Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:02:23 +0100 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:02:23 +0100 Cast of Godiva Rocks meet The Primitives! The cast of our Coventry musical Godiva Rocks, were invited to meet The Primitives and see them perform at an exclusive EP launch at Coventry’s Music Museum this week. Cast members Yanick Ghanty, Georgie Ashford and Lejuan Sheppard were treated to a special live performance from the band, which included an acoustic version of their pop punk hit, ‘Crash’, which reached number 5 in the UK singles chart in 1988. ‘Crash’ is just one of many songs featured in Godiva Rocks, which celeb... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 PINK SARI REVOLUTION: Interview with Director Suba Das Pink Sari Revolution is the world première of the true story of Sampat Pal and her fight for freedom in India. Based on the book by journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan, Curve Associate Director Suba Das is bringing Sampat’s story to the stage following an extensive period of research and development both in the UK and India. Tell us about your production of Pink Sari Revolution.Pink Sari Revolution is a drama about an incredible woman, Sampat Pal, who has created one of the world’s greate... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Legendary Musical Seeks Young Stars The award-winning musical Annie is coming to the Belgrade stage next May and the search is on for children to take part in this spectacular show. Coventry Musical Theatre Society are going to be staging the show at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from 24th – 26th May 2018. The society, which has been running for over 100 years has staged many musicals in the city but this is the first time they have ever staged Annie. Chairman Terry Bright explains: “After the success of our recent produc... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade's Bake Off! Our wonderful wardrobe department organised the Belgrade’s fabulous, annual Bake Off which saw an array of impressive entries from across the Theatre’s departments. From savory scones to boozy gin & tonic baked goods and of course, chocolatey delights in many varieties, this years Bake Off was a great success! We raised a spectacular £1,017.72 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Below are photos of some of the scrumptious entries! Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Cast Announced for Coventry Musical Godiva Rocks The Belgrade Theatre has announced the cast for its Coventry Musical Godiva Rocks, including Niki Evans who wowed the judges on the 2007 series of ITV’s X Factor. Premiering on the Main Stage this October, Godiva Rocks is the must-see new musical featuring a soundtrack of hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades, and brings together a talented cast of actors, singers and musicians. Since reaching the semi-finals of X Factor, Niki, who is from Warwickshire, developed her career ... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Belgrade's Black Youth Theatre performs at The Globe! Congratulations to our Black Youth Theatre, who were lucky enough to perform at The Globe Theatre yesterday, as part of a celebration of the work of Ira Aldridge. One of the Belgrade’s Black Youth Theatre participants, Lorrein, told us what being part of the group means to her, “[being in the] Black Youth Theatre has given me so many wonderful opportunities and self-confidence. I have learnt a lot about myself, about other people’sideas and cultures, and it allows me to express my own ... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Godiva Rocks - brand new song unveiled! Godiva Rocks is our sensational brand new Coventry musical which celebrates the city’s rich history of fantastic popular music. Now the writers of the show have added to that great musical legacy with a brand new song, written especially for the show, called So Wrong It’s Right and we love it! We’re really excited to share it with you now for the first time, so click the link below and turn your speakers up! Lyrics – Alan PollockMusic – Gordon DougallProduction/Musicians – Kiera... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade Theatre Celebrates 10 Years of B2 The Belgrade Theatre has hosted an anniversary party to celebrate 10 years of its B2 auditorium this September. Special guests were invited to join Belgrade staff for a glass of fizz and a slice of cake in celebration of B2’s 10th birthday, as well as hearing from speakers including Artistic Director Hamish Glen, Associate Director Justine Themen and Coventry’s Lord Mayor, Tony Skipper. B2 opened in September 2007 following an 18 month closure whilst the £14million refurbishment and exp... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Old Pound Coins Did you know, the old style £1 coins cease to be legal tender on Sunday 15th October? If you’ve got some spare coins hiding down the back of the sofa, or in a pair of jeans you haven’t worn in years, why not donate them to the Belgrade? As a registered charity, donating to us means you can help support the work we do in your local communities; our Arts Gymnasium, Lifestages programme and Making Memories are just some of the projects we run, using the arts to educate, enrich and inspire... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 A Spotlight on A Haunting As the B2 10th anniversary celebrations get well under way we took five minutes out to catch up with Coventry based director, Jennifer Davis. Jennifer will be bringing her ‘nail-biting’ thriller A Haunting for three performances to the studio this October. Tell us about yourself JenWell, I grew up in Bulkington but was schooled in Coventry and have always thought of the city as my home. Since graduating from university I’ve been freelancing as a theatre director and have trained on th... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100