The full cast for the musical stage adaptation of best-selling novel The Book Thief have been announced, including Coventry local Daniel Krikler as ‘Max Vandenburg’. The musical will run at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from 11-16 September 2023.

A mesmerising new musical based on Markus Zusak‘s international bestselling novel, The Book Thief is adapted by award-winning bestselling author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper) and Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Between the Lines) with music and lyrics by Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Central Park AppleTV+).

The Book Thief had an extremely well-received initial presentation at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton in 2022 for which it was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production.

Krikler, who reprises his role from the Bolton run and recently performed at The Belgrade’s B2 in last year’s acclaimed production of Fighting Irish said, “I’m so excited to be coming to The Belgrade, my home theatre, with The Book Thief, having performed here last year in Fighting Irish. As a member of Coventry’s Jewish community from a young child, there is no place I’d rather be telling this beautiful, important story. Coventry has its own deep connection to the Second World War with the Blitz very much in living memory, so I know how much the show will resonate here with the community.”