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We’ll Live and Die in These Towns – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Music & Lyrics: The Enemy Writer: Geoff Thompson Director: Hamish Glen Reviewer: Nicole Craft It’s been over 10 years since Coventry band The Enemy wowed critics with their debut album We’ll Live and Die in These Towns and around two years since the band announced their split, so it can hardly be said that the band were at the height ...

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Godiva Rocks – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Alan Pollock Director: Hamish Glen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Coventry has a rich pop heritage and Godiva Rocks seeks to mine that looking at two periods in particular – the mid 1960s and early 1980s when Coventry-based performers like Vince Hill, Frank Ifield, Beverley Jones in the 1960s and, later, the whole 2 Tone phenomenon of the 1980s as well ...

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The Sisterhood – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Julia Watson, Katherine Manners, Paul Trussell & Joanna Roth in The Sisterhood from Coventry'a Belgrade theatre

Writer: Ranjit Bolt, adapted from Molière’s Les Femmes Savantes Director: Hamish Glen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Molière’s Les Femmes Savantes, a satire on academic pretension and female education, was written and premiered in the late 17th century. Ranjit Bolt has translated it and relocated the action to the 1980s, the decade of the yuppie; a good choice given the characters’ ...

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Propaganda Swing – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Peter Arnott Director: Hamish Glen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Nazi Germany understood the need for a propaganda war to support the physical war as they sought to dishearten the allies and break their spirit. Central to this was, of course, the “Germany Calling, Germany Calling” broadcasts of William Joyce – Lord Haw Haw – but his rhetoric was somewhat dry ...

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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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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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