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CALL OUT – Community Project for Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre

Posted by Craig Morrow, 14th August 2017, 15:20pm

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre invite you to join them in making a brand-new theatre performance to be shown in the world-renowned Paines Plough Roundabout Theatre. Everything We Are will be an original piece of theatre – created over the course of just one month – by a unique ‘pop-up’ theatre company that you can be a part of. How the final piece comes together will be shaped by you and everyone who volunteers to form the company. By taking part in this project, you’ll attend a series of inspiring workshops, designed to get you thinking, creating and performing. The sessions will be led by theatre maker and performer, Rachel Baynton – co-artistic director of the critically acclaimed Proto-type Theater. These workshops will result in a one-off show, to be performed in the Roundabout as part of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s Pop-Out Festival 2017. Read the full Call Out here You can find out more and get involved by contacting Phoebe at pwall-palmer@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 837600

OPENING UP THEATRE TO NEW AUDIENCES

Posted by Craig Morrow, 21st September 2015, 22:03pm

By their very nature, the arts are always evolving, finding new ways to present ideas, opinions, humour and emotions. And as a venue, we have to adopt a similar attitude; if we want to increase access and provision to contemporary work then as a venue we have to do something different to punch above the noise and excite audiences enough that they want to take a chance on the new. That’s why we will be welcoming the Roundabout Theatre to the city this month, a theatre company and a concept I became familiar with back in 2010, six months before I started at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. I worked on a consultancy project for Paines Plough, looking at touring theatre in the regions, and it was felt that venues were struggling to afford to attract new plays, whilst touring companies often felt the theatre spaces were not the right size for the type of performances they wanted to produce. Sometimes, the problem is simply that there is not a theatre in the local town. It was from these problems that the idea of a touring theatre that could pop-up anywhere was born. I was only there for the initial conversations

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