Join us for a tour of Summerhall Distillery as we raise the curtain on how award-winning Pickering’s Gin is made.
Katie Bonna and Paul Jellis in association with Soho Theatre
Would the world be a better place if we were all honest? Fringe First winner Katie Bonna (Dirty Great Love Story) is giving a TED talk on the science of lying.
At our open auditions, interviews and information sessions you will find out about the wide range of MA and BA Performance and Design, Management and Technical Arts degree courses available at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, London’s International Drama School.
Known for plays without directors, sets and rehearsals, the acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour takes it to extremes in his new play Blank. Each night the gap-riddled script is to be completed by a new performer and a live audience.
Kamila Klamut’s performance, based on fragments of Camille Claudel’s letters, explores her life and work using text, sculptural costume and live music by Ewa Pasikowska. Kamila Klamut is a co-founder of award-winning Theatr ZAR and a regular collaborator with Song of the Goat Theatre and the Grotowski Institute.
Summerhall invites leading critics and renowned practitioners to discuss the state of critical response to theatre and other art forms today.
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Inspired by real-life stories, Don't Panic... presents a frank, funny and open exploration of a topic that too often remains taboo: the challenge of overcoming anxiety.
'We want social housing, not social cleansing.' Facing skyrocketing rent and forced relocation out of London, 29 single mothers united to confront Newham Council’s gentrification of their hometown.
A story about the physiology of endurance – when our brains tell our bodies to stop – and the psychology of continuing. A story about preparing mind and body for a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles cycling, then running a marathon.
The worldwide smash-hit is back. You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy. You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. 1. Ice Cream 2. Kung Fu Movies 3. Burning Things 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose 5. Construction cranes 6. Me A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Paines Plough is delighted to be hosting our next series of General Management workshops in Roundabout.
Ghost Quartet is a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky.
Growth is a comedy about growing up and manning up from rising star Luke Norris (So Here We Are, Royal Exchange; Goodbye to All That, Royal Court)
Paines Plough and Half Moon
Ethan, William and Fiona are about as different as three almost-teens can be. The only thing they have in common is that tomorrow is their birthday. And they’ve just discovered they have superpowers.
Jack A. G. Britton
A haunted solo documentary theatre performance with the gripping and suspenseful nature of a classic ghost story.
A rich contemporary performance collage of film scripts, pop songs, advertisements, elaborate costumes and dance reassembled to challenge the treatment of women’s bodies as spectacle in popular culture.
Jonny & the Baptists
A riotous new musical comedy epic about friendship, inequality and betrayal.
Simon Thacker and Justyna Jablonska
Scottish virtuoso guitarist and composer Simon Thacker returns to create a new Romani musical journey in this dazzling world première featuring reimagined Gypsy songs and original works inspired by Indian, Balkan and Spanish traditions.
This two-person show imagines a world where we’re forced to say less. It’s about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.
Sh!t Theatre with Show and Tell
A loophole in the Postal Services Act says you can open other people’s mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance.
The London Underground handles over four million passengers every day. Half the population of a multicultural capital scurry beneath the city to travel together. Each carriage is inhabited by cross sections of society; countless combinations of class, race, and opinion meet in a space in which you can barely whisper.
Nothing Ever Happens Here
In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of railroad travel and the music it inspired.
The first showing of a new play by Joe Harbot (The Boy On The Swing, Arcola). Directed by Kay Michaels (Pelican’s Daughters, Shakespeare in Shoreditch, RIFT)
Liz Rothschild is a performer, Death Café facilitator and funeral celebrant whose green burial ground was awarded Cemetery of the Year 2015. This taboo busting show draws on a deep well of experience to challenge us to consider how we approach death in our society.
The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble and Erin Siobhan Hutching
'Of course, you shouldn’t use "sign language".' Inspired by real events, this personal story follows a family finding their way through the Deaf world. A story about parents, about sisters, and about the complex love that binds families together.
Why do we stop playing? What might make us start again? All those guitars propped up in bedrooms. Voices only heard in the shower. Drum kits taking too much space in garages. It’s time to blow off the dust.
Zöe Murtagh and Tory Copeland
Devised by Zöe Murtagh and Victoria Copeland, Sacré Blue is a performance piece confronting anxiety through poetry and storytelling. An uplifting performance about panic attacks based on personal experience and shared stories.
Prime Cut Productions
A story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen, Scorch examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines. Inspired by recent court cases, Scorch won Best New Play at the 2015 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.
Blue Dog Project
A congregation of strangers, brought together by the need to give body, voice and space to their other selves – to explore the lives unlived and words left unspoken.
Offsite and outdoor performance installation inspired by Victorian spirit photography and belief in the afterlife. Set in a unique location in the Scottish Borders, Dudendance’s new production is a ghostlike vision with white dressed figures emerging through the landscape around Haining House and grounds.
People Zoo Productions
Josef K. wakes up one morning, hungry and disconcerted, only to find himself arrested. He is not told why, nor by whom. He does not get to eat his breakfast. And so begins The Trial.
Three wishes, three witches, three sisters, three pigs, three bears, three beers, three musketeers... Three actors weave together three famous tales, all featuring the elusive number three.
Men have all the power. John and John keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them.
Arturo Areimos teatras, Oskaro Koršunovo teatras and Aurora Nova
Offering a poignant and intimate insight into the maladies of corporate life, this contemporary adaptation of Falk Richter’s famous play, by the prominent Lithuanian director Arturas Areima, represents a new generation of theatre.
Scott Turnbull (presents)
Where do all the dead pigeons go? I could give you the answer right now... but it would ruin the show. Between you and me... I’m still not sure. With felt-tip pens, and his ex-girlfriend's overhead projector, Scott Turnbull takes us on a journey through space and time.