As 2012 draws to a close, Warwick Arts Centre is looking ahead to fantastic year of the very best artistic experiences: ground-breaking theatre, visually stunning dance, moving music, thought-provoking visual arts, belly-laughs and more. So why not join us and get closer to the arts at Warwick Arts Centre in 2013? Below are just some of the highlights of the upcoming season: browse ALL the events in our Spring Season here.
The critically-acclaimed Cheek by Jowl is welcomed back to Coventry for the UK premiere of the anarchic, darkly funny Ubu Roi. After a sell-out run at the National Theatre, multi-award winning 1927’s “mind-blowingly beautiful” (Time Out) The Animals and Children Took to the Streets arrives. For dance fans, the phenomenon that is BalletBoyz brings a crop of the best young dancers to the stage in the TALENT 2013.
As part of an on-going dedication to the creation of new performance with the country’s finest theatre-makers, this season Warwick Arts Centre is proud to be supporting work by some genuinely visionary and compelling artists. As well known in France and Germany as they are in their hometown of Birmingham, Stan’s Cafe return with a fascinating adaptation of The Anatomy of Melancholy, a 17th century tome about managing depression that continues to resonate in modern times. Fevered Sleep will transform the studio into a beautiful immersive work of art, with performance, music and film exploring our relationship with nature in Above Me The Wide Blue Sky.
If you’re interested in coming to see a number of these events, make sure you check out our Performance Package first – book for three or more Theatre or Dance events and receive a discount on each ticket!
Warwick Arts Centre believes young audiences deserve brilliant new things too. So the co-production of Rubbish with the outstanding Theatre-Rites finds performers and puppets imagining a world that celebrates its discarded items; and in MACBETH: Blood Will Have Blood, with Contender Charlie & China Plate, intrepid young people get to explore the Scottish Play in exciting new ways. There’s also clowning comedy and wonderful physical theatre from Plutôt la Vie in By the Seat of Your Pants, and during the February half-term Play in a Day returns for those who fancy becoming the next David Tennant or Helen Mirren.
For new sounds there’s an electrifying mix of award-winning international musicians. Cowboy Junkies and The Be Good Tanyas visit from the US, bringing a subtle twang of Americana to the season. Bellowhead, named best live act at the BBC Folk Awards, will bowl audiences over with a high-energy show, and West-End legend Ruthie Henshall will light up the theatre with some classic show tunes. I Am Kloot are sure to dazzle with tracks from the critically-acclaimed Let It All In, there’s genre-defying performance from multi-instrumentalist Ergo Phizmiz, and multimedia wizards The Light Surgeons perform the world premiere of the visually stunning Super Everything*.
As one of the country’s premier venues for the best of British comedy, headliners this Spring include Bill Bailey and Julian Clary: (latterly winner of Celebrity Big Brother) as well as rising stars like James Acaster, Zoe Lyons and Tony Law.
We hope you find something that catches your eye in our new Spring Season programme, and we look forward to seeing you at Warwick Arts Centre in the New Year! Flip through our digital brochure below, or pick up a copy in our foyer now!