From the critically acclaimed Paines Plough returns the world’s first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre, ROUNDABOUT!
WHAT IS ROUNDABOUT? A unique, intimate pop-up theatre, you’ll be seated around the stage and in the action. Roundabout combines comfortable seating with cutting edge sound and lighting technology to create an unmissable theatrical experience.
Flat packing into a lorry and popping up all over the country from warehouses and sports centres to car parks and fields, come on ‘ROUND for outstanding plays by some of the nation’s most thrilling writers, presented alongside fantastic one-off performances and events!
“…wonderfully moving and spectacular performances!” Roundabout 2017 Audience Member
This year ROUNDABOUT pops up in a brand new location - the beautiful surroundings of Longton Park (Queen's Park) in Longton. We are thrilled that this year’s ROUNDABOUT programme is created in collaboration with local residents from the South Stoke Community Partnership and wider area.
Join us from Thursday 11 October to Sunday 14 October for shows to knock your socks off & a one-of-a-kind venue!
Tickets can be booked here or by calling New Vic Box Office on 01782 717962.
Download the ROUNDABOUT 2018 Programme or see The Line-Up below.
The Line-UpHOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN by Georgia Christou
STICKS AND STONES by Vinay Patel
ISLAND TOWN by Simon Longman
RAFFLE! by Barbara Nice
THE FAMILY CABARET
THE VARIETY SHOW
The fAntiques Roadshow
Plus more special events and workshops to drop into here in the Schedule:
Thursday 11 October
7pm ISLAND TOWN
Friday 12 October
9:30am HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN
11am - 3pm Craft and Lifeskills Workshop with local charity Landau (Free! Drop in)
11:35am HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN
1:30pm HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN
7:30pm Barbara Nice: RAFFLE!
8:40pm The ROUNDABOUT Karaoke and Great Night Out: join JCs Karaoke and bring your best Tina Turner to the ROUNDABOUT floor (Free! Drop in).
Saturday 13 October
11am - 3pm The Young Philosophers: debate the big ideas in a drop in session (Free! Drop in)
11am - 3pm Join Our Band: Workshop!: Make your own instrument and join the newly formed Queen's Park Cabaret Band to rehearse and perform in The Family Cabaret! (Free! Drop in)
3pm ISLAND TOWN
5pm THE FAMILY CABARET
6:30pm STICKS AND STONES
8pm THE VARIETY SHOW
Sunday 14 October
10am HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN
10am - 4pm Bring Your Own Heritage: Bring along the mementos and family heirlooms that mean something to you and share your stories in our workshop with photographer Sam Ivin. (Free! Drop in)
11am A History of Longton: Discover the hidden past of Longton in this drop in talk. (Free! Drop in)
11am - 1pm Wreath Making Workshop: Join Dougie Mac to design and create a fabric wreath in remembrance of loved ones. (Free! Drop in)
12:30pm STICKS AND STONES
2pm - 4pm Design a Casket, Clay Workshop: Inspired by Ghanian fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe design your own imaginative casket in our clay workshop. (Free! Drop in)
2:30pm ISLAND TOWN
4pm The FAntiques Roadshow with Fiona Spruce
6pm Film Screening: Paa Joe and the Lion: Watch the iconic film following Ghanian fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe. (Free! Drop in)
7:30pm Going Out With a Bang!: Join our DJ for a boogie in the ROUNDABOUT to a special selection of ‘last songs’ chosen by you throughout the weekend. (Free! Drop in)