Boundless Theatre


Words by Tom Wells
Music by Matthew Robins
Director Jane Fallowfield
Musical Director Matthew Robins
Performer Andrew Finnigan



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, Drip returns for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before embarking on a UK Autumn tour including upcoming shows in Kendal, Margate, Hull and a London run at the Bush Theatre.  Watch this space for Spring 2019 UK tour dates.


“Matthew Robins’ music and Tom Wells’ lyrics feel like Victoria Wood for a new generation.”

(The Stage on Broken Biscuits)


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

Book Tickets for Drip at the Bush Theatre →

3 – 22 December
The Bush Theatre
Box Office:  020 8743 5050
Tickets from £10

8 – 9 November: 8pm
Hull Truck Theatre 
Box Office: 01482 323638
Tickets from £10.50

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★★★★ This is a show with bags of charm, with performer Andrew Finnigan carrying the audience away on a tide of affection British Theatre
  Heartwarming comedy about swimming against the tide The Guardian
  Tom Wells is master of the adorkable. There’s a lovely, gentle, huggable quality to his plays. The Stage
Photo Credit: Josh Moore (Designer: Russ Henry)


Andrew Finnigan Actor

Andrew trained with The Customs House, South Shields and the Theatre Royal Newcastle.
Credits include: The Fifteen Streets (The Customs House, South Shields); Scrapbook (Live Theatre, Newcastle); Broken Biscuits (Live Theatre/Paines Plough and UK tour).


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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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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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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