There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

22nd Feb 2019, 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

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This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.

No Miracles Here

25th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Packed with live music and wall-to-wall dancing, No Miracles Here is an anthem to feeling alive and keeping the faith.

No Miracles Here

26th Feb 2019, 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Packed with live music and wall-to-wall dancing, No Miracles Here is an anthem to feeling alive and keeping the faith.

No Miracles Here

26th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Packed with live music and wall-to-wall dancing, No Miracles Here is an anthem to feeling alive and keeping the faith.

The Children Act

27th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Putting her marriage and own self-interests on the back burner, Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) puts her time and energy into a high-profile case which sees a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness refuse a life-saving blood transfusion due to his religious principles.

The Fall

1st Mar 2019, 10:00am

The Arts Centre

This immersive installation brings together sound, film and images, and takes you into the spaces and emptiness of Central Asia – the new global frontier.

Strange Lands And How To Survive

1st Mar 2019, 10:00am

The Arts Centre

An exhibition of silken encounters in some less-than-liberal regimes, coupled with a sound-and-image installation which takes you into the spaces and emptinesses of those strange lands.

Edge Hill University Big Band

2nd Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Edge Hill’s very own big band bring their eclectic mix of contemporary big band music back for another music extravaganza.

Open Mic Night

4th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Edge Hill is bursting with talented students who can sing or dance, recite poetry, play an instrument or have another hidden talent. Book your slot with the Box Office - or be part of the audience. FREE, just turn up!

Plan B For Utopia

5th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Bringing together elements from dance, theatre and storytelling, Plan B for Utopia explores the role that imagination and creativity can play as a catalyst for change in our personal and collective lives.

Bad Times at the El Royale

6th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at a run-down hotel in Lake Tahoe in 1960s California. Over the course of a fateful night, they all get one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong.

Improvised Stand-Up

6th Mar 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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International double-act Rick Molland & Sully O’Sullivan deliver a unique hour of improvised stand-up comedy every single show.

Deeds Not Words

7th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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To Mark the 2018 centenary of the Representation of the People's Act 1918 (where some women over 30+ won the right to vote in the UK); Abbott Dance Theatre presents Deeds Not Words.

SHREW

8th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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To mark International Women’s Day 2019, Mrs Pankhurst’s Players present their feminist adaptation of Shakespeare’s controversial play about marriage, gender and greed.

Tanyalee Davis: Actual Size

9th Mar 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Tanyalee Davis is the little lady with the big voice! Her TV credits include Live at The Apollo, The John Bishop Show, The Last Leg, I'm Spazticus and The Blame Game. "She blew me away, she's so, so funny"  John Bishop

Imagining Palestine

12th Mar 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Featuring Ra Page (Founder & Editorial Manager of Comma Press), the British Palestinian novelist Selma Dabbagh, and writer and director Ahmed Masoud, who grew up in Palestine and moved to the UK in 2002. Nayrouz Qarmout will be joining the conversation via Skype.

mapdance

13th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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mapdance performs diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers. A refreshing mixture of dance theatre, intricate lyrical choreography, fast-paced athleticism and wry humour.

A Star Is Born

13th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Bradley Cooper directs and stars in this romantic musical drama alongside Lady Gaga.

Lovely Girls

14th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Meandering through real women’s stories using The Hiccup Project’s potent blend of dance, theatre and comedy, it is an insight, a celebration and an ode to being a woman in the 21st Century.

Five Kinds of Silence

15th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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The Core invites you to Edge Hill’s first production of Shelagh Stevenson’s ‘Five Kinds Of Silence’, a decade-long tale of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

Luisa Omielan

16th Mar 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Fresh from filming her BBC3 series, comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan ('What Would Beyonce Do?!' and 'Am I Right Ladies?!') is back with her third stand up instalment

SHUT DOWN

19th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Vincent Dance Theatre’s first ever all male production is timely, humorous and highly charged ‘political and poetic dance theatre’ (London Dance), from one of the UK’s most risk-taking and rigorous choreographers.

Bohemian Rhapsody

20th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Biographical drama following the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek).

Đẹp

21st Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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In Vietnamese culture, death is also a form of rebirth. The dancers in Đẹp are nude for a purpose. Fragile and vulnerable, their nudity literally strips them bare.

Half of Me

22nd Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Inspired by Satinder Kaur Chohan’s play by the same title, Half of Me is based on a modern day theme which shares often unheard stories of young people born through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

The Shape of the Pain

25th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Words and an original sound score combine to create an explosive dialogue about love and perception. An experiment in how we talk about pain - and if we ever do that in a way someone else can understand.

Knot

26th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé.

Stan and Ollie

27th Mar 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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The beloved comedy team of Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) embark on one last variety hall tour in Great Britain in 1953, where their struggles with health issues, changing times and the stress of the road threaten to overshadow their creative partnership.

The Children’s Hour

2nd Apr 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Hellman understood that small-town America is America: her country… best seen under a microscope, not viewed through a telescope. How better to talk about paranoia, prejudice and power, than in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a girls’ school?

The Children’s Hour

3rd Apr 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Hellman understood that small-town America is America: her country… best seen under a microscope, not viewed through a telescope. How better to talk about paranoia, prejudice and power, than in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a girls’ school?

Play Ball

4th Apr 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Inspired by crimes she covered for the Chicago Tribune, Watkins’ prohibition-era play became an instant hit and has been continuously reinterpreted for film and stage, notably as a musical, (it is retitled here for contractual reasons).

Stage Door

5th Apr 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Ferber and Kaufman’s ‘love letter’ to American Theatre follows a group of young women in a theatrical boarding house looking to make it in the “legitimate” theatre. Their dedication to that struggle speaks to the cry for emancipation, creativity and fulfilment made by American Suffragists a generation earlier.

Play Ball

6th Apr 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Inspired by crimes she covered for the Chicago Tribune, Watkins’ prohibition-era play became an instant hit and has been continuously reinterpreted for film and stage, notably as a musical, (it is retitled here for contractual reasons).

Stage Door

6th Apr 2019, 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Ferber and Kaufman’s ‘love letter’ to American Theatre follows a group of young women in a theatrical boarding house looking to make it in the “legitimate” theatre. Their dedication to that struggle speaks to the cry for emancipation, creativity and fulfilment made by American Suffragists a generation earlier.

NT Live: All About Eve

11th Apr 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

RSC Live: As You Like It

17th Apr 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Plays Present #1

2nd May 2019, 6:00pm

The Arts Centre

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The Free Radicals present the first of a series of readings of writing for the stage by emerging playwrights from Edge Hill.

RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew

5th Jun 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

NT Live, Encore: All My Sons

7th Jun 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

The Tempest

14th Jul 2019, 3:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Performed by Illyria, the Open Air Theatre Company in the beautiful setting of the Rock Garden. Please dress for the weather both rain or shine and bring a low-backed chair or rug to sit on.

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

31st Jul 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

NT Live, Encore: Small Island

11th Sep 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fern Brady: Power & Chaos

7th Nov 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft.

James Acaster: COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

23rd Nov 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious.