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29 June - 8 July 2017

La Strada


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

Based on the subject and script work by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli

Running time: Approximately 1 hours and 50 minutes, including an interval

‘A sensational triumph. Sally Cookson’s La Strada is an absolute must see’
Culture Vulture

'An intricately layered, richly textured piece of enthralling theatre'
The Stage

‘A witty and inventive high-wire production with a modern edge.’
The Guardian

‘haunting, melancholic and beautiful.'
The Evening Standard

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

Federico Fellini’s La Strada (The Road) is one of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, winning the Academy award in 1957 for the movie starring Anthony Quinn. This visually stunning new stage adaptation directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre National Theatre, Hetty Feather West End), boasts a beautiful score by Benji Bower, with songs performed live on stage by a multi-talented cast.

The story of wide-eyed Gelsomina, who is sold by her penniless mother to Zampano, a travelling sideshow strongman, unfolds as they journey through the Italian countryside performing for their keep. Their perilous road trip leads them to a ragtag travelling circus where they meet Il Matto the tightrope walker who rekindles Gelsomina’s spirit with a new found confidence.

In this much-anticipated new stage production, Fellini’s profoundly impassioned and deeply involving story is sure to stimulate the senses, fire emotions and stir the soul.

'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

Suitable for ages 12+

Performed in English

La Strada has been devised by the company. Circus Skills Concept and Acrobatic Movement/Choreography for the role of The Fool by Bart Soroczynski.

Times & Prices

Tue 30 May, 7.30pm
Thu 1 Jun, 14:30

Performance Times
Mon – Sat eve: 7.30pm

Thu & Sat mat:  2.30pm

Sun: No Performance

Preview Prices

Ticket Prices
Band A £39.50
Band B £35
Band C £20
Band D £15

Concessions, Groups & Access Bookings

Concessions: £5 off Band B tickets valid for Students, Seniors and Victoria Privilege Card holders.

Groups: £5 off each ticket for group bookings of 8+ tickets.

Access Bookings: There is an access rate for this production.

If you have any access requirements, please see our access info here, or to book tickets for a group of 8+, please contact the Box Office on 0844 264 2121.

Transaction Fee

A fee of £1.50 will apply to all online and phone transactions. This does not apply when purchasing tickets at the box office, or to our Friends and Members.

Cast & Creative


Audrey Brisson - Gelsomina
tuart Goodwin - Zampanò
art Soroczynski - Il Matto (the Fool)
Matt Costain - Ensemble/Resident Director
Fabrizio Matteini - Ensemble
Sofie Lybäck - Ensemble/Swing
Teowa Vuong - Ensemble
Niv Petel - Ensemble
Niccolò Curradi - Ensemble/Swing
Tatiana Santini - Ensemble/Swing
Luke Potter - Musician
T J Holmes - Musician
Tim Dalling - Musician


Sally Cookson - Director
Benji Bower - Original Music
Mike Akers - Writer in the Room
atie Sykes - Set and Costume Designer
Aideen Malone - Lighting Designer
Mike Beer - Sound Designer
Cameron Carver - Movement Director
Jill Green - CDG Casting
Peter Clifford - Magic Consultant
Gwen Hales - Circus Consultant
Matt Costain - Assistant Director
Luke Potter - Assistant Touring Musical Director
Fiona Mcculloch - Company Stage Manager
Ben Cowens - Relighter/Technical ASM
Matt Gibson - Sound/Technical ASM
Rachel Middlemore - ASM/Wardrobe


Gelsomina – Tatiana Santini
Zampanò – Fabrizio Matteini
Il Matto (The Fool) – Niv Petel

All other roles covered by the Ensemble/Swings