Portable theatre Roundabout is coming to Newington with three new critically-acclaimed plays brought straight from the Edinburgh Festival.
Daughterhood by Charley Miles, On The Other Hand, We’re Happy by Daf James and Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency by Nathan Bryon will all be performed.
Formed in 1974 over a pint of Paines in the Plough pub, Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays and has commissioned, produced and toured more than 130 new productions by world renowned playwrights like Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly and Mike Bartlett.
In 2014 they launched Roundabout, the UK’s first ever fully accessible, pop-up theatre.
Each Autumn Roundabout tours the country following its appearance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the space becoming an inspiring creative hub that – while temporary – aims to be embedded in and owned by the communities it visits.
From September 10 – 15, they bring the 168-seat pop-up auditorium to the green at Newington.
The theatre will host a weekend-long festival of locally programmed performances and events, alongside the three plays.
The Kent Forager will also be coming to Roundabout on Newington Green on Saturday, September 14 at 12:30pm.
‘Miles will share insights from his personal journey into wild food and then take everyone foraging around the local neighbourhood. People can expect to find Autumn leaves and fruits and maybe even some nuts and mushrooms.
Miles will talk about how to reliably identify and use the things found and also talk about the nutritional and other health benefits of foraged foods.’
Tickets are available online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/nbl or pop in to Newington Community Centre during office hours. Tickets are £1 for Newington residents, £5 for non-residents.
On Sunday, September 15 an Inspiration Creative workshop and performance will be held btween 3.30pm and 5.15pm.
Meet the Inspiration Creative team and join in with creating a show based on the story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
During the first hour the children will explore key aspects of the story and the characters and will be invited to add their ideas, and to join in however suits them from talking to moving, signing or dancing.
With loads of mad fun, fab music, quirky props and mad hats the children can be creative, have fun, and just give it a go.
A performance will follow the workshop which is open to all (separate ticket required). This is suitable for any child, regardless of ability.
Inspiration Creative specialise in bringing children together with and without disabilities, and are especially keen to work with deaf or blind children giving them a chance to work equally with other children. Inclusion is at the heart of their workshops and shows.
This is a free event. Donations will be welcomed on the day.