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Three Minute Heroes Get A While Longer

A sell-out show featuring the greatest hits from the Coventry Two Tone scene is to return to the Belgrade Theatre next year, along with a host of top musicals and plays.


Three Minute Heroes, written by Belgrade Theatre’s Bob Eaton, proved a big hit when it made its debut in September.

The story looked at the rise and the fall of the Coventry Two Tone era at the end of the 1970s, and the problems with racism that engulfed the city at the time.

Featuring the songs that made stars out of The Specials and The Selecter, the show had the audience dancing in the aisles, and it will return for a ten-day run in May.

The new season kicks off on 29 January with hit musical Blood Brothers by Willy Russell, which has been labelled the best musical of the last decade.

It is the first time that the show, which tells the story of twins boys separated at birth, has visited Coventry.

Following that is John Buchan’s classic murder mystery The 39 Steps from 12 February, starring Simon Williams, who is well-known for his performances in Dangerfield and Dalziel and Pascoe.

Music will fill the theatre again from 19 February with Leader of the Pack.

The show tells the true story of Ellie Greenwich, whose songwriting career had a huge influence on the Phil Spector sound of the 1960s.

There will be comedy from 27 February when Double Double comes to town, before the mood becomes more tragic with Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge.

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox will be the Easter highlight. From 21 May William Rose’s comedy Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner will be running, before giving way to classic farce Charley’s Aunt from 28 May.

The Roy Orbison story, featuring many of the legend’s hits, will be told from 4 June, and the season will wrap up with a new comedy called The Dice House from 13 June.
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