The Belgrade Theatre and Big Broad Productions present


A sizzling new musical comedy from Maureen Chadwick, Music and lyrics by Kath Gotts, Directed by Anna Linstrum, Designed by David Farley.

Friday 4 - Saturday 19 September 2015

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: £18.50 to £30.75 Concessions: £13.50 to £28.75

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It’s 1963 and Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life – so it’s a crushing blow when the new Headmistress turns out to be a tyrant with strict Victorian values.

St. Trinians meets Malory Towers in new musical Crush: a coming-of-age romp that celebrates schoolgirl friendships and fighting for what you believe in!

Starring Rosemary Ashe (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables , Oliver!, Mary Poppins) and Sara Crowe (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hay Fever, Private Lives) prepare for riotous routines and hockey sticks to the fore as our girls battle to save their school – and find true love – in this smashing musical comedy from the creators of Bad Girls The Musical.

“Kath Gotts strikes me as the brightest new prospect for British musical theatre in years” Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

Rosemary Ashe (Miss Bleacher), Sara Crowe (Miss Austin), Kirsty Malpass (Miss Givings), Charlotte Miranda-Smith (Camilla), Stephanie Clift (Susan), Brianna Ogunbawo (Daimler), Georgia Oldman (Brenda), Eleanor Brown (Judith), Catherine Hayworth (Annabel), Emma Harrold, (Lavinia), James Meunier (Dorian), Jennifer Potts (Swing).

Listen to the music from CRUSH below:

Gala Night: On Friday 11 September we will be hosting a special fundraising event in support of the Belgrade Theatre Trust (Charity number 219163).

Ahead of the performance of CRUSH there will be a discussion on the Main Stage with our Artistic Director, Hamish Glen, and Associate Director, Justine Themen, about the work of the Belgrade.

There will then be a post-show party with a live band in the foyer and a complimentary glass of fizz for all audience members.

The evening starts at 7pm and tickets for this performance are priced at £34.25 & £37.50.

Book – Maureen Chadwick (Waterloo Road, Footballers’ Wives)
Music & Lyrics – Kath Gotts (Bad Girls The Musical)
Director – Anna Linstrum (The Sound of Music, High Society)
Assistant Director – Harry Blumenau
Designer – David Farley
Lighting Designer – Johanna Town
Choreographer – Richard Roe
Orchestrator & Music Supervisor – Steven Edis
Musical Director – Helen Ireland
Sound Designer – Ben Harrison
Assoc. Sound Des. – Colin Newland
Casting Director – Debbie O’Brien
General Management – Arden Entertainment

All Rehearsal Photos by Catherine Ashmore.

Fri 4 Sep 7:45pm
Sat 5 Sep 2:30pm
Sat 5 Sep 7:45pm
Mon 7 Sep 7:45pm
Tue 8 Sep 7:00pm
Wed 9 Sep 2:30pm
Wed 9 Sep 7:45pm
Thu 10 Sep 7:45pm
Fri 11 Sep 7:45pm
Sat 12 Sep 2:30pm
Sat 12 Sep 7:45pm
Mon 14 Sep 7:45pm
Tue 15 Sep 7:45pm
Wed 16 Sep 2:30pm
Wed 16 Sep 7:45pm
Thu 17 Sep 7:45pm
Fri 18 Sep 7:45pm Signed Performance
Sat 19 Sep 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 19 Sep 7:45pm

‘‘★★★★ A winning take on schoolgirl passions’‘

The Independent

‘‘If ‘Crush’ isn’t a huge hit, I’ll eat my hockey stick.’‘

What’s On Magazine

‘‘Lashings of jolly good fun.’‘

Coventry Telegraph

‘‘If it were a G.C.S.E, it would be an A from me’‘

Stratford Herald

Access Performances:

Signed Performance: Fri 18 Sept, 7.45pm
Audio Described Performance: Sat 19 Sept, 2.30pm

Rosemary Ashe, Sara Crowe & Kirsty Malpass to star in  CRUSH

Posted on 30th June 2015

The Belgrade Theatre and Big Broad Productions have today announced casting for CRUSH, a new musical co-production with Big Broad from the creator of Bad Girls, ... Read more

VIDEO: New Musical CRUSH launches at Bablake School

Posted by anon on 8th July 2015

Watch our video trailer from the official launch of new musical CRUSH, which took place at Bablake School last week. Read more

QUIZ: Which CRUSH character are you?

Posted by anon on 14th September 2015

Will you be the school swot like Brenda, or a heart-breaker like Camilla? Read more

CRUSH - 60s School Girl Style

Posted by anon on 4th September 2015

With new musical comedy CRUSH now playing on the Belgrade’s Main Stage, we took a trip backstage to get a sneaky peek at some of the 60s schoolgirl inspired co... Read more

You Never Forget Your First Crush!

Posted by anon on 6th August 2015

We talk high school heartbreak and hopeless romance with the cast of our new musical CRUSH. Read more

Back to School: CRUSH In Rehearsal

Posted by anon on 21st August 2015

Find out what happened when we went back to school for the day and visited the CRUSH rehearsal room. Read more

Stars of Crush go 'back to school' for launch of new musical in Coventry

Posted by anon on 6th July 2015

It was hockey sticks to the fore at Bablake School last week as the stars of our new musical co-production CRUSH went ‘back to school’ for an afternoon of tr... Read more

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