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Eat. Drink. Relax. Whether you’re seeing a show or just dropping by, having a meal or enjoying a drink, Petit Gourmand at the Belgrade can offer the perfect atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy a high quality range of food and drink. Our fabulous restaurant provides the highest quality English food with a French twist, using seasonal and locally sourced produce wherever possible. Our ground floor café is the perfect spot to enjoy a freshly made coffee or refreshing drink with a home made baguette, sandwich, bowl of soup or simply a slice of cake. We welcome small meetings in the foyer over tea or coffee. We also have free WiFi. We also have two bars, The Burbidge Bar with its comfy seating area and views of the city. Perfect for after work drinks with wine and beer promotions on from 5 – 7pm and the B2 bar’s large open space to enjoy a pre-theatre or interval drink. Open performance nights only. Buffets and working lunches are now also available starting from £5.95 per person making it the perfect place to hold your meeting or conference. We’re open Monday to Saturday. For more information visit our website for up to the minute menus, offers and information on our refurbishment plans, www.petit-gourmand.co.uk

Café bar open: 10am – 11pm (10am – 5pm non performance nights)

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Restaurant open: 12noon – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9pm (performance nights only)

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What’s On Guide January – July 2010


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Welcome “Mesmerising… one of the best things I’ve seen in Coventry.” “I have to say that you are certainly achieving your aim of the highest possible quality at the lowest possible price! I went with my husband and daughter and we were all blown away by it.”

We aim to provide you with the best possible experience when you visit the Belgrade. Whether you’re visiting to see a show, relax over a coffee or meal or are joining us for a workshop or conference, we aim to provide a welcome smile, a great atmosphere and an efficient service. To make the most of what we have to offer and keep up with the latest developments why not sign up to receive emails from us:

Some comments from our audiences.

The Belgrade’s always been the place to come and have a great night out and we’ve tried our best to make sure that this season’s fantastic range of drama, family shows, music, comedy and dance are available for the lowest possible ticket prices - helping you to continue to support us and enjoy what we have on offer. We’re also excited to have some excellent home produced shows this season, setting us on track to achieving our aim to be one of the country’s most exciting producing houses once again. Where else can you see international quality work, at a fraction of the cost of London prices, and located right on your doorstep? The Hypochondriac was a huge success in 2005 so we’re delighted to be producing another hilarious Molière classic The Miser to get the season, and 2010, off with a smile. The comedy continues with the wonderfully talented Coventry born Brothers Marquez and their wildly imaginative new play set in an Italian circus The Dark Side of Buffoon, which will play the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith after its run in Coventry. On a more serious note Behud, co-produced with the Soho Theatre, London, brings the Belgrade into the limelight with what promises to be an intriguing drama inspired by one of theatre’s most notorious battles for free speech. As always the Belgrade will be buzzing with the activities of numerous local companies including our own community groups who have several shows this season, including another In Our Own Words festival in the summer. Talking Birds are working with us to create a new show for late 2010 and we are hoping you will be able to help… see page 43 for details. Our restaurant, Petit Gourmand at the Belgrade, has gone from strength to strength, impressing Coventry food lovers with their great service and delicious menus. If you haven’t tried them yet I highly recommend you do. Plus behind the scenes you might be interested to know that Belgrade Production Services is also thriving – making the most of the theatre’s resources and skills to build sets and costumes for a variety of other stages and high profile events. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you back at the Belgrade soon.

Hamish Glen, Artistic Director Belgrade Theatre

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And there’s more… in case you didn’t know, the Belgrade is a popular venue for corporate events and conferences. For further details contact us on 024 7684 6710 or email conferencing@belgrade.co.uk. We’re also home to Belgrade Production Services using our creative and technical resources to build sets, costumes and scenery for other creative enterprises. For further details contact us on 024 7684 6705 or visit www belgradeproductionservices.co.uk

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Coming Soon

Drama in association with Mercury Theatre Colchester, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford and The Bush Theatre, presents

the furies / land of the dead / helter skelter By Neil LaBute

Weds 13 January, 7.45pm

Tues 19 – Thurs 21 Jan, 7.45pm

Tickets: £15, £18, £22.25 Concessions: £10 – £20.25

Tickets: £15, £18, £22.25 Concessions: £10 – £20.25

“These short plays by Neil LaBute prove riveting, with subtly nuanced, pin sharp performances.” Independent on Sunday

Thurs 28 – Sat 30 January With a fast growing reputation for bringing the best international contemporary theatre to the UK, Dialogue make their Belgrade Theatre debut with this stunning trilogy by award-winning playwright, screen writer and film director Neil LaBute. Dialogue is proud to present the British premiere of The Furies combined with Helter Skelter and Land of the Dead, their acclaimed hits at London’s Bush Theatre. In a chic restaurant in New York City, a husband and wife meet to take a break from Christmas shopping. He doesn’t know that she has already seen him today. Elsewhere in town, a couple part. He goes to the office, she visits a clinic. Two lovers meet to talk about their relationship – no easy task with a surprise guest. In these dazzling short pieces, LaBute charts the trajectories of three different couples in contemporary America and their responses to sudden changes in their lives. “One of the most important playwrights to emerge in a decade” The New Yorker Recommended for ages 15+

Fri 22 January, 7.45pm

Sat 23 January, 7.45pm

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50, £19 Concessions: £8.50 – £17

Tickets: £15, £18, £22.25 Concessions: £10 – £20.25

Ticket prices at 17.5% VAT. See page 48 for concessions and 20% details.

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Evenings: 8pm Matinee: Sat 30 Jan, 2.45pm Postshow Discussion: Fri 29th

Tickets: £6.25 – £12.25 Concessions: £6 – £10.25 Schools: £6

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Late Night Comedy

Drama

Northern Broadsides Euripides’

A new version by Tom Paulin

The Guardian (Tom Paulin’s The Riot Act)

The best comedic talent from far and wide coming to Coventry this spring. Some would say ‘the cream of comedy’ for a night guaranteed to moo yourself purple with laughter.

“This is acting so immediate, so alarmingly intimate... it becomes difficult to believe that anyone could only be pretending.” The Guardian (on Northern Broadsides’ Antigone)

Sat 16 January, Fri 5 March, 9 April & 7 May

Tues 9 – Sat 13 February

Sat 16 Jan: Carl Donnelly MC – Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2009 – “Hilarious” The Guardian. Rufus Hound – Star of Argumental and Outtake TV. Cole Parker – “Consistently brilliant” The Independent. Eric Lampaert – “Delightfully weird” Time Out

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Fri 5 March: Andre Vincent MC – “Ferociously funny” The Sunday Times. Pete Jonas – “Brilliant” The Stage. Pete Cain – “An Outstanding Comic” The Independent. Smiley – Also known for his role as Tyres in hit TV show Spaced. Fri 9 April: Alistair Barrie MC – “a class act” The Scotsman. Junior Simpson – “Watch that Man!” The Guardian. Marty Mclean – “A unique comedian of extraordinary ability” The Comic Strip. Richard Morton – “Leaves the audience rolling with laughter” The Scotsman Fri 7 May: Carl Donnelly MC – Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2009 – ‘Hilarious’ The Guardian. Craig Campbell – “simply, a very, very funny man.” Chortle. Matt Reed – “absolutely hilarious” BBC Lincoln. Dan Nightingale – “A 100mph whirlwind... Brilliant’ Manchester Evening News

Alone; betrayed by a husband she sacrificed everything for, Medea unleashes a horrific vengeance on her enemies, making both assassins and victims of her own children. Featuring one of the most powerful female roles in the history of drama, Medea is an intense story fuelled by passion, hatred and calculating rage. Heroic yet deadly, sympathetic yet appalling Medea’s barbaric actions will stir your emotions as you find yourself irresistibly drawn into the nightmare world of this spectacularly vengeful woman. Northern Broadsides return to the Belgrade following their sell-out production of Othello with Lenny Henry last April. Internationally celebrated for their highly charged performance style and charismatic cast of actors. Northern Broadsides has won a loyal following from the public and critics alike. Their vitality, directness and energy will ignite the dramatic voltage of Tom Paulin’s gripping new version. Recommended for ages 12+

Evenings: 10.30pm

Evenings: 8pm Matinees: Weds 10 & Sat 13 Feb, 2.45pm

Tickets: £10.50 Concessions: £8.50

Tickets: £6.25 – £12.25 Schools: £6.25 (teacher free for every 10 pupils booked)

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Comic Drama

DI R ECT E D BY H A M I SH GL EN “The Miser is the meanest man you’ll ever meet. His heart is hard; his fist is tight; his neck is brass” In 17th Century England all the members of a wealthy miser’s family have fallen in love. Romance, however, isn’t the first thing on the mind of the old skinflint, who plans to save some dowry cash by marrying off his children against their will. But when he and his son become enamoured by the same young woman, and it turns out the servant his daughter’s set on marrying isn’t actually a servant at all, it becomes clear that there is more than just the family fortune at stake. Matchmakers, moneylenders, missing Lords and lost family treasure all add to the resulting spiral of outrageous, comic confusion - leaving the miser as nervous as a kitten. Because when it comes to money, who can you trust these days? Molière’s classic costume comedy is an uproarious tale of true love between a man and his money, and is brought to you by the same writer and director responsible for the acclaimed 2005 Belgrade production of Molière’s The Hypochondriac.

Sat 30 January – Sat 13 February Evenings: 7.45pm* *Press Night: Tues 2 Feb, 7pm Matinees: Wed 10 & Sat 13 Feb, 2.30pm

Tickets: £6.25 – £16.50 Concessions : £6 – £14.50 Previews (30 Jan & 1 Feb): All £6.25

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Family

Family Birmingham Stage Company present

Watershed Productions present the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre production of

Based on the characters created by Lauren Child Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd

3+

years

Tues 16 – Sat 20 February

Mon 22 – Weds 24 February

By Nick Arnold. Adapted by Mark Williams.

I have this little sister Lola.

What are millions of animals doing in your kettle? Why don’t penguins get spots? Why do rabbits eat the same food twice? Why doesn’t the moon wander off? Could a 10 million volt battery float over your head? And how long would it take for your heart to pump enough blood to fill the theatre?

She is small and very funny…

Using actors and 3D Bogglevision, Horrible Science has the awful answers and this astounding show will thrill you and your children. From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the incredibly squishy world premiere Horrible Science. “…my first encounter with Bogglevision – the 3D projection system which is integrated with live action. It’s spectacular” Birmingham Post (on The Horrible Histories) Recommended for ages 6+

Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely ever so wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets and music and will be coming to Coventry this February. 2-D and 3-D worlds mingle in this new play, adapted from some of the freshest and funniest episodes... Will Lola ever tidy her messy room? Will Charlie get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed? Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes including interval. For more details and free downloadable teachers’ pack, see www.charlieandlola.com “An ideal early theatre experience” The Guardian

Evenings: 7pm Matinees: Weds 17, Thurs 18 & Sat 20 Feb, 2.30pm

Morning and Afternoons: Mon & Tues 4pm, Tues & Weds 10.30am & 1pm.

Tickets: Adults £10.75 – £15, Children £7.50 – £11.75 Family Tickets (2 adults, 2 children): £29 – £41.75 Other concessions: £6 – £13

Tickets: Adults £11.00, Children £7.75 Family Tickets (2 adults, 2 children): £29.75 Available on all 4pm shows. Other Concessions: £9

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Charlie and Lola ™ and © Lauren Child 2005. Charlie and Lola is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC Worldwide logo ™ & © BBC 1996.

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Comic Drama

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry presents

A doleful dad, his simpleton son, a puppet brother and a missing mother. Two bumpkin fools, a vengeful Doge (half man/half bull), a bearded lady, mafia mobsters and elephant shit. Scissor fearing twins (conjoined at the hair), Leonardo the lion tamer and a genuine fall guy. All in a 19th Century Italian circus. Welcome, ladies and gentlefolk, to The Dark Side of Buffoon - a deliciously disturbing but considerably comic realm that’s brimful of the barmy and touching as a tearjerker. Brought to you by actors, comedians and writers, The Marquez Brothers (Boeing-Boeing, Hotel Babylon, Doc Martin), who are not only responsible for the wildly imaginative writing in The Dark Side of Buffoon but also perform all the parts in this whirlwind of magically quick changes and mesmerising personality transformations. Quirky and dark but packed with laughter from beginning to end, The Dark Side of Buffoon is the most innovative and refreshing show you’ll see this year – book your ringside seats now. Recommended for ages 12+

Sat 27 February – Sat 20 March Evenings: 8pm* *Press Night: Tues 2 March, 7pm Matinees: Sats 13 & 20 March & Weds 17, 2.45pm

Tickets: £6.25 – £12.25 Concessions: £6 – £10.25 Previews (27 Feb & 1 March): All £6.25

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Variety

Music

Mustard and Blood present

Late Night Music at the Belgrade

Mustard and Blood presents a series of themed, late night gigs showcasing the finest grass roots musicians from in and around the city. Each show will take place in the Belgrade’s stunning new B2  auditorium providing a unique setting and opportunity to enjoy the very best of what Coventry has to offer, with a diverse and eclectic mix of shows.

Music

You ready to rock ‘n’roll? Presented by Brian Walker and Les Wilson

“The best Elvis since Elvis” Donna Presley

Coventry’s finest variety show, starring Mandy Winters, Joan Hinde, Dave Willetts and many more!

“Elvis lives” Daily Mirror

“The King is re-born the audience loved it” Sats 20 February – 22 May Sat 20 Feb – An evening of Biblical proportions featuring Resurrection Men - www.myspace.com/resurrectionmenuk and Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers. Sat 13 March – An evening of Inland sea shanties featuring: The Bellows - www.myspace.com/thebellowsmusic and Honeytrap - www.myspace.com/honeytraponmyspace Sat 17 April – An evening of dustbowling featuring: Wes Finch - www.myspace.com/wfinchmusic or www.myspace.com/wesfinchandthedirtyband and The Treehorns www.myspace.com/thetreehorns Sat 22 May – An evening of the new pop sound featuring Don’t Move www.myspace.com/dontmove and Moonbears www.myspace.com/themoonbears For further details check on-line: www.belgrade.co.uk, www.mustardandblood.com, www.myspace.com/mustardandblood

Thurs 4 February, 11 March & Fri 23 April 4 Feb – Starring one of the world’s favourite trumpet and comedy entertainers Joan Hinde performing direct from the Ken Dodd Show. Supported by the Alan Biddle Band. 11 March – Mandy Winters stars with her much loved songs and music from The Dolly Parton Life Story. Supported by the Alan Biddle Band. 23 April – The Great St Georges Day Show with a great host of stars including Dave Willetts, Malcolm Stent and the Phoenix Dancers plus an unforgettable finale with standard bearers and troops from our famous regiments. Book early for one of the most patriotic shows in Britain. Afternoons: 1.30pm

Evenings: 20 Feb & 13 March, 10.30pm 17 April & 22 May, 9.30pm

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Tickets: £9

(No further concessions or discounts)

Pre-show Meal: £10

(Advanced booking essential)

The Times

Mon 1 & Tues 2 March The UK’s number one Elvis production is back. An outstanding concert tour production of the West End Show Jailhouse Rock with original star Mario Kombou delivering an extraordinary tour de force performance as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This two hour concert brilliantly captures the musical life of Elvis with over 40 of your favourite hits from the early, innovative days of That’s Alright Mama, appearances on TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, and the movie years with GI Blues and Jailhouse Rock, plus the famous ’68 Comeback Special finishing with the stunning performances in Las Vegas and Suspicious Minds. This is as close as you can get to the King. www.theelvisyears.com Evenings: 7.45pm

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50, £19 Concessions: £8.50 – £17

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Circus Flying Music in association with Theatrical Management Group presents

Drama Out of Joint and Hampstead Theatre present

Andersen’s English by Sebastian Barry

Starring:

Niamh Cusack

David Rintoul

“The Dickens household seemed like a paradise of human hearts. I suppose I was aware of mysteries”

“So thrilling, it will surely make an entire generation run away and join the circus.” The Guardian

“A spectacular delight that will rob you of your breath” The Sunday Times

“Mesmeric, spontaneous and unpretentious – these are guys you’d really like hanging out with” Metro

Thurs 4 – Sat 6 March

Tues 9 – Sat 13 March

Since taking the Edinburgh Festival by storm in 2007, followed by sell out seasons in London’s West End, New York, Paris and Montreal, award winning Traces tours the UK for the first time.

The Belgrade is delighted to be welcoming Out of Joint. This acclaimed national and international touring theatre company is dedicated to the development and production of new writing.

Traces is a high energy, dazzling display of urban acrobatics that combines traditional circus skills with basketball, skateboarding, a mix of street and contemporary dance, traditional theatre, humour and amazing audio visual effects. Set to a soundtrack that includes hip-hop, rock and roll, blues and classical music, this infectious funky pioneering new brand of circus is a thrill-a minute that will leave you begging for more.

Celebrated children’s writer Hans Christian Andersen arrives, unannounced, for a stay at Gad’s Hill Place in the Kent marshes – home to Charles Dickens and his large, charismatic family.

The five ultra talented performers reveal snippets of their own personal stories throughout the show, drawing the audience in until the dramatic climax leaves them on the edge of their seats, willing them to pull off the seemingly impossible. “They know how sensational they are – and if they don’t, the spontaneous standing ovations they’re getting should do the trick.” Daily Telegraph Evenings: 7.45pm Matinee: Sat 6 March, 2,30pm

Tickets: Adults £13.50 – £22.25, Children £8.50 – £17.25 Family Tickets (2 adults, 2 children): From £35.50 – £61.75 Concessions: £8.50 – £20.25 See page 48 for concessions and 20% details.

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To the lonely and eccentric guest, the members of Dickens’ household seem to live a life of unreachable bliss. But with his broken English, Andersen doesn’t at first see the storms brewing within the family: undeclared passions, a son about to go to India, and a growing strangeness at the heart of Dickens’ marriage. Sebastian Barry has been nominated twice for the Booker prize and his novel The Secret Scripture won the 2008 Costa prize. Max Stafford-Clark directs Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat and Always and Everyone) and David Rintoul (ITV’s Dr Finlay and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice) in this haunting new play, rich in characters and touched with wistful humour. “You expect something special from the touring company Out of Joint” The Times Evenings: 7.45pm Matinees: Weds 10 & Sat 13 March, 2.30pm

Tickets: £10 – £19 Concessions: £6 – £17

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Variety Music

Music & Film

Musical ‘It explodes like glittering fireworks.

From the producers of the smash hit “Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music”

Brilliant!’

Sing-a-long-a

Sunday Times

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Bill Kenwright BY ARRANGEMENT with the Really Useful Group presents

Lyrics by

TIM RICE

INCLUDES PREVIOUS CAST PHOTOS

(12)

Music by

Andrew Lloyd Webber

‘With his charm, good looks and pop star voice, Any Dream’s

Craig Chalmers is a dream Joseph’ Evening Times Evening Times

Weds 3 March

Mon 29 March

Mon 15 – Sat 20 March

Making their third appearance at the Belgrade Theatre, The Overtures bring their brilliant Bootleg Sixties show back to Coventry by popular demand. It’s two hours of great music from the classic artists of the decade, with  superb  images, fab ’60s costumes and, of course, The Overtures themselves... they’re simply the best  exponents of ’60s music around  (just ask Sir Elton John... he personally  invited them to play at his civil ceremony wedding and to support him at the 02 Arena last New Year’s Eve). So take an unforgettable journey with the songs, stars and images of pop music’s greatest decade.

The campest cult classic of all time gets the Sing-a-long-a treatment it’s been screaming for! Featuring the film, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf and Richard O’Brien, it’s the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this.

Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s “Amazing”, “Superb”, “Wonderful” and “Brilliant” production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.

Evening: 7.45pm

Evening: 7.45pm

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50, £19 Concessions: £8.50 – £17

Tickets: £14.50 Concessions: All £12.50

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Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended. www.singalonga.net

Craig Chalmers, one of the most popular finalists in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do takes on the title role, having wowed audiences and critics alike throughout the UK with his effortless charm and sensational voice. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel. Joseph bursts on to the stage at the Belgrade Theatre - so book your tickets now and be part of the magic! Evenings: 7.45pm Matinees: Tues – Fri, 1.30pm, Sat, 1.45pm & 4.45pm

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Tickets: £17.50 - £26.75 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £47.50 - £75.25 (Not available Fri or Sat night). Other concessions: £12.50 - £22.25 (not available Fri or Sat). *The Wednesday 1.30pm and Saturday 1.45pm shows will be performed by an alternative Joseph. See page 48 for concessions and 20% and details.

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Drama The Belgrade Theatre Coventry in a co-production with Soho Theatre London present

Behud (beyond belief)

By Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti. Directed by Lisa Goldman

“Shame on Sikh playwright for her corrupt imagination” Banner at a demonstration against Behzti

In December 2004, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s controversial play Behzti rocked the world of theatre when it was sensationally cancelled after protests in Birmingham. The closure of the play sparked a vehement debate about offence and freedom of speech. In Behud, a playwright attempts to make sense of the past by visiting the darkest corners of her imagination. Set amidst the theatre establishment, politicians and protesters, Behud is a playful response to the events surrounding Behzti, and the story of an artist struggling to be heard. Recommended for ages 14+

Sat 27 March – Sat 10 April* Evenings: 8pm *Press Night: Tues 30 March, 7pm Matinees: Weds 7, Sat 3 & 10 April, 2.45pm

Tickets: £6.25 – £12.25 Concessions: £6 – £10.25 Previews (Sat 27 & Mon 29s March): All £6.25 * No

performances Fri 2 & Mon 5 April

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Variety Music

Variety Music

Rollermania An Evening with LES McKEOWN

Comedy

Variety Music

Charles Ross’s

One Man

L rd of the

Rings

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“…high quality entertainment… 5 stars for unbelievable talent.” Edinburgh Guide

The Lord of the Rings and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises. All rights reserved.

and his ‘LEGENDARY’

Now regarded by many as the UK’s number one Queen tribute band.

Tues 30 March

Weds 31 March

Thurs 1 April

Sat 3 April

Take a trip back in time to a world of the 1970’s biggest pop sensation in an evening of hit songs, teenage memories and stories full of living nostalgia.

Abba Mania is now accepted as the world’s number one touring production, featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates Abba’s music in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when Abba ruled the airwaves.

Charles Ross, creator of the hugely successful One Man Star Wars Trilogy, returns with his equally hilarious follow-up One Man Lord of the Rings, in which he recreates the enchanting world of Middle-earth, armed with nothing more than a pair of elbow pads and his outrageous imagination.

Queen on Fire have performed and topped the bill at many prestigious venues including major theatres, concert halls and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and Asia.

In this brand new production Les McKeown performs some of the songs that influenced him whilst growing up and recollects first hand about those heady, crazy days of pop superstardom. The show is topped off with the big hits of the Bay City Rollers including Shang A Lang, Summer Love Sensation, Remember, All of Me Loves all of You and the biggest selling song of 1975, Bye Bye Baby.

Fresh from a smash hit tour of South Africa, America and Hong Kong in 2009, Abba Mania returns to the UK to bring old and new Abba fans a night not to be missed. Join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, ‘Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more. Fancy dress recommended.

No props or costumes are required as Ross hurtles through the Tolkien trilogy – The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return Of The King – in just 3,600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment. If you’ve seen the films, read the books and named your first-born Frodo, don’t miss Ross’s zany take on the ever Multi-purchase popular epic saga.

Highlights for the band include headlining the Year 2000 International Queen Convention, playing to 10,000 people on the beach at St. Tropez for the famous H O G rally and topping the bill at two sell-out shows at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta.

Multi-purchase

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Evening: 7.45pm

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50 & £19 Concessions: £8.50 – £17

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50 & £19 Concessions: £8.50 – £17

Tickets: £12, £14.50, £17 Concessions: £7 – £12.75

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50 & £19 Concessions: £8.50 – £17

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Comic Drama

Comic Drama

Tues 6 – Sat 10 April

Mon 12 – Sat 17 April

Hi-De-Hi is one of the best remembered TV sitcoms of all time, which starred a whole host of much-loved characters during its nine series on the BBC in the 1980s. The stage version has not been seen since it was last in the West End in 1984.

The perfect feel-good show for our times is back!

Our brand new and hilarious production will star Barry Howard and Nikki Kelly who were in the original 1980s TV sitcom as Barry and Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves and the ever-popular and very funny Damian Williams, who is the new presenter on Sky One’s Are You Smarter Than Your Ten-Year Old?, as Ted Bovis. Guaranteed to be a huge Box Office success, the characters are as fresh today as they were 30 years ago. Don’t miss out on this chance to book one of the funniest, most nostalgic and most memorable shows around.

Girls’ Night Out - a story of love, laughter and men in thongs, together with a great pop soundtrack that will have you dancing in the aisles. Jane is preparing for the biggest day of her life and that wouldn’t be complete without a traditional hen night with the girls. Meanwhile Tony and the boys are putting together the final touches of their make or break ladies only show. Both funny and touching, we follow the boys from rehearsals to performance, as they prepare for the forthcoming ‘Feast of Flesh’ contest, which could turn them from has-beens to heroes overnight. www.girlsnightout-theshow.co.uk

Evenings: 7.45pm Matinees: Weds 7 & Sat 10 April, 2.30pm

Evenings: 7.45pm Matinees: Weds 14 April, 2.30pm & Sat 17 April, 4.45pm

Tickets: £12.25 – £24.75 Concessions: £7.25 – £22.75

Tickets: £12.25 – £24.75 Concessions: £7.25 – £22.75

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Musical Drama

Comic Drama

Tues 20 – Sat 24 April

Mon 26 April – Sat 1 May

Oh What a Lovely War is an entertaining and exuberant ride through the ironies and tragedies of the First World War. Created by maverick Joan Littlewood in 1963 in response to the Vietnam War, Northern Stage will reinvent this groundbreaking classic for a new audience.

The boys are back in town!

From the misplaced optimism of the British home front to the blood-soaked fields of Flanders, a madcap orchestra of musicians, dancers, singers and clowns come armed with musical ingenuity, bawdy squaddie humour and a collection of well known favourites including Pack Up Your Troubles and Keep The Home Fires Burning. The emotional punch of Birdsong meets the biting satire of Blackadder in fun-filled storytelling with a tough, dark heart. Oh What a Lovely War is presented by Newcastle-based Northern Stage, one of the UK’s leading producing theatres with a reputation for creating fresh and relevant adaptations of classic plays. Recommended for ages 12+

To celebrate 70 years of the Home Guard Dad’s Army is returning to the stage with a brand new adaptation of the classic sitcom. The same team who cleverly breathed life into The Lost Episodes are dusting down their uniforms and polishing their medals to bring these much loved characters back to theatres across the UK. Leslie Grantham will be putting his best foot forward as Pete Walker, while Timothy Kightley who rightly won handsome praise from the critics, will reprise his role as Capt Mainwaring. The play features classic episodes hand-picked by legendary writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft and includes adaptations of their own personal favourites, Branded and Mum’s Army. Sign up now for an evening of nostalgic pleasure and madcap mayhem with the would-be heroes of Walmington-on-Sea. “A loving homage to the original series” The Daily Mail

Evenings: 7.45pm Matinees: Weds 21 & Sat 24 April, 2.30pm Postshow Discussion: Thurs 22 April

Evenings: 7.45pm Matinees: Weds 8 April & Sat 1 May, 2.30pm

Tickets: £10 – £19 Concessions: £6 – £17

Tickets: £12.25 – £24.75 Concessions: £7.25 – £22.75

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Comic Drama

Variety Music

Laurielorry Theatre Company and Makin projects present

Sausage and Samosa

“Gently poignant yet always witty… the pathos never once threatens to strip away the comedy”.

Music

Variety Dance

Essence

Rocket Man The Ultimate Elton John Tribute Show

of

Ireland

“What a fantastic show – those marvellous songs that we all grew up with – Elton’s glitz and glamour, his style, I kept expecting a diva-like tantrum any minute!” Jasper Carrott, OBE

The Stage

The World Famous

Glen Miller Orchestra Back to the ’40s!

“If you liked Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Spirit of the Dance, you’ll love this show, because it’s even better!” Southampton Daily Echo

Directed by maestro Ray McVay

Thurs 29 April – Sat 1 May

Tues 4 May

Weds 5 May

Tues 25 May

Eve, an environmentalist and dry-stone wall expert, is fast becoming a wilting wallflower. Tired of dating agencies and as a last ditch attempt to find her man, Eve taps into the Asian culture of arranged marriages.

Rocket Man is the very best of Elton John – The Bitch is Back, Candle in the Wind, Bennie and the Jets, Rocket Man, I’m Still Standing and much more... a rocking band and an uncanny sound-‘n’-look-alike of the maestro himself.

Ready Steady Cook meets Blind Date in true Bollywood style. Eve’s fantasy begins as the potential suitors are downloaded from Eve’s website www.hottottierecycleme.com and the audience cast their vote by raising a sausage or a samosa card to choose Eve’s perfect Adam...

No matter if you’re a casual admirer or a dedicated Elton fan, you’re guaranteed a rip-roaring show. The soundtrack of our lives. Unmissable.

It’s back to the ’40s. Ray McVay presents a brand new show with the Glenn Miller Orchestra bringing the sound, the feel, the music of the ’40s. Supported by semifinalists of Britains Got Talent Irresistible, with a tribute to The Andrews Sisters.

Capturing the true spirit of the Emerald Isle, Essence of Ireland is a breathtaking show of brilliant choreography, superb musicianship and dazzling costumes. Anyone Irish or otherwise, that is a fan of quality music and dance cannot fail to be mesmerised by this truly wonderful show. Described by the Irish World as “Entirely unique” and “Highly Recommended”, the critically acclaimed Essence of Ireland is taking theatres by storm, with audiences continually left enthralled and spellbound by the high energy and outstanding dance routines that give the show the true Essence of Ireland.

Featuring the vocals of Jan Messeder and Colin Anthony as well as the smooth harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the swinging jazz sounds of the Uptown Hall Gang. The energy, excitement and vitality of this show appeals to audiences of all ages. It’s the complete package for Big Band aficionados.

www.laurielorry.co.uk

www.glennmillerorchestra.co.uk

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www.essenceofireland.co.uk

Multi-purchase

Multi-purchase

Evenings: 8pm Matinee: Sat 1 May, 2.45pm

Evening: 7.45pm

Evening: 7.45pm

Evening: 7.45pm

Tickets: £6.25 – £12.25 Concessions: £6 – £10.25

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50 & £19 Concessions: £8.50 –£17

Tickets: £12, £14.50, £17 Concessions: £6 – £15

Tickets: £12, £14.50, £17 Concessions: £6 – £15

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Variety Comedy

Dance

Theatre Tours International and Feather Productions presents

By Tim Whitnall

“Effortlessly superb dancing.” The Herald

“ I would travel the world to see them” Audience Member

“One of the best dance companies around” The Stage “Chucking endless superlatives at this team of dancers doesn’t do them justice” The British Theatre Guide

“Golding's is a tour-de-force tribute to Eric Morecambe” The Daily Telegraph

Fri 7 & Sat 8 May

Tues 18 – Sat 22 May

Scotland’s national contemporary dance company, Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT) tours to the Belgrade Theatre for the first time, performing two brand new works. SDT’s work explores the human condition and what it is to be alive in the world today. Dance doesn’t always tell a story, it can be more like a poem, exploring an idea, emotion or atmosphere.

The Man What Brought us Sunshine

NQR*, a three way collaboration by SDT Artistic Director, Janet Smith, Caroline Bowditch and Marc Brew, is a chance to look at and think differently about difference. *Not Quite Right - Acronym formally used in medical records to describe unexplained difference. The Life and Times of Girl A by Ben Duke is a piece about a woman trying to tell us something important about what is happening now. What she needs is a film crew and a financier, what she’s got is a stage and some dancers. If you’ve never experienced contemporary dance before SDT are the perfect introduction. Accessible, theatrical and entertaining, prepare to be moved and engaged by the power and skill of one of the UK’s most celebrated dance companies. Evenings: 7.45pm

Tickets: Friday £7.25, £9.25, £11.25 Saturday £10.25 & £12.25 Concessions: £6 – £7.25 Schools: £6

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Direct from the West End, Bob Golding’s extraordinary portrayal commemorates the 25th anniversary of Eric Morecambe’s untimely final curtain, celebrating the wonderful life of Britain’s best loved comic. A moving portrait of an affectionate lad with funny bones, a born entertainer, a big-hearted perfectionist... the tall one with glasses. Featuring the multi-talented Bob Golding - who could have been born to play Eric - directed by Guy Masterson, Morecambe is a must-see for all fans of classic British comedy. So come laugh, come cry, and celebrate “the tall one with glasses” who had that twinkle in his eye and shared it with us all. “Wonderful... Exceptional... Perfectly judged... Incredibly emotional...just like the real thing...” THE TIMES Evenings: 7.45pm Matinees: Weds 19 & Sat 22 May, 2.30pm

Tickets: £10 – £19 Concessions: £6 – £17

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Music

Variety

Drama Bill Kenwright

Derek Block proudly presents

BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT with AGATHA CHRITIE LTD presents

HONEYSUCKLE WEEKS DENIS LILL BEN NEALON ROBERT DUNCAN JENNIFER WILSON PETER BYRNE AND

MARK WYNTER

“What a great value for money show that’ll be the day is. Not to be missed” The Daily Mail

Weds 26 May

Mon 14 June

Mon 7 – Sat 12 June

Prepare for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the UK’s most successful touring rock ‘n’ roll production visits the Belgrade for the first time with a Brand New Spring 2010 Show.

After the phenomenal success of their 2009 summer UK tour Here Come The Boys are back with their hottest, raunchiest show ever!

Following the success of And Then There Were None and Spider’s Web, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company is proud to present Christie’s undisputed masterpiece: Witness for the Prosecution.

Trevor, Gary and the gang bring on back the good times with a combination of their unique comedy routines mixed with back to back non-stop classic golden hits from the 1950s through to the ’70s, to produce a show with a real feel good party atmosphere.

Featuring the amazing live vocals of Nikk Mager and established cast, along with some new faces with even hotter bodies, and mind blowing new numbers. This all singing, all dancing, lady teasing show encapsulates a wide range of sensuous and visually stimulating performances that offer the perfect blend of live music, hot dance moves and gorgeous bodies.

After its huge stage success, the play was made into a film in 1957 winning numerous awards, including seven Oscar nominations, and was the year’s number one box office hit worldwide. Leading this tour de force cast is Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyle’s War), Denis Lill (The Royal), Ben Nealon (Soldier, Soldier), and Robert Duncan (Gus Hedges in Drop the Dead Donkey). Peter Byrne, Jennifer Wilson and Mark Wynter round out this all star cast.

This truly is a must see.

Emily French, an elderly woman who recently left her considerable estate to the charming young Leonard, is found dead. Murdered. Though he protests his innocence, Leonard quickly becomes the prime suspect. His plea hinges on his wife’s testimony, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious young woman, bearing an unexpected clue. Will the truth be revealed in time or will Leonard be declared guilty at the hands of the Witness for the Prosecution? In a world where everyone seems to be harbouring a dark secret, this gripping courtroom drama will keep you guessing until the final fatal moment.

Evening: 7.45pm

Evening: 7.45pm

Evenings: 7.45pm Matinees: Weds 9 & Sat 12 June, 2.30pm

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50 & £19 Concessions: £8.50 – £17

Tickets: £13.50, £16.50 & £19 Concessions: £8.50 – £17

Tickets: £12.25 – £24.75 Concessions: £7.25 – £22.75

You’ll be on your feet and dancing before the night is over. Don’t miss this party. www.thatllbetheday.com

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Music

Variety Family

Family

Talking Scarlet presents

The 50th Anniversary Magical Musical Tour

Wind in the

Birmingham Stage Company presents

Willows

By Kenneth Grahame Adapted by Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep

By Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood

A rip-roaring musical ride along the road of friendship.

Metro

Thurs 27 May

Weds 2 – Sat 5 June

Tues 15 – Sat 19 June

Join the authoritative Beatles live concert show as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four.

When Mole plucks up the courage to explore the Riverbank with his friend Ratty, nothing can prepare him for the adventure that awaits. Along with Badger and the irrepressible Mr Toad, the foursome career from one exploit to the next culminating in a battle not only to save Toad Hall, but their very way of life.

Birmingham Stage Company presents Roald Dahl’s amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper. But when his grandmother drinks his special new potion, the most incredible things start to happen. And George’s adventure has just begun!

During the ’60s, John, Paul, George and Ringo’s live shows saw fan hysteria never seen before or since. The Magic of the Beatles superbly recreates these legendary live performances, and more. Taking you from their mop top roots to the psychedelia of Sgt Pepper and beyond, from Love Me Do to Let It Be. Superb choreography, fantastic costumes, wonderful dancers, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship Come Together in a lavish magical musical trip back to Yesterday.

Evening: 7.45pm

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“My daughters abolutely loved the show and couldn’t stop laughing - even hours after. Spectacular fun for all the family”

This new adaptation captures all the wit and bonhomie of Kenneth Grahame’s original novel, and aims to bring the delights of this literary classic to yet another generation of children and a touch of showbiz to the Riverbank! Evenings: 7pm Matinees: Thurs 3, Fri 4 & Sat 5 June, 2pm

Tickets: Adults £8.50 – £12.75 Children £5.50 – £9.75 Family Ticket: £22.50 – £35.25 Other Concessions: £6 – £10.75 See page 48 for concessions and 20% details.

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The Birmingham Stage Company is back on tour with a brand new adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s funniest and most exciting stories. It follows the company’s acclaimed productions of Horrible Histories, Why The Whales Came and Danny The Champion Of The World. If you’re looking for fizztickling fun and wizzpopping magic for all the family, then don’t miss George and his Marvellous Medicine! “Marvellous! It has all the ingredients needed for a really good family show. Entrancing from start to finish” Birmingham Mail Recommended for ages 4+ Evenings: 7pm (no evening performance on Weds 16 June) Matinees: Weds 16 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm.- Thurs 17 June, 10.30am. Sat 19 June, 2.30pm

Tickets: Adults £10.50 – £14.50, Children £7.50 – £11.50 Family Tickets: £28.50 – £40.50 Other Concessions: £6 – £12.50 School Matinees: £7.50 See page 48 for concessions and free ticket details.

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Coventry Crafted Dance

Variety

Drama

Drama The Belgrade’s Community & Education Company presents

The Gang Show The Belgrade’s Community & Education Company presents

From

Banana Flats to Tin Town

Gener-8.net presents

Dance Aaj Kal

Tales from Canley and Tile Hill

Sat 6 February

Tue 23 – Sat 27 March

Thurs 25 – Sat 27 March

Thurs 22 – Sat 24 April

Inspired by a recent Bollywood movie blockbuster Dance Aaj Kal, Hindi for Dance These Days, Gener-8 celebrates South Asian dance with an afternoon of free performances followed by an evening of premium quality dance.

Don’t miss out on this fabulous, fun packed variety show. The Coventry Gang Show celebrates its 50th annual show. This year’s spectacular entertainment includes music from the Lion King, Hairspray, Sister Act, Queen and many more. With comedy scenes, and dance routines that will highlight the performance, you will leave the theatre with a song in your heart and a spring in your step.

Young people from Canley and Tile Hill come together to create a performance piece with a mixture of acting, dancing and MCing, to tell some of the stories from these two areas in Coventry; stories which could be from today or from yesteryear.

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince”.

Evenings: 7.15pm Matinee: Sat 27, 2.15pm

Evening: 8pm

Evening: £5, £7, £8 Matinee: Free, but booking required. No concessions.

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Im PERFECT

Tickets: Tues – Fri Eves & Sat Mat: £10 Sat 27 Eve: £11 (no concessions) Concessions: £7

Concession rate applies to under 16yr olds and OAP’s. No further concessions or discounts apply. See page 48 for concessions.

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Are you from these areas? What were you doing when you were a teen living in these areas? Are the young people of today doing the same things as the young people of yesterday? Evenings: 7pm

Tickets: Free but limited capacity so please Multi-purchase book in advance through the Belgrade’s Box Office. Venues: Tile Hill: Jardine Youth Centre, Jardine Cresent, Coventry CV4 9PL Canley: venue TBC

‘Perfection’ – who decides what it is? We live in a Size 0 culture where the media portrays seemingly perfect super skinny, airbrushed celebs. Young people are forced to live up to this impossible reality, making body hatred almost epidemic. Do today’s youngsters live in constant denial of who they really are, locked in a battle of self identity? ImPerfect examines the damaging effects our society is inflicting on it’s future generations and explores the idea that people are restricted not by who they are, but by who they think they’re not... Evenings: 7pm

Tickets: £5 Concessions: All £3

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Coventry Crafted Musical

Music

Music

Foot and Mouth voice-theatre presents Coventry Youth Operetta Group present

Family

Spires Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

Coventry Musical Theatre Society are delighted to present the Coventry premier of Disney’s spectacular family musical

Conductor Colin Touchin Emile Bernard – Divertissement, Op. 36 WA Mozart – Serenade in C minor, K. 388 Anton Bruckner – Mass No. 2 in E minor

Under a

Amateur Production

Single Sky

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger.

Thurs 13 – Sat 15 May

Sat 15 May

Sat 19 June

Thurs 24 – Sat 26 June

Based on the ‘80s movie, Footloose hits the stage with the Coventry Youth Operetta Group (YOG).

We claim our piece of land and we build our home. We mark out our territory using barriers of language, culture, beliefs and customs. If you are not one of us, you are against us.

Following two engrossing performances at the Belgrade last season, Spires Philharmonic Orchestra (a happy and dynamic blend of professional and amateur players) brings the Chorus along for the deeply expressive Mass of Bruckner, probably his first great masterpiece.

Adapted from the Oscar-winning animated film, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the story of a young woman Belle, and a Beast who is really a young prince trapped in a spell by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, then the curse will end. But time is running out and the Beast must find true love before the last rose petal falls and if he fails, then he will be doomed for all eternity.

Footloose tells the story of a city boy, Ren, who is forced to move to a rural backwater in America where unbelievably dancing is banned. This ordinary fun-loving kid can’t resist breaking the rules. YOG’s dynamic young cast presents this fast-track show with energetic dance routines and some classic 80s songs including Holding Out for a Hero?, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and not forgetting the memorable title track Footloose.

But the land does not belong to us. We are all children of nature living under a single sky. We cannot sell and buy the warmth of the land or the freshness of the air. Foot and Mouth uses the richness and versatility of the human voice in song, text and vocal improvisation to present a moving exploration of human conflict and connection.

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In the first half, hear two of the most glorious works for wind ensemble, from the Romantic charm of the French Bernard to the dark brooding of Mozart in his more dramatic vein.

Evening: 8pm

Tickets: £15 Concessions: All £12

Tickets: £5.50 Concessions: All £3.50

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Seen by over 25 million people worldwide, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is one of the biggest musicals of all time. This production by award-winning CMTS promises to be their biggest production yet in this their 100th year. Multi-purchase

Afternoon: 3pm

Evenings: 7.30pm Matinee: Sat 15, 2.30pm

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Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by Linda Wolverton.

Tickets: £10 Concessions: £6 & £8 Family ticket (4): £25

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Evenings: 7.45pm Matinee: Sat 26, 2.30pm

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Coventry Crafted Dance

Drama

Dance

Dance

Highly Sprung present presents

“Highly Sprung prove that their work with young people is anything but amateur” Metro

Mon 28 – Weds 30 June

Fri 2 & Sat 3 July

Sat 10 July

Fri 16 & Sat 17 July

The company who brought you the sell-out The Chalk Door return with Bertolt Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle. Their signature mix of professional and young performers combine in a dynamic and physical way. Bodies will fall, fly, collide and suspend in a spectacle that will attack all of your senses.

Multi-award winning Freeman Dance Academy is delighted to return to the Belgrade to present Time 2 Shine.

A celebration of musical magic old and new.

Celtica Dance School presents our summer 2010 show starring performers aged from 4 to 40+. Imaginative choreography and dazzling costumes combine Irish dance and a little bit of Irish music, which promises to be a fantastic evening’s entertainment at £10 a ticket with proceeds going to various charities.

The Big Brecht-Fest also brings local schools together to create short performances in homage to the legendary theatre practitioner. See how they interpret the creator of such classics as: The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage, The Good Person of Szechwan and Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Following its sell out success in 2009, this spectacular showcase promises two hours of exciting, vibrant, energy-packed performances, with a cast of 250 Coventry school children, including over 60 boys. With dance styles ranging from Irish dance to street dance, and from musical theatre to pointe ballet, this family show has something for everyone.

In their Diamond Anniversary year, Pattisons pay tribute to the work and shows that Betty Pattison has directed and choreographed during her working life. The musical theatre students perform in an extravaganza of song and dance and are joined by children of all ages performing in your favourite musicals. There are costumes to dazzle, songs to sing along to and music to get your feet tapping. Come along and celebrate their special year. www.pattisons.co.uk

Evenings: 7.30pm

Tickets: 1st Night £6 Tues & Weds Eves: £6, £8, £10 Concessions: £6 – £8 See page 48 for concessions.

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Evenings: 7.30pm

Afternoon: 12.30pm & 4.30pm

Tickets: £12 Concessions: £10

Tickets: £10 Concessions: All £8

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Evenings: 7pm

Tickets: £10 (No concessions)

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Coventry Crafted

Coming Soon

Drama

Drama

Belgrade Theatre Coventry presents

In Other Words Productions presents

The Belgrade’s Community & Education Company presents

By Alan Pollock

Directed by Hamish Glen

Bookings open Mon 1 Feb

Sat 30 Oct – Sat 13 Nov Early bird tickets (until 1/4/10): £8.25 – £19 Friends booking from: Mon 25 Jan The hit show returns in a new Main Stage version.

Th

Mon 12 – Sat 17 July

Mon 21 – Weds 23 June

Coventry is one of the country’s most diverse cities. Its citizens’ roots hail from across the globe including Ireland, Scotland, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kosovo, Poland, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Jamaica and Barbados.

Sixteen year old Caroline Cook dreams of being famous and going out with Don, the hottest guy in college. Sadly she lives in the shadow of Autism. It has affected her whole life and is now affecting her love life. Will Caroline’s attention-grabbing twin sister, Millie, be able to help her realise her dreams? Or will she continue to steal her limelight?

The Belgrade’s Third Community Festival celebrates this wealth of culture and experience with stories from some of its newest communities, and from the local communities that received them. Join us to experience several new plays based on real life experiences written by some of the City’s newest writing talent and performed in B2, the City’s newest theatre space.

In Other Words Productions presents Platforms and Trainers, a brand new stage play tackling attitudes towards Autism. This fast-paced, heart-warming and hilarious drama is written and directed by Reena Jaisiah and features original music composed by Joanne Louise Hewitt. Multi-purchase

Evenings: 7.30pm Matinees: Weds 14 July, 1.30pm & Sat 17 July, 2.30pm

Tickets: £6 Concessions: All £3

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Look out for further details on this production. Check on-line www.belgrade.co.uk or with our Box Office

Coventry in e Theatre presents heatre Imagin ade T ciation with r g l e asso eB

By Iain Lauchlan & W ill B ren t on

o Is it to o t ly ea r r book fo10 ? 0 2 o Pant

Oh no it isn’t.

The early bird gets the best seats and the best value tickets. Ugly sisters, handsome princes and lavish balls… don’t miss out!

Tues 30 Nov 2010 – Sat 8 Jan 2011 Early bird tickets available now: £11 – £19.25 Family Tickets from: £30.50

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Experience more... Community & Education Company

Open Doors

Building on its national reputation as the home of Theatre in Education (TiE), the Belgrade Theatre runs a year-round programme of drama-related activities for young people and the wider community. Participants develop skills in devising, writing and acting and are supported to create and put on productions that reflect the experiences of local people, with a particular focus on marginalised groups. The current programme includes 5 Youth Theatre groups: Acting Out, a two year work-related learning programme recognised nationally as a model of best practise, The New Black, a programme targeting the city’s newest arrivals, and Theatre in Education tours.

On 12th March, the theatre will once more be opening its doors to young people aged 14+ to learn about careers in the theatre. This event offers young people an opportunity to explore a number of different careers and engage with theatre professionals from the Belgrade in a dynamic, hands-on way – including in-depth sessions, opportunities to quiz a range of arts professionals about their career, and a backstage tour of the theatre.

Big School

Limited places are available. Bookings are welcomed from both schools and individuals. Morning session begins at 9:30am; afternoon session at 1:30pm. Tickets: £5 per half day session. Tickets can be booked through Box Office. All sessions must be booked in advance.

Belgrade Production Services

Big School, the Belgrade’s highly successful Theatre in Education tour, delivered in partenship with the local authority, exploring issues of transition from Primary to Secondary school, will once again be visiting Coventry Primary schools in June. This year we are looking at the possibility of making the show available to parents with children going through this challenging transition, and to develop opportunities for working with teachers.

The Belgrade Theatre’s manufacturing and installation service for theatre, film and TV. Belgrade Production Services offers a wealth of skills and experience and provides a complete manufacturing and installation service for set construction and props including computer aided design, carpentry, joinery, metal fabrication and scenic art.

For further information please contact us on the contact details below.

Together with an experienced costume department, Belgrade Production Services offers a unique package of practical and creative skills that will turn the impossible into reality, on time and on budget.

Third Community Festival – Stories celebrating the diversity of Coventry Following on from the success of the Mysteries, the Belgrade is now working towards its third community Festival in July of 2010 (see page 40). This will be centring around stories of immigration to Coventry – stories of both those communities arriving and those who were here already.

We want your stories

The Belgrade’s two Senior Youth Theatre groups will be collaborating on this project with its Black Youth Theatre, Muslim Spoken Word group and some of the writers emerging from its writers programme.

We are currently looking for anyone who would be willing to share their stories and experiences with us. We are also keen to hear from anyone from newly arrived communities who would be interested in performing in the project. Please contact us using the details below.

For further details contact: Tel: 024 7684 6705 Email: mdavies@belgrade.co.uk www.belgradeproductionservices.co.uk

16.5.87 Where were you? What were you doing the day Coventry City won the FA Cup? Talking Birds Theatre Company and the Belgrade Theatre are staging a play in September 2010 about the day City won the cup, and want your stories, memories and reflections on this landmark in the city’s history. Do you have a story to tell about that day? Please tell us it… Write: FA Cup Day Memories, The Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry CV1 1GS Call: 0845 2255 918 Email: facupmemories@gmail.com Visit: www.belgrade.co.uk for further details. We may want to contact you about your story so don’t forget to leave us your contact details.

Organisations or individuals wishing to get involved in the C&E Company should contact the C&E Administration Assistant

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Friends

The Belgrade Theatre produces and presents an exciting mix of entertaining and engaging live experiences. People engage with theatre, because it entertains them, it reflects their lives, it challenges them and it helps develop their life skills. We offer over 9,000 learning opportunities every year to young people, many of whom are at risk of social or educational exclusion, supporting their personal growth, reducing anti-social behaviour and generating audiences and creative professionals for the future. The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Ltd is a registered charity (No 219163).

Directors’ Club

Conferencing

The Directors’ Club is the Belgrade Theatre’s business

The Belgrade Theatre has a number of rooms that are available for hire, for small meetings to large conferences of up to 850 people. However, we don’t just hire a space to you in which you can hold an event, we offer a complete event and conferencing package. We have lighting, sound and stage technicians, a set construction company, customer service professionals, a catering team and box office staff. All ready to make sure that your event goes as smoothly as possible.

membership scheme, offering flexible packages of marketing, hospitality and staff benefits. Every package is tailor-made to suit the individual requirements of each business, ensuring that it is offered a range of benefits that each business will use at a price that is affordable whilst supporting a valuable resource. To find out more about the Directors’ Club call 024 7684 6722 or email djane@belgrade.co.uk

The Belgrade Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the following businesses.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your team for helping to make yesterday’s event run so smoothly. Your team is amazing and so organised and it was very much appreciated that they all kept smiles on their faces and that nothing was a problem.” Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency To find out more about hiring a space in the Belgrade Theatre, call 024 7684 6710 or email conferencing@belgrade.co.uk

Make the most of your theatre and become a Friend. Our new membership scheme is a great opportunity to show your support, receive additional benefits and enhance your theatre experience. For just £25 (£35 joint) a year you’ll get: • Advance notice of shows.

• Quarterly newsletters.

• Free ticket exchange.

• Priority booking.

• 20% off tickets on selected performances.

• Discounts at our restaurants and bars.

• Exclusive Friends only events.

• Discounts at selected local businesses.

Save £5 on your membership and support our green policy by being contacted by email only. Joining is easy, just call our Box Office on 024 7655 3055.

Name a Seat

Naming a Seat is a special way of remembering a loved one celebrating an occasion or supporting the theatre. Donors are entitled to: • Their name engraved on a plaque mounted on a seat (for a minimum of 10 years) • Their name on a newly commissioned piece of public art that will be displayed on the staircase by Box Office • Their name in a home produced programme

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Seats are available for £250 and there is an opportunity to spread the cost by setting up a standing order. To find out more about Naming a Seat call 024 7684 6758 or email arooney@belgrade.co.uk

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How to Book & How to find us Box Office: 024 7655 3055 Email: boxoffice@belgrade.co.uk Online: www.belgrade.co.uk (no booking fee, and choose your seat)

Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry CV1 1GS. Box Office opening hours: The Box Office is open Monday – Saturday from 10am until 15 minutes after the last show has started, except for late night events when opening times may vary, or 6pm when there are no evening performances (and 5.30pm from 1/7/10). In person: Call into the Box Office during the above hours. By phone: Call 024 7655 3055 during the above opening hours and speak to one of our friendly Box Office team. Mastercard, Visa, Delta and Maestro are accepted. Phone lines remain open until the start of the performance. No Booking Fees.

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Book online: On our website at www.belgrade.co.uk (choose your own seat). No Booking Fees. Reservations: Reservations are held for three days or until 30 minutes before the performance, whichever is sooner. Exchanges: Tickets are non refundable but exchanges can be made at £1.50 donation per ticket and subject to availability. No charge for Belgrade Friends. The Belgrade reserves the right to alter discounts and prices at any time and to refuse admission.

Seating Plans Main Stage Touring Productions

Main Stage Home Productions

By car: Follow the signs to Coventry City Centre. We’re signposted off the Ringroad after Junction 9, as is the Belgrade Plaza Car Park CV1 4AJ and Belgrade Plaza. For details on the drop off point see page 50. BOX I

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BOX I

BOX G

BOX I

BOX I hours, seven-days-a-week. It offers disabled car parking spaces (standard Belgrade Plaza Car Park is open twenty four tariff applies) on Level 1 and holds the Secure Park Mark award.

BOX G

Evening parking between 6.30pm – 12 midnight costs £2 and payment can be made: • At the pay stations in the car park lobbies on levels 1, 2 and 3. • Pre-pay after parking up at the machines in the car park lobby.

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BOX B

BOX A

BOX D

BOX C

BOX B

BOX A

BOX D

BOX C

BOX B

BOX A

BOXbarrier. D • By debit/credit card at the car park exit

By bus: BOX C Most city centre buses stop right outside the theatre and the central bus station is only 10 minutes walk away. For bus enquiries call the Centro Hotline on 024 7655 9559 or visit www.centro.org.uk By train: Coventry station is just 15 minutes walk away. For train enquiries call 08457 484 950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

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Ticket Prices and Concessions Main Stage Performances

Previews

The Miser Traces Andersen’s English, Oh What A Lovely War, Morecambe Hi De Hi, Girls Night Out, Dad’s Army, Witness for the Prosecution Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Main Stage Performances Cont.

B2 Performances

The Dark Side of Buffoon, Behud The Big Brecht Festival

Value

Standard

Premium

Value

Standard

Premium

£6.25

£6.25

£8.25

£12.25

£7.25

£9.25

£14.50

£8.25

£10.50

£16.50

n/a

£13.50

£16.50

£18.50

£12.25

£15.50

£18.50

£14.50

£17.75

£21.75

n/a

£10

£12.25

£15

£12

£14.50

£17

n/a

£16.50

£19

n/a

£12.25

£15.50

£18.50

£15

£18

£22.25

n/a

£21.75

£24.75

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

£15

£17

n/a

£17

£19

n/a

Opening Nights

Tues – Thurs

Value

Standard

Premium

Value

Standard

Premium

Value

Standard

Premium

£17.50

£18.50

£19.50

£18

£20

£24.25

n/a

£23.25

£26.75

Opening Nights & Weekday Mats

Weekday Eves & Sat Mats Stalls

Birds Eye

Perch

Stalls

Birds Eye

Perch

Stalls

n/a

£6.25

£8.25

£10.25

£7.25

£9.25

£11.25

£8.25

£10.50

£12.25

£6.25

£6.25

£8.25

£10.25

£7.25

£9.25

£11.25

£8.25

£10.50

£12.25

n/a

£6

£6

£6

£6

£8

£10

n/a

n/a

n/a

Value

Standard

Premium

£15

£18

£22.25

Billy Fury. The Elvis Years,The Bootleg Sixties, Rollermania, Abba Mania, Queen on Fire, Rocket Man, Here Come the Boys

£13.50

£16.50

£19

One Man Lord of the Rings, Glen Miller, The Essence of Ireland, That'll Be The Day, The Magic of the Beatles

£12

£14.50

£17

Friday

Saturday

Main Stage - Single / Double Nights Cont.

Value

Standard

Premium

Value

Standard

Premium

Scottish Dance Theatre

£7.25

£9.25

£11.25

n/a

£10.25

£12.25

20% off when you book tickets for more than one of the shows with the 20% symbol in one transaction. (Restrictions apply, Minimum ticket price £6, not available with any other offer or on purchases of single productions and cannot be backdated).

Over 60s

15% off all tickets when booking for 10 or more on most shows. To receive Group information please call Box Office on 024 7655 3055 with your contact details. £5 off all tickets (except Sat eve). Proof of status is required. Students: NUS or Uni ID card required. Booster Seats: A limited number of these are available on a first come first served basis.

£2 off all tickets (except Sat eve). Proof of status is required. Alternatively Passport to Leisure discounts may apply to those on low incomes, see below.

Conditions - These concessions apply except where a different rate is stated in the show details. Proof of eligibility is required for all concessions. NUS or Uni ID required for Students, Proof of Job Seeker’s Allowance status for unemployed. The Belgrade reserves the right to alter concessions and prices at any time. There is a Minimum Discounted Ticket Price of £6.

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Fri & Sat Eves

Perch

Circus of Horrors, How Sweet It Is, Jake and Elwood

Students & Under 25s

Fri & Sat

Birds Eye

Main Stage - Single / Double Nights

Groups

Fri & Sat Eves

Premium

Previews

The Furies/Land of the Dead/Helter Skelter, Medea, Sausage and Samosa

Weekday Eves & Sat Mats

Standard

Previews

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Opening Nights & Weekday Mats Value

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Family Shows (see show page for family ticket info)

Opening Night

Weds & Thurs

Kids

Adults

Kids

Adults

Kids

Adults

Kids

Adults

Horrible Science

£7.50

£10.75

£9.50

£13

£11.75

£15

£11.75

£15

Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play

£7.75

£11

£7.75

£11

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

The Wind in the Willows

£5.50

£8.50

£7.75

£11

£9.75

£12.75

£5.50

£8.50

Opening Night

Fri & Sat

Weds / Thurs & Fri Mats

Thurs & Fri Eves

Sat

Family Shows (see show page for family ticket info)

Kids

Adults

Kids

Adults

Kids

Adults

George's Marvellous Medicine

£7.50

£10.50

£9.50

£12.25

£11.50

£14.50

Passport to Leisure £5 off Coventry Passport to Leisure and Passport Plus One holders. Unemployed £5 off all tickets (except Sat eve). Proof of Job Seeker’s Allowance status is required. Schools £8.50 per ticket plus a free adult ticket per 10 pupils (unless otherwise stated). Disabled Patrons Plus companion – £2 off all tickets. Proof of status is required. If you’re under 26 take advantage of free tickets on selected shows - but hurry, most shows have limited number available. Contact Box Office or check www.belgrade.co.uk for further details. Only one concession applies per ticket, except 20% & group discounts. Where VAT is applicable prices are quoted at 17.5%. See individual show page for any performances not listed above.

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Infra-red Hearing System

An infra-red hearing system is installed in both theatres. Receivers and headsets are available at Box Office and may be reserved at the time of booking.

Captioned Performance

The Belgrade is offering in-house captioned performances with captioners trained by Stagetext. Captioning is a way of converting the spoken word into visible text, that provides people with a hearing loss access to live performance. Captions produced by a computer and a display unit installed on or near the stage enable people with hearing loss to understand what is said, when it is said. A captioned performance is delivered live by an accredited captioner. Open captions also include sound effects and off stage noises.

Sign Language Interpreted Performance

Many of our productions are sign language interpreted. Please refer to the Diary section on pages 51 – 53 for dates.

Integrated Performance

Sign Language Interpreted performances with the signers joining the performers on stage integrating with the action. (Panto only)

Audio Described Performance

Many of our productions are audio described. Please see the Diary section on pages 51 – 53 for dates. Please note that audio descriptions usually commence 15 minutes prior to the performance. Headsets for the description may be reserved at time of booking.

Strobe Free Performance Performances free of any strobe lighting effects.

Hearing and Guide Dogs

Hearing and Guide dogs are most welcome, please ask about a dog space when booking. We can provide information in large print, Braille, on cassette or CD.

Lift Access

Key

Sat 16 Tues 19

Show

Date

Times Key

Underbelly*

10.30pm

Billy Fury

Sat 23

Jake & Elwood 7.45pm

Charlie & Lo... 4pm

Tues 23

Charlie & Lo... 10.30am

Wed 24

PV

Mon 1

The Miser

7.45pm

PV

Tues 2

The Miser

7pm

PN

The Miser

7.45pm

Midday Var...

1.30pm

The Miser

7.45pm

Fri 5

The Miser

7.45pm

Sat 6

The Miser

7.45pm

Mon 8

The Miser

7.45pm

The Miser

7.45pm

Weds 10 The Miser

2.30pm

The Miser

Thurs 11 The Miser Fri 12

Wheelchair Access

The Miser

PV

The Elvis...

7.45pm

The Dark...

8pm

PV

Tues 2

The Elvis...

7.45pm

The Dark...

7pm

PN

The Furies... 2.45pm

Weds 3

The Bootleg... 7.45pm

The Dark...

8pm

The Furies... 8pm

Thurs 4

Traces

7.45pm

The Dark...

8pm

Fri 5

Traces

7.45pm

The Dark...

8pm

Underbelly*

10.30pm

The Dark...

8pm

Tell Woman

11am

Sat 6

Traces

2.30pm

Traces

7.45pm The Dark...

8pm

Andersen’s...

7.45pm

The Dark...

8pm

Weds 10 Andersen’s... Andersen’s...

2.30pm 7.45pm

The Dark...

8pm

AD

Thurs 11 Midday Var...

1.30pm

The Dark...

8pm

C

Andersen’s...

7.45pm

Fri 12

Andersen’s...

7.45pm

C

The Dark...

8pm

Sat 13

Andersen’s...

2.30pm

AD

The Dark...

2.45pm

Andersen’s...

7.45pm

The Dark... LN Music

8pm 10.30pm

Mon 8 Tues 9 C Dance Aaj... 2.45pm Dance Aaj... 8pm

Tues 9

8pm

Mon 1 PSD

February

Thurs 4

The Dark...

March The Furies... 8pm

Weds 3

Times Key

Charlie & Lo... 10.30am

Sat 27

Fri 29 7.45pm

Show

Charlie & Lo...

7.45pm

The Furies... 8pm

The Miser

B2 / WLS Key

Charlie & Lo... 1pm Charlie & Lo... 4pm

Thurs 28

Sat 30

Times

Mon 22

Thurs 21 How Sweet It... 7.45pm Fri 22

Main Stage Show

How Sweet It... 7.45pm

Weds 20 How Sweet It... 7.45pm

Tues 16

Accessible toilets are available on both levels. The Belgrade Theatre is a public building and therefore smoke-free in all areas. For further information on access, contact us on 024 7625 6431.

Times

B2 / WLS

Weds 13 Circus of Hor... 7.45pm

Sat 13

A drop-off point for people with limited mobility will be available via Upper Well Street at the top of Belgrade Square, outside of Bella Italia – the point is marked by stainless steel bollards and is about 20m from the B2 entrance. Parking is not permitted at this point.

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Show

The Capital Development Project has made all public areas accessible. The lifts can be found next to the café bar and B2. In the Main Stage, we have up to six seats in Box E which are available for wheelchair users. In B2, there is space for six wheelchair users - four on the ground floor and one on each balcony.

February cont... Main Stage

Medea

8pm

Medea

2.45pm

7.45pm

Medea

8pm

7.45pm

Medea

8pm

Mon 15

Joseph and...

7.45pm

The Dark...

8pm

8pm

Tues 16

Joseph and...

1.30pm

The Dark...

8pm

Joseph and...

7.45pm

Weds 17 Joseph and...

1.30pm

The Dark...

2.45pm AD

Joseph and...

7.45pm

The Dark...

8pm

Thurs 18 Joseph and...

1.30pm

The Dark...

8pm

Joseph and...

7.45pm

Joseph and...

1.30pm

The Dark...

8pm

Joseph and...

7.45pm

SLIP

Joseph and...

1.45pm

AD

Joseph and...

4.45pm

The Dark... The Dark...

2.45pm 8pm

Joseph and...

7.45pm

Gang Show

7.15pm

7.45pm

The Miser

2.30pm

The Miser

7.45pm

AD

C

AD

Medea

C

Medea

2.45pm AD

Medea

8pm

Horrible Scie... 7pm

Weds 17 Horrible Scie... 2.30pm Horrible Scie... 7pm

Fri 19

Thurs 18 Horrible Scie... 2.30pm Horrible Scie... 7pm

Fri 19

Horrible Scie... 7pm

SLIP

Sat 20

Horrible Scie... 2.30pm

AD

Horrible Scie... 7pm

Sat 20 LN Music

10.30pm Mon 22

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March cont... Date

Main Stage Show

Times

Gang Show

7.15pm

Weds 24 Gang Show

7.15pm

Tues 23

Thurs 25 Gang Show

B2 / WLS / Elsewhere Key

Show

Date

Times Key

Fri 23

7.15pm

From Bana... 7pm

Sat 24

Main Stage Show

Times

Midday Var...

1.30pm

Oh What a...

7.45pm

Oh What a...

2.30pm

Oh What a...

7.45pm

Dad’s Army...

7.45pm

Fri 26

Gang Show

7.15pm

From Bana... 7pm

Sat 27

Gang Show

2.15pm

From Bana... 7pm

Mon 26

Gang Show

7.15pm

Behud

8pm

Tues 27

Dad’s Army...

7.45pm

Sing-a-long...

7.45pm

Behud

8pm

Weds 28 Dad’s Army...

2.30pm

Dad’s Army...

7.45pm

Thurs 29 Dad’s Army...

7.45pm

Fri 30

7.45pm

Mon 29

Rollermania

7.45pm

Behud

7pm

Weds 31 Abba Mania

7.45pm

Behud

8pm

Tues 30

PN

April Thurs 1

Charles Ross’... 7.45pm

Queen on Fire 7.45pm

Sat 1

Behud

2.45pm AD

Behud

8pm

Easter Monday – Closed

Mon 5 Tues 6

Hi-De-Hi

7.45pm

Behud

8pm

Weds 7

Hi-De-Hi

2.30pm

Hi-De-Hi

7.45pm

Behud Behud

2.45pm 8pm

Thurs 8 Fri 9

Sat 10

Hi-De-Hi Hi-De-Hi

Hi-De-Hi Hi-De-Hi

7.45pm 7.45pm

2.30pm

Behud

C

AD

Mon 12

Girls’ Night Out 7.45pm

Tues 13

Girls’ Night Out 7.45pm

Behud

8pm

Underbelly*

10.30pm

Behud

2.45pm

Behud

7.45pm

8pm

8pm

Weds 14 Girls’ Night Out 2.30pm Girls’ Night Out 7.45pm

Thurs 15 Girls’ Night Out 7.45pm Girls’ Night Out 7.45pm

SLIP

Sat 17

Girls’ Night Out 4.45pm

AD

Oh What a...

LN Music

9.30pm

2.30pm

Oh What a...

7.45pm

Thurs 22 Oh What a...

7.45pm

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Shows

Times

ImPerfect

7pm

AD

C

ImPerfect

2.30pm

Dad’s Army...

7.45pm

Tues 4

Rocket Man

7.45pm

Weds 5

Glen Miller...

7.45pm

Fri 7

Scottish Dan... 7.45pm

Sat 8

Scottish Dan... 7.45pm

Sausages...

8pm

Sausages...

8pm

AD

Sausages...

2.45pm

Sausages...

8pm

The Wind...

2pm

The Wind...

7pm

The Wind...

2pm

The Wind...

7pm

Mon 7

Witness for...

7.45pm

Tues 8

Witness for...

7.45pm

Weds 9

Witness for...

2.30pm

Witness for...

7.45pm

Thurs 10 Witness for...

7.45pm

Fri 11

Witness for...

7.45pm

C

Sat 12

Witness for...

2.30pm

AD

Witness for...

7.45pm

Here come...

7.45pm

Key Fri 4 Sat 5

Mon 14 Tues 15

Georges’s Ma... 7pm

Weds16

Georges’s Ma... 10.30am

Key

Show

10.30pm

Footloose

2.30pm

Footloose

7.30pm

Mon 21

Platforms...

TBC

Fri 18

Georges’s Ma... 7pm

SLIP

Sat 19

Georges’s Ma... 2.30am

AD

Spires Phil... 3pm

Georges’s Ma... 7pm

Morecambe

7.45pm

Tues 22

Platforms...

TBC

Weds 19 Morecambe

2.30pm

Platforms...

TBC

Morecambe

7.45pm

Weds 23

Thurs 20 Morecambe

7.45pm

Fri 21

Morecambe

7.45pm

C

Sat 22

Morecambe

2.30pm

AD

Morecambe

7.45pm

Thurs 24 Disney’s Bea... 7.45pm

The Essence... 7.45pm

Thurs 27 The Magic of... 7.45pm

Sat 26

Disney’s Bea... 2.30pm

In Our Own... 7.30pm

Tues 13

In Our Own... 7.30pm

Weds 14

In Our Own... 1.30pm

Key

In Our Own... 7.30pm

Fri 16

Celtica

7pm

In Our Own... 7.30pm

Sat 17

Celtica

7pm

In Our Own... 2.30pm

Sat 15

9.30pm

Mon 12

7.30pm

LN Music

Times

SLIP Sign Language Interpreted Performance

7.30pm

Disney’s Bea... 7.45pm

Show

Access Key

Georges’s Ma... 7pm

Fri 25

B2 / WLS Key

In Our Own... 7.30pm

Footloose

Tues 18

Times

Thurs 15

Thurs 17 Georges’s Ma... 10.30am

Under a Sin... 8pm

Main Stage Show

In Our Own... 7.30pm

Georges’s Ma... 1.30pm Underbelly*

Date

Times Key

Fri 14

Thurs 3

ImPerfect

B2 / WLS

Times

Thurs 13 Footloose

Weds 2

PSD

7pm

Main Stage Show

SLIP

C

Captioned Performance

AD

Audio Described Performance

PSD PN PV •

Post Show Discussion Press Night Preview May transfer to MS

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Disney’s Bea... 7.45pm

Mon 28

The Big Br... 7.30pm

Tues 29

The Big Br... 7.30pm

Weds 30

The Big Br... 7.30pm

July

June

7.45pm

Weds 21 Oh What a...

Key

Weds 26 That’ll be the... 7.45pm

Girls’ Night Out 7.45pm

Tues 20

C

Dad’s Army...

Tues 25

Fri 16

Dad’s Army...

Date

B2 / WLS

May

8pm

Good Friday – Closed

Fri 2 Sat 3

Behud

July cont...

June cont...

The Wind...

7pm

The Wind...

2pm

The Wind...

7pm

7pm

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Fri 2

Time 2 Shine

7.30pm

Sat 3

Time 2 Shine

7.30pm

Sat 10

Bedazzled

12.30pm

Bedazzled

4.30pm

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