Read All About It - Retold

Mercurial Dance presents


Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 July 2018

  • Presented at CET Building
  • Tickets: £13.75 Concessions: £11.75

For Sale

In Retold, acclaimed West Midlands-based dance company Mercurial Dance take over the Coventry Evening Telegraph building’s foyer area in an interactive, cabaret-style show.

Inspired by the Coventry Evening Telegraph foyer being the place people of Coventry gave their stories, placed their adverts and connected with the city, this piece is rooted in the Coventry stories and the history of the building.

Real-life memories supplied by members of the community will be brought to life by a professional and community cast using dance and music, allowing audiences to bear witness to the many ways that Coventry has changed across the decades as it approaches its year as City of Culture in 2021.

Ahead of their performances this summer, Mercurial Dance are also offering you the chance to be part of the Retold project by getting in touch to share your stories of the city. Choreographer and director Oliver Scott is calling on Coventrians to send in their favourite tales and anecdotes to be used as the basis for shows running throughout the week. In particular, he’s keen to hear about memorable moments spent in the city; favourite places in Coventry and why; stories from the past; and where you were during significant events that have taken place here.

There are several ways to take part, depending on how you like to communicate. You can email your stories to, or write a letter to Mercurial Dance, 11a Coventry Canal Basin, Leicester Row, CV1 4LH. You can also get in touch via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using #RetoldCov and #CETtakeover.

Running time: approx 1 hour. Seating is arranged in 10 tables each seating 8 people.

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.

Tue 10 Jul 6:00pm Limited Availability
Wed 11 Jul 8:00pm Sold Out
Thu 12 Jul 6:00pm Limited Availability
Fri 13 Jul 8:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 14 Jul 4:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 14 Jul 8:00pm Limited Availability

This is a site-specific show in an old, building which has been disused for a number of years and may be cold even in summer. Please dress appropriately.

How to find the venue:
The Coventry Evening Telegraph Building is located across the Belgrade Plaza Square from the Belgrade Theatre. Both are right in the centre of Coventry, off Corporation Street and just 15 minutes’ walk from the train station. Parking is available at the NCP car park accessed from junction 9 of the ring road.

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