Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:48:49 +0100 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:48:49 +0100 The Boy Who Fell From The Sky - young people's role in Refugee Week With just over two weeks to go until we team up with Mercurial Dance for our Read All About It! takeover of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, our youth and community groups are moving towards their final rehearsals for City Final. Among the real-life Coventry stories to have inspired the show is that of “The Boy Who Fell From The Sky”, which serves as the starting point for Canley Youth Theatre’s performance. Published in the Coventry Evening Telegraph in 2012, this fascinating... Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Refugees Welcome: Celebrating 20 years of Refugee Week This year, Refugee Week marks an important milestone, celebrating 20 years since it was launched in 1998. Over the last two decades, this national event has continued to raise awareness about refugee experiences, with numerous organisations coming on board to help highlight their contributions, creativity and resilience. Located at the heart of one of the UK’s most diverse cities, the Belgrade Theatre is proud to participate in Refugee Week. Last year, we became one of just a handful of th... Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Refugee Week Meet and Greet During Refugee Week, we were delighted to be able to join the refugee conversation café who regularly meet on the Burbidge Gallery here at the Belgrade Theatre, as part of the work by Together for Change Coventry and Warwickshire. The group, who meet twice a week at the Belgrade, were joined by Belgrade staff for a chat over some tea and biscuits, to introduce them to some of the people behind the theatre, so that we could learn a bit more about each other. Executive Director Joanna Reid ... Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Kids comedy and sun-soaked summer shows come to the Belgrade Sun-soaked summer musical Club Tropicana and kids’ comedy Billionaire Boy headline a hot new line-up of shows heading to the Belgrade Theatre for 2018-19. Joining an already exciting programme for the coming months, our newly announced shows also include two Christmas productions and the world premiere tour of Leo Butler’s All You Need Is LSD. Kicking things off 14-17 November, critically acclaimed company Told by an Idiot team up with one of the UK’s finest playwrights for the first e... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Full Casting announced for Read All About It! With just a few weeks to go until our Read All About It! immersive performance takeover of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, our partners at Mercurial Dance have now announced the three emerging dance artists who will join the cast of their Retold show. Running 10-14 July, Read All About It! forms part of the Coventry City of Culture Trust’s build-up programme in the lead up to 2021, Read All About It! is an ambitious site-specific project encompassing two shows, both inspired by r... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Full Casting Announced for Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art Full casting has been announce for the first ever revival of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art directed by Philip Franks. Starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten), this exciting new production comes to the Belgrade from Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 October 2018. Veronica Roberts will be joining the cast in the role of Kay, the Stage Manager. Her recent theatre credits include Mrs Gascoyne in The Daughter-in-Law (Arcola), Joy Bray in 49 Donkeys H... Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Sew Happy! BPS receives state-of-the-art sewing machine With Wednesday 13 June marking National Sewing Machine Day, we wanted to take the opportunity to show off a brand new, state-of-the-art sewing machine that has been very generously lent to us by manufacturers Janome. Temporarily given to our busy wardrobe department free of charge earlier this year, the machine is already being put to use on the numerous costumes made at our Belgrade Production Services workshop on Red Lane. Increasingly unique as a facility on this scale attached to a spe... Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Cheers to 60 years! Belgrade launches birthday cocktail As our Diamond Anniversary year continues, our in-house catering team have joined the celebrations by getting creative in the kitchen. As of this week, we’re inviting you to raise a glass to 60 years with our brand new Belgrade birthday cocktail. Perfect for the warm summer weather, this refreshing long drink combines dry gin over ice with lemonade, finished with a splash of lemon and drizzled with strawberry liqueur to create a vibrant red colour. Priced at £4.50, it’s now available to... Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Shake, Rattle & Roll - Shine On rehearsals continue for City Final With just over a month until our youth and community groups take over the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building to perform their immersive, promenade show City Final as part of our Read All About It! project, excitement is building amongst the members of our Belgrade Arts Gym: Shine On group. In her latest blog, performer Margaret Emerton fills us in on how the story and the costumes are developing, along with some photos by fellow participant Alan Van Wijgerden. With less than six weeks to ... Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Props required! Can you help us to create City Final? With just over a month to go until our Read All About It! performance takeover of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, we’re now in the process of turning designs into reality, with costumes and sets beginning to come together. But we need your help to get things finished! As they look back over more than 50 years of history in their ambitious promenade production City Final, our youth and community groups are on the hunt for some vintage props to help them transport audiences back in... Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100