Spring and Summer Season 2019

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Spring and Summer

Season 2019

Illustration © Jim Field 2016 Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd


WELCOME TO THE SPRING SUMMER 2019 SEASON AT

THE BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE AND WARWICK HALL

Welcome to the Spring Summer 2019 Season at

the Bridge House Theatre and Warwick Hall

Thanks to everyone who has supported any of the

performances in recent months. We all hope you are

enjoying the extra comfort of the new seating in the

Bridge House Theatre alongside the ever developing

range and quality of the programme. Do let us know

what you think using all those lovely social media

channels, or even pop in for a tech-free chat!

2019 will continue to see us bringing the best in

contemporary theatre and music as well as School and

community productions and events.

blockbuster Police Cops…In Space, which is

an 80’s ‘low-fi sci-fi’ set in the most dangerous

place on Earth…Space. With their tongues

always in their cheeks expect every buddy,

cop and science fiction film and TV franchise

to be parodied by these impressively chested

fellows. Make sure you see these guys before

they become too big for us.

AniMalcolm is a wonderfully vibrant,

energetic and gloriously funny musical from

the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre.

The songs, staging and performances are

a perfect family Spring treat that bring this

popular David Baddiel story to life

We won’t spoil the end of the Hampstead

Murder Mystery (our second production

by local playwright Tim Norton), featuring

our middle school students in a parody of

Agatha Christie’s 30s crime dramas. Expect a

fast-moving, slick production as the play has

more than 150 characters!

As part of our Beacon series this year we kick off with

our first visit from the innovative and up-and-coming

Haste theatre. Where the Hell is Bernard? will give us

a chance to explore a dystopian futuristic world through

dance, music and physical theatre.

From newcomers to established visitors we are delighted

to welcome back the award winners Police Cops,

who continue to take Edinburgh by storm with their

The King’s High Dance evening in February

promises a brilliant night showcasing

the breadth of dance styles taught in the

foundation. You’ll also see some classic

theatre this season. King’s High bring us the

delightful Bugsy Malone and new drama

teacher Miss Ray makes her BHT directorial

debut with the timeless classic The Wind

in the Willows featuring our lower school

students in June.

The hugely popular Jazz at the Bridge

returns again and the season has

an ever developing programme of

wonderful music events for everyone

to enjoy, celebrating the best in young

musicianship across the foundations. Do

keep an in contact for further details and

other music events.

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GUIDE TO BROCHURE SYMBOLS

The following badges are used

throughout the brochure to

highlight certain types of events,

activities and age suitability.

Beacon

Of course this is a busy season for dance, curriculum drama

and visitors from the community. GCSE, A Level drama

students will be performing in the Spring. Many of us have

rediscovered our love of the music of Queen recently thanks to

the biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, so we are especially delighted

that Aylesford School will be back again with the Queen

musical We Will Rock You in January. Spa Theatre juniors are

also

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welcome

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returners

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with their

January

production

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of The Addams

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Family in The April. Bridge House Theatre, Myton Road

Warwick, CV34 6PP

Finally, but by no means lastly, we have to mention two big

ticket events this season which we are delighted to have

arranged Tickets for you. £8.00 Angus Deayton Adult / £6.00 is perhaps Concession*

best known for

his hosting of Have I Got News *Under for 18 or You Student and roles in One Foot

in the Grave and Waterloo Road, but we go further back in his

career for Radio Active which started it all – a radio-based

comedy sketch show that gave rise to KYTV in the 1980s.

Joined by original www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

cast members Michael Fenton, Helen

Atkinson Wood, and Philip Pope this one is sure to delight.

Box Office 01926 776438 (1pm-5:30pm Mon-Fri)

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The Music presented of Simon by permission and Garfunkel of www.schoolswillrockyou.com

is celebrated in June by

Bookends, one of the best tribute acts in the World. They

perform authentic versions of the songs that sound-tracked

a generation. You’ll hear all the hits including The Sound of

Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and Bookends’ own beautiful

rendition of the unforgettable Bridge Over Troubled Water.

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Do keep an eye on the website as additional events are

sometimes booked that don’t feature in this brochure. We

hope you’ll agree that this is a special season of theatre

dance and music and we look forward to seeing you here

soon!

Mike Perry

Director of Drama

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Where you see this

badge, the show is part

of our Beacon strand

of contemporary,

professional arts

programming

Fantastic for Families

This badge means that

the show is suitable

for a family audience

and forms part of our

professional artistic

programme for children

and families

Perfect for Schools

This badge means that

the show is particularly

suitable for school

groups

Chatback

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This badge means there

will be a Q&A session

with the theatre company

immediately after the

show. All ticket holders for

the show are welcome to

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Age Guidance

These badges are applied

to work to give you a

guide to the minimum

age recommended for the

production

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MUSIC AT WARWICK

BRIDGE HOUSE OF ROCK

BHT Fri 18 Jan, 7.30pm

Bring your earplugs, we are turning the

amps up to 11!

Free Entry, Tickets available from Box Office.

JAZZ @ THE BRIDGE

BHT Fri 1 – Sat 2 Feb 7.30pm

The best swinging night in Warwick all year…

twice! Book early to avoid disappointment.

£11 Adults / £8 Concession

RESOLUTION 88 WARWICK SCHOOL JAZZ

WORKSHOP

BHT Fri 8 Feb 7.30pm

Top UK funk outfit Resolution 88 join

Warwick School’s jazzers for a fusion filled

funktastic spectacular.

Free Entry, No Ticket Required.

WARWICK SCHOOL STRINGS CONCERT

WH Mon 11 Feb 7.30pm

All Warwick School String ensembles will

perform music ranging from Vivaldi and

Handel to Piazzola and John Barry with some

amazing solos including on the Guzheng.

Students from Kings High will also be joining

in alongside various Wind and Brass to

perform Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and

the Adagietto from Mahler 5th Symphony.

Entry is Free for all, do come and expect be

inspired, exhilarated, moved, impressed.

Free Entry, No Ticket Required.

WARWICK SCHOOL CHAMBER CONCERT

WH Tue 5 Mar 7.30pm

An event showcasing some of our more

advanced chamber groups including:

Dvorak’s American String Quartet, the

Scherzo from Mendelsohn Piano Trio,

Rossini’s virtuosic Duet for Cello and Double

Bass and our new Baroque Ensemble

playing Telemann’s beautiful Trio Sonata in

G. There will also be music for woodwind,

brass & keyboard. Don’t miss this wonderful

chamber of delights.

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JAZZ 4 AFRICA

Pyne Room, Warwick School

Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm

Warwick School’s jazz small bands play

everything from Dixie to funk fusion in our

very own jazz club setting raising money for

the Dominic Community Foundation.

Free Entry.

Please book your space through the Bridge

House Theatre box office, book early to

avoid disappointment.

WARWICK SCHOOL GUITAR CONCERT

WH Wed 20 March 7.00pm

Come listen to Warwick School’s finest

classical guitarists featuring fine soloists and

our guitar orchestras.

Free Entry, No Ticket Required.

WOODWIND CELEBRATION

WH Fri 26 Apr 7.30pm

The annual Woodwind Celebration Concert

brings together musicians from across the

Warwick Foundation. Come and hear high

quality chamber music, solo performances

and a spectacular finale not to be missed!

Free Entry, No Ticket Required.

PERCUSSION CONCERT

WH MON 25 MAR 7.30PM

An evening celebrating percussion

instruments and featuring joint

performances from ensembles at Warwick

School and King’s High.

FOUNDATION EASTER GALA CONCERT

WH THU 28 MAR 7.30PM

A gala celebration featuring the Foundation

Symphony Orchestra performing works

including the iconic Finale to Beethoven’s

Fifth Symphony.

THE BIG BRASS CONCERT 2019

WH Tue 30 April 7.30pm

Warwick School’s semi-legendary, annual

‘Big Brass Concert’ promises to be a roofraising

affair yet again. Featuring Trumpets,

Trombones, Light sabres, Tubas, explosions

and French horns, you are assured an

entertaining evening of exquisite brass

playing.

Free Entry, No Ticket Required.

KING’S HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT

WH Thu 2 May 7pm

Free Entry, No Ticket Required.

SUMMER MUSIC SENSATION

Don’t miss this celebration of musical

delights.

Savour the astonishing talents of the

Foundation Symphony Orchestra,

Foundation Wind Orchestra, Jazz Lab,

Camerata and many, many more.

Check the Bridge House Theatre website for

up to date information.

*Please note that all details are correct at

time of print. For all up to date information,

please contact our box office.


Kings High School in partnership with Highly Sprung

PLAY IN A DAY

We welcome physical theatre company ‘Highly Sprung’ once

again to work with King’s High Year 7 students as they create

an original performance involving every girl in the year.

Girls will work with the practitioners during the day and present their work after school.

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Thu 17 Jan 5pm

BHT FREE


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Aylesford School presents

WE WILL ROCK YOU

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Told through the legendary

songs of Queen – the musical

tells the story of a group of

Bohemians who struggle to

restore the free exchange of

thought, fashion, and live

music in a distant future

where everyone dresses,

thinks and acts the same.

Musical instruments

and composers are

forbidden, and rock

music is all but

unknown.

Thu 24 – Sat 26 Jan 7.30pm

BHT £8 / £6


Haste Theatre presents

WHERE THE HELL IS BERNARD?

“It represents a voice that needs to be heard. Simply stunning”

LONDONTHEATRE1

“Brave, bizarre, magical”

A YOUNG THEATRE

In a world where no one plays, no

one questions and no one ever leaves,

four women work in an office high above

the city to anonymously return lost items. Under

the strict regime of the Vine where productivity is

encouraged, reproduction is monitored and citizens have

lost their ability to interact with each other everything runs like

clockwork – until one day a box of returned objects mysteriously

bounces back, undeliverable to its owner…

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As the women embark on a mission that takes them out of the city and out of

their comfort zones, they unwittingly find themselves with the future of humanity in

their hands. Mixing magical visuals, movement, live song and clown, award winning Haste

Theatre create a darkly comic warning for the future.

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Wed 30 Jan 7.30pm

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1 st & 2 nd February 2019 7.30pm

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Justice in Motion

BOUND

Driven by the desire for

a brighter future, three

equally desperate

people unknowingly

take the biggest

gamble of their lives.

Their story is one of

strength in the face of

adversity.

Inspired by true accounts

of modern slavery, and

told through a dynamic

fusion of dance, theatre,

aerial acrobatics, music and

projection, Justice In Motion

presents a compelling and

thought-provoking tale

of dreams and broken

promises, of hope, optimism

and resilience in the face of

harrowing circumstances.

Justice in Motion is a

company making waves.

Its work is a compelling

and passionate mixture of

dynamic physical theatre,

dance, music, spoken

word and film creating

an entertaining and

memorable experience.

How far would you go for

a better life?

‘Despair and

compassion with

moving brilliance’

★★★★

OXFORD TIMES

Tue 5 Feb, 7.30pm £12 / £10

Schools/Group Rate: £8

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KINGS HIGH SCHOOL DANCE EVENING

Come and join King’s High dancers for a colourful, vibrant evening of

entertainment! We will be showcasing work from ballet, contemporary,

hip-hop and Altiora (our group who work in association with Motionhouse),

all focussed on the theme ‘New Beginnings’, so get set for a varied and

stimulating programme.

Tue 26 Feb 7pm

WH FREE EVENT

WARWICK SCHOOL CHAMBER CONCERT

An event showcasing some of our more advanced

chamber groups including: Dvorak’s American

String Quartet, the Scherzo from Mendelsohn Piano

Trio, Rossini’s virtuosic Duet for Cello and Double

Bass and our new Baroque Ensemble playing

Telemann’s beautiful Trio Sonata in G.

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There will also be music for woodwind, brass &

keyboard. Don’t miss this wonderful chamber of

delights.

Tue 5 Mar 7.30pm

BHT FREE EVENT


Zoo Co.

MESSY

Daisy’s lost something very, very important. She’d probably be

able to find it if her brain could stop exploding all over the place!

Meet Daisy. She’s got a messy brain and a messy bedroom. No matter what she

does, The Mess just seems to follow her about! The only trouble is, it makes it very

difficult to look for stuff.

Important stuff. Important stuff like Mr Twiggy!

Sun 10 Feb 11.30am & 2.30pm

£8 / £6 Family Ticket (4 one of

which must be a child): £22

Relaxed Performances

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Sir Ben Kingsley Lecture Series

JOHN SIMPSON

The BBC World Affairs Editor talks about

his remarkable career reporting from

the world’s conflict zones, and the

experiences which gave him

unprecedented material for

his first novel Moscow,

Midnight.

Mon 4 Mar

7.30pm WH

Tickets free of

charge from

Box Office

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The Middle School Production of

THE HAMPSTEAD MURDER MYSTERY

by Tim Norton

After the huge success of The Curse of

Cranholme Abbey in 2017 we are delighted

to be producing another Tim Norton classic

as our Middle School production this year

(for years 9 and 10)

When High Court Judge Sir Horace Fewbanks is found

dead in his Hampstead home, Detective Inspector

Chippenfield from New Scotland Yard and his rookie

assistant Detective Sergeant Rolfe are on the case.

But will the suave private detective Montague Crewe

beat the Scotland Yard detectives in solving the case?

Whodunit? Is it the ex-con with a secret? Or

perhaps the exotic femme fatale who bears a

grudge? Then there is the smooth gentleman

cracksman, the spurned mistress or the grimy

urchin and let’s not forget the butler. Could it

really be the butler after all?

Parodying Agatha Christie and other

Golden Age crime stories you’ll enjoy

spotting all the tricks of the trade: The

plodding policeman and the arch

detective, the mysterious lady and

the giggling maids, the strangulated

accents and the sudden

appearance of convenient clues.

Every cliché of the genre is

ruthlessly exploited in this

fast-moving show with a large

ensemble cast.

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Wed 6 – Fri 8 Mar 7pm

BHT £10 / £8

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WARWICKSHIRE SYMPHONY

ORCHESTRA

Adagio for Strings

by Samuel Barber

One of the most popular pieces of

music from the twentieth century.

Used as backing for many films and TV shows.

Symphony No. 3 in D minor by

Gustav Mahler

His hymn to the natural world, is rarely heard

because of the large forces needed to perform

it – an orchestra of 100 and two choirs. Mahler

composed this vast work over two summers

spent in a little hut on the Attersee surrounded

by nature.

Gaynor Keeble

MEZZO SOPRANO

Roger Coull

CONDUCTOR

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Sat 9 Mar 7.30pm

WH £14 & £18 (Half price tickets

for students and children)

Image: LG Ansicht von Weißenbach am Attersee

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With Kingsley School Choir

and Ladies of the Coventry

Cathedral Chorus


BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONIC WINDS

REACH FOR THE SKY…AND BEYOND

The UK’s leading 45 piece award-winning

Birmingham Symphonic Winds present

Reach for the sky…and beyond, an exciting

and entertaining concert featuring Simone

Rebello (international percussion soloist) &

King’s High School Percussion Ensemble…

programme includes Sun Paints Rainbows on

the Vast Waves (David Bedford), Moondance

(Van Morrison), Jupiter from The Planets

(Gustav Holst), The Canticle of the Sun (Martin

Ellerby)

Sun 10 Mar 3pm WH £15 (£12 Concessions

/ £7 Student & Child / £37 Family)

YOUNG AT HEART FAMILY CONCERT

An hour’s fun concert for children & adults…

opportunities to join in… hear the sounds

and learn about the instruments… programme

includes Paddington Bear’s First

Concert, narrated by Michael Collie… bring

your favourite teddy to ‘show and tell’

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!...

Another exhilarating evening of the best

movie themes presented by Birmingham

Symphonic Winds, with Michael Collie (BBC

TV Midlands News presenter) …programme

includes Superman (John Williams), Gabriel’s

Oboe (Ennio Morricone), Henry V (William

Walton), I Got Rhythm Variations (George

Gershwin), The Great Escape (Elmer Bernstein),

Singin’ in the Rain (Nacio Herb Brown)

Sat 29 Jun 2.30pm WH £7

Sat 29 Jun 7pm WH £15

(£12 Concessions / £7 Students

& Children / £37 Family)

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Police Cops presents

POLICE COPS IN SPACE

Multi award-winning comedy company

Police Cops are back with their highly

anticipated second show – the Winner of

‘The Amused Moose Outstanding Show

Award 2018’ and Edinburgh Fringe

TOTAL SELL OUT comedy blockbuster

POLICE COPS IN SPACE; an 80’s ‘low-fi

sci-fi’ set in the most dangerous place

on Earth…Space.

After his father is killed by an evil robot,

Sammy Johnson, the last Police Cop in the

universe, blasts off in an unmanned escape

pod. Now on a distant planet, Sammy must

team up with Alien fighter pilot Ranger

and his trusty Cyborg C9 as they embark

on an intergalactic adventure across the

galaxy to find Earth, avenge his father

and become the best damn Police Cop

in space.

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Mon 18 Mar 7.30pm

BHT £12 / £10

“Comedy at its best”

★★★★★ BROADWAY WORLD

“The Next-Gen Monty Python”

★★★★★ PLAYS TOO SEE

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“I paid £12...

I would have paid £13”

DARA Ó BRIAIN

“Funny. Very, very funny.”

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GQ’S ‘THREE INCREDIBLE

SHOWS NOT TO MISS’

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Story Pocket Theatre presents

David Baddiel’s ANiMALCOLM

Malcolm doesn’t like animals,

which is a problem because his

family loves them. Their house

is full of pets. What the house is

NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes.

Such as the laptop he wanted for

his birthday.

The only bright spot on the horizon is the

Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never

thought his parents would pay for. And yet

there he is, on the bus, heading to……oh no.

A farm.

After a bizarre school trip unlike any other,

Malcolm begins to understand animals

more deeply than anyone. But will he end

up the same as before? Because sometimes

the hardest thing to become is…yourself.

A vibrant, energetic and gloriously

funny new musical comedy from the

award-winning Story Pocket Theatre.

ANiMALCOLM combines physical theatre,

puppetry and the company’s outstanding

storytelling style to bring David Baddiel’s

magical and wonderfully comic story to the

stage.

“I really loved it:

funny, beautifully

staged and the

songs were

cracking”

DAVID BADDIEL

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Sun 31 Mar 2.30pm BHT

£12 / £10 Family of four £35

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“...some of

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children’s

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Illustration © Jim Field 2016 Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

CARO MOSES,

THREE WEEKS


TheAddams

Family

A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY

11 - 13 April 2019

Bridge House Theatre,

Warwick

Thursday 11 April:

Friday 12 April:

Saturday 13 April:

Saturday 13 April:

7.30pm

7.30pm

Matinee 2.30pm

Evening 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £14 | Children/OAP’s £10

www.spatheatre.com/summershow

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So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions presents

RADIO ACTIVE with ANGUS DEAYTON

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and

Philip Pope reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC

Radio 4 show on the road following a sell-out and critically acclaimed

run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Among other classic characters expect to catch up with long

suffering radio host Mike Channel, original foodie Anna Daptor,

and the accident-prone Martin Brown, as well as the cast’s

original musical creations, responsible for such parody bands as

The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

Based on the sketch show created during their years in the

Oxford Revue, ‘Britain’s first ever national local radio station’ was

written by Angus alongside Geoffrey Perkins, and ran for seven

series before transferring to television in the form of BBC2’s

KYTV. All surviving members of the original cast reunite for this

tour marking 40 years since its stage debut

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Thu 2 May 7.30pm

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Warwick Junior School Year 4 Play

ROCK BOTTOM

Meet The Cobblestones, just an ordinary

Stone Age family of cave folk living on

Stoney Street, Rock Bottom!

But when cave boy inventor Bobby

Cobblestone hatches his very first good

idea, he’s whisked off to work for none

other than the beautiful celebrity Lady

Lava! Unfortunately, BC is soon up to his

Neanderthal neck in trouble when he discovers

his new boss hides a dark secret that will rock

Rock Bottom to its foundations.

With mysterious monsters terrorising the town

and a volatile volcano ready to blow its top,

can BC become a little boulder and hatch a

plan to save his family, his friends and his very

own precious Rock Bottom? Only time will tell...

Thu 14 – Fri 15 Mar 7pm

£3 Adults / £1.50 Children

WARWICK JUNIOR SCHOOL YEAR 6 PLAY

Keep an eye out for information on our

upcoming Year 6 Show. Visit our website for

more details.

Thu 14 – Fri 15 May 7pm

£3 Adults / £1.50 Children

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International Shows Ltd presents

THE GREATEST SHOW FOR FAMILIES

This talented cast of 10 reputable artists will take you on a

journey through some of the best songs from movies and shows

such as:

The Greatest Showman, Disney Classics, Wicked, Moulin Rouge,

Hairspray and Many More!

With dazzling costumes, live singing, and incredible choreography,

this show is a hit for all ages young and old.

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Sun 26 May 3pm

WH £20.50 /£19

£70 (2 Adults 2 Children)

The cast are also offering a one hour

masterclass before the show to a select

number of children who wish to learn some

useful tips and tools from the professionals,

this is an upgrade and costs £5 in addition

to your ticket. Please book this with our box

office if you wish to take part.

Ages 6-15 (maximum 30 children)


The Jerseys

OH WHAT A NITE!

The UK’s Leading Tribute to Frankie

Valli & The Four Seasons and the

smash hit musical ‘The Jersey Boys’

featuring Outstanding Vocals,

Harmonies, Presentation and

Choreographed Dance Routines.

The Jerseys are a Professional 4 Piece Authentic,

Musical and Vocal Tribute to the legendary,

original Jersey Boys – Frankie Valli & The Four

Seasons.

Birthday celebrations at The Long Walk, Windsor

Castle and also at an event at St James Palace

for HRH Princess Anne amongst regular trips

to Las Vegas! The Jerseys are accompanied by 4

showgirls to add some glitz and glam to a jam

packed evening.

The Jersey’s show features all the great Jersey Boy

hits including Beggin’, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Sherry,

Who Loves You, Rag Doll and many more...

The Jerseys are incredibly proud that their show

has performed for Royalty having being requested

to appear at Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th

Sun 26 May 7.30pm

WH £19.50/£18

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Bookends perform

SIMON & GARFUNKEL:

THROUGH THE YEARS

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years is the most authentic

sounding concert to the unforgettable music of Simon &

Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards, Bookends

have toured the globe extensively with their concerts being

described as ‘simply breathtaking’.

Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, against a backdrop of iconic

imagery, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American

folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece. Bookends have

been performing their unique, world-class concert to

audiences in some of the finest theatres and concert halls

across the UK, Europe and the United States.

Hear many of the hits such as The

Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The

Boxer and Bookends’ own beautiful

rendition of the unforgettable

Bridge Over Troubled Water. This

is without doubt the closest thing

to Simon & Garfunkel touring

the world today.

“One of the greatest tribute

shows anywhere in the world”

STUART CAMERON,

BBC AND ITV BROADCASTER

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“A masterpiece”

BBC RADIO

Sat 8 Jun 7.30pm

WH £24

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original

artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.


King’s High School presents

BUGSY MALONE

1929, Gangster warfare in New York.

Dandy Dan’s hoodlums terrorise the district, exterminating

undesirables with their new weapon – splurge guns. His rival is

Fat Sam Stacetto, who runs the Grand Slam Speakeasy, but Fat

Sam’s gang still use old-fashioned pies!

King’s High School are proud to present the classic comedy musical

“Bugsy Malone”. Let our talented cast and crew whisk you back in time

to an age of speakeasys, knuckle heads and broads – just be ready to

get splattered!!

Thu 20 – Sat 22 Jun

(7pm Thu-Fri,

3pm Sat)

BHT £8 / £5

for schoolsPERFECT

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Leamington Spa Competitive Festival & Warwick School Music present

CRAIG OGDEN

Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his

generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of

thirteen. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from

the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

One of the UK’s most recorded guitarists, his recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus,

Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Craig’s five Classic FM albums

all shot straight to No.1 in the UK classical chart and he is one of Classic FM’s most played

artists.

Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all the main UK orchestras plus many abroad. He

regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at major venues and collaborates with

the UK’s top artists and ensembles. Craig enjoys performing new works for guitar and gives

the world premiere of a concerto written for him by Andy Scott with the Northern Chamber

Orchestra in Manchester in November 2017. Composers David Knotts and Geoffrey Gordon

are also writing concertos for Craig. He has presented programmes on BBC Radio 3, BBC

Northern Ireland and ABC Classic FM (Australia).

Craig Ogden is Head of Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Visiting

Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music, Adjunct Fellow of the University of Western

Australia, Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall in

Manchester, Curator of Craig Ogden’s Big Guitar

Weekend at The Bridgewater Hall and

Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival.

The weekend event will be

sponsored by Warwick Boys School.

More information from the LSCF

website (www.leamcompfest.co.uk) and

tickets from www.bridgehousetheatre.com

or tel: 01926 776438.

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Fri 21 Jun 7pm WH £15 and £5


Warwick School Lower School presents

WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Everything is quiet along the river bank, until…

‘Poop Poop!’

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, and, of course, Toad on their classic and exciting

adventure that combines rioting rodents with exhilarating escapades and

fierce friendships, resulting in a story that simply cannot be missed.

Alan Bennet re-imagines this classic tale in a version which is both true

to the original and yet carries that distinctive Bennett hallmark.

Including original music by Sam Young, the Lower School Boys

of Warwick School have worked hard to re-tell this wellknown

tale in their own unique way, which promises to be

great fun!

Thu 27 - Fri 28 Jun 7pm

Sat 29 Jun 2pm

BHT

‘Bennett is even able to inject the odd sly joke

for the adult without bewildering the tots... the

result is a delightful evening, a treat for anyone.’

THE TIMES

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WARWICK PREPARATORY

SCHOOL EVENTS

PREP SCHOOL CONCERT

WH Fri 22 Mar 7pm

Get your union jacks out as we celebrate our

very own Last Night of the Proms. This event

is for Prep School parents, there is no charge

for tickets.

YEAR 2 CONCERT

WH Thu 9 May 4:30pm

An opportunity for our Year 2 pupils to

showcase their string playing, including a

performance from the Squirrels’ Choir.

PREP SCHOOL CONCERT

WH Tue 25 Jun 7pm

An end of year concert to celebrate the

fabulous young musicians at Warwick Prep.

This event is for Prep School parents, there is

no charge for tickets.

PREP SCHOOL YEAR 6 PRODUCTION

BHT Thu 13 - Fri 14 Jun 7pm

Year 6 girls put their heart and soul into their

end of year production. An event not to be

missed! This event is for Prep School parents,

there is no charge for tickets.

WARWICK JUNIOR SCHOOL MUSIC EVENTS

SPRING CONCERT THURSDAY

WH Thu 21 Mar 7pm

Can you think of a more wonderful way

to spend a Spring Evening, than being

serenaded by some amazing young

musicians from Warwick Junior School? No?

Then come along and join us for a fun and

fabulous evening of music’ (free entry, no

tickets)

SUMMER CONCERT

WH Mon 24 Jun

‘Come and hear the wonderful sound of

Warwick Junior School’s fabulous musicians

performing their End of Year Concert. An

evening to sit back, relax and be amazed. Let

us entertain you…!’ (free entry, no tickets)

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Warwick

FOLK FESTIVAL

25th-28th July 2019

The very best

in traditional

and contemporary

folk arts.

Join us for another

great weekend of music!

WORKSHOPS

Poetry • Music • Singing • Dance

Shooting Roots Youth Workshop

Concerts • Comedy • Crafts • Cuisine • Dance • Circus Skills

warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP


THE BRIDGE HOUSE YOUNG COMPANY

The Bridge House Young Company is the exciting new youth theatre

resident to the Bridge House Theatre, a centre of excellence presenting

professional work alongside and integrated with the best in theatre for

young people.

The company will be made up of young people aged 8 -18 working with

industry professionals to create high quality theatrical experiences.

Each term this group begins looking at a new project through

skills based workshops which then lead into rehearsals for

performances of varying scale.

Building on the excellent work of Zoo Co Theatre

Company over 2016 – 2018, the company will come

under new management from the theatre’s

Performing Arts Manager, Laura Parsons.

Moving into 2019, we aim to widen the membership across

Warwickshire, meaning Foundation students will work alongside

other local students to create a dynamic and diverse new working

group. This new phase of development will bring opportunities for

holiday artistic residencies, full scale main stage productions, and

eventually the chance to specialise in areas of expertise such as

technical theatre, directing, and arts management, amongst

others.

If you are interested in joining the group, we meet every

Saturday during term time from 9:30am – 11:30am in

the WS Drama Dept – please contact Mr Perry for more

details.

ALTIORA DANCE COMPANY

(in partnership with Motionhouse)

Now in its fifth year Altiora continues to develop

astonishing dance theatre for Foundation students

in years 10 and above. Motionhouse have a worldwide

reputation for breath-taking and innovative

dance circus and bring that expertise and

inspiration to this very popular student company.

Fridays from 4.30pm-6pm in the Barnes Studio,

during term-time – no audition necessary.

Contact Mike Perry at the Warwick School

Drama Department for further details about

membership.

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www.kingshighwarwick.co.uk

WARWICK INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

PROJECT

ONE CAMPUS

www.kingshighwarwick.co.uk

SIXTH FORM

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

We are delighted that we are now able to offer

the best of both worlds for our Sixth Formers.

Whilst we are committed to delivering single sex

education in the classroom, we also recognise the

social benefits of a co-education environment.

• Outstanding Results

• Excellent Higher Education Support

• Wide Range of A Levels

• Opportunities to Collaborate Outside

the Classroom

• Academic Enrichment

Brand New Shared Sixth Form Centre

• Large social space with a self-service

kitchen and café

• Careers Hub with interview rooms

• Group and private study spaces

• Outside terrace – the perfect place to take a

break between studies

Opens September 2019

@POC_WISF | poc@warwickschools.co.uk | www.projectonecampus.co.uk

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An Independent Day School and Nursery for boys aged 3-7 and girls aged 3-11

Last few

places

available

Open Morning

Saturday 16 March, 9:30am – 12noon

Bridge Field, Banbury Road, Warwick CV34 6PL

admissions@warwickprep.com | 01926 491545

www.warwickprep.com | @warwickprep

Warwick Preparatory School is part of the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, together with

King’s High School and Warwick School, providing high quality education for boys and girls aged 3-18.


Aspire.

Achieve.

Enjoy.

“Girls here take

it as a given that

you can achieve

anything”

From 2019, King’s High

School will move to its

stunning new home.

www.projectonecampus.co.uk

Emma-Jane, Head Girl

Est 1879, educating girls from 11-18

For more information on Open Days, Taster Days or to

arrange an individual tour contact:

e: registrar@kingshighwarwick.co.uk t: 01926 494485


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Come to one of our

Open Events or arrange a visit

For further information please see our website

www.warwickschool.org/key-dates

Independent boys’ school (7-18 years) | Scholarships and bursaries available

01926 776414 | admissions@warwickschool.org


CONTACT US

In Person:

Bridge House Theatre and Warwick Hall

Myton Road, Warwick. CV34 6PP

By Telephone: Box Office – 01926 776438

Theatre Manager – 01926 776475

Online:

www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

Box Office

boxoffice@warwickschool.org

Our Box Office is based inside the Bridge House Theatre with the following

opening times:

Monday – Friday: 1pm – 5.30pm and on performance evenings from an hour

before the published start time.

How to Pay

We accept cash, credit/debit card, cheques and postal orders. There is no

booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the box office or over the phone.

A £2.50 booking fee is levied on all bookings made online. This is one fee per

booking, not per ticket.

Resales and Refunds

Tickets are non-refundable and will become void if re-sold.

Strictly subject to availability, we may be able to exchange tickets for

another performance of the same production provided we are given 24

hours’ notice before the performance. There is a £2 exchange fee for this

service.

If an event has sold out we are happy to try and re-sell your tickets once

we have sold all of our own available tickets, including any last minute

holds we may have. Please note that we cannot guarantee the re-sale of

your tickets.

Tickets cannot be refunded unless a performance is cancelled. In the

event of a cancelled performance, patrons will first be offered the

opportunity to exchange tickets for another performance; if there

are no alternative tickets or if the patron is not able to attend an

alternative performance the full purchase cost of the ticket will be

refunded via the original payment method.

Full terms and conditions of booking are listed on our website.

Postal Charges

Tickets can be posted to you for a charge of £1. However, all

tickets can be held at the Box Office for collection for no charge.

Infant in Arms

Children aged 18 months and under may sit on a parent or

guardian’s lap for most shows free of charge. More details

are available from the box office.

Disabled Patrons and Wheelchair Users

Companions come free on selected shows. Please check

with the Box Office for our discount prices.

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Fantastic For Families

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and family friendly venue. We

have booster seats available in the auditorium and unisex baby changing

facilities in the Bridge House Theatre. In the foyer area we regularly have

children’s activities and resources themed to the performance that day.

Parking

Free parking is available on the school site. Enter the site from Myton Road and

follow the road past the theatre. Parking is located on the right hand side opposite

the theatre, signposted as ‘Visitors Car Park’. Additional parking can also be found

behind the theatre. Please note that this can become busy when we present multiple

events. Pay and display parking is located across the road in St Nicholas Park, a short

walk away. There is also a drop off point in front of the Bridge House Theatre.

Public Transport

Local buses from Warwick and Leamington Spa pass the site and stop on Myton Road,

adjacent to the theatre. The nearest train station is Warwick Station – a twenty minute walk

from the theatre. Leamington Spa train station is less than 2 miles away.

Access

It is our aim at the Bridge House Theatre and Warwick Hall to be accessible and welcoming to

everyone and we are committed to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. Advance

booking is always recommended so that our staff can readily provide assistance when required.

The Bridge House Theatre has 4 wheelchair positions available. Please specify when


booking.

Warwick Hall is easily accessible for wheelchair users and all events include seats at


floor level.

Please note that neither the Bridge House Theatre or Warwick Hall have lifts to balcony


level.

Seats in rows M and J in the Bridge House Theatre stalls are on the flat and


recommended for patrons with mobility issues.

Our Box Office staff will be happy to advise you of the best seats and a pre-show visit can


be arranged if required.

If you wish to take your guide dog or hearing dog into the performance, please let us know


when booking your ticket. We can arrange an adjacent seat to be kept free. We are also

happy to look after your guide dog during the performance if you prefer.

The Bridge House Theatre and Warwick Hall are fitted with infra-red hearing enhancement


loops which can be used in conjunction with our receivers. For hearing aid users with a ‘T-

Switch’, a necklace interface is provided free of charge. For the hearing impaired we offer in-ear

headphones. Both of these are available upon request from our Box Office and are free of

charge.

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BRIDGE HOUSE THEATRE & WARWICK HALL

DIARY AT A GLANCE

JUL

JUN

MAY

APR

MAR

FEB

JAN

17 Jan KHS Play in a Day Theatre

18 Jan 7.30pm Bridge House of Rock Music

24 - 26 Jan 7.30pm Aylesford School: We Will Rock You Musical Theatre

30 Jan 7.30pm Where the Hell is Bernard? Theatre

1 - 2 Feb 7.30pm Jazz @ The Bridge Music

5 Feb 7.30pm Justice in Motion: BOUND Theatre

10 Feb 11.30am & 2.30pm Messy Family

11 Feb 7.30pm Warwick School Strings Concert Music

26 Feb 7pm King's High School Dance Evening Dance

4 Mar 7.30pm John Simpson - Sir Ben Kingsley Lectures Talk / Spoken Word

5 Mar 7.30pm Warwick School Chamber Concert Music

6 - 8 Mar 7pm The Hampstead Murder Mystery Theatre

9 Mar 7.30pm Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra Music

10 Mar 3pm BSW: Reach for the Sky… And Beyond Music

14 - 15 Mar 7pm Junior School Year 4 Play: Rock Bottom Theatre

14 Mar 7.30pm Jazz 4 Africa Music

18 Mar 7.30pm Police Cops in Space Theatre

20 Mar 7pm Warwick School Guitar Concert Music

22 Mar 7pm Warwick Prep School Concert Music

30 Mar National Youth Brass Band Championships Music

31 Mar 2.30pm David Baddiel's ANiMALCOLM Theatre

11 - 13 Apr 7.30pm (and 2.30pm on Sat) Spa Theatre Juniors: The Addams Family Musical Theatre

26 Apr 7.30pm Woodwind Celebration Music

30 Apr 7.30pm The Big Brass Concert 2019 Music

2 May 7pm King's High School Summer Concert Music

2 May 7.30pm RADIO ACTIVE with ANGUS DEAYTON Comedy

9 May 4.30pm Prep School Year 2 Concert Music

16 - 17 May 7pm Junior School Year 6 Play Theatre

26 May 3pm The Greatest Show for Families Musical Theatre

26 May 7.30pm The Jerseys: Oh What A Nite! Musical Theatre

8 Jun 7.30pm Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years Music

13 - 14 Jun 7pm Prep School Year 6 Production Musical Theatre

20 - 22 Jun 7pm Thu - Fri, 3pm Sat King's High School: Bugsy Malone Musical Theatre

25 Jun 7pm Prep School Concert Music

27 - 29 Jun 7pm Thu - Fri, 2pm Sat Warwick School: Wind in the Willows Musical Theatre

29 Jun 2.30pm BSW: Young at Heart Family Concert Music

29 Jun 7pm BSW: Lights, Camera, Action! Music

25 - 28 Jul Warwick Folk Festival Music

All information correct at time of print.

For the most up to date listings, visit our website.

www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

© Bridge House Theatre 2018

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