Monday, December 5, 2011

All ready for new year at Bridge | Entertainment Review From the Leamington Observer

THE BRIDGE House Theatre in Warwick is already looking to the year ahead.
The varied spring musical programme ranges from a top Candian folk singer to American classical greats, plus drama both classic and modern.
Award-winning Canadian songwriter Ruth Moody starts her Garden Tour at the theatre - which includes later concerts at London’s South Bank Centre and Birmingham Symphony Hall - on January 13.
A founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin' Jennys, she has performed around the world and made numerous critically-acclaimed albums.
The Garden, the latest solo album from the multi-instrumentalist - she plays guitar, banjo, accordion, piano, and bodhrán - has received widespread critical acclaim.
Opera Warwick’s Hansel & Gretel can be seen on January 20 and 21. The magical fairy tale opera is brought up to date and set in the Roma Gypsy community in a brand new translation featuring local schoolchildren.
A touch of Paris night life is brought to stage when Eve Loiseau when sings the songs of Edith Piaf on February 18.
The Little Sparrow's dramatic rise saw her go from Paris street urchin to a star of international renown and France’s most popular singer of the 20th century. Her life, however, was anything but ‘La vie en rose'.
As well as famous songs such as La vie en rose, and Non je ne regrette rien the show also features a narrative revisiting the key moments of Piaf’s amazing life story.
Shakespeare's comedy Merry Wives of Windsor, performed by Oddsocks, plays from February 20 to 24.
There’s a right raucous rumbustious romp going on in jolly old Windsor town as two merry wives give fun-loving Falstaff a shock he’ll never forget.
Baby Boomers, a piece of physical theatre, substitutes language for balloons, and blends mask, puppetry and extreme balloon modelling to tell stories of love, loss and regret. Scratch Built Productions & Proteus Theatre take to the stage on February 25.
Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra cross the pond on March 3. Americana features works by Benjamin Britten (An American Overture) and Dvorak (American Suite in A Major) pay tribute to the USA in this exciting celebration of classical music inspired by the States or written by American composers, including two pieces by Aaron Copland. Violinist Ruth Palmer also performs Samuel Barber’s haunting and witty Concerto for Violin.
There will be two productions during the season from Warwick School Drama.
They present Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party from February 1 to 3, and Elephant Man from March 7 to 9.
March ends with previews of Foundations Youth Theatre’s original adaptation of Alice, the classic Lewis Carroll story, on March 27 and 28.
For tickets and further information visit or call the box office on 01926 776438.
All ready for new year at Bridge | Entertainment Review From the Leamington Observer

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