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Only A Day

The Belgrade Theatre presents

Only A Day

By Martin Baltscheit Translated by David Henry Wilson

Saturday 7 - Saturday 21 February 2015

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £7 - £9.50 Families: £22 - £29

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“Love is never so beautiful as on the first day.”

A fox and a wild boar keep watch over the hatching of a mayfly. Aware that it lives for only a day, they are faced with a dilemma. Who cares about a mayfly anyway? But when they meet a beautiful flying insect, who has spent years preparing to hatch into the world, they have to think again. So begins a great adventure in which nothing will ever be the same.

Join these wonderful creatures on a crazy, poignant and surprising journey through life and its rich mysteries!

Only A Day is a play with live music for children aged seven and over about the cycle of life and the power of friendship. Based on the book by award-winning German children’s writer and illustrator, Martin Baltscheit, it is alternately funny, sad and thought-provoking.

Only A Day will be directed by the Belgrade’s multi-award-winning Associate Artist, Tony Graham, one of Britain’s leading directors of theatre for children and young people.

Age recommendation: 7+

Sat 7 Feb 2:00pm Limited Availability
Tue 10 Feb 6:30pm
Fri 13 Feb 6:30pm
Sat 14 Feb 2:00pm
Sat 14 Feb 6:30pm
Tue 17 Feb 10:30am
Tue 17 Feb 2:00pm Limited Availability
Wed 18 Feb 10:30am
Wed 18 Feb 2:00pm Audio Described
Thu 19 Feb 2:00pm
Thu 19 Feb 6:30pm
Fri 20 Feb 2:00pm Limited Availability
Fri 20 Feb 6:30pm Signed Performance
Sat 21 Feb 2:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 21 Feb 6:30pm

“This is children’s theatre at its best – Only A Day is not only very funny but incredibly moving with lovely performances. I promise, adults as well as children will walk out of B2 with a lump in their throat.” *****

Coventry Telegraph

Access Performances:

Signed Performance: Fri 20 Feb, 6.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Weds 18 Feb, 2pm

Designing Only A Day - An Interview with Jason Southgate

Posted by anon on 16th January 2015

We find out more about Jason Southgate's lily-pond inspired set design for our new children's play, Only A Day. Read more

Meet the characters of Only A Day

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 13th February 2015

Find out more about our furry friends in Only A Day! Read more

Audience Reaction to Only A Day

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 13th February 2015

See what the audience think our brand new children's show, Only A Day. Read more

Cast of Only A Day Go Back To Nature For A Lesson In Warwickshire Wildlife

Posted by anon on 13th February 2015

Find out more about what happened when we took the cast of Only A Day on a really wild adventure to the beautiful Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve in Coventry. Read more

Writing Only A Day: An Interview with Martin Baltscheit

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 11th February 2015

In this video, we speak to German writer and illustrator, Martin Baltscheit, writer of Only A Day. Read more

Meet the Composer: Martin Ward

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 10th February 2015

Meet Martin Ward, the composer for Only A Day, and hear music from the show. Read more

Directing Only A Day - An Interview with Tony Graham

Posted by anon on 9th February 2015

Last week marked the opening of our brand new children’s play, Only A Day in B2. Premiering in Coventry this February, Only A Day a funny and poignant drama ab... Read more

Follow the Fly: In Pictures

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 6th February 2015

Take a peek behind the scenes for Only A Day with our very own fly on the wall! Read more

Time Flies: Building the Set for Only A Day

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 6th February 2015

Watch this amazing timelapse video of the set being constructed for Only A Day. Read more

A Day in the Life of...Lowri Amies

Posted by anon on 26th January 2015

We spoke to Lowri Amies, one of the cast in Only A Day about her childhood memories, her perfect day and rehearsals for the show. Read more

A Day in the Life of...Andrew Ashford

Posted by anon on 26th January 2015

We got a chance to speak to Andrew Ashford from Only A Day about a day in his life. Read more

Only A Day... In Rehearsal

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 26th January 2015

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of the rehearsal room at the Belgrade? Take a peek behind the scenes at these rehearsal photos for Only A Day by photographer... Read more

Only A Day Meet and Greet

Posted by anon on 16th January 2015

This week we welcomed the cast and creative team for our new children's drama, Only A Day. Read more

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