This weekend Looping the Loop are offering two exciting FREE events at Roundabout in Margate, as part of the Margate Festival.
On Saturday at 3pm you can take part in an Acting and Directing in the Round workshop, and on Sunday at 5pm it’s the Scratch A Round event.
Workshop: The round is one of the most exciting, exposing and exhilarating configurations in theatre. Join Paines Plough’s Assistant Director, Anna Himali-Howard, to explore the challenges and surprises of acting, directing and writing in the round. We’ll be looking at a range of plays from classic texts to new writing, as well as different ways of moving in the space, and you’ll get an insight into how Paines Plough work in the Roundabout This practical workshop for practitioners and producers is open to actors, directors and other interested parties.
Scratch-A-Round: Over the past two years, Looping The Loop have staged multiple scratch events at various venues. Now, ahead of the next Looping the Loop Festival in October, we invite back theatre-makers who have participated before, to take their ideas for new shows to the next stage.
Brigitte Aphrodite & Quiet Boy: Parakeete
A poetical music piece inspired by the bright green Parakeets often seen around Thanet and the South East.
Brigitte Aphrodite is a Punk Poet, Musician, Writer, Theatre Maker and Feminist
Showgirl. Quiet Boy aka GARETH TOMLINSON is a Performer, Songwriter,
Musical Director and Theatre Composer.
Megan Garrett-Jones: ‘We Are the Bird’
A search for the all knowing bird results in the discovery that there is wisdom in multitude. A study in translation, mis-translation and plumage.Megan describes herself as ‘an artist of disparate belongings.’
Tracey Ermine is a local performance art drag queen who will be scratching her new one woman show, “Margate Famous” (working title). Living life like she’s in a play, the primadonna girl will be incorporating live monoprinting and iconic homemade neons with songs and lip-syncs. The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be… Tracey.
Roundabout is situated in Marine Gardens in Margate. Click to view map
For more information about both of these events and what else we’ve got coming up in our Autumn programme visit the Looping the Loop website. Printed programmes for all of the October events – with the core Festival taking place 15-25 October – will be out soon.
One more thing – if you are interested in volunteering with Looping the Loop this season – come and join us for a drink and chat at Morgans in Margate at 7pm on Sunday, after Scratch-A-Round. We’d love to see you there and will be sharing details of what’s coming up and how you can get involved. From helping spread the word to stewarding events, there are lots of different ways you can be part of Looping the Loop beyond enjying the performances or attending the workshops – and we will love you eternally of course!
Looking forward to seeing you if you can make it along this weekend!
with love from all of us at,