New musical The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency to premiere at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre

New musical The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency will premiere at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre.

The new piece, which is a co-production between the Belgrade and Cardboard Citizens, will form part of the venue’s newly announced autumn season.

The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency will run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 16 October.

Based on a true story from the 1970s, the musical follow the story of the workings of the world’s first ‘estate agency for squatters’ and the foundation of a new nation, Frestonia.

A part of the Coventry UK City of Culture programme, the show is enlivened by a chorus of Coventry citizens who have experienced homelessness.

Other shows in the new season include the Dirty Dancing tour which is back from Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 November. Featuring the iconic hits Hungry Eyes and (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, we follow two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

And between Monday 13 to Thursday 23 December, the Belgrade and Chipping Norton Theatre present A Christmas Carol, starring David Bradley (Broadchurch, Game of Thrones). Charles Dickens’ classic novel has been adapted for the stage by Simon Callow. Bradley will be joined on stage by acclaimed folk musician and actor Sophie Crawford.

Also visiting the venue will be Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong (Monday 13 – Saturday 18 September) on its new UK tour.

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Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.