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Casting announced for the world premiere of Club 2B

Posted on 20 November 2019

Strictly Arts Theatre Company and the Belgrade Theatre today announce full casting for immersive Christmas show Club 2B, helmed by our 2021 Co-Artistic Director Corey Campbell.

Making its world premiere in Coventry from 11-31 December, this immersive theatrical party offers a festive experience like no other, taking audiences on an exhilarating trip through time in the company of enigmatic host and club owner “Z”. Seated at cabaret-style tables, you’ll have the freedom to get up and explore the room as the immersive performance unfolds around you, complete with food, drink, live music, gaming tables, a photo booth and more.

Club 2B’s mysterious owner Z is not all he seems. This larger-than-life, charismatic figure is none other than Zeus, the Greek king of gods and men, descended from the heavens in human form and driven by his love for the goddess Hera. As gods, they can take on the form of any man or woman in any time, so we watch as their story of passion, jealousy and revenge plays out across the ages.

The show will be the first production developed at the Belgrade by Corey Campbell since his appointment as one of the Theatre’s three Co-Artistic Directors for Coventry’s year as City of Culture in 2021, a position which sees him tasked with developing an exciting programme of home-produced shows for the year together with Balisha Karra and Justine Themen.

Campbell himself will take on the role of “Z”, leading a multi-roling cast of actor-musicians who will transform into real and fictional characters from across the ages, ranging from Lady Godiva to the Great Gatsby to Marilyn Monroe.

Club 2B cast

Joining the cast will be Strictly Arts regular Aimee Powell, who has toured across the UK and overseas with the company’s critically acclaimed, sell-out show Freeman. Club 2B will also be her third time performing at the Belgrade over Christmas, following her previous appearances in B2 shows Over the Top and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Sisters. Other credits include Feed the Beast and JUMP! We’ll Catch You for Birmingham REP.

Also making a welcome return to the Belgrade Theatre is Meg Forgan, who made her professional debut in the Belgrade’s 2018 musical We’ll Live and Die in These Towns, featuring the music of The Enemy, before joining the recent UK tour of The Worst Witch.

Additional casting includes singer-songwriter Iona Coburn, who recently released her first record, The Port, and whose previous theatre credits include The Threepenny Opera, Therese Raquin and West Side Story. She has previously worked with Strictly Arts on their film Seaview.

Completing the cast is Charis McRoberts, whose theatre credits include Dead Endings for Birmingham REP and Blackout and Joyriders for Lyric Theatre Belfast. She is currently a BBC New Creative, and has recently been working on Four, a BBC audio piece that will appear in 2020.

The show is devised by Corey Campbell and the company with set design by Adrian Sweeney, lighting by Chris Munn, sound design and engineering by Rob Clews, costumes by Margaret Lock and video design by John Roddy. Food and drink are by the Belgrade Theatre’s in-house catering team, led by Mark Verhofstad, Joy Clayton and Donna Rowan.

Club 2B makes its world premiere at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from 11-31 December. Tickets are available to book now.