Boundless Theatre and Script Club in association with Theatre503 present
RUNNING TIME / NOTICES: 60mins (no interval)
Liam is 15. He can’t swim. But he’s an optimist, so he’s just signed up for Bev Road Baths’ first ever synchronised swimming team. Drip is a joyful celebration of LGBTQ+ teenagers, beautifully crafted and packed with wit and charm.
Boundless Theatre create exhilarating, relevant and shareable theatre with and for young people and curious others. Their work responds to a vibrant and diverse global culture. They empower, inspire and invest in future audiences and artists now and promote conversation, collaboration and exchange across the UK, Europe and internationally.
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Tom Wells. Music by Matthew Robins.
Tom Wells is from Kilnsea, East Yorkshire. His plays include: Me, As A Penguin; The Kitchen Sink (winner, Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and the George Devine Award); Jumpers For Goalposts; Cosmic; Folk; and Broken Biscuits. Tom has also written Ben & Lump (Channel 4); Jonesy (BBC Radio 4); and pantos for Middle Child, Hull and the Lyric Hammersmith. He is currently under commission to the Royal Court and the National Theatre.
Matthew Robins is a multi-disciplinary artist from the West Country. His work includes animation, puppetry, short films, sculpture, and music, and he regularly tours with his band, performing stories about animals, death, monsters, the ocean, and love. As a film-maker Matthew has recently made stop-motion music videos for Passenger, Sivu, and Led Bib, as well as animations for the Barbican, Opera North, Dumbworld (Peter, Lily and the Nose, winner of the audience choice award at the Capital Irish Film Festival), Tori Amos (The Light Princess at the National Theatre) and Phil Collins (Tomorrow is Always Too Long, for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games). Matthew’s recent work for theatre includes writing and performing Flyboy is alone again this Christmas, and Lullaby – both for the Barbican, and designing and making puppets for Something Very Far Away for the Unicorn Theatre, A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing for the Ark in Dublin, and Laila – a new musical at Watford Palace Theatre. He recently directed and designed an adaption of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man for the Unicorn Theatre in Southwark and 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. Drip is Matthew’s second song-writing collaboration with Tom Wells, they previously worked together on Tom’s play Broken Biscuits in 2016.
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