Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:22:19 +0100 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:22:19 +0100 Stardust - Playwright Shahid Iqbal Khan talks Bollywood reincarnation thrillers With Phizzical’s new musical Stardust making its world premiere on our B2 Stage this Saturday, this week, we spoke to playwright Shahid Iqbal Khan about the Bollywood reincarnation thrillers that helped inspire the show. Stardust shows at the Belgrade Theatre 14-21 September as part of our B2 Season of Love and Belonging. Tickets are available to book now. Book for two or more shows together to claim 20% off your purchase in our multi-buy offer. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0100 A Night to Remember: Revisiting Edwin Starr 53 years on With the Edwin Starr Band heading to the Belgrade in Northern Soul Live this week, we were delighted to hear from one enthusiastic patron eager to share his memories of seeing the group perform back in the 60s. After hearing that the band would be playing in Coventry, Ken Johnson from Nuneaton got in touch with us to share a press cutting from a concert on 28 October 1966, when Edwin Starr supported Ike and Tina Turner at Granby Halls in Leicester. The photograph accompanying a write-up in T... Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Animal Electricity – Galvanism and the strange science of Frankenstein “On the first application of the process to the face, the jaws of the deceased criminal began to quiver and the adjoining muscles were horribly contorted, and one eye was actually opened. In the subsequent part of the process, the right hand was raised and clenched, and the legs and thighs were set in motion.” Although it might sound strange enough for science-fiction, this gruesome account of a reanimated corpse comes not from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but from The Newgate Calendar... Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Frankenstein Podcast - Eilidh Loan on playing Mary Shelley With the Autumn Season now underway and the first wintry chills creeping into the air, it feels like the perfect time to start looking ahead to our new production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, running on our B2 stage 2-12 October, just ahead of Halloween. This chilling adaptation by Rona Munro places the novel’s radical young author amidst the action of her story, wrestling with her own creation. With the first previews starting in Perth this week, and today marking National Read A Bo... Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Unashamed: Phizzical launch new track from musical thriller Stardust Phizzical Productions today release the official music video for Robby Khela’s Unashamed, part of the original soundtrack for their forthcoming musical thriller Stardust. The release of the track on Friday 6 September coincides with the first anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in India. Previously Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code – a vestige of British colonial rule – had prohibited homosexual activities, but in 2018, the law was ruled unconstitutional and repea... Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Full cast announced for The Entertainer Following the announcement that Shane Richie will star in the forthcoming UK tour of John Osborne’s The Entertainer, full casting has now been revealed for Sean O’Connor’s inventive new production, which heads to the Belgrade Theatre 15-19 October. Chosen by Michael Billington as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, this classic drama will be given an updated setting for the first time this autumn, with a new production from Curve, Anthology Theatre and Simon Friend Entertain... Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Frankenstein Day - Celebrating Mary Shelley's Birthday With Friday 30 August marking both Frankenstein Day and Mary Shelley’s 222nd birthday, the cast of our forthcoming production of Frankenstein have been marking the occasion by paying a visit to one of her old haunts. Atmospheric new images have today been released of the cast aboard the RRS Discovery in the Scottish city of Dundee, where a young Mary Shelley discovered her talent for writing in 1812, and where Victor Frankenstein himself sets sail for a remote lab in the Orkneys in her no... Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Frankenfic: Write your own Frankenstein-inspired horror story Fancy yourself as the next Mary Shelley? With a chilling new staging of Frankenstein heading to Coventry this October, we’ve teamed up with Fargo Village’s Big Comfy Bookshop for a spooktacular celebration of the author’s 222nd birthday on Friday 30 August. More than two centuries after Shelley’s groundbreaking novel was first published, we’re reissuing the writing challenge that led to its creation during the summer of 1816, and you’re invited to take part. Described as The Year... Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Boogie Shoes - Richard Winsor talks Saturday Night Fever The hits of the Bee Gees are Stayin Alive thanks to a new production headed for the Belgrade this autumn. From 17-21 September, we’ll be grabbing our Boogie Shoes and gearing up for a Disco Inferno for a spectacular staging of Saturday Night Fever. Based on Paramount and RSO’s iconic 1977 film, this explosive new musical from Bill Kenwright sees one of the bestselling movie soundtracks of all time performed by a live band in the guise of the Bee Gees, their unforgettable disco hits acco... Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 196 years of Frankenstein on stage This October, we’re excited to be hosting a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein just ahead of Halloween as part of our B2 Season of Love and Belonging. Written by acclaimed playwright Rona Munro ( The James Plays ), this chilling new play places Shelley herself in the midst of the action, wrestling with her own strange creation. But while this production offers a fresh perspective on the story, it’s far from the first time that Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece has been perform... Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100