With the UK premiere of Crush opening at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre tonight, what better time to take a look at their exciting new season.
Set in an all-girl’s boarding school at the dawn of the swinging sixties, Crush runs until 19 September before embarking on a short tour. Ian Seraillier’s highly acclaimed and much-loved children’s novel, The Silver Sword, will receive its world stage premiere at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from 26 September – 3 October before embarking on a UK Tour in Autumn 2015.
Make-believe, music and magic combine with the return of the Belgrade’s legendary pantomime, Beauty and The Beast from 25 November – 9 January and the Belgrade’s alternative B2 Christmas show is back with added bite this Christmas with a brand new show from the pen of Nick Walker, Vampomime from 5 December – 2 January.
Young theatre goers can look forward to a festive visit from Imagine Theatre who return to B2 from 10 – 24 December with their new production of Santa’s Rusty Robot, an all-new interactive adventure for ages 2-6 from the pen of children’s TV presenter and producer, Iain Lauchlan.
From 19 – 31 October, the Belgrade Theatre will be hosting the October Festival of Theatre for Children and Young People featuring some of the best professional theatre around including The Cat in the Hat, Marty MacDonald’s Farm, The Snow Dragon plus a selection of Theatre in Education productions touring to local schools.
Not only that, a raft of high quality touring productions visit the theatre this Autumn, including Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest from 29 September – 3 October, Moira Buffini’s Olivier award-nominated comedy, Handbagged from 6 - 10 October, a new UK tour of The Smallest Show on Earth from 13 – 17 October, Terrence Rattigan’s award-winning WW2 biopic Flare Path from 3 – 7 November, She Called Me Mother starring BAFTA-nominated actress Cathy Tyson on 7 November and back by popular demand, Agatha Christie's legendary Box Office smash-hit The Mousetrap returns from 9 – 14 November.
From the writer of We Love You City and Oh No It Isn’t comes a brand new play inspired by whatever major story is dominating the news that week. Running in B2 from 9 - 10 October, Our Main Story Tonight is a brand new, topical news show from the pen of acclaimed Coventry playwright Nick Walker.
Looking further ahead the Belgrade Theatre’s Artistic Director, Hamish Glen, makes a welcome return to the subject of marriage for his latest production, The Sisterhood from 30 January – 20 February. Along with this, Propeller's visually stunning production of Pocket Dream visits from 4 – 6 February, sex, scandal and showbiz combine in glamorous new 1940s musical Miss Nightingale from 9 – 13 February and from the company behind the best-selling Horrible Histories stage shows comes a brand new adaptation of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny from 16 – 20 February.
Celebrating the life of musical legend Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow is a fiercely funny and emotionally charged new play charting Judy’s explosive London comeback at the height of the swinging sixties playing from 23 to 27 February. This will be followed by a visit from West End diva and star of I’d Do Anything Jodie Prenger in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s West End and Broadway hit, Tell Me On A Sunday on 10 March.
For more information and tickets, call the Belgrade Theatre Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit the website www.belgrade.co.uk where cheaper tickets are available.
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