May Queen

A teenage girl, dressed in a pink, floaty prom style dress, sits on a pavement curb. She's holding a can of Scrumpy jack cider.

May Queen

Doncaster Market Place

£8 (£6 under 26)

Fri 01 October


May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen, she’s buzzing, as is the rest of the city.

The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying - but an encounter during the day’s festivities will soon change everything. 

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? 


Age Guidance: 14+ 

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Frankie is a midlands-based playwright and theatre maker. Having gained a place on the Lyric Hammersmith Young Writers Programme she started writing short plays which were performed at various theatres around London. 

Frankie was Paines Plough’s Playwright Fellow 19-20 during which time she had some of her work translated into Catalan and performed in Barcelona. 

She is beyond excited about Coventry being the City of Culture in 2021 and can’t wait for the spotlight to be on this City! 

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