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entertaining curious  minds

SPR/SUM 2020

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WELCOME In the final year of our building development, we are bringing a blend of new, thought-provoking and established work to Coventry. We begin the new decade tackling complex issues, forging creative relationships and with welcome return visits from quality companies. We tell powerful stories that hold a mirror to contemporary society and examine the impact of conflict, resilience and climate change on the people involved. We have the UK premiere of Pleasant Island, the story of Nauru, once the richest place on earth and now an asylumprocessing centre and by contrast, in February, Birmingham Royal Ballet make their first of hopefully many visits to Butterworth Hall.

We Found Love in the 80s! Image: Dawinder Bansal

Welcome to the first half of 2020 at Warwick Arts Centre.

We continue to deepen our artistic commitment to local communities in both our visual arts offer and performances. Humans at Work is a new play about Coventry’s industrial past and in June, we bring a new commission by Dawinder Bansal, We Found Love in the 80’s, built on the real-life experiences of Coventry inhabitants. The Good and The Bad, two vast cortex steel dinosaurs created by Jake and Dinos Chapman – are with us until September.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2020. Doreen Foster Director, Warwick Arts Centre

Chineke! Image: Ntando Brown

Our orchestral programme continues with a first visit from Chineke! Europe’s first professional majority black and minority ethnic orchestra and we also continue to host world-class comedy and music so dive in, there’s something for everybody.


CONTENTS THEATRE, DANCE & CIRCUS Pages 4 – 21

DIGITAL SCREENINGS – THEATRE Pages 22 – 23

STUDENT EVENTS Pages 24 – 25

WORDS & IDEAS

EATING & DRINKING

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There are a number of food outlets on campus. Across the road from the Arts Centre, Fusion serves contemporary Asian cuisine, while Canopy is a bistro-style restaurant serving an imaginative menu.

VISUAL ARTS

The Arts Centre Café serves a delicious range of cakes, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and a selection of hot bites.

MASTERCLASSES

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FAMILIES & YOUNG PEOPLE Pages 30 – 40

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MUSIC CENTRE MUSIC Pages 52 – 59

COMEDY Pages 60 – 64

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THEATRE, DANCE & CIRCUS For Sama Tue 28 Jan 7.30pm A love letter from a young mother to her daughter. The documentary film For Sama tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice – whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much. For Sama was awarded the Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival. Come early to experience the Future Aleppo VR experience – details below. 1hr 40mins / Age 18+ Theatre £6 Post Show Talk

Future Aleppo Sun 26 Jan 1 – 7.30pm Mon 27 & Tue 28 Jan 3 – 7pm Future Aleppo is an exhibition and virtual reality (VR) experience based on the inspirational work of Mohammed Kteish. Amongst the gunfire and falling bombs, Mohammed Kteish dreamt of a better future for his city. On the rooftop of his ravaged building, he started turning that dream into reality by visualising and then constructing a cityscape of his own, sourcing whatever materials he could find in the debris to construct a papercraft recreation of the city. This is your opportunity to see an exhibition of Mohammed’s models and, through VR, be guided round Aleppo by him, engaging with the city’s inhabitants and experiencing the city from his perspective. FREE Foyer 04


DASH ARTS

Dash Café Dash Arts Café brings together actors, activists, artists and audiences to explore ideas through conversation, film, performance and live music.

George Eliot’s Radicals Wed 5 Feb 7.15pm

Image: Jay Brookes

February’s Café focuses on Coventry resident and acclaimed author George Eliot. Join Martina Hall, producer of BBC Arena documentary Everything is Connected – George Eliot’s Life, Prof. Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway), artist Redell Olsen and writer Anna Lawrence, to explore what happened when Europe and Middle England’s philosophies and ideas met, resulting in Coventry forming a radical culture of its own.

DIVYA KASTURI

Art versus Art-ivism

To Varnam… with love

Wed 11 Mar 7.15pm

Tue 4 Feb 7.45pm A story of love, devotion and commitment: to a god, to a myth, to a way of moving and being. Set against an arresting visual backdrop of digital projections, this performance combines the song from Varnam, the pièce de résistance of a Bharatanatyam dance repertoire, within an ever-changing, fluid contemporary moment. In this personal and multi-faceted exploration of the Mohamana Varnam, Divya Kasturi begins to unfold a complex relationship to this canonised text.

In March, Dash Arts debate the question, when art sets out to make a social or environmental impact – are we ticking boxes or are we changing the world? We’ll be joined by activists, theatre makers and artists including Sophie Austin and Dr Michele Aaron (University of Warwick) to delve into the challenges of activism through art, and look at the tension between art for art’s sake and art as a means to an end. Expect live music from Ukrainian singer songwriter Iryna Muha, performance and impassioned debate. Age 14+ Helen Martin Studio £6 Produced by Dash Arts

On Sat 1 Feb (3 – 5pm), join Divya Kasturi in a dance and movement workshop that challenges our concentration and multi-tasking abilities. Workshop only £5 Show and Workshop package £15 (£13) Ensemble Room

50mins / All ages Studio £13 (£11) Post Show Talk Supported through Arts Council England. Supporting Partners – STEAMhouse, Trestle Arts Base, The Place

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FAR FROM THE NORM & SADLER’S WELLS

BLKDOG by Botis Seva Tue 11 Feb 7.30pm Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a childlike artist. A genre-defying blend of hip hop dance and free form antics, BLKDOG explores the inner battlefield of an ageing artist trying to retain his youth. With music from long-standing collaborator Torben Lars Sylvest and performed by Botis’ powerhouse company Far From The Norm, BLKDOG searches for coping mechanisms in the ultimate hunt for acceptance. Winner of Best New Dance Production at the Olivier Awards 2019. “SO INTENSE THAT AS AN AUDIENCE YOU FEEL ITS VIBRATIONS IN YOUR OWN BODY” Culture Whisper 1hr 10mins / Age 11+ Theatre £16 (£14) Under 26s £12 Post Show Talk Supported by Arts Council England.

Image: Camilla Greenwell

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GERMAN CORNEJO

TANGO FIRE Wed 12 Feb 7.30pm

The phenomenal, award-winning Tango Fire returns to the UK. Internationally renowned Argentinean tango superstars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi are joined by World Tango champions for a fiery and explosive show. Tango Fire takes us on a journey through the history of authentic Argentine Tango.

Six incredible couples show off some of the speediest footwork and tightest twirling in the business. Accompanied by the astonishing Tango Fuego Quartet, playing live music on stage from tango’s most famous composers. This is a sizzling, sensual show guaranteed to make pulses race. 2hrs / Age 10+ Butterworth Hall £31, £28, £25, £19

LIMINA IMMERSIVE

Cirque du Soleil in Virtual Reality Sat 8 Feb 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6.30pm & 8pm

thrilling films that will transport you to vibrant lands, rich with strange spectacles and illusions, where fire and water dance and mystical beings roam. With oceanic acrobatics, breath taking battles, snake-like contortions and astonishing aerials, this spectacular journey of the senses is not to be missed.

Dive into the surreal world of acclaimed circus company, Cirque du Soleil, through the wonders of virtual reality.

The Limina VR Theatre experience includes a 10 minute briefing by an expert VR Host, followed by approximately 40 minutes of VR content; we recommend that you allow an hour for the entire experience.

Enter Limina Immersive’s unique VR theatre to immerse yourself in three

60mins / Age 13+ Helen Martin Studio £15.50

Sun 9 Feb 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5pm & 6.30pm

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET

A Valentine’s Celebration of Music and Dance Sat 15 Feb 7.30pm Celebrate your Valentine’s weekend in the company of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s world-class dancers and its internationally acclaimed orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

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Performing for the very first time at Warwick Arts Centre, this talented company will present a cornucopia of wonderful, romantic orchestral music and pas de deux, compered by resident medic on ITV’s This Morning, Dr Ranj. Expect exquisite classical extracts from Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote, and stunning orchestral highlights from Puccini, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Book early to guarantee the most romantic of evenings. “BREATHTAKING” Birmingham Evening Mail 2hrs 20mins / Age 8+ Butterworth Hall £36.50, £32.50, £28.50, £22.50, £15.50


STAN’S CAFE

Home of the Wriggler Wed 26 Feb 7.45pm Set far into the future, in a post-oil world, Home of the Wriggler follows four investigators enthusiastically piecing together the interwoven stories of families that once lived in the shadow of the Longbridge car plant. Ambitious and witty, alive with ideas, built from true stories and industrial history, Home of the Wriggler is a playful kaleidoscopic soap opera.

Humans at Work A Great Place Project Thu 20 Feb 7.30pm Fri 21 Feb 2pm & 7.30pm In this new show, memories and the words of those that were there, will be interwoven with real-life accounts of today’s Coventry based workspaces.

From Birmingham’s own Stan’s Cafe, who have been touring to international acclaim since 1991. “A VIBRANT COLLAGE OF STORIES OF THOSE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN BUFFETED BY THE WINDS OF CHANGE AND SHAPED BY WHERE THEY WORK” The Guardian 1hr 20mins / Age 12+ Studio £15 (£13) Under 26s £11 Post Show Talk

Drawing on interviews with the local community in Coventry, specifically factory workers who worked at the General Electric Company in the 50s, 60s and 70s, the project culminates in a theatre production devised by writer Stephanie Ridings and award-winning Director Greg Homann. Led by Warwick Arts Centre, Humans at Work brings to light Coventry’s industrial past and looks at how the workplace has changed. This is a Great Place project which is designed to enable cultural and community groups to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities. To find out more visit greatplacescheme.org.uk Helen Martin Studio £3 Post Show Talk Tue 20 & Wed 21 Feb Funded by National Lottery Heritage Two men looking at each other – Image: Richard Bailey / The women – Image: The Herbert / Pass the parcel – Image: Mohinder Singh Ghog / Man in hard hat – Image: Gurmid Kaur

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FUEL IN ASSOCIATION WITH ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry adapted by Inua Ellams directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Thu 27 – Fri 28 Feb 7pm Sat 29 Feb 2pm & 7pm Broken down in the Sahara Desert, desperate to repair her plane, a pilot meets an extraordinary Prince. They quickly form a friendship and as he recounts his adventures, the pilot re-discovers the power of belief, the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural world, and the true meaning of friendship. Adapted by poet, playwright and performer, Inua Ellams, into a new and magical retelling of The Little Prince, the much loved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Children and adults will be transported to the world of The Little Prince with puppetry, music of North African heritage and a rich Afrofuturist aesthetic. 60mins / Age 5+ Theatre £16 (£14), £14 (£12) Under 26s £12 Post Show Talk ‘Meet the Puppet’ Thu 27 & Sat 29 Feb 2pm Co-commissioned by Fuel, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, ASU Gammage, Z-arts, The Albany, Warwick Arts Centre, and Future Arts Centres. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, the Golsoncott Foundation and the Garrick Trust

LUNG THEATRE

Trojan Horse by Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead Thu 27 & Fri 28 Feb 7.45pm “Why should I continue to be tolerant? When the world has been so intolerant of me.” Trojan Horse is a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. Adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government’s inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre company, Lung, use the words of those involved and 10

a brilliant cast to investigate what really happened… Winner of Amnesty International Freedom of Expression & Fringe First awards, Trojan Horse is the story of a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent. 1hr 15mins / Age 13+ Studio £14 (£12) Under 26s £6.50 Post Show Talk Thu 27 Feb In association with Leeds Playhouse


TIATA FAHODZI AND WRESTED VEIL

Seeds written by Mel Pennant directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour Mon 9 & Tue 10 Mar 7.45pm “What would you do to save your son? Everything? Anything? Lie?” On Michael Thomas’s birthday, his cake sits in his mother’s living room, its candles burning undisturbed. Jackie wants to clear her conscience, whilst Evelyn’s got a big speech to deliver on the 15th anniversary of Michael’s fatal stabbing. Are some things better left unsaid? Image: Briony Campbell

DARBAR

Sensitively written by Mel Pennant, Seeds tells the story of two mothers united in sorrow, sharing the hardship of protecting their sons – one in life, and one in death. In association with Leeds Playhouse, Soho Theatre and Tara Finney Productions.

1hr 30mins / Age 12+ Studio £14 (£12) Under 26s £10 Post Show Talk Mon 9 Mar Supported by Arts Council England and The Carne Trust.

The Miseducation of Luna Khan Sun 8 Mar 5.30pm A hijab-wearing teenager finds herself marooned on ‘The Heart of Suffering’, an island governed by an African scientist called Buckminster Abdullah, where she meets a cast of fairy-tale characters, including werewolves and fairy drag queens. Shane Solanki leads the musical cast in this satirical performance questioning what identity and belonging mean in an increasingly globalised world. Told through spoken word, film and music, The Miseducation of Luna Khan is a modern-day fable for grown-up children who feel lost at sea in the 21st century. 1hr 30mins / Age 12+ Studio £20

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Best of BE FESTIVAL 2020 Thu 12 Mar 7.45pm “An exhilarating medley of storytelling, dance and physical theatre all in one astounding evening.” Each year, BE FESTIVAL packages three of their favourite shows from their international festival and sends them on a tour of the UK. Hungarian dance-artist Anna Biczók mixes memories, imagination and shifting perspectives to explore the phenomenon of an ‘experience’ in her solo dance lecture Precedents To A Potential Future. In The Sensemaker from Switzerland, a mute dancer panics and strains to keep her tightly orchestrated routine in time to the chopped-and-spliced soundtrack. Bits and pieces of music and spoken word are contrasted to push the protagonist to the limit. Images: Alex Brenner

Levitations by Belgium’s Hannah De Meyer is a dark, funny and surreal trip around Hannah’s universe. She effortlessly crafts together movement and poetry where hope and despair, being and not being, sexuality, love and death rub shoulders. 1hr 50mins / Age 14+ Studio £13 (£11) Under 26s £10 Post Show Talk

WARWICK ARTS CENTRE CONNECTIONS COMPANY

Tuesday by Alison Carr Sat 14 Mar 7.15pm After months of rehearsals, Warwick’s Arts Centre’s dedicated Young Company perform Alison Carr’s Tuesday as part of Connections, the National Theatre’s Youth Theatre programme. The play centres on an ordinary Tuesday that suddenly turns very strange, when a

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tear rips the sky over the schoolyard. Not only that, but it starts sucking up pupils and staff and, at the same time, raining down a completely new set of people. That’s what happens when parallel worlds collide! Confusion reigns as the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ try to work out what is going on. The play touches on themes of friendship, sibling love, family, identity, grief, bullying, loneliness and responsibility. 60mins / Age 14+ Studio £4.50


GREEN CARNATION COMPANY

My Night with Reg by Kevin Elyot Thu 12 – Sat 14 Mar 7.30pm In 1985, in a London flat, old friends and lovers gather to celebrate new beginnings, yet their whole world is about to change… Funny, sad and sweet, Kevin Elyot’s award-winning dark comedy about the relationships of a group of gay men and their connections to the unseen yet magnetic Reg is a moving exploration of friendship, happiness and love, and their fragility in the shadow of the 1980’s AIDS crisis. 2hrs 20mins / Age 14+ contains nudity, strong language and sex Theatre £23 (£21), £21 (£19), £17 (£15) Under 26s £14 Post Show Talk Fri 13 Mar

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CAMPO

Pleasant Island by Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere

BALLETLORENT

The Lost Happy Endings Fri 24 Apr 7pm Sat 25 Apr 2pm & 7pm

World Premiere

What happens when the Happy Endings are stolen?

Wed 22 & Thu 23 Apr 7.45pm

Follow Jub on her quest to save the fairytale Happy Endings. Packed with spirit, adventure and glorious surprises, this fantasy family show will delight generations old and young. An original story by Carol Ann Duffy retold as dance theatre for families. Narrated by Joanna Lumley (pre-recorded).

Nauru is a small island-state in the Pacific, once called Pleasant Island by British whalers. Its history can be read as a parable of our modern age: following the colonial discovery of a vast reserve of phosphate in its soil, the island became one of the world’s richest countries, yet subsequently the island resources were exploited until nothing remained.

1hr 50mins / Age 5+ contains haze, smoke and lightning effects Theatre £20 (£18), £17 (£15) Under 26s £13 Post Show Talk Fri 24 Apr

Combining journalistic rigour with playful use of technology, Flemish documentary theatre-makers Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere travel to Nauru to investigate the consequences of a world intent on endless growth. “A FASCINATING, MULTI-LAYERED PLAY... A COMPLEX WEB OF INTERLOCKING THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS AND MEMORIES” The Stage 60mins / Age 11+ Studio £13 (£11) Under 26s £10 Post Show Talk Wed 22 Apr

Image: Bill Cooper

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ACTORS TOURING COMPANY, ORANGE TREE THEATRE AND THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH

Amsterdam written by Maya Arad Yasur directed by Matthew Xia Mon 27 – Wed 29 Apr 7.30pm A violinist. Living in her trendy canal-side Amsterdam apartment. Nine months pregnant. One day a mysterious unpaid gas bill from 1944 arrives.

It awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation. Stories of a devastating past are compellingly reconstructed to try and make sense of the present.

“A FASCINATING, MULTI-LAYERED PLAY... A COMPLEX WEB OF INTERLOCKING THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS AND MEMORIES” The Stage 1hr 20mins / Age 14+ contains strong language Theatre £19 (£17), £15 (£13) Under 26s £12 Post Show Talk Tue 28 Apr

Image: Rollingspoke.com

Someone slides an envelope right under her door and then just walks away.

Amsterdam is a strikingly original and audacious new play.

NIKKY SMEDLEY

NIKIPEDIA

Confessions of a former Teletubby Tue 28 & Wed 29 Apr 7.45pm Sit tight for a whirlwind tour through the worlds of music, dance, the early days of alternative comedy, the rough end of 80’s London and Teletubbyland. Nikky Smedley has lived through it all – and you get to choose what brutally honest stories she tells, using your phone. Where Wikipedia is shared knowledge; Nikipedia is shared histories. Once you buy a ticket, you’re part of the show. These special preview performances

give you the chance to be part of the first audiences for a totally innovative theatrical experience. For grown-ups only. This show is a work in progress, created locally with Coventry-based digital experience designer Ashley James Brown. In order to take part in the interactive element of this show, you will need a smartphone that can connect to wifi. 1hr 50mins / Age 16+ contains strong language Studio £9 (£6) Post Show Talk Tue 28 & Wed 29 Apr Supported by Arts Council England, Warwick Arts Centre and Live & Local

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MARGOT PRZYMIERSKA

MOTIONHOUSE

Wesele/Wedding

WILD

Fri 24 & Sat 25 Apr 7.45pm

Sat 2 May 4pm & 7.30pm

Welcome to the last Polish-English wedding before the borders close!

What is it to be wild?

Wesele/Wedding is an immersive one-woman comedy, where you, the audience, play the role of the wedding guests led by a charismatic Mistress of Ceremonies. There’s vodka to get you in the mood for wedding games, disco polo singalongs and stories of love across borders. Inspired by Wyspiańmski’s 1901 play, Wesele holds up a mirror to contemporary British society. It interrogates the role of traditional values and challenges gender and national stereotypes in both Polish and British culture. Please note: This is a participatory show, where the audience will be standing, moving around and sitting on the cushions on the floor at various times. If you have access requirements there will be chairs available, but if you are able to move around/stand we encourage you to do so. 1hr 20mins / Age 16+ languages spoken – English, Polish, Esperanto Studio £13 (£11) Post Show Talk Fri 24 Apr

Wesele/Wedding was developed with support from the Arts Council England, University College London Grand Challenge and Polish Cultural Institute.

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Leamington Spa-based with an international reputation, Motionhouse bring their latest work to a special setting in the Butterworth Hall. WILD creates an urban forest in the everyday of the city. Using the powerful physicality distinctive to Motionhouse and combining dynamic choreography, acrobatic movement and hand-to-hand partnering, WILD is a juxtaposition of the complex relationships in the forest and the more atomised life of humans in the city. WILD explores our disconnect with the natural environment and how, in a world where many of us live in large urban areas, the wild environment is becoming increasingly alien to us. A forest of tall poles enables performance on multiple levels. From the top of the pole, we explore life in the canopy, looking down onto the forest floor – a dangerous world of unknown meetings. 50mins / All ages Butterworth Hall £18 (£16) Under 26s £12 Stay & Play after both performances


GANDINI JUGGLING

8 Songs Sat 9 May 7pm Six rock star jugglers strut with attitude to eight classic rock and roll songs whilst skilfully making their juggling balls literally dance to the music of the Rolling Stones, Bowie, Dylan, the Beach Boys and Velvet Underground. Ever-flying, ever-catching, the skilful and risky juggling sequences are spellbinding and juxtaposed with the stance of a rock performer revelling in music. 8 Songs is an unforgettable journey into the soundtrack of our lives. “IF THESE WERE YOUR DESERT ISLAND DISCS, YOU’D WANT GANDINI JUGGLING, AS YOUR CASTAWAY LUXURY” ★★★★ The Herald 55mins / Age 8+ Theatre £15.50 (£13.50) Under 26s £10 Post Show Talk Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

BALLETBOYZ

Deluxe Wed 13 May 7.30pm Following their triumphant shows the multi-awardwinning BalletBoyz are coming! Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Deluxe fuses the work of some of the world’s leading composers and choreographers, including Shanghai-based choreographer Xie Xin and Punchdrunk’s Maxine Doyle. This new programme combines beautiful dance with original music in their unmistakable style. 1hr 20mins / Age 7+ Theatre £24 (£22), £19 (£17) Under 26s £15

Image: Allice Allart

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RHUM AND CLAY

The War of the Worlds Tue 26 – Fri 29 May 7.30pm “No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched...” But we did believe. We believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. We believed a water tower was an alien war machine. We believed a man walked on the moon. We believe everything the internet tells us and now the end of the world is being broadcast live... Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.

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1hr 50mins / Age 12+ contains strong language Theatre £23 (£21), £21 (£19), £17 (£15) Under 26s £14 Post Show Talk Wed 27 May Captioned performances Thu and Fri Originally commissioned by New Diorama Theatre. Co-produced by Brighton Festival, HOME Manchester, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth and Nuffield Southampton Theatres. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Supported By China Plate, Corn Exchange Newbury, The New Wolsey Theatre and Redbridge Drama Centre.


Image: Jamillah Sungkar

ATRESBANDES WITH BERTRAND LESCA AND NASI VOUTSAS

IT DON’T WORRY ME Tue 19 & Wed 20 May 7.30pm The first part of a series of work based on the life of the fictitious artist Patrick Watson, It Don’t Worry Me is performed by the Catalan company Atresbandes and the duo Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas. Together they interrogate the tension between art, political correctness and what we consider to be offensive. Each scene is like a new room in the imaginary museum of P.C. Watson’s work and another take on our politically ‘incorrect’ minds. “UNDENIABLY ON THE CUSP OF GENIUS” ★★★★★ The New Current on Locus Amoenus by ATRESBANDES “THEY ARE, TO MY MIND, ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PROSPECTS IN BRITISH THEATRE” Matt Trueman, Whatsonstage on Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsa 1hr 15mins / Age 16+ Helen Martin Studio £13 (£11) Under 26s £10 Post Show Talk Tue 19 May

PØST CIE EMILIE GALLIER & GUESTS

Papier multiforme, Papier comestible Tue 26 & Wed 27 May 7.45pm Emilie Gallier, an Amsterdam-based choreographer conducting dance research at Coventry University, presents the performance Papier multiforme, Papier comestible and invites responses to the work by the critically acclaimed magician Vincent Gambini and the sound artist Margarida Guia. A choreography of hands and eyes, where magic and reading meet. Papier multiforme, Papier comestible draws on the magic object Trouble Wit used by 19th century magician Felicien Trewey, and on Hand Movie by Yvonne Rainer. In a Kafkaesque atmosphere, black and white, with the poetry and humour of Edward Gorey’s children’s stories, Papier multiforme, Papier comestible cares about attention. 1hr 20mins / Age 8+ Studio £10

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LE NAVET BETE

The Three Musketeers A Comedy Adventure Thu 4 & Fri 5* Jun 7.30pm Sat 6 Jun 2.30pm & 7.30pm From the award-winning Le Navet Bete, creators of the smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth, comes a comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside! Armed with only a baguette and his questionable steed, join hot-headed d’Artagnan as he travels to Paris to become a musketeer. Will things go to plan? It’s unlikely! Featuring hilarious heroics, raucous romances and some bonkers fun with BMX bikes, Le Navet Bete condense Dumas’ 700-page classic into two hours of non-stop comedy gold. “A FIVE-STAR ADVENTURE!” ★★★★★ Reviewshub 2hrs 5mins / Age 8 + Theatre £19 (£17), £15 (£13) Under 26s £12 Post Show Talk* Fri 5 Jun *British Sign Language Interpreted

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Image: Scott Chalmers

The Dan Daw Show Tue 23 Jun 7.45pm After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. By taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that Dan is, he lets go of who he once was, to make room for who he wants to be. Performer Christopher Owen, (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre), joins Dan in an intimate evening of play, where Dan takes back the power by being dominated on his own terms.

ALFIE ORDINARY

LAUREL SWIFT

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

Travelling with Thomas

Thu 11 Jun 7.45pm After winning awards around the world, Alfie Ordinary makes his debut in Coventry with his five-star show. Set in a camp, queer utopia with a soundtrack including Village People, Whitney Houston and the Sugababes, this coming-of-age story in drag will leave you feeling FABULOUS. “SUPERB DISPLAY OF INTELLECTUAL FLAMBOYANCY” TheAdelaidian.net 60mins / Age 12+ Studio £12 (£10) Under 26s £10

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. 1hr 10mins / Age 16+ contains adult themes, strong & offensive language and nudity Studio £13 (£11) Under 26s £10 Post Show Talk Supported using public funding from Arts Council England through project grants. Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, Arts House Melbourne, DanceHub Birmingham, The Lowry, Déda, Cambridge Junction, DanceXchange and Dance4. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall and Candoco Dance Company. Research supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II.

Wed 24 Jun 7.45pm An Ancient Tale. A New Twist. A Musical Journey. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive evening of music which presents new songs, dance and artwork to explore the legends of Thomas the Rhymer. Drawing extensively from folk music and dance, composer and choreographer Laurel Swift invites you to join her on an exhilarating musical journey, with moments of still beauty and plenty of laughter. With a fabulous cast of dancers, and some of the finest folk musicians on the scene, including Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) and David Delarre (Eliza Carthy), expect beautiful vocals, exquisite visual imagery, and the chance to respond to your experience. 2hrs / All ages Studio £13 (£11) Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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DIGITAL SCREENINGS Encore screenings broadcast in our Theatre

Margaret Atwood 12A Sun 23 Feb 3pm

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

The Lehman Trilogy 12A by Stefano Massini adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes

In celebration of the publication of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. Filmed from a London stage, Atwood is interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed. With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this digital screening is an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect. 1hr 50mins Theatre £18, £11 (restricted view)

Sun 2 Feb 7pm

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The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world, he is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. Starring Adam Godley, Simon Russell Beale and Ben Miles as the Lehman brothers.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami 15 directed by Sophie Fiennes Thu 5 Mar 7.30pm Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and traveller – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon. Jones’ bold aesthetic echoes throughout unique musical performances that include hit songs Slave to the Rhythm and Pull Up to the Bumper. Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous, Grace Jones plays all these parts – yet here we also discover her as lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, allowing us to explore the world inside the icon. “FIERCE AND EMPOWERING” The Huffington Post 1hr 55mins Theatre £13, £10 (restricted view)


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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

Cyrano De Bergerac 15 by Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp from The Jamie Lloyd Company

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

Sun 26 Apr 7.30pm James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, filmed in the West End in London.

Kinky Boots The Musical 12A Sun 8 Mar 3pm Kinky Boots The Musical filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!

★★★★★ “MCAVOY IS SPELLBINDING AS CYRANO” Metro 2hrs 30mins Theatre £18, £11 (restricted view)

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Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

The Welkin 15 by Lucy Kirkwood directed by James Macdonald Mon 15 Jun 7.30pm One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

“DAZZLING, FABULOUSLY SASSY AND UPLIFTING” Time Out

James Macdonald (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller.

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STUDENT EVENTS Performed and presented by University of Warwick students, these events are for all to enjoy. Come along to see entertaining shows, emerging talent and explore important issues of our time.

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OPERA WARWICK

The Bartered Bride Thu 20 – Sat 22 Feb 7.30pm Opera Warwick are proud to present Smetana’s masterpiece The Bartered Bride.

MUSIC THEATRE WARWICK

A Chorus Line Wed 5 – Fri 7 Feb 7.30pm Sat 8 Feb 2pm & 7.30pm In a new production of the Broadway fable, A Chorus Line waltzes its way to Coventry, complete with a sparkling new take on its heartfelt story, soaring score and iconic choreography. 24

It is 1975 in a Broadway theatre. Alone on stage, auditionees fight for the spotlight – but what do they sacrifice along the way? A cry from the unsung heroes of musical theatre, A Chorus Line shines a light on the lives and losses of dancers with wit, tragedy and passion. 2hrs 30mins / Age 12+ contains mild sexual references Theatre £14 (£11)

Join in a classic tale of true love’s triumph over societal and parental expectations, and follow the show’s two protagonists as they navigate through a maze of parents, siblings, well-wishers, ne’er-do-wells, clowns, dancers, ringmasters, mistaken identities and even a bear. The evening will be full of theatrical magic, fairytale romance and roaringly funny moments, in addition to showcasing the spectacular skills of some of the University of Warwick’s most talented students. 2hrs 15mins / Age 6+ Theatre £15 (£14) Relaxed performance Fri 21 Feb


Verge Festival 2020 Thu 14 & Fri 15 May all day

Sat 29 Feb 10am – 6pm

Celebrating new, cutting-edge and experimental productions, Verge Festival presents the work of finalists from the University of Warwick’s renowned Theatre & Performance Studies (TPS) programme. Now in its second year, the festival includes a range of live performances, videos, installations, workshops and new writing. It features post-show panels unpacking the work, and includes an exhibition of posters outlining the varied research projects of TPS’s dissertation students.

Sometimes it feels as if we are living in a world that is teetering on the edge.

Come and see an exciting range of new practice and research by graduating students, and feel free to join in the discussion.

We are on the precipice of a new decade and challenge and change are rife in society.

For more information visit facebook.com/ vergefestivalwarwick

TEDxWarwick 2020 Creativity Within Crisis

Helen Martin Studio and Studio

What is the answer? Creativity. Innovation. Creation. The crises shaping our society have served to spur on so many young and impassioned individuals to seek a solution and encourage change in so many aspects of life. TEDxWarwick believes that it is this creative resolve and dedicated perseverance in the face of adversity that will aid humanity as we enter a fraught new decade. Tick, tick, tick… For more information and to book tickets visit www.tedxwarwick.info

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WORDS & IDEAS An Evening with Brian Blessed

Bobby Seagull

Fri 24 Apr 7.30pm

The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers Tue 25 Feb 7.30pm

From magic shows to rap lyric, hobbies to outer space, fitness to food, Bobby’s infectious enthusiasm for numbers will change how you think about almost everything! The event will feature a Q&A with Bobby who will also sign copies of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers at the end of the talk. All ages Studio £15 (£13)

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Long before his rise to cult fandom on University Challenge, Bobby Seagull was obsessed with numbers. They were the keys that unlocked the randomness of football results, the beauty of art and the best way to get things done. In his new book The LifeChanging Magic of Numbers, Bobby tells the story of his life and describes the incredible ways in which maths affects the world around us.

Margaret Atwood 12A Sun 23 Feb 3pm In celebration of the publication of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. Filmed from a London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed. With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this digital screening is an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect. 1hr 50mins Theatre £18, £11 (restricted view)

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Larger than life actor, writer and presenter Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, he is also an avid explorer and climber. The evening will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career with tales of his adventuring. 2hrs / Age 16+ Butterworth Hall £28


Craig Revel Horwood The All Balls & Glitter Tour Sat 23 May 8pm The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour!

Ben Hart Wonder Thu 14 May 7.30pm Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour. Described by David Walliams as “the living embodiment of magic”, with the simplest of props and using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. “MIND-BLOWING... SUPREME MASTER OF THE VANISHING ACT. HE REALLY IS A MUST SEE. DON’T MISS HIM” ★★★★ The Advertiser “UTTERLY ENCHANTING” ★★★★ Daily Mail 1hr 40mins / Age 12+ contains strobe, haze and effects Theatre £18 (£16)

Join Craig Revel Horwood as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career. Book now for a fabulous evening of entertainment. 2hrs / Age 16+ Butterworth Hall £26 (£24)

John Lydon I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right Sat 24 Oct 8pm He’s a legend and an icon, a revolutionary and an immortal. John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten – changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution. The frontman and lyricist of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) caused a political earthquake and transformed music for good. To coincide with the publication of his new book, the brilliant, funny and insightful I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right, he is touring the UK. Lydon will talk about how he sees life, along with his unique and extraordinary career, and take audience questions during a pyrotechnic, one-off tour. Lydon will be sharing his thoughts with audiences. He Could Be Wrong. He Could Be Right. Signed book copies will be available on the night. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk to find out more about VIP packages or call Box Office on 024 7652 4524. 1hr 40mins / Age 14+ Butterworth Hall £75 (Super VIP), £45 (VIP), £30

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VISUAL ARTS SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE We’d love to see your adventures across campus – so don’t forget to tag your Instagram photos and tweets with   #walkingthroughtime and @warwickartscentre

Jake & Dinos Chapman: The Good and The Bad, 2007. Copyright the artists, courtesy the artists and Blain Southern

Jake & Dinos Chapman: The Good and The Bad Walking Through Time An Art and History Trail Until Sep 2020 Open all day, every day of the week FREE Created by Jake and Dinos Chapman, who are among the best-known artists working today, The Good and The Bad are two vast corten steel dinosaurs. They resemble huge children’s model-making kits and appear clumsy and lovable. The Good and The Bad are on loan to the University of Warwick for one year only and form the focus of a new art and history trail leading across the campus. In addition to The Good and The Bad, the trail incorporates a number of new and existing sculptures from the University of Warwick Art Collection and provides some fascinating and at times, gruesome facts, about the history of the site. Details of the new Walking Through Time trail are provided on a beautifully hand-drawn map by the illustrator Helen Cann, which can be collected from Warwick Arts Centre or downloaded from warwickartscentre.co.uk/walking-through-time

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Groups & Schools Trails for groups of ten or more can be organised on request. As part of the Walking Through Time Trail, you can choose to enjoy FREE guided tours for groups, EYFS, KS1 or KS2. These tours include hands on creative activities to help inspire imaginations. If you are studying a specific artist or movement in your school, please get in touch to discuss how we might be able to tailor a trail to suit your topic! The University of Warwick has an art collection with over 800 pieces so there really is something to suit everyone.

University of Warwick Students and Staff The Art and Nature Trail is the perfect way to explore campus, get some fresh air and clock-up the daily step-count. Looking for an alternative social event for your society or department? We can design bespoke curator-led tours throughout the year.

Families Pick up a specially designed Explorer backpack and Walking Through Time map on a selfled art and nature trail around campus. Find out more on p39.

Email creativelearning@warwick.ac.uk  to find out more.


EVENTS CuratorLed Trails Wed 29 Jan, Sat 1 Feb, Wed 26 & Sat 29 Feb 12 – 1pm Sat 25 & Wed 29 Apr, Sat 30 May & Wed 10 Jun 12pm – 1pm Join our Curator for a ramble around the campus, hearing about the different artworks that you encounter on your journey. This activity happens outdoors so please dress appropriately. Meet outside the Creative Learning Space, Warwick Arts Centre

Art and Wellbeing Walk Wed 3 Jun 1pm – 2pm Staff and students are invited to take a break and join our curators to ramble around campus and hear about the different artworks that you encounter on your journey. This activity happens outdoors so please dress appropriately. Meet outside the Creative Learning Space, Warwick Arts Centre FREE

FREE

Family Dino Day!

Art Touch Tour

Sun 17 May 11am – 3.30pm, including a 30min break for lunch

Sat 13 Jun 11am – 12pm

Join our artists and work together to make new dinosaurs in response to the dinosaur sculptures on campus. This activity happens outdoors so please dress appropriately. Ages 5 – 16yrs, at least one accompanying adult per three children. Meet at the University of Warwick Sports and Wellness Hub

In this new tour designed for people with visual impairments, you will be guided around our Sculpture Park, exploring works through touch. This activity happens outdoors so please dress appropriately.

We Found Love in the 80s! A new commission for Warwick Arts Centre by Dawinder Bansal Coventry in the 80s – big shoulder pads, big hair, a time of Ghost Towns, high youth unemployment, cult music... and love! Award-winning producer Dawinder Bansal is looking for couples who found love in the 80s in Coventry. We want to tell their stories and invite people to a 80s themed party to celebrate the enduring power of love. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk/loveinthe80s or watch out for local media coverage explaining how you can be part of this project.

Meet outside the Creative Learning Space, Warwick Arts Centre

Part of Here and Now: 40 new projects taking place in and around 40 arts centres as part of a national and local celebration of culture within communities. Supported by Arts Council England and Future Arts Centres, marking The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.

FREE

www.here-and-now.org.uk @HereandNow2020

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FAMILIES & YOUNG PEOPLE OILY CART

All Wrapped Up Thu 6 – Sat 8 Feb 10.30am & 2pm Unwrap a world of imagination with Oily Cart’s mischievous, wintery show for under-fives. Magical characters, hilarious creatures and hidden lands are brought to life through light, shadow and music. Join us as we uncover the sensory stories hidden in scrunched up paper, and create your own after the show. All Wrapped Up welcomes young children and their families into an inclusive, accessible environment, designed specifically for under-fives, including those with a range of additional support needs. In addition to the performance space, a chill out area will be available each day. On Sat 8 Feb, join us before and after the show for a chilled out creative sensory experience in our Creative Learning Space. FREE. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for more information

THE BONE ENSEMBLE

Gulp! Sun 2 Feb 11am Maya LOVES water! Swimming in the sea, splashing in her paddling pool. But one summer’s day, she gets sucked up the bathroom tap and along the water pipes! Join Maya on a moving, magical adventure, dripping with fun and unexpected twists and turns, where you get to take part. Accessible to d/Deaf, hearing & non-English speaking audiences. 50mins / Age 7+ Helen Martin Studio £12 (£10) Funded by Arts Council England, Severn Trent Water, University of Birmingham, John Feeney Trust and Sir Barry Jackson Trust. Supported by artsdepot, MAC, Arena Theatre and Live & Local.

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60mins / Ages 0 – 5 Studio £12 (£10)


ENGINE HOUSE, YORK THEATRE ROYAL, LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE & THE MARLOWE

The Storm Whale based on the award-winning books The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies written and directed by Matt Aston Thu 20 – Sat 22 Feb 11am & 2pm Noi lives with his Dad and six cats by the sea. One summer, while Dad is busy at work, Noi rescues a little whale washed up on the beach, and a friendship begins that changes their lives forever. This tender and heart-warming story of friendship, love and courage is brought to life in this enchanting theatre show.

Evelyn & The Yellow Birds Sat 15 Feb 12pm & 2.30pm Music soothes a homesick heart in an adventure for ages 6+, taking in the story of jazz from the Caribbean to London.

1hr 15mins / Age 4+ Studio £12 (£10) Drop into our Creative Learning Space in half term to help us create a collective wall mural. FREE. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for more information

Evelyn, a young woman living in Jamaica, decides to travel with her new husband to England, hoping for exciting new opportunities. But she misses the sounds, scenery and sunshine of island life. Then Evelyn finds a new market selling exotic fruits and is transported back to Jamaica. This tiny piece of home away from home gives Evelyn new hope. Over time, she is able to join a welcoming community of fellow Caribbean migrants, and the UK becomes her happy home. Evelyn & The Yellow Birds is presented by Evelyn’s granddaughter Cherise Adams-Burnett, Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year 2019, with a live band accompaniment. Drop into the Creative Learning Space throughout the day for a dance workshop for all the family. FREE. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for more information 45mins / Age 6+ Helen Martin Studio £12 (£10)

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FUEL IN ASSOCIATION WITH ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry adapted by Inua Ellams directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Thu 27 – Fri 28 Feb 7pm Sat 29 Feb 2pm & 7pm A magical retelling of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, adapted by playwright and poet, Inua Ellams. Stranded in the Sahara Desert in a race against time to repair her broken-down plane, a pilot meets an extraordinary Prince. They quickly form a friendship and the pilot re-discovers the power of belief, the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural world, and the true meaning of friendship. 60mins / Age 5+ Theatre £16 (£14), £14 (£12) Under 26s £12 BSL Interpreted Sat 29 Feb 2pm Post Show Talk ‘Meet the Puppet’ Thu 27 & Sat 29 Feb 2pm Co-commissioned by Fuel, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, ASU Gammage, Z-arts, The Albany, Warwick Arts Centre, and Future Arts Centres. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, the Golsoncott Foundation and the Garrick Trust.

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Drop into our Creative Learning Space in half term to adapt and create your very own FREE storybook. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for more information


NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE

Beastly Belle Sat 7 Mar 11am Be charmed and surprised by a new twist on an old tale, inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema. Young heroine Belle is plucked from a life of poverty by Merill, a greedy film

producer who sweeps her off her feet and into fame and fortune in the movies. Caught up in the glitz and glamour, Belle forgets her roots and is ensnared by a world obsessed with good looks – but looks aren’t everything, right? Featuring a skilful mix of puppetry, film projections and an original musical score. 50mins / Age 4+ Helen Martin Studio £12 (£10)

Drop into the Creative Learning Space throughout the day for some special effects make up activities. FREE. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for more information

OILY CART

Jamboree Sat 14 Mar 2pm & 7pm It’s time to make some noise! Jamboree is a vibrant piece of gig-theatre made for and with teenagers who have profound and multiple disabilities. Let our Balkan band guide you and your friends and family through a colourful world, where the music can be felt through your whole body. Using tunes co-created with young people who have profound and multiple disabilities, Jamboree is a sensory theatrical riot like no other. Join us before and after the show for a FREE creative sensory experience in our Creative Learning Space. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for more information 55mins / Age 12+ Helen Martin Studio Under 26s £10. One Essential Companion ticket per young person FREE. Additional observer tickets £10. Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood Based on the book by Judith Kerr Thu 9 Apr 2pm Fri 10 – Sun 12 Apr 11am & 2pm The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised! Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash-hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage! 55mins / Age 3+ Theatre £14, Family ticket £50 (4 people) Join us in the Creative Learning Space for some free show-related creative activities for all the family.

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“THIS TIGER IS THE CAT’S MEOW” ★★★★ The Times “A RARE AND GRREAT ACHIEVEMENT”  

“ALL THE FUN OF THE FUR” ★★★★ Daily Express “PERFECTLY PITCHED”  

★★★★ Mail on Sunday

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

“DELIGHTFUL” ★★★★★ Whatsonstage.com


BALLETLORENT

The Lost Happy Endings Fri 24 Apr 7pm Sat 25 Apr 2pm & 7pm An original story by Carol Ann Duffy retold as dance theatre for families, created and produced by awardwinning company, balletLORENT. What happens when the Happy Endings are stolen? Deep in the forest lives Jub, a magical girl with six fingers on each hand. Her job is to guard the Happy Endings to stories and fairytales. But one day an other-worldly witch steals them, and at bedtime the stories are destroyed. Goldilocks changed the locks on the cottage of the three bears; Cinderella’s foot is now too big for the glass slipper; Little Red Riding Hood is gobbled up by the wolf; and Pinocchio’s nose never stops growing!

MOTIONHOUSE

WILD Sat 2 May 4pm & 7.30pm What is it to be wild? An urban forest of tall poles enables performance on multiple levels – from the top the dancers explore life in the canopy, looking down onto the forest floor into a dangerous world of unknown meetings. Leamington Spa-based with an international reputation, Motionhouse bring its latest work to a special setting in the Butterworth Hall. 50mins / All ages Butterworth Hall £18 (£16) Under 26s £12

As the Witch disappears with the stolen Happy Endings, it is up to Jub to save the night, encountering many beloved fairy-tale characters and woodland creatures in her quest… Full of energy, emotion and visual magic, the original score is composed by Murray Gold, with set design by Neil Murray and narrated by Joanna Lumley (pre-recorded). 1hr 40mins / Age 5+ contains haze, smoke and lightning effects Theatre £20 (£18), £17 (£15) Under 26 £13 Post Show Talk Fri 24 Apr

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GARLIC THEATRE

Eggs on Legs Sat 16 May 11am & 2pm “Every day, from here to there, funny things are everywhere” Dr Seuss Meet a family of zany Eggs on Legs, living in a lost pocket of the globe. One day the wind blows a huge egg into their tree and they are excited to play with it. But what happens if it hatches and can they protect it from the slithery snake? Garlic Theatre conjure a poetic, Dr Seuss world full of eggcentric puppets and music to make you roll around with laughter. A cracking family show bursting with wonder and surprise – you will never look at an egg in the same way again.

GANDINI JUGGLING

8 Songs Sat 9 May 7pm Six rock star jugglers strut with attitude to eight classic rock and roll songs whilst skilfully making their juggling balls literally dance to the music of the Rolling Stones, Bowie, Dylan, the Beach Boys and the Velvet Underground. Ever flying, ever catching, the skilful and risky juggling sequences are spellbinding and juxtaposed with the stance of a rock performer revelling in music. 8 Songs is an unforgettable journey into the soundtrack of our lives. “GLORIOUS. WHEN IT COMES TO JUGGLING, THE GANDINIS PIP EVERYONE ELSE” The Guardian Look out for a workshop with the company. More info on page 39 55mins / Age 8+ Theatre £15.50 (£13.50) Under 26s £10 Post Show Talk Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

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Join us in the Creative Learning Space for some free show-related creative activities for all the family. 45mins / Ages 3 – 8 Helen Martin Studio £12 (£10)


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A THOUSAND CRANES

The Great Race! Sat 13 & Sun 14 Jun 11am* & 2pm In the year of the 2020 Summer Olympics hosted in Tokyo, A Thousand Cranes celebrate and share their culture in a show based on the traditional story, The Great Race!, which tells how the eastern Zodiac calendar was created. Combining original music and Taiko drumming, traditional dance and puppetry, children will discover the importance of taking part and how kindness and courage can help you cross the finishing line. Join us in the Creative Learning Space for some free show-related creative activities for all the family. 50mins / Ages 4 – 7 Studio £12 (£10) *Sat 13 Jun 11am relaxed performance. A chill out space will also be available.

LE NAVET BETE

The Three Musketeers A Comedy Adventure Thu 4 & Fri 5* Jun 7.30pm Sat 6 Jun 2.30pm & 7.30pm From the award-winning Le Navet Bete, creators of the smash-hit show Dracula: The Bloody Truth, comes a comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside. Armed with only a baguette and his questionable steed join hot-headed d’Artagnan as he travels to Paris to become a musketeer. Will things go to plan? It’s unlikely! For more information see page 20. Join us on Sat 6 Jun in the Creative Learning Space for some free show-related creative activities for all the family. 2hrs 5mins / Age 8+ Theatre £19 (£17), £15 (£13) Under 26s £12 Post Show Talk* Fri 5 Jun *British Sign Language Interpreted Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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GET INVOLVED If you are searching for ways to get creative then look no further. For more information on activities listed on these pages, please contact the Creative Learning team on creativelearning@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7615 1793

Youth Theatre Sat 11 Jan – Sat 14 Mar & Sat 25 Apr – Sat 27 Jun 11am – 1.15pm Our popular Youth Theatre meets weekly and offers the opportunity to learn new drama skills, develop creativity, work as an ensemble, increase confidence and make new friends. Led by University of Warwick students on a mentored programme, our Youth Theatre groups have a chance to see professional shows for free and an exciting performance opportunity at the end of each 10 week term. There are two Youth Theatre Groups: Juniors: Age 8 – 12 Seniors: Age 12 – 16 £55 per term 38

NT Connections Festival

Youth Takeover

Sat 2 & Sun 3 May all day

Fri 26 & Sat 27 Jun all day

Each year the National Theatre commissions 10 new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

Save the date! Join us as we launch an exciting new Youth Takeover event this year, bringing together young people from across our programmes to share their work. Taking place over two days across our venues, there will be installations, performances and events that have been created, produced and performed by young people.

Nine young companies from across the region will be taking one of these brand-new plays from the page to the stage and presenting it at our Connections Festival. This is a fantastic weekend of new work by young people from schools, colleges and youth theatres, professionally staged across our studio and theatre spaces, including a Q&A after each show. Come and support our future theatre-makers, taking roles both on and off the stage, in this wonderful weekend celebration of young people’s hard work. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for the full schedule, published in spring. Age 12+ All venues £4.50

Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for the full schedule, published in spring.


Self-Led Sculpture Trail Families are invited to pick up specially designed Explorer backpacks from Box Office and embark on a self-led art & history trail around campus.

Saturday Family Creative Sessions

The backpacks contain arts materials and binoculars amongst other things encouraging all explorers to get involved. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for more details. Jake & Dinos Chapman: The Bad, 2007. Copyright the artists, courtesy the artists and Blain

Sat 11 Jan – Sat 14 Mar & Sat 25 Apr – Sat 20 Jun Join us in the Creative Learning Space on Saturdays and selected dates in the school holidays to take part in dance, drama, words & ideas, music or visual arts workshops, inspired by our wide ranging programme.

The Little Prince Family Workshop Fri 28 Feb 4 – 5pm Meet The Little Prince and work with a puppeteer to learn to make your own Bunraku style puppet. You’ll learn the basics of puppetry, and how to work as a team to breathe life into your creation. This is a hands on family workshop and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Age 8+ Helen Martin Studio £5 per participant

Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk for more details. Creative Learning Space FREE

Basic Juggling Techniques A Gandini Jugglers Workshop Sat 9 May 11am – 1pm Join the Gandini Jugglers to learn some fun new juggling tricks and pick up some tips on how to present your new found skills through performance. This is a hands on family workshop and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Age 8+ Butterworth Hall £5

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MINI MASTERCLASSES

FOR SCHOOLS

Slap, Bang, Wallop, Chocolate Making an Introduction for Kids to Unarmed Stage Sun 5 Apr 10.30am ‑ 12.30pm Combat Bring your little one along to

Campus Days

Sun 23 Feb 11am – 12.30pm / Ages 8 – 12 1.30 – 3pm / Ages 13 – 16 Slap, Bang, Wallop is an introduction to unarmed stage combat for 8 – 16 year olds. Led by a British Academy of Dramatic Combat Teacher and Fight Director, participants will learn the techniques of unarmed stage combat including punches, slaps and falls with the chance to learn a short fight scene to perform to each other and family at the end. 100% physical and 100% fun! Studio £15

this egg-cellent chocolate making masterclass! Enjoy decorating and personalising your own chocolate egg or bar, whilst learning tips and tricks for working with chocolate. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to take home your egg-tremely delicious creations! This is a family workshop and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Age 3+ Helen Martin Studio £25 (one ticket admits one adult & one child)

Future Aleppo

Instrumental

Tue 28 Jan 9.30am – 3pm Sold Out

Schools, talk to us about FREE concerts & workshops to inspire your young people!

Future Aleppo is a unique VR experience with a workshop that encourages students to make their own model cities. KS2 / Years 5 & 6

Join Battersea Arts Centre’s Beatbox Academy tutors to learn how to beatbox, improve your vocal techniques and make your own music using nothing but your mouth – from hip hop and grime to R&B and dubstep. All skill levels welcome whether you are new to singing and beatboxing or a more experienced performer. Please check warwickartscentre.ac.uk for more info on date, time and cost from March 2020.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Wed 26 Feb 7.30pm City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Fri 6 Mar 7.30pm & workshop from 5 – 6pm Siberian Symphony Orchestra Wed 22 Apr 7.30pm

COMING SOON!

An Intro to Beatboxing, a BAC Beatbox Academy Masterclass

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Designed to give students a taste of university life, the Spring and Summer Campus Days build experiences around Future Aleppo and The Three Musketeers. Each Campus Day features a university style lecture, campus tour, a workshop related to the show and tickets to see the show too!

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Thu 21 May 7.30pm & workshop from 5 – 6pm

The Three Musketeers Thu 4 Jun 1.30 – 9.50pm The Three Musketeers is a hilarious comedy adventure, made using fun, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre to create a chaotic and exciting experience. Students will take part in a physical theatre workshop that explores the art of clowning. KS2, KS3, KS4 & KS5 / Years 6+

We also run a variety of opportunities for schools and groups to engage with our programme. Please ask us about Creative Academy, Make A Day of It, Art Trails and support for ArtsMark and Arts Award. To register your interest or book onto the Campus Day or any of the additional activities listed above, please contact the Creative Learning team on creativelearning@warwick.ac.uk or 024 7615 1793


MASTERCLASSES All classes are for ages 16+, unless otherwise stated

KATE GRIFFITHS

Mastering Stage Makeup Sat 1 Feb 9.30am – 5pm A brief glimpse into the world of special effects makeup for film, TV and theatre with leading makeup artist Kate Griffiths. Learn how to design, create and apply your own character makeup. Helen Martin Studio £65

ASHLEY JAMES BROWN

ZHENYA LEVERETT

SARAH HEDLEY

Keeping Up with the Kids: Computing for Parents

Introduction to Unarmed Stage Combat

Life Drawing

Sun 9 Feb 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm Explore the digital literacy of today and how you can support young people’s development, while increasing your own knowledge and understanding of each key stage in the computing curriculum. Woods-Scawen Room £40

Intermediate Level+ Sun 1 Mar 10am – 4pm

Join professional fight coordinator and certified stage combat instructor Zhenya Leverett to explore punches, pushes, slaps and more in this one-day course designed to help you master the basics of fighting on stage.

This life drawing class is open to improvers and experienced artists and is an opportunity to develop and explore drawing skills with a nude model. Working on line, tone, shading and general drawing skills, you’ll see demonstrations and be given individual tuition to help develop your skill base.

Age 18+ Helen Martin Studio £60

Not all materials are provided, please check our website for more details.

Sun 23 Feb 10am – 5pm

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KAT LENDACKA

KATE GREEN

Introduction to Linocut

PURNIMA PANCHAL

Exploring Photographic Genres and Techniques

Watercolour Landscapes

Sun 1 Mar 10am – 5pm Learn the basics of linocut – from tool advice to gaining confidence and control. You’ll go home with a selection of greeting cards, postcards and prints. All tools and materials are provided and all levels are welcome. Creative Learning Space £70 SOLD OUT

CINDY LYMBERY

If you love photography and want to develop your knowledge and creativity this is a great opportunity to shoot, share and learn. A fun-packed, photography loving day full of practical advice and activities. Creative Learning Space £70

In this workshop you will learn to paint a beautiful watercolour landscape with a sky, mountains and trees. Working from a picture and with guidance and step-by-step demonstration from Purnima Panchal, you will learn techniques such as graded wash, transparent layers and stippling to create texture. Helen Martin Studio £95

Flower Arranging for Weddings

HELEN LANE

Sun 26 Apr 10am – 5pm

Sun 24 May 10am – 4pm

A one day course on bridal flowers for those who want to learn how to do their own floral designs for a big day! You will learn how to create a bridal bouquet using professional floristry techniques and will discover how to make elegant buttonholes, as well as a striking floral decoration for the wedding tables.

Learn the traditional art of rag rugging using hessian sacking and up-cycled fabrics. Choose from a selection of items such as cushion covers, small rugs and bags to create your own beautiful piece.

Helen Martin Studio £95

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Sun 10 May 10am – 5pm

Sun 17 May 10am – 5pm

An Introduction to Rag Rugging

Creative Learning Space £45


JASON LANGDELL

WENDY FOXTON

ADELE PARKS

Filmmaking and Editing

Stained Glass

40 Tips for Writing that Novel

Sun 24 May 9.30am – 5pm

An introduction to the Copper Foil Technique

planIT_shootIT_cutIT_shareIT!

Sat 6 & Sun 7 Jun 10am – 5pm

“Does what it says on the tin!”

A two day introduction to the traditional art of stained glass using the Tiffany style copper foil technique. Over the two days you will be taught how to make your own decorative sun-catchers and will produce at least two pieces to take home.

Writing a novel is often cited as a secret ambition. This course offers 40 tips to help you realise that ambition. Bestselling author Adele Parks offers a one-foot-in-front-of-the-other practical guide to the illusive art, craft and graft of fiction writing.

Ensemble Room £195 for both days

Creative Learning Space £70

A one day workshop that takes you through all of the stages of filmmaking, including planning, shooting, cutting and sharing. Woods-Scawen Room £85

Sun 14 Jun 10am – 5pm

KATE GREEN

Photography for Wellbeing Sun 5 Jul 10am – 5pm A fun and relaxed day of shooting, sharing and learning. Including creative discussions, tips and ideas about how photography may help to give a greater sense of relaxation and wellbeing. Helen Martin Studio £70

Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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CLASSICAL MUSIC Butterworth Hall £42 (£40), £39 (£37), £36 (£35), £29 (£28), £23 (£22) Choir Stalls £19. Under 26s £16. Under 18s £13 and Under 10s £8, if accompanied by a full paying adult.

Image: Mirga Gražinyte–Tyla © Fran Jansen

Image: Nick Rutter

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Wed 26 Feb 7.30pm

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Wagner Liszt Rimsky-Korsakov

Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Piano Concerto No.2 Scheherazade

Conductor Piano

Alexander Shelley Mariam Batsashvili

Fri 6 Mar 7.30pm Šerkšnytė Tchaikovsky Brahms

De Profundis Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony No.3

Conductor Piano

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Gabriela Montero

A cruel sultan, a beautiful princess and a thousand and one nights of pleasure: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade might sound like a box of Turkish delight, but make no mistake, it’s one of classical music’s most sensuous treats.

In 2019 Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla made history when she became the first female conductor to be signed by Deutsche Grammophon – the fabled record label of Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado. That came as no surprise here in the Midlands, where her partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has been creating sparks since 2016: so picture the energy when she teams up with pianist Gabriela Montero – the free-spirited Venezuelan virtuoso whose extraordinary gift for improvisation put creativity back at the heart of classical performance.

Tonight, let the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and its principal associate conductor Alexander Shelley sweep you off your feet: to a world of glittering excess, swashbuckling thrills and sheer, silken seduction, all painted in sumptuous orchestral technicolour. Featuring a Warwick Arts Centre debut for the phenomenal pianist, Mariam Batsashvili.

Bursting with melody, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is a white-knuckle ride. Gražinyte-Tyla frames it with a striking modern masterpiece from her native Lithuania, and Brahms’s gorgeous third symphony: music of stormy emotions and quiet secrets that ends with one of the most radiant sunsets in all of Romantic music.

Pre-Concert Talk with Alexander Shelley. Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50

Pre-Concert Talk with Gabriela Montero. Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50


Siberian Symphony Orchestra Wed 22 Apr 7.30pm Rimsky-Korsakov Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky

Russian Easter Festival Overture Piano Concerto No.3 Symphony No.4

Conductor Piano

Dmitry Vasiliev Freddy Kempf

Based in Omsk, the Siberian Symphony Orchestra is one of the world’s most remote orchestras, but is drenched in the great Russian tradition. This is a rare chance to hear it in the West: playing Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful celebration of the Russian Easter Festival, and joining Britain’s own Freddy Kempf in the towering, typically Russian masterpiece they call the “Everest of piano concertos”.

Image: Freddy Kempf ©Denis Bald

From the moment that its opening fanfares shatter the silence, you can tell that Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony means business. Convinced that Fate itself was out to destroy him, Tchaikovsky poured everything into this shattering symphony. If you want to choose the ideal interpreters for this most Russian of symphonies – well, in the words of the critic and broadcaster, Norman Lebrecht, “The Siberian Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitry Vasiliev, play as if their lives depend on it”. Pre-Concert Talk with Freddy Kempf. Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Thu 21 May 7.30pm Sibelius Tchaikovsky Prokofiev

Finlandia Violin Concerto Romeo and Juliet

It shouldn’t work, but it really does. In Stalin’s Russia, Prokofiev took Romeo and Juliet and without using a single one of Shakespeare’s words, transformed it into a ballet as strong as steel and as tender as young love itself – packed with punchy melodies, dazzling colours, untamed passion and heart-breaking beauty. It’s one of the supreme masterpieces of 20th century music, but believe us: until you’ve heard it played live by a genuine Russian orchestra, you haven’t really heard it at all! St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is the real thing, and with the distinguished British conductor Ben Palmer on the podium, its impassioned strings, characterful woodwind and fiery brass section will make Prokofiev’s vision spring thrillingly to life. First, though, experience the stirring patriotic struggles of Sibelius’s Finlandia – and hear East meet West, as former BBC Young Musician Jennifer Pike joins the St Petersburgers in Tchaikovsky’s gloriously tuneful Violin Concerto. Pre-Concert Talk Helen Martin Studio 6.15pm £2.50 Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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COULL QUARTET

New Worlds from Old Thu 12 Mar 7.15pm

COULL QUARTET

Beautiful Minds Thu 30 Jan 7.15pm Mozart John Ireland Beethoven

Quartet in D K499 Hoffmeister Quartet No.1 in D minor Quartet in C Op.59 No.3 Razumovsky

No Coull Quartet season would be complete without at least one quartet by the single most natural genius in all of chamber music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. And at least one by the greatest master of them all: Ludwig van Beethoven, whose third Razumovsky quartet ends in a dazzling blaze of pure energy. In between though, comes a very special passion for this great British ensemble: the understated, deeply English poetry of John Ireland.

Beethoven Tippett Mendelssohn

Quartet Op.18 No.1 in F Quartet No.2 Quartet in E minor Op.44 No.2

Better worlds: Beethoven’s youthful first string quartet is the start of one of the greatest journeys in all music. Michael Tippett wrote his Second Quartet while facing imprisonment for his beliefs: the result positively dances with life and hope. And Mendelssohn’s E minor Quartet is the sound of a romantic genius stretching his wings and starting to soar, ending the season with the promise of a whole new adventure. Helen Martin Studio £21 (£19)

Helen Martin Studio £21 (£19)

Alistair McGowan The Piano Show Tue 12 May 7.30pm Following the success of his Sony album, which reached No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, comes Alistair McGowan’s new show, combining his talents as master impressionist and comedian with his new-found talent as a classical pianist. Join Alistair as he plays classical gems by Glass, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Debussy, Tiersen and Satie – expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!) and more than a sprinkling of his trademark impressions. “HE PLAYS THE PIANO SPLENDIDLY” The Observer. Theatre £23 (£21) 46


Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Bruch Beethoven

Othello Suite Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Symphony No 7 in A

Conductor Violin

Fawzi Haimor Tai Murray

Image: Ntando Brow

Chineke!

The Chineke! Orchestra makes its debut at Warwick Arts Centre at the start of a relationship that will see the orchestra perform regularly in Coventry and work closely with students and community groups in the area. Chineke! is Europe’s first professional orchestra comprising of a majority of black and minority ethnic musicians. Each of its programmes includes works by composers of BME heritage and this programme opens with Samuel ColeridgeTaylor’s Othello Suite taken from incidental music written for a production of the play in 1911, and including the bewitching Children’s Intermezzo. Tai Murray, a former BBC New Generation Artist is the soloist in Bruch’s ever-popular Violin Concerto and Chineke! celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a performance of his 7th Symphony. Butterworth Hall £22 (£20) £20 (£18) £16 (£14) £12 (£10)

Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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OPERA & BALLET BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET

A Valentine’s Celebration of Music and Dance Sat 15 Feb 7.30pm Celebrate your Valentine’s weekend in the company of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s world-class dancers and its internationally acclaimed orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

Image Nik Pate

Performing for the very first time at Warwick Arts Centre, this talented company will perform a cornucopia of wonderful romantic orchestral music and pas de deux, compered by resident medic on ITV’s This Morning, Dr Ranj. Expect exquisite classical extracts from Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote, and stunning orchestral highlights from Puccini, Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Age 8+ Butterworth Hall £36.50, £32.50, £28.50, £22.50, £15.50

ARMONICO CONSORT

Dido & Aeneas Stabat Mater Thu 18 Jun 7.30pm Director Christopher Monks Purcell Dido & Aeneas Pergolesi Stabat Mater The incredible voices of countertenor William Towers and soprano Elizabeth Adams, soprano, bring to life Pergolesi’s masterpiece, Stabat Mater. Demonstrating baroque music at its finest and most intense, this provides a fitting partner to the excitement of Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. 48

Dido & Aeneas has become a work at the heart of the British musical heritage. In a highly emotionally charged and entertaining performance, the epic tragedy of a queen, a soldier and an illicit love is told through a rich array of music. Performed with minimal staging, Armonico Consort’s beautifully tender and entertaining rendition of this incredible opera has delighted audiences across Europe, earning spectacular five star reviews from the national press.

★★★★★ “PURE PLEASURE” The Guardian ★★★★ DIDO & AENEAS The Telegraph 2hrs / All ages Theatre £22.50 (£20.50), £19.50 (£17.50), £16.50 Under 26s £12


DIGITAL SCREENINGS Encore screenings broadcast in our Theatre

Porgy and Bess Tosca The Gershwins’ Sung in English with surtitles Sun 2 Feb 3pm

Puccini Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sun 19 Apr 6pm

James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble.

Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.

3hrs 15mins Theatre £27 (£22), £11.50 (restricted view)

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake PG

Agrippina Handel Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sun 1 Mar 3pm

Collecting over 30 international accolades, including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to the present, where it should loudly resonate.

2hrs 10mins Theatre £15 (£13), £11 (restricted view)

3hrs 45mins Theatre £27 (£22), £11.50 (restricted view)

Mon 27 Jan 7.30pm

2hrs 57mins Theatre £27 (£22), £11.50 (restricted view)

Maria Stuarda Donizetti Sung in Italian with English surtitles Sun 10 May 3pm Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. 2hrs 46mins £27 (£22), £11.50 (restricted view) 49


MUSIC CENTRE Performed by University of Warwick students Music Centre concerts are for all to enjoy!

Sea Pictures Sun 8 Mar 4pm University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and Coull Quartet

Warwick World Music Extravaganza Fri 7 Feb 7.30pm Warwick World Music Group, Folk Society, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Pans, Chinese Orchestra, Malaysian Society and Ukulele Ensemble An exciting opportunity to hear our fantastic world music ensembles. Be transported to the four corners of the world in a vibrant and eclectic evening of dazzling performances. Butterworth Hall £5

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Pyjama Concert Peter and the Wolf Sun 16 Feb 4.45pm University of Warwick Chamber Orchestra Conductor and Presenter Lucy Hollins Put on your pyjamas and join us as for a magical musical bedtime story. Peter and the Wolf is one of the bestloved pieces of music ever written for children and it will be performed in this concert, alongside exciting interactive experiences for children of all ages. Helen Martin Studio £6 (£4)

Elgar Coleridge-Taylor Elgar

Symphony No.1 Ballade Sea Pictures

Conductor

Lucy Hollins

Composer Donald Fraser has brilliantly arranged Elgar’s beautiful Sea Pictures for mezzosoprano choir, orchestra and string quartet. We’re delighted to feature the Coull Quartet in this performance by the University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The orchestra will also take on Elgar’s First Symphony, with a spot of Coleridge-Taylor to complete a wonderful afternoon of music-making. Butterworth Hall £9 (£7)


Lunchtime Concerts A Song for Summer Fri 12 Jun 7pm University of Warwick Chamber Choir Conductor

Lucy Hollins

The University of Warwick Chamber Choir presents a smörgåsbord of musical delights, with a fun and varied programme for a summer’s evening. Helen Martin Studio £6 (£5)

Celebrate! Sun 21 Jun 4pm University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Music Theatre Warwick Conductor Percussion

Lucy Hollins Adam Finchett

Come and celebrate the end of a fantastic year of music-making as students from different societies come together to put on an uplifting, toe-tapping performance. With an exciting range of musical styles, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy. Butterworth Hall £6 (£5)

Open to all ages, our Lunchtime Concerts are extremely popular and entry is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Thu 30 Jan Mark Wilde (tenor) and Helen Sanderson (guitar)

Thu 7 May Katie Stillman (violin) and Simon Lane (piano)

Thu 6 Feb Rebecca Hepplewhite (cello)

Thu 14 May Jack McNeill (clarinet) and Clare O’Connell (cello)

Thu 13 Feb David Gordon (piano) Thu 20 Feb Scordatura Women’s Musical Collective Thu 27 Feb My 1st Concert A concert designed specifically for babies and young children Helen Martin Studio Thu 5 Mar Ann Martin-Davis (piano) Thu 12 Mar University of Warwick Chamber Music and Concerto Competition winners Thu 23 Apr Johnny Graham-Hall, tenor

Thu 21 May A Merrie Noyse Thu 28 May My 1st Concert A concert designed specifically for babies and young children Helen Martin Studio Thu 4 Jun Peter Mallinson (viola) and Lynn Arnold (piano) Thu 11 Jun University of Warwick Small Band Thu 18 Jun University of Warwick Scholars Thu 25 Jun Sophie Lawson (saxophone) and Susie Bentley-Taylor (piano)

Thu 30 Apr Tala Tarang If you require a space for a wheelchair, please call the Music Centre on the day of the concert before 12pm on 024 7652 3799. Ensemble Room, Music Centre (unless otherwise stated) FREE 1.10pm

Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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MUSIC Anna Meredith Image Mark Allan

Sun 9 Feb 7.30pm Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her sound is frequently described as genre-defying and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, techno, ambient installations and experimental rock – or as The Guardian said: “majestic bangers”. This UK tour features Anna Meredith’s second studio album FIBS. “ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE MINDS IN MODERN BRITISH MUSIC” Pitchfork Theatre £16

Beverley Knight in association with Paradigm Fri 31 Jan 7.30pm Beverley Knight is celebrating 25 years in the music industry with the release of a new album, BK25, which she brings to life in this special concert with a live band. The Wolverhampton-born singer and songwriter will perform a range of hits from her career in music, highlighted by gold and platinum-selling albums, 14 Top 40 hits, soldout tours, three MOBO Awards, and several Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominations. BK25 is a celebration of a true British soul music icon at the top of her game. Butterworth Hall £47, £37, £27 52


GERMAN CORNEJO

Tango Fire Wed 12 Feb 7.30pm The phenomenal, award-winning Tango Fire returns direct from a West End run. Starring internationally renowned Argentinean tango superstars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, joined by a cast of extraordinary tango dancers including World Tango champions, this is a fiery and explosive journey through the history of authentic Argentine Tango.

David McAlmont & Alex Webb Thu 13 Feb 7.45pm UK vocalist David McAlmont and distinguished songwriter, arranger and pianist Alex Webb perform works from their new album The Last Bohemians. Described by The Independent as “one of British pop’s most precious hidden treasures,” David McAlmont has a healthy back catalogue of critically acclaimed work. As one half of McAlmont & Butler he left an indelible mark on the music of the 90s and 00s.

Shards Sat 15 Feb 7.45pm

Six incredible couples show off some of the speediest footwork and tightest twirling in the business while demonstrating their individual styles. They are accompanied by the astonishing Tango Fuego Quartet, playing live music on stage from tango’s most famous composers, including Piazzolla, Pugliese and Gardel. This is a sizzling, sensual show guaranteed to make pulses race.

This new album features a varied range of originals, alongside imaginative arrangements that perfectly showcase David’s vocal talents, including Queen’s Love Of My Life, Suede’s The Wild Ones and The Beatles’ I’m So Tired.

Combining voices, synths and percussion, their debut album Find Sound on the Erased Tapes label is an astonishing exploration of the human voice; using the concepts of sound and light as simple metaphors for gaining understanding.

Butterworth Hall £31, £28, £25, £19

Studio £14 (£12) Under 26s £10

Studio £14 (£12) Under 26s £10

Shards are a vocal group led by singer, composer and producer Kieran Brunt.

Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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Evelyn & The Yellow Birds Sat 15 Feb 12pm and 2.30pm Music soothes a homesick heart in an adventure for ages 6 plus, taking in the story of jazz from the Caribbean to London. Evelyn, a young Jamaican woman, travels to England with her new husband in search of new opportunities. She is homesick but finds new hope when she finds a market selling exotic fruit and develops friendships with a community of fellow migrants who help make the UK her happy home. For more details see page 31. Evelyn & The Yellow Birds is presented by Evelyn’s granddaughter Cherise AdamsBurnett, Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year 2019, with a live band accompaniment. The show is the perfect way for the whole family to learn more about the melting pot of influences across the jazz genre.

KODO Legacy Fri 14 Feb 8pm Japan’s legendary KODO drummers return to their roots with a physically stunning and musically sensational show. Legacy puts KODO’S huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring. Taiko is a traditional Japanese drum and is the basis of a vibrant living art form. Drumming troupe KODO, whose name means ‘heartbeat’, are its masters, catapulting ancient Japanese culture squarely into the 21st century. Butterworth Hall £31, £29, £27 54

Helen Martin Studio £12 (£10)


FUNK – A Music Revolution featuring Pee Wee Ellis, China Moses plus special guest Omar Mon 2 Mar 7.30pm Curated by James Brown’s MD, renowned saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and singer-songwriter/ broadcaster China Moses, this show celebrates funk’s influence from its early days to its latest sounds. The nine-piece band features some of the best funk and soul artists from the UK and USA including Omar – vocals, Dennis Rollins – trombone, Neville Malcolm – bass and Daru Jones – drums.

Quercus June Tabor, Iain Ballamy & Huw Warren Sun 16 Feb 7.30pm

From James Brown & Pee Wee’s Cold Sweat and Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke to Kool & the Gang’s Jungle Boogie, Funk kickstarted a revolution of bass lines, street wear and attitude that has permeated our music, culture and outlook. Celebrating funk’s influence on dance styles, UK street dance group The Locksmiths join the stage. Bring on the FUNK. Butterworth Hall £23, £19, £15

Quercus brings together three of the UK’s most creative, multi award-winning musicians to create exquisite chamber music that weaves together the essence of folk and jazz. Drawing on their life’s work including original compositions, traditional folk songs and reclaimed standards, Quercus subtly colours each song to create a magical atmosphere. The trio create beautifully poignant music that forges June Tabor’s intensely passionate voice with Iain Ballamy’s gloriously mellifluous melodies and Huw Warren’s off-kilter musicality, to tell of life’s bittersweet tales. “…CLARITY, STILLNESS AND DEEP BUT FRAGILE SOUND. IT’S A UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO THE POWER OF SONG” The Guardian Theatre £21, £16 Under 26s £10 55


Black Voices Aretha – The Queen Next Door Sat 7 Mar 7.30pm Black Voices is the leading all-female singing collective, globally celebrated for bringing their unique form of a cappella music in the Black oral tradition to the world stage. Celebrating Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Black Voices team up with a stellar four-piece band to capture her spirit in this collection of classic love songs. Theatre £20, £15

Keith Tippett & The Miseducation Matthew Bourne of Luna Khan support Isotach DARBAR

Sun 8 Mar 5.30pm

Fri 13 Mar 7.45pm

A hijab-wearing teenager finds herself marooned on The Heart of Suffering, an island governed by an African scientist called Buckminster Abdullah, where she meets a cast of fairy-tale characters, including werewolves and fairy drag queens.

Witness two of Britain’s most adventurous jazz pianists play together for the first time – on two grand pianos.

Shane Solanki leads the musical cast in this satirical performance questioning what identity and belonging mean in an increasingly globalised world. Told through spoken word, film and music, The Miseducation of Luna Khan is a modern-day fable for grown-up children who feel lost at sea in the 21st century. Studio £20

A seminal figure in the evolution of UK jazz since the 1960s, Keith Tippett has forged his own ever-evolving sound as both composer and improviser. 30 years his junior, Matthew Bourne has similarly explored the horizons of jazz and contemporary music, on both analogue synths and the acoustic piano. This new and remarkable musical partnership between two maverick pianists, is a meeting of like-minded but distinct individuals: both are mesmerising live performers, famous for their idiosyncrasy, virtuosity, and non-conformity. With support from acoustic trio Isotach, which is Bourne’s most recent project. Studio £14 (£12) Under 26s £10

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Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall Sun 24 May 7.30pm As the UK’s most popular pianist and bandleader, Jools Holland OBE has performed and recorded with some of the most talented musicians and songwriters in the world, including Eric Clapton, the late George Harrison and Luther Vandross, Sting, BB King and Paul Weller.

The Rheingans Sisters Mon 27 Apr 7.45pm Fresh from their nomination in the Best Group category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Rheingans Sisters return with a new album. Drawing on their pan-European musical scholarship and their spirited mission to make connections between the music of different geographical roots, The Rheingans Sisters have developed a rich artistic approach to the deconstruction and reimagining of traditional music, alongside their own beguiling compositions.

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. They are joined by Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, whom are sure to deliver true rhythm and blues boogie woogie with their show-stopping vocals. As ever, Jools continues to dazzle, involve and impress audiences with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and their exuberant live performances. Butterworth Hall £47.50, £39.50, £29.50

With their adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, spoken word, dancing feet and percussion, the sisters are inimitable: full-hearted performers and spontaneous, on-stage improvisers. Studio £16 (£14)

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John Grant plus Teddy Thompson in association with Paradigm Sun 10 May 7.30pm Following a successful year touring Love Is Magic, his critically-acclaimed fourth solo album, John Grant will perform as a duo with his long-time piano player Chris Pemberton. Taking a stripped-back approach, Grant will perform classics from across his career on just piano and keys. His latest tour also marks the tenth anniversary of his celebrated debut solo LP Queen Of Denmark. Butterworth Hall ÂŁ31.50

Will Pound Sun 31 May 7.30pm Acclaimed harmonica and melodeon player, Will Pound is embarking on a musical journey across the states of the European Union, to discover and unveil the diversity and common ground of their traditional music and song. Image Christie Goodwin

Together with Polish poet, Bohdan Piasecki, and a live band featuring Jenn Butterworth (Songs of Separation, Kinnaris Quintet), multi-instrumentalist Jude Rees (Jim Moray, RSC, Pilgrims Way), bass player and beatboxer John Parker (Nizlopi) and fiddle player Patsy Reid (Breabach), join Will and be uplifted by the joyous sounds of the traditions of a continent and hear the stories and hopes of those affected by the politics of division. Theatre ÂŁ16 58


Frazey Ford Tue 2 Jun 7.30pm A founding member of Canadian alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford is revered for her soulful voice, captivating live shows and immersive, lyrical storytelling. She returns to the UK with new album U Kin B the Sun, her first new original music in five years. Theatre £21 Under 26s £10

Travelling with Thomas

Midnight Skyracer

Wed 24 Jun 7.45pm An Ancient Tale. A New Twist. A Musical Journey.

Mon 8 Jun 7.45pm BMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band, Midnight Skyracer have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception. Their all-star line up and exciting live performances have sent them racing skywards at an astounding pace right from the start, with Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies. “THIS IS A BAND AND THIS IS AN ALBUM THAT CAN GO TOE TO TOE WITH ANYTHING ON OFFER FROM BLUEGRASS’S SPIRITUAL HOME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC.” RnR Magazine

Travelling with Thomas is the beginning of a new folk musical, exploring traditional legend Thomas the Rhymer. Curated by musician, composer and dancer Laurel Swift and with a fabulous cast of dancers and some of the finest musicians on the scene, including Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) and David Delarre (Eliza Carthy), expect beautiful vocals, exquisite visual imagery, and the chance to respond to your experience.

Studio £16 (£14)

Studio £13 (£11) Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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COMEDY Please note: some comedians use very strong language and express controversial opinions. All comedy is 16+, unless otherwise stated.

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Sandi Toksvig National Trevor

Sat 8 Feb & Sat 17 Oct 8pm

Sat 1 Feb 8pm SOLD OUT, RETURNS ONLY

One man. One mission. Is it possible? No, not really.

Sandi Toksvig is taking her hilarious smash-hit one-woman National Trevor show back on the road.

Milton Jones reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo.

Age 14+ Butterworth Hall £30

Jimmy Carr

Catherine Bohart

Terribly Funny

Lemon

Sun 2 Feb, Thu 23 Apr & Fri 12 Jun 7.30pm Tue 23 Jun 8pm

Sun 2 Feb 7.45pm

Terribly Funny contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Jimmy will be telling jokes to an adult paying audience who’ve got a good idea what’s in store. And there’s no point to the show, save for to make the audience laugh. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, enjoy the laughs. Butterworth Hall £31.50

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After 2018’s “funny, warm... perfectly structured debut” ★★★★ (The Times), Catherine’s back to smash stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships. Studio £11

But this is also a story with a twist or even a really bad sprain. “HE’S FAST, ABSURD AND VERY FUNNY” Radio Times Butterworth Hall £29.50


Life Sukhs

Sarah Keyworth Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe Pacific

Sun 9 Feb 7.45pm

Wed 12 Feb 8pm

Sat 22 Feb 7.45pm

Join Sukh as she tries to figure out how to move forward in reverse. From dealing with mental illness to moving back in with her parents, Sukh explores mental health, identity, and living a double life, in a searingly honest look at what happens when life doesn’t go to plan.

Rich Hall’s comedy/music locomotive keeps on rollin’. Ever-evolving, everchanging, Rich’s combination of keen acerbic stand-up combined with spit and sawdust alt-country lyricism is a “win-win” (The Guardian).

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Newcomer and winner of the Herald Angel Award returns with a brand new show. A show about the little things, the smallest details, the fixed and distinct aspects that make up what we definitively are, how we expressly think and who we unambiguously love.

Sukh Ojla

“AS POIGNANT AS IT IS FUNNY… SUKH’S SHOW CAN SPEAK TO YOU ON MANY LEVELS!” ★★★★★ Funny Women. Studio £13 (£11) Under 26s £11

Gut-busting, rib-tickling, toe-tapping, and sh*t-kicking, Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe covers the full anatomical spectrum.

Studio £11

Strictly age 14+ contains swearing and adult content Theatre £18

Jayde Adams

Ardal O’Hanlon

The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face

The Showing Off Must Go On

Sun 23 Feb 7.45pm In 2019 if you want to be a ‘successful independent woman person’ you better have something to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. “Britain’s funniest woman comic” (Daily Mail) has packed away the sequins (for now), because it’s time to get serious… If pop stars, razors and even sausage rolls can attach themselves to important causes, why can’t Jayde Adams?

★★★★★ “IT’S A MUST SEE” Metro Image: Angelo Constantinou

Studio £13

Thu 27 Feb 8pm In an age of raging populism, MeToo, identity politics, the end of truth, the collapsing middle ground, peak avocado and £15 gin and tonics, Ardal is terrified of being on the wrong side of history and desperate to prove that his gender, race, age and class don’t necessarily define him. He is forced to saddle his high horse again and ride fearlessly into the culture wars (with a white hankie in his pocket just in case). Comedy as ever being the best emergency response mechanism to extreme events there is. Butterworth Hall £24

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Lucy Porter

Andy Parsons

Arabella Weir

Be Prepared

Healing the Nation

Sun 1 Mar 7.45pm

Fri 6 Mar 7.30pm

Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s Knot. Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

“It was 24 Jun 2016 and I found myself contemplating a supermarket meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. I had spent so long pondering the EU Referendum result from the day before that I was now in a massive rush. The lad on the till scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn’t get to scan at all. He tried to scan it one more time, it wouldn’t scan – so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought “oh we’ll be alright as a country we will”. And we will be alright.

Tue 10 Mar 7.30pm

Trust me. I’m not a politician.”

Age 14+ Theatre £18 (£17)

“A TREAT FROM START TO FINISH” The Herald Age 14+ Studio £17 (£15)

Foil, Arms & Hog Swines

Strictly age 14+ contains swearing and adult content Theatre £16

Fri 13 Mar 8pm Ireland’s top sketch trio are back on tour with their new show Swines. With over 100 million hits, the group are best known for their online sketches, but it’s the live show where they really shine. The trio achieved critical acclaim this year with the best reviewed show at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and are now hitting the road. Come see an hour of scripted nonsense, twisted characters, music and unintentional improvisation. “VERY FUNNY” Rowan Atkinson. Age 14+ parental guidance, contains swearing and adult content Butterworth Hall £22 62

The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood, her perilous career and her life as a single working mother. Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella’s relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helterskelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour. “COMEDY GOLD” The Guardian


If I’m Honest…

An Evening with Jack Dee Off The Telly Brian Blessed

Sat 14 Mar 8pm

Fri 24 Apr 7.30pm

Sat 25 Apr 8pm

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Larger than life actor, writer and presenter Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, he is also an avid explorer and climber. An Evening with Brian Blessed will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career with tales of his adventuring.

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.

Ed Byrne

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy. Butterworth Hall £27

Butterworth Hall £28

Age 14+ contains swearing and adult content Butterworth Hall £25

Jen Brister Under Privilege Sun 17 May 7.45pm Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about?

Alistair McGowan The Piano Show Tue 12 May 7.30pm A unique mix of classic comedy and classical music. In the wake of his Sony album, which reached No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, comes Alistair McGowan’s new show. Alistair combines his talents as master impressionist and comedian with his new-found talent as a classical pianist.

Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege’. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any? “GLORIOUS RAGING” ★★★★ Broadway Baby Studio £14.50 (£12.50)

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Image: Steve Ullathorne

Ross Noble

Bec Hill

Alfie Ordinary

Humournoid

Out of Order

Wed 20 May 8pm

Sun 31 May 7.45pm

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?

Bec provides the jokes. YOU provide the order.

What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up?

A unique and silly show full of stand-up, pop-ups and post-its from the awardwinning Australian comedian.

Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. “HE IS PURE DELIGHT” The Times Age 15+ Butterworth Hall £28

“HILL IS A MULTI-COLOURED RAY OF ETERNAL SUNSHINE. IN A WORLD OF PAIN AND DARKNESS, HER TOTAL LACK OF CYNICISM IS REFRESHING.” ★★★★ The Scotsman Studio £14

Set in a camp, queer utopia with a soundtrack including Village People, Whitney Houston and the Sugababes, this coming-of-age story by Drag Prince Alfie Ordinary will leave you feeling FABULOUS. “DISMANTLES THE PATRIARCHY ONE RHINESTONE AT A TIME” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby Age 12+ Studio £12 (£10)

The Guilty Feminist

Clinton Baptiste

Live with Deborah Frances-White

The Paranormalist Returns

Fri 22 May 7.30pm

Fri 19 Jun 7.30pm

“I’m a feminist but…”

As seen on Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights...

The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon with over 70 million downloads since it launched. For this special touring version of the show, it will be exploding beyond the confines of a podcast, with stand-up comedy, music, local guests and a few special surprises. These shows will NOT be released as podcasts.

The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Expect laughs, excitement, tears and spectacle as only The Guilty Feminist can provide. Butterworth Hall £29.50, £24.50, £17

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Thu 11 Jun 7.45pm

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains. Age 14+ Theatre £19


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We include a booking fee in the published price of all tickets. The booking fee applies to all tickets, whether purchased by phone, online or over the counter (excluding schools, group bookings & Concert Series subscriptions). The fee is £2 on events in the Butterworth Hall and £1 on other events. The sum is invested back into the organisation, helping to maintain the programme, services and activities you experience during your visit to Warwick Arts Centre.

Reservations

We can reserve tickets for four days – tickets not paid for within this time will be released for sale. Tickets must be paid for a minimum of 30 minutes before performance starts.

Exchanging tickets

Tickets are not normally refundable. Tickets can be exchanged for another performance or for a credit voucher valid for 365 days. However you MUST return your original tickets to Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (14 days for groups of 9+). There is an administration fee of £1 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 voucher not used after 365 days will be deemed to have lapsed and will go to the Arts Centre Development Fund.

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We charge £1 to post your tickets to you at a UK billing address (if booked one week in advance, otherwise we will hold them for collection at Box Office on the day of performance).

All tickets are sold according to our terms and conditions. Full details, and our privacy policy, can be found at warwickartscentre.co.uk or ask for a copy at Box Office. All tickets, discounts and offers are 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 programme and artists without notice. Please contact Box Office or check the website for updated information, especially if travelling some distance.

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To save time we recommend that you print your tickets at home before you arrive. When booking online, just select ‘Print at Home’ and print the PDF email attachment, bring it with you and show it to a steward to enter the auditorium. Proof of ID may be requested. You can also show your ticket as a PDF on your phone.

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Warwick Arts Centre is committed to accessibility and aims to remain competitive with ticket prices. Please note that, on occasion, 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 accessible pricing for young people.

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Discounted tickets, where offered, are shown in brackets and are available to over 60s in full time retirement, recipients of job seekers allowance, full time students, Coventry Passport to Leisure and Rugby Leisure Pass holders. For full details of discounts visit warwickartscentre.co.uk

Schools & Groups

For selected events, an allocation of tickets with no booking fee can be purchased at reduced prices for teacher-led school/college groups. On selected events we offer a discounted rate for groups of 10 or more. This is the price listed in brackets, plus every 10th ticket free, and no booking fee. Check Box Office for availability (not available online). For Schools and Group bookings please call our Groups line on 024 761 50930 or email groupbookings@warwick.ac.uk

Warwick Arts Centre is part of the University of Warwick, and conforms to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 1998. When processing your booking we will ask you for your name, address, email and telephone number. This is essential for all bookings. As part of our funding agreement with Arts Council England we will ask if you want your information passed on to visiting companies also in receipt in Arts Council funding. We will ensure that your data is accurate and held securely, used only for the purposes you expect, and we will only contact you in relation to your booking or for reasons specified by you. If you wish to change your contact preferences at any time please call Box Office or update your preferences by logging on to your online account. For our full data protection statement and privacy notice please visit warwickartscentre.co.uk or call the Box Office team on 024 765 24524.

Family Arts Standards

We are signed up to Family Arts Standards – and this means we’re all geared up for a fantastic family experience. For full details see familyarts.co.uk/family-arts-standards

Under 26s

As part of our access policy, we make available a limited number of tickets for Under 26s on many events. This ticket price is to encourage independent attendance and is not available to groups. This offer is available online. ID will be required. Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk

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JAN

Sun 9

Sun 26 1pm

Future Aleppo

p04

Mon 27 7.30pm

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

p49

Tue 28

3pm

Future Aleppo

7.30pm

For Sama

3pm

p04 T

p04

Future Aleppo

p04

Wed 29 12pm

Curator-Led Trails

p29

Thu 30 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.15pm

Coull Quartet – Beautiful Minds

p46

7.30pm

Beverley Knight

p52

Fri 31

Mastering Stage Makeup

p41

12pm

Curator-Led Trails

p29 p60

11am

Gulp!

p30

Sat 15

3pm

Met Opera Live: Porgy and Bess (Encore)

p49

7pm

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (Encore)

p22

7.30pm

Jimmy Carr

p60

7.45pm

Catherine Bohart

p60

Tue 4

7.45pm

To Varman... with love

T

p05

Wed 5

7.15pm

Dash Café: George Eliot’s Radicals

T

p05

7.30pm

A Chorus Line

p24

10.30am & 2pm

All Wrapped Up

p30

1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.30pm

A Chorus Line

p24

10.30am & 2pm

All Wrapped Up

p30

7.30pm

A Chorus Line

p24

7.30pm

Warwick World Music Extravaganza

p50

10.30am & 2pm

All Wrapped Up

Sat 8

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9.30am

Sandi Toksvig

Fri 7

10.30am 12pm 1.30pm 3.30pm 5pm 6.30pm

Cirque du Soleil in VR

p07

7.30pm

Anna Meredith

p52

7.45pm

Sukh Ojla

p61

7.30pm

BLKDOG

Thu 13 1.10pm

8pm

Thu 6

p41

Wed 12 7.30pm

Fri 14

Sun 2

Keeping Up with the Kids: Computing for Parents

8pm

FEB Sat 1

Tue 11

10am & 2pm

F

A Chorus Line

p24

8pm

Milton Jones

p60

12pm 1.30pm 3pm 5pm 6.30pm 8pm

Cirque du Soleil in VR

p07

p06 p07

Rich Hall

p61

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.45pm

David McAlmont & Alex Webb

p53

8pm

KODO: Legacy

p54

12pm & 2.30pm

Evelyn & The Yellow Birds

7.30pm

Birmingham Royal Ballet

p08

7.45pm

Shards

p53

Sun 16 4.45pm

F

p31

Pyjama Concert

p50

7.30pm

Quercus

p16

Mon 17 7.30pm

Chineke!

Thu 20 11am

The Storm Whale

Fri 21

Sat 22

p30

2pm & 7.30pm

T

Tango Fire

p31

1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.30pm

Humans at Work

p09

7.30pm

The Bartered Bride

11am

The Storm Whale

2pm & 7.30pm

Humans at Work

7.30pm

The Bartered Bride

R

p24

11am

The Storm Whale

F

p31

7.30pm

The Bartered Bride

p24

7.45pm

Sarah Keyworth

p61

Sun 23 10am

Tue 25

p47 F

p24 F

p31 p09

Introduction to Unarmed Stage Combat

p41

11am & 1.30pm

Mini Masterclass: Slap, Bang, Wallop

p40

3pm

Margaret Atwood (Encore)

p22

7.45pm

Jayde Adams

p61

7.30pm

Bobby Seagull

p26


Wed 26 12pm 7.30pm 7.45pm Thu 27 1.10pm

Fri 28

Sat 29

Curator-Led Trails

p29

7.15pm

Tuesday

p12

Home of the Wriggler

T

p09

7.30pm

My Night with Reg

p13

p51

8pm

Ed Byrne

p63 p40

Lunchtime Concert

7pm

The Little Prince

T

p32

APR

7.45pm

Trojan Horse

T

p10

Sun 5

10.30pm

Mini Masterclass: Chocolate Making for Kids

8pm

Ardal O’Hanlon

p61

Thu 9

2pm

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

F

p34

7pm

The Little Prince

p32

Fri 10

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

F

p34

7.45pm

Trojan Horse

p10

11am & 2pm

10am

TEDX: Creativity Within Crisis

p25

Sat 12

11am & 2pm

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

F

p34

12pm

Curator-Led Trails

p29

F

p34

The Little Prince

BSL & F p32

Sun 11 11am & 2pm

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

2pm 7pm

The Little Prince

T

Tue 19

Met Opera Live: Tosca (Encore) Siberian Symphony Orchestra

T

p45

Pleasant Island

T

p14

p32

6pm

Wed 22 7.30pm

p49

10am

Life Drawing

p41

7.45pm

10am

Introduction to Linocut

p42

Thu 23 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.30pm

Jimmy Carr

p60

7.45pm

Pleasant Island

p14

7.30pm

An Evening with Brian Blessed

p27

7pm

The Lost Happy Endings

T

p35

7.45pm

Wesele/Wedding

T

p16

12pm

Curator-Led Trails

3pm

Met Opera Live: Agrippina (Encore)

p49

7.45pm

Lucy Porter

p62

FUNK – A Music Revolution

p55

Thu 5

1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.30pm

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Encore)

p22

Sun 8

p33

p44

7.30pm

Sat 7

F

T

Mon 2

Fri 6

2pm & 7pm Jamboree

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

MAR Sun 1

Sat 14

7.30pm

Andy Parsons

p62

7.30pm

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

T

p44

11am

Beastly Belle

F

p33

7.30pm

Black Voices

p56

3pm

Kinky Boots The Musical (Encore)

p23

Fri 24

Sat 25

p29

2pm & 7pm The Lost Happy Endings

p35

7.45pm

Wesele/Wedding

p16

8pm

Jack Dee

p63

Flower Arranging for Weddings

p42

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac (Encore)

p23

Amsterdam

p15

Sun 26 10am 7.30pm

4pm

Sea Pictures

p50

5.30pm

The Miseducation of Luna Khan

p11

Mon 9

7.45pm

Seeds

Tue 10

7.30pm

Arabella Weir

p62

7.45pm

Seeds

p11

Wed 11 7.15pm

Dash Café – Art versus Art-ivism

p05

Thu 12 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.15pm

Coull Quartet – New Worlds from Old

p46

7.30pm

My Night with Reg

p13

7.45pm

Best of BE FESTIVAL

T

p12

My Night with Reg

T

p13

4pm & 7.30pm

WILD

7.30pm 7.45pm

Keith Tippett & Matthew Bourne

p56

all day

NT Connection Festival

p38

8pm

Foil, Arms and Hog

p62

all day

NT Connection Festival

p38

Fri 13

T

p11

Mon 27 7.30pm

Tue 28

7.45pm

The Rheingans Sisters

7.30pm

Amsterdam

T

p15

7.45pm

Nikipedia: Confessions of…

T

p15

Wed 29 12pm

p57

Curator-Led Trails

p29

7.30pm

Amsterdam

p15

7.45pm

Nikipedia: Confessions of…

p15

Lunchtime Concert

p51

Thu 30 1.10pm

MAY Sat 2

Sun 3

T

p16


Thu 7

1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

JUN

Sat 9

11am

A Gandini Jugglers Workshop

p39

Tue 2

7.30pm

Frazey Ford

p59

p17

Wed 3

1pm

Art and Wellbeing Walk

p29

Thu 4

1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.30pm

The Three Musketeers

p20 T BSL p20

7pm Sun 10 10am 3pm

8 Songs

T

Exploring Photographic Genres and Techniques

p42

MET Opera: Maria Stuarda

p49

Fri 5

7.30pm

The Three Musketeers

Sat 6

10am

Stained Glass

p43

2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Three Musketeers

p20

7.30pm

John Grant

p58

7.30pm

Alistair McGowan

p46

Wed 13 7.30pm

Deluxe

p17

Sun 7

10am

Stained Glass

p43

Thu 14 all day

Verge Festival

p25

Mon 8

7.45pm

Midnight Skyracer

p59

Curator-Led Trails

p29

Lunchtime Concert

p51

7.45pm

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

p21

7pm

A Song for Summer

p51

7.30pm

Jimmy Carr

11am

The Great Race!

11am

Art Touch Tour

p29

2pm

The Great Race!

p37

Tue 12

Fri 15 Sat 16

1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

Wed 10 12pm

7.30pm

Ben Hart

p27

Thu 11 1.10pm

all day

Verge Festival

p25

11am & 2pm

Sun 17 10am 11am

Eggs on Legs

p36

Watercolour Landscapes

p42

Family Dino Day!

p29

7.45pm

Jen Brister

7.30pm

IT DON’T WORRY ME

Wed 20 7.30pm

IT DON’T WORRY ME

p19

Ross Noble

p64

Lunchtime Concert

p51

Tue 19

8pm Thu 21 1.10pm

Fri 12 Sat 13

p63 T

Sun 14 10am

40 Tips for Writing That Novel

p43

The Great Race!

p37

2pm

The Great Race!

p37

Mon 15 7.30pm

NT LIVE: The Welkin (Encore)

p23

Thu 18 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

Dido and Aeneas Stabat Mater

p48

7.30pm

Clinton Baptiste

p64

Fri 22

7.30pm

The Guilty Feminist

p64

Fri 19

Sat 23

8pm

Craig Revel Horwood

p27

Sun 21 4pm

Celebrate!

Filmmaking and Editing

p43

Tue 23

7.45pm

The Dan Daw Show

An Introduction to Rag Rugging

p42

8pm

7.30pm Tue 26

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

p45

7.30pm

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

10am

p57

p60

Travelling with Thomas

p21

Thu 25 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

p51

Fri 26

all day

Youth Takeover

p38

all day

Youth Takeover

p38

10am

Photography for Wellbeing

p43

Sat 17

8pm

Milton Jones

p60

Sat 24

8pm

John Lydon

p27

p18

7.45pm

Papier multiforme, Papier Comestible

p19

Sat 27

p18

JUL

Thu 28 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

T

p51

7.30pm

The War of the Worlds

C

p18

Fri 29

7.30pm

The War of the Worlds

C

p18

Sat 30

12pm

Curator-Led Trails

p29

Bec Hill

p64

Will Pound

p58

Sun 31 7.45pm 7.30pm

p21

Jimmy Carr

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

p51 T

Wed 24 7.45pm

7.30pm

Wed 27 7.30pm

p37

11am

7.30pm

Sun 24 9.30am

T

p19

p60 R

Sun 5

OCT

T Pre/Post Show Talk R Relaxed Performance BSL British Sign Language Performance F Pre/Post Show Family Activities C Captioned

All information correct at time of going to print January 2020. Please check website for updates to the programme.

Box Office 024 7652 4524 | warwickartscentre.co.uk


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ACCESS INFORMATION Although it is not essential, you are advised to book in advance so that we can readily provide assistance. If you require assistance, disabled patrons may also bring a companion FREE of charge. For full and updated access information please see the website or ask for information at Box Office. Registered disabled blue badge holders are entitled to free parking on campus upon display of a blue badge. Disabled parking spaces are available in car park 8 and on Health Centre Road. On designated evenings spaces are reserved for Blue Badge holders behind Senate House, which is located next to Warwick Arts Centre. On busy days, i.e. for Concerts, Parking Stewards are positioned at key drop off points to assist you. Wheelchair access at ground level to Butterworth Hall, Studio, CafÊ Bar, Woods-Scawen Room, Box Office and Helen Martin Studio. There is a stair lift to the Theatre and Theatre Bar – if required please ask for assistance from the Duty Manager. Assistance dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances by prior arrangement. Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are freely available from Box Office. Toilet facilities accessible on the ground level.

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