Performances

Worcester Arts Workshop provides an exciting range of performances from theatre and dance to live music. Come along and experience this welcoming and vibrant arts hub in the heart of Worcester City Centre.

 


Worcester Music Festival

 


See the highlights of this years Worcester Music Festival by coming along to see the top entries from this years photography competition.

 

The Launch evening for this exhibition is on 17th October in the WAW theatre and entry is free.

 


Theatre



Crazy Little Thing

22 October 2015   7.30pm

Crazy Little Thing Called LoveTickets £10

Completely improvised, hilarious comedy show about different types of love and relationships we can all relate to. An uplifting night of entertainment for everyone.

Comedy theatre at its best: Kevin Tomlinson stars in this completely improvised show which looks at love in all its forms – romantic love, platonic love, love for a hobby or one’s pet, the love of money or the love of God. However, within that storyline everything else is up for grabs!

Kevin will charm you with the warmth of his personality from the moment he comes on stage and get you involved in the action from the start. The scenes that you see performed will be unique to each venue on the night as much of the show is based on suggestions made by the audience.

Mixing visual storytelling, costumes, acting, song lyrics from well known songs and a few masks, the show offers a hilarious and heart-warming look at life.

“Hilarious and heartwarming…a show that can be funny one minute and poignant the next. Tomlinson has a sharp mind and undoubted talent. Abi Hood is wickedly talented. Everyone left with massive smiles on their faces.” – Martin Gray, The Scotsman

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Gloriator

12 November 2015 7.30pm

Tickets £10

SPITZ & COGloriatorPosterFerment-2

A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator.  

Gloria Delaneuf is well-versed in mime, mask, and the mysteries of stage-craft.  Her UK tour manager Josephine Cunningham is not.   Together they have created Gloriator – an awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour, and costumes made out of cardboard.   Russell Crowe may not be available, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget.

Wonderfully inventive, physical, and very very silly, Gloriator was created by French/English female comedy duo Spitz & Co. with the help of Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri and Publick Transport’s Angus Barr.  It won the Critics’ Choice Award at Exeter Ignite in 2014 and was developed with support from the Arts Council England and Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment.

 

“Belly-achingly funny” Gloucester Citizen

“I hooted. I snorted. I exploded with such mirth that the tears streamed down my face.”  Stroud News & Journal

“Catch them now before they’re selling out the Albert Hall” Mel Giedroyc, Woman’s Weekly Magazine


 

Echo Beach

25th November 2015 7.30pm

collageTickets £10

Hannah has a dance collection. It is a collection she has been gathering for a while and she calls it ‘dancing like everyone I know’. Hannah has discovered that It’s in the detail, that’s what makes your dance so specific.

Echo Beach is dance theatre that revels in the casual social dancing that is unique to everyone. It uncovers the delicacies of family life, unveils memory through music and movement, and touches upon the fragility of what is seen and what is felt.

Audience reactions:

‘Brilliant, honest and absorbing’

‘A delicate and elegant consideration of love and distance – a story buried in dance’

Written and Performed by Hannah Sullivan
Dramturgy by Alice Tatton-Brown
Sound Design by Yas Clarke
Design by Annelies Henny
Movement Advice from Dan Canham

Supported by IdeasTap, Bristol Ferment and Arts


It’s a Wonderful Life

5th December 2015    7.30pm

It's a Wonderful LifeTickets £10.00

Farnham Maltings

Heart-warming theatre based on the classic movie: George Bailey discovers the difference he has made to his family, friends and home town with a little help from Clarence, the apprentice angel.

Frank Capra’s classic 1946 movie needs no introduction. George Bailey, a desperate middle-aged clerk discovers the difference he has made to his family, his friends and his home town, with a little help from Clarence, the apprentice angel.

Celebrated theatre company, Farnham Maltings, is bringing the struggles and joys of 1940s small town American to the villages and towns of England. Using their own inimitable style, they have created two hours of theatre that promises to warm the coldest of places through the long winter nights.

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