Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:51:58 +0100 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:51:58 +0100 Michael Southan’s blog | Write to Play year 4 Michael Southan shares his experiences about being involved in the Write to Play Programme here at the Belgrade Theatre. Monologue Madness By Michael Southan Coventry: home of Lady Godiva, the London Black Cab, and for two and a half days last week, the Graeae Write To Play Year 4 cohort, as we descended upon The Belgrade Theatre for some Monologue Madness! I arrived in Coventry shortly after 1:15pm last Tuesday, in preparation for our Masterclass with Paines Plough’s James Greive. The fir... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 A Thrilling Night for Prospects Last night we hosted a number of potential Members of our Directors’ Club to an evening of drinks, discussion and high drama. They were treated to a warm welcome in our Burbidge Room and we chatted with them about the many benefits of becoming a Member and the impact their support would have upon our work – particularly that with children and young people. We then sat down to enjoy Not Dead Enough, and were gripped from beginning to end. As well as ticket discounts/offers, events, many... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Behind the scenes with the cast of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin With only two weeks to go until The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin comes to the Belgrade Theatre, we thought we would share some behind the scenes footage of what the cast have to say about the show! 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 between the 5 – 15 April. The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin boasts a fan... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 A Beginner's Guide to Opera We are so excited to be setting sail with Ulla’s Odyssey next week! The wonderful people from OperaUpClose tell us what opera is like and what to expect from seeing an opera in their fab Beginner’s Guide! Do I need to know the story before seeing the opera?The short answer is ‘No’! A good production will be the perfect combination of beautiful music, and compelling drama. You wouldn’t read the plot of a new play before you saw it, would you? Having said all that, there is no harm i... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Well Done to Bring On The Bollywood Congratulations to the cast and crew of Bring On The Bollywood, which was co-produced by the Belgrade and Phizzical Productions, on their What’s On Readers’ Awards 2017 nomination for Best Home Produced Show In The Midlands. We’re thrilled that Bring On The Bollywood will be back at the Belgrade from 6th May. Tickets are available here. We were also nominated for Best Pantomime for Dick Whittington. Coventry’s own Godiva Festival was nominated for Best Midlands Arts/Cultural Festival... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Switching Off for Earth Hour At 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March, the Belgrade Theatre will be participating in Earth Hour, a global event helping to protect our planet and shine a light on climate change. During this time millions of people across the globe will switch off the non-essential lights of homes and businesses for one hour, including us! We will be turning off our iconic spiral chandeliers which hold around 300 light bulbs, illuminating the theatre’s foyers. This will form part of the Belgrade’s ongoing com... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 World Poetry Day Today is World Poetry DaySo we’ve written a quick rhyme to sayThat we want to bring clarity that we are a charityAnd we help our community this way Yesterday we had Afternoon TeaAt Coombe Abbey where there was much glee!As well as fundraising the scones were amazingAnd all the money helps C&E Click here to find out more about ways you can support us, and where your donation goes. The Belgrade Theatre Trust is a registered charity (number 219163). This means that all the money given, raised... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Paven is cooking up a delight with her show Save Our School Dinners ... Jamie! Playwright Paven Virk shares the inspiration behind her new play about dinner ladies to be served up at the Belgrade Theatre this March. Inspired by the story of underdog, she returns to the Midlands to create work representing unrepresented communities. Since becoming a mum and relocating back home to Coventry to the place that started my career (the Belgrade Youth Theatre), I have increased my storytelling workshops and seen the impact it has on individuals and diverse communities. I belie... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 #NoGirlLeftBehind Last night saw the VIP event for Rise, the Belgrade Young Company’s latest production, telling the stories of young women growing up in the 21st Century. It was a hit with our audience, who praised the way it tackled difficult issues faced by young women. The all-female cast, showcasing the talents of the Belgrade’s best young performers, have emerged from our youth groups over recent years. The Belgrade’s youth theatre groups help to nurture the talent of young people from across the ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Binnacle, more than your average cat. Ulla’s Odyssey is coming to the Belgrade 28 – 30 March and we cannot wait! 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. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about Binnacle, Ulla’s puppet cat! 1. Binnacle weighs less than a bag of sugar. His body is totally hollow. He started life as a miniaturised sculpt from a type of clay, whic... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000