Belgrade Reveals New Season Highlights

Written by on March 4, 2023

Belgrade Reveals New Season Highlights


Laura Elliot and Corey Campbell, the leadership team of the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, have revealed details of the Autumn/Winter 2023 season, which will include a new home-produced musical The Last Vampire, the WhatsOnStage Award-nominated musical adaption of The Book Thief, produced in association with Deus Ex Machina Productions, a thrilling new all-female and non-binary version of Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning produced in association with the National Theatre of Scotland and Aberdeen Performing Arts, alongside a series of nationally and internationally acclaimed productions as part of their respective UK tours.

Creative Director Corey Campbell, will direct the new home-produced musical The Last Vampire, which will run in the B2 auditorium from 23 October – 4 November. The fun musical adventure, which is based on the much-loved children’s book by Willis Hall, follows Henry Hollins as he’s taken abroad on a camping holiday by his grandparents before disaster strikes when the bungling trio end up lost in Transylvania.

From 11 – 16 September, a new incarnation of the award-nominated musical The Book Thief will debut at the Belgrade Theatre. The musical, which is based on Marcus Zusak’s much-loved novel, was first seen last autumn at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton and received two WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Regional Production and Best Lighting Design.

The Book Thief, which tells the story of an illiterate girl who steals an abandoned book in 1930s Germany, is adapted for the stage by Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper) and Timothy Allen McDonald (who adapted Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach) with music and lyrics by Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Central Park). The Book Thief is produced by Deus Ex Machina Productions (Ride: A New Musical) with Writer’s Cage, Christopher Ketner, and Andrew Paradis, in association with Belgrade, Coventry.

From 18 – 21 October, a thrilling new version of Dracula, Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning, conceived by Morna Pearson and Sally Cookson, written by Morna Pearson after Bram Stoker, directed by Sally Cookson. Produced in association with the National Theatre of Scotland and Aberdeen Performing Arts, Mina Murray is at the heart of the action and together with an all-women and non-binary ensemble retelling a unique version of Bram Stoker’s classic tale.

The Belgrade Theatre will also welcome a number of nationally and internationally acclaimed shows as part of their UK tours including the musicals Heathers (19-23 September), Sister Act (9-14 October), Shrek (30 January – 4 February) and plays The Full Monty (2-7 October), , Frantic Assembly’s new production of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis (23-27 January) and the five-time Olivier Award-winning Life of Pi (8-13 April).

Chief Executive Laura Elliot said, “We are so excited to bring these brilliant shows and companies to Coventry this year. We want to be a home for world-class transformative, entertaining theatre and musicals – bringing the best of the best to Coventry and putting on stories – either produced by us or received by us from elsewhere – that are truly distinctive, exciting, momentum building and which bring that moment where you go ‘I just saw something extraordinary’… and that stays with you for weeks!”

The full Autumn/Winter season also includes an eclectic mix of music, ballet, family entertainment, and this year’s pantomime Cinderella. Tickets can be booked by visiting the official site HERE.

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