Cymbeline – Theatre – Studio

Sophie Levy Khan, Tony Hasnath, photo Hitz Rao © Aug 2013 Cymbeline

A comic, romantic and magical play presented by Phizzical in association with Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

The kingdom is in turmoil and the fate of a country is at stake.

What happens when the lives of a foolish king, a beautiful princess, her banished husband and a charming rogue collide?

Power, love and treachery are to the fore when the rebellious Princess Innogen risks her reputation and family honour by marrying without her father’s permission. When her husband falls prey to the manipulations of a rakish and smooth-talking womaniser, her loyalty is tarnished. Innogen is forced to swap her sari for breeches and flee from court.

Based on the play by William Shakespeare, the improbable becomes probable in this epic, adventurous romance filled with heroic strangers, sinister villains and long-lost brothers. Will the kingdom have a happily ever after?

Cymbeline ran for 51 performances during its national tour to 22 venues in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This tour is recorded as the longest tour for a play by a British Asian theatre company.



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Cymbeline was reviewed by a range of academics and media reviewers promoting discussion on social media. A video of the audience vox pops has been put together by Belgrade Theatre.



Nicholas Gauci
Tony Hasnath
Liz Jadav
Robby Khela
Sophie Levy
Adam Youssefbeygi


Written by: William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by: Samir Bhamra
Voice and Text: Nia Lyn
Movement: Sonia Sabri
Music: Ajay Srivastava, Devesh Sodha
Combat: Chirag Lukha
Set design: Kate Unwin
Costume design: Al Mari
Costume alterations: Mina Gadhia
Lighting design: Arnim Friess
Make-up design: Phlik



Belgrade Theatre, Coventry CV1 1GS
Preview 14 September, 16 September, 7.30pm
Press night Tuesday 17 September, 7pm
Run 18 September 21 September, 7.30pm
Matinee Wednesday 18 and Saturday 21 September, 2.45pm
024 7655 3055

Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury GL20 5NX
Tuesday 24 September, 7.30pm
01684 295074

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts SL6 4PF
Wednesday 25 September, 8pm
01628 788997

Queens Hall, Hexham NE46 3LS
Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm
01434 652477

Tacchi Morris, Taunton TA2 8PD
Wednesday 2 October, 7.30pm
01823 414141

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham NG7 2RD
Friday 4 Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm
0115 846 7777

Vivacity Key Theatre, Peterborough PE1 1EF
Monday 7 Tuesday 8 October, 7.30pm
01733 207 239

Chipping Norton Theatre OX7 5NL
Wednesday 9 Friday 11 October, 7.45pm
01608 642 350

the egg, Theatre Royal Bath BA1 1ET
Tuesday 15 October, 7.30pm
Wednesday 16 October, 10.30am, 7.30pm
01225 823 409

Ffwrnes, Llannelli, SA15 3YE
Friday 18 October, 10am, 7.30pm
Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm
0845 226 3510

Alwnick Playhouse, Alwnick NE66 1PQ
Tuesday 22 October, 7.30pm
01665 510 785

The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1AJ
Wednesday 23 October, 7.30pm
01289 330 999

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal LA9 4HE
Thursday 24 October, 8pm
01539 725 133

Courtyard Theatre, Hereford HR4 9JR
Saturday 26 October, 7.30pm
01432 340 555

Baby Grand Studio at Grand Opera House, Belfast BT2 7HR
Tuesday 29 October Saturday 2 November, 8pm
Saturday 2 November, 4pm
028 9024 1919

Derry Playhouse, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6RG
Wednesday 6 November, 8pm
02871 268 027

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, BT78 1BL
Saturday 9 November, 8pm
028 8224 7831

Theatre Royal, Margate CT9 1PW
Tuesday 12 November, 7.30pm
01843 292 795 / 01843 296 111

Curve, Leicester LE1 1SB
Thursday 14 Saturday 16 November, 7.45pm
Saturday 16 November, 2.30pm
0116 242 3595

Pegasus Theatre, Oxford OX4 1RE
Saturday 23 November, 7.30pm
01865 812 150

Tara Arts, London SW18 4ES
Tuesday 26 Sat 30 November, 7.30pm
Thursday 28 November, 1.30pm
020 8333 4457

Bedford Theatre, Bedford MK40 2TU
Thursday 5 December, 7.30pm
01234 718112

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