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Warwick Arts Centre set to welcome autumn with a bang


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After a major four-year transformation, Warwick Arts Centre reopens on Friday, Oct 1 2021. The redevelopment, the largest in its 48-year history, combines extensive upgrades of existing spaces with spacious new areas, including a more welcoming foyer, three new cinemas, a repositioned Mead Gallery, and a new restaurant.

The UK’s most lauded choreographer/ director, Sir Matthew Bourne OBE, is back with a much-anticipated new production. Exploring the underbelly of 1930s London, The Midnight Bell (Nov 10-13) is inspired by the work of writer Patrick Hamilton as a lonely-hearts club gather in a Soho pub to play out their lovelorn affairs of the heart.

George Hinchliffe’s all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Nov 14) have launched a musical revolution; their toe-tapping and charming arrangements of everything from classical masterpieces to pop and rock smashes are uplifting, surprising and always entertaining.

Also lined up for the reopening season are songwriter John Grant (Oct 1), whose fifth solo album, Boy From Michigan, recently hit the UK Top 10; controversial Britain’s Got Talent 2020 finalist Nabil Abdulrashid (Oct 9); trip-hop pioneer and ever-evolving artist Tricky (Nov 3); and The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Oct 26-28), the Olivier Award-nominated adaptation of Judith Kerr’s family favourite.

Discussing the announcement, Warwick Arts Centre’s Director, Doreen Foster, said: “We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to the Arts Centre. We’ve got a great lineup of inspiring shows – from boundary-pushing innovators to much-loved family classics – but these are just the start”. 

Alongside a stellar lineup of theatre and music, there are multiple appearances from some of the biggest names in UK comedy, including Sarah Millican (Oct 21-24), Alan Carr (Nov 26-27), and Jimmy Carr (Dec 21-23).

Tickets for selected performances are on sale now. To book, and find out more, contact Warwick Arts Centre Box Office via [email protected], or see www.warwickartscentre.co.uk.


Written by: David Watkins

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