Dippermouth announces debut season

  • At the Jermyn Street Theatre, first London revival of Bombshells
  • Three-week run of Scrooge & Marley at the Waterloo East Theatre
  • Not About Heroes and The Dumb Waiter at the Matthew’s Yard Theatre, Croydon
  • Tickets from just £9
  • Free First Night performances for schools

Jack Gamble and Quentin Beroud, the Artistic Directors of Dippermouth, today announced the four shows in the company’s debut season.

At the Jermyn Street Theatre off-West End, Ellie Nunn will star in the first London revival of Bombshells since the original sell-out production a decade ago. Directed by Jack Gamble, this heartfelt, exuberant production features music, dance and a host of surprises.

At Matthew’s Yard in Croydon, Quentin Beroud directs a brand new production of Not About Heroes, Stephen McDonald’s captivating play about Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. These two giants of twentieth century poetry are brought vividly to life by Jack Hudson and Tom Black.

Then, for three weeks in December, James Swanton and George Fouracres reprise their roles in Scrooge and Marley, an adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol directed by Andrew Brock. The show won five-star reviews during its run in Cambridge, with one critic calling it ‘one of the funniest things I have ever seen … a wonderful evening’s entertainment’.

Completing the season is a new production of The Dumb Waiter, Harold Pinter’s one-act masterpiece, directed by Jack Gamble.

Dippermouth is offering Free First Night performances for secondary schools, all of which include a talkback session with the company, and educational resources specially written by qualified teachers.

All tickets at Matthews Yard are just £10, with discounts for concessions. Early bird bookers for Bombshells can save £5 off top-price tickets until the end of November.

‘An exciting, diverse repertoire; new writing, little-known gems and classics; affordable tickets; Free First Night performances for students: these are just some of the reasons why Dippermouth’s debut season offers something for everyone,’ said Quentin Beroud.

‘We think it demonstrates the company’s commitment to bold, accessible theatre,’ said Jack Gamble. ‘There’s work in established and in up-and-coming spaces, for regular theatregoers and for entirely new audiences.’

Tickets for all the shows in Dippermouth’s winter season are now available at dippermouth.com.

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