Albany “confident” summer season will go ahead

Published: 1 April 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Drama and dance in the Albany Theatre, Coventry's summer season

Coventry’s Albany Theatre has unveiled a summer season which includes touring theatre and dance—and boss Kevin Shaw is confident it will go ahead.

Shaw, the theatre’s chief executive and artistic director, said, “our diverse programme is packed with outstanding professional and community productions, weekend festivals and exciting projects that will showcase the development the theatre’s making in the community.”

The Albany studio will play host to drama including Four Forty Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth: A Shakespeare Double Bill, suitable for all ages, on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 July. Four actors condense the Scottish play into “40 hilarious break-neck minutes” and after the interval the same actors will deliver “an outrageous and equally entertaining 40-minute production” of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Linda Nolan, Stephanie Dooley, Niki Evans and Leanne Jones will team up for a girls’ night out as they appear in the musical comedy sketch Girls Just Wanna Have Fun on Thursday 16 September.

The Russian National Ballet will return to the Albany with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake on Saturday 25 September.