Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:15:23 +0100 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:15:23 +0100 Pink Sari Revolution marks 70 years of India’s Independence To mark 70 years of partition between India and Pakistan, the Belgrade Theatre is delighted to be bringing a new adaptation of Pink Sari Revolution to the stage this October. This true story based on the book by internationally renowned journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan will be presented as part of UK/India 2017, a year-long celebration to mark India’s 70 years of independence and showcase British and Indian creativity. Pink Sari Revolution will be created by a team of award-winning Indian... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Staging A Revolution: Marcello Magni Marcello Magni is a pioneer of physical theatre. He was born in Bergamo, Italy and graduated from the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris in the 1980s where he studied alongside some of the world’s leading theatre-makers. He went on to become a founding member of the internationally renowned theatre company Complicité, and this September, Marcello will be taking on the role of Movement Director on a brand new production opening at the Belgrade Theatre. Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard D... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Vote for us for the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award Here at the Belgrade we pride ourselves on being a warm and friendly space for the people of Coventry and its surrounding areas, always aiming to go the extra mile to welcome people from all walks of life, and make theatre accessible to all. Voting has now opened for the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2017. Following the exciting news that Coventry has been shortlisted for UK City of Culture in 2021, it is important now more than ever that we go for gold! Things you can do to help us w... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Watch: Pink Sari Revolution in Development Pink Sari Revolution comes to the Belgrade from Weds 11 – Sat 21 October. In the “Badlands” of Uttar Pradesh, where violence against women can be traced back into Indian mythology, one woman has raised an army to say “no more.” She is Sampat Pal, the formidable and fearless leader of the Gulabi Gang, a movement of over 400,000 women fighting for their rights in a uniform of blazing pink saris. Watch a sneak peak into the show below, and see how the creative team have started to pi... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 It’s Good to See You: Theatre and Non-Verbal Communication The Belgrade’s Communications Assistant, Shaista Hussain, has written an award-winning article on the impact of theatre and non-verbal communication for young people with learning disabilities. It was selected as one of the winning entries for outstanding print journalism in the Mencap Journalism Awards 2017. Have a read of her article below: Theatre practice is having a positive impact on young people with learning disabilities, equipping individuals with communication skills which move p... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 B2 10th Anniversary - Top 10 B2 Shows B2 is the Belgrade’s intimate and flexible theatre space, which was added to the original 1958 building during a £14million redevelopment in 2007, and seats an audience of 200-300 theatregoers. As we get ready up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the B2 auditorium this September, we take a look back at our 10 favourite productions to be performed on the B2 stage over the last 10 years. 1. SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (2008) With a star cast including Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Imogen S... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Rehearsing Ruslan: Week Three We’re now into week 3 of rehearsals for our stunning new drama, Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog. This week, Assistant Director George Nichols shares the progress from the rehearsal room in his third blog post in the series. George talks about the challenges which come with moving from the process of exploration to working towards a more refined product. Tangible progress is the order of the week. Less time can now be afforded to exploration, as, after all, we do have to finish... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog trailer This September we will be presenting the world-premier of Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog on our B2 Stage to mark the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, as well as celebrating the 10th anniversary of our wonderful B2 auditorium. Adapted for the stage by director Helena Kaut-Howson, this stunning new drama tells the story through the eyes of an innocent dog. Helena, alongside Movement Direcor Marcello Magni, reveals in our brand-new trailer the beauty, sadness and incredib... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Join us for a picnic on the stage! Join us for a wonderful, whimsical old-fashioned picnic, on the stage of the Belgrade’s Main Auditorium. Enjoy a taste of the English countryside in the unique surroundings of our 850 seat theatre with our delicious picnic boxes, and an exciting opportunity to peek behind the curtain with a backstage tour that adults and kids will love. We’ll be holding our fun, theatrical picnic between 11.30am – 1.30pm on Thursday 31 August. Tickets are £10 for adults and £6 per child, and include... Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Interview: Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae and Director of Reasons to be Cheerful We’re thrilled to share this video interview with Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company and the Director of their production Reasons to be Cheerful. Watch Jenny’s interview below and find out more about the work of Graeae, it’s growth and change as well as the importance of the work the company does. Jenny also talks about Reasons to be Cheerful, a celebration of the infectious music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads which will be coming to the us this September! Re... Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100