The Belgrade Theatre has announced an exciting lineup of music, must-see drama and murder mysteries
taking to the stage this September, including a landmark production to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its B2 Auditorium.
Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog will run on the B2 stage to mark its 10 th anniversary, directed by the internationally renowned Helena Kaut-Howson, whose previous collaborations with the Belgrade have received much criticalacclaim. Set in 1953, following the death of Josef Stalin, the inhabitants of prison camps across Russia are liberated. Ruslan is a beautiful, proud dog, bred solely to serve as a guard in these camps, but when he’s abandoned in a world without the clear structure and organisation he’s always known, how can he possibly adjust? This powerful new stage adaptation of Georgi Vladimov’s cult novel, is a gripping allegory for the disorientation of postrevolution Russia.
Running alongside this on the Main Stage, is the raucous and rebellious Reasons to be Cheerful, celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads. It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and The Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely…This punk musical and gritty coming-of- age story is heading back out on the road, following a hugely successful nationwide tour and performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Also this September, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company return to the Belgrade with their brand new adaptation of the best-selling novel by Ruth Rendell, A Judgement in Stone. Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood – on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s spine-chilling thriller uncovers a lifetime of deceit and cover-ups which, bring a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
Tickets for all these shows and more are available now by calling the Belgrade Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk for cheaper tickets online.