We’re delighted to announce more shows from our Spring / Summer 2023 Season, with highlights including the world premiere of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, co-produced with internationally renowned touring company Complicité, and Mojisola Adebayo’s Family Tree, in co-production with Actors Touring Company.
Kicking off the season is the acclaimed stage version of the nation’s favourite movie, The Shawshank Redemption, which runs on the Main Stage from 6 – 11 March.
Mojisola Adebayo’s Family Tree then has its world premiere in the B2 auditorium from 11 – 18 March, co-produced with Actors Touring Company. Directed by ATC’s Artistic Director, Matthew Xia, Family Tree is a powerful and poetic drama explores race, health, the environment and the incredible legacy of one of the most influential Black women of modern times, Henrietta Lacks.
From 21 – 25 March, Pilot Theatre return to the Belgrade with the brand new stage adaptation of Manjeet Mann’s celebrated novel Run, Rebel. Amber is trapped by her family’s rules, by their expectations, and by her own fears. It’s time to start a revolution. Following successes with Noughts & Crosses, Crongton Knights and The Bone Sparrow, Pilot Theatre return to lead the co-producing consortium of Belgrade Theatre, Mercury Theatre Colchester, Derby Theatre and York Theatre Royal.
Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers runs from 28 March to 1 April. Brimming with emotionally charged numbers like A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and Tell Me It’s Not True, this epic tale of Liverpool life tells the moving story of twin boys separated at birth, and later reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret.
From 19 – 22 April, the Belgrade team up with internationally renowned touring company Complicité to present Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. Based on Nobel Prize-winning Olga Tokarczuk’s novel of the same name, this brand new production is directed by Complicité’s Artistic Director, Simon McBurney. A love letter to the natural world which explosively exposes the hypocrisy of institutional power, it forces us to confront the question: what does it mean to be human and what does it mean to be animal, and can we separate the two? Why is the killing of animals sport and that of humans murder?
Christy Lefteri’s The Beekeeper of Aleppo makes its way to the stage from 23 – 27 May. Based on the best-selling novel, this compassionate and beautiful play tells a story of connection – between friends, families and strangers.
Children’s entertainment comes to the Belgrade with Hey Duggee from Weds 3 – Sat 6 Aug. Since bursting onto TV screens in 2014, Hey Duggee has won six BAFTAs and an Emmy Award. Also in the season is the Wardrobe Ensemble’s adaptation of Judith Kerr’s beloved and iconic Mog the Forgetful Cat, which will be brought to life in our B2 auditorium from 30 May to 4 June, and a stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic children’s book Zog.
Tickets for all of these shows are now on sale to My Belgrade Members. Tickets go on general sale on Mon 28 Nov.
With a My Belgrade Subscription package, you can SAVE 15% when you book for 3 or 4 shows in the Belgrade’s Spring / Summer Season (March-August) and a massive 25% when you book 5 or more participating shows. Discounts only apply to full priced tickets in all but the lowest price bands.
More shows in the Belgrade’s Spring / Summer 2023 Season are also on sale now, and more still will be announced soon.