New Year New Us!
Celebrate A Brand New Season At The Civic
The Civic are kicking off the New Year with one of our most exciting and eclectic seasons in the theatre’s history. Here are a few hightlights to show you whats in store.
Our first focus for the new season is bringing the best of family fun with French interdisciplinary company Compagnie Animotion’s spectacular take on Grimm’s The Musicians of Bremen. This visually stunning adaptation, for 3 to 7 years, tells the tale of 4 animals put to pasture; a donkey, a cat, a cockerel and a dog.
Too old to be of any use to their masters, this tumbling, musical adventure explores these extraordinary friendships, shows that despite our differences, we can be friends, and that we are never too old to live our dreams.
The Musicians of Bremen is at The Civic on Sunday 26 February at 2.30pm and Monday 27 February at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets are £8 full price, £6 concessions and £5 children.
We are continuing to bring you the strongest, freshest performances on the contemporary dance scene with James Wilton Dance’s Leviatian. Leviatian follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining.
Featuring a cast of 7, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, Leviatian will have you on the edge of your seat. It will leave you gasping for air under the sheer ferocity of movement, all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.
Leviatian is at The Civic on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 full price, £10 concessions and £8 children.
Not only is the theatre thriving with talent, however. The Gallery@ The Civic presents Fashion & Freedom, an exhibition which sees some of today's leading female fashion designers explore the impact the First World War had on the changing role of women and fashion. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary and Manchester Art Gallery, with support from the British Fashion Council, the exhibition will include contemporary pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Roksanda, Holly Fulton, Emilia Wickstead, J JS Lee and Sadie Williams.
Also featured is a collection of new works created by students from five fashion colleges on the theme of "Restriction & Release" and a series of specially commissioned original short films which complement the garments on display.
Fashion & Freedom is at The Civic on Saturday 11 February until Saturday 8 April, Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Admission is free.
Get ready to laugh out loud with for April Fools which we promise the whole month to be a right laugh. Beginning with our Comedy Club 4 Kids, we guarantee non patronising, awesome fun for the whole family. After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, well renowned comic and TV star Lee Nelson is back on the stage with his new, best-ever stand-up show. Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present a new schow chock full of jaw dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. King of the Edinburgh Fringe Richard Herring, picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes. Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating Aida gal pals to present her first solo show in 558 years. Back before hip hop made its way from across the pond, young, angry, working-class youths took to poetry to address politics, fascism and boredom. Far from the literary establishment, Ranting was beer-soaked, spit-stained and real ... and Stand Up and Spit is bringing it back, inspired by poet and original ranter Tim Wells. And finally to top it all off, The Civic supporter and Barnsley born Toby Foster presents a great night of laughter, hosting some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit with his Last Laugh Comedy Club.
-Comedy Club 4 Kids is at The Civic on Saturday 1 April at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 full price, £6 concessions and £5 child.
-Lee Nelson is at The Civic on Saturday 8 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20.
-Parlour Tricks is at The Civic on Saturday 15 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 full price and £8 concessions.
-Richard Herring: The Best is at The Civic on Wednesday 19 April at 8pm. Tickets are £15 full price.
-Fascinating Aida’s Dillie Keane is at The Civic on Thursday 20 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £19.50 full price.
-Stand Up And Spit is at The Civic on Saturday 22 April at 8pm. Tickets are £12 full price, £10 concessions and £8 student.
-Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club is at The Civic on Saturday 29 April at 8pm. Tickets are £12.