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Written by
Sean Stewart

Directed by
Sean Stewart

04 Aug – 09 Aug 2020
100min incl. three intervals

About the show

Science fiction fantasy meets improvised comedy in this hilarious farce for three actors and audience interaction. Roundabout is livestreamed on videogaming site Twitch and consists of multiple videos and a live chat channel. It’s a collaborative piece of storytelling, with the action driven by the audience. This is a brand-new way of doing theatre, a trapeze act that runs no risk of being dull.  

Three young school leavers in an awkward love triangle meet on the video Twitch. In the chat channel lie three skylarking digital humans who yearn to be made from flesh for the first time in 13,000 years.

With the help of the audience and live interaction, the actors become possessed by the digitised gods as the comedy is played out on while being streamed live. Will the audience keep up with the speed of change? Will the actors be consumed by the personalities of the digital characters?

Roundabout is directed by Primetime Emmy Award-winning storyteller and American Canadian science fiction writer Sean Stewart.


In order of appearance

Anna Clark

Rebecca Attanasio

Leinad Walker

Omega/Soccer Fan
Rudy Hendrikx*

Creative Team

Sean Stewart

Set & Costume Designer 
Angus Konsti

Artistic Director 
David Berthold

Diane Misirdjieff

Director Centre for Design Practices 
Julie Lynch

Director Centre for Technology, Production and Management 
Graham Henstock

Vocal Coach
Gavin Leahy

Centre Director for Acting 
John Bashford

Design Production and Admin Coordinator 
Rebecca Paling

Props Maker 
Alex Allanson

Head of Sound Design 
Paul Prestipino

Production Team

Design Assistant
Lachlan Odgers

Vocal Support 
Rudy Hendrikx

3rd Year Technical 
Daniel Herten

2nd Year Technical 
Zachary Saric
Sybilla Wajon

1st Year Technical 
Chloe Langdon

Costume Supervisor 
Alloquois Callaway

Costume Assistant
chloe Langdon

Props Supervisor 
Lucas Guillemin

Props Assistant 

Connor McCoo
Maddison Williams

SC&T Supervisor 
Lynsey Brown

SC&T Assistant
Maxime Armand

Project Manager 
Thomas Bensley

2nd Year Managerial
Nikki Jones

1st Year Managerial 
Jessica Pizzinga