The Belgrade Theatre has revealed plans to welcome audiences back from 17 May 2021, in line with step three of the UK Government’s road map for the reopening of theatres.
The new season will commence with a rescheduled tour of John Godber’s April in Paris, starring Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw.
The Belgrade also plans to present a variety of music, comedy and theatre performances this summer. This includes Sakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors and the Elton John-inspired show I’m Still Standing.
Digital productions will continue to be available for online audiences. Performances of Jabala and the Jinn, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Private Peaceful among others will be available to stream.
The venue will also host the UK Asian Film Festival, with the venue providing in-house, socially distanced screenings of five films in their B2 auditorium.
Now the venue has revealed they will co-produce a variety of new writing plays with touring theatre company Paines Plough at their esteemed Roundabout venue.
Other developments for the venue include refurbishments to their cafés, as well as plans to sell locally sourced food and drink to enjoy outside the theatre on Belgrade square.
In a statement, the Executive director Joanna Reid said “the whole team can’t wait to reopen on 17 May and to welcome shows and audiences back into our two auditoria as soon as possible…We hope to see you back at the Belgrade soon!”
Words by Isabelle Casey.
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