Half-Empty Glasses

Sat 8 October - Sun 9 October

Roundabout in Irlam: Half-Empty Glasses

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08 Oct


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  • Captioned


09 Oct


From: £5.00

This year’s Roundabout takes place in Prince’s Park Irlam not at The Lowry.

Toye is preparing for his piano exam to get into a prestigious music school. He’s doing it for the contacts, the opportunity, the love of art. But when he notices the lack of Black British history in his school’s curriculum, he begins to question himself and the world around him. Is this really his dream, or is he letting these institutions write his story? 

He starts offering his own school lessons on Black cultural icons, but he quickly discovers that maybe not everyone wants Black history to be celebrated… 

An empowering new play by Channel 4 bursary winner Dipo Baruwa-Etti about the pressures of being young, gifted and ready to change the world. 

‘I still play to their chords. 

Livin’ within conventions. 

Livin’ within restrictions. 

Livin’ within a structure. 

Lettin’ someone write my story.’ 

Additional information

Meet the cast post show!

A Paines Plough and Rose Theatre production 

Age Guidance: 12+ 

Written by: Dipo Baruwa-Etti 

Directed by: Kaleya Baxe 


Captioned |Saturday 8 October 2022 at 3pm

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