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Fresh start for a new season; The new belgrade Your complete guide to what's coming up when the curtain rises... Main house.


September 7: Official opening gala night featuring jazz legend Humphrey Lyttelton on the main stage and the Tommy Whittle Band in the theatre foyer.

September 11: Buddy Holly and the Cricketers.

September 12: Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden.

September 13: Brian Walker and Les Wilson Productions present Mid Day Variety featuring Only Sixteen singer Craig Douglas, West End musical comedy star Judith Hibbert, Pete Lindup, Led Wilson and the Alan Biddle Band.

September 14: The Bootleg 60s.

September 15: Fantasy musical Vampires Rock.

September 22-October 6: New stage version of Brecht comedy Mr Puntila and His Man, Matti starring David Hargreaves about a man who is kind and generous to a fault when drunk but mean and miserable when sober.


October 8-13: Warren Mitchell stars in comedy drama Visiting Mr Green about at Jewish widower almost hit by a speeding car driven by a corporate executive. The motorist is found guilty of reckless driving and ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr Green. The production is being staged in Coventry prior to a West End run in London.

October 15-20: West End smash hit motown musical Dancing in the Streets.

October 18: Brian Walker and Les Wilson present Mid Day Variety featuring comedian Norman Collier, singer Caroline Fields, juggling ace Steve Arnold, Les Wilson and Alan Biddle and the Boys.

October 22: The Vagina Monologues.

October 23: The Magic of the Musicals.

October 25: The Godiva Awards.

October 26: Rolling Stones tribute act The Counterfeit Stones.

October 27: Stand-up comic Stewart Lee.


November 7-17: Don Juan Comes Back From the War translated by Christopher Hampton and designed by Douglas Heap.

November 15: Brian Walker and Les Wilson present Mid Day Variety featuring the Ray Alan and Lord Charles Variety Show, X-Factor singer Mavis Lane, banjo man Malcolm Povah, host Les Wilson and the Alan Biddle Band.

November 27-January 12: Midlands panto legend and Tweenies creator Iain Lauchlan returns to play Dame in Aladdin. He also writes and directs the Christmas show.

MARCH 2008

March 1155-2299: Schiller's classic story of tyranny, terror and violence The Robbers.


February 7 to 9: Flamenco Express.

February 225-March 1: The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas.

APRIL 2008

April 2-5: Hit musical Oh What a Night starring Kid Creole.

April 14-19: Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller The 39 Steps hilariously recreated as the smash hit Olivier award-winning best new comedy. Direct from West End prior to a Broadway run.

Tickets for all shows available online from or call 024 7655 3055


THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT... Double act Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden (above) and Kid Creole (below) who stars in Oh What a Night.; BIG NAMES... (From left) Warren Mitchell and David Sturzaker star in Visiting Mr Green, dancing with Flamenco Express and comedian Norman Collier.; STAR LINE-UP... (From far left) Kid Creole, The Counterfeit Stones, Stewart Lee, David Hargreaves, Ian Lauchlan and Humphrey Lyttelton.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 25, 2007
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