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Event dates: 12 - 15 Oct 2017
Event address: Poole Park, Poole, BH15 2SF
Detailed map: multimap

About the event:

Westfield, Poole Park
October sees the return of Roundabut, Paines Plough's beautiful pop-up theatre in-the-round with three World Premieres.  Roundabout will also host an exciting range of specially programmed comedy for kids, locally created performances and workshops.

Thursday 12 October
3.30 Master Class
4.30 Out of Love - A tale of friendship, love & rivalry Age 14+ Tickets £12 adult £8 child
7.30pm Black Mountain - a psychological thriller ~Age 14+ Tickets £`12 adult £8 child 

 Friday 13 October How to be a kid (sold out)

Saturday 14 October
11am How to be a Kid - story of family, friends and fitting in Age 7+ Tickets £10 adult £6 Child
2pm Comedy Club for Kids - Comedians doing what they do best Tickets £10 Adult £6 Child
4pm Out of Love (as above)
7.30pm Black Mountain (as above)

Sunday 15 October
2pm How to be a Kid (as above)
3.30pm  Youth Performance Platform - afternoon of dance, threatre and music Tickets £5
5.30pm Out of Love (as above)

Booking fees as quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Lighthouse Ticket Office.  Tickets booked via phone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket.

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Booking Fees: Prices quoted are for tickets booked in person at the Ticket Office. Tickets booked by telephone or online are subject to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket

Three new works by playwrights at the top of their game can be seen in Poole when Roundabout, an ingenious in-the-round plywood amphitheatre comes to Westfield Poole Park from 15 - 18 September. 

This vivid and immediate theatre experience features something for all ages from 7 upwards, providing the opportunity to see exciting new work in the world’s first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre from Paines Plough, the UK’s national theatre of new plays.

The 4-day festival begins with Growth, a comedy about growing up and manning up from rising star Luke Norris.  Tobes is young, free and having a ball. He’s successfully ignored his lump for two years but it’s starting to get in the way - cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex life.  So now there are pants to be dropped, and decisions to be made... it's a real ball ache.

Love, Lies and Taxidermy is a boy meets girl story. Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman at a medical research facility in Merthyr Tydfil. First date in Tesco and things are going well. But it's difficult to fall in love when your parents need saving from themselves, their weird hobbies and the threat of a prison sentence.

This offbeat love story about Mr. Tutti Frutti, a stuffed owl and the struggle to fit in is from the pen of writer Alan Harris (BBC Radio 4, National Theatre Wales, Sherman Cymru).

Join three heroes on an epic quest to save the planet in I Got Superpowers For My Birthday - a brand new play for ages 7+ from award winning writer Katie Douglas.  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. Which is lucky because someone needs to protect the world from The Darkness, an evil overlord with plans to turn everything to ice.

“Roundabout is a completely self-contained, 168-seat in-the-round auditorium”, Paines Plough Co-Artistic Director James Grieve explains. “It flat packs into a single lorry and pops up in a day, requiring no tools or specialist skills to assemble. The lighting and sound systems are bespoke de-signed and utilise completely new technology which is incredibly energy efficient. It’s a dynamic, immersive space which wraps the audience around the action and creates a bear pit atmosphere”.

Tickets for the Roundabout Festival are on sale now from the Lighthouse ticket office. Call 01202 28 00 00 or book online at www.lighthousepoole.co.uk