New works by Chinonyerem Odimba, Chris Bush, Chloë Moss and Charlotte Josephine will feature as part of Paines Plough’s latest season.
This is the inaugural season from new artistic directors of the company Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner.
Paines Plough’s touring Roundabout will host a musical as one of the company’s lead productions for the first time in 2020, with Odimba’s new work Black Love, which has music by Ben and Max Ringham.
The musical explores how romantic relationships between black people are portrayed in theatre.
Roundabout 2020 also features the world premieres of Bush’s Hungry, Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s Really Big and Really Loud, and a short play by Charlotte Keatley.
The Roundabout season is being co-produced with Oldham Coliseum Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal. Further details of dates and locations for the tour are to be announced.
Paines Plough’s 2020 season also includes a new play by Chloë Moss called Run Sister Run, which is being co-produced with Soho Theatre and Sheffield Theatres. The play is directed by Bennett and has design by The Stage Debut Award-winner Rosie Elnile.
New plays Sessions by Ifeyinwa Frederick and Moon Licks by Charlotte Josephine complete the rest of the touring season.
Bennett and Posner said: “These are stories that celebrate what it is to live life out loud, own who you are and speak your truth. They are ready to be heard.”
Season at a glance:
Directed by Charlotte Bennett
February 27 to May 2, 2020
Sheffield Theatres and Soho Theatre
Dates to be announced
Soho Theatre and UK tour
Directed by Hannah Hauer-King
Opens April 17, 2020
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and the Gate Theatre in London