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The Belgrade Theatre and Mercurial Dance present

Read All About It!

A Coventry Evening Telegraph building performance takeover

The iconic, 1950s Coventry Evening Telegraph building is a landmark. Its storeys are heavy with stories. The dusty air of the now abandoned newsroom is thick with them – flying from desk to desk soundtracked by the faint, staccato echo of long-silenced typewriters, dashing to deliver the day’s deadline copy.

Situated just over the road from the Belgrade Theatre – another hub for city storytelling – the Coventry Evening Telegraph building will soon enjoy a new lease of life as a beautiful hotel. But before that, for a brief moment in time, it will become a theatre.

This architectural gem will host two extraordinary, site-specific productions using drama, digital, puppetry and dance to explore the city’s rich history.

One show, City Final, sees the Belgrade Theatre youth and community groups take audiences on an exciting journey against a looming deadline, around the cavernous building and through the last 50 years of Coventry life. There are two different routes for this performance, Route A and Route B. If you are in a wheelchair or have other mobility or access needs we recommend you book for Route B which is on one level and more accessible. For more information about the different routes, visit the City Final show page.

While Mercurial Dance’s show, Retold, offers audiences a unique cabaret-style show inspired by their very own, personal memories. The action plays out in the Telegraph’s foyer where generations of people came to share their news with the paper.

Hold the presses, and become part of the story as you join us on this thrilling journey through time.

These performances are part of the Coventry Great Place project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Coventry University, University of Warwick, Coventry City Council and Coventry Business Improvement District.

Retold Tue 10 Jul 6:00pm Limited Availability
City Final Tue 10 Jul 8:00pm Sold Out
City Final Wed 11 Jul 6:00pm Sold Out
Retold Wed 11 Jul 8:00pm Sold Out
Retold Thu 12 Jul 6:00pm Limited Availability
City Final Thu 12 Jul 8:00pm Limited Availability
City Final Fri 13 Jul 6:00pm Limited Availability
Retold Fri 13 Jul 8:00pm Limited Availability
City Final Sat 14 Jul 2:00pm Limited Availability
Retold Sat 14 Jul 4:00pm Limited Availability
City Final Sat 14 Jul 6:00pm Limited Availability
Retold Sat 14 Jul 8:00pm Limited Availability

Full Casting announced for Read All About It!

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 18th June 2018

With just a few weeks to go until our Read All About It! immersive performance takeover of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, our partners at Mercurial Dan... Read more

Shake, Rattle & Roll - Shine On rehearsals continue for City Final

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 11th June 2018

With just over a month until our youth and community groups take over the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building to perform their immersive, promenade show City Fin... Read more

Props required! Can you help us to create City Final?

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 7th June 2018

With just over a month to go until our Read All About It! performance takeover of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, we’re now in the process of turning ... Read more

Read All About It! Belgrade Theatre and Mercurial Dance take over CET building

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 15th March 2018

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 n... Read more

Uncovering Coventry - An Interview with Oliver Scott

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 6th June 2018

As it marks its own 60th anniversary in 2018, the Belgrade Theatre is sharing its celebrations with another iconic Coventry building, with plans underway for an ... Read more

Dancers required: Join our CET Takeover with Mercurial Dance

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 28th March 2018

With our 60th anniversary year now in full swing, here at the Belgrade, we’re gearing up for our first big home-produced show of the year: an ambitious perform... Read more

Arts Gym: Shine On - Alan Van Wijgerden

Rose-tinted Glasses - Arts Gym: Shine On get a glimpse at their CET performance space

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 9th April 2018

With rehearsals now underway for our Read All About It performance takeover of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building in July, there’s lots of planning to be ... Read more

Growing Excitement - Arts Gym: Shine On rehearsals continue at the CET Building

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 30th April 2018

With Easter now behind us, our youth and community groups are continuing their rehearsals for our Read All About It CET takeover 10-14 July. As ideas progress an... Read more

Retold

Retold

10th July - 14th July

City Final

City Final

10th July - 14th July