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The £1million Warwick Arts Centre first opened its doors in 1974 and presents over two thousand, three hundred events and performances a year, with music, drama, dance, mime, comedy, film, visual arts and literature all featuring. The venue is annually visited by over three hundred thousand people.
Warwick Arts Centre,
The University Of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Rd,
Telephone: 02476 524524
An evening of eclectic performance from some of the UK’s most exc...
Until Sat 16 Nov
The 'hilarious, moving and uplifting' stories of four passionate...
Until Thurs 14 Nov
Poetry, movement and original beats underscore this story about l...
From Thurs 14 Nov
From Fri 15 Nov
After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic sl...
From Sat 16 Nov
From Sun 17 Nov
From Tues 19 Nov
Wed 20 Nov
Featuring Roger Coull & Philip Gallaway (violins), Jonathan Barri...
From Thurs 21 Nov
A richly diverse mix of dance & music featuring two brand new wor...
From Sat 23 Nov
A new and innovative live family performance based in the magical...
Sat 23 Nov
New show fusing poetry & spoken word while featuring pieces from...
From Sun 24 Nov
From Tues 26 Nov
Tom Dale Company present a double-bill of new choreographed works...
From Wed 27 Nov
Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to...
Raymond Briggs is best known for his story about a little boy who...
Thurs 28 Nov
Featuring Courtney Lewis (conductor) & Nicholas Trygstad (cello)....
From Fri 29 Nov
Fri 29 Nov
Sat 30 Nov
An evening of operatic arias, art songs and musicals.
From Thurs 5 Dec
Armonico Consort brings to life the world’s greatest oratorio, an...
From Fri 6 Dec
From Sat 7 Dec
Sat 7 Dec
Festive family concert. Programme includes works by Tchaikovsky,...
From Sat 21 Dec
Combination of spellbinding piano music, side-splitting stories &...
Sat 4 Jan 2020
Featuring Jaime Martin (conductor).
Programme includes works by...
Wed 22 Jan 2020
Ballet Theatre UK present a choreographed version of L. Frank Bau...
Thurs 30 Jan 2020
From Sat 1 Feb 2020
From Sun 2 Feb 2020
Wed 26 Feb 2020
Featuring Alexander Shelley (conductor) & Mariam Batsashvili (pia...
Fri 6 Mar 2020
Featuring Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla (conductor) & Gabriela Montero (pi...
Thurs 12 Mar 2020
Wed 22 Apr 2020
Featuring Dmitry Vasiliev (conductor) & Freddy Kempf (piano).
From Sun 26 Apr 2020
Join Ballet Theatre UK in one of the greatest ballets of all time...
From Wed 20 May 2020
Thurs 21 May 2020
Featuring Ben Palmer (conductor) & Jennifer Pike (violin).
It’s been a couple of years since Andy Parsons quit comedy panel show Mock The Week, but judging by this energetic performance the raspy-voiced comic has lost none of his razor-sharp wit during the intervening period.
Indeed, absence from the TV screens not only makes the heart grow fonder, but ensures Parsons’ act stays fresher, so it was a treat not to hear material previously aired tidbit-fashion during the ‘wheel of comedy’ or similarly contrived element of the semi-topical quiz show.
Not only that, but the likeable comic was also able to stretch his traditional one-line quips into lengthier routines – an exasperating tale of NHS bureaucracy a case in point – as well develop an overall theme, namely the ‘Peak Bullsh*t’ of the show’s title.
The label covered a multitude of sins and sinners, from Brexit and Trump to HS2 and Theresa (with a ‘h’) May, the “guff speaking” Prime Minister one of many politicians from across the spectrum to earn the master satirist’s ire. He also took aim at Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and the re-emerging Tony Blair – “someone who can unite the nation, as we all hate him” – and if his targets were predictable, then at least hit the nail on the head every time.
Better yet, despite admitting that comedy never started any revolutions, his passion – and compassion – for topics ranging from education to integration to privatisation (healthcare and the railways) added a little weight to proceedings without ever being earnest or overbearing. Or more importantly detracting from the laughs, which were a constant throughout a consummate performance from a comedian at the very top of his game.