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Fun and thought-provoking theatre comes to Bridge House in Warwick

Top-quality touring shows along with music and drama by talented youngsters feature in the new season at the Bridge House Theatre in Warwick.

Kicking off the professional shows is a play called The Jurassic Parks on Thursday, September 13.

The show is a spin on the Spielberg classic, joining the Park family in Lyme Regis Community Centre as they embark on a journey through a misty past where things go wrong and family feuds are faced with the roar of DIY dinosaurs.

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, White Slate Theatre present their show Re:Production on October 4, following Karen and Tom as they discuss ‘joining the club’ all their friends seem to be in. As the discovery of the success of IVF celebrates it’s 50th anniversary, Re:Production opens up important discussions about choice and female legacy today.

About a Bot is described as “a symphony for the senses”, suitable for the whole family, and will be the first professional theatrical production to feature a ‘live’ autonomous robot performing in the lead role.

The show is set less than 48 hours before the launch of Virtual Life’s ground-breaking video game, Infinity3, and chief designer Dr Marcus Allen has worked all his life for this moment. Now it all could be taken away from him because a cute little robot working in a bank decided to order pizzas for everyone.

Eight-time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Noise Next Door, are bringing their new show The Noise Next Door – Remix! to the Bridge House Theatre on Friday, November 23. Having previously appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill.

Anyone who fancies some Rodgers and Hammerstein set on a ferris wheel, or perhaps a little Sondheim on Mount Everest, should enjoy a night with The Showstoppers on Friday, December 7. With 10 years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with comical results. The performers promise to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – all made up on the spot.

The Bridge House Theatre is on the site of Warwick School in Myton Road, Warwick, and also hosts a number of performances by students at the school. Among them is Unman, Wittering and Zigo, in which a new teacher, hoping to make a good impression in his first job, finds that bullying and gambling amongst his pupils are the least of his worries. Caught in the middle of his new wife’s restlessness, his fellow teachers’ apathy and the headmaster’s blatant cover-up, John Ebony becomes the unlikely detective. The classic play was written for radio in 1958 and adapted for TV in 1965, and continues to present uncomfortable questions about the necessity of authority and the need to act morally. It will be staged on Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8.

Call 01926 776438 or visit bridgehousetheatre.co.uk for more information.

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