The Roundabout Series of Brave New Work
ROUNDABOUT: OUR TEACHER’S A TROLL by Dennis Kelly
★★★★ The Times "Fun, funny...comic perfection."
Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs, and a long spiky tail...
Can the twins save the school from the childeating Troll? Can they get Brussels sprouts in peanut butter taken off the menu? And most importantly, can naughtiness prevail?
Be outrageously entertained in this colourfully comic show from the writer of award-winning West End hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL. For ages 7+ and their accompanying trolls (or parents).
ROUNDABOUT: THE INITIATE by Alexandra Wood
★★★★ The Scotsman “An intense, original and memorable play for today, with outstanding performances.”
A British couple are seized by Somali pirates. In East London, a Somali taxidriver decides to rescue them. Meeting disbelief with determination, he dismisses his wife’s fears and flies out to negotiate their release.
Speeding from the banks of the Thames to the now unfamiliar world of his homeland, he confronts the family he left behind and the bravado of the defiant men he once called brothers.
A thrilling tale of altruism, greed, and the search for how to belong from George Devine and award-winning playwright Alexandra Wood.
ROUNDABOUT: LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan
★★★★★ Exeunt Magazine "Assured, grabyoubytheheart theatre that will live on in your mind long after the actors have taken their bows.
★★★★ British Theatre Guide "Rapidfire...precise...seamless. The script fits like a glove."
“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.”
A couple are deciding their future. Thirtysomething, educated and thoughtful, they want to have a child for the right reasons. But in a time of overpopulation, erratic weather and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons?
ROUNDABOUT: EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan
★★★★ The Telegraph "Funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting."
★★★★ WhatsOnStage "Beautifully directed...perfectly cast...deeply personal. I defy anyone
not to laugh and cry."
You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.
So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for...
A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love, involving members of the audience, making each performance unique.
ROUNDABOUT: CUTTING OFF KATE BUSH by Lucy Benson Brown
★★★★ The Stage “Benson Brown’s infectious versatility wins the audience’s trust in joining her on this oddball journey into Cathy’s dark, rabbit hole of reality.”
Meet Cathy. 27, having a crisis and venting on YouTube through the medium of Kate Bush. Oh yes. It’s really happening. Who knows? Perhaps she’ll get a million hits and become famous? Or not. Just thank God no one is watching her. Yet...
After a successful, sellout run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014, Ardent Theatre present this one-woman show about family, loss and the musical brilliance of Kate Bush, written and performed by Royal Court young writer Lucy Benson Brown.