Read All About It - City Final/ Belgrade Theatre/Coventry Evening Telegraph Building/July 18 

In City Final, six groups led by our Community & Education team invited audiences on a journey back in time to the days when the building was filled with the hustle and bustle of busy newsrooms. Drawing on stories covered by the Coventry Telegraph over the years, a series of short performances filled multiple floors of the building in a large-scale promenade experience. As well as reliving headlines from across the decades, the show also offered audiences the chance to explore the building itself for one last time before a major redevelopment sees it transformed into a hotel later in the year. The design was developed with the community groups and was sympathetic to the building, embracing and celebrating the architecture of the building to create the sense that the stories were seeping out of the fabric of the building itself.

Co-Set and Costume Designer - Abby Clarke

Co-Set and Costume Designer - Patrick Connellan 

Lighting Designer - Chris Munn and Rob Clews

Video Designer - Shanaz Gulzar

Sound Designer - Arun Ghosh and Laura Wardle

Creative Producer - Hannah Barker

Writer - Jennifer Farmer

Dramaturg - Ola Animashawun

The city gathers together
The workers say farewell
The city gathers together
The stories are released
The stories are released
The Willenhall Plane Crash
The Willenhall Plane Crash
The Willenhall Plane Crash
A print worker is laid-off
The Boy Who Fell From the Sky
The Boy Who Fell From The Sky
The Keresley Miner's Strike
The Keresley Miner's Strike
The Keresley Miner's Strike
The Keresley Miner's Strike
A Death in Custody
A Death in Custody
A Death in Custody
The Paper's Bias is Interrogated