Roll Over Beethoven

The Belgrade Theatre presents

Roll Over Beethoven

Written & Directed by Bob Eaton

Saturday 3 to Saturday 17 September

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: £18 to £26 Concessions: £13 to £24

For Sale

Roll Over Beethoven is a fun, high-energy new musical that tells the story of how dreary, post-war England was transformed forever by American Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Bringing a blaze of neon colour to the monochrome streets of Blighty, this thrilling new music became a clarion call for hordes of youngsters, newly christened as ‘teenagers’, and helped draw the battle lines between teens and their parents that remain to this day.

With a storyline that playfully echoes one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, we follow Johnny Hamlet as he returns from National Service to attend his father’s funeral. But Johnny’s suspicions are aroused by his Mum and his Uncle Claud – was there more to his father’s death than he thought? How far will Johnny go to find the truth and settle the score?

Written and directed by Bob Eaton, who recently scored a smash-hit at the Belgrade with the 2-Tone musical Three Minute Heroes, Roll Over Beethoven features an incredible, original Rock ‘n’ Roll score that is sure to raise your spirits and raise the roof!

Please note: If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab.

Sat 3 Sep 7:45pm
Mon 5 Sep 7:45pm
Tue 6 Sep 7:00pm
Wed 7 Sep 7:45pm
Thu 8 Sep 7:45pm
Fri 9 Sep 7:45pm
Sat 10 Sep 2:30pm
Sat 10 Sep 7:45pm
Tue 13 Sep 7:45pm
Wed 14 Sep 2:30pm
Wed 14 Sep 7:45pm
Thu 15 Sep 7:45pm
Fri 16 Sep 7:45pm Signed Performance
Sat 17 Sep 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 17 Sep 7:45pm

Access Performances:

Audio Described: Sat 17 Sept, 2.30pm
Signed: Fri 16 Sept, 7.45pm

Dancing in the Auditorium

We know that some of our audiences love to get up and have a dance when they come to see bands and tribute acts at the Belgrade, and that’s fine by us as long as they’re seated in the Stalls section of the auditorium, and are considerate of other audience members around them and not disrupt their enjoyment of the show.

For those patrons who want to remain seated we recommend that they book their seats in the Circle* where dancing is prohibited due to the rake of the seats making it unsafe.

For productions other than musical tributes audiences must remain seated throughout the production. Thank you for your co-operation.

*Please note that for health and safety reasons this also includes boxes G and I.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Roll Over Beethoven - An Original British Rock 'n' Roll Musical!

Posted by anon on 24th June 2016

In this video, writer and director Bob Eaton discusses Roll Over Beethoven, a brand new rock 'n' roll musical opening at the Belgrade Theatre in September. Read more

Director Bob Eaton

Bob Eaton On Growing Up With Rock ‘n’ Roll

Posted by anon on 22nd August 2016

As a child growing up in the 1950s, Bob Eaton remembers the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. Now, Writer and Director of Roll Over Beethoven, Bob Eaton, reflects... Read more

First Look. Behind The Scenes of Roll Over Beethoven - The Photo Call

Posted by anon on 8th July 2016

With our new Autumn season now on sale, preparation is already underway for the arrival of original rock ‘n’ roll musical, Roll Over Beethoven which opens o... Read more

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