Productions

MAY QUEEN

by Frankie Meredith

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?

Roundabout 2021: 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.

Capacity: 75%

Share
Roundabout

Where we're going...

The Belgrade

Coventry

29 Jul – 8 Aug 2021

Slade Gardens

Brixton

20 – 28 Aug 2021

Northern Stage

Newcastle

12 – 15 Aug 2021

The Lowry

Salford

9 – 12 Sep 2021

Creative Civic Change Newington

Ramsgate

16 – 19 Sep 2021

Cast

Doncaster

30 Sep – 3 Oct 2021

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Lincoln

7 – 11 Oct 2021

Lighthouse Poole

Bournemouth and Poole

14 – 17 Oct 2021

Creative Team

Cast