th season. Formed by three distinguished artists, the Trio has BEETHOVEN Trio op.70 No.1 in D ‘The Ghost’ performed regularly at major London venues, and SCHUBERT Trio in E flat Op.100 has toured extensively abroad.


Tickets: £16 Full // £14 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s)


Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval) Proto-type Theater

THE AUDIT (OR ICELAND, A MODERN MYTH) Tuesday 13 March 7.30pm The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. The rich have got richer, the middle’s squeezed tight, and the poor are being dragged ever downwards. The Audit tells the story of how a nation raised their voices in protest, and how collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little. The Audit is Proto-type’s second theatrical work examining contemporary politics, following A Machine They’re Secretly Building. Praise for Proto-type Theater’s A Machine They’re Secretly Building:

Sunday Sessions


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Legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) are colliding for their debut tour.

“This is coolly reasoned theatre…with stylish aplomb.” “The kind of theatre that seeps into the sub-conscious”

LYN GARDNER, THE GUARDIAN THE LIST // #TheAudit The Audit was commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, ARC (Stockton), Oxford Playhouse, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, hAb/Word of Warning (Manchester) and artsdepot (London). Supported by Tramway (Glasgow), Curve (Leicester) and Arts Council England.

Tickets: £14 Full // £12 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s)

Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s)

Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)


WHAT’s on // MARCH

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The Wardrobe Ensemble


Friday 16 March 7.30pm

SPOTLIGHT As seen on The Next Great Magician Penn & Teller: Fool Us!

Thursday 15 March 7.30pm Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day. No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable.

It’s May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world. At the local secondary school it’s a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can’t control her year 9s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and for some unknown reason Princess Anne is attending the Year 11 leavers assembly. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better. The Wardrobe Ensemble’s (1972: The Future of Sex) love letter to the schools of the 90s asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies. Fringe First Winner 2017

“Brilliantly funny”


“A great mix of energy, chaos and passion”

“Hugely talented”


“Canny, slick work from a company that knows exactly what it is doing”

“Superbly Crafted”


Tickets: Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval)


Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall Co-Production. Photograph by Graeme Braidwood


Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 20 mins (no interval)


WHAT’s on // MARCH

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INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Sat 17 & Sun 18 March Now moving into our 3rd year, Indie-Lincs is an International film festival that champions low and micro budget films, and their filmmakers.


You will not find sequels, remakes or book adaptations here. Our aim is to help the best independent filmmakers from around the world showcase their original work and network successfully with their audience, other filmmakers and the independent filmmaking community.


Tickets: Various Running Time: Various Lincoln Young Company

Northern School of Contemporary Dance



By Barney Norris

Mon 19 – Weds 21 March 8pm

Ross wants Jenny, but Jenny wants adventure. Heather wants Claire to get better and Claire wants a normal life. Gabby wants to go to university but worries about her brother. Mark and Chris just want something to do. WANT tells the stories of a constellation of young people through a series of charged, longing exchanges. A cycle of characters try to decide what kind of life is waiting for them. Barney Norris – Why I Wrote this Play: ‘I wrote this play to give voice to the landscape of life among young people where I come from, in semi-rural Wiltshire, where possibility is caged by the bus timetable and the work available, and time passes in the search for something to put at the centre of your life.’ Performed as part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. Supported by Arts Council England.

Tickets: £10 Full // £8 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval)


Thursday 22 March 7.30pm Adventurous. Athletic. Absorbing. VERVE presents an exhilarating programme of bold new dance work created by internationally-acclaimed choreographers Hannes Langolf (Germany) and Sita Ostheimer (Germany), a reworking of the award-winning ‘Riders’ by Lenka Vagnerová (Czech Republic) and a new work by VERVE Artistic Director Matthew Robinson (UK), his first for the company. Experience an evening of physically charged and refreshingly original dance, performed by dance artists on the cusp of their professional careers. See where dance is right now… and where it may go next. “A very talented cast…strong personalities.” DANCE EUROPE VERVE is the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD). The company comprises fourteen international dancers trained at some of the world’s most prestigious dance schools and tours extensively to theatres, festivals and arts centres across the UK and Europe. Photography by Nicole Guarino

Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 30 mins (inc. interval)

WHAT’s WHAT’son on////JANUARY eggcite

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Presented by Architects of Air (UK)

PENTALUM LUMINARIUM Thur 5 – Sun 8 April 1pm – 7pm (last admissions)


Enter a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes.

Tickets can be bought on the day (expect queues at busy times). We recommend that you pre-book a timed entry in advance – a limited number of tickets are available.

From the Guggenheim in Spain to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the monumental and interactive walkin sculptures of Architects of Air and designer Alan Parkinson have astounded audiences across the globe. Now, as part of our 10th Birthday celebrations we’re delighted to share this unique sensory experience with Lincoln. A monument to the beauty of light and colour the Pentalum luminarium is a feast for the senses. Visitors are transported to another world of cavernous domes, tunnels and pods, covering half the size of a football pitch and creating a sense of wonder and enchantment for all ages. Visitors are invited wander, to lie down, to sit down and enjoy the ambience and the space. Many people find it a transformative experience, with visitors describing it as like walking through a stained glass window or being in a live painting or even like being inside a spaceship.


Tickets: £4 Entry (Babes-in-arms to 18 months are free and do not require a ticket to enter the Luminarium) Location: The Rotunda, Brayford Pool Harbour.

group TICKET OFFER £12 (4 people) and £10 (3 people)

The Luminarium opens at 1pm, with the first pre-booked session at 1.30pm. Time in the Luminarium is limited to around 20 minutes at busy periods, but longer if no queue. Suitable for all but please note that under 16s should be accompanied by an adult (maximum of 4 children per adult) Pentalum is accessible to wheelchair users and anyone with mobility issues.

SPECIAL SESSIONS There will be a child-free session available to those over the aged over 16 on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 April 5.30pm to 7pm, ideal for those wanting to experience the luminarium on the way home from work.


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FAMILY TICKET OFFER £20 Family (4 people, max 2 adults)




Thursday 12 April 2pm Join this much-loved children’s writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages. Nick’s best-selling picture books include You Choose, Shark in the Park and Pants. He’s also the illustrator of Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally popular children’s novels. He’ll be showing you how he creates characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways to invent your own crazy creatures and giving loads of top tips as you draw along with him. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on. The event is followed by a meet and greet, and book signing with Nick Sharratt. Tickets: £8 Adult // £5 Child


Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)


Big Wooden Horse


FAMILY TICKET OFFER £30 Family (4 people, max 2 adults)

Saturday 14 April 2pm

Friday 13 April 10am

One day Monty found a book, ‘Inventions Very Rare’. Create yourself a monster friend BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE!

Oh help! Oh no! It’s a Gruffalo!...

This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?!

Join us for a very special Eggcite Lil’Pacs based on The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheiffer. This free creative storytelling session is perfect for parents and toddlers.

Tickets: Free (Due to limited capacity a £5 refundable deposit is required for advanced booking) Location: Auditorium

This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation!

Tickets: £10 Adult // £8 Child Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval)


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WHAT’s on // April

HENRY BLOFELD: 78 RETIRED Monday 23 April 7.30pm Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld is one of Britain’s most loved and recognisable broadcasters. In Spring 2018, he is touring the country with his last ever theatre show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio! Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the cherished golden voice of cricket. Tickets: £20 All Seats Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval)

International Concert Series

European Union Chamber Orchestra 26

Sunday 22 April 3pm The European Union Chamber Orchestra (EUCO) gave its first concerts in 1981 and soon gained an international reputation as a musical ambassador for the European Union. Funding from the European Commission enabled EUCO to make its name familiar worldwide with tours all over the globe. RESPHIGHI – Ancient airs and dances Suite No.3 MOZART – Concerto ELGAR – Elegy for strings HAYDN – Trumpet concert in E flat Tickets: £19 Full // £17 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval)


TOKO TELO Sunday 29 April 7.30pm The best of Madagascar: Soulful traditions reinvented with sublime artistry. A dazzling all-star trio from a unique and exceptionally rich musical island of Madagascar, Toko Telo features the soulful vocals from Monika Njava and stunning guitar tapestry of D’Gary and Joël Rabesolo (the latter joining the trio after original member Regis Gizavo tragically passed away on stage last summer). Honoured at home and acclaimed abroad, these heroes of Madagascan music come together with Toko Telo (‘group of three’) to revisit their shared southern roots. Interpreting traditional musical styles like tsapiky, jihe and beko with sublime musicianship and artistry, Toko Telo provide the perfect introduction to some of the best music that Madagascar can offer. “Dynamic, fluid, complex and inventive.” FROOTS “Irresistible” AFROPOP WORLDWIDE Produced by Making Tracks

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Global Sound Sessions

Tickets: £10 Full // £8 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)

SERIES DISCOUNT Book 3 or more global or folk concerts at the same time and save 20%

WHAT’s on // LSFPA showcase

Final degree showcase Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts

Various dates throughout May

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WHAT’s on // june Sunday Sessions

NANCY KERR Sunday 3 June 8pm


BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015

The avant-garde event will exhibit the highly creative garment collections of final year students on the BA (Hons) Fashion Studies programme.

Fiddle-singer and songwriter Nancy Kerr performs her unique mix of startlingly original and traditional folk music.


Tickets: £12 Full // £10 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s)

The Fine Art Degree Show is an opportunity to see a vast and inventive variety of visual arts, including painting, sculpture, installation, video and performance.

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval)


A programme of cross-disciplinary multi-media performances that embraces the potential of technologies new and old across all art forms. These work effortlessly ignore disciplinary boundaries and investigatory approach.

THEATRE COMPANY Join us as our graduating companies take complete control of the venue to produce a series of full-length performances, which promises to produce some unforgettable moments conceived and created by the next generation of theatre makers.

SPRING DANCE CONCERTS Presenting student created work, ranging from studio showings of score, to concert dance, to third year final performance work, as well as performances by the MA choreography students.

SOLO PERFORMANCE A mini-festival of solo theatre. From comedy and monologue to lecture demonstration and one-on-one performances, these final degree shows offer you the chance to indulge in eclectic mix-and-match programme over a jam-packed week of glorious, decadent, unforgettable performance.

SERIES DISCOUNT Book 3 or more global or folk concerts at the same time and save 20%

SLAMJAM FINAL Thursday 28 June 7pm SlamJam is a spoken word competition for young people across the East Midlands. Now in its 10th year, the Final is an annual celebration of the hard work and creativity of these 12 – 18 year-olds, as they take the stage to entertain, motivate, influence or transport their audience. Join us to hear their work – and to meet the writers and performers of the future as they compete for the coveted SlamJam trophy!

Tickets: £5 Full Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)


WHAT’s on //onJANUARY WHAT’s // june

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WHAT’s on // june

FAMILY TICKET OFFER £50 Family (4 people, max 2 adults)

live pass OFFER

£12.50 Students & Under 26s (limited availability)




FAMILY TICKET OFFER £53 Family (4 people, max 2 adults)

Ballet Cymru


Saturday 9 June 12pm & 3.30pm

Sunday 10 June 5pm

Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! Presenters. This all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales.

Ballet Cymru, nominated by the Critics Circle UK National Dance Awards in 2013 as Best Independent Company, and winners of the Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards, presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal fairy tale.

Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love. The Milkshake Live show will feature 2 Milkshake! Presenters. Jen, Derek, Kemi, Amy, Olivia, David and Sita may only appear at certain venues. © Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved. © 2017 DreamWorks Distribution Limited. All Rights Reserved. Bob the Builder™© 2017 Hit Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman. Fireman Sam™© 2017 Prism Art & Design Limited. “Little Princess” derived from the television series by The Illuminated Film Company and based upon the books by Tony Ross (published by Andersen Press). © 2017 The Illuminated Film Company. All Rights Reserved. © CHF Pip! Plc 2013-2016, All Rights Reserved. © Wissper LTD. ©Winduna Enterprises Ltd. 2017. © 2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a brand new music score and circus elements combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru will be working with award winning composer Jack White and Circus Company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and costumes by Welsh designer Steve Denton, Ballet Cymru brings to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling. Photography by Sleepy Robot

Tickets: £15 Adult // £13.50 Child (Under 16s)

Tickets: £18 Full // £16 Concessions

Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins (inc. interval)

Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)

WHAT’s on // June

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WHAT’s on // July

LOUDMOUTH youth theatre In association with Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Fridays 6.15pm – 8pm (term time only) If you want to sing or write songs, dance or choreograph, be a stand-up comedian, a musician, write sketches, direct, produce or learn more about backstage – there’s a place for you. No matter what your interests or experience everyone is welcome to join our creative journey! All of the original material will be produced by young people with the support of the Egg Box professional team.


Age: 10 - 18 years Just £3.50 a week! To book your place, visit


The Lincoln Company

RAPUNZEL Mon 10 – Mon 24 December Once upon a time, in far off kingdom, a bargain is struck and a young girl is taken from her parents.

INTO THE WOODS Tues 19 – Sat 23 June 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2pm The wicked musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. A magical intertwining of music, laughter and Grimm’s fairy tales is what awaits you on your path through the woods. Witches, wolves and magic beans are some of the dangers and delights you will encounter on the journey, only, be careful what you wish for, because some wishes come true.

Egg Box Youth Theatre present

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BIRDSEYE Fri 27 & Sat 28 July 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm

Following the success of their 2017 production The Wizard of Oz, Lincoln Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society invites you to join them again this summer for a show which promises to be a fantastical comedy treat.

Join Loudmouth Youth Theatre for their swashbuckling adventure with original music, daring sword fights, mayhem and mutineering!

Tickets: From £15

Tickets: £5 Full // £3 Concessions

Running Time: 2 hours 40 mins (inc. interval)

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Locked away from the world “to keep her safe”, the young Rapunzel grows up dreaming of adventures and life outside of her lonely room at the top of a tall tower. And as she grows up, her hair grows longer and longer and longer. Adapted from the original fairy tales, this magical musical play explores how the power of love can both blind us and help us see. And it’s also about the hair, that ridiculously long hair…

Tickets: From £10


Running Time: Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)


£40 Family (4 people, max 2 adults)



At Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, we are looking at what we can do to further help those with different access requirements when they visit the venue. We are keen to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience when you visit us - please tell us if there’s anything that we can do to improve the service or facilities we offer. Feedback forms are available at Box Office, you can email or speak to our Box Office staff in person or by phone on 01522 837600.


Tickets for all accessible performances can be booked at box office in person or by phone on 01522 837600. Audio Described, Captioned and Relaxed Performance can be booked online at, however we always recommend contacting us to discuss your requirements when booking. Our Box Office team can advise on available equipment, facilities and the best position in the auditorium. Wheelchair space, Babes In Arms Tickets and Touch Tours cannot currently be booked online. Customers who benefit from the assistance of a companion can claim one free companion seat, please book at the Box Office in person, by phone or by email. A range of formats of our brochure can be provided on request. There are two disabled parking spaces down the side of our building that are accessible from the University car park. There are a further four disabled parking spaces located in the main car park. You are not required to pay for these spaces but you must display your blue badge. If you are using a Sat Nav please use the postcode LN6 7DQ as this will bring you to the entrance of the car park.

How To Book

ONLINE: (up to 9 tickets per person) BY PHONE: 01522 837600 Monday to Friday 10-6pm IN PERSON: Monday to Friday 10-6pm and one hour prior to the performance. The Box Office is situated in the foyer of the theatre.

Transaction Charges

There are no booking charges when booking directly with us. A postage handling fee of £1 applies if you would like to receive your tickets through the post (allow 7 working days). Alternatively, purchased tickets can be held at the Box Office free of charge for collection during opening hours.


Over 60s, children under 16, JSA and those in receipt of PIP/ DLA. 3. Carers are also entitled to reduced-rate tickets for most performances. For certain shows, children under 18 months may qualify for a complimentary Babes In Arms ticket if they share an adult seat – these must be booked in advance.

Students & Under 26s

£5 tickets are available for Students and Under 26s on most productions through our free Live Pass membership, and are subject to availability. Valid proof of age/Student Card must be shown at time of collection. See P.5 for more info.

Schools/Group Bookings

Schools rates and group discounts are available for most performances. For all school groups and general group bookings of 10 or more please email or contact the Box Office on 01522 837600

TT Touch Tours

Sat Nav

Touch tours are available upon request and offer the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the set, props and costumes in advance of the performance.

users please use


CAP Captioned Performance

We regret that tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged. Please ensure all tickets purchased are correct at the time of booking. If an event is sold out we may be able to re-sell your tickets, please contact the Box Office.Terms and Conditions of Sale are available on request or on our website Please note, running times should be used as an approximate guide only. Latecomers may be asked to delay entering the auditorium until a suitable pause in the performance but late admission cannot always be guaranteed. • The Box Office, Zing Cafe Bar, Auditorium and toilets are all ground floor accessible. • There is a lift provided for access to the balcony, studios and further toilets.


Captioning converts the dialogue and sound effects on stage into text which is displayed on a tablet or smart phone using an app. This will require a short and simple set-up process prior to the show using your devise. Alternatively these are available at the Box Office but are subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

RP Relaxed Performance

• The auditorium has several wheelchair spaces available, please contact Box Office should you wish to book one. • For anyone with hearing difficulties please contact box office to gain access to the induction loop system. You can buy a car parking ticket for the main University car park for the exclusive rate of £1 for most performances when booking your tickets no later than one day in advance. The University Of Lincoln pay and display car park is open to the public from 4.30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

In a Relaxed Performance, audience members can move around freely, leave and enter the auditorium as needed, the lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened.

Assistance dogs





Are welcome in public areas of the theatre, including the auditorium during the show. Alternatively we can take care of them during the performance, please let us know prior to the performance.


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ADDRESS: Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University Of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

A hearing loop system is available from the Box Office for use in the auditorium during performances.




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WHAT’s on // january - december 2018




Sunday 28

Saturday 3

Chouk Bwa Libète

Thur 5 – Sun 8

Thursday 8

Thursday 12

Catrin Finch, Harp Exeter Northcott Theatre in association with the University of Exeter presents


The Thing That Came From Over There! Saturday 10

Friday 2

Kadialy Kouyate Sound Archive Thursday 8

The Duke

Saturday 10

Captain Flinn And The Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutless Sunday 11

Emily Sun, Violin & Jennifer Hughes, Piano Friday 16


Saturday 17

Opera Cocktail Thursday 22

Police Cops In Space

Lil’Pacs: Eggcite

Saturday 10

Sunday 22

Peter Knight And John Spiers

Beyond My Control

Friday 13

Saturday 14

Sunday 11

Thursday 1

Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw-Along

Big Bouncing Boogie Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress And Misfit


Pentalum Luminarium

Sunday 11

Monstersaurus European Union Chamber Orchestra

June Sunday 3

Nancy Kerr

Monday 23

Saturday 9

Sunday 29

Sunday 10

Henry Blofeld

Toko Telo

Milkshake Live! Cinderella

English Piano Trio

Mon 18 – Sat 23

Tuesday 13

Thursday 28

Into The Woods SlamJam

The Audit

Tuesday 15

Morgan & West


Friday 16

Education Education Education

Mon 10 - Mon 24


Sat 17 & Sun 18

Indie Film Lincs Mon 19 – Weds 21


Thursday 22


Looking ahead to next season

may Saturday 5

LSFPA Final Degree Shows

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre: Spring 2018 Brochure  
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre: Spring 2018 Brochure  

The brochure of events at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre for Spring 2018. Celebrating our 10th Anniversary!