Shakespeare spins onto Belgrade stage

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Two Shakespeare classics will mark the anniversary of his birth at Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

Internationally-acclaimed all-male Shakespeare company Propeller return for the adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors on the main stage from Tuesday February 11 to Saturday February 15.

Led by founder and artistic director Edward Hall, Propeller returns to the Belgrade following their highly praised performances of Richard III, Twelfth Night, Henry V and The Winter’s Tale. Propeller is renowned for mixing a rigorous approach to the text with a ‘modern physical aesthetic’.

The Belgrade Community & Education Company will also be marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth with its production of The Tempest, which will be performed by the Young Company.

Running in the B2 auditorium from Monday March 3, to Saturday March 8, the brightest of the Belgrade’s youth talent come together with a fast-paced, physical production of Shakespeare’s last play, created in association with Frantic Assembly.

They have won awards for their staging of Twelfth Night and have completed a critically acclaimed West End run of Rose Rage, an adaptation of the Henry VI plays in two parts. As part of their approach, Propeller assimilate a number of new influences, such as mask work, animation, classic and modern film and music from all ages.

For more information or to get tickets, which cost from £10.25 to £24.25 (concessions from £7.75 to £22.25), telephone the box office on 024 7655 3055.