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CHANGE TO BOOKING FEES In line with many other organisations involved in selling tickets, from Mon 11 January 2010 we will introduce a small booking fee of 40p on every* ticket whether booked in person at our Box Office, over the phone or via our website. We have delayed the introduction of a booking fee for as long as we can but by levying a small booking fee we are able to retain a greater share of the ticket income than if we simply raise our ticket prices.



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In recognition of this we will not be increasing our ticket prices for the foreseeable future (where we are able to directly control them), and, in some cases this season, we have been able to reduce prices.

In addition, we are also cutting the amount we charge for posting tickets to our customers by ÂŁ1 to 75p and our current online transaction fee of ÂŁ1.50 will also be removed from tickets booked via our website. The net effect to customers should be that for many events there will be little change in the price you pay, and for some performances it will be cheaper to purchase tickets than previously. This change will help us to continue to support a programme that is exciting and innovative. *Exceptions to the fee will include schools and group bookings.

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directed by Christian Coumin UK premiere

This acrobatic battle of wits is the latest winner of Jeunes Talents Cirque – the annual competition to find Europe’s best young circus artists – to feature at the London International Mime Festival (LIMF). These two inventive artists were winners of the 2008 Award with this impressive exhibition of equilibrist skills.

Tue 26 Jan 7.30pm Theatre £13.50 (£6.75) 1hr 10mins

“ Constantly inventive, mesmeric and delightful acrobatic theatre.”

Ieto is directed by top French circus-theatre director, Christian Coumin. Presented in association with the 2010 London International Mime Festival.



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Using little more than a few planks, some rope and a fine understanding of mechanics, Jonathan Guichard and Fnico Feldmann draw us into their warm-hearted power struggle.

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Co-production: Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe / Les Migrateurs-Strasbourg / Théâtre de la Digue-Toulouse / Le Hangar des Mines-St Sébastien d’Aigrefeuille / Chemin de Cirque (Eurorégion, La Grainerie-Balma, La Ferme de Riu Ferrer-Arles Sur Tech, l’Ateneu-Barclone) / Studio Lido-Toulouse. Supported by Institut francais du Royaume Uni and CULTURESFRANCE.

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Tue 9 – Thu 11 Feb 7.45pm Studio £10 (£8) 1hr 15mins

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written by Rani Moorthy directed by Karen Simpson

Being dragged by her mother back to the family village thousands of miles away is no fun for 13-year-old Nasreen. In the monsoon rain, not being able to text friends, she little expects what will be uncovered on her first visit. But with the mystical power of henna, a secret garden of buried dreams, and more than a little help from the wagging tongues of Aunties, Grandparents and neighbours, she is about to discover some unexpected truths about her mother.

Based on real stories from Muslim women, this is an evocative and enchanting story of homecoming, adventure, fear and joy for a girl and her mother. Skipping back and forth across time and between lives lived across two cultures; four actresses create a bustling, colourful world bursting with music, dance and family celebration. From the writer of the international hit show Curry Tales.

“Astonishingly moving… rarely have I seen such talent or such intimate contact with the pulse of this nation.” The Independent on Curry Tales

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National Theatre productions broadcast live to cinema screens around the world.


based on a novel by Terry Pratchett adapted by Mark Ravenhill directed by Melly Still Sat matinee 30 Jan 1.45pm Theatre £10

The Habit of Art

a new play by Alan Bennett

A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau’s village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other’s language; somehow they must learn to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers

When I was a young man, I was smooth-skinned. I was said once to look like a Swedish deck-hand. I still may, of course. Who knows what Swedish deck-hands look like in the evening of their lives? Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.

the world is round and questions the reality of his tribe’s fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foulmouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation. Following His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse, the National stages Mark Ravenhill’s exhilarating adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s latest witty and challenging adventure story. There’s no demons, no gods. Just me. And the waves and the sun and birth and death. And there’s no reason for anything. I’m sorry: that’s just the way it seems to me.

You don’t believe in restraint. I do. And I hope I never see the day when in opera or in drama there is nothing that cannot be sung or said. A time of no limits. Alan Bennett’s new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. ‘In the end,’ said Auden, ‘art is small beer. The really serious things in life are earning one’s living and loving one’s neighbour.’


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directed by Nicholas Hytner with Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths and Alex Jennings Thu 22 Apr 6.45pm Cinema: Live screening £10 Sat 24 Apr 7.30pm Theatre: Repeat screening £10

Oh I think you think I want to eat you but – no no no – I am offering you afternoon tea – over there – in one hour.


The Habit of Art photo: Alex Jennings and Richard Griffiths by Hugo Glendinning. Nation image: Corbis

A Kneehigh Theatre and Bristol Old Vic co-production

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Tue 16 – Sat 20 Feb 7pm Sat matinee 2pm Theatre £16.50, £18.50 Under 26s £10, Under 16s £8

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Times are tough for the family in the wood They’d eat like kings if they only could But hunger gnaws – famine stalks the land Something quite wicked has the upper hand! Poor mother and father must do “what is best”… And Hansel and Gretel will be put to the test! Armed with their very last slice of bread

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Let the irrepressible Kneehigh Theatre take you by the hand and lead you into the deepest part of the forest! Prepare for a world of darkness, wit and wonder, of earthy delights and crooked shadows. A world that is sweet but never sugary. This tender, tasty and terrifying re-telling of the classic story is told through lively music, rough poetry, the most amazing gadgets and gizmos… and with the help of some rather unlucky rabbits.


Join Kneehigh for temptations impossible to resist.

For children and brave adults everywhere. T. Post-Show Talk Wed 17 Feb

On production of a ticket for this show get a 10% discount when purchasing either Lunch or Dinner in EAT Restaurant. See p3

A Lyric Hammersmith and Filter production

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov directed by Sean Holmes and Filter

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Tue 23 – Sat 27 Feb 7.30pm Theatre Tue: £15 Wed – Sat: £17.50, £20, Under 26s: £10

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Frustrated by their small-town existence, the Prozorov family long to return to Moscow. But as relationships, duty and misguided optimism take hold they soon find their dreams drifting further away from them.


Following their hit show Twelfth Night (in association with the RSC as part of the Complete Works Festival), exhilarating theatre company Filter and the Lyric Hammersmith’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes delve beneath the surface to explore one family’s search for ever elusive happiness.


Hope, despair and vodka.

Fusing imaginative staging, evocative physicality and Filter’s trademark use of sound, this brand new production distils the essence of Chekhov’s classic. The combination of Filter’s exuberance and Holmes’ precision have proved a winning formula in the past with both Twelfth Night, and their ground-breaking version (for the National Theatre and on tour at Warwick Arts Centre) of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle receiving great critical acclaim.


On production of a ticket for this show get a 10% discount when purchasing either Lunch or Dinner in EAT Restaurant. See p3

Foursight Theatre & Talking Birds in a co-production with The Courtyard – Herefordshire’s Centre For The Arts and Warwick Arts Centre

Forever In Your Debt Tue 2 & Wed 3 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £12.50 (£10)

A band rolls into town. Teetering on the edge of fiscal failure, their woeful stories of debt and despair weave a cautionary tale that pulls on the heartstrings, pricks the conscience and prods the old pathos bone. This gang of recession renegades might not be able to pay the bill but they can still top it. Even as the bailiff repossesses their instruments, they’ll play to the last note, sing for their supper and if anyone has a penny to keep the lights on, put it in the meter. Stark, funny, absurd and anarchic, this co-production between the companies that created Thatcher the Musical! and Trevor Goose, combines Foursight’s straight-to-the-heart humanity with Coventry's own Talking Birds’ reckless musical abandon.


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“Sharp, critical, imaginative, intelligent… and extremely funny.” BBC Front Row (on Foursight Theatre)


“Ceaselessly inventive” The Independent on Sunday (on Talking Birds)

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Wed 3 & Thu 4 Mar 7.45pm Studio £10 (£8) suitable for ages 16+ A passionate punk comedy about attitude, friendship and celebrity and a celebration of the man who set the agenda for a generation. Nick and Steve’s lives were transformed by Joe Strummer and The Clash’s potent mix of politics, soulful rock ‘n’ roll and iconic imagery. 1978. The lads see The Clash for the first time, headlining the Anti-Nazi League Carnival in Victoria Park. It’s as if they take an oath to stay true to the values embodied in that day…


2002. Strummer’s tragic and unexpected early death forces Nick and Steve to re-evaluate their lives.

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Winner of a Fringe First Award, this heartfelt, comic play charts Nick and Steve’s attempts to maintain their ‘oath’ to Strummer while living through Thatcherism, paying the bills and sustaining relationships – how the lads grew up in the real world in the shadow of their hero. “a magnificently simple, heartfelt, clear and brave show… it’s very funny but it’s one of only a couple of shows on the fringe that have actually made me cry.” The Scotsman “Paul Hodson’s marvellous play… it’s required viewing, not just for Strummer’s many admirers, but also for anyone who enjoys funny, perceptive and passionately sincere new writing.” Manchester Evening News

Bite Size Festival 2010

showcasing the very best new theatre from across the West Midlands produced by China Plate commissioned by mac and Warwick Arts Centre

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Sat 6 Mar All Day

A whirlwind tour of the region’s theatre, offering you a one-off opportunity to pick and mix from a range of great work all in the same place on the same day. The Bite Size Festival is a biannual platform showcasing the very best of new theatre work from across the West Midlands. The day long programme will include excerpts, work in progress and fully finished shows performed throughout Warwick Arts Centre.

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It will also feature guest artists from Bite Size partner venue for 2010, The Junction, Cambridge, PLUS 2 new pieces specially commissioned for the day at the First Bite Festival 2009. This year, companies include Stan's Cafe and New Art Club. Previous Bite Size companies have included Ham Fisted, Jake Oldershaw, Jane Packman, Kindle, Spanner, Talking Birds and The Other Way Works. The full programme will be announced in early 2010. Keep an eye on the website for more information, or sign up to receive regular email updates at


Lemn Sissay

Why I Don’t Hate White People directed by John E McGrath

Mon 15 & Tue 16 Mar 7.45pm Studio £10 (£8)

The result of Lemn’s journey into race is his discovery of the many reasons why he doesn’t, in fact, hate white people.


In Why I Don’t Hate White People Lemn continues the journey, not for family this time but for something more evasive – race. This is a whirlwind tour of race as seen from one man’s unique and intensely personal perspective as he seeks a truth, trying to find if there is something he is missing in the quagmire of race relations.

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Exploring this contentious area with humour and originality, Lemn depicts some unexpected race-related situations, from an anti-slavery workshop where he chains up his students and leaves them in the classroom, to the launch of a new Richard Pryor Centre for Equality, which implodes at the opening ceremony.

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He didn’t know a black person until he was eighteen. It wasn’t his fault. They just thought it was better that way. He spent most of his adult life searching for his family who were black like him. It’s a story explored in his previous award-winning play Something Dark.

“Sissay’s wide-eyed and big-hearted approach is thoughtful and often very moving.” Metro

an o-region production

Superstition Mountain written by Carl Grose Wed 17 – Fri 19 Mar 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8) 1hr 30mins (incl. interval) contains adult themes and language. recommended for ages 12+

Only trouble is, no one who’s ever ventured onto Superstition Mountain has lived to tell the tale…

“… charismatic storytelling that stirs the imagination… As family myths dissolve under scrutiny, the results are both funny and tender…” The Guardian “A ‘must see’ show if ever there was one. If you haven’t already seen o-region’s super Superstition Mountain, then I urge you to do so…” The Cornishman


This once great Cornish family has lost everything, but there’s one faint glimmer of hope that might save them from disaster… a legendary gold mine lost somewhere in the sun-baked wastes of the Arizona desert.

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Writer Carl Grose is also a member of leading UK company Kneehigh Theatre. As well as performing with them, his writing credits for the company include the acclaimed Tristan & Yseult.


The Gunwallow brothers are in deep trouble. Slim’s scrapyard has gone belly-up. Dwayne owes money to some bad people. And Mark’s in love with dodgy Tina from down the pub. As if that’s not enough, their dad’s just popped his clogs and left them on the brink of bankruptcy.

Blending the high-concept spirit of Hollywood blockbusters with an epic musical score, innovative film and powerful performances from three real Cornish brothers, Superstition Mountain is a dark comedy adventure exploring the intimate bonds and savage divides of brotherly love.


Three brothers. One last chance. No hope in hell…

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Life seems full of joy. The doorbell rings. The husband enters the room. The power of sexual longing, the cruelty of tradition, the vulnerability of those in love. Arthur Schnitzler, an acquaintance of Freud, was the chronicler of Vienna in 1900. His La Ronde caused great outrage when it was first published in 1903 and still creates scandal today. It provided the inspiration for David Hare’s The Blue Room and Kubrick’s film Eyes Wide Shut was based on Schnitzler’s Dream Story.

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A young man has an affair with a married woman. He is terrified her husband will challenge him to a duel and kill him. At a party, he flirts with a girl who believes she is truly loved.

A Young Vic / Wiener Festwochen and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen co-production Co-commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre

Sweet Nothings by Arthur Schnitzler in a new version by David Harrower directed by Luc Bondy

Tue 27 Apr – Sat 1 May 7.30pm Theatre Tues: £15 Wed - Sat: £17.50, £20, Under 26s £10

David Harrower’s many plays include the Olivier Award-winning international hit Blackbird. Luc Bondy made his British theatre debut at the Young Vic in 2004 with the world premiere of Martin Crimp’s Cruel and Tender. His controversial new production of Tosca recently opened the New York Met Opera’s 2009/10 season and his exceptional career includes productions of Salome (Royal Opera House, La Scala), Don Carlos (Royal Opera House) and Waiting for Godot (Vienna Festival). He has been director of the Vienna Festival since 2001. "A knockout production brilliantly directed by Luc Bondy. I don't expect to see a more powerful or pertinent new play this year." Daily Telegraph (on Cruel & Tender)


Grid Iron Theatre Company

Decky Does a Bronco written by Douglas Maxwell directed by Ben Harrison

“A precious piece of theatre that captures all the fragility of childhood.” The Guardian

”Utterly convincing and utterly brilliant – I’d run away and join Grid Iron tomorrow.” The Irish Times

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It’s summer and school’s out. Five lads act out their dreams and fears in their local playground in Scotland. Their game, known as ‘broncoing’, is fast and dangerous. Broncoing is a sign of manhood – which Decky and his friends all impatiently await. Little do they know how suddenly and abruptly it will be forced upon them this summer…

Multi award-winning Scottish company Grid Iron first toured this boisterous outdoor production in 2000 and again in 2001 in co-production with The Almeida Theatre, London. A theatrical event unlike any other, and performed by eight actors who are all trained acrobats, this remount celebrates the tenth anniversary of the original Scotsman Fringe First and Stage Award winning production. A powerful and vivid tale of childhood innocence and the perilous passage into adulthood.

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‘To bronco a swing you stand on it, worky up to the bumps, level with the bar, kick the swing over your head and jump beneath it.’ Douglas Maxwell


Mon 21 – Sat 26 Jun 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm Outdoor site: Quad adjacent to Arts Centre Mon: £10, Tue-Sat: £12.50, Under 26s £10

Rifco Arts

Britain’s Got Bhangra

Tue 25 May – Sat 5 Jun 7.30pm Sat & Sun matinee 2.30pm NB. No performance on Mon 31 May Theatre Sun – Wed eve and Sat & Sun matinees: £17.50 (£15.50), £19.50 (£17.50), £21.50 (£19.50) Thu – Sat eve: £19.50 (£17.50), £21.50 (£19.50), £23.50 (£21.50) Groups Deal - Tue eve and matinee performances only: Buy 4 or more tickets at the same time and get best available seats for £18 each

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Twinkle was an 80s British Bhangra icon but now he's bankrupt with only his dreams of a number one hit to keep him going. Shindie is a star maker, only she steals other people's talent to do it! Will DJ Lovely’s ripped off, remixed Bhangra track make him millions? Will Twinkle ever find his magic and shine again or will fate make him change his tune?

Charting the rise of British Bhangra in the UK from the sequin clad 80s through to the R ‘n’ B fusion of the present day. A twinkling night of glitz, live music and song!

Rifco Arts' new musical is guaranteed to lift you from the dhol drums!

“Definitely worth making a date for.”  The Evening Standard (on Where’s My Desi Soulmate)

Shake your shoulders, tap your toes Britain’s Got Bhangra! “A delicious extravaganza.” Asian Times (on The Deranged Marriage)

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Music Theatre Warwick presents

West Side Story music by Leonard Bernstein lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Wed 10 – Sat 13 Feb 7.30pm Sat matinee 2.30pm Theatre £9.50 (£7) My only love sprung from my only hate... Set on the turbulent streets of 1950s New York, rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks scrap for survival and reputation. Testosterone fuelled bouts of violence plague the city, as the stage is set for one final catastrophic act to settle it once and for all. Parallel to this, a story unfolds of first love and the journey into adulthood; Tony, the founder of the Jets is preparing to turn his back on his childhood gang when his heart is captured by Maria. Young, fresh-faced and naive she is undeniably a Shark, and the lovers are dragged back into the fray as they attempt to end the fighting. This musical reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a beautiful, tragic and heartbreaking tale of youth, rebellion, anger and love.

On production of a ticket for this show get a 10% discount when purchasing either Lunch or Dinner in EAT Restaurant. See p3

One World Week Fri 22 – Sat 30 Jan One World Week is the World’s largest student-run international event and is proudly hosted at the University of Warwick every January. The week aims to be a celebration of the world’s mosaic of cultures. The week also highlights the importance of awareness of global issues. The 15th annual One World Week is guaranteed to be an inspiring week of multi-cultural diversity in action. The nine days are set to be crammed full of a wide variety of exciting activities that visitors can participate in, ranging from thought-provoking talks in the One World Forum to nailbitingly tense drama productions in One World Arts and excitement in the adrenaline-infused tournaments of One World Sports.

OWW Fashion Show Fri 22 Jan Butterworth Hall The showpiece of One World Week, combining cuttingedge fashion and design with traditional clothing and music from around the world.

World Music Concert Sun 24 Jan Butterworth Hall Around the world in just one night. Warwick University’s brightest musicians come together to present a montage of explosive colour and unforgettable sounds.

Bust’a Move Wed 27 Jan Theatre The University of Warwick hosts the inter-university dance competition showcasing performances from HipHop, Salsa, Bollywood, Classical-Modern Dance and Bellydance.


also this term...

Belleville Rendez-vous

Measure for Measure

Wed 3 – Sat 6 Feb 7.45pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm Studio £7 (£6)

Wed 17 – Sat 20 Feb 7.45pm Studio £7 (£5.50)


written by Patrick Neate Thu 28 & Fri 29 Jan 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) 1hr 10mins suitable for ages 16+ babel. noun. a confused noise made by a number of voices. Five years ago, Stan Won’t Dance smashed onto the scene and broke all the rules about what theatre and dance should be.



Tue 23 & Wed 24 Feb 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) 1hr 15mins


Switch draws inspiration from ancient practices and their relevance to our lives now. Dancing from the heart, ACE will pull energy from its oldest, purest source and transform it into something fresh, new and pulsating – flipping on its head the notion of tradition and the ancient. Set in a black and white space, this is an exciting new collaborative work by ACE’s directors Gail and

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Commissioned by Swindon Dance and Salisbury Arts Centre, co-produced by Laban Theatre and Stan Won’t Dance in association with Apples and Snakes, supported by Arts Council England and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

ACE dance and music

Change, choice, break the mould, embody new rituals and live again.

Daring to say what is often left unsaid, the company is now back to hold the theatre world hostage with its most provocative and hard-hitting piece to date… BABEL.

Combining explosive movement with words of mass destruction, the choreographic mavericks Liam Steel and Robert Tannion create the ultimate act of dance-theatre terrorism. Abrasive, anarchic, honest and uncompromising; nothing and no-one is safe as an all male cast collapse our safe ivory towers of political correctness to ask fundamental questions about the Britain in which we live.


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Ian Parmel with choreographers Douglas Thorpe (ex Phoenix Dance Company) and Andile Sotiya. Switch promises to be an enthralling blend of sophisticated dance, music and visuals, accompanied by a robust and agile cast of six international and UK based dancers. A night of full-on dance to make you think and feel. “Exhilarating to watch.”  Birmingham Post (on Skin) T. Post-Show Talk Tue 23 Feb

Akram Khan Company

bahok direction and choreography Akram Khan musical score by Nitin Sawhney

Fri 19 & Sat 20 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £19.50 (£17.50), £21.50 (£19.50), £23.50 (£21.50) 1hr 15mins

“For nomads, home is not an address, home is what they carry with them.” John Berger Berger, Hold Everything Dear Akram Khan once again joins forces with long-time collaborator and multi award-winning composer Nitin Sawhney, who has created an original score for bahok. Originally in collaboration with China’s classical ballet flagship company, the National Ballet of China, bahok brings together 8 dancers from diverse cultures, traditions and dance backgrounds: Chinese, Korean, Indian, South-African, Slovakian and Spanish. As such they resemble a present day version of the tale of Babel, speaking different languages with both their bodies and tongues. They meet in one of this globalised world’s transit zones and try to communicate, to share ‘the things they carry with them’: their experiences, their memories of their original homes, the dreams and aspirations that made them move. They are carriers. They are bahok.

“…bah ok means unearths w ha an as any d is quite simt the word ‘h body h o as a rig ply as close me’ truly to perf ht to e ect xpect.” The S tage

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Boys Dancing

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Wed 17 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £4.75 2hrs (approx)



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An evening of invention and skill from some of the young dancers taking part in the Warwick Arts Centre Boys Dancing project. Inspired by the Mead Gallery’s recent exhibition A Duck For Mr. Darwin, boys from across the sub-region have been working for over 5 months to make and perfect these brand-new pieces of dance. Six individual pieces will be danced by lads from Coventry’s Coundon Court, Wyken Croft and Cardinal Newman schools, Solihull’s Heart of England School and Warwickshire’s Avon Valley and Nicholas Chamberlaine schools. Inspiring the boys and leading the work are Dave McKenna (Beingfrank Physical Theatre) and Mark Worth (Highly Sprung Performance Company). Boys Dancing is a People Dancing programme – part of the West Midlands Culture Programme for London 2012 funded by Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council England West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands.

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The Body Is The Frontline supported by Warwick Arts Centre Tue 27 & Wed 28 Apr 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) 5 SOLDIERS - The Body Is The Frontline is a powerful dance-theatre production that explores the physicality of modern warfare, and the idea that despite modern military technological advances we still use human physical violence as a threat, a deterrent, a weapon.

T. Post-Show Talk Tue 27 Apr Co-commissioned by International Dance Festival Birmingham, DanceXchange. Supported by Warwick Arts Centre. Funded by Arts Council England.

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“I rate Rosie Kay as one of the brightest and most enterprising young choreographers currently at work in the UK.” Donald Hutera, The Times

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Rosie Kay spent over a year securing a period of research with the British Army. 5 SOLDIERS comes out of a combination of this experience as well as the deep knowledge of the body a choreographer brings to this type of activity.


Typical of Kay’s brutal and athletic style, this timely, provocative and extremely hard-hitting work investigates how the soldiers are physically trained and the physiological impact it has on them.

with Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside, Lisa Hannigan, Robyn Hitchcock, Scott Matthews, Teddy Thompson and Krystle Warren and a house band including legendary bassist Danny Thompson


Sat 23 Jan 8pm Butterworth Hall £22.50 (£17.50), £25 (£20), £27.50 (£25)



Undoubtedly one of the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years, Nick Drake found little mainstream success during his lifetime; however, since his untimely death at the age of 26, his fragile acoustic, autumnal music has touched the hearts of millions of people.

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Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake

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This very special evening, curated by his producer Joe Boyd, features original orchestrations arranged by Robert Kirby, who passed away very recently. Also featured is Danny Thompson, the legendary bassist who played on many of Drake’s recordings, who anchors the house band along with special guest artists including Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside, Teddy Thompson, Krystle Warren, Scott Matthews, Lisa Hannigan and Robyn Hitchcock, who will celebrate the music through modern reinterpretations of his timeless songs. The Way To Blue concert was first commissioned by Birmingham Town Hall for the English Originals festival in May 2009.


Antonio Forcione Motown and Magic Fri 29 Jan 7.30pm Theatre £15.50 (£13.50) Dubbed the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the Acoustic Guitar’, Antonio Forcione is considered one of the greatest guitarists and was awarded Musician of the Year 2009 in Italy.

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“Forcione plays unstringed parts of the guitar other players can’t hope to reach.” The Independent



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He has recorded 16 albums, opened for Phil Collins, Bobby McFerrin and Jools Holland and played with worldclass musicians including Trilok Gurtu, Birelli Lagrene and Andy Sheppard. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Motown label, Antonio reinterprets what he calls the soundtrack of his childhood.

Popular hits from Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder are mixed with Antonio’s own greatest (almost) hits as he dubs astonishing work such as Touchwood. Sprinkled with comedy narrative, deft juggling and a wonderful selfdeprecating humour, this is passion and talent from one of the guitar world’s most charismatic performers.

Kathryn Tickell Band Thu 4 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £12.50 (£10.50), £14.50 (£12.50) Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, voice Peter Tickell – Fiddle, guitar Julian Sutton – Melodeon Joss Clapp – Guitar, acoustic bass guitar, voice

This distinctive quartet provides a characterful setting for Kathryn’s music, matching virtuosity with sheer musicality and creativity. The choice of instruments is inspired; whether it’s the interweaving melodies and driving sound of twin fiddles, the distinctive pairing of pipes and melodeon, or the excitement of the full band, with guitar

“From infectiously danceable to immensely emotional, every tune is a gem.” a


and acoustic bass guitar adding depth and rhythmic complexity. The traditional tunes of Northumberland and the Borders are well represented, with emotive airs and captivating tunes linked by Kathryn’s inimitable introductions.

“To say that Kathryn plays pipes is like saying that Shakespeare was a bit of a writer… one of the true stars of our music.” Living Tradition


The most widely acknowledged icon of Northumbrian music joins forces with some of the UK’s most talented young musicians to present a band full of excitement.

Mariza Mon 8 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £15, £20, £25

“When Mariza sings, time stands still. Every word is sung with intense concentration, every note hit flawlessly. When she pauses for dramatic effect, we are all with her, caught in her trap.” BBC Radio 3


At her last London show she mesmerised with her “haunting, gently passionate and sad-edged singing”, which was “as exquisite as ever” The Guardian.


Grammy Award-winning singer Mariza returns to captivate audiences with her personal take on fado, the breathtakingly lyrical and melancholic music of Portugal. Infused with the musical flavours of Brazil, Spain and Mozambique, Mariza’s heartbreaking voice, and compelling stage charisma have enchanted audiences around the world.

Empirical Sat 13 Feb 7.45pm Studio £11, students £9 Nathaniel Facey – Alto Sax Lewis Wright – Vibraphone Tom Farmer – Bass Shane Forbes – Drums

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Tue 16 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £15.50, £17.50 One Aussie bloke presents four pretendy Swedes and an evening of entertainment you’ll never forget. Björn Again – 2010 Here we go Again! features ABBA’s hits along with songs from Mamma Mia! all accompanied by the legendary voice of Tony Blackburn. This is a great party night out for everyone of all ages. Björn Again was created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia by director and musician Rod Stephen. His show, not labelled a copy or tribute band, but seen as a satirical parody of ABBA and a brand in its own right, has worldwide cult status.

Empirical, a band of five young unknowns, burst onto the jazz scene in 2007 their album becoming the Jazzwise CD of the year and winning a number of awards and huge acclaim for their live appearances playing post bop with a clear Ornette Coleman influence. Three members of the band moved on in 2008 and the band reformed as a quartet bringing in vibes player Lewis Wright and bassist Tom Farmer. Their second album shows the strength of the new band being a tribute to Eric Dolphy mixing Dolphy compositions from his Out to Lunch CD and their own original compositions.

Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents Mon 1 Mar 7.45pm Studio £12, students £10 Alec Dankworth – Bass Andy Panayi – Saxes Phil Robson – Guitar Chris Garrick – Violin Demi Garcia – Percussion Alec Dankworth’s long-standing love of all things Spanish provided the inspiration for this group. Metheny, Corea, even Rodrigo are reinvented alongside traditional folk songs and originals in flamenco rhythms creating a wonderful and genuinely Spanish world. A heady mix of top British players - saxophonist Andy Panayi, Chris Garrick’s gorgeous violin and Alec Dankworth’s bass interweaving with the genuinely Spanish drumwork of Demi Garcia and guitar of Phil Robson – make this an unusual line-up.


Music Beyond Mainstream presents

The sixth African Soul Rebels tour brings together some of the most spectacular performers.

Thu 25 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £20 (£18) Oumou Sangare (Mali) Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou (Benin) Kalahari Surfers (South Africa)

The Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou was one of the greatest African bands of the 70s. Based in Benin, they mixed funk and Afrobeat with the bewitching rhythms of their native Voudoun tradition. While the musicians scattered over the intervening years, their sensational return concert at the Barbican last September showed that the power, energy and all-round funkiness of the 11-piece band is undimmed. “… tremendous show… outrageously tight, yet mentally loosening funk… they are fully potent, late-blooming stars.” The Independent The Kalahari Surfers formed in South Africa in 1982 and their energising mixture of rhythm and outspoken

Oumou Sangare’s outstanding CD releases on World Circuit – including the latest Seya (Joy) – have gained her a great reputation over the years, but her live shows are even better, driven by her majestic presence and spellbinding voice. A huge force for women’s rights and economic development in her native Mali, Oumou and her super-tight band bring an irrepressible energy and joie de vivre to their performances.

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social commentary promptly resulted in the banning of their first three albums under the apartheid regime. Having been influenced by Robert Wyatt and Henry Cow, the Surfers’ prime mover Warrick Sony relocated to London. Projects with Brendan Jury and Massive Attack followed, and a longer term collaboration with rebel Sowetan poet Lesego Rampolokeng, who appears tonight.



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Ludovico Einaudi The Nightbook Tour Wed 3 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £15, £20, £25 Einaudi’s new project Nightbook is an exhilarating journey through the different emotional states between light and darkness. A dramatic and more expressive musical meditation than Divenire, this project brings together a six piece group combining the piano with strings, percussion and live electronics from Robert Lippok, who is one third of the post-rock trio To Rococo Rot. The project grew out of the ideas and ‘musical sketches’ that Einaudi jotted down in a notebook whilst on tour around the world. Einaudi describes the project as “A night-time landscape. A garden faintly visible under the dull glow of the night sky. A few stars dotting the darkness above, shadows of the trees all around. Light shining from a window behind me. What I can see is familiar but it seems alien at the same time. It’s like a dream – anything may happen”.

Jerry Dammers’ Spatial A.K.A Orchestra Thu 4 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £15.50 (£13.50), £17.50 (£15.50) Jerry Dammers, founder of The Specials and 2 Tone records, writer of Ghost Town and Free Nelson Mandela, started his 19 piece orchestra as a “tribute band” to space jazz maverick Sun Ra. Dammers has now expanded the repertoire... from Cedric “Im” Brookes’ spiritual reggae, to Alice Coltrane’s eastern mysticism... from Tommy McCook’s deep jazzy ska, to Martin Denny’s dark exotica… and even to one or two versions of Dammers’ own songs. Some of the country’s best jazz musicians perform, with occasional vocalists, inside Dammers’ rhythmic setting, which draws on funk, reggae, rock, and recent styles such as hip hop, jungle or dubstep. The orchestra has received rave reviews from both jazz and rock/pop critics... in Dammers’ words, “aimed at everyone”. It is vivid, visual and theatrical. “Triumphant, glorious, exhilarating.” Uncut “Now this is really Special” The Observer


Kodo Drummers

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Fri 5 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £23.50, £25.50, £27.50

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Fri 12 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £16

Sun 14 Mar 7.45pm Studio £14, students £11 Claire Martin - Voice Gareth Williams - Piano Lawrence Cottle - Bass Chris Dagley - Drums

For nearly 30 years, Kodo has explored the boundless potential of the ancient Japanese drum, the taiko. Inspired by the powerful natural beauty of their home on Sado Island in the Sea of Japan, Kodo infuses traditional forms with fresh global influences to create new musical expressions that are utterly unique. Two meanings are embedded in the Japanese characters for Kodo. First, heartbeat: the primal, tender sound as heard in the womb. Second, children of the drum: reflecting Kodo’s intent to play their drums simply, with the heart of a child. Since 1981, Kodo has delivered over 3,200 performances in 46 countries, becoming Japan’s most acclaimed performing arts group.

They released Yellow House in 2006. It was a slow, steady and stunning ride – boundless in scope and elegance, with otherworldly charm and staying power. There is an unbelievable clarity of sound and vision to new album Veckatimest: vocals (a duty now shared by all band members) are sharper and more complex, arrangements are tighter, production is more venturous and lyrics more affecting. Having opened the creative dialogue at such an early stage,

Grizzly Bear was able to realise these 12 songs together as a band, making it their most collaboratively compositional album to date. Veckatimest is an album of the highest highs and lowest lows – an unbelievably diverse collection of songs that celebrates the strength of each band member, and the power of the whole. “Discreetly swapping instruments as they fade graciously in and out of the spotlight, Grizzly Bear’s trio of lead-singers – Daniel Rossen, Ed Droste, Chris Taylor – create a supple and endlessly shifting musical landscape… a collective voice that is at once utterly distinctive and entirely plausible.” The Telegraph “Enigmatic, hype-justifying loveliness.”  Uncut

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Grizzly Bear are the Brooklyn Fourpiece whose music utilises melody and ambiance in conjunction with hazy-eyed choruses, whistles, piano, banjo and several woodwind instruments.

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Since her debut album in 1992, Claire Martin has regularly been acclaimed as the outstanding jazz voice of her generation. She has received British Jazz Awards initially as rising star and subsequently as best vocalist. Claire has regularly performed at Ronnie Scott’s and other key venues and festivals, and is a performer and presenter on BBC Jazz Line Up. Her latest album, released this year, A Modern Art has received enthusiastic reviews. Her live performances consist of a mixture of the great American songbook mixed with unusual contemporary material.

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Portico Quartet Sat 20 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £12.50 (£10) Described as being like an indie band that plays post-jazz, Mercury award nominated Portico Quartet play melodic, rhythmic music that mixes the inspiration of Philip Glass and Steve Reich with a very contemporary kind of jazz improvisation. It’s the blend of ethereal saxophone, the steel pan-like Hang, clattering drums and earthy double-bass that gives their music its unique, beautiful sound. Their dance friendly brand of hook-laden, post-jazz was honed busking across Europe and playing in unusual spaces; churches, galleries, chill-out zones and has earned them a cult following. They have created an inimitable sound that has been compared to the Penguin Café Orchestra, E.S.T. and The Cinematic Orchestra amongst others. “Try to imagine the coolest film never made. We mean really cool. Steve McQueen and Samuel L, on ‘Easy Rider’ choppers, in a French film-noir spy film, infiltrating a Yakuza Samurai cult. Portico Quartet would provide the soundtrack.” Channel “Fresh, fun and different.” Jazzwise

Jools Holland Malandras del Tango Tango Siempre with special guests and his Rhythm featuring Victor Villena of Gotan Project (bandoneon) Guillermo Rozenthuler (voice) & Blues Orchestra and Fri 30 Apr 7.45pm with special guest star Dave Edmunds and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall Thu 29 Apr 8pm Butterworth Hall £22.50, £32.50 Jools Holland returns to Warwick Arts Centre with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with the party that never stops. Promising the ultimate party atmosphere, Jools Holland has performed to a staggering 4 million people in recent years, with the show becoming an annual must-see event for fans around the country. Celebrate, party and boogie down with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – a show that you’ll want to experience again and again.

Studio £14.50 (£12.50) Guillermo Rozenthuler Victor Villena and Julian Rowlands Ros Stephen and Emil Chackalov Jonathan Taylor Richard Pryce

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Tango Siempre present their new septet project Malandras del Tango with a programme of intense and passionate music fusing the sound of a traditional tango orquesta típica with Astor Piazzolla’s radical reworking of the tango tradition. Bandoneons and strings evoke the lush, expansive romance of the Buenos Aires tango orquestas of the 1930s and 40s; the stirring, intense voice of Guillermo Rozenthuler recalls Carlos Gardel’s songs of longing and despair; traditional tango collides with virtuosic jazz improvisation and thrilling rhythmic propulsion. “Tango Siempre – a brilliant fusion of classical, tango, jazz and roots.”  The Guardian “That rare thing, Brit tango with attitude.”  Songlines


Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott Mon 24 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £27.50, £30

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Sat 16 Jan 7.45pm Studio £6 (£5)

Fri 5 Mar 7.45pm Studio £6 (£5)

Hailing from Birmingham and Coventry, Don’t Move! are a Midlands four-piece with a “new pop sound” at their disposal. Unlike some of their contemporaries, songwriters Mason Le Long (guitars/vocals) and Joe Carvell (bass), plus Matt Rheeston (drums) and Cederick Confuegos (keys), are no Byrds or Beatles rip-off merchants. Instead, their fusion of influences – 60s guitar bands, jinglyjangly 80s indie, bluegrass artists, Burt Bacharach’s melodic perfection, as well as the Americana folk – has helped to craft a sublime and refreshing guitar pop sound. Lucy Anne Sale began singing in her dad's car and asked her mother for music lessons after returning home from primary school claiming she had been told by a teacher that she had good 'widdim'.

Little did her parents know, at this time, precisely how many instruments that Lucy would show interest in but her early years of tuition moulded the obsession for the rest of her life. After studying composition at Coventry University she has remained in the Midlands, teaching hundreds of children around Coventry how to play any instrument she can play as well as creating her own music. Lucy's voice softly soars through decadent melodies and her debut album Keeping it all at Home is an ambitious example of what her capabilities as a multi-instrumentalist and composer can create.

Born and raised in the Handsworth district of Birmingham, of Indian parentage, singer songwriter Vijay Kishore has quietly been causing something of a stir musically with his ambiguous folk-tinged fusion of his anglo-asian heritage. Bringing favourable comparisons from listeners to everything from the sufi infused tones of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Thom Yorke, Jeff Buckley or even Nina Simone and PJ Harvey. Vijay has gone on to support the likes of Ray Davies, Nizlopi, Lou Rhodes and Mr Hudson and The Library as well as sharing billing with the likes of Jamie T, Tiny Dancers, Scott Matthews, Eugene Mcguiness, Fink, Laura Izibor, Newton Faulkner and Karima Francis, winning over new supporters wherever he goes.

Since wandering into an open mic night in the summer of 2004, Coventry’s own Al Britten has built a substantial following due to his regular, live, one man performances. Armed only with an acoustic guitar and harmonica, Al's sound has been compared to Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Neil Young and Beck and he has shared the bill with acts such as The Enemy and Nerina Pallot. Al is currently playing solo gigs to an ever increasing audience, winning them over with his contemporary take on folk music with an attitude, his vision proving that songs you want to hum along to can also carry a message. “Brilliant, brilliant songs. Like a brummie Jeff Buckley singing the words of Nina Simone. Vijay's luscious acoustic folk is as divine as Simon Cowell in a motorway pile-up.” NME on Vijay Kishore


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University of Warwick Chamber Choir and Orchestra J.S. Bach St John Passion Sun 7 Mar 4pm Butterworth Hall £7 (£5) Evangelist - Mark Wilde Conductor - Lucy Griffiths In 1724, Bach’s employers, the town council of Leipzig, specifically stipulated that in writing the St John Passion, he should “so arrange the music that is shall not last too long, and shall be of such a nature as not to make an operatic impression, but rather to incite the listener to devotion”. Despite this demand, it is a strikingly dramatic work, and has been known to be mistaken for an operatic work. Bach’s depiction of the Passion is beautiful, vivid and evocative. At the time that Bach wrote his St John Passion, listeners would have been forced to endure a gruelling sermon between the two main parts of the music. We invite you instead to sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music-making from the University’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra.

University of Warwick Chorus and Symphony Orchestra and Warwick School Brass Ensemble Verdi - AIDA Concert Performance Sun 14 Mar 4pm Butterworth Hall £8 (£6) Aida - Tinuke Olafimihan Amneris - Gaynor Keeble Ramfis - Piotr Lempa King of Egypt - Jonathan May Conductor - Paul McGrath Join us as we go on our musical journey, meeting priests, warriors, slaves and Pharaohs along the way. Witness the war between the Egyptians and the Ethiopians, and experience the heartbreak of a battle between love and loyalty. With a plethora of Verdi’s familiar melodies, rousing choruses aplenty and an exceptional line-up of soloists, this promises to be a performance to remember.

University of Warwick Wind Orchestra and Drumestra with young musicians from local schools Mon 1 Mar 7pm Butterworth Hall £6 (£4) Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £17 Blow the trumpet and bang the drum! Be a part of this gathering of musical forces, as the University’s Wind Orchestra and Drumestra meet with young people from local primary and secondary schools in a celebration of music for wind, brass and percussion!

FREE Lunchtime Concerts Thursday 1.10pm Ensemble Room, Music Centre in Warwick Arts Centre As well as supporting the student ensembles of the university, the Music Centre also runs a programme of professional lunchtime concerts.

Jan 14 - Graham Scott, piano Jan 28 - Chamber Music Society Feb 4 - Charlotte Swift, clarinet and Lynn carter, piano Feb 11 - Purcell School Feb 18 - Piano Showcase Feb 25 - Lynn Carter, piano Mar 4 - Victoria Simonsen, cello and Marisa Gupta, piano Mar 11 - Callaghan Piano Trio Mar 18 - University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra


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Cello & Piano Recital

Sat 30 Jan 8pm Butterworth Hall £11 (Choir), £18 (£17), £24 (£23), £28 (£27), £32 (£30), £35 (£33) Elgar - Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op.40 Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto Elgar - Enigma Variations Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Violin James Ehnes

Wed 10 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £11 (Choir), £18 (£17), £24 (£23), £28 (£27), £32 (£30), £35 (£33) Dohnanyi - Sonata in B flat minor for Cello & Piano Op.8 Schumann - (arr. Isserlis) Violin Sonata No.3 Barber - Sonata for Cello & Piano Op.6 Chopin - Sonata for Cello & Piano in G minor, Op.65 Cello Steven Isserlis Piano Sam Haywood

The Philharmonia returns for its second visit of this year’s Concert Series under the much-loved Russian musician Vladimir Ashkenazy, who has been a regular presence at Warwick Arts Centre over the last 20 years. He is joined by the brilliant young Canadian violinist James Ehnes who will perform Mendelssohn’s ever popular Violin Concerto.

In the second half of the concert Ashkenazy will conduct perhaps the most quintessential piece of English music, Elgar’s portraits of his friends, the Enigma Variations, with its spellbinding Nimrod variation and its grand and opulent finale, a self-portrait of Elgar himself.

On either side of the concerto will be two of Elgar’s most popular works. The composer’s Cockaigne Overture gives a colourful picture of London life in Edwardian Times.

James Ehnes in conversation with Paul McGrath, Director of Music, University of Warwick.

T. 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk

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The renowned British cellist, Steven Isserlis has, in recent years, emerged as one of our most outstanding international musicians. He is joined by a past winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society's Isserlis Award, Sam Haywood. This mixed programme includes an arrangement of Schumann’s romantic Violin Sonata for cello and piano, arranged by Isserlis himself. In the second half of the concert is Barber’s lyrical Sonata for Cello and Piano and the evening ends with the one work that Chopin wrote for the

cello and piano, his great G minor Sonata, which has been at the centre of the cello repertoire ever since it was first performed. T. 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk

Tickets £2 Steven Isserlis in conversation with Paul McGrath, Director of Music, University of Warwick.

Coull Quartet Concerts 2010 The Coull’s celebration of Haydn continues with these intimate concerts by the University’s Quartet-in-Residence.

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Sun 17 Jan 3pm Theatre £15 (£12.50) Mozart - Quartet in D minor K.421 Ravel - Quartet in F Haydn - Quartet in C Op.76 No.3 'The Emperor' T. 2pm Pre-Concert Talk Tickets £2 Sun 28 Feb 3pm Theatre £15 (£12.50) Haydn - Quartet in C Op.33 No.2 'The Joke' Bartók - Quartet No.2 Brahms - Quartet in B flat Op.67 T. 2pm Pre-Concert Talk Tickets £2

Ludovico Einaudi The Nightbook Tour Wed 3 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £15, £20, £25 Einaudi’s new project Nightbook is an exhilarating journey through the different emotional states between light and darkness. A dramatic and more expressive musical meditation than Divenire, this project brings together a six piece group combining the piano with strings, percussion and live electronics from Robert Lippok, who is one third of the post-rock trio To Rococo Rot.

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tue 23 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £11 (Choir), £18 (£17), £24 (£23), £28 (£27), £32 (£30), £35 (£33) Grieg - Holberg Suite Mozart - Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K.414 Barber - Adagio for Strings Dvorak - String Serenade Conductor Eva Stegeman Piano John Lill

Wed 17 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £11 (Choir), £18 (£17), £24 (£23), £28 (£27), £32 (£30), £35 (£33) Shostakovich - Chamber Symphony for String Orchestra in C minor (arranged by Rudolf Barshai) Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.2 Shostakovich - Symphony No.5 Conductor Maxim Shostakovich Piano Natasha Paremski

One of the greatest pianists alive today, John Lill’s career spans five decades. A perennial favourite with concert-goers, Lill has said on record that he is excited to be back to test out the acoustic of the new Butterworth Hall.

Shostakovich is one of the titans of 20th Century music and certainly the greatest symphonist of his time. The depth and range of his music is truly Beethovenian and we are very fortunate to have visiting us on this evening, the composer’s son, Maxim, who will conduct an entire Shostakovich programme to celebrate his father’s great gift to the Western musical tradition.

In his performance with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, he will perform Mozart’s early A major Concerto, one of a number of youthful piano concertos which first expressed Mozart’s extraordinary mastery of the piano in an orchestral context.

The orchestra will then perform three richly romantic works either side of the concerto. The evening starts with Grieg’s delightful Holberg Suite and, in the second half, Barber’s elegiac Adagio for Strings will be followed by Dvorak’s masterpiece for string orchestra, his Serenade. T. 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk

Tickets £2 John Lill in conversation with Melvyn Cooper.

In tonight’s programme the Second Piano Concerto was written as a birthday present to his son, and in Natasha Paremski’s performance we

will be able to enjoy the lyrical line of the second movement, as well as the exuberance to be found in the opening movement and in the finale. To conclude, the colossal Symphony No.5 will give us all a chance to hear why Shostakovich is revered as the greatest master of the symphonic form in the 20th Century. T. 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk

Tickets £2 Maxim Shostakovich in conversation with Paul McGrath, Director of Music, University of Warwick.


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Warwick Arts Centre, amongst illustrious cinemas and theatres worldwide, continues to broadcast award-winning high definition transmissions of live opera direct from New York.

Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th Century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of that of her young lover. Music Director James Levine conducts a cast that also includes Kristin Sigmundsson and Thomas Allen.

Carmen is “about sex, violence and racism – and its corollary – freedom” says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet’s drama.

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Four decades into a legendary Met career, tenor Plácido Domingo makes history singing the title role in Verdi’s gripping political thriller, which is written for a baritone.

The works of Shakespeare have inspired more operatic adaptations than any others. Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay bring their extraordinary acting and singing skills to two of the Bard’s most unforgettable characters in this new production. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer Ambroise Thomas created a mad scene that is amongst the greatest in opera.

The mythical tale of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Haydn and Dvorák. Renée Fleming stars in the title role of this Rossini opera, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman directs this opera that she describes as “buried treasure, a box of jewels”.

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Elina Garanca ˇ plays the seductive gypsy, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José.

Gioachino Rossini Sat 1 May 6pm Cinema £25 (£20) 4hrs 20mins approx. (including 2 intervals)

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Georges Bizet Sat 16 Jan 6pm Theatre £25 (£20) 4hrs approx. (including 2 intervals)

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Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani and James Morris are his co-stars in this moving and tragic story of a father and his lost daughter. James Levine conducts. Early booking advised.

Richard Strauss Sat 9 Jan 6pm Cinema £25 (£20) 3hrs approx. (including 2 intervals)


Guiseppe Verdi Sat 6 Feb 6pm Theatre £25 (£20) 3hrs 40mins approx. (including 2 intervals)

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English Touring Opera Tue 11 – Sat 15 May Save 15% when booking for 2 or more operas in the same transaction

Don Pasquale

The Marriage of Figaro

A Midsummer Night’s Dream




Sung in English Tue 11 & Fri 14 May 7.30pm Theatre £20 (£18), £23 (£21), £27 (£25)

Sung in English Wed 12 & Thu 13 May 7.30pm Theatre £20 (£18), £23 (£21), £27 (£25)

Sung in English Sat 15 May 7.30pm Theatre £20 (£18), £23 (£21), £27 (£25)

This is a comedy with zest, cream and an Italian accent in a new production directed by William Oldroyd, with Dominic Wheeler conducting. Keel Watson plays Don Pasquale, a stubborn, competitive old bachelor – and here a tyrant conductor – who wants to procure a young wife. He seems set to steal from his nephew his beautiful, and apparently submissive bride – but his clumsy wooing turns to painful woe when she reveals her own mind.

An elegant, period costume production of one of the world’s most popular operas. The plot traces the intrigues of one day at the house of Count Almaviva. Figaro is to marry Susanna, (a maid, but also a ‘favourite’ of the Count - and opera’s most charming heroine, here played by Claire Ormshaw), but he must overcome every obstacle put in his way by the Count and his cronies, before he can be united finally with his bride.

ETO’s hugely successful production returns. In a fairy-haunted wood, lovers’ knots are tangled, and strange dreams create monstrous romances.


Only in a hilarious play performed by working men are all the opera’s tensions and enchantments eased. Michael Rosewell conducts Britten’s eerie, highly theatrical score, with a cast led by Jonathan Peter Kenny and Andrew Slater.

“It’s wickedness that keeps a man alive.” The Threepenny Opera shines the floodlights on a shadowy culture of materialism and moneygrabbing. Beggars are trained professionals, whores are glamour girls and the underworld is running the show.

But in this world, matrimony is a bargain and love is even cheaper. Macheath is finally brought under the spotlight, backed by a live jazz orchestra and silhouetted by the camera’s flash.

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Backstreet front man of the show is ‘Mack the Knife’, a thieving, bigamist, murdering, back-alley businessman who has seduced wide-eyed child of the on-screen generation, Polly Peachum into marriage.


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This cut-throat, cutting edge production by student company Opera Warwick places theatre sideby-side with new media to create a panorama of the greedy glitterati and grasping gutter folk in a dystopian twenty-first century.

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Sat 23 Jan 7.45pm Studio £12 (£10)

Fresh from Channel 4 and a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, “the funniest sketch troupe on the Fringe” (The Scotsman) return to take the UK, and the record books, by storm. In 2007 they were nominated for the if.comedy Award. In 2008 they won Chortle Best Sketch Act, performed in Australia and had their own shows on Channel 4 and Radio 4.


Join them for a full night of sketches and songs and a chance to see them attempt the impossible. 200 sketches. 60 minutes. 1 World Record. Heroic attempt, or spectacular folly? “Beneath the larking about there’s a painstakingly constructed hour of quick fire gags, recurring characters, and snappy songs. By the end of it, the crowd is as elated as the performers, and that’s saying something.”  Independent on Sunday “Whether they succeed or not, they’re hilarious.” The Guardian

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

John Bishop Elvis Has Left The Building Sun 24 Jan 7.45pm Studio £12.50 (£10.50) SOLD OUT SEE EXTRA DATE ON SUN 14 MARCH

Laura Solon Rabbit Faced Story Soup Sun 31 Jan 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) Direct from her run at London’s Soho Theatre, Perrier Award Winner Laura Solon (BBC1’s Harry and Paul, Radio 4’s Talking and Not Talking) returns with her first show since 2005: the multi-character narrative comedy and sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Festival 2009, Rabbit Faced Story Soup. Tepid-shot publisher Diana Lewis is scrambling to find a writer to finish a book and save the company from crisis. Her obstacles include an American Super Agent, a lightly tanned boss, a call centre worker, a diversity officer, The French and a dead rabbit called Ian. “An adventurous and hilarious masterclass.”  Sunday Times “Solon always finds her mark and in the most entertaining way.”  Telegraph

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Chris Addison

Lee Mack Live

Rapier Wit

Sun 7 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £15

Sat 13 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £18.50 SOLD OUT

At last! Mr. Chris Addison from BAFTA award-winning comedy The Thick of It, In The Loop, Skins and Lab Rats is back with a brand new show of his critically acclaimed stand-up.

If you only see one comedy show this year… what’s the matter with you? Get out more. A ‘rapier’ is the long sword of a gentleman. ‘Rapier wit’ is defined as clever, quick, intelligent humour.

Daftness! Whimsy! Jokes! Lies! Smartarsery! Flapping about! All present and correct.

Please note, Jimmy Carr doesn’t have ‘the long sword of a gentleman’ and even if you like him, ‘clever, quick and intelligent’ is a bit of a stretch.

“Downright hilarious. His stories reduced a packed crowd to tears of helpless laughter.” The Sunday Times

Critically acclaimed BAFTA-winning comedian Lee Mack returns to the live stage with a hotly anticipated brand new show. Lee will be bringing his trademark brand of high energy banter, well crafted gags and sharp one-liners to venues across the country on his biggest ever live stand-up tour.

“The best stand-up I’ve seen.” The Observer “He’s brilliant. No question.” The Times on

“A masterclass in pure comedy.” The List Addis

A heady mix of artistic integrity, loyalty and avarice brings Jimmy back to Warwick Arts Centre with this hit show.


Sun 31 Jan 8pm Butterworth Hall £22.50


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David O'Doherty

Hitler Moustache

The Feelgood Factor

David O'Doh-Party

Sun 14 Feb 7.45pm Studio £12.50

Sat 20 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £16.50

Sun 21 Feb 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50)

Reclaiming Chaplin’s moustache for comedy, the star of The Headmaster’s Son and ‘90s double act Lee and Herring muses on iconography, whether racists are closer than Liberals to believing that all people are the same and why an innocent square inch of facial hair has taken the blame for Nazism.

Welcome to Stephen K Amos’ third solo stand-up tour of the UK. He’s back with a brand new show, full to bursting with more fun, warmth, bonhomie and love than ever before.

2008 if.comedy Award Winner at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“For sheer entertainment value Amos is tough to beat.” Evening Standard

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“Stimulating, passionate and thoroughly entertaining.”  The Times


“Superbly constructed and wickedly clever.” The Observer

“A hurricane of relentlessly energetic charisma, Amos has the crowd eating out of his hand and unites everyone in laughter.” The List

Rhod Gilbert & The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst Sun 28 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £16.50 (£15) Tickets Selling Fast


Following last year’s sell-out tour and sensational performances on The Royal Variety Performance, Live At The Apollo, and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, the Welsh Wonder is back on the road with a brand new show. Last year, he punched a shopassistant over the duvet tog-rating system and went berserk over a mince pie.

Stung by accusations that he overreacts, this year Rhod sets out on an emotional rollercoaster of a journey to discover the truth. Is he, as he believes, a visionary in a sea of closed minds, or has he, as everyone else believes, got angermanagement problems? “Exhilarating stand-up… sublime storytelling.”  The Scotsman


“Born to entertain.” The Guardian

He’s very bad at describing his comedy. The best way to sum it up is that it’s kind of like when you’re going down a flight of stairs in the dark, and you think there are two steps left, but there only turns out to be one. It’s like that for a whole evening.


“A beautifully crafted and thought-provoking show.”  Sunday Telegraph

Forget the credit crunch and welcome to The Feelgood Factor!

David O’Doherty, the Ryanair James Bond, the 1990 East Leinster under-14 triple jump bronze medallist, returns to the United Kingdom for his second ever tour. There will be standing up, there will be sitting down, there will be a song where he tries to seduce the entire audience. The songs will most likely be played on small pianos from the mid-eighties, which he chooses for their versatility and range, and also the fact that they fit into a sports bag so you don’t have to pay excess on flights.

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Return Letter to Richard Branson Sun 28 Feb 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2009 and direct from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival.

“Magical storytelling…engaging, inspiring and exquisitely performed. This is an hysterical and accomplished piece of work which will stay with you for days.” Time Out

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“Formidable…beautifully complex material, both hilarious and touching…The gods of comedy chose Tom Wrigglesworth for greatness.” The Scotsman

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Having witnessed a Virgin Train Manager abusing his position (to the extent that Hitler would’ve watched admiringly and taken notes), Tom writes to Richard Branson about one random act of kindness which caused good to triumph over evil.

A cross between Sideshow Bob and Mark Thomas, join Tom as he recounts his hilarious and heartwarming true story involving the world’s biggest jobsworth, his fellow passengers, and a brown paper bag from the onboard canteen.

John Hegley

Sean Lock

Jo Caulfield

The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet


Won't Shut Up

Fri 5 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £12.50 (£10)

Sat 6 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £15

Sun 7 Mar 7.45pm Studio £14 (£12)

Tales about a Frenchman with some unusual (but clean) habits, which include burying his dog’s kennel and his own luggage pieces.The stories appear alongside other new works, which include an address to aliens on the subject of transport, a poem about a non-talking parrot and some animal impersonations with the aid of a handkerchief.

Lockipedia: Is a brand new stand-up show from the comedian Sean Lock. Lockipedia: Is a very unreliable, misleading but highly entertaining information resource. Lockipedia: Is Sloppy Knowledge. Lockipedia: Is what Sean ‘knows’ about stuff. Lockipedia: Can only be accessed live. Lockipedia: Is funny.

The minute Jo Caulfield hits the stage you know you’re in for a good time.

Suitable for most people over seven. The audience is invited to sing along. But not to dance. Much. Hegley is known as a poet and singer with a common and comedic touch, hence the quotation from The Observer, “Awesomely mundane”.

The star of BBC2’s QI and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats returns with a brand new show.

“Typically brilliant songs and stories about a Gallic small-town hero with a dog called Chirac.” The Guardian

“One of the finest and most original comedians around.” The Independent “Punchy, inventive, superb… undeniably brilliant.” The Times

She is one of the most successful and instantly recognisable female comedians in the country. Star of Radio 4’s critically acclaimed It’s That Jo Caulfield Again and regularly seen on Mock The Week (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Argumental (Dave TV), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and Best of The Comedy Store (Ch5). “Sharp-witted, urban comedy that goes down a treat. Like a sociology textbook, but with jokes.” The Times


Tim Vine

John Bishop

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The Joke-amotive

Elvis Has Left The Building

Sit Down Pedal, Pedal, Stop and Stand-Up

Thu 11 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £16

Sun 14 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £12.50 (£10.50)

Fri 19 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £18.50

King of the one-liner and star of BBC1’s Not Going Out Tim Vine comes to Warwick Arts Centre with his brand new stand-up show. Here it comes over the brow of the hilarity. It’s Tim Vine in a train. Stand back from the platform in case you get hit by a prop. Every carriage is packed full of gags. Can you hear them? Chug chug joke joke, chug chug joke joke. Be on your guard. This train Timinates here.

With his January gig already sold out – John Bishop is coming back to Warwick Arts Centre with a second date of his fantastic show – Elvis Has Left The Building. And this time he’s in the Theatre – so even more people can see him!

In 2009, Dave Gorman set off on a unique national tour. The intention: to cycle over 1500 miles across Britain in 33 days… with a gig each night. I suppose that explains the title. But demand for the show has been so high that he’s decided to keep performing it… but this time without cycling from venue to venue. He’s obviously getting lazy.

Dave – whose hit Radio 4 series, Genius, started its BBC2 incarnation on our TV screens in Spring 2009 – may be widely acclaimed as the pioneer of documentary comedy but with this show he’s gone back to his roots as a straight up, one-man-anda-mic stand-up whose material is “mercilessly sharp and original.” (The Times)

So now only the last bit of the title makes sense. But look at it from his point of view. Same show, fewer blisters. What would you do? Of course from your point of view it doesn’t matter because it’s not a show about the journey.

“Gorman has seen his stock rise to such an extent that he’s poised, as never before, to make the leap from cult figure to mainstream phenomenon.” Daily Telegraph

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“The man is a true genius.” The Mirror

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“If you fail to laugh like a lunatic, check yourself into a mortuary: You are probably dead.” Metro


“Vine is a supreme punmeister.” Time Out

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“No one else will give you as many gags for your money. Vine is superb, as clever as anything being done today.” The Guardian

The multi award-winning comedian and star of For One Night Only, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Skins, The Late Late Show and 8 Out of 10 Cats performs his exciting and hilarious show that will leave audiences begging for more.

Dara O'Briain Live 2010 Sun 25 Apr 8pm Butterworth Hall £19.50 Tickets Selling Fast Following 2008’s sold out national tour, best selling DVD Dara O’ Briain Talks Funny and his debut book Tickling The English, award-winning stand-up comedian Dara O’Briain hits the road again. While not hosting BBC2’s Mock The Week Dara is the star of Three Men and a Boat, has appeared on Live From The Apollo and is also a Guardian sports columnist. As seen on Q.I and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch the most charming, charismatic, fast-talking funny man working on the UK’s live comedy circuit today. “If you don’t laugh at O’Briain check your pulse you must be dead.” The Evening Standard “His set is a masterclass in intelligent stand-up.” The Guardian

Russell Kane's Fakespeare The Tragickal Saveings of King Nigel

“This is an ingenious show that illustrates Kane’s diverse talents.” Edinburgh Evening News

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“Kane creates his cross-century mash-up with the joy of language dripping from his lips and echoes of Steven Berkoff at his youthful best.” The Sunday Times “Wonderful play from this very gifted young comedian.” Time Out

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Shakespeare has been reinvented in modern form many times. Russell turns this notion on its head: Why not take our silly modern woes and rework them into Fakespearian verse? King Nigel is an Essex banker who has lost everything. No options are left (yes, a banking pun), and thus he must himself do in. But can his secret lover and PA, Donna of Billericay, save him from himself? Or will she also be pulled into his bubbling pit of excremental mental evil and that?

Russell Kane writes, directs and stars in this two-hander with Sadie Hasler ((Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder Fakespeare is a ridiculously Disorder). bawdy romp in blank verse, with more similes than…err…I can’t think of one. Join us and let us play to thee till thy mind throbs with trope.

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Following a complete sell out run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, nascent playwright and triple if.comedy Award nominee Russell Kane brings you his celebrated blank verse bonanza.


Sun 2 May 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50)

Reginald D Hunter Sun 16 May 7.30pm Theatre £17 Due to popular demand and following a total sell-out Autumn 2009 tour, Reginald D Hunter is going back on the road in 2010 with a brand new show. His uniquely non-secular approach to comedy continues to batter down the time-honoured constraints of politics, religion and so-called morality. This is comedy that doesn’t form alliances or make easy choices by playing to our comfort zones. It is comedy that attempts to make us see ourselves for what we are, without judgement. “He shimmers with stage presence and his comic timing is sharp enough to burst balloons.” The Independent “His ability to make a room hang on his every word is pretty much unrivalled.” The Telegraph “Few acts nestle a crowd in the palms of their hands quite like this… comically astute, rewardingly provocative.” The Times

Katy Brand's Big Ass Tour

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Sun 23 May 7.30pm Theatre £18.50

Sat 29 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £20 (£18)

Katy Brand is taking her Big Ass on tour.

Paul Merton, one of the country’s funniest and best-loved performers, sets out in Spring 2010 on a brand new UK-wide tour with his world renowned Impro Chums.

Join the British Comedy Award Winner and star of ITV2’s Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, Have I Got News For You and Peep Show, for an evening of anarchic comedy, celebrity satire, music spoofs and much, much more. Following the success of her hit TV show, Katy is returning to her live roots with this silly, sassy and smart evening of comedy. Featuring old favourites and new material, there’s something here for everyone. “A canny ability to dismantle the silliness of celebrity.” The Guardian

Paul and his chums, Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show every single night, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off. “These are masters of their craft and there wasn’t a dull moment. Terrific fun” Manchester Evening News “The best ad-lib ensemble in the UK.” London Evening Standard


I Would Happily Punch Every One Of You In The Face Mon 18 Oct 8pm Butterworth Hall £20

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Sat 13 Nov 8pm Butterworth Hall £20 Following the resounding success of BBC1’s BAFTA-nominated Armstrong & Miller Show,, Ben Miller ((Moving Wallpaper) and Alexander Armstrong Wallpaper ((Mutual Friends) will be hitting the road in Autumn 2010 and touring a brand new live show.

“Armstrong & Miller are both exceptionally good comic performers.” Time Out

Mark Watson Fri 19 Nov 8pm Butterworth Hall £16.50



The multi award-winning comedian and host of BBC’s We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and a Mock The Week regular, and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better, Mark Watson finally returns to the road in the UK, with his most personal, most surprising, and funniest show yet. Total sell-out seasons at the Montreal, Melbourne, Sydney and Edinburgh Festivals.



With their usual mix of the beautifully observed and the utterly barmy, Ben and Xander will be performing a parade of characters from their extensive dressing-up box and wigstore including; the street-talking WWII chav pilots; Brabbins and Fyffe, the filthy alter-egos of Flanders and Swann; Jilted Jim, dumped at the altar but still on his honeymoon; Terry Devlin, the royal correspondent who really KNOWS the royals; Dennis Lincoln-Park, the accident-prone culture buff; the Frank Dad; and so many more…

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“You can forgive Frankie Boyle’s confidence and his apparent belief that he is really that good. That is simply, because he is.” Edinburgh Evening News


The Armstrong & Miller Show Live

“This is meat-and-potatoes stand-up, but the sauce is tart, the meat’s bleeding and the spuds are hard as rock.” The Guardian


In the last four years, Frankie has propelled himself into the premiere league with a host of brilliant performances, both on stage and screen, including every episode of Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and Would I Lie to You to name but a few.

Alongside his work in front of the camera, Frankie is also a highlyregarded writer. He has written for several series including 8 out of 10 Cats and his autobiography, My Shit Life So Far, released in October 2009.


Following his epic record-breaking tour in 2008, Frankie Boyle, star of BBC2’s Mock the Week and one of the hottest and most controversial comedians of the moment, is back on the road in 2010 with an all new live show.


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Jason Manford: Live Thu 2 Dec 8pm Butterworth Hall £20 He’s back! As seen on Live at the Apollo, BBC1; Walk on the Wild Side, BBC1; As Seen on TV, BBC1; 8 out of 10 Cats, Channel 4; Royal Variety Performance 2009, ITV1; Jason Manford & Friends, BBC Radio 2. “Sharp observational comedy… inspired oneliners… Manford certainly knows how to get the laughs.” Metro

“A classic observational humorist, a stand-up superstar.” Time Out, New York

“Guaranteed to deliver laughs… incredibly funny.” Chortle

“By the end, the audience is in danger of collapsing with laughter.” Evening Standard

“A very funny, very engaging performer… a joy.” The Scotsman

“The highest achiever the Edinburgh Festival has seen this decade.” The Times

“A natural with the audience, warm, fun, engaging.” Manchester Evening News

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An Evening With Gervase Phinn Wed 5 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £16.50 (£14)

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The Actor, Adventurer and Author takes a break from travelling the world, to travel the UK with a brand new live show. The star of The Long Way Round, The Long Way Down and By Any Means hosts an evening of stories, anecdotes and tales from his worldwide escapades.

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“Gervase Phinn is one of the most accomplished public speakers of any kind. A natural storyteller, he combines the timing of the professional comedian with palpable warmth and the ability to deliver a message that is just more than a series of jokes.” The Times “Funny, touching and entertaining.” The Daily Express

For full details pick up a Cinema Diary from Box Office or visit our website which also has links to film trailers and where you can also sign up to receive weekly film email updates.

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As the region’s top independent cinema we offer a unique experience: we show the best films from around the world and often hold special events to complement the film programme.


With his keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase Phinn has delighted audiences all over the UK with stories of his experiences as a school inspector. Gervase embarks on his 9th national tour that takes in over 40 nights. His shows have received rave reviews all across the country.


An Evening With Gervase Phinn will have you in stitches, as he shares his hilarious tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. Dubbed “the James Herriot of schools” this best-selling author, Radio and TV personality is not to be missed! One of Britain’s most popular writers and performers, Gervase is best known for his five autobiographical novels: The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales and The Heart of the Dales.


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adapted by Mark Ravenhill directed by Melly Still Sat matinee 30 Jan 1.45pm Theatre £10 Ages 10+

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Following His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse, the National stages Mark Ravenhill’s exhilarating adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s latest witty and challenging adventure story.

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A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau’s village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other’s language; somehow they must learn to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers

the world is round and questions the reality of his tribe’s fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foulmouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.

There’s no demons, no gods. Just me. And the waves and the sun and birth and death. And there’s no reason for anything. I’m sorry: that’s just the way it seems to me.



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Nation is part of the NT Live series of National Theatre productions screened live from London to theatres and cinemas around the UK.

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Oh I think you think I want to eat you but – no no no – I am offering you afternoon tea – over there – in one hour.

Let the irrepressible Kneehigh Theatre take you by the hand and lead you into the deepest part of the forest!

Tue 16 – Sat 20 Feb 7pm Sat matinee 2pm Theatre £16.50, £18.50 Under 26s £10, Under 16s £8 Ages: 7+

Prepare for a world of darkness, wit and wonder, of earthy delights and crooked shadows. A world that is sweet but never sugary. This tender, tasty and terrifying re-telling of the classic story is told through lively music, rough poetry, the most amazing gadgets and gizmos… and with the help of some rather unlucky rabbits.

Times are tough for the family in the wood They’d eat like kings if they only could But hunger gnaws – famine stalks the land Something quite wicked has the upper hand!

Join Kneehigh for temptations impossible to resist.

Poor mother and father must do “what is best”… And Hansel and Gretel will be put to the test!

For children and brave adults everywhere.

Armed with their very last slice of bread

The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet

Play in a Day is back in our newly refurbished Butterworth Hall! Led by our Saturday Youth Theatre leaders it will be a day of games, drama skills, improvisation, music and theatre mayhem where we start the day with nothing and end it with a fantastic performance for parents and friends. Who knows which parts people will take, which world we’ll be transported to and what costume everyone will create? We do know though, that it will be a lot of fun, laughter and everyone having a good time! Book quickly though, this is always a popular event.

Fri 5 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £12.50 (£10) Ages: 7+ Tales about a Frenchman with some unusual (but clean) habits, which include burying his dog’s kennel and his own luggage pieces. The stories appear alongside other new works, which include an address to aliens on the subject of transport, a poem about a non-talking parrot and some animal impersonations with the aid of a handkerchief. Suitable for most people over seven. The audience are invited to sing along. But not to dance. Much. “Typically brilliant songs and stories about a Gallic small-town hero with a dog called Chirac” The Guardian

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How Cold My Toes Sun 7 Mar 3pm Studio £7.75 (£5.75) Ages: 2+ 50mins

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Award-winning theatre company Travelling Light packs a whole year into one enchanting hour in this brand new production. Devised in collaboration with dance company Champloo, the show takes you on a fun-filled magical journey through the seasons, from the seed-sprouting vitality of spring all the way to the frosty frozen fingers of winter.

brand of performance, music and design with Champloo’s amazing urban choreography. This unique collaboration adds a new twist to the formula that made Shadow Play such a huge success with audiences everywhere.

Families and children of all ages will be captivated by the combination of Travelling Light’s renowned

“It takes real skill and guts to produce work for children like this.” The Guardian

Winter’s never been this hot, summer’s never been this cool…

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Thu 18 Feb Rehearsals 10am Performance 7pm Hall £20, Performance £1.50 Ages: 8 – 14

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Wed 10 – Sat 13 Mar Wed – Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 2pm Studio £9.50 (£7.50), Family Ticket: £30 (for 4 tickets – must include at least 1 child) Ages: 5-7 45mins A thrilling new performance for 5 to 7 year olds, combining dance, images, sound and light.

The company that created Brilliant and And the Rain Falls Down invites you to a surprising new performance that will take you somewhere unlike anywhere you’ve ever been… “Fevered Sleep offers a lesson in how companies creating work for the very young are producing some truly sensational theatre.” The Guardian

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There is a place at the very heart of the forest. A place where things are not quite what they seem. People become animals, birds become music, wood becomes water, leaves become light. Everything changes (can you hear it?), everything moves (can you see it?). It’s all around you. It’s full of adventure.

It’s the forest.

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The Mermaid Princess

written and directed by Teresa Ludovico inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid Sat 12 – Mon 14 Jun Sat 2pm & 7pm, Sun 3pm, Mon 10.30am Theatre £12.50, Children £7.50 Ages: 8+ 1hr 5mins

UK tour produced in association with Warwick Arts Centre.

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“Teatro Kismet is a wonderful Italian company that constantly creates visually ravishing work for family audiences… The result is work that is full of wonder and doesn’t patronise the audience.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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Combining music, dance, physical performances and ravishing costumes, Kismet’s simply staged and brilliantly inventive style will transport you from a shipwreck in the depths of the ocean to a prince’s castle, from a sea witch’s cavern to a cloud of sea mist lifting to the skies.

From the company who brought us The Snow Queen last Easter, Teatro Kismet’s The Mermaid Princess is a rare and wonderful opportunity to experience world-class family theatre like no other. Don’t miss this chance for a truly extraordinary experience that promises to make a huge impression on all who encounter it.

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Once upon a time, in the depths of the ocean, a mermaid princess is singing, and a young prince is drowning… she saves him… he kisses her… I love you, you love me… the mermaid exchanges her tail and sublime voice for two legs, but the prince, alas, marries another!


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We’re delighted to continue our programme of regular weekend movie events for you to enjoy as a family. We present, for families to enjoy together, a collection of films selected from a main feature with a combination of live shorts, classics, foreign family films and cartoons.

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Sat 23 Jan 2pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50) Dir: Oliver Postgate

Sat 6 Feb 2pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50) Dir: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni A National Geographic World Film

Mead Gallery between Sat 30 Jan – Sat 6 Mar Sat 1pm – 3pm Ages: 4+ £3.50 per child (accompanying adult free) Tickets available in advance or on the day from Box Office on 024 7652 4524.

Following the enormous success of the first instalment of The Greatest Hits of Oliver Postgate in June, we’re delighted to bring a second event to celebrate the life and creations of animator Oliver Postgate.

Pogle's Wood: Pig in the Middle (1966) The Clangers: Rock Collector (1971) Bagpuss: The Ballet Shoe (1974) The Saga of Noggin the Nog: Noggin and the Pie (1982) Captain Pugwash: Smugglers Cove (1975) Chigley: Lord Belborough’s Secret (1969) Camberwick Green: PC McGarry (1966) Trumpton: Telephone (1967)

The Story of the Weeping Camel is an enchanting film that follows the adventures of a family of herders in Mongolia’s Gobi region who face a crisis when the mother camel unexpectedly rejects her newborn calf after a particularly difficult birth. Uniquely composed of equal parts reality, drama and magic, this film is a wander into a different way of life and the universal terrain of the heart. There will be further events in the Spring Family Film Club on Sat 27 Feb, 2pm and Sat 20 Mar, 2pm. Tickets £4.50 (£2.50). Please check the website for up-to-date details

The Mead Gallery has an extensive programme of family events which compliments the exhibition programme at the Mead Gallery as well as the live programme of Warwick Arts Centre. Join us for some Saturday creative fun lead by our enthusiastic team of artists and workshop leaders. For further details of Mead Gallery events phone the Mead Gallery on 024 7652 2589 or email or visit our website To book tickets please contact Box Office on 024 7652 4524.


Grayson Perry selects from the Arts Council Collection A Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre

Fri 22 Jan – Sat 13 Mar

Open Admis Mon - Sat, sion F 1 REE 2pm - 9pm

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Grayson Perry - Photo: Eric Great-Rex Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Exhibiting Artists:


Michael Andrews; Kenneth Armitage; Frank Auerbach; Gerry Badger; Clive Barker; Elinor Bellingham-Smith; John Benton-Harris; Ian Berry; John Bratby; Edward Burra; Anthony Caro; Lynn Chadwick; Robert Colquhoun; Elisabeth Frink; Duncan Grant; Bert Hardy; Anthony Hatwell; David Hepher; Barbara Hepworth; Thurston Hopkins; David Hurn; Bryan Kneale; Margaret Lovell; Alan Lowndes; L.S. Lowry; Henry Moore; Francis Morland; Tish Murtha; John Myers; Paul Nash; Eduardo Paolozzi; Martin Parr; Victor Pasmore; Christine Pearcey; Edwin Pickett; John Piper; Tony Ray-Jones; Alan Reynolds; Brian Robb; William Roberts; George Rodger; Leonard Rosoman; Meg Rutherford; William Scott; Jack Smith; Ruskin Spear; Homer Sykes; William Turnbull; Patrick Ward; Carel Weight; John Wragg; Bryan Wynter.

Grayson Perry was catapulted into the public consciousness in 2003 when he won the Turner Prize, accepting his award dressed as his transvestite alter-ego Claire. A unique figure in the international art scene, Perry is best known for his ceramic coil pots which he adorns with subject matter ranging from his childhood in Essex, his transvestism, and his reflections on British art and society. Perhaps less recognised is Perry’s role as a curator. This exhibition highlights this recent aspect of Perry’s practice and offers a unique

and personal view of the Arts Council Collection. Perry’s selection will be presented alongside new work made by him in response to the Collection. Perry’s selection features modern British paintings, sculpture and photographs that embody a quiet nostalgia and restraint. Rather than retreat into a world of rose-tinted romanticism, Perry presents an alternative view of British art, one that reassesses the relationship between past and present, and questions the boundaries between the radical, the conservative, and the radically conservative.

Lynn Chadwick Rad Lad (1961)

Carel Weight The World We Live In (1970-73)

David Hepher Arrangement in Turquoise and Cream (1979-81)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Events Opening Party

Gallery Assistant Tours

Exhibition Tour

Children’s Saturday Art Club

Thu 21 Jan 7pm - 9pm

25 Jan – 10 Mar Every Mon & Wed at 2pm and 4pm FREE

Thu 25 Feb 6.30pm - 7.30pm FREE Join Ronnie Simpson for a tour of the show, and find out some of the thoughts and processes involved in making Unpopular Culture for Warwick Arts Centre.

Sat 1pm – 3pm Between Sat 30 Jan – Sat 6 Mar £3.50 per child (accompanying adult free) Tickets available in advance or on the day from Box Office on 024 7652 4524 Families are more than welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Exhibition tours are FREE but tickets should be booked through Box Office.

Join us for some Saturday creative fun led by artists.

Everyone is welcome.

Art Collection Tour Wed 10 Feb 5.30pm – 6.30pm Meet at University House Join Sarah Shalgosky, Curator for a tour of works from the University of Warwick Art Collection. The tour will look at ceramics from the University Collection, as well as British paintings and prints from 1940 – 1980.

Join a Mead Gallery Assistant for a whistle stop tour of the exhibition. Available every Monday and Wednesday at 2pm and 4pm, 25 Jan – 10 Mar. The tours are free, and everyone is welcome. Booking required, phone Mead Gallery Assistants on 024 7652 2589.

Further details please contact Mead Gallery Assistants on 024 7652 2589 (12-9pm, Mon-Sat) or visit our website at

Warwick Connections Introducing the work of other departments of the University of Warwick in connection with the Mead’s exhibition programme.

Envisioning Community: Space, Place and Translating the Past in 19th and 20th Century Britain Sat 27 Feb Humanities Building, University of Warwick

Envisioning Community will be a one-day multidisciplinary conference exploring how approaches to the study of community can better inform our understanding of the historical past. The conference will interrogate spatially related communities: how the inhabitants of the same streets or towns constructed, responded to and used their physical locations to forge a shared sense of identity, or to bring about social and political change. It will also serve as a practical forum: promoting and debating the value of interdisciplinary practices, methodology and application in ‘envisioning community’ and reassessing history.

The conference is open to anyone engaging with the processes of space and place in community in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain. Key speakers include Professor Elizabeth Edwards, University of the Arts London, Professor Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick, Dr. Lynne Walker, Institute of Historical Research, London, Professor Gillian Rose, The Open University This conference has been generously supported by the Economic History Society and the Royal Historical Society. Further details available at or by contacting Susan Dibben by email:


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book online (Booking Fee applies)

book by phone Box Office: 024 7652 4524 (Booking Fee applies)

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Warwick Arts Centre The University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL

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

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

Butterworth Hall Plan


A Night Less Ordinary is an Arts Council England scheme in association with Metro, which will provide 618,000 free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 in more than 200 venues across England. A Night Less Ordinary tickets for the Spring season are available where logo is shown. A Night Less Ordinary tickets will be available for the Summer season from Mon 22 Mar. This will include Sweet Nothings, Decky Does a Bronco, Britain’s Got Bhangra and The Mermaid Princess. Terms and conditions apply see

Boys Dancing is a People Dancing programme – part of the West Midlands Culture Programme for London 2012. Funded by:

Theatre Plan

booking information Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Maestro:

groups of 9 or more:

No booking fee at the Box Office or over the phone until 10 Jan. After 11 Jan 40p per ticket booking fee. See page 2 for details.

Discount rate (price shown in brackets) plus every 10th ticket FREE. No booking fee. NB: Valid for selected events only check with the Box Office.



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

exchanging tickets: Tickets can be exchanged for another performance or for a credit voucher valid for 90 days. If you would like to take advantage of this service you must return your original tickets to the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (14 days for group bookings). Schools tickets may not be exchanged. There is an administration fee of £2 per ticket. Tickets purchased as part of a subscription or multi-buy package cannot be exchanged for credit vouchers. Any credit not used after three months have elapsed will go to the Butterworth Hall Development Fund.

booking by post: Include name, address, phone number, performance details and tickets required, plus cheque/postal order payable to The University of Warwick (add £1.75 for postage or 75p after 11 Jan, or can be collected free)

booking online: £1.50 is charged by transaction until 10 Jan / 40p per ticket after 11 Jan. See page 2 for details.

student deals: Visit the student pages of our website at for further information.

Shown in brackets for: 60+ in full time retirement, under 26s, registered unemployed people, full time students (NUS or Uni ID cards), Coventry Passport to Leisure Holders, Rugby Leisure Pass holders.

schools allocation: For selected events, tickets can be purchased at reduced rates for teacherled school/college parties. No booking fee. Call the Box Office for details.

University of Warwick employees: Ask at the Box Office for staff ticket offers. ID required. All tickets, discounts and offers subject to availability. Unless otherwise stated, discounts and concessions cannot be combined or used in conjunction with other offers. All information correct at time of going to press. Warwick Arts Centre reserves the right to make occasional special ticket offers in addition to those listed. 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. Warwick Arts Centre is committed to upholding the Data Protection principles of good practice. When processing your booking, the Box Office staff will ask you for your name, address, email and telephone number. This is essential for all 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 at other arts organisations. You can also manage your own account online at Full terms and conditions available at Box Office or on

corporate partners funders Thank you to our corporate members Gold:

Warwick Arts Centre is part of The University of Warwick. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations:

The Garfield Weston Foundation

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how to find us by car:

by bus:

On approaches to Coventry, simply follow the brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre. We are situated in the centre of the main campus of the University of Warwick.

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

Once on the University of Warwick campus, head for car parks 6, 7 or 8.

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

access for full access information visit 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.

Guide dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances, by arrangement.

Wheelchair access at ground level to Hall, Studio Theatre, Café Bar, Box Office, Cinema, Conference Room, Music Centre, Bookshop and Rise.

Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are freely available from Box Office.

Lift access to Theatre, Theatre Bar, National Grid Room and Mead Gallery.

Toilet facilities accessible on all levels.

join our access mailing list - pick up a leaflet at Box Office or call 024 7652 4524


quick guide

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January Sat 9 6pm Thu 14 1.10pm Sat 16 6pm 7.45pm Sun 17 3pm Thu 21 7pm 7.30pm Fri 22 7.30pm Sat 23

2pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 8pm

Sun 24 7.45pm Tue 26 7.30pm Wed 27 Thu 28 1.10pm 7.45pm Fri 29 7.30pm 7.45pm Sat 30 1pm 1.45pm 8pm Sun 31 7.45pm 8pm

Met Opera Live: Der Rosenkavalier FREE Lunchtime Concert Met Opera Live: Carmen Under the Radar: Don't Move! & Lucy Anne Sale Coull Quartet Unpopular Culture: Opening Party The Threepenny Opera The Threepenny Opera OWW Fashion Show Family Film Club Pappy's World Record Attempt The Threepenny Opera Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake John Bishop OWW World Music Concert Ieto OWW Bust'a Move FREE Lunchtime Concert BABEL T. Antonio Forcione BABEL Children's Saturday Art Club NT Live: Nation Philharmonia Orchestra Laura Solon Jimmy Carr

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Belleville Rendez-vous FREE Lunchtime Concert Kathryn Tickell Band Belleville Rendez-vous Belleville Rendez-vous Children's Saturday Art Club Family Film Club Belleville Rendez-vous Met Opera Live: Simon Boccanegra Belleville Rendez-vous Chris Addison Mariza Handful of Henna Collection Tour West Side Story Handful of Henna Cello & Piano Recital FREE Lunchtime Concert West Side Story Handful of Henna West Side Story Children's Saturday Art Club West Side Story West Side Story Empirical Lee Mack

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February Wed 3 Thu 4

7.45pm 1.10pm 7.30pm 7.45pm Fri 5 7.45pm Sat 6 1pm 2pm 2.30pm 6pm 7.45pm Sun 7 7.30pm Mon 8 8pm Tue 9 7.45pm Wed 10 5.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8pm Thu 11 1.10pm 7.30pm 7.45pm Fri 12 7.30pm Sat 13 1pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8pm

Sun 14 7.45pm Richard Herring p32 Tue 16 7pm Hansel & Gretel p06 8pm Bjรถrn Again p19 Wed 17 7pm Hansel & Gretel T. p06 7.45pm Measure for Measure p13 Thu 18 10am Play in a Day p39 1.10pm FREE Lunchtime Concert p25 7pm Hansel & Gretel p06 7pm Play in a Day Performance p39 7.45pm Measure for Measure p13 Fri 19 7pm Hansel & Gretel p06 7.45pm Measure for Measure p13 Sat 20 1pm Children's Saturday Art Club p41 2pm Hansel & Gretel p06 7pm Hansel & Gretel p06 7.45pm Measure for Measure p13 8pm Stephen K Amos p32 Sun 21 7.45pm David O'Doherty p32 Tue 23 7.30pm Three Sisters p07 7.45pm Switch T. p14 8pm European Union Chamber Orchestra p27 Wed 24 7.30pm Three Sisters p07 7.45pm Switch p14 Thu 25 1.10pm FREE Lunchtime Concert p25 6.30pm Unpopular Culture: Exhibition Tour p43 7.30pm Three Sisters p07 8pm African Soul Rebels 2010 p20 Fri 26 7.30pm Three Sisters p07 Sat 27 1pm Children's Saturday Art Club p41 2pm Family Film Club p41 7.30pm Three Sisters p07 Sun 28 3pm Coull Quartet p27 7.45pm Tom Wrigglesworth p33 8pm Rhod Gilbert p32

March Mon 1

7pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 8pm 1.10pm 7.45pm 8pm

UoW Wind Orchestra and Drumestra Alec Dankworth Tue 2 Forever In Your Debt Wed 3 Forever In Your Debt Meeting Joe Strummer Ludovico Einaudi Thu 4 FREE Lunchtime Concert Meeting Joe Strummer Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A Orchestra Fri 5 7.30pm John Hegley 7.45pm Under the Radar: Vijay Kishore & Al Britten 8pm Kodo Drummers Sat 6 All Day Bite Size 1pm Children's Saturday Art Club 8pm Sean Lock Sun 7 3pm How Cold My Toes 4pm UoW Chamber Choir & Orchestra 7.45pm Jo Caulfield Wed 10 10.30am The Forest 1.30pm The Forest

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Fri 28 Sat 29

7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 8pm Sun 30 2.30pm 7.30pm

6.45pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 7.45pm Wed 28 7.30pm 7.45pm Thu 29 7.30pm 8pm Fri 30 7.30pm 7.45pm

NT Live: The Habit of Art (Live) NT Live: The Habit of Art (Repeat) Dara O'Briain Sweet Nothings 5 SOLDIERS T. Sweet Nothings 5 SOLDIERS Sweet Nothings Jools Holland Sweet Nothings Malandras del Tango

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Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3 Fri 4 Sat 5 Sat 12 Sun 13 Mon 14 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri 25 Sat 26

7.30pm Britain's Got Bhangra 7.30pm Britain's Got Bhangra 7.30pm Britain's Got Bhangra 7.30pm Britain's Got Bhangra 2.30pm Britain's Got Bhangra 7.30pm Britain's Got Bhangra 2pm The Mermaid Princess 7pm The Mermaid Princess 3pm The Mermaid Princess 10.30am The Mermaid Princess 7.30pm Decky Does A Bronco 7.30pm Decky Does A Bronco 7.30pm Decky Does A Bronco 7.30pm Decky Does A Bronco 7.30pm Decky Does A Bronco 2.30pm Decky Does A Bronco 7.30pm Decky Does A Bronco


Met Opera Live: Armida Sweet Nothings Russell Kane An Evening With Gervase Phinn Don Pasquale The Marriage of Figaro The Marriage of Figaro Don Pasquale A Midsummer Night's Dream Reginald D Hunter Katy Brand Christy Moore Britain's Got Bhangra Britain's Got Bhangra Britain's Got Bhangra

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Frankie Boyle

November Sat 13 Fri 19

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December Thu 2


Sun 2 Wed 5 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Sun 23 Mon 24 Tue 25 Wed 26 Thu 27

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The Armstrong & Miller Show Live p36 Mark Watson p36

Jason Manford

T. indicates Post-Show Talk

May Sat 1

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Mon 18 8pm

Thu 22 Sat 24 Sun 25 Tue 27

Britain's Got Bhangra Britain's Got Bhangra Britain's Got Bhangra Paul Merton's Impro Chums Britain's Got Bhangra Britain's Got Bhangra

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Thu 11 10.30am The Forest 1.10pm FREE Lunchtime Concert 1.30pm The Forest 8pm Tim Vine Fri 12 10.30am The Forest 1.30pm The Forest 8pm Grizzly Bear Sat 13 11am The Forest 2pm The Forest Sun 14 4pm UoW Chorus & Symph Orchestra 7.30pm John Bishop 7.45pm Claire Martin Mon 15 7.45pm Why I Don't Hate White People Tue 16 7.45pm Why I Don't Hate White People 8pm The Charley Boorman Show Wed 17 7.30pm Evolutionary Moves 7.45pm Superstition Mountain 8pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Thu 18 1.10pm FREE Lunchtime Concert 7.45pm Superstition Mountain Fri 19 7.30pm bahok T. 7.45pm Superstition Mountain 8pm Dave Gorman Sat 20 2pm Family Film Club 7.30pm bahok 8pm Portico Quartet Sat 27 5pm Met Opera Live: Hamlet


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family visual events comed arts theatr y music e dance film

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Warwick Arts Centre Spring 2010 Diary  

Live events programme for Spring 2010 at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry in the UK