Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:53:18 +0000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:53:18 +0000 Oliver Phelps & Deborah Grant join The Case of the Frightened Lady cast Harry Potter star Oliver Phelps is set to make his stage debut this year in The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of The Case of the Frightened Lady, running at the Belgrade Theatre from 12-16 June. Best known for his role as George Weasley in the phenomenally successful film series, Phelps joins the 2018 touring cast alongside stage and TV veteran Deborah Grant. Catapulted to worldwide fame at the age of 15, Oliver Phelps first made his name as one of Ron Weasley... Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Puppetry & Play - Sam Lane discusses Red Riding Hood & the Wolf Household objects are set to spring to life on stage at the Belgrade Theatre this Easter as a radical reimagining of the story of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf arrives on our B2 stage. Presented by Islington’s internationally acclaimed puppet theatre company Little Angel Theatre, this innovative family show will put a fresh spin on the familiar in more ways than one, subverting traditional fairytale tropes while turning everyday items into the ingredients for a fantastic adventure. Ahead of... Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Be a Diamond and donate £60 In celebration of our 60th birthday, we’re offering those kind Diamond Donors, who donate £60 during 2018-2019, with some special thank you gifts, including: 2 free tickets to our Diamond Gala on Saturday, 15 September 2018; Recognition in our foyer and one home-produced show programme; and Monthly email updates on the impact of your support and our anniversary activities. If you would like to make a larger donation of £160, you will receive the above, as well as your name on a... Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Read All About It! Belgrade Theatre and Mercurial Dance take over CET building With the Belgrade Theatre marking its 60th anniversary in 2018, celebrations will get into full swing this summer with an ambitious performance takeover of the nearby CET Building. Running 10-14 July, a unique mini-festival titled Read All About It! will bring professional performers from Mercurial Dance together with our own community companies for two site-specific shows inspired by the city’s diverse history. In City Final, six groups led by our Community & Education team invite audien... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 The Play That Went Right - Playwright Jonathan Sayer on his smash-hit comedy Following its sell-out success at the Belgrade Theatre in 2017, Olivier Award-winning comedy sensation The Play That Goes Wrong has been sent back to Coventry by popular demand as part of a brand new UK tour. From its humble, small-scale origins in Islington’s Old Red Lion pub theatre, Mischief Theatre’s side-splitting farce soon snowballed into an international sensation, enjoying overseas acclaim as well as spawning spin-offs on stage and on screen in the form of Peter Pan Goes Wrong ... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Directors’ Club Member Woman Who… celebrates inspirational women Woman Who…, members of the Belgrade’s Directors’ Club, are once again celebrating the achievements of women in business, and the shortlist of nominees for 2018 have recently been announced. The awards seek to inspire and celebrate the achievements of women in business and rising stars of the future, encouraging women to recognise their achievements; celebrate their successes; motivate others; gain confidence and to grow through the experience. Nominees include Coventry Business Improve... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Diamond Days: Celebrating 60 years in 2018 As Coventry begins preparations for its year as UK City of Culture in 2021, here at the Belgrade Theatre, we’re also getting ready to celebrate a major milestone in 2018. On Tuesday 27 March, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be celebrating our 60th birthday! Coinciding with World Theatre Day 2018, the occasion marks 60 years since the Belgrade first opened its doors in 1958, and will kick off a packed programme of exciting shows and events for the year ahead, highlighting our rich ... Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Celebrating Women in Theatre for IWD 2018 With Thursday 8 March marking International Women’s Day 2018, we’ve been taking a look back at some of the amazing female-led shows we’ve hosted over the last few years. On a day dedicated to celebrating the diverse achievements of women, and we’re proud to be able to reflect on the massively diverse array of productions we have staged in recent times, highlighting stories from all around the world about characters from all walks and all stages of life. Moreover, at a time when diver... Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Treat Mum to the gift of theatre With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, we’ve got the perfect present idea for any mums who love the theatre. This Mothering Sunday, instead of stocking up on flowers or chocolates, why not show your appreciation with a year’s worth of unforgettable live experiences? From now until Saturday 10 March, we’re offering an exclusive 20% discount on My Belgrade+ memberships, reduced from £110 to just £88 for the year. Along with advance notice and priority booking for all our Belgrade ... Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Celebrate World Book Day with the Belgrade Theatre With Thursday 1 March marking World Book Day 2018, the Belgrade Theatre is joining the celebrations with an exciting line-up of literary-inspired shows scheduled in for the season ahead. This Easter, family audiences can look forward seeing an array of traditional fairy tales and contemporary kids’ classics brought to life on stage. For grown-ups, we’ll also be welcoming adaptations of both Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and Helen Tse’s bestselling memoir Sweet Mandarin. Thing... Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000