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Posted on 16 August 2013

The Father is becoming a radio play?

We are very pleased to announce that our recent production of Strindberg’s The Father has been recorded as a radio play by BBC Radio 3, to be aired on 22 September. Director Joe Harmston assembled the original cast for the recording, which included Joe Dixon, as the troubled Captain, and Katy Stephens, as his wife Laura. We’re delighted the show will get to reach new audiences in this way.

The Father has become one of the most successful productions from the Belgrade Theatre, with Director Joe Harmston, being nominated as Best Director in the Theatre Awards UK for the production and Holly Earl receiving a commendation from the prestigious Ian Charleston Awards for her portrayal of Bertha in The Father. Established in 1991 by the Sunday Times and the National Theatre, the Ian Charleson Awards recognises the best classical stage performances in Britain by actors aged under 30. The Father was Holly’s first stage role, meaning she is able to join the likes of Sir Ian McKellen and Clive Owen, who also began their stage careers at the Belgrade.

If you missed it live on stage make sure to tune in to the BBC Radio 3 version on 22 September.

You can find out more about the Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Limited and how you can support the Belgrade Theatre by visiting the Support Us pages of our website.

The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Ltd is a registered charity (No 219163), so all of the money raised and earned by the theatre is reinvested in the services it provides to the local community. Amongst other things, these services include, creating and staging high quality productions on the Main Stage and in B2, working with local communities and young people, many of whom are at risk of social and/or educational exclusion via the Community & Education Company and developing the careers of young people who want to work in the arts.