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SueL
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1 of 9  Tue 8th Mar 2016 8:18pm  
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So, I can remember performing at the Belgrade (small theatre) in about 1973/4 - folk music, and, also appearing on 'Midlands Today' - doing the same thing. I learned to play the guitar at Finham Park, and, Mick Swain was our teacher. It was brilliant, and we were live on the TV and at the Belgrade. Can't remember the presenters very well (Tom Coyne?), I think it was at Pebble Mill. But, our aspirations to be the Spice Girls of the mid 70s weren't to be. Have just booked tickets for next Wednesday's performance of 'Jackie the Musical' at the Belgrade. My era Smile
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Helen F
Warrington
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2 of 9  Wed 9th Mar 2016 10:53pm  
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Hi SueL, I only started visiting the Belgrade in the 90s but it's a great theatre. I only wish I could find one that does such pleasing stuff that was a little closer.
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SueL
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3 of 9  Thu 10th Mar 2016 9:53am  
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Hi Helen, Yes the Belgrade is a great venue - I'm looking forward to our visit next week! I've just remembered that the 'small theatre' at the Belgrade I referred to in my initial post, was known as the 'Belgrade Studio' in the 1970s. I, along with several different groups of school friends from Finham Park Comprehensive, performed a folk concert there for two or three nights in 1974. The television program we were on was 'Midlands Today'. Kind regards. Sue Edited by member, 10th Mar 2016 10:10 am
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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4 of 9  Thu 10th Mar 2016 11:12am  
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Hi Ladies, Wave It's a great theatre for bacon butties too. A group of friends often meet for a Wednesday morning butty time. You would always be most welcome to pull up a chair. Thumbs up
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LongfordLad
Toronto
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5 of 9  Fri 11th Mar 2016 12:48am  
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Ah, but those late 1950s when a young man/young woman could become a Young Stager (for a nominal fee) and thereafter enjoy reduced price tickets for the theatrical shows. Ian McKellen (Gandalf - Lord of the Rings) was a member of the company in the 1960s, as was - also in the 1960s - Leonard Rossiter of Rising Damp TV fame).
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Disorganised1
Coventry
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6 of 9  Fri 11th Mar 2016 3:09am  
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My first trip to the theatre was with my sister to see Wind in The Willows. A certain Ian McKellan played King Rat. In the early 80's I used to go regularly, and possibly the best play I've ever seen about Coventry was one called Risky City. "We're West Midlands Gas, and East Midlands Electricity, nobody knows where we belong."
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Tricia
Bedworth
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7 of 9  Fri 11th Mar 2016 11:56am  
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On 11th Mar 2016 12:48am, LongfordLad said: Ah, but those late 1950s when a young man/young woman could become a Young Stager (for a nominal fee) and thereafter enjoy reduced price tickets for the theatrical shows.
Mayjan and I used to belong to the 'Under 21s Club' in the late 50s, we used to be able to see the plays for half price Monday-Thursday. Smile
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mayjan
Green Lane,Coventry
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8 of 9  Fri 11th Mar 2016 3:32pm  
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TonyS
Coventry
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9 of 9  Wed 10th Aug 2016 12:06pm  
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For anyone who still hasn't seen the production of "One Night in November" (or who has seen it and would like a reminder), The Belgrade Theatre are now selling a DVD of the play. Available from the box office (by post or in person) or from their website, it costs just £10, this is a live recording of the 2013 performance. I saw the original production when it was staged in the B2 auditorium in 2008, then I saw the slightly larger production when it appeared 12 months later on the main stage. I got my copy this morning and will review it when I've watched it. Thumbs up
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