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Club 2B at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry - show artwork and design

Club 2B at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry - show artwork and design

Join us this Christmas at Club 2B - where you’ll leave reality behind as our host and club owner, the enigmatic “Z”, takes you on an exhilarating trip through time in an immersive theatrical party event like no other.

Dress in your finest threads from your favourite era and strap yourselves in for a unique experience, as we transform the Belgrade’s B2 auditorium into Club 2B.

You’ll be seated at one of our cabaret tables as the immersive performance unfolds all around you. You’ll also have the freedom to explore the room, where you can eat, drink and party all inside the auditorium, as well as play at the gaming tables and dance as the live band rolls out a magical musical accompaniment to the evening’s entertainment.

Club owner ‘Z’ is not all he seems. This larger than life, charismatic character is none other than Zeus, the Greek King of all Gods and men, descended from the heavens in human form and driven by his obsessive love for the Goddess, Hera.

As Gods they can take on the form of any man or woman in any time, so we watch enthralled as they move amongst the audience, telling their story of passion, jealousy and revenge across the ages, via a range of characters from Lady Godiva to the Great Gatsby.

Mixing the feel of a 1930s Berlin Cabaret club, a Secret Cinema event and an underground prohibition-era night club, this exclusive event is for anyone with a thirst for life, an open mind and a sense of adventure.

Club 2B Interior.jpg

The Belgrade Theatre’s brief was to design show branding and artwork that reflected the art deco inspired, creative side to their Christmas immersive theatrical experience Club 2B. We designed the show artwork to appeal to a fun loving audience, blurring the boundaries between 1930’s Berlin Cabaret and modern theatre.

The finished design was translated into posters, outdoor advertising, flyers, banner stands and online website banners for social media.


How we built the artwork in Adobe Photoshop:


WEB DESIGN | GRAPHIC DESIGN | BRANDING | MARKETING

Create Onsight are an independent creative, web design, graphic design and branding agency.

We have an infectious enthusiasm for making things, solving problems, building brands and, most importantly, having fun doing it.

We’ve designed everything from branding and company logos for startups, to strategic marketing campaigns, to web design for e-commerce, to graphic design for brochures, leaflets and annual reports... the list goes on!


Need a new logo, brand or website for your business? Contact our Creative Director, Leigh at design@createonsight.co.uk or by using the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.


Show artwork for the Belgrade Theatre's production of We’ll Live and Die in These Towns

Show artwork for the Belgrade Theatre's production of We’ll Live and Die in These Towns

"We’ll Live and Die in These Towns is a gritty and compelling new musical drama driven by the adrenaline-rush energy and working class poetry of songs from The Enemy’s number one debut album.

A young rock musician, Argy, sits on the cusp of the big time only to suffer a crisis of confidence hours before the biggest performance of his life in a huge homecoming concert.

His manager, unable to convince him to sing, sends him away to re-visit his past and decide his future. So Argy walks the streets of his hometown, visiting family and friends in a bid to make sense of his feelings and find a way forward.

Argy’s worked his whole life for this break. But now it’s here, can he face down his fears and seize the moment?

We’ll Live and Die in These Towns comes from the pen of acclaimed Coventry writer, Geoff Thompson and is directed by Hamish Glen. It’s designed by Patrick Connellan and The Enemy’s Tom Clarke is the show’s Musical Director."


Create Onsight were once again commissioned by the Belgrade Theatre to design, produce and supply artwork for their upcoming production of We’ll Live and Die in These Towns. As a home grown production the pressure to sell tickets is greater than ever, so it was of paramount importance that the design was pitched to the correct audience, muscial theatre lovers.

The artwork was translated to banner stands, flyers, posters, badges and outdoor advertising.



Watch the slideshow below to see how we created the artwork:

Large format outdoor advertising.

Large format outdoor advertising.

The design was also adapted for a musical stage play book by Geoff Thompson.

The design was also adapted for a musical stage play book by Geoff Thompson.


WEB DESIGN | GRAPHIC DESIGN | BRANDING | MARKETING

Create Onsight are an independent creative, web design, graphic design and branding agency.

We have an infectious enthusiasm for making things, solving problems, building brands and, most importantly, having fun doing it.

We’ve designed everything from branding and company logos for startups, to strategic marketing campaigns, to web design for e-commerce, to graphic design for brochures, leaflets and annual reports... the list goes on!


Need a new logo, brand or website for your business? Contact our Creative Director, Leigh at design@createonsight.co.uk or by using the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.


Read All About it! Artwork design for two exciting shows at the old Coventry Evening Telegraph building

Read All About it! Artwork design for two exciting shows at the old Coventry Evening Telegraph building

The iconic, 1950s Coventry Evening Telegraph building is a landmark. Its storeys are heavy with stories. The dusty air of the now abandoned newsroom is thick with them – flying from desk to desk soundtracked by the faint, staccato echo of long-silenced typewriters, dashing to deliver the day’s deadline copy.

Situated just over the road from the Belgrade Theatre – another hub for city storytelling – the Coventry Evening Telegraph building will soon enjoy a new lease of life as a beautiful hotel. But before that, for a brief moment in time, it will become a theatre.

This architectural gem will host two extraordinary, site-specific productions using drama, digital, puppetry and dance to explore the city’s rich history.

One show, City Final, sees the Belgrade Theatre youth and community groups take audiences on an exciting journey against a looming deadline, around the cavernous building and through the last 50 years of Coventry life. There are two different routes for this performance, Route A and Route B. If you are in a wheelchair or have other mobility or access needs we recommend you book for Route B which is on one level and more accessible. For more information about the different routes, visit the City Final show page.

While Mercurial Dance’s show, Retold, offers audiences a unique cabaret-style show inspired by their very own, personal memories. The action plays out in the Telegraph’s foyer where generations of people came to share their news with the paper.

Hold the presses, and become part of the story as you join us on this thrilling journey through time.

These performances are part of the Coventry Great Place project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Coventry University, University of Warwick, Coventry City Council and Coventry Business Improvement District.


Create Onsight were commissioned by the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry to design and produce artwork for two shows, Retold and City Final. The brief was to create a design that would promote the theatrical dance aspect of the shows, but also promote the one off use of the unusual location, the old Coventry Telegraph building.

The typographic style within the title treatment is inspired directly from the original Coventry Telegraph Newspaper masthead, whilst the imagery of a falling performer was superimposed in Photoshop. Take a look below to see how we created the artwork from montaging various images together to create the desired effect.

The finished design was translated into posters, website banners, outdoor advertising, flyers, banner stands and lamp post banners.



WEB DESIGN | GRAPHIC DESIGN | BRANDING | MARKETING

Create Onsight are an independent creative, web design, graphic design and branding agency.

We have an infectious enthusiasm for making things, solving problems, building brands and, most importantly, having fun doing it.

We’ve designed everything from branding and company logos for startups, to strategic marketing campaigns, to web design for e-commerce, to graphic design for brochures, leaflets and annual reports... the list goes on!


Need a new website or brand for your business? Contact our Creative Director, Leigh at design@createonsight.co.uk or by using the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.


Godiva Rocks Coventry! Artwork and design by Create Onsight

Godiva Rocks Coventry! Artwork and design by Create Onsight

Godiva Rocks is an unmissable new musical featuring a host of hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades. From the same team behind the smash-hit Coventry Blitz play, One Night in November, this new musical features 20 classic songs from Coventry artists such as Frank Ifield, Vince Hill, Hazel O’Connor, The Specials, Terry Hall, King, The Primitives and The Enemy. Girl meets boy in Coventry - but nothing, and nobody, is what they seem, all because of one extraordinary night at the Orchid Ballroom, back in December ’64...

Shady financier Leo Freeman’s decision to knock down the Orchid ballroom has far-reaching consequences - as daughter Nell meets the extraordinary Patrick Vernon - and the hunt for a missing tape reveals a history of musical passions and romantic jealousies stretching back to the dawn of musical time.

Create Onsight were once again commissioned by the Belgrade Theatre to design, produce and supply artwork for their upcoming production of Godiva Rocks. As a home grown production the pressure to sell tickets is greater than ever, so it was of paramount importance that the design was pitched to the correct audience. The story harks back to 1964 and goes right through to modern day. Heavy emphasis has been placed on the look and feel of the early 60’s music and fashion with the title treatment designed in 60’s diner style. The artwork was translated to banner stands, flyers, posters, badges and outdoor advertising.

Godiva Rocks is a celebration of Coventry music from the 1950s to the present day - the greatest sounds ever from England’s Motor City!

Watch the slideshow below to see how we created the artwork:

Godiva Rocks badges.jpg

creating a buzz...

promotional badges for Godiva Rocks - a simple but effective way to promote the production.


WEB DESIGN | GRAPHIC DESIGN | BRANDING | MARKETING

Create Onsight are an independent creative, web design, graphic design and branding agency.

We have an infectious enthusiasm for making things, solving problems, building brands and, most importantly, having fun doing it.

We’ve designed everything from branding and company logos for startups, to strategic marketing campaigns, to web design for e-commerce, to graphic design for brochures, leaflets and annual reports... the list goes on!


Need a new logo, brand or website for your business? Contact our Creative Director, Leigh at design@createonsight.co.uk or by using the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.