Drip

Words by Tom Wells and Music by Matthew Robins
A Script Club and Boundless Theatre co-production in association with the Bush Theatre
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A one-man musical comedy by award-winning duo Tom Wells (words) and Matthew Robins (music) fresh from a sell-out tour.

“… me and Caz are both fully out, like openly, hundred percent, it shouldn’t be a surprise.”

Liam is 15 and he’s just signed up for Bev Road Baths’ first ever synchronised swimming team. It’s for his best mate Caz really. She needs to get a team together to win the annual Project Prize at school. She tries every year. She always loses. But Liam’s an optimist, he’s determined to help. There’s just one problem. Liam can’t swim.

“show with bags of charm […] carrying the audience away on a tide of affection.”
British Theatre
“Matthew Robins’ music and Wells’ lyrics feel like Victoria Wood for a new generation.”
The Stage
“…the play speaks to the kids who don’t get invited to the cool parties, the ones for whom seeing gay characters without a bully in tow is a rarity. In its understated awkwardness, Drip finds moments to glow”
The Guardian

The original production was supported by Hull City Council and Hull UK City of Culture. It had its London premiere at the Bush Theatre in November 2017.

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"cuts surprisingly deep, blessed with both tenderness and a beautiful sense of tentative hope" on The Kitchen Sink
Daily Telegraph

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Andrew Finnigan trained with The Customs House, South Shields and the Theatre Royal Newcastle. His credits include: The Fifteen Streets (The Customs House, South Shields), Scrapbook (Live Theatre, Newcastle), Broken Biscuits (Live Theatre/Paines Plough and UK tour), Drip (Hull City of Culture/Back to Ours), Wormtown (The Customs House, South Shields), My Uncle Freddie (The Customs House, South Shields).

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