Roundabout Returning to Kendal

Inside the Rounadabout pop-up theatre Rounadabout pop-up theatre interior Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (photo by Tony West)

Following on from last year’s success Paines Plough Theatre Company will be returning to Kendal with its Roundabout theatre dome this autumn!

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


Roundabout, a unique pop-up 168 seat auditorium, will once again be pitched on the Abbot Hall lawn for a special series of performances from 6 – 9 October. Paines Plough is regarded as the ‘National Theatre’ of new writing, renowned for their acclaimed, cutting-edge productions and they will be presenting three new shows.


Love, Lies and Taxidermy by Alan Harris at Roundabout Theatre, Abbot Hall, from 7 - 9 October
Love, Lies and Taxidermy by Alan Harris at Roundabout Theatre, Abbot Hall, from 7 – 9 October

// Growth by Luke Norris

Tobes is young, free and having a ball. Off. He’s successfully ignored his lump for two years but it’s starting to get in the way – cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex life. So there are pants to be dropped and decisions to be made. A comedy about growing up and manning up. 6 Oct: 7.30pm, 8 Oct 7.30pm & 9 Oct: 5pm. £10/£9 U16

// Love, Lies and Taxidermy by Alan Harris

Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman. In Tesco. An offbeat love story about trying to fit in. 7 Oct: 7.30pm, 8 Oct: 5pm & 9 Oct 7.30pm. £10/£9 U16

// I Got Superpowers for My Birthday by Katie Douglas

Ethan, William and Fiona discover they have superpowers just in time to save the world. Join our heroes on a magical quest for ages 7-11. 7 Oct: 10.30am & 1.30pm (schools shows), 8 Oct: 2pm & 9 Oct: 2pm.

There will also be a variety of live music, spoken word, comedy shows and community events. To be confirmed. For details and to book, visit the Brewery Arts Centre website or call box office on 01539 725133.

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