Penned by Emteaz Hussain, the show will feature Olisa Odele (Chewing Gum) as McKay, Kate Donnachie (Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster) as Bushkid, Simi Egbejumi-David (Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare) as Festus, Aimee Powell (Freeman) as Venetia, Khai Shaw (Little Baby Jesus) as Jonah, Marcel White (Freeman) as Nesta and Nigar Yeva (Give Me) as Saira.
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The production is co-directed by Corey Campbell and Pilot Theatre's artistic director Esther Richardson (Noughts and Crosses). It will be designed by Simon Kenny (Assassins), lighting by Richard G Jones (The Railway Children) and feature composition and music by Conrad Murray (Frankenstein: How To Make A Monster).
Crongton Knights is the second of four co-productions between Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and York Theatre Royal, all aiming to develop shows for younger audiences. The piece follows a group of friends on a mission to help their friend on the Crongton estate.
The show will open at Belgrade Theatre Coventry from 8 to 22 February and will then tour to York Theatre Royal (25 to 29 February), Theatre Royal, Brighton (4 to 7 March), The Lowry Salford (10 to 14 March), Derby Theatre (17 to 21 March), Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (31 March to 4 April) and Theatre Peckham (22 Apr to 9 May).