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The Alchemist

The Belgrade Theatre and Riding Lights Theatre Company present

The Alchemist

Written by Ben Jonson, Directed by Paul Burbridge, Designed by Sean Cavanagh

Sat 1 - Sat 22 Feb 2014

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: From £8 - £20 (concessions £7.75 - £18)

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While the master of the house is out of town to escape the plague, his house-keeper sets up with ‘a cheater and his punk’ as the city’s premier conman.

A full range of alternative services are offered to the citizens who beat a furtive path to their door – anything from the secret of eternal youth, to that recipe of recipes which will turn a tin can into bankable gold.

Masters of the ludicrous disguise, the team of con-artists find their multiple deceptions spiralling out of control, until they receive some alarming news…

Jonson’s brilliant satire burns away the dross, exposing a society whose obsessions make it vulnerable to any well-worked scam. This explosive production of The Alchemist from Riding Lights, especially revived for Coventry, is fast, furious, feisty and very, very funny.

Sat 1 Feb 7:30pm Limited Availability
Mon 3 Feb 7:30pm
Tue 4 Feb 7:00pm Sold Out
Wed 5 Feb 7:30pm
Thu 6 Feb 7:30pm
Fri 7 Feb 7:30pm
Sat 8 Feb 2:45pm
Sat 8 Feb 7:30pm
Tue 11 Feb 7:30pm
Wed 12 Feb 2:45pm
Wed 12 Feb 7:30pm
Thu 13 Feb 7:30pm
Fri 14 Feb 7:30pm
Sat 15 Feb 2:45pm Audio Described
Sat 15 Feb 7:30pm
Tue 18 Feb 7:30pm
Wed 19 Feb 2:45pm
Wed 19 Feb 7:30pm
Thu 20 Feb 7:30pm
Fri 21 Feb 7:30pm Captioned Performance
Sat 22 Feb 2:45pm Limited Availability
Sat 22 Feb 7:30pm

“Exhilarating comedy … A highly accessible and glittering production”

The Stage

“Director Paul Burbridge makes gold out of The Alchemist”

York Press

“Simply unmissable”

Victor Lewis-Smith, The Mirror

Video: Audience reaction to The Alchemist

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 5th February 2014

In this video, we find out what audiences think of our riotous comedy The Alchemist. Read more

The Alchemist Production Photos

Posted by anon on 3rd February 2014

Take a look at our new version of Ben Jonson's classic comedy, The Alchemist in these production photos taken by Robert Day. The show is running in the B2 au... Read more

Give your recycling its 15 mins of fame as props for The Alchemist

Posted by anon on 16th January 2014

Wanted: Empty beer/cider cans, boxes and fast food/takeaway containers to be used as props in our new version of classic comedy The Alchemist. Read more

Video: Interview with Director Paul Burbridge - Part 2

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 21st January 2014

This is part 2 of the interview with director of The Alchemist, Paul Burbridge. Read more

Andrew Harrison, Face

Meet the cast of The Alchemist

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 20th January 2014

Meet the cast of this hilarious comedy about a team of con-artists. Read more

Video: The Alchemist Teaser Trailer

Posted by anon on 9th January 2014

Watch the fun teaser trailer for our new adaptation of classic comedy The Alchemist, which will be set in Coventry. Read more

Video: Interview with Director Paul Burbridge

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 14th January 2014

In this interview we speak to Director Paul Burbridge on his production of The Alchemist. Read more

Director Paul Burbridge on relocating The Alchemist to Coventry

Posted by anon on 8th January 2014

Fid out more about how Ben Jonson's classic comedy will get a contemporary Coventry makeover. Read more

We Meet & Greet the Cast of The Alchemist

Posted by anon on 6th January 2014

We meet and greet the cast and creative team of The Alchemist as they arrive to begin rehearsals. Read more

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