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Paines Plough announces 2017 programme

Black Mountainby Brad Birch features in the 2017 Paines Plough season. Photo: Rebecca Need Menear
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Brad Birch, Elinor Cook and Sarah McDonald-Hughes are to premiere new work in Paines Plough’s Roundabout as part of the company’s 2017 programme.

The season sees the pop-up Roundabout tour the UK again, with the three world premieres being co-produced with the Orange Tree Theatre and Theatr Clwyd.

Birch’s new play, Black Mountain, Out of Love by Cook and McDonald-Hughes’ How to Be a Kid will all tour from June 24 in the Roundabout.

The tour begins at Theatr Clwyd before visiting venues including Theatre Royal Margate, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, the Lighthouse in Poole and Revoluton Arts in Bedfordshire.

Alongside the new work will be another UK tour Every Brilliant Thing, which returns in May.

Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donahoe’s production also embarks on an Australia and New Zealand tour in 2017.

The season also includes a one-off performance of Sabrina Mahfouz’s With a Little Bit of Luck, on June 9 at the Roundhouse, and the first UK tour of Luke Norris’ Growth.

Growth ran as part of Paines Plough’s Edinburgh Fringe programme in 2016 and will tour in September and October to venues including Salisbury Arts Centre, Theatr Clwyd and the Northwall in Oxford.

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