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Coventry's history to take centre stage for Belgrade autumn season

Felix Nobes 26th Jul, 2018

COVENTRY’s history will continue to take centre stage in the Belgrade’s forthcoming autumn season productions.

The latest performances will follow the sell-out success of the theatre company’s site-specific show Read All About It! at the former Coventry Evening Telegraph Building.

The season gets underway with a second site-specific production, delivered in partnership with Coventry Cathedral, celebrating 100 years of the Diocese of Coventry.

‘Meet Me in the Ruins’ will present audiences with a series of snapshots rooted in local history, following five characters all at a crossroads in their lives.

The atmospheric, open-air performance will show at Coventry Cathedral between September 6 and 8.

Then from September 19-21, Noctium Theatre bring their new play ‘Hymns for Robots’ home to Coventry, following a run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Created with support from the Belgrade Theatre’s Springboard talent development programme, the play brings to life the story of Coventry-born electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire – best known for her work on the iconic Doctor Who theme tune.

From September 29 to October 20, the world premiere production of ‘We’ll Live and Die in These Towns’, taking the songs from The Enemy’s number one debut album as its soundtrack, is coming to Coventry.

The show sees the band’s former frontman, Tom Clarke, reimagine his songs for the stage in a ‘gritty and compelling’ new play.

It is also written by Coventry playwright Geoff Thompson (Fragile, 2012).

Finally, from October 23-28, the Belgrade will be starting Christmas early when ‘Nativity The Musical’ comes home to Coventry. Kicking off its second UK tour at the Belgrade with a massive cast of West Midlands kids, the much-loved Christmas show has been revived by Coventry writer and director Debbie Isitt – just before the release of her latest film, Nativity Rocks.

To get tickets call the box office on 024 7655 3055, or visit www.belgrade.co.uk where prices are even cheaper.

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