THE ROUNDABOUT SEASON at Shoreditch Town Hall
So yesterday we rather excitingly announced our full Programme for 2012 which includes new plays touring far and wide, from Aberdeen to Exeter and everywhere in between. One of the biggest things we announced yesterday was THE ROUNDABOUT SEASON coming to Shoreditch Town Hall after a successful run at our co-producers’ venue Sheffield Theatres and tickets go on sale at the National Theatre Box Office TOMORROW morning at 10am.
The three brilliant new plays we’re bringing to Shoreditch are by some of the top writers in British Theatre- Duncan Macmillan, Nick Payne, and Penelope Skinner and we couldn’t be more pleased that their plays are going to be seen by new audiences this Autumn in our ROUNDABOUT Auditorium- previews start 19th September and the Season runs until 27th October 2012.
For those of you who don’t know about these cracking plays, here’s what they’re all about:
I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.
In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child but are running out of time. If they over think it, they’ll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster.
They want to have a child for the right reasons. Except, what exactly are the right reasons? And what will be the first to destruct – the planet or the relationship?
I am actually incredibly scared. And not how you might think. I am scared, that once this war is over, and I am sent home, that you won’t be here. That you will have left.
When Leonard and Violet embark on their first night together, they know it also might be their last. It’s 1942 and in a small hotel room in Bath, the couple prepare for Leonard’s departure to war, and dream of what the future may bring. As the bombs begin to fall, they know their world won’t ever be the same again.
But the world keeps turning and in the year 2002, the couple must decide what was lost and what was gained.
A new play about the impact of the Second World War on two ordinary lives and a love that spans more than sixty years.
Laughing. Talking. Hours in cafes drinking coffee. Chatting about boys. Girls. Romance. Sharing a plate of chips. It was one of those friendships…I don’t know how to explain…like…Love.
Cabaret singer Foxie O’Hara vanished without a tweet two weeks ago from Mrs Whistle’s Lodge.
On that very same night Foxie’s friend Maggie Brown, a temporary secretary, announced her engagement to local businessman Dougal Cheese.
Concerned and desperate Maggie seeks the help of Dabrowski P.I. to find her missing friend.
But before Dabrowski can blow the whistle on the mystery of Foxie O’Hara he must delve into the history of the girls’ relationship; the deeper he digs, the darker the case becomes, until the real question he needs to answer isn’t ‘where is Foxie’….but ‘who is Foxie’?
How to book tickets:
At Paines Plough we’re all about the playwright and making sure that as many people as possible get the chance to see their moving, gripping, powerful new plays and that’s why we’re so thrilled to be bringing them to Shoreditch Town Hall.
The tickets are £20 each or if you fancied seeing all three plays on the same day there are a limited number of tickets which are £45 but you have to book those on the phone by calling the National Theatre Box Officeon 020 7452 3000.
For full performance schedule and tickets you can also book via their website at nationaltheatre.org.uk