New Season Preview: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Belgrade Theatre in Coventry which is sixty years old in 2018 and has shared details of its 2018-19 season including the premiere of We’ll Live and Die in these Towns (29th September-20th October) and of course there’s the Belgrade Panto which this year is Sleeping Beauty by Iain Lauchlan (21st November-5th January).

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty By Iain Lauchlan

Plus UK tours such as Flashdance (4th- 8th September), Evita (25-29th September), Nativity! The Musical (23rd-28th October), The Habit of Art starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland (6th-10th November) then in 2019 The Verdict (30th January-2nd February), The Full Monty (25th February-2nd March), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (5th-9th March), and Rock Of Ages (11th-16th March).

Here’s some of the other highlights that Heather from Belgrade Theatre has sent over:

New Season Preview: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

“Sun-soaked summer musical Club Tropicana and kids’ comedy Billionaire Boy headline a hot new line-up of shows heading to the Belgrade Theatre for 2018-19. Joining an already exciting programme for the coming months, the newly announced shows also include two seasonal productions and the world premiere tour of Leo Butler’s All You Need Is LSD.

All You Need is LSD – 14th-17th November

“Kicking things off, the critically acclaimed company Told by an Idiot team up with one of the UK’s finest playwrights for the first ever production of All You Need is LSD. Inspired by Leo Butler’s own participation in LSD medical trials in 2015, this exhilarating comedy offers a darkly humorous look at the ongoing drugs debate.

Over The Top – 1st-19th December

Over The Top
Over The Top

“There’s seasonal comedy in Nick Walker’s latest “alternative pantomime”, aimed at an adult audience. Set in 1918 amidst the raging battles of the First World War, the Sleeping Beauty-inspired Over the Top features an all-female cast, following a touring suffragette acting troupe as they get stuck behind enemy lines. Led by Sergeant Beauty, a crack team of daredevil troops set off on a perilous rescue mission – but will any of them make it back to Blighty in time for Christmas?

Santa’s Sparkly Surprise – 12th-24th December

Santa’s Sparkly Surprise
Santa’s Sparkly Surprise

There’s festive fun for little ones as well, as panto legend Iain Lauchlan presents the latest in his series of pre-school friendly shows, Santa’s Sparkly Surprise. Join Rudolph and Mouse for a magical adventure as they bring Christmas to the North Pole, including a chance to meet Santa himself and receive an early Christmas present.

Billionaire Boy – 20th-23rd February

Billionaire Boy
Billionaire Boy

Then in February a new adaptation of David Walliams’ bestselling Billionaire Boy comes to Coventry in a co-production by the Belgrade Theatre and Nuffield Southampton Theatres. This hilarious musical tells the story of one boy’s unexpected rise to fortune, and questions whether money really can buy happiness.

Club Tropicana – 7th-11th May

Club Tropicana
Club Tropicana

Finally, audiences are invited to see in the summer with the chart-topping anthems of the electric 80s in summer musical Club Tropicana. With their wedding date looming on the horizon, two young lovers find themselves with cold feet ahead of the big day. Deciding to take a break, they each escape separately to warmer climes – unaware that they’ve checked into the same hotel! Drinks flow and tans glow, but beneath the sunny façade, the hotel itself is being threatened with closure. Can the staff save the day, and will the budding bride and groom get back together? Find out when Club Tropicana comes to Coventry in 2019.

Book by calling the box office on 024 7655 3055, or visiting belgrade.co.uk


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