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One of the many ways to extend and enrich your evening out is a visit to the Mead Gallery. The Mead Gallery is free to visit and showcases extraordinary international contemporary art. A lively programme of talks and debates connects you to some of the great thinkers at the University and beyond. This season’s exhibitions at the Mead Gallery can be found on pages 24-25. In addition you can browse the bookshop or enjoy refreshments at our bar, café or restaurant — make a night of it!

Experience all Warwick Arts Centre has to offer …and try Gusto Oven & Bar this season Make your visit to Warwick Arts Centre even more memorable with a visit to Gusto Oven & Bar. The new contemporary venue is a great place to go before or after the show - for either a meal or just a drink and some nibbles in the bar area. The exciting menu is crammed full of thin crust pizzas, seafood, steak, tapas and much more and the lively team are committed to ensure that you’ll have

a great time. Fast becoming a popular destination, we do advise you book a table to avoid disappointment. For opening times and further information go to www.gustoovenandbar.co.uk Reservations: 024 7652 2900


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Ring

The oh fuck moment

The oh fuck moment

A brand new commissioning and artist development programme. See tomorrow’s theatre today!

by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe Tue 24 & Wed 25 Jan 6.30pm & 8.30pm National Grid Room £10.50 (£8.50), Under 26s £8 Age: 16+ 1hr 10mins (no interval)

Fuel presents

Ring [work in progress] conceived and directed by David Rosenberg written by Glen Neath sound by Ben and Max Ringham Thu 2 & Fri 3 Feb 7.45pm Helen Martin Studio £6 (£5) Under 26s £5 Age: 14+ You are invited to attend a meeting. It is a secret meeting. We must protect the interests of all the other participants. You may not know them by name but you will probably recognise them, because for as long as you can remember they have been looking after you.

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They have employed you. They have cut your hair. Sold you your newspaper. They have engaged you in small talk. But that talk was never small, in fact everything that has been said so far has been said to protect you. We can only say that your presence at our meeting will be greatly appreciated. In fact without you there will be no meeting. You are the heart of our organisation. Ring is a sound journey in complete darkness. It is an antidote to choice. Be there for the beginnings of this new show from director David Rosenberg (Electric Hotel, cofounder of Shunt), writer Glen Neath (author of The Outgoing Man and Romcom by Rotozaza) and producers Fuel (Kursk, The Summer House). As with all Triggered at Warwick Arts Centre events, China Plate will be on hand to host an Exchange following each performance. 50p per ticket booking fee applies

You just fucked up. Now what? Sometimes, fuck-ups are so massive, there’s no way back. In this Fringe First winning show, poet Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe examine the poetic guts of mistakes in a bundle of words and strip lighting. Fucking up is the truest, funniest, most terrifying moment you can experience. You should probably see this if you’ve ever stood on a rake. Or accidentally made your party cocktails with bleach. Or locked yourself in a shed. Or been caught cheating. Or if you’ve done none of these things. Because someone has… And one day you might do them too. The oh fuck moment is a conversation around a desk for brave souls to hold their hands up and admit they fucked up, or for people to laugh at us because we did. “…brilliant celebration of our mistakes.”  Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


Out of Joint and Chichester Festival Theatre present

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill directed by Max Stafford-Clark

Wed 18 – Sat 21 Jan 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm Theatre £20 (£18), £22.50 (£20.50), £25 (£23), Under 26s £12 Sat matinee £17.50 (£15.50), Under 26s £12 2hrs 20mins (incl. 2 intervals)

The acclaimed West End hit production. One of the seminal plays of the twentieth century, Top Girls flashes with razor-sharp wit and ingenious theatricality. Thatcher’s England: hard-nosed, go-getting businesswoman Marlene is hosting a dinner party to celebrate her promotion to MD of the Top Girls Employment Agency. Her guests, all powerful women from myth and history, make for an extraordinary gathering. Top Girls becomes a muscular, moving study of success – the compromises Marlene has made and, chillingly, what happens to those left behind. Max Stafford-Clark directed the premiere of Top Girls in 1982. His brand new production was a hugely acclaimed hit in the West End in 2011. “Max Stafford-Clark’s immaculate revival. Simple, cryptic, sad and hilarious.”  Time Out “Outrageously funny. A classic play in a classic production.”  The Independent “A piece of theatrical history. A giant shoulder-pad-sized slice of 80s girl-power. Genius.”  Daily Mail

T. Post Show Talk Wed 18 Jan with Max Stafford-Clark

Top Girls Production image: Original cast

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Blind Summit Theatre

Show + Tell present

The Table

John Peel’s Shed

Wed 15 – Fri 17 Feb 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50), Under 26s £8 1hr 5mins (no interval)

by John Osborne

Following a sell-out, award-winning run in Edinburgh, puppet innovators Blind Summit Theatre present a brand new adult puppetry show, The Table.

Sun 12 Feb 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) 1hr (no interval)

This visually stunning journey takes in a ballet of disembodied heads, a story told entirely by pictures emerging from a briefcase and a tiny Moses with a cardboard head full of lonely wisdom. Told with beautiful puppets and Blind Summit’s trademark performing style, this story combines dark humour and flat-pack technology. No man is an island… but sometimes a puppet can be a table.

In 2002 John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio One show. His prize was a box of records that took eight years to listen to. This five-star, sell-out smash theatre hit of the Edinburgh Festival is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in wireless. Featuring records previously owned by the late John Peel and partly adapted from his acclaimed book Radio Head (Radio 4’s Book of the Week) with a script edited by Joe Dunthorne (Submarine).

“Astonishingly accomplished puppetry.”  The Daily Telegraph “Blind Summit prove once again that when you’re working in miniature you don’t have to think small.”  The Guardian

“Beautifully written, funny and poignant… Just as John Peel’s records changed his life, this lovely, simple, beautifully executed show has enriched ours.”  The Scotsman “Shy and awkward but with a keen eye for a killer line and the significance of the trivia of daily life, Osborne sits somewhere between Tom Wrigglesworth and Daniel Kitson, which is a very good place to sit. I could have listened for hours.”  The Independent As broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2011

The Table

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Cheek by Jowl

‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore

Following their triumphant productions of The Changeling (2006) and The Duchess of Malfi (1995), Donnellan and Ormerod return to Jacobean tragedy with a new production of John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore.

by John Ford directed by Declan Donnellan, designed by Nick Ormerod

Cheek by Jowl have established an international reputation for bringing ‘fresh life to the classics using intense, vivid performances like a laser of light to set the text ablaze’ (The Guardian).

Wed 1 – Sat 4 Feb 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm Theatre £20 (£18), £22.50 (£20.50), £25 (£23), Under 26s £12 Sat matinee £17.50 (£15.50), Under 26s £12 Age: 16+ performed in English

In this violent and bloody drama we watch a brother and sister’s passionate descent into hell. Incest, morality, religion and corruption all make this play as shocking and controversial today as it was almost four hundred years ago.

Production by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with the Barbican, London, Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/ Scène Nationale and Sydney Festival.

‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore Photo: Patrick Baldwin

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Bryony Kimmings

7 Day Drunk Tue 6 & Wed 7 Mar 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50), Under 26s £8 Age: 16+ 1hr (no interval) Bryony Kimmings is NOT an alcoholic. But she has always had a rocky relationship with booze. It seems the dark stuff is intrinsically linked to her confidence as an artist, as well as to blame for her most genius and most hideous creations.

Bobby Baker’s Mad Gyms & Kitchens Wed 22 – Sat 25 Feb 7.45pm Helen Martin Studio £10.50 (£8.50), Under 26s £8 Age: 12+ 1hr 20mins (no interval) Prepare to be surprised and delighted, moved and enlightened as Bobby Baker demonstrates how she achieves that ultimate ‘wellbeing’ factor. From workingout to chilling out, via the kitchen sink, Bobby’s wellness roadshow investigates how to get better at feeling better – cup of tea included.

Bobby Baker’s Mad Gyms & Kitchens Photo: This Is Studio

Daily Life Ltd presents

From Jackson Pollock to Amy Winehouse, from Oscar Wilde to Charlie Sheen, everyone’s on something but why? From the Total Theatre award-winning creator of Sex Idiot comes a hilarious and moving new one-woman show investigating the historical links between artists and mind enhancing drugs. 2 parts song and dance routine, 1 part breakdown, with a twist of sobering reality for good measure, the show follows Bryony as she cracks open her own creative psyche with the help of a film-maker, a team of scientists, carers and an American IT expert. Created solely from material made during a sevenday experiment, in which Bryony was kept in various states of scientific drunkenness. Performed sober. “A bold, brassy yet sobering show with lots of bottle.” The Guardian “Warm, funny and visually stunning.” Time Out “An unabashedly wacky sweetheart with a delightful anything goes air.” The Times A Soho Theatre and Junction co-commission. Supported by Escalator East to Edinburgh and Arts Council England. 7 Day Drunk experiment supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Subsidised rehearsal space provided by Jerwood.

Bobby has developed this brand new show out of her own experience of illness and hard-won recovery. Designed in collaboration with sculptor Charlie Whittuck, an extraordinary set of fantastical ‘recovery’ apparatus promises surprises galore as well as state-of-the-art technical equipment, all developed with well-being in mind. Follow Bobby’s expert example and join her on the road to wellness – and beyond. “A priceless gift wrapped in a theatrical box of tricks.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian “Exceptionally funny, Bobby Baker is a performance artist of rare quality and distinction.” The Daily Telegraph

T. Post Show Talk Thu 23 Feb Mad Gyms & Kitchens has been commissioned for Unlimited, a project celebrating disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The project is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, the Scottish Arts Council, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.

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7 Day Drunk


A Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith Production

Mogadishu by Vivienne Franzmann directed by Matthew Dunster Tue 21 – Sat 25 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £17 (£15), £19 (£17), £21 (£19), Under 26s £10 Age: 14+ The highly acclaimed Mogadishu explores the clash of youth, class, race and justice. When white secondary school teacher Amanda is pushed to the ground by a black student Jason, she’s reluctant to report him as she knows exclusion could condemn him to a future as troubled as his past. But when Jason decides to protect himself by spinning a story of his own, Amanda is sucked into a vortex of lies in which victim becomes perpetrator. With the truth becoming less clear and more dangerous by the day, it isn’t long before careers, relationships and even lives are under threat. Written by Vivienne Franzmann and directed by Matthew Dunster. Winner of the George Devine Award, Bruntwood Playwriting Competition and nominated for Best New Play at the Theatre Awards UK 2011.

T. Post Show Talk Wed 22 Feb “The play of the year? Quite possibly.”  The Daily Telegraph “A startling debut… the young cast are remarkable.” The Times A winner of the 2008 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

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Pentabus Theatre in association with Sherman Cymru For Once

For Once by Tim Price directed by Orla O’Loughlin

Fri 9 Mar 7.30pm & Sat 10 Mar 8.30pm Theatre £15.50 (£13.50), Under 26s £8 In a place where everyone knows your name you can’t forget who you are. Written by the multi award-winning Welsh playwright Tim Price this highly acclaimed drama was inspired by a week spent in a Welsh borders market town and the young people he met there. Life, love and loss in a picture postcard town is laid bare in this heartbreaking but darkly comic new play. Through a series of intertwining accounts For Once cuts to the heart of a family, and a community, turned upside down by tragedy.  Time Out, Critics’ Choice  Evening Standard, Critics’ Choice  Financial Times T. Post Show Talk Fri 9 Mar

For Once is part of Bite Size Festival and the Sat evening performance will also be included in the Bite Size day ticket. Further details to be announced. Bite Size Festival

Bite Size Festival produced by China Plate commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and mac birmingham Sat 10 Mar All Day A day long showcase of new work from some of the most original and intrepid theatre-makers working in the West Midlands. The Bite Size Festival returns to Warwick Arts Centre with an exciting programme showcasing the best of the region’s theatre, giving you a chance to sample a range of great work in one place on the same day.

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The Festival offers an eclectic mix of full length shows, extracts and work-inprogress performances, as well as two shows from the South West presented by Bite Size’s partner venue Bristol Ferment / Bristol Old Vic. PLUS the first opportunity to see the two shows commissioned especially with Warwick Arts Centre and mac birmingham following the First Bite Festival back in September: Untied Artists’ For Their Own Good and Babakas’ Looking For The Man. Fresh from its run at London’s Hampstead Theatre, Pentabus Theatre’s acclaimed For Once will headline this year’s Bite Size Festival (see above for details). Keep an eye on the website for confirmation of line-up, events and performance times. Bite Size is funded by Arts Council England. Commissioned by mac birmingham and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by Bristol Ferment / Bristol Old Vic.

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Unlimited Theatre

The Ethics of Progress written by Jon Spooner, Chris Thorpe and Clare Duffy in consultation with Professor Vlatko Vedral Tue 13 Mar 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50), Under 26s £8 The Ethics of Progress is a mind melting, jargon free, whistle-stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics, delivered with warmth, wit and charm by Unlimited Theatre’s Artistic Director Jon Spooner. By explaining in straightforward terms the concepts of Superposition, Quantum Entanglement and Teleportation, The Ethics of Progress pushes theoretical physics into real life situations and imagines the world as it might be in the not-too-distant future. “… I went into this show with a heavy heart thinking the subject would be over my head. I came out wanting to change the world. Brilliant.” The Guardian A co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Leeds Met Studio.

The Ethics of Progress

Missing Photo: Richard Haughton

GECKO presents

Missing Wed 14 – Sat 17 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £15.50 (13.50), £17.50 (£15.50), Under 26s £9.50 Nothing is quite as it first appears in Lily’s world. She seems to have everything… but now and then her pain becomes unbearable. ‘Lily, I have some rather bad news, your soul is decaying.’ Missing is a journey into the depths of a person’s psyche. As Lily unearths her forgotten past the truth changes everything. Her pristine life explodes around her in this incredibly inventive new show. How do you rescue a dying soul? Enter GECKO’s brilliantly bizarre world with floating scenes and outrageous apparatus. Your imagination will be turned upside down and inside out! Disturbing like David Lynch. Beautiful like Cinema Paradiso. Brilliant like… GECKO. Co-commissioned by New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich in association with Warwick Arts Centre and DanceEast.

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National Theatre Live The best of British Theatre broadcast live via satellite to screens at Warwick Arts Centre Travelling Light

The Comedy of Errors

Travelling Light by Nicholas Wright with Antony Sher Thu 9 Feb 6.45pm Cinema £15, restricted view £10 How had a twenty-two year old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come? In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timbermerchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of storytelling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams. Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher – whose previous work at the National includes Primo and Stanley – returns to play Jacob.

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare directed by Dominic Cooke with Lenny Henry Thu 1 Mar 6.45pm Cinema £15, restricted view £10 3hrs 15mins (including interval) I in earth, in heaven, or in hell? Sleeping or waking? Mad or well advised? Known unto these, and to myself disguised! Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale. And for no one more so than Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio who, in search of their brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home. Do you know me, sir? Am I Dromio? Am I your man? Am I myself? Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy is staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time. Lenny Henry plays Antipholus of Syracuse.

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student theatre She Stoops To Conquer

Beauty and the Beast

One World Week

MTW

Beauty and the Beast She Stoops To Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith with Katherine Kelly Thu 29 Mar 6.45pm Cinema £15, restricted view £10 3hrs (including interval) To come to my house, to call for what he likes, to turn me out of my own chair, to insult the family, to order his servants to get drunk, and then to tell me, “This house is mine, sir”. By all that’s impudent it makes me laugh.

Wed 8 – Sat 11 Feb 7.30pm Sat matinee 2.30pm Theatre £13.50 (£8) Age: 6+ Be our guest and experience the magic of this spectacular stage adaptation of the classic film. Join the eccentric cast of characters from the childhood favourite, brought to life by Music Theatre Warwick. Based on the muchloved animated feature, dancing spoons, singing teapots and an ancient enchantment make this ‘tale as old as time’ family theatre at its best.

One World Week Fri 20 – Sat 28 Jan One World Week at the University of Warwick is the world’s largest student-run international event and one of the most exciting weeks on campus. Taking place every January, One World Week is a celebration of the cultures and diversity represented at Warwick and features a huge range of events. This year, Warwick Arts Centre will again be hosting two of the week’s most spectacular events: the Fashion Show in the Butterworth Hall (Sat 21 Jan) and the World Music Concert in the Theatre (Sun 22 Jan). The Fashion Show features models from the numerous societies at Warwick in addition to dazzling performances by the One World Week Models. The World Music Concert showcases the best musical talent at the University together with professional acts from around the world.

Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he’s mistaken by his prospective sonin-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid. The good news is while Marlow can barely speak to a woman of quality, he’s a charmer with those of a different stamp. And so, as Hardcastle’s indignation intensifies, Miss Hardcastle’s appreciation for her misguided suitor soars. Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms, mayhem ensues. One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith’s She Stoops To Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.

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Dance Touring Partnership presents

Blanca Li Dance Company

Elektro Kif Tue 6 & Wed 7 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £16 (£14), £19 (£17), £22 (£20), Under 26s £12 1hr 10mins (no interval) Blanca Li takes the urban streetdance style elektro, a dazzling mix of breaking, disco, vogue, popping and locking, off the streets of Paris, mixes it up with some theatre, contemporary dance and an amazing soundtrack and gives you Elektro Kif. It’s a show about the hopes and fears, friendships, fights and rivalries of an all male cast of eight exceptional young electro dancers, following them through a typical day at college. It’s funny, fast, colourful and anarchic and features an exhilarating soundtrack especially composed by Tao Gutierrez, which mixes techno with electro house, afrobeat, sampling and classical music. You’ve never seen anything like this before! Blanca Li is a choreographer, a film director, a dancer and an actress. Whether performance, opera, video or feature film, she has a large number of projects on the go at any one time. From flamenco to classical ballet to hip-hop, with Blanca Li everything begins, and ends, in the energy of movement and dance.

Credit Elecktro Kif

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International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012 presents Dave St-Pierre Company

Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde! (A little tenderness for crying out loud!) Thu 26 – Sat 28 Apr 7.30pm Theatre £18 (£16), £21 (£19), £24 (£22), Under 26s £12 Age: 18+ please be aware that this production contains explicit adult material that some may find shocking.

We all, at one time or another, need tenderness. Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde! (A little tenderness for crying out loud!) explores the moment of wandering between two love relationships; the different forms of tenderness shared with a dying person, a child, a former lover, a father; the intense request to receive or give tenderness, or to give it when the other refuses. “St-Pierre is a provocateur, but what gives his productions integrity is their underlying sincerity: they demonstrate both the ugliness and the beauty of our basic instincts.” Toronto Life Using humour to tackle taboo subjects the show features 20 dancers, naked both literally and figuratively. As the performers leap with primal urgency, or lie crumpled and defeated on the ground, a narrator leads the audience on a journey through their emotions towards a breathtakingly beautiful and moving finale. Branded the ‘enfant terrible’ of his generation, award-winning Canadian choreographer Dave St-Pierre has been a major force on the contemporary dance scene for over five years and has provoked comparisons with Pina Bausch’s theatre of cruelty. International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) takes place in venues and outdoor spaces across Birmingham and the West Midlands from 23 April – 19 May 2012. Produced by DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome, IDFB is sponsored by Brewin Dolphin and funded by the European Union, Advantage West Midlands, Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council.

Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde! Photo: Dave St-Pierre

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Sam Crockatt Quartet

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

Sam Crockatt Quartet Fri 20 Jan 7.45pm Studio £12, Under 26s £10 Sam Crockatt Kit Downes Ollie Hayhurst Ben Reynolds

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins Recently nominated for a Mercury Music Prize, Diamond Mine is a unique collaboration featuring lyrics and vocals from King Creosote sung over musical backdrops arranged and recorded by Jon Hopkins. Recorded over a number of years, whenever Jon and KC could get together, Diamond Mine is a genuine labour of love.

obscure delights picked out from 20 years of King Creosote’s treasure chest of a back catalogue. Intended to be heard as a single experience, Diamond Mine produces a near classical suite of emotion ranging from cracked despair to patchedup euphoria. Described by King Creosote as a ‘soundtrack to a romanticised version of a life lived in a Scottish coastal village’, it weaves in slices of Fife life, bike wheels, spring tides, tea cups and café chatter to produce a beautiful, unique and timeless album.

The album, featuring instrumental moments as affecting as the lyrical, consists of newly interpreted

Support comes from Withered Hand, the musical project of Edinburgh-based artist, Dan Willson.

Diamond Mine supported by Withered Hand Sat 28 Jan 8pm Theatre £12.50

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Saxes Piano Bass Drums

Sam Crockatt has recently emerged on the UK jazz scene to substantial critical acclaim. His influences range from Coltrane to Joe Henderson and Julian Arguelles. Sam writes his own catchy tunes and moves from thrilling intensity to quiet reflective passages. His rhythm section features Kit Downes, the young pianist who burst onto the scene with the band Empirical and now leads several bands of his own. “Performance full of power and invention delivered with precision, poise and grace.” Jazz FM

Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music

mind as he attempts the daredevil stunt of single-handedly unravelling the mysteries of his own life.

with piano accompaniment

With musical accompaniment and pointless interjections from his loyal pianist-comemanservant.

Sun 5 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £19.50 I’ve just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died… An access-all-areas backstage pass to the Madness frontman’s

Join him on an emotional rollercoaster through the ups and downs of an astonishing thirty-year career spanning pop music, radio, television, film… and the pie and mash industry.

“It’s often very funny, and is delivered with a sense of timing and phrasing that many common-or-garden comics could learn much from.” The Daily Telegraph


KT Tunstall Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock, KT Tunstall, Abigail Washburn, Eliza Carthy and Howe Gelb The Floating Palace

Eliza Carthy

Sun 12 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £22 Curated by renowned English eccentric Robyn Hitchcock, The Floating Palace is an evening of free-wheeling musical collaboration. It’s a simple concept: musicians admire each other, are a little envious of each other, and given the chance, like to play with each other. But normally they only get the chance to do this in the studio, or after hours. For the first time before a paying audience, we present a carousel of exceptional ‘roots’ artists; all lit within by their passion for music, accompanying each other on songs they know and songs they’ve only just met. Robyn Hitchcock is joined on stage by award-winning Scottish songstress KT Tunstall, folk legend Eliza Carthy, banjo chanteuse Abigail Washburn and alternative country experimentalist Howe Gelb.

Show + Tell present

John Peel’s Shed Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music

by John Osborne Sun 12 Feb 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) 1hr (no interval) In 2002 John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio One show. His prize was a box of records that took eight years to listen

to. This five-star, sell-out smash theatre hit of the Edinburgh Festival is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in wireless. Featuring records previously owned by the late John Peel and partly adapted from his acclaimed book Radio Head (Radio 4’s Book of the Week) with a script edited by Joe Dunthorne (Submarine). “Beautifully written, funny and poignant… Just as John Peel’s records changed his life, this lovely, simple, beautifully executed show has enriched ours.”  The Scotsman

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Harold Budd, Simon Fisher Turner and Daniel Biro Sun 19 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £12.50 The brainchild of Harold Rhodes, the revolutionary Fender Rhodes electric piano was born in 1965. Originally built from US Air Force bombers’ surplus parts, it has since become an iconic instrument defining the sound of many 70s classic albums and is now enjoying a well-deserved revival. Tonight brings together some no-less iconic artists to explore the Rhodes’ sonic depths. Ambient and avant-garde composer Harold Budd, best known for his collaborations with Brian Eno on classics such as The Plateau Of Mirror and The Pearl, has applied his meditative minimalist style to the Rhodes. Cult composer and sound-sculptor Simon Fisher Turner came to prominence by scoring most of Derek Jarman’s films and has since produced some of today’s finest electronic music including the recent BFI restored footage of Scott’s journey to Antarctica The Great White Silence. Budd and Turner will be joined on stage by long-time Rhodes obsessive and artist Daniel Biro to create a unique and unmissable collaborative work.

Harold Budd, Simon Fisher Turner and Daniel Biro Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner Sun 26 Feb 8pm Theatre £18 Ruby Turner is a national and international treasure. Anyone who has seen her tear the roof off Ronnie Scott’s knows just how special she really is. Radio listeners know it, loving her lead vocals on Jools Hollands' The Informer and making it a 2008 airplay hit as well as her cover of This Train which shot straight onto Radio 2’s playlist in 2009. So do admirers of breakthrough blues troubadour Seasick Steve, after Ruby’s shining appearance on Happy Man from his gold-certified I Started Out With Nothin’ and I Still Got Most Of It Left.

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Ruby describes her latest album Responsible, first released in 1993 and now remastered, as 'a trip down memory lane, a small taste of how my life was back then'.


Spaghetti Western Orchestra Thu 1 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £18.50 (£16.50) The magnificent five are riding into town! Armed with over 100 instruments, these brilliant musicians perform a fistful of Ennio Morricone classics from the movies that made Clint Eastwood a star. The stunning soundtracks include The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in the West. This ingenious gang of comic maestros underscore these iconic compositions with hilarious sound effects… blowing on bottles, crushing cornflakes, ‘playing’ coathangers, apples, squeaky toys, rubbergloves, bicycle pumps, nailclippers and many more – recreating every punch up, gunshot and jangling spur that define the gun slinging west. “Take five multi-talented, unashamedly theatrical Australians and let them loose on 100 instruments and you have some idea of Spaghetti Western Orchestra. A joyous celebration.”  London Evening Standard “That the musicians perform with the enormous gravity of a Mozart symphony only serves to make this extraordinary show all the funnier.” The Guardian Spaghetti Western Orchestra

Zoe Rahman Quartet

Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell

Zoe Jonny Rahman Kearney Quartet & Lucy Farrell Thu 15 Mar 7.45pm Studio £12.50

Mercury-nominated jazz pianist and composer Zoe Rahman will be touring the UK to mark the release of her fifth album, Kindred Spirits. The music is a powerful and fresh portrait of her combined English, Irish and Bengali heritage, and features her brother Idris on clarinet alongside her regular jazz trio partners Gene Calderazzo and Davide Mantovani. As well as touring internationally with her own band Zoe has toured extensively with Courtney Pine, Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra and Way To Blue: the songs of Nick Drake, among many other projects and her own music reflects the diversity of her musical interests and influences. “Pianist Rahman and her fine quartet began with a set of life-affirming music that was never less than entertaining and intellectually stimulating… a fusion of Bengali and Irish musical influences that was truly remarkable.” Western Mail (Brecon Jazz 2011) “Zoe joyfully celebrates her influences with originality, personality and a certain contemporary verve.” Julian Joseph

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Fri 16 Mar 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) Nominated for The Horizon Award – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell are an unlikely alliance – Jonny with his bittersweet kitchen-sink dramas, shows sympathy with American storytellers like Dylan and Tom Waits; while Lucy’s traditional folkie upbringing and vocal style couldn’t be more English. Just as likely to appeal to fans of Gillian Welch and Low Anthem as the traditional folk world, their EP, The North Farm Sessions received 4 stars from The Guardian. They have supported both The Unthanks and Bellowhead and appeared at summer festivals including Green Man, End of the Road and Cambridge. “Delicate, thoughtful and intimate.”  The Guardian “There’s something about Jonny and Lucy that makes us feel this is the start of something pretty damn special – They’re made of magic.” MTV

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Walsh and Pound

Walsh and Pound Sun 29 Apr 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) Will Pound and Dan Walsh are two of the most exciting and creative young musicians on today’s music scene. Labelled respectively as ‘one of the most original harmonica players in Britain’ and ‘the UK’s top Clawhammer banjoist’, the two have joined forces to create a highly entertaining live set. Prepare to be astonished by stunning vocals, frailing banjo wizardry and sounds you didn’t think were possible on harmonica. This duo is destined for great things, with their ability to encompass an amazing array of musical genres with ease, energy and excellence.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall Wed 9 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £33.50 £23.50 (choirstalls) As the UK’s most popular pianist and bandleader, Jools has performed and recorded with some of the most talented musicians and songwriters in the world, including Eric Clapton, the late George Harrison, Sting, BB King and Paul Weller. The 20-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra features, at its helm, former Squeeze drummer, Gilson Lavis. Lavis has been drumming with Jools Holland for over 25 years, since their Squeeze days. Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall are sure to deliver true rhythm and blues boogie woogie with their show-stopping vocals. This, as ever, is a delightful evening which is sure to entertain, involve and impress the whole audience!

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Fiona Cox

Coming Soon

Joan Armatrading with special guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2011) Tue 23 Oct 8pm Butterworth Hall £25, £27.50 Never one to rest on her laurels, Joan remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when live, on stage, where music comes to life. With every tour you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus brand new songs to fall in love with. Joan is recognised as one of the World’s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists. This will be a night to remember with one of the most truly gifted performers of our time.

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Goodnight Lenin & Boat to Row

Fiona Cox & Stylusboy & Chris Tye Sat 25 Feb 7.45pm Studio £7 (£5.50) A triple bill for this under the radar gig…

Sun 15 Jan 7.45pm Studio £7 (£5.50)

Hailing from Berkshire, Fiona Cox came of age in California in the dawning years of the 21st Century. Citing influences such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, Fiona’s beautiful vocal delivery soars through intricately crafted original material with an emotional force that breaks hearts as often as it impresses. A country-tinged, lyrical act, backed by acoustic guitars.

Goodnight Lenin’s songs are reminiscent of the singer songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s whilst still being relevant to the modern day listener. Inspired by Dylan, Young and Simon & Garfunkel, they constantly strive to deliver honest, experience-based lyrics that flow along into their carefully crafted sound that seamlessly crosses genres.

Stylusboy is the acoustic creation of Steve Jones, a Coventry bred guitarist and vocalist. He has already gained a strong following with his intimate live performances that have seen him play alongside Newton Faulkner and The King Blues, as well as enchanting the crowds from the mainstage of the Godiva Festival.

Folk collective Boat to Row, captained by Michael King, has cast off as a five piece with a fresh energetic sound. King’s nimble guitar melodies cushion a rich set of boy-girl harmonies, tripping glockenspiel, swooning violin and ricocheting drum beat.

Chris Tye marries delicate, gorgeous indie-folk with a city-dwelling, carefree romanticism. In his latest EP, Matchbox Stand, he has captured the beauty and charm of his live performances, as well as bringing a larger sound with more focused production to the table.

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English Chamber Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

English Chamber European Orchestra Union Chamber Orchestra Sat 4 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall

Mon 9 Jan 7pm (please note early start time) Butterworth Hall Adès Walton Elgar

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Dances from Powder Her Face Viola Concerto Symphony No.1

Conductor Antonio Pappano Viola Antoine Tamestit When Elgar’s First Symphony was premiered in 1909, it sent shockwaves through British music. Everyone knew that Elgar could write a great tune – but they didn’t realise that a British composer could write music of such blazing drama and heartfelt emotion. It’s still the greatest of all British symphonies, so who better to play it than the Rolls Royce of British orchestras, the mighty London Symphony, and a conductor who knows better than anyone that being British doesn’t mean being buttoned-up – Antonio Pappano, the hugely popular Music Director of the Royal Opera House.

Bach Glass Bach Glass Bach Glass

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 Company Piano Concerto in G minor, BWV1058 Symphony No.3 (3rd movement) Violin Concerto in A minor Suite from The Hours

Director / Violin Piano

Stephanie Gonley Derek Han

He’s influenced Brian Eno and William Orbit. He’s written cult film-scores and ice-cool operas. His music features in Battlestar Galactica and Grand Theft Auto IV. He’s Philip Glass – and until you’ve heard his music live, you haven’t really heard it at all. Experience the phenomenon tonight, as the virtuoso English Chamber Orchestra tackles three of Glass’s most influential masterpieces alongside three of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most timeless orchestral works. Vibrant, supremely beautiful music from two very different centuries.

T. 5.45pm Pre-Concert Talk (NB. early start) £2

T. 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk £2

Antonio Pappano in discussion with LSO principal flautist Gareth Davies.

Derek Han in conversation with Paul McGrath, Director of Music, University of Warwick

Tue 28 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall Handel Elgar Haydn Sibelius Mozart

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba String Serenade Cello Concerto in C Romance Symphony No.29 in A major K.201

Director Hans-Peter Hofmann Cello Julian Lloyd Webber EUCO teams up with one of Britain’s bestloved cellists for a concert that positively sparkles with freshness. Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba pops the champagne cork, before Julian Lloyd Webber whizzes through Haydn’s brilliant C major concerto. There’s a lush northern lovesong from Jean Sibelius, and it’s springtime in England as the superb string players of EUCO make Elgar’s enchanting Serenade sing like never before. And to round it all off, the teenage Mozart throws off his periwig and goes gloriously for broke in his exuberant 29th Symphony. T. 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk £2 Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber in conversation with Paul McGrath, Director of Music, University of Warwick.

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Butterworth Hall Ticket price per concert £11.50 (Choir), £18.50 (£17.50), £24.50 (£23.50), £29 (£28), £33 (£31), £36 (£34) Under 26? Tickets £12 for 18 – 26 year olds in the Balcony. Or best available seats £12 each if subscribing to 3 or more concerts.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Thu 8 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall Ravel Beethoven Sibelius

Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé Piano Concerto No. 4 Symphony No. 2

Conductor Piano

Andris Nelsons Rudolf Buchbinder

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They’re calling it the most exciting conductor / orchestra partnership in Britain today – and if you’ve been to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall lately you’ll already know that Andris Nelsons and CBSO are generating the kind of electricity last experienced when Simon Rattle held the Birmingham baton. So expect tingles to run down spines in this shamelessly romantic programme, devised specially for Warwick Arts Centre. Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé suite opens with a radiant sunrise and finishes with a riot. Sibelius’ Second Symphony begins deep in the forests of Finland and ends with a soaring hymn of triumph. In between, the sly wit of Beethoven’s most personal piano concerto might seem understated. But with Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder at the keyboard, we might just be in for a surprise or two. T. 6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk £2 Talk with members of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour: Classic Women Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sat 30 Jun 8pm Butterworth Hall £20.00 (£19) (Choir), £29.50 (£28.50), £34.50 (£33.50), £39.50 (£37.50), £49.50 (£47.50), Under 26s £15 Conductor Sian Edwards Soloists Alison Balsom, trumpet Nicola Benedetti, violin Natalie Clein, cello Lesley Garrett, soprano

Five incredible women: one extraordinary concert. Take five of the most dazzling stars on the UK classical music scene, combine them with some of Britain’s best-loved tunes, and you’ve got a musical party on your hands. And as the nation comes together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, that’s exactly what we’ve done!

incomparable Lesley Garrett, who’ll be bringing all her trademark glamour and fun to some of your very favourite operatic arias. Throw in Ravel’s zingy Tzigane, Piazzolla’s sizzling Libertango and a sprinkling of all-time orchestral favourites, and it all adds up to a right royal celebration of a concert. So go on, spoil yourself – and crack out the musical champagne!

Alison Balsom is the woman who made Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto a popular classic: no-one makes it sparkle more brightly. Nicola Benedetti has got to be the UK’s favourite violinist – and Vaughan Williams’ serene The Lark Ascending regularly tops the Classic FM Hall of Fame. Cellist Natalie Clein, meanwhile, simply drenches everything she plays in soul, and Saint-Saëns’ gloriously tuneful First Cello Concerto could have been written for her. And – because you can’t have a gala without a splash of opera! – we also welcome the

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mead gallery Sat 14 Jan – Sat 10 Mar Admission FREE Open Mon – Sat, 12noon to 9pm

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Francis Baudevin, The Only Truth 2010, Acrylic paint on wall, Dimensions variable, Image courtesy of the artist

The Indiscipline of Painting International abstraction from the 1960s to now The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, the exhibition considers how abstraction has remained a site of urgent, relevant and critical enquiry for generations of artists over the last 50 years. The exhibition goes on to demonstrate the ways in which the history and legacy of abstract painting continues to inspire artists working today. This is an incredibly rare opportunity to see paintings by historical and contemporary figures. The show brings together works by British, American and European artists made over the last five decades and features major new commissions and loans. It includes important works by Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Michael Craig-Martin, Peter Young and Bridget Riley alongside younger artists such as Tomma Abts, Tauba Auerbach, Jacob Kassay and Cheyney Thompson.

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Events Artist’s Talk: Daniel Sturgis

Tue 31 Jan 6.30pm Conference Room, FREE Daniel Sturgis is the artist who selected the works for The Indiscipline of Painting. Join him for a talk about his own work and the paintings that inspired him, and to hear how he brought the exhibition together.

Exhibition Preview and Abstract Painting Trail Sat 21 Jan, Sat 11 Feb, Sat 3 Mar 10.30am-12pm, FREE The gallery will be open early on these Saturday mornings. Come along for a curator’s talk followed by a tour of the University of Warwick Collection, focusing on abstract paintings.

Family Workshops Our resident artist Nadia will run family workshops on Saturday afternoons to help parents and children explore abstract painting (see page 41). The exhibition will also feature a new commission by Swiss artist Francis Baudevin, and the recreation of a street painting by Gene Davis entitled Franklin’s Footpath, which was originally located in Philadelphia and will be situated outside the Warwick Arts Centre for the duration of the exhibition. The Indiscipline of Painting is a collaborative project between Mead Gallery and Tate St Ives, where it opened on 8 October 2011. Arriving at the Mead Gallery from 14 Jan until 10 Mar, the exhibition also draws on the particular context of the significant colour-field abstract paintings which the University of Warwick has collected over the last 50 years, and which are on display across campus.

Symposium: The Indiscipline of Painting Sat 3 Mar 11am-4pm £25 Join an in-depth discussion on the origins of abstraction and how it has endured over the last 50 years with curators, writers and art history academics.

An events series, including talks, symposia, school tours and family workshops will take place throughout the exhibition.

All events FREE but tickets must be booked at Box Office.

Opening Party: Fri 13 Jan 6.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Guided Teacher’s Tours

Mead Gallery and Tate St Ives gratefully acknowledge the support of Arts Council England, The Henry Moore Foundation, The Higher Education Funding Council, and the Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain.

Mon 16 and Tue 17 Jan 4.30pm-5.30pm, FREE The tours are FREE but please reserve your place by calling Jane Morrow on 024 7657 3732.

Peter Young, #16-1968 [Dot Painting], 1968, Courtesy of Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Formal collection Rolf Ricke

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coull quartet

Music vs Table Tennis: PING! Sat 3 Mar 12noon, 2pm & 4pm FREE but please book your tickets through Box Office Limited availability for the full promenade. Additional free tickets will be available for the final section in the Butterworth Hall.

Warwick Arts Centre’s 2012 celebration of the Cultural Olympiad is an afternoon of music and table tennis.

The University of Warwick’s resident quartet now performs in their new home, the Helen Martin Studio.

Ticket price per concert £15.50 (£12.50)

The Russian Connection

Spring Serenade Fri 27 Apr 7.30pm

Fri 13 Jan 7.30pm Haydn Shostakovich Beethoven

Quartet in G major Op. 33 No.5 Quartet No.14 in F sharp major Op.142 Quartet in E minor Op.59 No.2 Razumovsky

‘Papa’ Joseph Haydn didn’t just invent string quartets, he wrote them with more imagination, wit and zest for life than any composer before or since. And as his quartet Op.33 No.5 proves, just because he’s shaking your hand, it doesn’t mean he isn’t about to pull the rug from under your feet. The humour of Shostakovich’s penultimate quartet surprised some listeners too – though there are some very sinister figures lurking in the shadows. But with Beethoven’s second Razumovsky Quartet, the joke is on a cosmic scale.

Shostakovich Schubert Dvorák ˇ

They say that string quartets are ‘the music of friends’ – so why not share the joy? Antonin Dvořák did exactly that when he invited a double bass to join in his Quintet Op.77, and the result is thirty minutes of Bohemian sunshine, pounding dance-tunes and melodies that you just can’t get out of your head. Earlier on, it’s as if the happiness rubbed off on Dmitri Shostakovich; certainly, he never wrote a more optimistic string quartet than his brilliant First. Schubert’s darkly romantic Rosamunde quartet, meanwhile, distils pain into ravishing poetry. Well, what did you expect from the greatest songwriter of all time?

T. 6.30pm Pre-Concert Talk £1 The Bottom Line: Peter Buckoke talks about his life as a bass player.

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Quartet No.1 in C major Op.49 Quartet in A minor D.804 Rosamunde Double Bass Quintet in G major Op.77

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PING! is a musical promenade starting in the foyer and moving around the Arts Centre, culminating in the premiere performances in the Butterworth Hall of Joe Cutler’s new work for the Coull Quartet and four table tennis players, with film by Tom Dale. The work will explore the strong and distinct sounds and rhythms that table tennis players can create and is inspired by the dynamism of Olympic and Paralympic sports, the passion of human endeavour so central to the Games, and the once-ina-lifetime opportunity of creating a musical work contributing to a global celebration.


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Earth, Wind and Steel

'The Virtuoso Teacher' - a talk by Paul Harris, leading educationalist.

University of Warwick Wind Orchestra, Drumestra! and Steel Pans

Fri 10 Feb 2pm Ensemble Room FREE (but tickets must be booked via Box Office)

Wed 29 Feb 7.30pm Butterworth Hall £6 (£4)

Paul Harris has established an international reputation as one of the UK's leading educationalists. As composer and writer he has over six hundred publications to his name, and is in great demand as a workshop leader and adjudicator around the world.

Conductors World Music Director

His new book The Virtuoso Teacher is out this spring.

This performance is presented in association with UNICEF.

Verdi Requiem University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Sun 4 Mar 4pm Butterworth Hall £7 (£5) Soprano Mezzo Soprano Tenor Bass Conductor

Tinuke Olafimihan Gaynor Keeble Jesus Leon Piotr Lempa Lucy Griffiths

Verdi's magnificent and epic masterpiece will be presented with a glittering line up of international soloists.

Alexander Parker, Joseph Haigh David Barrett

Currently the highest ranked student Wind Orchestra in the UK.

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

12 Jan 26 Jan 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Feb 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar

Melanie Martin, viola and Tanya Ursova, piano Arsha Kaviani, piano Purcell School Music Scholars Gina Beukes, violin and Helen Leek, piano Royal Northern College of Music Paula Sides, soprano and Jonathan Gale, piano Jessica Kerr, cello and Fergus Kerr, horn Volante Ensemble

University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

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La Traviata

opera

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New York’s Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Warwick Arts Centre’s screenings of the best opera broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York Gotterdammerung

Ernani

The Enchanted Island Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi & Others World Premiere Production Sat 21 Jan 6pm Cinema £25.50 (£20.50), restricted view £10 3hrs 35mins (one interval) Conductor William Christie Director Phelim McDermott With Plácido Domingo, David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato

Gotterdammerung Ernani Wagner

Verdi

Sun 12 Feb 3pm Theatre £25.50 (£20.50), restricted view £10 6hrs 24mins (two intervals) NB. This is a recorded screening, screened the day after the live performance.

Sat 25 Feb 6pm Cinema £25.50 (£20.50), restricted view £10 3hrs 49mins (two intervals)

Conductor James Levine Director Robert Lepage With Deborah Voigt, Gary Lehman

Conductor Marco Armiliato Director Pier Luigi With Angela Meade, Salvatore Licitra, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ferruccio Furlanetto

With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried – the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate.

Angela Meade takes centre stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

The Enchanted Island

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Eugene Onegin

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams.


Ellen Kent Opera

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.

Verdi Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Based on a true story it tells of the passionate Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. Highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet, Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.

La Traviata Tue 21 Feb 8pm Butterworth Hall £25 (£23), £30 (£28), £35 (£33) Ellen Kent’s award-winning opera returns to the Butterworth Hall stage featuring the internationally acclaimed Ukranian National Opera of Kharkiv and starring the international sopranos Rosa Lee Thomas and Elena Dee.

This magnificent production boasts sumptuous sets and costumes, handpicked soloists, a highlypraised chorus and a full orchestra.

“Uplifting, charming, heroic and finally tear-jerking.” Liverpool Echo

English Touring Opera English Touring Opera returns to Warwick Arts Centre with a season of two of the most popular operas in the repertoire – Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (last performed at Warwick Arts Centre in 2007) and a new production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.

Rossini Sung in English translation

Tchaikovsky Sung in English translation

Wed 9 & Sat 12 May 7.30pm Theatre £21.50 (£19.50), £24.50 (22.50), £28.50 (£26.50), Under 26s £12

Thu 10 & Fri 11 May 7.30pm Theatre £21.50 (£19.50), £24.50 (22.50), £28.50 (£26.50), Under 26s £12

Effervescent, high-spirited, vocally brilliant, a work of comic genius: Rossini’s masterpiece The Barber of Seville is a favourite with audiences around the world. ETO’s new production, directed by the exciting and imaginative Thomas Guthrie and conducted by an experienced master of Italian opera, Paul McGrath, stars Nicholas Sharratt as the roguish young Count Almaviva and Kitty Whately as Rosina.

ETO Director James Conway and Conductor Michael Rosewell return to this striking production with a new cast, including emerging star Nicholas Lester in the title role. With its heartfelt arias and ensembles, its splendid choruses and ballroom scenes, and Tchaikovsky’s gift for melody, rich orchestration and drama, Eugene Onegin is a night at the opera for romantics of all ages.

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Hansel & Gretel

The Barber Eugene of Seville Onegin

Opera Warwick

Hansel & Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck New English translation by Kit Hesketh–Harvey Thu 12 – Sat 14 Jan 7.15pm, Sat matinee 2.15pm Theatre £10 (£8), £12 (£10), £14 (£12) Family tickets (2 adults + 2 children) £32, £39, £46 Roll up, roll up, the circus has come to town! Living in poverty, Roma Gypsies Hansel and Gretel are confined to the outskirts of the community. As they play in their concrete jungle, their mother sends them into the city in a desperate attempt to forage for food. News arrives that the circus has come to town, accompanied with rumours of a certain evil ringmaster with a penchant for hotdogs…

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comedy Hardeep Singh Kholi

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

Steve Hughes

Hardeep Singh Kholi The Nearly Naked Chef Fri 27 Jan 7.30pm Theatre £16 (£14) Grab a seat and tuck in as a guest of Hardeep Singh Kohli. This celebrated broadcaster, raconteur, writer and cook combines comedy with inventive cuisine in a wonderfully funny, laid back evening’s entertainment. Just think Ready Steady Cook but with great cooking (Hardeep was runner-up on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef) and funny anecdotes, all delivered by Glaswegian Hardeep in his own unique, articulate and utterly charming way. “Kohli’s evening of cookery and anecdotes… left a reassuringly warm aftertaste.”  The Times “I was mightily impressed by his ability to keep a capacity crowd in the palm of his hand for almost two hours. His concoction on the night? Haggis and butternut squash vindaloo.” The Sun

Steve Hughes Big Issues Sun 5 Feb 7.45pm Studio £13 (£11) Tickets Selling Fast!

Inimitable Australian comic and ex heavy metal drummer Steve Hughes embarks upon his eagerly-awaited debut tour. Direct from sell-out shows at the Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and storming sets on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4) and One Night Stand (Dave). Expect intelligent, straighttalking social commentary from one of the most original and thought-provoking performers to grace the UK circuit. “Outstanding. Hughes is gold.” Metro

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Richard Herring

Richard Herring What is Love, Anyway? Patrick Monahan

Sun 4 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £15

Does anybody love anybody anyway? So asked insane Welsh poet-philosopher, Howard Jones in 1983. Finally someone dares answer. Having sorted out religion (Christ on a Bike), politics (Hitler Moustache) and penises (Talking Cock), AIOTM star, Richard Herring, seeks to define and destroy love. Before love destroys him. Again. “Stimulating, Exhilarating… Utterly Hilarious.”  Chortle

Patrick Monahan Hug Me I Feel Good Fri 24 Feb 7.45pm Studio £12.50 (£10.50) Lovable comedian Patrick Monahan blends a high energy style with hilarious and engaging stories of his Irish/Iranian/Teeside heritage. Patrick performs this hit show direct from the Edinburgh Festival. Laugh and be hugged at the same time! The winner of ITV1’s Show Me The Funny! “Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen.” Daily Mail “Born to be a stand up.” Metro 50p per ticket booking fee applies

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Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican

Andrew Lawrence

Thoroughly Modern Millican

Andrew Lawrence

Wed 7 Mar 8pm Butterworth Hall £20 SOLD OUT

The Best Kept Secret in Comedy Tour Sun 26 Feb 7.45pm Studio £12 (£10) Tickets Selling Fast! Maybe you’ve caught one of his rare TV appearances. Maybe you’ve heard his Radio 4 series What To Do If You’re Not Like Everybody Else. Probably you’ve never heard of Andrew Lawrence at all. How remiss of you. Join him as he embarks on his latest tour. “Lawrence, should he so wish, could be the defining stand-up comic of his generation.” The Guardian

Jimeoin Lovely Thu 8 Mar 7.30pm Theatre £14 (£12) Jimeoin is back by popular demand with his hilarious show Lovely, following a sell-out success in the autumn. No gimmicks, just pure-and-simple great craic. Jimeoin

“Inspired ramblings!” The Independent “Brilliant… it gets no better than this… Hilarious!” Time Out

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Nathan Caton

Nathan Caton Get Rich or Die Cryin’ Sun 11 Mar 7.45pm Studio £10.50 (£8.50) An evening of laughs from the awardwinning comedian Nathan Caton, as seen and heard on Mock the Week, ITV’s FHM Stand-Up Hero and BBC Radio 4. Caton tackles everything from race to school yard jokes in a hilarious show that will leave you in no doubt as to why he is regarded as one of the hottest rising stars on the scene, with a glittering career ahead. “Confident, charismatic and upbeat.” Chortle

Dara O’Briain

Terry Alderton

Terry Alderton

Dara O’Briain

Sun 22 Apr 7.45pm Studio £12 (£10)

Craic Dealer

Terry Alderton is an unforgettable comedy performer whose popularity grows day by day. As seen on BBC3’s Edinburgh Gala, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and Dave’s One Night Stand.

Tue 24 & Wed 25 Apr 8pm Butterworth Hall £21

Terry Alderton

“This is a mainstream act that dares to be different, that comes from the soul… Effortlessly enjoyable yet excitingly different.”  The Times “His vocal abilities are astonishing and he has a talent for physical comedy to match; he is a human juke-box, beatbox and jack-in-the-box. Unmissable.”  Three Weeks

50p per ticket booking fee applies

Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fasttalking and downright funny, live performers working in the British Isles today. Dara O’Briain, one of the most recognisable faces of British TV; host of Mock The Week, The Apprentice – You’re Fired, Stargazing Live and starring in 3 Men in a Boat, hits the road with a brand new show for 2012. “One of the most dependably entertaining stand up comics in the land.” The Times

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Jon Richardson

Isy Suttie

Paul Merton

Jimmy Carr

Jon Richardson

Isy Suttie

Coming Soon

Funny Magnet

Sun 13 May 7.45pm Studio £12 (£10)

Sun 29 Apr 7.30pm Theatre £14.50 Tickets Selling Fast!

This extraordinary new onewoman comedy show tells the story of the part Isy played in two people’s blossoming internet romance whilst on her own treacherous search for true love. Bursting with hilarity and genuinely touching, this beautifully nuanced show flits between stand-up, music and character comedy. Also known as Dobby in Peep Show (Channel 4) and Kiki in Whites (BBC2). Double British Comedy Award Nominee.

Paul Merton’s Out of My Head

The brilliant Jon Richardson, new host of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and best-selling author, is back on tour. Discussing the everyday items that have a profound effect on his outlook, Funny Magnet sees Jon working his pessimism with some hilarious consequences, and as always with his lovable, vivacious delivery. “Sublimely brilliant, stunning… He is a comic right on the verge of greatness. If you haven’t seen him yet get your finger out and sort it.” Time Out

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Pearl & Dave

Fri 18 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £23 (£20)

“A real gem.” The Guardian

With Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster. Discover the bizarre workings of Paul Merton's brain, as he muses on the mighty behemoth that is his noggin. Paul returns to his stand-up roots for the first time this century. Away from the Have I Got News For You desk Paul Merton proves he's got legs.

“Touching comedy told with affection.” The Sunday Telegraph

A night of sketches, music, magic, variety and dancing girls (two of them aren’t girls).

50p per ticket booking fee applies

Jimmy Carr Gagging Order Tue 16 Oct & Fri 30 Nov 8pm Butterworth Hall £25 Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be a hilarious night out… let’s see shall we. The show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes. Some clever, some rude and a few totally unacceptable. Everybody’s welcome. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh.


Live At The Apollo embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

Stewart Francis

“A brilliant comic brain… this stand-up cracks some of the best one-liners I’ve ever heard.” The Guardian

Outstanding in His Field

“Perfectly crafted gags.” The Sunday Times

Sat 19 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £18.50 The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and

Stewart Francis

performed by Sam Wills Sun 20 May 7.30pm Theatre £12 (£10) The silent show that is creating a lot of talk. Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream and ultimately you’ll end up like The Boy – lost for words. “The Boy With Tape on His Face is utterly spectacular! Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny. Fight for a ticket.”  Time Out “Wills is the last word in silent comedy.”  The Guardian “It’s not often you can say you really didn’t want a show to end.”  The Scotsman 50p per ticket booking fee applies

Stewart Lee

The Boy With Tape On His Face

Stewart Lee Carpet Remnant World Thu 24 May 8pm Butterworth Hall £17.50, Under 26s £15 What can a sexless middle-aged married man, whose life now consists mainly of watching Scooby Doo cartoons with a four year old boy, possibly find to write comedy about? Formerly stand-up’s youthful iconoclast. Lee now gawps blankly at News 24 as Britain burns down around him, and blinks weirdly at the vast wayside retail outlets during endless journeys to and from increasingly indistinct provincial theatres. Once he lived on the pleasure planet. Now he is trapped in Carpet Remnant World. And so are you. “Thrilling.”  Metro “Heralds a new brand of political stand-up.”  The Guardian “… about as funny as bubonic plague…” The Sun

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China Mieville

50p per ticket booking fee applies

Saturday Film Talk

Salvagepunk Wed 18 Jan 7.15pm Conference Room £5 (£3) An evening heralding the arrival of the newest rebel on the literary scene: salvagepunk. Hosted by Evan C Williams, internationally-renowned salvagepunk guru (and author of Combined and Uneven Apocalypse), China Miéville (triple Arthur C. Clarke Award winner) and guests, this promises to be an extraordinary night of readings, discussions and unexpected ideas, reclaimed from the literary refuse heap. In China Miéville’s words this will be: “a cobbled together and junk-sutured evening of film snips, rag-ends of poetry, art garbage, half-heard scraps of discarded theory and a messy coagulum of other conceptual rejectamenta, dug stinking out of the cultural dump and forced into new and ungainly shape by a bickering troupe of recusant trash-swaggerers.”

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50p per ticket booking fee applies

Saturday Film Talk Adrian Wootton: Bicentenary of Dickens’ Birth Sat 28 Jan 11am – 3.30pm Cinema £10 (£6.50) Charles Dickens will be 200 this month. He was a man ahead of his time, as his style lends itself to a medium that did not exist in his lifetime. Most of his novels have been adapted for cinema, and by way of celebration Adrian Wootton explores how well cinema has treated Charles. Adrian has explored adaptations of Graham Greene and Raymond Chandler for us previously. There will be a complete screening of David Lean’s 1946 classic – still the most visually striking Dickens film Great Expectations.


Simon Callow: Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World Sat 11 Feb 7.15pm Conference Room £15 (£13) Join Simon Callow as he reads excerpts from his exciting new book, Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World. Simon says: “When you find a writer that you love it’s like finding a best friend. Dickens never ceases to delight me. There’s something in him which chimes with me: the energy; the scope; the generosity; the endless inventiveness of it. There is in Dickens the spirit of the medieval carnival that just deeply turns me on. That sense of the world as one big body and a celebration and embrace of all its grotesqueness, the ugliness, the smell, the sweat.” This promises to be an extraordinary evening, celebrating a great novelist.

Simon Callow

Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden

Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music

Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden: Stand Up Tragedians

with piano accompaniment Sun 5 Feb 7.30pm Theatre £19.50

Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music hands you an access-all-areas backstage pass to the Madness frontman’s mind as he attempts the dare-devil stunt of singlehandedly unravelling the mysteries of his own life. Join him on an emotional rollercoaster through the ups and downs of an astonishing thirty-year career spanning pop music, radio, television and film… and the pie and mash industry.

Suggs

It’s my 50th birthday the kids have left home and the cat just died…

The Iliad & The Odyssey

The Iliad – Mon 12 Mar 7.15pm The Odyssey – Tue 13 Mar 7.15pm Conference Room £8.50 (£6.50) each or £15 (£12) for both (must be purchased in same transaction) The Iliad and The Odyssey are classic tales with a cast of characters who have fascinated audiences for three thousand years: Helen, cursed by her beauty; Achilles, the archetypal flawed hero; Odysseus, the quick-witted survivor against the odds; and towering over them, the omnipotent Olympian Gods and Goddesses. “They have spearheaded the revival of storytelling in this country, helping to transform it into a vigorous and contemporary form of entertainment.” The Independent 50p per ticket booking fee applies

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family

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Comedy 4 Kids

Tell Tale Hearts

50p per ticket booking fee applies

From Here… to there

James Campbell

Comedy 4 Kids Sat 14 Jan 2pm Studio £9.25 (£6.25) 1hr Age: 6+

Tell Tale Hearts has been making theatre exclusively for children since 2003. In that time it has become established as one of the most respected companies in the UK making work for early years.

Once there were two children

“A company with wit, invention and oodles of charm.” The Guardian

One child liked to build things up… up, up, up!

Bang, clang!

James Campbell is a stand up comedian for children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. His show may cover ways to make parsnips interesting, how to look a chicken in both eyes at the same time and why owls don’t like Easter. James may also attempt a new world record in badger-hurdling and doing loop-the-loop with his 93 year old Auntie Histamine. The show may also involve three dancing oatcakes called Celia, Amelia and Dealor-no-Delia and a discussion on “Horses: Friends or big-headed twits?” (Contents may vary and the actual show may not involve any of the above!) Side effects may include your sides hurting… “Has achieved almost holy status – don’t miss…” The Sunday Times

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50p per ticket booking fee applies

Using rhythm and vocal play, shoe boxes, card and the world of the imagination, two quite independent individuals discover ways to play together and reach each other.

Sun 29 Jan 3pm & 4.30pm Studio £9.25 (£6.25) 50mins (performance of 35mins followed by play session for 15mins) Age: 18months – 4 yrs

The other child liked to knock things down,

“My seven-year-old howled with laughter and so did I.” The Daily Mail

A show that’s all about bridges! Bridges that get built and knocked down, bridges you can climb over and crawl under. Magic bridges, bridges that tell stories of hungry trolls and greedy goats. Bridges where people can meet and if they’re lucky, make a friend!

From Here… to there


Play In A Day

Play In A Day Thu 16 Feb Rehearsal 10am, Performance 7pm Butterworth Hall £25, performance £1.50 Ages: 8 - 14 If it’s February half term, it must be Play in a Day!! Who knows which worlds you’ll be transported to, which strange and wonderful people you’ll meet and which stories you’ll be involved with? You’ll start the day with a blank sheet. Then in a day of improvisation, drama games, music, scriptwriting and theatre skills your play will emerge and grow. You’ll rehearse and finally perform in one of the most impressive concert halls in the country.

Oily Cart

Tue 31 Jan – Sat 4 Feb Tue – Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 2pm Studio £9.25 (£6.25) 55mins Age: 3 – 6 Everyone’s favourite creative theatre company, Oily Cart, returns following the sell-out success of Mole in the Hole last year, with a brand new immersive, interactive and multi-sensory show for the very young. This time, the audience surround the action – sitting in a ring around a giant revolving puppet stage on which the action takes place at the children’s eye level. Every child has a front row seat! As you expect from an Oily Cart show there are many opportunities to join in the problem-solving as the children, puppets, actors and musicians go together on a playful, imaginative journey – an epic, though tiny, table-top voyage of discovery where fingers and noses will never be far from the action. “Oily Cart has created a wonderful show guaranteed to get the sparks flying in a small child’s imagination… This is the serious pursuit of pleasure, considerably leavened with wit and music.”  Time Out (on Mole in the Hole)

Ring A Ding Ding

Ring A Ding Ding

Led by Warwick Arts Centre Youth Theatre leaders we can guarantee one thing – everyone will have a great time!!

One Little Word

M6 Theatre Company

One Little Word Sun 4 Mar 3pm & 4.30pm Studio £9.25 (£6.25) 45mins Age: 3+ A beautiful and gentle story of friendship, power struggles and the rich world of creative play. We meet two characters who play together – exploring new spaces, new objects, dressing up and taking turns – but what happens when one of them wants to be the ONLY Captain of the ship? One Little Word captivates children’s imaginations with a moving story told with original music and just ONE spoken word. M6 Theatre Company is one of Britain’s leading theatre companies specialising in creating and delivering dynamic, high quality and relevant productions for young audiences. 50p per ticket booking fee applies

“Magical” The Stage “Outstanding” Herald Scotland  Birmingham Mail

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Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play

Watershed Productions present the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre production of

Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play based on the characters created by Lauren Child adapted by Jonathan Lloyd Tue 14 Feb 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm Wed 15 Feb 11am & 1.30pm Theatre £11.75 (£9.75) 1hr 10mins (including interval) Age: 3+ I have this little sister Lola She is small and very funny... Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely everso wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music. Will Charlie ever get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed? It won’t be easy – the Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas and Lola thinks there is an ogre hiding in the wardrobe! “If you’ve got kids, go and see Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play. If you haven’t, borrow some and go anyway… it’s a genuine delight” Sunday Express Charlie and Lola™ and © Lauren Child 2005. Charlie and Lola is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC Worldwide logo ™ & © BBC 1996.

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Mead Gallery Family Art Workshops

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

White

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Apr Tue - Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 2pm Studio £9.25 (£6.25) Age: 2 – 4 Winner of the TMA Theatre Award 2011 – Best Theatre for Children and Young People In the sparkling world of White everything gleams, dazzles and shines. But the problem is that all anyone can think about in the world of White is… red…and yellow… and green… and blue…

Mead Gallery Family Art Workshops Workshop Space £3.50 per child (accompanying adult free) Tickets available in advance or on the day from Box Office on 024 7652 4524. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further details phone the Mead Gallery assistants on 024 7652 2589 (12noon - 9pm, Mon – Sat).

Marks to Music Canvas Collage Sat 21 Jan 1pm – 2.30pm Age: 6+

Sat 4 Feb 1pm – 2.30pm Age: 6+

Experiment with inks, pencils and paints and move to a variety of music. Let the marks do the dancing…

Slice up paintings to create new surprising works of art. Piece together the bits to make a brand new masterpiece!

Optical Illusions A Moment Sat 28 Jan 1pm – 2.30pm in Colour Age: 6+ Get playful with blocks of colour and shapes. Create images and sculptures that move and play tricks with your eyes.

Sat 18 Feb 1pm – 2.30pm Age: 6+ Paint big, bold and bright pictures! Have a go at expressing your emotions in colour using thick strokes of paint.

50p per ticket booking fee applies

Faces, Faces, Faces Sat 3 Mar 1pm – 2.30pm Age: 6+ Use splodges, spirals, squares and circles to capture yourself or another person in paint.

Outdoor 3D Collage Sat 10 Mar 1pm – 2.30pm Age: 6+ Take inspiration from the sculpture on campus to create huge geometric 3D collages that stand taller than you!

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Into The West

films When The Whales Came

When The Whales Came U Sat 21 Jan 1.30pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50) Dir: Clive Rees US 1989 100mins Cast: Paul Scofield, Helen Mirren, David Suchet

Into The West PG

This WW1 drama follows the unlikely friendship of a pair of children and an eccentric, lonely old man living on the far shore of their island. As he tells them terrible secrets about the island’s narwhales, all three strive to save the creatures in this warming adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel.

Sat 17 Mar 1.30pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50) Dir: Mike Newell UK 1992 97mins Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin and Ciaràn Fitzgerald

A simple tale of magic, friendship and conflict set on one of the Scilly Isles at the start of World War One.

Double Acts U Sat 25 Feb 1.30pm Cinema £4.50 (£2.50) Tom & Jerry, Wallace & Gromit, Fred & Ginger, Laurel & Hardy, Morecombe & Wise, the list of wonderful, entertaining partnerships is long and unforgettable. Come and enjoy a snapshot with the emphasis on music. Introduced by Brian Bishop.

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Gabriel Byrne is Papa Reilly, a widower who lives with his two young sons, Ossie and Tito, in the slums of Dublin. One day their grandfather turns up with a beautiful and imposing white stallion named Tir na nOg, a magical creature from ancient Irish legends. But when a rich breeder tries desperately to take the horse away from them, their only hope is to escape and become the coolest outlaws ever to ride… Into The West! This delightful adventure is nonstop entertainment for the whole family and a perfect treat for St Patrick’s Day.


Love Film? Join Warwick Arts Centre’s new Film Membership scheme. Independent cinema is about you finding the unexpected, the unusual and the inspirational in a welcoming and enthusiastic environment. Our new membership scheme offers you a range of benefits, including ticket discounts, giving you more value the more times you use it. So, become a member to get more from the movies and get more for your money… John Gore Film Programmer • Annual Membership Benefits • 1 FREE cinema ticket per member • Discount off subsequent cinema tickets (£1.50 off full / £1.25 discounted) • Priority mailing of bi-monthly film diary (unless email preferred) • 10% discount at Gusto Oven & Bar • Discounted price for all special events & film talks • No ticket exchange fees on cinema tickets (subject to usual terms and conditions) • Ticket discounts to other selected events at Warwick Arts Centre Individual membership: £18 / Joint membership: £34 Discounted membership: Individual £15 / Joint £28 To join • Call Box Office on 024 7652 4524 • Complete a membership form • Online at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

An ideal present for film lovers…

50p per ticket booking fee applies

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information

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booking fees & pricing policy

(50p per ticket booking fee applies)

We add a 50p booking fee to all tickets sold at Warwick Arts Centre. By levying this small fee we are able to retain a greater share of the ticket income than by simply raising our ticket prices. The sum raised is invested directly back into the organisation, helping to maintain the unique, wide-ranging, contemporary programme that is enjoyed year-round.

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book by phone box office: 024 7652 4524 (50p per ticket booking fee applies)

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

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The Theatre Package is a discount offer available for purchasers of 3 or more Theatre events between 1 January and 30 March 2012. The offer is available both online and offline.

Theatre Package Terms & Conditions

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The Theatre Package ticket is available for full price and standard concession rate tickets on events where stated. Standard booking fee applies.

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

Offer not applicable retrospectively and is subject to availability Exchanges within the package are available, but standard Terms & Conditions apply and the ticket must be returned to Box Office 24 hours before the event.

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

Groups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All information correct at time of going to press November 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50p per ticket booking fee applies

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

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quick guide January Mon 9

5.45pm

p22

7pm

London Symphony Orchestra

p22

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

7.15pm

Opera Warwick: Hansel & Gretel

p29

6.30pm

Coull Quartet: The Russian Connection - p26 Pre Concert Talk

6.30pm

Mead Gallery: Opening Party

7.15pm

The Table

p06

1pm

Family Art Workshop

p41

Sun 19

7.30pm

Harold Budd, Simon Fisher Turner and Daniel Biro

p18

Tue 21

7.30pm

Mogadishu

p09

8pm

Ellen Kent Opera: La Traviata

p29

Mogadishu T.

p09

7.45pm

Bobby Baker's Mad Gyms and Kitchens

p08

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

7.30pm

Mogadishu

p09

7.45pm

Bobby Baker's Mad Gyms and Kitchens

p08

7.30pm

Mogadishu

p09

Wed 22 7.30pm

10.30am

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

1.30pm

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

7.30pm

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

p07

7.45pm

Patrick Monahan - Hug Me I Feel Good

p31

10.30am

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

7.45pm

Bobby Baker's Mad Gyms and Kitchens

p08

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

1.30pm

Family Film: Double Acts

p42

1.30pm

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

6pm

Met Opera Live: Ernani

p28

p25

7.30pm

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

p07

7.30pm

Mogadishu

p09

Opera Warwick: Hansel & Gretel

p29

7.45pm

Ring (Triggered at Warwick Arts Centre) p04

7.45pm

Bobby Baker's Mad Gyms and Kitchens

p08

7.30pm

Coull Quartet: The Russian Connection

p26

10.30am

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

7.45pm

2pm

James Campbell: Comedy 4 Kids

p38

1.30pm

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

Under the Radar: Fiona Cox & Stylusboy p21 & Chris Tye

2.15pm

Opera Warwick: Hansel & Gretel

p29

7.30pm

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

p07

7.45pm

Andrew Lawrence: The Best Kept Secret p32 in Comedy Tour

7.15pm

Opera Warwick: Hansel & Gretel

p29

8pm

Ruby Turner

p18

7.45pm

Under the Radar: Goodnight Lenin & Boat to Row

p21

6.45pm

European Union Chamber Orchestra Pre Concert talk

p22

Mon 16 4.30pm

Mead Gallery: Guided Teacher's Talk

p25

8pm

European Union Chamber Orchestra

p22

Tue 17

Mead Gallery: Guided Teacher's Talk

p25

p27

Salvagepunk

p36

UoW Wind Orchestra, Drumestra! and Steel Pans: Earth, Wind and Steel

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

6.45pm

NT Live: The Comedy of Errors

p12

8pm

Spaghetti Western Orchestra

p19

All Day

Symposium: The Indiscipline of Painting p25

1pm

Family Art Workshop

p41

12noon

Music vs Table Tennis - PING!

p26

2pm

Music vs Table Tennis - PING!

p26

4pm

Music vs Table Tennis - PING!

p26

3pm

One Little Word

p39

4pm

UoW Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: Verdi Requiem

p27

4.30pm

One Little Word

p39

7.30pm

Richard Herring: What Is Love, Anyway? p31

7.30pm

Elektro Kif

p14

7.45pm

7 Day Drunk

p08

7.30pm

Elektro Kif

p14

7.45pm

7 Day Drunk

p08

8pm

Sarah Millican - Thoroughly Modern Millican

p32

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

6.45pm

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra p23 - Pre Concert Talk

7.30pm

Jimeoin: Lovely

8pm

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra p23

All Day

Bitesize

p10

7.30pm

For Once

p10

Thu 12 Fri 13

Sat 14

Sun 15

4.30pm

Wed 18 7.15pm

Wed 1

7.45pm

Sat 18

Thu 23

February London Symphony Orchestra - Pre Concert Talk

Fri 17

Thu 2

Fri 3

Sat 4

Ring (Triggered at Warwick Arts Centre) p04 Ring A Ding Ding

p39

1pm

Family Art Workshop

p41

2pm

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

2.30pm

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

p07

6.45pm

English Chamber Orchestra Pre Concert p22 talk

March Thu 1

7.30pm

Top Girls T.

p05

Top Girls

p05

7.30pm

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

p07

Fri 20

7.30pm

Top Girls

p05

8pm

English Chamber Orchestra

p22

7.45pm

Sam Crockatt Quartet

p16

7.30pm

Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music p16

1pm

Family Art Workshop

p41

7.45pm

Steve Hughes: Big Issues

p30

1.30pm

Family Film: When The Whales Came

p42

Wed 8

7.30pm

MTW: Beauty and the Beast

p13

2.30pm

Top Girls

p05

Thu 9

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

6pm

Met Opera Live: The Enchanted Island

p28

6.45pm

NT Live: Travelling Light

p12

7.30pm

Top Girls

p05

7.30pm

MTW: Beauty and the Beast

p13

6.30pm

The oh fuck moment

p04

Fri 10

2pm

Da Capo

p27

8.30pm

The oh fuck moment

p04

Fri 10

7.30pm

MTW: Beauty and the Beast

p13

Wed 25 6.30pm

The oh fuck moment

p04

Sat 11

2.30pm

MTW: Beauty and the Beast

p13

7.15pm

Simon Callow: Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

p37

7.30pm

MTW: Beauty and the Beast

p13

3pm

Met Opera Live: Gotterdammerung

p28

7.45pm

John Peel's Shed

p06

8pm

Robyn Hitchcock's The Floating Palace

p17

11am

Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

p40

1.30pm

Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

p40

Tue 24

8.30pm

The oh fuck moment

p04

Thu 26

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

Fri 27

7.30pm

Hardeep Singh Kohli: The Nearly Naked p30 Chef

Sat 28

Sun 29 Tue 31

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11am

Saturday Film Talk: Adrian Wooton: Bicentenary of Dickens' Birth

p36

1pm

Family Art Workshop

p41

8pm

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine

p16

From Here... to There

p38

3pm

Sun 12

Tue 14

4pm Wed 15 11am

Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

p40

Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

p40

4.30pm

From Here... to There

p38

10.30am

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

1.30pm

Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

p40

1.30pm

Ring A Ding Ding

p39

7.45pm

The Table

p06

6.30pm

Artist and Curator's Talk: Daniel Sturgis

p25

10am

Play in a Day rehearsals

p39

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

7pm

Play in a Day performance

p39

7.45pm

The Table

p06

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Thu 16

Sun 26

11am

7.30pm

Sat 21

Sat 25

7.45pm

Thu 19

Sun 5

Fri 24

50p per ticket booking fee applies

Tue 28

Wed 29 7.30pm

Sat 3

Sun 4

Tue 6 Wed 7

Thu 8

Fri 9

p32


1pm

Family Art Workshop

p41

May

8.30pm

For Once

p10

Wed 9

7.45pm

Nathan Caton: Get Rich or Die Cryin'

p33

Mon 12 7.15pm

The Iliad

p37

Tue 13

7.15pm

The Odyssey

p37

7.45pm

The Ethics of Progress

p11

Wed 14 7.30pm

Missing

p11

Thu 15

1.10pm

FREE Lunchtime Concert

p27

7.30pm

Missing

7.45pm

Zoe Rahman Quartet

Fri 16

7.30pm

Sat 17 Thu 29

6.45pm

Sat 10 Sun 11

7.30pm

English Touring Opera: The Barber of Seville

p29

8pm

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

p20

Thu 10

7.30pm

English Touring Opera: Eugene Onegin

p29

Fri 11

7.30pm

English Touring Opera: Eugene Onegin

p29

Sat 12

7.30pm

English Touring Opera: The Barber of Seville

p29

p11

Sun 13

7.45pm

Isy Suttie: Pearl & Dave

p34

p19

Fri 18

8pm

Paul Merton's Out Of My Head

p34

Missing

p11

Sat 19

8pm

Stewart Francis: Outstanding in His Field p35

7.45pm

Johnny Kearney & Lucy Farrell

p19

Sun 20

7.30pm

The Boy With Tape On His Face

p35

1.30pm

Family Film: Into The West

p42

Thu 24

8pm

Stewart Lee: Carpet Remnant World

p35

NT Live: She Stoops to Conquer

p13

June 8pm

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Tour: Classic Women

p23

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Sat 30

April Sat 7

5pm

Met Opera Live: Manon

Sat 14

6pm

Met Opera Live: La Traviata

Sun 22

7.45pm

Terry Alderton

p33

Tue 24

10.30am

White

p41

1.30pm

White

p41

8pm

Dara O'Briain: Craic Dealer

p33

White

p41

1.30pm

White

p41

8pm

Dara O'Briain: Craic Dealer

p33

10.30am

White

p41

1.30pm

White

p41

7.30pm

Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde!

p15

10.30am

White

p41

1.30pm

White

p41

6.30pm

Coull Quartet: Spring Serenade - Pre Concert Talk

p26

7.30pm

Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde!

p15

Wed 25 10.30am

Thu 26

Fri 27

Sat 28

Sun 29

7.30pm

Coull Quartet: Spring Serenade

p26

11am

White

p41

2pm

White

p41

7.30pm

Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde!

p15

7.30pm

Jon Richardson: Funny Magnet

p34

7.45pm

Walsh & Pound

p20

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Warwick Arts Centre Spring 2012  

Spring 2012

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