The Belgrade Theatre has lifted the curtain on the first shows in its Autumn/Winter 2022 season, with highlights including West End musical smash hits SIX, The Rocky Horror Show and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, brand new musical Bombay Superstar, classic drama An Inspector Calls and The Mousetrap, as well as Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses.
The season kicks off with Kenyan acrobatic troupe The Black Blues Brothers on Thursday, 1st Sept and The Best of Queen on Saturday, 3rd September. Live music acts continue on Wednesday, 9th November with Neil Diamond: Beautiful Noise.
Join the Belgrade for the world premiere of Tabby Lamb’s Happy Meal from Wednesday, 21st September. The joyful queer rom-com is directed by Jamie Fletcher, fresh from her acclaimed production of Hedwig and the Angry Itch, and sees change all around as Millennial meets Gen Z – from teen to adult, from MySpace to TikTok, and from cis to trans.
From Tuesday, 13th – Sunday 18th September, the first ever UK tour of Bugsy Malone saunters onto the Belgrade’s Main Stage. Packed with iconic songs from Oscar winner Paul Williams, including My Name is Tallulah, You Give a Little Love and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, this new touring production is a revival of the acclaimed Lyric Hammersmith Theatre production.
The international smash hit musical SIX comes to Coventry from Tuesday, 27th September – Sunday, 2nd October. With a global, chart topping cast recording, SIX remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.
Join the Belgrade for a late night, double feature picture show this October as The Rocky Horror Show invites audiences to do the Time Warp from Tuesday, 4th – Saturday, 8th October. Leading the cast will be Strictly Come Dancing 2016 winner Ore Oduba as Brad Majors, Stephen Webb as Frank-N-Furter and fan-favourite Haley Flaherty as Janet Weiss.
From Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd October, see the world premiere of the brand new musical Bombay Superstar. Co-produced by Phizzical and the Belgrade Theatre, embark on a journey of love and betrayal set in the 1970s, the golden age of Bollywood cinema.
David Walliams’ Demon Dentist, arrives in Coventry from Wednesday 26th – Saturday 29th October. As children leave their teeth for the tooth fairy to collect, they wake up to find odd and horrible things under their pillow. Can Alfie and Gabz solve the mystery and find out who’s leaving these ghastly gifts? From Birmingham Stage Company, the Olivier Award-nominated company who bought you Billionaire Boy and Gangsta Granny.
Happy days are here again, as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical arrives in Coventry for the very first time from Tues 1 – Sat 5 Nov. Follow the extraordinary journey of one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of all time, through a tumultuous marriage which led her to write the chart-topping album, Tapestry.
Following the Belgrade’s annual pantomime, already announced as Jack and the Beanstalk this year, an exciting variety of one-night-only events arrive in the New Year. Experience Legend: The Music of Bob Marley on Thursday 12th January, Big Girls Don’t Cry on Friday 13th January, Sing-a-long-a Grease on Saturday 14th January, Stewart Lee – Basic Lee on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd February, Vampires Rock on Friday 24th February and Magic of Motown on Saturday 25th February.
Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses arrives on the Main Stage from Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th January. Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz, the gripping retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transposed into a divided world. Directed by Esther Richardson, Noughts & Crosses is presented by Pilot Theatre.
From Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th February, the Olivier Award-winning Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) brings a unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story to Coventry. Adapted by Isobel McArthur, the acclaimed production was a smash-hit in the West End and now embarks on its very first UK tour.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap returns to the Belgrade this season from Monday 13th – Saturday 18th February. The world’s longest running play from the best-selling novelist of all time has been seen by millions of people across the globe. Now it’s time for Coventry audiences to find out ‘whodunnit?’
Drawing the season to a close is J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, running from Tuesday 28th February – Saturday 4th March. This National Theatre production is directed by Stephen Daldry, and sees the prosperous Birling family shaken to their very core by revelations from the mysterious Inspector Goole.
More shows in the Belgrade’s Autumn / Winter 2022 Season will be announced soon.
Tickets for all of these shows are on sale to My Belgrade Members from Tuesday 3rd May. Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday, 17th May. Tickets can be booked by phoning the Box Office on 024 7655 3055 (phone lines open 10:30am – 2pm, Mon – Sat), or visiting www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are even cheaper.
With a My Belgrade Subscription package, you can SAVE 15% when you book for three or four shows in the Belgrade’s Autumn / Winter Season (September-February) and a massive 25% when you book 5 or more participating shows. Discounts only apply to full priced tickets in all but the lowest price bands.