Warwick Arts Centre's SpringSummer 2022 Season

Warwick Arts Centre's SpringSummer 2022 Season

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Posted 2022-01-20 by Andy Colemanfollow

Wed 16 Feb 2022 - Sat 11 Jun 2022

Warwick Arts Centre's Spring/Summer 2022 Season

A flying dragon, a Dickens classic like you've never seen it before and the return of the region's largest dedicated contemporary art gallery are among the highlights of Warwick Arts Centre 's Spring/Summer 2022 season.

Having begun to reopen its doors in October 2021, following a major transformation, the popular Coventry venue is presenting several bold adaptations of famous literary works during 2022. These include Lost Dog Dance 's retelling of Charles Dickens' A Tale Of Two Cities (Feb 16-18, 2022), which shifts focus to the character of Lucie Manette (pictured below); Platform 4 's audio/visual take on John Wyndham's classic plant-based invasion, Triffids! (Feb 26); and Battersea Arts Centre and BAC Beatbox Academy 's gig/theatre re-imagining of Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster (May 25-28).



For families, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's classic picture book, Zog And The Flying Doctors (Feb 24-26) heads to the stage courtesy of Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre, Oh No, George! (Apr 23-24) brings Chris Haughton's colourful story to life in time for its tenth anniversary, while Le Navet Bete's comedic take on The Three Musketeers (May 12-14) is bound to delight older young people.

Other highlights include Gimme Gimme Gimme scribe Jonathan Harvey's adaptation of radio and TV sitcom Ladies Of Letters (Jun 7-11), which reunites Only Fools And Horses' stars Tessa Peake-Jones and Gwyneth Strong ; Candoco Dance 's Set And Reset/Reset (Mar 1-2), a daring re-creation of Trisha Brown Dance Company's seminal Set And Reset, featuring a driving Laurie Anderson score; choreographer Jamaal Burkmar's '90s/'00s sitcom-inspired Donuts (Feb 9); and Warwickshire writer/actor Hannah Kumari's study of identity and 'the beautiful game' in Eng-Er-Land (Feb 16-17) (pictured below).



A free exhibition featuring new work from contemporary artist Rana Begum (until Mar 13) signals the much-anticipated reopening of the Mead Gallery, which has been moved to the ground floor as part of the venue's transformation. Dappled Light finds Rana responding directly to the architecture of the new space.



The season also sees Warwick Arts Centre welcoming leading composer Max Richter (pictured above) (Mar 12), Australian 'song-keeper' Jessie Lloyd (Feb 18), and Ludovico Einaudi associates Justin Adams and Mauro Durante (May 15), plus award-winning comedians Omid Djalili (pictured below) (Feb 17) and Fern Brady (Feb 19) and QI presenter Sandi Toksvig (May 21).



Doreen Foster, Warwick Arts Centre's Director, said: "We're thrilled to reveal the second season since re-opening. From a rare performance of composer Max Richter's Powerful Voices, which is inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to a unique must-see exhibition in our remodelled Mead Gallery, there are plenty of exciting performances, concerts, screenings and events to amaze and challenge you over the coming months."

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