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La Strada (2017)

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes, including interval
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Wed 26 April
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Prior to a West End season

From the Olivier award-winning Producer of West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather

Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning La Strada is one of the all-time masterpieces of world cinema. This stunning new stage adaptation is directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre & Peter Pan National Theatre, Hetty Feather West End) and boasts a beautiful new score by Benji Bower with songs performed by an international cast of actor musicians.

La Strada ‘The Road’, a metaphor for life, is a deeply impassioned tale of love and loss. We journey into the heart of the Italian countryside where Gelsomina, full of the innocent spirit of youth, is bought by Zampano, a travelling street performer, to join his ‘strong man’ act. When the mismatched pair stumble across a ragtag circus and a daredevil tight-rope walker, Gelsomina finds herself caught between the two men, not knowing which way to turn…

Moving between the dazzling lights of the circus and the bare landscapes of rural Italy, this production of La Strada promises to be a theatrical feast for all the senses.

Kenny Wax Ltd in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre & Bristol Old Vic. A Belgrade Theatre Coventry’s Production.

Cast & Credits

Director Sally Cookson / Dramaturg Mike Akers / Composer Benji Bower / Set & Costume Designer Katie Sykes / Lighting Designer Aideen Malone / Sound Designer Mike Beer / Movement Director Cameron Carver / Casting Jill Green CDG /

Kenny Wax Ltd in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre & Bristol Old Vic present The Belgrade Theatre Coventry's Production

  • Audrey Brisson
    as Gelsomina
  • Matt Costain
    as Ensemble
  • Niccolò Curradi
    as Ensemble
  • Tim Dalling
    as Musician
  • Stuart Goodwin
    as Zampano
  • T J Holmes
    as Musician
  • Sofie Lybäck
    as Ensemble
  • Fabrizio Matteini
    as Ensemble
  • Niv Petel
    as Ensemble
  • Luke Potter
    as Musician
  • Tatiana Santini
    as Ensemble
  • Bart Soroczynski
    as Il Matto (The Fool)
  • Teowa Vuong
    as Ensemble


“ Sally Cookson is fast becoming one of theatre's most imaginative and distinctive directors”

- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“ Sally Cookson, a new name for theatre lovers to watch out for”

- Evening Standard

“ A beautiful, mesmerising, poetic piece of theatre'”

- The Reviews Hub

“ Beautifully told, in a way that does full justice to the genius of Fellini”

- What's On Birmingham

“ charming, witty and inventive”

- Michael Billington, The Guardian

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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