Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:43:14 +0000 Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:43:14 +0000 Casting announced for the world premiere of Crongton Knights Pilot Theatre, the Belgrade Theatre, Derby Theatre and York Theatre Royal today announce casting for the world stage premiere of Crongton Knights, adapted by Emteaz Hussain from Alex Wheatle’s award-winning YA novel. The show makes its debut in Coventry from 8-22 February before embarking on a UK tour. Created by the consortium behind 2019’s hugely successful, sell-out production of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses, this exciting new show will make its debut in Coventry from 8-2... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 A step forward for our Play Your Part campaign This month, our Play Your Part campaign has taken a major step forward with first businesses having signed up to support our 2020 Redevelopment Project. Work on phase one of the project – which involved refurbishing our Main Stage auditorium and foyers – has now been completed. Due to start in summer 2020, phase two will entail a full-scale redevelopment of our ground floor café and first floor Burbidge Room, linking up the spaces to create a self-contained, destination café bar which... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Festive Food - Christmas Menu launched for 2019 Tis the season for turkey and stuffing, and with our tree now up and our Puss in Boots panto set to open next week, you can now enjoy hearty festive food in our café. As well as bringing back our pots of pigs in blankets, this year, we’ve got on board with the latest festive phenomenon, the Yorkshire pudding wrap, and you can also choose from range of seasonal sandwiches and paninis. Check out our full list of Christmas specials below! Pot of Pigs in Blankets – £2.00 Panini or sandw... Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Full casting announced for hit musical Once Full casting is announced today for the first major UK tour of the multi-award-winning musical Once, showing at the Belgrade Theatre from Tuesday 10 until Saturday 14 March 2020. Joining the previously announced Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl will be Dan Bottomley as Billy, Matthew Burns as Eamon, Ellen Chivers as Reza, Rosalind Ford as Ex-Girlfriend, Lloyd Gorman as Svejc, David Heywood as Emcee, Samuel Martin as Bank Manager, Peter Peverley as Da, Susannah Van Den Berg as Baru... Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Underground Lights spread Christmas cheer with festive sharing On Friday 8 November, our brilliant Springboard Company Underground Lights presented their third shared performance, this time at Shop Front Theatre. An invited audience of staff and supporters were treated to a festive showcase of panto, poetry and even opera as members of the Underground Lights Community Theatre group and participants in its drop-in Creative Café gave us a taste of recent projects they’ve been working on. The event kicked off with Mona Lisa, a sung-through performanc... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Belgrade Youth performers reach MonologueSlam UK finals This week, we’d like to say a huge congratulations to Belgrade Young Company performer Jules Chan and Black Youth Theatre member Thapelo Ray on winning the Youth and Three-Minute Rounds at this year’s Coventry MonologueSlam showcase. Set up to offer a direct link between acting talent and the industry, MonologueSlam UK is the only industry showcase to be endorsed by both Equity and casting directory Spotlight. Following a lengthy audition process, the cream of the crop of local performe... Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Christmas Pudding SOS: Help required to dole out just desserts This Christmas, we’re calling on brave Coventry men to help resolve a sticky situation when Puss in Boots comes to Coventry from 27 Nov-11 Jan. Ever since the tragic loss of the miller Crusty Pudding, there’s been trouble at the mill in Baggy Bottom on the Bog, with his surviving son and widow Simon and Matilda now threatened with eviction by an evil Ogre and his horrible henchman, Victor Grabbit. Luckily, a clever cat has stepped in to save the day with a cunning plan to serve the vill... Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Podcast - All Write! New Black Showcase returns for 2019 After participating in our Critical Mass programme for emerging BAMER playwrights, Santoshi Mann and Sabiha Mank will see their plays read out as part of our 2019 New Black Showcase. This double-bill of rehearsed readings kicks off on Wednesday 13 November with Santoshi Mann’s Pick N’ Mix, a story of a father and daughter relationship which breaks down during Diwali celebrations over a disagreement about the true Word of God. Then on Thursday 14 November, Sabiha Mank’s Confetti will dr... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 New Springboard companies announced for Autumn 2019 Following the announcement that Richard and Rishard, Underground Lights and Maokwo would join our Springboard talent development scheme in March, we are delighted to announce two further additions to the programme, with digital arts duo Gertrude and disability arts organisation Radical Body joining this Autumn. Launched in 2015, our Springboard initiative was established to support emerging artists and newly formed performing arts companies to develop their work, offering tailored support ov... Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Welcome to our new corporate supporter OGL Computer This week, we’d like to say a big thank you to OGL Computer for supporting the Belgrade by joining the ranks of our valued Silver level Corporate Supporters. OGL Computer is the technology partner to over 1,200 UK businesses, including small, growing businesses as well as multi-site enterprise businesses. It is accredited by the world’s leading IT and cyber security vendors, to deliver best-in-class solutions, offering a unique proposition for businesses seeking a full-service, managed ... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000