Club Nights, Teenage Trials and Tea with the Queen – Belgrade Theatre’s B2 Season of Love and Belonging continues
From an immersive club-style experience to high tea with Queen Victoria, the Belgrade Theatre is serving up the very best in brand new drama in its B2 Season of Love and Belonging this autumn and winter.
Currently showing until Sat 12 October, Rona Munro’s chilling adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein makes for perfect pre-Halloween viewing, placing the novel’s teenage author at the centre of the action to explore the stark realities facing radical young women, then and now.
Then at Christmas, you’re invited to a festive party like no other when Club 2B throws opens its doors for the very first time. Secret Cinema meets speakeasy-style prohibition era nightclub in this fully immersive show, running from 11-31 December. Join the enigmatic Z on an unforgettable journey through time, blending theatre you can move around and explore with live music, food, drink, gaming tables and more.
2020 kicks off with Janice Okoh’s outrageous comedy drama The Gift, a story of imperialism, interracial adoption, cultural appropriation and drinking tea, showing from 18-25 January. Produced by the Belgrade Theatre and Eclipse Theatre and directed by Dawn Walton, The Gift follows the intertwining stories of two black women in the UK – one in 1852 and the other in the present day.
Finally from 8-22 February, Alex Wheatle’s Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winning YA novel Crongton Knights gets its world stage premiere in a new adaptation by Emteaz Hussain. Set on a fictional South London estate, this this fast-paced adventure combines inventive physical theatre with a beatbox soundscape to tell the story of a group of teenagers who set out to help a friend in need, against a backdrop of gang division. Following the huge success of Noughts and Crosses, the show is the second play to emerge from a consortium set up to create work for young audiences.