Monthly archives: September 2014

THE ANGRY BRIGADE production shots

Now that THE ANGRY BRIGADE by James Graham has officially kicked off at Theatre Royal Plymouth, here’s a little sneak peek of what’s in store with some production snaps from last week.

All images by Richard Davenport

View the full set of photos on our Flickr page.

THE ANGRY BRIGADE currently plays at Theatre Royal Plymouth until 4 October 2014, then heads out on tour to:

Oxford Playhouse: 8 – 11 October

Warwick Arts Centre: 14 – 17 October

Watford Palace Theatre: 21 – 25 October


★★★★ The Guardian – “James Graham has a gimlet eye for newsworthy subjects… what emerges is a world with chilling similarities to our own.”

★★★★ The Times – “Enthrals… Graham’s witty play deserves a London run.”


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Ed Fringe 2014: The shows we saw

Now that the dust has just about settled on the year that was Ed Fringe 2014 (and we’ve reluctantly parted ways with those all-night burger stalls and deadly irresistible kebab joints), it’s always good to take a look back.

It was an incredible month of being stimulated, surprised, inspired and challenged by some of the world’s most innovative and creative minds – and we can’t wait to do it all over again.

Here’s our Team PP round-up of the shows we saw:

The 56

A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

Beardy Man

Beats North

Before Us



Britania Waves the Rules

Camille O’Sullivan

Captain Amazing

Chewing The Fat

Christeene: The Christeene Machine


The Collector



Cutting Off Kate Bush

Daniel Kitson

Divallusion with Christina Bianco and Velma Celli

The Duck Pond

Early Doors

Eden Gate

Eggs Collective Get A Round

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

Guilt and Shame: Going Straight

The Handlebards


Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Jason Byrne

Jonny and the Baptists: The Satiric Verses

Kim Noble: You’re Not Alone


Last Christmas


Lorraine & Alan

Luisa Omielan…Am I Right Ladies

Mark Watson: Flaws

Men in the Cities

Milk Presents: Self Service

Mush and Me

Near Gone


The Object Lesson

Out of Water


Sea Wall


Show 6


Sleight and Hand

Small War

So It Goes





We have Fallen



Thank you, Edinburgh. Same time next year?


Open Auditions in the Roundabout Auditorium

Paines Plough Open Auditions
Thursday 25 September 2014
Roundabout @ Hackney Downs Studios, 17 Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT
10am – 6pm

We’re really excited to be holding our next round of open auditions in the Roundabout Auditorium, in London. The Roundabout will be at Hackney Downs Studios from 22 – 27 September as part of its inaugural tour this autumn.

We are looking to meet actors previously unknown to Paines Plough and our next meeting will be held on Thursday 25 September 2014 in London. We will see 50 actors (25 pairs), and these slots will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you would like to be seen, please do the following:

– Find yourself a partner – we are auditioning people in pairs.
– Apply by sending ONE email with BOTH of your names to
– Please put OPEN AUDITIONS @ ROUNDABOUT HACKNEY in the Subject line.
– Do not send CVs, biogs or headshots as you can bring these with you on the day.
– If you are within the first 25 emails, we will email you back by Monday 15 September with an audition time.
– If you weren’t in the first 25 people to apply we will keep you on a waiting list and may offer you an audition if a slot becomes available.
– Once we have confirmed your time, please prepare a 3 minute piece of dialogue in your pair from a play written in the last 15 years.

Please note:

– If you have auditioned at our previous Open Auditions, we will not be able to see you this time round.
– We do not accept applications from agents. If you have an agent, you must still apply yourself using your own email address.
– Places are all allocated in advance. You will not be able to request a different time, and we will be unable to see people on a walk-up basis.
– We will retain a waiting list and will notify you if you are on this waiting list.
– If you are allotted a time but for any reason cannot make the appointment please let us know ASAP by emailing If you fail to turn up to your allotted slot without letting us know in advance, you will not be able to audition at future Paines Plough Open Auditions.
– We will not accept any emails sent to any email address other than
– Due to the large volume of people we are seeing, we will not be able to offer feedback.
– We are not casting for a particular show at the moment – we just want to meet some new actors so that we can have you in mind for future productions.

For more information, please download our FAQs.

We are also offering an ACTING IN THE ROUND workshop for actors, on Wednesday 24 September, 3-5pm which is free to anyone who has a ticket to one of our shows over that week. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. For further information click here and if you would like to book your place please email Francesca Moody at

Best wishes,
George, James and all at Paines Plough

THE ANGRY BRIGADE rehearsal shots

Things are heating up in Plymouth as we dive into the final week of rehearsals for James Graham’s turbo-charged new thriller, THE ANGRY BRIGADE, our latest co-production with our old pals at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Check out some snaps from rehearsals below.

Photo credit: Richard Lakos

For the full set, visit our Flickr page.

The play premieres at Theatre Royal Plymouth, playing from 18 September – 4 October 2014, before making its way to Oxford Playhouse from 8 – 11 OctoberWarwick Arts Centre from 14 – 17 October and Watford Palace Theatre from 21 – 25 October.

#TheAngryBrigade @painesplough @TRPlymouth