Theatre offerings are a mixture of exciting new works and time-honoured plays. The critically acclaimed Frantic Assembly are back with a new play.
The Believers by Bryony Lavery (Beautiful Burnout), and Filter present a 90-minute explosive remix of Twelfth Night, where riotous gig meets Shakespearean classic. The Tiger Lillies’ bring their genre-defying brand of other-worldly vocals and unnerving cabaret performance style to Lulu – A Murder Ballad, based on Frank Wedekind’s infamous plays, and Alan Ayckbourn, one of Britain’s most prolific and beloved playwrights, makes a personal appearance to accompany a trilogy of his creations, including two new pieces and a revival of Time of My Life.
Spring is a season of contemporary dance that charts the current landscape of the artform. Renowned for their inclusivity, established pioneers Candoco, shift perceptions and preconceptions about dance in a Triple Bill of works, whilst Hofesh Shechter, one of Europe’s most important choreographers, presents his new piece Sun with a company of 14 world-class dancers and an eclectic soundtrack of original music.
For music lovers, we have the eloquent and provocative singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane deftly combines the intricacies of jazz with a deep soulfulness whilst Penguin Cafe brings their unique chamber jazz sound to our Butterworth Hall. Jools Holland favourite Ruby Turner returns in February with her passionate soaring ballads and funky grooves.
The Mead Gallery unveils its latest show, Uncommon Ground - the most comprehensive exhibition of British Land Art to date. Featuring the work of 24 of some of the most important artists and artist groups working in the UK between the mid-1960s and late 1970s, including Andy Goldsworthy and Anthony McCall, the exhibition demonstrates how the term ‘Landscape’ was being questioned and transformed by artists during this period to become the ground for radical artistic experiment.
Finally, the Arts Centre remains one of the best venues for comedy in the UK where you can get closer to arena-filling, sell-out comedians. This spring is no different, with a programme featuring Jason Manford and David Baddiel along with Russell Kane and Lucy Porter. There’s also musical comedy in Showstopper! and Fascinating Aïda, sketch show silliness from WitTank and a chance to get your geek on in Festival of the Spoken Nerd.
You can see the brochure in full here.
Staff 2 for 1 offers:
Near Gone – Wed 15 Jan 7.45pm
Hofesh Shechter: Sun – Tue 4 Feb 7.45pm
The Tiger Lillies: Lulu – A Murder Ballad – Fri 7 Feb 7.45pm
The Ayckbourn Ensemble: Arrivals & Departures – Tue 11 Feb 7.30pm
Filter: Twelfth Night – Tue 25 Feb 7.45pm
Candoco: Triple Bill – Tue 4 Mar 7.30pm
Frantic Assembly: The Believers – Tue 11 Mar 7.45pm
To book two tickets for the price of one, simply show your staff card at the Arts Centre Box Office or phone 024 7652 4524.
Offer is not available online or retrospectively, and is subject to availability.