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The Belgrade Theatre and From The Heart Theatre, in association with Coventry UK City of Culture Trust present

The Allesley Silas

George Eliot’s Silas Marner. Adapted by Alan Pollock with composition and sound design by Rebecca Applin.

Sat 23 to Sat 30 July 2022

Silas Marner is one of the great stories by one of Coventry’s most celebrated writers, George Eliot.

This new version of the story, with joyous music by Rebecca Applin, was a sell-out success during Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, where it was performed in a circus marquee in Allesley Park.

Set in the village of Raveloe – a fictional version of Allesley itself – and featuring the local Rainbow pub, this is a classic tale of hope, redemption and the unshakeable power of the human spirit.

Devised by a nationally celebrated production team of theatre professionals with connections to the area, this is a magical tale of love lost and found, and is presented by a talented company of professional and local community performers.

A story of an outsider, who in his caring for a child finds redemption, and love in his community.

Nick Walker’s magical production is re-imagined for the Belgrade’s B2 by Coventry director Olivia Marie, in a new setting by Allesley designer Abby Clarke.