Boundless Theatre

Drip on Tour

Words by Tom Wells
Music by Matthew Robins
Director Jane Fallowfield
Musical Director Matthew Robins



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.

Following  a sell-out run in 2017 and after a run at the Bush Theatre in 2018 Drip is touring the UK in 2019.


“Think of it as the indie theatre alternative to ‘Love Actually’.”

(Time Out)

The original production was supported by Hull City Council and Hull UK City of Culture.

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31 January

The Lowry, Salford Quays

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Box Office: 0843 208 6000

3 February

The Customs House, South Shields

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Box Office: 0191 454 1234

20 February

Curve, Leicester

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Box Office: 0116 242 3595

26 February

North Wall, Oxford

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Box Office: 01865 319450

1-2 March 
Oldham Coliseum Studio,  Oldham
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10 March
Slung Low, Leeds
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12 March
New Wolsey, Ipswich
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20 March
Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham
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23 March
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
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28 March
Phoenix Arts, Hampshire
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4 April
Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
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11 April
Cast, Doncaster
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23, 24, 25, 26 April
LIVE, Newcastle
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14 May
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
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26 June, 27 June
Theatre 503
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★★★★★ Drip is full of joy, sorrow and unshielded honesty. It's a refreshing watch. Broadway World
  "A moving, uplifting hour from a talented creative team, and it will leave you with a warmed heart and a spring in your step." Exeunt cockle-warming as they come, with bunting, a quirky sing-a-long and an uplifting confetti-stuffed conclusion Whatsonstage
  Think of it as the indie theatre alternative to ‘Love Actually’, or an embroidered Christmas jumper you think you’re too cool for, but still take joy in wearing. Time Out


Josh Tucker Actor

Josh trained at East 15 Acting School. Credits include: The Dip (Bunker Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), Five:Eight (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), Witch, Witch, Witch (Camden People’s Theatre).

Credits whilst training include: Deptford Wives, Macbeth, The Crucible and Jerusalem.


Tom Wells Writer

Tom is from Kilnsea, East Yorkshire.

Plays include: Me, As A Penguin; The Kitchen Sink (which won the 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 Composer & Musical Director

Matthew 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.

Matthew 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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Jane Fallowfield Director

Jane Fallowfield has directed new plays including ‘Germ Free Adolescent’ by Natalie Mitchell (young audiences in Medway), ‘Bird’ by Laura Lomas (Derby Theatre, Hackney Showroom and on tour), ‘Fingertips’ by Suhayla El Bushra (Clean Break), ‘Cosmic’ and ‘Spacewang’ by Tom Wells (Hull Truck), ‘The Only Way is Chelsea’s’ by Frazer Flintham (York Theatre Royal and Soho Theatre) and ‘Lagan’ by Stacey Gregg (Ovalhouse). She is the Literary Associate at Talawa Theatre Company. Previously, Jane was Director on Attachment at Clean Break, Director on Attachment at Birmingham Rep (John Fernald Award) and Senior Reader at Paines Plough.  Jane is a mentor for Graeae Theatre Company and she has been on the script panel for the George Devine Award panel, BBC Writersroom and Channel 4 Screenwriting Course.


Watch Animated Music Video for Drip The Musical created by Matthew Robins
Boundless Theatre 7 November 2018

#DRIPTHEMUSICAL 3 – 22 December The Bush Theatre Box Office: 020 8743 5050 Tickets from £10 We are proud to present a new music video for our one-man musical comedy,…

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The Evolution of Script Club
27 September 2017

Jane Fallowfield, director of DRIP, a Script Club production in partnership with Boundless Theatre, talks about the evolution of Script Club, and the ideas which fueled its development. In 2013,…

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Meet the Playwright: Tom Wells
12 September 2017

What is the play you are writing for Script Club in partnership with Boundless Theatre? Drip is a musical comedy about two fifteen-year old friends – Caz, who sets up…

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