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Posted on 13 September 2013

you can tread the boards of One Night in November?

Coventry’s history tells a story of triumph over adversity. Time and time again, it has risen from the ashes to achieve great things. Whether it is the birth of two-tone music that came out of the strife of car factory closures in the late 1970s; Keith Houchen’s wonder goal in the 1987 FA Cup Final, that spurred on the team to beat the much-favoured Tottenham Hotspur and lift the trophy, or probably the most iconic and devastating moment in Coventry’s history on 14 November 1940 when the city was razed to the ground by the Luftwaffe.

Coventry should be proud of the rich history and heritage that it has, and the Belgrade has been committed to telling these stories since it reopened in 2007, with productions such as Too Much Pressure, We Love You City and One Night in November.

It is important that these iconic moments are not forgotten and that future generations understand the importance of their history.

In Autumn 2013 the Belgrade will be staging One Night in November for the fourth time and I would like to ask you to consider supporting the cost of staging this production. In return, you will get to keep a little piece of this much-loved production.

If you have seen the production before, you will know that toward the end of it is an unforgettable scene where shoes are laid out in memory of those people who sadly lost their life that night. I would like to ask you to consider joining me in paying for a pair of these shoes. In recognition of your support, you will receive a picture of your shoes, marked up with a name or short message. This image will also be displayed on a plasma screen in the Foyer during the run of One Night in November. You may wish to do this as a gift to someone, with your own name or in memory of a loved one who experienced the Coventry Blitz.

A donation of just £5, which the theatre can match through the Arts Council’s Catalyst Arts programme, will pay for a pair of shoes.

You can make this donation by visiting, by calling the Development Office on 024 7684 6758, or you can complete and post the application form (available in the Downloads tab to the right of the page). Your picture will be sent to you within 7 days of making the donation.

Please help the Belgrade to tell the stories that matter to Coventry.

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.