This February will see Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre play host to a great range of one-night shows combining must-see musical entertainment with the latest in bold new writing and magical illusion.
Swinging into Coventry on Saturday 20 February, BBC Big Band brings the authentic sounds of cinema to the Belgrade Main stage. Inspired by some of the greatest movie sound-tracks of all time, this incredible concert show features music and themes from films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Meet Me in St. Louis and James Bond, through to contemporary classics such as John Williams’ Catch Me If You Can soundtrack – all performed in the BBC Big Band’s own inimitable style.
Joining the band on stage is special guest vocalist, Emer McParland, performing songs made famous by the leading-ladies of film music, including Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Marilyn Monroe.
Breathing new life into the ancient art of storytelling, The Forbidden Door is a scintillating combination of live music, dynamic sound and captivating narrative running in B2 on Fri 27 Feb. Acclaimed storyteller Daniel Morden is joined by virtuoso musicians Sarah Moody, Dylan Fowler and Olivier Wilson-Dickson in a show which fuses love, loss, horror and humour, transporting audiences into a world of imagination, melody and mystery.
World-class illusion, gripping spectacle and death-defying acrobatics combine in Champions of Magic, running on the Main Stage on Fri 27 Feb. Featuring five of the world’s finest magicians, including Young & Strange – Grand Illusionists as seen on ITV’s ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’, Fay Presto, Queen of Close-up magic & Alex Mclerr, Master Mind Reader, this stunning illusion show combines disappearances, teleportation, levitation and heart-stopping finale, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions.
For fans of new writing, Bag Lady is a bold new play from the pen of Coventry playwright Marcia Layne running in B2 on Sat 28 Feb. Produced by Hidden Gems Theatre Company, this hard-hitting and darkly comic one-woman play tells the story of Eve, a homeless bag lady whose passionate rants and reflections are not only justifiable but essential to her survival. An exhilarating rollercoaster ride of a play which celebrates the notion of the strong and angry black woman.
Tickets for all of these shows are on sale now. To book, please call our friendly Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are cheaper.