not what a girl should do.
not what a queen would do.
well f*ck what a queen would do.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city.
The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising.
As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
The Stage described it as “richly written” and raved about the “gripping performance from Yasmin Dawes”. We hope to see you at this vividly realised production.
A Paines Plough and Belgrade Theatre Coventry Production
Part of Coventry City of Culture 2021
Age Guidance: 12+
Content warning: Strong language, sexual references, violence
Trigger warning: Sexual harassment, sexual assault.