Between the ninth and 15th of June, the work of Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre is being taken off the stage and into some unique settings within Coventry and Warwickshire, in order to meet new people and reach new audiences. These exclusive events, called The Belgrade Theatre Unplugged, will see professional actors perform rehearsed readings of scenes from some of the Belgrade’s upcoming productions, including Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend, Coventry Blitz play One Night in November and new musical The Prodigals. There will also be the chance to get a sneak preview of a play that the Belgrade hopes to stage in early 2014.
The readings will take place in a series of unique settings around Coventry &Warwickshire, including Coventry’s medieval Charterhouse, Draycote Water, Warwickshire’s award-winning art gallery, Compton Verney, The Butchers Arms Restaurant in Priors Hardwick, Rugby School’s Lewis Art Gallery and Foleshill Road’s Edgewick Play Centre.
The Belgrade’s Artistic Director Hamish Glen said, “These events will offer people the chance to come and hear excerpts from our forthcoming autumn season productions in the form of rehearsed readings in interesting and inspiring settings. They aren’t fully realised productions with big sets and lighting; they are stripped back “unplugged” readings that I’m putting together with a group of talented actors, to give you a unique taste of what’s in store back at the Belgrade throughout the rest of the year. Whether you’re a theatre aficionado or just looking for a fun and entertaining cultural experience, The Belgrade Theatre Unplugged is sure to be a great showcase of some of the exciting theatre that awaits you on your doorstep.”
Details of all of these events, including an opportunity to appreciate the art on display at Rugby School’s Lewis Art Gallery, can be found here: www.belgrade.co.uk/unplugged.