Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Thu, 25 May 2017 18:02:20 +0100 Thu, 25 May 2017 18:02:20 +0100 Made In India wins Best Production at ACTA Awards Surrogacy play Made in India picked up an Eastern Eye ACTA award for Best Production last weekend at a ceremony held at London’s Southbank Centre. The prestigious award was collected by Director Katie Posner and Writer Satinder Chohan, who are pictured above with the Southbank’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly. Made in India premiered on the Belgrade’s B2 stage in January this year before heading off on a UK tour, earning huge critical acclaim. This thrilling play told the story of three... Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Meet Jodie Prenger! With this glorious weather we’ve been having, we’ve been reminded of Greece, and of course our upcoming production of Shirley Valentine, starring the fabulous Jodie Prenger! If you’ve booked already, or the sunshine has inspired you to book, why not upgrade your ticket for £10 so you can meet the star of the show herself*? Join us after the show on Tues 6 June to ‘hello’ to Jodie. We’re also holding a meet and greet for the cast of Footloose after the show on the 13 June**. Agai... Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Join the Reasons to be Cheerful tour & make a protest song for your generation! How can we make sure our voices are not shut away?How do we make ourselves seen and heard? In 1981 Britain was changing – we were on the edge of massive political change, music was continuing to present the changing landscape, and D/deaf and disabled people were rising up. In the same year, singer-songwriter Ian Dury (of Ian Dury and The Blockheads) penned Spasticus Autisticus, an anti-charity protest song against International Year of Disabled Persons, a concept he found patronising. 36 y... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Dementia Awareness Week 2017 Dementia Awareness Week is here from the 14-20 May, a week where the Alzhiemer’s Society ask everyone to unite against dementia. Here at the Belgrade, we’re taking positive steps to make ourselves a ‘dementia friendly’ venue, looking at everything from signage, to our productions, to how we train our staff. Our Arts Gymnasium project manager Alice Williams runs weekly drama sessions for over 50s with early stage dementia, helping bring people together to express themselves creatively... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Reasons to be Cheerful teaser! Reasons to be Cheerful – The Ultimate Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical is coming to the Belgrade in September and we cannot wait! It is set to be a fantastic show celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads. A punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale – it always leaves audiences shouting for more. Check out the teaser trailer below for a taste of what’s to come: All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description. Ple... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Frank Ifield shows support for the launch of new musical Godiva Rocks Music legend Frank Ifield made a rare appearance at the Coventry Music Museum this week to show his support for the launch of a new Belgrade Theatre musical, Godiva Rocks. Born in Coundon, Coventry before later moving to Australia, the Country music singer returned to the UK to celebrate the announcement of this world premiere production that will feature some of his most successful songs. Frank Ifield achieved 15 UK top 40 singles including four number ones throughout the 1960s, including ... Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Thank you for your donations Over the past two weeks, we’ve been asking our visitors to donate their old five pound notes, which are now out of circulation, to the charitable work of the Belgrade both on and off stage. We’d like to thank everyone who has donated over the past two weeks. With your help we’ve raised a fabulous £50! If you’d like to find out more about where your donations to the Belgrade Theatre go, and just how they help our local communities, click here. The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) ... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Audience Reaction: Bring on the Bollywood We’re thrilled to share the absolutely stunning production shots from Bring on the Bollywood! Dazzling costumes, vibrant colour and a whole load of sparkle, the show captures the glamour and energy of Bollywood. This glitzy theatrical experience is inspired by real stories of love and infused with the works of Oliver Goldsmith and William Shakespeare. We absolutely love the traditional fused with glam desi attire the cast are supporting! With popping primary colours and dusky darker shad... Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 All or Nothing Scooter Club celebrate the arrival of mod musical A fleet of vintage scooters were spotted lining up outside the Belgrade Theatre to mark the opening night of mod musical All or Nothing, which is currently visiting Coventry as part of a UK tour. The ride out was staged by Coventry and Warwickshire’s All or Nothing Scooter Club, who are also named after the number one hit by The Small Faces. Over 20 scooters and their owners took up position on Belgrade Square to celebrate the arrival of the mod musical, which features the music of the ic... Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bollywood Dance Tutorial with Choreographer Subhash Viman The fabulous Bring on the Bollywood opens tomorrow! Bring on the Bollywood is a wonderful East-West fusion bringing together a kaleidoscope of colourful costumes and melodious music. No Bollywood show would be complete without amazing dance routines. We thought we would give you the opportunity to try some Bollywood dance moves right at home! Subhash Viman, choreographer of Bring on the Bollywood has helped us produce a step-by-step dance routine with the cast of the show. Check it out and g... Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100