Belgrade unveils its new season line-up

Glamorous new musical Miss Nightingale opens in February
Glamorous new musical Miss Nightingale opens in February

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has revealed its programme for autumn and winter, with a variety of delights coming to the stage.

Set in an all-girl’s boarding school at the dawn of the swinging sixties, Crush is a new musical comedy from the pen of Maureen Chadwick, creator and writer of hit TV dramas Waterloo Road, Footballers’ Wives and Bad Girls, with music and lyrics by Kath Gotts. Crush will make its UK premiere on the Belgrade Main Stage from Friday September 4 to Saturday September 19.

Ian Seraillier’s highly acclaimed and much-loved children’s novel, The Silver Sword, will receive its world stage premiere at the theatre from Saturday September 26 to Saturday October 3 .

Make-believe, music and magic come together with the return of the Belgrade’s pantomime, Beauty and The Beast from Wednesday November 25 Saturday January 9.

Young theatre goers can look forward to a festive visit from Imagine Theatre who return to B2 from Thursday December 10 to Thursday December 24 with their new production of Santa’s Rusty Robot, an all-new interactive adventure for ages two to six from the pen of children’s TV presenter and producer Iain Lauchlan.

From Monday October 19 to Saturday October 31, the Belgrade will be hosting the October Festival of Theatre for Children and Young People featuring some of the best professional theatre around including The Cat in the Hat, Marty MacDonald’s Farm and The Snow Dragon.

Touring productions visiting the theatre this autumn include Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest starring Nigel Havers, Christine Kavanagh and Sian Phillips.

Newly announced one-night shows this Autumn include the return of feel-good favourite Abba Mania on Wednesday September 23.

Recreating the original soundtrack to the 70s, Les McKeowen stars in The Bay City Rollers on Thursday September 24. Ex-Drifters favourite Roy G Hemmings brings the authentic sound of Motown to Coventry on Friday September 5 in the R G Hemmings Motown Show. This will be followed by a visit from ol’ blue eyes in Frank Sinatra – The Centennial Concert on Saturday September 26, a lavish musical celebration of one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century.

Looking ahead to 2016, an early highlight promises to be glamorous new 1940s musical Miss Nightingale, running from Tuesday February 9 to Saturday February 13.

Call 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk for more.