Boundless Theatre


23 May - 16 June
By Judy Upton
Directed by Rob Drummer
At Southwark Playhouse

Mixtapes, Argos catalogue Christmas lists, VHS. Crop tops, chokers, disposable cameras, Boundless Theatre is bringing the 90s back.

As another summer season on the seafront gets underway Ella is turning up the heat in a high stakes game to get as far away as possible.

Whilst Ruby keeps the café going and Dean mans the ice cream kiosk Ella learns there’s no fast track to success.

‘If you’re not interested in earning a new pair of Nikes by the end of the day…complete designer wardrobe by the end of the week…all the beers you can drink…if you don’t want to meet Uma Thurman…then okay, stay here, as King of the Slackers, that’s fine by me.’

Confidence, first produced at Birmingham Rep in 1998 will explode back on to stage, for a new generation of dreamers.




Southwark Playhouse
Box office: 020 7407 0234

23 May – 16 June

Start Time 8pm Monday – Saturday

3.30pm Saturdays and Tuesdays


£12 Previews
£16 Concessions
£20 Full price

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Copyright: Helen Murray
Copyright: Helen Murray
Copyright: Helen Murray
Copyright: Helen Murray
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'Upton's a playful writer who likes nothing better than to upset expectations'  Independent 


Confidence Tanya Burr Tanya Burr Actor

Tanya Burr plays Ella in ‘Confidence’ where she is making her professional stage debut. Her television credits include Love Daily, Making It and the forthcoming Sky One series Bulletproof. For film, her credits include Disconnect.

Anna Crichlow Anna Crichlow Actor

Anna Crichlow plays Ruby. Her theatre credits include Common (National Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and The Lost Art of Lost Art (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). For film her credits include Memento Amare.

Will Pattle Confidence Will Pattle Actor

Will Pattle plays Dean. As a recent graduate of The Brit School this will be Pattle’s professional stage debut.

Rhys Yates Confidence Rhys Yates Actor

Rhys Yates plays Ben. His theatre credits include Rockstar (Lyric Hammersmith), Table (Stratford Circus). Television credits include Britannia, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Plebs; and for film Postcards from London and Common People.

Lace Akpojaro

Lace plays Edwin.  His theatre credits include ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS (The National), THE LADY KILLERS (Gielgud Theatre) and EGUSI SOUP (Soho Theatre/Menagerie). TV credits WAGSTAFFE (ITV), APPLE TREE YARD (BBC/Kudos) and SHERLOCK (BBC). Film credits A CHRISTMAS PRINCE (Netflix) and HAMPSTEAD (Ecosse Films).



Rob Drummer Director

Rob joined Boundless Theatre in July 2016 as Artistic Director and become sole CEO in 2019.  Rob leads the organisation including commissioning new work and developing artists and projects as well as leading strategy for engaging young adults across the artistic programme.  Currently working with Arts Council England on the strategic development of the Impacts & Insights Toolkit, Rob is passionate about new ways to innovate around more audiences engaging with theatre and better understanding the impact of the arts on young adults specifically.

For Boundless, Rob has directed NATIVES by Glenn Waldron (2017), CONFIDENCE by Judy Upton (2018), RADIO ELUSIA by Nina Segal (2020) & ADDICTIVE BEAT (2022).

Before joining Boundless he was Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre where for three and a half years he ran the Literary Department and was responsible for all playwriting work including the commissioning and development of new plays for production.  He has established partnerships with Playwrights of New York (PoNY), delivered projects with Kudos Film & Television and established a partnership with Drama Centre London and Oberon Books on the ‘Student Guide To Writing: Playwriting’.

Prior to joining the Bush Rob was the first Literary Manager for HighTide Festival Theatre where he supported the expansion of the festival, doubling the number of productions and before leaving the company directed Luke Barnes’ ‘Eisteddfod’ (Latitude), ‘Endless Poem’ (London 2012 Festival) and ‘Perish’ (HighTide & Public Theater, New York).

As a Dramaturg and Director Rob has worked with playwrights at theatres including The National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Contact, York Theatre Royal and Theatre503. Rob was one of the first recipients of an Artists’ International Development Fund from the Arts Council and British Council and spent time working in South Africa with playwrights and theatre makers at the Baxter and Market Theatres.


Amelia Jane Hankin Designer

Amelia trained at RADA and the RSC. Upcoming design credits include ‘Good Dog’ (Watford Palace Theatre) and ‘The Same Deep Water As Me’ (Guildhall).

Recent design credits include, ‘Rudolf’ (West Yorkshire Playhouse), ‘The Crucible’ (Guildhall), ‘Torch’ (Edinburgh Festival), ‘We Are You’ (Young Vic), ‘Bricks and Pieces’ (RADA/Latitude), ‘The Neighbourhood Project’ (Bush Theatre), ‘This is Art’ (Shakespeare in Shoreditch), ‘The Tiger’s Bones’ (Polka and West Yorkshire Playhouse), ‘The Little Prince’ (Arcola), ‘Pinter Triple Bill and Dealer’s Choice’ (Guildhall),

‘Night Before Christmas’ (West Yorkshire Playhouse,) ‘She Called Me Mother’ (Tara Arts and National Tour)  ‘Fake It ’Til You Make It’ with Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn (National Tour, Traverse Theatre and Soho Theatre) and ‘64 Squares’ with Rhum and Clay (National Tour and Edinburgh Festival).

Amelia’s designs for The Itinerant Music Hall were exhibited at the V&A Museum as part of the MAKE/BELIEVE UK Design for Performance exhibition July – January 2016.

Father Sound Design

Father is a music composition and sound-design studio which works on the principle that sound and image should work in tandem.

Founded by Joe Farley and Freddie Webb, Father uses a variety of approaches that bridge musicality and sound design for rich, provocative and emotive sonic landscapes.

Zoe Spurr Lighting Design

Zoe trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Recent theatre lighting designs include ‘School Play’ (Southwark Playhouse), ‘Good Dog (Watford Palace and UK Tour), ‘The Truth’ (Central Szinhaz, Budapest), ‘Muted’ (Bunker Theatre), ‘Erwartung/Twice Through The Heart’ with Shadwell Opera (Hackney Showroom), ‘The Knife Of Dawn’ (Sackler Studio, Roundhouse), ‘Affection’ and ‘Hookup’ with Outbox Theatre Company (Hackney Showroom/Contact Manchester/Site Specific), ‘Torch’ and ‘This Evil Thing’ (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016),

‘A Serious Case of The F*ckits’ and ‘The Heresy of Love’ (Central), ‘Bitches’ (NYT, Finborough Theatre), and ‘Hookup’ with Outbox Theatre Company (Hackney Showroom/Contact Manchester).

Corporate designs include the Terry Pratchett Final Book Launch at Waterstones Piccadilly Circus, and ‘Grey Goose Fly Beyond’ at the Welsh Presbyterian Chapel, Shaftesbury Avenue.


‘Keep going…don’t let people down, be nice to people on the way up’: Meet Judy Upton Writer of Confidence
11 June 2018

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Boundless Theatre 26 March 2018

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