Roundabout at Summerhall 2017

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Roundabout at Summerhall 2018

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Roundabout at Summerhall 2019

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Roundabout at Summerhall 2016

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Roundabout at Summerhall 2015

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Roundabout at Summerhall 2014

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Roundabout at Summerhall 2023

Posted on: May 11th, 2023 by ppEditor

Scroll down to see the full Roundabout @ Summerhall 2023 programme.

Welcome back to Roundabout, Paines Plough’s pop-up amphitheatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and where every seat is the best seat in the house. 168 people are wrapped around the stage, watching new plays from the UK’s most exciting writers, in a thrillingly atmospheric, spaceship-like theatre.

Since its beginning, the big yellow tent has existed to serve our mission as a company; to showcase the breadth of new writing talent that the country has to offer, and to platform stories from all sections of society. There will be deep reflection, hope, righteous fury, and lived experiences you might never have considered before.

Oh, and there will be laughter as well. Lots of it.

We’d like you to take these stories home with you, to keep them with you for a while, and hopefully you will fly the flag for new writing wherever you are.

Read more about all the productions in the e-Postcard Pack here (scroll down to view pages):

Roundabout at Summerhall 2022

Posted on: July 8th, 2022 by ppEditor

In August 2022, our portable pop-up theatre venue Roundabout will take over Summerhall at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Our in-the-round auditorium will host three premieres from trailblazing playwrights Dipo Baruwa-Etti (Half-Empty Glasses), Sami Ibrahim (A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain) and Laura Lindow (The Ultimate Pickle) and the return of Chris Bush’s critically acclaimed play Hungry which premiered at Roundabout in 2021.

These will be performed in rep alongside visiting artists presenting theatre, cabaret, comedy, family shows, drag and more from 3 – 28 August.

Visiting artists also presenting work include YESYESNONO, Ellie Keel Productions, Maimuna Memon, Francesca Moody Productions and Nouveau Riche.

Read more about all the productions in the E-Postcard Pack here:

We can’t wait to be back, welcoming the best in new writing to the big yellow tent.

The Ultimate Pickle

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 by ppEditor

‘I’m sticking with you. You, my chum, my little chipolata, have got yourself your very own, real life, wolf!’

Everything is awesome in Dill’s life. A loving mum, good mates at school, a granddad who plays the drums, and Jack Tornado: the oldest and best goldfish in the world.

But when a little ball of fluff falls from grandad’s book, everything changes forever. Could that be a…  wolf!? Join Dill on an adventure through the unexpected surprises in life.

A new play by award-winning writer Laura Lindow, The Ultimate Pickle is about the importance of stories, the imagination, and how our little ones deal with grief. A show for all the family and any friendly wolves!

Half-Empty Glasses

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 by ppEditor

Toye is preparing for his piano exam to get into a prestigious music school. He’s doing it for the contacts, the opportunity, the love of art. But when he notices the lack of Black British history in his school’s curriculum, he begins to question himself and the world around him. Is this really his dream, or is he letting these institutions write his story?

He starts offering his own school lessons on Black cultural icons, but he quickly discovers that maybe not everyone wants Black history to be celebrated…

An empowering new play by Channel 4 bursary winner Dipo Baruwa-Etti about the pressures of being young, gifted and ready to change the world.

‘I still play to their chords.
Livin’ within conventions.
Livin’ within restrictions.
Livin’ within a structure.
Lettin’ someone write my story.’