“World’s best theatre” at Warwick Arts Centre

Published: 15 December 2012
Reporter: Steve Orme

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry is promising a “fantastic year of the very best artistic experiences”.

Head of programme and audiences Matt Burman says, “the delights Warwick Arts Centre is sharing with local and national audiences include ground-breaking theatre, visually stunning dance and more.”

The arts centre says it is committed to bringing audiences “the best theatre from around the world to entertain, inspire and amaze.”

Cheek by Jowl will return to Coventry for the UK première of the anarchic Ubu Roi, which roughly translates as King Turd, from Wednesday 30 January until Saturday 2 February.

Other theatre highlights include Contender Charlie, China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre’s presentation of Macbeth—Blood Will Have Blood on 9 February; 1927’s mélange of live music, storytelling and film The Animals and Children Took to the Streets from 12 until 16 February; and Birmingham company Stan’s Café with The Anatomy of Melancholy from 12 until 15 March.

For dance aficionados, BalletBoyz takes ten of the best young dancers to the stage in The Talent 2013, with new pieces by celebrated choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett, on 4 and 5 March.