The Roundabout Festival

22 Sep 2016 - 25 Sep 2016


It flat packs into a lorry and comes to Margate 22-25 September....

The multi-award winning new play company Paines Plough have once again teamed up with Theatre Royal Margate to bring the thrills of the Edinburgh Fringe to Margate. Get ready for four days (22-25 September) of fun and frolics as the critically praised pop-up theatre experience, Roundabout, lands in Marine Gardens, Margate.

Returning for its third year, the stunning theatre in-the-round will be showcasing a variety of plays and activities – some even FREE - for all to enjoy, including three Paines Plough world premieres – ‘Love, Lies and Taxidermy’, ‘I Got Superpowers for my Birthday’ and Fringe smash hit ‘Growth’.

As well as Paines Plough’s stellar line-up of premiere fringe shows there’s Black Theatre Live’s Hamlet workshop, delivered by Annie Sutton. Rob Auton’s ‘The Sleep Show’ and Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell’s latest stand-up show.

Plus, festival goers will be treated to ‘Scratch-a-Round’ (25 Sep, 5pm) from the Looping the Loop Loopers and ‘B by the Sea’ (23 Sep, 4:30pm), a must see for all hip-hop fans, presented as part of the Margate Sightseeking Festival 2016.

Everywhere it pops up Roundabout brings a festival atmosphere, brand new plays, live music, comedy and anything else you could dream up. This year Roundabout will present Margate with three world premiere plays fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe.

22nd - 24th A Paines Plough, Sherman Cymru and Theatre Clwyd production: Love, Lies and Taxidermy – By Alan Harris
This is a boy meets girl story. Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman. An offbeat love story about trying to fit in from acclaimed writer Alan Harris.

24th and 25th A Paines Plough production: Growth – By Luke Norris
Tobes is young, free and having a ball. Off. It’s seriously cramping his style so there are pants to be dropped and decisions to be made. A comedy about growing up and manning up from rising star Luke Norris.

23rd - 25th A Paines Plough and Half Moon production: I Got Superpowers For My Birthday – By Katie Douglas
Ethan, William and Fiona discover they have superpowers on their 13th birthday, just in time to save the world. Join our heroes on a magical quest for ages 7+ from acclaimed writer Katie Douglas

23rd and 24th Roundabout Guided Tours

For the full programme keep an eye out for the Roundabout guides that will be around Margate very soon or visit the Theatre Royal’s website

Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 September (booking opens Friday 19 August)
Festival Rate (unless otherwise stated)
1 Ticket £12
2 Tickets £10 (£20)
3 Tickets £8 (£24)
4 Tickets £7 (£28)
5 or more Tickets £6 (£30)
This applies to groups, schools or just one person attending multiple shows. No teachers comps or other group discounts with this rate. Multiple tickets must be booked by phone: 01843 292795.
*Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online
Ages: Show specific