Albany Theatre asks Killer Question in new season

Published: 25 September 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Wesley Griffith as Mellors in Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover Credit: Thomas Christian

Drama features strongly in the autumn and winter season at Coventry’s Albany Theatre which will include two Christmas productions.

Dave Payne’s The Killer Question, a dark comedy thriller described as “The Silence of the Lambs meets Last of the Summer Wine”, will be produced by Just Some theatre. The cast comprises Peter Stone, Jake Urry and Jordan Moore. It will be staged in the studio on Wednesday 6 October.

Lawrence Russell’s parody of the D H Lawrence epic Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover takes to the Albany stage on Friday 15 October before a “full-cast production” of Shakespeare’s Macbeth comes to Coventry on Wednesday 20 October.

A new play by Irish writer and performer Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe, Vessel is a “challenging reminder of the lies and legacies we inherit and the potential power of the individual in the digital age”. It will be performed on Thursday 21 October.

Conn Artists Theatre Company in association with Worthing Theatres and Museum will present the UK première of Daniel Rover Singer’s comedy A Perfect Likeness on Friday 5 November. It features a “hilarious and revealing conversation” between Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, and Charles Dickens.

The Albany will stage a 22-date run of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol from Saturday 4 until Sunday 26 December and will also present its first in-house community pantomime, Dick Whittington, from Thursday 30 December until Saturday 8 January 2022.

The full programme is available at the Albany Theatre web site.