World’s first pop-up-and-play theatre is coming to Coventry

The world’s first pop-up-and-play theatre, Paines Plough’s Roundabout is coming to Coventry from Tues 27 July to Sun 8 Aug as part of Belgrade Theatre’s Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre in the Wood End area of the city, this unique venue will host a festival of world-class plays plus exciting projects and activities for the local community to enjoy together.

See below for details of the plays and projects, you can enjoy as part of Roundabout 2021.


MAY QUEEN

May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city.

The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but an encounter during the day’s festivities will soon change everything.

As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here?

 12+. Contains strong language. Description of sexual assault


REALLY BIG AND REALLY LOUD

This is a story. Charli’s story.

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.

A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.

 5+


HUNGRY

“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”

Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s
not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.

HUNGRY is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.


BLACK LOVE

Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam. They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love.

When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage, they begin a journey to confront their own worst fears.

BLACK LOVE is an explosion of form-busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Roundabout
27 July – 08 August
Moat House, 2 Winston Avenue, Wood End, Coventry, CV2 1EA

for more information on dates and times and to book your tickets please visit
www.belgrade.co.uk/roundabout-2021
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