Recruitment Specialists Pertemps Back Coventry Musical

Posted on 26 September 2017

Recruitment Agency Pertemps have shown support for Coventry’s City of Culture 2021 Bid by supporting the Belgrade Theatre during the run of the Coventry musical, Godiva Rocks, premiering at the Theatre this October.

Pertemps was formed in the West Midlands over 50 years ago and since then has supported countless good causes locally, both through their nationwide network of businesses and via its hundreds of employees who individually undertake charitable activities on a frequent basis.

Pertemps Chairwoman, Carmen Watson said, “Pertemps are proud to be supporting the Belgrade Theatre as a Production Partner for Godiva Rocks, and love that a local theatre is showcasing the story of Coventry and its wonderful culture and music.

“We are right behind the bid to bring the City of Culture crown to Coventry in 2021 and are therefore delighted to support the Belgrade Theatre which regularly shines a light on local productions and talented people from within the community. When we recently visited the Belgrade Theatre for a peek backstage, we truly experienced the amount of hard work and commitment that goes into putting on a show – from the writer to the director to the costume designers and actors, every person works their socks off and Godiva Rocks is going to be unmissable. We can’t wait to see the final production next month.”

Helen Hotchkiss, Head of Development at the Belgrade Theatre said “As a registered charity, we are reliant on the valued support of our corporate partners – through our Directors’ Club and/or Sponsors – to ensure we can continue to develop our artistic and educational work and remain central to the communities we serve. We would like to thank Pertemps for their generous support of the Belgrade and, since the announcement that Coventry is one of five cities to be shortlisted for UK City of Culture in 2021, it is more important than ever that local businesses and residents come together to support culture in the city.”

“We’ve got everything crossed that Coventry wins the bid and hope that Godiva Rocks plays a part in helping to promote the city’s eclectic musical heritage on a national stage and giving Coventry the recognition it deserves as a home to world-class music and theatre.”

Godiva Rocks will highlight Coventry’s rich and vibrant musical history with a soundtrack of over 20 classic songs performed by a live band, and tells the story of boy meets girl on a fateful night at the Orchid Ballroom in 1964.

Girl meets boy in Coventry – but nothing, and nobody, is what they seem, all because of one extraordinary night at the Orchid Ballroom, back in December ’64. Shady financier Leo Freeman’s decision to knock down the Orchid ballroom has far-reaching consequences – as daughter Nell meets the extraordinary Patrick Vernon – and the hunt for a missing tape reveals a history of musical passions and romantic jealousies stretching back to the dawn of musical time.

The production, which is written by Alan Pollock and directed by Hamish Glen, reunites the same creative team behind the Belgrade’s smash-hit Coventry Blitz play, One Night in November.

Godiva Rocks will run on the Main Stage at the Belgrade Theatre from Sat 7 to Sat 21 Oct. Tickets are available now priced from £19.75 by calling the Belgrade Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or book online.