Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:03:40 +0000 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:03:40 +0000 Wordplay: Captioning at the Belgrade Did you know that the Belgrade Theatre runs regular captioned performances? With this week marking Captioning Awareness Week, it felt like the perfect opportunity to recap on what captioning is, how it works, and highlight some upcoming captioned shows to look out for here at the Belgrade. Captioned performances are primarily designed to help those who are deaf or hard of hearing to follow what is happening on stage. Captioning units are placed in a visible spot at the side of the stage, bu... Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Casting announced for The Mousetrap Having delighted theatre-goers for an incredible 67 years, Agatha Christie’s legendary whodunit The Mousetrap comes to the Belgrade Theatre in Spring 2019 in a production by Adam Spiegel and Stephen Waley-Cohen. Following a record-breaking 60th anniversary tour in 2012, the unstoppable West End hit is back by popular demand, travelling the length and breadth of the country to enable audiences across the UK to discover Christie’s macabre murder mystery live on stage. Casting for the show ... Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Everything you need to know about pantomime Every year, the Belgrade Theatre’s annual pantomime is a huge hit with Coventry families, bringing audiences of all ages together to share in the magic of live theatre. But if you’ve never been to see a panto before, you might be wondering what it is or what you can expect from it… Here at the Belgrade, we want to make sure that we’re as open and welcoming as possible to all sorts of different people. But we realise that pantomime is a very unique kind of performance, with lots of el... Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging playwrights hone their skills with Critical Mass Following its huge success in previous years, our Critical Mass new writing programme is back for 2018, with fourteen participants on board to develop their playwriting skills in a friendly and welcoming environment. Run in association with Euphoric Ink and Tamasha Theatre Company, Critical Mass is a free programme for writers aged 18+ from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee backgrounds. Previous participants have gone on to have their plays workshopped or performed as rehearsed rea... Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Budding bakers sought for Sleeping Beauty's birthday bash With only 15 sleeps left until Sleeping Beauty opens, here at the Belgrade Theatre, we’re gearing up for a massive royal celebration. This year, Princess Belle will celebrate her 18th birthday, and everyone in the kingdom is invited! And what would a birthday celebration be without a cake? But with more than one would-be baker among King Hugo’s most trusted subjects, there’s hot competition for job of creating the confection, and tensions between the fairies and courtiers are rising li... Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 “Tune up, tune out and drop in” – Leo Butler discusses All You Need is LSD LSD is a Class A hallucinogenic drug, illegal to sell, to give away or even possess. It is not, however, illegal to write a hugely inventive, funny and thought-provoking play about it, which is exactly what playwright Leo Butler set out to do with All You Need Is LSD, a new show coming to the Belgrade Theatre 15-17 November. Presented by acclaimed theatre company Told By An Idiot in partnership with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, this darkly humorous, off-the-wall production heads to Cove... Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 The Doctor Will See You Now... emerging artists opportunity Ahead of All You Need is LSD’s arrival at the Belgrade Theatre next week, acclaimed theatre company Told By An Idiot are offering you the chance to pick up some invaluable professional advice in a 20-minute conversation with actor and theatre-maker Annie Fitzmaurice, who stars as playwright Leo Butler in the show. Taking place at the theatre between 1.30 and 3.30pm on Friday 16 November, these exclusive one-to-one “Doctor’s Surgeries” are a perfect opportunity for emerging artists to... Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Making Memories: Help us share the magic of Sleeping Beauty It’s that time of year again! Oh yes it is! With just a couple of weeks to go until our Sleeping Beauty pantomime opens, Making Memories is hoping to build on the tremendous success of last year’s Christmas fundraising campaign. Set up to help enable families facing difficult circumstances access theatre, Making Memories has snowballed in success over the last six years, raising a staggering £33,063. This has supported 2,228 families across Coventry and Warwickshire to experience the t... Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Performers revealed for Monologue Slam Coventry Rising stars from in and around Coventry will go head-to-head on stage this month when Monologue Slam UK comes to the Belgrade Theatre. Showcasing some of the region’s most exciting new talent, the single-day event offers emerging actors the chance to perform prepared monologues in front of a warm and welcoming audience and an expert panel of industry professionals in a position to help them move their careers forward. Through an open applications process, Monologue Slam provides a platfor... Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Over the Top serves up suffragette-themed silliness The princess might be sleeping on the Belgrade Theatre’s Main Stage over Christmas, but there’s not much chance of snoozing in its B2 auditorium, with alternative panto Over The Top getting the holiday season off to an explosive start. Fast becoming something of a festive institution for the city, this year’s alternative Belgrade pantomime marks the sixth such show created by local playwright Nick Walker, following the likes of Beauty and the Beast inspired vampire spooktacular Vampomi... Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000