Belgrade Theatre - Upcoming events http://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Belgrade Theatre en-gb <![CDATA[Dare to Dance ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Freeman Dance Boys Academy presents Dare to Dance

*Freeman Dance* is one of the largest and most successful dance schools in the UK. Offering students award-winning dance training, recognised government exams, and outstanding performance opportunities on stage and screen throughout the year. *Dare to Dance* celebrates over 100 boys training with Freeman Dance each week across all subjects. In 2017 *Dare to Dance* showcases the city's top up-and-coming male dance talent. *Freeman Dance Boys Academy* take over the Belgrade Theatre Main Stage for spectacular performances in everything from Street to Tap, Ballet to Acro, and Irish to Musical Theatre! Running time: 1hr, 50mins (including interval) ]]>
2017-02-26T18:00:00 2017-02-26T18:00:00
<![CDATA[The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Belgrade Theatre & Sell A Door Family present The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat By Eric Idle, based on the poem by Edward Lear. Stage adaptation by Dougal Irvine.

bq. It’s really quite simple. This is a play (with songs) based on the book The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, by Eric Idle (who was in Monty Python), inspired by the poem, The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. Got it? This surreal and brilliantly chaotic new musical follows the Owl and the Pussycat on their mission to save the world and defeat the dastardly Firelord, his imaginary dragon, Pyron, and his henchmen, Flicker and Brimstone. With Professor Bosh’s help, they seek the magical Bong Tree which will lead them all to safety in the Land of Bong. Their adventures take them across the Gromboolian Plains, down a river of jam, and over a frozen rainbow - helped on their way by a host of wonderful characters including a resurrected dinosaur skeleton, the Pie-Rats and a dancing Pig in sunglasses. This fantastically imaginative new musical adaptation of Eric Idle’s best-selling book is a celebration of nonsense, and is sure to enthral and delight children aged 6+, their families and anyone with a sense of fun and wonder. bq. Eric Idle said, “I love the Belgrade Theatre Coventry because it’s where we first performed Monty Python live on stage in January 1971 for three sold out midnight shows. It’s very close to where we opened my play Pass The Butler in 1982, and it is totally where Dougal Irvine is launching The Quite Remarkable Adventures of The Owl and The Pussycat which will be sailing into the spotlight shortly to bring more Nonsense to Coventry.” <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JcEmkXbuJ5I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-02-18T19:00:00 2017-03-04T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Sensational 60s Experience ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Sensational 60's Experience returns to the Belgrade

Sensational 60s Returning by popular demand for one night only, 3 hours of nonstop '60s nostalgia. Seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is the must see '60s show for 2017. Step back to when pop music was at its very best. Hits include _I’m Into Something Good_, _Out Of Time_, _Hippy Hippy Shake_, _Storm in a Tea Cup_ plus many more *Please note:* If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab ]]>
2017-02-28T19:30:00 2017-02-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

Ben Portsmouth - King is Back Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist. Ben, a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the "Taking care of Elvis" band. Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country. On this night, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words exclaiming, “Oh my God, Oh my God!” when Ben headlined his show in February of 2013. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style, charisma and 10 piece band to will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business. ]]>
2017-03-01T19:45:00 2017-03-01T19:45:00
<![CDATA[T Rextasy ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 T Rextasy - the 40th Commemorative Anniversary Tour

T.Rextasy Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. It’s hard to believe that 40 years have now passed since Marc’s tragic fatal car accident and fans have mourned the loss of a truly individual, inspirational talent ever since. Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs including _20th Century Boy_, _Get in On_ and _I Love to Boogie_ have insured that Marc Bolan and T.Rex have become one of the most memorable and enduring bands of the seventies *T Rextasy* have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically outlives Marc’s very own T.Rex. They have become widely accepted as the world’s only official tribute show dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc’s family, estate and catalogue management, not to mention original members of T.Rex. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’. This year *T Rextasy* are celebrating Marc’s life and works with a very special commemorative tour. Truly a Rock ’n’ Roll concert for all ages. If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you! ]]>
2017-03-02T19:45:00 2017-03-02T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

This fantastic show celebrates the music of '80s super group The Traveling Wilburys who featured five individual icons Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & Bob Dylan. who created an album that completely rocked the music industry and sold over five million copies worldwide. With the Wilburys never actually going on tour perhaps due to the untimely death in 1988 of Roy Orbison, played here by *Paul Hopkins*, their fans never got to see them all together in a live concert experience. With that in mind Paul Hopkins has joined up with four other very talented singers and musicians who together have formed this incredible tribute show With an easy relaxed style, excellent vocals and musicality these guys will give you an amazing night of entertainment. *Please note:* If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab ]]>
2017-03-03T19:45:00 2017-03-03T19:45:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Hazel O'Connor]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 An Evening with Hazel O'Connor

Hazel O'Connor A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter *Hazel O’Connor*, joined here by *Clare Hirst* (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and *Sarah Fisher* (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film _Breaking Glass_, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, including _Eighth Day_, _Will You_, _Big Brother_, _If Only_ and more seem even more relevant in our present times. Expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel's stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire. With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat. Unmissable, book early! ]]>
2017-03-04T19:45:00 2017-03-04T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Blood Brothers ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bill Kenwright presents Blood Brothers

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary *BLOOD BROTHERS* tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning *BLOOD BROTHERS*. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail). *LYN PAUL* returns to the iconic role she has played many times in the West End, in fact she was the show’s final Mrs Johnstone when it closed at the Phoenix Theatre in 2012. Lyn also starred in Bill Kenwright’s tour of Cabaret with Will Young in 2013 and rose to fame as a member of the pop group New Seekers whose numerous number one hits include _I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing_ which sold over 20 million copies. The superb score includes _Bright New Day_, _Marilyn Monroe_ and _Tell Me it’s Not True_. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H6JpILMfNB4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-03-06T19:45:00 2017-03-11T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Rise]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Belgrade Young Company present Rise

Girls are defying the rules. Making waves. Shining bright. They can be anything they want to be. Can’t they? Frustrated by their experiences of everyday sexism, a group of young women hijack a van and go on a road trip to seek solace from their pop idol, the Queen Bee. But things don't work out quite as planned, and the young women have to look elsewhere to find a way forward in their own lives. Following the success of The Tempest, the Belgrade Young Company is ‘girling-up’ for 2017, and features a company of some of the Belgrade's best young female performers to emerge from our youth groups in recent years. In a brand new show the all-female cast celebrates what it’s like to be a young woman growing up in the 21st century. ]]>
2017-03-13T18:00:00 2017-03-18T18:00:00
<![CDATA[An Evening Shared with Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions.

Jasper Carritt & Alistair McGowan *EXTRA PERFORMANCE ADDED*: Mon 13 Mar, 7:30pm Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Drawing on their wealth of experience they present a show of pure laughter and entertainment that is not to be missed. Jasper and Alistair will perform an hour-long set each, separated by a 20 minute interval. ]]>
2017-03-13T19:30:00 2017-03-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[VIP Night for Rise]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 2017-03-14T18:00:00 2017-03-14T18:00:00 <![CDATA[Midday Variety ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Midday Variety presents Bob Brolly and Friends

Midday Variety returns to the Belgrade with *Bob Brolly and Friends* The ever-popular *Bob Brolly* and his Band prepare for St Patrick's Day with a heart-warming blend of Irish, Country and traditional singalongs. With guest vocalist *Mandy Winters* and musical fun from multi-instrumentalist *Andy Eastwood*. Running time: 2hrs including interval. ]]>
2017-03-16T13:30:00 2017-03-16T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Money for Nothing]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Money for Nothing - authentic sound of Dire Straits, one of the most successful rock bands of all time.

Prepare to experience the World’s Greatest Dire Straits Tribute Show – *Money For Nothing*, as they capture the authentic sound of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. During their career Dire Straits sold over 120 million albums worldwide and according to the Guinness Book of British Hit Albums have spent over 1,100 weeks in the UK Albums chart, ranking fifth all-time! The *Money For Nothing* show now pay meticulous attention to every detail and faithfully recreate the distinct sound of Dire Straits in this unforgettable sonic spectacular. Performing _Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Private Investigations, Walk of Life, Brothers in Arms, So Far Away_ and many more much-loved classics drawn from six platinum albums. Featuring all of their legendary hits, audiences are treated to those soaring guitar solos and instantly-recognisable guitar riffs by an incredibly talented band in a musical encounter you will never forget. "www.easytheatres.com":http://www.easytheatres.com Running time: 2 hours plus interval. ]]>
2017-03-17T19:45:00 2017-03-17T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Shoot Festival 2017]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Shoot Festival presents The Triple Bill

Shoot Festival 2017 <b>SHOOT FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE TRIPLE BILL</b> On <b>17 March</b> three exciting new Shoot Festival companies will take over the B2 space for an evening which celebrates Coventry and Warwickshire’s most talented emerging artists. Crossing art forms, backgrounds and telling unique stories it is sure to delight and entertain. The <b>Triple Bill</b> includes: "Kinfolk Collective – Beat & Wolf (A Kinfolk Double Bill) ":https://www.coventryshootfestival.com/kinfolk-collective-beat-wolf Physical theatre company Kinfolk Collective present two short pieces, Beat looks at how we each live through our own musical tracks, while <i>Wolf</i> is a contemporary reworking of the tale of Red Riding Hood, combining folk, dance, and the wild. "Glow – Letters from the Front":https://www.coventryshootfestival.com/glow-letters <i>Letters from the Front</i> is a true story of love in the First World War, sensitively brought to life by Gloria and Francis Lowe with a fusion of traditional storytelling and digital media. "Susie Sillett – Sleepless Dreams":https://www.coventryshootfestival.com/susie-sillett-sleepless-dreams In a fun, funny, frenetic piece of storytelling, Susie Sillett seeks to explore the nature of dreams, where we go when we sleep, and how we tell subconscious stories; using song, dance, and lots of ribbons. <i>“Shoot is a vital, energetic and vibrant event that in showcasing the work of a whole host of incredibly talented Coventry artists was a genuine celebration of the extraordinary range of work by the city’s theatre makers.”</i> Tessa Walker, Associate Director, Birmingham REP Theatre To find out more about the other events included in <b>Shoot Festival 2017</b> running over <b>17th</b> and <b>18th March</b> please visit our "website":https://www.coventryshootfestival.com/programme/. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PnkxDvg6dGU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-03-17T20:00:00 2017-03-17T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Seven Drunken Nights ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Seven Drunken Nights - The story of the Dubliners

Seven Drunken Nights brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons - 'The Dubliners'. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan, this hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life. A show that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights. This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humor and ‘craic’. *Please note: *If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VoW3nGzqMxI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-03-18T19:45:00 2017-03-18T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Afternoon Tea at Coombe Abbey]]> Coombe Abbey 0.00000000 0.00000000 Venue will be Coombe Abbey. We are selling in aid of the Belgrade's charitable work.

Celebrate the first day of spring with a slice of cake and a luxury raffle – taken in the elegant <b>Cloisters Room</b> at <b>Coombe Abbey</b>. Sample delights from Coombe’s award-winning afternoon teas, including finger sandwiches, a selection of cakes, freshly baked scones served with jam and Cornish clotted cream and a choice of tea or coffee. This scrumptious fundraising event is in aid of our charitable work, as we are committed to: • Producing some of the country’s most exciting and critically acclaimed drama • Staging the very best touring musicals, drama, comedy, music and children’s shows •Offering thousands of learning, training and participation opportunities every year •Developing the careers of young people who want to work in theatre •Pricing tickets to achieve the best value possible and being accessible to wheelchair users, hearing and visually impaired people. The Belgrade Theatre Trust is a "registered charity":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/support-us (number 219163). This means that all the money given, raised or earned is not distributed as profit but kept and reinvested in the work that we do. We are reliant on your valued support, to ensure that we can continue to develop our artistic and educational work and remain central to the communities that we serve. ]]>
2017-03-20T16:30:00 2017-03-20T16:30:00
<![CDATA[Dementia Friends Information Sessions]]> Weston Learning Space 0.00000000 0.00000000 Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Alzheimer’s Society’s "Dementia Friends":https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/ programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. *Dementia Friends Information Sessions* are about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. At the end of the session you will have the opportunity to sign up to Dementia Friends. Part of "Dementia Awareness Week":https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/remembertheperson, 15 – 21 May. ]]>
2017-01-23T15:00:00 2017-05-19T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Coventry Gang Show 2017]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Coventry Gang Show 2017

Since 1961 Scouts from across Coventry have been presenting their annual *Gang Show.* This years show WITCH promises to be spooktacular, also includes an abundance of comedy sketches, music from West End Shows old and new and songs from the charts. The Gang promises you a fantastic evening of entertainment for all the family. This is the Gang’s 57th year performing in Coventry, and the shows just get better and better. Be sure to come along and experience a night that you will never forget. "www.coventrygangshow.co.uk":http://www.coventrygangshow.co.uk Running time 2 hours 30 minutes. ]]>
2017-03-22T19:15:00 2017-03-25T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Save Our School Dinners ... Jamie!]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 A new comedy-drama about a group of dinner ladies who aim to save the only school in their small community one dinner at a time!

Following the success of last years’ _The Funeral Singer_ (a half-hour, comedy drama about an African Caribbean dinner lady who becomes a funeral singer), the journey continues with the full gang of dinner ladies, in *Save Our School Dinners ... Jamie!* a showcase of a new comedy-drama about a group of dinner ladies, living in the Midlands but from all over the world, who aim to save the only school in their small community one dinner at a time... 'Curry mash anyone?' Paven Virk (Screen International’s “Stars of Tomorrow”) has been part of the Royal Court Young Writers, Theatre Royal Stratford East Musical Writing Residency and National Theatre Writers attachment. She was invited to take part in Working Title Films’ prestigious residency at the Hay Festival. Her work has been on at Hampstead Theatre, National Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, Old Rep & Belgrade Theatre. Her first feature film will shoot this year. She returns to the Midlands to work with home grown talent. ]]>
2017-03-23T13:00:00 2017-03-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Diary of a Hounslow Girl ]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Diary of a Hounslow Girl - A funny, bold & provocative coming of age tale.

First there was _Bridget Jones Diary_, then _Legally Blonde_, and now there is *The Diary of a Hounslow Girl*, geared up to take on the world. A comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age. *The Diary of a Hounslow Girl* is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London. From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus this is a funny, bold, provocative play highlighting the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family alongside the temptations and influences growing up in and around London. You've heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl but what is a Hounslow Girl? A Hounslow Girl has become a byword for young Muslim women who wear hooped earrings along with their headscarves, tussling with their traditional families while hustling their way in urban West London. Confident, young women grappling with traditional values, city life and fashion. Ambreen Razia is a writer and actor from South London. *The Diary of a Hounslow Girl* is her debut play. Running time approx 80 minutes. Age rec. 14+ as some swearing and references to drugs and alcohol. ]]>
2017-03-24T20:00:00 2017-03-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Not Dead Enough]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the thrilling work of Peter James returns with Not Dead Enough.

The thrilling new stage play from the No.1 best-selling author. Following the huge sell-out success of _The Perfect Murder_ and _Dead Simple_, the thrilling work of multi-million selling author Peter James returns to the stage with the world premiere production of *Not Dead Enough*. Starring award-winning actor Shane Richie as DS Roy Grace, Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s _Strictly Come Dancing_ on BBC1, and Stephen Billington, best known for roles on _Hollyoaks_ and _Coronation Street_. On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing. Adapted for the stage by award winning writer Shaun McKenna and directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot, *Not Dead Enough* is the third novel in Peter James' award winning Roy Grace series and the third play in his box office smash hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. Peter has been acclaimed as ‘one of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters’ (Daily Mail) and his brilliant novels have sold over 18 million copies worldwide. He is the 2016 recipient of crime writing’s highest honour, the Diamond Dagger. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9HCq1Rn5mfk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-03-27T19:45:00 2017-04-01T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Ulla's Odyssey]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 OperaUpClose present their fun, feisty, family-friendly Ulla's Odyssey.

Ulla's Odyssey Olivier-Award winning OperaUpClose present their fun, feisty, family-friendly *Ulla’s Odyssey*. Fourteen-year-old Ulla is attempting to become the youngest person to sail the world single-handedly in her trusty sailing boat ‘The Homer’, with only her cat Binnacle to keep her company as she navigates the high seas. All is not plain sailing, as our heroine encounters mythical creatures and obstacles on her journey, including Cy-ops, a one-eyed, over-keen robotic customs official, and Sylla, a dangerous sea creature whose body and mind have been horribly twisted by radioactive rubbish dumped into the ocean. Meanwhile the voices of the Sirens, Ulla’s friends and family, call out to her from across the waves, tempting her to give up her lonely voyage and come home. This new opera is an enchanting nautical fantasy by New Zealand composer Anthony Young and Canadian librettist Leanna Brodie, directed by OperaUpClose’s Associate Director, Valentina Ceschi (_The Elixir of Love_ and _Dido & Aeneas_) and designed by Faye Bradley (Linbury Prize Finalist 2013). The production originally opened at Kings Place in London, 2015. The show is inspired by Homer's Odyssey and includes live music. Age recommendation 7+ Running time: 55 minutes with no interval. ]]>
2017-03-28T13:00:00 2017-03-30T18:30:00
<![CDATA[From Egypt to Eire: 40th Anniversary of Gaodhal's Vision]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 From Egypt to Eire: 40th Anniversary of Gaodhal's Vision

*Joe O’Donnell* is a fiery and innovative Irish violinist and composer living in Coventry. He has worked with many bands including _East of Eden_, _Thin Lizzie_, _The Woods Band_ and _Headstone_. In 1977 his first album *Gaodhal’s Vision* was released to critical acclaim and commercial success. It featured top musicians of the day including guitar superstar Rory Gallagher. *Gaodhal’s Vision* tells the story of the Milesian people leaving Egypt and setting out for the island, foretold to them by Moses, called Eire. It will be performed live by some of the original players on the album and members of Joe’s band *Shkayla*, with back-projection imaging, storyline, and Indian, Egyptian and Irish dancers. Running time: 1hr, 20mins ]]>
2017-03-31T20:00:00 2017-04-01T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Machine Stops]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 EM Forster's chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology.

The Machine Stops EM Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but his short story masterpiece published in 1909 is astoundingly prophetic and poignant in 2016: a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology. *"You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that."* In a dystopian world where humans have retreated far underground, Kuno alone questions their now total dependency on technology to live and communicate with each other, but in his struggle to break out can he reach the Earth’s surface before the Machine stops? Featuring a brand new soundtrack composed by John Foxx, pioneer of electronic music and founder of Ultravox, and analogue synth specialist, Benge. Suitable for ages 11+ Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes, no interval ]]>
2017-04-04T20:00:00 2017-04-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 This acclaimed musical is a life-affirming and funny coming-of-age story which follows Viveca, a bright girl from a black middle class family in LA, who dreams of becoming a dancer.

Bubbly Black Girl A life-affirming and funny coming-of-age story which follows Viveca, a bright girl from a black middle class family in LA, who dreams of becoming a dancer. Choosing to face the conflicts of a changing era in America with optimism rather than anger and revolution, she learns to reconcile the realities of racism and sexism with hope and faith - and by doing so discovers her self-worth. This musical is a cheeky and satirical look at how women have been defined by others and themselves throughout the 1960s - 1990s with an original score of jazz, pop, Motown and lots of R&B. Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval Suitable for ages 13+ <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UbkezzUr6xA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-04-05T19:30:00 2017-04-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Truth or Dare]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Belgrade LifeStage present Truth or Dare

Ty's grandmother has recently been diagnosed with dementia and the family are struggling to cope. Christopher is scared that he might end up in care if he lets on how difficult things are for his family. Eva hates life at home but is struggling to escape the vicious circle she finds herself in. *Truth or Dare*, performed by "Belgrade LifeStage":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/take-part/education-and-employability/lifestage/ students, follows three intertwining stories about young people dealing with the pressures of family, school and growing up. ]]>
2017-04-06T18:00:00 2017-04-08T18:00:00
<![CDATA[VIP Night for Truth or Dare]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Truth or Dare

Ty’s grandmother has recently been diagnosed with dementia and the family are struggling to cope. Christopher is scared that he might end up in care if he lets on how difficult things are for his family. Eva hates life at home but is struggling to escape the vicious circle she finds herself in. Truth or Dare, performed by Belgrade "LifeStage":http://www.belgrade.co.uk/take-part/education-and-employability/lifestage/ students, follows three intertwining stories about young people dealing with the pressures of family, school and growing up. ]]>
2017-04-06T18:00:00 2017-04-06T18:00:00
<![CDATA[VIP Night for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

A life-affirming and funny coming-of-age story which follows Viveca, a bright girl from a black middle class family in LA, who dreams of becoming a dancer. Choosing to face the conflicts of a changing era in America with optimism rather than anger and revolution, she learns to reconcile the realities of racism and sexism with hope and faith – and by doing so discovers her self-worth. This musical is a cheeky and satirical look at how women have been defined by others and themselves throughout the 1960s – 1990s with an original score of jazz, pop, Motown and lots of R&B. Suitable for ages 13+ ]]>
2017-04-06T19:00:00 2017-04-06T19:00:00
<![CDATA[ Taster Sessions: Adult Acting Classes - Summer 2017]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Taster session for Adult Acting Classes - Summer 2017

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2017-04-07T18:30:00 2017-04-07T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Taster Session: Youth Acting Classes 8 - 11 - Summer 2017]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Taster session for Saturday Drama classes 8-11 years - April 2017 Session will last 45 minutes

Taster session for Saturday Drama classes 8-11 years - April 2017 Session will last 45 minutes ]]>
2017-04-08T10:15:00 2017-04-08T10:15:00
<![CDATA[Education - Saturday Drama Classes Taster Session 11-16 years - April 2017]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Taster session for Saturday Drama - 11-16 years - April 2017

Taster session for Saturday Drama - 11-16 years - April 2017 ]]>
2017-04-08T12:00:00 2017-04-08T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Bollywood Dance Workshops - Free Taster Sessions]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bollywood Dance Workshops - Taster sessions

We will be running free taster sessions for Bollywood Dance Workshops on Sat 8 and Sat 15 April. Taster sessions are open to everybody, no previous experience is necessary. Come along and meet experienced dance teacher Sneha who will help to advise what level of workshops are best for you. Please note, places on both the taster sessions and weekly Bollywood Dance Workshops are limited. There is no guarantee of a place on the workshops when booking a free taster session. ]]>
2017-04-08T14:00:00 2017-04-15T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Easter Camp ]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Easter Camp - Ages 8 - 13

The Belgrade's *Holiday Camps* are action-packed with drama games and practical activities to keep young people entertained during the school holidays. Where did the tiger get his stripes? Where did the Easter Bunny come from? Learn the answers to these questions and more at our *Easter Camp*, where we'll be exploring *Animal Myths and Mysteries*. Using puppetry skills, participants will create their own mini-performances inspired by animal stories. Holiday Camps are available for ages 8 - 13 years and led by experienced practitioners in the Belgrade's safe and professional theatre. No previous theatre experience is necessary to attend. ]]>
2017-04-10T10:00:00 2017-04-10T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Fantastic Mr Fox]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest.

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox "You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!" Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And can Rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away? Roald Dahl’s *Fantastic Mr Fox* is family fun at its finest. A tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations promises a huge theatrical feast with live music and songs, ideal for the whole family. Suitable for ages 5+ "http://www.fantasticmrfoxlive.com/":http://www.fantasticmrfoxlive.com/ <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BVlP1OQrOkM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-04-18T19:00:00 2017-04-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Easter Bunny's Eggs-ellent Adventure]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Honalee Media Ltd present Easter Bunny’s Eggs-ellent Adventure

Easter Bunny's Eggs-ellent Adventure From the team behind _Marty MacDonald’s Farm_ and _Santa’s Christmas Cracker_ comes the most chocolatey Easter show ever… Who is behind the mysterious Easter Egg trail? Why are there strange noises coming from beneath the hills? And what is the truth behind the tale of the Easter Bunny? Join the hunt for the hidden chocolate factory in *Easter Bunny’s Eggs-ellent Adventure* and meet the Easter Bunny afterwards to receive a special Easter present! Songs include children’s favourites _Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes, Wheels On The Bus, The Hokey Cokey, One Finger, One Thumb, If You’re Happy And You Know It,_ and many, many more! Easter Bunny’s Eggs-ellent Adventure is a family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds and lasts for 40 minutes, followed by our popular meet, greet and treat with the Easter Bunny himself - plus a free Easter present for every child! "www.easterbunnyshows.co.uk ":http://www.easterbunnyshows.co.uk ]]>
2017-04-19T10:30:00 2017-04-19T17:00:00
<![CDATA[The Underground Man]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 AJTC and Nottingham Playhouse present The Underground Man adapted by Nick Wood from Mick Jackson's Booker Prize shortlisted novel.

A life of fascination, obsession and deep scientific curiosity. William John Cavendish Scott-Bentinck, the 5th Duke of Portland is an eccentric English aristocrat whose imagination and curiosity know no bounds. This deceptively simple man struggles to come to terms with a world that is teeming with new knowledge, ill-founded opinion and gossip. Why does he hide himself away? What is his fascination with tunnels? Will he ever unearth the secrets hidden in his memory? In a sequence of events that are often bizarre and frequently hilarious he reveals moments of surprising perception and wisdom. Adapted by Nick Wood from Mick Jackson's Booker shortlisted novel this ajtc Nottingham Playhouse co-production melds the best of both innovative companies in a free-flowing, innovative performance that features live music and a specially commissioned score. 'The Underground Man' is a delectable blend of fact and fiction in which the intriguing details of a complex life are richly explored through the vibrant imagination of a gentle soul. *Running time:* 1 hour 40 minutes plus interval. ]]>
2017-04-21T19:30:00 2017-04-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Thriller Live ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thriller Live - A musical celebration of Michael & The Jackson 5

*CANCELLATION* *Due to an unavoidable change in international commitments the Belgrade Theatre dates for Thriller Live have now unfortunately been cancelled by the producers. They apologise for any disappointment and are working to secure a new date to bring the show to the Belgrade as soon as possible. Box Office are contacting all existing bookers to arrange refunds and will be in touch once this new date is confirmed. If you have not heard from them please get in touch on 024 7655 3055.* We are working hard to reschedule these performances and hope to have further information in January 2017 so please check back then. Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 8th year, *Thriller Live* is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries, *Thriller Live* continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: _I Want You Back_, _ABC_, _Can You Feel It_, _Off The Wall_, _The Way You Make Me Feel_, _Smooth Criminal_, _Beat It_, _Billie Jean_, _Dirty Diana_, _Bad_, _Rock With You_, _They Don’t Care About Us_, _Dangerous_ and_ Thriller_ plus many more! *Please note:* If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. ]]>
2017-04-24T19:45:00 2017-04-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Legend of Mike Smith]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Award-winning jazz and hip hop star Soweto Kinch presents an incredible staged performance of his latest album.

UPRIZE presents an incredible staged performance of award-winning jazz and hip hop star Soweto Kinch's album. With jazz improvisation, a driving hip hop score and choreography from a pioneer of British Hip Hop culture, Jonzi D. Inspired by The Seven Deadly Sins and _Dante’s Inferno_, Soweto performs the story of Mike Smith, a young, aspiring MC caught in a world of temptation where the boundaries of reality and fantasy collide. *The Legend of Mike Smith* promises to be an absorbing combination of music, animation and dance with music from Kinch’s previous album being played live by Soweto and his band every night. Age recommendation: 15+ *Running time approx:* 1 hour 20 minutes. ]]>
2017-04-26T20:00:00 2017-04-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Midday Variety]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Midday Variety presents Stars of Blackpool

Midday Variety returns to the Belgrade with *Stars of Blackpool*. Legendary comedy act *The Grumbleweeds* are joined by Blackpool's busiest cabaret singer *Jo Ashcroft*, Lancashire's mirthful musician *Andy Eastwood* and special guest star *John Bowdler*, who is celebrating thirty years as organist at the world-famous Tower Ballroom. Running time: 2hrs including interval. ]]>
2017-04-27T13:30:00 2017-04-27T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Adult Acting Classes - Summer 2017]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Adult Acting Classes: Summer 2017

Throughout the year we run fun and engaging *Acting Classes* for *ages 16+*. Through these practical workshops you'll have the opportunity to meet new people, stretch your creativity, improve your confidence and develop a range of transferable skills. This term, to tie in with Coventry's Motofest, we'll be exploring the city's exciting automotive history through *Verbatim Theatre* - a unique form of documentary theatre which uses extracts of real life accounts. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about Coventry's motor industry and devise a unique piece of theatre which tells real stories from local people. Adult Acting Classes are led by experienced practitioners. No previous experience is necessary. We are also running a *FREE* taster session for those who have not been to one of our Acting Classes before. Places for this are limited so please book early. The session will run on Fri 7 Apr at 6.30pm. To book, call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or "book online now":https://secure.belgrade.co.uk/project/education-adult-acting-classes-taster-session-april-2017/book/?performance=3981 ]]>
2017-04-28T18:30:00 2017-04-28T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Youth Acting Classes: Summer 2017 ]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Youth Acting Classes: Summer 2017, 8-11 years

Our fantastic *Youth Acting Classes* run on Saturdays for ages *8 -11*. Through these fun and practical sessions, young people can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends. This term, to tie in with Coventry's MotoFest, we'll be exploring the city's exciting automotive history. Participants will learn all about Coventry's motor industry and have the opportunity to create a brand-new piece of *Documentary Theatre* based on real-life accounts of when Coventry ruled the roads! *Youth Acting Classes* are led by experienced practitioners in the Belgrade's safe and professional theatre. No previous acting experience in necessary. We are also running a *FREE* taster session for those who have not been to one of our Acting Classes before. Places for this are limited so please book early. The session will run on Sat 8 Apr from 10.15am - 11am. To book, call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or "book online now":https://secure.belgrade.co.uk/project/education-saturday-drama-classes-taster-session-8-11-years-april-2017/book/?performance=3982 ]]>
2017-04-29T10:15:00 2017-04-29T10:15:00
<![CDATA[Youth Acting Classes: Summer 2017 ]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Youth Acting Classes: Summer 2017, 11-16 years

Our fantastic *Youth Acting Classes* run on Saturdays for *ages 11 - 16*. Through these fun and practical sessions, young people can stretch their creativity, improve their confidence, learn new skills and make new friends. This term, to tie in with Coventry's MotoFest, we'll be exploring the city's exciting automotive history. Participants will learn all about Coventry's motor industry and have the opportunity to create a brand-new piece of *Documentary Theatre* based on real-life accounts of when Coventry ruled the roads! *Youth Acting Classes* are led by experienced practitioners in the Belgrade's safe and professional theatre. No previous acting experience in necessary. We are also running a *FREE* taster session for those who have not been to one of our Acting Classes before. Places for this are limited so please book early. The session will run on Sat 8 Apr from 12 noon - 12.45pm. To book, call our Box Office team on *024 7655 3055* or "book online now":https://secure.belgrade.co.uk/project/education-saturday-drama-classes-taster-session-11-16-years-april-2017/book/?performance=3991 ]]>
2017-04-29T12:00:00 2017-04-29T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Bollywood Dance Workshops - Beginners]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bollywood Dance Workshops - Beginners

Join us for Saturday *Bollywood Dance Workshops* led by experienced teacher Sneha Singh. The full term consists of 8 classes which will run from Sat 29 Apr to Sat 24 June (exc. Sat 27 May). Beginners Classes will take place at the Belgrade Theatre from 2pm - 3pm. No previous dance experience is necessary. We will also be running 2 free "Taster Sessions":http://cms.belgrade.co.uk/event/bollywood-dance-workshops-taster-session on Sat 8 & Sat 15 April from 2pm - 3.30pm. These are a great opportunity to come along and meet Sneha who can answer any questions and advise on what level of class is best for you. To book a place on a taster session you can call our Box Office Team on *024 7655 3055* or "book online now":http://cms.belgrade.co.uk/event/bollywood-dance-workshops-taster-session. *Please note:* Places on both the Bollywood Dance Workshops and our free taster sessions are limited. Booking a place on a taster session will not guaranteed a place on the workshops. ]]>
2017-04-29T14:00:00 2017-04-29T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Bollywood Dance Workshops - Advanced]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bollywood Dance Workshops - Advanced

Join us for Saturday *Bollywood Dance Workshops* led by experienced teacher Sneha Singh. The full term consists of 8 classes which will run from Sat 29 Apr to Sat 24 June (exc. Sat 27 May). Advanced Classes will take place at the Belgrade Theatre from 4pm - 5.30pm. We will also be running 2 free "Taster Sessions":http://cms.belgrade.co.uk/event/bollywood-dance-workshops-taster-session on Sat 8 & Sat 15 April from 2pm - 3.30pm. These are a great opportunity to come along and meet Sneha who can answer any questions and advise on what level of class is best for you. To book a place on a taster session you can call our Box Office Team on *024 7655 3055* or "book online now":http://cms.belgrade.co.uk/event/bollywood-dance-workshops-taster-session. *Please note:* Places on both the Bollywood Dance Workshops and our free taster sessions are limited. Booking a place on a taster session will not guaranteed a place on the workshops. ]]>
2017-04-29T16:00:00 2017-04-29T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Liza Sings Streisand]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Liza Pulman sings Streisand.

Liza Pulman, acclaimed singer, comedienne and one third of the satirical comedy trio _Fascinating Aida_, pays homage to Barbra Streisand celebrating the songs of one of the greatest voices of all time. Accompanied by Joseph Atkins ensemble, Liza’s beautiful voice, extraordinary vocal range and musical talent make her the perfect person to guide you through much loved melodies such as _The Way We Were, Evergreen, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Don’t Rain On My Parade, People, Sleeping Bee_ and many more. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BEXOhfC2fzA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Running time: 2 hours plus interval. ]]>
2017-05-03T19:45:00 2017-05-03T19:45:00
<![CDATA[All Or Nothing]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 This quintessentially British ‘Mod’ Musical celebrates the unique sound of the iconic ‘60s Mod band, The Small Faces.

All or Nothing In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The sharpest Mod of all was known as a ‘FACE’. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise. But these cult sophisticates shared another passion, their dedication to Rhythm ‘n’ Blues. This quintessentially British ‘Mod’ Musical celebrates the unique sound of the iconic ‘60s Mod band, The Small Faces. Featuring the music of the Small Faces, including an arsenal of brilliant hits like _Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier, Sha La La La Lee, Itchycoo Park_ and of course *_All Or Nothing_*. The production includes an interval. ]]>
2017-05-04T19:45:00 2017-05-06T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Bring On The Bollywood ]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The masters of Bollywood experiences, Phizzical debut at Belgrade Theatre with Bring on the Bollywood - a romantic comedy that features a fantastic soundtrack interwoven with wit, wild parties and some wicked dances.

Bring on the Bollywood City and country, old and new collide at Colonel Pawar’s ancestral home – the shabby and un-chic Lakshman Villa. Confined within these walls, his wife Mrs Pawar pines for the cultural polish of London, New York or Paris! Enter the dashing Bollywood actor Amit and his newly eligible cousin Ronny – a quiet and withdrawn young British man who is here to scatter the ashes of his love. The Pawars have found a potential suitor to their fun and intelligent daughter Dr Katrina Pawar, who is brave, bubbly and in complete control, until she learns of her parents’ intentions. What could possibly go wrong? Festooned in a kaleidoscope of colourful costumes and melodious music, Bring on the Bollywood is a glitzy theatrical experience inspired by real stories of love and infused with the works of Oliver Goldsmith and William Shakespeare. Running time 2 hours inc. interval ]]>
2017-05-06T19:30:00 2017-05-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[VIP Night for Bring On The Bollywood ]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bring on the Bollywood

City and country, old and new collide at Colonel Pawar’s ancestral home – the shabby and un-chic Lakshman Villa. Confined within these walls, his wife Mrs Pawar pines for the cultural polish of London, New York or Paris! Enter the dashing Bollywood actor Amit and his newly eligible cousin Ronny – a quiet and withdrawn young British man who is here to scatter the ashes of his love. The Pawars have found a potential suitor to their fun and intelligent daughter Dr Katrina Pawar, who is brave, bubbly and in complete control, until she learns of her parents’ intentions. What could possibly go wrong? Festooned in a kaleidoscope of colourful costumes and melodious music, Bring on the Bollywood is a glitzy theatrical experience inspired by real stories of love and infused with the works of Oliver Goldsmith and William Shakespeare. ]]>
2017-05-08T19:00:00 2017-05-08T19:00:00
<![CDATA[RENT]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited for RENT 20th Anniversary Production Ltd present

Do not miss Bruce Guthrie’s brand-new production of the legendary, multi-award-winning rock musical *RENT* as it celebrates its incredible 20th anniversary. This exhilarating, landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess. Inspired by Puccini’s classic opera _La bohème_, *RENT* features unforgettable music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson including the much-loved songs _Seasons of Love_, _Take Me or Leave Me_ and _La Vie Bohème_. Winner of four Tony® Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it ran on Broadway for an astonishing 12 years. Featuring a brilliant cast that includes Layton Williams (_Bad Education_, _Billy Elliot The Musical_, _Hairspray_), this is a rare chance to experience the searing emotion and breath-taking thrills of one of the all-time great musicals – book now to avoid disappointment! Age recommendation: 13+ <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YrsMaHAuKCE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-05-09T19:45:00 2017-05-13T19:45:00
<![CDATA[The Searchers in Concert ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Searchers in Concert

The Searchers *The Searchers - John McNally, Frank Allen, Spencer James, Scott Ottaway.* *The Searchers* remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, _Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice_ and _When You Walk In The Room_, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. With total record sales well in excess of 50 million, *The Searchers* still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning five decades. Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites. Don’t miss *The Searchers* live in concert! ]]>
2017-05-15T19:45:00 2017-05-15T19:45:00
<![CDATA[The Dreamboys]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Dreamboys

Prepare to scream for *The Dreamboys* in what promises to be their sexiest show to date. *The Dreamboys* is the biggest selling male strip show in UK history and has appeared on some of the UK's biggest TV shows such as _The X Factor_, _Britain's Got Talent_, _Celebrity Big Brother_, _Loose Women_, _This Morning_, _Geordie Shore_ and _The Only Way Is Essex_. Following massive worldwide sell out tours it's time to grab hold of your tickets now for the ultimate girls' night out! Get ready for 2 hours of music, muscle, magic and mayhem in this action packed strip show featuring the hottest hunks that will literally have you begging for more! Age 18+ only. Please note: If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. ]]>
2017-05-17T19:45:00 2017-05-17T19:45:00
<![CDATA[A Night of Pure Local Talent]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Coventry Jubilee Rotary Club presents A Night of Pure Local Talent

The Rotary Club of Coventry Jubilee are proud once again to bring a night celebrating Coventry's local talent. Previous shows have included _Buddy's Rock & Roll Party_ in 2013, _The Greatest Hits of the Musicals_ in 2014, _Sandra Godley's Sounds of the '60s, '70s and '80s_ in 2015 and_ An Evening with Karl Loxley_ in 2016. We promise to raise the roof at the Belgrade Theatre. For more details please visit the Coventry Jubilee Rotary Club Facebook page where the line-up will be announced early in 2017. h6. Picture from An Evening with Karl Loxley, 2016. ]]>
2017-05-19T19:45:00 2017-05-19T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Coventry Schools' Young Entertainer]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Coventry Jubilee Rotary Club presents Coventry School's Young Entertainer

Secondary schools from across the city will put forward their most talented on a night where only one act can be crowned 'Young Entertainer of the Year' and get a place at the Godiva Festival. Singers, dancers, magicians, bands, musicians as well as large stage productions will entertain the crowd. 2016 winners, President Kennedy will open the show this year and bid to retain the Young Entertainer crown. The full judging panel is yet to be confirmed, so follow Coventry Jubilee Rotary on Facebook to see who will be taking part this year. ]]>
2017-05-20T19:00:00 2017-05-20T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Monty Python's Spamalot ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Coventry Musical Theatre Society present Monty Python's Spamalot.

The multi award-winning Coventry Musical Theatre Society proudly present Monty Python’s *Spamalot*, a new musical lovingly ripped off from the film _Monty Python and the Holy Grail_ and taken from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. *Spamalot* tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. It features shenanigans including a bevy of beautiful show girls, flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, travelling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. On their journey they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight and the Knights who say Ni. The show features fantastic tunes including _He is Not Dead Yet, Knights of the Round Table, Find Your Grail_ and _Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life._ *Running time:* approx 2 hours and 40 mins including a 20 min interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w886poB9hVM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-05-25T14:30:00 2017-05-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[May Camp]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 May Camp - Ages 8-13

The Belgrade's *Holiday Camps* are action-packed with drama games and practical activities to keep young people entertained during the school holidays. During our *May Camp* we'll be looking at the wonderfully weird world of *Masks*. Over two days participants will make their own unique theatre masks and showcase them in a short performance for family and friends. Holiday Camps are available for ages 8 - 13 years and led by experienced practitioners in the Belgrade's safe and professional theatre. No previous theatre experience is necessary to attend. ]]>
2017-05-30T10:00:00 2017-05-30T10:00:00
<![CDATA[We're Going On A Bear Hunt]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 We're Going On A Bear Hunt live on stage.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Direct from a smash-hit West-End and international tour, Michael Rosen’s award-winning book *We’re Going On A Bear Hunt* is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises! Adapted for the stage from the modern classic written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. WE'RE GOING TO THE BELGRADE THEATRE WE'RE GOING TO SEE A BEAR HUNT WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLAY! WE'RE NOT SCARED! Recommended for ages 3+ ]]>
2017-05-30T14:00:00 2017-06-03T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Shirley Valentine]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine starring Jodie Prenger.

_“I was no longer Shirley the neighbour, Shirley the middle-aged mother, Shirley Bradshaw. I had become Shirley the Sensational, Shirley the Brave, Shirley Valentine"._ Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, *Jodie Prenger* stars in the first major revival of this national treasure. _"The funniest and most heart-warming play"._ Daily Mirror Suitable for ages 14+ <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wilef8q8RpI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-06-06T19:45:00 2017-06-10T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Midday Variety ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Midday Variety presents Those Were the Days

*Midday Variety* returns to the Belgrade Theatre with *Those Were the Days* Celebrate a golden era of music and laughter as we remember the songs and stars of the 'fabulous fifties' and 'swinging sixties'! Singer *Maggie O'Hara* is joined by musical entertainers *Andy Eastwood*, *Pete Lindup* and special guest star *Pete Donegan*, son of the legendary 'King of Skiffle' Lonnie Donegan. All accompanied by the *Martyn St James Band*, this will be a memorable finale to our spring variety season. Running time: 2 hrs including interval. ]]>
2017-06-09T13:30:00 2017-06-09T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Footloose]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose with the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose

Footloose Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose bursts on to the Belgrade's Main Stage, in a remastered show sure to get your toes tapping. Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm, Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance. City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, an American rural backwater. But things are far worse than he could have ever imagined, as the town bans dancing. It isn’t long before Ren can’t resist breaking the rules, and he’s not alone. Enjoy the best in UK musical talent, cutting-edge choreography and classic hits including _Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy_ and of course the unforgettable title track _Footloose_. Produced by the award winning team at Sell A Door Theatre Company - producers of _Avenue Q_, _American Idiot_ and _Little Shop of Horrors_. Starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan - Footloose is back and it’s better than ever before! Facebook: "https://www.facebook.com/FootlooseTour":https://www.facebook.com/FootlooseTour Twitter: "https://twitter.com/FootlooseTour":https://twitter.com/FootlooseTour Instagram: "https://www.instagram.com/footloosetour":https://www.instagram.com/footloosetour #CUTLOOSE Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JwnLdODDLq4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-06-13T19:45:00 2017-06-17T19:45:00
<![CDATA[11 Million Reasons to Dance]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 11 Million Reasons to Dance

*11 Million Reasons to Dance* accompanies the exhibition of the same name and is a special commission for Coventry, as part of People Dancing’s national programme to positively profile Deaf and disabled people who dance. In Coventry, presented by Coventry Performing Arts in partnership Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, local Dance Artists *Alexis Haines* and *Stephanie Sandy* have been working with a number of schools including: Baginton Fields School, Castle Wood school, Tiverton school, Sherbourne Fields School, and Corley centre, to create new dance performance work to be showcased alongside a duet by *Kate Marsh* & *Welly O’Brien*, who, as dancers with missing limbs, are both interested in the specificity of their own physicality and how this informs and enriches their collaborative practice and performance. Presented in partnership with People Dancing, the development organisation and membership body for community and participatory dance, working across the UK and internationally. *Exhibition and Interactive Booth* *11 Million Reasons* is a life affirming photography exhibition inspired by iconic dance scenes from film, all re-imagined by Deaf, sight impaired and disabled people who dance. The title of the exhibition reflects the fact there are more than 11 million disabled people in the UK. ]]>
2017-06-17T19:00:00 2017-06-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Romeo & Juliet]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Oddsocks are delighted to be breathing new life into Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet by giving it a musical Mods & Rockers theme.

MODS V ROCKERS Oddsocks are delighted to be breathing new life into Shakespeare’s *Romeo & Juliet* by giving it a musical Mods & Rockers theme. There’s _Nowhere to Run_ for the Capulets and Montagues as violent confrontation stalks every meeting, even _Down at the Tube Station at Midnight_. Meanwhile, Juliet’s Nurse is looking forward to a good old _Twist and Shout_ at the Capulet party, which Romeo’s mates are planning to gatecrash. Romeo has doubts about going to the Capulet Nite Klub but that is where he meets his Juliet, and _It Must Be Love_. Maybe, just maybe, _The Power of Love_ will end the families’ violent feud. Age recommendation: 7+. ]]>
2017-06-20T18:30:00 2017-06-22T10:00:00
<![CDATA[The Johnny Cash Roadshow ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Johnny Cash Roadshow

*Johnny Cash Roadshow*, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family! This year prepare for a musical adventure with the biggest production to date. The UK’s No.1 celebration of Johnny Cash, fronted by award winning singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring ‘June Carter’ and the ‘Carter Sisters’ (on selected shows) along with the ‘Roadshow Horns.’ All aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste. The show takes the audience from the 1950s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with unmissable songs from every one of the five decade’s that the Man in Black’s career spanned. All this accompanied by evocative screen images and shots from Johnny Cash’s life. Please note: If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. Running time: 2hrs 20mins, including interval ]]>
2017-06-20T19:45:00 2017-06-20T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Freeman Dance Summer Show 2017]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Freeman Dance returns with a new Summer show.

*Freeman Dance* returns to the Belgrade Theatre following a run of sell-out shows with all-new choreography, music and costumes. <b>The FD Summer Show 2017</b> features over 300 of the city’s most promising up-and-coming dance talent from age 2 to professional level, including over 100 FD Boys. Established in 1982, *Freeman Dance* has now become one of the most successful and highly respected dance schools in the UK. *The FD Summer Show 2017* celebrates 35 years of *Freeman Dance*, and promises to be even more dynamic, innovative, and spectacular than ever, with performances in everything from Street to Ballet, Tap to Musical Theatre, and Acro to Irish. "freemandance.co.uk":http://freemandance.co.uk ]]>
2017-06-23T19:00:00 2017-06-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Magic]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Eloquent Dance Academy. Running Time 2 hours and 20 minutes. . Also performances from hip hop dancers Original Movements!! This show is high energy and extremely entertaining with a real magical element not to be missed!!

*Eloquent Dance Academy *present their 15th Anniversary production *Magic*, featuring students from the Academy showcasing their talents in all genres of dance from Ballet to Musical Theatre. Also performances from hip hop dancers *Original Movements* This show is high energy and extremely entertaining with a real magical element not to be missed!! ]]>
2017-06-25T19:30:00 2017-06-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[ICONIC The Show]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Steve Steinman presents Iconic

Iconic The creative force behind the hugely successful <i>Vampires Rock</i>, Steve Steinman’s all new hit show delivers the best of the best sound tracks from some of the coolest and Iconic movies of all time. Set in the future where movie theatres have all but disappeared a magical cinema still stands. Run by an old usher Benson, who does his best to entice people to buy a ticket for the midnight screening and give them a night they will never forget. A cast of amazing singers, dancers, and musicians deliver some of the most recognisable music ever! Hits from movie greats such as <i>Kill Bill, Batman, Pulp Fiction, Purple Rain, Bond</i> and <i>Mad Max</i> are featured including tracks from<i> Queen, AC/DC, Tina Turner</i> and <i>Prince</i> to name but a few. All teamed up with an incredible stage set and fantastic special effects. It’s a show that will blow you away. So go ahead Punk, Make Your Day! ]]>
2017-06-27T19:45:00 2017-06-27T19:45:00
<![CDATA[That's Life - The Sinatra Story]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 That’s Life is a brand new theatre production celebrating the life and music of one of the 20th centuries greatest icons, Frank Sinatra.

The authentic show takes you from his first early recordings with the big bands, his rise, fall and the women, notorious connections and collaborations that assured his rise again to international stardom, in a spectacular career spanning 70 years. Frank Cognoscenti assumes the persona of Frank down to the finest detail being a natural body double with blue eyes and the uncanny ability to convey the most subtle vocal nuance when interpreting the classic torch songs and the swagger of the Vegas years - all with a dry and mischievous sense of fun honed from years of performing the Sinatra songbook to audiences worldwide. The concert includes a specially arranged collection of his biggest hits including _I’ve Got You Under My Skin_, _Fly Me to the Moon_, _Come Fly with Me_, _My Way_ and _New York_ alongside stunning and captivating set piece recreations of other pivotal collaborations, tours, TV specials and landmark concerts rarely heard in mainstream productions, from Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Red Norvo, Rod McKuen and more. "www.thesinatrastory.com":http://www.thesinatrastory.com/ Running time: 2hrs 20mins, inc. interval. ]]>
2017-06-28T19:45:00 2017-06-28T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Coventry Performing Arts - Summer Showcase 2017]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Coventry Performing Arts present Summer Showcase 2017

Marvellous Musicians… Dazzling Dancers… The *Summer Showcase* celebrates some of the city’s finest young performing arts talent. Featuring city-wide ensembles run by *Coventry Performing Arts* and other organisations, as well as sharing some exciting projects from Coventry schools, this will be a mesmerising and memorable week for performers and audience! Running time: 1hr, 30mins ]]>
2017-06-29T19:00:00 2017-07-01T19:00:00
<![CDATA[All Our Tomorrows]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 All Our Tomorrows - Festival of Young Theatre Makers

Join us for an exciting week of performances from the future theatre makers of the nation. The *Festival of Young Theatre Makers* will consist of young companies from Coventry and beyond, who are creating theatre in a pre-professional context. Performers will include young theatre makers emerging from the Belgrade's own Community and Education programme. The work will be vibrant and varied, celebrating the hopes, challenges and creativity of those whose hands hold the direction of the future. Performances will take place in B2 and at the Shop Front Theatre, which is near to the Belgrade at 38 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW Full programme details will be announced soon. Keep checking this page for updates. ]]>
2017-07-12T18:00:00 2017-07-16T00:00:00
<![CDATA[Babe, The Sheep-Pig]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery.

Babe the Sheep-Pig Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery. When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, our polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world, and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day? Join us for an enchanting family favourite, as the classic novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film, is brought to life by a cast of West End performers in a show brimming with laughter, thrills, stunning puppetry and original live music. Adapted by Olivier Award winner David Wood (_Goodnight Mister Tom_, _James and the Giant Peach_, _The BFG_), Babe follows the incredible story of one piglet’s rise to become the world famous Sheep-Pig. Featuring a West End cast of eight actor-musicians. TWITTER: "babethepiglive":https://twitter.com/babethepiglive FACEBOOK: "https://www.facebook.com/babethepiglive/":https://www.facebook.com/babethepiglive/ Running time - Act 1, 40 minutes, Act 2 - 35 minutes. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e2s8eHjl6L4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ]]>
2017-07-13T18:30:00 2017-07-15T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Simon and Garfunkel Story ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Simon & Garfunkel Story - 50th Anniversary Tour

Brand new show for 2017! Direct from it’s success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The *Simon & Garfunkel Story* is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including _Mrs Robinson_, _Cecilia_, _Bridge Over Troubled Water_, _Homeward Bound _and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed! *Please note:* If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab ]]>
2017-07-17T19:45:00 2017-07-17T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Bye Bye Baby ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bye Bye Baby - The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Back by popular demand, following a fantastic performance in 2016, *Bye Bye Baby* takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as _The Deer_ _Hunter_, _Dirty Dancing_ and _Grease_. From their early beginning in the 1950s, when Frankie first joined the group, this show celebrates the greatest hits such as _Beggin’ _, _Big Girls Don’t Cry_, _Walk Like A Man_, _Lets Hang On_, _Who Loves You_, _December ’63 (Oh __What A Night)_, _Bye Bye Baby,_ _Can't Take my Eyes off You_, _Fallen Angel_ and _Grease_ through to a superb grand finale medley of more of the group’s greatest hits. The combination of world class vocals and harmonies, as Jamie Ledwith scales the falsetto heights of Frankie Valli, along with snappy choreography and a vast catalogue of hits makes for a memorable and unforgettable night of nostalgia. *Please note:* If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab ]]>
2017-07-18T19:45:00 2017-07-18T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Legend - A Tribute to Bob Marley]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Legend – The Music of Bob Marley captures the charisma and culture of an icon.

Bob Marley - Legend Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship... timeless, million-selling hits _Could You Be Loved; Is This Love; One Love; No Woman, No Cry; Three Little Birds; Jamming; Buffalo Soldier_ and scores more reggae classics come to life. Taking you from his ska roots with the Wailers – including reggae anthems _Stir it Up_ and _Get Up_, _Stand Up_ – to the 70s and 80s pinnacle of his recording career. Enjoy the authentic taste of Jamaican Sunshine in compelling two-hour treat, filled with the magic of Marley’s music topped with a truly talented cast that have performed with _Desmond Decker, Dennis Brown The Mighty Diamonds, Errol Dunkley_ and _Burning Spears._ *Legend – The Music of Bob Marley*, really does capture the charisma and culture of an icon, gone to soon. _Could You Be Loved; Is This Love; One Love; No Woman, No Cry; Three Little Birds; Jamming; Buffalo Soldier; Stir It Up; Get Up, Stand Up; Exodus; Waiting in Vain; Satisfy My Soul; Iron Lion Zion; I Shot the Sheriff; Redemption Song; Sun is Shining; Keep On Moving_ and more. Running time is 2 hours plus interval. ]]>
2017-07-19T19:45:00 2017-07-19T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Million Dollar Piano - A Tribute to Elton John]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Million Dollar Piano 'A Tribute to Elton' is the UK's most exciting and authentic celebration of the music of Sir Elton John.

Made up of professional musicians, bq. A Tribute to Elton is the only tribute act that accurately and faithfully reproduces the look, feel, sound and energy of an Elton concert live on stage. Unlike many tribute bands, *A Tribute To Elton* strives to create a performance that has both musical integrity and unparalleled authenticity styled on Elton John's incredible live shows. From the signature black Yamaha grand piano through to the trademark dazzling outfits, it gets no closer to the real deal, as we recreate the EJ experience with every nuance and attention to detail of the Rocket Man himself. "http://www.atributetoelton.co.uk/":http://www.atributetoelton.co.uk/ <iframe width="500" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/d5Ab82z5_-E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Running time: 2 hours inc. interval. ]]>
2017-07-20T19:45:00 2017-07-20T19:45:00
<![CDATA[ABBA Mania]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 ABBA Mania at the Belgrade Theatre

*ABBA Mania* is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. *ABBA Mania* brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then *ABBA Mania* is for you! Join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: _Mamma Mia_, _Voulez Vous_, _Dancing Queen_, _Winner Takes It All_, _Super Trouper_ and many more. So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music. Please note: If you want to dance, book a seat in the stalls. If you want to stay seated, book a seat in the circle where the rake is too steep for us to allow dancing. More details can be found on the Extra Info tab. Running time: 1 hr 50 mins including interval ]]>
2017-07-21T19:45:00 2017-07-21T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Coventry Belgrade Mela 2017]]> B2 stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Once again Coventry Belgrade Mela invites you to celebrate South Asian arts and culture at the Belgrade.

Once again *Coventry Belgrade Mela* invites you to celebrate South Asian arts and culture at the Belgrade. From colourful stalls selling unique hand crafted items to the ever popular free workshops, there is something for everyone at the Belgrade Mela. Come and shake your hips to the latest sounds of Bollywood music, enjoy the best of South Asian food that Coventry has to offer or listen to South Asian poetry in our dedicated poetry corner. Whether you're an individual or a family, this Mela has it all. In the evening on the Main Stage, Coventry's finest talent will be producing some amazing performances that will never have been seen before. ]]>
2017-07-22T18:30:00 2017-07-22T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Room On The Broom]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Room On The Broom - magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

*Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom!* Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The Witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers - a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a crazy frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and - CRACK - it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears! Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the Olivier-nominated show that’s toured Britain and the world! Running time 55 minutes (no interval) Get a sneak preview at "www.roomonthebroomlive.com ":http://www.roomonthebroomlive.com Illustration: copyright © Axel Scheffler & Macmillan Children’s Books ]]>
2017-07-24T14:00:00 2017-07-26T16:30:00
<![CDATA[Summer School 2017]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Summer School - Ages 11-16

During the summer holidays the Belgrade will once again be running a week-long *Summer School* for *ages 11 - 16*. Over five fun-filled days, participants will meet new friends, learn new skills and burn off some energy with our fun and practical theatre workshops. This year the theme of our *Summer School* is *Hidden Histories*. You think you know who invented the light bulb.. discovered penicillin... powered the first plane..? Think again! Over five days participants will learn about famous inventions claimed by other people and use these stories to create their own piece of theatre to perform in front of family and friends. *Summer School* is led by experienced practitioners in the Belgrade's safe and professional theatre. No previous acting experience is necessary to take part. For more details, including what to bring with you, please see the Extra Information tab. ]]>
2017-08-07T10:00:00 2017-08-07T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Summer School 2017 ]]> Belgrade Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Summer School 2017 - Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 10.00 - 4.30pm - Early drop off and late pick up available for additional fee Hidden Histories

During the summer holidays the Belgrade will once again be running a week-long *Summer School* for *ages 8 - 11*. Over five fun-filled days, participants will meet new friends, learn new skills and burn off some energy with our fun and practical theatre workshops. This year the theme of our *Summer School* is *Hidden Histories*. You think you know who invented the light bulb.. discovered penicillin... powered the first plane..? Think again! Over five days participants will learn about famous inventions claimed by other people and use these stories to create their own piece of theatre to perform in front of family and friends. *Summer School* is led by experienced practitioners in the Belgrade's safe and professional theatre. No previous acting experience is necessary to take part. ]]>
2017-08-07T10:00:00 2017-08-07T10:00:00
<![CDATA[The Railway Children]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production.

*E. Nesbit’s* classic novel *_The Railway Children_* is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production. This best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a compelling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life. When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down. Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple existence in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, this fractured family soon discover new friendships and an unexpected secret that will change their lives forever. Complete with beautiful period costumes and ingenious designs, this new production promises an uplifting theatrical experience for all ages, packed with intrigue, adventure, joy and jubilation. Running time 2 hours 30 minutes including interval. ]]>
2017-09-11T19:00:00 2017-09-16T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Tiger Who Came To Tea ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Tiger Who Came To Tea - direct from a smash-hit West End season

Direct from a smash-hit West End season *The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!* Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem...expect to be surprised! David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include _Fantastic Mr Fox, The Gingerbread Man, BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot_ and _Babe the Sheep Pig._ For children aged three and above. Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval). Watch a sneak preview online at "www.thetigerwhocametotealive.com":http://www.thetigerwhocametotealive.com ]]>
2017-09-13T13:30:00 2017-09-16T12:30:00
<![CDATA[Godiva Rocks]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Godiva Rocks is a new musical featuring hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades.

Godiva Rocks *Godiva Rocks* is a new musical featuring hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades. The team behind the Blitz play, _One Night in November_, present a new musical featuring 20 classic songs from Coventry artists through the decades: Frank Ifield, Vince Hill, Hazel O’Connor, The Specials, Terry Hall, King, The Primitives and The Enemy. Girl meets boy in Coventry – but nothing (and nobody) is what they seem - because of one extraordinary night at the Orchid Ballroom, back in December ’64 … Shady financier Leo Freeman’s decision to knock down the Orchid ballroom has far-reaching consequences - as daughter Nell meets the extraordinary Patrick Vernon - and the hunt for a missing tape reveals a history of musical passions and romantic jealousies stretching back to the dawn of musical time. *Godiva Rocks* is a celebration of Coventry music from the 1950s to the present day - the greatest sounds ever from England’s Motor City! ]]>
2017-10-07T19:45:00 2017-10-21T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Our House]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Olivier Award-winning MADNESS musical, OUR HOUSE.

From the writer of smash hits _Calendar Girls_ and _Kinky Boots_ comes the feel good, Olivier Award-winning MADNESS musical, *OUR HOUSE*. On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever. Starring Linda Nolan and set to a score of MADNESS hits including _“It Must Be Love”, “House of Fun”, “Baggy Trousers”_ and _“Our House”,_ this hilarious, high energy musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles…Welcome to the house of fun! Produced by Immersion Theatre Company (_Journey’s End_) and Damien Tracey Productions (_Little Shop of Horrors_). Running time is 2 hours and 40 minutes inc. interval. ]]>
2017-11-08T19:30:00 2017-11-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Cinderella ]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Cinderella, the best-loved of all pantomimes, will take to the stage at the Belgrade for Christmas 2017

Cinderella The best-loved of all pantomimes, *Cinderella* is the all-time classic ‘rags-to-riches’ tale. Glass slippers, the Fairy Godmother, a pumpkin stagecoach and Prince Charming – it’s got all the ingredients for the perfect family Christmas treat – and you even get two Dames for the price of one with the Ugly Sisters! *“Could be Coventry’s best panto in years”* ★★★★★ Coventry Telegraph on Dick Whittington Once again, this year’s show will be directed by panto veteran Iain Lauchlan, who will also star as the Belgrade’s much-loved Dame, alongside a fantastic professional company and a host of local children. *“The Belgrade Team has done it again”* ★★★★ What’s on Live on Dick Whittington For families right across the Midlands, the Belgrade’s legendary pantomime is an essential part of their Christmas celebrations. Famed for its lavish set designs, spectacular costumes and sparkling performances, this fun-filled festive show is always good value and guaranteed great fun! ]]>
2017-11-22T18:30:00 2018-01-13T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Cinderella Page to Stage]]> Belgrade Main stage 0.00000000 0.00000000 Follow the enchanting tale of Cinderella as it is transformed from page to stage!

Our *Page to Stage* series of events follow the creative process of transforming the ideas of the pantomime into the glittering spectacle you see on our Main Stage. Written and directed by the Belgrade’s own Panto Dame, Iain Lauchlan, *Cinderella* is packed with sing-a-long songs, amazing sets and extravagant costumes. The enchanting tale of true love is an unmissable Christmas tradition and festive fun for all the family. Our *Page to Stage* events for Christmas 2017 include: *Workshop Tour* - Thursday, 12 October, 11am (at the workshop) OR - Saturday, 14 October, 11am (at the workshop) Take a peek around our" Red Lane workshop":http://www.belgradeproductionservices.co.uk to see some of our sets being built and our Pantomime Dame’s costumes up close. This event will take place at: Belgrade Production Services, Aintree Close, Coventry, CV6 5QB and will last no more than 1 hour. *Meet & Greet – Monday, 30 October, 11am* Welcome the cast and crew of Cinderella on their first day at the Belgrade and sit in on part of a read through of the script. This event should last no more than 2 hours. *Dress Rehearsal – Tuesday, 21 November, 2pm* Attend the first half of a dress rehearsal of Cinderella. This event should last no more than 1.5 hours. *VIP Night – Friday, 24 November, 7pm* Join an invited audience to see how the pantomime has changed since the dress rehearsal and find out how it all ends. Your ticket includes a drink and post-show nibbles. ]]>
2017-11-24T11:00:00 2017-11-24T11:00:00