Award-Winning Roundabout For Brixton

Staff Reporter (04 August, 2021)

Portable in-the-round auditorium will bring four world premieres

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Paines Plough’s Roundabout 2021 is an award-winning portable in-the-round auditorium that will bring four world premieres to Brixton before a UK tour.

HUNGRY by Chris Bush. Directed by Katie Posner
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.” 
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history.
Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.

Really Big and Really Loud

HUNGRY is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.

BLACK LOVE Book and Lyrics by Chinonyerem Odimba
Music by Ben and Max Ringham. Directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner
Love freely. Love freedom. Love.
Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam. They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love.
When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears.

BLACK LOVE is an explosion of form-busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

REALLY BIG AND REALLY LOUD by Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Directed by Katie Posner
This is a story. Charli’s story. 
It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
MAY QUEEN By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city.
The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but an encounter during the day’s festivities will soon change everything.
As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here?
Slade Gardens, Brixton from 19th – 29th August. Booking: ticketing.painesplough.com/
Photos: Marc Brenner

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