Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/ News & Blogs en-gb Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:40:35 +0000 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:40:35 +0000 Crowdfunding with The Owl and the Pussycat http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/crowdfunding-with-the-owl-and-the-pussycat/ What a hoot we had at The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat press night! To coincide with the brilliant and surreally chaotic The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, we have launched an exciting crowdfunding campaign. As a thank you for donating to our Inspiring the Next Generation campaign, we are offering several thank you gifts for your support. Make a donation of: • £2 – receive a pin badge featuring either an owl or a pussycat• £5 – h... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/crowdfunding-with-the-owl-and-the-pussycat/ Designing the Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/designing-the-quite-remarkable-adventures-of-the-o/ The talented cast of The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat will soon be in the spotlight of our B2 stage bringing lots of nonsense, chaos and fun for all the family! However, we’ve taken a moment out of rehearsals to talk to the very talented Libby Watson, who is the set and costume designer for the exciting new production. Here she explains some of the reasons behind her creative design choices: I looked at a lot of Edward Lear’s drawings in order to get the flavo... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/designing-the-quite-remarkable-adventures-of-the-o/ Membership at the Belgrade Theatre http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/membership-at-the-belgrade-theatre/ Our VIP event held last night for La Strada was a resounding success, made all the more special for having a number of potential new Directors’ Club Members in attendance. Not only did they enjoy a fantastic show, but they were able to learn exactly how their support helps to continue the work of the Belgrade both on and off the stage. There are various levels of membership, both corporate and individual, offering benefits including complimentary tickets, access to exclusive events, prio... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/membership-at-the-belgrade-theatre/ Audience Reaction: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/the-bubbly-black-girl-sheds-her-chameleon-skin-pro/ We thought The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin looked amazing in rehearsal, but we’re even more blown away by the production shots! Full of glamour and energy, this show is set to be a hit! We’re co-producing The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin with Theatre Royal Stratford East and it’s hitting our Main Stage 5 – 15 April. Critics have commented on the show: “A lively show, has something to say and is excellently directed, with many witty touches” – Mich... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/the-bubbly-black-girl-sheds-her-chameleon-skin-pro/ Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/dont-miss-your-chance-to-win/ There is still time to book your ticket to a sumptuous Afternoon Tea at Coombe Abbey on the 20th March, raising money to help us to continue our charitable work. 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. Your ticket to afternoon tea also includes one entry to a luxury raffle, with prizes including a fabulous overnight stay and ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/dont-miss-your-chance-to-win/ The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin in rehearsal http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/the-bubbly-black-girl-sheds-her-chameleon-skin-in/ This April we will be co-producing The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin with Theatre Royal Stratford East and we cannot wait for to see this life-affirming and funny story come to life on our stage! We thought we would give you a sneaky peak of the fantastic talented team in rehearsals. The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is a musical which takes a cheeky and satirical look at how women have been defined by others and themselves throughout the 1960s – 1990s with an or... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/the-bubbly-black-girl-sheds-her-chameleon-skin-in/ Interview: Eric Idle on The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/interview-eric-idle-on-the-quite-remarkable-advent/ This February half-term the Belgrade Theatre will stage the first ever production of Eric Idle’s The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, inspired by Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem. In this interview, we speak to the writer and actor in the legendary Monty Python series, about bringing his children’s book to the stage. What inspired you to turn Edward Lear’s poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ into a children’s book?My daughter. I would always recite the po... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/interview-eric-idle-on-the-quite-remarkable-advent/ Running Wild in Rehearsal http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/running-wild-in-rehearsal/ Oona the Elephant recently visited us in Coventry, and now she’s getting ready with her team to star in Running Wild! We are so excited to see this mesmerising production come to life. Based on a true story penned by Michael Morpurgo, Running Wild tells the emotional and moving story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment. The animals within the production are puppets, with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both previous Associate Puppetry Director... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/running-wild-in-rehearsal/ The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat in Rehearsal http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/the-quite-remarkable-adventures-of-the-owl-and-the/ The fabulous cast of The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat are in the midst of rehearsals and they are looking fantastic! With such an energetic cast and a wonderful creative team, we cannot wait till this musical adaptation by Dougal Irvine Based on “The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat” by Eric Idle hits the B2 stage. The production is a lively one, with movement Director Cressida Carré working closely with the creatives and cast. This su... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/the-quite-remarkable-adventures-of-the-owl-and-the/ WIN an overnight stay at Coombe Abbey Hotel http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/win-an-overnight-stay-at-coombe-abbey-hotel/ On the 20th March, we will be hosting an afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey, in aid of the Belgrade Theatre, raising money to help us to continue our charitable work. 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. At the event we will also be drawing a luxury raffle, with prizes including a fabulous overnight stay and breakfast in one of... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.belgrade.co.uk/news-and-blogs/blogs/win-an-overnight-stay-at-coombe-abbey-hotel/