WARWICK Arts Centre will ‘Stomp’ into Spring.
The global theatrical dance phenomenon headlines a programme packed full of big names in theatre, comedy, dance, music, art and family friendly shows.
The Warwick university venue will welcome the West End hit, Stomp, later this month, followed hot on their heels by the UK’s hugely successful choreographer Matthew Bourne with his Early Adventures show, and Irish dance sensation, Jean Butler – the original principal female in Riverdance – will also be hot-footing it to the stage.
Laughs for seasons are supplied by Jimmy Carr, Danny Baker, Sue Perkins and Al Murray among others, while music highlights include soul singer Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, virtuoso violinist Nicola Benedetti, and jazzman Courtney Pine.
Orchestral visitors include the European Union Chamber Orchestra featuring acclaimed pianist Peter Donohoe and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will arrive in a flurry of strings and a blaze of trumpets with guest conductor Robert Trevino.
On the theatre stage, celebrated touring company Headlong bring the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion to life, Cheek By Jowl perform Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale; and writer, director and actor Tim Crouch will perform his My Arm, giving audiences a rare opportunity to see the starting point of his celebrated work.
Family shows heading from page to stage include Raymond Briggs’ The Bear and Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea, while Oily Cart and the RSC will present In a Pickle, inspired by The Winter’s Tale, and Highly Sprung bring the Tree to the theatre.
Naturalist, broadcaster and author Simon King will host ‘an audience with’, and the popular live screenings from the RSC, Met Opera and National Theatre will continue in the cinema.
The centre will also continue the popular series of masterclasses, with workshops in interior design, floristry, songwriting and drawing in still life available.
Centre programme director Julia Carruthers said: “After one of our busiest and most successful autumn seasons, spring 2017 continues with a programme full of film, music, dance, circus, comedy and family shows – giving a host of reasons to head to Warwick Arts Centre.
“With household names, world renowned performers and acclaimed companies bringing some of the very best shows to our stages I am sure our audiences will continue to be delighted with what they see, hear, learn and experience all under our roof.”
Visit www.warwickartscentre.co.uk for tickets and further details.