Red Snapper

The Belgrade Theatre presents

Red Snapper

By Liz Mytton, directed by Justine Themen

Saturday 5 to Saturday 19 March 2016

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: from £8.75 to £16.25 Concessions: £8.75 to £14.25

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Jamaica, 1962. The island is alive with the excitement of independence and the thrill of providing the setting for the iconic James Bond movie, Dr. No.

But for five women and their husbands on the council, this is a time of mixed fortunes and uncertainty, as personal and political tensions simmer against a backdrop of mass emigration and unrest.

With local people increasingly excluded from the beaches, so as not to ruin the view for the growing tourist trade, a planned visit from nearby Cuba’s communist leader, Fidel Castro, has the islanders in a spin.Will the high profile visitor bring further prestige and glamour, or will his presence incite the island’s downtrodden fishing community to rise up?

As the pressure builds, family secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface – and when the councillors’ wives meet to plan a welcome meal for Castro, it’s not just the cooking pots that are in danger of boiling over.

With an all-female cast, including BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Cathy Tyson, playing a collection of vibrant characters, and dialogue loaded with humour and pathos, Red Snapper is the stunning debut play by Liz Mytton. It will also be the first full production to come from the Belgrade Theatre’s acclaimed playwriting project, Critical Mass.

Age recommendation: 14+

Sat 5 Mar 8:00pm Sold Out
Mon 7 Mar 8:00pm
Tue 8 Mar 7:00pm Sold Out
Wed 9 Mar 8:00pm
Thu 10 Mar 8:00pm
Fri 11 Mar 8:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 12 Mar 2:15pm Limited Availability
Sat 12 Mar 8:00pm Limited Availability
Tue 15 Mar 8:00pm
Wed 16 Mar 2:15pm
Wed 16 Mar 8:00pm
Thu 17 Mar 8:00pm Post-Show Discussion Limited Availability
Fri 18 Mar 8:00pm Captioned Performance Sold Out
Sat 19 Mar 2:15pm Audio Described Limited Availability
Sat 19 Mar 8:00pm Sold Out

“An ambitious and stirring premiere.” ****

The Times

‘Sets the bar very high indeed’

Leamington/Warwick Courier, Kenilworth Weekly News & Rugby Advertiser

**** ‘Highly recommended’

Behind the Arras

‘Liz Mytton has definitely found an important story to tell.’

What’s On Magazine

Access Performances:

Captioned: Fri 18 Mar, 8pm
Audio Described: Sat 12 Mar, 2.15pm

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Posted on 26th February 2016

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Red Snapper Set Design Revealed

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 15th January 2016

Jamaica, 1962 – the setting for brand new play, Red Snapper by Liz Mytton which is taking to the B2 stage this March. Today, Janet Vaughan revealed her set des... Read more

First Look - Red Snapper Opens in B2

Posted by anon on 9th March 2016

What better way to toast International Womens’ Day than with the premiere of our brand new play, Red Snapper. Set in Jamaica during its year of Independence, ... Read more

International Women's Week - Liz Mytton on Writing Roles for Women

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 8th March 2016

To celebrate International Women’s Week, the Belgrade is producing a series of blogs focusing on inspirational women. In this Interview, we meet Liz Mytton, th... Read more

Jammin' in Jamaica: Arun Ghosh on the Music for Red Snapper

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 29th February 2016

Jamaica 1962. The setting for new play Red Snapper which is currently in rehearsal and due to run on the B2 stage from Sat 5 March. For composer and sound desig... Read more

Video: Discover the Story Behind Red Snapper

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 29th February 2016

Video interview with the writer of Red Snapper, Liz Mytton and Director Justine Themen. Read more

Building The Set for Red Snapper

Posted by anon on 22nd February 2016

We’ve been for a nose around our workshop in Red Lane where work is currently underway on the set build for our new play, Red Snapper. The set – designed by ... Read more

Red Snapper In Rehearsal

Posted by anon on 22nd February 2016

With Week 3 of rehearsals for our new play, Red Snapper, now underway, we were treated to a glimpse inside the Patrick Suite where our all-female company Cathy T... Read more

Red Snapper In Rehearsal - Part 1, Starting Out

Posted by anon on 11th February 2016

With rehearsals for our new play Red Snapper now in full swing, Assistant Director Maeve Clarke fills us in on the play’s journey from page to stage… Maeve... Read more

First Look - Behind the Scenes of Red Snapper. A New Play by Liz Mytton

Posted by anon on 8th February 2016

With storm Imogen currently wreaking havoc across the UK, we decided to bring some much-needed Jamaican sunshine to Coventry for a Caribbean-inspired photo call ... Read more

Cooking Up A Storm...Writer Liz Mytton on Red Snapper

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 8th February 2016

In our latest video, we chat to Liz Mytton, the writer of new play Red Snapper which will be staged in B2 this March. Jamaica, 1962. The island is alive with th... Read more

Cathy Tyson leads All-Female Cast in Red Snapper

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 8th February 2016

We are thrilled to announce that the U.K premiere of Liz Mytton’s play Red Snapper will play in B2 from Sat 5 – Sat 19 Mar, starring BAFTA and Golden Globe n... Read more

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