A tribute to singer-songwriter Nina Simone, a concert by local musician Ellie Gowers, and the only UK performance of composer Max Richter’s powerful new work, Voices, are among the highlights of Warwick Arts Centre’s (WAC) spring programme of shows. 

The popular Coventry venue is also hosting a mouthwatering selection of theatre productions, including the welcome return of Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales, a new version of Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities (pictured) and, for families, Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s Zog And The Flying Doctors. 

Dance fans are well catered for too, with the highly regarded Candoco Dance Company bringing a double bill to the venue and Leamington’s Motionhouse performing their critically acclaimed show, Nobody. 

Comedians stopping off at WAC include Stewart Lee and Rhod Gilbert, while the venue’s Mead Gallery, reopening for business this very month, hosts the Rana Begum exhibition, Dappled Light (see page 57). 

For more information about the season and to book tickets for the shows, visit warwickartscentre.co.uk