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Paines Plough

Paines Plough commissions, develops and produces the work of contemporary playwrights. The company tours to small and middle-scale theatres throughout the country and overseas. Our funding supports activities in the UK.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £313,801
  • 2013-2014: £321,018
  • 2014-2015: £329,365

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Not The Worst Place - Interview with Sam Burns & George Perrin

NOT THE WORST PLACE is a poignant debut play by Sam Burns, set against the backdrop of Swansea bay and directed by Paines Plough's joint-artistic director George Perrin. The show premieres in Mold at Clwyd Theatre Cymru, playing from 23 April - 3 May. It will transfer to Sherman Cyrmu in Cardiff, playing from 6 - 10 May. For full details, click here: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/not-the-worst-place

Audience Response to HOPELESSLY DEVOTED by Kate Tempest

Audiences respond to the exhilarating new play by Kate Tempest. Currently playing at The Tricycle Theatre until 19 April 2014. Full details here: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/hopelessly-devoted1 To book tickets, head to the Tricycle website: http://www.tricycle.co.uk/current-programme-pages/theatre/theatre-programme-main/hopelessly-devoted/

Hopelessly Devoted Preview Clip - Lock Em Up

A preview clip from HOPELESSLY DEVOTED - the explosive new play by Kate Tempest. Lyrical fireworks meet live music in this exhilarating tale of love and redemption. On tour nationwide NOW. For a full list of tour venues and dates, visit: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/hopelessly-devoted1 Starring: Michelle Gayle Cat Simmons Gbemisola Ikumelo Directed by James Grieve and Stef O'Driscoll For a full list of credits, visit: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/hopelessly-devoted1

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Part 2: Insights with cast of HOPELESSLY DEVOTED

CHARACTER INSIGHTS. The cast of lyrical poet Kate Tempest's explosive new play, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED, talk about how they relate to their characters. HOPELESSLY DEVOTED is now on tour nationwide. For a full list of dates and venues, and to book tickets, visit our website: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/hopelessly-devoted1 To watch the TRAILER, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFNpLxNeU8s

Insights with the cast of HOPELESSLY DEVOTED

The cast of lyrical poet Kate Tempest's explosive new play, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED, offer insights into working on the production. HOPELESSLY DEVOTED is now on tour nationwide. For a full list of dates and venues, and to book tickets, visit our website: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/hopelessly-devoted1 To watch the TRAILER, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFNpLxNeU8s

Hopelessly Devoted by Kate Tempest - Trailer

Following her smash-hit debut Wasted and sell-out success Brand New Ancients, Kate Tempest is back with an incendiary new play, touring nationally this Spring. Lyrical fireworks. Live music. A story of love and redemption. Cast: Michelle Gayle Gbemisola Ikumelo Cat Simmons Further info and full tour dates: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/hopelessly-devoted1 Tweet: @painesplough #KTHopelessly Devoted FB: www.facebook.com/painesploughHQ

Jumpers for Goalposts - Exclusive Interview with James Grieve and Tom Wells

Tom Wells' heartwarming, endearing play about a failing five-aside football team in Hull has taken London by storm, following a successful regional tour. Here's an insight into the minds of the two people who brought it all together - Director James Grieve and writer Tom Wells. Co-produced by Paines Plough, Hull Truck Theatre and Watford Palace

WASTED - Cast Confessions!

We sat down with some of the cast of Kate Tempest's WASTED, and asked them to share some of their own, funny, wasted experiences. Want to get involved? Tweet us your responses with @painesplough #katetempestwasted #wastedconfessions for a chance to win tickets to WASTED at the Roundhouse.

CAMPUS Audience Respond to WASTED

We toured WASTED in Campuses nationwide this Autumn, and this is what some of our audiences had to say. Have YOU seen Kate Tempest's debut play, WASTED? FB/Tweet us your responses: @painesplough #katetempestwasted www.facebook.com/painesplough

Pt. 3 WASTED Confessions at PP HQ

Kate Tempest's electrifying debut play goes beyond simply being Wasted, but we're sure everyone has their own WASTED story to share! We targeted PP HQ and shared some of our WASTED confessions - now we'd like to hear from you! Tweet and Instagram us your responses - we're sure you have stories to tell! For the chance to win Free Tickets to a showing of your choosing! Don't miss out. Tweet/Instagram @painesplough with #katetempestwasted #ppconfessions

Pt. 2 WASTED Confessions at PP HQ

Kate Tempest's electrifying debut play goes beyond simply being Wasted, but we're sure everyone has an interesting WASTED story! We went to PP HQ and shared some of our WASTED confessions - now we'd like to hear from you! Tweet and Instagram us your responses - we're sure you have stories to tell! For the chance to win Free Tickets to a showing of your choosing! Don't miss out. Tweet/Instagram @painesplough with #katetempestwasted #ppconfessions

WASTED Confessions at PP HQ

Kate Tempest's electrifying debut play goes beyond simply being Wasted, but we're sure everyone has their own WASTED story to share! We targeted PP HQ and shared some of our WASTED confessions - now we'd like to hear from you! Tweet and Instagram us your responses - we're sure you have stories to tell! For the chance to win Free Tickets to a showing of your choosing! Don't miss out. Tweet/Instagram @painesplough with #katetempestwasted #ppconfessions

Pt 1 - WASTED Cast INSIGHTS

We ask the cast of Kate Tempest's WASTED about their favourite part of the production.

WASTED by Kate Tempest 2013 Trailer

Film trailer for WASTED by Kate Tempest. A Paines Plough, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Roundhouse Production in association with NSDF and Latitude. Direction James Grieve // Design Cai Dyfan // Lighting Angela Anson // Sound Tom Gibbons // Music Kwake // Film Mathy & Fran // Assistant Director Mark Maughan Full tour dates: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/wasted www.painesplough.com #katetempestwasted Trailer created by Mathy & Fran www.mathyandfran.com

JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS by Tom Wells Trailer

Official trailer for the 2013 UK Tour of JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS by Tom Wells. A Paines Plough, Hull Truck and Watford Palace Theatre production. I'm not asking you to win. I'm asking you to just: chuck your face at it, have a, have a fucking good go at it. And then we'll. Yeah. We'll see. Luke wants Danny, but Danny's got a secret. Joe wants to play second fiddle, but Geoff wants a headline gig. Viv just wants to beat the lesbians to the league title. Game on. A hilarious and heart-warming comedy about football, friendship and finding your way from Tom Wells, winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2012 for the smash hit comedy THE KITCHEN SINK. #jump4goal Tour Dates: 5 - 20 April 2013 Watford Palace Theatre 29th August- 14th September 2013 Hull Truck Theatre 17th-21st September 2013 West Yorkshire Playhouse 1st-5th October 2013 Northern Stage, Newcastle 8-9th October 2013 Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 10th-12th October 2013 Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 15th-17th October 2013 New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich 26th November- 21 December 2013 Bush Theatre, London Trailer by Mathy and Fran mathyandfran.com

INSIGHTS: Post show Q&A with the JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS company

A post show Q&A with JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS writer Tom Wells, director James Grieve, Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre Brigid Larmour, and the cast: Philip Duguid-McQuillan, Vivienne Gibbs, Andy Rush, Jamie Samuel and Matt Sutton, on Tuesday 16th April 2013 at Watford Palace Theatre. JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS by Tom Wells is a co-production by Paines Plough, Hull Truck and Watford Palace Theatre, and was originally co-comissioned by Paines Plough, Hull Truck and West Yorkshire Playhouse. For more info on the play and where we're touring, visit: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/jumpers-for-goalposts

WASTED by Kate Tempest 2013 Tour Trailer

Film trailer for WASTED by Kate Tempest. A Paines Plough, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Roundhouse Production in association with NSDF and Latitude. Spring Tour 2013 25 FEBRUARY THE GARAGE, NORWICH 26 FEBRUARY ARENA THEATRE, WOLVERHAMPTON 27 FEBRUARY NORDEN FARM, MAIDENHEAD 28 FEBRUARY THE NORTH WALL, OXFORD 1-2 MARCH CLIFFTOWN THEATRE, SOUTH END 4 MARCH THE ELECTRIC THEATRE, GUILDFORD 5 MARCH AXIS ARTS CENTRE, CREWE 8-9 MARCH HULL TRUCK THEATRE 12 MARCH THE DUKES, LANCASTER 13 MARCH THE ARTRIX, BROMSGROV 14 MARCH MARINE THEATRE, LYME REGIS 15-16 MARCH THE BREWHOUSE, TAUNTON 18 MARCH THEATRE ROYAL MARGATE 19-21 MARCH MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER 22 MARCH TRINITY THEATRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS 23 MARCH SHERMAN CYMRU, CARDIFF Direction James Grieve // Design Cai Dyfan // Lighting Angela Anson // Sound Tom Gibbons // Music Kwake // Film Mathy & Fran // Assistant Director Mark Maughan www.painesplough.com #katetempestwasted Trailer created by Mathy & Fran www.mathyandfran.com

WASTED 2013 - First day of rehearsals

Join us in the rehearsal room at PPHQ where the WASTED company has assembled for the first day of rehearsals. James makes a little speech, everyone introduces themselves and then it's time for the readthrough.

LONDON by Simon Stephens Trailer

The official trailer for the UK Tour of LONDON by Simon Stephens. "You get back to London and the noise of the place and the dirt and the colour and the roar of it." In a city full of the push and pull, incessant chatter and endless hum you can barely find the time to breathe. You want to get away. You deserve to get away. There is a choice -- you can take everything you love with you or leave it all behind. This new play by Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens tells two heart-rending stories of family and the choices they make for the precious things they love. Tour Dates: 3 October - 20 October Salisbury Playhouse www.salisburyplayhouse.com 26 October - 27 October Brighton Dome www.brightondome.org 30 October - 10 November Live Theatre www.livetheatre.org.uk 13 November - 17 November Tron Theatre Glasgow www.tron.co.uk 20 November - 24 November Manchester Royal Exchange www.royalexchange.co.uk A Paines Plough, Live Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse production. LONDON incorporates the critically acclaimed SEA WALL which had a sell out run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009, and at the Bush Theatre, London; and T5, first performed as a reading at The Traverse Theatre as part of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010. Trailer by Mathy and Fran mathyandfran.com

London by Simon Stephens Trailer

Click here to see the updated version of the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMwYptMM8z4&feature=youtu.be

Roundabout Season LDN Audience Vox Pops

Here's what audience members thought of The Roundabout Season at Shoreditch Town Hall. More info and tickets here: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/series/paines-plough-roundabout-season

Roundabout Season on BBC London News

BBC London News interviews director Richard Wilson about The Roundabout Season, featuring extracts of LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan, starring Alistair Cope and Kate O'Flynn. Used with kind permission of BBC London News.

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