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Events: Theatre, Entertainment and Festivals 


The Events
March 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
RSC - The Duchess of Malfi
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In an attempt to prevent the fiercely independent Duchess from marrying the man she loves, her corrupt brothers go on a disturbing quest to destroy her. Remarkable for its inventive and grotesque violence, yet full of dark humour, this violent revenge tragedy asks how anyone can survive in a world where masculinity has become toxic.
January 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, February 1, 3, 4
RSC - A Christmas Carol
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A brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic and one of the most loved short stories ever written. In one ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour but is that enough?

With Phil Davis as Ebenezer Scrooge.
January 15, 16, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, February 1, 2, 5, 7, 8
RSC - Imperium Part 1: Conspiritor
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Mike Poulton turns his pen to the thrilling world of power politics in the ancient Rome of Robert Harris best-selling Cicero trilogy. Gregory Doran directs Richard McCabe in the epic title role.
January 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, February 3, 6, 7, 9, 10
RSC - Imperium Part 11: Dictator
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Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness - Caravaggios 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 Lustgartens 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.

February 2, 3
RSC -  Julius Caesar: First Encounters
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This new version of Julius Caesar is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for 8 -13 year olds. A company of actors have travelled up and down the land performing their stories. Now they have arrived in your town to tell a tale of friendship and betrayal. Caesar, Romes leader, has returned from war strongerthan ever, but some of his followers are questioning his power.


February 3rd and 17th
Farmers Market
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Surrounded by the rich agricultural landscape of rural Warwickshire there are always some very tasty treats on offer in the Rother Street Farmers' Markets.
February 10
Warwick Races - Gentlemens and Kingmaker Chase Day
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Join us on Gentleman's Day and don your best suits for one of our best feature races of year, the Kingmaker Chase. Make sure you and the boys are looking dapper and polish those shoes to be in with a chance of being one of the best dressed men on site. Prizes are to be confirmed.

February 13
Roderick Williams and English Song
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Baritone Roderick needs little introduction and his performances of English music are greatly admired. This evening's conductor, Patrycja Pieczara, is one of Poland's most outstanding young conductors, making a global name for herself conducting from Tokyo and Istanbul to Ankara and Paris.
February 14th
Andra Sparks & Nick Weldon Valentine's Special
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Acclaimed singer Andra Sparks and her superb trio bring to the stage a delightful mix of love songs old and new for a special night of jazz for Valentines Day. This is a band with an outstanding pedigree; musicians who have toured internationally and worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Johnny Griffin, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Sheila Jordan and Eddie Henderson. So expect an evening of outstanding musicianship, innovation and the unexpected from this group of lively characters! And maybe some interesting stories between the beautiful songs.
February 20
Stewart Lee: Content Provider
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After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lees Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewarts first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.  

Age guidance: 16+

February 21st, 11.30am and 2.30pm
Hoot Owl
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Watch out! I am HOOT OWL. I am hungry. And here I come!

Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl - He's a Master of Disguise! And he plans to use his cunning camouflage powers to gobble up the tiny animals of the night. Trouble is, Hoot Owl's prey keep escaping! Is Hoot Owl as masterful as he thinks he is? Will he become a member of the Owl Parliament? And will he EVER succeed in catching himself some dinner?

February 23rd 7.30pm
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Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty.
February 23
Budbrooke Chase Family Fun Day
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Roll up, roll up and come racing! We welcome you to gallop along to Warwick to enjoy something fun on a Friday, for just a fiver! Its a fiver to get into the course and a fiver to eat. Simple as that! Some great racing too, with the valuable Budbrooke Chase taking place and live music as you enter the course from The Peas, and balloon art from Mr Twister. Bring the kids along, for some half-term entertainment. Remember they can go racing for free!
February 28th
Chris Bowden's Unlikely Being
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The album launch for Chris Bowden's latest project UNLIKELY BEING. This original Chris Bowden material involves exiting interactive improvisation from some of Britain's best jazz musicians. Jim Watson on piano, Chris Dodd on bass and Neil Bullock on drums led by Chris on saxophone