Coming to Artrix

Regency romping and family fun.

Meet the Beaux: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their Stratagem: to marry for money.

In the National Theatre Live production of Beaux Stratagem which is screening at Artrix on 3rd September, the hapless couple pose as master and servant. Lodging at a local inn, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered. Starring Samuel Barnett from The History Boys and described by The Observer as “fresh, relevant and unstoppably entertaining” this is one Regency romp you won’t want to miss.

NT Live presents The Beaux Stratagem at Artrix on Thursday 3rd September at 7.00 pm. Tickets cost £17 (£14 students).

With summer holidays in full swing, children of all ages have a jam-packed jamboree of activities at Artrix to look forward to in August.

Artrix Summer Family Fun Festival, which runs until 14th Augustis jam-packed with creative activities for young people aged 4-18. There is a week-long Stage School from 10th to 14th August for young performers during which they will devise and rehearse a show for performance in the 300 seat theatre on the Friday evening.

If the grown-ups want to join in, there are Family Fun Fridays on August 7th and 14th between 10.30am and 3pm. Bring a picnic and drop in for free craft activities, a free bouncy castle, face painting and different free events and performances each week. On Friday 14th August, which is Superhero Friday, 2Faced Dance will be performing ‘Kapow!’ on the patio.

Young performers can show off what they can do in the free Talent Show from 2.00-3.00pm on Friday 14th August; places for this need to be booked in advance.

Full details of all these events and activities, plus tickets to all Artrix shows can be found at or by calling the Box Office on 01527 577330.