FIRST LOOK: La Strada in Rehearsal Ahead Of It’s UK Stage Premiere.

La Strada Rehearsal in progress at Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

Rehearsals continue this week for the new stage adaptation of Fellini’s Oscar-winning film, La Strada and the show is shaping up to be a proper theatrical feast, full of music, drama and circus skills! This brand new production will make its world premiere at the Belgrade Theatre this February, prior to a UK tour and West End run.

The story is inspired by Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning La Strada, one of the all-time masterpieces of world cinema. The story journeys into the heart of the Italian countryside where Gelsomina, full of the innocent spirit of youth, is bought by Zampano, a travelling street performer, to join his ‘strong man’ act. When the mismatched pair stumble across a ragtag circus and a daredevil tight-rope walker, Gelsomina finds herself caught between the two men, not knowing which way to turn.

La Strada is directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson, and is being brought to the stage by the Olivier award-winning Producer of West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather. It boasts an international cast of actors and musicians and a beautiful new score by Benji Bower.

With rehearsals currently in full swing, take a look at these photos straight from the rehearsal room and brand new trailer for the show, featuring director Sally Cookson and footage from the show in rehearsal (check out some of the stills below).

La Strada will run on the Belgrade Theatre’s Main Stage from Sat 11 to Sat 18 Feb. Tickets are available now priced from £19 and can be booked by calling the Belgrade Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or online at