Highlights include two world premieres, new and classic drama, and the return of the Russian State Opera.
We’re delighted to announce the first set of shows from our Spring / Summer 2022 Season, running from March through to July 2022, with an eclectic programme of drama, music and entertainment.
Highlights of the season include the world premiere of Fighting Irish, co-directed by our Artistic Director Hamish Glen and Co-Artistic Director for 2021 Corey Campbell, plus a new adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and an adaptation of the classic board game, Cluedo.
These shows are now on sale to Members, with tickets for all shows going on general sale on Fri 15 Oct. Become a My Belgrade Member today from as little as £30 to get priority access to all of these shows.
The Spring Season kicks off with Looking Good Dead from Mon 7 – Sat 12 March, starring EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt. From best-selling author Peter James, the gripping new play will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the last moment.
Miss Scarlet, Professor Plumb, Mrs Peacock and Colonel Mustard arrive in Coventry from Mon 14 – Sat 19 March, as the classic board game Cluedo is adapted for the stage in a hilarious thriller-spoof. The characters of the detective board game (and the 1985 film Clue) arrive at a country house one dark and stormy evening. It soon becomes clear that they all have something to hide.
From Tues 22 – Sat 26 March, The Bone Sparrow takes to our B2 stage, with a story of a Rohingya refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre in Australia. We’re delighted to be co-producing The Bone Sparrow with Pilot Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Mercury Theatre Colchester and Derby Theatre, as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.
A range of one-night live music events come to our Main Stage in March, including The Sensational 60s Experience on Tues 22 March, Luther – A Luther Vandross Celebration on Weds 23 March, and FastLove – Everything She Wants Tour: A Tribute to George Michael on Sat 26 March.
The Russian State Opera make their return to Coventry with Aida on Thurs 24 March and Carmen on Fri 25 March. The two tales of love, treachery, passion and betrayal are performed by skilled dancers alongside a 30-piece orchestra.
We’re delighted to be producing the world premiere of Fighting Irish for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 from Sat 2 – Sat 16 April. The new drama about a Coventry family’s fight for identity in and out of the boxing ring, is co-directed by our very own Artistic Director, Hamish Glen and Co-Artistic Director for 2021, Corey Campbell. From Coventry writer Jamie McGough, Fighting Irish is based on an extraordinary true story, charting the rising and falling fortunes of the McGough brothers, and mapping the journey of the Irish diaspora through one family’s story.
George Orwell’s world-famous fable Animal Farm takes to our Main Stage from Tues 12 – Sat 16 April. Animal Farm tells the story of a revolution and its aftermath, as Manor Farm’s animals drive out the farmer and run the farm themselves.
Live music events continue with Sweet Caroline: The Ultimate Tribute to Neil Diamond on Sat 30 April, The Illegal Eagles on Fri 6 May, The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show on Sat 7 May, Seven Drunken Nights on Tues 31 May and Walk Right Back on Sat 4 June. Also in June, an extravaganza of glitz and glamour arrives on Weds 1 June with An Evening of Burlesque.
A charming children’s treat comes to our Main Stage on Fri 13 and Sat 14 May with Oi Frog & Friends! Live on Stage. Featuring songs and puppetry, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for your little ones.
From Tues 14 – Thurs 16 June, the chaotic comedy of Oddsocks returns to Coventry with their take on Hamlet. Find out what happens when the titular character returns home for the summer holidays, only to find that Mum’s married Uncle Claudius and Dad’s dishing the dirt from beyond the grave.
The first shows of our Spring 2022 Season are rounded up with One Kiss from Thurs 7 – Sat 9 July. As an old library book is passed through generations, it becomes the thread connecting three women as they journey through their lives. In a joyous and poignant new musical, Laura J West performs the journey through womanhood.
With a My Belgrade Subscription package, audiences can save 15% when you book for 3 or 4 shows and a massive 25% when you book 5 or more participating shows. All shows in our Spring / Summer Season are included in the My Belgrade Subscription package.
Tickets are now on sale to Gold and above Members. Tickets will be on sale to Bronze and Silver Members from Fri 8 Oct, and on general sale from Fri 15 Oct. Become a My Belgrade Member today from as little as £30 to get priority access to all of these shows.
Tickets are available to book online or by calling the box office on 024 7655 3055 (phone lines open Mon – Sat 10.30am to 2pm).