Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today announced casting, creative team and tour for their final ROUNDABOUT season. Paines Plough’s award-winning portable in-the-round auditorium, ROUNDABOUT was conceived by Grieve and Perrin and launched in 2014. ROUNDABOUT will showcase three world premieres, On The Other Hand, We’re Happy by Daf James, Dexter And Winter’s Detective Agency by Nathan Bryon and Daughterhood by Charley Miles across the country.
This year all three productions will be directed by Stef O’Driscoll. Stef is the Artistic Director of nabokov and previously the Associate Director at Paines Plough and Lyric Hammersmith.
The 2019 programme will be performed in rep by Charlotte Bate, Charlotte O’Leary and Toyin Omari-Kinch.
James Grieve and George Perrin said: “For our final ROUNDABOUT season we are privileged to premiere three extraordinary new plays by three of Britain’s boldest, wittiest and most distinctive playwrights. Presented alongside our long-term co-producers Theatr Clwyd, this trio of plays will take you on adventures, teeter you on cliffhangers, transport you to other worlds, make you howl with laughter then rip out your heart. Both Charley and Nathan are former recipients of the Paines Plough Playwright Fellowship so we are particularly thrilled to now be premiering their full-length plays. Along with Daf we think they are amongst the most entertaining and exciting new writing talent and we can’t wait to share their stories across the country in our beautiful ROUNDABOUT.”