The Prodigals

The Belgrade Theatre and Inspire present

The Prodigals

Written by Ray Goudie and Joe Harmston Directed by Joe Harmston

Fri 30 Aug - Sat 14 Sept 2013

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £17 - £29.50 Concessions from £12 - £21.25

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The Prodigals is a fast-moving, highly-energised new musical which began life at The Edinburgh Festival and now begins a new life at The Belgrade with celebrated West End actor, Simon Bowman leading the cast.

Colonel Luke Gibson is proud to lead the Scottish regiment his family has served in for generations. The two sons he has brought up alone are now young men; while Captain Mike Gibson battles to destroy opium poppy fields in Afghanistan, his brother Kyle fuels his band’s gigs with heroin.

When Kyle hits rock bottom, can he return home to the community he has insulted and rejected? How will his brother respond to his needs? Will Colonel Gibson balance his love for two such different sons with his responsibilities to all the soldiers under his command?

From its explosive choreographic opening on patrol in Helmand Province, through the comic absurdities of Kyle’s drug-induced hallucinations, The Prodigals drives this extraordinary tale on with stunning new music and dance and a script that challenges us to explore the toughest of emotional battlegrounds.

Running time: 2 hours plus interval

Get a glimpse of the show in this trailer, which includes cast and footage from the Edinburgh Festival production.

The Prodigals Musical – Promotional Film from The Prodigals on Vimeo.

Get a glimpse of rehearsals in this feature that was broadcast on British Forces News.

Fri 30 Aug 7:45pm
Sat 31 Aug 2:30pm
Sat 31 Aug 7:45pm
Mon 2 Sep 7:45pm
Tue 3 Sep 7:00pm
Wed 4 Sep 2:30pm
Wed 4 Sep 7:45pm
Thu 5 Sep 7:45pm
Fri 6 Sep 7:45pm
Sat 7 Sep 2:30pm
Sat 7 Sep 7:45pm
Mon 9 Sep 7:45pm
Tue 10 Sep 7:45pm
Wed 11 Sep 2:30pm
Wed 11 Sep 7:45pm
Thu 12 Sep 7:45pm
Fri 13 Sep 7:45pm Signed Performance
Sat 14 Sep 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 14 Sep 7:45pm

“A musical whose time has come”

Edinburgh Guide

“Seeing the excellent cast of dancers/actors in full uniform on stage was incredibly powerful.”

Coventry Telegraph

“It is an intensely moving story.”

Coventry Telegraph

“The staging is stunning … cleverly overlaid with striking projections.”

Coventry Telegraph

“The acting and singing is top notch.”

Coventry Telegraph

“Be prepared for a night of raw emotion.”

Coventry Telegraph

“Joe Harmston and Ray Goudie’s show has a sweaty, muscular and musical power that at its best also has a gritty grace and pace.”

The Stage

Win tickets to The Prodigals!

Posted on 26th July 2013

Find out how you can win tickets to the explosive new musical, The Prodigals. Read more

Joe Harmston, Simon Bowman, Ray Goudie and Natalie Murdoch at the Prodigals press night. Credit Paul O'Connor.

Photos from The Prodigals press night

Posted by anon on 6th September 2013

On Tuesday 3rd Septmeber The Prodigals had their press night, after the show the cast and crew shared a drink on the Belgrade’s Burbidge Gallery. Take a look a... Read more

Photo credit Keith Pattison

The Prodigals Production Photographs

Posted by anon on 3rd September 2013

Take a look at these amazing production photos from The Prodigals taken by Keith Pattison. Running on the Main Stage until Saturday 14th September, The Prodigals... Read more

Listen: Director Joe Harmston talks about The Prodigals on Hospital Radio

Posted by anon on 29th August 2013

In this interview director Joe Harmston chats to Sat Dhaiwal from Hospital Radio about The Prodigals which opens from 30 Aug to 14 Sept 2013. Read more

Video: The Prodigals cast take over Coventry City Centre!

Posted by anon on 29th August 2013

See what happened when the cast of The Prodigals hijacked Broadgate with a flashmob performance of some street dance sequences from the show. Read more

Listen: Radio Plus go behind the scenes of The Prodigals

Posted by anon on 28th August 2013

Tim Coleman from Radio Plus popped in to rehearsals to create a behind the scenes feature about the show including interviews with the writer, and cast members. Read more

Video: Meet West End star Simon Bowman

Posted by anon on 27th August 2013

West End star Simon Bowman talks to us about his past career highlights and how rehearsals are going for brand new musical The Prodigals, which opens on our Main... Read more

British Forces News film feature about The Prodigals

Posted by anon on 25th August 2013

Reporter Claire Sadler visited rehearsals to film a news feature about the show that was brodcast to British Forces around the world. Read more

The Prodigals cast arrive to finish rehearsals

Posted by anon on 19th August 2013

The cast of The Prodigals arrived today to continue rehearsals for The Prodigals. Here's some photos from the meet and greet. Read more

Video: The Prodigals rehearsals, day 8

Posted by anon on 15th August 2013

The director and co-writer of The Prodigals, Joe Harmston, talks us through day 8 of rehearsals and tells us about the visit of Retired Colonel Andrew Maynard w... Read more

Credit Keith Pattinson

The Prodigals rehearsal photographs

Posted by anon on 12th August 2013

See how our new musical The Prodigals is developing in these rehearsal photographs taken by Keith Pattinson. Read more

Video: The Prodigals rehearsals, day 4

Posted by anon on 9th August 2013

Cast members Melanie Brown and Emma Franklin talk us through what’s happening on day four of rehearsals for The Prodigals and how their military coach, Brendan... Read more

Video: The Prodigals rehearsals, day 3

Posted by anon on 8th August 2013

Omari Bernard from the cast of The Prodigals talks us through day 3 of rehearsals, focusing mainly on military training and finishing up act one and beginning to... Read more

Video: The Prodigals rehearsals, day 2

Posted by anon on 7th August 2013

Here's an update from day two of the rehearsals for The Prodigals which are currently taking place in London. Read more

Video: The Prodigals rehearsals, day 1

Posted by anon on 6th August 2013

Ever wanted to know what goes on inside the rehearsal room. This video takes a look behind closed doors at the cast and creatives of The Prodigals on their first ... Read more

Video: A minute with our military consultant for The Prodigals

Posted by anon on 31st July 2013

In this interview military consultant Brendan Riding talks about how he's helping to make the military aspects of The Prodigals as accurate as possible. Read more

New song Grace recorded by Simon Bowman for The Prodigals musical

Posted by anon on 23rd July 2013

Listen to a recording of the song Grace by West End star Simon Bowman for our new musical The Prodigals which opens from 30 Aug to 14 Sept 2013. Read more

Listen to Simon Bowman's BBC interview with Vic Minett

Posted by anon on 28th June 2013

Listen to Simon Bowman's interview with BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, in which he talks about his West End Career and his upcoming role in our new musical... Read more

Video: Director Joe Harmston on The Prodigals, Part One

Posted by anon on 26th June 2013

We caught up with Joe to find out more about our new musical, The Prodigals, which explodes onto the Main Stage from 30 Aug to 14 Sept starring Simon Bowman. Read more

West End actor Simon Bowman leads cast of The Prodigals musical

Posted by anon on 14th June 2013

Acclaimed West End actor Simon Bowman will be leading the cast in our new musical The Prodigals, which opens on the Main Stage on 30 Aug. Read more

An exclusive listen to songs from new musical The Prodigals

Posted by anon on 11th June 2013

Have a listen to some of the songs that will feature in our new musical The Prodigals, starring West End actor Simon Bowman. Read more

Explosive trailer for new musical The Prodigals

Posted by anon on 6th June 2013

Check out this trailer for our new musical The Prodigals. The footage is taken from the pilot production, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011. Read more

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