Comedy classic at Belgrade

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THE stage version of the classic BBC TV series Yes, Prime Minister is coming to the Belgrade Theatre next month.

Following two sell-out West End seasons, the stage version of the classic BBC TV series Yes, Prime Minister comes to the Belgrade’s Main Stage from Tuesday, February 7 to Saturday, February 11 starring Graham Seed and Michael Simkins.

Written by the original writers, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, this production sees Prime Minister Jim Hacker and cabinet secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby facing a country in financial meltdown.

The only prospect of salvation comes from morally dubious allies – leading to deliciously comic consequences.

Other shows coming up in the spring/summer 2012 season at Coventry’s Belgrade include Bette and Joan and a series of one-night music shows including The Rat Pack is Back, Motown’s Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is, Hold Back the Night and the Dolly Parton Story.

From May 14 to 19 EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing star Anita Dobson will step into the shoes of legendary actress Joan Crawford in Bette and Joan, alongside Greta Scacchi as Bette Davis. This new comedy exposes the infamous and long-running feud that developed between these two Hollywood stars and came to a head during the filming for cult 1962 film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

The first of the one-night shows brings the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin on January 31 in The Rat Pack is Back. This live show takes audiences back to the Sands Hotel on the Las Vegas strip with all the classics, including I Got You Under My Skin, Lady is a Tramp, Little ol’ Wine Drinker, The Candy Man and many more.

Music continues with Motown’s Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is on May 22 and on May 25 the music of Abba and the Bee Gees will feature in Hold Back the Night. Tickets: 024 7655 3055.