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Roundabout Returns to Thanet

Roundabout pop-up theatre

Thanet’s art and cultural scene are second to none, the Isle we’re blessed enough to call home has become a utopia for creatives and that in turn has created a cultural calendar that tourists and locals alike revel in.

One such event firmly in that cultural calendar is Plaines Plough’s Roundabout, and it was with joy that we learnt the pop-up theatre company will be returning to Thanet for Roundabout at Newington 2021 with a huge range of theatre productions all of which well worthy of your time. The events are managed by Starlings Support CIC, a social enterprise supporting civil society organisations and resident-led projects and the Locally Trusted Organisation for Newington Big Local and Creative Civic Change Newington.

 

CommunityAd had the pleasure of a quick chat with Charlie Fox who has worked with the community of Newington for the last eight years.

How wonderful is it to be back on the roundabout so to speak after such a long lockdown governed eighteen months?

It’s absolutely amazing, during lockdown we collaborated with Looping the Loop to deliver “doorstep performances” and a “doorstep panto” but nothing beats the excitement of having Roundabout here with World class new plays.

Thanet’s art and cultural scene is second to none really isn’t it? Why is it so important we as a community have access to the arts and culture?

People in Newington often don’t access Thanet’s arts and culture scene, with many people thinking that it’s not for people like them. It’s important for us to bring high quality performance to our doorstep so that people can see the massive impact arts and culture can have.

It’s such an immersive experience isn’t it the roundabout theatre in the tent?

I think you have to experience it to really understand how magical it is.

On a personal level, what are you looking forward to most?

On a personal level I’m looking forward to the whole drama and excitement of seeing Roundabout arrive on flat beds and gradually emerge in Newington. I’m really excited to experience all the performances, particularly Bonnie and the Bonnet’s Drag Me To Love.

Why should our readers be making a note in the diary and purchasing some tickets asap?

Due to Covid restrictions we are have limited capacity in Roundabout this year… so the are many fewer tickets.

Anything else to add?

Paines Plough isn’t just a touring theatre company, they champion new playwrights and plays and pride themselves on bringing World class performance into the heart of local communities. Our award-winning Community Chef will be providing food (Saturday and Sunday)

If those wise words haven’t whet one’s appetite for some fine theatre then check out the trailer after which we’re positive that you’ll want to head to the following link and get yourself some tickets. www.ticketsource.co.uk/nbl

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