Audience reaction to The Alchemist

Tuesday night was press night for The Alchemist, and the Belgrade Theatre captured some of the audience reaction to the show. Do take a look…

We’re also starting to get a few reviews in too. Here’s a couple of our favourite quotes so far:

“A pacey and polished production that demands your fullest attention from start to finish.” 
(Daventry Express)

“The characters are so vibrant, the acting of such quality, that this is an experience that will command your attention while rewarding you amply with laughs.”
(Leamington Courier)

There’s also a fantastic comment from an audience member on the comments section of the Belgrade website (where you can also find out more about the show) Of course, if you’ve seen it yourself, we’d love to hear what you thought too!



The Alchemist

The Alchemist 2013While the master of the house is out of town to escape the plague, his house-keeper sets up with ‘a cheater and his punk’ as the city’s premier conman.

A full range of alternative services are offered to the citizens who beat a furtive path to their door – anything from the secret of eternal youth, to that recipe of recipes which will turn a tin can into bankable gold.

Masters of the ludicrous disguise, the team of con-artists find their multiple deceptions spiralling out of control, until they receive some alarming news…

Jonson’s brilliant satire burns away the dross, exposing a society whose obsessions make it vulnerable to any well-worked scam. This explosive production of The Alchemist from Riding Lights, especially revived for Coventry, is fast, furious, feisty and very, very funny.

Saturday 1 – Saturday 22 Feb 2014
The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – B2 Stage
Tickets: From £8 – £20 (concessions £7.75 – £18)

More info and online booking:
Belgrade Theatre Box Office: 024 7655 3055

Presented by The Belgrade Theatre and Riding Lights Theatre Company
Written by Ben Jonson, Directed by Paul Burbridge, Designed by Sean Cavanagh