Dippermouth’s winter season concluded last night with the final performance of The Dumb Waiter.
One critic noted that ‘There have been many, various interpretations of The Dumb Waiter … What Dippermouth has managed to provide is a play which will keep you on the edge of your seat, and send you out into the night thinking and questioning.’
Ever since the company’s first show, Not About Heroes, opened to rave reviews last November, Dippermouth has prided itself on sharp, exciting, accessible productions of new and classic plays.
Scrooge & Marley, a five-star retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, was described by RemoteGoat as ‘the strongest play running this Christmas, and maybe even this year’. Bombshells won standing ovations and universal critical acclaim during its run at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Anthony Biggs, the theatre’s artistic director, called it ‘a wonderfully accomplished production of the highest quality from Dippermouth, one of the UK’s best new theatre companies.’
Dippermouth has pioneered the Free First Night scheme to great success over its debut season. Secondary school students have seen the company’s productions, and engaged with the theatre-making process through talkbacks with cast and crew, entirely free of charge. Meanwhile Dippermouth’s partnerships with Associate Schools have enabled expert workshops to engage and inspire young people.
Reviewing the company’s work, Everything Theatre remarked that ‘if this is a sample of young British theatrical talent then we are in for some treats ahead’. Details of Dippermouth’s exciting new productions will soon be announced at dippermouth.com.