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christmas Until Sun 30 Dec

We're Going on a Bear Hunt adapted from the picture book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury We’re going to the theatre We’re going to see a Bear Hunt What a beautiful play! We’re not scared…

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden Going Gaga Sun 10 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £17.50 (£15.50) 1hr 50mins (including interval) Age 14+

Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!

The dynamic duo of comedy legend Barry Cryer, of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue fame, and former Fabulous Poodle Ronnie Golden, promise a riotous, rip-roaring night of comedy and song. Forget a combined age of 142, they deliver this with nary a safety net nor Zimmer frame in sight!

Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises! “A fun-filled frolic.” The Guardian “A perfect mini-adventure.” The Daily Mail

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A glorious mix of Barry's legendary jokes and stories alongside Ronnie's skillful strumming and wicked wit make the night a unique and hilarious event. Expect songs that deal with the burning issues of the day: voluntary euthanasia, mobile phone frustrations, Stannah Stairlifts and... John Prescott!

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden

Theatre £12.50 (£10.50) 55 mins (no interval) Age 3+


theatre Ubu Roi

Cheek by Jowl

Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry directed by Declan Donnellan designed by Nick Ormerodrmerod Wed 30 Jan – Sat 2 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £18.50 (£16.50), £21.50 (£19.50), £24.50 (£22.50) Under 26s £12.50 In French with English surtitles Age 16+ Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod are reunited with their ‘crack ensemble' (The Guardian) of French actors, last seen in Andromaque in 2009. Ubu Roi charts the exploits of the despotic King Ubu and stands as a startling challenge to the comfortable and conventional. Menacing, petulant and wonderfully anarchic, the play’s piercing humour continues to fascinate us, enabling a world of rich theatrical possibility in a parade of the grotesque that keeps pace with our own times. Cheek by Jowl has established an international reputation for bringing “fresh life to the classics using intense, vivid performances like a laser of light to set the text ablaze” (The Guardian). The company is an Artistic Associate at the Barbican, London, and has toured Russian, French and English language productions to over 300 cities in 40 countries. Co-producers: Cheek by Jowl with Barbican, London, Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale and Comédie de Béthune, Centre Dramatique National Nord/Pas-de-Calais.

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The Zero Hour

imitating the dog & Pete Brooks

The Zero Hour Fri 8 & Sat 9 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £15.50 (£13.50), £17.50 (£15.50) Under 26s £10.50 75mins (no interval) Age 11+ Framed as a film that is being directed by a famous Chinese film director and crew, The Zero Hour fuses live action with pre-recorded film, animation, and computer generated imagery to create a world where human relationships are located at the heart of historical events. Disturbing and romantic in turn The Zero Hour is shot through with the obsessions (sex, babies, death, WW2 and time travel) that are the hallmarks of imitating the dog’s narrative inventions to date. "A company at the forefront of testing the nature of theatre" The Guardian T. Post Show Talk Fri 8 Feb This production is supported by Arts Council England

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Bravo Figaro!

Macbeth - Blood will have Blood

Mark Thomas Wed 6 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £18 (£15) Age 14+

Contender Charlie, China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre present

Macbeth Blood Will Have Blood

After walking the wall in the West Bank, becoming Guinness World Record holder for political protests and chasing arms dealers around the country, Mark Thomas turns his attention to matters closer to home with a show about his father.

a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for 9-13 year-olds by Nick Walker Sat 9 Feb 6.30pm Studio £11.50 (£9.50) Under 26s £9 1hr (no interval)

First commissioned by the Royal Opera house, Bravo Figaro! is the true tale of a selfemployed builder’s love of opera, his degenerative illness and how to put on an opera in a bungalow in Bournemouth.

Razor sharp storytelling, eerie projections and a heartstopping soundtrack take us on an immersive, break-neck journey through the blood-soaked world of Macbeth. Reinvented for young audiences, this will be an accessible and unforgettable introduction to Shakespeare’s shocking story of ambition, greed and the abuse of power. Schools performances, workshops and online resources are also available. For details email schools@chinaplatetheatre.com or call 07810 803778. Supported by the Dartington Hall Trust

Mark Thomas

Ella Good and Nicki Kent

Wild Thing I Love You Fri 22 & Sat 23 Feb 5.30pm & 7.15pm Helen Martin Studio £11.50 (£9.50) Under 26s £8.50 1hr (no interval)

‘…My friends here are from England, and they were wondering about Bigfoot, if you had any like Bigfoot stories, experiences, anything like that...?’ Ella Good and Nicki Kent present a new performance that examines their own experiences of searching for a legendary mythical creature in rural America. Using extracts of recorded conversation from people they met on the way, film, animation and live performance, Ella and Nicki cross into a world where the wild and unknown can exist. An exploration of the things we cannot see, the spaces they might exist in, and our desire to believe. T. Post Show Talk Fri 22 Feb (7.15pm performance) Developed with support from Bristol Ferment and Residence

Wild Thing I Love You

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1927

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets Tue 12 – Sat 16 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £15.50 (£13.50), £17.50, £15.50 Wed & Sat matinee £12.50 Under 26s £10.50 70mins (no interval) Age 11+ Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed wherein lies the infamous Bayou Mansions; a sprawling stinking tenement block, where curtaintwitchers 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 synchronizing live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation this is the wickedly twisted new tale from the multiple award-winning company behind the international hit 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. "The macabre, musically ingenious and graphically glorious company called 1927…Anyone interested in the theatre should see this company now." The Observer "1927: Their star is on the ascendant and there is nothing quite like them." The Times T. Post Show Talk Wed 13 Feb (7.30pm performance) Co-commissioned by BAC, the Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, The Showroom (University of Chichester)

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

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Fevered Sleep

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Above Me The Wide Blue Sky Wed 27 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 8pm Sat matinee 2pm Studio £15.50 (£13.50) Sat matinee £10.50 (£8.50) Under 26s £9.50 Approx 1hr Age 12+ Explore the performance space an hour before each show

Performed within a stunning multi-screen film installation, with a soundscape of birdsong, electronic music and a new score for string quartet, Above Me The Wide Blue Sky draws together stories of love, loss and belonging from an ever-changing world. A long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed On Ageing in 2010. The installation is open to ticket holders before and after the performance. T. Post Show Talk Thu 28 Feb A Fevered Sleep/Young Vic co-production. Produced in association with Fuel. Co-commissioned by Live at LICA and Warwick Arts Centre. Fevered Sleep is supported by the Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

A man whose memories are carried by birds. A woman whose children have grown with the trees. A family whose garden is the fathomless ocean. If who we are and what we call home is interwoven with nature, what happens when everything starts to change?

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Above TheBlue Wide Above Me theMe Wide SkyBlue Sky Image: Alexander Steiner

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The Anatomy of Melancholy Tue 12 - Fri 15 Mar 7.45pm Studio £13.50 (£11.50) Under 26s £9.50 80mins (no interval) Age 12+ Written four hundred years ago by librarian and vicar Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy has been described as "the greatest book ever written". Its 1500 pages are full of cutting edge science, maids vomiting pebbles, priests defecating in ditches, lovers unrequited, friends who can’t be parted, plus enormous expansive long lists of every food, herb, location, activity or occupation that can bring on or cure melancholy in any one of its many forms. In their stage version Stan's Cafe transform this extraordinary book into a guided tour of melancholy and the mind of its author; in so doing they consider how this 17th century self-help manual reflects our own concerns and obsessions. “Stan’s Cafe has a genius way of explaining things and making the difficult simple” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre T. Post Show Talk Wed 13 Mar This production is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Theatre Fever is a celebration of local theatre made and performed in the West Midlands. It runs across venues between 9 & 24 Mar. Look out for the logo and visit www.holdingspace.co.uk to see listings for all Theatre Fever shows, including free events and productions especially commissioned for Theatre Fever by Holding Space. Holding Space is a group of theatre companies and venues, including Warwick Arts Centre, who have teamed up to work together helping theatre thrive in the West Midlands.

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The Anatomy of Melancholy

Stan’s Cafe


Break the Floorboards

Thu 14 Mar 10am – 5.30pm Helen Martin Studio FREE This day-long event is open to all England-based theatre companies who are interested in working internationally. The symposium will include seminars, break-out groups and one-to-one sessions on all aspects of international touring, residencies and funding. There will be contributions from British Council, Arts Council England and UK Trade and Investment amongst others. For an up-to-date schedule please see www.caravanshowcase.org.uk For more information and to book contact Harriet Anscombe: harriet.anscombe@farnhammaltings.com caravan is delivered by Farnham Maltings and Brighton Festival with the ambition of increasing the national and international profile of England’s artists

Rifco Arts & Watford Palace Theatre

Break the Floorboards

Tue 21 - Sat 25 May 7.30pm Sat matinee 2.30pm Tue eve - all tickets £15.50 (£13.50) Wed - Sat eves - £18.50 (£16.50), £16.50 (£14.50) Sat mat all tickets - £15.50 (£13.50) Groups of 5 or more - best available seats £14.50 each Under 26s £10 1hr 50mins (including interval) Age 8+

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caravan training symposium

Break the Floorboards

Zain wants to dance, but his family, the local fascists and two left feet are all getting in the way. This brand new Bollywood and Street dance drama, from the producers behind the 2011 smash hit musical Britain's Got Bhangra, sees one young boy attempt to escape the harsh reality of his home town – where the jobs are gone and the chicken shops are taking over – and turn his life into the glittering world of fantasies... T. Post Show Talk Wed 22 May

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A one-off series of solo performances More events to be announced in Spring, please visit the website for details

Presented by Snuff Box Theatre in collaboration with Richard Jordan Productions

Bitch Boxer by Charlotte Josephine Tue 23 & Wed 24 Apr 7.45pm Studio £11.50 (£9.50) Under 26s £9 1hr Age 14+ ‘You’ve got to fight for the things you love Chloe’ ‘Yes Dad’ Meet Chloe, 21 from Leytonstone. She likes the simple things in life: cherry Sambuca, hairbrush-in-the-mirror karaoke with Rihanna and winding her Dad up. Oh, and she’s a boxer. London 2012. Women will step into the Olympic boxing ring for the very first time. As Chloe trains for the fight of her life, she is left winded by two life-changing events. In a man’s world, can she prove she’s still worth the title? WINNER Old Vic New Voices Award, Soho Young Writers Award, 2012 “Sweat-slick and tough, yet sweet and gifted with terrific timing, Charlotte Josephine's performance is as fresh and engaging as her script”  The Times

AMUSEMENTS

Bitch Boxer

Sleepwalk Collective

Major Tom

AMUSEMENTS

by Victoria Melody

Fri 26 & Sat 27 Apr 7.45pm Studio £11.50 (£9.50) Under 26s £9 1hr Age 14+

Mon 29 & Tue 30 Apr 7.45pm Studio £11.50 (£9.50) Under 26s £9 1hr Age 14+

Like some backroom carnival ride lo-fi sci-fi pleasure machine, AMUSEMENTS is an intensely sensorial and breathlessly seductive one-woman headphone-theatre spectacular that asks what exactly we might want from our entertainment, and what it might want from us. With the audience plugged wirelessly into its beating heart, the performance is both a hypnotic dance towards the limits of pleasure and an unsettling voyeuristic tribute to our private desires. It is an escapist's wet dream which grapples sleepily along the way with the dizzying highs and terrifying boredoms of the early 21st century: the soporific hum of mass communication; the television’s warm embrace. You are an audience. You are a machine for watching. Remember everything.

After discovering that her dog had prize-winning potential at a charity dog show, Victoria seized upon the opportunity to gain access to that extraordinarily exclusive members only club: the show-dog owner's club. But Major Tom’s first show was a disaster, and feeling an overpowering sense of guilt about her dog being criticised, Victoria decided to put herself through the same process by becoming a beauty queen. Based on a true story, Major Tom and Victoria increasingly immerse themselves into the obsessive and confusing realm of personal scrutiny as they participate as genuine contestants and aim to win. This show will follow their story and reflect on the British fascination with celebrities, beauty, and winning. T. Post Show Talk Mon 29 Apr

"Carries an emotion charge like a barbwire"  ThreeWeeks

T. Post Show Talk Tue 23 Apr

Major Tom

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The Magistrate

National Theatre Live The best of British Theatre broadcast live to screens at Warwick Arts Centre The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything by Daniel Bye Thu 6 & Fri 7 Jun 7.45pm Studio £11.50 (£9.50) Under 26s £9 1hr Age 14+ How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay?

The Magistrate by Arthur Wing Pinero starring John Lithgow Thu 17 Jan 6.45pm & Thu 24 Jan 7pm (Encore Screening) Theatre £15.50 (£10.50 restricted view) 3hrs John Lithgow takes the title role in this fast, furious, brilliantly plotted farce set in Victorian London; he is joined by Nancy Carroll, returning to the National Theatre following her Olivier award-winning performance in After the Dance.

Can I have a glass of milk? These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture about value. Daniel Bye's whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is occasionally shambolic and often tendentious - but always a joy to watch. Comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad, this show is a must if you've ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value. And you get a free glass of milk. "The future of British theatre" The Times T. Post Show Talk Thu 6 Jun

People

This House

a new play by Alan Bennett

a new play by James Graham

Thu 21 Mar 6.45pm Cinema £15.50 (£10.50 restricted view) 2hrs 15min approx (including interval)

Thu 16 May 6.45pm Cinema £15.50 (£10.50 restricted view) 3hrs

One of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights, Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Madness of King George screenplay), debuts his eagerlyanticipated new play.

A sharp and critically-acclaimed new play about the ruthless, fast-paced world of 1970s British politics.

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dance the TALENT 2013

BalletBoyz®

the TALENT 2013 As seen on TV. Brand new show for 2013 Mon 4 & Tue 5 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £18.50 (£16.50), £21.50 (£19.50), £24.50 (£22.50) Under 26s £12.50 1hr 30mins (including interval) Age 8+ Make some noise. Make some room. Here come the BalletBoyz. Following triumphant UK and international appearances on stage and screen, this phenomenally popular company featuring 10 exceptional young dancers presents an exhilarating evening of exciting and explosive dance. The TALENT 2013 premières two stunning new dance pieces by internationally celebrated choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett. BalletBoyz is one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance. Led by former Royal Ballet lead dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the company thrills audiences and critics the world over with its distinctive style, fusing spectacular dance both energetic and graceful, with stunning music and film. “Superbly danced and unforgettable. Must see!” Financial Times “This is dance at its most riveting and fearless. Talent? I should say so” The Independent on Sunday “Rippling torsos, reckless leaps and a happy sense of shared joy in their physicality… IRRESISTIBLE” The Daily Express “BalletBoyz occupies boyband territory” The Times T. Post Show Talk Mon 4 Mar BalletBoyz image by Hugo Glendinning. Watch a video of the photoshoot at balletboyz.com

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Rosie Kay Dance Company

There is Hope Tue 30 Apr 7.30pm Theatre £13.50 (£11.50) Under 26s £9 1hr 35mins (including interval) Age 11+

There is Hope explores faith, belief, ritual, and the confines and claustrophobia of an international cast of incredible performers and musicians. As they journey through a universe of heavens, hells and purgatories – worlds of beauty and of the bizarre – expect humour, black comedy, athletic performances and, in true Rosie Kay style, some unexpected and extraordinary moments of dance and theatre. Rosie Kay Dance Company has a unique style with strong physicality, and has earned a reputation for making fierce, original and challenging dance theatre. This new work follows the international success of 5 SOLDIERS. T. Post Show Talk

The time is 2012, the world is about to end. There is one ticket off this socalled poisoned planet. Do you take it? Who escapes? And where are we all going?

There is Hope

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words & ideas Wordsmiths & Co.

TEDxWarwick 2013 Sat 9 Mar 10.30am – 6pm Butterworth Hall £15 Please book tickets through tedxwarwick.com After a hugely successful conference in March 2012, inspired by the renowned TED ethos of ‘ideas worth spreading’, TEDx returns to Warwick for the most stimulating and fascinating TEDx conference yet. Since its inception in 2009, TEDxWarwick has successfully delivered a platform for diverse speakers to deliver innovative ideas in under 18 minutes. The quality, content, and atmosphere of our conferences have now established TEDxWarwick as one of the most eminent and sought-after TEDx events in Europe.

Wordsmiths & Co.

TEDxWarwick has continually succeeded in setting the global benchmark in showcasing revolutionary technology, science and innovation. Groundbreaking ideas, such as Kerry Kirwan’s 100% sustainable racing car, and Koen Olthuis’ Floating City Apps, have been proudly exhibited at our past conferences. TEDxWarwick 2013 aims to continue in the footsteps of previous conferences, making our hunt for the best ideas in the world more ambitious and expansive than ever before.

Mon 21 Jan, Mon 18 Feb, Wed 13 Mar 7.45pm Studio (except 13 Mar in Helen Martin Studio) £5.50 Approx 90mins (including interval) This is live poetry. Not for the faint of heart. This is Wordsmiths & Co.

“The quality of the event was comparable with most commercial conferences, but had the extra touch of enthusiastic students looking after the speakers’ every need. I would certainly recommend further TEDx events.” Dr Ian Pearson

After its debut last season, this monthly live poetry talk show returns with more poets sharing their stories and opinions. Featuring a crossover of poets you know from the pages of books and from the festival stages.

“If you only ever go to two TEDx events, then go to TEDxWarwick twice.” Kevin Warwick

Jo Bell, your host for this celebration of all things spoken, brings together four poets and encourages them to share secrets, tell tales and share the magic of words and wonderment with the audience in this intimate performance space.

This series of events is collaboration between Nine Arches Press and Apples and Snakes, with support from Warwick Arts Centre and Bloodaxe Books.

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TEDxWarwick 2013

This is a rare opportunity to witness some of the finest established and up-and-coming wordsmiths sharing their stories, poems and opinions as they engage in a no-holds-barred conversation and performance right before your widened eyes.


student events One World Week

Music Theatre Warwick

Thoroughly Modern Millie Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb 7.30pm Sat matinee 2.30pm Theatre £13.50 (£10.50) Under 16s £7.50 Millie Dillmount arrives in the hustle and bustle of 1920s Manhattan with one thing on her mind: marrying her boss. As we follow the ups and downs of her New York experience – making friends, avoiding her evil landlady and unexpectedly falling in love along the way – we find that reinventing oneself as a “thoroughly modern” individual is harder than it looks. MTW’s Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to combine toe-tapping dance routines and jazzy musical numbers with hilarious cases of mistaken identity, all the while showing its audiences that “this is 1922!”

One World Week

Thoroughly Modern Millie

One World Week One World Week at the University of Warwick is part of the world’s largest student-run international event and one of the most exciting weeks on campus. Taking place every January, One World Week is a celebration of the cultures and diversity represented at Warwick and features a huge range of events. This year, Warwick Arts Centre will again be hosting two of the week’s most spectacular events: the Fashion Show in the Butterworth Hall (Sat 26 Jan) and the World Music Concert in the Theatre (Sun 27 Jan). The Fashion Show features models from the numerous societies at Warwick in addition to dazzling performances by the One World Week Models. The World Music Concert showcases the best musical talent at the University together with professional acts from around the world.

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classical music Ticket prices for Concert Series £12 (choir), £19 (£18), £25.50 (£24.50), £30 (£29), £34 (£32) £36.50 (£34.50)

Under 26s Tickets £12.50 subject to availability Under 18s Tickets £10.50 if accompanied by a full price paying adult

Peter Donohoe

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Peter Donohoe: Opus Ones

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Wed 16 Jan 8pm Butterworth Hall

Fri 25 Jan 8pm Butterworth Hall

Sun 3 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall

Tchaikovsky Scherzo a la Russe Opus 1 No.1 Tchaikovsky Intermezzo in E flat minor Opus 1 No.2 Prokofiev Sonata No.1 in F minor Opus 1 Bartók Rhapsody Opus 1 Schumann Variationen uber den Namen Abegg in F Major Opus 1 Berg Sonata Opus 1 Brahms Sonata No1 in C major Opus 1

Grieg Mozart Elgar Górecki Haydn

Delius Grieg Strauss

A captivating programme devoted to Opus Ones. Tchaikovsky snaps a couple of green sprigs from Russian folksong, Bartók pays a debt to Liszt, and an angry young Prokofiev throws his romantic toys out of the pram. Schumann borrows a coat from Chopin; Berg hurls a truly monumental challenge, and Brahms shows why Schumann said he’d “sprung fully armed, like Minerva, from the head of Zeus”. Peter Donohoe brings a lifetime’s insight to each and every one of them so expect power, tenderness, and the perennially fresh touch of one of the supreme piano virtuosos of our time. T. 6.45pm Pre-concert Talk £2

Holberg Suite Violin Concerto No.4 Elegy for Strings Three Pieces in Old Style Symphony No.48 Maria Theresia

Conductor Hans-Peter Hofmann Violin Tasmin Little The European Union Chamber Orchestra is a crack team of superb young players, united by the sheer joy of making music together. Critics rave over their “warmth of sound, the elegance of phrasing and the razor-sharp focus of their ensemble”. With national treasure Tasmin Little, they bring all their signature verve to a joyous programme, including Grieg’s sunny mockbaroque suite, Elgar’s heartfelt Elegy, a Haydn symphony fit for an empress and Mozart’s bubbly Fourth Violin Concerto. If you’re one of the millions who fell in love with Henryk Górecki’s Third Symphony, you’ll be bowled over by his atmospheric Three Pieces in Old Style.

Helen Leek, University of Warwick piano tutor, talks with Peter Donohoe.

T. 6.45pm Pre-concert Talk £2 A talk with members of the European Union Chamber Orchestra

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On the Mountains Piano Concerto Ein Heldenleben

Conductor Andrew Litton Piano Christian Ihle Hadland Ear-splitting battles, swaggering pride and dream-like beauty, not forgetting one of the steamiest love-scenes in all music: it’s all in Richard Strauss’s A Hero’s Life. The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra tonight share two very special gifts from Norway. Grieg’s Piano Concerto never gets any less popular; but there’ll be something particularly magical about hearing it played by one of Norway’s rising stars, accompanied by the orchestra that Grieg himself used to conduct. As for Delius’s On the Mountains, get ready for a wonderful discovery: a gorgeous musical landscape by a Bradford lad with Norway in his soul. T. 6.45pm Pre-concert Talk £2 Paul McGrath, Director of Music, University of Warwick, in discussion with Ronal Vermeulen, Head of Programme for Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.


English Chamber Orchestra Thu 14 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall Britten Bartók Mozart

Simple Symphony Divertimento Requiem

Conductor Paul McGrath Warwick University Chamber Choir with: Soprano - Tinuke Olafimihan, Mezzo Soprano - Gaynor Keeble, Tenor - Nicholas Sharratt, Baritone - Nicholas Lester

English Chamber Orchestra

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Tue 26 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall Bernstein Penderecki Glass Mahler

Candide Overture Chaconne Violin Concerto Symphony No.5

Conductor Jacek Kaspszyk Violin Agata Szymczewska

An inspired showcase for the awardwinning young Agata Szymczewska, whilst Kaspszyk and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra bring a special intensity to Penderecki’s Chaconne. Bernstein’s Candide overture gets things swinging, before Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto weaves shimmering patterns into music of astonishing expressive power and beauty: a true modern classic, with a heart of pure song. To conclude, Mahler’s Fifth begins in terror and ends in triumph – but there’s a lifetime of emotion in between. From winter storms to dizzying waltzes and melting love-songs, it’s one of the most gripping experiences an orchestra, a conductor and an audience can share.

The masked stranger, the mysterious commission, the dying Mozart frantically composing as his life ebbed away… if you’ve seen Amadeus, you’ll know the legend behind his Requiem. The reality is even more incredible – as music’s greatest genius comes to terms with the ultimate mystery of human existence, and pours it all out in music of unforgettable beauty and power. First, though, we celebrate the work of two of Mozart’s greatest 20th century fans. On the eve of World War Two Bartók wrote a Divertimento that channelled the spirit of Mozart for an age of anxiety – and Britten’s Simple Symphony reworks the tunes he hummed at school into a mini-masterpiece of irresistible freshness. T. 6.45pm Pre-concert Talk £2 Paul McGrath and Lucy Griffiths of the University of Warwick Music Centre talk about tonight’s programme.

T. 6.45pm Pre-concert Talk £2 Paul McGrath and Lucy Griffiths of the University of Warwick Music Centre talk about this evening’s concert.

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

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The Hilliard Ensemble & Fretwork Coull Quartet

The Hilliard Ensemble & Fretwork New work by Nico Muhly, Gavin Bryars’ Cadman Requiem plus madrigals from Gibbons’ First Book of Madrigals and Motets Voices - David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold, Gordon Jones Viols - Liam Byrne, Asako Morikawa, Reiko Ichise, Richard Tunnicliffe, Richard Boothby Tue 12 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £17.50 (£15.50) £19.50 (£17.50) Under 26s £12.50 Nico Muhly is one of today’s most interesting, eclectic & sought-after composers: he is as adept at writing for cathedral choirs as for Björk, for symphony orchestras or for films, such as The Reader. It is a great coup to commission a new work from him, especially such a substantial one. He is taking the direction on Gibbons’s book of madrigals to heart: Apt for viols & voyces.

Gavin Bryars has been in the news recently with the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, owing to his iconic piece based on that tragedy. His response to another tragedy is the subject of his Cadman Requiem, which mourns the passing of a friend on flight Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in 1988. Orlando Gibbons’ First Book of Madrigals & Motets was published in 1612, contains the most famous, perfect and one of the shortest madrigals: The Silver Swan. The collection as a whole is a masterpiece of concision and expression, marking Gibbons out as one of England’s greatest composers. T. 6.15pm Pre-concert talk £1

Coull Quartet Two more intimate concerts performed by our resident string quartet.

Russian Winter Thu 21 Feb 7.15pm Helen Martin Studio £16.50 (£13.50) Shostakovich Tchaikovsky Glazunov Haydn

Quartet No 11 in F minor Op.122 Quartet No 3 in E flat minor Op.30 Prelude and Fugue in D minor Quartet in F Op.77 No 2

A Nightingale Sings Thu 9 May 7.15pm Helen Martin Studio £16.50 (£13.50) Haydn Britten Schumann

Quartet in E flat Op.76 No 6 Quartet No 1 in D Op.25 Quartet in F Op.41 No 2

T. 6.15pm Pre-concert talk Thu 21 Feb & Thu 9 May £1

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opera English Touring Opera

Carmen Sung in French with English surtitles Tue 19 Feb 7.30pm Butterworth Hall £25.50 (£23.50), £30.50 (£28.50), £35.50 (£33.50) With international soloists & the full Chisinau National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus Directed by Ellen Kent, this hot-blooded opera guarantees an evening of passion and romance with unforgettable melodies. Set in Seville and reflecting a Goya painting, with fountains, flowers and orange trees, and starring international mezzo soprano Nadia Stoianova, whose portrayals of Carmen have won rapturous reviews.

coming soon

Opera & Ballet International presents an Ellen Kent production

English Touring Opera In Spring 2013, English Touring Opera is preparing a feast of opera which focuses on storytelling through 'bel canto', beautiful singing. Theatre £22 (£20), £25 (£23), £29 (£27) Under 26s £12.50 Book tickets to two or more shows and receive 15% off each ticket.

Così fan tutte

Simon Boccanegra

Mozart

Verdi

Sung in English Wed 8 & Thu 9 May 7.30pm 3hrs (inc interval)

Sung in Italian with English surtitles Fri 10 May 7.30pm 3hrs (inc interval)

Conductor James Burton With Laura Mitchell, Paula Sides, Richard Mosley-Evans and Kitty Whately

Conductor Michael Rosewell With Craig Smith & Keel Watson

This high energy, laugh-a-minute comedy about making mistakes in love is one of Mozart’s most famous operas. In one day, two pairs of fiancés are parted, and new fiancés found – or so it seems. T. 6.30pm Pre-concert talk Thu 9 May FREE

In this compelling drama set in the Italian port of Genoa, the title character is a former pirate who returns to the city to become its leader. This is a rare chance to see this little-toured masterpiece outside of London.

The Siege of Calais (L’assedio di Calais) Donizetti Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sat 11 May 7.30pm 3hrs (inc interval) Conductor Jeremy Silver With Paula Sides, Helen Sherman, Eddie Wade & Cozmin Sime Donizetti’s rarely performed epic tells the story of the Burghers of Calais, who offered up their lives to save their citizens from the English army. T. 6.30pm Pre-concert talk Sat 11 May FREE Carmen

“Impassioned and sultry” The Observer

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New York’s Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Warwick Arts Centre’s screening of the best opera broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York Cinema £26 (£21), £10.50 restricted view Les Troyens

Maria Stuarda

Rigoletto Verdi Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sat 16 Feb 5.55pm 3hrs 2min

Donizetti

Conductor Michele Mariotti Director Michael Mayer With Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic, Diana Damrau, Diana Damrau Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960—an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sat 19 Jan 5.55pm 2hrs 46mins Conductor Maurizio Benini Director David McVicar With Joyce DiDonato, Elza van den Heever, Joshua Hopkins, Matthew Polenzani, Matthew Rose Having scored a major success with his production of Anna Bolena, director David McVicar now turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives.

Les Troyens Berlioz Sung in French with English surtitles Sat 5 Jan 5pm 5hrs Conductor Fabio Luisi With Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, Dwayne Croft The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’s vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.

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Maria Stuarda


Parsifal

Parsifal Wagner Sung in German with English surtitles Sat 2 Mar 5pm 5hrs 10mins

Francesca da Rimini

Giulio Cesare

Francesca da Rimini Zandonai

Giulio Cesare Handel

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Conductor Daniele Gatti Director François Girard With Jonas Kaufmann, Katarina Dalayman, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, René Pape Director François Girard’s timeless new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score, while designer Michael Levine (Eugene Onegin) creates a surreal landscape.

Sat 16 Mar 4pm 3hrs 33mins Conductor Marco Armiliato With Eva-Maria Westbroek, Mark Delavan, Marcello Giordani, Robert Brubaker Marco Armiliato conducts Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role of a noblewoman who is tricked into marrying the brutal Gianciotto (Mark Delavan), instead of her true love Paolo (Marcello Giordani). Robert Brubaker sings the wicked Malatestino, whose jealousy incites a murder.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sat 27 Apr 5pm 4hrs 5mins Conductor Harry Bicket Director David McVicar With Natalie Dessa, Alice Coote, Patricia Bardon David McVicar’s second new production incorporates elements of Baroque theatre and 19th-century British imperialism to illuminate the opera’s themes of love, war, and empire building. David Daniels stars as the title character, opposite Natalie Dessay in her Met role debut as the bewitching Cleopatra.

Opera Warwick

Cinderella Rossini Sung live in English with full orchestra Mon 21 – Wed 23 Jan 7.30pm Theatre £11.50 (£9.50), £13.50 (£11.50), £15.50 (£13.50) Students £7, £8.50, £10 (1 free teacher for every 10 students) 2hrs 30mins

Crashing the party, Opera Warwick’s ground-breaking production of Rossini’s masterpiece La Cenerentola brings the timeless story to the vibrant setting of 21stcentury Essex. Against the backdrop of a glitzy nightclub, this colourful opera features a cutting-edge English translation, live video projection, a fierce dance cast and a considerable amount of bronzer. Get ready for a playful adaptation that'll keep you smiling long past the stroke of midnight.

Conductor: Benjamin Hamilton Cinderella

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mead gallery Wed 9 Jan – Sat 9 Mar Open Mon – Sat 12 noon to 9pm FREE ENTRY

(The Gallery will open at 10am from Tue 22 – Thu 24 Jan)

For latest news, events and exhibitions visit our website www.meadgallery.co.uk and follow us @warwickartsmead Mead Gallery

John Wood and Paul Harrison, 10 x 10, 2011 Single channel HD (16:9), 15:37 min Courtesy of the Artists and Carroll/Fletcher

Workplace: Work by Adel Abidin, Emily Jacir, João Onofre, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, John Wood and Paul Harrison From school to adulthood, we spend a huge amount of our lives in the workplace. In it, life-long friendships and romances are formed; it provides the arena in which power games and gender politics are played out; it is the setting for innovation and life-changing research as well as endless repetition and ennui. Through a series of film works this exhibition explores the frustration and alienation of a contemporary workforce, but also the often humorous strategies employed for survival. The exhibition brings

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together work by international artists, depicting the workplace as a universal experience, one which cuts across political and geographical boundaries. For the duration of the exhibition, the Mead Gallery reveals itself to be a workplace too, as we invite visitors to hotdesk, hold meetings or just eat lunch within the exhibition space. This is a Mead Gallery touring exhibition organised in association with the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.


Would Be Nice Though…

events The Office Party Fri 11 Jan 6.30-8.30pm FREE Be among the first to see the Mead Gallery’s latest exhibition, meet and talk with many of the artists involved over a glass of wine. This is a free event. Everybody is welcome and no booking is required.

Office Tours Sat 19 Jan & Sat 9 Feb 11am Tue 12 Feb 6pm FREE Join the exhibition’s curator, Fiona Venables, for a 30min introduction to Workplace. The tours are free but please book places through Box Office. Image top right: João Onofre Untitled (Vulture in the Studio), 2002. Still from single channel film, 9:36 min Courtesy of the Artist and Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art

Would Be Nice Though…

Drawing Workshops

A performance by Odd Comic (Holly Bodmer and Dot Howard)

Tue 12 Feb and Wed 13 Feb 2-4pm £3.50

Sat 2 Feb 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm 1hr £7.50 (£5.50)

Al Davison is an artist based in Coventry with over 25 years of experience in teaching life drawing, anatomy and visual storytelling; he has also produced artwork for the ‘Doctor Who’ graphic novels. On Tue 12 Feb, Al will be introducing a variety of technical drawing exercises designed to improve hand to eye coordination and tap into your imagination. Then, on Wed 13 Feb, and with the assistance of a model, he will be introducing the challenges and rewards of figure drawing to the group. Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

Would be Nice Though… is a site-specific performance that immerses audiences in the tense atmosphere of a waiting room and invites them to join other hopeful candidates awaiting a job interview. The anxiety-driven, cringe-worthy antics, the fear of rejection and desire to be swallowed-up that is comically acted out ensure you'll never see the recruitment process in the same light again. The Independent has described Odd Comic’s Holly Bodmer and Dot Howard’s unconventional performance as “intriguing, intelligent and frequently laugh-out-loud funny.” “…a nuttiness reminiscent of Smack the Pony,” said The List.

Family Art Day Sat 16 Feb, 10am – 2.30pm (lunch 12pm – 1pm) £5 (£20 group tickets for up to 5 people) Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult of 18+ Lunch is not included in the ticket price. Come along for a day of creative team activities for all the family to enjoy. Use office stationery and other detritus of the workplace to create your own artworks, collect prizes in our team games and test your knowledge in the office party quiz.

Illustrated Talk by

Paul Harrison Thu 7 Mar 6pm £6 (£4.50) UK artists John Wood and Paul Harrison have been collaborating since 1993. Their work has been presented at major galleries worldwide. Through immaculately constructed video works and what they describe as ‘informative and uninformative text pieces, drawings, doodles and half thoughts, and quite useful sculptures,’ the pair explore the physical and psychological parameters of the world around them, questioning and ultimately affirming a human position in the world that is essentially positive. For this special illustrated talk, Paul Harrison will be providing an insight into the development of their practice since 1993 up to their most recent work. Presented in association with Coventry Contemporary Art Forum

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music The Be Good Tanyas

Alexi Tuomarila Trio

with Emily Portman Sat 2 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £20.50 The Be Good Tanyas capture the hearts of fans and critics alike with their special mixture of deep country, early American folk, old time blues and gospel. They’ll be playing songs from their new 16-song album A Collection (2000-2012) which features gorgeous instrumentation, stunning vocals and seamless harmonies. Their music is warm, honest and captivating.

Cowboy Junkies

‘Three feisty angels…a confident, modern approach to a very traditional sound. Intimate, chilling but always entertaining.’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Cowboy Junkies Sat 26 Jan 7.30pm Theatre £20.50 From June 2010 to January 2012, Cowboy Junkies wrote, recorded, mixed and released four albums that are collectively called The Nomad Series. They tried to give each album in the series a certain character that distinguished one from the next. The fourth and final disc, The Wilderness, sees the band reaching back to their roots, highlighting the folk side of their music, with an emphasis on the singer and the song. The Be Good Tanyas

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Bellowhead

Yamato

Alexi Bellowhead Yamato The Drummers of Japan Tuomarila Trio Sat 16 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £23

Sun 27 Jan 7.45pm Studio £12.50 Alexi Tuomarila - piano Mats Eilertsen - bass Olavi Louhivuori - drums Born in Finland, young jazz pianist Alexi Tuomarila has made a considerable impact in Europe winning numerous prizes and awards. Alexi's playing displays a soft, delicate touch and moves deftly from sombre passages to exciting, joyous, up-tempo pieces. His playing reflects influences such as Keith Jarrett and Brad Meldhau. Alexi has recently joined the quartet of the great Polish trumpeter Thomasz Stank.

Bellowhead’s new album Broadside takes some of the wildest, most joyous and iconic songs in the richly colourful canon of the folk song tradition and turns them upside down and inside out with the unique sense of drama and theatre, instrumental virtuosity, verve, humour and blind cheek that has seen them spearhead the new folk boom. One of Britain’s best live acts, catch a riproaring stomper of a performance from the multi-talented, multi-instrumental folk supergroup.

Sat 23 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £17, £20, £23 Under 16s £13, £16, £19

Yamato take the ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming and bring it bang up-to-date in an exhilarating display of expertise and athleticism that has thrilled audiences worldwide. Taiko drumming is a physical, as well as musical spectacle – the drums can measure up to six feet across, requiring powerful stamina to play. Yamato’s performers display their breathtaking expertise on over 20 drums, varying from huge barrel-like Odaikos to hand-held instruments. Combined with exquisite bronze cymbals, vocals and bamboo flutes, Yamato create a kaleidoscope of sound. “Simply breathtaking” The Telegraph “They are exuberant performers, leaping from drum to drum. It’s energetic, noisy, varied and exhilarating” The Independent

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I Am Kloot I Am Kloot

Sun 24 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £19 Acclaimed Manchester three-piece I Am Kloot will be performing tracks from their new album, Let It All In, the follow up to their Mercurynominated album Sky At Night. Written by frontman John Bramwell and produced by Guy Garvey and Craig Potter from Elbow, this sixth studio album hails the welcome return of the critically-acclaimed trio. “Songs of stunning candour and understated beauty.” The Guardian on Sky at Night

Toploader Turning It Around Tour Thu 28 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £15.50 Best known for their phenomenally successful single Dancing in the Moonlight, tripleplatinum selling band Toploader return with their third studio album Only Human. Produced by Danton Supple (Morrissey and Coldplay), this new material marks the comeback of the Eastbourne band, and a chance to hear their new single Turning It Around and their older hits in a live setting. “Melodies that soar to the heavens” Q magazine

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Toploader


Ergo Phizmiz

Clannad Sun 10 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £29

Sat 16 Feb 7.45pm Studio £10.50 Composer, multi-instrumentalist and broadcaster Ergo Phizmiz first came to national attention a decade ago for his experimental electronica and sound collage. In the intimate environment of our Studio, Ergo will present his one-man-band performance using a broad selection of instruments from baby grand to toy piano or foot harmonium and electric guitar to zither.

Over the decades, Clannad have made music that entwines the traditional and the modern, the past and the future, with stunningly beautiful results. With their haunting songs, mesmerizing vocals, and captivating sound, the group has sold over fifteen million records worldwide. This tour will be the first time they have performed in the UK with the original five members since 1989 and the show will comprise songs from right across their career as they celebrate their 40th year as recording artists.

“We can't decide whether he's the new Viv Stanshall, a young Eno, or a British Zappa” The Guardian

Ergo Phizmiz Kathryn Tickell

An Intimate Evening with

Kathryn Tickell

Ruthie Henshall

Northumbrian Voices

Thu 7 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £18.50 (£16.50), £20.50 (£18.50)

Tue 12 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £16.50

Ruthie Henshall and her band will take you on a musical journey through her extraordinary career, from working with Lionel Bart to playing in Chicago on Broadway and from starring in Les Misérables to receiving her Olivier award.

Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, voice Mike Tickell - voice Amy Thatcher – accordion, clog dance, voice Patsy Reid – fiddle, voice Kit Haigh – guitar, voice Hannah Rickard – fiddle, voice Ruthie Henshall Ruthie Henshall

This brand new and personal show is your chance to hear Ruthie’s story in her own words as well as some of the defining songs of her life, onstage and off. The evening draws from a broad range of genres, from the great American songbook right through to contemporary tunes significant to Ruthie now.

Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. This magical show is based on interviews and recordings Kathryn has done over the years with family members and the shepherd musicians from whom she learnt, including mouth organ player Will Atkinson and fiddler Willie Taylor. Three generations of musicians take part in this reflection of immensely strong communities, their music and collective stories.

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Simon Spillett Quintet

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

Standards of Miles Davies

Mon 11 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £16.50 In the port city of Marseilles, home to many a nomadic soul, Joe Driscoll first met Sekou Kouyate. Though they share no common language, they communicated through their music and collaborated at the French festival ‘Nuit Metis’ (Nights of Mixed Race). The music developed by these kindred spirits is a mad fusion of afrobeat, hip-hop, folk and reggae that defies description.

Sun 3 Mar 7.45pm Studio £12.50 Simon Spillett - tenor sax Henry Lowther - trumpet John Critchinson - piano Dave Green - bass Trevor Tomkins - drums

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

Super Everything*

This live show sees a supergroup of Britain’s finest jazz stars revisiting the music played by the legendary Miles Davis. The loose spirit and elastic treatments that Miles's quintet gave Broadway song materials in the 1960's are the inspiration and provide the repertoire for this band of well-known names. Heading the quintet is Simon Spillett, an award-winning saxophonist who leads four veteran stars including Henry Lowther, widely regarded as one of Britain's best brass players.

Super Everything* A live cinema performance project by The Light Surgeons Sat 9 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £15.50, £10.50 for TEDxWarwick pass holders (see page 16 for details) SuperEverything* is a cross disciplinary performing arts project created by leading audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons in collaboration with a group of Malaysian artists and string players from the Heritage Orchestra. It seeks to discover how our complex sense of identity is formed through rituals. Filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, this live audio-visual performance explores the relationship between identity, ritual and place. By combining traditional South East Asian instruments, western classical compositions, field recordings and electronic synthesis, the resulting soundtrack is manipulated live and complemented by an stunning, immersive visual experience.

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music

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Under the Radar is our platform for the best independent and emerging musicians from in and around the Midlands.

University of Warwick Wind Orchestra and String Orchestra

The Swaps with support from The Society

Planets

Fri 25 Jan 7.45pm Studio £7.50 (£6)

Mon 25 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £6.50 (£4)

Consisting of a remarkable singer, a slippery rhythm section, a blues harpist and a guitarist, The Swaps play hardrolling, funked-up, folky tunes that some would describe as a kind of blues, as well as electro-acoustic waltzes, pop wig-outs and dubstep boogaloos, and the odd heart-wrencher. All cooked up in Leamington Spa.

Conductors - Roger Coull, Alexander Parker, Matthew Clare A String and Wind Orchestra whistle stop tour through space takes us from Freddie Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody, past Sousa’s Transit of Venus, down to Earth with Gladiator, out to Mars by Holst and further to the distant reaches of the Saturn Overture by Victor Lopez.

Support from The Society, whose music is based on traditional English and Irish folk but with a contemporary rock feel and a mixture of electronic and acoustic instruments.

Warwick World Music Band

Warwick Fused

Swing ‘Em Fair

Wed 6 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £6.50 (£4)

Sun 17 Feb 7.45pm Studio £7.50 (£6)

Musical Director - Ruairi Edwards Warwick World Music Band

Swing ‘Em Fair are a English trio who blend early music and instruments with traditional English folk tunes and songs to create a sound that is fresh and exciting, with its feet planted in the past but its eyes fixed on the future.

With support from University of Warwick Chorus, One Ten Fun Choir, Drumsoc, Indian Music Ensemble, Chinese Orchestra and Afro-Caribbean Society, Lucy Griffiths and Paul McGrath. Warwick Fused

‘Swing ‘Em Fair’ was a colloquial name in 18th century Warwickshire for the festivities associated with a public hanging.

University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Mahler and Rossini

Tue 12 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £7.50 (£5.50) Conductors - Lucy Griffiths & Paul McGrath Mahler Rossini

Symphony No. 1 Petite Messe Solennelle

Begun when he was only 24, this Mahler symphony is now one of the most popular in the orchestral repertoire, full of tunefulness and exciting fanfares. Also in the programme is this beautiful and evocative choral work by the great Italian opera composer Rossini. The Gratias Agimus Tibi is one of Rossini's great melodies; you'll be humming it for hours after the performance.

FREE Lunchtime Concerts Thursdays 1.10pm Ensemble Room, Music Centre, Warwick Arts Centre Thu 10 Jan Dunya Duo, Music of the Mediterranean and Middle East Thu 17 Jan David Gordon, jazz piano Thu 31 Jan Mark Jordan and Marcus Pashley, pianos Thu 7 Feb Purcell School Thu 14 Feb Matthew Forbes, cello Thu 21 Feb Murray McLachlan, piano Thu 28 Feb Helen Leek, piano Thu 7 Mar Scholars/Chamber Music Thu 14 Mar Deborah Norman, soprano and David Barnard, piano

The Swaps

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comedy

Some comedians use very strong language and express controversial opinions. Please come prepared.

Showstopper!

Alun Cochrane

James Acaster Prompt Sat 26 Jan 7.45pm Studio £12.50 (£10.50) Prepare yourself for flights of fancy, remarkable gesticulation and maybe even some tempo changes. One thing’s for sure – you will go absolutely bananas.

Andrew Lawrence Sun 3 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £15.50 (£13.50)

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Fri 18 Jan 7.30pm Theatre £14.50 Under 26s £12.50 Using random audience suggestions as their inspiration, the Showstoppers devise musicals packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies right in front of your eyes. The show has played sell-out seasons in London’s West End, and has been a must-see staple of the Edinburgh Fringe for five years – as well as delighting audiences on tour around the world. “Top-class creativity in action. Worth seeing again and again.”  Time Out

As seen on BBC 1’s Live at the Apollo and now a regular on Channel 4’s Stand Up For the Week, the double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Lawrence will deliver an evening of top class stand-up.

Andrew Lawrence

Is Coming to Get You

“The relentless string of bitterness that spews from his bilious mouth is artful – and very funny.” Chortle

Alun Cochrane Moments of Alun Sun 3 Feb 7.45pm Studio £12.50 Expect thinking aloud, chats with the audience and no-nonsense comedy from this star of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week and most recently Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. “The best, as well as the most natural stand-up I’ve seen at the Fringe.” The Independent

Mark Thomas Bravo Figaro! Wed 6 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £18 (£15) Full details on page 7.

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Chris Addison

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden Going Gaga Sun 10 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £17.50 (£15.50) Full details on page 4.

Micky Flanagan

Jimmy Carr Gagging Order 2013 Fri 15 Feb & Fri 28 Jun 8pm Butterworth Hall £25.50 The ever-popular British comedian returns with Gagging Order after sold-out shows back in the Autumn. The show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes: some clever, some rude & a few totally unacceptable. Leave your moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh!

Jimmy Carr

Zoe Lyons Pop-Up Comic Sun 24 Feb 7.45pm Studio £12.50 (£10.50) The award-winning comedian and Mock the Week panellist makes her debut at Warwick Arts Centre. Bringing a mixture of silliness, satire and caustic one-liners to the stage, Zoe asks the big questions of life, such as Dog Prams: why? “Brilliantly acerbic… Her force of personality is enough to overpower anyone in the audience still labouring under the delusion that women aren’t funny.” The Guardian

Russell Kane

Chris Addison Micky The Time is Now Flanagan Again Sun 17 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £20.50 Selling fast Chris Addison, star of The Thick of It and Mock the Week regular, presents his twice-extended and critically acclaimed standup show. Cerebral and witty, his running commentary on life’s trials and tribulations will have you chuckling with recognition.

Back in the Game Sun 17 Feb 8pm SOLD OUT Following on from the critical and commercial success of last year’s ‘Out Out’ tour, Flanagan delivers observational comedy that is big, bold, and laugh out loud funny.

Russell Kane

“Exquisite, super-smart solo show… gloriously funny.” Time Out

Posturing Delivery

Zoe Lyons

Milton Jones On the Road Sat 2 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £20.50 On the Road will include hundreds of Jones’ celebrated one-liners, plus pictures he drew. Clever, surreal but mainly just stupid stupid stupid. He’s won awards, you know. “He’s fast absurd, and very funny” Radio Times

Sun 3 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £18 “What if I’m one of the guys who never has a baby? Why is this not a ‘male subject’? I plan to give birth, live on stage, then raise it – in front of you. Come along!” Join Russell Kane, host of BBC3’s Britain Unzipped, as he delivers first-class stand-up in this brand new show. “More thought and intelligence behind his comedy than most people could ever get near.” The Mirror

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Marcus Brigstocke

Terry Alderton

Rich Hall

Marcus Brigstocke

Tom Stade Terry Totally Rocks! Alderton

An Evening with Rich Hall

The Brig Society

Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £15.50

Sun 21 Apr 7.45pm Studio £13 (£11)

Fri 26 Apr 8pm Butterworth Hall £15.50

Direct from his smash-hit run at the Edinburgh festival, join this “part devil, part dude” (Scotsman) from Canada as he shares his refreshingly laid-back and unconventional ethos on life. Brilliantly mischievous and charming and packed with sharp and inventive observations, catch comedy’s coolest standup before he explodes into a household name.

The high-energy, off the wall comedian is back following a critically-acclaimed Edinburgh run. As seen in Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and Dave's One Night Stand, Terry Alderton combines incredible physicality with mind-blowing insight into the inner workings of a fantastic comedy mind.

Rich Hall’s renowned grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and king of rapid-fire wit. Catch the comic genius from Montana discussing a variety of topics all delivered in his own hilarious unique way.

Sun 10 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £15.50 Marcus Brigstocke restructures every aspect of life in Britain today through the medium of jokes. Win your very own hospital or school for merely attending! “Dazzling, inspired, perfectly observed. I’ve yet to see anything funnier.” Daily Telegraph

Harry Hill

“Sublime, imaginative, original and hilarious” Rhod Gilbert

“This is a mainstream act that dares to be different, that comes from the soul... Effortlessly enjoyable yet excitingly different.” The Times

Richard Herring

Sausage Time Wed 13 & Thu 14 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £30.50

Talking Cock

Harry Hill is back with a live show that promises incontrovertible proof that God exists. Joined by showband ‘The Harrys’, there’s a section exclusively for Tongans, a chance to catch up on Harry’s Nan’s latest ailments and a debut solo stand-up spot by Harry’s son, Gary. Oh, and a giant sausage.

Sun 21 Apr 7.30pm Theatre £15.50 In the year of its tenth anniversary, Richard Herring revisits his critically-acclaimed show that exposes the truth about men and their flutes of love.

Tony Law Maximum Nonsense Sun 28 Apr 7.45pm Studio £12.50 (£10.50) Described by Stewart Lee as “the sherpa of stand-up”, Tony Law brings his five-star, Edinburgh Festival sell-out show to Warwick Arts Centre. Expect gloriously absurd, loud and ridiculous comedy from the Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks panellist. “One of the finest and funniest comics on the circuit… destined for comedy stardom.” Time Out

“Man’s answer to the Vagina Monologues.” The Guardian

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Richard Herring

Tony Law


The Boy with Tape on His Face

Chris Ramsey

coming soon

The Boy with Tape on His Face

Chris Ramsey Feeling Lucky Fri 10 May 7.45pm £15.50 Selling fast

More Tape 2013 Tour

Chris Ramsey, star of BBC2’s brand new sitcom, Hebburn, returns with his successful stand-up show that explores the phenomenon of luck.

Reginald D Hunter In The Midst of Crackers Sun 5 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £23.50 Following two previous sell-out tours of the UK and the release of his debut stand up DVD, Reginald – returns with his own unique blend of humour in this brand-new show.

“A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller” Evening Standard

Julian Clary Position Vacant – Apply Within Fri 17 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £20.50 (£18.50) Age 16+ Master of camp and Celebrity Big Brother winner, Julian Clary is scouring the land in search of love. He’s promised to leave no straight man unturned.

Support Phil Buckley

Bill Bailey Qualmpeddler Thu 23 & Fri 24 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £25.50 Bill Bailey had Doubts about the modern world, but these have now grown into Qualms. This show has all the hallmarks of a classic Bill Bailey performance: trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, and silliness on a grand scale… plus one amazing owl! Latecomers will not be admitted

Andy Parsons

“His presence and intelligence make him one of the most brilliantly unpredictable comics in the country.” The Sunday Times

I’ve Got a Shed Sat 25 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £15.50 The honest and upfront comedian returns in the wake of three sell-out national tours. A Mock The Week and Live At the Apollo regular, expect Andy to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth – with an embellishment or three along the way!

Reginald D Hunter

Sun 9 Jun 7.30pm Theatre £14.50 (£12.50) Funny, magical, innovative, accessible and inspiring, The Boy with Tape on His Face has won the hearts and minds of the critics and public alike. This is stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting and punch lines with no words. “Utterly spectacular! Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny. Sublime physical lunacy – fight for a ticket.” Time Out

Jason Manford First World Problems Mon 11 & Tue 12 Nov 8pm Butterworth Hall £23

coming up in 2014 Sarah Millican Homebird 2014 Fri 7 & Sat 8 Mar 2014 Butterworth Hall £25.50

Julian Clary

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By the Seat of Your Pants

Funnybones

Oily Cart & Royal Shakespeare Company

In A Pickle

Tue 15 – Fri 18 Jan 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 19 Jan 11am & 2pm Studio £9.95 (£6.95) 1hr Ages 2 – 4 Inspired by The Winter’s Tale, Oily Cart Theatre Company take young audiences on a voyage of discovery through the landscapes of Shakespeare’s imagination and the music of his language. The adventure begins in the woolly pastures of the Shepherdess and her flock of little sheep, where she is having a party to celebrate the sheep shearing. When she discovers a lost baby, everyone must follow the clues to solve the mystery.

“A delightful charm-laden introduction to Shakespeare” The Stage

In A Pickle

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Plutôt la Vie

By the Seat of Your Pants Fri 15 Mar 7pm & Sat 16 Mar 2pm Theatre £9.95 (£6.95) 1hr Age 7+ A hilarious family show venturing into the world of three men and a chair! Nothing to be done and nothing to do. Fritz, Franz and Rudy sit and wait. Expectation! Hope! Boredom! Delight! Not to take things sitting down, they put their best feet forward to make the grade and avoid a kick in the pants. A hilarious exploration of relationships, slapstick and chairs as three men await their fate By the Seat of Their Pants. By the Seat of Your Pants is a fast, visual, funny show in a clown style for family audiences. “…sequence after sequence of inspired comedy… a torrent of creativity, and a profound playfulness… the kids are literally skipping with pleasure, as they run out of the theatre…” The Scotsman 


Rubbish

Theatre-Rites

Rubbish directed by Sue Buckmaster designed by Lise Marker composed by Jessica Dannheisser puppetry design by Yvonne Stone and Sue Buckmaster Wed 20 Feb 11am & 4pm Thu 21 Feb 2.30pm & 6pm Fri 22 & Sat 23 Feb 11am & 2.30pm Studio £9.95 (£6.95) Approx 75mins Age 6+

Imagine a world that celebrates its rubbish; where, at the touch of a puppeteer’s hand, the contents of a bin bag can transform before your eyes. A visually stunning and playful production, exploring the unexpected value of discarded objects. Come and enjoy the beauty, silliness and the inventive world of Rubbish.

"The outstanding children’s company Theatre-Rites" The Guardian A co-production between Theatre-Rites and Warwick Arts Centre, in association with artsdepot

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Play in a Day Mon 18 Feb Rehearsals 10am, Performance 7pm Butterworth Hall £28, Performance £1.50 Ages 8 - 14 An imaginative treat for February half term! It’s that time of year again – when creative young minds come together to create their own play, in just one day! Using improvisation, drama games, music, scriptwriting, theatre skills and your thriving imagination, you will transform a blank piece of paper into your very own production. Your play will finally emerge ready to be performed to friends and family on one of the most impressive stages in the country.

coming soon On sale Sat 28 Jan A preview of the exciting family events we have in summer

Scamp Theatre

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Thu 16 – Sat 18 May Ages 3+ Tiddler’s terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a host of colourful characters.

Who knows to which worlds you’ll be transported, which strange and wonderful characters you’ll meet and what stories you’ll tell? There’s one thing we can know for sure, led by the Warwick Arts Centre Youth Theatre Leaders, everyone will have a really good time!

Mead Gallery Family Art Day Sat 16 Feb 10am – 2.30pm (lunch 12pm – 1pm) £5 (£20 group tickets for up to 5 people) Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult of 18+ Lunch is not included in the ticket price. Come along for a day of creative team activities for all the family to enjoy. Taking inspiration from our latest exhibition (see page 24) use office stationery and other detritus of the workplace to create your own artworks, collect prizes in our team games and test your knowledge in the office party quiz.

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Tiddler and other Terrific Tales

Travelling Light

Complicite

an East London Dance, Sadlers Wells and Stratford Circus production

from the book by Zizou Corder directed by Annabel Arden

Tue 4 & Wed 5 Jun Ages 8+

Tue 18 - Thu 20 Jun Ages 8+ (tbc)

A brand new hip hop dance-theatre show based on the book by Helen Ward and Marc Craste.

11 year old Charlie Ashanti is a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. When Charlie’s parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission - with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions.

Varmints

Lionboy


Arrietty

Arrietty PG

Sat 9 Feb 1.30pm Japan 2010 94mins Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Tom Holland, Olivia Coleman Cinema £5 (£3)

Sat 12 Jan 1.30pm USA 1952 103mins Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen Cinema £5 (£3)

Sat 2 Feb 1.30pm Australia 2011 92mins Dir: Kriv Stenders Cast: Rachael Taylor, Josh Lucas, Noah Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes Cinema £5 (£3)

“Ravishingly colourful and textured, animation doesn’t get better than Arrietty.” The Telegraph

Indulge the childish desire to jump and splash in puddles with this feel-good classic musical. Gene Kelly plays successful silent actor Don Lockwood who falls for chorus girl Kathy just as the talkies arrive at Hollywood. Confronted by both his on-screen girlfriend and primitive sound recording, Don must make the smooth transition from silence into sound.

A touching true-life story by Louis de Bernières for both children and adults, Red Dog tells the tale of a russet-coloured sheep dog from a remote ’70s Western Australian mining community, who goes on a heartrending quest to find his master. With hitchhiking adventures and confrontations with Red Cat, Red Dog is a uplifting look at man’s best friend.

Packed with stunning choreography and fantastic songs, Singin’ in the Rain is the perfect film to brighten your day whatever the weather.

“It's guaranteed to bring tears and laughter” The Observer

The Appliance of Science

The Appliance of Science

Singin’ Red in the Dog Rain U PG

Based on the classic children’s novel, The Borrowers, this Japanese animation from worldrenowned Studio Ghibli, centres on young, adventurous Borrower Arrietty Clock. Borrowers are tiny people who live in secret in the big human world. Under the floorboards of a Tokyo house, the Clock family survive on ‘borrowed’ items from the human occupants. Until one day, a boy catches a glimpse of Arrietty…

Sat 2 Mar 1.30pm Cinema £5 (£3) Find the mad scientist in you by joining us for a look at experimental science and barmy inventions through the world of colourful animation and brilliant early special effects. From the brilliantly hapless creations of Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers to the dastardly schemes of Count Duckula via Halas and Batchelor’s prize-winning Automania 2000 and Georges Melies’ groundbreaking A Trip to the Moon from 1902.

Singin' in the Rain

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information

book online

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book by phone box office: 024 7652 4524

book in person Warwick Arts Centre The University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL

box office

opening hours mon – sat: 9.30am – 9pm sun: 2pm - 8pm

brochure available in braille, large print or audio cd: call 024 7652 4524

booking fee We include a 50p booking fee in the published price of all tickets over the value of £5. The booking fee applies to tickets whether they are purchased online, over the phone or at the counter. This sum is invested back into the organisation, helping to maintain the arts centre and the variety of services that are enjoyed all year round.

performance package The Performance Package is a discount offer available for purchasers of 3 or more Theatre or Dance events between 1 January and 25 May 2013. The offer is available both online and offline.

performance package terms & conditions The Performance Package ticket is available for full price and standard concession rate tickets on events where stated. Standard booking fee applies. Offer not applicable retrospectively and is subject to availability Exchanges within the package are available, but standard Terms & Conditions apply and the ticket must be returned to Box Office 24 hours before the event.

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Theatre Plan

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NB. Butterworth Hall seating configuration and price breaks change by event, please check with Box Office.

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booking information Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Maestro, Amex:

Groups

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Maestro, Amex cards. There is a 50p per ticket booking fee on tickets over the value of ÂŁ5 included in all tickets sold at Warwick Arts Centre, whether by phone, online or over the counter (excluding schools and groups of 9+).

On selected events we offer a discounted rate for groups (price shown in brackets plus every 10th ticket FREE). No booking fee. Check Box Office for availability.

reservations:

Pay within 4 days, or 30 minutes before, whichever is sooner.

exchanging tickets: Tickets are not normally refundable. Tickets can be exchanged for another performance or for a credit voucher valid for 180 days. However, you must return your original tickets to the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (14 days for groups of 9+). There is an administration fee of 50p per ticket. Tickets purchased as part of a subscription or package deal cannot be exchanged for credit vouchers. The booking fee is not refunded. Any credit not used after 180 days have elapsed will go to the Warwick Arts Centre Development Fund.

postage We charge 75p for posting your tickets to you at a UK billing address (if booked one week in advance otherwise we will hold them for collection at the Box Office on the day of performance).

pricing Warwick Arts Centre is committed to accessibility and aims to remain competitive with ticket prices. Please note that, on occasions, ticket prices are set by external promoters and we have no control over their value. Where we can, we offer a range of discounts. We are especially committed to access for young people.

Under 26s Tickets As part of our access policy of introducing theatre to young people a limited number of tickets for under 26s is available on Theatre performances. This ticket price is not available to groups or as part of the Theatre Package. ID may be required.

terms and conditions: All tickets are sold according to our terms and conditions. Full terms and conditions and privacy policy can be found at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk or ask for a copy from Box Office. All tickets, discounts and offers subject to availability. Unless otherwise stated, discounts and concessions cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other offers. Warwick Arts Centre reserves the right to make occasional special ticket offers in addition to those listed here. Warwick Arts Centre reserves the right to change programmes and artists without notice. Please contact the Box Office or check website for updated information, especially if travelling some distance.

DATA PROTECTION Warwick Arts Centre is committed to upholding the Data Protection principles of good practice. When processing your booking (whether over the phone, in person or online) we will ask you for your name, address, email and telephone number. This is essential for non-cash bookings. We will also ask you if you would like to be kept informed about forthcoming events and campaigns at Warwick Arts Centre or other arts organisations. You can update your account online at any time at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

All information correct at time of going to press November 2012.

CP = Car Park For Sat Nav our postcode is CV4 7AL

how to find us by car: On approaches to Coventry, simply follow the brown signs to Warwick Arts Centre. We are situated in the centre of the main campus of the University of Warwick. Parking is FREE after 6pm We recommend the following car parks: Car Park 7 (multi-storey, 3 mins walk, directly opposite us). A token / barrier system is used to exit. Please note there can be delays on exit at the end of a busy night. Car Park 8 (multi-storey, 5 mins walk, on left just before Sports Centre). No barrier therefore easy exit, larger spaces!

Car Park 4 (flat surface, behind bus stops towards back of Arts Centre) NB limited no. of spaces Car Park 15 (multi-storey, 10 mins walk). A token / barrier system is used to exit. Please note the multi-storey car parks do not have lifts.

by bus: Regular bus services from Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth stop outside the Arts Centre. Centro Hotline: 024 7655 9559.

by train: Services run regularly from Birmingham, Leicester and London to Coventry from where we are a short taxi or bus ride away.

discounts: Discounted tickets, where they are available, are shown in brackets and available to over 60s in full time retirement, recipients of job seekers allowance, full time students, Coventry Passport to Leisure holders and Rugby Leisure Pass holders.

schools: For selected events, tickets can be purchased at reduced prices for teacherled school/college groups. No booking fee. See our brochure or call the Box Office for details. design by:

access For full access information visit www.warwickartscentre.co.uk or ask for a leaflet at Box Office. Though it is not essential, you are advised to book in advance so we can readily provide any assistance. Disabled patrons may also bring a companion free of charge. Contact Box Office for details.

Spaces reserved in Car Park 7. Wheelchair access at ground level to Hall, Studio Theatre, CafĂŠ Bar, Box Office, Cinema, Conference Room, Music Centre and Bookshop. Lift access to Theatre, Theatre Bar, National Grid Room and Mead Gallery.

Guide dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances, by arrangement. Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are freely available from Box Office. Toilet facilities accessible on all levels.

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quick guide January

Sat 16

February

Sat 5

5pm

Met Opera Live: Les Troyens

S p22

Fri 1

7.30pm

Ubu Roi

Wed 9

12pm

Thu 10

1.10pm

Fri 11

Mead Gallery: Workplace opens

p24

Sat 2

11am

p31

Mead Gallery: Would Be Nice Though…

p25

FREE Lunchtime Concert

6.30pm

Mead Gallery: The Office Party

p25

1.30pm

Mead Gallery: Would Be Nice Though…

p25

Sat 12

1.30pm

Singin' in the Rain

p39

1.30pm

Red Dog

p39

Tue 15

10.30am

In A Pickle

p36

3.30pm

p25

1.30pm

In A Pickle

p36

Mead Gallery: Would Be Nice Though…

5.30pm

Mead Gallery: Would Be Nice Though…

p25

7.30pm

Mead Gallery: Would Be Nice Though…

p25

Wed 16 10.30am

Thu 17

S p5

In A Pickle

p36

1.30pm

In A Pickle

p36

6.45pm

Peter Donohoe: Pre-concert Talk

p18

7.30pm

Ubu Roi

8pm

Peter Donohoe: Opus Ones

p18

8pm

The Be Good Tanyas

p26

10.30am

In A Pickle

p36

6.45pm

p18

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p31

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra: Pre-concert Talk

1.30pm

In A Pickle

p36

7.30pm

Andrew Lawrence is Coming to Get You

p32

6.45pm

NT Live: The Magistrate

p13

7.45pm

Alun Cochrane: Moments of Alun

p32

10.30am

In A Pickle

p36

8pm

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

p18

1.30pm

In A Pickle

p36

Wed 6

7.30pm

Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro!

7.30pm

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

p32

Thu 7

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

11am

In A Pickle

p36

Fri 8

7.30pm

The Zero Hour

11am

Mead Gallery: Office Tours

p25

Sat 9

11am

2pm

In A Pickle

p36

5.55pm

Met Opera Live: Maria Stuarda

Sun 3

S p5

Sun 17

10am

Mead Gallery: Family Art Day

p25

3pm

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

p8

5.55pm

Met Opera Live: Rigoletto

7.30pm

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

p8

7.45pm

Ergo Phizmiz

p29

8pm

Bellowhead

p27

7.30pm

Chris Addison: The Time is Now Again

p33

7.45pm

Under the Radar: Swing 'Em Fair

p31

8pm

Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game

p33

Play in a Day

p38

Mon 18 10am Tue 19

S p22

7.45pm

Wordsmiths & Co.

7.30pm

Carmen

S p21

Rubbish

p37

4pm

Rubbish

p37

7.30pm

Thoroughly Modern Millie

p17

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p31

p7

2.30pm

Rubbish

p37

p31

6pm

Rubbish

p37

p6

6.15pm

Coull Concert: Pre-concert Talk

p20

Mead Gallery: Office Tours

p25

7.15pm

Coull Concert: Russian Winter

p20

1.30pm

Arrietty

p39

7.30pm

Thoroughly Modern Millie

p17

S p22

6.30pm

Macbeth - Blood Will Have Blood

p7

11am

Rubbish

p37

Opera Warwick: Cinderella

p23

7.30pm

The Zero Hour

p6

2.30pm

Rubbish

p37

7.45pm

Wordsmiths & Co.

p16

Sun 10

7.30pm

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Going Gaga

p4

5.30pm

Wild Thing I Love You

7.30pm

Opera Warwick: Cinderella

p23

Tue 12

2pm

p25

7.15pm

Wild Thing I Love You

Wed 23 7.30pm

Opera Warwick: Cinderella

p23

Mead Gallery: Drawing Workshops

7.30pm

Thoroughly Modern Millie

p17

Thu 24

7pm

NT Live: The Magistrate (Encore)

p13

6pm

Mead Gallery: Office Tours

p25

11am

Rubbish

p37

Fri 25

6.45pm

European Union Chamber Orchestra: Pre-concert Talk

p18

6.45pm

The Hilliard Ensemble & Fretwork: Pre-concert Talk

p20

2.30pm

Rubbish

p37

7.45pm

Under the Radar: The Swaps & The Society

p31

p8

2.30pm

Thoroughly Modern Millie

p17

5.30pm

Wild Thing I Love You

p7

8pm

European Union Chamber Orchestra

p18

7.30pm

Cowboy Junkies

p26

7.45pm

James Acaster: Prompt

p32

7.45pm

Alexi Tuomarila Trio

p27

Fri 18

Sat 19

Mon 21 7.30pm Tue 22

Sat 26 Sun 27

Wed 30 7.30pm

Ubu Roi

Thu 31

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

7.30pm

Ubu Roi

7.30pm

S p5

Thu 14

Fri 15

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Sat 23

p7 T

p7

7.15pm

Wild Thing I Love You

p7

Mead Gallery: Drawing Workshops

p25

7.30pm

Thoroughly Modern Millie

p17

3pm

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

p8

8pm

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

p27

7.30pm

I Am Kloot

p28

7.30pm

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

7.45pm

Zoe Lyons: Pop-Up Comic

p33

Mon 25 8pm

Planets

p31

Tue 26

6.45pm

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Pre-concert Talk

p19

8pm

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

p19

T

Sun 24

p8

8pm

Harry Hill: Sausage Time

p34

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p31

7.30pm

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

p8

8pm

Harry Hill: Sausage Time

p34

Wed 27 8pm

Above Me The Wide Blue Sky

p9

7.30pm

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

p8

Thu 28

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p31

Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order 2013

p33

7.30pm

Toploader

8pm

Above Me The Wide Blue Sky

8pm

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Fri 22

p20

Wed 13 2pm

p31

T

Thu 21

The Hilliard Ensemble & Fretwork

8pm

S p5

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

T

Wed 20 11am

p16

p28 T

p9


March Fri 1

8pm

Above Me The Wide Blue Sky

p9

Sat 2

2pm

Above Me The Wide Blue Sky

p9

1.30pm

The Appliance of Science

p39

Sun 3

5pm

Met Opera Live: Parsifal

8pm

Milton Jones: On The Road

S p23 p33

8pm

Above Me The Wide Blue Sky

p9

7.30pm

Russell Kane: Posturing Delivery

p33

7.45pm

Simon Spillett Quintet - Standards of Miles Davis

p30

April

Mon 11 8pm

Jason Manford 2013: First World Problems

p35

Tue 12

Jason Manford 2013: First World Problems

p35

Sun 21 Tue 23

Fri 26

BalletBoyz: the TALENT 2013

Tue 5

7.30pm

BalletBoyz: the TALENT 2013

p14

Wed 6

8pm

Warwick Fused

p31

Thu 7

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p31

6pm

Mead Gallery: Illustrated Talk by Paul Harrison

p25

7.30pm

An Intimate Evening with Ruthie Henshall

p29

10.30am

TEDxWarwick 2013

p16

7.30pm

Super Everything*

p30

May

7.30pm

Marcus Brigstocke: The Brig Society

p34

8pm

Clannad

p29

Mon 11 7.30pm

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

p30

Tue 12

7.30pm

Kathryn Tickell Northumbrian Voices

p29

7.45pm

The Anatomy of Melancholy

p10

8pm

Mahler and Rossini

Wed 13 7.45pm Thu 14

Fri 15 Sat 16

Thu 21

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Sat 27 Sun 28

p10

Richard Herring: Talking Cock

p34

7.45pm

Terry Alderton

p34

7.45pm

Bitch Boxer

7.45pm

Bitch Boxer

8pm

Philharmonia Orchestra

7.45pm

AMUSEMENTS

8pm

An Evening with Rich Hall

5pm

Met Opera Live: Giulio Cesare

7.45pm

AMUSEMENTS

7.45pm

Tony Law: Maximum Nonsense

p12

p12 p15

7.45pm

Major Tom

p12

Sun 5

8pm

Reginald D Hunter: In the Midst of Crackers

p35

Wed 8

7.30pm

ETO: Così fan tutte

p21

Thu 9

6.15pm

Coull Concert: Pre-concert Talk

p20

6.30pm

ETO: Pre-concert Talk

p21

7.15pm

Coull Concert: A Nightingale Sings

p20

7.30pm

ETO: Così fan tutte

7.30pm

ETO: Simon Boccanegra

p11

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p31

6.45pm

English Chamber Orchestra: Preconcert Talk

p19

7.30pm

Tom Stade Totally Rocks!

p34

7.45pm

The Anatomy of Melancholy

p10

8pm

English Chamber Orchestra

p19

Wed 22 6.45pm

7pm

By the Seat of Your Pants

p36

7.45pm

The Anatomy of Melancholy

p10

2pm

By the Seat of Your Pants

p36

4pm

Met Opera Live: Francesca da Rimini

6.45pm

NT Live: People

Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky

p35

6.30pm

ETO: Pre-concert Talk

p21

7.30pm

ETO: The Siege of Calais

Thu 16

6.45pm

NT Live: This House

p13

Fri 17

8pm

Julian Clary: Position Vacant – Apply Within

p35

Tue 21

7.30pm

Break the Floorboards

p11

S p21

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra: Pre-concert Talk

7.30pm

Break the Floorboards

8pm

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

7.30pm

Break the Floorboards

p11

8pm

Bill Bailey : Qualmpeddler

p35

7.30pm

Break the Floorboards

p11

8pm

Bill Bailey : Qualmpeddler

p35

2.30pm

Break the Floorboards

p11

7.30pm

Break the Floorboards

p11

8pm

Andy Parsons: I've Got a Shed

p35

Thu 6

7.45pm

The Price of Everything

Fri 7

7.45pm

The Price of Everything

p13

Sun 9

7.30pm

The Boy with Tape on His Face: More Tape

p35

Fri 28

8pm

Jimmy Carr: Gagging Order 2013

p33

Sat 25

p35

p21

7.45pm

Fri 24

p35

Sarah Millican: Home Bird

S p21

Sat 11

Thu 23

Sarah Millican: Home Bird

8pm

p34 T

p16

8pm

Sat 8

p12

There is Hope

caravan training symposium

Fri 7

p34

7.30pm

Wordsmiths & Co.

March 2014

S p23

Tue 30

Fri 10

8pm

p12

T

10am

p13

p12

Major Tom

7.45pm

S p23

T

Philharmonia Orchestra: Preconcert Talk

Mon 29 7.45pm

p31 T

7.30pm

Wed 24 6.45pm

7.30pm

Sun 10

p14

November

Mon 4

Sat 9

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