Roundabout at Summerhall 2023

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):



First Thing.

Work in Progress by Daniel Kitson

2 – 27 Aug 2023

by Angus Harrison

RJG Productions

2 – 27 Aug 2023

Mark Thomas: England & Son
by Ed Edwards

HOME Manchester and Tin Cat Productions

2 – 27 Aug 2023

Salty Irina
by Eve Leigh

Broccoli Arts

2 – 27 Aug 2023

Lady Dealer
by Martha Watson Allpress

Grace Dickson Productions

2 – 27 Aug 2023

Strategic Love Play
by Miriam Battye

Paines Plough, Soho Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, in association with Landmark Theatres

2 – 27 Aug 2023

by Danusia Samal

Mixed Other Arts, in association with Cardboard Citizens & Soho Theatre

2 – 27 Aug 2023

Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz
by Nathan Queeley-Dennis

Ellie Keel Productions and Paines Plough, in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre

2 – 27 Aug 2023

The Last Show Before We Die

HOTTER Project and Ellie Keel Productions

2 – 27 Aug 2023


Jade Anouka

24 – 26 Aug 2023

LATER: Ten Minutes Late (an evening of SWANA Arts)

Riwa Saab

10 Aug 2023

LATER: Mark Thomas: Old Time Comedy Stories

11 Aug 2023

LATER: An Evening of Gift Giving

Guleraana Mir (The Thelmas)

12 Aug 2023

LATER: The Living Room

Gemma Cairney

18 Aug 2023

LATER: Eclipse Showcase


19 Aug 2023

LATER: Bangers vs Tones

Danusia Samal & Gerel Falconer

20 Aug 2023