ROUNDABOUT

THE PLAYS

THE SPACE

WELCOME TO
ROUNDABOUT 2014

 

‘Roundabout is the epitome of Paines Plough and everything the company has striven to achieve in its 40 year history. Our beautiful pop-up theatre means we can tour outstanding new plays further and wider than ever before, giving audiences a thrilling in-the-round experience on their doorstep. Roundabout will pop-up in sports halls and warehouses in parts of the country that don’t have theatres, and our own productions will sit alongside community shows and events as a mini-festival that will bring new plays and great entertainment right to the heart of local communities.’

 

James Grieve and George Perrin,

Paines Plough Artistic Directors

THE PLAYS

 

Paines Plough presents

LUNGS BY DUNCAN MACMILLAN

In a time of global anxiety, erratic weather and political unrest, a couple want a child but are running out of time. What will be the first to destruct – the planet or their relationship?

 

Paines Plough presents

THE INITIATE BY ALEXANDRA WOOD

A British couple are seized by Somali pirates. In East London, a Somali taxi-driver decides to rescue them. A thrilling tale of altruism, greed and the search for how to belong.

 

Paines Plough and Half Moon present

OUR TEACHER’S A TROLL BY DENNIS KELLY

Two terrible twins rule their school until the arrival of a headmaster with scaly skin and a spiky tail. An outrageously entertaining comic caper from the writer of Matilda The Musical.

 

Plus, the return of…

Paines Plough and Pentabus present

EVERY BRILLIANT THING BY DUNCAN MACMILLAN

You’re six-years-old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. You start a list of everything that’s brilliant in the world. Everything worth living for. 1. Ice Cream. 2. Me. 3. Burning Things

 

Roundabout will then head out on its inaugural tour to Margate, Barnsley and Newbury.

THE SPACE

 

Roundabout is our beautiful new pop-up in-the-round theatre.

 

It’s a completely self-contained 168-seat auditorium that flat packs into a single lorry and can pop up anywhere from theatres to school halls, sports centres to warehouses.

 

We throw open the doors for the first time on 2 August at Summerhall, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with plays by three of the UK’s most exciting playwrights, performed by an ensemble of actors:

DETAILS

CAST & CREW

DATES & TICKETS

Paines Plough and
Half Moon Theatre present:

 

OUR

TEACHER’S

A TROLL

 

by Dennis Kelly

 

 

Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny - until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs, and a long spiky tail…

 

Can the twins save the school from the child-eating Troll? Can they get Brussels sprouts in peanut butter taken off the menu? And most importantly, can naughtiness prevail?

 

A colourfully comic show from the writer of award-winning West End hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL.

 

 For ages 7+ and their accompanying trolls (or parents).

CAST

 

Andrew French

 

Sian Reese-Williams

 

Abdul Salis

 

 

CREW

 

Writer(s)

Dennis Kelly

 

Direction

George Perrin

 

Design

Lucy Osborne

 

Lighting

Emma Chapman

 

Sound

Tom Gibbons

 

Movement

Kate Sagovsky

 

Associate Direction

Sean Linnen

 

Associate Sound

Dom Kennedy

 

Stage Manager

Harriet Stewart

DATES & TIMES

 

10:30am
2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23 August 2014

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk/

 

 

27 - 30 August 2014

Roundabout @ Corn Exchange, Newbury

0845 5218 218

cornexchangenew.com/

 

3 - 7 September 2014

Roundabout @ Margate Winter Gardens

01843 292795

margatewintergardens.co.uk/

 

1 - 5 October 2014

Roundabout @ Barnsley Civic

01226 327 000

barnsleycivic.co.uk

 

Length50 minutes

Suitability7-11 (All ages)

BOOK TICKETS

 

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk

DETAILS

CAST & CREW

DATES & TICKETS

Paines Plough presents:

 

LUNGS

 

by Duncan Macmillan

 

 

 

‘I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.’

 

A couple are deciding their future. Thirty-something, educated and thoughtful, they want to have a child for the right reasons.

But in a time of overpopulation, erratic weather and political unrest, what exactly

 are the right reasons?

 

A play about the different types of love we feel in a lifetime.

 

“The most beautiful,

quietly shattering

play of the year.”

***** Sunday Express

 

CAST

 

Sian Reese-Williams

 

and Abdul Salis.

 

CREW

 

Writer(s)

Duncan Macmillan

 

Direction

George Perrin

 

Design

Lucy Osborne

 

Lighting

Emma Chapman

 

Sound

Tom Gibbons

 

Movement

Kate Sagovsky

 

Associate Direction

Sean Linnen

 

Associate Sound

Dom Kennedy

 

Stage Manager

Harriet Stewart

DATES & TIMES

 

1:50pm

2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23 August 2014

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk/

 

27- 30 August 2014

Roundabout @ Corn Exchange, Newbury

0845 5218 218

cornexchangenew.com/

 

3 - 7 September 2014

Roundabout @ Margate Winter Gardens

01843 292795

margatewintergardens.co.uk/

 

1 - 5 October 2014

Roundabout @ Barnsley Civic

01226 327 000

barnsleycivic.co.uk/

 

 

 

Length80 minutes

Suitability14+

BOOK TICKETS

 

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk

DETAILS

CAST & CREW

DATES & TICKETS

Paines Plough presents:

 

THE

INITIATE

 

by Alexandra Wood

 

 

A British couple are seized by Somali pirates. In East London, a Somali taxi-driver decides to rescue them. Meeting disbelief with determination, he dismisses his wife’s fears and flies out to negotiate their release.

 

Speeding from the banks of the Thames

to the now unfamiliar world of his homeland,

he confronts the family he left behind and the bravado of the defiant men he once called brothers.

 

A thrilling tale of altruism, greed, and the search for how to belong from George Devine Award-winning playwright Alexandra Wood.

 

CAST

 

Andrew French

 

Sian Reese-Williams

 

Abdul Salis

 

CREW

 

Writer(s)

Alexandra Wood

 

Direction

George Perrin

 

Design

Lucy Osborne

 

Lighting

Emma Chapman

 

Sound

Tom Gibbons

 

Movement

Kate Sagovsky

 

Associate Direction

Sean Linnen

 

Associate Sound

Dom Kennedy

 

Stage Manager

Harriet Stewart

DATES & TIMES

 

2:00pm

2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 23 August 2014

1:50pm

5, 7, 13, 15, 19, 21 August 2014

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk/

 

27- 30 August 2014

Roundabout @ Corn Exchange, Newbury

0845 5218 218

cornexchangenew.com/

 

3 - 7 September 2014

Roundabout @ Margate Winter Gardens

01843 292795

margatewintergardens.co.uk/

 

1 - 5 October 2014

Roundabout @ Barnsley Civic

01226 327 000

barnsleycivic.co.uk/

 

 

 

Length80 minutes

Suitability14+

BOOK TICKETS

 

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk

DETAILS

CAST & CREW

DATES & TICKETS

Paines Plough and
Pentabus Theatre Company present:

 

EVERY

BRILLIANT

THING

 

by Duncan Macmillan

 

 

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital.

Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’.

She finds it hard to be happy. You start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.

 

Everything that’s worth living for.

1.  Ice Cream

2.  Kung Fu Movies

3.  Burning Things

4.  Laughing so hard you shoot

 milk out your nose

5.  Construction cranes

6.  Me

 

You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s

read it because she’s corrected your spelling.

Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

 

A new play about depression and the

lengths we will go to for those we love.

 

CAST

 

Jonny Donahoe

 

CREW

 

Writer(s)

Duncan Macmillan

 

Direction

George Perrin

 

Stage Manager

Alicia White

DATES & TIMES

 

19 May 2014

Pentabus, Shropshire

01584 856 564

pentabus.co.uk/

 

20 May 2014

The Hive, Worcester

01905 765 576

thehiveworcester.org/

 

21 May 2014

The Edge, Much Wenlock

01952 728911

edgeartscentre.com/

 

23 May 2014

Whaddon Jubilee Hall, Buckinghamshire

01908 504 944

whaddonjubileehall@btinternet.com

 

12:00pm

5 - 8, 12 - 15, 18 - 22 August 2014

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk

 

7 September 2014

Bestival, Isle of White

bestival.net/

 

 

Length70 minutes

Suitability14+

BOOK TICKETS

 

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk

VENUE

HOW TO GET HERE

DATES & TICKETS

SUMMERHALL

 

Summerhall,

1 Summerhall

Edinburgh,

EH9 1PL

 

 

Summerhall is open to the public all year round and hosts events in all the City’s major festivals. But it’s far more than Edinburgh’s newest and biggest arts venue. Visitors will find theatre and gallery spaces, libraries and small museums, educational and research programmes, studios and workshops.

 

Summerhall is notably located at the east end of the Meadows park, in close proximity to George Square, The Festival Theatre.

 

 

 

GETTING HERE

 

Summerhall,

1 Summerhall

Edinburgh,

EH9 1PL



Walking:

Just a short walk from The Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and the Edinburgh Bus Station.

 

Bus:

Lothian Bus Routes 3, 5, 7, 8, 29, 31, 47, 49 (to/from South Clerk Street) and
42, 67 (to/from our front entrance).

 

Bicycle:

There are railings internally and externally for bikes to be locked to.

 

Car:

There is pay and display parking around the vicinity of Summerhall, conveniently around the Meadows.

DATES & TIMES

 

OUR TEACHER'S A TROLL
10:30am
2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23 August 2014

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk/

 

LUNGS

1:50pm

2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23 August 2014

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk/

 

THE INITIATE
2:00pm

2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 23 August 2014

1:50pm

5, 7, 13, 15, 19, 21 August 2014

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk/

 

EVERY BRILLIANT THING
12:00pm

5 - 8, 12 - 15, 18 - 22 August 2014

Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk

 

 

BOOK TICKETS

 

0131 560 1581

summerhall.co.uk