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Events: Theatre, Entertainment and Festivals 

The Events
January 10, 11, 14, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27
RSC - The Two Noble Kinsmen
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One of Shakespeare’s last plays: a comedy about cousins valiantly battling for their native city and the pursuit of a hand in marriage.

On the day planned for his wedding to Hippolyta, Duke Theseus of Athens is petitioned by three queens to go to war against King Creon of Thebes, who has deprived their dead husbands of proper burial rites. In Thebes, the 'two noble kinsmen', cousins Palamon and Arcite, realise that their own hatred of Creon's tyranny must be put aside while their native city is in danger, but in spite of their valour in battle it is Theseus who is victorious.

January 9, 18, 19, 24, 25, 30, 31
RSC - The Rover
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Three wandering cavaliers, exiled from Cromwell’s England, meet up in a Spanish colony as carnival begins. Meanwhile three wealthy sisters escape their overbearing brother and disappear into the city in search of love. As night falls and the wine flows, chaos ensues. The Rover was last staged in 1986 as part of the Swan Theatre’s first season. Directed by Loveday Ingram.
January 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 28,
RSC - The Seven Acts of Mercy
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Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness - Caravaggio’s first since he killed a man and fled Rome. Bootle, the present day. A retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as their community disintegrates around them. Anders Lustgarten’s visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.

This production contains violence and scenes of a sexual nature.

January 11
Alan Barnes & Gilad Atzmon
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Tradition dictates that we start the new year with two saxophone colossuses and who better than Gilad Atzmon and Alan Barnes? With this performance you will not only get a real bebop fix but a mix of Gilad’s off the wall humour with political satire and Alan’s dry wit. This is perfect jazz entertainment!
January 13, 21
RSC - The Tempest
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On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. In a unique partnership with Intel we will be using groundbreaking technology to create a world that pushes the technical boundaries of theatre. Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero, directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
January 21st
Farmers Market
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As we all become more conscious of what we eat and where our food originates Farmers Markets become ever more popular, none more so than Stratford's own Farmers' market which happens twice monthly. The defining characteristics of a Farmers' Market are that the producers should sell their own produce share their passion for their produce and sample their goods - and all produce should be made from local ingredients wherever possible (usually not more than 30 miles away). Surrounded by the rich agricultural landscape of rural Warwickshire there are always some very tasty treats on offer in the Rother Street Farmers' Markets. Please be aware that the markets maybe effected by adverse weather conditions.
January 14

Betfred Classic Chase Day

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Warwick's feature raceday of the year featuring the Betfred Classic Chase and Leamington Hurdle. The 2015 Beftred Classic Chase was won by the Kerry Lee trained Russe Blanc and ridden by one of Warwick's local Jockey's Charlie Poste.

Opens 10:40, First race 12:40, Last race 4:05

January 26

January Raceday

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Midweek jumps meeting with a fantastic local feel.

Opens 10:55, First race 12:55, Last race 16:20