The Dark Room

22nd Jan 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Come and play the world’s first live-action text-based adventure game! It’s a choose-your-own-adventure! So choose it!

bare: a pop opera

22nd Jan 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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High school seniors at an American Catholic boarding school struggle with questions of personal identity, sexuality, and expression as they attempt to reconcile their faith with their adolescent desires. Presented by EHU Third Year Musical Theatre Students.

Oh! Suburbia!

23rd Jan 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Raconteur/Performer/Musician Bob Karper has made an idiosyncratically individual new show about growing up in the American Midwest, revealing the epic magnificence and nail-biting grandeur of our outlying residential districts.

bare: a pop opera

23rd Jan 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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High school seniors at an American Catholic boarding school struggle with questions of personal identity, sexuality, and expression as they attempt to reconcile their faith with their adolescent desires. Presented by EHU Third Year Musical Theatre Students.

Lloyd Griffith

24th Jan 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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After the success of his sold-out 2017/18 UK tour, comedian, choirboy and host of Soccer AM, Lloyd Griffith is back on the road with his hilarious new stand-up show.

Martin Carthy

26th Jan 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures.

No Kids

28th Jan 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Should we have kids, or not? George and Nir are a real-life same-sex couple trying to answer a question many of us face. No Kids is the latest energetic, hilarious, moving and thought-provoking play from the multi-award-winning Bristol-based company, Ad Infinitum.

In Conversation with Gail Honeyman

30th Jan 2019, 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Author of the EHU Big Read 2018 Gail Honeyman is visiting The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University to talk about her book 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' and answer questions. Tickets are free, booking essential

Women-Wise

31st Jan 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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An intergenerational cast of 7 women share stories of struggling with and finding confidence told through comedic and thought provoking dance theatre.

NT Live: I’m Not Running

31st Jan 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Big Fun: One Night Only (For Two Nights)

1st Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Join a group of students as they struggle through the trials and tribulations of Halloween traditions, through a showcase of singing, dancing and acting.

Big Fun: One Night Only (For Two Nights)

2nd Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Join a group of students as they struggle through the trials and tribulations of Halloween traditions, through a showcase of singing, dancing and acting.

Open Mic Night

4th Feb 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!

Echoes & I Imagine

5th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Dancer Aakash Odedra performs a spectacular double bill featuring Echoes, a stunning approach to the traditional art of Kathak; and I Imagine, a visceral and humorous story of migration and identity through masks and acting.

Crazy Rich Asians

6th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Based on Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians follows New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend Nick Young to his best friend's wedding in Singapore and meets Nick's family for the first time. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family.

The Confetti Maker

7th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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A day in the life of a full-time confetti factory worker. Full of optimism, he pursues his profession: making confetti; cutting, perforating, shredding – all day, every day – but he has ambitions, dreams and fears far beyond the mundane factory life.

Celebration of Chinese New Year 2019

8th Feb 2019, 6:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Come and experience an exciting performance by experienced acrobats performing spectacular balancing acts, contortion sculpture, feet juggling, Chinese opera and much more – a thrilling performance for all the family!

Russell Kane

10th Feb 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane brings his keenly-awaited brand new tour show to the Arts Centre.

Rockbottom

12th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Combining bold story-telling with highly physical choreography, Rockbottom is a moving and incredibly honest self-portrait of personal struggle with depression and addiction.

A Simple Favour

13th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in this crime thriller directed by Paul Feig.

Celebration, Florida

13th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Featuring two unrehearsed performers who have never met, Celebration, Florida is a quietly surreal show for anyone who has ever missed anyone or anything.

Forrest Gander, Rachael Allen and Robert Sheppard

15th Feb 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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A poetry Reading, featuring Edge Hill University International Writer in Resident, Forrest Gander, with Rachael Allen and Robert Sheppard. Hosted by James Byrne (Senior Lecturer in Poetry).

Cara Dillon

16th Feb 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years and returns to the Arts Centre for the third time. Book early!

Jazz in The Red Bar

18th Feb 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

The Red Bar transforms into a cabaret style jazz club for The Phil Shotton Quartet. Join us for jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! FREE - just turn up!

The Little Prince

19th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to the incredible story of the Little Prince, who journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups discovering the power of friendship and the complexity of love. Suitable for children young and old.

The Little Prince

20th Feb 2019, 11:00am

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to the incredible story of the Little Prince, who journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups discovering the power of friendship and the complexity of love. Suitable for children young and old.

The Little Prince

20th Feb 2019, 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to the incredible story of the Little Prince, who journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups discovering the power of friendship and the complexity of love. Suitable for children young and old.

Peterloo

20th Feb 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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British historical drama following the events which culminated in the Peterloo massacre at St. Peter's Field, Manchester in 1819. Directed by Mike Leigh.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.