Co-produced by Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company
Locations across the city.
Faith is a 24-hour invitation to find out what keeps each of us going in tough times, and together we will explore how people of faith, and of non-religious world views, understand and celebrate the chapters and the mysteries of their lives. It will encourage, challenge and spotlight discussions around who and what we have faith in.
Beginning with an opportunity to eat together across the city, and to learn how we each mark our weekend, this unique piece of theatre will tell the stories of Coventry families, sharing their very different relationships with faith and hope, through a series of journeys in the streets and through the faith buildings of the Coventry Sacred Space (an area which runs from the city centre into north Coventry and encompasses faith buildings from almost all of the major religions as well as green and other sacred spaces that are used by people of all faiths and none).
Told through music, theatre, installation and ritual, we will unfold an epic overarching story, culminating in an extraordinary moment that everyone can take part in.
The research and development of Faith has been guided and informed by many individuals who play active roles in the diverse faith communities of Coventry, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with these communities as we bring the idea to life in 2021.
Conceived as a theatrical production that can be enjoyed by audiences while social distancing, it is led by RSC Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman, Associate Director Jen Davis, and Coventry based writer Chris O’Connell, playwright Chinonyerem Odimba and with Design Consultant, Tom Piper.