Libby Watson on Godiva Rocks set design

Posted on 2 August 2017

We’re excited to share the fab set design of Godiva Rocks! With a checkered floor, vibrant colour and an authentic Coventry feel, it really does set the scene for the story.

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Libby Watson is the set and costume designer of Godiva Rocks. Here, she talks through her vision and shares what audiences can expect to see when they see Godiva Rocks.

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.

Godiva Rocks takes to the Main Stage between Sat 7 – Sat 21 Oct and tickets are available now, priced from £19.75. Book now by calling the theatre’s friendly box office team on 024 7655 3055 or book online for even cheaper tickets at where no booking fees apply.