Belgrade Theatre - Upcoming events http://belgrade.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Belgrade Theatre en-gb <![CDATA[The Game of Love & Chai]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A new version of Marivaux's classic farce updated to a modern Asian family.

The Game of Love and Chai _“Ask me, just ask me! Pucho zara pucho! It’s punishment for falling in love!”_ Kamala wants her daughter Rani to marry successful but emotionally awkward businessman Raj. Rani bristles at going down the conventional route and arranges a test for Raj. She convinces her cousin Sita to swap places and pretend to be the suitable bride – unaware that Raj has come up with the same scheme with his driver, Nitin! Actor Nigel Planer (_The Young Ones_, _Filthy Rich_ and _Catflap_) brilliantly updates Marivaux’s classic French farce to a modern Asian family in England, employing Bollywood song and dance to delicious effect as class and passion clash when Rani meets Raj. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/J87GMG2xFMA" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Directed by Jatinder Verma and Designed by Claudia Mayer Recommended for ages 12+. Contains some adult themes. Running time: Approx. 1hr 40mins plus an interval. #LoveandChai @Tara_Arts www.tara-arts.com ]]>
2018-04-24T19:45:00 2018-04-28T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Adult Acting Classes: Summer 2018]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for our Adult Acting Classes at the Belgrade Theatre

Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting, learn more about theatre, or maybe you’re just looking for an opportunity to meet new people? Our *Adult Acting Classes* are the perfect way to develop new skills, stretch your creativity, build your confidence and have lots of fun. These practical theatre workshops are open to anyone aged 16+ and are led by our experienced theatre practitioners. Each term we focus on a different theme or style of theatre practice, so there’s always something new to learn. This term we’ll be looking at *Improvisation*. The art of improvisation involves imagination, quick-thinking and creativity. During this term we’ll use a combination of established theatre techniques and games to help you develop the skill of spontaneity in acting and unleash your creative potential. No previous experience is necessary to take part in these workshops. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and an open mind! Adult Acting Classes take place on Friday evenings from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at the Belgrade Theatre. See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PUM1qIxAqrs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-04-27T18:30:00 2018-04-27T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Youth Acting Classes: Summer 2018]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Saturday drama classes for ages 8-11 years at the Belgrade Theatre

Our fantastic *Youth Acting Classes* run on Saturday mornings for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). Through these fun and practical drama workshops, young people can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends. Each term we focus on a different subject or style of theatre, so there’s always something new to learn. The theme of this term is *Improvisation and Performance Skills*. The art of improvisation involves imagination, quick-thinking and creativity. During our summer term we'll help you to develop the skill of spontaneity in acting and unleash your creative potential. *Youth Acting Classes* are led by experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and be ready to have fun! *Youth Acting Classes* take place on Saturday mornings at the Belgrade Theatre, at the following times: Primary group ages 8-11, 10.15am – 11.45am Secondary group ages 11-16, Midday – 1.30pm See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age based on school years. Participants are welcome join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. You may also be interested in our "May Holiday Camp":http://cms.belgrade.co.uk/event/education-may-camp-2018-ages-8-13-years. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EW6-K-LOAiE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-04-28T10:15:00 2018-04-28T10:15:00
<![CDATA[Youth Acting Classes: Summer 2018]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Saturday drama classes for ages 11-16 years at the Belgrade Theatre

Our fantastic *Youth Acting Classes* run on Saturday mornings for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). Through these fun and practical drama workshops, young people can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends. Each term we focus on a different subject or style of theatre, so there’s always something new to learn. The theme of this term is *Improvisation and Performance Skills*. The art of improvisation involves imagination, quick-thinking and creativity. During our Summer term we'll help you to develop the skill of spontaneity in acting and unleash your creative potential. *Youth Acting Classes* are led by experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, a bottle of water, and be ready to have fun! *Youth Acting Classes* take place on Saturday mornings at the Belgrade Theatre, at the following times: Primary group ages 8-11, 10.15am – 11.45am Secondary group ages 11-16, Midday – 1.30pm See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific dates this term. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age based on school years. Participants are welcome join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. We like to be able to send you an email before the Acting Classes begin, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. You may also be interested in our "May Holiday Camp":http://cms.belgrade.co.uk/event/education-may-camp-2018-ages-8-13-years for ages 8 - 13. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EW6-K-LOAiE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-04-28T12:00:00 2018-04-28T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Bollywood Taster Sessions]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for our free taster sessions for Bollywood Dance Classes

Bollywood Dance Classes Join us for a free Taster Session for our Bollywood Dance Workshops. The session will be led by experienced teacher Sneha Singh and give you a taste of what our Bollywood Workshops involve. Sneha will be able to advise what level of class will suit you best. There are 2 levels available, Beginners and Advanced. Please note: Places for our Taster Sessions are limited. Early booking is advised. ]]>
2018-04-28T14:00:00 2018-05-05T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Singing for the Brain ]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Dave Willetts for stimulating group activity for those suffering with Dementia.

Singing for the Brain Join Dave Willetts at the Belgrade Theatre for an opportunity to socialise, receive and give peer support whilst engaging in a stimulating group activity. *Singing for the Brain* is a service provided by Alzheimer’s Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment. Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group. *Cream Teas* are also available at 12:30pm which include tea, sandwiches and a scone or cake for just £4.50 per person. This must be booked separately via our Box Office on *024 7655 3055*. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/67ulz1p6SyM" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-04-30T10:30:00 2018-04-30T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Great Expectations]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A brand-new adaptation of Dickens' classic tale starring Olivier award-winning actress Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham.

Great Expectations Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected chance to better himself by visiting the reclusive and mysterious Miss Havisham. In the decaying grandeur of her house, Pip falls in love with Estella and helped by an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the bustling city to pursue his dream of winning Estella’s heart and of becoming part of the educated elite. Peopled by some of Dickens’ most colourful and memorable characters and painted in rich, vivid colours across a vast landscape of people and locations, this stunning new version promises a powerful and theatrical telling of Dickens’ universally loved masterpiece. Olivier Award-winning actress, *Nichola McAuliffe*, leads the cast as the iconic Miss Havisham. Nichola is best known for her role in the long running TV series, _Surgical Spirit_, the films _Tomorrow Never Dies_ and _Chéri_ and her many stage appearances including _Kiss Me Kate_ for the RSC, _The Night of the Iguana_ in the West End & Alan Bennett’s _The Lady in the Van_. Running time: Approx. 2hrs 50mins, including interval <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eZ07xjE3Yms" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-05-02T19:30:00 2018-05-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Building Bridges ]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join the Most Red. and Rt. Hon Justin Welby in conversation about the role of arts and culture in a city of peace and reconciliation.

Building Bridges The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd. and Rt. Hon Justin Welby will be in conversation with leading representatives and performing artists from Coventry’s rich cultural scene in an evening of entertaining and challenging ideas, and performance. *Building Bridges - How can arts and culture contribute to a city of peace and reconciliation?* will take place in the intimate setting of the B2 stage at the Belgrade Theatre. In the years leading to City of Culture 2021, this evening is open to all who want to see arts and culture fulfil their potential in making this a truly inclusive city for all. Expect performances from Positive Youth Foundation (youth organisation), Ludic Rooms (post-digital arts) and Chris O’Connell (Theatre Absolute). ]]>
2018-05-02T19:30:00 2018-05-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The most successful touring taiko drum group on the continent comes to the Belgrade with their spellbinding new show/

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Experience the power of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography, synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery - all in a spellbinding display of sheer energy. As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo create a contemporary look & sound, fusing the traditional spirit of taiko with a modern stage performance that has captivated audiences everywhere… “Like watching Mad Max, Kill Bill, Kodo, Stomp & Keith Moon, all rolled into one big barnstorming display…. Hold on to your seats!” "Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed." Edinburgh Evening News “An invigorating, life-enriching experience… you’ll be poorer if you miss it.” The Stage "www.taiko.co.uk":http://www.taiko.co.uk Running time: 2 hours including interval <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CwlJOlXKr3A" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-05-10T19:30:00 2018-05-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bring it all Back - The Ultimate 90s Show]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bring It All Back is the ultimate 90s show, featuring a cast of singers and dancers performing renditions of your favourite 90s hits.

*Bring It All Back* - The ultimate 90s Show. *Bring It all Back* features a cast of singers and dancers performing renditions of your favourite 90s hits. This tribute to 90s music is performed live on stage, and recreates famous 90's artists, in an exciting full scale show filled with harmony vocals and amazing choreography. *Bring it all Back* provides a fun, exciting, and most of all, entertaining evening for audiences of all ages to enjoy. Artists recreated include the Spice Girls, Steps, S Club 7, Boyzone, 5ive, Britney Spears and many more. Running time: Approx. 2 hours ]]>
2018-05-11T19:30:00 2018-05-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bollywood Dance Classes - Beginners]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Beginners Bollywood Dance Workshops led by experienced teacher Sneha Singh.

Bollywood Dance Classes Join us for *Saturday Bollywood Dance Workshops* led by experienced teacher Sneha Singh. *Beginners Classes* take place from *Sat 12 May - Sat 7 July* from 2pm - 3pm (no class on Sat 26 May). The full term consists of 8 classes with each class lasting 1 hour. The cost for the full term is £48. We are also running free "Taster Sessions":www.belgrade.co.uk/event/bollywood-taster-sessions on *Sat 28 April and Sat 5 May* in our Weston Learning Space where you can sample the classes before you book. You can book for our Taster Sessions "online":www.belgrade.co.uk/event/bollywood-taster-sessions. Please note: Places for both our Taster Sessions and Bollywood Dance Workshops are limited. Early booking is advised. ]]>
2018-05-12T14:00:00 2018-05-12T15:15:00
<![CDATA[Bollywood Dance Classes - Advanced]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for our Advanced Bollywood Dance Workshops led by experienced teacher Sneha Singh.

Bollywood Dance Classes Join us for *Saturday Bollywood Dance Workshops* led by experienced teacher Sneha Singh. *Advanced Classes* take place from *Sat 12 May - Sat 7 July* from 3.15pm - 4.15pm (no class on Sat 26 May). The full term consists of 8 classes with each class lasting 1 hour. The cost for the full term is £64. We are also running free "Taster Sessions":www.belgrade.co.uk/event/bollywood-taster-sessions on *Sat 28 April and Sat 5 May* in our Weston Learning Space where you can sample the classes before you book. You can book for our Taster Sessions "online":www.belgrade.co.uk/event/bollywood-taster-sessions. Please note: Places for both our Taster Sessions and Bollywood Dance Workshops are limited. Early booking is advised. ]]>
2018-05-12T15:15:00 2018-05-12T15:15:00
<![CDATA[The Magic Flute]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose take on Mozart’s classic, The Magic Flute.

Following their hugely popular and critically-acclaimed English language re-imaginings of operas including La Bohème and Carmen, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose take on Mozart’s classic, *The Magic Flute*. Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina. Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic. This production will re-invent *The Magic Flute* in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness through Glyn Maxwell’s mischievous poetry, Alex Beetschen’s lively orchestration and Valentina Ceschi’s theatrical creativity. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vBHZq_sxlw4" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Artistic Team Librettist: Glyn Maxwell Orchestrator: Alex Beetschen Director: Valentina Ceschi Musical Director: David Keefe Set and Costume Designer: Emma Bailey Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr Running time: 75 minutes ]]>
2018-05-12T19:30:00 2018-05-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Indians Are Coming]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join The Chuckle Singhs, Jay Sodagar & Rahul Kohli for an evening of laughter presented by Desi Central.

Desi Central present The Indians are Coming *The Indians Are Coming* return with another fantastic line up. Join *The Chuckle Singhs*, *Jay Sodagar* & *Rahul Kohli* for an evening of laughter. Age recommendation 16+. Acts subject to change ]]>
2018-05-14T19:45:00 2018-05-14T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Masters of the House: Sing the Musicals]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Masters of the House come to the Belgrade Theatre with tributes to West End musicals including Wicked, Blood Brothers and Les Miserables.

Masters of the House Don’t miss this musical feast featuring former stars from _Les Misérables_, _Phantom of the Opera_, _The Producers_ and other hit West End musicals, performing in concert. The show is constantly being updated with songs carefully selected from over eight decades of popular musical theatre, including favourites such as _Suddenly Seymour_ (_Little Shop of Horrors_), _Oh What A Circus_ (_Evita_), _Defying Gravity_ (_Wicked_), _Tell Me It’s Not True_ (_Blood Brothers_) and some wonderful show medleys. A spectacular journey through the world of musical theatre. Two hours of your favourite songs in one night performed by the cream of West End performers. *The Masters of The House* have been performing all over the UK, Europe, the Middle East and around the world for 16 years, entertaining audiences in theatres and concert halls to critical acclaim. This wonderful evening culminates in their incredible tribute to probably the most popular musical of all time, _Les Misérables_. With just their four superb voices and their amazing band, *The Masters of The House* succeed in recreating a spine-tingling, emotive tribute fitting of this great musical. Running time: Approx. 2hrs 10mins, including interval. You can’t beat the real thing and this is the real thing. The West End comes to you. Beg, steal or borrow to get a ticket! ]]>
2018-05-16T19:30:00 2018-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Castaways]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Three teenagers born on the same day, in the same town but with very different backgrounds.

Castaways Three teenagers born on the same day, in the same town but with very different backgrounds. Inseparable since they were knee-high to a grasshopper, they're a close-knit trio, both at school and at home. Sam, Asha and Kieran watch out for each other, until one day a shocking event blows their teenage world apart - and their friendship with it. *Castaways* explores the nature of friendship, trauma and tribal loyalties in a neighbourhood where the blue touch paper is waiting to be lit. *Castaways* has been developed through creative workshops with young people, exploring their sense of connectedness - or otherwise - with the communities they have grown up in. Recommended for ages 13+. Running time 80 minutes, no interval. Post-show discussion Thursday 17 May, after 7pm show. ]]>
2018-05-17T13:30:00 2018-05-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Back to Bacharach]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A stunning tribute to one of the most accomplished composers of the 20th Century, Burt Bacharach.

Back to Bacharach *Back to Bacharach* celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time. This exciting production is touring throughout the UK and is performed by the 4 of the finest west end singers accompanied by The Magic Moments Orchestra recreating Burt Bacharach’s timeless hits. Songs featured in the show include _Alfie_, _Anyone Who Had A Heart_, _Arthur's Theme_, _Always Something There To Remind Me_, _Close To You_, _I Say A Little Prayer For You_, _Magic Moments_, _Walk On By_, _What’s New Pussycat?_, _24 Hours from Tulsa_, _Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head_ and many more. Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again. *Back To Bacharach* is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family! Running time: Approx. 2hrs 20mins, including interval. ]]>
2018-05-17T19:30:00 2018-05-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celebrate the music of Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys in this fantastic tribute show.

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience The Big O & the Wilburys show is back - bigger and better than ever! Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 30 years since the Wilburys original album release and pay a special tribute to The Big O, who died later the same year. <b>Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience</b>’ will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys. With expert narrative and big screen action, this 30th anniversary special is unmissable. With tributes to, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are included in the show including _Handle with Care_, _End of the Line_, _Wilbury Twist_, _Heading for the Light_, _Tweeter and the Monkey Man_, _Nobody’s Child_, _Last Night_ and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic look-alike, sound-alikes to the famous Traveling Wilburys, enabling the show to explore the solo hits of the Famous Five including, _Mr Blue Sky_, _Pretty Woman_, _Blowin' in the Wind_, _Here Comes the Sun_, _Runnin' Down a Dream_, _Sweet Talkin' Woman_, _Only the Lonely_ and _The Mighty Quinn_. Running time: Approx. 2hs 20mins including interval. ]]>
2018-05-18T19:30:00 2018-05-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Just An Ordinary Lawyer]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 From the writer of the multi award-winning Call Mr Robeson comes a compelling new show about the first Black judge in Britain

Just An Ordinary Lawyer _“The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means … and the foul would often override the fair.”_ Tunji Sowande arrived in London from Nigeria in 1945 to study law and pursue his interest in music. He rose to become a well respected barrister, the first Black Head of Chambers, and finally the first (part-time) Black Judge in Britain. He was an active solo concert performer as a baritone singer, giving concerts for charities and to entertain residents of old people’s homes. On top of it all, he was a great lover of cricket, and became a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the home of cricket. In an undefined setting, Sowande muses on Imperialism, Colonialism and Black people’s struggles for freedom, justice and human rights, in Africa and the diaspora. He is however not a political man – he prefers to do his job and watch sports. He nonetheless does his bit to spread peace and love through the medium of music and song. From the writer and performer of the multi-award-winning international hit, _Call Mr. Robeson_ (**** The Guardian) comes another _"brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art”_ (Dirt & Candy) Running time: Approx. 1hr, 25mins <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CYFJf9fZKPw" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-05-19T14:30:00 2018-05-19T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Dementia Friends Information Session]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Learn more about dementia and the small ways you can help with our Dementia Friends Information Sessions.

Dementia Friends Information Session Alzheimer’s Society’s "Dementia Friends":https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/ programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. *Dementia Friends Information Sessions* are about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. At the end of the session you will have the opportunity to sign up to Dementia Friends. ]]>
2018-05-22T16:30:00 2018-05-22T16:30:00
<![CDATA[New Ventures in Theatre Making]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Coventry University graduate companies Creative Element and Catch 42 showcase their new work in the Belgrade's B2 auditorium.

New Ventures in Theatre Making Following the success of previous Coventry University graduate companies, Noctium (_The Country Doctor_ and _Hymns for Robots_) and The Fabularium (_Reynard the Fox_), come and experience the bold, brave and exciting creativity of Coventry University's BA Theatre and Professional Practice (TaPP) new graduate companies, *Creative Element* and *Catch 42*, as they blast off from the degree programme. *Tuesday 22 May* *Creative Element* presents *All That And A Bag of Chips* 1990's, Coventry. Culture. Music and Comedy. Philip & Brown's journey to a desired lifestyle has pushed for an eclipse of a new dawn. *Wednesday 23 May * *Catch 42 *presents *Killjoy* Finding the anomalies, to understand the ordinary. Killjoy, a serial killer with an eye for a smile. ]]>
2018-05-22T20:00:00 2018-05-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Annie ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Coventry Musical Theatre Society present one of the best-loved musicals of all time, Annie.

Coventry Musical Society present Annie *Annie* is one of the best loved musicals of all time and has now become a worldwide sensation. The musical is based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. Set in 1930’s New York during the Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family. With its Tony Award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs _It’s a Hard-Knock Life_, _Easy Street_ and _Tomorrow_, this is a show not to be missed! The multi award-winning *Coventry Musical Theatre Society* are proud to bring this legendary show to the Belgrade Theatre. Following their highly successful productions of Monty Python’s _Spamalot_ and _42nd Street_, they are again set to delight audiences, this time with the fun family favourite, Annie. Running time: Approx 2 hrs 20 mins, including interval. ]]>
2018-05-24T14:30:00 2018-05-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Leftovers]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A comic and stirring new musical about friendship, music and the melody of grief.

The Leftovers *The Leftovers* is a comic and stirring contemporary musical from Sheep Soup Productions, creators of hit musical _Mrs Green_ and graduates of Nottingham’s BAFTA award-winning Television Workshop. Following the sudden death of Jodie, occasional gig reviewer and the definition of misadventure, some of her friends join forces in a Nottingham recording studio. Local singer-songwriter Hayley has penned a memorial song for Jodie, but the makeshift band can't seem to agree on what their late friend would have wanted from a musical tribute. Are they here to pay their respects or to alleviate their guilt? Or is this just an intense form of music therapy? School friend Angie has returned to find closure. Yaz helped Jodie recapture her youth, but craved a deeper connection. Old flame Russ wants to know how much his brief fling with Jodie really meant. Jim is just trying to keep the creative chaos on schedule. *The Leftovers* brings Sheep Soup's innovative and comedic brand of contemporary musicals to the Belgrade. It's a heartfelt and hilarious look at the pitfalls of artistic interpretation and the melody of grief, with a truly unforgettable original score. Age recommendation 12+. Contains strong language. Running time: Approx. 2hrs 20mins including interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XgbpN5NjyzY" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-05-24T19:45:00 2018-05-26T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Silver Screen: Oklahoma]]> Burbidge Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us in our Burbidge Room for a two-course lunch and a screening of the classic movie, Oklahoma.

Silver Screen: Oklahoma Join us in our Burbidge Room for an afternoon of Hollywood glamour with a screening of the classic movie, *Oklahoma*. This special *Silver Screen* event will include a two-course lunch followed by a screening of the film in the intimate surroundings of our first-floor Burbidge Room. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. ]]>
2018-05-29T12:00:00 2018-05-29T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Horrible Histories - More Best of Barmy Britain]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A special production of Horrible Histories featuring MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past.

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past – and a brand new scene with wordy Will! Find out why the Romans were revolting! Could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? Clap along with crazy King Charles! Vomit with the vile Victorians and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War! It’s history with the nasty bits left in! Running time: 70 minutes. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIOuqAcSIJY" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-05-30T14:00:00 2018-06-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Mountains - The Dreams of Lily Kwok]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A stylish, evocative new play telling the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin.

Mountains - The Dreams of Lily Kwok _I invited you into my past... And you invited me into your future._ Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing. Visiting her mother’s birthplace of Hong Kong for the first time, she is determined to find out who she really is and where she belongs. Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into her past where she discovers shocking family secrets that will change her life forever. This stylish and evocative new play by award winning writer In-Sook Chappell, tells the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin. Based on Helen Tse’s bestselling family memoir of passion sacrifice and survival across three generations held together with one lifeline - food. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wEZ2JeFuruc?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> There will be a live cookery demonstration at 6pm ahead of the evening performance on Thursday 31 May. If you would like to attend this as well as the evening show, please select the appropriate ticket option during the booking process. It is a paid event and can only be booked along with a ticket for that evening's performance. Please note: the show contains minor violence. _“A gripping tale of struggle, laughter, love and food … with a universal story of survival that will move your soul”_ Ken Hom on Sweet Mandarin Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office ]]>
2018-05-30T19:45:00 2018-06-02T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Sunshine on Leith ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sunshine on Leith, the essential Scottish musical returns to the Belgrade this June.

Sunshine on Leith The essential Scottish musical returns to the Belgrade Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production. Follow the highs and lows of Ally and his friend Davy as they return home to Leith from the army. Families, friendships and life are not plain sailing in this funny and moving story about love and life. With stunning songs including _I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)_, _Sunshine on Leith_, _Letter From America_, and _I’m On My Way_ this energetic piece of musical theatre is loved by audiences and critics alike. Recommended for ages 12+ ]]>
2018-06-05T19:30:00 2018-06-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Case of the Frightened Lady]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A shocking and closely guarded secret is uncovered in The Case of the Frightened Lady.

The Case of the Frightened Lady Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter from “the king of the detective thriller” EDGAR WALLACE. When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret. The star cast includes Gray O’Brien, one of TV’s most popular actors, known for his memorable roles in _The Loch_, _Peak Practice_, _Casualty_ and as Tony Gordon in _Coronation Street_; Denis Lill from long-running drama _The Royal_ and _Only Fools and Horses_; and film star Oliver Phelps, who makes his stage debut having played the character of George Weasley in one of the most successful film franchises of all time, _Harry Potter_. Joining them is Deborah Grant from _Not Going Out_ and Bergerac; Philip Lowrie, best known for playing Dennis Tanner in _Coronation Street_; April Pearson, star of award-winning drama _Skins_; Agatha Christie Company stalwart Ben Nealon from the popular series _Soldier Soldier_, and Glenn Carter, widely recognised as the definitive Jesus in the hit musical and film of _Jesus Christ Superstar_. Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval. ]]>
2018-06-12T19:30:00 2018-06-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Bee Project]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A physical, imaginative and bold show exploring environmental issues.

The Bee Project _"You sip your drink, enjoying the sugary twang spike your tongue. The first notes of your favourite song wrap around your ears and propel you to the hive of dancers."_ There's a hum at a party. Glitter in the air. Invite in hand, don't forget why you're here. It's about movement, love and care. Take a journey into the world of these black and yellow pollinators. We dance to celebrate. We dance to communicate. We dance to survive. A physical, imaginative and bold show exploring environmental issues. Running time: 50 minutes plus post-show discussion. <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/253780418" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p></p> ]]>
2018-06-14T19:45:00 2018-06-16T19:45:00
<![CDATA[The Tempest ]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Oddsocks return to the Belgrade with a sci-fi adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Shakespeare’s tale of illusion and revenge is brought vividly to life in Oddsocks’ musical, Sci-fi adaptation. From the company who brought you “bonkers and brilliant” <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> and“downright funny” <i>Macbeth</i>. Experience *The Tempest* like never before as you‘re transported far off to a distant universe! On board the spaceship you’ll find Prospero, an ageing Astronaut, his fearless daughter Miranda and a host of madcap aliens, some of whom have murder on their mind. Prepare for launch, get on your space-suits and take one small step for man, one giant leap for Shakespeare! Running time: Approx. 2hrs 20mins including interval. Age recommendation: 7+ ]]>
2018-06-19T19:00:00 2018-06-21T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Whisky Galore]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A brand-new production of Mackenzie's comedy classic about war and whisky.

Whisky Galore The islanders of Great and Little Todday are dismayed to find their whisky supply dwindling, as the government diverts the precious stuff to the Americans. When a 50,000 bottle cargo is shipwrecked close by the islands relief seems to be at hand. Conflict is guaranteed, however, once Paul Waggett of the Home Guard decides to prevent the islanders taking advantage of their good fortune. This new production, set in 1955, is a tribute to the fearless all-female touring theatre companies of the post-war years. Under the direction of the redoubtable Flora Bellerby, witness the Pallas Players as they play all characters from Mackenzie’s comedy classic, in an adaptation that breathes fresh life into a well-loved masterpiece. Running time: Approx. 2hrs 20mins, including interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gPTEDViX8Hw" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe><small>Produced by Greek Bloke Productions</small> Illustration based on a book cover design by Birlinn Ltd, which features an illustration by Paul Bommer. Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie is available in a gift book edition from Birlinn Ltd. "www.birlinn.co.uk/Whisky-Galore":https://www.birlinn.co.uk/Whisky-Galore-9781780270920.html ]]>
2018-06-20T19:30:00 2018-06-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Midday Variety ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Midday Variety returns to the Belgrade Theatre featuring Bob Brolly and friends

Midday Variety - Bob Brolly and Friends The ever-popular *Bob Brolly* and his band return with their biggest show yet, featuring legend of laughter *Jimmy Cricket* as special star guest, with musical fun from *Andy Eastwood* and singer *May Marion*. An unmissable finale to our spring variety season. ]]>
2018-06-22T13:30:00 2018-06-22T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Summer Showcase 2018]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Coventry Music Education Hub presents their Summer Showcase 2018

Coventry Music Education Hub presents Summer Showcase 2018 The Coventry Music Education Hub is proud to present this year’s *Summer Showcase*, celebrating some of the city’s finest young musical talent. Featuring city-wide ensembles run by Coventry Music and other Hub Partners, as well as sharing some exciting projects from Coventry Schools, this will be a mesmerising and memorable week for performers and audience! ]]>
2018-06-25T19:00:00 2018-06-27T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Double Trouble with Noreen Khan]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Desi Central presents Double Trouble with Noreen Khan at the Belgrade Theatre.

Desi Central presents Double Trouble with Noreen Khan *Noreen Khan* (BBC Asian Network) brings the *Double Trouble* to the Belgrade Theatre. Join *Guz Khan* (_Man Like Mobeen_ & _Live At The Apollo_) & *Nabil Abdul Rashid* ( ITV, BBC2, Channel 4, Channel AKA, London Live, 5 Live & much more) for an evening of laughter. ]]>
2018-06-25T19:45:00 2018-06-25T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Freeman Dance Summer Show 2018]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Freeman Dance returns to the Belgrade Theatre with their brand new FD Summer Show.

Freeman Dance Summer Show *Freeman Dance* returns to the Belgrade Theatre following a run of sell-out shows with all new choreography, costumes and performance. The *FD Summer Show 2018* features the city's most promising up-and-coming dancers with spectacular performances in everything from Street to Ballet, Tap to Acro and Irish to Musical Theatre. ]]>
2018-06-29T19:00:00 2018-06-30T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Physical Fellowship 2018]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Highly Sprung return to the Belgrade with The Physical Fellowship 2018 which commemorates 100 years since the end of WWI.

Physical Fellowship The UK's only Physical Theatre Festival exclusively for young people. *The Physical Fellowship* brings together young people from across the region to take part in professional training, performance making and skill development in physical theatre. Resulting in four nights of inspiring, original devised physical theatre by young people, alongside a headline performance by Sprungsters. Commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1 this year’s theme Resolution explores peace, reconciliation and the prevention of conflict. The week-long festival showcasing over 10 different performances as part of *The Physical Fellowship* looks at the philosophy, sociology, and psychology of war and peace. Explored through stories and events that have changed societies and healed violence. The headline performance by Sprungsters showcases the potential of physical performance by some of Coventry’s most talented young performers. Sprungsters Advance presents *PALs* in commemoration of WW1 exploring the stories of the PALs regiments and looking at the experiences of young people at war. Age recommendation: 11+ The piece will look at the experience of teenage soldiers through the eyes of a young man who chooses not to fight but becomes a conscientious objector. Highly Sprung have a reputation for the delivery of inspiring projects and performances exclusively for children and young people. Highly Sprung delivers participation, education, performance, artist training and art form development working with over 10,000 children and young people each year. Running time: Approx. 1 hour, 50 minutes. ]]>
2018-07-02T19:00:00 2018-07-05T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Johnny Cash Roadshow ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Johnny Cash Roadshow returns to the Belgrade starring Clive John as the man in black.

Johnny Cash *Johnny Cash Roadshow* is not another tribute band, it is a full production and finest celebration of Johnny Cash in the world. Also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family! JCR are now recognised and loved as a band in their own right, unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. The UK’s No.1 tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter *Clive John*, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring the best June Carter (Amanda Stone) in the business, the Carter Sisters and the Roadshow Horns, all aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste. The show takes the audience from the 1950s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career. All this accompanied by emotive and evocative screen images. Running time: Approx. 2hrs 20mins, including interval. ]]>
2018-07-05T19:30:00 2018-07-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[ABBA Mania]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 ABBA Mania returns to the Belgrade Theatre featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits.

ABBA Mania *ABBA Mania* is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. *ABBA Mania* brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then *ABBA Mania* is for you! Join in and enjoy all of your favourites including _Mamma Mia_, _Voulez Vous_, _Dancing Queen_, _Winner Takes It All_, _Super Trouper_ and many more. So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music. ]]>
2018-07-06T19:30:00 2018-07-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Walk Like a Man]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Walk Like A Man *Walk Like A Man* takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show _Jersey Boys_, which has been packing theatres worldwide since it’s debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as _Sherry_, _Let’s Hang On_, _Big Girls Don’t Cry_, _Can’t Take My Eyes Off You_, _My Eyes Adored You_, _December 63 (Oh What A Night)_, _Bye Bye Baby_, _Who Loves You_ and many, many more. With a repertoire which needs no introduction, *Walk Like A Man* combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands! Running time: Approx. 2hrs 20mins, including interval. ]]>
2018-07-07T19:30:00 2018-07-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Retold]]> CET Building 0.00000000 0.00000000 In Retold, acclaimed West Midlands-based dance company Mercurial Dance take over the Coventry Evening Telegraph building’s foyer area in an interactive, cabaret-style show.

Read All About It - Retold In *Retold*, acclaimed West Midlands-based dance company Mercurial Dance take over the Coventry Evening Telegraph building’s foyer area in an interactive, cabaret-style show. Inspired by the Coventry Evening Telegraph foyer being the place people of Coventry gave their stories, placed their adverts and connected with the city, this piece is rooted in the Coventry stories and the history of the building. Real-life memories supplied by members of the community will be brought to life by a professional and community cast using dance and music, allowing audiences to bear witness to the many ways that Coventry has changed across the decades as it approaches its year as City of Culture in 2021. Ahead of their performances this summer, Mercurial Dance are also offering you the chance to be part of the *Retold* project by getting in touch to share your stories of the city. Choreographer and director Oliver Scott is calling on Coventrians to send in their favourite tales and anecdotes to be used as the basis for shows running throughout the week. In particular, he’s keen to hear about memorable moments spent in the city; favourite places in Coventry and why; stories from the past; and where you were during significant events that have taken place here. There are several ways to take part, depending on how you like to communicate. You can email your stories to retold@mercurialdance.co.uk, or write a letter to Mercurial Dance, 11a Coventry Canal Basin, Leicester Row, CV1 4LH. You can also get in touch via "Facebook":http://www.facebook.com/mercurialdance, "Instagram":http://www.instagram.com/mercurialdance or "Twitter":https://twitter.com/mercuriald?lang=en, using #RetoldCov and #CETtakeover. Running time: approx 1 hour. Seating is arranged in 10 tables each seating 8 people. These performances are part of the Coventry Great Place project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Coventry University, University of Warwick, Coventry City Council and Coventry Business Improvement District. ]]>
2018-07-10T18:00:00 2018-07-14T20:00:00
<![CDATA[City Final]]> CET Building 0.00000000 0.00000000 In City Final, six groups led by the Belgrade’s Community & Education team invite audiences on a journey back in time to the days when the building was filled with the hustle and bustle of busy newsrooms.

Read All About It - City Final In *City Final*, six groups led by the Belgrade’s Community & Education team invite audiences on a journey back in time to the days when the building was filled with the hustle and bustle of busy newsrooms. Drawing on stories covered by the Coventry Evening Telegraph over the years, a series of short performances will fill multiple floors of the building in a large-scale promenade experience. As well as reliving headlines from across the decades, the show also offers audiences the chance to explore the building itself for one last time before a major redevelopment sees it transformed into a hotel later in the year. There are two different routes around this promenade performance: Route A and Route B. *Route A* includes several staircases with few opportunities to sit down. If you are in a wheelchair or have other mobility or access issues, we recommend you book for *Route B*, which is all on one level and more accessible. Wheelchair spaces are limited to 10 per performance, so early booking is advised. The smallest doorway on Route B is 791mm wide. Audiences on Route A will be divided and allocated to different starting points in the building. We cannot guarantee that groups of bookers will all be kept together, but your prompt arrival will increase the chances of this being possible. *Please note the following information:* This is a site-specific, promenade show and will involve walking around an old building which has been disused for a number of years and may be cold even in summer. Please come dressed appropriately with sensible shoes. The building poses a number of challenges regarding access and we are doing everything we can to make it as accessible as possible for audiences. If you have concerns about accessibility or any specific access requirements that we need to be aware of, please contact Box Office either in person or via 024 7655 3055. Age recommendation: 12+ We are aiming for the performance to last around 1hr 15mins. These performances are part of the Coventry Great Place project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Coventry University, University of Warwick, Coventry City Council and Coventry Business Improvement District. ]]>
2018-07-10T20:00:00 2018-07-14T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Unforgettable: A Nat King Cole Tribute]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mark Anthony presents Unforgettable - A Tribute To Nat King Cole to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of a legend.

Mark Anthony presents <b>Unforgettable - A Tribute To Nat King Cole</b> to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of a legend. This tribute show explores the music of a true genius and a unique entertainer with a career spanning from 1939 to 1962. Born in Alabama in 1919, Nat King Cole reigns among a very short list of music royalty as one of the most identifiable and most memorable voices in American music. In 1942, Cole was one of the first artists to sign with Capitol Records, and he recorded nearly 700 songs for the label, becoming the first Number One artist on Billboard‘s first album chart. During his 30-year recording career, Cole recorded more than 150 charting singles on Billboard‘s Pop, R&B and Country charts, a staggering record that remains unbroken by any other artist ever signed to Capitol Records, which led to the label being affectionately tagged, The House That Nat Built. From <i>Mona Lisa</i> to <i>Unforgettable</i>, Nat King Cole’s songs are incomparable and his catalogue continues to sell in excess of one million albums per year around the world. Singer Mark Anthony presents this stunning tribute to the music and songs of Nat King Cole supported by his quartet of fabulous musicians AND the sensational Oakwood string quartet recreating the mood of the 1950's Cotton Club. Book now for a truly ‘unforgettable’ evening. Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes plus interval. 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. ]]>
2018-07-11T19:30:00 2018-07-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Celtica 2018]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celtica Dance School return to the Belgrade with their 8th charity show starring performers from 4 - 40+.

Celtica 2018 *Cetica Dance School* are proud to be back with their 2018 Extravaganza 8th Charity Show, staring performers aged 4-40+ Imaginative choreography and dazzling costume combines Irish dance & music in a fantastic evening of entertainment! ]]>
2018-07-13T19:00:00 2018-07-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Teletubbies Live!]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in their first ever theatre show - Teletubbies Live!

Teletubbies Live The Teletubbies’ first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones is here! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-Noo and the Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them. Join in and enjoy beloved features from the TV series along with brand new songs. "www.TeletubbiesLive.com ":www.TeletubbiesLive.com <br>#My1sttheatreshow<br>#TeletubbiesLive<br>#BigHugs <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4EjGgOPQJrg" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-07-18T10:00:00 2018-07-19T13:00:00
<![CDATA[The Drifters ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Drifters return to the Belgrade performing classic hits from the last six decades.

The Drifters *The Drifters* are back on the road in the UK performing classic hits from the last six decades. There have been over 65 vocalists in the group’s incredible 59 year history and in this tour, the current line up pay homage to the former members of this line up, including icons such as Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis, Ben E King, & Johnny Moore. Hits include _You’re More than a Number_, _Come On Over to My Place_, _Up on the Roof_, _Under the Boardwalk_, _Kissin' in the Back Row_, _On Broadway_, _Down on the Beach_, _Hello Happiness_, _Save the Last Dance For Me_ and many more, this a night not to be missed. ]]>
2018-07-20T19:30:00 2018-07-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Coventry Belgrade Mela 2018]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 *Coventry Belgrade Mela 2018* *Day Mela*: 12noon – 5pm Free event *Coventry Belgrade Mela* is now in its fourth year and continues to offer a wide range of amazing South Asian events. From the ever popular workshops, where you can learn some hip movements to the sounds of Bollywood, to viewing an exhibition of South Asian women and learning what voting means to them, to the activity-packed children’s zone. You’ll also be able to wander through the Belgrade’s foyers and browse various stalls selling beautiful jewellery and crafts, and enjoy some wonderful, desi food. *WORKSHOPS* These will take place in the first-floor Burbidge Room. Check back for details nearer the time. *STALLS* The main foyer will feature stalls offering jewellery, beauty products and information. *EXHIBITION* From 1 July, the first-floor Burbidge Gallery will play host to an original exhibition, curated by the Creative Producer of the Belgrade Mela, Nasreen Akhtar Khan. The exhibition will feature several women’s accounts of what it means to be able to vote, coming from a South Asian background, and the value and importance of the vote in today’s societies. *CHILDREN’S ZONE* Situated on the first-floor Burbidge Gallery, the Children’s Zone features a wide range of activities which include learning how to write your own language, learning the art of Calligraphy and face painting plus other activities to keep the “Bachaa” (children) entertained! *AFTERNOON CHAI* The ground floor Belgrade Café will be offering a desi twist on Afternoon tea… Please check back for more details nearer the time. *Coventry Belgrade Mela* *Evening Mela* *7pm in the B2 auditorium* *Tickets: £12* The Evening Mela is a ticketed event which showcases local artists and also aims to provide a platform for emerging artists. This year all performances have been created exclusively for the Coventry Belgrade Mela with performances by several artists and groups, including a Sri Devi tribute performance, a fusion of live traditional instruments, spoken word about Colonial Hangover, a dance piece of Bhangra and street dance merging together, poetry sessions, comedy and acting. The Evening Mela will be a celebration of everything that Coventry’s South Asian arts and culture has to offer. ]]> 2018-07-21T19:00:00 2018-07-21T19:00:00 <![CDATA[Frankly Sinatra ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Back by popular demand, Steve Triffitt returns to the Belgrade with his tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Frankly Sinatra Frankly the best thing since Sinatra. Direct from Las Vegas, the iconic music of Frank Sinatra is brought to life once again his way. Featuring the swing, the swagger and the velvet vocals of Frank Sinatra in concert, enjoy a not-to-be-missed evening with world renowned vocalist *Stephen Triffitt*. Widely regarded as the master of his craft, Triffitt starred as Frank for three seasons in Las Vegas. He held the role of Ol’ Blue Eyes in the original West End production of _The Rat Pack Live_. He sold out the London Palladium (twice), and Royal Festival Hall with his own solo spectacular. He not only walks the walk, he talks the talk, and gives a masterful performance of delicious vocals delivered with consummate ease. _Fly Me to the Moon_, _Mack the Knife_, _New York, New York_, _My Way_, _That’s Life_, _Under My Skin_, _Lady is a Tramp_, _My Kind of Town_, _All the Way_ and _Luck Be a Lady_ delight spellbound audiences. Backed by the fantastic sound of big band swing, Triffitt is frankly the best thing since Sinatra himself. Running time: Approx 2hrs 10mins, including interval. ]]>
2018-07-21T19:30:00 2018-07-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Dreamboys]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Dreamboys return to the Belgrade by popular demand. Strictly over 18s only.

Dreamboys Prepare to scream for *The Dreamboys* in what promises to be their sexiest show to date. *The Dreamboys* is the Biggest-Selling Male Strip show in UK history and has appeared on some of the UK's biggest TV shows such as _The X Factor_, _Britain's Got Talent_, _Celebrity Big Brother_, _Loose Women_, _This Morning_, _Geordie Shore_ and _The Only Way Is Essex_. Following massive worldwide sell out tours it's time to grab a hold of your tickets now for the ultimate girls' night out! Get ready for two hours of music, muscle, magic and mayhem in this action packed strip show featuring the hottest hunks that will literally have you begging for more! Strictly over 18s only. Performance includes full frontal male nudity. Running time: Approx. 2 hrs 50 mins, including interval. ]]>
2018-07-25T19:30:00 2018-07-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Cirque Berserk]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre

Cirque Berserk Now in its fifth thrilling year and showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, *Cirque Berserk!* celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act - the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’. Running time: approx 1 hour 50 minutes <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sxFUlABz6jw" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-07-26T19:30:00 2018-07-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Holiday Activities - Summer School 2018]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for theatrical fun at the Belgrade with Summer School

Our annual *Summer School* consists of 5 fun-filled days for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). During these popular workshops we keep young people entertained, nurture their curiosity and assist them to develop key life skills. The theme of this year's summer school is *Australian Mythology*. Australia has a rich heritage of mythological stories. Over the course of 5 days we'll explore some of these stories and bring them to life using a range of theatre and performance skills such as masks, sound-scaping and physical theatre. Your family and friends will be fascinated by what they learn about Down Under when they come to watch your performance at the end of the week. *Summer School* is led by our experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, and lots of enthusiasm! Lunch is not provided, so please bring a packed lunch with you or some money to get something from our Café. There will be a designated lunch area for participants to use, which will be supervised at all times. We also recommend bringing plenty of water to drink throughout the day. *Summer School* takes place from *Mon 30 July to Fri 3 Aug* from 10am – 4.30pm at the Belgrade Theatre. At 4pm on the final day we’ll share what we’ve been working on with family and friends. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age based on school years. Participants are welcome join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. If a young person is in between Year 6 and 7 when they take part in Summer School, we’re happy for you to choose whichever group feels most appropriate. An Early drop-off and late pick-up option is available for busy parents and sibling discounts are available. See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific details. We like to be able to send you an email before Summer School begins, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. ]]>
2018-07-30T10:00:00 2018-07-30T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Holiday Activities - Summer School 2018]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for a fun-filled week at the Belgrade with Summer School

Our annual *Summer School* consists of 5 fun-filled days for young people aged 8-11 (primary group) and 11-16 (secondary group). During these popular workshops we keep young people entertained, nurture their curiosity and assist them to develop key life skills. The theme of this year's summer school is *Australia Mythology*. Australia has a rich heritage of mythological stories. Over the course of 5 days we'll explore some of these stories and bring them to life using a range of theatre and performance skills such as mask, sound-scaping and physical theatre. Your family and friends will be fascinated by what they learn about Down Under when they come to watch your performance at the end of the week. *Summer School* is led by our experienced DBS checked practitioners in the Belgrade’s safe and professional theatre. No previous drama experience is necessary to take part. Just bring comfortable clothing and footwear, and lots of enthusiasm! Lunch is not provided, so please bring a packed lunch with you or some money to get something from our Café. There will be a designated lunch area for participants to use, which will be supervised at all times. We also recommend bringing plenty of water to drink throughout the day. *Summer School* takes place from *Mon 30 July to Fri 3 Aug* from 10am – 4.30pm at the Belgrade Theatre. At 4pm on the final day we’ll share what we’ve been working on with family and friends. In order for young people to get the most from these activities, the groups are separated by age based on school years. Participants are welcome join the 8-11 group while they are at primary school, including when they’re in Year 6. If a young person is in Year 7 and above, they can join the 11-16 group. If a young person is in between Year 6 and 7 when they take part in Summer School, we’re happy for you to choose whichever group feels most appropriate. An Early drop-off and late pick-up option is available for busy parents and sibling discounts are available. See ‘Ticket Information’ on the right for specific details. We like to be able to send you an email before Summer School begins, with all of the useful information you need to know. Therefore, please make sure you provide us with a relevant email address when you book your place. To book your place call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or book online now. Please note, places are limited. ]]>
2018-07-30T10:00:00 2018-07-30T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Peppa Pig's Adventure]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure!

Peppa Pig's Adventure Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show *Peppa Pig’s Adventure*! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in! Running time: Approx. 1hr 20 mins including interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1GpqMMUQ08I" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-08-28T16:00:00 2018-08-29T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Carmen ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Russian State Opera presents Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera.

Bizet's Carmen The Russian State Opera presents *Carmen* – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera. “Always top-quality productions from this producer”. Stage Talk Magazine Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians. After its successful season of _Madame Butterfly_ and _Tosca_ last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of *Carmen* - feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville in Bizet’s most popular opera. *Carmen* tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo. The music of *Carmen* has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters. The Toreador Song is among the best known of all operatic arias. The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performances will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, *Carmen* has it all. For more information, please visit our website "www.russian-state-opera.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-opera.co.uk Running time: approx 2 hours 30 mins plus interval. ]]>
2018-08-30T19:30:00 2018-08-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[La Traviata ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Russian State Opera presents La Traviata – one of Verdi’s greatest Operas.

La Traviata The Russian State Opera presents *La Traviata* – one of Verdi’s greatest Operas. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. "A boon to the opera in regional theatres." The Stage Featuring an impressive cast accompanied by a live orchestra with over thirty musicians. After last year’s successful season of _Madame Butterfly_ and _Tosca_, Russian State Opera returns with *La Traviata* in another world-class production guaranteed to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes. *La Traviata* – a tragic love story epitomised by sacrifice of a woman condemned by misunderstanding. This haunting tragedy, with its beautiful arias and unforgettable chorus pieces, will transport you into the exclusive demi-monde of French aristocracy in the 1850s. Giuseppe Verdi brings the beguiling splendour and gaiety of mid-19th century Parisian life to the stage. But beyond the revelry and hedonism lurks heartbreak and pathos in this tragic and resonant morality tale in which Violetta, a high-society courtesan with a heart of gold, sacrifices everything for the man she loves. *La Traviata*, Verdi’s undisputed masterpiece, contains some of his most beautiful and memorable music. The score encompasses an astonishing range of moods and emotions, from Alfredo’s aristocratic charms to Violetta’s vivid sparkle, perfectly captured in Libiamo ne' lieti calici – (Drink from the joyful cup) in which they toast life and free will. A deeply moving opera overflowing with emotion and containing moments of pure genius, *La Traviata* is an unforgettable, powerful experience. For more information, please go to "www.russian-state-opera.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-opera.co.uk Running time: approx 2 hours 30 minutes plus interval. ]]>
2018-08-31T19:30:00 2018-08-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Showaddywaddy]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Featuring all their greatest hits, Showaddywaddy perform live on the Belgrade's Main Stage for one night only.

Showaddywaddy live in concert. ‘The greatest Rock 'n' Roll band in the world’ is a bold statement but *Showaddywaddy* has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the world extensively. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting, featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe, including _Under The Moon of Love_, _Three Steps to Heaven_, _Hey Rock & Roll,_ _When_, _Blue Moon_, _Pretty Little Angel Eyes_ and many, many more. So come and join the _Dancin’ Party_ … _You’ve Got What It Takes_! *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. Running time: Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes, including interval. ]]>
2018-09-01T19:30:00 2018-09-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Flashdance]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Flashdance – The Musical returns to the UK for the first time since 2011

Flashdance *Flashdance – The Musical* returns to the UK for the first time since 2011 starring _Strictly Come Dancing_ champion *Joanne Clifton* as Alex Owens and A1 heart-throb and singer-songwriter *Ben Adams* as Nick Hurley. *Flashdance* tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance with Nick Hurley complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits _Maniac_, _Gloria_, _I Love Rock & Roll_ and the award-winning title track _Flashdance - What a Feeling_. Presented by Selladoor Productions - producers of _Footloose_, _Avenue Q_ and _Little Shop of Horrors_ and Runaway Entertainment producers of _In The Heights_, _Guys and Dolls_ and Lazarus, *Flashdance - The Musical* is not to be missed! Age recommendation: 11+. Running time: Approx. 2hrs 20mins, including interval <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/u1sxmsOnXNE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-09-04T19:30:00 2018-09-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Lionel Richie Songbook]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Endorsed by Lionel Richie himself, this brand-new production features world class musicians and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie himself.

From the creators of _Talon – The Best of Eagles_ Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in this high octane show which includes all the greatest hits including _Easy_, _Say You Say Me_, _Stuck On You_, _Dancing On The Ceiling_, _Three Times A Lady_, _Hello_, _All Night Long_ and many more. Following his recent TV appearances on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show and ITV's Sunday Night At The Palladium with the man himself, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as the iconic Lionel Richie in this must-see theatre production. “<i>Brother Malcolm, keep it up</i>” Lionel Richie We’re gonna’ be _Dancing On The Ceiling_, _All Night Long_ with a magical evening of pure Lionel Richie and the Commodores! Running time: Approx 2hrs 20mins including interval. 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. ]]>
2018-09-11T19:30:00 2018-09-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Direct from London's West End, Fast Love is the UK's biggest George Michael tribute show.

Fast Love - A Tribute to George Michael Direct from London’s West End, the UK’s biggest George Michael tribute show. Now featuring special guest *Ed Barker*, George Michael’s original solo saxophonist. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts _the boom boom into your heart_ in the all new production, *Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael*. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems from the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album _Faith_, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties. This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs including _Careless Whisper_, _Freedom_, _Faith_, _Father Figure_, _Outside_, _Jesus To A Child_, and many more. Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. _This show is not affiliated with or endorsed by George Michael or his estate._ *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. Running time: Approx 2 hours 10 minutes, including interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lS-iNH8RZ8o" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-09-12T19:30:00 2018-09-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Nathan Carter in Concert]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Singing star Nathan Carter comes to the Belgrade Theatre as part of his Autumn 2018 tour supported by the Haley Sisters.

Nathan Carter in concert with his band. *Nathan Carter* is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK. Nathan performs an array of original songs and covers which show the tone and range of his vocal ability which, on occasion, emotes clearly his own passion for the songs and what being Irish means to him. Since his appearance on BBC 1’s _The One Show_ back in August, his profile on this side of the Irish Sea has grown immeasurably. Nathan is an expert accordion player so you can expect a bit of hand clapping, foot tapping hooley as well and this friendly and good looking young man will perform a superbly entertaining show that will make you want to see him again. With support from *The Haley Sisters*. *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. Running time: Approx 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval. ]]>
2018-09-13T19:30:00 2018-09-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rat Pack Live ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. with Rat Pack Live. Prepare yourself for the UK's most authentic Rat Pack concert experience.

Rat Pack Live They were the definition of cool during their Fifties and Sixties Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio – collectively known as The Rat Pack, had attitude to spare. *Rat Pack Live* invites you to be part of the gang and features all the patter and razzamatazz of their infamous live shows. So prepare yourself for the UK’s most authentic Rat Pack concert experience… This brilliant production revives all-time-favourites such as _New York, New York_, _That’s Amore_, _My Way_, _Mr Bojangles_ and _That’s Life_. *Rat Pack Live*: Come Fly with us... *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. Running time: Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes, including interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C6NlxRg1WWg" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2018-09-14T19:30:00 2018-09-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Evita]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following its smash-hit run in London, Bill Kenwritght's production of Evita comes to the Belgrade for one week only.

Evita Following its smash-hit runs in London, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s *Evita* is thrilling audiences once again across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, *Evita* follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and the Oscar-winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including _Don’t Cry For Me Argentina_, _On This Night of a Thousand Stars_, _You Must Love Me_, and _Another Suitcase in Another Hall_, this smash-hit show truly promises to be the theatrical event of the year. ]]>
2018-09-25T19:30:00 2018-09-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Islands in the Stream ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy the songs of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in this tribute to the Queen and King of country music.

Islands in the Stream Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty! This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: _Jolene_, _Ruby_, _9 to 5_, _Lucille_, _Here You Come Again_, _The Gambler_, _I Will Always Love You_, _Coward of the County_, plus the smash-hit _Islands in the Stream_. Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends. This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows. Running time: Approx 2hrs 30mins including interval. 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. ]]>
2018-10-09T19:30:00 2018-10-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Flawless - Chase the Dream: the reboot ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following their World Tour Flawless are back in the UK performing - Chase The Dream THE REEBOOT

Flawless - Chase The Dream *Flawless presents - Chase The Dream THE REEBOOT* Following their World Tour *Flawless* are back in the UK performing even bigger and jaw-dropping routines than ever before! Stars of the smash-hit movies _Street Dance 3D 1 & 2_ and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships, *Flawless* came to the fore on TV’s _Britain’s Got Talent_ a few years ago and their popularity has continued to rise ever since. This fantastically high energy, acrobat-fused, FEEL GOOD, family show follows the journey of 10 Big Dreamers, seeking the opportunity to live their ultimate dance fantasy on board the "Intergalactic Dream Ship". The passengers soon realise, that with every dream comes a DARK reality, ultimately turning their dreams into nightmares. Upon learning this the team must now battle their way back to reality to complete the journey home or risk their minds being forever lost and trapped in the Realm of Dreams. The message behind the show: Team Work Makes the Dream Work "DAZZLING…DON’T MISS IT!" News of the World Running time approx. 2 hours ]]>
2018-10-10T19:30:00 2018-10-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[You Win Again - Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Direct from the West End, You Win Again is the ultimate celebration of the music of The Bee Gees.

You Win Again - Celebrating the music of the Bee Gees. Direct from London’s West End, *You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees.* Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: _Night Fever_, _Stayin’ Alive_, _More Than A Woman_, _You Should Be Dancing_, _How Deep is Your Love?_, _Jive Talkin’_, _Tragedy_, _Massachusetts_, _Words_, _I’ve Got to Get a Message to You_, T_oo Much Heaven_, _Islands in the Stream_, _Grease_, _If I Can’t Have You_ and many more! This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly _Stayin’ Alive_. Running time: Approx. 2hrs 30mins including interval. 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. ]]>
2018-10-11T19:30:00 2018-10-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Joan Armatrading]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 UK singer songwriter Joan Armatrading in concert.

Joan Armatrading As the very first UK female singer/songwriter to gain international success Joan Armatrading has spent the last 45 years touring and recording. 2018 brings Joan into her 46th year in music and only the second time that she will be performing a tour completely solo. Joan has written and recorded new music for this tour and will be singing many of those songs, but not to worry, your favourite classics from the past will be included. So get ready for your evening with Joan Armatrading. *PLEASE NOTE:* This show is only on sale to Belgrade Members and Joan Armatrading Fan Club members until Monday 4 December. You must be logged in to access the booking facility. ]]>
2018-10-12T19:30:00 2018-10-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Steve Steinman's Meat Loaf Story]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Steven Steinman, the creative force behind Vampires Rock returns to the Belgrade with an epic musical concert dedicated to Meat Loaf.

The Meat Loaf Story Steve Steinman the creative force behind the hugely successful _Vampires Rock_ returns with this epic musical concert delivering the best of the best from Meat Loaf's _Bat Out of Hell_ record-breaking album. With incredible stage set, superb band and Steve Steinman’s unique sense of humour and stage presence, the show will have you up on your feet and dancing in the aisles to all the greatest Meat Loaf hits – _Paradise By the Dashboard Light_, _Took the Words Right Outa My Mouth_, _Anything for Love_, _Dead Ringer for Love_ and _Bat Out of Hell_, to name a few. Running time: Approx 2hrs 20mins, including interval. 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. ]]>
2018-10-13T19:30:00 2018-10-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Nativity! The Musical]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A major new musical adaptation of everyone’s favourite festive film, Nativity! is returning home to Coventry this October!

Nativity! The Musical A major new musical adaptation of everyone’s favourite festive film, _Nativity!_ is returning home to Coventry in October 2018! Written and directed by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the films, *Nativity! The Musical* is the smash-hit, stage adaptation of the much-loved Christmas movie, famously filmed on location here in Coventry. Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’re attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true. Feel–good, funny and full of yuletide joy, *Nativity! The Musical* features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the films including <i>Sparkle and Shine</i>, <i>Nazareth</i>, <i>One Night One Moment</i>, <i>She’s the Brightest Star</i> and a whole host of new songs filled with the spirit of Christmas! It’s the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family, so join us ahead of next Christmas for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem! Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval ]]>
2018-10-23T19:00:00 2018-10-28T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Foster and Allen Live In Concert]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Foster & Allen live in concert performing their many hits including Old Flames ,Bunch of Thyme, Maggie and many more.

Foster & Allen *Foster & Allen* make their first Coventry appearance for many years when they bring a wonderful night of melodic Irish music to the Belgrade Theatre main stage. The ever popular duo – Tony Allen and Mick Foster – were formed in 1975 and have enjoyed over 40 years of success in record and CD sales, TV performances and their hugely popular live concerts. Hear the masters of Irish ballads and traditional Irish music perform their many top hits, including _Old Flames_, _I Will Love You All My Life_, _After All These Years_ and the classics, _Bunch of Thyme_ and _Maggie_ plus many more. They will include a rich array of well-known Irish songs in their Belgrade performance, including _The Fields of Athenry_, and other Celtic classics that will bring the green fields of Ireland a little nearer to Coventry`s large Irish community. ]]>
2018-10-29T19:30:00 2018-10-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[One Night of Elvis]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 One Night of Elvis starring Lee Memphis King returns to the Belgrade with a brand new production dedicated to 'the Vegas Years'.

One Night of Elvis There are Elvis tributes..... and then there’s Lee Memphis King. Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance. This brand new production is dedicated entirely to the ‘Vegas Years’ when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada - the definitive record of these performances are contained in the films ‘Elvis- That’s the Way It Is’, ‘Elvis On Tour’ and the ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert. The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music. Lee Memphis King recreates it all with stunning authenticity - the voice and equally important for Lee, the passion and energy that Elvis put into his songs. He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world’s No 1 Elvis Tribute Artist. Pure entertainment and Pure Presley. Running time: Approx. 2hrs, 20mins including interval. 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. ]]>
2018-10-30T19:30:00 2018-10-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tassels - An Evening of Burlesque]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enter the titillating world of Tassels … Burlesque, but not as you know it.

Tassels an evening of burlesque Enter the titillating world of *Tassels* … Burlesque, but not as you know it. Leave your inhibitions at the door and experience the UK’s biggest burlesque extravaganza. With a bevy of beautiful stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes *Tassels* brings this classic variety art form into the 21st Century with a glamorous new show. The show is filled with the glamour and artistic spectacle that has enraptured audiences for centuries. Prepare to be entertained by some of the world’s top Burlesque, comedy and Circus performers who present a truly unrivalled show. *Tassels: An Evening of Burlesque* creates the perfect blend of danger and delight... Naughty has never been so nice! Over 18s only. Running time: approx 2 hours 10 minutes ]]>
2018-10-31T19:30:00 2018-10-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Swan Lake ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing.

Swan Lake The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents *Swan Lake* – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky and featuring a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with a spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet. One hundred and thirty-five years ago audiences heard *Swan Lake* by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same. *Swan Lake* is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. *Swan Lake* captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. A wonderful evening out, the memories of which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls. For more information, please go to "www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval ]]>
2018-11-01T19:30:00 2018-11-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Giselle ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Giselle - A Romantic Ballet in which love triumphs over betrayal.

Giselle The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents *Giselle* - a romantic ballet in which love triumphs over betrayal. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. After sell-out performances last year, Russian State Ballet and Opera House return for their annual UK tour with the premiere of the most romantic ballet in the world, *Giselle*. The gravely ill peasant girl Giselle falls in love with the handsome Prince Albrecht, who has been unfaithful to her. When jealous rivals claim her fiancé, the heartbreak is too much for her to bear. Weakened by her ill health and driven mad by despair, Giselle takes her own life. After her funeral Prince Albrecht visits her grave. The spirits of women betrayed before their wedding days return to take revenge on their philandering fiancés by dancing them to death. Only Giselle’s powerful love saves the remorseful Albrecht from this cruel fate, proving that love can conquer all – even death. This is an opportunity for ballet lovers to see *Giselle* as never before. Former award-winning Bolshoi Ballet Soloist Konstantin Uralsky has created an original production with a new twist to this classical ballet, with new set and superb, handmade costumes. *Giselle* remains one of the most celebrated classical ballets. For more information, please visit "www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval. ]]>
2018-11-02T19:30:00 2018-11-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Nutcracker ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents The Nutcracker – a lavish ballet of festive season.

The Nutcracker The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents *The Nutcracker* – a lavish ballet of festive season. Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians "For many people, *The Nutcracker* is the true curtain-raiser to Christmas, bringing a special magic to the advent season. This production holds nothing back in any department, and the audience was rewarded with a show of great power and presence." – Review Hub. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous ballet in the world – *The Nutcracker*. Traditionally, Russian State Ballet and Opera House returns for their annual UK tour with a vibrant and enchanting full touring ballet production. Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic and love are just some of the elements that will be brought together by this renowned Russian company. A highly accessible ballet, full of familiar music such as the _Waltz of the Flowers_ and the _Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy_. *The Nutcracker* is an eternal seasonal favourite, directed and choreographed by the former award-winning Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky. This ballet continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of all generations across the world. It is a truly captivating piece of theatre, a wonderful introduction to ballet whilst retaining its appeal for anyone who is familiar with it. For more information, please go to "www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-ballet.co.uk Running time: approx 2 hours plus interval. ]]>
2018-11-03T14:00:00 2018-11-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sleeping Beauty 2018/19]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sleeping Beauty is the Belgrade's pantomime for Christmas 2018!

The Belgrade’s legendary pantomime is where Coventry celebrates Christmas. You can’t beat the Belgrade when it comes to stunning sets, lavish costumes and fantastic performances. *Sleeping Beauty* is the tale of a beautiful Princess who is cursed at her Christening by the wicked Fairy Carabosse, which means that on her 18th birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. The good Fairy Azuriel offers some hope, she changes the spell to ensure that the Princess won’t die, merely fall into an enchanted sleep for 100 years from which she will wake if kissed by the one she loves. Join Nurse Nanny Nora, Josh the Jester and the dashing Prince Valiant as they battle to ensure that the Prince is ready to wake the sleeping Princess on time! ]]>
2018-11-21T18:30:00 2019-01-05T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Magic of Motown ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Back by popular demand and seen by over one million people, The Magic of Motown is the ultimate celebration of Motown music.

The Magic of Motown Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable *The Magic of Motown* show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the _Royal Variety Performance_. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: _Ain’t No Mountain_, _Signed Sealed Delivered_, _Grapevine_, _Get Ready_, _Dancing In The Streets_, _My Girl_, _Blame It On The Boogie_, _Uptight_, _Endless Love_, _My Cherie Amor,_ _All Night Long_, _Heatwave_ and many, many more. *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. Running time: Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval. ]]>
2019-01-26T19:30:00 2019-01-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rock Of Ages]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Earlybird offer from 5th March - 31st March - Free Drink. Please issue voucher with every ticket purchase

Rock of Ages HERE WE GO AGAIN! THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL IS BACK IN THE UK. *ROCK OF AGES* is an LA love story lavished with over 25 CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEMS. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the DREAMS are as BIG as the HAIR, and yes, they can come true! This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its EPIC songs, including _Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling_ and _I Want To Know What Love Is_, played loud and proud by an AWESOME live band. Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a star studded Hollywood movie version, we promise you a night of outrageous rock ‘n’ roll debauchery at the BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN! WARNING: CONTAINS SERIOUS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DEBAUCHERY! ]]>
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