Coventry to welcome literary adaptations

Published: 21 December 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Lost Dog’s A Tale of Two Cities

Coventry venue Warwick Arts Centre’s spring and summer 2022 season features several “bold” adaptations of famous literary works.

Lost Dog dance theatre company's retelling of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities which focuses on the character of Lucie Manette can be seen from Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 February.

Platform 4's audio / visual take on John Wyndham's plant-based invasion Triffids! is the attraction on Saturday 26 February. Battersea Arts Centre and BAC Beatbox Academy's reimagining of Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster visits Coventry from Wednesday 25 until Saturday 28 May.

For families, Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre bring to the stage Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s picture book Zog and the Flying Doctors from Thursday 24 until Saturday 26 February. Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April while Le Navet Bete presents a comedic take on The Three Musketeers from Thursday 12 until Saturday 14 May.

Other highlights include Warwickshire writer / actor Hannah Kumari’s study of identity and the beautiful game in Eng-Er-Land on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 February, and Jonathan Harvey’s adaptation of radio and TV sitcom Ladies Of Letters, reuniting Only Fools And Horses’ actors Tessa Peake-Jones and Gwyneth Strong, from Tuesday 7 until Saturday 11 June.