Belgrade Theatre to Restage ONE NIGHT IN NOVEMBER, 28 Sept. - 19 Oct.
One Night in November, the Belgrade Theatre's hugely successful play about one family's harrowing experience of the Coventry Blitz, returns to the Belgrade's Main Stage from 28 Sept to 19 Oct.
With an entirely new cast and a re-designed stage set, this brand new production of Alan Pollock's hugely successful play returns to the Belgrade by public demand following three previous sell-out runs.
One Night in November tells the story of Katie, a headstrong 18 year old training to be a teacher, who encounters Michael, an Oxford tutor of Romantic Literature and Language, while waiting for the 'All Clear' at a railway station.
It's the beginning of what could be a straightforward love story. But nothing is straightforward in wartime. Unknown to Katie, Michael has been forced to turn his language skills to deciphering codes at Bletchley Park. Katie, who lives with her family in Coventry, has no idea how terrible the threat of war is. But Michael does...
Hamish Glen, the Belgrade's Artistic Director and director of the play, commented, "One Night in November has really struck a chord with audiences and I am delighted that we are able to revive the show for the fourth time. I'm especially pleased to be adapting the play for the Main Stage again, as this allows us to do things on a much bigger scale. With the help of even bigger and better special effects and pyrotechnics we hope to really capture the sense of what it feels like to be at the mercy of such a dreadful aerial bomb attack."
This gripping wartime drama was first staged in the Belgrade's B2 auditorium as part of the theatre's reopening season in 2008. The production received an overwhelming response from audiences and critics alike, resulting in it being restaged later that year for another sell out run. 2010 saw the production move to the Main Stage to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Coventry Blitz.
This latest production sees the show return to the Main Stage with an all new cast of actors, including Sanchia McCormack who returns to the Belgrade after playing Christine Linde in Nora in February last year and Charlotte Ritchie who has appeared on television in comedy Fresh Meat and Undercover and also performs in classical crossover group All Angels.
The cast also includes Jason Langley (Ghosts, Greenwich Theatre and Nicked, Hightide Festival), James Hornsby (A Passionate Woman, New Wolsey Theatre/Oldham Coliseum and The Glee Club, Bush Theatre/Duchess Theatre), Helen Coles (Clydebourne Park and Earthquakes in London, LAMDA), Barry Aird (The Mousetrap, St Martin's Theatre and Shawshank Redemption, Wyndhams Theatre), Ian Barritt (Othello, Sheffield Crucible and Much Ado About Nothing, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Verity Kirk (When She Danced and All's Well That Ends Well, RADA) and Charlie Roe (A Few Good Men, Theatre Royal, Haymarket and To Kill A Mockingbird, West Yorkshire Playhouse/Birmingham Rep).
Set design is by Patrick Connellan, with lighting design by Arnim Freiss and sound scape design by John Scott. The video consultant is Will Duke and the video programmer is Sam Hunt. Set and costumes have been created by Belgrade Production Services.
Tickets for One Night in November are available now from the box office on 024 7655 3055 priced from £16.25 to £31 or via www.belgrade.co.uk where cheaper tickets are available.
Photo by Robert Day