Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has unveiled its Spring 2022 season.
The venue has announced first details of the first shows in its Spring Season from March to July 2022.
Here’s a round up of all the shows confirmed so far!
Looking Good Dead (7 – 12 March)
The Spring Season kicks off with Looking Good Dead, starring EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt. From best-selling author Peter James and adapted by Shaun McKenna, the gripping new play follows Tom Bryce (Adam Woodyatt) who inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder.
Cluedo (14 – 19 March)
Classic board game Cluedo is adapted for the stage in a hilarious thriller-spoof. Directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong, A Comedy About a Bank Robbery), Cluedo follows the characters of the detective board game (and the 1985 film Clue) as they arrive at a country house one dark and stormy evening. It soon becomes clear that they all have something to hide.
The Bone Sparrow (22 – 26 March)
The Belgrade co-produces this world premiere with Pilot Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Mercury Theatre Colchester and Derby Theatre, as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. Directed by Esther Richardson, The Bone Sparrow is adapted by S.Shakthidharan from Zana Fraillon’s young adult novel, which tells the story of a Rohingya refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre in Australia.
Fighting Irish (2 – 16 April)
The Belgrade produces the world premiere of Fighting Irish for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. The new drama is co-directed by their Artistic Director, Hamish Glen – as his last show for the Theatre before he steps down in March 2022 – and Co-Artistic Director for 2021, Corey Campbell.
From Coventry writer Jamie McGough, Fighting Irish is based on an extraordinary true story, charting the rising and falling fortunes of the McGough brothers, and mapping the journey of the Irish diaspora through one family’s story.
Animal Farm (12 – 16 April)
George Orwell’s world-famous fable Animal Farm takes to the Belgrade’s Main Stage in April. The production from The Children’s Theatre Partnership in association with Birmingham Rep tells the tale of Manor Farm’s animals driving out the farmer and running the farm themselves. Adapted and directed by Robert Ike, Animal Farm features puppetry by Toby Olié (War Horse).
Oi Frog & Friends! Live on Stage (13 – 14 May)
A charming children’s treat comes to Coventry. Based on the bestselling books by Kes Gray and Jim Field, Oi Frog & Friends features songs and puppetry and is the perfect introduction to theatre for kids aged 3+ years.
Private Peaceful (17 – 21 May)
A story of courage, devotion, family, and friendship is told in Private Peaceful. Simon Reade’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning novel follows 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful as he takes us on a journey through his most cherished memories, set against the epic backdrop of World War I.
Hamlet – The Comedy (14 – 16 June)
The chaotic comedy company Oddsocks return once again to the Belgrade with their take on Hamlet. Find out what happens when the titular character returns home for the summer holidays, only to find that Mum’s married Uncle Claudius and Dad’s dishing the dirt from beyond the grave.
One Kiss (7 – 9 July)
The first shows of the Belgrade’s Spring 2022 Season are rounded up with One Kiss from Thurs 7 – Sat 9 July. Presented by One Kiss Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre, Lara J West performs three women’s journeys through womanhood, accompanied by a live band and original score.
Also announced today are a range of one-night live music events including The Sensational 60s Experience (22 March), Luther – A Luther Vandross Celebration (23 March), FastLove – Everything She Wants Tour: A Tribute to George Michael (26 March), Sweet Caroline: The Ultimate Tribute to Neil Diamond (30 April) The Illegal Eagles (6 May), The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show (7 May), Seven Drunken Nights (31 May) and Walk Right (4 June).
Tickets are available to book online via www.belgrade.co.uk.