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May Queen
A Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Paines Plough production

May Queen

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme. Thurs 29, Sat 31 July and Tues 3, Thurs 5, Sat 7 and Sun 8 Aug 2021
  • Drama

This event takes place at Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city.

The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising.

As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?

Age Guidance: 12+

Please note that no late comers will be admitted.

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

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