Top theatre on its way to Warwick Arts Centre

The National Theatres production of My Country, with Penny Layden as Britannia
The National Theatres production of My Country, with Penny Layden as Britannia

Leading comedy acts, internationally acclaimed theatre and much-loved family shows are in the line-up for Warwick Arts Centre’s summer season.

The National Theatre’s production My Country; a work in progress leads the way in the theatre. The new play is written by Carol-Ann Duffy and directed by Rufus Norris. Focusing on the days after the historic Brexit vote, the play takes a series of interviews and honest opinions collected from around the UK and blends them with political speeches.

Celebrated writer and director Mark Murphy has created Out of this World - a powerful story of love and loss set in a world of projected film and animation.

Comedy this season comes in the form of comedy circuit stalwarts, including Russell Brand, Stewart Lee, Jon Richardson, Andy Parsons, Lee Nelson and Henning Wehn.

The family programme is full of favourites heading to the stage from the page. The Easter holidays see the arrival of the West End smash hit The Tiger Who Came to Tea, while David Walliams’ best-selling number one children’s book, The First Hippo on the Moon, explodes onto the stage in a riot of fabulous costumes and a heart-warming adventure, and Julia Donaldson’s enchanting The Scarecrows’ Wedding is brought to life by Scamp Theatre.

The classical music programme welcomes the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with a concert filled with favourites.

The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra will present an evening of Russian music with conductor Yuri Simonov, and the captivating Martyn Levickis, who has made the world sit up and appreciate the accordion, will bring his fearless approach to new arrangements to the stage.

Call 024 7652 4524 or visit www.warwickartscentre.co.uk to book or for more information.