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ROUNDABOUT Festival - full programme announced

TRSE: Roundabout

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THEATRE Royal Stratford East and Paines Plough have announced the programme for ROUNDABOUT Festival, which is taking place in the Theatre Square in front of Theatre Royal Stratford East from Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, October 26, 2019, as part of Paines Plough’s ROUNDABOUT Autumn UK Tour.

Further programming will be announced soon.

Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Stratford East will present three plays which premiered at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – On the Other Hand, We’re Happy by Daf James, Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency by Nathan Byron and Daughterhood by Charley Miles.

All three productions will be performed in rep by Charlotte Bate, Charlotte O’Leary and Toyin Omari-Kinch, directed by former Paines Plough Associate Director and nabokov Artistic Director, Stef O’Driscoll.

The festival will showcase an additional programme curated by Theatre Royal Stratford East, including Chineke! Orchestra, Middle Child, Shoot From The Hip, Queerstory: The Musical, Rumour Mill, Eric Walton: Mentalist, Black Girls’ Book Club, Winter Streets Project, and a performance from four-time UK beatboxing champion Grace Savage.

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Artistic Director Nadia Fall said:

“Hosting Paines Plough’s ROUNDABOUT is incredibly exciting and a very welcome addition to our new season. There is a huge variety of theatre and entertainment on offer, from new writing and comedy to cabaret, live music and brilliant community events. It promises to be a fun festival for local residents and audiences alike.”

Co-Artistic Director of Paines Plough Katie Posner and Charlotte Bennett said:

“Bringing ROUNDABOUT back to London is hugely exciting for us and we’re thrilled to be working in partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East for the first time. We hope the packed programme will appeal to new audiences and Stratford East regulars. With such variety on offer, there really is something for everyone and ROUNDABOUT’s special environment creates a festival atmosphere for all to enjoy.”

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