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Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Michael Eaton Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] The name of the Victorian criminal Charles Peace has passed into folklore. But what was he? A scheming, womanising, murderous thief? Or some sort of loveable rogue? His recorded life story cries out for a melodramatic treatment, and that is what we get in this entertaining production, a co-production between ...

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One Night in November – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Alan Pollock Director: Hamish Glen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] What if you knew, absolutely KNEW, that the one person you loved more than anything was in mortal danger? You’d warn her, yes? But what if that knowledge was an official secret, that sharing it with anyone would be treason? That’s the dilemma facing Oxford don and Bletchley Park code ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] Following the death of her father, the painfully shy Little Voice (so shy, we never even hear her utter any other name for herself) withdraws into the world she shared with him, a world in which the great divas wear their hearts on their sleeves, singing out their emotions. She ...

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Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre Unplugged in and around Warwickshire

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 ...

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The 39 Steps – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Patrick Barlow, adapted from the book by John Buchan Director: Maria Aitken Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] This rip roaring tale of derring do, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2007, is very faithful to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film version of Buchan’s book. This is a remarkable statement to make when one considers it is performed by ...

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Sons Without Fathers – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Anton Chekhov, in a new translation by Helena Kaut-Howson Director: Helena Kaut-Howson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] There is some mystery around Chekhov’s first full length play, written around 1878. There seem to be contemporary references to a play called Fatherlessness, written especially for Maria Yermolova of the Maly Theatre. This appears to have been destroyed after she rejected it. ...

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