The Babysitters was described as a “rip-roaring black comedy” when it won the Best Play award at the Durham Drama Festival.
Written by Lewis Meade and Matt Dann, the cast also includes Will Downes; all three went to school in Croydon and have been performing together since the age of 10.
The company also includes Michael Forde, who has a won a scholarship to LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
While they were at university in Durham, Dann directed 10 award-winning plays, supported by Meade as they established their own theatre company, Thrust Stage.
The Babysitters is playing at C Space, off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, from July 31 to August 16.
The play follows two rookie mobsters who, under pressure from their boss, attempt to extract vital information from a hostage.
The show took the Durham Drama Festival by storm, winning best play, best actor and best supporting actor in 2013. It won Best Comedy at the Durham Student Theatre Awards this year.
Coming to Croydon
- CODA’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wandle Park, Jul 30-Aug 2
- David Lean Cinema: Locke, July 31
- Mind-Loosening Workshop, Aug 2
- Upper Norwood Library Book Club, Aug 2
- Patchwork and quilting workshop, Upper Norwood Library, Aug 4
- Mythical Maze stories, Crystal Palace Maze, Aug 6
- David Lean Cinema: Grand Budapest Hotel, Aug 7
- Elm Tree Cottage garden open day, Aug 10
- Mythical Maze stories, Crystal Palace Maze, Aug 13
- David Lean Cinema: The Wind Rises, Aug 14
- Mind-Loosing Workshop, Aug 16
- David Lean Cinema: The Love Punch, Aug 16
- Cinema Ruskin film show, Aug 16
- Mythical Maze stories, Crystal Palace Maze, Aug 20
- David Lean Cinema: Stop The Pounding Heart, Aug 21
- Mythical Maze stories, Crystal Palace Maze, Aug 27
- David Lean Cinema: Frank, Aug 28
- Upper Norwood Library well-being groups, Aug 30
- Warlingham rugby dinner with international Richard Hill, Sep 12
- Norwood Society Talk: War Memorials, Sep 18
- Cinema Ruskin film show, Sep 20
- Streatham Common 6M race, Sep 27
- Norwood Society Talk: From Fire Station to Theatre, Oct 16
- Cinema Ruskin film show, Oct 18
- Norwood Society Talk: Lambeth’s Archives, Nov 20
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