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19 August 2021 to 29 August 2021

For 10 days at the end of the summer, the award-winning, in-the-round auditorium will be filled with four world premiere plays performed in rep alongside cabaret, comedy, family shows, drag, a host of exciting activities for young people in partnership with Lambeth ELEVATE and a programme of community events. Landing in Slade Gardens from 19-29 August audiences will be able to pick up a takeaway pint at the pub across the street before heading into the venue.

The line-up of four world premieres playing across the season, in co-production with

Belgrade Theatre as part of Coventry City of Culture, includes:

● A brand new musical by Chinonyerem Odimba - BLACK LOVE explores sibling

relationships through real life stories, soul music and ancestral voices.

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. Chris Bush’s new play HUNGRY is about food, love, class and grief in a world where there's little left to savour. Directed by Katie Posner. 

Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s new family show REALLY BIG AND REALLY LOUD features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.

● Paines Plough’s 2019 Playwright Fellow Frankie Meredith presents MAY QUEEN - a coming-of-age story about sixteen-year-old Leigh in Coventry on May Day in 2022. Soon she will have to face up to the events of that day and ask herself who she is and how she got there.

The four shows are performed in rep by Nathan Queeley-Dennis, Leah St Luce, Eleanor Sutton and Yasmin Dawes. Visiting artists also presenting work include Bonnie and the Bonnettes, RashDash, Nouveau Riche, Sukh Ojla, Sindhu Vee, Thanyia Moore and Jen Ives & William Stone.

Tickets are £5 – £15, with 20 Early Bird tickets available for all Paines Plough shows. Visit ROUNDABOUT: BRIXTON - Paines Plough for more information.