Boundless Theatre: Drip
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.
STANDARD THEATRE - FULLY SEATED - STADIUM SEATING
A one-man musical comedy by award-winning duo Tom Wells (Jumpers for Goalposts) and Matthew Robins (music) fresh from a sell-out tour.
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.
“Matthew Robins’ music and Wells’ lyrics feel like Victoria Wood for a new generation.” The Stage on ‘Broken Biscuits’.
“It’s like a pool party on dry land!” Audience member on Drip
“Wells has a real ear for teenage dialogue and both the writing and Andrew Finnigan’s charming performance ooze authenticity… It’s brilliant storytelling, which feels like you’re reading Liam’s diary of a year of growing up, friendship and fledgling love.” Gareth James on Drip
“Tom Wells is a hugely engaging writer but what makes him so special is his gift of making the small change of everyday lives shine so brightly.”
***** The Telegraph (on Jumpers for Goalposts)