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WELCOME... We’re really pleased to be back this spring with a variety of fantastic shows. From hilarious comedians such as multi award winning Matt Richardson & rising star Stephen Bailey, to a host of fabulous music acts, including legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi, and the beautifully expressive Kate Rusby. We’ve got a brand new family show with the first ever tour of Twirlywoos Live! hitting the stage, and Elmer The Patchwork Elephant, featuring a wonderful menagerie of 21 loveable puppets. Also returning to our stage are the well loved Leamington and Warwick Musical Society with Cats and Leamington Music’s Giddy Goat and Ensemble 360: the perfect entertainment for the whole family. Our cinema continues to offer a variety of regular film screenings: live events from the National Theatre and the RSC, and special event screenings with our newly initiated Parent and Baby screenings growing a following. Tickets for all of our events are now also available to buy over the counter from our friends at Warwick Visitor Information Centre at Court House on Jury Street, Warwick.

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Box Office: Visitor Information Centre, The Royal Pump Rooms, Parade CV32 4AA | 01926 334418

“It’s a great venue which attracts brilliant acts to Leamington. Really want more people to support this local theatre, staff are always lovely and helpful and the shows they put on are fantastic!”

YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT CINEMA Avoid the queues and book online with no additional fees. Show your ticket on your phone! www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/cinema

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INEMA IN SPRING

FEBRUARY: Vote for your Valentine’s Day Screening

2019

LIVE AND RECORDED EVENT CINEMA

SCREENINGS

Films shown for parents, with their babies under one. 3rd Tuesday of every month at 11am • Space to store prams • Nappy changing facilities • Lights dimmed, volume lowered • Ear defenders and feeding cushions are available • Free to move around the space • We’ll only sell every other seat so that you have plenty of room for you, your baby and your change bag! All adults must be accompanied by a baby under one.

£5!

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SENIOR CITIZENS’ ACTIVITY GROUP Fridays between 10am and 12noon at the Royal Spa Centre. Get involved with the Programming and Marketing department, Collections and Engagement team and Customer Services to make your valuable contribution:

Come along and socialise over a tea or coffee, or take part in a wide range of activities, including Table Tennis, Badminton, Carpet Bowls, Keep Fit, Tai Chi, Scrabble, Card Games, Circle Dancing, and Line Dancing. Other events run throughout the year.

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For enquiries, please contact Mrs Fisk: 01926 424653 or Mrs Lawson: 07731 660300

Contact us to ask for an application form

NEW MEMBE RS ALWAYS WELCOM E!

spa.marketing@warwickdc.gov.uk or call 01926 737154

The Royal Spa Centre and Town Hall are delighted to be hosting the following community events this spring: SAHAJA YOGA CLASSES Town Hall | Friday at 7pm Admission Free

BEAUCHAMP SINFONIETTA Town Hall | 27 January | 3pm Tickets through Beauchamp Sinfonietta

VINYL BANK RECORD FAIR Town Hall | 9 February 2019 10am-4pm | Admission Free

LEAMINGTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Town Hall | 17 March | 3pm | Tickets through Leamington Chamber Orchestra


THE ARTS SOCIETY ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA

Lecture Series at The Royal Spa Centre Daytime illustrated lectures, given by experts, entertain and inform arts enthusiasts. Visitors are welcome but please register as a visitor on arrival. Wednesday 6 February, at 11am and 2pm Votes for Women! Art and the Suffragettes Wednesday 6 March, at 11am and 2pm The Music of Paint Wednesday 3 April, at 11am and 2pm The Horse and Modern Art from George Stubbs to Mark Wallinger

Members of the society also enjoy day visits, short breaks, days of special interest, and conservation volunteering. Please visit our website: www.tasrls.org.uk for full details

Supported by the Royal Spa Centre

USING THEATRE TO CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES

THINKING ABOUT DRAMA CLASSES? The classes are very broad in nature as they try to encompass a wide group of people from differing backgrounds and experience. • An exhilarating & rewarding experience • Build your confidence • Led by Highly Qualified RSC Practitioners • Beginners are welcome • No experience needed • Showcases twice a year • Reasonable fees with concessions Need more info? Just get in touch www.teatrotheatreschool.com info@teatrotheatreschool.com | 01926 420737

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The Spa Centre’s ‘Purrfect’ Family Panto Come and join us for another spectacular festive treat with the rags to riches tale of Dick Whittington. The comedy dream team are back by popular demand for another year with the fabulous JP McCue as Dame Dolly and the hilarious Sean Dodds as Idle Jack. Meet our hero Dick Whittington and his feline friend Tommy the Cat who travel to London to seek their fortune. Will they be able to save the city from the plague of rats that are rampaging through it? Featuring all the classic elements you’d expect from the Spa Centre panto, including spectacular sets and costumes, amazing special effects, fabulous songs and dances and bags of slapstick fun, it would be a “CAT-astrophy” to miss it! SPONSORED BY

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Schools Performances: £9.95 Green Performances: £17.50 Pink Performances: £19 Relaxed Performance: £15.50 Group discounts available for groups of 10 or more on all performances apart from Premium Performances.Please contact the box office for more information. *Signed (with sign language interpreter) and Relaxed Performance (for people with learning disabilities). See the website or contact the box office for more details. A per ticket booking fee is included in the advertised ticket price. We accept all major credit cards with the exception of American Express. Please do not send cash through the post. The Box Office is open 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday and 10am -3pm Saturday and Sunday Box Office is located at the Visitor Information Centre, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA


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AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR Tuesday 29 January | 7pm | Main Stage | Tickets: £9 In2Cultures, a local creative arts company are delighted to be hosting the world famous African Children’s Choir at the Royal Spa Centre for the second year running! After stealing the hearts of the world during their uplifting performance of the number one single ‘Sing’ with Gary Barlow at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the famous African Children’s Choir have been invited back to tour their inspirational talents. This performance will also feature 200 children from local primary schools. Their concerts reflect the energy, beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of these incredible children through song, music and dance. Many of the Choir Children have lost one or both parents to poverty and disease. The performances are both uplifting and humbling and are an opportunity to experience the vitality of the youth from this challenged continent.

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INTERACTIVE FUTURES Thursday 31 January - Saturday 2 February Royal Spa Centre | Tickets: From £6 Interactive Futures would like to welcome you to join us in the heart of Silicon Spa, one of the strongest games clusters in the UK. Home to industry leaders including Playground Games, Codemasters and SEGA, this ground-breaking event will explore games culture, enhance skills, support career development and offer insight into some of the latest developments within the sector.

PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS Friday 1 February | 7.30pm | Studio Tickets: £16 Greetings. I am one of the world’s comedians and I’m here to tell ye about my show. Have you ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? Well I have. That animal is absolutely ridiculous. What about the many, MANY problems that occur when organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, which incidentally is a terrible type of lettuce.

‘Sublime, original and brilliant’ INDEPENDENT

‘A deranged genius’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ‘A Sheer tour de farce’ EDFEST MAG


SWINGING AT THE COTTON CLUB

FEATURING THE LINDY HOP DANCE COMPANY & THE HARRY STRUTTERS HOT RHYTHM ORCHESTRA Sunday 3 February | 7.30pm | Main Stage | Tickets: £23 Take a step back into 1920s & ’30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub, ‘The Cotton Club’! ‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club – New York’s most celebrated nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s. The show features music from the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Fats Waller. Plus spectacular and Breathtaking dance inspired by Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers.

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ANDREW LAWRENCE: CLEAN Friday 8 February | 8pm | Studio Tickets: £14.50, £12.50 (over 60s and students) | Suitable for 16+ Andrew Lawrence, star of Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and UK comedy’s foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show. No politics. No religion. No smut. No swearing. Just great jokes and good clean fun.

‘Superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour’ THE SPECTATOR BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE RECOMMENDED SHOW 2018

AHIR SHAH: DUFFER Saturday 9 February | 8pm | Studio Tickets: £14 | Suitable for 16+ Ahir Shah returns with his newest stand-up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Duffer is touring the UK fresh from critically acclaimed sell-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it earned Shah his second nomination in a row for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny’ ***** THE TELEGRAPH ‘Magnificent’ ***** THE LIST


ENSEMBLE 360 GIDDY GOAT

ENSEMBLE 360 WITH ESTHER SHERIDAN AS NARRATOR Sunday 10 February 11.30am | Main Stage Tickets: £10, £5 (under 16s), Ideal for ages 3-7 Ensemble 360 returns with Paul Rissmann’s Giddy Goat, back for a fifth year following the successes of Sir Scallywag & The Battle of Stinky Bottom, The Chimpanzees of Happytown, and Stan & Mabel.

Sunday 10 February | 3pm Main Stage | Tickets: £20 raised central block, £15 at sides, £1 student Mozart Oboe Quartet in F K370 Beethoven Variations on Mozart’s ‘Là ci darem la mano’ WoO28 Mozart Adagio and Rondo K617 Schubert Impromptu No 3 in G flat D899 Schubert Octet in F D803 Three of the great Classical composers in a thrilling programme. Ensemble 360’s playing of Schubert’s Octet in F three years ago was a sensation and must be repeated.

This time, we follow the story of Giddy, a young mountain goat who is scared of heights! This musical tale of facing fears and making friends is a wonderful way to introduce children to live music. Learn the songs and watch the video at www.musicintheround.co.uk

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR Friday 15 February & Friday 8 March 7.30pm | Main Stage | Tickets: £15.50, £14 (under 16s, over 60s and students) Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thoughtprovoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

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Visit www.banff-uk.com for more details

PIZAZZ: WARWICK TAP Sunday 17 February | 3pm & 7.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: £11, £8 (under 16s, over 60s) Pizazz is the University of Warwick’s largest dance showcase, which brings together over 250 dancers from 13 dance groups and societies. This event is completely student run, with all profits going to Acorns. @Warwick_Tap


GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND Saturday 16 February | 7.30pm | Main Stage | Tickets: £21.50, £7 (12 and under) Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions, the band’s contest successes remain legendary. These include 16 Brass In Concert Championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four times British Open Champions and four times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain. Grimethorpe’s diverse noted concert performances include those at the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, together with a wealth of national and international television/radio appearances and professional recordings. The band has been the recipient of two gold discs, as well as a BAFTA nomination for its contributions to the global hit movie “Brassed Off” for which Grimethorpe was the focal point. The Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, Barbican, Westminster Abbey, European Parliament, Sydney Opera House and more, have all played host to Grimethorpe. With tours to Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, and concerts & festival appearances throughout Europe, the band’s performance reputation remains unsurpassed. In addition to continuing to delight audiences across the globe, Grimethorpe also continues to invest in and support its local community in Grimethorpe, Barnsley and South Yorkshire, particularly through its youth music initiatives and community performances, both locally and on a national scale. For further information on Grimethorpe Colliery Band, visit www.grimethorpeband.com

‘The brass bands of this country are unique, and the Grimethorpe Band is unique amongst them’ SIR HARRISON BIRTWISTLE

“A thoroughly entertaining show & a must for all music enthusiasts” THE GUARDIAN

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CARL HUTCHINSON: I KNOW I SHOULDN’T BEHAVE LIKE THIS Friday 15 February | 7.30pm | Studio Tickets: £13 | Suitable for ages 16+ As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show & following a sold-out 2017 tour. Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand new show ‘I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This...’.

***** ‘Captivating...Outstanding... An all-round comic’ ONE4REVIEW, EDINBURGH

From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown up issues. Join Hutchinson with his stories and observations that’s had crowds laugh their heads off year after year.

ANDREW DOYLE: FRIENDLY FIRE Saturday 16 February | 7.30pm | Studio Tickets: £12, £9 (over 60s & students) Suitable for ages 16+ Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists. Friendly Fire is his seventh solo stand-up show. It follows the critically acclaimed Thought Crimes, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and later transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.

‘Fantastically funny’ GQ

“Co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie”

‘Prepare for all your internal organs to burst with laughter’ INDEPENDENT


THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC - THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ABBA Thursday 21 February | 7.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: £23.50

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Thank You for The Music - The ultimate tribute to ABBA.

TWO’S COMPANY BUT… TEATRO SHOWCASE Wednesday 20 February | 7.30pm Studio | Tickets: £9, £7

This international smash-hit tribute show brings all of ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other. The hugely popular show, combines the unmistakable harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances by an all-star cast that’ll have you thanking ABBA for the music again and again! This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/ management companies or similar shows.

There have now been 12 Teatro Showcases and this one promises to be just as ambitious, entertaining and engaging as all the rest. Partly a platform to allow those who attend the starter classes to have their first taste of performance and partly to allow Teatro to explore all elements of theatre from comedy to serious drama – it is always a good evening of theatrical delights. A series of fascinating monologues and duologues with the odd song thrown in for good measure. There will also be a sneak preview of our next Main House production ‘The Government Inspector’!

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ELMER THE PATCHWORK ELEPHANT Friday 22 February | 4pm Main Stage | Tickets: £14 Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, that celebrates its 30th Birthday in 2019, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter!

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Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colours! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.

WAGS GANG SHOW Tuesday 26 February - Saturday 2 March 7.15pm | Saturday 2 March | 2.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: From £7 140 Scouts and Guides in a variety show with spectacular dance routines and comedy. @WAGSgangshow


SIMON MUNNERY: THE WREATH Friday 7 March | 8pm | Studio Tickets: £13 | Suitable for ages 16+ Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner. His stand-up career spanning 32 years has seen him regularly perform all over the world and star in several of his own major television and radio projects. He is best known for his character creations Alan Parker: Urban Warrior, Buckethead and The League Against Tedium. His most recent television appearances include The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), The Culture Show, It’s Kevin and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (BBC 2).

MATT RICHARDSON ‘SLASH’ Saturday 9 March | 8pm | Studio Tickets: £13 | Suitable for ages 16+ Multi-award-winning comedian Matt Richardson is one of the most exciting names in stand-up. He’s hitting the circuit with some fast-paced, high octane stand-up, delivered with his usual inimitable style. Expect ‘high Wattage Charisma’ (Guardian) from the ‘hilarious and charming’ (The Mirror) host of Virgin Radio’s Drive-time show, The Roast Battle, Just Tattoo of Us – The Aftermath and Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live!

‘Sharp, funny and warm’ HEAT MAGAZINE

*****‘One of the top comedians in Edinburgh this year’ THEATREWEEKLY.COM

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ED GAMBLE: BLIZZARD Saturday 9 March | 8pm Main Stage | Tickets: £16 Suitable for ages 16+ After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. Off of Mock the Week (BBC2), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Apprentice You’re Fired (BBC2), Man Down (Channel 4), Conan (TBS) and a short film he can’t remember the name of where he killed a man from The Bill (ITV) with a spade.

‘…this is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ CHORTLE ON ED GAMBLE’S MAMMOTH, 2017


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LEO HOULDING - THE SPECTRE EXPEDITION: TO THE END OF THE EARTH Thursday 14 March | 7.30pm Studio | Tickets: £16

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1000 miles, 200+ kgs, 60 days, 1 incredible mountain. The story of Leo Houlding’s daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth; The Spectre, Antarctica. A tale of ambition, adventure, friendship and endeavour, uncovering some of the less known facts and history of the great white continent as well as other stories of cutting edge, vertical exploration. Illustrated with inspirational photography, high impact video, impressive graphics and interactive maps.

CAPELLA DANCE ACADEMY Saturday 16 March | 4pm Sunday 17 March | 2pm Main Stage | Tickets: £14.50, £12.50 (under 16s & over 60s) Cappella Dance Academy presents their annual dance show: Dreams.

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THE DRIFTERS Thursday 21 March | 7.30pm Main stage | Tickets: £28 The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Don’t miss their brand-new tour performing all the classic hits such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’, ‘You’re More Than A Number,’ ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Up On The Roof,’ ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin’ In The Back Row’ and many, many more!

FAITH THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY Friday 22 March | 7.30pm Main Stage |Tickets: £26 Faith - The George Michael Legacy returns with a brand-new production for 2018. A stunning celebration remembering one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. This energetic, vibrant musical journey brings to life 35 years of hits from George’s glittering career. This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/ management companies or similar shows.

‘Uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar’ THE STAGE MAGAZINE


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TEATRO PRESENTS:

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR BY NIKOLAI GOGOL Wednesday 20 March | 7.30pm | Main Stage Tickets: £11, £9 Teatro have chosen one of the most famous comedies in world theatre. Regarded as one of the greatest comedies of all time Gogol’s masterpiece has lost none of its bite. In a small town corruption is rife, and the Mayor and his cronies have got it made – or have they? A dazzling blend of preposterous characters and familiar situations.

Supported by the Royal Spa Centre

USING THEATRE TO CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES

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SINDHU VEE: SANDHOG Thursday 21 March | 7.30pm | Studio Tickets: £15, £13 (over 60s, students) Suitable for ages 16+ Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee embarks on a UK tour with her critically acclaimed and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, Sandhog. Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? As seen on QI – BBC2, Have I Got News for You – BBC1 and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled – Dave, and heard on Guilty Feminist podcast.

STEPHEN BAILEY: OUR KID Saturday 23 March | 7.30 | Studio Tickets: £15, £12 (over 60s, under 16s) Suitable for ages 16+ Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star, Stephen Bailey is back on tour with his brand-new show ‘Our Kid’ – a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue. As a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, Stephen regularly contributes articles to Attitude magazine, Huff Post UK and Gay Star News, which made him the ideal choice to host the Stonewall 25th Anniversary Party last year.


ENTERTAINMENT ‘A truly spellbinding performance!’ BURNLEY EXPRESS

VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET: GISELLE Tuesday 26 March | 7.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: £24.50, £22.50 (over 60s), £17 (under 16s) The ultimate romantic ballet, Giselle is a tale of innocence, love, betrayal and madness. With music by one of the 19th century’s best composers, Adolphe Adam, and choreography by the late Nicholas Beriosoff, VFB’s traditional staging of this 1841 masterpiece moves from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to an ethereal world of mystery and menace. With its irresistible combination of a heartbreaking story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet.

FRANCIS ROSSI: ‘I TALK TOO MUCH’ Wednesday 27 March | 7.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: £26 Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll. In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever. Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out. Rossi will be joined on stage by awardwinning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.

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KIERAN HODGSON: ’75 Wednesday 27 March | 8pm | Studio Tickets: £13, £12 (over 60s and students) Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2018. Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. Character comedian Kieran Hodgson returns with the epic and surprising tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place. On a deeply personal quest for understanding, Kieran perfects a series of obsolete impressions and discovers that the 70s were about more than just TISWAS, the colour brown and the words ‘Let’s go on strike again’. Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Star of Radio 4’s Earworms and Lance, and as seen regularly on BBC2’s Two Doors Down, Upstart Crow and Dad’s Army: We’re Doomed.

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‘A terrific show’ **** THE GUARDIAN

JAYKAYS DANCE ACADEMY: FANTASIA Saturday 30 March | 7.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: £13 Jaykays Dance Company is proud to present; Fantasia, their 9th annual dance show. The Leamington Spa based dance school will entertain you with Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Freestyle, Acro & Musical Theatre numbers in a spectacular display of dance and musical theatre from local talent.


KATE RUSBY Friday 5 April | 7.30pm | Main Stage Tickets: £26, £16 (under 16s) Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A career which spans over 25 years in music showcases her as one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters.

‘Everybody loves and respects Kate Rusby, not just for her lovely voice, but for the way she has moved folk forward while remaining true to tradition…’ SUNDAY TIMES

THE PANTALOONS PRESENT: THE ODYSSEY Friday 5 April | 7.45pm | Studio Tickets: £17, £14 Sing, O Muse, of the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons and their hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time… Stranded war hero Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife; but can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over a hundred sleazy suitors? All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet? Or will he – and The Pantaloons – remain all at sea…?

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Tuesday 9 April - Saturday 13 April 7.30pm | Saturday 13 April | 2.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: From £9 Following the success of their acclaimed productions Oklahoma (2018), Legally Blonde (2017) and Singin’ In the Rain (2016), LWMS are over the Jellicle Moon to be bringing one of the world’s longest-running, best- loved family friendly musicals to the stage in 2019. Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T.S.ELIOT.


STUART GOLDSMITH: END OF Friday 12 April | 8pm Studio | Tickets: £11 Stu’s back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who’ve lost touch with all their old friends and can’t eat just one pain au chocolat.

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‘Truly a comedy masterclass... Endlessly inventive’ THE LIST

Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

THAT’LL BE THE DAY Wednesday 17 April | 7.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: £27 Back by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK’s favourite Rock & Roll variety production returns with another chance to see its latest most popular show! Featuring incredible live music performances, this hugely entertaining Rock & Roll spectacular blends classic gold hits from the 50s, 60s & 70s, with bags of hilarious comedy! Celebrating an entire era of timeless nostalgia, the production is well known for its ability to make audiences return time and time again for a new experience.

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TWIRLYWOOS LIVE! Tuesday 23 April | 2pm & 4.30pm Wednesday 24 April | 11am Main stage Tickets | £14 From the producers of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ and ‘Sarah and Duck Live on Stage’ comes another enchanting show for young audiences. The Twirlywoos are setting sail around the UK to welcome young fans along for a theatrical adventure. Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery. With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters from the hit TV show.

CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH: THE FAREWELL TOUR Thursday 25 April | 7.30pm Main Stage | Tickets: £25 In 2019, UK Country Music legend Charlie Landsborough plans to retire from touring to concentrate on writing and recording music. Before his retirement Charlie will be embarking on an extended tour of Britain. Known as the UK’s premier country music singer, country music is only one part of his live shows. Charlie’s gigs are a night of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems. Winner of ‘Best Songwriter’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Male Vocalist’ and ‘International Country Album,’ Charlie’s talent and chart-topping records received the ultimate recognition in 2011 when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame.


HIRE US TOWN HALL

The Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall can provide a wide range of affordable options to help showcase your event. Whether it’s a dance school, community theatre group, conference, exhibition, wedding reception, business meeting or charity fundraiser, we can ensure your event has the expert touch! For more details please visit our website, or call us on 01926 737160 or email spa.hirings@warwickdc.gov.uk.

ASSEMBLY HALL Capacity Theatre style seating: 200 - 300 Banqueting: 150 - 200

A beautiful and historic setting which will add a sense of grandeur to any event. The Assembly Hall is a distinctive venue in a central location. Staging and other function facilities are available.

MEETING ROOMS Capacity 10 - 25

The Town Hall has four meeting rooms available to hire in a convenient and accessible town centre location. Refreshments and AV support can be provided.

COUNCIL CHAMBER Capacity Theatre style seating: 80 Meeting: 40 - 50

The Council Chamber, with wood panelled walls and stained glass windows, provides a romantic setting for receptions and smaller events, and a formal space for meetings.

Book Online: www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk


Box Office: Visitor Information Centre, The Royal Pump Rooms, Parade CV32 4AA | 01926 334418

AUDITORIUM Capacity Theatre style seating: 667 Standing: 400 Banqueting: 150 - 200

STUDIO/CINEMA Capacity Theatre style seating: 188

The ideal space for presentations, meetings, screenings or intimate performances. Bar facilities also available.

BOX OFFICE

HIRE US

We are able to provide your event with a full box office service on an affordable, commission basis. This includes a presence on our website, 24 hour internet ticketing and E-Tickets. We can also provide additional, bespoke marketing services.

ROYAL SPA CENTRE

A multi-use, versatile theatre space. Format can be raked seating or flat-floor. Fully equipped with professional lighting, sound and AV equipment. A backstage dressing room capacity of up to 100 (plus additional if required). Bar facilities also available.


HOW TO BOOK Online: www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk

Telephone: 01926 334 418 Phone lines are open: 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday Please note that a queuing system is in operation and there may be delays during peak times.

In Person: Visitor Information Centre, The Royal Pump Rooms, Parade, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 4AA 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday Please note the daytime box office is located at the Visitor Information Centre. A box office service is also available at the Royal Spa Centre one hour before an event is due to commence. Tickets can now also be purchased in person at: Visit Warwick, The Court House Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW

Booking Fees: A per ticket booking fee is included in the advertised ticket price. For many incoming productions, the majority of the ticket income is paid to the production company or promoter. The

booking fee is entirely retained by the venue. All tickets are non-refundable. For full terms and conditions please visit our website.

Access & Groups: For specific seating or access requirements, please call our Box Office 01926 334 418 or email boxoffice@warwickdc.gov.uk For group bookings, discounts may be available. Please contact our Box Office for details.

Terms & Conditions Our full terms and conditions are available online or by contacting our Box Office.

Data Protection You may have heard about the General Data Protection Regulations which came into effect last year. If you wish to see how we handle your personal data you may view our Privacy Policy at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/ royalspacentre/privacy If you have received this brochure by post you have been sent it because you have previously given us your consent to do so. If you wish to stop receiving this brochure you can either: • Return the brochure to us via the post. • Telephone: 01926 334418 • Email: boxoffice@warwickdc.gov.uk


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Box Office: Visitor Information Centre, The Royal Pump Rooms, Parade CV32 4AA | 01926 334418

FACILITIES Our foyers open one hour before all performances. Bars are located on the Stalls and Balcony level and are open pre-show and during the interval. They serve a selection of beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot beverages, confectionery and ice cream. For the majority of performances, interval drinks can be pre-ordered at the bar and may be taken into the auditorium in plastic glasses. Only food and drink purchased from our bars may be consumed on the premises. After the auditorium doors have closed, latecomers may only be admitted at a suitable point in the performance, and at the discretion of the Duty Manager. Sound levels are monitored in accordance with the conditions of the licensing authority. Photography and recording of any kind, including the use of mobile phones, is strictly prohibited within the auditorium. Out of respect to the performers and your fellow audience members, please switch off mobile phones before entering the auditorium.

ACCESS The Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall operates a free Access List in order to improve our service to patrons with access requirements. Registration forms are available from the Box Office or our website. The Main Auditorium is equipped with an infra-red hearing enhancement system for use with headsets or portable induction loops, which are available from the Box Office T free of charge. Wheelchair spaces are available in the Main Auditorium, and in the Studio / Cinema. There is a lift to the balcony level and accessible toilets on all floors. Wheelchair positions can be booked in advance through our Box Office. Guide dogs are welcome.

Disclaimer All information contained within this brochure was correct at the time of going to print. Unforeseen circumstances may result in changes to the published programme or named performers. All tickets are offered subject to availability at the time of booking.


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2019 LEAMINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL

Royal Pump Rooms Leamington Spa - Friday Evenings at 7.30 Friday 3 May - TASMIN LITTLE AND ANDREY GUGNIN

Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May two concerts with Takacs String Quartet

Saturday 4 May - LEONORE PIANO TRIO Leaflet with full details available in January. Roderick Williams and Fitzwilliam String Quartet Priority Booking for Friends early Sunday 5 May - RAPHAEL WALLFISCH January. General Booking by mid January. AND JOHN YORK Visitors Information Centre Royal Pump Roderick Williams and Ensemble 360 Rooms Leamington Spa Monday 6 May - Andrey Gugnin Gemma Rosefield and Martinu String Quartet Call Box Office 01926 334418 or online Tuesday 7 May - ADELA SEVCIKOVA & FRIENDS www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk Aronowitz Ensemble and Tom Poster


Annabel Rainbow, Self Portrait in the Third Person, quilt, winner of the OPEN 2017 People’s Choice Award

OPEN 2019 Friday 15 March – Sunday 26 May Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum Admission Free Opening Times Tuesday – Sunday 10am-4pm Monday closed (except bank holidays) Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA. Tel: 01926 742700 www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms


WHAT’S ON AT A GLANCE JANUARY AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR Tue 29 January INTERACTIVE FUTURES Thu 31 January Sat 2 Feb

FEBRUARY PAUL FOOT Fri 1 February

 SINDHU VEE Thu 21 March

PIZAZZ: WARWICK TAP Sun 17 February

 FAITH: A GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY Fri 22 March

 TEATRO SHOWCASE Wed 20 February  THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC - THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ABBA Thu 21 February  ELMER THE PATCHWORK ELEPHANT Fri 22 February

SWINGING AT THE COTTON CLUB Sun 3 February ANDREW LAWRENCE Fri 8 February YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR Sat 9 February AHIR SHAH Sat 9 February

WAGS GANG SHOW Tue 26 February Sat 2 March

MARCH  SIMON MUNNERY Fri 7 March  MATT RICHARDSON Sat 9 March

GIDDY GOAT: ENSEMBLE 360 Sun 10 February

 ED GAMBLE Sat 9 March

ENSEMBLE 360 Sun 10 February BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR Fri 15 February & Fri 8 Mar CARL HUTCHINSON Fri 15 February GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND Sat 16 February

 ANDREW DOYLE Sat 16 February

 LEO HOULDING - THE SPECTRE EXPEDITION Thu 14 March  CAPELLA DANCE ACADEMY Sat 16 March & Sun 17 March  TEATRO PRESENTS: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Wed 20 March  THE DRIFTERS Thu 21 March

ENTERTAINMENT

 STEPHEN BAILEY Sat 23 March  VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET: GISELLE Tue 26 March  FRANCIS ROSSI Wed 27 March  KIERAN HODGSON: ‘75 Wed 27 March  JAYKAYS DANCE ACADEMY Sat 30 March

APRIL  KATE RUSBY Fri 5 April  THE PANTALOONS PRESENT: THE ODYSSEY Fri 5 April LWMS: CATS Tue 9 - Sat 13 April  STUART GOLDSMITH: END OF Fri 12 April  THAT’LL BE THE DAY Wed 17 April  TWIRLYWOOS LIVE! Tues 23 & Wed 24 April  CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH Thu 25 April

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