Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:33:30 +0100 Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:33:30 +0100 Connectivity & Community: Celebrating with Over 50s With Coventry and Warwickshire celebrating their Year of Health and Wellbeing in 2019, the Belgrade Theatre is playing host to a series of special events this spring, exploring the benefits of engaging with the arts for over 50s. Running from 15-18 May, Connectivity and Community: Celebrating with Over 50s will bring arts and health professionals together with community groups and members of the public for an exciting mix of workshops, discussions, performances and networking opportunities, ... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 My Beautiful Laundrette announced for Autumn 2019 Could anyone in their right mind call this silly little island off of Europe their home? Following the previous announcement of a brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we’re thrilled to announce that our second co-production ofr Autumn 2019 will be a staging of Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Launderette. Co-produced by Curve, the Belgrade Theatre, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse, this bold new production of Kureishi‘s ground-breaking 1985 Oscar-nominate... Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Super Supporter - a huge thank you to UKGlobal We are delighted that long-standing Directors’ Club member UKGlobal Broking Group have renewed their membership for another exciting year. The corporate and SME insurance brokers have been valued members for the last eight years, and we’re incredibly grateful for their continued support of and enthusiasm for our work. Providing cost-effective insurance solutions for a wide range of clients, this growing company serves businesses in seven different locations across the country. In additi... Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 A Hole Lot of Help - Join us for our first Charity Golf Day With the world gearing up for The Masters this week, we’re calling on keen local golfers to get in on the action and putt their teams forward for a charity event this summer in support of our 2020 Redevelopment Project. Taking place on Wednesday 5 June, our first ever Golf Day will serve as the teeing ground for a public fundraising drive titled Play Your Part, aimed at ensuring the Theatre is at its best in time for Coventry’s Year as City of Culture in 2021. Taking place over the next... Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Nativity's Scott Garnham returns to the Belgrade with The Barricade Boys If you’re one of many viewers who missed the music in the BBC’s recent TV adaptation of Les Misérables, you may be pleased to hear that vocal group The Barricade Boys are taking the opposite tack this Spring, bringing the songs from the hit musical to the stage in an incredible concert performance. Made up of former stars of Les Misérables on stage, The Barricade Boys was co-founded in 2016 by Simon Schofield and Scott Garnham – the latter best known to Coventry audiences as put-upo... Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Coventry singer Letitia George pays Respect to Aretha There are few singers who could hope to do justice to the astonishing voice and energy of a talent like Aretha Franklin, but the people of Coventry are lucky enough to count one of them amongst their number. Best known across the UK for her appearance in Series 4 of The Voice in 2015, where she reached the knock-out rounds as a member of Team Ricky, soul singer Letitia George may be more familiar to local folks from her regular BBC Coventry & Warwickshire radio show The C Word, which explor... Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 From buds to blossoms - Elders Company performance takes shape With 2019 marking the Year of Wellbeing in Coventry and Warwickshire, there’s lots going on across the city and beyond to highlight the importance of mental and physical health and happiness for all of us. Among the projects to have emerged as part of this initiative is a symposium taking place at the Belgrade Theatre from Tuesday 14 until Saturday 18 May. Titled Connectivity and Community – Celebrating with Over 50s, the five-day event will include performances of a production currently... Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 From Buddy to Bollywood - an action-packed season at the Belgrade With the sun shining and summer now on the horizon, here at the Belgrade, we’re looking ahead to an action-packed Autumn/Winter Season, with a raft of exciting new shows announced this week for 2019-20. Highlights of the forthcoming season include a new adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes from The Classic Thriller Theatre Company, starring husband and wife Juliet Mills ( Wild at Heart, Passions ) and Maxwell Caulfield ( Grease 2, Dynasty ) from 24-28 Sep. Thriller fans can... Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Blooming Brilliant: A snapshot of theatrical innovation in Coventry With a Performance: In Bloom’s triple-bill of brand new theatre opening at the Belgrade Theatre this week as part of SHOOT Festival 2019, Assistant Producer Eve Ruck told us more about this year’s event and how it’s highlighting the best and the brightest creative talent in Coventry and Warwickshire… The theatre has always been a place where attitudes get challenged, emotions are pushed to the brink, and important discussions are started, and this is no exception in Coventry. SHOO... Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Introducing Gallagher Insurance This week, we’re wishing a warm welcome to our new supporter Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management and Consulting. As well as being a valued member of our Directors Club, Gallagher also sent over a team of volunteers last week to support our relaxed performance of hip hop musical In The Willows, and we’re hugely grateful for their help. A relaxed performance is a show that has been specially adapted to provide an open and welcoming environment for audience members who may enjoy, or benefi... Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0000