Whats on May 6th – May 19th

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In the next couple of weeks it’s all about theatre! A very exciting opportunity is coming to Coventry, one that for theatre lovers can not be missed. In the Belgrade Theatres B2 stage comes Chorale – A Sam Shepard Roadshow. Billed as America’s most adventurous and poetic living playwright, Shepard has an innovative focus on poetry and collaborative theatre. There are two double bills available.

10th – 17th
The Holy Ghostly – over the shadows of a ghost-lit campfire in a lonely desert, a dying man struggles to connect with his estranged son. Haunted back-beats propel this raw-boned play to its apocalyptic climax. The War in Heaven – a moving plea from both a fallen angel and a man struggling to be heard once more, this powerful piece was co-written with actor Joseph Chaikin.

12th – 17th
Savage/Love – a rare opportunity to see this film of Shepard’s work, captured by Academy Award winning director Shirley Clarke. The Animal (You) – a drive through the landscape of Shepard’s poetry and prose, played loud to the standard rock and roll progression of C, A minor, F, G that evocatively conjures up endless highways.

There are also post-show gigs by Herons!, who provide live music for the performances, on Tues 13th & Sat 17th in the café bar.

There is also a fascinating piece of theatre coming to the Warwick Arts Centre. Or I should say coming to your own home. Avon Calling by theatre company The Other Way Works is a piece of interactive theatre you can invite to your house. Invite the Avon Lady in to your own living room for an intimate Avon Party with a theatrical twist. The performance is billed as ‘celebration of beauty in all its forms’ at least until you start to discover the dark secrets hidden under your visitor’s perfectly presented exterior. If you live within 30 minutes of Warwick Arts Centre you can book the show for your own home with a group of up to 10 of your friends and family. Performances are available Sat 10th 3pm & 7.30pm, Sun 11th 3pm & 6.30pm

We are getting close to your last opportunity to pick up forms for the Coventry Open, an open art competition and exhibition run by the Herbert. The application forms can be downloaded here or picked up from the Herbert reception. Forms should be submitted with work on the 24th. Also at the Herbert the Dale Marshall exhibition Walls With Wounds closes on the 18th. Don’t miss this excellent exhibition. Also in arts don’t miss the tour of All That is Solid Melts into Air’ by the Meads curator on the 13th.

What’s On 5th – 19th May


6th 10am -2pm – Free valuation day by Fellows HERBERT ART GALLERY
13th 6pm – Mead Curator lead exhibition tour ‘All That is Solid Melts into Air’ MEAD GALLERY
16th all day – Roman Empire: Power and People.  HERBERT ART GALLERY
17th 6:30pm – Museums at Night with Van Go Yourself HERBERT ART GALLERY


6th-10th Agatha Christie’s ‘Black Coffee’  BELGRADE
10th – 11th Avon Calling WARWICK
10th – 17th Chorale (the Holy Ghostly/ The War In Heaven) BELGRADE
12th – 17th Chorale (Savage/Love/ The Animal (you)) BELGRADE
13th – 16th ‘Institute’ by Amit Lahav (dance/theatre company Gecko)WARWICK
14th RSC Live: Henry IV Part I WARWICK


7th – 10th ‘The Hairy Ape’Eugene O’Neill (Warwick Univeristy Drama Soc) WARWICK
7th – 17th Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas LOFT THEATRE
10th – 17th The Thrill Of Love – Amanda Whittington CRITERION THEATRE
14 – Sat 17 Guys and Dolls (Music Theatre Warwick) WARWICK


IMPORTANT NOTE! Stay Tuned for a separate music whats on as soon as I’ve found another regular contributor.

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