Big-name actors, comics and musicians are heading to Warwick Arts Centre this autumn.
The venue has announced its programme for the coming months, with a wide array of entertainment scheduled.
There is a particular strong programme of theatre. Complicite’s The Encounter, co-produced by Warwick Arts Centre, is the story of a photographer lost in the Amazon, brought to life by Simon McBurney. The runaway success of the Edinburgh International Festival 2015, The Encounter uses captivating performance and innovative sound technology to pull audiences deep into the rainforest.
Another co-production, Chris Goode’s Weaklings, tests the borders of reality and fiction in a murky online world. Big, heartfelt stories explode on stage with Kneehigh’s exuberant, musical take on The Beggar’s Opera, Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs) and Headlong’s faithful interpretation of Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie, starring Greta Scacchi.
There’s a broad choice of laughs from the likes of Michael Palin, Nina Conti and Bill Bailey to Alex Horne, Robert Newman and Nish Kumar.
Lucy Rose, the singer-songwriter from Warwickshire who’s found national acclaim, returns for a home gig, whilst Asian Dub Foundation perform to George Lucas’ classic sci-fi film THX 1138. East India Youth play a special gig at the Tin Music and Arts in Coventry, and Ghostpoet brings hip-hop, jazz and indie influences to the Copper Rooms.
There’s more family theatre than ever before, along with a series of world-class classical concerts from international artists and orchestras.
Call 024 7652 4524 or visit www.warwickartscentre.co.uk for more information.
The arts centre is on the campus of Warwick University.