TOM WELLS’ DRIP MAKES ITS EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE DEBUT AHEAD OF UK AUTUMN TOUR

TOM WELLS’ DRIP MAKES ITS EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE DEBUT AHEAD OF UK AUTUMN TOUR

Script Club & Boundless Theatre present

DRIP

Words by Tom Wells

Music by Matthew Robins

Director: Jane Fallowfield; Designer: Russ Henry

Lighting Designer: Adam Foley; Sound Designer: Matthew Robins

Following its world première last year as part of the Hull UK City of Culture, Tom Wells’ Drip, co-produced by Script Club and Boundless Theatre, makes its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut before embarking on a UK Autumn tour including a London run. Jane Fallowfield directs Andrew Finnigan who reprises his role as Liam. Opening at Paines Plough’s Roundabout @ Summerhall, 20 – 26 August 2018 with further tour dates to be announced shortly.

A one man musical comedy about a 15-year old boy who signs up to Hull’s first ever synchronised swimming team, though he can’t swim. It tells a story of getting the hang of being a queer teenager in Hull and feeling proud of yourself and your city.

The original production was supported by Hull City Council and Hull UK City of Culture.

Tom Wells is a playwright, his theatre credits include Me, As A Penguin (Arcola/UK tour), The Kitchen Sink – which won the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and the George Devine Award (Bush Theatre), Jumpers For Goalposts (Watford Palace Theatre/UK tour), Cosmic (Hull Truck Theatre), Folk and Broken Biscuits (UK tour). He has also written Ben & Lump (Channel 4) and Jonesy (BBC Radio 4). He is currently under commission to the Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre. 

Matthew Robins composes the music following his previous collaboration with Tom Wells on Broken Biscuits in 2016. His writing and performing credits include Flyboy is alone again this Christmas and Lullaby (Barbican). As a designer and puppet maker his credits include Something Very Far Away (Unicorn Theatre), A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing (The Ark, Dublin) and Laila (Watford Palace Theatre). He also recently directed and designed an adaption of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man (Unicorn Theatre). A collection of Matthew’s animations, songs and mechanical puppet installations is on permanent display at the Science Museum in London in the Information Age gallery.

Andrew Finnigan plays Liam. His previous credits include The Fifteen Streets (The Customs House, South Shields), Scrapbook (Live Theatre, Newcastle), Broken Biscuits (Live Theatre/Paines Plough/UK tour).

Jane Fallowfield directs. Her credits include Germ Free AdolescentBird (Derby Theatre), Fingertips (Clean Break), CosmicSpacewang (Hull Truck), The Only Way is Chelsea’s (York Theatre Royal/Soho Theatre) and Lagan (Ovalhouse). She is the Literary Associate at Talawa Theatre Company. Previously, Jane was Director on Attachment at Clean Break, Director on Attachment at Birmingham Rep (John Fernald Award) and Senior Reader at Paines Plough.  She is a mentor for Graeae Theatre Company and she has been on the script panel for the George Devine Award panel, BBC Writersroom and Channel 4 Screenwriting Course.   

 

DRIP 

Listings

Paines Plough’s Roundabout @ Summerhall

 

20 – 26 August 2018

 

Box Office: 0131 560 1580 www.summerhall.co.uk

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