Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:22:01 +0100 Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:22:01 +0100 What's cooking? Save Our School Dinners... Jamie! cast discuss their school meal memories With Save Our School Dinners… Jamie! serving up a slice of fresh, homemade comedy drama at the Belgrade this September, we’ve found that all the talk of school meals has been stirring up some childhood memories… Lovingly cooked up by Midlands writer Paven Virk, this new show tells the story of a tenacious team of dinner ladies, all living in one place but originating from all over the world. Conceived as a celebration of the multicultural makeup of the region, this truly international... Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Casting announced for Save Our School Dinners... Jamie! Something unusual is on the menu here at the Belgrade Theatre next season! This September, we’ll be serving up a slice of homemade drama in Save Our School Dinners… Jamie!, lovingly cooked up by Midlands writer Paven Virk. First seen at the Belgrade while still in development on International Women’s Day 2017, Save Our School Dinners… Jamie! now returns in a new and improved form, with a whole heap of fresh ingredients thrown into the mix – including a brilliant cast and creative t... Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Break a Keg! Twisted Barrel Ale brews Belgrade birthday beer With just a month to go until we throw open our doors for a massive celebration of our 60th birthday year, preparations are well underway to make our Diamond Anniversary Gala a night to remember. Music, poetry and performance are already on the cards; now the latest addition to the party will be a special anniversary ale produced by Coventry microbrewery Twisted Barrel Ale. Following a public call out for suggestions and a social media poll, the birthday beer has been fittingly named “B... Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade Young Company take part in Festival of European Youth Theatre Earlier this summer, members of our Belgrade Young Company took part in a pioneering event at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Running 30 July – 3 August, the first ever Festival of European Youth Theatre brought together arts professionals with young participants from across the UK and Europe in a large-scale celebration of what the field has to offer. As well as taking part in workshops, talks and more, our talented young performers revived their acclaimed 2017 production RISE, and had the... Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade launches 60th anniversary poetry competition Calling all poets! As part of our 60th birthday celebrations this year, we’re launching a one-off poetry competition, with the winning entry to be featured as part of our Diamond Anniversary Gala on Saturday 15 September. Earlier this year, ahead of the official anniversary date on 27 March, panto legend Iain Lauchlan and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire presenter Vic Minett delved deep into the Belgrade archives at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, where they discovered a commemorative pro... Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 10 fascinating facts about The Habit of Art writer Alan Bennett With Wednesday 1 August marking Yorkshire Day 2018, we’re celebrating the occasion by taking a look at the life and career of one of the region’s most famous sons. Ahead of the arrival of The Habit of Art at the Belgrade 6-10 November, here are ten fascinating facts about playwright Alan Bennett. 1) Born in Leeds in 1934, the youngest son of a co-op butcher, the working class Bennett was able to study at Oxford thanks to its scholarship programme – something he still values tremendous... Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade Springboard Companies spring into action in Edinburgh It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Tomorrow marks the start of what may be the biggest annual event in British Theatreland, with the Edinburgh Festival kicking off on Wednesday 1 August. This year, we’re incredibly proud that not just one, but three groups of Belgrade Springboard Artists will be heading up to the Scottish capital to tout their talents to critics, peers and theatre-lovers from across the UK and further afield – here’s a sneak peak at some of the shows they’l... Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade Theatre launches Young Critics scheme Calling young people with a passion for live theatre! Are you a budding reporter, curious blogger or podcast fanatic? Would you like to make videos or write reviews of the exciting theatre happening in your city?This year, the Belgrade Theatre is launching a brand new Young Critics scheme, offering young people aged 16-23 the chance to gain an invaluable insight into the world of arts journalism and communications. As part of the package, you’ll get to join us for the press nights of our ... Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Streets on fire: Patrick Connellan on designing We'll Live & Die in These Downs Following his recent involvement in our Read All About It! project at the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, designer and regular Belgrade collaborator Patrick Connellan is teaming up with us again to create the designs for our new musical drama We’ll Live and Die in These Towns. Written by Coventry playwright Geoff Thompson (Fragile, 2012) this gritty and compelling show uses the songs of The Enemy’s number one debut album to tell the story of a young musician named Argy, who suffers ... Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Cov Uncovered - Belgrade tells stories of the city in Autumn 2018 Following the sell-out success of our site-specific show Read All About It! at the former Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, as part of the Coventry 2021 build-up programme, Coventry stories will continue to take centre stage in our forthcoming Autumn 2018 season, with some exciting in-house productions lined up for the coming months. The season gets underway with a second site-specific production, Meet Me in the Ruins, delivered in partnership with Coventry Cathedral as part of its Plumb... Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100