Roundabout pop-up theatre coming to Kendal

Rounadabout pop-up theatre interior Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (photo by Tony West) Inside the Rounadabout pop-up theatre The Rounadabout pop-up theatre, in situ at the Southbank Centre, London

Get in a theatrical spin this autumn as Roundabout, a unique portable theatre dome, appears in cultural style at Abbot Hall from 30 September to 3 October.

Paines Plough Theatre Company will be pitching its Roundabout theatre, a self-contained 168 seat auditorium, at the Old Bowling Green, at Abbot Hall in Kendal as part of a special series of performances organized by the Brewery Arts Centre.

This intriguing pop-up amphitheatre utilises the latest LED lighting technology & atmospheric surround sound for a completely unique & immersive theatre experience.

The Roundabout arrives in Kendal following its UK tour of venues including London’s Southbank Centre, the Edinburgh Festival and the Lowry in Salford.

Roundabout will provides a fantastic opportunity to experience the inspiring work of Paines Plough – who are regarded as the “National Theatre” of new writing, renowned for their acclaimed, cutting-edge productions.

While in situ at Abbot Hall the Roundabout will present four diverse productions.


Lungs // by Duncan Macmillan

– A drama about a couple deciding whether or not to have a baby in an uncertain age characterized by overpopulation, climate change and political unrest.

Every Brilliant Thing // by Duncan Macmillan

– An interactive and uplifting performance smashing the taboos surrounding depression.

The Human Ear // by Alexandra Wood

– An intriguing tale of sibling bonds, resentment and mistrust penned by a Fringe First Award winner.

Our Teacher’s a Troll // by Dennis Kelly (writer of West End hit Matilda the Musical)

– A hilarious school-based comedy telling the tale of two terrible twins who rule their school with terror and tyranny – until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp fangs, and a spiky tail! (recommended age 7+).

Roundabout will be in Kendal from 30 September to 3 October. You can find out more and book tickets here

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