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.
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!
PHOTOS: First look at Albany Theatre’s Coventry-set A Christmas Carol
‘God bless us, every one.’ We’ve got a bumper gallery of production shots from Albany Theatre’s stunning new, Coventry-set production of A Christmas Carol. The production runs until 26 December 2021. Time to get booking!
‘The show couldn’t go on without them’: Albany Theatre pays tribute to a dedicated offstage army
How often do we think about – let alone show our appreciation for – what’s happening offstage when we see a show? As Coventry’s Albany Theatre unveils its first in-house production post-pandemic, CEO and artistic director Kevin Shaw does that just as he welcomes audiences back for A Christmas Carol.
‘Don’t be too quick in judging the covetous old sinner’: Paul Nolan on playing Scrooge in A Christmas Carol in Coventry
Paul Nolan returns to the stage in Coventry to take on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Albany Theatre’s new locally-set adaptation of A Christmas Carol. He took a break from final rehearsals to talk to us about the enduring nature of Charles Dickens’ festive classic, Scrooge’s secrets and Christmasses past and present.
PHOTOS: Meet the cast of Albany Theatre’s Coventry-set A Christmas Carol, now in rehearsals
Paul Nolan, the Coventry veteran who now stars as Scrooge in the Albany Theatre’s new locally-set A Christmas Carol, hopes this brand-new version “awakens our hearts and haunts us pleasantly”. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room with our bumper photo gallery.
NEWS: Coventry’s Albany Theatre launches festive season with new adaptation of A Christmas Carol
Coventry’s Albany Theatre has bounced back post-Covid with Cultural Recovery funding and a diverse programme. The theatre now moves into Christmas with two high-quality festive favourites for families, starting with a new, Coventry-set adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
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.
‘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!
REHEARSAL PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of the page-to-stage premiere of Crongton Knights
Can you stick to the beat? Looks like it’s a prerequisite for the cast of the new beatbox-infused adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning 2016 Young Adults’ novel Crongton Knights. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room – and then get booking!
NEWS: Belgrade Theatre premieres beatbox stage adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning Crongton Knights
After The Gift this month, Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre hosts another world premiere modern play ahead of a major tour and London transfer: the physical theatre adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning 2016 Young Adults’ novel Crongton Knights, which features an original beatbox soundscape. Time to get booking!
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