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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.



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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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Tanya Burr Actor

Tanya Burr plays Ella in ‘Confidence’ where she is making her professional stage debut. This year, she has starred in Go90’s Love and Cheese as part of the Love, Daily series. She has appeared in pilot series, Making It and plays the lead in Disconnect a short film, released in 2018.  You can also find Tanya making videos on YouTube and running her cosmetics line, Tanya Burr Cosmetics.


Rob Drummer Director

Rob Drummer joined Boundless Theatre in July 2016 as Artistic Director. Before which he was Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre.  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.

For Boundless Theatre, Rob directed Natives by Glenn Waldron.

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.

'Upton's a playful writer who likes nothing better than to upset expectations'  Independent 
★★★★ An intriguing and surprising insight into millennial angst, ‘Natives’ inspires sympathy for a generation that’s wrongly perceived as invincible. Time Out
★★★★ Rob Drummer’s smart production keeps things very simple and unfurls with the tension of a thriller in 90 minutes that gets right inside the confusions and emotional complexities of the teenage mind. The Guardian


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