Paines Plough Roundabout at Prince’s Park

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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Image courtesy of Paines Plough.

Paines Plough Roundabout at Prince's Park, Salford, 6–9 October 2022, from £5.00 - Book now

Created by theatre company Paines Plough, Roundabout is the UK’s first-ever fully accessible and portable plug-and-play theatre. Using just an Allen key, the spaceship-style theatre is easily transported and assembled in each new place it visits.

Bringing the thrill of live performance to Salford

In an ongoing partnership with The Lowry, Paines Plough Roundabout has been bringing brand new theatre to audiences in Salford since 2015. Every autumn the award-winning in-the-round auditorium tours the UK with the very best of new writing. This year the Roundabout will pitch up in Prince’s Park, Irlam.

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain. Photograph. Image courtesy of David Monteith-Hodge.

Bringing the thrill of live performance to Salford, there are four brand-new works playing at the Roundabout this autumn.

Created by the award-winning playwright Sami Ibrahim, A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain is a lyrical tale about an impenetrable immigration system that parallels our own. Meanwhile, CASTE-ING employs beatboxing, rap, spoken word and song to explore the experiences of three black actresses. Dynamic and rhythmic, this performance examines friendships, faith and identity alongside the structures and demands of the entertainment world.

Suitable for families with children aged 7+, The Ultimate Pickle is a bright and wholesome family show by award-winning writer Laura Lindow. Exploring how little minds deal with feelings of grief and loss alongside the importance of stories and imagination, this is an uplifting show for the whole family.

Half-Empty Glasses. Image courtesy of David Monteith-Hodge.

The Roundabout will also play host to Half-Empty Glasses, 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.

Roundabout brings the magic of live theatre into the heart and fabric of every community it visits.

As well as showcasing outstanding new work by some of the UK’s finest playwrights, we love that the Roundabout brings the magic of live theatre into the heart and fabric of every community it visits. If you’ve never experienced a performance in the Roundabout, check it out when it visits Prince’s Park in Irlam, Salford this October.

Paines Plough Roundabout at Prince's Park, Salford

6–9 October 2022
From £5.00