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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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Roundabout: Our Teacher's A Troll by Dennis Kelly

Part of Roundabout Season 2014. An outrageously funny show for ages 7+ from the writer of award-winning West End hit MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Additional information here: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/our-teachers-a-troll Four plays by the nation's hottest writers in one state-of-the-art portable in-the-round amphitheatre. Showing at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, followed by an Autumn tour. For details, visit http://www.painesplough.com. #OurTeachersATroll @painesplough www.facebook.com/painesploughHQ

Roundabout: The Initiate by Alexandra Wood

Part of Roundabout Season 2014. A world premiere by George Devine Award-winning playwright Alexandra Wood. The Initiate is a thrilling tale of altruism, greed, and the search for how to belong. Additional information here: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/our-teachers-a-troll Four plays by the nation's hottest writers in one state-of-the-art portable in-the-round amphitheatre. Showing at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, followed by an Autumn tour. For details, visit http://www.painesplough.com. #OurTeachersATroll @painesplough www.facebook.com/painesploughHQ

Roundabout: Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan

Part of Roundabout Season 2014. A new play by Duncan Macmillan. Every Brilliant Thing is an uplifting story about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Showing at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Summerhall. More dates to be announced. Four plays by the nation's hottest writers in one state-of-the-art portable in-the-round amphitheatre. Further information here: http://www.painesplough.com/current-programme/by-date/every-brilliant-thing1 #EveryBrilliantThing @painesplough www.facebook.com/painesploughHQ

Roundabout Season 2014 - Trailer

Paines Plough presents THE ROUNDABOUT SEASON 2014: showcasing work from the nation's hottest writers in a state-of-the-art portable in-the-round amphitheatre. Featured plays: Lungs by Duncan Macmillan, Our Teacher's a Troll by Dennis Kelly, The Initiate by Alexandra Wood and Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan. ROUNDABOUT launches at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, before embarking on an Autumn tour. For further information, visit: www.painesplough.com Trailer designed by Nye Williams.

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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

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.

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