‘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. Thirty-something, 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? Extremely witty, sabre-sharp writing, delivered with exceptional finesse, this production will make you laugh, gasp and cry.
Roundabout at Regency Square
Paines Plough is the national theatre of new plays. Its Roundabout auditorium is a beautiful pop-up, in-the-round theatre which pitches up in Regency Square for the duration of Brighton Festival 2015. A self-contained 168-seat circular auditorium that flat packs into a lorry, Roundabout has travelled around the UK bringing the nation’s best playwrights to people’s doorsteps.
Our Teacher's A Troll, Lungs and The Initiate are performed 'in rep' by an exceptional cast and Every Brilliant Thing features Jonny Donahoe.
Our Teacher’s A Troll
Sat 2 May - Sat 16 May
Sat 2 May - Fri 22 May
Sun 3 May - Fri 22 May
Every Brilliant Thing
Tue 19 May - Sun 24 May
‘Something strange and delightful has landed... it's Paines Plough's portable Roundabout’ Evening Standard
Abdul SalisDirection George Perrin
Design Lucy Osborne
Lighting Emma Chapman
Sound Tom Gibbons
Movement Kate Sagovsky
Associate Sound Dom Kennedy
Assistant Movement Jennifer Jackson
Do wrap up warm as the Roundabout is within a GeoDome tent, and the Square is quite an exposed, windy site.
· Ticket collection will be available at the Square from 30 minutes prior to every performance.
· Please note latecomers will not be admitted to any performances at Roundabout, due to the format and intimacy of the venue.