Have you read the reviews for Frankie Meredith’s May Queen yet? Originally premiered last year as part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout season, this ‘spell-binding’ piece set in Coventry is now back for one week only at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre.
‘The idea was really rooted in Coventry’: Frankie Meredith on her play May Queen, now returning to Belgrade Theatre
Originally premiered last year as part of Paines Plough’s acclaimed Roundabout Season, May Queen returns to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre for a strictly limited season. Midlands writer Frankie Meredith tells us more about the modern folk tale and how growing up in Coventry influenced it.
NEWS: Belgrade Theatre restages Paines Plough May Queen in Coventry, 25 Jun-2 Jul
After its successful premiere last year as part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout Season, Midlands writer Frankie Meredith’s May Queen returns to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre for a strictly limited season this summer.
‘Why does it make certain people uncomfortable to think of disabled people having sexual desires?’: KERBS – Touring
Ask anybody about the rights of disabled people, and most would say in principle that they should be given every opportunity to live life to the fullest. But given this assumption, why is it so hard to imagine that they are interested in dating – and all that that entails?
FEATURED SHOW: Dating-while-disabled comedy Kerbs is ‘truly one of a kind’. Reviews are in!
First reviews are in for Michael Southan’s “comical, heart-warming and enlightening” debut play Kerbs. The new comedy about dating whilst disabled, co-produced by Graeae and Belgrade Theatre, is now on tour. Don’t miss!
‘Sex between two disabled people isn’t often portrayed on stage’: Michael Southan on making his playwriting debut with Kerbs
Making its premiere at the Belgrade from 26 February to 5 March 2022, laugh-out-loud new comedy Kerbs is the debut play from disabled writer Michael Southan. We recently chatted with Michael to find out more about his inspiration behind the story.
NEWS: Kerbs, a comedy about dating whilst disabled, premieres at Belgrade Theatre
Kerbs, a new comedy about dating whilst disabled, receives its world premiere this month at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, in a co-production with Graeae, the UK’s leading disabled-led theatre company. Time to get booking!
‘You won’t regret it!’: Playwright Amy Ng discusses her beautiful & brutal adaptation of Miss Julie, heading to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre
Don’t miss your chance to see British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng’s politically-charged production of Miss Julie, presented by New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse, at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from 8-10 July 2021.
NEWS: New Earth Theatre & Storyhouse bring Amy Ng’s acclaimed adaptation of Miss Julie to the Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Following its acclaimed run last year, New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse are presenting August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, adapted by Amy Ng and directed by Dadiow Lin, to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from 8-10 July 2021.
NEWS: English theatres will reopen their doors from 17 May 2021
English theatres will finally be able to reopen their doors from next week after the Government today confirmed the next stage of its post lockdown roadmap will begin on 17 May 2021.
‘Colourful & bright tale’: JABALA & THE JINN – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry (Online review)
Jabala & The Jinn is a piece of drama which explores complex themes on growing up, honesty, and friendship.
‘I was keen to continue to devise in a stimulating creative theatre space’: Actress Lucy Aarden on joining verbatim project Isolation Ensemble
Actress Lucy Aarden is part of #IsolationEnsemble, a company formed by director Abbie Riddell to raise urgent funds for theatres across the UK.
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★★ reviews are in for Crongton Knights – ‘this play hits exactly the right note’
“Long live the magnificent six!” Critics have quickly taken up the beat for Pilot Theatre’s beatbox adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning YA novel Crongton Knights. We’ve rounded up review highlights below. Time to get booking – it’s at Belgrade Theatre this week and then on tour.
VIDEO & PHOTOS: Pilot Theatre’s Crongton Knights cast are on a beatbox adventure
What an adventure! As rave reviews start rolling in for the new beatbox-infused adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning 2016 Young Adults’ novel Crongton Knights, we’re loving the colourful production photos and infectious show trailer. Have a look – and then get booking!
‘This is a winner’: CRONGTON KNIGHTS – Belgrade Theatre & touring ★★★★★
Crongton Knights is a winner… up there with the best, for the range and breadth, depth and richness of drama.
‘What sets this show apart is that it’s a beatbox musical’: CRONGTON KNIGHTS – Belgrade Theatre & touring
Alex Wheatle’s popular YA novel Crongton Knights is brought to vibrant life in this irresistible adaptation by Emteaz Hussain. An uplifting, impressive show that delivers its social commentary with humour and a lot of heart.
‘When I was at the read-through, I was falling off my chair’: Alex Wheatle on seeing his novel Crongton Knights adapted for the stage
What do you get if you bring together an award-winning YA novel, an inventive beatbox soundtrack, six courageous kids and the producing powerhouse behind 2019’s sell-out production of Noughts and Crosses? Writer and broadcaster Nick Ahad talked to novelist Alex Wheatle ahead of Crongton Knights’ stage premiere.
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★ reviews are in for the premiere of Janice Okoh’s new history play The Gift
Janice Okoh’s “enthralling” new Black British history play The Gift has premiered to a tranche of ★★★★ reviews at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre at the start of a UK-wide tour. We’ve rounded up our selection of favourite review highlights. Time to get booking!
‘Tea & manners link throughout’: THE GIFT – Belgrade Theatre & touring ★★★★
This complex play covers a vast but nourishing soup of issues that impact relationships between cultures, races and people in the modern world.
FIRST LOOK: Eclipse Theatre premiere The Gift juxtaposes Victorian & modern Britain
Janice Okoh’s new Black history play The Gift juxtaposes a story from Queen Victoria’s 19th-century royal circle with the present day. Just opened at Belgrade Theatre, it now transfers to London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East as part of a UK-wide tour. Take a look at our production shots gallery – and then get booking!