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Autumn 2013


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WELCOME Live at LICA is Lancaster University’s professional arts organisation. Combining a public theatre, gallery and concert hall, we present and develop high quality theatre, dance, music and visual art for the campus, the city of Lancaster and the region. In our Autumn 2013 brochure you will find an exhilarating mix of events and exhibitions. It features artists of national and international renown, as well as many early career artists. All our exhibitions are free, and we keep show ticket prices as low as possible, while presenting work normally seen in major world cities. The Autumn includes some real gems: a beautiful exhibition resulting from our activity as part of the Green Close Lancashire Witches 400 programme, and 1927’s brilliant integration of performance and animation hot from the National Theatre, co-presented with The Dukes.

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Music highlights include Venezuela’s outstanding Simon Bolivar String Quartet, the minimalist electronica of Powerplant, and Jazz maestro Julian Joseph. We see welcome returns from theatre-makers Stan’s Café, Forced Entertainment and Tim Crouch, and new dance from Laïla Diallo and Company Chameleon. The programme also includes some added extras in surprising locations. Sea Breeze is a unique sonic and visual experience created specially for the interior of Morecambe’s Winter Gardens, developed with the local residents who once worked in the building. In November, Light Up Lancaster sees theatre innovators imitating the dog create a brand new piece of outdoor video performance. We hope you can join us, and find something to enjoy and inspire you this Autumn.

Live at LICA Programming Team L to R: Fiona Sinclair (Associate Director) Alice Booth (Creative Producer) Richard Smith (Curator) Matt Fenton (Director)

MEANWHILE… In parallel with our Autumn line-up, we will be working locally and nationally on projects to benefit audiences, participants and the wider arts sector. To name a few, we will be collaborating with The Dukes and Lancaster University’s Alumni and Development team on the Catalyst scheme designed to advance resilience in arts organisations; we will grow our Lancashire County Council funded touring programme, giving wider exposure to our commissioned work across the county; and we will deliver our new NESTA-funded project providing digital access to our art collections through Mobile Augmented Reality technology.


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Raisin & Willow, Sea Breeze, 2013

Live at LICA present:

SEA BREEZE SATURDAY 31 AUGUST & SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 6.15PM, 7.15PM AND 8.15PM MORECAMBE WINTER GARDENS ADULTS £6. CONCESSIONS £5.

This is not a theatre any more. This will always be a theatre. Settling snugly between the fell land and the salty salty sea, this old building sits here still. We are searching for stories in the bones of its beams and its rivets and its rafters. Drawing on research in the building, and on stories gathered from its past workers, Sea Breeze is a spectacular and poetic response to one of Morecambe’s most loved and iconic landmarks. Using soundscape, voices and extraordinary architectural projection, Sea Breeze will breathe new life into the dry bones of an old seaside theatre, exploring themes of memory, decay and what it means to survive. Sea Breeze is a Raisin & Willow project commissioned by Live at LICA, made in collaboration with imitating the dog, and produced by Alice Booth (Creative Producer, Live at LICA). Sea Breeze: An Archive opens in the Peter Scott Gallery on October 7, and is made up of found objects from the Winter Garden's past. For more details, see page 9. Approx: 30mins. 10yrs+


Something’s happening in Lancaster www.artscity.co.uk See the city in a whole new light this Autumn, with a week of events celebrating Lancaster’s buildings and open spaces. LIGHT UP THE WATERWAYS Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 October Discover the stories and heritage of our waterways with illuminated installations along the canal. LIGHT UP THE STREETS Friday 1 November Take a stroll through the city for a unique night-time art experience animating our beautiful buildings and squares. LIGHT UP THE SKIES Saturday 2 November e Fireworks spectacular Lancaster’s magical extravaganza of fireworks lighting up the historic landscape and skyline of the city. Keep an eye out for a host of family-friendly events and activities taking place throughout the week in venues, galleries, museums and shops throughout the city. For more information on call 01524 582394 or visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/lightuplancaster

INSPIRING ARTS ACROSS LANCASTER A free ’What’s on’ smartphone app for Lancaster arts activity including listings for Live at LICA

Lancaster Arts City showcases excellent arts activity in Lancaster, Morecambe and the district, for residents and visitors alike. It will inspire, delight and challenge you to see the city afresh. First Fridays: every month, take a chance on something new or submit your own arts event to submissions@artscity.co.uk


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EXHIBITIONS We have a busy Autumn in store at the Peter Scott Gallery. Our exhibitions grew from art practices that include environmental performance, sitespecific installation, walking and writing. We wanted to discover what happened when work that had been developed and sited outdoors, in the natural environment or on the move, is relocated to a gallery. The 400th anniversary of England’s most famous witch trial provided inspiration for Louise Ann Wilson Company and a Wrights & Sites satellite project with Katie Etheridge, both co-commissions with Green Close. These pieces will be reworked and presented together in the main exhibition space. In the Manton Room, artists Raisin & Willow will create an installation that has its roots in the innovative Sea Breeze project (see page 4). Expect to find the history and soul of Morecambe’s Winter Gardens laid bare when you visit.

We hope you immerse yourself in the beautiful and engaging work in the gallery this Autumn. Behind the scenes at the gallery We’re currently busy working on projects on behalf of the museum and art gallery sector to improve access to public collections, organisational sustainability and our ability to acquire and care for contemporary art. Funding from NESTA will allow us to test the curatorial possibilities of mobile augmented reality for public collections with partners Imagination Lancaster and Mvention. Museum Development North West are supporting us to look at sustainability through collections via their Sustainability Improvement Fund; and finally, we’ve joined forces with the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, to look at the challenges posed by the acquisition, display and conservation of contemporary art through the Testing Media scheme, with funding from the Contemporary Art Society and the Art Fund.

Richard Smith Curator richard@liveatlica.org

Full event listings available via the free Lancaster Arts City 'What's On' App. See p30.


Louise Ann Wilson Company, Ghost Bird, 2012. Photographer: Manuel Vason.


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EXHIBITIONS

Louise Ann Wilson Company, Ghost Bird, 2012. Photographer: Manuel Vason. Life Model: Susan Hill.

TRANSFORMED DOUBLE BILL GHOST BIRD: LOUISE ANN WILSON COMPANY SIGNS & WONDERS: A WRIGHTS & SITES SATELLITE PROJECT WITH KATIE ETHERIDGE 7 OCTOBER – 6 DECEMBER PETER SCOTT GALLERY Opening event, 6.30pm 17 October

The performance works Ghost Bird and Signs & Wonders were commissioned by Green Close, with Live at LICA, for the highly successful Lancashire Witches 400 programme. For this exhibition the artists have reworked their beautiful and absorbing performances for a gallery setting. This process of reworking continues Live at LICA’s interest in artists working across disciplines and their desire for work to be experienced in different contexts. The work responds to the story and surroundings of the infamous Lancashire Witch Trials by examining the meanings we invest in objects and reacting to the evocative local landscape. Originally manifesting as performance walks and sitespecific live art installations, the reconfigured work creates new experiences, questions and exchanges. www.louiseannwilson.com www.signsandwonderslancaster.tumblr.com www.lancashirewitches400.org www.greenclose.org

A Wrights & Sites satellite project with Katie Etheridge, Signs & Wonders, 2012. Photographer: Ian Hughes


Raisin & Willow, Sea Breeze 2013

SEA BREEZE: AN ARCHIVE RAISIN & WILLOW 7 OCTOBER – 6 DECEMBER PETER SCOTT GALLERY Opening Event 6.30pm 17 October

We are searching for stories in the bones of its beams and its rivets and its rafters‌ Artists Raisin & Willow have been working with Live at LICA, imitating the dog and the people of Morecambe in response to the Winter Gardens, an iconic Victorian theatre poised between glorious past and uncertain future. Throughout the spring and summer they have wandered the building, following lines of light up swaying stairs, all the way up to the gods. They have listened to one-time workers, the usherettes, the flyman, the boy who shone the lime-light and the woman who sold ice-creams. They have gathered matter and memory, dust and dreams. They have made a performance work, Sea Breeze (for more details, see page 4). Here they present a collection of objects, images and sounds. The archive holds splinters of story and of old paint, tall tales and torn tickets; a repository of things lost and found, things left behind, things blown in by the breeze and washed up by the ever-encroaching tides of sea and time.


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CONCERTS Live at LICA aims to bring world-class music to Lancashire that you won't hear anywhere else in the North West. This season we have a wide variety of programmes, offering a unique window onto different styles and genres of music. We open with one of the UK's finest youth orchestras: Chetham's Symphony Orchestra, alongside Shameless star David Threlfall narrating excerpts from Shakespeare's Henry V. One of the world's great pianists Pascal RogĂŠ brings an evening of French music, while Manchester Camerata deliver a seriously sumptuous evening of Berlin cabaret.

We are delighted to host first-time visits from the virtuoso jazz pianist, band leader and composer Julian Joseph, and the audio-visual feast that is Powerplant. Finally, it is a privilege to close the season with Venezuela's inspiring Simon Bolivar String Quartet, the result of a unique development project that has been hailed as the future of classical music.

Fiona Sinclair Associate Director fiona@liveatlica.org

Full event listings available via the free Lancaster Arts City 'What's On' App. See p30.


Julian Joseph Trio, 21st November 2013


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CONCERTS

CHETHAM’S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN ASSOCIATION WITH LANCASTER LITFEST FEATURING ACTOR:DAVIDTHRELFALL CONDUCTOR:STEPHENTHRELFALL SAMUEL BARBER Essay No. 1 for Orchestra, Op. 12 SERGEI PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 WILLIAM WALTON Henry V - Shakespeare Scenario 17 OCTOBER 7.30PM GREAT HALL WEB ADVANCE: £17.50 / £14.50 (£14.50 / £12.50 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £19 / £16 (£16 / £14 CONCESSIONS) £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra has established an outstanding reputation as one of the finest youth orchestras in the world, bringing together over one hundred musicians from Chetham's School of Music. The orchestra returns to Lancaster with renowned British actor David Threlfall as narrator for a performance of William Walton's Henry V – A Shakespeare Scenario, based on the Oscar-nominated score for Laurence Olivier's popular film adaption of the Shakespeare play. The concert also features talented Chetham's student and concerto competition finalist Wyn Chan, who will perform Liszt’s enchanting Second Piano Concerto.


DON’T MISS

CELEBRITY RECITAL : PASCAL ROGÉ DEBUSSY Suite Bergamasque RAVEL Sonatine POULENC Les Soirées de Nazelles 24 OCTOBER 7.30PM GREAT HALL WEB ADVANCE: £21.50 / £18.50 (£18.50, £16.50 CONCESSIONS) £7.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £23 / £20 (£20, £18 CONCESSIONS) £9 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

One of the world’s great interpreters of French piano music leads us through an evening saturated with a selection of France’s finest. Pascal Rogé is known for his communicative and expressive performances and his programme will explore the rich palate of our Steinway piano to the full. Pascal Roge has performed in almost every major concert hall in the world, and he has appeared with L'Orchestre de Paris, Montreal Symphony, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the major London Orchestras. He appears regularly in the United States and is a frequent guest artist in Japan, Australia and Latin America.

I, MALVOLIO FRI 18 & SAT 19 OCT SEE PAGE 21


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LAWRENCE POWER VIOLA CLARA MOURIZ & SIMON CRAWFORD-PHILLIPSPIANO JOSEPH MIDDLETON HEROÍNES BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 no.3 PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No 2 in D BEETHOVEN Moonlight Sonata Fragment SHOSTAKOVICH Viola Sonata Op. 147 31 OCTOBER 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

WEB ADVANCE: £17.50 / £14.50 (£14.50 / £12.50 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £19 / £16 (£16 / £14 CONCESSIONS) £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

In the world of violas, there are a handful of champions who illuminate the instrument with such conviction it is hard to understand why there is not more attention paid to the Cinderella of the orchestra. Lawrence Power is one such performer, having trail-blazed the repertoire at home and internationally, performing alongside the greatest musicians and orchestras in the world. This programme of pairs features Shostakovich’s final work, which pays an explicit tribute to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – possibly reflecting his own mood just weeks before his death.

LITERES Confiado jilguerillo (Acis y Galatea) HAYDN Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb SCHUBERT "Vedi, quanto adoro"; "Mio ben ricordati"; "Son fra l'onde." 7 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

WEB ADVANCE: £17.50 / £14.50 (£14.50 / £12.50 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £19 / £16 (£16 / £14 CONCESSIONS) £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

This programme is inspired by women of distinguished courage, ability and noble qualities explored through song in quasi-operatic settings for voice and piano. Spanish-born mezzosoprano Clara Mouriz is a current BBC New Generation Artist, whilst pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music.


CONCERTS

MANCHESTER CAMERATA SERIOUS CABARET – LEAVING BERLIN WITH MARY CAREWE 14 NOVEMBER 7.30PM GREAT HALL WEB ADVANCE: £15.50 / £13 (£13 /£10.50 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £17 / £14.50 (£14.50 / £12, CONCESSIONS) £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

With the rise of Nazism and Hitler’s Chancellorship in 1933, many musicians, artists and composers left Germany spreading their influence around the globe. This programme delves into the world of Berlin cabaret and political theatre between 1900-1933 and then beyond. Versatile soprano Mary Carewe joins Camerata principal players in a darkly entertaining programme featuring songs by Schoenberg, Zemlinksy, Spoliansky, Weill, Eisler, Hollaender and Gershwin, including Falling in Love Again, Mack the Knife, Chuck Out The Men, Alone in a Big City and many more. “Mary Carewe, whose voice travels effortlessly from contemporary classical to Broadway and Hollywood, has a sweet-toned soprano with a dash of lemon and spice.“ The Times


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JULIAN JOSEPH TRIO JULIAN JOSEPH PIANO MARK HODGSON ACOUSTIC BASS MARK MONDESIR DRUMS 21 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

WEB ADVANCE: £17.50 / £14.50 (£14.50 / £12.50 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £19 / £16 (£16 / £14 CONCESSIONS) £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

Virtuoso pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger and broadcaster, Julian Joseph is the undisputed heir to the global house of jazz. Acclaimed by critics and audiences the world over, Julian never fails to inspire with his mastery of the keyboard, the versatility of his musicianship, and the seemingly limitless scope of his creative imagination. Always relaxed and self-assured, Julian’s passion for the music is palpable, and his desire to communicate that passion compelling. The programme is a selection of Joseph's own compositions and some well known standards from composers such as Gershwin, Ellington and Porter.

POWERPLANT 24 LIES PER SECOND JOBY BURGESS PERCUSSION,XYLOSYNTH & ELECTRONICS MATTHEW FAIRCLOUGH SOUND DESIGN KATHY HINDE VISUAL ARTIST 28 NOVEMBER 8PM

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WEB ADVANCE: £11.50 (£8.50 CONCESSIONS) £7.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £13 (£10 CONCESSIONS) £9 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

Internationally acclaimed percussionist Joby Burgess brings us Powerplant, an inspiring collaboration with sound designer Matthew Fairclough and filmmaker Kathy Hinde. In a lavish audio feast the worlds of minimalism and electronica collide as Powerplant present Steve Reich’s recently revitalized My Name Is and the landmark collaboration with composer Gabriel Prokofiev, Import/Export - suite for global junk. Music by Graham Fitkin, Conlon Nancarrow and Max de Wardener is taken from Powerplant’s current album 24 Lies Per Second - heavy on live sampling, with traces of ex-presidents, Franz Schubert and Michael Haneke.


CONCERTS SIMON BOLIVAR STRING QUARTET MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in a min, Op.13, SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.8 in c min, Op.110, BRAHMS String Quartet No.2 in a min, Op. 51 5 DECEMBER 7.30PM

GREAT HALL (IN-THE-ROUND SEATING)

WEB ADVANCE: £21.50 (£18.50 CONCESSIONS) £7.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £23 (£20 CONCESSIONS) £9 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

Created from within the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet have worked with such musical personalities as Gustavo Dudamel, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. One of the aims of the ensemble is the development of a network of string quartets in Venezuela and South America, with the purpose of propagating chamber music among children and young people in Latin America which has been hailed as the future of classical music.

SPRING 2014 MUSIC LISTINGS I FAGIOLINI 30 JANUARY 2014

QUARTETTO DI CREMONA 6 FEBRUARY 2014

JUICE 13 FEBRUARY 2014

CABARET VERITE 20 FEBRUARY 2014

FIDELIO TRIO 27 FEBRUARY 2014

RETORICA VIOLIN DUO 6 MARCH 2014

BRECON BAROQUE 13 MARCH 2014

NYJO 20 MARCH 2014


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THEATRE,DANCE AND LIVE ART Our season kicks off early with a stunning new commission, Sea Breeze, from artists Raisin & Willow with imitating the dog (see page 4). Made especially for Morecambe’s Winter Gardens, the show invites you to experience this vast and extraordinary building as you never have before – prepare for a visual and aural treat. We are delighted to see 1927’s longawaited return to Lancaster with The Animals and Children took to the Streets, a trailblazing new work arriving after a sell-out run at the National Theatre, London.

Alongside firm favourites Forced Entertainment, Tim Crouch and Company Chameleon, we also welcome many new faces to this season’s programme, including Germany’s Helios Theater. Their wonderful interactive performance for small children, H20, and Tim Crouch’s brilliant I, Malvolio, form our part in the North West-wide Big Imaginations Festival of performance for young people. Contemporary dance is represented by Laïla Diallo and Nuffield Theatre regulars Company Chameleon. Last but not least, the dazzling Dickie Beau closes our season in spectacular style – not to be missed. This is a varied season with something for all ages and full of pleasure and surprise. We really hope you enjoy it.

Alice Booth Creative Producer alice@liveatlica.org

Full event listings available via the free Lancaster Arts City 'What's On' App. See p30.


1927: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets. 7-9 November.


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THEATRE & DANCE

FORCED ENTERTAINMENT: TOMORROW’S PARTIES TUESDAY 15 & WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 8PM NUFFIELD THEATRE WEB ADVANCE: £11.50 (£8.50 CONCESSIONS) £7.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £13 (£10 CONCESSIONS) £9 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

International innovators Forced Entertainment’s latest performance imagines a multitude of hypothetical futures. Two performers wreathed in coloured lights, like a strange fairground attraction, speculate about what tomorrow might bring. Exploring utopian and dystopian visions, science fiction scenarios, political nightmares and absurd fantasies, the audience is carried along on a flowing tide of conjectures, possibilities and dreams. Tomorrow’s Parties is Forced Entertainment in intimate and comical mode - a playful, poignant and delirious look forwards to futures both possible and impossible. The six core members of Forced Entertainment have sustained a unique artistic partnership for quarter of a century, confirming their position as trailblazers in contemporary theatre. Forced Entertainment’s trademark collaborative devising process has made them pioneers of British avant-garde theatre and earned them an international reputation. Approx: 80mins. 16yrs + www.forcedentertainment.com @ForcedEnts #tomorrowsparties

Photo Credit: Hugo Glendinning

‘a brilliant and compelling theatre performance’ La Liberté ‘One of Britain’s greatest theatre companies’ The Guardian


Live at LICA and Litfest present:-

Live at LICA, Litfest and The Dukes present:-

TIM CROUCH AND ANDY SMITH: what happens to the hope at the end of the evening

TIM CROUCH : I, MALVOLIO

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE WEB ADVANCE: £10 (£8 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £11.50 (£9.50 CONCESSIONS) £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

NUFFIELD THEATRE WEB ADVANCE: £10 (£8 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £11.50 (£9.50 CONCESSIONS) £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

Written and performed by Tim Crouch and Andy Smith. Directed by Karl James. An Almeida Festival 2013 commission supported by Live at LICA. “I want to start a revolution here.” The story of this evening, one evening and every evening. The story of two men meeting in the middle of their lives, and at the outer edges of their friendship. As they strive for common ground – as they fight and fail - as the wine is drunk and the world falls apart - the possibility of the theatre as a place for community and change comes alive. An extraordinary new play by long term friends and award-winning theatremakers Tim Crouch and Andy Smith (An Oak Tree, ENGLAND, The Author). “Invigorating and unexpectedly moving.” The Guardian HHHH www.timcrouchtheatre.co.uk Approx: 55 mins. 16yrs+

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 1.30PM SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 4PM

Photo Credit: Katherine Leedale

Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night in a brilliant one-man show that unlocks Shakespeare’s play and tells a timeless story of bullying, prudery and practical jokes. I, Malvolio is a charged, hilarious and sometimes unsettling rant from a man adrift in front of a cruel audience. Part abject clown, part theatre-hating disciplinarian, Malvolio asks his audience to explore the pleasure we take in other people’s suffering. This is a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name or has fallen in love with the wrong person. Tim Crouch is one of Britain’s most innovative and respected theatre-makers, and a hugely experienced exponent of Shakespeare for young people. “Crouch’s finest work to date.” Daily Telegraph Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Singapore Arts Festival. Supported by BAC. Approx: 60 mins. 12yrs+ Presented as part of the Big Imaginations Festival 2013 www.bigimaginations.co.uk Photo Credit: Matthew Andrews


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THEATRE & DANCE ZOO INDIGO: DOUBLE BILL TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 7PM NUFFIELD THEATRE WEB ADVANCE: £10 (£8 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £11.50 (£9.50 CONCESSIONS). £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

H2O: HELIOS

Blueprint and Under the Covers each use live digital video link-up to explore family, motherhood and memory.

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 11AM AND 2PM

Blueprint Four performers call their real-life mothers via SKYPE to remember the good times and dig up forgotten moments. To a soundtrack of their mothers’ vinyl, they ask the audience to help retrace the journey so far.

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Under the Covers We couldn’t get a babysitter so we had to bring our babies with us. Zoo Indigo take their babies on tour so they can perform while you babysit. Live video streams bring the performers’ real life babies from bedroom to the stage. Under the Covers is an intimate, tender and humorous meditation on the way in which artists juggle work with the lives they choose to lead.

It is dripping and flowing, bubbling, fizzling and purling. It is one single drop; it is stormy rain and an endless ocean. Water surrounds us every day. Running out of taps, shooting out of garden hoses, carrying us in the swimming pool or feeding us in soup. The human body is composed of up to 75% water. H2O invites the audience to experience water in all its visual and acoustic glory.

WEB ADVANCE: £7 (£6 CONCESSIONS & STUDENTS) £5 UNDER 16 / CHILDREN STANDARD: £8.50 (£7.50 CONCESSIONS & STUDENTS) £6.50 UNDER 16 / CHILDREN

Performers: Michael Lurse, Matthias Damberg, Holger Queck Music: Roman D. Metzner Scenography: Michael Lurse Suitable for children aged 2 years + Approx: 30mins

Presented as part of the Big Imaginations Festival 2013 www.bigimaginations.co.uk Photo Credit: Walter G. Breuer


DON’T MISS

COMPANY CHAMELEON: DOUBLE BILL WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 8PM NUFFIELD THEATRE WEB ADVANCE: £10 (£8 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £11.50 (£9.50 CONCESSIONS). £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

Eden This fantastic double-bill by Company Chameleon features a newly commissioned work by acclaimed choreographic duo Goddard Nixon (2012 Place Prize nominees). Eden is a powerful and poetic exploration of an internal world, featuring an original score by John Matthias. Pictures We Make For the second part, company founders Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner present a new creation, Pictures We Make. Sourced from stories and experiences from the long shared history of the performers, the piece questions our relationships with ourselves and with other people. As we plunge from I to we, how do we navigate the space between our experience and expectations? In this captivating piece the company brings together four exceptional performers with an original score by Spanish musician and composer Miguel Marin. A Lowry commission supported by Z-arts. www.companychameleon.com. Approx: 60mins + interval. 14yrs+

Photo Credit: Brian Slater

POWERPLANT THU 28 NOV SEE PAGE 16


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THEATRE & DANCE

Live at LICA & The Dukes present:

1927: THE ANIMALS AND CHILDREN TOOK TO THE STREETS THURSDAY 7 – SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 7.30PM (& 2PM ON SATURDAY) THE DUKES: 01524 598500 £14-£16 (CONCESSIONS: £12-£14) ALL MATINEE SEATS £8

Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed wherein lies the infamous Bayou Mansions. A sprawling stinking tenement block, where curtain-twitchers and peeping-toms live side by side, and the wolf... is always at the door. When Agnes Eaves and her daughter arrive late one night, does it signal hope in this hopeless place, or has the real horror only just begun? Seamlessly merging live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation, this is the wickedly twisted international hit from the multiple award-winning company behind previous Nuffield favourite Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Like a giant novel bursting into life, 1927 invite you on a theatrical journey of startling originality. ‘It’s a rare treat for a theatre lover… with its outstanding blend of animation, original music and quirky storytelling in 70 nigh on perfect minutes.’ The Evening Standard HHHHH 'A mind-blowingly beautiful piece of theatre' HHHH Time Out London There will be a post show talk-back with members of 1927 Theatre Company following the performance on Thursday 7 November. www.19-27.co.uk Approx: 70mins. 11yrs+

'This is a perfect alternative show. In fact, it is a perfect show.’ HHHHH The Financial Times


EVERY HOUSE HAS A DOOR : TESTIMONIUM

STAN’S CAFÉ : THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

WEDNESDAY 13 & THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 8PM

TUESDAY 19 & WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

NUFFIELD THEATRE

WEB ADVANCE: £10 (£8 CONCESSIONS) £7 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £11.50 (£9.50 CONCESSIONS) £8.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

WEB ADVANCE: £11.50 (£8.50 CONCESSIONS) £7.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £13 (£10 CONCESSIONS) £9 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

After a twenty-year collaboration as co-founders of the hugely influential Chicago-based company Goat Island, Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish formed Every house has a door in 1998.

Ten years ago a festival director challenged Stan's Cafe to adapt this, his favourite book, for the stage, stating that they were the only company he could imagine pulling it off. So this is their attempt to bring The Anatomy Of Melancholy, perhaps the world's most extraordinary self-help manual, to the stage.

Testimonium responds to the American poet Charles Reznikoff’s unfinished masterwork Testimony, a collection of courtroom testimonies translated into poetry. Reznikoff imagined an alternate history of the United States to include voices omitted from the history books. This performance reimagines these poems as fragmented texts infused with biography and philosophy. The performance alternates between Stephen Fiehn’s inventive movement sequences, Bryan Saner’s recitation of the text, and original songs performed live by Chicago band Joan of Arc. www.everyhousehasadoor.org www.joanofarcband.com

The Anatomy of Melancholy has been described as "the greatest book ever written." Nearly 400 years old, it is a vast, 1500-page attempt to identify the causes, symptoms and cures for all kinds of melancholy. Written by vicar and librarian Robert Burton it contains all the wisdom of its age - arcane, outlandish and hilarious. Yet, amidst the wild stories and suppositions, much of its advice remains as urgent and profound now as it did then. www.stanscafe.co.uk Approx: 155 mins + interval. 14yrs+

Approx: 100mins. 12yrs+ Photo Credit: Graeme Braidwood


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THEATRE & DANCE

LAÏLA DIALLO: HOLD EVERYTHING DEAR TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 8PM NUFFIELD THEATRE WEB ADVANCE: £11.50 (£8.50 CONCESSIONS) £7.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £13 (£10 CONCESSIONS) £9 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

“Ours is the century of enforced travel… of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon.” John Berger Leaving, arriving, letting go, holding close, holding dear. With Hold Everything Dear, Canadianborn choreographer Laïla Diallo finds inspiration in themes of migration and transience to create a compelling new dance work. It is an attempt to say something about being forever in transit, or in a state of waiting. She is joined by composer Jules Maxwell, with a specially commissioned live score, and by an outstanding cast of dancers and musicians. Laïla Diallo was an Associate Artist at the Royal Opera House between 2009 and 2012, and the recipient in 2006 of a Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers. Laïla’s choreographic research is driven by the intention of capturing the conditions of human life. She attempts to create work that is ‘open-pored’ and that reveals something of what is under the skin. www.lailadiallo.com Approx: 55 mins

Photo Credit: Arno


DICKIE BEAU: BLACKOUTS - TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS TUESDAY 3 & WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 8PM NUFFIELD THEATRE WEB ADVANCE: £11.50 (£8.50 CONCESSIONS) £7.50 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT STANDARD: £13 (£10 CONCESSIONS) £9 YOUNG PERSON / STUDENT

Drag fabulist Dickie Beau shape-shifts through a shadowy soundscape of lost souls in this theatrical trip to the subconscious. Bringing to life extraordinary audio artefacts, Dickie leads you on a bewitching adventure in found sound as he channels the ghosts of his childhood idols. Re-membering tapes of Judy Garland pouring her heart out into a tape machine, as well as tapes of Marilyn Monroe's final interview, Blackouts is a study of icons in exile – not only from society, but also from themselves. At the same time, it is a queer self-portrait of the artist as a very old man. ”Touching, bizarre and visually gorgeous” Time Out. Directed by Jan-willem van den Bosche Lighting Design by Marty Langthorne www.dickiebeau.com Approx: 60mins. 14yrs+


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EAT DRINK SHOP Saturday 16th November 2013 7.30pm Guest conductor: Justin Doyle 6.30pm pre-concert talk by Justin Doyle Great Hall, Lancaster University Stravinsky Firebird Suite Bizet Carmen Suite Dvořák Symphony no.9 (from the New World)

LIVE AT LICA Saturday 15th February 2014

CAFÉ / BAR

Kathryn Stott plays Shostakovich Piano Concerto no. 2 Great Hall, Lancaster University

If you’re after something a little special, come and enjoy a cup of Atkinson’s finest fair-trade tea or coffee and a slice of quite simply the best cake on campus, supplied to us by The Ginger Bakers of Kendal. Our bar also boasts an impressive selection of locally brewed bottled beers, wines, lagers, ciders and spirits. We are open 11.00 – 4.00 Monday – Friday during term time and from an hour before the show on performance nights.

Tickets: online at www.haffnerorchestra.org 01524 582394 (credit card sales) University box office, 01524 594151 Lancaster or Morecambe VIC’s Adult £13, Conc. £12, 18 years and under free

www.haffnerorchestra.org

GALLERY SHOP From silver jewellery to sock monster toys, pottery to postcards, the Live at LICA shop based in the Peter Scott Gallery features an exciting and varied selection of work by local artists and craft makers. We also stock a large range of books, CDs and DVDs which relate to the current season, and cover diverse artistic practices including an exciting mix of publications and limited editions from the Live Art Development Agency 'Unbound' range.


HIRE OUR VENUES ARE YOU INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY THEATRE OR DANCE?

DO YOU NEED AV EQUIPMENT OR EDITING SERVICES AS PART OF YOUR EVENT?

We have one of the largest ‘sprung’ stages in the country. We regularly stage performances for local dance schools and dramatic societies. Our technicians can design your lighting and sound or, if you prefer, will be on hand to train and assist your own staff.

Our technical staff are trained in the use of a wide range of projection and editing equipment. Using vision mixing and projection we can create any back-drop you require, including moving images.

DO YOU ORGANISE EXHIBITIONS?

If any of these options interest you contact Steph Sims on 01524 594158 or via email: technical@liveatlica.org

Do you require an exhibition space complete with reception, hospitality and demonstration areas? Are you looking for a full-size exhibition hall?

WORKSHOP SUPPLIES From our Nuffield Theatre workshop we have a full range of equipment available for hire. Choose from : Truss and rigging Staging and scenery Full sets to single items Full design and build capability Drapes and soft goods Flightcases built to your specification. Contact Simon Attwood on 01524 594159 or via email: technical@liveatlica.org

DO YOU PLAN SOCIAL EVENTS? Do you arrange receptions or corporate hospitality? Would your group or company enjoy an evening in our gallery space or a talk on art? Contact Julia Carradus on 01524 593777 or via email: julia@liveatlica.org


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CONTACT US AND BOOKING INFORMATION The Great Hall Standard Seating Plan

Box Office Location

Payment Whether you book online or in person, we accept all major credit and debit cards except American Express or Diners Cards.

Free 'What's On' App Full listings for all our events can be found on the free Lancaster Arts City app. Available for iPhone and Android handsets. Search the iTunes or Google Play store for Lancaster Arts City. Gift Vouchers Available in multiples of £5 / £10. Please contact the box office for more information.

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Social Networks Find us at www.facebook.com/liveatlica or Twitter users can tweet us direct @liveatlica All details listed in this programme are correct at time of going to press. E&OE


HOWTO FIND US Box Office Opening Hours

By Car

Opening from Tuesday 27 August 2013

Leave the M6 motorway at junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster. Turn right at the third set of traffic lights on the A6 into the University main drive. Take the first exit left from the roundabout at the top of the main drive and follow signs for the Nuffield Theatre, Peter Scott Gallery or Great Hall.

Monday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm, and until the show on the evenings of performances. An answerphone operates outside of these times. Gallery Opening Hours The Peter Scott Gallery is open during exhibitions Monday to Friday, 11am – 5pm and Saturday 11am – 4pm. Accessibility All our venues are fully accessible including nearby car parking spaces (see map opposite). We have hearing loop systems in the Box Office, Great Hall and the Nuffield Theatre. Guide / assistance dogs are welcome in the foyer and auditoria. Patrons including wheelchair users, disabled people and their essential companions are now able to book tickets directly online should they wish to do so. Please contact us in advance with any special access requirements.

Parking Visitor parking is available (free anywhere on campus after 6pm and weekends), including wheelchair accessible spaces. See map for nearest locations for parking. For weekday parking there are pay and display machines, alternatively parking scratchcards can be bought at the Reception lodge. Parking charges only apply weekdays before 6pm. Postal Address Live at LICA Great Hall Complex Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW

THIS BROCHURE IS AVAILABLE IN LARGE PRINT FORMAT. PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE (01524 594151) FOR A COPY.

By Bus Buses (numbers X1, 2, 2A, 3 and 4) leave from the centre of Lancaster very regularly (every 5 minutes on weekdays) for the 20 minute journey to the University. Buses also leave the city centre at Common Garden Street for the University. For bus information call ‘Traveline’ on 0871 200 22 33. All buses drop off at the University underpass, beneath Alexandra Square in the centre of campus. By Bike A scenic cycle route links campus to Lancaster city centre. The route takes around 25 minutes.

By Train There are direct rail links between Lancaster and London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford and major cities in Scotland. The X1 bus service runs between the Railway Station and the University every 20 minutes Mon - Sat daytimes and hourly on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Taxis are also available from outside the station. Lancaster Railway Station is a 5 minute walk away from the city centre.


Box Office 01524 594151 www.liveatlica.org boxoffice@liveatlica.org

DIARY AUTUMN 2013

DESIGN: ANONYNOUSDESIGN.NET

DATES SEA BREEZE (PERFORMANCE)

31 AUGUST & 1 SEPTEMBER 6.15PM, 7.15PM AND 8.15PM

MORECAMBE WINTER GARDENS

TRANSFORMED: GHOST BIRD/SIGNS & WONDERS OPENING EVENT, 6.30PM 17 OCTOBER SEA BREEZE (EXHIBITION) OPENING EVENT, 6.30PM 17 OCTOBER

7 OCTOBER – 6 DECEMBER

PETER SCOTT GALLERY

7 OCTOBER – 6 DECEMBER

PETER SCOTT GALLERY

FORCED ENTERTAINMENT: TOMORROW’S PARTIES

15 & 16 OCTOBER, 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

CHETHAMS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

17 OCTOBER 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

TIM CROUCH & ANDY SMITH: WHAT HAPPENS...

17 OCTOBER, 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

TIM CROUCH: I, MALVOLIO

18 OCTOBER, 1.30PM & 19 OCTOBER, 4PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

ZOO INDIGO (DOUBLE BILL)

22 OCTOBER, 7PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

CELEBRITY RECITAL: PASCAL ROGÉ

24 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

H2O: HELIOS

26 OCTOBER, 11AM & 2PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

LAWRENCE POWER, VIOLA

31 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

COMPANY CHAMELEON (DOUBLE BILL)

6 NOVEMBER, 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

CLARA MOURITZ & JOSEPH MIDDLETON: HEROÍNES

7 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

1927: THE ANIMALS AND CHILDREN TOOK TO THE STREETS

7 –9 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM (+ 2PM ON SAT)

THE DUKES, LANCASTER

EVERY HOUSE HAS A DOOR: TESTIMONIUM

13 & 14 NOVEMBER, 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

MANCHESTER CAMERATA: LEAVING BERLIN

14 NOVEMBER , 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

STAN’S CAFÉ: THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

19 & 20 NOVEMBER, 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

JULIAN JOSEPH TRIO

21 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM

GREAT HALL

LAÏLA DIALLO: HOLD EVERYTHING DEAR

26 NOVEMBER, 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

POWERPLANT: 24 LIES PER SECOND

28 NOVEMBER, 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

DICKIE BEAU: BLACKOUTS - TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS

3 & 4 DECEMBER, 8PM

NUFFIELD THEATRE

SIMON BOLIVAR STRING QUARTET

5 DECEMBER, 7.30PM

GREAT HALL


Live at LICA 2013 Autumn Brochure